Dear blog friends,
I don’t have a lot of time to come and visit you on blogland lately (boohoo…). But don’t think I forgot you! I am working hard to get an office space at home where I can sit and surf around the net easily. We left Canada a couple of months ago and settling down in Europe hasn’t been easy. I hope to back on track and crafty again soon as I think I will have a nervous breakdown if I don’t! But anyway, these are a couple of cards I made for my friend at the moment he acquired his pilote licence. He wanted some personalized cards for his teachers and this is that I came up with. The background is stamped with the ‘in plane sight’ stamp set (At least, I think it is called this way, I am in the train and have to possibility to check, so, sorry I am wrong!) and the clouds are sponged. The main image is Tim Holz I think and the sentiment reads “thank you”. I, of course, decorated both the envelope and the inside of the cards. Hope the instructors did like these, my friend did for sure!
Have a nice day!
I finally got a very little bit of time to prepare another set of posts. I have to admit that, since the move, I have no time left at all! I prepared my blog posts in advance (during November), so that my blog would fire one post every week till January 15th. I thought this would give me time to settle and arrange a new craft room, but unfortunately, we aren’t quiet ready yet! We just found a house and will be moving in around February 15th. So no space nor time to scrap (AND I MISS IT SOOOO). On top of that, I lost my PC battery charger during the move, meaning I don’t have a personal computer any more! So even keeping up to date while surfing on your blogs has become difficult :s . I hope everything will get in order soon.
Luckily, I still have pictures of past projects (19 to be exact, I really need to get crafty again!). This is a wedding card I made a year ago, I think. I wanted to add some dimension to my card by using these folded butterflies. I intend to include this card (and the folding technique) in one of my coming classes (as soon as I am up and running again). Of course you recognize the dotted scallop punch from stampin’up. I used some thread to sew little stiches through the little holes to bring some interest to the punched border. The sentiment reads: “congratulations!”. All stamps are stampin’up, however, as my stash isn’t out yet I can’t tell you the name of the stamp sets they belong to, sorry.
Hope you like this week’s card, I’ll try to be back next week with another of my hidden projects!
Today I share with you a masculine card I made some time ago. My boyfriend wanted me to make a card using planes. He loves planes (he is a private pilot) so much I’m afraid he will come home some day and tell me he found the perfect plane-house for us to live in :s . But anyway, this is what I came up with :
The plane stamp is from Tim Holtz and the sentiment is from SU. The background is made with the polished stone technique. I kept the design very simple but I hit the rose with it. Although it wasn’t his birthday, my boyfriend took the birthday card and it now shines in the middle of his wooden plane collection. Hope you like it too !
Merry, Merry Christmas everyone!
Today I will be very short. I made this card in two versions, a golden one and a blue one. It is part of a card box I made, containing 5 assorted cards and envelopes. The shaker box is made with 3D foam, a window sheet and glitter. If you want to make one of these yourself I would recommend you to take away all the static on your window sheet before adhering it to your project because all your glitter will adhere to your window sheet and you won’t be able to see through your window anymore.
The whole card box content:
The golden version:
This was my last post for my “last run till Christmas” series. Hope you liked it! Merry Christmas and see you back next year!
This is the third card for my “last run till Christmas” series. It’s a very simple card for which you don’t need a lot of different supplies. By saying this, I mainly think of my latest new customers which don’t have a lot of supplies yet and would still love to make some Christmas cards. Note the can clip I used to make the buckle. This card would fit perfectly in my “home supply” card class where I show of different cards made with household material. I love this workshop as my customers usually say “Woow, why didn’t I think of that! I can make really nice cards without getting ruined!”. Hope this card inspires you to come out of your trusted supply list and try to use different “non-crafting” related materials.
I am sorry for the bad picture, but you get the idea! See ya next time…
Oh yes, December has started! Its time to do some holiday shopping. Normally, I am starting my holiday shopping in July or August. I hate to run through stores to search for the best Christmas gift, so I start collecting the Christmas presents months in advance and I don’t have to worry about anything anymore at the end. But this year with the move and all, I am not ready at all! Luckily, my Christmas cards are ready since quiet some time, so I don’t have to worry about those. Today I share with you one of the cards I used for a Christmas class. Several stamps from the Christmas lodge stamps set are used on this card (in and out). As you can see, I made a little recessed window in which I glued a piece of very vanilla card stock stamped with the lodge. I added some stickles to the roof to give it a nice snowy look, but that’s almost impossible to visualize on photo. You should come along and have a look at it yourself to see the lovely texture! I left the borders of my window plain, but decorated the inside a bit more.
Hope you like it!
Today I share with you a card used for the Christmas technique class. The stamp is one of my friends-mum-collection, I told you about a while ago, and the technique is called split negative. I mainly use this technique for masculine cards, although I think it can do for other cards as well. With this technique, you always get two main images, I used my second one to make a Christmas tag. But you could of course also use it for a second reverse card! When I give this card to friends or show it of to customers, I often get the “huh, how did you do that?” look, I love it when people do that! That’s also why I always try to add something special in every class I give.
Hope you liked it! See you next (and coming) week(s) for more Christmas cards!
Today I share with you a card I made for a special friend, my boyfriend’s brother. He is the one who helps me with my blog and gives me tips on how to use my pinterest account, my twitter posts, my facebook page… I made this card for his birthday in august. He is a fervent panda lover and is all about Asia. So I wanted to make him something personal including those two elements. I searched the net for punch art pandas, but couldn’t find one that satisfied my own “panda-view”. So, I designed one myself. He is completely made out of circles and ovals. Doesn’t he look cute? The bamboo stamp used is handmade. I cut out the bamboo section from a foam cushion and did some generational stamping to create the degrading color effect. I cut out “happy birthday” in Chinese characters using my cricut and finished the card with some doodling. How do you like it? I can tell you that I hit the rose with this one! My friend immediately posted photos of his card on his facebook page, so I think he was really happy with it!
Had a nice weekend? We were making boxes again :s ! I don’t know when it will be over, but I can tell you I am getting sick of it. We have a couple of friends coming from Europe for a week, so I suppose we will get a 1 week break (oof). We move (trans-Atlantic) in a bit more than one month and we still have a lot of things to do… Despite the fact that I have no craft room anymore, I have a nice card to share with you. The design isn’t mine, I found my inspiration on Paula Sievers’ blog. I loved this card and kept it on one of my pinterest boards till I found the right time to use it. And the time came: I made this card for a little girl (5 years old) I cherish, which had made such progresses during her gym classes that she deserved a “well done” card. She seemed very happy which of course filled my heart with happiness .
Hope you like it too…
Today I share a very quick card with you. One of my best friends became a mum last week, so I made her and her husband a welcome card for their little boy. I used this week’s sketch from “freshly made sketches“. I respected the sketch quiet well this time although I did replace the bow by a stitch with some twine. The stamps are from Stampin’up and I used copic markers to color the stroller. The dark blue paper strip is scored and rubbed against a white stayzon inkpad to accentuate the score lines.
This will be the last card I made before our move to Europe. All my scrapping stuff will be packed this week, so no card making or scrapbooking anymore till January (I am sooo gone miss it!). However, I promise you to keep on posting some of the cards I didn’t share with you yet.
Have a good week and see you next week!