Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wooden bear embellishment card

Hi there !

If you have been to craft stores recently, you probably saw a lot of flat wood ornaments. I bought some myself and decide to use one on my 6th card...

I stamped snowflakes on the wood like paper with Umbrella Crafts white pigment ink, then cut out a circle in the center with a circle cutter. The hardest part was to cut off the paper from the wood embellishment. Some sentiment stamped twice on each side of the circle in white and embossed in white too with Ranger embossing powder, a nice ribbon to attach the wood circle and I was done !

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to see you tomorrow for another of my 30 cards before Christmas ! Don't forget to comment and follow to enter my giveaway !

Have a nice day !

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

3D Christmas tree card

Hello !

Still there or just arrived ? Anyway it's day 5 of my 30 cards before Christmas and I have something different for you today ! The focal point of this card is the 3D tree I created with only a small fern punch !

Papers came from a Winter and Christmas stack by DCWV, the tag too. I had this red bow for so long I cannot remember where it came from... And I use a corner punch to round the card.
You will need a bunch (!) of punches to create this tree, but I love the dimension of it !

For a reason I ignore, Facebook banned me to share my blog's posts for a week. So may I please ask you to share my cards with your friends so they can comment and enter my giveaway too ? My projects are meant to be shared, what is the point of blogging if not ?
Thank you in advance to spraid my cards all over internet, so everybody can have a chance to win my great prize (see previous post) by commenting my cards and following my blog.

Have a great day and see you tomorrow...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mint flake Christmas card

Hello crafters !

Today is day 4 of my 30 cards before Christmas ! If you haven't been there for the past few days, I will share with you a Christmas card every day until the 24th of December. During this time, you can let me a comment on each post and follow my blog to enter my giveaway. To see what the prize is, go to the first post here

Today I used non-traditional colors, grey and mint :

Papers are by DCWV. I use a wood ornament (found at Michaels) as the focal point, cover with white gesso then Pixie Sorbet and Sea Foam Velvet mediums by Art Anthology.

Four heart punch painted and few crystals to enhance the design and the card is done !

How do you like my cards so far ? Don't hesitate to comment, this will earn your an entry to my giveaway if you're a follower...

Thank you for your time. hope to see you tomorrow for another card !

Monday, November 27, 2017

War and Sakura : a mixed media layout

Hello !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a new mixed media layout !

I sprayed Sandcastle and Patience Colorations sprays on the ink resist paper (Heidi Swapp), Mud paste, Cracked and Blossom stencils, and Rhodolite Gemstones medium by Art Anthology.

Bonus of the day... I made a video ! Watch here to see the complete process of this layout :

Beside the AA products, I also used those :

Thank you for stopping here, I hope you like this layout.
See you tomorrow for another Christmas card (check out the giveaway  !)

Ink up once, make Christmas card twice

Hello !

For day 3 of my 30 cards before Christmas I have a bonus for you ! Same stamps and papers, same inks, but look, two different effects !

How is that possible ? First I made sure my stamps were well inked, I stamped them once on white paper and then a second time on the same paper (and then cut them out) ! So for the first stamped designs, you have a crisp image :

And for the second, you have a faded more vintage style :

I used Distress Oxide inks and the Hero Arts tree set for the stamping, including the tree, decorations, snowflakes and sentiment. I even use the Firebrick ink to change the color of my second ribbon...
Red and white gel pen are the only other items used to create the border of the cards.

Take a look of the material I used for these cards :

If you did like these cards, let me a comment and you will enter my giveaway. If you don't, let me a comment and you will enter my giveaway ! But don't forget to follow my blog to validate your entry.
To learn more about the giveaway and the prize, see my first 30 cards post.

Thank you for stopping by today, don't forget to come back tomorrow for my 4th card...
Have a great Monday !

Sunday, November 26, 2017

October Afternoon Christmas card

Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 cards before Christmas !

For today's card I used a kit I gain volunteering for the CKC-Houston (remember, just before Harvey ?). I did choose it knowing it will be perfect for making Christmas card too ! It's an October Afternoon - Under the tree kit, with a cute vintage vibe. Here is the card I made :

I probably will use it for another card or two...

If you haven't been on my blog yesterday for the start of these 30 cards before Christmas, you maybe don't know about the giveaway. So check yesterday's post to have a look at the first card AND the prize you could win by following and commenting on the 2017 Christmas cards (yes, it's not the first year...).

Don't miss tomorrow's card, it will be a completely different look...
Have a great Sunday !

Saturday, November 25, 2017

30 cards before Christmas 2017 giveaway !

Hello !

Welcome to my blog if you are discovering it for the first time and welcome back if you are just stopping by as usual...


My 30 days before Christmas giveaway start today with my first card...

This card was made with leftover of non-Christmas papers (white and pink) and cut out circles from a sheet of paper found at Hobby Lobby many many years ago for 15cts but I don't know why never used...

For the 5th year, I will post a project a day ( this year it's cards again) for each day before Christmas. You will have the opportunity to let a comment on each card's post of my blog during these days, one comment a day, and each comment will count for one entry for the big drawing on Christmas day ! You have to be a follower to validate your entries, so don't forget to push the blue Follow button (or add to circle) on the left column if it's not already done !

