Sunday, November 25, 2012

All white..

Happy Sunday
It was Thanksgiving in the US so I wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving...
Hope you did not abuse to much of the turkey....
I have a bad cold and I had the most difficult thing to do this week...
My Chocolate Brown Lab Sushie crossed the Rainbow Bridge...
It is one of the most heart breaking situation to live when your faithful companion of 12 years
has to go because she is sick... She went as she lived ... very peacefully in my arms... I will never forget her.
OK now that I have been telling all about how I felt this week.  I also
want to show you the only thing I have been able to do.
I made this card for our card group challenge ...
The theme was "  All white "  it was my first and I must say that I love it.
I find very sober and elegant.
Anyway you can tell me what You think about it.
I used the Spellbinder Medallion die cut for the center piece and
the Sizzix Poinsettia die.
I covered my flower with Crackle Accents for an icy illusion.

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:  Challenge #8 Anythibng goes. Challenge 18 Anything Goes.


Until the next post... have fun doing your art projects and thank you for stoping by. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Nutcracker Ballet...

Hello bloggers...

I have 4 great, beautiful granddaughters... When they reach the age of 6 or 7 there is a few special
things going on ...
One of those is an invitation to The Nutcracker Ballet with "les Grands Ballets Canadien de Montréal"  at la Place des Art.  Mathilde is the one this year so as I always do I made this special
card as an invitation for her. 
She is thrilled and so are we even if we have seen it a few times now... It's simply magical!

Graphic 45 had this super paper that I used to make my invitation card.
Thank you for your visit and comments.
Take care my friends.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Time... time....

Hello Blogger.

Time... is one of many things we have no control on...
This Lady is caught in time.

I love doing those step card... it allows so many
different embellishments and variations.
Have fun doing whatever you are doing it is the best way to
take advantage of time passing by!
Have a great evening.

Black, white & red!

Hello dear Bloggers.

This is a very simple card yet the bow, flower and pins give it a very nice touch of elegance. 
 It can be used for so many occasions.

The triple bow and pins add a delicate touch to this card.

We never have to many of those "passe partout" cards.
Thanks for stopping by.  Take care.

May first mix média canvas!

Hello Bloggers
I have been wanting for a long time to start with Mix Media .... for me it's simply fascinating to see the results of all those techniques when they come together in a single canvas... Do not forget this is my first... but not my last.
Sous son regard même les fleurs scintillaient.

 Here you can see the texture of the butterfly and the textile flowers added to the flower bush.
8 x 8 canvas.
I have to give credit to my very talented & patient teacher Mel Cardin from Passioncollimagination!

I always like to know what you think of my artwork... comments are appreciated.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nostalgie d'automne...


Fall ... what a beautiful season! The color, the sent, the nice quiet rainy days and how we appreciate the sun when it shows!

Less is more challenge this week was Autumn.  This is my interpretation of what it represents for me.
I wish to enter this card in the following challenges:
Less is more Week 90 Autumn
Simon Say's Autumn Leaves
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Leaves Tag


When I did this leave tag I worked a wonderful new product... Dior Silk paints applied on Canavas.

I love the luminosity of the the colors and it's so easy to work with.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Challenge:  Leave-Spiration.
Crazy 4 Challenges:   C4C156

Enjoy the beauties of the Fall season and take care my friends! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crop & Make & takes

Our card marking group organized a day of crop and make & take at Scrapbook Centrale.
We where over 20... no need to say that the instructors where very tired when we left!
This is what I manage to accomplish and finish....!
You can't see it but we used a very nice glitter that gives a velvety finish the more you rub it
We also used Peel off.

Nice use of Embossing folder and shinny red paper as a background.  The poinsettia
is a peel off color and covered with glitter.

The background has been stamped and covered with glitter.
The Christmas tree is a 4 pieces die cut.


Add This one is my favorite.. the stamp was covered with watercolor markers
misted with water and stamped.... which gives a beautiful watercolor effect.
Love it!!!

Done with Delusion spray and then the leaves where washed out with water
to be color with markers...! It's pretty and easy !
So I think my Christmas card making is pretty much done.
If you like what you see please leave a comment I love to read what you think!
Write again soon.  Take care.♥

Altered Counter top samples

Hello Bloggers and friends!

Part of art is taking a mundane object and turning it to an unexpected, inventive purpose. That’s just what I’ve done with kitchen countertop samples that take on a new life as very beautiful book covers. The cover has been decorated with a metal and glass birdhouse. Some inside pages have been embellish with bird theme stamps.

I used the 4-needle Coptic stich and it is 3½ x 5 inches and has 32 pages.

I'd like to enter the following challenge.....

Craft Room:  Alter it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blog Candy Boitatou/Révision du Post

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Les frais de poste seront assumés par Boitatou.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Listen to your heart.

