Dream Theme Blog Hop : Mother’s Day

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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)


Poulettes’ Blog Hop #13: Happy Mother’s Day!


Sorry I’m not posting very often at the moment, I’m back to work and I’ve got a lot to do and so little time to craft…

anyway, a very short post today to show you my creation for the Poulettes’ Blog Hop for Mother’s Day. You should come from CĂ©line. Otherwise, please follow the links at the end of this post!

Shimmer and Shine - Poulettes' Blog Hop : Happy Mother's Day!

The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree and means “Thank you for being there”. Inside it’s “You warm my heart”.

Shimmer and Shine - Poulettes' Blog Hop : Happy Mother's Day!

I’ll try to explain how I made this card as soon as I’ve got a little time for me… until then, thank you for bearing with me 🙂

You can now visit Lola’s blog !
Please hop on ! Here are our other wonderful creations :
CĂ©line G. (Stamps and Paper)





Fancy Folds Blog Hop #3: Shutter card!

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Today is our third blog hop, and we’re showing a Shutter Card ! I discovered this type of card a few weeks before and indeed it’s great fun to make one!

If you’re coming from the talented Tanja, then you’re already hopping. If not, you can find all the blogs list at the end of this post. You don’t want to miss one as everybody’s got some fabulous cards to show you!

Here is what I came up with:

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop #3: Shutter card - Mother's Day

(sorry for the poor quality of the photos, my husband changed the settings and I didn’t know how to put the usual settings back! )

I must say I love decorating belly bands. I think they give any box or card an elegant finishing touch, and this one is one of my favourite
 The pretty peony from You’ve Got This goes so nicely with the frame tag from Everything Eleanor, you’d think they were designed to work together

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop #3: Shutter card - Mother's Day

The frame tag is stamped in Pool Party on a Pool Party cardstock and then fussy cut. The peony is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with alcool markers. It has then received a coat of Wink of Stella. A few rhinestones were added as dew drops.

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop #3: Shutter card - Mother's Day

The base of the shutter card itself is from Pool Party cardstock and I created a “DSP” with the butterfly from You’ve Got This stamp set in Pool Party ink and the little snowflakes from Sheltering Tree in Mint Macaron. If you’re familiar with this blog, you know I love to create my DSP
 maybe it is because I don’t feel as guilty when I cut it as I do when I cut a real DSP paper?

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop #3: Shutter card - Mother's Day

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop #3: Shutter card - Mother's Day

The inside has got a panel from the same handmade DSP. I adhered a Wisteria Wonder panel above, on which I die cut a circle, with the circle framelits. Two Perfect Plum banners make the shutter part below the Wisteria Wonder panel. To decorate the shutter, I stamped one of the tags from Everything Eleanor. Inside, there is a little sentiment from Circle of Spring for Mother’s Day (which occurs in May in France). The butterfly inside reminds of the ones on the outside.

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop #3: Shutter card - Mother's Day


  • Stamps: You’ve Got This, Everything Eleanor, Sheltering Tree, Circle of Spring
  • Dies: Circle framelits, Banner framelits
  • Papers: Pool Party, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum
  • Inks: Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Perfect Plum, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Embellishment : Zig Wink of Stella clear pen, rhinestones

FF Next

Next up is France’s lovely blog! Have fun hopping around!

thanks for your visit!


Patrice Halliday-Larsen

Sandi McIver

Monica Gale

Tanja Kolar

Delphine Lorelli (that’s me !)

France Poitras Martin

Shannean Moncrieff



Pansy cupcake + display box for Mother’s day


Today’s project features an idea I had for Mother’s day and the Poulette’s Blog Hop. The theme was “flowers, flowers, flowers” and I took it quite literally 😉 You can follow the blog hop at the bottom of this post. If you’re coming from CĂ©line’s blog, then you’re at the right place, in case you missed it you can begin the blog hop here. The next blog is Mylou’s… Have fun visiting these talented ladies 🙂

I wanted to create a cupcake-like flower pot where I could hide chocolate, combining two of my Mum’s loves. I couldn’t spend as much time as I would have needed on this project because I was busy welcoming our new addition to our house : our lovely baby boy, Alexandre, who was born on the 17th of May 🙂

I went on Pinterest to find a cupcake wrapper template, you can find the one I used here. I printed and fussy cut it and then decorated it with the Dots decorative Mask from Stampin’Up!, using a sponge dauber and Daffodil Delight ink pad. I used a hand punch to make the little holes on the scallop edge of the wrapper.

Shimmer and Shine - Pansy cupcake gift box - #StampinUp, #Pansy punch, #DotsDecorativeMask

For the box I had a precise idea in mind but nothing on Pinterest was close enough, so I had to figure out how to build one from scratch. If you’re interested, I’ll post later the template and the measurements. A piece of acetate allows to see the cupcake inside the box, and the sides were decorated with the same decorative mask as the wrapper. To close the box I used two little velcro stick-on adhesives (if you look at the photo below, you’ll see that one of the velcro was stuck on the “lid” part… I didn’t pay attention to that before editing the photos, ugggghhh! sorry about that.). I put a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock on the back of the box so that the cupcake stands better against the whole “dots abundance” of the box (lol). I stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant on a strip of Whisper White cardstock and added a bow (love that punch!) from Elegant Eggplant cardstock on the front of the box.

