vendredi 30 septembre 2011


Hi there! I'm extremely excited to have a spotlight on PC blog today! {Doing the happy dance!} At the occasion of the launch of Holiday Cards & More, I was asked by Courtney to share some thoughts about card making and also how to wish Merry Christmas in the language of my country and be a stop in their Christmas tour around the World! If you want to know what I said, please click HERE! {Still dancing!!!} :)

Here's one of the cards I have in the issue (that I'm still waiting for). If you want the instructions on about how to make a tree like that, please turn to this special issue. There's even a digital version of it if you're an impatient cookie! What I can already tell you is that the sentiment stamp is from myStamp Box Everyday Lines set.

My fellow spotlighted friend is Jane from Croatia. And she's having a nice giveaway at the occasion! So head over to her blog, leave some love and cross your fingers!

See you tomorrow here for another tour of the world! Cheers!

jeudi 29 septembre 2011

Getting inky

Hello! It's been a while since I haven't got inky. The Distressy-fingers style. Yesterday was the day and I enjoyed it thoroughly! I had the idea of that card in my head for a couple of days and it ripened under the mild, indian Summer sun we're enjoying those days here in Switzerland. I used colors from Hero Arts monthly challenge.

Leafs are stamped and embossed on sticky back canvas. Then I cut them out, applied Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint Distress inks. And finally I've added and smeared some Distress Stickles all over them for some sparkle.

I made a card... And maybe I'm about to make another one! Because you probably know what's coming this Saturday: World Card Making Day, WCMD for the family... :) And I decided to join in the madness of a global blog hop. See you then (or maybe a bit before? *wink*)!

lundi 26 septembre 2011

Project 12 - August

Hello again! It's the sketch time again! Another installment of Project 12 with a great sketch from Becky Fleck. Although there were only 3 pictures originally, I've found a way to sneak in some more! Especially that there were some important events that took place in August, like my son starting school!

Here's my take on the sketch:

I purged again my stash and went for those old OA papers and embellies. The journaling is short for there was not much to tell. So instead of one piece of cardstock, I used several to tell each part of the story separately.

All die cuts are pop dotted for dimension.
The Repeat after Me stamp set by myStamp Box was very useful again to make the border in Faux stitching manner.

And one last detail: I hand stitched those trails behind bugs - it was fun!

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your visits!

dimanche 25 septembre 2011

All good things...

... come to an end. Hello friends! Yes, that's true, there' an end to everything, also the this great sketch series over at Ella's blog. Here's, if I got it right, the last sketch by the talented Donna Jannuzzi:

What appealed to me most was that bigger part with journaling in the top corner and title on the bottom. And I decided to use all spaces for pictures, especially that we just had another *multi* photos event. We went to Europa Park. And there were several things I realized. Like that a little paint could make my son so happy, that we would all have so much fun, and that I'd love to go back there one day...
I've added some pieces of paper here and there and the title became a bit longer. A also used stamps from myStamp Box's set Snapshot, a very useful set for any layout! :)

So, I'll miss this series of sketches but I'm sure they will come up with something cool again!

vendredi 16 septembre 2011

Take 2

Hello again! As promised, here's another take on the same sketch as yesterday, for Moxie Fab World sketch challenge.

It's a card I made for the last PC call and it didn't make the cut. So here it is, a felt rainbow, a printed sentiment and stamped rain. I still like it I guess...

What I don't like is my old camera taking pictures. I just can't get it right! And I don't know if the newer (and broken) one will ever be fixed. That's somewhat depressing. But there's a long weekend on the horizon and that's perfect news! So, enjoy!

jeudi 15 septembre 2011

Sketch freak

Hi there! I'm sure you'll all agree: I am a huge sketch freak! I just love them! And use them quite often. I do some, too but I don't show them, I show you the result. Anyway, over at Moxie Fab World there are 4 sketch challenges currently. And I just had to try my hand at at least one of them (time, time, when will you be more clement to me?...)

So, here's a sketch by Miss Kim Kesti:

And my humble interpretation of it made with a cute stamp set by myStamp Box, A Tree for All Seasons.

It's an almost one layer card, apart from the sentiment which is pop dotted. I first drew the border with a marker, masked off one of them to stamp the tree. A 10 minutes card :)

If there's a moment in my quite busy schedule, I'll show you another one! Cheers!

mardi 13 septembre 2011

Catching memories

Hi there dear friends! After my last spread that demanded lots of work, I was eager to make something much simpler. And I had a very simple memory to record. My daughter is 2 1/2 yrs old. And that means some special times for us. The title of the layout tells it all, btw. In one breath she can affirm one thing and its contrary. We hear those things all day long and sometimes even at night. And this can really be exhausting! I used some old papers that I treasure but thought that I can as well treasure them on a layout, right? The same goes for that very old rub-on.

And here's one about my son and his first day of school! He sure is ready and copes with the whole thing marvelously. As for me, I was quite anxious and afraid that he would have problems with other kids or teachers. But well, so far so good!
This row of houses stamp by myStamp Box was just perfect for this theme! I stamped it continuously to create a longer border.

Both layouts are very simple but what's the most important is that they record some precious memories. And since time flies so fast, it's truly important to catch them as fast as possible!

And speaking of myStamp Box, I have the pleasure to announce that I'm staying on the DT for the next term! If you want to know who else will be there, please visit myStamp Box blog.

Thanks for visiting and see you soon with another memory!

lundi 5 septembre 2011

Mayday - mayday!

Hello friends! I have bad news - something went terribly wrong with my camera yesterday. It stopped taking pictures!!! I've noticed lately that the shutter was becoming sort of slower. And yesterday, I took one picture, said "in petto": "Why so slow?", wanted to take another one and then, nothing. As it the shutter closed and never opened again... That's the message I get when I press the shutter button:

So, I press and press but it keeps coming back...

Fortunately, I have our old CoolPix S10 that will have to do while I take its big brother D40x to the doctor. But boy, would it annoy me to have to actually buy a new camera right now! :(

Hopefully, I'll be back soon with some better news... Take care!

vendredi 2 septembre 2011

Felt is Fab!

Hello there dear friends! I can't help but notice the steady approach of Autumn. Leaves changing colors, birds preparing to leave, all the fruit picking going on in our area... The other day there was a stork posing for pictures on our roof top! I can tell you, although the sky was clear, we thought there was a sudden storm coming because of cameras' flashes all around our house! We're still hot, even very hot but I'm afraid it won't last. And as I'm somehow mentally preparing for colder days, felt and other wools are very practical for someone like me. :)

Plus, somehow Fall equals Felt in my mind and hence this card was born which I made for the Moxie Fab World current challenge.

I've stamped numerous times this leaf from Floating leaves stamp set by myStamp Box and adheres them on a piece of natural linen fabric. Lot's of texture going on here! One extra leaf went for the sentiment which was computer generated. Here's a close up.

And how about your corner of the world? Are you still hot? Or can you feel Autumn coming, too? Anyway, enjoy the weekend!

jeudi 1 septembre 2011

One step at a time...

Hello beautiful people! Today is THE day! I'm blogging on myStamp Box blog. And I'm presenting a step by step tutorial on how to make a fabric stamped cover for an accordion album. It's THIS way!