Great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #246, Capture d’écran 2016-07-23 à 16.17.51so as suggested by the Less is More Recipe: Use something Tactile (two week recipe challenge #286 & 287) I combined the two to create my handmade card 🙂

First, I passed the interior rectangle of white card stock in the We R Memory Keepers WOVEN Embossing Folder.  I cut a leaf die in three different materials, white card stock, white felt and white vellum (Tactile). Then I die cut a SSS whimsical flower die in silver-ish card stock along with a tiny butterfly.  With an eyelet, I attached all together, the leaves and card stock, along with a strip of silver wire (passed through my paper crimpler).  I adhered the flower and the butterfly, pasting this whole piece onto my card.  Hope you enjoy.

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Jen Mitchell from Freshly Made Sketches (#246) chose this card to be a Princess.  Thank you so much and congrats to the winner and fellow Perfect Princesses 🙂


Great colours and great sketches from CAS Coulours Capture d’écran 2016-07-22 à 12.02.02& Sketches Challenge #183 and CAS(E) this Sketch! #182.  Love these two blogs, there’s so much energy going on 🙂  So I die cut a pocket in a piece of vellum (crush curry) and added texture by embossing with the We R Memory Keepers quilted folder. I framed Capture d’écran 2016-07-22 à 12.02.15the piece with Island Indigo card stock.  Then, using Sue Wilson’s collection, I die cut a flower in Tip Top Taupe colour card stock, adding a rhinestone, and then the leaf stem in Island Indigo. I stamped “coucou!” using champagne embossing powder to match the Tip Top Taupe colour and the card was finished.

Have a great weekend and Happy Card Making 😀


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Capture d’écran 2016-07-20 à 16.00.29The new cue word for Week 207 is “ROUGHCapture d’écran 2016-07-20 à 16.00.19” at CASology.  Using the ColourQ challenge #351 colours of Midnight Muse, Concord Grape, Bermuda Bay and Gold I began assembling this card.  I die cut 2 Penny Black large Flutters, in Midnight Muse and Gold.  The Midnight Muse piece was die with different other dies and pasted atop the Gold Flutter. The body of the butterfly was cut with Concord Grape card stock, polished with Wink of Stella and shined with a coat of Glossy Accents.  I wrapped some gold thread around a piece of corrugated (rough) Bermuda Bay card stock and laid the Butterfly on the top left corner.  The card was finished with Gold polkadot Midnight Muse strip pasted at the bottom and a gold “hi” was added.  All corners were rounded with We R Memory Keepers corner chopper.

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Sincères Sympathies

Another fun sketch from MOJO Monday #457! Capture d’écran 2016-07-19 à 11.34.20The back panel was embossed with the Spellbinders Fabric Weave folder and then the vellum horizontal strip was heat embossed in white with a mesh wire stamp.  The bird die is from Technique Tuesday and was framed with the larger SSS Quadrangle Frames. The stitched rectangle, on the right, was white embossed with a script and rose stamp and then the gold embossing says “With Sympathy”.  Finally, two die cut leaves, one in white and the other in gold, were attached above the bird.

Just want to say, I really enjoy your comments and I thank you so much. Hope you have a great week 😀


String Beads

Sometimes I see a sketch and I go a little crazy on the possibilities 😀 Capture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 11.44.55
After seeing the CAS(E) this Sketch #181, I cut a strip of royal blue card stock, added a strip of Japanese paper on top and perforated the top and bottom with Papersmooches DOTS border die.  I threaded, in silver, opposite sides of the border adding blue beads along the way. This was pasted on the card as inspired by the challenge.  A “Bonne Fête” word die (Happy Birthday) was cut out in silver and the card was done.

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Opal Heart

IMG_0699A lovely simple sketch challenge, #182, Capture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 11.46.08
from CAS Colours & Sketches
.  White cards are my fave.  A little modelling paste with Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter from Ranger.  With the Lil’ Inker Stitched Hearts Die four pieces of vellum were cut.  The top one was Deco foiled with the Opal transfer sheet.  All four hearts were perforated together in the center and sewn with silver color bead string.  Clear sparkly beads were added here and there as well as 3 clear sequins.  The heart was placed over the stencilled area and it was finished 😀

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Capture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 11.48.13
The CASology cue word for Week 206: ART andCapture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 11.48.29
the colours from colourQ challenge #305 are: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Old Olive and Pool Party.  So why not a painting “made with love” of a bouquet of wild flowers die-cuts from Sizzix. Using Zig brush markers to colour the flowers I then pasted them onto Pool Party card stock after passing it through the Spellbinders Fabric Weave embossing folder.  I smudged a little Versamark pen here and there to add different colours of embossing powder thus adding texture.  All was framed with a foam mounted Fancy Frame Icons Die from Papersmooches. Clean and Simple!

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Capture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 12.12.19
This card got an honorable mention from the
CASology: Week 206
! thank you for the recognition


AND colourQ Coutier

THANKS for the recognition 😀  

Sun fire

Mojo Monday #456 sketch inspired me to use theCapture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 11.50.57
Penny Black Sun fire die as the center piece. After spraying Dylusions sprays (Fresh Lime & Lemon Zest) on watercolour paper, the backdrop rectangle was die cut with a Sizzix MIXED MEDIA Thinlits Die.  I applied glossy accents to some of the octagon pieces and placed them here and there.  The flower die-cut was embellished with Martha Stewart’s Flocking powder. The card was finished with a vellum banner stamped “Today belongs to you”.

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A Wedding

Summertime is wedding season here.  So using Capture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 11.52.01
MOJO Monday #455 I came up with this card.  Molding paste was stencilled in a circle shape with glass glitter embedded while wet.  Japanese paper for the backdrop, crimpled gold wire for the top edge and, finally, two banners, gold and vellum, to complete.

“Félicitations” translated means CONGRATS 😉

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My Kitchen Blooms

This weekend, I make a card for two challenges! Capture d’écran 2016-08-07 à 17.23.16

Amy’s sketch made it easy to keep it simple. Capture d’écran 2016-08-23 à 11.53.53
She did keep a good middle ground.

I began by applying a thick layer of light modelling paste over Crafter’s Workshop CUBIST stencil as the base rectangle centerpiece, to which I applied bronze glass glitter (matching my granite kitchen counter 🙂  ).  I let that dry and die-cut, 3 different size flowers in yellow vellum, with Sue Wilson’s “String Flowers” (to match the colour of my kitchen walls).

The trio were embellished with a bronze sequin and a white bead and then glued on.  My card was done. 😀

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