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

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Finally , I figured it out....

This post was supposed to be up two weeks ago! I got a new phone and have to use a different blogger app, so different. ... but I think I got it now. So here goes....
Today I had a chance to sit down and finally make a card..... It has been a busy time with Christmas and an unexpected trip to Holland. I enjoyed it all, but it feels like forever that I have stamped. A while ago I got the painted harvest set from SU, had not seen ink yet.

I stamped the flowers and cut them out, used some leaves and dots and a sentiment from Altenew. Of course I added some sparkle with the wink of stella pen and some Nuvo drops.

Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dora's digi team card!

Oh my, I am so out of got in the way, with an unexpected trip to Holland to see my Dad who was in the hospital. I also got a new phone.....and the blogger app does not work anymore....what?? 
Anyhow, I finally figured it out, only a couple days late.....
This card I made for Dora's digi design team, you can find the post HERE
Theme is BIRDS
I used my coloursoft pencils to colour the image and some dp out of my big stash.
Here are the numbers of the pencils: C 700- 530 -480 - 640 - 580 - 540 - 670 - 710
Hope  you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, November 25, 2017

C4C413, a Christmas card

Happy Saturday! Since I had my AI stamps out anyway, I created this card which I made into a Christmas card for the CRAZIES.
The challenge this week is to make a Christmas card, read all about it HERE
                                        Hope you enjoy this! Till next time, Anja

Friday, November 24, 2017

Soft Art Impressions card

Watercolouring is so relaxing, easy and a lot of fun with the stamps from Art Impressions.
The possibilities are endless...So that is what I did yesterday, I made this card after I found some inspiration on Pinterest, you don't have to invent the wheel, lol.
                                   Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Poppy card for Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, 
That mark our place, and in the sky, 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly, 
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe! 
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high! 
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Today it is Remembrance Day, a day where we honour and remember all of those who have died for our freedom. The biggest thank you is not enough!
At the Crazies we are asked to make a card with a poppy, and this is the one I did.
Coloured with derwent coloursoft and a background with pumice stone and a stencil. A border die and a mat of gray on a red card.
                            Hope you will take for Remembrance Day today, till next time, Anja

Friday, November 10, 2017

My card for Dora!/Mijn kaart voor Dora

Today I am sharing my card for Dora's digi design team, you can find it HERE
The theme this month is :everything allowed, so that was easy for me, I picked a flower digi stamp.
Coloured it with derwent coloursoft pencils, I will list the numbers at the end, a background with a stencil and some dots, a diecut, sentiment on SU label and some bling.
We woke up to a couple of centimeters of snow this morning and it is like minus 8, I guess all the flowers are dead now.
                                               Hope you like my card, till next time, Anja

Goedemorgen! Vandaag laat ik mijn kaart zien voor het design team van Dora digi's, HIER kun je alle info vinden.
Het thema is: Alles mag  Dat was geen moeilijke keuze voor mij, ik koos "zomaar een bloem" en kleurde deze met derwent coloursoft potloden. De nummers zal ik aan het eind geven.
Ik gebruikte een stencil voor de achtergrond met wat stippels, de happy birthday is gestempeld op een SU punch. Een paar sequinces voor wat bling, ik vond een pakje met verschillende maten.
Vanochtend werden we wakker met een paar centimeter sneeuw en het is min 8....denk dat al onze bloemen in de tuin het nu wel gehad hebben.
                                                                 Groetjes uit Ontario, Anja

Derwent coloursoft:C400  C450  C280  C230  C270  C250
Zomaar een bloem - digi stamp

Saturday, October 21, 2017

C4C408, sketch challenge!

Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This week we have a sketch challenge, always love a good sketch, takes a lot of guessing out of your cardmaking. I made a panel of dr. Phil Martins hydrus watercolors and some 91% of alcohol, you put some of the concentrated watercolors on a piece of bristol smooth and then with a syringe add some alcohol, great effect, I think!
After I cut the 4 rectangles , out of the leftovers I used a Marianne die for the butterfly and I put some iridescent medium on it to make it sparkle. Sentiment is from MSE, the oval is a die too.
                                     Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, October 14, 2017

C4C407, it is National Dessert Day!!

