dimanche 19 octobre 2014

Your Next Stamp New Release/Website Launch Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to the Your Next Stamp (YNS) October blog hop and new website launch! I’m SO HAPPY and excited to be part of this fabulous hop as a special guest. Not only do we have a fantastic new collection of stamps and dies to share with you this month but we are also celebrating the launch of the new Your Next Stamp store website!!! You'll love it!






The hop begins on Tracy’s blog and if you have been hopping along, you should have come from Laura’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 using these new products!

To celebrate this new release, I did a project with the new SMILEY HAPPY CHRISTMAS clear stamp set.





And this is my take on this set…






I used just a portion of the light string to create this CAS card! The sentiment "Shine Bright" is from the same stamp set. I colored the image with Copic markers. To finish off my card, I added some twine and three YNS Gumdrops. It was SO FUN to play with this set! These light bulbs are AMAZING! 


What’s about the hop prizes?
FIVE random winners will receive $20 to spend in the YNS Store. If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you could win one those $20 gift certificates! Karen will post the winners on the YNS blog on Oct 22.






HOP SPECIAL!!! People will get 10% off their entire purchase code when they create an account in the new store plus Karen will mark the new releases down 15% in the store.

Now it's time for you to head over on Jen’s blog but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!

I hope you've enjoyed your stop here today! 
Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Francine 

mardi 14 octobre 2014

Published!!!

Just want to share that my cards have been published for the first time! Yay! It’s in a special issue of a French cardmaker magazine called Passion Cartes Créatives (Hors-Série N°6 Octobre-Décembre 2014). They shared over 13 cards, tags and memo box! Wow! For the French followers/readers, you can find them on pages 44-47. Thanks to Sandrine Vachon for featuring my work!  

Je voulais juste vous dire que j’ai eu le plaisir de voir mes cartes publiées pour la première fois! C’est dans un hors-série d’un magazine de carterie français appelé Passion Cartes Créatives (Hors-Série N°6 Octobre-Décembre 2014). Ils ont publié 13 cartes, tags et boîtes à mémos! Wow! Pour les lecteurs francophones, vous les trouverez aux pages 44-47. Un grand merci à Sandrine Vachon d’avoir choisi mes créations!







See you soon…

A très vite…

Francine 

Gerda Steiner Designs blog hop winner




Hello everyone! 
The winner of this Gerda Steiner’s Snowman digital stamp is comment No. 6 and it is…




Congrats Tiffany! Please send me an email to get your digi stamp!
  
If you like blog hops, check my blog and my YouTube channel during the second half of October. There will be 2 other hops! 

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

lundi 13 octobre 2014

Super Hugs

Hi everyone and happy Monday!
This is my newest card. I used the super fun Simon Say Stamp set called "Trick or Treat". The stripes on the edges and the stars were done with stamps from this set. Did you see the spider? I created the web background with the "Shatter" stencil from Tim Holtz. The white heat embossed sentiment "Super Hugs" is also from Simon Says Stamp ("Super Duo" designs by Mama Elephant). I colored the funny cat with Copic markers. Then I added some Wink of Stella Clear and Glossy Accents on his mask.  

Voici une carte que j’ai créée avec le set de tampons "Trick or Treat" de Simon Says Stamp. Les bords de la carte ainsi que les petites étoiles ont également été faits avec des tampons provenant de ce set. Et alors, vous avez vu l’araignée ? J’ai réalisé le fond avec le stencil "Shatter" de Tim Holtz. Le texte "Super Hugs" – embossé avec de la poudre blanche – est aussi de Simon Says Stamp ("Super Duo" conçu par Mama Elephant). J’ai colorié le chat avec des Copics et j’ai ajouté du Wink of Stella Clear et du Glossy Accents sur son masque. 





See you soon and super hugs to you :-)…

A très vite…

Francine


dimanche 12 octobre 2014

Monster Kid & Blog Hop reminder

Hi all! A few days ago, I colored the cute little "Monster Kid" from Gerda Steiner Designs with Copic markers. You can see my work in progress HERE. Now I’m back with the finished card! It became a very simple card. I did a background sky using Distress inks and blending tools. I added some cuts from Cottage Cutz ("Woodland Pine Trees" die) and Lawn Fawn ("Stitched Hillside" die) to create a little scene.  The "Trick or Treat" embossed sentiment is from C.C. Designs.

