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Dutch Card Lovers #247 & Just Us Girls #328

One of my goals for 2016 is to decrease  the huge amount of patterned papers. Most of the time I don't want to use  them because they are too pretty:) But here is another card made with  more than cardstock only:) And based on two challenges:  at Dutch Card Lovers. We 're supposed to use flowers.  I used only one....

And Just Us Girls:
The theme is Tic Tac Toe.
I choose Die cuts- Stamps-Flowers

The flower is a die cut sent to me by Gerdine. She cut it from silver foil and I love it. Simplicity in grey, white and silver:

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy your weekend! Stella

Supplies Papers: Gossamer Blue Bazzil Cardshoppe cardstock Sentiment: Papertrey Ink Die cut flower: Gift from Gerdine Other:  SU Hexagon Punch Sequins

City Crafter #296

Hello and good morning!
It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at theCity Crafter
I choose the theme:
"For the love of pets"
I ask you to add a pet to your card or project: 
a cat, a dog a bird etc.
I have a cute photo to inspire you :)


I choose a bird and made a thank you card.
The recipient loves blue so this card 
was easy peasy to assemble:)
My songbird die is still a favorite so I used it again:

The strip of patterned paper is from Echo Park. It's just a small strip but also a small step to use  up my papers pads to decrease my stash :) Twine and rhinestones for a finishing touch. My apologies for the photos;  it's hard for me to get decent photos with bad daylight....

This week our Guest Designer isDana M Hop over to her blog to see more of her talent!  You can find more inspiration from her  and the other team members on ourblog. I hope that you can squeeze  in some time to join us. We are offering the winner  a spot as our Guest Designer.  Thanks for stoppi…

Just us Girls #327

After a week of frost, snow and slippery roads  we are having a clouded Sunday and rain.  A perfect reason to stay inside and craft a bit:)
I made a card for the current challenge at 'Just Us girls".  It's a photo inspiration challenge:

Lots of blue and some nautic details; right up my alley:)

It turned out a birthday card for a boy:

The sentiment was cut from a cork sheet.   I adhered the patterned paper on the left (with the anchors)   with foam dimensionals to create a bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping by; stay warm! Stella

Supplies Paper: Bazzil Cardshoppe Becky Higgins Baby Boy Edition Dies: MFT stitched rectangles PTI Swoosh (sentiment) Other: Cork sheet Enamel dots Twine

Lift Challenge #99

It has been ages since I had the  time - and the inspiration - to play along  at theLift Challenge. Looking at their current  challenge I immediately came up with an idea. We're supposed to lift this card:

The challenge is to use your dies. After cutting you cut them again.  A bit hard to explain but keep in mind that  they come together as a sort of puzzle.  And after you made your "puzzle"of dies  you cut a sentiment out of your puzzle.   Are you still there?  You'll get the idea when you see my card:) I choose - of course- stars:

After cutting my stars I cut a part out of two stars so they would fit in. I glued them together on a small strip of thin paper. After that I cut out the sentiment. I decided to use an inlay-die-cut from silver foil.   My first attempt failed but the second card  turned out as I had in mind.  I added a piece of thin silver cord and a few rhinestones:

Thanks for stopping by! Stella

Supplies Papers: Bazill Cardshoppe: Icy Mint,Taffy & Robins' Egg Dies: PTI …

City Crafter #295

Hello everyone!
It's Tuesday and that means   a brand new challenge  at the City Crafter Challenge blog. My dear friendRosis our host. 
Ros picked a photo inspiration challenge:

(photo credit)

For example: you can choose the colors,
the snowdrops, the teapot or the number
I choose the grey tones for a masculine birthday card:

Grey and white paired up with a brithday die;   cut from silver foil. 

We are having Dora asour Guest Designer.  Hop over to her blog to see more of her fab cards!  Dora is very talented; she's a pro in coloring and drawing fabulous images.  You can find more inspiration from her and   the other team members on ourblog. I am looking forward to see what you come up with. The winner will be invited  to be our Guest Designer.  Thanks for stopping by!

