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Happy Birthday City Crafter....Hurrah!!!

Hello everyone!

How are you?
Before I start digging in my garden :) I have to submit my card for this weeks'challenge and first anniversary of  the City Crafter Chalenge Blog.

First of all congratulations to Kirsty, Ros, Cheryl and Linda!
Thank you so much for starting this wonderful challenge. I discovered this blog when they were already at challenge #11 and I can honestly say I only missed a few. (I think 2; due to being sick or no mojo at all :)...)
It's always fun to play along and I learned a lot during this last year. Thank you ladies for all the fun, inspiration, beauty and encouraging words. But most of all I am thankful for the friends I made through this blog!
Thank you ladies; for being there..........and...congratulations!

I also want to thank the DT for making me a spotlight artist again; I am very proud and happy.Thank you ladies!

And now it's time for my card!

This week the challenge is about casing this card from their Guest Designer Sylvia Nelson:

I  decided to case the embossed background and the shape and added a bit of me :)

I made a rectangle card and added a cupcake instead of  a cake.
Cardboard from my stash, Papers from Tilda and Eline's Huis. The rose is from Mulberry.

The sentiment is from the Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases set, stamped with Rosebud from Memento. I inked the edges of my Spellbinders labels 4  with Rosebud from Color Box. Funny; they have the same name but two different shades of pink :). Polka dot ribbon from my stash and I found that gem at Zeeman ( sort of discounter here in Holland). I cut out a lace border with a die from Marianne Design and added a small border made with my EK scalopped border punch. And again; my favorite Cuttlebug Victorian embossing folder.

Behind the cupcake is a die cut made from cardboard. I used my Spellbinders labels one die and inked the edges with Rosebud from Color Box.
Here is my card:

I have some plants to plant in my garden, weeding and trying to get rid of an awful amount of calories from my apple-cinnamon cake from yesterday.

Have a wonderful day; till soon!


Audrey Pettit said…
What a super sweet card, Stella! I love all the crisp white and love the mixture of embossing and corrugated paper. There's just so much depth and texture here. Lovely cupcake, too. :)
Hope you have a wonderful day in your garden. That sounds so nice! And thanks for sharing your childhood memories with me. I SO love to hear them!
Laurel said…
Beautiful card, love all the texture!
Gitte said…
the cards are sooo sweet. Love the white/rose colors, it looks so elegant
Jacqueline said…
Sweet, sweet, sweet!! Nice way to attack this challenge.. with a cupcake!
june lanum said…
Stella your card is adorable and like you I have met so many good griends from the CCCB.
Sylvia said…
Your card is beautiful, Stella! I love your take on my card. I would not have met you if there had been no City Crafter Blog. What fun we have had!
Suzie McFloozy said…
Beautiful card Stella I adore the bling on your ribbon bow x
Congrat's on being featured too - you def deserve it x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo
Ros said…
This is so delicious in every way ... I love the choice of colours and the superb cake ... we all know that you love to bake!! ... a gorgeous cake and take on the challenge ... we have so loved having you join us every week and hope that you will continue to stay with us for many more years ... thank you Stella for your friendship ... have a lovely Sunday ... XXX
Ira said…
Ja, dit is natuurlijk dé manier om een verjaardag te vieren, met een overheerlijke cupcake!! Ik vind het ook alleen terecht dat je weer in de spotlights staat, je bent ook zo'n onwijs trouwe deelnemer aan CCCB!! Geniet van je zondagavond, liefs, Ira xxx
This is so adorable Stella! Love the cupcake! Looks yummy! I need to get a card for their anniversary. I am slacking. Have a great week!
Linda B said…
Lovely card, Stella. Love it all... the pink cupcake, the pink dotted satin ribbon with the gem, the Hurrah tag with the pink edging (great!). I'm really lovin' pink right now... so you won my heart from the beginning!
Rebekah said…
YUM! cupcakes are my fave:) loving all the dimension and texture you used on your card:) very sweet
Tessan said…
Thank you so much for your kind words, it means the world to me=) I´m glad my mojo is starting to come back=) AND as usually your card is stunning, I LOVE the bow with the bling!!
hugs from me!
So sweet Stella! Love the textured label and scrumptious cupcake! You do know they have a special place in my heart right? ;)
Lynne K said…
Wonderful card, Stella! The cupcake looks good enough to eat! I love the pink and white, and all the texture. Delicious!
Lynne x
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Thanks Stella, for your sweet words and well wishes! We enjoyed having you here at CCCB week after week too!
This is a beautiful card with a bit of element for Sylvia's and a lot of Stella's style, I love it!
Thanks for celebrating our 1st birthday with us at CCCB!
**Farrah** said…
Just lovely Stella. A great reflection of the case card, with your own style!
Kelly said…
LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on this challenge. Such a cute cupcake and I love the pink-a-licious accents!
Monique said…
What a Yummy card Stella... so sweet!!! Have a great Sunday!!
Jules said…
Hi Stella

