Dream Theme Blog Hop #1: Christmas Theme!

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Hello!

Welcome to our new Dream Theme Blog Hop! Every month, we’re going to explore a theme and give you inspiration for your paper creations. This month, we’ve chosen an important one: Christmas! If you want to get ready for the Holidays, please follow our blog hop and enjoy all the beautiful creations we’ve made especially for you!

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

Here is what I came up with: bear hugs for everybody !

Shimmer and Shine - Bear Hugs - Dream Theme Blog Hop : Christmas

I used Fa-la-la-la Friends from Stampin’up, with the coordinating dies. I love the festive fish lol, had to make it the star of my background 😉 The bears were coloured with Promarkers. The little star comes from the Totally Trees stamp set.

This is the inside. I like to create a matching inside, I think it gives a really nice finishing touch.

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A little close-up to see Daddy Bear and Baby Bear in their not-so-ugly sweaters and pajamas ? Aren’t they cute?

Shimmer and Shine - Bear Hugs - Dream Theme Blog Hop : Christmas

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

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

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Fancy Folds Blog Hop #5: Center Step Card!

FF banner bigToday is our blog hop #5, and we’re showing a Center Step card!
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 my creation, featuring the beautiful Sheltering Tree :
 Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Center Step Card!
I know that everyone in the Stampin’up! world will show you some cool products from the new catalogue. I would have loved to put an order, sadly I haven’t been able to for the moment. So I decided I needed to give a little bit of TLC to some old stamps, and the one I love but haven’t played much with was the Sheltering Tree. I don’t really know why, but now I have decided to showcase it 🙂

Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Center Step Card!

Here is the inside of the card. I think those little flowers are cute and perfect for Spring 🙂

Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Center Step Card!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Sheltering Tree
  • Papers: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
  • Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
  • Embellishment : adhesive pearls (coloured with alcohol markers)

FF Next

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

thanks for your visit!

xx

1.Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
2. Tanja Kolar – Germany
3. Delphine Lorelli – France (that’s me !)
4. Martha Inchley – Canada
5. France Poitras Martin “Frenchie”  – USA

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

Supplies:

  • 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!

xx

Patrice Halliday-Larsen

Sandi McIver

Monica Gale

Tanja Kolar

Delphine Lorelli (that’s me !)

France Poitras Martin

Shannean Moncrieff

 

 

Fancy Folds Blog Hop – Easel card

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Hello everyone!

Today I’ve got some very exciting news to share with you… I’m taking part in the Fancy Folds DT!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the message the lovely Patrice sent to me, but of course I said yes! I feel greatly honoured to be playing with a bunch of incredibly talented ladies!

This is our first blog hop, and we’re making an Easel card ! I must say I never made one before, so I was happy to discover how to do it. It is quite simple actually, I wonder why I never tried. Something to do with my comfort zone, maybe? 😉

If you’re coming from Tanja’s blog, 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!

So here is my card:

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop - Easel card - #StampinUp, #AWorldofThanks, #Botanical #Builder, #Pansy, #PetitePetals, #Fabulous #Four

I used Crumb Cake as my card base. I made a frame with another piece of Crumb Cake, that I die-cut with a square framelit. I pierced all around the aperture with a paper piercer.

The inside is also made with a piece of Crumb Cake, heat embossed in white with the background stamp “A world of Thanks”.

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop - Easel card - #StampinUp, #AWorldofThanks, #Botanical #Builder, #Pansy, #PetitePetals, #Fabulous #Four

The fluffy flower is made with three Real Red pansies punched out and a Petite Petal flower stamped in Tangerine Tango. I hand cut it as I didn’t want the white edge to show. A pearl coloured with alcohol markers gives a nice finishing touch to the flower. The leaf is from the Botanical Bloom stamp set and die-cut with the Botanical Builder framelit.

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop - Easel card - #StampinUp, #AWorldofThanks, #Botanical #Builder, #Pansy, #PetitePetals, #Fabulous #Four

To make the card stand up, I addhered a thin strip of Crumb Cake cardstock and another one in Real Red. The heat embossed sentiment comes from the Fabulous Four stamp set.

