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

Hello!

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 Céline. 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 :
Céline G. (Stamps and Paper)
Lola
Marie
Mylou
Layal

xx

Delphine

xx

Delphine

Poulette’s Blog Hop #10 – Happy Easter!

Hello everyone !

Soon it will be Easter, and for us crafters, it is time to create our easter decoration. The Poulettes will show you today lots of lovely ideas to celebrate Easter with Stampin’up, so come on, join us and hop all around!

If you’re coming from the sweet Céline G – Stamps & Paper then you’re already hoping. Otherwise, please click on the links at the end of this post.

Here is what I created: a card and a little woven basket, all in subtle colours…

Shimmer and Shine - Happy Easter! - Stampin'up - Floral Wings, Bold Butterfly framelits, Bow Builder punch, Petite Petals, Circle of Spring

This card is a CASE from another one I made before, you can have a look here. I went for soft colours : Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, vellum and pearls. The butterfly is made with the stamp set Floral Wings (hostess set – a must have!) and die cut with the Bold Butterfly framelits. The sentiment comes from the Circle of Spring stamp set.

Shimmer and Shine - Happy Easter! - Stampin'up - Floral Wings, Bold Butterfly framelits, Bow Builder punch, Petite Petals, Circle of Spring

Shimmer and Shine - Happy Easter! - Stampin'up - Floral Wings, Bold Butterfly framelits, Bow Builder punch, Petite Petals, Circle of Spring

You can find the tutorial for the little basket here. I added a lacy border and little flowers Petite Petals in blue, pink and yellow. The cute bow is made with the fantastic bow punch.

Shimmer and Shine - Happy Easter! - Stampin'up - Floral Wings, Bold Butterfly framelits, Bow Builder punch, Petite Petals, Circle of Spring

Shimmer and Shine - Happy Easter! - Stampin'up - Floral Wings, Bold Butterfly framelits, Bow Builder punch, Petite Petals, Circle of Spring

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Floral Wings, Petite Petals, Circle of Spring
  • Dies: Bold Butterfly Framelits
  • Punch: Petite Petals, Bow Builder
  • Inks: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight
  • Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, vellum
  • Embellishment: Adhesive pearls

You can now hop to the lovely Céline L – Les créas de Céline  !

Here are our blogs:

Lolascrap

Mylou

Céline G

Delphine (c’est moi !)

Céline

Val CoupesEtDecoupes

Marie

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!

xx

Delphine

Blue Butterfly

Hello!

A quick post today to show you another creation for the Noël des Créatrices craft fair I’ll be attending the 13th of november. I’m planning to make a set of cards in several colours.

Shimmer and Shine - Blue Butterfly - #StampinUp, #Watercolor #Wings, #Butterfly #Thinlit #Dies

Hope you like it!

Supplies (Stampin’Up!) :

  • Stamp Set : Watercolor Wings
  • Inks : Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers : Marina Mist, Whisper White cardstock, vellum

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Delphine

Roses for my mum

Hi everyone!

Today I share a project I made for my Mum’s birthday. While surfing on Pinterest I came accross a beautiful ombre cake and it inspired me for the kind of gift I had in mind. I wanted to use the wonderful Spiral Flower Die that allows you to make the cutest little roses ever. Sadly I didn’t have any matching papers in these lovely blueish violet tones, so I went for purple instead.

Shimmer and Shine - Ombre Roses Frame - #StampinUp, #SpiralFlowerDie, #ombre, #roses, #purple, #butterfly

To die cut the roses, you just need a quarter of a A4 sheet, so each line of roses is only one cardstock for the whole frame. You have to curl up the die-cut roses to help you roll them into realistic roses, it’s a bit tricky at first but it gets easier with practice. I used white glue to adhere the flowers to their base (you may want to use a heat gun if your roses are going to be manipulated a lot, like on a box for instance, but mines were suposed to stay in a frame, so I was happy with the glue) and then I used a glue dot to stick them on the white cardstock background.

