Monday, December 11, 2017

Graphic 45 Christmas card

Hello folks !

Let's start this new week with a card create with the Winterwonderland papers by Graphic 45 :

What I love about Graphic 45 papers is there is always something to cut out ! Here it's the gorgeous poinsettias... I added few stickers from the same collection too, and used the Walnut Stain distress ink to enhance the vintage look.

You can a look at the first card I made with this collection here.

The 30 cards before Christmas giveaway is still on until the 24th, so don't hesitate to comment on cards and follow my blog to enter, there is a nice prize at stake !

Thank you for your time, I hope to see you tomorrow too !

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Embossed Merry Christmas card

Hi there !

It's day #15 of my 30 cards before Christmas event ! We are halfway from the end of the giveaway, so you really need to start commenting if you didn't, because commenting  on my cards (and being a follower) is how you can enter the giveaway !
Take a good look at today's card before saying something about it...

I embossed the central frame with the Merry Christmas and Vintage Holidays folder by Sizzix, then gently applied Firebrick distress ink over the embossed title.
I also applied the red ink on the poinsettias, and some Walnut Stain on the edges of the DCWV papers.

It's not a fancy card, but I do like the embossing effect on this one.
I will came back with a card made with Graphic45 papers tomorrow, so I'm excepting to see you tomorrow too !

Thank you for your time, have a great Sunday !

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Plaid deer Christmas card

Another day, another card...

Back to CAS for a white card as a base, and some DCWV papers with Little B dies...

The sentiment was hand cut from one of the sheet of the Christmas Plaid stack by DCWV, and the dies were cut with the Christmas Holidays set by Little B. Two small snowflakes came from a small punch.

Having a white background is not my usual, I'm still thinking something is missing ! Well, I will get back to myself tomorrow ! But if you like this card, please let me know !

You can review all the cards I have made so far on this page, and learn more about my giveaway on this one. Did you know I've been doing this 30 something since 2013 now ? How can I come with more Christmas ideas ? You can check each year's projects by clicking on the top tab.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will find some time tomorrow to see what's new...
Have a great day !

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tim Holtz style Christmas card

Hello there !

I found some Alterations Christmas embossing folder not long ago at Tuesday Morning, with Tim's Found relatives cards, and it was about time to use it ! Here is what I created :

I cut scrap of papers to match the pattern of the folder, and used the Letterpress technique to create the background. If you don't know this technique, it's super simple. You ink your embossing folder on the front side (just the raised design) before running it with the paper in your machine (I used my Big Shot for that). The ink I used there was of course the Walnut Stain distress ink...

Yuo know my love for fussy cutting, and that's what I did with one of the relatives card... A wooden sentiment distressed with ink and the card was done... I wish my sewing machine was out of its box, I would have added some stitches between the different papers.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know what you are thinking of my cards so far. Each card's comment will earn you an entry in my giveaway...

Have a great day !

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Rita Barakat's fairy for a Christmas card

Well... I'm up with some creativity today, inspired by my friend Rita Barakat and her stickers. Can you spot the one I used ?

This sticker is a journaling tape decorated with one of her fairies. I draw around the sticker to create a wider decor on my card, and paint all with watercolors.

Papers used on this card are from the October Afternoon kit I used before, and sentiment is written with black epoxy alphas by Sticko.

I hope you like this one of a kind Christmas card ! I'm so glad you stopped by today ! May I have the pleasure to see you tomorrow too ?

Don't forget about the giveaway (comment and follow to enter) and have a great day...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Prima doll Christmas card

Long time I didn't play with my (Prima) dolls ! It was about time to used this Christmas one !

 A lot of layers and Prima products... Fairy Belle papers, moulds, paper clay, flowers, die, chalks, doll stamp,...
Soft colors are nice for Christmas too if you add a little gold and glitter...

I added some watered white gesso over the Art stones and microbeads and when dried some gold ink. I used the gold to stamp the sentiment and color parts of the dress.

I does have a shabby chic, doesn't it ? I think it's pretty as a jewel !

This is my 12th Christmas card. Can you believe we are almost half way of the 30 ? Did you like all, none or just some of my cards so far ? Don't hesitate to tell, your comment will earn you an entry to my giveaway if you are a follower...

Rendez-vous tomorrow for another Christmas card. Have a wonderful day waiting for our date...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas penguins ?

Because my first card was so super easy and quick to make, I made another one, so you have two Christmas cards today instead of one !

I received the November issue of Making Cards a little late (coming from UK via France...) after being published in this magazine find me on page 64-65 if you have it !). But I found cute papers AND stamps with my magazine I had to use for my cards... If I had the December issue, I would have use the free gift too to create more !

I stamped directly the sentiment on the penguins images with red ink. Love the font of these stamps !

What will be tomorrow's card. Well, you'll have to stop by tomorrow to know... Sorry no peeking. Don't forget to comment and follow before leaving to enter my giveaway !

Thanks for your time and have a great day !

Monday, December 4, 2017

Silver and blue Christmas card

Hi there !

I create today's card for the Art Anthology blog...

A lot of Art Anthology products in this card ! Stencils (Diamond Grunge and , Colorations sprays in Steel and Ink , Mud texture paste, Pewter Sorbet and Linen Clear Coat...

I also made the embellishments myself : air dry clay with Prima Marketing mould, fondant lace mould, handmade roses... even use packaging material for the stones ! Papers used in this card are by Craft Smith.

You can already find the tutorial for the roses I used on another card on my YouTube channel, but here is the tutorial for this card :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope to see you tomorrow for another card and another chance for you to win (see my giveaway post) !

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas snowman card

A quick and simple card today with the October Afternoon kit I showed you previously :

You already had nine chances to entre my giveaway by commenting my Christmas cards and following my blog. How many entries have you now ?

I wish you a great Sunday, see you tomorrow for a mixed media Christmas card with Art Anthology !

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Graphic 45 Happy Holidays card

The first week of cards is already gone ! Let's start another one with the 8th cards before Christmas !

This one was made with the Graphic 45 Winterwonderland 8x8 paper pad and some stickers from the same collection.
I also used some die from the Christmas set by Little B to create the holy leaves, and Walnut stain distress ink to give a vintage look at the card.

Graphic 45 papers are very distinctive from other brands. And their Christmas design is very traditional, I love this look for Holidays cards. Of course I have another cad made with these papers, but you will have to wait to discover it...

Today is your 8th chance to enter the giveaway, so don't forget to comment and follow. Check the first post for prize and rules.

Thank you for your time and see you tomorrow...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Gold and rose Christmas card

Hello !

A Clean-And-Simple card today with a lot of fussy cutting and some gold to add pizzaz to it !

The golden leaves were cut out from DCWV paper (used for the background and sentiment too). The two cream leaves are cut with a Prima Marketing die cut, and the rose is made with a Fiskars Poppy paper punch.
To a closer look at the rose :

In fact, I made a video tutorial to show you how to create this rose in a snap !

That's it for today ! Don't forget to comment and follow to enter my giveaway ! Each comment on my Christmas card eran you an entry if your are a follower...

Thank you for your time, I hope to see tomorrow too...

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  !)