Thursday, December 13, 2018

Merry Christmas with a deer

Hello !

Today's card was very simple to make, all the element except the bow were on one sheet :


I just made the card base with red paper, cut out the rectangle with borders, pine branches and deer to fit the card, and add a 3D punched bow (by Fiskars) to finish this look !

On how many cards did you comment already ? Don't forget each comment gives you one entry for my 30 cards before Christmas giveaway ! So don't miss tomorrow's card for another chance to win...

Have a great day !

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holly Jolly Christmas card

Hi there !

I'm back with a card made with 3 dies and 6 papers !


Base is a black/white plaid rectangle fold in half. I used a journaling tag (with the holly in the corners), matted with candy stripes paper. I cut the red circle with a stitched die (Lawn Fawn), the tree shaped phrase with a Spellbinders die, and the wreath with a Little B die (cut 3 times).

I assumed you like cardmaking... Sooo, don't miss the sale going on at Scrapbook.com, it's the last of their 12 Days of Christmas sale ! 12 great brands are on sale, you will find up to 50% off cardmaking products, and there is the last freebie, a Simple Stories Color Vibe 6x6 paper pad !

For my part, I'm way over 12 days... It is my 17th Christmas card ! So we're not quite done, you still have time to enter my giveaway by commenting my cards...

Thank you for your patience, and your love of Christmas card ! Have a great day and see you tomorrow !

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Joyeux Noel / Merry Christmas card

Hi everyone !

This is my first card in French this year ! Red glitter and black, with a nice sentiment frame fussy cut.


As for all my card this Christmas, I used papers from the pad (North Pole Gazette) to create the card base too. Here it's the red glitter with white snowflakes one, a 8 1/2" x 5 /12" rectangle folded in half.
The strip of music paper is not from a music sheet paper, but from a detail of a journaling sheet. I cheated a little bit, because this music strip wasn't big enough to go from a side to another of the dots paper, so I just cut it and hide the hole behind the frame.

Thnk you for stopping by for this 16th card. Don't forget to comment to enter my current giveaway, and see tomorrow for another Christmas card !

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Holidays card in plaid

Hello again !

Finally a card with fussy cutting ! You know that is my favorite activity, don't you ? It's relaxing and challenging at the same time... So here I hand cut all the pine cones and branches one by one !


The base is in black polka dots paper, I made a border with decorative scissors in the paper that looks like a journal, took a black tag from another sheet and finish with a rectangle in plaid paper at the same length than the tag.
I placed the cones and branches just under the tag to make a composition overflowing the plaid paper.

We are now halfway of my 30 cards before Christmas, I hope you enter already my giveaway, but if not you still can by commenting on one or more of my 2018 cards (see this post for details).

Today is also a new day of sale at Scrapbook.com, and it's matching perfectly my posts, as they have 20 to 50% off on cardmaking ! The 12 Brands are still on sale, and the freebie of the day is a Prima Marketing Floral pack - Troika Plum !

I hope I gave you some inspiration so far to create more Christmas cards. I also hope you enjoyed mine, and you will come back tomorrow for another one !

Have a great Monday !

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tree shaped Merry Christmas

Hello !

A very simple card today with just one die by Impression Obsession :


Base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle cut in the red deer paper, folded in half. Creamy paper has already the plaid and kraft borders on its design, so I just cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" rectangle in it, and applied the merry Christmas (shaped as a tree) cut in black paper.

It's the 14th card, we are almost halfway of the 30 cards. Did you comment already on the one I showed you ? Some of you have really increased their chances of winning by commenting on almost every cards ! So keep your eyes on the prize and start commenting ! See the first post for details and picture of the prize...

I hope you have a great Sunday, and I will see you tomorrow...

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Silver and green make a good team !

Hello !

Let's have a change of color today with a card mostly silver and green...


The base is a 10" x 7" rectangle cut into a silver stripes paper, folded in half to make a 5"x7" card.
I cut the journaling square tag and match it with the green pine paper, and add two mats in silver and red papers.

As you have seen, my cards this year are simple and quick to make. I really wanted to show the potential of a paper pad (here the North Pole Gazette by Recollections) without the cost of fancy cards. They are still handmade, but you could give them without fear of them being tossed in the trash. Better, you could make a bunch of cards and donate them to hospitals or charity...

