30 days before Christmas projects

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One stamps set, Four cards

Hi there !

I did tell you that I missed here I am again creating a birthday card set this time !

I had this banner card set in my stash forever and I tought it was time to use it... So I took some funny birthday stamps and just create...

The ribbons and laces were in my stash for too long too... Good way to use them !

The inside of the card is in blue stripes, you can see them peeking from the bottom where the opening of the card is.

Love this last saying... Huge fan of July Child, especially because she knew there is never enough butter...

Stamps set is Funny Birthday by Hampton Art and blue banner cards by American Crafts. Here are the other products used :

This set was super quick to create and fun ! Are you creating birthday in advance too? Or you just pop one when nedded ?

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day and see you soon !

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Scrapbooking layout with inks from Art Anthology

Hello !

I so happy to make a post ! I missed crafting so much, but now that I moved (yes again...) I finally have my stuff back and will be crafting as crazy soon !

For today, I have a layout to show you, made for the Art Anthology blog, with stamps, stencil and inks !

The picture (one cut in half) was taken in the Great Bazzar of Istanbul, and this splash of colors inspired me to create the color blocks on the layout.
The background was built with stamps first, then Keyhole stencil and Copper Metal Effect medium. On white cardstock, I applied Colorations spray Indigo (blue), Colorations spray Patience (pink) and Radience Minx Shimmering ink (orange), then cut it in small squares or rectangles.

To see some close-ups and read more about this layout, go the the Art Anthology blog post. You will have the video tutorial there or just watch it here :

Beside Art Anthology products, I also used those :

Thank you for your time. see you soon for another project !

Monday, October 2, 2017

100,000 pageviews giveaway WINNER !

Hi everyone !

It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway !

Thanks to everyone who enter, and to those who just stop by (I'm always glad to see new faces !).

The winner of the $20 gift certificate to spend on is... Titony !

Congratulations Titony ! Send me your email address with the contact form on the left column and I will send you your prize ! Don't forget to share with us what you will make with what you will buy with this certificate !

Thanks again to all for your time spent on my blog. Let's look forward the next step.. let's say 500,000 pageviews !

Have a great day and see you soon !

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I'm on the Peek-a-boo Designs DT !

What a news !

I was waiting to tell you this since few weeks now, but have to wait for the DT reveal... I'm the Peek-a-Boo Designs team, along with a bunch of talented ladies !

So hop to the PAB blog to see who's with me on the team, and if you don't know this brand, take a tour in the Peek-a-Boo Designs store, they have dies, stamps, stencils, cardstocks, enamels... so many goodies... I will have an unboxing video soon !

I will show you my first project for this team, until then, have a great day and be creative !

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Distress Oxide : Same technique, two effects

Hello !

It is a busy week, but I took some time to play with my Distress Oxide today... I made two cards, with the same stamp, both emboosed, but with two different look resulting from different uses of the inks.

Here is the first one, using Distress Oxide inks as watercolors :

The card is made from white cardstock, with a roses stamp by Stampendous embossed with copper powder, and the inks were used as watercolor paints with a brush.

Take a closer look to see the shiny copper design...

Here are the products I used for this card :

For the second card, I choose to cover the white cardstock with black distress ink first ( and sprinkle some water too), then stamp and emboss in silver before using the distress oxide inks as watercolors.

Here a close-up :

That's what I used :

These two cards have very look, and the only difference is the addition of black distress ink in the back ground ! That was a cool effect to discover !

I hope it will inspire you to create something today. Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon !

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Create an Art Book with Art Anthology

Hello !

I know I didn't catch up with my usual craft production... I'm still in a temporary housing, with only 1/10 of my craft stash, BUT anyway I do have my Art Anthology products now, so I was able to create a new project for their blog !

What did I create this time ? A huge project, it took me a while because with no place inside the appartment and no good light, I had to pack my stuff each time I wanted to work, go to a conference inside the building, start working and stop oftenly because my camera's batteries is weak and I had to charge it (and then go back to the appartment, and so on...)

So, what is the project ? An art book. Not the kind you buy and alter. The one you BUILD ! From the inside page, to the covers and the binding ! Yep. Take a look :

One of the inside pages :

I did the binding with new and old toys :

Go to the Art Anthology blog to see more pictures and have details on this project. You can also watch my video tutorial on this post :

Thank you for your time ; it's motivating knowing you will visit my blog to look at my project... Don't forget to enter my 100,000 pageviews giveaway, you could win a $20 gift certificate to spend on ! Follow my blog and comment on the post to enter before the end of this month.

See you soon...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#HoustonStrong card

Hello there!

While everyone is now focusing on Florida where Irma has a destroying impact, I am still stuck with my feelings after Harvey and the massive flooding in Houston. Some houses were still under water until yesterday. The house we were buying was... Houston is now a war zone, and yards have disappeared under tons of demolition waste and trashed furnitures.

I want to focus on good things to cheer me up and to help me create, so I decided to take the Monday Simon Says Stamp challenge because project has to include a star. And of course I tought of the lonely star of Texas. Texas is a strong and proud state, but it's not a lonely one. Massive help and donations came from all over the U.S.. And I have seen a great solidarity between Houston residents during this period of crisis. My sentiment for the card I was gonna made came in a instant : rain or shine, you're not lonely...

I use a white cardstock panel for the base, and apply the Oxide distress inks in Faded Jeans and Fire brick, directly with the pad to form the Texas flag. I sprayed water over the panel to reveal the Oxide effect. It even flooded (!) over my white part !
I added a star punch from white cardstock, and printed text in Playbill font for the sentiment.

Let's take a closer look.

If you followed closely the flooding map in Houston as I did, you know that it look like the Houston's Bayous between the two reservoirs.

If you are on Irma's path, stay safe. Wherever you are, you are not alone. Sending love to everyone...
Bye for now !