Dream Theme Blog hop #3 : Happy New Year!



Welcome to our new Dream Theme Blog Hop! This month’s theme is “New Year” !

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

This blog hop had me wondering what I could use, as I owned nothing that said “Happy New Year”… so I put my thinking cap on, and took this opportunity to think out of the stamp box… hehehe

Here is what I created with Balloon Celebration Stamp Set :

Shimmer and Shine – Dream Theme blog hop : Happy New Year !

Well, what can a French person think of, when she comes through the word “Champagne” ?

Shimmer and Shine – Dream Theme blog hop : Happy New Year !

My flute is (poorly) hand drawn and I used the balloon filling to create my Champagne bubbles, I’m feeling very clever here teehee 🙂

By the way, did you know the Champagne bubbles come from little grains of dust on the side of your glasses? if your flute is sparkling clean, you’ll have almost no bubbles at all. How sad!

Shimmer and Shine – Dream Theme blog hop : Happy New Year !


Because it is (almost) New Year and we’re talking about Champagne, there is a lot of gold involved here. Foil, Embossing powder, nothing’s golden enough for the liquid of Gods! (Am I being a little carried over here? Hmmm maybe 😉 )

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:

Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
Tracy May (UK)
Delphine Lorelli (France)
Amy Koenders (USA)
Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
Sabrina Radeck (Canada)
Krista Driessen (Netherlands)


Happy Bastille Day from France!


Fireworks… fireworks everywhere!

Happy Bastille Day everyone! 🙂

Shimmer and Shine - Happy Bastille Day 2015! - #StampinUp, #Sheltering #Tree, #Cottage #Greetings


Have a nice day!


Shimmer and Shine - Happy Bastille Day 2015! - #StampinUp, #Sheltering #Tree, #Cottage #Greetings

Supplies (Stampin’Up!) :

  • Stamp sets : Sheltering Tree, Cottage Greetings
  • Inks : Pacific Point, Real Red, Encore Silver Ink
  • Papers: Whisper White, Midnight Muse

Thanks for visiting!


Let’s celebrate! Faux metal technique, shaker card


Today’s card is dedicated to my parents, my husband and my baby girl. My parents and my husband and I share the same anniversary day, and it is also the day that our baby Roxanne turned 9 month old! A perfect day to celebrate and enjoy a very nice dinner at a restaurant 😉

I wanted to create a faux-metal effect for my shaker star. In order to do this, I first die-cut my star silhouette by putting the two star dies nested and ran it through my big shot. I did exactly the same with a piece of foam sheet to make the shaker part. It adheres nicely to the rest, a very convenient way to create non usual shapes of shaker cards. I then die-cut the acetate from the biggest star die.

The faux-metal effect is done by stamping the shape with Versamark and then cover it with silver embossing powder, and heat-setting it. You may do it several times until you’re happy with the brightness and the polished look of the star. Once you have adhered the star on the acetate and then on the foam shape, your shaker star is ready. Just fill it with what you want – here I punched little stars on silver glitter paper, red hearts and clear sequins for fun.

The background is a mix of  heat-embossed stars (I pressed the Versamark ink on a stencil, then applied Holographic clear embossing powder) and stamped hearts and stars.

Shimmer and Shine - Let's Celebrate


I tried to show the effect of the holographic clear embossing powder, in real life it’s very nice but, as often with glitter it’s difficult to take a good picture.

Shimmer and Shine - Let's Celebrate! Faux metal technique - Shaker card


Supplies :

  • Stamps : Dovecrat Let’s Celebrate, Lawn Fawn Plus One (heart and stars)
  • Inks : Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’Up Real Red, Versamark ink
  • Cardstock, glitter paper and acetate from my stash
  • Embossing powder : Papermania Silver, Artemio Holographic
  • Stencil : Stampin’Up Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks
  • Punch : mini heart (?), mini star
  • Sequins : The Craft Factory clear 5mm


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day 🙂