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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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