dimanche 1 mars 2015

Just fixin’ to wish you a happy birthday

Hi there! 
I hope you had a great weekend! Today, I want to share a card I made for the Dirty Dozen design team at Splitcoaststampers a few months ago. I used the "Carpenter Joe" digi stamp from Tiddly Inks that I colored with Copic markers. I did the sentiment with the Computer. 

Happy Sunday and see you soon…


samedi 28 février 2015

TAWS March Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It’s time for The Alley Way Stamps February release blog hop! The new stamps are awesome. There are THREE new sets and ONE mini set in this release!

The hop begins on Angel’s blog and if you have been hopping along, you should have come from Emily’s blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list at the bottom of this post. You will find lots of inspiration! 

Today, I’m showcasing the *NEW* Yappy stamp set! I created the word "Party" with my Silhouette and did a watercolor background with Distress inks.


There are PLENTY of different ways to win! You can pick and choose which ones you want to do. But the more ways you choose, the more chances you have to win! One way is to enter the Rafflecopter on the TAWS blog. For our friends that are not on social media, you can join in too and comment on the TAWS blog – we will randomly pick from either the Rafflecopter participants or commenters! Another way to win the new sets is to comment along this blog hop. So be sure to check out the TAWS blog for all the details. This runs today only (February 28th, 2015 – TAWS time)!


This super fun Buff mini set is FREE if you make a $40.00 purchase (or more) during the month of March at the TAWS online store. You have nothing to do, just shop and it will be added to your package…

Now just leave a comment below and hop over to Heather’s blog! 

If you get lost anywhere along the way or encounter any broken links, here is a list of all the hop participants!

Francine  << you are here

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping…


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Embossing, dry or heat (I heat embossed the sentiment)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Less is more - Happy (many things make me happy but making party is one and also creating colorful backgrounds like I did for this card... I love these rainbow colors!)
Creative Friday - Text als Hauptmotiv

vendredi 27 février 2015

TAWS March Peek Day 3

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek time at The Alley Way Stamps and we are featuring the new January release.

Today, we are showcasing the Wigwam stamp set and here is what I came up with:

I colored the tepee with Copic markers. I created the background with Distress inks and sponging tools. I then stamped the starry sky from the Stars of the show set with Delicata GoldenGlitz ink. This ink is fantastic! I fixed the tepee with 3D pads to the card base.

Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration and info on how you can win this stamp set. Don’t miss our blog hop on February 28th and the release day on March 1st!

Thanks for stopping by…


I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

jeudi 26 février 2015

1001 CARTES ON AIR - Die-cuts coloring tutorial

Hi! Today, I'm back with a new card and video tutorial featuring the Create A Smile stamp set called Ausflippen (it’s a German sentiment set).

In this video, I want to show you how to color die-cuts. I used the "Mushrooms" design by Cali Arroyo that you can download HERE at the Silhouette online store. This my card: 

You can see how I did my card in the video below!



Stamps: Ausflippen (Create A Smile)
Inks: Hero Hues Black Dye Ink (Hero Arts)
Silhouette America: Mushrooms by Cali Arroyo
Copic markers: mushroom caps: R17, R27, R46, R39; stem: W1, W3, W4, W5, W7; grass: G21, YG63, YG93, YG99
Various: 3D foam pads, Stamp-a-majig, tape runner (removable & permanent), white gel pen (Sakura)



Don’t forget that you can share your Create A Smile creations with us! Upload them on the Create A Smile blog, right in the sidebar. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Challenge I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

Little Miss Muffet Stamps DT – Sprinkles Cupcake

Today is a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. We have a fabulous sketch for you! Here is my card:

I used a digi stamp from the *NEW BIRTHDAY RELEASE* called Sprinkles Cupcake. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used the paper piecing technique for the cupcake case and added Liquid Pearls on top of the sprinkles. This is our sketch:

Have a wonderful day…


mardi 24 février 2015

TAWS DT – Mushroom wishes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a FLASHBACK CARD for The Alley Way Stamps design team. I did a mushroom scene using 4 stamp sets. The "oldie" stamp featured in this card is the Veggin' Out set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Rock Solid and the little mushrooms are from the new February release (Branching out and Stumped).

TAWS stamps I used:


Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…


I am entering this card into the following challenge:

samedi 21 février 2015

TAWS DT - Hugs

Hi everyone! For The Alley Way Stamps, I created this card using the February freebie stamp set called Moosing you. The mushrooms are a border die-cut from C.C. Designs that I colored with Copic markers.  

Do you like the mushrooms? Click HERE to see a video tutorial

TAWS stamps I used:

Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…


I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Less is More - Wings

mercredi 18 février 2015

Same but different #6

It’s time for the "Same but different" January challenge. For more information about this challenge, click HERE.  

Here is a peek at the die we used this month – "Chrissy Butterfly" from Simon Says Stamp:

And this is my take on this die:

At first, I created a colorful watercolor background and left it dry. Then I used the "Camouflaging Die Cuts" technique for the "Chrissy Butterfly". Once I die-cut the butterfly directly from my watercolored paper, I adhered some tape behind the die-cut opening. To add dimension, I die-cut the butterfly 5 more times from black cardstock. Then I glued all pieces together with the colored one on top. I cut one more piece from vellum and fixed it on top, with just a glue dot in the center. To finish it off, I inlaid the stacked butterflies to the card base on the tape. I stamped the sentiment "You brighten my day" from the Technique Tuesday stamp set called "Hello Sunshine" in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. At last, I added some rhinestones, sequins and voilà… It is a super simple but cheerful card and a great way to get die-cuts in the focal point!

Now hop over to Anja's blog to see what she did for the challenge!

Don’t forget that if you have the die and if you get inspired by our challenge, feel free to share it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards on our Same but different Flickr gallery! Thanks to Stéphanie for sharing your card with us last month!

See you next month for a new "Same but different" challenge. Thanks for stopping by!




I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenge up your life - Rainbow
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A piece of paradise
Stempelküche - Aquarell
Addicted to stamps challenge - Make your mark
Creative Colors Challenge - Teal Blue, Bright Pink, Pale Yellow PLUS Use Blings/ Rhinestone (see color palette below):

mardi 17 février 2015

TAWS DT – Moosing you

Hi all! I LOVE this moose from the The Alley Way Stamps. He is from the Moosing you stamp set and you can get it for free if you spend 40$ or more during the month of February. I used a stencil for the background and sponged it with Distress inks. I added some tiny splatters with my spritzer tool. I colored the moose with Copic markers. 

TAWS stamps I used:

Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Creatures
Addicted to stamps and more - Anything goes

samedi 14 février 2015

TAWS DT – Love birds

Hi everyone and HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I’m back with a card for The Alley Way Stamps design team. I used the Branching out stamp set and I made a card without sentiments! I did the sky with Distress inks and blending tools. The tiny heart was cut from felt. 

TAWS stamps I used:

Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…


I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Stempelküche - Von Herzen

vendredi 13 février 2015

Exciting news!!!


Today, I have an exciting news to share with you: Faye asked me to join the Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) team from February to July 2015! I’m sooooo excited! You’ll see my LMMS creations each two weeks on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog (and of course on my blog) with stamps from the upcoming new releases and also some "older" ones!

I’m so happy to be part of this wonderful team. ♥ Thank you Faye!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you tomorrow for a new post…