Thank you for stopping by today, have a wonderful Saturday and see you tomorrow... Don't forget to comment to enter my giveaway !


Friday, December 7, 2018

Season's greetings card

Hello !

Nothing fancy today, I just use the borders available on the pad to create this design :


Base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" black rectangle fold in half. I added a 4 1/2" x 4 1/4" rectangle in plaid paper and the borders I found in the pad for the background. The square is a countdown tag and I masked the number  with a red circle tag matted with another circle cut in black with a die (seal from the Hipster 1 set by Spellbinders).

You could win a die cutting/embossing/stamping combo (see this post) by commenting on this card (or any other cards), so show me some love before leaving !

Have a great day and see you tomorrow...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Be merry card

Hi everyone !

A black and red card with some plaid pattern today, and one die cut... That makes my 12th card before Christmas. If you don't know it yet, I have a giveaway running and you could simply enter by commenting on my cards. It's 30 chances to win. Take a look at this post for details and prize.


The base is in red deer paper, I added the black border with a decorative scissor, cut the red tag from one sheet, and mat it with the black plaid. The sentiment is cut with a die from the Spellbinders Naughty or Nice set.

Dies are very useful to create cards, easy and quick to use but also inexpensive compare to stickers to create sentiment. If you want to add some to your collection, Scrapbook.com has a great sale on die cutting : 20 to 50% off. They also have 12 brands on sale like Sizzix, Tonic Studio, Prima, Lawn Fawn, We R Memory Keepers, Ranger, Doddlebug Design, American Crafts, Simple Stories, Echo Park, Photoplay Papers and Art Impressions ! On the top of that, today's freebie is Tonic Dot N' Drop Die Paisley !

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you tomorrow too...
Have a fantastic day !

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Peace and Joy card

Hi there !

Back to kraft and red for this new card :


A lot of layers with two tags and a snowflake die cut (Little B). You can not see it, but te base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle fold in half, from a very cute kraft sheet with red deers. All the papers and tags came from the same paper pad I used for all my cards since day 1, the North Pole Gazette (Recollections).

Did you know that the offer of the day at scrapbook.com is on die cutting ? Beside the 12 hot brands on sale, you will have 20 to 50% off die cutting ! And don't forget the freebie, today it's a Tonic Dot N' Drop die - Paisley ($13 value) !

That will be all for our 11th of 30 cards before Christmas. Don't forget to comment if you want to enter the giveaway (dies to win !)...

Have a great day and see you tomorrow !

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Eat, drink and be merry... Another Christmas card

Hello,

Red and black are all over the paper pad I used for my 30 cards, so here is another one...


Base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle fold in half. I cut the black frame from a journaling sheet from the pad (North Pole Gazette, Recollections), and the red frame from a sheet covered with Christmas saying. Both frame are mounted with 3D foam squares to give some dimension to the card.

If you're new to the blog, there is a giveaway going on until Christmas. I made 30 cards, one for each day during the month before Christmas, and if you comment on one or more, you will enter the giveaway. The more you comment, the more chance you will have to win. Check out this post for details and prize...

If you're looking for a good sale on scrapbooking or cardmaking stuff, Scrapbook.com has its 12 Days of Christmas sale going on. 12 hot brands on sale, 20% to 50% off Tim Holtz products today and a different freebie every day ! Today it's an Echo Park Spring Market Ephemera pack !

This second post (see my new canvas, it's the first one) was the 10th of 30 cards. I hope to see you tomorrow for the 11th...
Have a great day !

Fall meet Winter canvas

Hi there !

I'm glad to see you today with a project for the Art Anthology blog :


It's a small canvas where I used gel mediums to paint this landscape with small brushes. The effect is different than acrylic paint and the colors vibrants.


The colors I used are : 50 Shades and Silver for the background, red Desire Velvet, orange Tango Velvet, Portobello Velvet, Gold Metal Effect for the leaves and Tuxedo and Onyx Shine for the trees.


I am no artist painter, but it was fun to create it and I like the result. You should try it too !
I made a video for you if you want to see how I did it...



Thank you for stopping by. You can come back later, I will have another Christmas card for you...
Have a very nice day !

