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Happy birthday

Today I am sharing the birthday card which I made for Judith
(Yesterday was her birthday)

Using her favorite colours.  Both Judith and I LOVE stars; I had to use this cover plate!

Judith I hope my card arrived in time.I hope you had a wonderful day!

New kit from Studio 92

Welcome to a brand new blog design.
I like the crisp look but haven't 
figured out yet how to add
the "gadget" of my followers.
Blogger keeps asking me to 
"change the settings".
But I have no idea what they mean:)

Today I am sharing two cards made with 
the brand new mini kit "Bon Voyage" from 
Studio 92
 This mini kit is filled with lots of 
embellishments, twine and patterned paper.You can mix and match this kit with
 the craft supplies you already have. There are so many possibilities! 
This kit will soon be available at Studio 92. Besides this kit you will also find an amazing collection of twineand other fab embellishments.
I am so honored to be a Guest Designer and already had so much fun creatingwith the new mini kit!
I love to create CAS cards so this is my CAS take on a summer-y card. The cardbase is made with 
cardstock from my stash. I also added the "go-see-do"sentiment. The tag itself is also from the kit. I LOVE that tiny tag on the sui…

City Crafter #354

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

"Through the window"

Create a project and 
include a window or aperture:


This time I didn't make a card 
but a little treat box. 
It has the the shape of a cute little house:

I LOVE that food tray and bone! You can open the door and add some tiny chocolates or other sweets.It's also perfect for a house warming. And/or a dog lover!

Looking for inspiration?If you hop over toour blogyou'll find the projects from  the other team members.

Thanks for stopping by andenjoy your day!


I really enjoyed the spring weather this week.Perfect for cleaning up the garden. It was just a start; cutting back roses, the lilac, some hydrangeas andremoving all the dead leaves.There is still a load of moss and weed to remove but the weather today kept me inside the house. It's rainy and cold again.I spent my evenings crafting. Working on projects for Studio 92, CCCB and a card for the current Lift Challenge. We're supposed to create a cardusing a transparent sheet as acard base and follow the sketch.
That transparent card became a challenge of its own:)Folding a mica sheet took me a while and a few attempts..Instead of embossing I debossed my card base.Taking a picture was another challenge:

I kept it really simple. I added a sentiment on the inside of my card but every idea to decorate the front was not what I had in mind.So I left it empty.Due to that I can't link up thiscard and enter the challenge. But I like it. Clear, CAS and some twine.I guess it's my …

City Crafter #353

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

"Spring is around the corner"
Create a project inspired by something from the photo inspiration. And tell us what you used on your project. 

I went along with the orange/yellow colour.We had some lovely spring weather and I guess I am in the mood for sunny colours!

Simple stripesfor a CAS birthday card:

And I needed a gift tag. The same colour but now with a birdie:)

This  is my favorite go-to-tag die:

You can find more inspirationfrom the other 
team members onour blog.
Thanks for stopping by and

Studio 92

I am here today with some happy news. 
I am happy to be:

And the opportunity to create with the gorgeous kits from Studio 92.
I am so happy to be part of this team together with Cornelie and Judith.
Ingrid is the owner of this lovely webshop and the creator of gorgeous craft kits.I will be working with some new kits; they are coming soon! And I can tell you; the sneak peek already looked fab!
It ain't much of surprise that I love to add twine to my projects.My card is based on the announcement above.I used one of the twines available in the shop.It's the only touch of colour on a white on white card:

Simplicity is the key.And my favorite style:)

As soon as the kits are available you will see more from Studio 92! 

Thanks for stopping by!Stella

City Crafter #352

Good morning!

It's Tuesday and that means
a new challenge at theCity Crafter Challenge blog.Today Kirstyis our hostand she picked the theme:

"Tutti Frutti"
Create a project and add a fruit or fruits.


I came up with a card in spring colours.Using sunny yellow and fresh green:

The square scallop die is a Christmas gift from Ros.Paired up with a pear and a sentiment in a font that I LOVE:

Just hop over toour blogto see the projects from the other team members.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


Bazzil CardshoppePlaid paper from MFTScal

Imperfect and not finished

I have a few cards to share. Some finished and unfinished projects. Two weeks ago I visited Judith and it was an amazing day.. Judith made a few cards; I didn't make a card at all.  We spent the day talking and laughing; I am not productive when I visit a friend:)
Judith offered me to cut a few flowers with dies from Alexandra Renke. I love the simple style. And decided to use them to practice a bit more with my Gansai Tambi paints. Back home I realised I cut them from thick cardstockinstead of watercolouring paper. It turned out a mess. The paper was soaking wet, the colouring is far from perfect and the red paint floated into the green of the stem. A c o m p l e t e disaster. I made a card and once it was finshedI wanted to throw it away. But decided to keep it. As a reminder to use the right paper...

Here's a close up of the flower:

I think the stem is too long and I am still not happy about adding these silver pearls :(

I decided to try it again using the die cuts witho…