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Saturday, August 11, 2018

C4C 447, put a bug on it!

Happy Saturday! It is my turn to be the hostess for the CRAZIES this month, for this week I ask that you put a bug on your card/project.   I have asked Connie to be our guest designer. She does not have a blog so I am posting her card here too
Check out what the other design team members have created! Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, July 21, 2018

C4C444, sketch challenge

Happy Saturday! Sketch challenge week over at the CRAZIES....I know I am late posting my card....I am  enjoying Summer...we went boating a couple of times...just did some fun stuff and time got away on me again, lol.
This card is still drying as I type this up so that is why it is not adhered properly yet...
                                      Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, July 20, 2018

Art Impressions fun

Watercolouring fun on a Friday morning. The Art Impressions stamps are one of my (many) favourite stamps. This technique is so easy and very relaxing. I always wished I could draw better...really for the life of me, I never got any better than stick figures, lol. But with those stamps, you don't have to be good at that, it is super easy and so fun to do.
Last week we went to Mount Forest to pick up a ram for our sheep and we stopped at the scrapbook store in town...they had all the AI stamps in stock!!! So worth the long drive, we also had a lovely lunch at a Mennonite place, came home with a nice ram and some new stamps, everybody happy!
                                          Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, July 14, 2018

C4C443, heart shaped card

Happy Saturday! Today the challenge over at the CRAZIES is to  make a different shaped card, no rectangle, square or round....Well, a challenge is a challenge when you are challenged to think outside the box, lol.
My inspiration left me I went for some pink, green and grey and some flowers....
A bit of wink of stella to bring on the bling and nuvo drops in the center of the flowers.
                                                 Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, June 30, 2018

C4C441, eclipse technique!

Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. this time we are asked to do the Eclipse Technique. Lots of ideas on Pinterest.
You stamp  you image, then die cut a word or any other die over the stamped images and pop up what you have cut out.
I have to say, my card looks better IRL, maybe I should have inked the edges of the letters for the picture, but I did not lol.
Stamps are from Altenew, the word HELLO is cut with my cameo. I really wanted to do a big word but I have no big letter dies.....tempted to buy a set but I did not. I put my paper on my mat of the cameo. typed the word, put a box around it the size of your card or whatever size you like and cut, leave the letters in, stamp and then pop up the letters.
It worked just fine! Proud of myself for not buying more supplies, lol!
                                          Hope you like it, Anja

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sperwer card from Dora's Digi's!

Good morning! Today I am sharing my card with the digital sperwer stamp from DORA.
I am lucky to be on her design team, this is one of the new images this month.
The sperwer is coloured with Faber Castell's polychromos, the background is a 3D leaves embossing folder from Stampin Up, with a foam blender I put on some peeled paint ink from Tim Holtz.
The leaves are from a punch, sentiment from Hero Arts, Nuvo drops dark walnut, and the frame is from the Silhouette. All put together on a dark brown card base. Of course I had to add some wink of stella on the bird, but that is hard to see in the picture. The image was cut out after I was done colouring.
                                     Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, June 23, 2018

C4C440, ombre look

Happy Saturday! The challenge this week over at the CRAZIES, is to use the ombre look.
I choose some shades of pink and a red. After I blended my background, I spritzed it with water with some pearlex in it, this gave it not only a shimmer but also the water drops. Flower is heat embossed in white, Magenta flower, die cut for the word and the dragonflies are from a punch. I punched them from a sheet of acetate and coloured them alcohol ink.  Hope you like it!
                                            Happy Crafting, Anja

Saturday, June 16, 2018

V4V439, sketch challenge

Happy Saturday!
A messy blog post, and I don't know how to fix it, lol. It is sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES
For my card, the flowers were the messy, fun part. Watercolors, powders. bling, markers. glossy accents.....and then I kept the rest of the card pretty clean and should see my fingers, lol.
Flowers are from Altenew, sentiment from Hero Arts.
                          Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, June 2, 2018

C4C437, bare feet challenge!

Happy Saturday! A new month, new hostess and a new challenge over at the CRAZIES. This week the challenge is:
Apparently yesterday was "Go Barefoot Day" include something on your card that is barefoot.

