Showcase baby card study – zoo babies again

Hi folks,

I remember having promised you to post the whole series of cards I made as “examples” for a couple of friends which asked me to make their baby announcement cards. Well, I did showcase the first one (follow the link:  a girly giraffe), but none of the others came on line due to lack of time for making pics and writing posts. Therefore, this time, I prepared all my posts and you will be getting them all in the comming weeks!
On everyone of the cards I tried to showcase something different (color, texture, sketch, …) so that the parents could have an idea of what was possible, and combine in the end the different elements they liked from the different cards to make their own personalized baby announcement card set.

IMG_8842So here is the first one: I knew the mom liked the zoo babies stamp set, so I tried to use the baby animals on my cards. I also added this kind of window under which I placed the elephant. I liked both the colors and the sketch on this one. What do you like?

Tips and tricks: Making masculine cards

Hi folks,

Today I wanted to share with you some tips to make masculine cards. I often get questions about these as for most of us, it is difficult to make nice « mannish » cards. But first of all lets share one of my masculine cards. I made this one quiet a while ago but didn’t share it with you earlier.I used  the marble technique and thorned the edge to rughen up a bit

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As you might notice, I have disobeyed the “rules” listed below, but rules are there to be broken isn’t it? Can you find where I used some “creational freedom”??? :)

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As for my little tips and tricks regarding masculine cards:

I would say : try to keep it simple and keep embellishments to a minimum. Man like funny or cool sentiments and love the use of special folds, as they just HAVE to figure out how it works. You will see the interest your card gets when using different kinds of special folds ! Then about colors : use mainly neutral (brown, black, gray and kraft) colors, but also blues and greens and eventually accents in bright colors such as orange, red and bright green are good for masculine cards. This does also apply for boys although mixing elementary, bright colors might be a better option for the younger ones. Themes can be very diverse and of course depend on the person to whom you send the card, but below you will find a list of regularly used themes for masculine cards.

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The use of wood (or faux wood) and metal (or all kinds of metal embossing techniques) as well as roughened edges and thorn edges is a good idea. However, there are some things to avoid : Try not to use too many buttons and if you use they, try neutral colors. Also ribbon bows are out of the question. Use ribbons as « strip », or make a knot in the ribbon. But most of the times it is better to replace the ribbon by twine. Also avoid using faux stitching and favor the use of hand drawn straight lines instead.

Masculine card rules by CrealotteHope this was helpful!

Cheers…

Balet/Gym Thank You Card

Hi folks!

Hope summer is great for all of you! Over here, the weather has been fine during the whole month of June, but it is degrading lately (or there’s sunshine only on weekdays :s ). However, I am not complaining as when the weather isn’t so nice, I don’t feel guilty of spending time in my craftroom :D .

Today, I have a thank you card for you, which I made a while back for a little girl’s ballet coach. Of course it needed to be girly so I chose for more pastel tints with pink as the main color. As you can see, I used an embossing resist technique to highlight the training girl. In order to harmonize the background paper with the rest of the card I stamped two kinds of flowers (petite purple and big, bold turquoise ones ) with the same colors as the cardstock used for the decoration. Of course, as always, I had to add some stiching along the side. I just can’t do without it! And I finished the card with some pearls and a button.

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Showcase baby card study – A girly giraffe

Hi folks,

This is one of the cards I made for a birth announcement order. I made 6 or 7 designs for both girls and boys as at the moment of the order we didn’t know which it would be. I’ll be posting these over the coming weeks and this is the first one:IMG_8840This was a more standard card and I think it would fit better as a baby congrats card. I didn’t personalize it neither as I was looking to see what the parents had in mind. What do you think? Feel free to comment!

Why I love all kinds of crafts?

Hidiho everyone!

What I love about all crafts is that I can make or transform whatever I like to exactly what I love. That’s why today I wanted to share something a bit different from the usual paper crafts and jewellery designs I normally display on this blog. Indeed I wanted to introduce you to my new buddy: The Phoebe bag! I needed a new bigger bag and did not want to wander through the stores. Moreover, I don’t have to make concessions such as: “I love the design of this bag but I prefer the colours they offer on the other design… Which one should I choose?”. I just made the bag I needed the way I wanted it.

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Hope you liked it!

Here you have the link to the tutorial I used: http://www.rebekalambert.com/artsycrafty_babe/2009/06/the-people-have-spoken.html

For a warm sunny day!

Hi guys!

The weather is top again: full sun, warm, no clouds… What could we be hoping more? Oh yeah, not to be sick as hell. Indeed, I don’t feel good at all: I am home since one week now and just don’t seem to get any better. Most of the time I am in bed and doing nothing, really frustrating! But today I have a very little bit of energy and I thought I could share this set with you. I made it last month but did not have the time to post it yet. So here it is…

IMG_8889I love these orange beads. I bought these when we still lived in Canada and … “Oh what do I miss the local bead stores!” I don’t seem to find these nice bead shops here in Europe, really frustrating!!! Luckily, the internet exists to ease my pain :) .

IMG_8893And a close-up of the earrings…

IMG_8890I hope you liked these! Don’t forget, if you want this set, go to my store before they are sold!

 

What about a personalized baby album as birth present?

Hi Folks,

Today I’ll share with you a present I made for friends who just became the parents of the little Joseph. I wanted to make something special, so I decided to make a 1 year album in which they had 1 page per month to add pictures of the growing baby.

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IMG_8835 IMG_8834I also made some matching embellishements and month tags they could add when putting in the pictures.

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Any suggestions or remarks? Please do leave me your comments… I’ll certainly answer you!

Mother day card

Hi peeps,

Mother’s day is approaching fast again. Here is one of my mother’s day cards. I made this one for the mother of one of my colleagues. I used some punch art for the creation of the flower, can you find the punch I used? Yep, the good old owl punch it is! I used it for both the flower and its petals.

IMG_8378I ended up by adding some stickels to the inside borders of the flower to give the card some sparkle. My colleague seemed to love this card when I brought it at the office, so I hope you like it too! IMG_8383See ya later!

Faux Washi Tape Feather tutorial

Hi everyone,

It has been a while, so I decided to give you something more today: my Faux Washi Tape feather Tutoral (see below)! I made it trilingual, what do you think of that… :) ? Here is a little tag I made using this tutorial. Hope you like it!

Crealotte Design - Pastel thank you tag See you next time and be sure to test this one out!

faux_washi_tape_feather.pdf (140 downloads)

Purple amethyst wire necklace

Hi everyone,

Today I share with you part of an I got for Christmas. This necklace and earrings are made of silver pleated copper wire, real amethyst chips and swarovski crystals. It took me a while before the inspiration came, but luckily, I had some time to think about it. And then, one day, when I was sitting in the sofa, it just came to me. I immediately made it, and I was really happy with how it turned out! Hope you like it too…

purple amethyst wire necklace