zaterdag 27 december 2008

Christmasdays are over

It's been a while since I've posted here!
I've made a few "last day" cards for Christmas,
they are for very close friends,
but I wasn't able to make some earlier.
This one is the first one I've made with the Martha Stewart punch I got from Candace.

the stamps are Magnolia stamps from Sweden.

and the last one is made with a die cut sheet

These 2 cards I've made for my December card class, I got my inspiration from Marije's workshop at "Cards at the castle"

I've made some alternative Christmas "cards", I used plastic Christmas baubles, filled with chocolates and I've added a tag with wishes on a ribbon

Thanks for looking, don't forget to leave a comment, that's what I love most :D
Hugs Anja
Be smart, make art.

dinsdag 18 november 2008

Cards at the Castle - Christmascards

On Saturday November 15th I've been to Doorn for a workshopday from Paper and Pictures It was fantastic ;)
I met Linda (lindaflens from Royal Lemon MB) before we started and we enjoyed our day together!!
We've got 5 workshops, they were all different and totally awesome!
I will show you the pictures from the cards I've made!

First we had a workshop from Paulien, she made a great distress card

The second workshop was from Marije and Jeanet (Who was ill that day and whom we missed very much),they made a name card, a menu card and a Christmas card, all black and white.

Next workshop was from Jolan she made a Christmas card, made of coasters, you can hang on your wall.
It isn't finished yet, but I'll show it so you can see what it is.

Then it was Lea and moon 's time!!!
We made a cute little box with gift tags.
A picture from the front:

one from the side:

and a view from the inside of the box :D

And last but not least we had a workshop from Tiets, she made a sketch (of course :P) and made the card with some gorgeous paper and a Magnolia stamp.

and of course we had the opportunity to shop :P:P:P
This is what I bought :D
The most cute paper from My Minds Eye

Beautiful paper from Rusty Pickle

Some other cool stuff

and of course, lots of ribbons :P

It was a great day... can't wait till the next Cards at the Castle is coming :)

Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave a message!!
Hugs Anja
Be smart, make art.

maandag 6 oktober 2008


It's a long time since I've posted something here...
watch out this one's gonna be a long one :P

Jan turned 50 on September 23 and he always said he would be on vacation on his birthday:P
and we were... we went to one of the Wadden Islands; Ameland.
it's a Dutch island and it's very beautiful.
here are some pictures so you can all see how it looks like!

Our first night on the beach

the lighthouse from Ameland

a view from the lighthouse

if you take a good look, you'll see the deer grazing;)

from one side of the island

very various views

in a museum we saw these clogs, they are found on the beach

On Jan's Birthday we went for a seals tour, the weather wasn't that good, but we went anyway... it was great... we saw a lot of seals and we got fresh shrimps from a shrimp fisherman

For Jan's Birthday we got a breakfast from his youngest brother and his wife:D

this was on the other side of the island:

We also have a picture with both of us on it :P:P:P

these are pictures of the last day, before we went home

We had a fantastic vacation, think we'll go back sometimes

thanks for looking, don't forget to leave a message :)
Hugs Anja
Be smart, make art.

maandag 15 september 2008

Made a new card

for someones 50th Anniversary:)
I've masked the girl stamp (liked how it turned out:D)
I also used the new ColorCore Cardstock and my Cuttlebug!
for the flowers I've used 2 flower punches and the pin I've made myself;)

This card I've made a while ago, didn't post it because it was a birthday card:)
here's an image of the whole card:

and here a close-up of the tag:

And I made some ATC's for the september swap:

Thank you for looking, don't forget to leave a message:P
Hugs Anja
Be smart, make art.

donderdag 11 september 2008

What happened to Vince

Tuesday Vince has got an acorn in his left eye
it was thrown with a lot of strength and we went to the night care... he had a bruise and a lot of blood in his eye and something like a concussion, but not in his brains but in his eye!
He couldn't see anything, not even light!!!
He got 3 kinds of eye drops and pills, he wasn't allowed to stoop, sport and he must sleep upright.

Yesterday we had to go back to the ophthalmologist and it was a little bit better, the blood in the eye become less and he could see shades!
But there was also one less thing:
He also has a rupture of the pupil and she couldn't tell me if that's going to be fully healed
Today we went back, there was still blood in his eye, but the eyeball pressure was still a bit high. So he is still not allowed to play baseball (his new sport) or any other sport, no stooping and still sleep upright (he doesn't like that at all)

Next week Thursday we have another appointment at the ophthalmologist and I hope she can tell us more about the damage!
We hope everything is going to be okay, keep your fingers crossed for him:)

Hugs Anja
Be smart, make art.

dinsdag 9 september 2008

Make and Take from Provocraft

Here's the "Make and Take" from Provocraft at Kars.
I've finished it today:) I only haven't found the right pictures for it!
the orange stuff is Cricut Flocked Heat Transfer Fabric,
it's really cool stuff...
I can't wait till we can buy it :P

and here's a close-up from the Flock :)

it looks cool, does it:) (it's a kind of velvet)

I forgot to show you what I bought yesterday,
some pretty cool stuff:)

And the one who was demonstrating Cosmo Cricket,
he gave great stuff away.
He was acting like he was SantaClaus :P
Here's what I got:

Thanks for looking, don't forget to leave a message:P
Hugs Anja
Be smart, make art.

maandag 8 september 2008


Today we (Marleen, Caroline and I) went to Kars:)
There were a lot of "makes and takes" to make, I did 5 M&T :D
Here's what I made:
the first one is an envelop and a card

this one is made with new stamps from Kars

I embossed this one with the Cuttlebug

all the "Make and Takes" were nice, but I mostly loved the next 2 ones:)
first I did one with Provocraft; the Cricut Create and the CDS, but you'll have to wait for this one... it isn't finished yet:P
and the last one is an acryl card, it's just too cute! it's different on both sides.

We had a lot of fun, it was a great day!
Before we went home, we stopped at Mc Donalds...
mmm chicken nuggets, french frites and a sundae icecream as desert :)

Now I'm very tired, only got 3 hours sleep tonight!
So... I'm up to bed, goodnight...
don't forget to leave a message:)

Hugs Anja
Be smart, make art.