I need a baby shower card next week so I am thinking cute baby feet!
They are embossed with pearl powder on tumbled glass distress ink. a stencil with the same in for the background. Hope you like it!
                                                Happy Crafting, Anja

Friday, June 1, 2018

Dora's digi card...

Somehow I am not good at posting cards at the right time...this card is a digi stamp from Dora, I am happy to be in her design team. You can find the post HERE

I used polychromos to colour this image and the sentiment is from SU, butterfly from Martha Stewart.
The background is a 3d embossing folder from SU, called leaves.
Of course I added some bling by using stickles on the butterfly and wink of stella on the flower.
                                               Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, May 26, 2018

C4C436, Happy Graduation!

Happy Saturday! Another challenge over at the CRAZIES.
I choose to make a graduation card for our son, who graduates from the University of Western with a bachelor of Sciences. We are super proud of him. he also got a full time job as a mechatronics engineer!! The colour of Western is purple, so that is why I used that. Background is an eb from Darice, did not even know I had it, lol. Sentiment from Verve, the happy and the graduate are cut with my Cameo. Some twine, some viva purple dots and that is about it. Hope you like it!
                                                Happy crafting, Anja

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sketch challenge!

Happy 3rd Saturday of the month. Sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
For this card I have used the set Do what you love from SU. butterflies from Cheery Lynn, some designer papers out of my never ending stash...
I coloured the flowers with a blending pen and around the circles I put some distress ink and some perfect pearls, it is nice and shiny IRL.
                                      Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, April 28, 2018

C4C432, skating on thin ice

Hello Ladies,
Today the challenge over at the CRAZIES is to make a card inspired by the saying : Skating on thin ice.  I really had to think about it, almost did not get a card done but then my silhouette came to the rescue again and my big stash of paper....the shining silver paper is supposed to be ice, but I am sure you got that, lol.
The sentiment is from MFT, some stars from punches and a little circle punch to make a puck.
              I think this will be a great card for a birthday boy. Hope you like it, Anja

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dora's digi stamp card

The nice weather is finally nice to be able to enjoy warmer temperatures!
Today I am sharing my card with a digi from DORA, you  can find all the details HERE
I coloured the image with polychromos pencils, and stamped a few dots around the image with antique linen distress ink. Sentiment is from Stampin Up, paper out of my huge stash!
The nice thing about digi stamp is that you can size them, print them as many times as you want and they do not take up room in your crafting space, lol.
Dora is super talented and I love being in her Design Team across the ocean!!
        Hope you will check it out! Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, April 21, 2018

C4C431, sketch challenge

Happy Saturday! Third week of the month, sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
I struggled a bit with this one...finally I just started playing by picking my colours first and the rest came together.  Stamps and dies from Stampin Up, soft suede and pink pirouette, I love the colour combo.
                                Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, April 14, 2018

C4C428, the perfect blend!

Happy Saturday!! We are having crazy weather here in my part of the world, supposed to be an icestorm for the whole weekend....Reason more to play in my craft room, and today it is challenge day over at the CRAZIES.
Today it is all about coffee:
Perfect blend - Create a card with coffee for inspiration in the form of colors, stamps or dies.

I do not have any coffee stamps but I do have a I cut this design and used it for my card, hope you like it!!
                                     Till next time, Anja

Saturday, April 7, 2018

C4C429, let's stencil with dies!

Happy Saturday! I have been MIA! Just having a lot of fun, no time to post. Today is challenge day over at the CRAZIES.
We are asked to create a stencil with a die or dies and use it on your card.
I did this card very quickly....die from SU, stenciled with distress inks, stamps from Impression Obsession and sentiment from Hero.
Quick and easy, hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, March 24, 2018


Happy Saturday! Another challenge over at the CRAZIES!

It's cutie patootie challenge for you today - make a card or scrapbook page that has a child theme! Blocks, playground- even a little red wagon if you wish!  Bonus points if you use baby or children stamps!

I decided to use this set from STAMPIN UP, and the beautiful 3D embossing folder with leaves, great impression, lol

Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, March 17, 2018

C4C426, sketch challenge!


