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Practice, and more practice :)

Hello!
Today I am sharing two cards trying out my new  markers and work on my colouring skills.  Impressed and inspired by a few very  talented friends I have to give it a try.  I bought a first set of Stampin'Up markers  and here are the first results.    The stamps are from Lawn Fawn:  "Gleeful Gardens"
I don't know how it happend but the stem  of the biggest mushroom is bit crinkly :(






I am still pleased with the first results:



I also used a blender ben and an ink pad  to colour the stem and leafs of my flower


There is still so much to learn but it's fun to do!

Thanks for stopping by! Stella

City Crafter #305

Good morning!
We have a  brand new challenge at the City Crafter. Today Marina is our host and she picked the theme:
"Whitewash"
And asks us to use something white;
other than your card or paper.
You can think about white ink, paint etc.



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I came up with Gesso and it turned 
out a card a bit different as usual:





I covered a piece of corrugated cardboard with gesso. And added leafs cut from vellum
I bought that toothpick flag last year...  Well let's say I rediscovered  some purchases I forgot about:)  Topped off with a buttefly in pale pink:



Our Guest Designer this week is Cammy L Wall.  Hop over to her blog to see more of her fab cards! 
You can find more inspiration from her and   the other team members on ourblog. We are offering the winner  a spot as our Guest Designer. I am looking forward to see  your take on this weeks' theme!  Thanks for stopping by!

CAS(E) this Sketch #165

Hello!
I  hope you all had a good Easter weekend.
I am back after being away due to a nasty cold. It kept me from blogging; not much energy and not feeling great...
But I am back to cardmaking and had to play along at the current challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch



On this card I used a bit of patterned paper  that I have been hoarding a few years ago.  But it's time to use it so I did :)



I love this floral pattern, sweet but not too sweet. And added a sentiment in dark blue cardstock. A bit of twine as a finishing touch:



Thanks for stopping by!
Stella

Supplies:
Paper Bazzil Cardshoppe Marshmallow Dark blue cardstock from my stash Simple Stories "Homespun"
Dies MFT pierced fishtail die PTI birthday die
Other  Twine

City Crafter #304

Hello and good morning!

It's my turn to host this weeks' 
challenge at theCity Crafter
I choose the theme:
"On Cloud Nine"
Create a card or project and add 
a cloud or clouds to your project.



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Spring has begun so I came up with a spring-y card
Of course with clouds and a bit of sunshine:





I used various brands to complete my card.  Cloud dies from MFT, a border die from Lawn Fawn  and the sunshine die from PTI.  The sentiment is from Precious Remembrance  and a finishing touch by adding a wooden bird:




We are havingMarie this week as our Guest Designer. You can see more of her lovely cards on her blog

Looking for more inspiration? You can find more inspiration from our  Special Guest Designer and   the other team members on ourblog. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Stella

CAS(E) this sketch #163

Hello!
I hope you are all well! Today I am sharing a card which I made  for the current challenge at CAS(E) this sketch This is the sketch:



And I came up with this:


Brush strokes in my favorite colors For a very CAS birthday card:



Thanks for stopping by! Stella

Supplies: Paper Bazzil Cardshoppe Cardstock Marshmallow & Jawbreaker
Stamps SU Work of Art
Ink SU Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon PTI Soft Stone
Die
PTI Swoosh
Other Enamel dot & Rhinestone

City Crafter #303

Hello everyone!
It's Tuesday and that means   a brand new challenge  at the City Crafter Challenge blog. My dear friendRosis our host and she picked the theme: "Make it Green".


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Ros asks us to create a project  and using green as your main color.
I came up with a card made with dots and lots of green.  For a masculine birthday card: 



A simple design and I used one of the patterned  papers which survived the decluttering:)




This week our Guest Designer is Veerle.  You can see more of her wonderful cards on her blog.  Looking for more inspiration? You can find more inspiration from our  Special Guest Designer and   the other team members on ourblog. Thanks for stopping by!

Lift Challenge #102

Hello!
Spring has arrived here and its gorgeous, sunny day. I have acard to share: based upon the current Lift Challenge. We're supposed to lift this card;  and add a fold to our card.


 I came up with another masculine birthday card. In colors and patterns that I love. The papers were a gift from Judith.



Star patterns and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.  Thea offered me to borrow one of her sets.  I used one of the sentiments.



Thanks for stopping by; enjoy your weekend! Stella

CAS(E) this sketch #162

Hello!
How are you? It's already Wednesday evening; 
two days to go before it's weekend:)
After a few chilly weeks we had a sunny day and
the weather forecast is quite nice. 
I just had it with frost in the morning, wind 
and loads and loads of rain......
Enough rambling; on to my card! The current challenge at CAS(E) this sketch  is right up my alleye:)



I gave it a bit of a twist and made  my first Christmas card for 2016. Very CAS and lots of white cardstock;
my very favorite to use:) I stamped the stars in a subtle  shade of grey (Soft Stone) from PTI



 I added a bit of texture with an embossing folder,  a tiny wooden star and one of my favorite  sentiment dies from PTI:



Thanks for stopping by! Stella



City Crafter #302

Good morning!
Are you ready for a new challenge? We have a new one waiting    for you at the City Crafter Challenge.  Today Kirsty is our host
 and she picked the theme:
"I am working on my Phd".
Which means:
Working on a project-half-done.



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I used a pillowbox. I cut it last December 
when I was crafting with my eldest sister:





My intention was to use it as a gift card holder for Christmas but back home I never finished it. 
And after cleaning my craft room I  also wanted to clean my desk:) And this box was still there.  I covered it with a strip of patterned paper  and added a layered sentiment:




Here is my giftcard box: 


We are having Evy asour Guest Designer.  Hop over to her blog to see more of her fab cards!  Eve is very talented and has a wonderful style. You can find more inspiration from her and

Bij Oma Dee

Hello! 
I guess you are just as happy as I am; it's weekend :) I made a card for the challenge "Bij Oma Dee" based upon this sketch:


A card made with a card kit also from "Bij Oma Dee" Bright colors; a bit of spring!

Dots, stripes and a bit of sunshine:



Thanks for stopping by! Stella


Supplies Papers Bazzil Cardshoppe  Marshmallow White & Banana Split Patterned papers from Fancy Pants
MFT Dies Stiched circle  Stiched rectangle Pierced fishtail
PTI sunshine die
Other: Sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted Heart punch Rhinestone






City Crafter #301

Good morning!
We have a new challenge at the City Crafter. Today Marina is our host and she picked the theme:
"The elephant in the room"
And asks us to use an elephant image 
on our project. 



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A good reason to use some baby stickers 
and Project Life cards. 
The star patterned paper was a gift from 
Judith





For a sweet baby boy:





Our Guest Designer this week is Sarah.  Hop over to her blog to see more of her fab cards! 
You can find more inspiration from her and   the other team members on ourblog. We are offering the winner  a spot as our Guest Designer. I am looking forward to see  your take on this weeks' theme!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stella


Supplies
Star patterned paper from