Tuesday, September 2, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week # 227 ~ I See Clearly

Hi Everyone! It's my turn to pick a theme this week and I thought a current trend would be fun!
So how about some vellum! It's been around forever and it's popularity come and goes, but it's back again and there is so much you can do with it! How about a vellum flower, or a card overlay? Use a paper crimper and crimp your vellum, you can emboss on vellum. There are lots of ways to use it, so come play and I can't wait to see what you create! 

~ Char

Week 227 ~ I See Clearly

(use acetate, vellum, glossy accents, translucent embossing paste, clear plastic etc)

Guest Designer

Please meet.......


Hello! I am Stella Schenkel and ilving in Groningen; located in the northern part of the Netherlands (Europe). Working at an insurance company, married with Marcel and mother of two grown up sons. I started cardmaking in 2006 and my style has changed a bit over the years. From attemps to create shabby cards I turned over to cards with a modern twist. And from time to time with an elegant accent.  I have a place in my heart for all shades of blue; from dark blue till aqua and pale blue. Stripes, polka dots, stars, sequins and twine are things that love to use on my cards/projects.

I want to thank the DT of CCCB for the opportunity to be a Guest Designer. It's a privilege and I hope you can find the time to play along! I am also sponsoring this challenge with a mini kit for Christmas cards/projects.The patterned paper is suitable for scandinavian cards, a shabby touch or as a start for a mixed media project. There is also silver cardstock and 8 white cards+ envelopes included. 

What a lovely card Stella! 
Please stop by Stella's blog, I am sure she would be thrilled to see you there!


Be Inspired by the CCCB Designers





Take Note

You are welcome to submit any type of project based on the theme and enter as many times as you wish, but we do hope that the creation is new and original, please do not link creation that have been posted prior to the day of the current challenges. We are looking after our wonderful sponsors who donate time, prizes, and effort with full focus on them, to be eligible for the prize -

No direct selling links are allowed here.
Please mention City Crafter Challenge Blog and provide a link back to us.
Please do not cross-promote event unrelated to City Crafter Challenge Blog.
Link your direct post of the challenge and not your entire blog.

We noted there a few entries that were not following the rules stated above the past few weeks, to save the precious time of our DT and be fair to other crafters who followed rules, we will now delete entries that trying to promote their products here at this challenge blog. The CCCB team work hard for the past few years to provide a playground for crafters all over the world, we brainstorm for a weekly theme, create to inspire other likewise crafters and spending time going around to leave encouraging comments, we do not want CCCB to become an advertising space for businesses to sell their products or gain exposure for your own challenge blog, if you are trying to promote your products, we strongly encourage you to be one of our sponsors, that way, you will gain exposure the right manner. Thank YOU!


This week's prize package is sponsored by our Guest Designer and friend of CCCB - Stella!

Thank you so much Stella!

Challenge ends September 8th, 2014 at 11.55 PM (EST)



If you have problem using Inlinkz, please email citycrafter@gmail.com, we will try our best to help you with your question.

Thanks to those who played along with us last week.
And the winner for week 226 is.....

Congratulations!!!! This is so pretty!
Please grab the winner's badge from our side bar and also drop an email to Kirsty (citycrafter@gmail.com) so we could set you up for the designer spot. You'll have till September 15th, 2014 to do that!

Spotlight Artists Award

Congratulations to all, do feel free to grab your spotlight artist badge and display it proudly on your side bar! Thanks for playing along!


  1. Love all the vellum pieces, great inspiration. ~Diane

  2. Such a fun theme! Love all the inspirational work from DT!

  3. I'm glad I was able to make it in time! It's lovely to meet GD Stella and to be inspired by all your lovely creations!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Oh my goodness! Thank you so very much for selecting my card as a winner of challenge #226! Congrats to all spotlight artists!

    1. Congratulations Samra! What a beautiful shaker card!!