Papers: Dovecraft striped paper Bazzil Cardshoppe Die:

City Crafter #294

Hello everyone!
Are you ready for a new challenge? We have a new one waiting    for you at the City Crafter Challenge.  Today Kirsty is our host and she picked  the theme"Butterfly, my butterfly"
And she asks us to create a 
card or project with a butterfly:


My butterfly is cut from cardstock and vellum.
 I glued them together and added a dark blue enamel dot:

I made a border with a stencil and used some pink  to add a bit of brightness and contrast. A bit of twine and sequins for my finishing touch:

We are havingPamelliaas our Guest Designer; please hop over to her blog to see more of her fabulous cards!  You can find more inspiration from her and  the other team members on ourblog. The winner will be invited  to join us as our Guest Designer. I hope that you are joining us!  Thanks for stopping by!



Happy Birthday Ros!!!!!


 My very dear and close friend Ros
is celebrating her birthday today!

Happy birthday dear Ros;  we are wishing you a wonderful day!!!! 
You can hop over to her blog to congratulate her! Of course I made a card for her.  Ros loves animals and I know she also loves a bit of black  paired up with white or cream.  To add a bit of sparkle I cut my balloon from gold foil.
I hope that my card will arrive in time :)

Enjoy your day! Stella

Paper: Patterned paper from Echo Park Bazzil cardshoppe Marshmallow
Stamps and coordinating dies: Into the woods & Penelope's Blossom  from Lawn Fawn  Ballon die from MFT
Other Derwent coloringpencils Sequins

Just Us Girls #325

Good afternoon:)
I am playing along with a -new to me- challenge. 
I found it through my dear friendRos. My card is made for the current  "Just Us Girls" challenge. We're supposed to use something
 metal or metallic on our card:

I need masculine birthday cards so that's what I made:

I cut the sentiment from silver foil;  A little bling is ok for a guy:)

Thanks for stopping by! Stella

Patterned paper from Gossamer Blue
Bazzil Cardshoppe
Stitched rectangle dies from MFT
Sentiment die from Papertrey Ink

Speaking of winter......

I hope you are all well and warm.... Last Sunday I wrote that there was snow predicted. I never ever would have thought that it would turn  out more extreme as predicted. Monday I was able  to go to work; I took the bus; although it was  a bit slippery outside. Tuesday morning the roads were covered in ice,  public transport was not available here in Groningen.  And for our part of the Netherlands we were suggested  not to drive unless it was really necessary.  But we weren't even able to drive the car without slipping  away...And walking about 5 miles over slippery and iced  roads to the office was not an option.  So: stuck at home. It never happend before.  Children were skating in the streets!  But we are getting back to normal. Back to work on  Wednesday and now it's raining.  The thaw is here and the ice is melting; pfew! Being at home I took the time to  study and also made a card.  A perfect match with the weather conditions:)

Inspired by Pinterest I came up with a winter card  in my f…

City Crafter #293

Good morning!
Welcome to the first challenge of 2016 
here at the City Crafter!  Today Marina is our host and she picked the theme:
"Say hello/Wave goodbye".
And she asks us to create a card or 
projectto mark a beginning or an ending.
For example: welcome new baby, good luck  in your new home or sorry you're leaving.

[photo credit]

I choose "new home"

A monochromatic card with a wooden accent:

Our Guest Designer this week is Bea.  Hop over to her blog to see more of her fab cards!  You can find more inspiration from her and   the other team members on ourblog. We are offering the winner  a spot as our Guest Designer. I am looking forward to see  your take on this weeks' theme!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Papers: SU designer series

Confetti and sparkle

I hope you are all enjoying the comfort of a lazy Sunday.  Its cold, windy and slippery here.  There is snow predicted for my part of the country.  The first one of this winter;  we had spring temperatures in December....
I made a card with a bit of sparkle: (not the best photos but the daylight here is horrible today...)

I am glad to make something else as Christmas cards again.. I inked my confetti stamp in three different colors  and added -again-  a sentiment cut from gold foil. And for once no twine or cord:)

Stay warm! Stella
Paper: Bazill Cardshoppe Marshmallow Bazzil gold foil Die and stamps: Papertrey Ink Ink: Lemon Tart Raspberry Fizz Summer Sunrise All from Papertrey Ink Versafine Onyx Black Other: Sequins