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City Crafter Challenge # 63

Hello everyone,

To all of you who are living in the USA; happy 4th of July!
A new week and I hope that we will find out what's going on with my FIL. He is very sick and all I can say that there we're very worried about his health.
I'll keep you posted...

We had a quiet weekend at home and I also had some time to create a card. The last week I prefer neutrals and soft colors (cream, white, pastels) and I also wanted to use these colors for this weeks'challenge at the City Crafter Challenge of this week.
This week it's all about this sketch:



(I flipped the sketch)
Some buttons from my stash and an image that Heather sent me:




A little tag from June and papers from the Girls Paperie:



I used one of my MS border punches and added some trim from Maya Road.
I thought about using my sewing machine but I decied not to...The patterned papers and the sketch brought enough dept and texture to this card. Well; that's my opinion :)
I inked the edges with Antique Linen but it turned out a bit darker a splanned so after that I inked the edges again with Egg Shell from Color Box.
Here is my card:




Hope you all are ok; have a great Monday!
Till soon,
Stella


Comments

M@rjan said…
Dat klinkt heel zorgelijk, Stella! Sterkte meid, vooral ook voor je man.

Je kaart is prachtig, mooi die combinatie van dit papier met het plaatje. Zoals altijd weer een plaatje!

Groetjes, Marjan
Wendy ten Hove said…
Hi Stella,

Wauw, nog zo'n mooie kaart! Wat een geweldig leuke afbeelding, past er prachtig bij! Super!!!
Veel sterkte met je schoonvader! Wat vervelend dat jullie nog niet weten hoe of wat, hopelijk snel meer duidelijkheid!

Liefs, Wendy
Michelle said…
OOOHHHH, soooo pretty,Stella! I love the pansies, and your pattern papers are beautiful! Love the buttons and lace!
Hope you get some good news about your FIL, I'll be praying for you!
Hugs,
Michelle
Laurel said…
Beautiful, love those papers!
Ros said…
Yikes! Miss Stella you really really rocked this sketch!! ... I love everything about this card and hugs is what I am sending you ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB ...xxx
lynn said…
lovely card, stella! beautiful papers, love the ms border--i don't have that one:) heathers buttons look sweet, too:)
june lanum said…
so pretty, love the pansys
Lin said…
Beautiful!! Love everything about this, Stella!
Gisèle said…
so pretty, lovely pansys. I worked with a Burpee once; i always thought it was such a strange name and i remember using burpee seeds to make him a card, this was ages ago....
love the buttons, and that lace....swoon...
Hugs right back at you Hon...hope you get good news soon for your FIL...
Cheryl Nelson said…
so sorry to hear about your FIL! I hope they find what is going on and he is on the mend soon. hugs and prayers and good well thoughts to him. Your card could not be lovelier!
Ira said…
Zo dat gaat beter, ik had net nl. problemen om dit reactie-veld tevoorschijn te toveren! Over toveren gesproken: jij hebt zojuist een heel lief kaartje uit jouw hoge hoed gehaald! Vind het een prachtcombinatie van papier (vooral dat ledger-papier!) en tja, die afbeelding zelf is een echte blikvanger! Mooi! Heel veel sterkte met je schoonvader gewenst, ik denk aan jullie! Veel liefs, Ira xxx
Beautiful card Stella! Love the flower image, the patterned paper you showcased and the sweet little tag!
Linda R. said…
Oh my gosh.. Your card is so pretty. I just love the way you flipped the sketch.. We always love seeing your creations at CCCB!!!
jacirascrap said…
Adoro como usou o esboço!! Lindas cores e flores!! Muito lindo cartão!!
Brenda said…
What a beauty Stella! I love the papers and your beautiful embellishments! I am so sorry to hear that your FIL is not in the best of health! I will keep him in my prayers! You take care. XXX Brenda
Sue Lelli said…
So PRETTY, Stella! LOVE that image from Heather and your papers and buttons and lace are GORGEOUS! LOVE this card!
Maria said…
A very lovely card, Stella! The image from Heather is gorgeous! I just love the paper you used from Girls' Paperie, so pretty! Sweet little buttons and tag to top off your card. Am keeping you and family in thought and prayer regarding your father-in-law. Hugs, take care!
Hey Stella! Hope ou discover good news about your FIL. Prayers to you and the family. Your card is gorgeous! Pansys are a fave of mine.
Heather Jensen said…
Everything goes so well together. Love the Girls' paper. I sure hope your FIL will be okay. Keep me posted. :)
Hugs~
**Farrah** said…
Beautiful, fresh card. I just love everything about it!!
I hope things turn around soon for your FIL.
Farrah
Audrey Pettit said…
Very beautiful, Stella! Love your card! Those papers are by far some of my absolute faves. Love what you've done with them. Adorable vintage image and I really like the sweet tag at the bottom, too. Awesome!
Sylvia said…
So lovely, Stella. I really love the pansys, another of my favorite flowers. My mother used to put them on top of my dad's birthday cake. We all love what she did to put real flowers on top!
Sonia said…
Hi Stella
As always you did a gorgeos creation. Good Luck!
Hope you get good news about your FIL, I'll be praying for you!!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
What a beauty!!! I so adore that flower image! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!
Jules said…
Hi Stella