Here is a closer view of the roses. You can see I added tiny transparent pearls on some of the roses, so that it looks like dew drops. I love putting discreet details like those as a little surprise for the person who really pays attention to my work 😉

Shimmer and Shine - Ombre Roses Frame - #StampinUp, #SpiralFlowerDie, #ombre, #roses, #purple, #butterfly

I added a butterfly just because… I absolutely adore this die, it’s so delicate! But I didn’t want it to compete with the roses, so I left it white with just a rhinestone on its body. I stuck it with a glue dot directly on the glass so if my mum wanted, she would be able to take it out, but she seemed to like it too…

Shimmer and Shine - Ombre Roses Frame - #StampinUp, #SpiralFlowerDie, #ombre, #roses, #purple, #butterfly

 

What do you think of my project? Do you like it?

Edit: now that I had more time to visit my favourite challenge blogs, I’d like to enter my little gift to some of them:

Curtain Call bouquet

 

Fusion Challenge Dining Splendor

 

AAAcards Game37

 

And last but not least… The Naughty or Nice Challenge: “In Bloom”… well obviously I went for the “nice” one… Next birthday is my brother’s, maybe I could try naughty then? hehehe 😉

NaughtyOrNiceChallenge_Challenge14

Edit from May 1st : I’m a Naughty or Nice Challenges Winner!!! Thank you so much for choosing my project!

http://naughtyornicechallenge.blogspot.fr/2015/04/winners-post.html

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Dies: Spiral Flower, Butterfly
  • Paper: Whisper White (others: non SU)
  • Embellishment : Basic Rhinestones Jewels

Thanks for visiting!

xx

Felt and decorated vellum

Hi there 🙂

It has been a bit complicated to take good photos these last days because of the horrible weather here near London and the lack of natural light… I managed to make some cards and have fun anyway!

For this one, I wanted to use the new (for me) die I got. It’s one of the retired products from Stampin’Up, but I’m glad I got it, as the butterflies are just gorgeous. I’ve got plenty of ideas to use it!

First I stamped the vellum with a polka dot background stamp with Versamark ink, then I covered it with a pretty Pink embossing powder and heat-set it. I die-cut the biggest butterfly but my vellum (folded in two) moved when I put the plates in the big shot, so instead of having a beautiful butterfly from the side, I ended up having the two wings with a 0.5 cm large bit in between… I didn’t want to discard it so I managed to create a body and antennas for my butterfly. I think it went quite well for what was a mistake at first 🙂

For the other butterflies, I just used felt and plain vellum. I used mini glue dots to hold them together and coloured two pearls with a silver Promarker to tie it together with the string of silver glitter paper below the butterfly.

The sentiment from Dovecraft is one I absolutely adore, I love this font. I cut the fishtail banner and off-set it to match the butterfly.

Shimmer and Shine - Decorated vellum and felt butterfly

Supplies :

  • Stamp :  Dovecraft Handmade with Love, Darkroom Door – Background stamp (polka dot)
  • Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock, Vellum, glitter paper and felt : from my stash
  • Embossing powder : Papermania Pink
  • Pearls : from my stash, coloured with Promarkers
  • Promarkers: Silver

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day 🙂

Just a note to say…

Hello there!

Sorry I’ve been away for so long, time flies…

Today’s card made me happy, because I’ve been able to use unloved and forgotten stamps to make a lovely card!

I first stamped the flowers in SU Melon Mambo, coloured them with Promarkers and then stamped once again the flower on a post-it note, to create a mask. I then used the mask to stamp the leaves in SU Lucky Limeade without stamping on the flowers.

Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say

 

Another view to catch this wonderful Wink of Stella shimmer on the flowers:


Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say...

Another close up:

Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say...

 

 

Here is the inside:

Shimmer and Shine - Just a note to say (inside)

Supplies :

  • Stamps : Hobbycraft Flower mini clear stamp, Aladine Bambous et Feuilles (leaves), Hobbycraft General Sentiment
  • Inks : Stampin’Up Melon Mambo, Stampin’Up Lucky Limeade, Stampin’Up Basic Black
  • Cardstock : Stampin’Up Lucky Limeade, Black and White from my stash
  • Effect: ZIG Wink of Stella clear brush pen
  • Rhinestones: from my stash, coloured with Promarkers
  • Promarkers: Mulberry, Cerise, Carmine

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day 🙂