LAST RUN TILL CHRISTMAS – Santa’s list

Hi folks!

Christmas is only one month away! I’ll have to do some shopping soon if I want to be ready for the Holiday season. Anyway, here is one of my latest cards. Love this Santa stamp from Stampin’up! Don’t you?

IMG_8690IMG_8691Unfortunately, I don’t have much time today, so see ya later!

Blue wishes

Hi everyone,

I know it has been far to long. Life here in Europe is so much more stressing and time consuming than it was when we lived in Canada. But I had a brake the last two weeks (can tell you that I needed it!!!) and this gave me some time to sit at my crafting table. Several cards are made and I’ll be posting them soon, but today I wanted to start with a challenge card. I want to enter this one for my old time favourite: the paper players and for another challenge blog where I like to participate: freshly made sketches. For the paper players it had to stay to blues (midnight muse and pool party) and white, I immediately wanted to make a winter card. The freshly made sketches offered a square card design with one layer and one focal point on the lower right corner. The sketch forms the basis of my design, although I did not keep the card square. I also added a border behind my focal point as otherwise I had the impression it was floating around alone on my card. Hope you like it!

See you soon!

Love is in the air – Butterflies

Hi everyone,

I finally got a very little bit of time to prepare another set of posts. I have to admit that, since the move, I have no time left at all! I prepared my blog posts in advance (during November), so that my blog would fire one post every week till January 15th. I thought this would give me time to settle and arrange a new craft room, but unfortunately, we aren’t quiet ready yet! We just found a house and will be moving in around February 15th. So no space nor time to scrap (AND I MISS IT SOOOO). On top of that, I lost my PC battery charger during the move, meaning I don’t have a personal computer any more! So even keeping up to date while surfing on your blogs has become difficult :s . I hope everything will get in order soon.

Luckily, I still have pictures of past projects (19 to be exact, I really need to get crafty again!). This is a wedding card I made a year ago, I think. I wanted to add some dimension to my card by using these folded butterflies. I intend to include this card (and the folding technique) in one of my coming classes (as soon as I am up and running again). Of course you recognize the dotted scallop punch from stampin’up. I used some thread to sew little stiches through the little holes to bring some interest to the punched border. The sentiment reads: “congratulations!”. All stamps are stampin’up, however, as my stash isn’t out yet I can’t tell you the name of the stamp sets they belong to, sorry.

Hope you like this week’s card, I’ll try to be back next week with another of my hidden projects!

Cheers

A little thought for mom

Hi blog friends,

Today I share with you one of the cards we made at my latest card class. The design isn’t mine, but unfortunately I can’t find the original post anymore. So if the design is yours, please tell me and I will reference your work as it should. For the background, we used versamark to add a subtile tone on tone motif. The flower is made using the oval cutting system from creative memories, a stampin’up button, a stampin marker (tempting turquoise) and a sponge dauber (daffodil delight). The cardstock and border punch are stampin’up. After decorating the inside of the card, I also made a matching envelope using some of the designer paper I had left in my drawers. Hope you like it!

See ya!

Happy Easter!

Hi everyone and Happy Easter!

Today I share with you a card I made for my best customer. I used this weeks Play date cafe color combo which was Avocado…Blue Mist…Grey Wool. So I used Bashful blue, olive green and basic grey from stampin’up. I also made a little treat wrapping with a chocolate Rocher in it. The punched border was made using the 4-petal flower from the itty bitty bits collection, a little trick I saw on pinterest… Hope she will like it!

See ya later…

Tea for two – March 3D class

Hi everyone,

Today I share with you the project we made yesterday at my 3D class. The tea holder is based on a tutorial of Andrea Walford which I adapted so it could easily be refilled. We used the tea shoppe stamp set from Stampin’up. This project is a nice gift idea or could just be nice to have next to the coffee pot in your cupboard. I must admit everyone loved making these. Of course, we made a coordinating card to go with it and I made a little pyramid box with a treat inside for everyone of the participants. Hope you like it!

See ya…

Let’s celebrate’

Hi stampers,

It’s me again! My second card today is made for the “A la card Monkey” challenge. Although I follow their challenges very closely I am usually to late to link up my card before the deadline… It’s their 100st challenge today so I thought I had to hurry making, finishing, posting and linking… AND… This time I got it right! 🙂 The challenge is a sketch combined with “celebration”. I immediately thought of my stampin’up cupcake set. I also added some stamps from the tea shoppe set as I will be featuring this stamp set at my stamping class next week. I try to use it in different kinds of projects to show my customers the versatility of these stamps (although we won’t be making all of them of course). The sentiment reads “party time” and I hope this qualifies for the celebration part of the challenge. Finally I also decorated the inside of my card and envelope. Hope you like it!

See ya soon…

Crealotte

A flower for mom

Hi it’s me again,

Another very quick post for you. The inspiration for my second card comes from the just add ink challenge blog. The sentiment says “happy mother’s day”. Hope you like it…

I am off to sleep now,

See ya later.

Happy birthday – Butterfly hat

Hi everyone,

I finally found time to participate in some challenges this weekend :D. I must say it feels great to craft again. The first card I will share with you today is for the paper players. Oh yes indeed, it is always the first challenge blog I go to… They are having a color challenge this week. I wanted to create a card using only scrap pieces of cardstock, so I had to play a bit with my different cardstock left overs I had, but finally I got it… I used Magenta’s “Madame Butterfly Hat” stamp for the image and one of my SU sentiments. Hope you like it!

See ya!

Sniffy???

Hi  stampers,

Today another winter inspired card. The initial idea came from Lorri (check out her blog and sea her wonderful creations). Although the outside of the card changed quiet a bit, I kept the tissue box idea (love it Lorri!). I had to make two of these because as soon as I made the first one, my friend’s mom asked me to make one for her to, so I did… Hope you like it to!

Cheers!