dimanche 22 janvier 2017

Swapp #9

Hello everyone!
Today I have a New Year's card to show - or rather many New Year cards! :))

This card and her eleven twins were created for a Swapp. (See the story below)

I stamped a lot of hearts (Fiskars) with Whisper White (StampinUp) on turquoise panels, added some glitter spray and stuck them onto white cards! Then I die-cut the branches, glued them to the panels, attached the charms with silver thread and fixed the snowflakes with glue dots. Finally I stamped the word-cloud on each card! 
To point-out the words Bonne Année (Happy New Year), I stamped them once again with turquoise on white paper, heat embossed it clear, cut it out, and stuck it over the already existing word.
 !The cloud is composed with all those words we love to use for New Year wishes here in France!


The story....

It all started one day with a StampinUp workshop and since then we are a really nice group of girls. 
As you can guess, we are all addicted to stamping! If time permits, we like to tinker together for an afternoon and sometimes we love to challenge ourselves. - In general it is a swapp and this is already our ninth!!

Here's what my girlfriends did and what I brought home!

The theme was New Year and we had to use the charm - all on a 10 x 14 cm card!

vendredi 20 janvier 2017

Hurray it snows!

Hello everyone!
No, we do not have snow here, but it's very cold! - Very cold for our area!

Well, I will not complain, I'm sitting here in a warm room and made this card.

I did not like my Santa stamps so I took this Snowman from Katzelkraft - I love this funny guy who is having fun in the snow! .....I just colored his nose and the firs. 
The sentiment says: Hurray it snows! (youpi is from Stampin Up and Il neige from Scrap Plaisir)
... and that it snows really nice, I put a lot of small snowflakes with a white gel pen on the turquoise panel!

I link to the Muse Christmas Visions Challenge #76 where I was inspired by Kimberley Wiener's adorable card! Muse: ChristmasVisions

I also link with: 
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes
The Heart Desires - Inspitation Photo
Cut It Up - It's snow fun

  Cut It Up

mercredi 18 janvier 2017

Hot Glue and Ink

Hello everyone!
Today I did something completely new for me! I discovered a technique that made me very curious and that I absolutely had to try!

So here I am with that!

I was inspired by the example, shown by Cornelia on Stamploration and which consists of using a hot glue gun and heat embossing to achieve this result.
You also have to use liquid ink or watercolor to add the colors you want to give to the work.
...This video (by Connie McFarlane) shows it much better than I can explain!

I used black embossing powder from Stampin Up and for the colors "Vintage Photo" and "Weathered Wood" from Distress. I also added a few drops of Aladine IZINK gold pigments.
The colored panel ist mounted on white and gray layers.
The stamps are from Stampin Up.

Here you get a better idea of the golden effect!

I absolutely loved this technique and I already have another card to show in a few days! 
....Stay tuned ;)

I join in: 
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Liquid Colours + Your Choice (heat embossing)


mardi 17 janvier 2017

Pink mood!

Hello everyone!
Don't know why, but today I wanted to use pink for my card!  .......you too have noticed that this color comes up very often lately, eh?

First I stamped paisley pattern (Fiskars) with Versamark all over a sheet of white paper and heat embossed it clear! Then I wet the sheet, colored it with watercolor from dark to clear and let it dry. 
During this time I cut the Carpe Diem 4 times and glued them one on top of the other, so that it made a very thick cut. 
Finally I embossed the "Joyeux anniversaire" (happy birthday) in white on a small black rectangle and glued everything together.

I play with:
Just Us Girls - All over stamping
QKR Stampede - Clean & Simple
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour



dimanche 15 janvier 2017

Fantastic Shoe

Hello everyone!
Today starts a new challenge at the Dream Factory. You all know Cinderella? - I hope so, because this month is about her story:

Three wishes for Cinderella.
Trois noisettes pour Cendrillon
Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel

Here is my card to the story.

I was inspired by Cinderella's shoe and when I saw the gorgeous illustrations by Colleene Kennedy, I was immediately fascinated by her funny shoes! -- She is such a fabulous and talented artist!!
... NO printing!! I used tracing paper and carbon paper, to get the subject on my card. 
I designed the saying with the computer. Actually, it was in gray and black but my printer does totally crazy things again and printed all the gray in pink?!? !!! Great!! 
At first I wanted to redo the pink words with a gray felt-tip pen but in the end I liked it much better as it was! And who knows what I would have destroyed?

