Sunday, May 06, 2012

Created by Saakje & and Thank you Ina !

Hello Crafters !    It was gorgeous here this weekend and we enjoyed it by watching our granddaughter's soccer games and working out in the gardens. 

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A few days ago, Ina from Little Bits of Craft  passed on the Liebster Blog Award to me.  I am thrilled that I have been given this honour three times recently.  I've already passed the award on the first time, but I want to Thank Ina for thinking of me, it really is appreciated.  If you have a chance please visit Ina's Blog, she creates beautiful cards  !

My passion for card making was 'given' to me from my creative Tante Saakje, who lives in the Netherlands.   Saakje gave me a beautiful hand crafted Christmas card in 2004.   It was created with Iris Folding and I was in awe by the beauty !   During a vacation in the Netherlands in 2006,  Saakje taught me the Dutch Art of paper folding, dry embossing and embroidery on paper.   I fell in love with it all and haven't looked back since !  A couple of years later during another Dutch vacation, I was introduced to the joy of rubber stamping by Saakje & my Cousins and that's when  I became a stamp addict !     I have a life time supply of papers for folding, beads & floss for embroidery, templates for embossing and now the drawers are getting stuffed with stamps & inks !     

A couple of days ago Tante Saakje emailed me photos of beautiful cards that she created.  I love them and wanted to share a couple with you !

Saakje explained the following about the above card:   

"I made the background by blending Mustard Seed, Evergreen Bough and Mahogany Distress Inks and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls.    I stamped Hero Art CG120 'antique writing' over the background & embossed with silver.   The flowers were created with Hero Art CL945 Blossom Art, also embossed with Silver and coloured with Peerless Watercolours."   

I am not familiar with these watercolours, but I think the results are gorgeous and I'm very proud of my Tante Saakje.  I also want to thank her for sharing her love of paper art with me !

This next card also created by Saakje is completely different !   Zentangle that she drew !  Love it !   She is concerned that this is not exactly as planned, but whatever the plan was, this is beautiful !

I love to Doodle and saw Zentangle for the first time again by Saakje.  She was visiting with me here last summer and we sat under the trees either working on Embroidery, Beading, Doodling, Zentangle or puttering in the flower gardens  !   We have so much fun sharing our same passions !   

Thank you Saakje for sharing your creations !

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Thanks for your visits, it's appreciated !
Have a great day


cparsons said...

Wow Shirley, these are amazing! Your Tante Saakje has an amazing talent:) Thanks so much for sharing her beautiful work.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your ant olso makes very beautifull cards , I really like them both, but the zentangle, is my favorite , it is so gorgious and it looks very difficalt, I think I woll try it olso once !!


Ellen Taylor said...

Boy does she have talent! Gorgeous cards! Glad the weather was nice for the games!

brenda said...

Both stunning Shirley, The first with the butterflies is my fav, but the second is so clever.

B x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Dear Shirley, both cards of aunt Saakje are beautiful. I recognize the style of Miranda in the first card. Marvelous. Can you send me her blo address, I haven't found her yet.
Have a nice day and my lovely greet

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley, you have a very talented Aunt. I especially like the top one the colours are gorgeous. I've not really got into zentangle, but it amazes me that just by drawing some lines and filling them in you can get something to look so good.

Sue x

ALIX said...

Wow, these cards of your aunt are very beautiful, both of them. I'm getting interested in the Zentangle-technique, when I see- his....Thank you for sharing this with us!
Greetings, ALix

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I don't know your aunt Saakje although I'm Dutch too...but she's great in cardmaking...give her my compliments please :-)

greetings, Alie

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, thank you for to follow my blog:D.
Fantastic cards Shirley, the first one have a great colouring and your zencard is great!!good job.
A hug from the sunny island

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gratulations, aunt Saakje is very talented. Love the fabulous colorful flower and butterflies card, but the zentangle card is also amazing.
Lieve groetjes Anja

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley! These are So Pretty! Your Aunt Saakje sure makes lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration too! 8-)


Anneke van Groen said...

I am sooo proud of my mom....i know the card and was there when she made are both great you..xxxxx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley,

I've met Aunt Saakje ofcourse and it's nice of you that you showed her lovely cards on your blog! I also love the Zentangle Saakje! Warm greetz for you both, Mirandax

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow it must run in the family.... She's so talented and you both rub off on each other.... TFS her beautiful work....

Alda said...

Amazing cards from an amazing woman... My mother!!!!!!!!

Marn said...

Such talent here!! I am VERY impressed! Both are just beautiful!
Warm greetz, Marlene :)