28 October 2013

Use your eyelets ! (Use your stuff challenge)

This week on Use your stuff blog,  Amanda challenges you to use your eyelets !


Cette semaine sur le blog de "Use your stuff", Amanda vous propose d'utiliser vos œillets... J'aime toujours beaucoup les miens, alors j'ai décidé de fabriquer un mini album avec les œillets utilisés d'une façon différente sur chaque page !

I still love my eyelets, so I decided to make a mini album with a different way for using them on every page.

scrapbooking mini album
Supplies used : Patterned papers by Imaginisce - Stamps by Imaginisce (tree, banner), Bloomini, Toga, EsKiss Design, Katzelkraft and Scraposphère) - Dies by Quickutz (Santa's workshop "album"), Kesi'art (title) and My Favorite Things (clouds) - Edge punch by EK Success -  Eyelets, twine and pens.

I used eyelets to bind my covers, to reinforce the hole of a tag, to slip some twine into it, to hang a banner, to decorate the middle of an embellishment (flower...) or to embellish a patterned paper (here in the middle of the cameras), to make a border, to fasten my photo in each corner (also very useful for vellum), to close a mini envelope.

Scrapbooking eyelets

J'ai donc utilisé mes œillets pour relier mon album, pour renforcer le trou de l'étiquette, pour enfiler une ficelle, pour accrocher des fanions, pour décorer le centre d'un embellissement (fleur...) ou pour décorer un papier imprimé (ici le milieu de l'appareil photo), pour faire une bordure, pour fixer ma photo par ses quatre coins (très pratique aussi pour fixer du calque), pour fermer ma mini enveloppe.
Alors, qu'allez vous faire avec vos œillets ? Venez jouer avec nous sur le blog d'Use Your Stuff !

So, what will you do with your eyelets ? Let's play with us on Use Your Stuff blog !

23 October 2013

My Dream December

I'm very happy to tell you that I will be a contributor for My Dream December's online event !
I made detailed tutorial for making your own pockets mini album (entirely homemade)...


...And how to make your own embellishments...

...And more !

I will help you to dig in your stash for making your own december kit, and you might be surprised by how much you can do with what you already have !

I hope it will also remind you forgotten techniques, especially about stamping.
See you soon on My Dream December !

13 October 2013

Scrapbook and Cards Today's challenge

For the World Card Making Day, Scrapbook and Cards Today offered a challenge : "Gather together some Stickers, Chipboard and Twine, along with 1 envelope, 2 pieces of cardstock, and 3 pieces of patterned paper to create a beautiful “thank you” card to send to someone who always gives you the lift you need...when you need it!"

I chose an old, old envelop and gave it a fresh look with a more trendy card : I used the banner stickers as triangles for my background.

(By the way, the sentiment "Merci" means "Thank you" in French).

Scrapbooking card
Supplies used : Patterned papers by Kési'art and Lily Bee Design, patterned vellum by K&Company - Stickers by Lily Bee Design - Stamp by Scraposphère - Twine and machine sewing.

 Here was my kit (I used my September Scrap Stash Kit) : 

2 cardstocks (one classic and one glittered), 3 patterned papers (one faux wood, one faux canvas and one patterned vellum),banner stickers, twine and label chipboard.

03 October 2013

Cards with leftovers, part 3 !

Today is the last day with my cards with last month's leftovers !

This first card was inspired by a color palette challenge on another french forum, "MadeinScrap" :

Supplies used : Patterned papers by Swirlcards, american Crafts and Lily Bee Design - Stamp by Aladdine - Dies by Quickutz - Ribbon and machine sewing.
Here is the color palette :

And this second card is supposed to follow a sketch, but I went a little far away, didn't I ?

Supplies used : Patterned papers by Swirlcards and Basic Grey - Stamps by Hero Arts, EsKiss Design and Florilèges Design - Dies by Kési'art and Quickutz - Brads and machine sewing.

Here is the sketch :

Now, I can clean my desk and start with a new kit, and new projects !

02 October 2013

Cards with leftovers, part 2 !

Here are two more cards that I made last month, with my leftovers from my counterfeit kits !

Supplies used : Patterned papers by Lily Bee Design, American Crafts and Swirlcards - Stamps by Hero Arts and Denim Tampons - Edge punch by Martha Stewart - Dies by Docrafts - Homemade masking tape, crystals, Dymo and machine sewing.
This card was inspired by a french forum's challenge : using a picture as inspiration.

And this one follows a sketch  on the same forum "The Coffee Scrap" :

Supplies used : Patterned papers by Pebbles and homemade - Stamps by Florilèges Design, My Mind's Eyes and homemade - Dies by Quickutz - Vellum, brad, ribbon and machine sewing.

Here is the sketch, inspired by a real card by Sandra :

See you tomorrow for the last part of my cards from leftovers !

01 October 2013

Cards with leftovers, part 1 !

I forgot to show you my last cards with all the leftovers on my desk !

This first one was inspired by a french forum challenge (we were asked to use the following : some school paper (vellum here), some black, some numbers and some script patterned paper).

Supplies used : Stamps by Hero Arts - Dies by Quickutz and edge punch by Martha Stewart - India ink, fun foam, vellum, sequins and machine sewing.

And the second one was inspired by a color palette from the same french forum :

Supplies used : Patterned papers by Lily Bee Design and Bo bunny - Stamps by Imaginisce, Scraposphère and My Mind's Eyes - Stencil by Prima and homemade mist - Dies by Quickutz and edge punch by Martha Stewart - Ribbon, pearls and machine sewing.