... and now you also know why I'm not a big fan of printing and Digi Stamps, haha
...or perhaps it's time to I buy a new printer !!

There are many possibilities to make something! - it's up to you now!

See you soon at the Dream Factory ;)

vendredi 13 janvier 2017

X-mas mice

Hello everybody.

Phew, we had such gloomy weather the last days!! - What better than a good cup of hot tea and
.....make a Christmas card with the sketch at Christmas Card Throwdown!

I'm lucky, today the sun came back and I could take the pictures under better light.

 I added some snow under the mice feet and a gleaming pink star to the fir. To do this, I smeared a bit glossy on the star and the edge of the panel and sprinkled it with ultra fine glitter. White  for the snow and pink for the star!
All stamps are Stampin Up and for coloring I used felt-tip pens.

Here a closer view to the "glittering stuff" 

Happy weekend

linking up with:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes
Come & Get It Challenge - Something New ....(the mice stamps and the sentiment are new)
The Artist Stamper - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - 2017 Resolutions  ...(joining more challenges and make a Christmas card a week! - I said it here)

mercredi 11 janvier 2017

Inky Fingers Today !

Hi everyone!
Today I play along with Less is More. They has a color and OMBRE/shadow challenge this week.

First, I tore a piece of watercolor paper to a rectangle and sprinkled it with water. Then I added a few drops of Disstress ink "Vintage photo" on it, sprinkled again with water, turned it a bit back and forth and put it aside for drying.
While the paper was drying, I took a bigger piece of paper and wet it with a thick brush and water. 
Then I used the same ink, but this time with a brush and with only a tiny droplet of color! - I wanted the background as bright as possible!
Next I stamped a small diamond pattern ( by ALADIN ) on the torn paper and stuck it to the bigger one. 
To finish I stamped the word ART ( by ALADIN ) in a very soft color just under the image and glued the whole panel to the white card base!

I do not often use liquid ink but one thing is for sure, 
I loved to see how it merged in the wet paper ..... and I like the result!

Try it yourself and enjoy ;)

linking up with: 
Stamplorations January Challenge - Theme and Sketch ....(I think it does both)
Craft Stamper TIMI - Anything Goes
The Male Room - Anything Goes

                   Take It, Make It Challenge                         

jeudi 5 janvier 2017


Hi everyone.
Not very inspired this weekend, ...but I must confess that I was a bit lazy too!

A row of houses which one of them is cut out of sparkling foam.
The sentiment is stamped on a small stripe of paper.

The only difference between the card above and this one, is a smaller and darker house and no stripe for the sentiment.

That's all for today!
See you soon - ... with, I hope, a little more inspiration!

Stamps: SU
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black" and "Smokey Gray" 
Dies: Kesi'Art
sparkling foam

mardi 3 janvier 2017

Bonne Année

Hello everyone!
Yes, another card for the New Year! In France it is customary to send the wishes for the New Year instead of Christmas. So in the coming days, you will still see two or three cards of this kind - but promised, after those it's finish!!

In fact, the background of this card was intended for that of yesterday, but I have colored it with ink and it has not really dried well -- the embossing powder hooked on the whole area!  I nevertheless embossed it and put it aside!
Again and again I wondered what I could do with this failed piece of paper and during the day I had an idea! - That's what came out of it!

I added two feathers, a wreath and a few glittering things and the card was ready - nothing is lost and I love it!

Thanks for reading!

I link up with....

Time Out Challenges - Inspired by Words  (beginning of the new year)

Stamps: Stampin'Up
Inks: Versafine "Onyx Black", Stampin'Up "Blushing Bride" (for the background)
Die: Rayher, Kesi'Art
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
sequins, silver thread, pearl pen

lundi 2 janvier 2017

Happy New Year

Hello everyone!
I don't know if I'll be able to take a bit more of challenges this year and make a Christmas card a week, in any case these are two of my goals for 2017.

Let's start with this!

Silver embossed spots, Versamark stamped snowflakes and a silver thread on a peach colored cardstock. 
The sentiment is glued with foam pads. 

I link up with...

LIM - "Dimension" 
Allsorts Challenge  - Something New  (I used my new sentiment stamp)
QKR Stampede  - Snowman or Snowflakes  (Snowflakes for me)

All items are Stampin'Up

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