Shimmer and Shine - Pansy cupcake gift box - #StampinUp, #Pansy punch, #DotsDecorativeMask

Now for the fun part: the pansies 🙂

I took my inspiration on this blog and decided to keep the same colours as the pansies were lovely. It really is very simple and easy to make, and I love “stretching” my punches and finding new ways to play with them. For the leaves I used a little punch I had in my stash, that looked a little bit like the real ones – not Stampin’Up! though.

Now for the not-so-fun part: putting everything together to make my pretend-cupcake look (almost) like a real one… I admit I struggled. But, hey, that’s how you learn, don’t you? So here is my first attempt, but I’ll try to make it better later (when I don’t have a newborn and two toddlers that require all my free time, that is… 😉 ). My intention was to fill the wrapper with chocolate and then put a piece of green felt to make a grassy background for the pansies, but it wasn’t round enough so I filled it with cotton and tried desperately to make the felt stay in place… couldn’t really figure out how to do it properly, so it’s still a bit wonky, but if you keep your eyes on the pansies, you don’t see it too much lol 😀

To carry the box and hide it until my Mum opened it, I decorated a bag with a tag and a pansy. I love these little touches that tie everything together.

Shimmer and Shine - Pansy cupcake gift box - #StampinUp, #Pansy punch, #DotsDecorativeMask

Here is a close-up of the tag :

Shimmer and Shine - Pansy cupcake gift box - #StampinUp, #Pansy punch, #DotsDecorativeMask

The tag was made with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a round corner punch, and a hand punch for the hole. The ribbon and baker’s twine were in my stash. A few rhinestones bring the “mandatory” bling every project must have 😉

I hope you like it… it definitely needs improvement (you can follow this blog to keep updated) but it was a fun project to make nonetheless.

If you like the pansy punch, you can find more blog posts about it here, or other 3D flowers here or there.

You can now go on hop on the next blog : next one is Mylou’s blog!

I’d like to link my project to The Card Concept Challenge : can you guess what my inspiration was? 😉



Here is the blog hop list :

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

– Val CoupesEtDecoupes : https://coupesetdecoupes.wordpress.com/

– Lolascrap : http://lolascrapetcompagnie.blogspot.fr/

– Perrine : http://scrapcarterie57.canalblog.com

– CĂ©line : http://lagardeceline03.blogspot.fr/

– (You’re here) Delphine @ Shimmer and Shine : http://shimmerandshine.juloki.com/fr/

– Les Ateliers de Mylou : http://lesateliersdemylou.blogspot.com/

Supplies (Stampin’Up!) :

  • Stamp sets : Just Fantastic (retired)
  • Inks : Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant
  • Punch: Pansy punch
  • Papers: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Window Sheet
  • Embellishment: Rhinestones Basic Jewels Embellishment
  • Dots Decorative Mask

Thanks for visiting!


With Love…

Hi everyone !

Today’s card is for my Mum, as in France Mother’s day is on the 25th of May. She loves flowers, so I hope she’ll like this one!

I chose a beautiful peony from Papermania Just to say – Get well soon stamp set : the flowers are gorgeous but not that easy to colour, at least for me 🙂 . I used my beloved Promarkers to colour it, but I was not really happy with the result, so I went with some of my watercolour pencils to add subtle touches. I think it’s better now !

For the background I used a leaf clear stamp that I stamped with Versamark ink, just to get this darker than the cardstock, but not overwhelming.

Anyway, here is my card. I’ll also enter it to the Paper Players Challenge, “Clean and Simple Floral” :


Shimmer and Shine - With Love

Supplies :

  • Stamps : Papermania Just to say – Get well soon, sentiment from Personal Impressions Big Sentiments
  • Background stamp : Hobbycraft leaves mini clear stamp
  • Inks : Stampin’up Basic Black, Versamark ink (background)
  • Cardstock : from my stash
  • Rhinestones from my stash
  • Watercolour pencils : Derwent Academy watercolour
  • Promarkers :
  1. Flower : Summer Sun, Burnt Orange, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Rose Pink, Pink Lobster, Mulberry, Maroon
  2. Stem : Moss, Forest Green, Pine,
  3. Vase : Ivory, Satin, Pink Lobster, Mulberry
  4. Shadow : Ice Grey 1

Wish you a lovely day !

Thanks for stopping by,


Background inking

Hi there!

I saw wonderful cards here and there on the Blogosphere, with stunning backgrounds, and I thought I would give it a go 🙂 . You can have a look to the magnificent card that inspired me here. It’s to die for !

Shimmer and Shine - Background inking


I wanted to try the same effect with a bigger butterfly, a swallowtail :

Shimmer and Shine - Background inking


Here is the inside :

Shimmer and Shine - Background inking



Supplies : (to come)

  • Stamps :
  • Dies :
  • Inks :
  • Accent :


Wish you a lovely day !

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Mother’s day

Here is the card I made for my mum to celebrate Mother’s day!


Shimmer and Shine - Mother's day


Supplies :

  • Stamps : Crafty Impressions – Cupcake and Mum (Rose and sentiment)
  • Inks : Unknown Black Ink,
  • Cardstock : Papermania  Capsule solid smooth texture, DSP from my stash
  • Punch : Dovecraft Ribbon Heart Border
  • Ribbon : from my stash
  • Promarkers

Wish you a lovely day !

Thanks for stopping by,