23 August 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #347

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 list at the bottom of this post. For this project, I decided to focus on the pirate boat from the Birdie Brown Party Like a Pirate set. The waves were die cut from the Birdie Brown Otterly Love You coodrinating dies set (there is a super cool wave die in it). I created the sky background using the Cloud Stencil sponged with Distress inks and I made the horizon line with Post-It tape and Distress Oxide inksThen sentiment is from the You Float my Boat set.

Here is the sketch #347 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 :

21 August 2017

Neat & Tangled's Birthday | Design Team Reunion

Hi everyone! Neat & Tangled is turning FIVE in August and to celebrate they are having a "design team reunion" and inviting back some past design team members to do a guest spot during this month. I was a DT member in 2016 and I still remember how happy and excited I was to join the team!

Thanks so much Danielle for having me for this celebration and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are such a kind and beautiful woman (inside and out). I’m proud to be part of the N&T family and I’m honored to guest for you today! Good luck for the next years of this fabulous crafty adventure!


For this event, I created this card:





I used the pirate set called Yo Ho Ho. I love all characters in this set and I thought the flag would be perfect for a birthday sentiment. I masked the pirate skull on the flag and I then stamped the Happy Birthday text that I found in the Beach Day set. I colored the pirate and cut him out with scissors. I added jeans texture to the pants using a piece of fabric. I sponged the front panel of a top-folded card base with yellow Distress ink using a blending tool. I adhered the image with foam pads to the card base as well as a sandy hill that I die cut from Kraft cardstock. I glued tiny stars and sequins here and there for a festive look. To finish off my card, I added Wink of Stella clear shimmer over the rainbow sweater.


Be sure to check the Neat and Tangled blog for more inspiration every day!


Thanks for visiting my blog today and see you soon…

Francine

17 August 2017

Create A Smile | Comeback Celebration

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to join the Create A Smile comeback celebration! Join the week-long party with GIVEAWAYS, inspirations, freebies and fun new stamps! For those of you who have not heard yet, all info can be found HERE!





For this event, I created two cards using stamps from the newest release (available Friday, August 18th)! For both cards, I went for a clean and simple design to make the images pop. Here is what I came up with: 





For the first project, I used the Licht ins Dunkel / Light up the dark and the Licht an! / Lights on! sets. I started by coloring the mole and the lantern (of course, in rainbow colors… I couldn’t resist) and cut out the image with scissors. I added a layer of Wink of Stella clear glitter to the lantern for more shimmer but unfortunately, you can’t see it on the picture. It’s beautiful! Next, I created a teal background using the ink smooshing technique. I chose Peacock Feather and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks that I applied directly from the pads to a sheet of acetate, sprayed the sheet with water and pressed the ink (side down) onto cardstock. Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment to the "smooshed" background and I adhered the mole with foam pads for more dimension. To finish off my card, I added some Create A Smile enamel dots (I LOVE them because they are not too big). 





For the second card, I also used the Licht an! / Lights on! as well as the Licht ins Dunkel / Light up the dark stamp sets. I colored the lantern and cut the image with scissors. I added googly eyes and drew a mouth to create a character. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and cut a speech bubble around. Next, I spritzed the background in black to make the yellowish-orange lantern stand out from the "dark". It matches perfectly with the sentiment. I adhered the lantern and the sentiment to the card front with foam pads and added twine for more interest. I decorated the card with some Create A Smile enamel dots.


I hope you enjoyed these projects! Thanks to Christine for letting me join the party and welcome back! 





Don’t forget to head over to the Create A Smileblog to join our comeback party, enter the giveaway and see all the beautiful inspirations!

Francine

15 August 2017

Ellen Hutson | Guest Designer Tutorial + GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone! I’am so excited to guest for the Ellen Hutson August 2017 Newsletter and to join The CLASSroom with a project featuring rainbow colors (my favorite color combination ever)! For my project, I used the newest Essentials by Ellen collection. I decided to showcase the Plant Lady and the Plant Ladies Say stamp sets by Brandi Kincaid! Here is a sneak peek of my project:




To see the whole card and read the step-by-step instructions, please head over to The CLASSroom.


***GIVEAWAY ALTERT***

I also have a fabulous GIVEAWAY (sponsored by Ellen Hutson LLC) for you! One lucky reader who leaves a comment on my blog will win a $50 gift certificate to use at the Ellen Hutson store. Isn’t that fun?




All you have to do is to visit The CLASSroom and then come back here to tell me what do you think about the sentiment I used for my project! Leave a comment before 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, August 23rd. I’ll announce the winner soon after!

That’s all for me today! Thanks for visiting my blog and happy crafting…


Francine

My Favorite Things – August Release Replay

Hi everyone! It’s time for the August 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 Birdie Brown Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the list at the bottom of this post. I absolutely love these little ghosts. I colored them and fussy cut them with precision scissors. The background was created with the Bold Paisley stencil that I sponged with white pigment ink using a blending tool. Then sentiment (also from the BB set) was heat embossed with white embossing powder. The strips of patterned paper are from the Rainbow Stripes paper pack. I fixed the black sponged panel on a top-folded white card base. I adhered the ghost and the sentiment with foam pads to the card front 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:

10 August 2017

Ellen Hutson | Love is magic…

Hi everyone! Today, I have a card to share with you I’ve made with the beautiful Essentials by Ellen Hutson All Inside clear stamp set designed by Julie Ebersole: 





Time flies so fast but I finally got the chance to play with this fabulous set! The bear is super cute and can be used for many occasions (not only for love-themed cards). I colored him then cut him out with scissors. I went for a clean and simple design that looks like a scrapbooking layout. I played with layers of scrap paper: kraft cardstock, patterned gingham paper and vellum. I adhered them on top of each other with foam pads for more dimension. I also added a few enamel dots and a paper clip for more interest. The "love is" sentiment was computer generated. The "magic" word was die cut from black cardstock. The word is from the Positive Word die set from Ellen Hutson too. I love the font used in this set. 


Here are the sets I used for my project:


      



Thanks for visiting my blog and see you soon again!

Francine

09 August 2017

MFT August Product Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! It’s time for the My Favorite Things August 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 Pure Innocence – A Phone Call Away set: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the list at the bottom of this post. This girl could be me in the past, with my old red phone (this happened to me all the time with the cord). The patterned paper is from the newest Party Patterns paper pack. I also used the newest speech bubbles from the Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics set. As I needed a smaller bubble, I just cut the excess off :-). I masked the phone cord on the stamp and created a new cord using black hemp cord!

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

Supplies:

Pure Innocence – A Phone Call Away
Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics

08 August 2017

MFT August Release Countdown Day 1

Hi everyone! Today is the last day of the My Favorite Things August release countdown. This release is absolutely fabulous! The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store in a few hours!!! Yay!!!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on August 8th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: August 9th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Magical Day stamp set: 




Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the list at the bottom of this post. I created a selfmade "glow" that comes out of the magic wand. I cut out a random shape with a cutter from masking paper and used the negative part as a stencil. I sponged Distress inks over it to create a magical rainbow trail. I glued some tiny stars for more interest. I colored the bear magician with Copic markers, cut it out with scissors and adhered it to the background with foam pads for more dimension. The shadow is from the Oval Shadows Die-namics and was die-cut from Steel Grey cardstock. I added Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the stars, the hat and the rainbow sweater.

For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I’m back in a few hours for the product launch!

Francine

Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

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