The Best is Yet to Come

Hello!

Today I want to share a card I made a few weeks ago for a very good friend, Val. She’s also a talented crafter and I thought I would surprise her with a card I made just for her.

You’ll recognise the lovely flower from Birthday Blooms, all in Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi tones… I made the stripey banner with the stripes mask. The sentiment is from “Best Thoughts”.

Shimmer and Shine - The best is yet to come

Supplies:

  • stamps: Birthday Blooms, Best Thoughts
  • Dies: Circles
  • Inks: Wisteria Wonder
  • Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi
  • Embellishment: Wink of Stella
  • Markers: Promarkers

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Delphine

World of Thanks gift box and card

Hello!

Today I want to share a gift box and a card I made as a present for a wonderful lady, who happens to be my SU upline : the lovely Tracy May. She is the sweetest person ever. She sent me some chocolate at the beginning of the year, and I wanted to thank her for everything she did for me.

I thought it was the perfect time to use the World of Thanks stamp, as I never inked it before. I love the design of this stamp, especially how it can appear as a simple background or be the star of the show, depending on how you work with it.

So here is what I made for Tracy:

Shimmer and Shine - World of Thanks gift box and card - Stampin'up

So World of Thanks is stamped in versamark and heat embossed on a Whisper White cardstock, and then I sponged some Tangerine Tango very lightly on the cardstock. It was then mated on a Tangerine Tango cardstock on a Kraft base.

Shimmer and Shine - World of Thanks gift box and card - Stampin'up

The butterfly is die cut with the Butterflies Thinlits on a Tangerine Tango cardstock. I added 3 red pearls to add interest.

Shimmer and Shine - World of Thanks gift box and card - Stampin'up

The little hexagon box is made with the same Tangerine Tango and kraft cardstock. I used the hexagon framelits to create the top panel. You can find the tutorial on how to do it here at Craftyhallett (althought I slightly changed the dimensions). I loved the little boxes she made and they caught my eye on Pinterest : go have a look! 🙂

Shimmer and Shine - World of Thanks gift box and card - Stampin'up

The flower is made with 3 pansies punched and glued together with a Petite Petal on top. The center of the flower and the leaves are made with other punches, not SU though. Again I added a pearl at the center of the flower. If you’ve visited my blog a few weeks ago, maybe you remember seing this flower before : it’s almost the same I put on my easel card.

The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and it fits perfectly on the smallest banner die cut.

Of course if you were wondering, I put some chocolates in the gift box 😉

I hope you like it 🙂

thanks for visiting!

xx

Delphine

Supplies:

  • Stamps: World of Thanks, Petite Pairs
  • Dies: Butterlies Thinlits, Hexagon, Banners,
  • Punches: Pansy, Petite Petals
  • Inks: Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark,
  • Papers: Tangerine Tango, Kraft, Whisper White
  • Embellishment: White embossing powder, adhesive Pearls

Circle of Spring Happy New Year

Hi!

I realised I didn’t share the card I sent to wish my family a happy new year. This year I had so little time to craft that I only sent cards to our grandmothers and parents.

I chose a very simple design but I’m very pleased with the result, the colours are so soft! I felt after the horrid events in Paris in November we all needed sweetness.

My card uses the Circle of Spring stamp set and the sentiment comes from Petite Pairs. The card base is made with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and a Very Vanilla panel. The wreath is coloured with Promarkers and die-cut with the matching dies. To finish off, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella on the bow.
Shimmer and Shine - Happy New Year - #StampinUp, #Circle of #Spring, #Petite #Pairs

The back of the envelope is stamped too, in Wild Wasabi.

Shimmer and Shine - Happy New Year - #StampinUp, #Circle of #Spring, #Petite #Pairs

Shimmer and Shine - Happy New Year - #StampinUp, #Circle of #Spring, #Petite #Pairs

This is one of my favourite stamp set. Want more? you can have a look here 🙂

Supplies:

  • Stamps: SU Circle of Spring, SU Petite Pairs,
  • Dies: SU Wonderful Wreath
  • Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • Promarkers
  • Embellishment: Wink of Stella clear pen

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Delphine

 

Poulettes’ blog hop #6 – Halloween and embossing!

Hello!

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Je vous retrouve aujourd’hui car nous sommes le 10 du mois … le jour du Blog Hop du Poulette’s Club (bon normalement c’est le 1er du mois, mais mieux vaut tard que jamais non ?)

En ce mois d’octobre, nous avons choisi d’illustrer le thème d’Halloween !! Rien d’extraordinaire jusqu’ici me direz vous, sauf qu’en discutant entre nous, nous nous sommes rendu compte que nous n’avions rien de dédié à ce thème : pas de tampons, ou décos en particulier !!

Du coup un vrai défi à relever que l’on a corsé en rajoutant le thème de l’embossage à froid !!!

