23 February 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs – You are weird!

Hi everyone! I’m back with a second spot for Gerda Steiner Designs. Today, I’m showcasing the Llama Tell You stamp set and here is what I came up with: 





This llama set is SOOO cool! Look at these two funny faces! I colored the llamas with markers. I went for a clean and simple design to make the llamas pop against the neutral background.

Here is the stamp set I used:



Don’t forget to visit GSD’s blog for more inspiration! Thanks Gerda and Macy for having me this month! 




See you soon…

♥ Francine 

16 February 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs – Thinking of YOU-CALYPTUS

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be guesting again for Gerda Steiner Designs. Since 2014, I join Gerda for a few extra spots each year and I enjoy it so much! Gerda’s stamps are extra sweet, aren’t they?

Today, I’m showcasing the You’re Koalafied stamp set and here is what I came up with: 





Oh my… this set is the cutest! I couldn’t resist doing a card with these sweet koalas. I went for a clean and simple scene. I first created a sky background on a top-folded card base. I sponged blue Distress ink over a cloud border that I used as a mask. I stamped the koala hanging in the Eucalyptus on white cardstock in black ink. I then masked the koala and stamped the image again. I drew the missing lines with a black pen. It’s a perfect way to stretch a stamp and get two images from one stamp. So there I had an Eucalyptus with a koala and one without koala. I went ahead and colored the images and cut them out with scissors. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on top of the clouds and adhered the images with foam pads to the card base for more dimension. I trimmed the excess that extended over the sides of the panel. To finish off the card, I glued a tiny red heart below the sentiment. Yes... a tiny (red) heart is always somewhere on my cards LOL! 

Here is the stamp set I used: 





I hope you enjoyed this card inspiration! I will be back later this month with a second card. Don’t forget to visit GSD’s blog for more inspiration!



Have a wonderful day…

♥ Francine 

Penny Black Simplicity – True love

Hello everyone! Today, I have a one-layer card up on the Penny Black Simplicity at its best blog. This time, I decided to feature the super sweet Furry Hugs set (#30-402). 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

15 February 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #320

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 link-up tool at the bottom of this post. This kind of design is perfect for scraps. I used the Farm Fresh Gingham paper pack and die cut the paper from a little tag I found in the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics. I added hemp cord to each tag. The small flowers are from the Birdie Brown Somebunny set and the sentiment from the Big Birthday Sentiments.  I used Kraft cardstock for the top-folded card base. I like kraft with rainbow colors. It looks so great!


Here is the sketch #320 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! 



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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine  

Supplies:


14 February 2017

My Favorite Things – February Release Replay

Hi everyone! It’s time for the February 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 Uncorked stamp set as well as the Wine Service Die-namics:





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. This set is really unique too. The sentiments are super fun and the font is AWESOME! The Die-namics additions are a must-have and so versatile. I tried to recreate an authentic looking bottle of red wine. I used markers, pencils and a gold gel pen. I did the same with the glass of red wine. I kept the card design clean and simple to make the glass and the bottle stand out. I wanted them to be the focal point of the card. I masked the bottom of a top-folded white card base with masking tape and sponged blue Distress ink over it. That’s it! I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the bottle and the glass with foam pads for more dimension.


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


Supplies:

09 February 2017

Penny Black Simplicity – Miss you

Hello everyone! I’m back with a project I made for Penny Black. This time, I decided to create a card using scenic elements from several sets.  





I first created the background using a paint brush and my Winsor & Newton watercolor palette. I made the sky, left it dry and then painted the plain. I splattered white paint mixed with water over the panel. Once it was dry, I matted the scene on a top-folded cream card base. Next, I stamped the branch from the 30-300 Happy Notes set and the bird from the 30- 320 Spread Cheer set in black ink. I also stamped the "miss you" sentiment from the 30-283 Snippets set in black. To finish off my card, I die cut the fox from the 51-171 Natures Beauty creative die set and glued it to the panel. I really love this card because it looks peaceful and mysterious at the same time.



Don’t forget to check out the Penny Black Simplicity blog for more inspiration every week!

Thanks for visiting today!

Francine

08 February 2017

MFT February Product Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! It’s time for the My Favorite Things February 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 Friends Furever stamps and coordinating dies sets: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. These two furry friends are SO sweet together. The little birde is cute too. The background paper is from the Dots & Stripes Fresh paper pack. The die-cut word FRIENDS is from the Words for Friends Die-namics set. I like this color combination (teal-kraft/beige-white) and patterned paper matches perfectly with the three characters.

Don’t forget to check out the MFT February 2017 PDF release class where you can find a lot of inspiration and step-by-steps. I made the galaxy tri-fold card tutorial!



  

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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