How to use of vellum on a card?

This card was made for baby Anthony. I wanted something simple but at the same time different from what I usually make. I thus decided to use vellum on this one. Vellum gives a soft touch to the card, perfect for a newborn baby card. As you know, vellum is semi translucent. This means that also the glue can be seen through. I therefore used some brads on both top and bottom of the card and added some glue behind the center piece, to keep everything in place.

Vellum card by Crealotte Design

I decided to make this card completely cream and blue to keep the classic baby colours. As this card was meant as baptism card, I did not use a standard baby stamp, but added this little bird as sign of peace between earth and heaven.

Hope you liked this week’s card. Have a nice day!

Summer bracelet: sky blue and warm purple

IMG_8904Oh, here I am back with some of my jewellery. I know, I don’t post them enough any more lately,…  I promise to try to do this better in the future. The problem is getting them all photographed! But summer is coming back, I’ll have plenty of natural sunlight in the coming months… It’s picture time!!!IMG_8903This summer bracelet contains polaris beads, swarovski crystals, silver plated beads and some pearls and glass beads. Check out my etsy shop to see the matching earrings too! Doesn’t the colour combination make you think of summer? I love the combination if the light sky blue and the deep warm purple colour. Looks like poppies in the sky!

Don’t hesitate to ask your personalized jewellery. I do all kinds of requests: size color and design customizations!

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…

Is your style soft and feminine?

IMG_8919This bracelet is the perfect gift for any young and stylish woman. The soft colour reflects kindness and is perfect for that girl you love.

IMG_8913This feminine bracelet comes with a matching pair of earrings, which you may find in my etsy shop (together with the bracelet in one listing).

Hope you like this week’s design!

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!

Small Christmas gift cards

Merry Christmas to all of you…

I wanted to thank all of you for your support during these Holiday preparations. I had a good time making all of your Christmas orders, it was really fun!

Small Christmas gift cardThat said, I still have my last Christmas card 2014 for you. This is a 3.5×3.5 small card, perfect for adding a note to your Christmas gifts… Of course, I used my Frosty again (I really like him) whom I coloured with my copic markers. Finally, the DSP is from Stampin’up (retired). Quick and simple, perfect for a last minute card!

There won’t be more posts till 2015 , so I whish you all the best for this holiday season!