And those are my only two rules ! Add a comment on one or more card AND be a follower. And what could you win for Christmas...? Take a look :

One lucky winner will receive the following :

- one box of DCWV gold foil stationery kit (20 sheets letterhead, 20 4bar folded cards, 50 business cards, 20 business envelopes, 20 4bar envelopes, 20 address labels)
- one Canvas Corp 1/4lbs sampler pack (papers, canvas, tags, chipboards...)
- one 7Gypsies Tryptich house board kit
- one 7Gypsies pack of 30 velvet flowers in red and white
- one 7Gypsies pack of 8 red assorted buckles
- one 7Gypsies pack of 24 blue ocean photo turns with brads
- one Canvas Corp pack of 10 cream tags.

I bet you can create a lot of things with that ! So start now building your own luck by commenting today's post and following my blog, and see you everyday until Christmas for a new card, and a new chance to win...

And if you need more inspiration to create some cards, take a look at the video review from the past years...

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow and have a great day !

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving freebie !

Happy Thanksgiving !

Even if I'm French and Thanksgiving is not part of our Holidays calendar, we will celebrate Thanksgiving with friends (as family is too far away), especially because we have a lot to be thanskful for this year. I have been through a lot this year but the idea is that I've been through. And I'm thanksful for that and for everything I have in life. Let's pop the turkey !

Now about the freebie...I'm sure you will be pretty busy today, but if you have some time, check out the website, because they want to give their customer a special thank you for shopping with them- a FREE Thinlits "Thanks" Die Set from Sizzix and Jen Long! Every shippable order today (Nov. 23, 2017) will qualify for a FREE Thinlits "Thanks" Die Set! Want to get YOUR free gift? It's easy!
Shop and add items to your cart as you normally would. Once you've finished shopping, head on over to your cart when you're ready to check out. In the cart, you'll be prompted to add the Thinlits "Thanks" Die Set to your order (for FREE!).

Just make sure you add the freebie to your cart to ensure you get yours.
Shop as you normally would and add items you'd like to purchase to your cart. Then, add one (1) Sizzix - Jen Long- Thinlits Die Set - Thanks with Floral Accent to your cart. This is a FREE gift, while supplies last. Shipping rates still apply. One (1) Thinlits Die Set (Thanks with Floral Accent) per customer, per order, per day during the promotional period for all shipped and pick-up orders.

That will be perfect to make Thank you card after the Holidays. I will have to make one for our Thanksgiving host and maybe I will share it with you...

Once again, happy Thanksgiving, I am also thanskful for you visiting my blog.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Winter scene wood box

Hello !

While preparing for my big month (you know, the 30 days before something...), I did find some things interesting at Michaels while shopping for papers.They have very cute laser cut wooden box that I had immediately wanted to decorate ! And as I found a pretty paper pad to create Christmas cards, I had my next creating idea ! Take a look at the result :

These box have LED lights on the background, and each panel can be remove for decorative purpose.

Almost evrything is cover with papers from the Ice Crystal pad  by Craft Smith, except the front upper laser cut that I paint with Sea Foam, Pewter and Frost Dimensional medium by Art Anthology.

I will be pretty busy this week to have cards ready for my 30 cards before Christmas giveaway ! It will start on Saturday, November 25th, with the first card and the prize's reveal...

So thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week !

Monday, November 13, 2017

Let it snow : a layered layout

Howdy !

I've had some news from France recently, and ski season has already begin there ! I'm so jealous, here we still having 80 something degrees ! This French snow inspired me to create a new layout with a picture of my favorite mountain place that I took few yeas ago...

We have few layers in this layout... First white gesso on the wooden background, then blue embossed snowflakes, ink over stencil, white gel pen, papers and snowflakes lace paper...

I added some black distress ink to the edges as a reminder of the shadows in the picture.

The title is an white embossed stamp.

I'm gonna use this layout as a base for my next workshop (once again contact me if you are interested in one in the Houston area).
Here are some of the products I used :

I will enter this layout in the More than Words challenge, where you have to use woodgrain and outdoors as inspiration. Woodgrain is my background, and the picture is one of my favorite outdoors.

Are you already under snow ? I don't think we gonna have any here soon... And if so, is a snowy landscape your favorite one ?

Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you very soon...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Create Bookmarks with Art Anthology

Hello crafters !

I hope you are also readers, because project of the day is... bookmarks ! If you're not, just create them, it will make a great gift to somebody else...

Bookmarks are a fun and quick way to create !All you need is some paper, few inks and paints, stamps, a stencil can help, and you are just playing around with them ! Stamps are Inkadinkado and Heidi Swapp, but all other materials came from Art Anthology.

You can find more about these bookmarks and how I created them on the Art Anthology blog, and watch the video too. 

Thank you for your time, I hope you like what you saw...
See ya !

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Blue and black are a good fit !

Hello !

Back with a new mixed media layout with 2 pictures of my daughters :

The black paper has already grungy look, so I continued with same look with white gesso and texture powder (you will see what kind of products I used at the end of the post), and added a crackle stamp (Prima) with black ink.

Then I added cheesecloth, some blue inks  by Art Anthology (Colorations sprays in Sky and Indigo) and silver microbeads before layering distress papers. And I added my personal touch by layering fussy cut swirls too !

Title is some wood words covered with gesso and inks and distress with black ink.

Did you notice the swirls matching the coat of my daughters ? I had this Colorbok paper in my stash forever and knew I had a good  reason to keep it !

Here are some of the products I used :

Thank you for stopping !  I wish you a great day and hope to see you soon !