Yummy scrummy makes. I love them both but that cupcake looks super sweet.

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx
Linda R. said…
Such a sweet and yummy looking card my friend.. I am so glad to have meet you.. You truly are the sweetest.. You know I just love looking at all your beautiful creations... Thanks for always playing along with us..

Hugs, Linda
Sasha said…
Beautiful card, Stella. I love the colours, composition...everything!!!
Great card, I really like the bow with the charm, very pretty!
Maria said…
That is one adorable cupcake! Lovely background embossing and beautiful bow! Pretty in pink once it! Congrats on your win for Challenge 51 for submitting a gorgeous card...take care, hugs!
Geri said…
Stella, will you forgive me for being so late in visiting!?! Please do, because I don't know what I would do without your encouraging comments. You are such a wonderful cheerleader and not only for me--I see your sweet comments wherever I go! Bless your heart, darlin'!! I love this card and all it's texture. And I am enjoying your close up photos of your details! Are you including more of those than usual? Maybe it's just my imagination, but I do enjoy seeing the prettiest little parts "up close and personal". I really loved your handmade flowers on those sweet little cards for the WM sketch awhile back too. I have tried them, but don't feel like I've found quite the right fabric or something. Yours look as pretty as any I've seen!! Take care!! Keep on smilin'!! (I somehow picture you with a permanent smile on your face!!) Thanks again for your faithful visits!!
Diane said…
Gorgeous very very pretty!!
Wendy ten Hove said…
Leuk, Stella!! Wat mooi, al die structuren en mooie elementjes bij elkaar! Super, toch, dat je op zo veel plaatsen materiaal kunt vinden voor je kaarten! Die bling past er perfect bij zo! Erg leuk! De inspiratie kaart is trouwens ook een beauty! Kan me voorstellen dat je gelijk zin kreeg je eigen take hierop te maken!!
Fijne zonnige dag gewenst!
Groetjes, Wendy
lynn said…
what a sweet card, stella! congrats on your spotlight--apple cinnamon sounds yummy:)
Kate W. said…
Yum and congrats! Stella, you are so talented! It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and see what super creative card you have made!
Joanne Leddy said…
I've been away too long and have missed the inspiration you provide each and every day. This post is no exception - as you always put a smile on my face. This sweet little cupcake with the stylish gem is adorable. I'm off to wander through your blog seeking out what I have missed over the past week - sure to find more oooohs and aaaahs along the way! Thank you for being so creative!
M@rjan said…
Weer een echte onvervalste Stella, dus mooi en elegamt, altijd weer! Leuk, die strucuren in het wit. Groetjes vanuit mooi en zonnig Thassos waar we gisteren aankwamen na drie dagen autorijden, waarin we veel landen doorkruist hebben. Nu even rustig genieten van het Griekse leven en de mooie natuur in de verschillende streken die we willen bezoeken.
Super leuk kaartje, mooie mallen heb je gebruikt en lieve kleurtjes. Echt TOP!!!

Groetjes Corine
Michelle said…
Sorry I'm so late, Stella! This is gorgeous! So delicate and feminine! I love the borders and the dotted satin ribbon! I adore that cupcake! I truly love this card!
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Michelle said…
Congrats on your blog hop win!!
PapierGirl said…
Oh Stella this is card is so yummy and sweet - good enough to eat! I love the embossing and the corrugated frame, pretty border and all the frilly pink touches! Just darling! :)
Sandra1968 said…
Een superleuke kaart! Erg mooi.
Groetjes, Sandra