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!
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!
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 !
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!
Today I have some confessions to make. As you have noticed, my posting isn’t very regular anymore lately and I can finally tell you why. There are big changes coming up in our lives : We are moving back to Europe. Yes, our Canada years are over. Of course we are leaving with a bit of regret as we loved living here, but going back closer to family is a good feeling too. The only thing is that we only have 2 months to set up the cross Atlantic move. We work hard to get all our papers ready, to finish up our jobs here and to fill boxes (every day a bit). So, that’s why I’m less present lately and I am sorry for that, but I promise I will try to get to my blog and share some of my previous work with you every time I have a little spare time. I still have some open orders, so anyway, I will be crafting although less intensely.
But enough about me, here is one f the two of the green « cage » necklaces (as I call it) I made this summer. I made several of these with blue or red miracle pearls (which were sold immediately) and I thought I would try it with different kinds of beads. These ones contain imitation pearls, miracle beads and silver-foil glass beads. The wire-wrapping is made of aluminium. The pair of earrings are made of those same beads mounted on headpins. I hope you like this necklace – earring set! Don’t forget you can get yours on etsy !
Have a nice crafty day !
Today I am here to share a new project I made. We have tons of movie DVDs all stacked in 3 DVD holders (I think some of you might understand what I mean). A space economic way of storing BUT so annoying when you want to find 1 specific movie. So I decided to make DVD holders for them which can be put on a shelf. The first one I made is for the six starwars movies.
My project is based on different tutorials. The first one is from Tara Kieninger at Fireflies and Flutterbyes. She shows us how to make a pocket card CD holder. The second part comes from Creativity prompt where you will find a tutorial on how to make an accordion mini album. Finally, I adapted the measurements to fit the 6 DVDs, adapted the tutorials to use the cardstock effciently, and added a cardstock binder and a “belt” to hold it closed. The beautiful yoda drawing comes from dantew92 and I colored him in with my copic markers. I am working on the whole finished tutorial and will be posting it here later.
Hope you like it!
See ya later…
It is time for me to share another of my jewellery creations. This necklace was made in the very beginning of my jewellery adventure. It contains different kinds of beads, including white pearls, glass teardrop beads, crackled glass beads, silver foil beads etc. Every bead mounted on the black wire has been twisted to create this “torsade” look.
Hope you like it! Don’t forget you can visit my etsy store if you want to order this necklace!
Have a great day,
I am very late this week to post my card. There is a lot going on in our lives for the moment, everything gets turned upside down. I hardly find time to spend here in blogland and I miss it a lot. I will give you more info about what’s happening all around us soon, but meanwhile, here is my card. It is a card I used for the “household” class. It’s a class where I show my clients different ways to use every day products to make gorgeous cards. This one uses the bubble technique. I used liquid soap, water and a couple of re’inker drops to create this bubbled background. The punched border is made using the four petal flower from the punch pack SU punches.
Hope you like it! Have a great day,
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!