Monday, January 21, 2019

Snowy scrapbooking layout

Hi everyone !

I'm so in Winter mood right now ! In few days I will travel to one of my favorite place on Earth and right now it looks exactly like the picture I scrapbooked ! Small French village in the Alps, waiting for me to grab my snowboard ! 
Well, with this snowy feeling, I had to create a page, so I made one for the Art Anthology blog :

I started by building my layout with a Craft Smith paper pad from last year, Warm Colorations spray to ink the edges and Mud paste to create the snow effect. Also used the Mud paste with the Gothic stencil to add dimension to the background.

You know my love of fussy cutting...So yes I cut the snowflakes and the branches by hand for the pad... The doilie is an element cut with a die.
The title is made with Silver Metal Effect medium and Expressions stencil.

If you want to know more about my creative process, you can watch my video tutorial here or on my YouTube channel (BonjourScrapValerie) :

I will be quiet for some times (unless I broke a leg and came back earlier...), but I already have a new project in my sleeve for you. So be patient, I will be back anyway !

Thank you for your time, I wish you a good Monday !

Monday, January 7, 2019

2019 : Happy New Year card

Hello everyone !

I finally made a card for the New Year card and it's my new project for the Art Anthology blog :

I embossed a white cardstock with the Basket Weave embossing folder (Sizzix), and then sprayed it with Sterling Fairy Dust 

Stars were made with the Twilight stencil and the Silver Metal Effect medium. I created splatters of ink with Stargazer Minx and Sterling Fairy Dust all over the cardstock.

I stamped the big stars with Dina Wakley star stamps, in gray ink, and embossed them with silver embossing powder.
I added white twine colored with the same blue and silver inks than before and a tiny jingle bell to finish this card.

You can watch the complete process in this new tutorial video :

Thank you for stopping by today, and once again : Happy New Year !
Have a great day...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Let's play with Kelly Creates !

Hello everyone and Happy New Year !

If you are one of my follower of my YouTube channel (BonjourScrapValerie), you maybe saw the video I made before Christmas about a package I received from It was filled with goodies from different brands, and I will try to play with all of them !

But for now, I gave a try to the hand lettering tools from Kelly Creates. I'm a complete beginner in hand lettering, and what was in the package was perfect for practicing !
So if you want to see what I received from Kelly Creates and how to use it, watch this video here or on my YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today !
My best wishes for 2019 !

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas !

Hello !

I hope you all had a great Christmas Eve with your friends and family ! It's time to announce the winner of my 30 cards before Christmas giveaway ! Here is what the lucky comment will win...

And our winner is ... Jennifer Earley ! Congratulations to you Jenn, and merry Christmas. Send me your mailing address using the contact form on the left column ans I will send you your prize ASAP !

Thank you all for your support during this past month, I hope you will continue to visit my blog next year. Your interest is my motivation to blog !

Merry Christmas and best wishes to all !

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi there !

Glad to see you for this last Christmas card ! It's a card to greet the two Holidays happening within a week...

It's a quick and easy one, uding black paper for the base, a stripes rectangles, the holly border and a tag hand cut from the journaling sheet of the North Pole Gazette pad (Recollections / Craft Smith).

After all of these 30 cards, I still have 17 sheets of paper from this paper pad ! Enough to cover Holidays scrapbooking pages, or a mini, or more cards ! For $5, it was a good investment for cardmaking !

It is the last opportunity to enter my giveaway too ! You have 30 chances to enter by commenting on my 30 cards. One comment is enough to enter, but the more you comment, the more chances you'll have ! Giveaway is closing tonight at 12PM CST and winner will be announced tomorrow. Will you received a Christmas prize form me ?

Good luck to everyone, and overall have a wonderful Christmas Eve !
See you tomorrow for the result !

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Happy Holidays card

Happy Sunday everyone !

A simple sketch for this 29th card using  once again the kraft snowflakes paper from the North Pole Gazette pad...

The cad base was made with the black and silver stripes paper, kraftsnowfles on the front, and green pine branches paper cut with the stitched rectangle die I used a lot these previous days... I just outlined the stitches with a black pen. Then I place vertically the kraft/Green stripes border and added a fine stripe of journal paper in the center. Journaling tag cut from the tag sheet on the top and the card was done !

You have today and tomorrow to comment on my cards (not only these two but the previous ones too !) to enter my 30 cards before Christmas giveaway ! Don't let the Christmas prize slip away !

Have a very nice day and see you tomorrow...

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry go round...

Hello fellows !

Back with a red and black card, with some die cuts and a fussy cut sentiment :

I started by make a 3 1/2" x 4 7/8" card base with red paper with deers from the North Pole Gazette pad (Recollections / Craft Smith). I added a 3 1/8" x 4 3/4" black rectangle on the front. I add 3 small stitched rectangles (Cottage Cutz) left over from another card, that I matted with cream paper, cut another rectangle to fit the other side of the card, and a stitched circle in black matted in cream.
The sentiment was on a journaling sheet, I just cut it off by hand.

Love the look of this one ! This is my card n.28, two more cards before Christmas ! Don't forget to comment on my other cards too to enter my giveaway !

Thank you for stopping by, I know everyone is pretty busy with Christmas preparations.
Have a great day and see you tomorrow !