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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 cardfor the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch:

Mainly white with a small splash of emeraldVery 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 Schweinfurthasour 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 andshe 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 theother team members came up with.
Thanks for stopping by!Stella

Supplies:Green cardstock (brand unknown)SU Botanical Garden paperSU  "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 whiteA 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 Doraasour 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 WhiteStitched rectanglesTwineWooden home