27 June 2016

Penny Black Simplicity Sister – Adorable Bird Cage

Hello everyone! Here is a card I designed for Penny Black as a Penny Black Simplicity Sister design team member. This time, I featured the Woodland Friends (#30-278) stamp set: 





I first stamped the rectangle that I made with a happy birthday sentiment from the Snippets (#30-283) stamp set. I then sponged the background with Distress ink. I colored the adorable bird cage and the birds with Copic markers and fussy cut it with sharp scissors. To finish off my card, I fixed the image with foam pads to the background for more dimension.


For more clean and simple designs and inspirations using Penny Black stamps, head over to the PennyBlack Simplicity blog




That’s all for me today! Thanks for visiting my blog!


Francine

23 June 2016

Penny Black Simplicity Sister – Exciting Announcement


I’m SOOO happy to tell you that I’m a new member of the Penny Black Simplicity design team! Penny Black has a regular DT and another DT that showcases clean and simple designs with their stamps and dies. That’s what I’m going to do twice a month! I’m so honored and excited!

Today, I have my first card up on the Penny Black Simplicity at its best blog. This time, I used the cute dog stamp from the Buddy & Duck set. Here is a sneak peek:





If you would like to see the whole card and read the step-by-step instructions, head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog.




Thanks for visiting today!

Francine

22 June 2016

Sweet Stamp Shop - Cheese Party!

Hello everyone! 

Today, I’m featuring the Mouster stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop!  Here is what I came up with: 





This stamp set is probably one of my favorite Sweet set. It’s so versatile and the mice are just TOO CUTE, aren’t they? I’ve made a cheese background with yellow card stock and some punches. I colored the mice with Copic markers and put them in the holes. Did you see the funny mouse at the bottom of the card? LOL.  

Do you know that Sweet Stamp Shop has a interactive Facebook Page AND a Facebook Fan Club Page? Come and join us for fun events!




Head over to the Sweet blog! You will find LOTS of inspiration for cardmakers and planner girls!

That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by…

Francine

21 June 2016

Sweet Stamp Shop – A little note just for u!

Hello everyone!

Today, I’m featuring the Bubble Alpha stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop!  Here is what I came up with: 




This alpha set is really FUN! I decided to use several letters that I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut to create a message: A little note just for u! I sponged the background with yellow Distress inks.

Do you know that Sweet Stamp Shop has a interactive Facebook Page AND a Facebook Fan Club Page? Come and join us for fun events!





Head over to the Sweetblog! You will find LOTS of inspiration for cardmakers and planner girls!

That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by…

Francine

15 June 2016

My Favorite Things | Camp Create | Day 3

Hi everyone! Welcome to day 3 of the MFT Camp Create summer event! We are so excited to share five crafts with you this week! There are also wonderful prizes to win!!! Yay! I hope you’ll join in and share your creations on the MFT blog.  






For the third day of camp, it’s all about watercoloring! I created this card for you:






I used the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set to create this watercoloring (similar to no line coloring)! I first stamped the poppy with Spun Sugar Distress ink and the stem with Forest Moss onto Distress ink onto watercolor paper. I then colored the flower with watercolors and added a layer of glitter on top of the poppy (Wink of Stella clear glitter works well for that). Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with my Mini Misti and Black Licorice hybrid ink. To finish off my card, I created a card base from Smooth White card stock and adhered patterned paper on top. The patterned paper is from the Rainbow Stripes paper pack. To finish off my card, I fixed the watercolored panel to the card base. 







***VIDEO TUTORIAL***

If you want to find out how I did this card, head over to the MFT blog to watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL I’ve made for you!







***PRIZE ALERT***

One random commenter on the video will be eligible to win a $15 voucher from MFT. And anyone who participates in each craft for the five days in session one will be eligible for a grand prize of a $150 voucher. Isn’t that fun??? So head over to the MFT blog for all details on how to participate!


Don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest for more MFT card inspirations!


Thanks for visiting and happy camping!

Francine

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14 June 2016

My Favorite Things – June Release Replay

Hi everyone! It’s time for the June 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 Funky Flowers stamp set:






I colored the flowers with Copic markers and fussy cut them with scissors. I fixed the flowers with foam pads onto a panel I cut with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. The sentiment is from the Grateful for You stamp and die set. I die cut it from Black Licorice cardstock.

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!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine


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09 June 2016

Love Cynthia – Beautiful Mermaid

Hi everyone! Today I have a card made with Love Cynthia stamps. I couldn’t resist using my newest mermaids (awwww.... they are too cute) and here is what I came up with: 




The mermaid is from the Just Keep Swimming stamp set as well as the "wishes" sentiment. I colored the mermaid with Distress inks. I added a layer of glitter on her tail and it looks fabulous (you can see a PICTURE OF THE WORK IN PROGRESS with the glitter on my Instagram account). I sponged the background with Distress inks too. The birthday sentiment was die cut from the Fancy Words die set from Reverse Confetti. I used the camouflage technique that I love so much!

Here is the set I used: 






See you soon and thanks for visiting my blog!

Francine

08 June 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #284

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






I decided to create a scene with the Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradies stamp set. I used masking paper and colored the scene with Copic markers. I made the waves with acrylic paint. I did the window with the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window Die-namics and a die from the Circle STAX set 2 (the stitched line in the center looks great, right?). The striped patterned paper is from the Rainbow Stripes Paper Pack.


Here is the sketch for this week’s challenge #284:




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! 



Don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine


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MFT June Product Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! It’s time for the My Favorite Things June 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 Flop Card Square die: 








I made a swing card (flip flop card) with the flop die! So when I open the card, the middle section swings around. Isn’t that fun? I first cut my swing card from kraft cardstock with the Flop Card Square die on both sides to create the flip flop panel. I then stamped the front and the back of the card with the newest Whimsical Woodgrain Background in Kraft dye ink. Next, I decorated the middle section. On the backside, I glued a white panel for a personalized message. On the front, I created a scene using the Sweet Forest Friends stamp set, the Trees in the Forest and the Stitched Valley Die-namics. I sponged the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and used the Stitched Cloud Edges as a stencil. I also sponged the Stitched Valley that I cut out from Sour Apple cardstock with Distress ink for more depth.


Don’t forget to check out the free MFT June 2016 PDF release class where you can find a lot of inspiration and step-by-steps. This month, I made a VIDEO TUTORIAL ABOUT NO-LINE COLORING!  






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!

See you soon and have a wonderful day!

Francine


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