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City Crafter #362

Good morning!
It's Tuesday and that means
a new challenge at the City Crafter Challenge blog.
Before I tell you all about the new challenge  I want to let you know that I am studying  for my exam.  I need this exam to keep my certificates up-to-date for the next two years. Here in the Netherlands these exams  are mandatory for anyone who works in the  banking or insurance industry.  I have a few weeks left and that means  I have limited time for blogging.  Besides leaving comments on the  CCCB entriesI won't be able to keep  up with you as usual.  But if I do have a free moment I 'll try to stop by. It's not a matter of interest but it's all about getting an education:)
On to  the challenge! Today Kirstyis our host and she  picked a photo inspiration theme.  Create a project inspired by the photo
and tell us about it.
I went along with the globe:

The image and sentiment speak for itself:

I haven't decided yet if I am going to use
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City Crafter #361

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

And that means: maybe a baby chick  or a baby human. The arrival of spring  or an arrival at the airport.
I went with the idea of  an arrival at the airport:

Just a fewwooden embellishments  and a simple sentiment;that's it:) The sentiment is in Dutch and means: "welcome home"
Looking for inspiration? If you hop over toour blog you'll find the projects from   the other team members.

Thanks for stopping by  and enjoy your day!

Happy Birthday Marina!

Today is a special day because it's the birthday  of one of my fellow DT members at CCCB:

Marina I wish you a  very happy birthday  and a wonderful day; enjoy!

I hope my card arrived in time!
Enjoy your day! Stella

City Crafter #360

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

Create your own background using your, inks,  paints, markers, embossing paste  and/or stamps.  Choose your favorite colours and use  your favorite technique(s). 
But most important:  have fun!
As much as I love CAS cards  with lots of white I also love colour.  I am a fan of anything watercolour,  inks, paints and mixed media.  A few weeks ago I bought a few new Oxide inks and this is my card using Oxide ink:

Using ink, adding water,  heat dry with my heat tool. And repeat for about 5 times:) Once I finished my background  I added a few circle stamps,  a dragonfly and a sentiment. The twine and sequins are  the finishing touch:)

You can find more inspiration from the other 
team members onour blog.
Thanks for stopping by  and


It's Kings' Day here in the Netherlands.  Our king is celebrating his 50th birthday  and there are lots of festive  activities in the whole country.
Due to the cold weather I stayed at home  and watched the king and his family on tv  while they were visiting Tilburg.  A city in the southern part of the Netherlands.
Chilly weather is a perfect reason  to spend time in my craftroom:)
Recently I bought a floral background stamp and some frame dies. A perfect match for a CAS card with a  splash of my favorite colour:

A subtle background and I love  the contrast with the die cut sentiment:

Have a lovely day/evening! Stella