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CAS(E) this sketch #161

Hello!
I am joining the current challenge at CAS(E) this sketch. It was my first time two weeks ago.   And I am so happy and honored that my card  was one the CTS Favorites then! Last week I missed the challenge due to a busy schedule. And I am happy that I can play along again. I immediately had an idea when I saw the sketch:



Instead of a birthday card a card for a baby girl.  I decided to use a soft grey cardbase and  pale pink for the details:


The happy parents are on cloud nine:)



Thanks for stopping by; enjoy your Sunday! Stella

Supplies Papers: Bazzil Cardshoppe Alpaca, Marshmallow White and Pale Rose Stamps: Papertrey Ink mega mixed messages Dies: Papertrey Ink baby die MFT cloud die Other: Heart punch Silver yarn

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello! 

It's February 25th and  that means time for the  Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
This month based upon this photo inspiration:

The pink caught my eye and I decided to add   green and a few touches of gold as an accent


A birthday card in soft pastels. I added a matt golden sequin between  the flowers to add a bit of color. My cluster of flowers looked a bit "flat" without it:)



Thanks for stopping by!
Stella

 Papertrey Ink supplies:








and:
Bazzil cardshoppe:  Pale rose & Marshmallow white Versamagic Pixie Dust MFT Stitched rectangle die Hemp Cord Matt golden sequins


City Crafter #300

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at theCity Crafter
I choose the theme:
"Polka Dots"
Create a card or project and add 
polka dots to your project.
( Patterned paper, stamps, etc)



(photo credit)

Patterned paper with golden dots:





I like the combo of gold and black:




This is also the last week for our  Special Guest Designer  for February: Andie Miller.  Andie it has been fun and a honor to have you!
You can see more of her lovely cards on her blog

Looking for more inspiration? You can find more inspiration from our  Special Guest Designer and   the other team members on ourblog. Thanks for stopping by!

Stella

Supplies Papers: My Minds Eye "On Trend" Bazzil Cardshoppe Black

Cleaning up and the Liftchallenge

Hello!
Yesterday evening after Skyping withRos  (it was fun dear!) I decided to declutter my craft room. My goal for 2016 is to use up more patterned  papers and I decided to sort them out. There's quite a pile that I am going to give to others. Such a relief; I just had too many and I love  to work with cardstock, dies, stamps and inks. I use patterned paper from time to time  but not as much as I did a few years ago.  Now I have a -small- collection that I will use. I also sorted out my  embellishments, ribbon and stamps. My room is completely decluttered and I'm happy:)
Today I made a card for the current Liftchallenge. We're suppposed to lift this card: 


And make a corsage with the sketch in mind: 
Instead of patterned paper I embossed  my card base with a honeycomb folder. 



The stitched leaf is cut from a  color sample from the paint store.  (We're going to build a new coat rack in the hall; I love this color but it won't work in our hall:) A heat embossed feather, a wooden leaf and a…

City Crafter #299

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



(photo credit)

Ros asks us to create a project that features
 the negative part of a die.
 (the part that is left after you cut out the shape)


I came up with a card made with cardstock only.
In red,white and blue. 

Sorry for the bad quality of the photos; 
the weather was horrible when 
I took these photos....




And a star...one of my favorite  elements to use on a card:




Our Special Guest Designer  for February is Andie Miller.  You can see more of her wonderful cards on her blog
Looking for more inspiration? You can find more inspiration from our  Special Guest Designer and   the other team members on ourblog. The winner will be invited to join us as our Guest Designer. Thanks for stopping by!

Abstract background

Hello!
It's weekend and with nothing planned  I am busy making cards.  I hardly have any cards in my stash.
This one is made with one  of my favorite background stamps.  I love the clean and graphic design and  black, white and gold are a new favorite combo: 



A touch of gold; every card needs a bit of bling:)  And for once a bundle of twine  as a decorative element for my photo:)


I am also entering this card in the current challenge at  CAS(e) this sketch:


Enjoy your weekend; thanks for stopping by! Stella

Supplies Paper: Bazzil Cardshoppe Marshmallow Stamp: MFT Abstract Background Die Papertrey Ink sentiment die Other: Sequins & enamel dot


Double D challenge

Hello!
I am here to enter a card for the current Double D challenge. I found this challenge through my dear friend Ros.



We're supposed to add pink hearts to our project. I kept it simple; and added just one :)



The wreath die-cut was a gift from Gerdine and I love it. Neutrals with a small touch of white and pale pink. A small card; inside I wrote a  personal note for a dear friend.



Thanks for stopping by! Stella

Supplies: Papers: Bazzil Cardshoppe Taffy and Pale Rose The wreath was a gift Other: Heart punch Rhinestones





City Crafter #298

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
a photo inspiration challenge:




(photo credit)


Kirsty asks us to create a project inspired by the photo.
Paris; I immediately thought of 
the horrible attacks of last year.
And the quote "je suis Charlie" 
(which means "I am Charlie")
I used papers from a 
paper pad called "I am".... 
Black, white and gold are elements 
from the photo inspiration:





A golden heart for the city of romance and love:



This is the 2nd week for our  Special Guest Designer  for February: Andie Miller.  You can see more of her lovely cards on her blog

Looking for more inspiration? You can find more inspiration from our  Special Guest Designer and   the other team members on ourblog. Thanks for stopping by!

Liftchallenge #100

Hello! 
It's always nice to spend the saturday  afternoon in my craftroom :) I am joining the fun at the current Liftchallenge. A special one because it's challenge #100!!! We're supposed to lift this card:



As you can see in this card: we're supposed to add different color tones.  It has to be the main element. I sticked with the idea of adding a bit of bokeh:



And a color palette of pastels:



Thanks fo stopping by! Stella


Supplies Paper: Watercoloring paper Silver foil Ink: Distress Ink Pumice Stone, Spon Suga & Weathered Wood SU Craft Ink Sentiment die: Papertrey Ink Other; Sequins


City Crafter #297

Good morning!
We have a new challenge at the City Crafter. Today Marina is our host and she picked the theme:
"Fantastic Plastic".
And asks us to create a card or 
project and add something plastic.
For example: acetate, shrink plastic, etc.

I used plastic in various ways for a
shaker card. Lots of pink and plastic 
for a baby girl.
My shaker window is from acetate.
My pink sequins are from plastic and
that little deer is from "puffed" plastic. 





I bought them at Marks&Spencer
 while we were in Liverpool last year.
And cute enough to add to a baby card:





Our Special Guest Designer  for February is Andie Miller
You can see more of her lovely cards on her blog
Looking for more inspiration? You can find more inspiration from our  Special Guest Designer and   the other team members on ourblog. Thanks for stopping by!

Stella