Hello dear readers! I’m sorry for being gone so long without any explanation. Life got in the way of creating and blogging. Also, there was the wee matter of a break-up. But now I’m back and I’m here to stay… I hope! I haven’t done many things in the past month except work, work and work. I started Nanowrimo and even though I’m still technically participating, I know I won’t have 50,000 words by the end of the month. And I’m ok with it. I’ve been stuck in a rut, creatively speaking, so last weekend, I decided to participate in … Continue reading She’s baack! – La revoilà!
My two best friends celebrated their birthday last week. One on the 6th, the other on the 8th. I met them both through work, one at my last school, the other at a scrapbook store where I was employed for a few months. They have similar personalities but very different styles. So I had to make completely different card styles for them. And that was fun! Geneviève is full of zest. Always happy and talkative. She is also a big Habs fan (local hockey team) so when I found a stationary kit at the dollar store with the bear on … Continue reading Birthday cards for friends – Cartes de fêtes pour des amies
> This week is Daycare Educator Appreciation week. Our boss is giving us a little something special every single day. Her boss (the principal) will be offering her a present as well so I volunteered to make the card. I wanted something simple that she would appreciate. She loves flowers and frog images so this stamp from Stampin’ Up! (A Flower for All Seasons) was perfect for her. I simply colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, blended with odorless solvent and added a bit of Gold Liquid Pearl to the middle of the flowers (oops, looks like one of them … Continue reading >A card for my boss – Une carte pour ma patronne
> This is the Christmas card I made for my mom last week. I was inspired by a card made by my good friend CeeCee. The penguin and his hat were glued with foam squares to add dimension. I added a pearl on the hat’s pompom, some Stickles on the heart and fine glitter on the ice’s edges. The oval was also glued with foam squares. Voici la cart de Noël que j’ai faite pour ma mère la semaine dernière. Elle est inspirée d’une carte faite par ma bonne amie CeeCee. Le pingouin et son chapeau on été collé avec … Continue reading >A Christmas card – Une carte de Noël
> Today is my mom’s birthday! Happy Birthday Mom! I made this card for her using Stampin’ Up! papers and a Sweet November stamp. The image was coloured with dye inks + blender pen as well as Prismacolor pencils blended with odorless solvent and a paper stump. The card is bigger than the usual size I make because I had to included a pocket on the inside where we could slip some money. I made the envelop to match but forgot to take a picture. Aujourd’hui c’est la fête de ma mère! Bonne Fête Maman! J’ai fait cette carte pour … Continue reading >Mom’s birthday card – Carte de fête pour maman
> I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making prints out of my own linocuts for a few months. I’ve carved my own stamps before but this was different. I still have a lot to learn about cutting through linoleum blocks and then inking it to print on paper but I did enjoy trying this new technique. I printed on book pages and watercolour paper as seen above, as well as white and kraft cardstock. I made quite a few prints so expect to see more projects featuring this image. Depuis quelques mois, je voulais essayer de faire des … Continue reading >Linocut cards – Carte linogravure
> Here is the last of the birthday cards I made this month. It was for my dear friend Catherine. We are both tea lovers so this image was perfect to make a card for her. I’m keeping it short today because I have a cold and I just can’t seem to think about what to write. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be better (especially since it will be the first belly-dancing lesson of the season!) Voici la dernière carte faite ce mois-ci. Elle était pour ma chère amie Catherine. Nous sommes deux buveuses de thé alors cette image était parfaite pour … Continue reading >3rd birthday card – 3e carte de fête