Monday, 22 December 2008
Secondly, Sheetload Shortcuts have a 'Frosty Giveaway' candy of 20 frosted card blanks and I can tell you from experience these are great quality! Another place to hop too!
Finally, I am long overdue in following up a PIF I was lucky enough to receive: The first 3 people who leave a comment on this post will receive some stamped images from me: I shall contact those whose comments are received first for their snail mail address so please make there's a contact from your blog/profile or some way to get in touch. I'm not sure how quickly I will get them out to you but I will do it. In turn you have to Pass It Forward (PIF) by posting and doing the same for 3 other people: A nice fun way to share some stash.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
I know I am years behind everyone else with this but I finally got to try shrink plastic: What fun!
I used my Whiff of Joy Charlotte Angel stamp with black Stazon and then wasn't sure what to use for colour so used Whispers permanent markers except for the skin where I used a peach watercolour pencil (dry). Used a heat tool for the magical part and then added it to this bookmark. Need to buy more: It's such fun! This was frosted so I want to get some clear too.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
This card follows the Friday Sketchers layout with a Penny Black stamp coloured with H2Os and using a felt and paper flower with button from Making Memories Blossoms & Buttons: 'Lemonade' with some silver thread. The image was shaped with my new Nestabilities rounded rectangles. Love them! Yes, I know they were supposed to be for Christmas but....
Thursday, 11 December 2008
I shall be back soon with some stamping: I have received some bought and won stamps that I am itching to use and not getting a chance at the moment so I shall be back soon, and with a long overdue PIF too! Hope you are enjoying the holiday preparations :)
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Given that the Téléthon charity event, which I sold 100++ cards at last year, starts on Friday, and that this year I’m doing 2 workshops as well: Conversation between my husband and I after he returned a few moments ago from the chocolate shop that is going to take some of my cards ...
DH: Just been to see Sylvie...
Me: Oh Yes. What did she say?
DH: She’d like a basket of Joyaux Noël, Bonne Année, Meilleurs Vœux, and Joyeux Anniversaire cards.
Me : Oh, Christmas as well. (More unusual in France). Did you say when we’d take them?
DH(looks sheepish): Yes, tomorrow.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
A card just using the Lace Tree Cuttlebug embossing folder, my eazi-score board for the parallel lines, an adhesive gem and peel-off text on pearlescent card. Quick and simple but effective I think.
Voici une carte où j’ai utilisé seulement le classeur de gaufrage Cuttlebug ‘Arbre avec ornements’ (embosser sec) avec une petite pierre et le sticker texte. J’ai utilisé ma planche ‘Eazi-score’ pour les lignes embossé pour le texte.
This is a quick request for a card for twin boys. The inside is lined with the same pearly paper used on the front and stamped in two corners with a bow and 2 bibs.
Excusez-moi je n’écrit pas en français souvent. Bien sûr c’est plus difficile pour moi et il me prend plus de temps. Tous les marchés de Noël prennent mon temps en ce moment et j’ai besoin de faire plusieurs de cartes et des autres choses. J’ai moins temps pour mon blog.
Si vous êtes dans les environs de Finistère sud, me direz ‘bonjour’ dans un marché. Aussi je ferai deux ateliers de mini-album à St Yvi pour le Téléthon. Si vous avez intérêt m’envoyez mail (voyez mon ‘profile’).
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Also using some of Debbie's die-cuts I made some favours/ tree decorations: The pyramids are stippled with luminescent paint that shines gold in the light (failed miserably in the photo!) and have Cuttlebug Ice Crystals stuck on. I dabbed Broken China Distress Ink inside the Swirls embossing folder before running the die-cut for the little box through. I love that technique but not sure why this ink pooled to spots?
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Used: Backing paper from my own Winter Collection designs, Whiff of Joy 'Angel Charlotte' (I think that's the right name) coloured with H2Os and mounted on 3D foam, handmade paper and die-cut tree and the card edged with Brilliance gold.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Main image coloured with H2Os; bird peel-off coloured with markers, mounted on card and coloured with Distress Inks; other inking round edges and sentiment is Brilliance Cosmic Copper.
Monday, 17 November 2008
Bootiful Stampz have gone "slightly mad" and are having a 'Stamp a Day Giveaway': Yep, giving away a stamp a day as candy!
The Arty Girlz challenge was to use a blog as inspiration: Perfect time for me to take inspiration from Jennifer's Sweet Treats: I have wanted to create some cards with the Cuttlebug embossing as the main image, rather than just as background, which I think Jennifer does so well. I have seen several cards on Jennifer's blog using the 'Winter House' embossing so here is my version.Not sure colours are clear in the photo: Card is pearlescent purple and the image is embossed in a pearlescent ice blue paper, highlighted with holographic glitter glue and matted on my own design paper from the Winter Collection and then silver paper.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Voici mon calendrier « rapide » ! Malheureusement, à trouver un bien model pour mon perforatrice à couper a pris des âges. Cependant, maintenant je l'ai sauvegarde, je peux le reproduire rapidement et facilement. J'ai employé les images fleurées du ’Making Cards Floral Special’ (que j'ai acheté en ligne) comme les points focaux. Credits: Making Cards Magazine Floral Special; Papermania and K&Co papers; 7 Gypsies Binding Rings; SeeDs stamps; Dovecraft mega-size scalloped rectangle punch; Inks: Brilliance gold, Colorbox Q chalk 'Misty Meadow' and Distress 'marmalade'; prima and other paper flowers; Sakura glaze pens; Dylon 3D pearly paint; other papers, coaster covers, ribbon, etc from stash/unknown make.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Claudia's Pretty Pressings is one of my fave blogs and she has 4 great candy prizes. Fran on Franmade is celebrating her blogoversary and over 55000 hits. And Anita on Papirrommet is also celebrating her blogoversary.
Monday, 10 November 2008
and last but not least BIG thanks to Gayle of Little Bird Design: When we got back on-line I discovered I had won her generous blog candy which cheered me up massively amongst all the chaos!