The Best is Yet to Come


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


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

Thanks for visiting!




Christmas Swap part 2: the Card

Hi there!

If you visited my blog yesterday, you know that I’m sharing the Christmas Swap I made for someone living in the Center of France. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can have a look at my first project here. So, after the handmade project, I had to make a card. Of course, because of my central theme, it had to be blue and have a butterfly. But I also wanted it to have a “christmassy” feel, or at least wintery. Butterflies are not usually linked with winter, so I had to find a way to add some kind of… “frozen” effect to it.

Shimmer and Shine - Christmas Swap part 2 : Butterfly card with a wintery look

Ok, maybe not so “wintery”, but I tried 😉

The beautiful rhododendron flower and the butterfly are from the Best Is Yet To Come stamp set. I coloured them with alcohol markers in shades of artic blue and ice grey. I added some Dazzling Details to the flowers and the wings of the butterfly. The background is made with a stamp from another set, Awesomely Artistic, in Soft Sky ink. Then the “Joy” die cut comes from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, on Silver Glimmer Paper.

Shimmer and Shine - Christmas Swap part 2 : Butterfly card with a wintery look

I tried to take a photo without the flash, to show the real colours and the shimmery effect. Too bad I forgot to take a picture of the inside, which is decorated too.

Shimmer and Shine - Christmas Swap part 2 : Butterfly card with a wintery look

Supplies (all Stampin’up! unless otherwise stated):

  • Stamp Set: Best is yet to come, Awesomely Artistic
  • Dies: Wonderful Wreath,
  • Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Marina Mist cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper

Thanks for visiting! See you tomorrow for the last part of my Christmas Swap!

Have a fantastic New Year’s Eve!