Monday, December 3, 2018

Can I have some glitter with this Christmas ?

Happy Sunday !

It's time to have some glitter on my cards, don't you think ? Here is my 9th card with red glitter...


Last year, I bought this cute die set with trees by Little B and I'm glad I can put it in use this year too ! I was a perfect fit in the center of the kraft journaling tag. I add a cut sentiment , a border with holly, and a red glitter border cut with decorative scissors.

You don't have glitter paper ? You can add sparkle some with glitter glue... It's the freebie of the day at scrapbook.com ! A Ranger Ink Stickles Glitter Glue Frozen ! And that is along the sale of 12 Hot Brands (Ranger, Sizzix, Prima, American Crafts... and more) at 20 to 50% off and for the last day only 20 to 50% off Tim Holtz products too !

I wish you a great starting week, and will see you tomorrow for another card ! And don't forget to comment this post to enter my giveaway !

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Believe - A Christmas card

Hello everyone !

Day 8 of my 30 cards before Christmas giveaway ! If you're new to this blog, check out my first card to see rules and prize...
Another red and black card for today, with three dies and one black pen :


The base is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle fold in half. The red paper is cut with a double stitched rectangle die rectangle by Cottage Cutz, the circle is cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched die, and the believe came from the Naughty or Nice dies set by Spellbinders.

It is very tempting to add a flower or a ribbon to these cards, but I did stick to my rule to only use scissors and dies with the papers... I only outlined the stitches with a black pen.

If you want some dies to create your Christmas cards too, now is a good time to do so because scrapbook.com has 12 hot brands on sale during the 12 Days of Christmas Sale, plus 20% to 50% off Tim Holtz products and today only a freebie : A Ranger / Tim Holtz pack of 2 Distress crayons !

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to see you tomorrow too !


P.S. : here are some affiliate links to products I used in this project


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas delivery card

Hello again !

Still playing with my papers and this time I used a circle die and a 3D bow punch :


The Christmas delivery stamped image is hand cut but the black circle is not. I used a stitched circle die by Lawn Fawn on one of the square countdown tag of the pad.
The punched bow add some nice dimension to this card. I made it with the Fiskars Bow tie punch. By the way, Fiskars has an incredible customer service. I used the punch once before the upper part was defective, so I contacted the customer service and they sent me a remplacement punch right away ! I received it in few days ! And so I can use them on my cards !

We are now in December. It's day 7 for my cards, my daughters started to open their Advent Calendars, and it's also the first of the 12 Days of Christmas at scrapbook.com ! You will find 12 Hot Brands on sale at the same time ! And today you will have a freebie with every order : an exclusive Vintage Girl 6x6 paper pad by Photoplay ! Hurry, this freebie is today only...

Don't forget to comment on this post (and on the others 2018 cards for more chance) to enter my giveaway. Have a nice Saturday and see you tomorrow !


P.S. : here are some affiliate links of products I used for this card


Friday, November 30, 2018

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas card

Hello !

Another card with a die, still cut from the North Pole Gazette paper pad (Recollections) :


The card base is a 10"x 7" silver and black rectangle fold in half. The tag matted with red is a journaling tag from the pad. I cut out 4 snowflakes that I placed on 3D adhesive foam on its corners.
I found this die by Spellbinders lovely, this Christmas phrase in shape of a tree is really cute.

Let me remind you about my giveaway : 30 days, 30 cards before Christmas. Comment at least on one of them to enter the giveaway. The more cards you comment, the chance you have to win. Being a follower is not mandatory but really appreciated. Look at this post for details and prize.

Have a wonderful day and see you tomorrow...

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Advent calendar made with Cricut

Hello !

In Europe, we have this cute tradition called Advent calendar. I know in the States you have the 12 days before Christmas, but this is different. This calendar start on December 1st and stop at Christmas. You have an opening window for each day, with a surprise inside. The most common ones are filled with chocolates, but we can see more and more of brands making their own, a lot with beauty products. I have two daughters, and one love the beauty surprises, the other one doesn't care, preferring kawaii (cute japanese) surprises and food.
Well I decided (again) to create one for each girl, and I did it with the help of my Cricut and the Tags, bags and boxes cartridge.


