Dream Theme Blog Hop : Mother’s Day

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Hello!

Welcome to our Dream Theme Blog Hop! This month’s theme is “Mother’s Day” !

If you’re coming from my beloved friend Tracy May, you’re already hopping, otherwise, please click on the blog list to start.

Here is the little gift and matching card I created :

Shimmer and Shine - Dream Theme Blog Hop : Mother's Day

I was inspired by the Jar of Love set, so I made a real one as a gift 🙂

Shimmer and Shine - Dream Theme Blog Hop : Mother's Day

Of course it needed some embellishments, and a tag…

Shimmer and Shine - Dream Theme Blog Hop : Mother's Day

… and rhinestones!

Shimmer and Shine - Dream Theme Blog Hop : Mother's Day

Love the simplicity of this little flower… so cute!

Shimmer and Shine - Dream Theme Blog Hop : Mother's Day

I absolutely love this set. I have been using it many times and I know I’ll still use it as it is so versatile, even though it is retired from the next catalogue…

Hope you like it!

Thank you for visiting! you can now hop to the lovely Amy Koenders !

In case you want to visit one of the blogs in particular, here is the list:
1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Tracy May (UK)
4. Delphine Lorelli (France)
5. Amy Koenders (USA)
6. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
7. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
8. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
9. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

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Dream Theme Blog Hop #2 : Small gifts

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Hello!

Welcome to our new Dream Theme Blog Hop! This month’s theme is particularly fitting for me. As a matter of fact, I’m leaving my job as a Social Worker at a teen shelter in a week, and I wanted to create something to express how much I enjoyed  working with my colleagues, and meeting so many lovely teens. My job is quite hard, but so rewarding and I’ll miss them A LOT. I wanted to make something special for everyone, which would offer me the opportunity to hide a personnal message as well as a little treat. So… small gifts it is 🙂

If you’re coming from my beloved friend Tracy May, you’re already hopping, otherwise, please click on the blog list to start.

Well I’m feeling a bit emotional here, but I thought the little houses from the Home Sweet Home boxes were perfect to remind how much our shelter could feel like home when life happened to be hard for the teens. We had lots of fun together, laughter, cooking, and I know I will deeply miss them.

Here is what I created for each teen of my group (10) :

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that’s a whole neighbourhood lol 😉

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(sorry for the poor quality of the photo, I had to take photos with my phone… I’ take more later, I’ve kept one little house for myself as a model !)

I’m making some for my colleagues too…

I used the “Home sweet home” bundle, and the heart embossing folder for the roof.

Thank you for visiting! you can now hop to the lovely Amy Koenders ! Show her some love !
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n case you want to visit one of the blogs in particular, here is the list:

1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Tracy May (UK)
4. Delphine Lorelli (France)
5. Amy Koenders (USA)
6. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
7. Sabrina Radeck (Canada)
8. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)

A “fairy” sweet Tinkerbell birthday party for my daughters

Hello!

October is a busy month for our family, as our two daughters were born in October, 2 years apart. This year, I wanted to make a party for both as they are in the same preschool and they share friends and fun during school days 🙂

My daughters are fond of princesses, fairies and magic, so I went for a Tinkerbell theme for their birthday party. These are the invites they gave to their friends:

Shimmer and Shine - a "fairy" sweet birthday party

Shimmer and Shine - a "fairy" sweet birthday party

The little fairy comes from the Pixie Dust stamp set from Avery Elle. The cloud border is from Lawn Fanw, and so is the star background stamp. The “Invitation” die cut is from Toga.

I had lot of fun setting up the table, everything had to be color coordinated.

Shimmer and Shine - a "fairy" sweet birthday party

So green clear plates, golden glasses, green butterfly sequins, green and gold glitter… you name it. The girls were all dressed as princesses or fairies!

Shimmer and Shine - a "fairy" sweet birthday party

We even had some “Pixie Dust” for real in these little glass drops… so cool!

The 8 little girls made their own magic wand, and sprinkled some pixie dust on them…

Shimmer and Shine - a "fairy" sweet birthday party

Well… we’re all exausted but happy tonight… the girls had a blast! I wonder what I’ll make next year for their birthday party… but until then, I’ve got Halloween to keep me busy hehehe 😀

thank you for visiting!

xx

Poulette’s Blog Hop #16: Tropical Wedding

Hello !
L’Ă©tĂ© est synonyme de soleil (comme vous avez pu le voir le mois dernier dans notre blog hop) mais aussi de grandes occasions comme les mariages !
Nous avons donc dĂ©cidĂ© de vous proposer des rĂ©alisations autour d’un combo aux couleurs trĂšs actuelles et tendances … Et pourquoi pas y ajouter une note de flamant rose et d’ananas ??
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Si vous arrivez du blog de Lolascrap c’est que vous ĂȘtes dĂ©jĂ  dans la ronde, sinon vous trouverez son article en suivant les liens de blog en blog ou en allant sur la liste des participantes donnĂ©e plus bas.
Voici mes créations !
Shimmer and Shine - Tropical Wedding (Stampin'Up!)
Shimmer and Shine - Tropical Wedding (Stampin'Up!)
Shimmer and Shine - Tropical Wedding (Stampin'Up!)
Vous pouvez maintenant vous rendre sur le blog de CĂ©line pour y dĂ©couvrir sa jolie crĂ©ation. Au cas oĂč vous seriez perdu, voici la liste des participantes :
Merci de votre visite 🙂
xx

Sleep countdown

Hi !