Here you can see the card closed :

Shimmer and Shine - Fancy Folds Blog Hop - Easel card - #StampinUp, #AWorldofThanks, #Botanical #Builder, #Pansy, #PetitePetals, #Fabulous #Four

Supplies:

  • Stamps: A world of Thanks, Petite Petals, Fabulous Four, Botanical Blooms
  • Dies: Square framelits, Botanical Builder
  • Punches: Pansy, Petite Petals,
  • Papers: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Mossy Meadow
  • Inks: Versamark, Tangerine Tango, Mossy Meadow
  • Tools: Paper piercer

FF Next

Next up is Martha’s lovely blog: inch of creativity! Have fun hopping around!

thanks for your visit!

xx

 

Patrice Halliday-Larsen

Sandi MacIver

Patty Bennett

Monica Gale

Tanja Kolar

Delphine Lorelli (that’s me !)

Martha Inchley

France Poitras Martin

Blog Hop bokeh – Birthday shaker card

Hello 🙂

Today I’m taking part in a fun blog hop project : the first “Famous Five” blog hop ! 🙂 Well actually we were 5 at the beginning but we’re now a few more (and the more, the merrier, of course!)…

This blog hop is about bokeh. You can have a look at my previous card (I made it at Lola‘s) to see what this trendy technique is.

If you’re coming from Emilie’s blog that means you’re already in the blog roll. If not, your can follow the link to her blog at the end of this post.

Here is my contribution : I kept a similar design but I made a birthday shaker card for a little boy 🙂

Shimmer and Shine - Possum Shaker Birthday card - #Bokeh #StampinUp, #Nuts About You

I used the stamp set Nuts about You, it’s a set you can earn if you’re hosting a party and the orders reach a certain amount. I’m particularly fond of the critters and also the design of the “chubby” tree 🙂

To create the bokeh, I used Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron, I explained the technique here. The white dots are made with White Craft ink. Mine was new and very, very juicy and thick, that’s why the dots are quite opaque, next time I’ll practice with the sponge daubers on a piece of a scrap paper before applying ink on my project! The card base is Soft Suede, the sentiment comes from the Big News stamp set.

The tree was stamped in Soft Suede, another time in Wild Wasabi and last in Pear Pizzazz. I fussy cut the tree and the leaves (shame there is no coordinated die! that was a lot of work) and assembled the whole together so that the tree looked more realistic. The cute possum is stamped in Crumb Cake.

Shimmer and Shine - Possum Birthday card - #Bokeh #StampinUp, #Nuts About You

To create the shaker part, I die cut two circles in So Saffron with the framelits (I added a faux-stitching effect with a golden gel pen), then with the biggest circle I die-cut my window in a piece of acetate. I die-cut my foam adhesive too with the help of the same framelits, so convenient! Some sequins give a bit of shine and fun to shake.

Here it is… hope the little birthday boy will like it 🙂

(You can have a look at the supplies at the end of the post)

Edit from 00:44 : I just saw the perfect challenge for our blog hop… how fun is that!

– House of Cards : Bokeh Effect

House of Card bokeh effect

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Now you can hop to Mylou’s blog!

In case you’re lost or want to discover all these fantastic blogs, here is the list:

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

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

– Dachoula : http://dachoula.blogspot.com

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

– Céline : http://lagardeceline03.blogspot.fr/

– Emilie : https://filsetpapiers.wordpress.com/

–> Delphine : http://shimmerandshine.juloki.com/fr/ (you’re here)

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

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Supplies (Stampin’Up!) :

  • Stamp sets : Nuts about you (hostess set),Big News
  • Inks : Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, White Craft
  • Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Window sheet
  • Dies : Circles Collection Framelits
  • Punch: Circles : 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-3/8″
  • Tools : Sponge Daubers, Big Shot

Thanks for visiting!

xx