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Saturday, August 29, 2015

C4C 301, put a tag on!

Happy Saturday! The challenge today over at the CRAZIES is to put a tag on your card/project.
You can check it out HERE. I searched in my Silhouette library and came across this elegant one and since I needed a card for an egagement, I decided to use it with a shimmery white and gold paper.
The background is a plain piece of white paper, stamped with Versafine and a Cornish Heritage background stamp, I then put perfect pearls on it.Rolled flowers from MFT, some punches and a sentiment from Just Rite. It was hard to get a good picture, too bad you can't see the nice shimmer.
                              Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, August 28, 2015

For you!

Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE.
                                     Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 22, 2015

C4C300, by the wind...

It's Ride the wind day today, in case you did not know that, so for the challenge over by the CRAZIES we would like you to make a card inspired by wind or something that "rides" on the wind.
Well, I could not resist, lol. As you may know I am from Holland, we immigrated to Canada in 1999 and I am proud to be Canadian now.
The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about this challenge was a windmill so I made this very Dutch card, hope you like it! The idea of the tile came from Splitcoast. Stamp set from SU, it's called the Netherlands!
                                                          Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, August 21, 2015

For the SGD blog...

Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE
                               Till next time, Anja

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Watercoloured poppies

Getting some cards many ideas....this is stamped very lightly then layers of ink from distress ink pads.
Love the effect! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Trying out the MISTI

Hope your summer is going well. We don't take holidays in the summer but I am for sure enjoying some down time stamping and hanging out around the pool.Some of my friends and I all ordered a MISTI, we had a fun day picking it up and now lots of fun using it.
It's very helpful for the stampsets like this one from Hero Arts, where you stamp several layers.
You can click on the link if you would like to find out more about this tool.
It will help you save paper, and heaven forbid that we ran out of paper, lol!
Anyhow, I used it to make this card along with some distress inks, an old French script background from SU and a sentiment ( can't remember the set now).  
                                                 Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 15, 2015

C4C299, sketch challenge!

Happy Saturday! Third week of the month is sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES.
I made a few changes....the panel with the flower is supposed to be on the left but that did not work for me.
The flower is drawn by me.....well, I have bought an adult colouring book and tried to copy one of the flowers in there.It's coloured with prismacolour pencils and I put Crystal Effects on it. I then cut it out,phew.
Put some peacock feathers ink and tumbled glass ink on a sheet of plastic, spritzed it with water and smooshed it over the oval, cut from Bristol smooth paper. Designer paper came out of my stash, sentiment from Just Rite. I should really use my mini paper pads more often....
                                   Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 14, 2015


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today! Take care, Anja

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thinking of you!

I had some time to play today....I started out with a piece of hot press watercoloured paper, I inked up the whole piece with Versafine. With painters tape I taped the whole piece down, applied some light blue pan pastels, then I added some blue brusho powder and misted it lightly with water. Then I walked away....that was the hard part, lol. When I came back, I sprayed the whole piece with some pearl glimmermist and let it dry again.
The stamp from Our Daily Bread was stamped with black versafine and embossed with black embossing powder. Some black matting, score lines and a sentiment to finish this card off.
                                                                 Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 1, 2015

C4C 297, a happy card!

Saturday means challenge time over at the CRAZIES. I am hoping that Mr. Blogger will work properly, since I am away to the stamping convention in Novi.....happy weekend to me , lol!
The challenge is to make a card with HAPPY on it, I stamped the flowers first, coloured them  with Derwents and put some glaze over them. I then put distress inks with a bit of water on the stencil and put it over top, added the sentiment and some dots.  The stamps and stencil come in a set from Studio490 and is called Darling Daisies. Happy Stamping, till next time, Anja