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Kirsty thank you so so much !!!

Hello everyone,
How are you? I just want to share a surprise I got in my mail. Life is full of surprises and this was definitely a lovely surprise...
A few weeks ago I saw a beautiful card on Kirsty's blog. In fact; they all are beautiful :) Let me tell you; that woman is talented!!! You can find the card HERE. I love this card and yes...I wrote that in my comment.
Can you imagine I nearly fell off my chair when I opened my mail and saw this

Not only this gorgeous card but also two bookmarks, tags, old papers, old pattern paper and scrunched seam binding.

Gorgeous embellishments!!! Kirsty thank you so so much; you made my day. It's such a lovely surprise and yes...I feel spoilt..:) I already have a card in mind for a few of these embellishments; you'll see it soon!
Kirsty; THANK YOU!!!
Have a wonderful day! Stella

Heather; thank you so so much!!!

Hi everyone,
A few weeks ago I sent a few roses and a handmade card to Heather . She creates breathtaking cards and is excellent with Copics. She made a card with bluebells and I fell in love with it.
She sent me the card but not only the card; I am spoilt......:)  Just look....
That's really a handmade jewel; so so gorgeous!!! And the vintage images... thank you Heather

And more vintage images; and yes the beautiful card again

And she made me speechless.....Look at all the embellishments and stamps!!!

Heather thank you so so much.....

Thank you Sylvia!!!

. Hello everyone,
Last Saturday I received these lovely handmade cards and tag from Sylvia Nelson

Isn't it gorgeous? If you're paying her blog a visit you can see beautiful cards, tags and so on.
Sylva thank you so much!
Have a wonderful day! Stella

Spotlight artist

I am so happy, proud and honored that the DT ladies from City Crafter Challenge Blog picked my card and now I am spotlight artist again.
Ladies thank you so much. I've been a spotlight artist before but you just made my day. More than I can say in words... ( is this english? ahh....)
If you're looking for a lovely challenge please vist the  City Crafter Challenge Blog I love to join their challenges and it's always fun. They have a fabulous, kind and very very talented DT. So what are you waiting for? :)
Have a wonderful day! Stella

Card Patterns # 87

Hello everyone!
Are you all having a great day? I am sitting here still smiling and happy about being a Trigger Target :)
But it's time for another challenge! Over here at the Card Patterns Blog it's all about this sketch:

I wanted to create a card in neutral colors with a bit of a frosted look. I created his "frosted" look by using my Versamark "Cloud White" ink pad.
I kept the color scheme simple and neutral; with a touch of lightblue, cream and brown.
I also made a ruffled flower out of an old book page. I bought this book at a Charity shop for only €1. I can get at least 1500 flowers out of it. Speaking about a bargain hee hee :) :)

Here is my ruffled flower :

I am quite happy how this card turned out. Here is my card:

Kraft and white cardstock and gingham ribbon from my stash. I used my Victorian embossing folder. Lace  and pearl-shell button both from Marinanne Design. Handmade ruffled flower by me:) and the blue rose is from Prima. I used half a doily ( got it…

CCCB "Rome the eternal City" #27

Hello everyone, How are you?

At first:  
Thank you so so much for all your lovely comments on my win at PDCC; these comments made it a very very special day!

In a few minutes I am going to do some blog hopping; I had a few busy days so I'll have some catching up to do.....
But first; one of my favorite challenges: City Crafter Challenge Blog This weeks challenge is about one of my favorite cities in Europe; Rome! I've been there in 2008 and this town is so so beautiful. I'll definitely go back  because there is so much to see.
Here is the gorgeous photo inspiration:
 Oh I love it!
I wanted to make a card in pale, soft colors with an "old" look. Rome is one the most favorite cities in Europe for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon. And that made me decide to give this card also a bit of romance .......
At first one of these gorgeous street signs; you'll find them everywhere in Rome:

And the famous Trevi Fountain:

And of course the Colosseum and a bit of romance:"Roses a…

Card Patterns #86

Hello everyone, How are you?
Time for this weeks challenge at  Card Patterns . It's all about this sketch:

I made a card with scraps; left over from other projects. There are DP from Papermania, Wild Rose Studio and Melissa Frances. I inked a enmbossed chipboard ornament from Tattered Angels with Pear Tart from Tsukienko. The sentiment stamp is from Waltzing Mouse; Rescue Remedies Additions. I stamped it with olive from Color Box. Flowers from Prima. pom pom trim from Maya Road and glittered star from Memrie Mare. I distressed the edges with Antique Linen from Ranger.

