Friday, February 2, 2018

Mixed grid

 I wanted to share this grid-card today which I posted over on my other blog as it uses one of my new die-cuts which I really love
It's time to use up the scraps again. This time I pulled out the tiny square punch-outs and the bigger square punch outs to pull this together in a die-cut grid.

Before I empty the paper bin I see if there is anything my punches can salvage. Then I put them into a tiny plastic chest of drawers to use at a later time, like today.


It is so satisfying to recycle and find a home for every piece of paper!
Jacqueline
xx

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Christmas... again... Reindeer.... again

Hello lovely ladies. I can't get enough of the diecut deer, such an elegant image but I will settle down with the dies eventually!
Merry Monday calls for pastel colors. I usually craft with earthy colors as I'm attracted to them but as I had a pastel deer, I thought I would use it.


Here is the inspiration picture at Merry Monday

I also made a quick little tag:


I have a couple of other Christmas cards to share, one including the Village Stamp from Hero Arts.

And another which is a deer again, but I puzzled it back into another piece of paper.

That's all for today. Have a lovely week!
Jacqueline

Monday, January 22, 2018

Merry Monday - Let it Snow

As I'm loving making Christmas cards, this challenge blog is wonderful for inspiration.

The theme this week is 'Let it Snow' and here is an inspiration picture:


Snow gives such a glow to Christmas cards and I wish we got it more often, here in France.

My first project is a tag: I used a page from an old magazine to cut the deer and I emboss old envelopes in advance so when I need some snow I have it all ready. Then I tear it into shape for the snow effect and that is how I love creating! So simple. I added a touch of glitter to the antlers.


My second card uses the Postcard Stamp from Hero Arts.

I used my new deer die-cut which I'm so happy with, so elegant with the big antlers.

Thanks for the challenge!

Jacqueline

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Merry Monday Challenge - Red and turquoise / Twofer Challenge #1 Feathers

First time playing with this challenge and it was Betty K who inspired me.
Just realised that this would work with the TWOFER CHALLENGE too!

I am finally in the possession of a Cuttlebug... after all these years and I really love it. I got this bird die cut (see below) which I love and looked everywhere for something torquoise until I found a Christmas paper pad which also had red, so that's what I went for.


I love this kind of CAS style, so enjoyable to make. 
And this is my second card.


  Having die-cuts to work with opens a whole new dimension to card-making!


Have a great weekend,
Jacqueline

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Balade.. en plein Nature

Or... taking a walk in Nature, as the French title translates.
The French stamp Company 'Floril├Ęges designs' has taken the place of Hero Arts for me (don't tell them) as I just love the designs they make and they are not ultra expensive.


This is my Sunday afternoon card, I just love the design of the tree. And the whole set was a little more than three dollars.
I just want to thank all the lovely ladies who left feedback on my last post - it was so encouraging: THANK YOU!
Have a great week!
Jacqueline

Friday, December 29, 2017

Resurfacing with some Christmas Cards

It's been a long time!
I have been into creativity but not into cards. Crochet and cookery seem to have taken their place. I have also been tired, too tired to really come up with yet another idea. The thought of searching for the right stamp, the right paper, the right embellishments and then having to make it all come together was too much.
But I never lost the spark thanks to Pinterest. I love Pinterest! The Christmas cards this year I have seen have been inspiring, hence the desire to make a few. And why shouldn't I share them? Perhaps because I feel just a bit guilty that I haven't been leaving comments on your blogs. I have been looking and loving though!


Hero Arts stamps are still my favorite and go-too everytime.


and finally, I found some Christmas tags in an old magazine and turned them into a card centre piece:




with a little close up of the labels which I decorated with gold sentiment and embossing.



Wishing you all a very happy and BLESSED New Year!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Just sharing

I have to share this little find I had yesterday.... For a while now I had been missing eggs in the nest and I just thought one of  the three wasn't laying because of the heat. When I returned home from work I saw a chicken walk into the raspberry bush behind the Chicken Coop and I thought she was just escaping the extreme warm weather until I looked what she was doing and this is what I saw:


There were 17 eggs in the nest! Because this one was full, I discovered another nest a little bit further on that had another two eggs in it. They were all eatable because if an egg sinks in water and lays on it's side, it's o.k. to eat. If an egg stands upright in water it is o.k. but a bit old. If an egg floats it is stale and cannot be eaten. Another trick is to hold three eggs in your hand, one on top of the other, if the middle one rotates, it's fresh!



Just a day earlier I had another surprise, my hybiscus was flowering with seven beautiful flowers!  I felt so blessed.


OK onto a card, this Penny Black Blossom stamp was stamped and embossed in gold on vellum, cut out and adhered to a corner of a card. Sentiment is Hero Arts.



This card was posted on my Grid-card blog but I thought it would be nice to share here as well. It was a lot of work and took two days to finish. I used a Hero Arts scrapbook stamp, featured below:


And to finish a collage of some family photos having fun in this beautiful summer.

Signing off for now - enjoy your day and the rest of the summer!

Jacqueline