Happy Saturday! Third Saturday of the month, so it is sketch challenge time. You can find all the details HERE.
I made this baby card, with some left over dp in my stash, a embossing folder from Crafts too, some cirlce dies, little star punch, twine  and stamps from Kaiser kraft.
                             Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Adventure!

For more than 10 years I have been teaching for SGD, when Sheila sold the store, this came to an end. I really miss I have been thinking of ways how I could do this again....and so I signed up with Stampin Up. Back to my first love!
On Tuesday, March 20 I will be teaching this class at my house at 1 PM.
You can find all the details HERE.
It is still SALE A BRATION and you can get free stamps with qualifying purchase, details on my website too.
If  you would like to join this class, please let me know, would love to have you!
My email is also on website
                                                Have a great day, Anja

Monday, March 12, 2018

Baby shower card

Oops, I took this picture at a wrong angle, just on the kitchen table and not in my photo tent...can you tell I was in a hurry, lol.
Anyway, I wanted to share this fun card for a baby shower. I cut the onesie with my Cameo, the sentiment stamps are retired SU stamps, border punch from Martha Stewart, dp out of stash, and a heart embossing folder.
                 Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, March 10, 2018

C4C425, National Poultry Day!

Happy Saturday! Today is NATIONAL POULTRY DAY!! So over at the CRAZIES, this is used for our challenge, use anything like a chicken/rooster, or anything that has feathers.

I used this sale a bration set from SU from last year, I heat embossed the chicken and watercoloured it, after that, I cut it out. You might not know, that I live on a chicken farm too, our chickens are not as colourful as this one last time I checked, lol!
The embossed background is the 3d Hexagon folder from SU, sentimens also SU, and some nestabilities and viva pearls. Hope you like it!
                                         Till next time, Anja

Saturday, March 3, 2018

C2C424, dessert time!

Happy Challenge Day over at the CRAZIES! This week we have a sweet and yummie one, this is what Bonnie told us:
Today is National Banana Cream Pie Day - one of my favourites! My challenge to you is to create a Dessert card - which can include pie of course, or ice cream, or cookies - anything you consider to be a sweet dessert!
I don't own a lot of cake/dessert stamps....I know, hard to believe, but I do have this one from IO.
I stamped it on Kraft cardstock and coloured the image with polychromos pencils, they work like a charm on this type of cardstock. I added some white Ranger dots and dp out of my stash, the little happy birthday is a tiny little stamp, I got ages ago but fits perfectly in the circle, the other sentiment came with the set.
Hope you like it! Hop on over and see what the other design team members have created, get inspired and join us if you like, we would love to have you!
And I think, in honour of this special day, we should all have a nice piece of pie/dessert, lol!
                                         Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, February 17, 2018

C4C422, sketch challenge

Happy Saturday! Third Saturday of the month means SKETCH CHALLENGE over at the CRAZIES! I love sketch challenges, it thinks of layouts I can never come up with, lol.
For this card, I used a piece of  double sided designer paper that I found in my scraps, I have so many pieces laying around and always think that I am gonna use them. This week, I took the courage to throw out a lot of those pieces....
The sentiment from this card is from MFT, the butterflies are heat embossed in green and from a Penny Black set. I added the extra circle on the left top. Some score lines and Nuvo drops.
Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, February 10, 2018

C4C421, showing love and/or appreciation!

Happy Saturday! Another challenge over at the CRAZIES, here it is:

"Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Make your project reflect love or appreciation. Make a Valentine, Anniversary, Thinking of You or card showing support."
I just love my Cameo, there is always an image there I can use to cut. For this card, I cut the hearts but also a stencil with hearts to make a background. Sentiments are from Penny Black. Some sequins, nuvo drops and a metallic card base. The strip under the sentiment. is a piece of glossy cardstock with alcohol inks, such a fun technique. Hope you like it! Check out what the other design team members have created, get inspired of join us, we would love to have you!  We are getting more snow today, and we already have a lot! Great day to get some crafting done.
                                                      Enjoy your day,  Anja

Saturday, February 3, 2018

C4C420, put a heart on it!

