16 November 2017

My Favorite Things – Holiday Tag

Hi everyone! Welcome to this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints!

This time, we are showcasing Holiday Tags. Here is what I came up with: 




Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the list at the bottom of this post. The critters are from the You Make My Heart Melt and the You Make My Heart Spin stamp sets. The sentiment is from the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set. The scalloped tag was die cut from white cardstock using the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics. The patterned paper is from the newest Graphic Grid Pastel paper pack and the two blue strips were cut from Berrylicious cardstock. To embellish the tag, I added a white ribbon, hemp cord and a sweet little bell.

Head over to the MFT card challenge blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created!




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my Instagram feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine

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15 November 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #359

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge! Here is what I came up with: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the list at the bottom of this post. Instead of a rectangle frame, I went for a circle frame that I die cut from white cardstock using the Single Stitched Line Circle Frames Die-namics. The bunny, the birds (I’ve made little penguins lol) and the frozen pond as well as the sentiment are from the You Make My Heart Spin stamp set. I blended the background using yellow Distress inks.

Here is the sketch #359 for this week’s challenge:




Head over to the MFT Challenge blog for more details if you’d like to play along and to check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch! 




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my Instagram feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine

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Your Next Stamp | November DT Dare

Hi everyone! I’m back to share my third spot for Your Next Stamp this month. It’s a project for the YNS November Design Team Dare! It’s a monthly challenge for the YNS Design Team to showcase more fun projects using the new release products!


***MONTHLY GIVEAWAY***
If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post, you could WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!


The DT Dare challenge this month is to use our favorite Christmas color combination! Here is my card: 




Even if I really like to go for non-traditional Christmas colors as teal and green or pastel pink and silver, my all-time favorite color combination for Christmas is a mix of red and pine green with a touch of gold, a lot of glitter and a bit of white. Green for the Christmas trees and the wreaths. Red and gold for ornaments. White for the snow, the candles and some decorations too. On my card is too much of green and not enough of red but anyway… It was so fun to play with this new Reinbeer stamp set. For the arms, I used the formerly released Create a Character set which is so fun and versatile. I created a table using wood grain paper and I added a tablecloth over it made from gingham patterned paper.   

Here are the stamps I used:


   



To see the other DT members’ creations and for your chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice, hop over to the YNS blog.

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

14 November 2017

My Favorite Things – November Release Replay

Hi everyone! It’s time for the November My Favorite Things release replay! Today, the MFT design team is taking a fresh look at the most recent release.

My project is a card featuring the newest Ski-sons Greetings stamp set:





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the list at the bottom of this post. I went for a clean and simple design to focus on the skiing bear. I started by creating the snow dust using the ink smooching technique (check a former tutorial HERE) with Distress inks. I didn’t press the paper in the ink but the ink (on acetate) to the paper. The ink smooching technique is super easy but as I only had to ink a little area, I had to mask the rest of the surface to keep it clear. Once it was dry, I lightly blended blue Distress ink over the background for more contrast. I stamped the sentiment to another white carstock, cut it on the diagonal and adhered it to the ink smooched panel using foam pads. To finish off my card, I colored the skiing bear, cut it and fixed it to the card front with foam pads.

Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration from the design team!   




For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest or my Instagram feed!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine

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12 November 2017

Your Next Stamp | November Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Your Next Stamp (YNS) November release blog hop!




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 the new products!

To celebrate this new release, I’ve made a project using the newest Tweet Kindness stamp set. Here is what I came up with: 





I went for a clean and simple design using fresh colors. I started by sponging the background using Peacock Feathers Distress ink. I stamped the image in black ink (without the hanging heart that I masked with tape before inking and stamping), colored it and cut it with scissors. It took time and patience to cut it but the result is so beautiful. It was worth it! I added a rainbow strip on the left corner for a touch of extra colors and adhered the branch with the birds to the sponged background using foam pads for more dimension. The tiny and super sweet speech bubble is from the Tweet Kindness set too.

This is the cute stamp I used for my project:  



***HOP PRIZE***
One random winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend in the YNS Store. If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you could win this voucher! The name of the winner will be posted on the YNS blog on November 16th.

***HOP SPECIAL***
The new release is available in the store at 10 pm on November 11 (Europe = November 12 at 4 am). Use the special online code to get 20% off your entire purchase!!! Check the badge below:




Now it's time for you to head over to the next stop (links are below) but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go for your chance to WIN!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here today! Thanks for stopping by!

Francine


11 November 2017

Your Next Stamp | November Release Preview

Hello everyone! Today it’s time for the Your Next Stamp November release preview and I’m so glad to join YNS as a guest for the second time this year. Can’t wait to share the newest products with you! There is a lot (A LOT) of cute things in this release!


Here is a look at the new Merry Everything Christmas sentiment stamp set: 




I used the resist technique. I stamped the word Merry with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I then sponged the background with Distress inks using blending tools. I word Christmas was stamped in black ink. The cute little bird is from the newest Tweet Kindness set. The image is part of a bigger stamp but I only used the bird. 

Here are the newest Merry Everything and the Tweet Kindness stamp sets I used for my project: 


     


The November release will be available in the You Next Stamp online store on November 11 at 10 pm (Europe = November 12 at 4 am). Don’t miss our blog hop later today (tomorrow for European crafters)! There will be a prize to win and lots of inspiration.

Now, head over to the YNS blog for the full list of blogs sharing sneak peeks of the new collection!

See you soon! Stay tuned!

Francine

09 November 2017

Jane’s Doodles | Hugs & Kisses on your Birthday

Hello everyone! Today, I want to share a card I’ve made using Jane’s Doodles stamps. I’m a big fan of her hand-drawn illustrations and she is such a kind lady!

I created a card mixing different stamp sets. Here is what I came up with: 





The sentiment (just LOVE it) is from the Birthday Wishes set. The adorable bear with the fun glasses is from the Winter Wishes set. The cart with the hearts is from the Driving Home For Christmas set.

Here are the three sets I used for my project: 


    


For more inspiration, head over to Jane’s blog or visit my Instagram feed!

Francine

08 November 2017

MFT November Product Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! It’s time for the My Favorite Things November product launch! Today, you can see all new products and they are available right now on the MFT online store!

Here is my card featuring the newest Birdie Brown New Best Friend stamp set: 




Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the list at the bottom of this post. I LOOOOVE this fabulous Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics. I die cut it from white cardstock and heat embossed it 3 times with clear embossing powder. The pictue doesn’t show the effect but it looks like the mandala was die cut from white shiny plastic. It’s amazing and it adds lots of interest!  I sponged the card base using Distress Mini inks. It makes the white mandala pop against the soft blue background. Here is the work in progress again:





Don’t forget to check out the FREE MFT November release class where you can find a lot of inspiration and step-by-steps. I’ve made a tutorial to show you how to use the newest snowflake stamps and dies in different ways.





Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what my amazing teamies made with all the fantastic new release! And don't forget to comment to win one of two $100 gift vouchers!




For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest or my Instagram feed!

See you soon and have a wonderful day!

Francine

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