Good evening !
Today I played with my Distress ink to get a watercolor effect but in a different manner than spritzing it with water .... I wanted the layer of to blend but not to much... sooooo I blended with my brush and a tiny bit of water on it..... and I love the result...!
The hardest part was doing the scoring around my painting.  This is the requirement of the challenge I was doing this card for!... After serious thoughts (LOL)  I found a way!
So here is "Listen to your heart".

 I love this stamps it's from Memory Box.  Wording is in French and from Stamping up!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Snippets  :  OLW103 Scoring

Simon Says:  Anything goes

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Yup, another one for today.... and it's a Tag, something I don't do often, not sure why because the possibility are great!

This one has been done with Tim Holtz Distress Summer colors  applied randomly then spritz with water for the watercolor effect background.

Some of my favorite stamps from Graphic 45 and the master piece, beautiful vintage women stamped on acetate to let the background show!

Some lace, some chipboard on the side a ribbon and that it.  OH! I almost forgot the Bling... love those!

I am entering this tag in the following challenges:

Artful Times :  Challenge 11 using Acetate

Simon says stamp and show:   Summer distress challenge
Anything goes challenge BlogMake your own background
Party time Tuesdays: PTT #83 Anything Goes

You're the best!

Hello, Hello....

I'm back after 3 months.  Our trip in the Western US was fabulous.   I can't say that it was all rest but 
God it was soooo beautiful and inspiring.  I'm back full of energy with a million ideas.  I haven't created anything while on our road trip.  So you can understand that I was really happy to find my craft room when I came back!

I didn't know where to start at first so I went to see my friend Mel she is the proud owner of Passion Collimagination.  So this project is in part inspired by her.

Merci Mel...!

That is it for now I will be back soon with more.

Take care my friends

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hello my Blogger friends

For the next 3 months this Blog will be kind of inactive ... In fact you might get to see some fabulous pictures .... We are heading for California so, I guess you can imagine.  We will be going in Utah's marvelous state parks: Moab, Scion, Great Arches and others.  Also we should go to Colorado and Yellow Stone park... and then all of the West Coast.  We will be coming back on the Canadian side so it will be Vancouver the Mounties, the Prairies and Ontario and finally back home around September...!

 Cheers for now and enjoy your summer and keep on creating!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sea Flower

Hello Bloggers...

I don't know about you but I had a great week and it's not finished yet! 

I made this card from a stamp I love and while playing with it decided to give it a marine taste...

Stamp: Impression Obsession, Local King Rubber stamp
Ink : Distress Vintage Photo, Versamark
Moon Glow Lapis Lazuli embossing powder
Sea weeds (real) Tortoise shell beads, twine, ribbon, staple

The inside page dry embossed with parts of the same stamp.

I am entering this card in the :

THE GAME is...Tic Tac Toe Challenge #1- In which I used Staple, more than one image and stickels.

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday- Flowers.
stamps &fun-creativity Anything goes.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wallet surpise fold

Thank God it's Friday...

Ouf my Fourth and Lart post for today .. . well I hope so there an other little something I wanted to do .... Oh well, let go with this one.  It a very nice and yes elegant wallet style card with a very surprising folding inside ... well for those who receive it ... you probably saw it somewhere.  Anyway I like it. It was jun to do and that for me is what's important!

It goes like this.

Flowers and stones:  Prima
Ink: vintage photo Distress
Hat pin: Prima.

I'm linking this card to Little Miss Muffet Flower challenge.

It's all for now and I wish you a beautiful week end and most of all to all of you who have children, grandchildren " HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"  enjoy your family its so precious!

Surpise bag card


This is a fun card and can look pretty feminine and soft according to the paper you use!
In the front there is a pocket where you can insert a glassine white paper bags in which you can slip a little or big gift .... depending of the amount of $$ or cheque or gift certificate... LOL... You can also add stamped images or nice printout if your friend is into paper crafting!

I'm sorry that the first picture is not very good ... It's been a long time since this happened to me :-(

Stamp;  Stamping up & Inkadinkado "Kathy Davis"
Ink;  Milled Lavender Distress Ink
Prima flowers

Hope you like the idea its pretty strait forward!

Talk to you soon!
Take care!


Hello my friends

L'inconnue is in fact a well known Lady from Magenta stamps... It's the second card I do with this stamps and I love it. It is so versatile.
Stamps:  Magenta & Local King Rubber Stamp
Inks:  Vintage photo Distress and Distress Markers
Lace flower is handmade, Feathers, Fleurs de Lys brads.

I am linking this card to the Simon Says show your favorite stamp Challenge.

Once again your comments/questions are always welcome!
Thanks you for your visit!

Free the birdy

Hello dear Bloggers and friends

This collage/stamped easel card was inspired by the beautiful collection of Prima Fairy Belle papers... I could not resist it.  So it's the story of a lonely Fairy who kept this tiny bird enslaved to ensure she would ear his songs every day!

Stamps: Paper Doll pART
Ink:  Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Paper & Flowers: Prima Fairy Belle

I am linking this card to Bird Challenge
and  Challenge 66 Things with wings. 

Thank you for stopping by and if you enjoyed my work please leave a comment I love reading what you think