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City Crafter #347

Hello and good morning!
It's my turn to host this
weeks' challenge at theCity Crafter. I picked the theme:

"Colour splash"



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I am asking you to create a project and use
black, white and a splash/bit of aqua.


This is the last week for us to have Danielle as our Special Guest Designer.
Danielle it has been a privilege but also fun
to have you with us this month!
Thank you so much for your 
fab and fun contributions!!! You can see more of Danielle's creations on herblog.

I love aqua and paired up with 
black and white I had lots of ideas.
This is one of them:





Yes; a deer and it isn't even  a Christmas card:) The deer stamp was a gift  from my sister Jacqueline. I created a striped background with a cover plate; quick and easy.


You can find more inspiration from the other team members and Danielle onour blog.
Thanks for stopping by  and enjoy your day!

Stella

Supplies:

A week ago.....

I went to Amersfoort for a creative date/day with Wendy,Marit,Cornelie, Judith,Doraand Bianca. Wendyis very talented with mixed media  and prepared a project for us.
It was a fun day and I learned a LOT.  Besides mixed media we also made  some prints with the Gelli Plate. Marit showed us how to use a Gelli Plate; she made some stunning backgrounds  and I love her style!   A fun technique and I will share some cards soon.
On to my mixed media project.  We did some watercolouring, sketching,  painting with acryllics and splattering:



I decided to work with bright  shades of pink and yellow. Something different as usual:) Back home I finished my card and added a sentiment in bright pink:



Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely evening!
Stella







Lift Challenge #113

Hello!
It's weekend and this week  went by in the blink of an eye:) A few visits, baking with a few former  colleagues and now it's already  Saturday afternoon...
I am sharing a card based upon the current Liftchallenge.  We're supposed to stamp and colour an image and let it "pop" over a handdrawn frame.  That means doodling and handwriting. Like this card:



I made card with the "Yay kite" stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.



The doodling went quite well but  my handwriting turned out a bit  more irregular using a fineliner. The sentiment is in Dutch  and means: "Thinking of you" I coloured my images with  Derwent coloursoft pencils. Baby Blue for my kite and  Pale Brown for my squirrel. To add a bit of contrast I added a red heart :




Thanks for stopping by; have a great weekend! Stella





Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello!
Today I am participating in the

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
And created a card inspired by this photo:

I used a black background and
paired it up with white.

The sentiment from 
"Love lives here"
is heat embossed:





I added some leaves and a few hearts to create  a Valentine card:




Thanks for stopping by!
Stella
Featured Papertrey Ink products:
Cover Plate: Stripes Horizontal Die

Songbirds leaf die

Love lives here stamp set




City Crafter #346

Good morning!

It's Tuesday and that means
a new challenge at the City Crafter Challenge blog.

Today Kirstyis our host
and she picked the theme:

"Celebrate with confetti"


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Create a project and use confetti.

Throughout January we are having Danielle
as our Special Guest Designer.
You can see more of her creations on herblog.


This theme is right up my alleye:)
I used my confetti stamps and
made a bright and CAS birthday card
for my BIL:




 I used a dotted embossing folder to add  some depth to the background.  And a dark blue enamel dot as a finishing touch:



Onour blogyou can find more projects  from the other team members and Danielle
The winner will be offered 
a spot as our Guest Designer.


Thanks for stopping by 
and
enjoy your day!



Stella<

City Crafter #345

Good morning!
It's time for a new challenge
at the City Crafter.
 This week Marina is our host  and she picked the theme:

"Sale now on"

Marina asks us to create a project and 
use a shopping theme. Or anything inspired by the photo:

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Throughout January we are having Danielle as our Special Guest Designer. You can see more of her creations on herblog.

I didn't use a shopping theme but  went along with the banners:




(The poor photo quality is due to the weather.  Daylight wasn't great at the moment I took the photo...sorry!)
I used patterned paper from Becky Higgins to create a birthday card with a masculine touch. Masculine birthday cards are not my forte but I am  pleased with result:)


If you hop over toour blog you'll find more projects from  Danielleand the other

Happy Birthday Ros!!

Today is a special day......

We are celebrating a birthday  at the City Crafter Challenge. It's the birthday of my very dear friend:
Ros

Happy birthday sweetie!!! Wishing you a wonderful day filled  with love and happiness.  I hope you will be spoilt rotten...Mwah! Ros is amazing with  watercolouring, painting
and sketching. I wanted to make a card for her
 using a bit of paint. 
No watercolouring but acryllic paint:





I started with my Gelli plate and acryllic paint  to create a card base. On top of that I used a stencil  with large polka dots.  I added small dots using a stencil  and pan pastels.  And surrounded the dots with a white pen.
A white sentiment and a few  white sequins as a finishing touch.  Here is Ros' card:



I hope it arrived in time; along with her birthday gift.
Enjoy your special day Ros!
Stella X

City Crafter #344

Hello and good morning!
It's my turn to host this
weeks' challenge at theCity Crafter. I picked the theme:
"Blue Monday"

Create a project to cheer someone up.
For example: "Thinking of you"or say "hi"



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Throughout January we are having Danielle as our Special Guest Designer. You can see more of her creations on herblog.

I made a card with a bit of a masculine touch. No floral or "feminine" elements. I used some papers of a paper pad which Rosand I shared while I was visiting her last year.


I added a bit of contrast using red cardstock   for the sentiment. And a bit twine; also with red. This is my card:



You can find more inspiration from the other team members and Danielle onour blog.
The winner will be offered 
a spot as our Guest Designer.

City Crafter #343

Hello and welcome to the  first challenge of 2017 at the City Crafter Challenge blog!

Before I go over to the challenge I want to wish you all 
a healthy, creative and magnificent 2017!
I am looking forward to all your takes
 on our challenges and all your creations!

Today Kirstykicks off 2017
and she picked the theme:



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Create a project and use the word "hello". 


Throughout January we are having Danielle
as our Special Guest Designer.
Danielle has a style that I love.
Modern, graphic, elegant and from time to time
 she adds the cutest animals to her cards!

You can see more of her creations on herblog.

I made a CAS card and choose an elegant font:




A few flowers and -of course- some twine and a sequin:



If you need more inspiration you can see more projects from  the other team members and Danielle onour blog.
The winner will be offered 
a spot as our Guest Designer.


Thanks for stopping by 
and
enjoy your day!


Stella