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City Crafter Challenge #318

Good morning!
We have a brand new challenge at the City Crafter. Today Marina is our host and she picked the theme:
"Out the flags" and asks us to use elements  
such as: glas, bunting or banners.


I went with the idea of a banner in bright colors.

A gift tag; on the back I adhered a small 
envelope and tucked in some money :)

Our Guest designer this week is Kelly; the winner of challenge #309. Hop over to our blog to see what the other  team members came up with. And I hope you will join our challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Stella

Supplies: Papers from my stash PTI quilted tag die SU banner punch PTI Birthday Cheer (sentiment) Twine Sequins

Lift Challenge #108

Good morning:)
I immediately got an idea  when I saw the current Lift Challenge.  Such a relief when you have been  searching for your inspiration:) The challenge is about this card form Dawn Mc Vey:

We're supposed to follow the sketch 
and add a background with stripes. She used the floral stamps from  the Quilted Summer set from Papertrey Ink.  And I have that set too:) Dawn is known for using bold colors  and adding lots of contrast. 
I gave it a twist with a bit more muted colors:

This is the result in shades of my favorite color:

Enjoy your day! 

Supplies Paper: From my stash Dies: MFT stitched rectangle dies PTI Quilted Summer  Stamps: PTI Quilted Summer & Mini Blooms Ink: Versamagic Sea Breeze SU Baja Breeze & Lucky Limeade Other: Rhinestones

CAS(E) this sketch # 178

When your inspiration is flushed  down the sink it's always a good thing  to start with a sketch :) So I made a card using the current sketch  from CAS(E) this sketch:

And took it literally.   I like CAS and this is very CAS.  With only a few details;  I guess that's my style. 

I used the Monthly Moments mini slide  frame dies and one of the Ombre Builder  stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I also used my Misti for the first time;  it really is incredible! 

It's warm and sunny here;  and the weather forecast  for the weekend is great.  I hope you have a great weekend too! 


City Crafter #317

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at theCity Crafter
I choose the theme:
"White and bright"


Create a card or project using lots of white and  add an element or elements from the photo.  For example; gingham or striped patterns, or a  color such as blue, grey, pink etc.
I added a bit of watercoloring,  heatembossing and kept it quite simple: 

A simple flower on a pale pink background. At first I used a gold embossingpowder  but the result was a bit kitsch-y :) So I made another one with white; hard to see but in real it looks great! 

We are havingSid
this week as our Guest Designer. You can see more of his talent 
 on hisblog

Looking for more inspiration? You can find more inspiration  from our Guest Designer and   the other team members on our


Yesterday I attended a workshop handlettering  with Ellen, Inge and SandraMariken had to cancel the workshop  due to sad circumstances. The company of these three was great  but the workshop was a bit disappointing;  we paid too much and got less... But we're lucky to have You Tube;  we will work it out at home:)

I needed a card to thank a sweet friend. At the moment I have a lack of inspiration.. Finally I came up with blue, stripes and a handlettering stamp:

A sequin to add a bit of bling and some hemp cord. CAS in my favorite colors:)

Thanks for stopping by! Stella

City Crafter #316

Hello everyone!
It's Tuesday and that means   a brand new challenge  at the City Crafter Challenge blog. My sweet friendRosis our host and she picked the theme: 
"Let's go to the beach".
Ros asks us to create a project  and use Something from the beach such as shells, boats, fish, sand, sea etc.

I choose sand. And a kite:)

All the dies and stamps I used  on this card are from Lawn Fawn.

We are having Nicole Parmentier asour Guest Designer;  she won challenge #310. Nicole is very talented and  has a fab style.  You can see more of her  lovely cards on her blog!
Hop over to ourblogto see

City Crafter #315


It´s Tuesday and that means  that we have a new challenge for you  at the City Crafter Challenge.  Today Kirsty is our host
 and she picked the theme:
"City Scene"
And asks us to create a project and
 include a city scene or a symbol of a city:


And again I made a card with a bit of help
 from my dear friend Ros.
While I was in Liverpool Ros 
offered me to use her skyline die.
Back home I knew exactly how to use it.
It all came together for this challenge:

Spritzed paper (also made in Liverpool!) as a background;
creating a sort of sky filled with snow:)
I added a sentiment for a Christmas card and
that little wooden star is the finishing touch:

We are having Ellen asour Guest Designer;  Ellen is a Spotlight Artist from  our birthday anniversary back in April. Ellen has a fab CAS style and she's  often a source of inspiration for me. You can see more of her  lovely cards on her blog!
Looking for the projects of the  other DT members and Ellen?