Over to my card; here it is:

Hope you like it.... Have a wonderful day! Stella 

Baby girl card

Hello everyone!
How are you? Did you have a great weekend? We had a busy weekend; filled with good things, laughter and cosiness. And now it's Monday! Here in Holland it's freezing cold; last night we had night frost..... And just like last week; I am going to make us a stew for dinner. And for dessert a home made semolina pudding with whipped cream on top of there anyone hungry already??
Well; over to my card! Last week a colleague of my husband gave birth to a girl.; Fleur. He asked me to make a card; and of course I made one :) I wanted to use multiple shades of pink and combine it with white. And there is a little story about this card:  You'll see a buttefly that is made out of paper with little white and pink balls on it. We call them "mice". These are hard balls and they taste like aniseed. Here in Holland it's tradition to eat a biscuit rusk with mice when you are visiting the happy parents after birth. ( Put some butter on the biscuit rusk and than co…

PDCC #51

This the photo inspiration for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe :

I am always happy with a challenge that enables me to play with soft colors; especially when there is blue involved :)
I used: DP from Tilda, Eline's vintage and Crea Motion. Scrunched seam binding from Memrie Mare and flowers from Prima. 2 die cuts made with Spellbinders labels one; the biggest one out of white paper and the smallest one (on top) is made out of cream paper. The border and sentiment stamp are both from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Ink from Tsukineko: Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand. The edges from the dies and the card are sponged with Antique Linen distress ink. The butterfly is punched out of an old book page; lace from my stash. And I added a few stitches.
I am happy with the result...
Here is my card:

Have a wonderful day! Stella

CCCB "Take Flight" challenge # 26

This weeks challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog it's all about flying... This can be a bird, butterfly, bee, fairy...Anything you want as long as it has wings!
Here is the gorgeous picture for inspiration:

There is a little story about the card I made. If you don't want to read it just scroll down for the card :)

I made a  "personal" card that brought back sweet memories. When I was reading the word "fairy" I also had to think about an angel... and wings..... It made me think back about my childhood. I loved stories about fairies and angels. But it also made me think about my parents. They don't live anymore and my parents gave me a wonderful childhood. Nothing to worry about, loving parents and a warm and safe home. So I made a card with 2 velvet wings; for my parents.... The white flower is a personal favorite; I love white roses, peonies and hydrangeas. It's also the color of innoncence and that goes so well with fairies and angels! The glitte…

CCCB "Hooray for the holidays" challenge #25

Hello everyone; how are you today?

Time for a challenge......

This week at the City Crafter Challenge Blog you can create any project you like for one of the upcoming holidays. This week I am bit in the "background stamping mood".  I am going to make some vintage christmas cards, some classic christmas cards but I also want to make a few non traditional christmas cards. The last few days I am experimenting with different backgrounds, colors and sentiments. This one is one of my favorite non traditional christmas cards. I love the simplicity of "less is more" and an elegant "touch". What do you think of this try out? Hers is my card:

Background stamp from Waltzingmouse Stamps; stamped with Tuxedo Black from Tsukineko Sentiment from Judi Kins stamped with London Fog from Tsukineko Chipboard frame from Tattered Angels; glittered star from Memrie Mare I distressed the edges with Antique Linen
Cream Carstock from my stash
Have a wonderful day! Stella

Baby boy card

My best friend gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy; his name is Ruben. Here is a picture of the front side of his birth announcement;

Of course I made a card...!I know she loves a clean and simple style and I made a card with that in mind.... Blue is my favorite color so it was an easy job. I tried to keep it clean and simple but also a bit classic...Here is my card:

I painted the chipboard letter white with craft paint. The card and die cuts are all made with my Spellbinders label dies one. That's all...........
Have a wonderful day! Stella

Card Patterns #84

Good morning everyone!
Today started perefect: blue sky, sunshine, lovely temperature and fresh coffee..... And now: time for a challenge!
This is the sketch of this weeks challenge at Card Patterns :

This sketch gave me the opportunity to make my own background paper. I made a card with a silver embossed background.It looks great and I hope you can see a bit of it in the picture..... It turned a gift card for a wedding.The first card I eve made for a wedding. (I am pleased with the result)
Here is my card:

I stamped the background with a stamp from Viva Decor with Versamark; after that I embossed it with silver emboosing powder. The tag is a die cut made with my Spellbinders. The sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio and stamped with Tuxedo Black from Tsukineko. Pearl brad from Amercian crafts. Cardstock,white and silver ribbon from my stash.
Have a wonderful day! Stella 

CCCB "Flowers and Frills" challenge week #24

Hi; how are you?
Friday and almost weekend; I am looking forward to it. We have no plans so that leaves me plenty of time for crafting. We started this morning with fog  and now the sun is shining! The temperature is getting down and it's a bit chilly. I love fall; my garden is having the most beautiful shades of brown, red and gold. Inside it's cosy and after the summer I love to spend some time indoors. I have to come up with something for dinner but I still have no idea what we will have for dinner tonight... 
Well; over to the challenge!
The challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog is all about flowers and frills. You have to include at least one flower and some lace or a doily in your project.
Here is the photo inspiration :

Yesterday i received my package from Memrie Mare .... Oh my... I am in love!! I used her scrunched seam binding and a glittered star ( ahhhhhh!!!!!)  on my card. A flower from Magnolia, lace from my stash and DP from Melissa Frances and Tilda. The sentim…