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...


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…


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 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!

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!


samedi 20 septembre 2014

Say cheese!

Hi everyone! I got this "Cheese please" stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop recently and had to use it immediately! So, I stamped the sweet little mouse (colored with Copic markers) and created this card. To make the cheese background, I used the "Full Card Bubbles" die from Simon Says Stamp. Then I sponged the die-cut with Distress inks.

Il y a peu, j’ai reçu les nouveautés de Sweet Stamp Shop parmi lesquelles le set de tampons "Cheese please" que j’ai voulu testé immédiatement ! J’ai donc tamponné la petite souris (coloriée avec des Copics) et créé cette carte. Pour le fromage, j’ai utilisé la découpe "Full Card Bubbles" de Simon Says Stamp. Ensuite, j'ai enduit le papier découpé d'encres Distress. 

Thanks for stopping by…

A très vite…


vendredi 19 septembre 2014

Eye think you’re neat!

 Hi all! Yesterday, I got my new Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets from Simon Says Stamp. And this is what I did with them. I used two Lawn Fawn stamp sets: "Monster Mash" (with the coordinating dies) and "Heebie Jeebies". I did the background with the Memory Box "Distressed Web" stencil, Distress inks and a spritzer tool. The "Graveyard Landscape" die is also from Memory Box. If you live in Europe or in Switzerland, you can also get Lawn Fawn products at Bastel-Traum! The delivery is super-fast! 

Hier, j’ai reçu mes nouveaux tampons et découpes de Lawn Fawn que j’ai commandés chez Simon Says Stamp. Voici ce que j’ai créé. J’ai utilisé deux sets de Lawn Fawn: "Monster Mash" (avec les découpes correspondantes) et "Heebie Jeebies". J’ai réalisé le fond avec le stencil "Distressed Web" de Memory Box, des encres Distress et le spritzer. La découpe "Graveyard Landscape" est aussi de Memory Box. Si vous vivez en Europe ou en Suisse, vous pouvez aussi commander les produits Lawn Fawn chez Bastel-Traum! La livraison est très rapide (le lendemain pour la Suisse)!

Have a wonderful weekend…

A très vite…


jeudi 18 septembre 2014

You’re terror-ific

Hi everyone! Here I am with my newest Halloween card! I used the "Tilda with apple" stamp from Magnolia that I colored with Copic markers. The "You’re terror-ific" sentiment is from C.C. Designs and the cute bats from Betty’s Creations. If you want to see a tutorial for the sky background, please check my YouTube video. I did it the same way but I used Distress Inks instead of Memento. The fence is a die from Magnolia. To see the work in progress, click here. Hope you like it!  

Me revoilà avec une carte d’Halloween! J’ai utilisé le tampon "Tilda with apple" de Magnolia que j’ai colorié avec des Copics. Le texte "You’re terror-ific" est de C.C. Designs et les chauves-souris sont de Betty’s Creations. Si vous voulez un tutoriel pour le ciel, regardez ma vidéo sur YouTube. J’ai réalisé le ciel de la même manière en utilisant de l’encre Distress au lieu de la Memento. La barrière est une découpe de Magnolia. Pour voir le travail en cours, c’est par ici. J’espère que ça vous plaît ! 

Thanks for stopping by…

A très vite…


mercredi 17 septembre 2014

Work in progress

See you later with the finished card! 

A tout à l'heure pour vous montrer la carte terminée!


lundi 15 septembre 2014

GDT Bastel-Traum – Projects with stitches and/or fabric

A few weeks ago, I won the Bastel-Traum Gold Award and a guest designer spot for this month! Yippee! :-) Today starts the September challenge at the Bastel-Traumblog. The theme is *stitches and/or fabric*. You can enter your project until 10/15/2014. There is also a nice price to win. More details on their blog. Here is some inspiration for you:  

Il y a quelques semaines, j’ai gagné le Gold Award en participant au challenge de Bastel-Traum ainsi qu’une place de guest designer pour ce mois ! Youpie! :-) C’est aujourd’hui que démarre le challenge de septembre sur le blog de Bastel-Traum. Le thème est *coutures et/ou tissus*. Vous pouvez participer avec votre projet jusqu’au 15/10/2014. Il y a également un joli prix à gagner. Vous trouverez toutes les informations sur leur blog. Voici ma carte en guise d’inspiration:

For my card, I used different stamp sets, all from Lawn Fawn. The cute squirrel is from "Love You S’more", the balloons from "Year Four", the mushroom from "Critters in the Forest" and the sentiment from "Birthday Tags". I also used the coordinating dies for all the images that I colored with Copic markers. You can find all these products at the Bastel-Traum online store. If you want to see how I did the sky background, check my YouTube video.

