LAST RUN TILL CHRISTMAS : What about the good old Tree?

Dear friends,

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!


Panda love…

Hi bloggers,

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!

Happy surfing!

The sky is the limit!

Hi everyone,

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…

Baby boy – Welcome in this world

Hi everyone,

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!

30th wedding anniversary

Hi everyone,

I am packing my « scrapping » stuff in preparation of our move, and I must say it is not an easy task ! It is even more difficult as I still have several orders pending, meaning I can pack only part of my supplies. But which part should I pack and what should I leave out ?! I’m making boxes and unpacking them again because I need something that’s buried completely at the bottom! Really awful… I still have 5 cards and 3 jewelry orders to complete and then it will be done till January…

Anyway, today I share with you a card I made for a 30th wedding anniversary in my family. I am to late for the actual date but they had a surprise party planned and nobody wanted them to know, so I was not allowed to send it in time… The design is very simple and I only used whisper white, Sahara sand, black and rose red card stock. I sanded the chipboard letters and left them as they were (normally I would color them or cover them with paper). The “hearts on wire” stamp is from the valentine defined set (SU) and the little music notes are from a “close to my heart” set, but I don’t remember the name of the set anymore. I bended the “hearts on wire” stamp on my acrylic block before I stamped it to give it a kind of banner look. The congrats sentiment is an old stamp I got on ebay some years ago, so I don’t have any references for it. I used two SU punches: the owl builder punch (for the little heart) and the scallop trim border punch. I enter this card for this weeks JUGS challenge which is to add numbers onto the card.

So that’s it for today, hope you like it!

“Stay over” thank you card

Hi friends,

Today I found some time to play along with the wonderful crafters at “freshly made sketches”. Its a cute sketch challenge from Lesley (Always Playing with Paper) this week. Go along to Lesley’s blog as she makes such amazing things. I follow her posts closely and love everything about it!

But, back to freshly made sketches. I made this card for a friend of mine because she lend me her house for the day’s I teach at the University in Chicoutimi. I chose one of the very old stamps I told you about already. This one represents a bed with a bear hanging over the foot board. I think this stamp looks adorable! However, it’s a bit small to be my focal image on this card, so I decided to use it as background stamp to create a patterned paper. The sentiment is embossed with gold embossing powder, all the edges are coloured with crumb cake classic ink and I dyed the twine in cajun craze with my re-inkers. This is what the finished product looks like:

Oh yes, I added some faux stitching to the left side of my very vanilla card stock and stamped the river rock card stock with the wood grain stamp (loooove this stamp by the way!). And here is the sketch I used:

Just click on the image to get you to the challenge post at freshly made sketches!

Hope you liked it!

See you on Wednesday!

Paper players Xmas card

Hi everyone,

I know it has been quiet a while. I am at home this month and I thought that would mean: lots of card challenges, making my holiday scrapbook, blogging a lot… But no… 🙁  Ever since de beginning of this month I thought I could make share some challenge cards with you, but for that you actually have to participate isn’t it? Every time I got to sit at my crafting table it was to make cards or jewelry for customers, I almost had no time (till now) to work on a project of my own. And the few times I had the time, the mojo just didn’t come… So this morning I decided that it had to work. I sat down till I got something out of it. I used the paper players challenge (crumbcake, cherry cobler and not quiet navy color combo) as base of inspiration. A lot of stamps got in my hands, but finally it became a Christmas card. A bit to CAS, if you ask me, but I am happy with it anyway (changes from my normal style).

I promise to try to post more often again. I have some finished projects laying on my craft table since quiet a while, so I will make my pics and post them soon…

See ya later!

Baby Onesie

Hi my friends,

Hope you are having a wonderful day! I surely am as my deadlines are finally over 🙂 🙂 ! The stress goes down the mojo is back! Today I share with you a card I made some months ago for one of my clients. It was meant for a baby shower. I used this baby onesie as template, embossed the little dots by hand (difficult the see in the picture, but they are there) and finally decorated it.

Hope you like it …


A baloon full of wishes

Hi everyone,

This week a card I made (some time ago) while thinking of my little brothers. I think they would really like it. I paper pieced the little boy’s clothes and used my copics to color in the rest of the image. I received the stamp  while purchasing a card making magazine, and I did not keep the wrapping, so unfortunately I can’t tell you from which company it is.

Hope you like this week’s card and I’ll be back next week!

Baby girl’s chest

Hi bloggies,

Today one of the many baby chests I made during the month of March. I had several orders and a baby class in april, so I have been busy making different kinds of baby cards… I love making these baby chests as you can decorate them differently every time again. All supplies are stampin’up except for the crochet ribbon and the designer paper.

Hope you like it…