Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh what a snow storm....

 Hello dear readers

Well we are getting close to Christmas and I have been quite active the last few weeks... Creating which I love and shopping which I'm starting to hate... I guess I will become a Online buyer...LOL!

I had a lot of fun doing this card.  I remember that my granny had some snow globe and I was very curious to know how they could put the scene under the water and it did not drip... LOL!

Well now I know except for the water I build up completely this snow globe from background to snowman and stamped globe and acetate for window... added some Glamour dust for effects... My snowman is in quite a snow storm!

Stamps: Snow globe:  The Artful stamper, snowman & sentiment:  Bonneidée stamps.
Embellishments: Snowflake cardboard, Glamour dust, ribbon.
Background: Cuttlebug snowflakes.
This is a close up of the snow globe.  I could not take a face pic of it because of the wind
blurring my window!!!!
This card will be submitted to the following challenges: 

Fashionable Stamping Challenge--I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Craft Your Passion--anything holiday or winter related
Hooked on Craft--Winter wonderland
Ooh-La-La Creations--lots of sparkle
Addicted to Stamps--Christmas card
2 Sisters--holiday
Phindy's Place--a sprinkling of snow
The Poodles Parlour--Christmas
Totally Papercrafts--Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks--snowflakes
The House That Stamps Built/Designers Choice Challenge--snowflakes
Scrapbook Sisters--Christmas Time
Everybody-Art-Challenge--Christmas card
Oldie but a Goodie--let it snow
Party Time Tuesdays--snow us what you got
The Outlawz POM--anything goes

I hope you enjoyed your visit and will write again soon.  Of course, you are more than welcome to leave a comment or better to become a FAB Follower!!!
Have a nice day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cherished Memories

Happy Saturday my friends!

When I saw these challenges I could not resist since they where about some of my favorite things!

Fashionable Stamping Challenge with "In Time gone by"  and

Charisma Cardz Challenges with Lace and Pearls.

I love all that is Vintage so In time gone by was very exciting for me to plan I had a composition in mind.... God, it's never been so hard for me to come up with a final creation.... I started over 3 times... the paper were not right, the corlors were not god... so on, so on.  When I decided to go with this composition I still had doubts... but finally I'm pleased with the results.

Lace and Pearls are some of my favorite embellishments.  I knew all the long how and where I wanted to place it!

Sooooooo this is the final compostition:

Stamps: text Hero Art, little girl unknown
Papers: Prima Sweets
Dried flowers: from my garden
Embellishments:  metallic frames, heart & key, mica tiles, ribbon, lace, pearls,
Inks: Ranger Distress:  Walnut stain & Worn lipstick.

This card will be entered in :
Fashionable Stamping Challenge &
Charisma Cardz Challenges
Addicted to stamping

Thank you for your visits and remember comments are always appreciated!


Monday, November 14, 2011


Hope you all had a nice week end and like me, you shared part of it with your love ones!

I love playing with my brayer and inks ... and it inspired me to do this card.  I loved the soft colors and thought they would be great for this beautiful stamp.

Techniques used where of course Spectrum roll and Torn Frame.

It is also done for the Magenta Sketch 026.

Paper: Magenta Last serenade & Corrugated stock
Stamp:  Crafty individuals
Inks:  Adirondack Butterscotch, Sail boat blue, Bottle. Stazon Timber brown
Punch:  Fiskar, pearl sticker

This card is also submitted for the "Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #81"Your Favorite Technique".

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  See you soon!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Art bookbinding

Good evening!

In a completely different order of artwork, I'm so proud to show you my first leather bound restored book...
It's is an history book relating to the first school of graphic art  in America.

Hand made paper for covering and ending pages.

When the preserving box is finished (yes, yes I'm working on it) the book will be showed permanently at the " Le petit musée de l'impression  " in Old Montréal. I took this very seriously (I'm always serious LOL); our friend is the one of the administrator of this museum. 

I hope you can see the detail of the " Gutenberg "
cut out.

And the gold lettering.

It is also an important part of restoration to keep the original spine and cover
 (if it is in good condition).

Restoration of book is a passion, but very delicate and detailed work... I don't think can do dozen of those in a year... but when done it is soooooooo rewarding to hold this artwork in your hands and think that because of you it will last for another 100 years at least!!!

Dear Santa....


Well I guess it's about time I start working on my Christmas card... I love this soft and tender Santa ... It doesn't happen often that I make a card without stamps well this is one ... The ribbon around Santa is nice you say... well it hand pleaded and it played with my patience... but ok now it's done LOL!

Paper:  Authentique
Ribbon hand pleated, pearls

This card was submitted to a few challenges :

Scrapbook Centrale FF# 5

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 80~~Fall or Winter Theme, Mark's Finest Papers

Of course, it's always nice to know what you think of my work, so if you feel like it you can leave a comment!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Bloggers Birthday Lynn

You deserve congratulations for your 3 years of Blog... And you are going the other way around ... instead of receiving gifts for your 3rd Anniversary your are giving aways some of your beautiful artwork!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Good morning to you all...!

Well it's a sunny mild day today just great to go outside and have a coffee break... speaking of the Challenge #7 of this week with Fashionable stamping was just about that...  Coffee and Cream with A Hint Of Dark Chocolate color.  But no need to have coffee beans stamped LOL!

My version with these colors.......

And  this card will also be submitted to the following Challenges:

http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/  - Challenges 17 - make it shabby, shabby chic or vintage

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/   - Challenge 19 - Anything goes.

http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.com/  - TSG 128 Au Naturale.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon.  Don't forget to leave a comment if you like my work!