I cut a box <purse2-h> for each day, with different sizes from 7" to 4", using the "A Winter's Night" paper pad by Recollections. I had it for $5 on sale and made two calendars with only half of the pad !


One of the design sheet was ornaments with number : it was perfect for my calendars as the pad has two of this sheet ! So I cut each number/ornament, and made a small hole to attach it to the bag.


Each bag has a string (different lengths), and I arrange them by number, with the 1 on the front, so the girls can pick one bag without disturbing the others.

By the way, the Black Friday deals are still available on the Cricut website, and until the Nov, 30th there is a coupon code for free shipping : FREESHIP49 (for $49 order and up). You could have a big box under the tree in time for Christmas...

My Cricut is always very helpful to create personalized gift. Take a look at the Advent Calendar I made in 2016.

Thank you for stopping by today. See you soon for another project...

A red crown for Christmas

Hi !

Finally a die has been used on my cards ! It's a die called Countesses Crow (Crafter's Companion), normally used as an edge, but I made it my center element :


The card is cream, cut from the center of a sheet with design on two corners (the one with pine tree and deer from the North Pole Gazette by Recollections). The red part is one piece only : I cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangle and then run it twice with the die (once reverse) to have this design. I cut the tag from another sheet and use a left over from black paper to cut the small ribbon with decorative scissors.

We are now at day 5, I hope you like my cards so far. Don't forget to comment if you want to enter my Christmas giveaway.

I will have another post later today about the Advent Calendar I made for my daughters (yes, 2) if you want to take a look...

Have a great day, and see you later...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Square Christmas card

Hi there !

Kraft and black again for this new Christmas card, but with silver this time !


I use the sketch of a card I made for Fall sometimes ago, with a different sizing. This is a 6x6 card with 6 different papers on it !

This is the 4th card out of 30. If you haven't done it already, comment on at least one of the 2018 cards to enter my giveaway and maybe win something extra for Christmas ! See this post for details...

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Plaid Merry Christmas card

Hello !

Something a little more traditional for this third card, with plaid, reindeer and pine tree !


Still no die or decorative scissors in this one, only my craft knife and glue. I just outlined the kraft border with a black pen to make it pop from the background. Base still is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" fold in half.

If you just arrived on this blog, there is a giveaway going on until the 24th of December. See this post for details. Don't forget to comment on one or more cards to enter it !

Have a wonderful day and see you tomorrow...

Monday, November 26, 2018

Believe Christmas card

Hello again !

Day two of my 30 cards before Christmas giveaway ! If you're just jumping on this, see yesterday's post for rules and prize...
Black is kind of the new green for Christmas in the paper pad I use, you're gonna see a lot of it in my cards...


 I couldn't resist to cut the cute believe banner to make it my sentiment. The red snowflake was a countdown tag and the small banner covered perfectly the number.
The base of the card is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle fold in half. I just layered few other papers under the snowflakes.

Don't forget to comment if you want to enter my giveaway. If you are looking for inspiration, take a look at my Christmas projects from the past years (see the tags on the top of the blog). There is no two alike project !

Thank you for stopping by today, hope to see you tomorrow too !

Sunday, November 25, 2018

30 cards before Christmas giveaway is back !

Hello everyone !

I hop you had a great Thanksgiving and you now are ready for Christmas ! That's right ! We are only 30 days away from Christmas, and that means I will start to show all the 30 cards I made this year...

If you are new to this blog, know that it's been several years now that I run a little giveaway during this month, where I show a card each day and you show me some love by commenting on them. And on Christmas day I will pick a winner for my giveaway ! Basically, the more comments you made, the more chance you have to win...

Every year is slightly different, so for 2018 I decided to use only ONE paper pad to create these 30 cards (no blank card!) ! The only tools I used were scissors of all kinds and dies, all already in my stash. I think everybody will agree that we prefer to keep our money for gifts than for cards... So I even go deeper in saving by using a paper pad I bought for $5 ! It's not a cheap one, good acid free cardstock with treatments and all... It's one of the Recollections Christmas paper pad you can find on super sale like always. This one is called North Pole Gazette. I even had enough papers to create more than 30 cards (maybe I will show more than one on some days...).

Well, let's start with the card, and I will show you what you could win on Christmas day after...