The project I’m showing today is a sleep countdown for a little girl who needed something to help her wait for a very big event. So her mummy asked me to make a sleep countdown.

Here is what I came up with:

Shimmer and Shine - Sleep countdown with Lawn Fawn critters

There is a little tab to open every night, to discover what’s hidding inside.

Shimmer and Shine - Sleep countdown with Lawn Fawn critters

Of course I had to use some Lawn Fawn critters because they’re just perfect for this kind of project :). A magnet holds the tab.

Shimmer and Shine - Sleep countdown with Lawn Fawn critters

Here is the scene when it’s all open: a bright and cheery world 🙂

Shimmer and Shine - Sleep countdown with Lawn Fawn critters

A close-up…

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the forest, LF Hello Baby
  • Dies: LF Spring Showers, LF Puffy Cloud Borders, LF Grassy Borders, My Favorite Things Stitched Rainbow, Infocrea Tree
  • Inks: Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves
  • Promarkers
  • Zig Wink of Stella

thanks for visiting!

xx

Poulettes’ Blog Hop Special: April Fools Day!

Hello 🙂

Welcome to the 11th Poulettes’ Blog Hop! You should be coming from the talented Marie, otherwise there is a list at the end of this post to catch up, or else just hop with me and follow the blog hop 🙂

Do you ever feel bored by the products you have, longing for new ones, and desperately trying to create with no mojo? That’s me at the moment. Thus I was interested by this month’s Poulettes’ challenge: April Fools Day! Today is a fun day, so I decided to create a fun project to share with you!

Ok, so I have only one set with fishes (Sea Street, I love it) but I didn’t want to use it. Nothing came while playing with the little fishies. So I opened my trusty Pinterest to browse some new ideas. And shazam! Pinterest did it again: I first tried a random “something” that eventually ended in… a 3D aquarium with a quilled fish! I had great fun creating it, so here it is:

Shimmer and Shine - Poulettes Blog Hop : April Fools Day Aquarium (Stampin'up products)

I’ve been wanting to try the quilling technique for many years. I even bought a starting set a few years ago but I was so frustrated by my poor results (never compare your beginnings with the stunning “middles” you find on Pinterest! I know it… but still do 😩  ), I gave up. But this time I wanted to give it another try, because of this cutie. I used some Mambo Melon strips I had left after I made my sister’s baby anouncement cards.

Shimmer and Shine - Poulettes Blog Hop : April Fools Day Aquarium (Stampin'up products)

To my big surprise, even if cardstock is a bit thick for quilling, it’s not impossible and I was pretty much happy with my fish. I added thin strips of Pool Party and Perfect Plum cardstock to give it beautiful fins like the Bettas I saw not long ago in a pet store. The lips and fin tail are made with Pink Pirouette cardstock.

Shimmer and Shine - Poulettes Blog Hop : April Fools Day Aquarium (Stampin'up products)

I had no googly eye (have to buy some!) so I “made” one with a hand punch circle left over and a black pearl.

Shimmer and Shine - Poulettes Blog Hop : April Fools Day Aquarium (Stampin'up products)

The aquarium in itself is freely inspired by these, but I made my own measurements, so it is 21cm x 8cm x 12cm. I chose Bermuda Bay cardstock to create mine. It is quite sturdy, thanks to the cardstock being double folded on itself and adhered with sticky tape. The bottom of the aquarium is made with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, stamped with the only stamp of the whole project, the little droplets from Awesomely Artistic. I put another piece of Bermuda Bay under the aquarium just to give it a nice finishing touch. Some sequins make for shiny gravels.

The algae are made with strips of Pear Pizzaz, that I swirled around a thin paint brush. And now what the fun part : how to give the illusion that my fish float like it’s actually swimming? I added a piece of acetate across the top of the aquarium and made a cut in the middle. I caught the thread tied around the fin of my fish in the acetate, and VoilĂ  🙂

What do you think? do you like it? I hope so 🙂

supplies:

  • stamps: Awesomely Artistic
  • inks: Sand Stone
  • Papers: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzaz

You can now visit my lovely friend ValĂ©rie to see the beautiful creation she shared 🙂

Here is the list if you want to hop to another blog:

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Delphine

Happy Easter!

Hello!

The project I’m sharing today is an old one, made while I was still living in the UK. These cute little easter bunnies were made in a class with Tracy. Happy Easter everyone!

Shimmer and Shine - Easter Bunnies

Shimmer and Shine - Easter Bunnies

Shimmer and Shine - Easter Bunnies

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Delphine