Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Artsy Wednesday T.7

Interview Anneke

We have seen a lot of creative card making ladies  in blogworld but today we are introducing Anneke. We just love the things she makes! The combination of stamps and recycling make her cards so unique. 
Thank you Anneke!

Name: Anneke
Country: Belgium
1. Tell us why, how and when you started crafting?
I’m fond of crafts for as long as I can remember. My mother was always busy sewing, knitting…. In fact I was brought up with it.  I really don’t know why I always want to make things, it is so ‘normal’ to me,  just like breathing is.
In the past I needed fabric and yarn for my hobby, nowadays I more often use paper and stamps.
2. Why do you love crafting?
Because I can totally express my creativity in it.
3. What is your favourite type of craft?
I love card making and bookbinding….Now and then I make a mixed media piece too.
The flower is made of scraps. Used gesso and acrylic paint for the background.

I’m fond of green too :)

Fabric Flowers made of scraps of ribbon

Book made of an egg-carton

Altered book: stamps ‘Art Journey’

Canvas: stamps ‘Art Journey’
I have a blog for 2 years now. Along the way I became more interested in photography and photo editing. Another hobby of mine. Never a dull moment in my life :)

4. What is the most pretty thing you have made?
Hard to make a choice. I recently joined a stamp carving class by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Never made stamps by my own before. So I’m proud of some of the stamps I made during that online workshop.

5. Tell us what makes your crafts special?
On most of my projects I use stamps and most of my  work is very colourful . And I love perfection :)
I’m fond of recycling too.
Tags made of scraps, corrugated cardboard…the flowers are made of candy wrappers.
6. What do you use for inspiration?
Inspiration is everywhere. Recently I looked at the towels in my bathroom and I used the color combination on one of my cards.
I read books on bookbinding and sometimes I buy a magazine.  Visiting blogs gives me a drive to be more creative.
7. Would you like to show us were you do your craft magic?
I have a workspace of my own since last summer. Before I “fiddled”  at the kitchen table, litteraly :)

8. Would you like to share/include a fun craft tutorial with us?
There are a few tutorials on my blog. I explain here on how I made this canvas:

9. What sort of crafting would you still love to try out?
 I’ll join a writing class  in the near future and I have the intention to start an Art Journal once.  I also want to improve my photography skills…
10. Have you got any advice for those who would love to start crafting?
 Try to find your own style,  follow your heart and never give up! A blog is a good way to ‘meet’ soulmates and to keep going…


  1. Thank you so much ladies for featuring my blog here!

  2. Great interview! I love Anneke's fresh, colorful and unique style.

  3. As do we! Thank you Godelieve for your comment!

  4. Great interview Anneke. Go visit her blog everybody...she is so versatile and creative,,,,fresh and modern.

  5. Super that you choose Anneke for your interview.
    She deserves a place in the spotlights.
    When you look at her blog it will always cheer you up, because of the way she makes her stuff and because of her bright colours.
    I really think she's an artist.
    Thank you for getting to know her better and better by your interview.

  6. super Anneke is a dear blog friend and I'm her biggest fan ☺ so, nice and thank you for putting her in de spotlights.


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