LAST RUN TILL CHRISTMAS : Recessed window – Christmas lodge

Hi everyone,

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!

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!

 

Black Friday till Cyber Monday: BIG SALE at Crealotte Design Store!

Hi everyone,
No cards or jewelry today, but a big announcement!

There is a 4 day sale at Crealotte Design boutique. Just in time for Christmas!!! Use this coupon code 25XNOV2012CREALBLOG in my Etsy store (http://www.etsy.com/shop/crealotte) and receive a 25 % discount! The coupon is valid from Friday, November 23th till Monday, November 26th 2012. Attention, this sale is while supplies last, so be the first to come along! Don’t forget to send a link to this website out to friends and family so they can profit from this opportunity too!

Happy shopping!
Crealotte

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!

Random necklace and matching earrings

Hi surfers,

Today I share with you a necklace and earring set that has a lot of success among my customers. I made it in different colors and they are all sold. People compliment me a lot when I wear one of these, of course my first reaction is: thank you, I made it! 🙂 It’s always nice to hear that people like what you make (even when they don’t know you made it). I call the necklace “random” because it falls differently every time you move. With the colored facet glass beads it reflects light and catches the eye of everyone you encounter. Hope you like it too!

Halloween scrapbook page

Hi bloggies,

This summer I was preparing my Halloween classes for which I prepared different kinds of punch art figurines and thought they would be nice on a scrapbook page. I dug up some pictures from last year, where I got a visit from the children of my best friend. I must admit they were so wonderfully dressed up ! It was my first Halloween experience and I loved it ! I got them tons of goodies, I don’t even know if they were able to finish them! My scrapbook page was finished quickly except for the glitter web I made as it took several days to dry. Do you recognize the border I used? It’s made out of the ornament punch! I always love to find out new ways to use a punch, this way I can reassure myself I did not buy a seasonal product but that I can use it all year long! Don’t know how you like it, but I was quiet happy with the results! Hope you like it too…

See you next week!

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!

red resin necklace and earrings

Dear friends,

Today I will share with you one of my earlier creations. This necklace and earring set is made out of bordeau hemp (less dark in real compared to picture), resin beads and glass beads. This subtle set is a must have for everyday wearing. Hope you like it!

Come by my etsy store to check out my other jewerly for sale!

Have a nice crafty day !

Crealotte

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!