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Too late for a reason....

and no posts on this blog.
I spent February and most of March studying to pass my exams for the annual update of my diplomas.
I am working in the insurance industry and  I am obliged to attend  the  annual update to keep my diplomas valid. 
It went well but yes; it has been quiet.
And learning took me more time compared to 25 years ago:)
One more class to follow but not as much learning as the ones I just finished.

I hope you are all well; is it already spring in your part of the world? It's still cold here; lots of wind and still a bit of frost at night. For Dutch standards we are having a loooong winter....

I am looking forward to spring and with that in mind I made two tags.
I made them on the second day of Easter and I was still thinking that is was Sunday; enough time left to post them for the City Crafters Challenge; their challenge was to create a tag and use washi tape.
And yesterday I found out that the challenge already closed; too late...loosing track of the days I guess.
And althought too late I wanted to show them on my blog.

Washi tape      , Hema, Kymia and Action
Font stamp                Ludiec
Sentiments                 Mega mixed messages from PTI
Twine and buttons     Hema and from my stash
Ink                            Memento Pear tart and Lady bug, 
                                 SU Baja Breeze
Big tag die                 My Favorite Things
Small Tags die           Tim Holtz 
Eyelets                      From my stash

Good to be here again; now getting back to card making.



M@rjan said…
Heel leuk weer eens wat van je te horen en te zien. Begrijpelijk dat dze dingen voorgaan! Mooi en fris zijn je tagjes!
Thea said…
Ik vind ze prachtig Stel! Zo fris en helemaal voorjaarskleurtjes.

Zie je vrijdag!
Liefs Thea
Maria said…
Very very pretty tags, Stella! Love the text and colorful wash tape on each tag! I don't make many tags, but seeing your tags would surely inspire me to do so! Glad you were able to get back to some crafting! Good luck with studies...take care...hugs!!!
Sasha said…
Hello stranger!
It's lovely to see you in Blogland again, Stella. Both your tags are so bright, fresh and very pretty. I love the washi tape. I haven't tried using any myself, but it looks really lovely.
The weather here in the UK has been very, very cold, and we still have some snow in our garden and lots on the hills a few miles away.
Good luck with your studying and exams! xx
Heather Jensen said…
These are beautiful tags! I love your pretty washi tape. :)

I am glad your exams went well. Sounds like a lot of work.

PapierGirl said…
Hi Stella - What darling tags and I love the washi tape! I'm so happy to hear that your exams went well - maybe now you will have some more time to yourself to create! :)
Je@net said…
Wat mooi, Stella, mooie frisse voorjaarskleurtjes. Laat de lente nu maar komen!
Ros Crawford said…
So good to see you posting again ... And what stunning tags! so sorry you missed our challenge. That tape is beautiful!! It's sunny here but still so cold ... Missing you ... xxx
Irene said…
Goed dat je de grootste studieklus hebt volbracht Stella en deze tags zien er heerlijk fris en vrolijk uit!!

xx Irene
Gerdine said…
Wat een leuke tags en heerlijk dat het leren er voorlopig weer op zit (of begrijp ik dat verkeerd?). Hopelijk gaan we snel weer meer van je zien!
Cornelie said…
Tuurlijk laat je ze nog even zien, daar zijn ze veel te leuk voor. Goeie inspiratie!!
Geri said…
So sorry you didn't get them linked up in time...I know that's frustrating...but they sure are beauties!!! And, oh, my...can't even imagine having to focus on school/learning new skills again at my age! Hang in there, dear! So good to hear from you!
Ira Huberts said…
Oh meid, hou op over die winter! Ik ben de vesten en truien zoooooooooooo beu! Kan de zon wel uit de lucht kijken ;-) En dan zitten jullie heel wat noordelijker met gemiddeld nóg lagere temperaturen, jakkes! Maar genoeg gemekkerd voor vandaag, het verdere mekkeren laten we aan de lammetjes in de wei over ha ha ha! Ik heb die rolletjes washi-tape echt tig keer in m'n handen gehad, wel/niet, wat kan ik hiermee, nou, daar heb jij dus geen last van want je tags zien er top uit! Zo vrolijk en mooi gecombineerd.
Blij te horen trouwens dat het je met je studie is gelukt! Weer een heel pak van je hart!
Lieve groetjes, Ira xox
Such pretty tags Stella! I love how you featured an assortment of the colorful tape! Have a great weekend!
Judith said…
Heel goed dat je de tijd hebt genomen voor je studie, belangrijk!

Je tags zijn geweldig leuk! Heel mooi hoe de verschillende tapes zo goed bij elkaar staan. De stempel vind ik ook leuk!
lynn said…
glad to see you back, stella:) your sweet tags are just darling!
Sue Lelli said…
I have MISSED you! LOVE both of these tags! The colors are FABULOUS! Hope to see you more on your blog. Will be sending you an email soon! HUGS!
Marit said…
Hoi Stella,

Wat een leuke tags zijn het geworden, ik ben dol op washi tape (gebruik het alleen te weinig) en die letterstempel is zo mooi! Dankjewel voor de inspiratie! Ik hoop dat er snel meer nieuws op je blog verschijnt, nu het studeren er bijna op zit!

Fijn weekend, lieve groetjes,

ps je stempel is er!
Pauline said…
These are lovely jolly little tags Stella! Such pretty washi tapes.
Well done on passing your exams, wow they sound tough!
So glad to see you back on the blog! Xx
These are the prettiest tags, my friend! I like those washi tapes. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

And the picture at the top of your blog - oh my, took my breath away! I wasn't sure I was at the right blog for a second, with the new change. Great close up of those blossoms. :)

Sounds like life has been very busy for you, and I've missed you. Glad you popped in to let us know what you've been up to. Biggest of hugs!!!
Deborah Frings said…
Loving these tags, the colours are just so cheerful and bright. A perfect anitdote to the cold weather we're still having too!

So nice to see you back in blogland!
Hugs, xx
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Welcome back to blogland Stella, we sure miss your lovely creation. It is a fun and lovely tag, I am glad you share it!
Audrey Pettit said…
Yay, so glad you are back, Stella! Love these tags to pieces!
Michelle said…
Stunning tags! I love the pretty washi tape you used!
Juls said…
hope the exams went well, your tags are fabulous!! Hugs Juls
Sue Lelli said…
BEAUTIFUL! Sorry you were last and glad you posted them! BOTH are so pretty! LOVE the different washi tapes!