Pour ma carte, j’ai utilisé plusieurs sets de tampons, tous de Lawn Fawn. Le petit écureuil provient de "Love You S’more", les ballons de "Year Four", le champignon de "Critters in the Forest" et le texte de "Birthday Tags". J’ai également utilisé les découpes correspondantes pour toutes les images que j’ai coloriées avec des Copics. Vous pouvez vous procurer tous ces articles dans la boutique en ligne de Bastel-Traum. Si vous voulez voir comment j’ai réalisé le ciel, regardez ma vidéo sur YouTube.

Thanks for stopping by…

A très vite…


jeudi 11 septembre 2014

Create A Smile September Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Create A Smile stamps September release blog hop!

You should have arrived here from the talented Samantha Mann. If not, go back to the Create A Smile blog and start from there!

First let me give you some information about the company and this hop:

Create A Smile are a new stamps company in town - their first stamps were released in July 2014. The stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!

These are the facts:
Create A Smile is releasing three sets TOMORROW! You can find their store at The stamps will be available for purchase at 8am CET (2am EST).

You can win a 12.50€ gift-certificate for the store – all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick random winner from all the comments – so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) – the more chances you have to be a winner!

You have until Saturday September 12th, 8am CET (that's 2am EST). The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile blog on Sunday (September 13th). 

To celebrate the new release, I chose the "Penguin Party" stamp set and this is my card:

This flying penguin is sooo cute! Isn't he squeezable?! I colored him with Copic markers. I added some Wink of Stella clear on the top of the paragilder. For the background, I used a spritzer tool. I love this black, white and yellow color combination!!! Do you like it too? The "Woohoo!" sentiment is also from the "Penguin Party" set and the little stars are from newest "Whimsical Wheels" set.

Your next stop is the lovely Marina Johan! 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!

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

Francine Vuillème <<< you are here

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

♥ Francine 

dimanche 7 septembre 2014


This is my finished project! I hope you enjoyed yesderday’s work in progress post. The monster and the two sentiments are from the Your Next Stamp set called "Silly Monsters 2". The speech bubble is from Lawn Fawn. I did the background with the "Circle Graph" mask from Mister Huey’s (by Studio Calico), a blending tool and the spritzer.

Et voici mon projet terminé! J’espère que vous avez aimé mon dernier work in progress. Le monstre et les deux textes sont du set de tampons "Silly Monsters 2" de Your Next Stamp. La bulle est de Lawn Fawn. J’ai réalisé le fond avec le stencil "Circle Graph" de Mister Huey’s (Studio Calico), une mousses (blending tool) et le spritzer.

Thanks for stopping by…

A très vite…


samedi 6 septembre 2014

Work in progress

See you tomorrow for the finished card…

Demain, je mettrai en ligne la carte terminée…


vendredi 5 septembre 2014

DT Stempelgarten – Fall

It‘s time for a new Stempelgarten challenge and the theme is: *Fall*. You can enter your project until 9/30/2014. Here is my card using a Halloween stamp from Eat Cake Graphics and a die from Impression Obsession that you can find at the Stempelgarten online store. I created the background with Distress inks, StazOn and my blending tools.

C’est l’heure d’un nouveau challenge chez Stempelgarten et le thème est: *L’automne* . Vous pouvez enregistrer votre projet jusqu’au 30.09.2014. Voici ma carte que j’ai réalisée avec un tampon d’Eat Cake Graphics et une découpe Halloween d’Impression Obsession que vous trouverez dans la boutique en ligne de Stempelgarten

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

En participant à notre challenge, vous pouvez gagner ce set de bricolage d’une valeur de CHF 20.- :

Thanks for stopping by…

A très vite…


mercredi 3 septembre 2014

You brighten my life

Hi all! Another stenciled card! I hope it doesn’t get annoying for you! :-) I used the "Splatters"stencil by Tim Holtz (my all-time favorite stencil) and the Simon Says Stamp "Watts up" stamp set. I stamped and embossed the light bulb on vellum. Then I added some red Stickles to the heart for a sparkle effect. I love these bright and rainbow colors!

Encore une carte réalisée avec un stencil! J’espère que cela ne devienne pas trop ennuyeux! :-) J’ai utilisé le stencil "Splatters" de Tim Holtz (mon stencil préféré) ainsi que le set de tampons "Watts up" de Simon Says Stamps. J’ai tamponné et embossé l’ampoule sur du vellum. Puis j’ai ajouté du Stickles rouge sur le cœur pour plus d’éclat. J’adore ces couleurs vives en arc-en-ciel!

See you soon…

A très vite…


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