vendredi 27 mars 2015

Published – Interview in a French magazine

Yay!!! I just wanted to share that a French magazine, called Passion Cartes Créatives (Hors-Série N°7 Mars-Mai 2015, pp. 10-14), did an interview of me! They shared over 17 cards on 5 pages! You can find the magazine in various countries (Switzerland, France, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Germany, etc.)







Thanks for stopping by…

Francine

jeudi 26 mars 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps DT – Kiki Honey Bunny

Today is a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The theme is *Spring colors* and here is my card:





I used the cute and adorable Kiki Honey Bunny. I colored him in Copics and did a little scene. I created the background with a cloud die-cut, Distress inks and blending tools!  The sentiment is from Lil’Inker Designs.  

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

mercredi 25 mars 2015

1001 CARTES ON AIR - Sunburst/Starburst Technique

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). I used the star ("Hurra!" means Hoorah! in German).

Do you know the sunburst (or starburst) technique? This is what I’m going to show you in my video today. Here is my card: 






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





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***SUPPLIES I USED***

Stamps: Ausflippen (Create A Smile)
Paper: black & multi-color cardstock (Bazzill)
Dies: Stitched Circles (Lil’Inker Designs), Circles – Grand Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Various: 3D foam pads, MISTI tool, tape runner, Archival Ink (Ranger)






***TIPS & TRICKS***

You can fix the triangles randomly, as I did. This gives more movement. But if you want a perfect and straight alignment, the trick is to line up the triangles back to back:






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. 

Have a wonderful day…

Francine



mardi 24 mars 2015

TAWS DT – Roaming over

Hi everyone! Here is my latest card for The Alley Way Stamps. I used a bird from the Birds of a feather stamp set and a sentiment from the *NEW* Buff set. 





TAWS stamps I used:


   





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

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Createlicious - Anything Goes

samedi 21 mars 2015

TAWS DT – Wish big

Hi everyone! Here is my latest card for The Alley Way Stamps. This is my flashback card for March and I decided to showcase the fun Kid n' Caboodle stamp set. The sentiment is from the Livin’ Fossils set. I made a sand yacht with the boat: 




TAWS stamps I used:


   




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

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Createlicious - Anything Goes

jeudi 19 mars 2015

OCC Stretch your dies – Day 2: Die cuts within larger die

I’m back with another card for the Online Card Class – Stretch your dies. This time, Kristina’s card inspired me. What a fun idea to create a design by die cutting an arrangement using small dies. Here is my take on this technique:






At first, I die cut a group of stitched leaves from red cardstock. The leaves are from the Lawn Fawn die set called "Leaves Dies". Then I arranged the die-cut leaves on my work surface into a tight grouping and placed a masking paper on the die cuts to pick them up (keeping them arranged). I ran the masking paper with the leaves through my die-cutting machine with a circle die. I applied 3D foam pads to the back of each leaf die cut in the circle and pressed it down to my card base. At last, I carefully removed the masking paper. Wow! I’m totally in love with this technique and I will use it more often! I die cut the word "Celebrate" from black cardstock and heat embossed it with Liquid Platinium embossing powder. This die is from a Penny Black set called "Celebrations".

Have a wonderful day and see you soon with a new OCC homework card…

Francine

OCC Stretch your dies – Day 1: Trifold card

Hi everyone!
Today, I want to share my homework for day one of the new Online Card Class – Stretch your dies. I loved Julie Ebersole’s card so I decided to give it a try! Here is my take on this technique: 








I did the background with Distress inks and blending tools. The top of this trifold card is held down by the partially die-cut word "SMILE" from Memory Box.  The banner and sentiment are from a Simon Says Stamp set called "All occasion banners set". 




Have a wonderful day and see you soon with a new OCC homework card…

Francine

mercredi 18 mars 2015

You add color to my life

A few days ago, I got mail from the MFT graphic designer Laina Lamb. She sent me the *NEW* LLD Stay Tuned (stamps) and Television (dies) sets she designed. Wow, such a wonderful gift! I love her sets!


And here is my take on these sets:






I did a watercolor background with Distress inks and added some rainbow stripes at the edges! This is a super simple but bright card! Here are the sets from My Favorite Things I used:



   




Have a wonderful day…

Francine


mardi 17 mars 2015

TAWS DT – Never Stop Dreaming

Hi everyone! Today, I’m back with my newest card for The Alley Way Stamps. I used the Wigwam set to make a super simple but sparkling card! I heat embossed the dreamcatcher and the sentiment with gold glitter embossing powder on black cardstock.






