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Mainly white

Finally time to post a card for a challenge; I has been a whirlwind of a week! At first I want to thank each  of you for your birthday wishes. I received some lovely gifts,  lots of gorgeous birthday cards  and it was a relaxed and fun day. We had almost tropical temperatures here in  Holland and I am glad that it's less hot now.  And today with less heat and more time I made a card for the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch:

Mainly white with a small splash of emerald Very Clean And Very Simple :)

Yes the songbird die again and  a background stamp from  the Painted Petals set from SU:

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy your day!


City Crafter #322

It´s Tuesday and that means  a new challenge for you  at the City Crafter Challenge.  Today Kirsty is our host
 and she picked the theme:
"Postcard from the world"


Make a project that includes postage, 
a postmark, or a travel theme.

I went with the postage and 
created a sort of baby stamp.
Using an oldie; the embossing folder and die 
which I received when I bought my Cuttlebug 
back in 2008. 
You could say it's a bit retro:) 

A little gift tag to add  to a present for a baby girl.  Pale pink and white  and a touch of neutrals; using  hemp cord and a wooden heart:

We are having Kathy Schweinfurth asour Guest Designer;  You can see more of her  lovely cards on her blog!
Looking for the projects of the  other DT members and Kathy? You can find them on ourblog.

A bit different

I love CAS cards and most of the  times I use lots of white.   But I also want to learn to create  cards with more color, layering  and using other materials. 
Speaking of mixed media. 
I tried a few things and I know that   there's a lot of inspiration and  tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest.  But there is so much to learn so I  attended a mixed media workshop  back in May at "Bij Oma Dee". And I discovered a whole new world  of techniques, layers and colors.
The workshop was amazing,  Miranda's hospitality and shop are fab  and it was a great day!  But I wasn't very productive:)  I came home with 2 tags that were almost finished.  The workshop kit was filled to the brim  so there is still more to make. 
To start easy I made my first tag  with shades of blue distress ink.   The sentiment is from Tim Holtz too.
And so are the stencil and 
embossing paste I used:

Back home I added a splatter stamp  from Precious Remembrance, teared some washi tape and  added a few small embellishments.  A bit…

City Crafter # 321

Good morning!
Every tuesday there is new 
challenge up at the City Crafter. Today Marina is our host and she picked the theme:
"Typically Tropical"


This week's theme fits the weather in Holland;
we are having a few hot summer days! 
On to the challenge:
I know that flamingoes and pineapples
 are on trend but I don't have them.
 Neither do I have palmtrees 
or other tropical items.
So I just used what I did have. 
And that's a piece of paper which
 -in my opinion- fits the challenge. 
Sent to me by Marit.
And due the colors of my paper 
I decided to make a 
masculine birthday card. 
And that's a personal challenge:)

The leafs have a tropical touch but it's  also a bit of a jungle look :)  Instead of bright colors it's    a mix of various shades of green:

Hop over to our blog to see what  our Guest Designer Karren and the other team members came up with.
Thanks for stopping by! Stella

Supplies: Green cardstock (brand unknown) SU Botanical Garden paper SU  "Crazy about you&…

On request

A few weeks ago I made a  birthday gift tag which you can see here. One of my colleagues asked  me to create another gift tag for  a young woman who had to pass her exam. I know she liked soft colours.  I was also asked to add a soft and elegant touch. Feminine but not to sweet; Right up my alley!
A perfect opportunity to use   -what I consider-  my best buy  e-v-e-r. The songbird stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. Paired up with a sentiment from  the Birthday Cheer set; also from Papertrey Ink.  The Songbird set contains so many lovely elements. And they add enough interesting details  without the idea of "overloading" a card.
So I added: Pale rose cardstock (you can buy it here) Lots of white A touch of gold

I made a mini envelop and  adhered it on the back of this tag. The perfect place to tuck in  some money or a gift card:

Thanks for stopping by! Stella

City Crafter #320

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at theCity Crafter
I choose the theme:
"On the border"

Add a border to your project;
 on the left, right, on top or bottom of your card.


I came up with a border made from scraps
and used my favorite border die:)

I love a mix of fonts and this stamp  is another favorite lately:

We are havingBrenda
this week as our Guest Designer. You can see more of her
 lovely cards  on herblog

Visit ourblogto see the projects of
 Brenda and the other team members.. And if you play along you have chance  to be our Guest Designer! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

City Crafter #319


It´s Tuesday and that means  a new challenge for you  at the City Crafter Challenge.  Today Kirsty is our host
 and she picked the theme:
"The book of love"


Create a mini book or album or use a book or page. 
An extra option: add the theme of love.

I choose the book page and the theme of love. 
And made a wedding anniversary card.
CAS as usual:)

The background is a page of an  old Dutch literature book. I bought it years ago in  the thrift store for €1,00! The sentiment is from the "Little You"  stamp set from Crate Paper.  After buying both paper pads I  had to buy the coordinating stamps too :)

We are having Dora asour Guest Designer;  Dora is the winnner of challenge #313  You can see more of her  lovely cards on her blog!
Looking for the projects of the  other DT members and Ellen?  You can find them on our

A new house

For my eldest sister and her husband.  And that's a perfect reason to send them a card.   Which I made this morning while we had heavy rainshowers.  Now the sun is shining and I am off to my garden; soaking up a bit of sun before it's gone again :)

Enjoy your Sunday!  Stella

Supplies: Bazzil Cardshoppe Marshmallow White Stitched rectangles Twine Wooden home