16 November 2018

Charlie & Paulchen | Sternenzauberpost

Hello everyone! Today, I’m sharing a new project for Charlie & Paulchen! Charlie und Paulchen is a German company but they ship worldwide! If you don’t understand German, no worries! Just click to the UK flag on the top right corner of their website and all will be translated in English (or click HERE for the English version)!

Here is my latest project:




I went for a starry night background. I used Fabriano watercolor paper (cold pressed for more texture) and Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. I masked the edges with painter’s tape and created the galaxy. Once it was dry, I splattered white acrylic paint mixed with water over the background and left it dry completely. I then stamped the trees. It’s a set with three stamps from Lesia Zgharda Design called Carpathian Pines (FL230) that I got from Charlie and Paulchen’s store. Next, I removed the tape and adhered the panel to a top-folded card base using adhesive tape. I die cut the Sternenzauberpost word die (it means something like Magical Stars Mail) from silver glitter cardstock and adhered it to the sky using glue. I hope you like the card! I absolutely love how it turned out!


For more inspiration from the other Design Team members, please head over to the Charlie & Paulchen blog!




Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Francine

Your Next Stamp | Fun Friday Challenge #102

Hi everyone! I’m back to share my third guest spot for Your Next Stamp this month. And today it’s time for a new Fun Friday Challenge! 


***CHALLENGE GIVEAWAY***

Check the YNS blog Fun Friday Challenge#102 blog post, for more details about the challenge! The challenge comes with the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate. PLUS, if you leave a comment on the YNS blog, you can win a stamp set of your choice!!!


Here is my project: 




The sweet dog is from the Holiday Photo Booth stamp set. I used the Panel Shapes dies for the stitched window.

Here are the YNS stamps and die I’ve used:


      



And here is the inspiration sketch for Challenge #102:



   
To see the other DT members’ creations and for your chance to win the YNS giveaway, hop over to the YNS blog.

That’s all for me today!

Francine

15 November 2018

MFT November Birthday Project Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to this month’s Birthday Project Challenge! This month the design team has created projects including animals of the truly wild variety: lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, hippos and elephants… 

Here is what I came up with:
  




For this project, I used the giraffe from the Safari Friends stamp set. The cupcake and the party hat are from the Birthday Chicks stamp set. I created the background using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil that I sponged with Broken China Distress ink. Le branches are from the Fab Foliage Die-namics set. I die cut them from Jellybean Green cardstock. The front panel is Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. The opening was die cut using the Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics. The sentiment is from the Handwritten Happiness stamp set.


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!




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my Instagram feed!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine

14 November 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #411

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. For this card, I used the newest Ready, Set Snow stamp set from Birdie Brown. This penguin snowboarder is super fun as well as the other characters from the set. The mountains are from the Moutain High Die-namics set. The sentiment is from the Sassy Santa stamp set. I created the background using Distress inks and blending tools.

Here is the sketch #411for 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!



For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my Instagram feed!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine


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13 November 2018

MFT & Friends | November Product Launch

YAY! It’s time for the My Favorite Things November product launch! All new products are available right now on the MFT online store and the MFT design team, as well as special guests, are sharing projects created with the new stuff. You can find a lot of inspiration! 

Here is my card featuring the newest Snowflake Window Die-namics:






Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I first DRY embossed the background using the Snowflake Window Die-namics. Before dry embossing with my die-cutting machine, I added Versamark ink to the Snwoflake Window die and I then dry embossed it through the machine. Next, I HEAT embossed the dry embossed background using clear embossing powder. It looks SO beautiful in real life but it’s so difficult to take a good picture of this effect (white on white PLUS a delicate, soft and glossy embossed print is so hard to capture). The polar bear is from the Beary Best Friends stamp set, as well as the sentiment.


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, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

See you soon and have a wonderful day!

Francine


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