Did you know that it is National Dessert Day today? We all get to enjoy dessert today, no calories count on this day, ENJOY!!! Over at the CRAZIES we are celebrating this day by using some sort of dessert or anything related to it on our card.
I digged up this cupcake set from Inkadinkadoo, coloured it with pencils, cut them out and put a layer of iridescent medium over it, so now they sparkle! Some dp papers out of another stash were used and some bling. Hope you like this bright and colourful card!
                                            Till next time, Anja

Friday, October 13, 2017

Penny Black chrismas card

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Digital stamps from Dora!!

Today I am posting a card with a digital stamp from Dora, she lives in the Netherlands and she can draw beautifully, some of her images are turned into digital stamps. You can check it out HERE
Dora asked me to be part of her design team....of course I said YES, I love to do that!!
This month the theme is winter and I am using her image for this card. It is called blue chicadee with pine cone.Coloured with derwent colorsoft pencils and a for the background I used a stencil with a clarity brush with some antique linen distress ink from Tim Holtz. I also added some chunky, white enamel powder as snow.
First I coloured the bird and then I put a thin layer of glossy accents on it, when that is dry, I make the background.
Looking forward to play more with Dora's stamps, the best part of digi stamps....they don't take up any room in my packed craft room, lol.
Here is a list of the numbers from the pencils:
670  710  400 580  500  640  510  720  530  520  010  650
                              Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Hallo Allemaal,
Hier dan mijn eerste creatie voor Dora! Erg leuk om met haar stempels te gaan werken. Je kunt alle info  HIER vinden.
Ik woon in Ontario,  Canada op een boerderij en maak al zo'n 15 jaar kaarten, blijf het leuk vinden.
Deze kaart is met de pimpelnees en denneappel stamp en ingekleurd met derwent colorsoft potloden, nadat ik klaar was met kleuren, heb ik een laagje glossy accents aangebracht, toen dat droog was, heb ik een stencil gebruikt met een kwast van clarity wat inkt aangebracht van Tim Holtz, antique linen.
De nummers van de potloden zijn als volgt:
670  710  400 580  500  640  510  720  530  520  010  650
Ik heb ook wat chunky enamel poeder gebruikt, wat hard wordt als je het embost.
                                       Hoop dat jullie hem leuk vinden! Groetjes, Anja

Saturday, October 7, 2017

C4c406, World Card Making Day!

Today is world Card making Day!! That means I get to play all day, lol. That is not gonna happen but a girl can dream...For the challenge over at the CRAZIES, we are asked to make a card , just have fun!!I am sharing a baby card with you where I used my Silhouette. The background is done with a stencil from Tim Holtz and the clarity brushes, very light blue, it does not show up well in the picture and some stamped dots in the corners with green and gray. The stars and sentiments are all done with the cameo, some nuvo drops to finish it off.
                             Hope you get to play today! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, September 30, 2017

C4C405, inspired by a photo!

Challenge time over at the CRAZIES today, sorry to have missed last week....I had a plan...
This week there is a picture to inspire us, we are asked to use a cake or the colour combo mint/aqua, coral, gold with white or ivory.... I used an Altenew stamp, heat embossed in gold and coloured with Derwent colorsoft pencils. I am also using this card for the last day of the color challenge from the daily marker.

                            Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, September 22, 2017

Art Impressions card

Happy Friday! Here my card today for the SGD blog where you can find the details.
I am also using it for Day 22 for the 30 day color challenge!
                          Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, September 16, 2017

C4C404, sketch challenge!/Colorchallenge day 16

Today I am combining 2 challenges, the sketch challenge from the CRAZIES and the 30 day color challenge. The flower is from the garage sale, no clue what brand, coloured with tombo's, sentiment from Altenew. Trying to use some of the mini pads of paper I will be a long time before I use that all, lol.
                                             Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, September 9, 2017

C4C402, use glitter!

