Zodiac sign and assendance card

Hello everyone! Today I have a rather special card for you. This was a custom order from my best customer, who wanted a birth card featuring both the zodiac sign and ascendency of the baby. I had to study a bit, and look up how those signs were represented and this is what I came up with.

Zodiac sign on birth card - handmade by Crealotte Design

I love to personalize cards, it is always such a challenge!!! How do you like my take on the inquiry?

Dinosaur birthday card for boys

Hi folks!

Wonderful day today, isn’t it? Here in Belgium, the temperature rises till 30°C, quiet hot for us I would say! But I am not complaining! I love it…

As I didn’t have time to make pictures Dinosaur birthday card by Crealotteof my latest creations this week, I decided to show you this one today: it’s an old dinosaur birthday card I found in one of my computer folders, and I don’t think I shared it with you yet. So here it is…

I made this birthday card for my youngest brother a couple of years ago (We still lived in Canada at that time – “some nostalgia…” ). I love the little dinosaur, perfect for little boys! As the background is composed out of designer paper, this card came together quiet quickly. I would say, it is the colouring that took most of the time on this card.

And a little tip for you today:

Sometimes, we have to make a very quick card: A forgotten birthday or a last minute invitation or any other timely event. For those days, it is a good idea to keep a couple of premade items:

1) Have a stock of precut and prescored cardbases (approximately, one of each color).
2) Have a small box with precoloured images, so on a “last minute” project, you can add one of these images without spending lots of time on colouring, but still attaining the WOOW effect.
3) When designer series scraps are getting lost between newer, more fancy DSP, I cut them down to the layer one card size (i.e. 4 x 5 1/4 inch)

I’m off again, I still have lots of craft work to do…

A little flower for you – thank you card

Thank you cards are the ones we should use more often! It is so nice to know that someone appreciates your help or your “being there for them”. I thus decided it is important to say thanks more often. I’ll try to at least make one thank you card a month and send it to the persons I don’t acknowledge enough.

Handmade thank you card by Crealotte Design

What about you? Are you a better person than I am?

Hope you liked today’s thank you card…

Baby drawer card – baby boy congratulations

Hi everyone!

I am just hopping by very quickly as my time is “counted” lately. We have decided to add sport to our already very busy schedule, which eats away on my precious crafting time. But it is necessary and doing me very good. The nights after we go to the gym, I am able to sleep now! No more waking up in the middle of the night… Just great! But now, on top of that, I have a couple of big orders to fullfil, so the remaining crafting time I have is going into the making of birth announcements, baby favors and communion favors. All together this means I only have a little time to spend with you, to make pictures, to write blogposts, and so on. So I decided to schedule a couple of posts in advance and share with you some of my older cards for which I already have the pictures made, processed and uploaded online.

So here is the first one: my favorite baby drawer card. It is made based on the same fold as the “baby girl’s chest” post I shared with you a couple of years back, but I prefer the colors of this one. What about you?
Hand made baby drawer card by Crealotte
However, as I told you, I am just hopping by, thus no further chatting today. But if you want more information, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment, I will make time to answer as soon as I can.

Happy Mc’ wishes

Today I have a special card for you! I made this card for my best custumer whom asked me the following:

-a birthday card
-for Michel
-who’s 64 years old
-with the text: “EH oui Michel, tu as 64 ans aujourd’hui”
-there had to be a man lifting alters
-and a man running
-and a man going to the McDonalds

Oh yes, all of it! It took me a while to get it created in my head, but once started, it went quiet fast. The little stamps in the bottom of the card are very old ones which I was allowed to borrow from my friend’s mother. They fitted perfectly for what I needed! So this is what I came up with:Personalized card using a McDonalds theme and handmade by Crealotte Design.Personalized card using a McDonalds theme and handmade by Crealotte Design.

Hope you like it!!

Window card – A card for baby Anthony

Here is another baby themed card I made. I made it for one of my customers and the newborn baby was called Anthony. I wanted to make something a bit different compared to the usual standard cards and opted for a hanging/balancing onesie in a circle window. It made me think of a child’s mobile to hang above their beds. I had to make it a tri-fold so that the text written inside the card would not be visible thru the circle window. I kept the rest of the design quiet simple, though I used patterned paper! Oh yes, I have serious problems using DSP on my cards. One way or another, I always end up using only cardstock or decorate my cardstock myself to create exactly the look I want…

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Hope you like it!!! Any questions? Shoot me an e-mail!

Some lefties – very easy Christmas cards

Hi everyone,

An extremely short post for today featuring three very quick and easy cards. They might be an inspiration if you still need some cards, but are very short in time: I would say 7 min tops (not bad, don’t you think?)

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Le Noël des “Canadiens”

Canadiens Christmas card: close up 1This is a card I made for one of my customers whom asked me to make a Christmas cards for Guillaume, fan of the Canadian hockey team (“Les Canadiens“). Again, not an easy task to make it Christmas like! So, I decided to use the “cold” of Canadian winters, the logo of the “Canadiens” hockey team and Santa’s hat. I kept the colours to the blue, red and white representing the team and added a lighter shade of blue for contrast.

Canadiens Christmas card Here is a close up of the “Canadiens” hockey team logo bearing Santa’s hat.

Canadiens Christmas card: close up 2The borders were shaded by sponging and I added some falling snow using my white gel pen. To finalise, I added some snow on top of the hat, the upfront trees and on Guillaume’s name. Hope you like it! Don’t hesitate to ask if you wish a completely personalized Christmas card or set!

Monochromatic Christmas card

Hi everyone,

Christmas is all about reds and greens, but today I decided to feature a monochromatic black-grey-white card. I used basic black and basic grey ink from stampin up and stayzon black ink (to get a darker black image). I added some snow with my uniball signo pen. The card base is white, so I added a grey and a white layer of cardstock inside to have a “stronger” backing (as whisper white card stock tends to bend).  Hope you like it!



Gate fold – Happy Holidays

Hi everyone,

Today I share with you a card I made last year for Christmas. I used the gatefold technique using garden green and early expresso card stock. The papers are scraps I had left, so I don’t have the reference anymore (sorry). Finally, I used some retired stams from Stampin’up. The little Christmas tree has been popped up with dimentionals and has been repeated in the inside of the card. This is a very easy card that can be made in batch if needed. Hope you like it!IMG_8661IMG_8663