dimanche 26 octobre 2014

Create A Smile Video Hop + Additional Blog Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to the Create A Smile video hop! I’m super happy to be part of this fun hop and great event!!! The video hop is made to inspire and entertain you – and there’s also a giveaway on the Create A Smile blog. Enter the Rafflecopter to win yourself some new supplies! However, there is also a nice prize to win on each hop-member’s blog! More details at the bottom of this post…

The video hop begins on the Create A Smile blog but if you have been hopping along the blogs, you should have come from Vicky’s blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list below to have more chances to win!

Create A Smile is a new stamp company in town. Based in Germany, they design fun and cute, high quality photopolymer stamps and stencils that are intended to make people smile. They bring inspiration to the crafty community through tutorials, videos and by thinking out of the box. You can find their store at www.createasmilestamps.com.

For this video hop, I used one of my favorite Create A Smile stamp set called Cool Buddies and this is my card:

Here is the video:

If you like my work, it would be nice if you become a new blog follower and a YouTube subscriber ^_^ !

Products featured in the video:
  • Cool Buddies stamp set from Create A Smile
  • Wave of stars stencil from Create A Smile
  • Stitched Hills dies from Lawn Fawn
  • Distress Inks from Tim Holtz/Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans)
  • Copic markers
  • Texture paste (I used light modeling paste that I had in my stash)
  • Glitter embossing powder from Martha Stewart
  • Neenah Smooth Solar White  80 lb Paper 
  • White Bazzill cardstock
  • Various: blending tools, heat gun, glue, 3d foam pads, regular print paper, painter knife, tiny heart, etc.

If you join our video hop, you can win a big prize (1 stamp set, 2 stencils and chipboards). Enter the Rafflecopter-Giveaway over at the Create A Smile blog. You have until Tuesday, October 28th to enter, so you have time to hop along all amazing videos. The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Friday, October 31th.

But each hop-member has also a nice prize to give away on his personal blog! There are so many chances to win! 

Here’s what I’m giving away: YOUR FAVORITE Create A Smile stamp set!!! To have a chance to win this wonderful prize sponsored by Create A Smile leave a comment below and tell me what is your favorite Create A Smile stamp set! Deadline for participation is Thursday, October 30th. I’ll announce one random winner among the best comments on Friday, October 31th.

If you get lost anywhere along the way or encounter any broken links, here is a blog list of all the participants (it’s the same order as the video hop):

Francine Vuillème   << you are here

Enjoy the rest of the video & blog hop and don’t forget to leave a comment here to have a chance to win the additional giveaway!

Have a wonderful day…


samedi 25 octobre 2014

Same but different #2

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

C’est l’heure pour le défi "Same but different" du mois d’octobre. Pour plus d’informations sur ce challenge, cliquez ICI.

Don’t forget that if you have the same stamp set 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!

I want to say a BIG thank you to Stéphanie who joined our last challenge with a FUN card! You can see her creation in our FlickR gallery.

Here is a peek at the stamp set we used this month – "Spooktacular" from Lawn Fawn – and I decided to create a card with the funny bat:

Si vous êtes inspirés par notre défi, n’hésitez surtout pas à participer! Laissez un lien direct sur votre projet dans les commentaires. Merci de ne pas mettre de liens sur un projet réalisé antérieurement à la mise en ligne du challenge! C’est plus intéressant de voir de nouvelles créations. Vous pouvez également télécharger vos cartes dans notre galerie Flickr "Same but different".

J’aimerais remercier Stéphanie pour sa participation à la dernière édition du défi et qui a fait une magnifique carte que vous pouvez voir dans notre galerie Flickr!

Voici un aperçu du set de tampons que nous avons utilisé ce mois – "Spooktacular" de Lawn Fawn – et j’ai choisi de créer une carte avec la "trop narguante" chauve-souris: 

And this is my take on this stamp set:

Et voici mon interprétation: 

What? No Halloween card?! Nope! *Lol*
This month, we chose a Halloween stamp set because we thought it would fit perfectly with the end of October and the current season. But when I had to create my card, I was absolutely NOT inspired by Halloween! Maybe I did too many Halloween cards the last few weeks. As we chose a stamp set and not a specific theme, I decided to stretch my stamps again. It isn’t required for this challenge to stretch the stamps and it’s a coincidence that I did it for the second time. I used the funny bat from this set but I masked the teeth and removed the wings! To create Mister Fart *haha*, I first stamped the outlines from the bat, then only the eyes upside down and finally, I drew the mouth with a black pen. The fart is also a Lawn Fawn stamp from the "Happy Trails" set. I just added 3 strokes beside the little cloud. I created the two sentiments "Let loose!" and *HMPF* with the computer and I cutted a speech bubble with scissors around the *HMPF*. I colored the fun characters with Copic markers and added foam pads to make them stand out even more. The kraft paper is a perfect neutral background to highlight these bright colors.

Now hop over to Anja to see her gorgeous creation!

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

Quoi? Pas de carte d'Halloween?! Ben non! *rires*
Ce mois-ci nous avons choisi un set de tampons d’Halloween en pensant que ça correspondrait assez bien à la saison et à la fin du mois d’octobre. Mais, au moment où j’ai voulu créer ma carte, je n’étais PAS du tout inspirée par Halloween! Mais alors pas du tout du tout, probablement parce que j’ai fait plusieurs cartes du genre ces dernières semaines. Étant donné que nous avons choisi un set de tampons et non un thème spécifique, j’ai décidé de détourner mes tampons une nouvelle fois. Mais détourner les tampons n’est pas une condition exigée par le défi et c’est une coïncidence que je le fasse une seconde fois. J’ai choisi d’utiliser la chauve-souris mais j’ai masqué les dents et enlevé les ailes! Pour créer Mister Pet *hi hi*, j’ai d’abord tamponné les contours de la chauve-souris puis uniquement les yeux à l’envers et pour terminer, j’ai dessiné une bouche avec un stylo noir. Le pet est également un tampon de Lawn Fawn provenant du set "Happy Trails" (je ris toute seule en relisant cette phrase). J’ai créé les deux textes "Let loose!" ("Laisse-toi aller!") et *HMPF* avec l’ordinateur et j’ai découpé une bulle avec des ciseaux autour du *HMPF*. J’ai colorié les petits bonhommes avec des Copics et j’ai ajouté de la mousse 3D pour plus de dimension. Le papier kraft est un fond neutre idéal pour faire ressortir ces couleurs vives.

Maintenant, allez voir ce qu’Anja a créé avec ce set de tampons!

J’espère que vous avez eu du plaisir à découvrir nos cartes ! Je vous donne rendez-vous le mois prochain pour une nouvelle édition du challenge "Same but different". Merci de votre visite !


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 are 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!


mardi 14 octobre 2014


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…