Another stunning creation from you.

You always use the most adorable papers and your colours are always so delicate and well co-ordinated.

I hope that things improve for your FIL and that he is being well cared for. What a worrying time for you.

Love Jules xx
BEAR's Mom said…
What a beautiful card Stella...
you're right, it didn't need stitching!
thoughts & prayers for your FIL
take care~
victoria
Joanne Leddy said…
Oh how beautiful Stella! The colors are gorgeous and I love the flower image. Love, love, love the lace!

Thought and prayers are here for your FIL ... hugs.
What a pretty pansy image, and I like those papers you used behind it. I think I recognize them from another recent card, and you've given them a whole different look here by sponging on some ink. I'm so sorry to hear your FIL is not doing well. I am worried for him, too. Please keep us posted. {{hugs}}
Hi dear... so sorry to hear that about your hubby. Ik hoop dat het niet iets ernstigs is. Je kaartje is zo zo lief. Zo mooi gedaan.
Veel vrede in je hart en in je huis.

Liefs van Pauline.
Inkyfingers said…
Hi Stella,

This is such a pretty card and it has such a gorgeous shabby chic look. Thank you so much for your comments about my cards. I took your advice and entered the 1st card.
Hope your FIL is doing better by now.
Hugs
Carol x
Juls said…
just beautiful!!!! Hugs Juls
~Tammy~ said…
So sorry to hear about your FIL and hope he is better very soon! Your card is just beautiful Stella!
Geri said…
So pretty, Stella! really love the papers and the sweet little tag! I do hope you get some positive news on your Father in Law. Waiting and wondering without knowing how to help is so difficult. I checked out your other blog tonight and enjoyed it very much! it's a great idea! I Especially enjoyed the flowers from your garden--lovely photos!! take care! I treasure your visits and kind words!
kasia c. said…
Gorgeous card! I always love coming to see what fabulous vintage wonders you have created!

Sending healing thoughts to you & your family. I hope your father in law is feeling better soon.
{ T G L } said…
Dear Stella,

Wow, your cards are gorgeous! I love writing (and receiving) handwritten cards (I wrote a post on the art of writing cards/letters on my own blog, it's called 'The Power of the Handwritten Word' and can be found under the { S P I R I T } tab). OK, sorry for that shameless plug, but I thought you might possibly be interested :)

How long does it take you to make a card? And on what occasions do you use them? They are really very lovely!

Blessings,
This Good Life
{ T G L } said…
P.S. And of course, best wishes for your FIL. May he make a speedy recovery soon, or if not, may you all be given a measure of grace and acceptance to bear what may come.

Blessings,
This Good Life
PapierGirl said…
Another masterpiece my friend! I love the paper from Girl's Paperie and the vintage image from Heather is beautiful! All the pretty embellishments make for one perfect card! I will keep your family in my prayers! :)
Pauline said…
This is gorgeous Stella, I love the layers and papers, so pretty.
Davi said…
This is so beautiful Stella! I love those beautiful pansies and the perfect dp you used with them:)