 TAWS stamps I used:





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

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Creatalicious - Anything goes

samedi 14 mars 2015

TAWS DT – You’re yum

Hi everyone! Today, I’m back with a new The Alley Way Stamps card. I used *NEW* Hard Boiled stamp set and the hand from the Bubbling Over set to create a little scene.




NOTE: I’m vegetarian… So, no panic, he is still alive… He just will be cuddled! *giggle* TAWS stamps I used:



   





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

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Things that fly (yes, chickens and roosters can fly)


Happy Birthday Faye!

Tomorrow is Faye's birthday and the Little Misses are all surprising her today with some cards! HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet and lovely Faye! I wish you all the best and I hope you'll have a wonderful day!  




For my card, I used Swings ‘n Slides Lil’ Kitty from Little Miss Muffet. I colored the cute catgirl in Copics and added glitter to her dress (Faye LOVES glitter… Me too! So this is the perfect touch for both of us! lol). I did the background with a stencil using Distress inks and blending tools. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Check out the LMMS challenge blog for more inspiration and to celebrate Faye’s birthday with the whole team!

See you later for another posting…

Francine

vendredi 13 mars 2015

Debossing technique - You make me smile

Hi everyone!
I’m back with a CAS card I made a few months ago for the Dirty Dozen design team at Splitcoaststampers. I used a super fun technique: I debossed a frame around the character with my die cutting machine using a tag die from Papertrey Ink. I colored the cute alien from the Paper Smooches stamp set called "Little Fella" in Copics. The sentiment is from TAWS (Speak Easy).





See you tomorrow with two new cards/posts…

Francine


jeudi 12 mars 2015

Little Miss Muffet Stamps DT – Grandpa’s Wrinkles

Today is a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The theme is *Anything goes* and here is my card:






I LOVE LOVE LOVE this guy! He makes me laugh! It’s a digi stamp from the *NEW BIRTHDAY RELEASE* called Grandpa's Wrinkles. I colored the image with Copic markers and did the background using a stencil and Distress inks.I added Glossy Accents to the glasses and Wink of Stella clear pen on top of the balloon. 

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

mardi 10 mars 2015

TAWS DT – Happy birthday sweet friend

Hi everyone! Today, I’m back to share my newest The Alley Way Stamps card. I used the super versatile Yappy stamp set. I embossed the "happy" and the "sweet friend" with Liquid Platinium embossing powder. The birthday letters - fixed with 3D foam pads - are from a Lil’ Inker Designs die set called "Mixed Stitched Alpha". 




TAWS stamps I used:




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

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Creative Friday - Challenge #123: Girly

dimanche 8 mars 2015

Smooshing technique

For this card, I used the "smoosh" technique shared by Laura Bassen (in her online class). It’s such a simple technique and so fun to play with! I’m a rainbow color lover… this suit me well, right? First, I created a background with the "Bitty Borders" from TAWS that I heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I inked up an acryl block with Distress inks, spritzed it with water and smooshed it onto the paper. I did the same with different colors. At last, I added a frame and I die cut the "Hello" from black cardstock. The die is from the Paper Smooches set called "Quote Tag Die". 






Have a wonderful week

Francine 

samedi 7 mars 2015

TAWS DT – Roaming over to say hi

Hi everyone! I’m back with a card using The Alley Way Stamps new release. I used the March freebie stamp set called Buff. This 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…

For this card, I stamped the buffalo with light Antique Linen Distress ink (no-line technique) and colored him with Distress inks and Tombow markers. It looks like a watercolor painting! 






TAWS stamps I used:





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

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Challenge up your life - Masculine

jeudi 5 mars 2015

DT Stempelgarten - Spring

It‘s time for a new Stempelgarten challenge and the theme is *Spring*. You can enter your project until 3/31/2015. Here is my card using a cute bunny stamp called "Hare's My Heat - Bunny" from High Hopes and a C.C. Designs sentiment. You can find High Hopes and C.C. Designs stamps at Stempelgarten





If you join in, you can win this craft package with a value of CHF 20.-:  






Thanks for stopping by today…

Francine