Brrrr effrayant !

Vous allez pouvoir maintenant aller de blogs en blogs grâce aux liens qui se trouvent plus bas… et découvrir ainsi ce que chacune a concocté !

Si vous arrivez du blog de Céline c’est que vous êtes déjà en chemin … et c’est donc à mon tour de vous présenter ma réa 😉

  • Carte Boo et petits ballotins à bonbons assortis

Bon, je dois avouer que ce blog hop m’a donné du fil à retordre. Nous étions parties sur “un blog hop simple” puisque beaucoup de participantes habituelles ne pouvaient pas participer ce mois-ci, et finalement nous avons choisi un sacré défi car, comme écrit plus haut, aucune de nous n’avait de produit spécial pour Halloween. Mais c’est bien ça qui me plait dans ces blog hops, arriver à créer même quand le sujet ne nous inspire pas, ou qu’on n’a pas le set de tampon “fait pour”.

J’ai commencé par une réalisation qui ne me plait pas trop, du coup après avoir tourné en rond pendant plusieurs jours, je suis partie sur une autre idée. Voici la première création : une petite boîte Curvy Keepsake en forme de chat de sorcière…

Shimmer and Shine - Boo! Black Cat Curvy Keepsake - #Stampin'Up, #Curvy #Keepsake

Bon, c’est sûr que c’est Halloween, que faire peur est le but du jeu, mais moi je suis plutôt “cute” (mignon) que “scary” (qui fait peur) alors ce chat-là ne me plaisait pas trop, même si je ne suis pas mécontente de la réalisation en elle-même.

Alors j’ai eu une autre idée : une carte Boo! avec un fantôme en “punch art”. En réalité c’est plutôt en “découpe-art” puisque j’ai découpé le haut de son “crâne” (peut-on dire crâne pour un fantôme ?) à l’aide d’une découpe cercle. La subtilité de la technique consiste à positionner la découpe sur le bord sur les plaques pour qu’elle ne soit que partiellement découpée. Les yeux du fantôme sont réalisés à l’aide d’un coeur coupé en deux. La bouche est dessinée à la main. Les lettres BOO ont été découpées à l’aide des framelits Little Letters. Le fond est créé à l’aide de l’arbre de Arbre Protecteur et les petites feuilles du Perpetual Calendar. Tellement pratique ce set, je l’utilise partout !

Shimmer and Shine - Boo! - #Stampin'Up, #Sheltering #Tree, #Little #Letters, #Perpetual #Calendar

Comme cette fois j’étais contente de mon fantôme (cute, celui-là), j’ai voulu faire un petit ballotin assorti, que voici :

Shimmer and Shine - Boo! - #Stampin'Up, #Sheltering #Tree, #Little #Letters, #Perpetual #Calendar

Très simple à faire : découpez un rectangle, que vous encollez sur la longueur pour faire un cylindre. Vous aplatissez et collez l’une des extrémités et vous aplatissez et collez l’autre extrémité, mais en tournant à 90°… ça fait un berlingot ! Le berlingot fantôme est décoré de la même manière que celui de la carte. Et là, horreur ! j’ai réalisé que j’avais oublié l’un des éléments du blog hop : l’embossage à froid ! J’ai continué sur ma lancée de berlingots, mais cette fois j’ai fait une citrouille, embossée avec le plioir “Rayures”, pour rappeler les courbes des citrouilles…

Shimmer and Shine - Boo! - #Stampin'Up, #Sheltering #Tree, #Little #Letters, #Perpetual #Calendar

 

Shimmer and Shine - Boo! - #Stampin'Up, #Sheltering #Tree, #Little #Letters, #Perpetual #Calendar, #Curvy #Keepsake

ouf ! c’était pas gagné ce blog hop, mais je crois que je m’en suis pas si mal tirée 😉 ça vous plait ?

Produits (Stampin’Up!) :

  • Tamponds : Arbre Protecteur, Perpetual Calendar
  • Papiers : Murmure Blanc, Noir Nu, Gris Souris, Divine Aubergine
  • Inks : Memento Tuxedo Black, Gris Souris,
  • Découpes : Framelits Cercles, Little Letters

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Je vous propose maintenant d’aller visiter les blogs des autres Poulettes en continuant par celui de Layal et je vous dis à très vite…pour d’autres créations !

Je vous donne la liste de tous les liens à visiter, bonne balade !!

– Les Ateliers de Céline’Scr@p !! http://scrapgribouil91.canalblog.com/

– Delphine http://shimmerandshine.juloki.com/

– Layal http://feeparlayal.canalblog.com/

– Mylou http://www.lesateliersdemylou.blogspot.fr/

 

Joyeux Noël – Merry Christmas

Hi!