Back again with the challenge for today over at the CRAZIES. Here we go:
  Add a heart to your project this week. You can make a Valentine, put a little heart on a critter, or make a heart shaped card - just show us a heart.

My Silhouette came to the rescue again, I cut this beautiful heart from mat gold paper and added some sequins and 2 little red hearts. Background is embossed with a  Darice heart folder, sentiment from MFT.
I think it turned out simple and elegant. Hope you will join us in the challenge!
                                   Have fun! Till next time, Anja

C4C419, opposites!

The blog app on my new phone is not doing as I want it to.....probably I am doing something wrong, but I can not figure it prepared posts do not show up and I did not even notice.
Last week the challenge over at the CRAZIES was opposites, January 25 is opposite day and we were asked to play with that.
I made this card, the cats, window and hearts are from the Silhouette, background make with distress oxide inks and an old stamp.
                            Better late than never, lol! Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, January 20, 2018

C4C418, sketch challenge!

Welcome to the sketch challenge at the CRAZIES this month. Sketches always help me a lot when making a card, just follow along, lol. The background of my card is made with alcohol inks, the flower is cut with my Silhouette. Some circle dies, an embossed border, silver rope and nuvo dots.
I used the alcohol inks on Yupo paper, works great!
                                Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Flower card for Dora's digi blog and some great news!

My card for the digi challenge over at Dora. The theme this month is flowers, and you all know I love flowers, you can find all the details HERE
I printed the image on cream neenah cardstock and coloured it with Derwent colorsoft pencils.
Here is a list of the numbers: 720-080-070-460-060-210-650-510-450-580-710
I used a stitched die and did some partially diecutting. With a white gelpen I added some details, with a wink of stella pen some bling, with a clarity brush and a stencil a background and a border with a border punch. Sentiment is from Altenew. Designer paper out of my stash.
                                  Hope you like it, Anja

Mijn kaart vandaag voor het design team van Dora, thema deze maand is bloemen , ik ben gek op bloemen! HIER  kun je de originele blogpost vinden met meer nieuws van Dora.
De digi afgedrukt op linen white neenah papier en gekleurd met Derwent colorsoft potloden.
Deze nummers heb ik gebruikt: 720-080-070-460-060-210-650-510-450-580-710
Ik gebruikte een stitched circel die en die gebruikte ik gedeeltelijk voor een leuk effect.
Met een witte gelpen wat accenten aangelegd, met een wink of stella pen wat glitter, met een clarity brush en een stencil een achtergrond, en een rand met een pons. Het designer papier is van mijn collectie en het sentiment van Altenew.
                         Hoop dat jullie hem leuk vinden!
                                Groetjes uit een heel koud en ingesneeuwd Ontario, Anja

Saturday, January 6, 2018

C4C417, rubber duck day!

Good morning! I am still having trouble posting from my phone.... Today apparently it is RUBBER DUCK DAY! Did you know that? Well, I certainly did not know that,lol. So over at the CRAZIES , that is our challenge, don't have to use a duck, could be a bird, chicken or anything like that.
I used those chickens, after all, I live on a chicken farm. The background is made with a product from Holland, te gekke krijtjes, and the birds are stamped with versafine black and then I used a bunch of Nuvo drops on them. Border is from Marianne, I think.
                                                    Happy Crafting, Anja

C4C416, Tag it!

A New Year a new challenge for the Crazies, I had fun with this one. Here in my part of the world we have been dumped with snow and it has been really cold, like minus 24 when we wake up in the morning, it sure is pretty to look at, lol. So I have spend some time crafting, the challenge this week is TAG IT.  Add a tag to your card, I added this tiny little tag to the string on the bottom, I used Spring colours, because I can dream of Spring , right? Background made with colourburst and the dragonflies are cut with the Cameo.
For the sentiment, I wrote the HELLO , since I am trying to do some hand lettering and the bottom part of the sentiment is from Altenew. Some score lines for added interest and of course, Nuvo drops.
I am having trouble posting from my (new) phone....but I am sure I will figure it out with some help of my children.
Hope you like the card and maybe you are gonna join us in this challenge, we would love to have you!
                                                    Happy Crafting, Anja