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City Crafter #351

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


Hygge is a Danish term for creating a cozy  atmosphere and enjoying the simple things in life. 
Create a project that captures the spirit of Hygge,  or take inspiration from the photo:


I am fan of scandinavian design. Simplicity, white, wood...  I just love it. The sentiment I used is a perfect match  with "enjoying the simple things in life":

The sentiment is from Papertrey. I stamped a shelf, lamp and books  using a new  set from Stampin'Up:

If you hop over toour blog you'll find the projects from   the other team members.

Thanks for stopping by  and enjoy your day!

Practice, practice, practice.......

Imagine my surprise and delight when my  husband came home with a lovely gift. He bought me a set of Gansai Tambi paints. Yes I know; he's a keeper:)
Watercolouring is quite new to me. Last year when I was in Liverpool Ros offered me the chance to try them. I fell in love:)
Watercolouring means a lot of practice and it's fun! 
I started my card with a background which I stamped with Versamark and  heatembossed it with white embosing powder. I started painting with simple brush strokes  and added a sentiment:

Subtle shades, squares and some stiched dies:

I am entering this card in the current  challenge at the AAA cards challenge. The theme is "watercolour"

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Bazzil Cardshoppe Marshmallow MFT Abstract Background stamp Gansai Tambi paints Versamark Zing embossingpowder PTI sentiment stamp Square stitched dies

City Crafter #350

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

"A few stitches"


Create a project and add stitches to your project.
 By using your stitched dies or faux stitching.

We are having Bailey Rosie as our Guest Designer. Please hop over to herblog to see
                                      more of her lovely creations.
                          I made a CAS card with an elegant touch:

And used one of my favorite stamp sets. It's on its way to a very dear friend.

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


Bazzil Cardshoppe PTI Noted di

One layer

It's the kind of weekend that I love the most: nothing planned and lots of time to create a few cards.  Today I am sharing one of these cards.
Sometimes you need a quick and easy card because you ran out of time.  Shades of blue for a birthday boy. The sentiment is from MFT  and the balloon is from PTI:

Very CAS and easy to make:

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!

City Crafter #349

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:

"Old stuff, new look"


Take an old project and give it a new look.
 It could be a project that you 
made and wasn't happy about.
Or you could duplicate one of your old creations
 and add something to give it a new look.

Our Guest designer is Magic Flyer Boots.

To see more of her creations you can clickHERE.

I made this card in 2015:

Back then I was pleased with this card. It's CAS and I loved the colour combo. Looking at this card right now I  decided it needed a bit more white:) And a sentiment in a modern font.  But first...more white:

I used a stitiched die; it was one of the Christmas  gifts from Ros. And I LOVE it. The apple die is from Papertrey Ink. A sentiment in a modern font  and of course some twine. Same get well wishes but a totally different card:

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Simple style

It's a beautiful and sunny Sunday  but it's so darn cold here! We went out for a long walk  (a bit more than 8 kilometres/5 miles) and it's lovely to come home and have a hot cup of coffee:)
I made a card with the Scripty Saying dies and stamps from Lawn Fawn. And added a little heart; although  it's not a Valentine card:)

I love the font of this sentiment:

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!
Stay warm:)

City Crafter #348

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



Marina asks us to create a project and 
use an envelope or letter. 

We are having Jenny Martin
as our guest designer
You can see more of her creations on herblog.

I had a few ideas, tried a few 
things but wasn't pleased.
You could say I struggled a bit... So I asked Rosfor advice; She knows me well and came up 
with a few great ideas.

I made a card using Lawn Fawn stamps  and plaid paper from My Favorite Things:

I could use it for a birthday, 
wedding anniversary or even a Valentine card. A clean and simple card; my favorite style:)

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

Blue happiness

If you have been following me for a while you  know that there are a few things that I LOVE. And one of them is the colour BLUE.
Back in April 2015 we visited our  son Martijn in Liverpool and  I was so lucky to meet my dear friend
We had a few wonderful days and  Ros and her husband took us on a trip in the country. We enjoyed a terrific lunch in the pub in Bunbury and sitting at the table  myeye caught this gorgeous blue jug.  The moment I saw it I loved it;  but it was not for sale and I  never found it in the shops...
Imagine my delight and surprise when a box  from Ros arrived with that jug! She looked everywhere and found it. Now it's here on my coffee table  and I am on cloud nine:)

Ros thank you so so much;  you really made my day! 

Also blue but something different... Remember the creative date   I had a few weeks ago? This card is made with one of the Gelli prints:

Different shades of blue but  I love it:

Thanks for stopping by! Stella