I know, three posts in a row, how crazy is that? 🙂 Well my mojo seems to have kicked back, and a little more time for myself makes it possible to enjoy crafting again…

Today’s card is a CASE from a card made by the very talented Yukari Yoshioka. You can see her stunning card here. I have kept pretty much the same design but I adapted a few things to make it a shaker card.

Shimmer and Shine - Joyeux Noël #StampinUp #Christmas #Trees #Silver #Red #ShakerCard

For the background, I wanted to have the same soft effect as in Yuki’s card, so I stamped the littlest snowflake in Versamark, then embossed it with White embossing powder on Smoky Slate cardstock. The background was then covered with vellum. I absolutely adore this effect, very winter-y 🙂

I draw the “hills” and hand-cut them, adding faux-stitching with a silver gel pen. The sentiment comes from the “Quelques lignes” stamp set and has received the same Versamark / silver embossing powder treatment as the trees. The trees were then punched with the Tree Punch. The little star was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and received a coat of Dazzling Details to give a bit of shine.

I added several foam adhesives to get different layers for the hills and the trees. I made a frame with a piece of acetate to close my shaker card. When I added the sequins, I remembered a trick given by the crafty goddess Jennifer McGuire in one of her amazing videos: to glue some sequins on the background, so that when the card stands up, there are a few sequins still visible… how clever is that?

 

I hope you like it 🙂 your comments are always welcome!

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Stamp set: Many Merry Stars, Quelques lignes (sentiment)
  • Inks: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
  • Embossing powder: Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder, White Stampin’ Emboss powder
  • Dies: Tree Punch
  • Papers: Whisper White cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock, Window sheets (acetate), White vellum
  • Accent: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dazzle Marker Silver
  • Non Stampin’Up : Sequins

If you would like to order any of the items used on the project above, you can click on my on-line shop or just send me an e-mail, I’ll be very happy to help you with your order.

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Teachers gift – Christmas 2014

Hello!

Today I’ll share the little gifts I made for my daughter’s teachers. If you have seen my last post, you’ll recognize the design! I loved the card so much, I had to make a variation with different colours.

I made a star-shaped box and a matching card for both teachers. I figured out how to make the star box myself, learning from my (many!) mistakes, but you can follow this very convenient tutorial from my friend Tracy. A little time consuming, but simple and effective 🙂

I made the first one in Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate :

Shimmer and Shine - Teachers gift Christmas 2014 - #StampinUp #Star #Framelit Dies - Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate

 

and the second one in Pool Party and Smoky Slate :

Shimmer and Shine - Teachers gift Christmas 2014 - #StampinUp #Star #Framelit Dies - Pool Party and Smoky Slate

 

The sentiment is not from Stampin’Up! : I don’t have any French greetings for Christmas… yet 😉

Of course, I filled the boxes with chocolates 🙂 and Daphnée “wrote” a little message for her teachers inside the card.

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Stamp set: Many Merry Stars
  • Inks: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
  • Dies: Stars Framelit Dies
  • Papers: Whisper White cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock
  • The Rhinestones were coloured with alcohol markers. You can use the wonderful Blendabilities to match whichever colour you want : how cool is that?

If you would like to order any of the items used on the project above, you can click on my on-line shop or just send me an e-mail, I’ll be very happy to help you with your order.

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Something exciting…

… is coming!

Before our move back to France, I used to go to Tracy‘s classes. I loved them, and was pretty upset to lose all these wonderful moments I shared with Tracy and the ladies who attended the class with me. The simple pleasure of spending a few hours with people who like the same thing as you brightens your whole month! So I decided to dive in and become a demonstrator myself!

This project is so exciting! I hope I’ll meet French people I can share this papercraft love affair with very soon 🙂

To celebrate this, I made a card with the stamps I received in my starter kit. Here it is:

Shimmer and Shine - Feather Thank you

 

I first used the SU Dotty Mask to create the background with a sponge dauber and white pigment ink. Then I stamped the feathers with Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss (love this combination) and stamped my sentiment in Blackberry Bliss too. I hand cut the fish tail banner and added a few sequins for fun. Simple but effective 🙂

Shimmer and Shine - Feather Thank You

 

I hope you like it!

I’ll adapt my blog to give all the information you need if you are interested in Stampin’Up! products or classes very soon. Don’t hesitate to contact me by email (on the right) if you need information in between.

Oh, and because a challenge is always fun: I’ll enter this class to the CASology challenge : THREE

CASology Week 112 - Three

 

Supplies :

  • Stamps: Stampin’Up Four Feathers, Stampin’Up Quelque Lignes (sentiment)
  • Dies: Stampin’Up Feathers Framelits
  • Stencil: Stampin’Up Dots and Stripes Decorative Masks
  • Inks: Stampin’Up Blackberry Bliss, Stampin’Up Hello Honey, White pigment ink
  • Cardstocks from my stash,
  • Sequins and baker’s twine from my stash

Thanks for your visit,

Have a nice crafty day!