Challenge time over at the CRAZIES! Use glitter on your card/project! I love glitter, not so much the stuff in a jar, I like it better contained, lol. For this card, I used a piece of glitter cardstock for matting. I painted the (unknown) flower with twinkling H2O's and put stickles over top. The background is make with Dr.Phil's watercolors, stamp  from Hero Arts.
                                         Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 8 and my card for SGD.

Today I used this card for the SGD blog and also for the color challenge! It is a simple watercolored background and the flowers and sentiment are heat embossed with a shiny purple embossing powder!
                                              Hope you like it, Anja

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day 7!

Another Magenta stamp card, this time coloured with Derwent colorsoft pencils.
After I coloured the image, I put a layer of glossy medium over it so that I could make the background with distress ink, after it dried.
                                         I' ll be back soon, Anja

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 5 and 6

Forgot to post my card here yesterday, so day 5 and 6 today.
The top card is a background made with left over Phil Martins watercolours and some distress oxide ink through a stencil, stamps from Unity.
The bottom card is a Magenta flower stamp, sentiment from MFT, watercolored with Tombos.
Border die from Creative Expressions.
                                                   Till next time, Anja

Monday, September 4, 2017

Day 4, back to flowers!

For day 4, I coloured up this image from Flourishes, well, it ended in my trash....then I took it out and kind off fixed it by re doing the bigger flowers....After colouring, I put a layer of medium gloss over all the images and made the background with distress ink, tumbled glass.
Sentiment is from MSE. The flower stamp is again in my bag from the garage is a big bag, lol!
                                          Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Day 3!

The third day of the challenge and only flowers in the background, lol
Main stamp from Crafty Impressions, yup, another garage sale stamp.
The other stamps used are from Tim Holtz. Till next time, Anja

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Day 2 of the challenge!

My card for day 2 of the challenge.
This is a Magenta stamp, sentiment from MFT
This flower was also in my garagesale shopping bag, more flowers to come, lol
Tombos used to colour
See you tomorrow! Anja

C4C401. the last bit of summer..

Welcome to the challenge from the CRAZIES
It is September and it is sunny up here but pretty can smell autumn....
The challenge today is to make a card with a summer/nautical theme. I got this Art Impressions stamp at a garage sale and coloured it up for this challenge. An embossed background and some twine to finish the card off. Hope you like it!
                                        Till next time, Anja

Friday, September 1, 2017

The 30 day coloring challenge!

A new 30 day coloring challenge started today, the 8th one, you can find all the details HERE
(I always spell colouring this way, this language thing confuses me,lol, English is my second language so that might explain it, guess I was doing it the Canadian way)
I really wanna do this, I have a bunch of "new to me" stuff  on my desk from previous garage sales and some brand new stamps from SGD....I need to play! 
You will see a lot of different flowers, lol! The background on this card was made with distress inks, I learned this over at the Daily Marker blog, never thought of doing the background first, great idea!!
The big flower is from Hero Arts, butterfly from Penny Black, little flowers from Altenew, sentiment from Just Rite. I have used my Tombo's to watercolor the flowers, I always used watercolor paper but today I tried it in Bristol smooth, worked like a charm. Some sequins and clear wink of  Stella to finish the card off. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Monday, August 28, 2017

Just playing!

How I love to make cards like this! I started out with this flower from Art Impressions stamped on watercolour paper.....and then I just played. With inks, stencils, clarity brushes, deep red stamps, dots, oxide inks, glossy accents.....The sentiment is from Altenew.
When I put the glossy accents on the flower, it did not go smoothly...almost threw it out but kept going.  Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 26, 2017

C4C400, hello sunshine!

A bright and cheerful card today! This is for the challenge over at the CRAZIES
We are asked to make a back to school card/to cheer some one up card.
I choose to make a cheerful card, sure happy to be back in my craft room, I found this stamp set in the Dollar store, since I love flowers, it ended up in my basket, lol. Sentiment is from Altenew.
The flowers are coloured with distress inks and then I put a glossy coat over it before I made the background and splattered some chlorine on it, be careful , that stuff is not really meant to be used in your craft area.
Some nuvo drops in the center of the flowers, a strip of shiny tape and a piece of dp out of my stash...
                               Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 25, 2017

Flower lanterns

Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the details HERE
                                      Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 4, 2017

Penny Black flower in the misti

Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the info HERE
                                 Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 29, 2017

C4C396, sunset Birthday wishes.

Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This week the challenge is:
According to the days of the year Calendar today is International Tiger Day. Create a card using the colours Orange, Black and White for your theme.

I cut out the animals with my Cameo, and make de background with distress inks and some stampscape stamps. Not sure, from which set the sentiment is...... I have so many, lol.
I know you all understand, lol
Hope you check out the challenge, happy crafting!
                                       Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 28, 2017

Simple watercoloured card

Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the details HERE.
                               Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Altenew flowers!

On Sunday afternoon I spend some time colouring with Derwent colorsoft pencils, playing with Altenew stamps, ink, stencils, die, relaxing! After I coloured my flowers, I worked on the background, at first I was afraid to "mess" it up, lol, but I think it added so much more depth and I am happy with the result. This card is for a friend, who has her 80th birthday coming up, she is an amazing lady.
                                                   Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 22, 2017

C4C395, relaxing Summer days!

Challenge day over at the CRAZIES, it is Hammock Day today and we are asked to create a card with relaxation in mind.First of all , making cards is relaxing, lol!  Spending time in nature is something that will also relax me for sure. I am so lucky to live on a farm and we even have our own little bush, and a cabin with a creek.
It is close to home, so we will go there for walks with the dogs and have a coffee.
For my card today, I used the birds from Impression Obsession. I started out with the water, with oil pastels, then I used distress inks, and a variety of Art Impression and Stampscapes stamps. Sentiment is from Hero Arts. Making this card was also a relaxing time!! Love this hobby!
                                          Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stencil birthday card

Happy Friday! Have you tried the Clarity brushes yet? A set of 4 super soft brushes, so easy to use, to get ink on with no lines or smudges, a great look with no effort. For my card today, I used some mini stencils from Tim Holtz, set number 25, with two Tim Holtz distress inks, iced spruce and worn lipstick. For the main big panel, you will find that your stencil is not big enough to cover it at one time, but I just move it around till a get full coverage, do not worry about over lapping,it will look great. After I ink up the brush , I just put the first few strokes on a scrap piece, and after that, I go back and forth where I want the colour, no lines, no smudges, you will love it!
The sentiment is from the Tulip set from Altenew, I stamped it a couple of times with Versafine black and the mini misti. Some Nuvo drops, because I could not resist, lol.
                   Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 15, 2017

C4C394, sketch challenge!

Happy Saturday! Today is the third Saturday of the month, and that means it is sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This stamp is new to me, a garage sale find, but it is an older HERO arts stamp. Coloured with derwent inktense pencils, sentiment also from Hero Arts. Some yellow Nuvo drops and ribbon to finish the card off.
                                                   Happy Crafting! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 14, 2017

Penny Black Birthday card!

Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the details HERE
                                Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hero Arts sympathy card

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a sympathy card with you on the SGD blog.
No fun to send them out but they are part of life.
You can find all the details HERE.
                                         Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 1, 2017

C4C392, happy retirement!

Happy 1st of July, HAPPY 150th CANADA DAY!!! My family is so grateful  that we came to this great country in 1999, since then we all have become Canadians!
Sharing this card with you for the CRAZIES, the challenge is to make a card/project with something that you could see in a park......Our garden looks like a park and it's a joy to all of us.
I used my Art Impressions stamps to create this little scene, more something for a garden than a park, lol. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, June 23, 2017

Delicate Silhouettes!

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Altenew tulips!

Oops, I forgot to post this card here, it was made for the SGD blog last Friday.
Tulips and sentiment are from Altenew, when I saw the tulips I had to have them, lol, after all I am Dutch.
Card is pretty simple and as you might see, I messed up on the leaves so I added some marker and cut out the tulips.
                                              Have a great day, Anja