Il y a quelques jours, j’ai colorié l’empreinte d’un tampon appelé "Monster Kid" de Gerda Steiner Designs avec des Copics. Vous pouvez voir mon travail en cours ICI. Me voici de retour avec le projet terminé ! J’ai fait ciel à l’aide d’encres Distress et des éponges. J’ai ajouté quelques découpes de Cottage Cutz ("Woodland Pine Trees") et de Lawn Fawn ("Stitched Hillside") pour créer une petite scène. Le texte embossé "Trick or Treat" est de C.C. Designs.







Don’t forget to join Gerda Steiner Designs’ blog hop!  You have 8 chances to win a fabulous prize! Please scroll down to the next post or click HERE.

N’oubliez pas de participer au blog hop de Gerda Steiner Designs ! Vous avez 8 chances de gagner un magnifique prix ! Faites défiler jusqu'au prochain message ou cliquez ICI. 





See you tomorrow with a new Halloween card…

A très vite…

Francine 


samedi 11 octobre 2014

Gerda Steiner Designs New Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!
I’m so happy to be part of Gerda Steiner Designs new winter release blog hop! You should have arrived here from Lorena Wakefield. If not, go back to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog and start from there!




Gerda Steiner is a passionate doodler, illustrator and artist who lives in California (she is from Germany and speaks also German). All her images are hand drawn. At her online store you can order digital stamps but also HIGH QUALITY RUBBER STAMPS!!!

Would you like to win the new Smells Like Christmas rubber stamp set or one of Gerda Steiner's digital stamps?




There are a total of 8 chances to win and here is how:
  • Comment on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog, the Design Team blogs, and the Guest blogs (see list below)!
  • The winner of the Rubber Stamp Set "Smells Like Christmas" will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below.
  • Make sure to check out EACH blog and comment for your chance to win.
  • ALSO, each member of the Design Team and the Guest Designers got to choose one digital stamp from GSD as a special GIVEAWAY to increase your chances to win something on this blog hop. Each blog will randomly choose one lucky winner, who leaves a comment, for their digital stamp GIVEAWAY.
  • You have until Monday, October 13 at 10pm PST to comment. The winner of the rubber stamp set will be posted on the GSD blog shortly after the hop ends. Winners from the Designers blogs will be contacted by the Designer.

My special digital stamp GIVEAWAY is this cute Snowman, perfect for your winter and Christmas cards:




Now it's time to hop on and have fun! Here is the list:

Francine Vuillème  << you are here


To celebrate this new winter release, I did a self-made cookie-box with the cute little mouse from the Smells Like Christmas rubber stamp set that I colored with Distress inks:







I’m the last stop of this blog hop… I hope you had fun along the way!
Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments…

Francine

vendredi 10 octobre 2014

Work in Progress

I’m coloring the sweet monster kid from Gerda Steiner Designs….

Je suis en train de colorier l’adorable petit monstre de Gerda Steiner Designs…






See you tomorrow for a blog hop…

A demain pour un blog hop…

Francine

dimanche 5 octobre 2014

DT Stempelgarten – Candy packaging

It‘s time for a new Stempelgarten challenge and we want to see handmade candy boxes (for Halloween or other occasions). The challenge runs until 10/31/2014 and you have the opportunity to apply for the DTI did an owl candy bag!

C’est l’heure d’un nouveau challenge chez Stempelgarten. Nous aimerions voir des emballages pour les sucreries (pour Halloween ou d'autres occasions). Vous pouvez participez au challenge jusqu’au 31.10.2014 et vous avez également la possibilité de postuler pour une place dans notre DT. Voici mon projet d’inspiration, une boîte à sucreries en forme de hibou!






I was inspired by a Stampin’Up owl bag but I decided to use other stuff to create something similar. My box is also bigger (2 ¾ x 3 ¾ Inches). I used the Gift Bag Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers (size S) for the body/box, Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies for the eyes, the belly and the wings, the My Favorite Things "Christmas Ornaments" dies for the beak and the C.C. Designs "Sunflower" die for the toes/claws. For the belly, I chose dotted paper from BoBunny. You can find all these products, also the fantastic Gift Bag Punch Board, at the Stempelgarten online store. As always, you can win a nice prize if you join in. This time it’s a voucher with a value of CHF 20.-!

J’ai été inspirée par cet hibou Stampin’Up mais j’ai décidé d’utiliser du matériel différent pour créer quelque chose de similaire. Mon emballage est également plus grand (2 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches). J’ai utilisé le Gift Bag Punch Board de We R Memory Keepers (taille S) pour le corps/la boîte, des découpes en forme de cercle de Spellbinders pour les yeux, le ventre et les ailes, un die du set "Christmas Ornaments" de My Favorite Things pour le bec et la découpe "Sunflower" pour les pattes. J’ai choisi du papier BoBunny pour le ventre. Vous trouverez ces produits, notamment le Gift Bag Punch Board, dans la boutique en ligne Stempelgarten. En participant à notre challenge, vous pouvez gagner un bon d’une valeur de CHF 20.-!