This first card is super simple, in unusual colors for Christmas but elegant. The paper is full of patterned papers, no plain color, and it's not always easy to create with this amount of patterns ! But you will see that I managed to mix them without difficult (or maybe just a little sometimes..).

The base is a sheet cut into a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle, folded in half. Two smaller rectangles, and two elements cut from another sheet, plus the deer square (was a countdown square, but I mask the number with the tag). I adhere everything with adhesive sheet. By the way, did you know that a 6x6 double sided adhesive sheet package of 5 is today's freebie at scrapbook.com, as well as a pack of 3 clear stackable daubers. Use the coupon code HOLIDAY2018 to receive $10 off any $70 order on top of exclusive sales up to 50% off. But hurry, today is the last day of this Scrapbook.com offer !

Ok now the prize part. No paper this year, but something to cut yours... By commenting at least once on one card's post between today and the 24th of December, you will earn one entry in the drawing for this prize :


The winner will receive one Cuttlebug Spring floral die, two Sizzix phrase dies (let's party and my best friend!) and one Stamp& Emboss set by Sizzix/Hero Arts (A2 cling rubber stamp and a matching embossing folder).

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you everyday from now, remember, each comment on each card will earn you a giveaway entry !

Have a fantastic day !

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Create your Art Journal pages with stencils and stamps

Hello there !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a new mixed media project :


I started by spraying Timeless and Warm Colorations over the pages, stamp designs all around and add more colors with Poppy, Chocolate, Kenyan Copper and Leaf Sorbets. I also added a little of Gold Metal Effect to it.


The stencils I used with the paints were Bits of Grunge and Blocked stencils by Art Anthology too.
For my journaling I decided to use an acrylic journaling tag I added since forever in my stash, just panted nto in green and gold and write with a black Sharpie on it.


I made a complete video tutorial for you if you want to know more about this process :


Thank you for stopping by today, I will see you soon with another project...
Have a great day !

Friday, November 9, 2018

Build your background for a Fall layout

Hi everyone !

It was about time to create a scrapbooking layout ! If you had visited my blog in the past, you may have seen a page with a similar picture... Well, I love my daughter, my dog, and these French woods, so I used a picture taken the same days than the other layout to create a layout for the Art Anthology blog :


For this one, I create the background using Art Anthology Colorations sprays to color the stamps, splash some colors on the paper and splatter inks all over.


You may recognize the scripture stamp by Bo Bunny , flower bouquet by Stampendous and flowers stamps by Inkadinkado (very old one). 


I used various papers from the Ledger pad by Prima, Corrugate Neutral yellow paper and green cardstock by DCWV, Walnut stain distress ink, Petaloo wild roses, Prima flowers, Um Wow chipboard and Doodlebug pearls.

You can watch me create this layout on my new video tutorial here or on my YouTube channel :



Thank you for your time, have a wonderful day and see you soon for another project !


P.S. : here are some affiliate links of products I used :




Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Create a Dia de los Muertos pumpkin with Art Anthology

Hey !

It's my second pumpkin this year ! If you have seen the other, completely different, click there.
Last year, I made a skull candy, now it's a pumpkin for the Day of the Dead...


I used a lot of Shine mediums for this project that I made for the Art Anthology blog, in several colors :  Ocean BlueCanary YellowRuby RedAzalea PinkTeal Blue and Sunrise Orange.


I also use Onyx Black Shine to outline and fill the eyes.


You can watch me create this pumpkin in my new video :


Thank you for your time, and have fun with your October decorations...
see you soon !

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween ATCs

Hello !

Halloween is getting closer and I'm so not ready for it ! Luckily, I had a project to create for the Art Anthology blog to jump on this Halloween creativity !


SoI made ATCs this time, starting with white cardstock gessoed, sprayed with Juicy and Timeless Colorations sprays.


Once dry, I used a baby whipe to remove some of the ink over the Wheel stencil and outlined the design with a purple pen


I added some diamond pattern with one of the Argyle stencil stack and Fiji Velvet medium before stamping a web, a spider and some owls on the ATCs.


A small stamped frame and journaling, both painted in Fiji, and a teal cardstock for the back and the ATC was done !

Take a look at my video tutorial to see me create those and maybe it will inspired you to create some yourself !

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project... Have a great day !