Have a wonderful day…

A très vite…

Francine 

lundi 29 septembre 2014

Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

I’m very excited and so honored to be part of Jane’s Doodles new release blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jane’s blog. If not, go back and start from there! Jane is giving away all 3 stamps sets from the new release to one lucky winner! To get the chance to win, leave a comment to each blog. Jane will announce the winner tomorrow!




Jane lives in Croatia and the delivery in Europe is SUPER FAST! Do you know that all images are hand drawn by her with pencil/pen and paper? They are so cute! I have always been a big fan of Jane’s stamps and the new release is awesome! 


Jane recently released 3 stamp sets. You can find them at Jane’s Doodles online storeHere are the new stamp sets: Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Warm Wishes and Hello Friend!




 Click on the images to enlarge!


To celebrate this new release, I did 2 cards.

For the first one, I used the cute fox from the Hello Friend set. I sponged the background with Distress inks and blending tools. I added some stars using a stencil and texture paste. To give more dimension to the fox, I stamped the image several times, also the snowman’s scarf from the Warm Wishes set. Instead of coloring everything in one image, I colored (with Copic markers) each part of the image that I wanted in a different layer. Then I fussy cutted my base image and all other layers. I fixed the scarf to the base image with glue and all other pieces with foam pads. To finish up the card, I added a sentiment from the Mr. & Mrs. Claus set and some Wink of Stella on the stars.








For the second card, I used the FUN Santa (I love him so much!!!) from the Mr. & Mrs. Claus set. I created my own background paper using a stencil that I sponged with Distress inks. I colored Mr. Claus with Copic markers. The white heat embossed sentiment "Merry and Bright" is from the Warm Wishes set.






Your next stop is the Jane’s Doodles store blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop and don’t forget to leave a comment to each blog along the way to have a chance to win!


Here is the (short) hop list, just in case you will get lost on the way *ha ha*...

Francine  << you are here


I hope you've enjoyed your stop here today! 
See you soon...

Francine 

vendredi 26 septembre 2014

You did it!

A quick share today to show you a card I made with the "Reed all about it" stamp set from Jane’s Doodles. I created my own background paper with the cute apple that I found in the set. I colored all apples and the little girl with Copic markers.

Un message rapide pour vous montrer une carte faite avec le set "Reed all about it" de Jane’s Doodles. J’ai créé le papier de fond avec la jolie pomme trouvée dans le set. J’ai colorié toutes les pommes ainsi que la petite fille avec des Copics.





Have a wonderful day…

A très vite…

Francine 

mercredi 24 septembre 2014

Same but different #1

Pour les explications en français, cliquer ici. 

Anja and I are two cardmakers from Switzerland. We love the same stamps and products! We also like to play with the different crafting techniques. This is why we decided to start a monthly challenge between both of us, which consists of creating a project with the same stamp, craft supplies or technique. It will be such fun seeing the similarities and differences in how the two of us use the same stuff. We got inspired by Jennifer McGuire (she spoke about those challenges in the Kick Start Online Card Class) and also by Christine's and Anni's "Lottie and Lisa" ("Das doppelte Lottchen").

We call our challenge "Same but different". 




Doesn’t that sound like a cool challenge? If you have the same stamp and if you get inspired by our challenge, feel free to play 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!

Ok, let’s start with the first "Same but different" challenge.

Here is a peek at the stamp we used ("Up and Away" from Mama Elephant):




And this is my take on the stamp set:







I love this stamp set from Mama Elephant. The balloons are fun and the little animals super cute. But I saw many cards with those images and this is why I wanted to create something very different. I decided to stretch my stamps! The umbrella became a shell, one of the balloons turned into a pearl and I only used a part of the sentiment "Spread Happiness (wherever you go)". I made the background with the "Sunburst" stencil from Wendy Vecchi and Distress inks sponged with blending tools. I colored the shell and the pearl with Copic markers and fixed them to the background with 3D foam pads. To finish up my card, I added three adhesive pearls and a bit of Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the pearl in the shell. Do you like the way I stretched my stamps?

Now go and visit Anja HERE to see her gorgeous creation. 

Hope you had fun with this post! See you next month for a new "Same but different" challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Francine