Friday, September 28, 2012

Sweet Confections.

Just in time for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #116! This time I chose one stamp from the Rescue Remedies set. I  used different dies to make the background. The first one is made with the Spellbinders Labels Four, then Fancy Tags Two, Marvelous Squares and the French Pastry doily of Cheery Lynn Designs. The red background is made with the Sizzix Holly Swirls embossing folder. I also made two cute cookies with clear embossing powder. They are from the Waltzingmouse Candy Jar Christmas Fillers stamp set. I stitched the edges. To finish my card, I also added two little bells, some twine and ribbons and a few rhinestones.

Here's the sketch made by Claire Brennan:


Monday, September 24, 2012

Little Girl with Flowers.

This week at Flourishes, the Timeless Tuesday #187 is all about a sketch challenge! I chose the cute little girl from the Sweet Days of Summer stamp set. I stamped the image on one of the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die cut. I embossed the white background with the Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder. I also stamped the Lace Edges stamp on vellum. I made some felt and vellum flowers with the Sizzix Flowers, 3-D. I just stitched some of the edges, put some velvet ribbon and twine and a few pearls.

Friday, September 21, 2012

White Christmas Card.

I saw that this week at CASology there is a white challenge! A few days ago I made a white vellum poinsettia card with a red background and as I love this flower, I decided to make another white poinsettia but with a white background! I stamped the flower twice, cut some parts and put them on foam pads to give a 3D effect. The flower and the sentiment are both from the Poinsettia & Boxwood stamp set of Flourishes. I just added a few rhinestones to finish it.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

White Poinsettia.

This week at Flourishes the Timeless Tuesday #186 is all about Christmas... Pinterest Christmas! All we have to do is find a Christmas inspiration photo on Pinterest, link it to our blog and show off our Pinterest inspired creation! I typed the word "poinsettia " in the search and found this beautiful poinsettia card of Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace. On my card, I made a vellum and white embossed poinsettia with the Poinsettia & Boxwood stamp set of Flourishes. I cut some parts of the flower twice and put them on foam pads to give a 3D effect. I also put some yellow rhinestones in the middle. I just added a little tag, some ribbons, twine and a yellow button. The sentiment on the tag is from the Alleluia Angel stamp set. Like it because it's in french! This card is very simple but I love how this vellum poinsettia turned out!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hello Baby!

There's a sketch challenge at Flourishes! I wanted to make a card for a baby boy so I chose the beautiful Hello Baby stamp set of Flourishes. I used my new Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight dies to make the frame. I also used one of the Spellbinders Labels Eight die, one Fancy Tags Two die and the doily is made with the Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry die. I put all the different layers on foam pads. I also made a little tag with a GO Kreate die. To finish it off, I just added a May Arts ribbon and a bow, a button and a few pearls.

Here's the sketch of this challenge:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Asian Garden.

There's a new sketch challenge at Waltzingmouse. For this week #114, I made a card with the Asian Garden stamp set. I embossed the middle part of the background on vellum. The four biggest flowers were also stamped on vellum with white embossing powder. I put a white pearl on the middle of each flower. I cut the white frame with one of a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles dies. I stitched the edges and put a white velvet ribbon and some twine.

Here's the sketch made by Anya Schrier:


Sunday, September 9, 2012


This week at the Timeless Tuesday #185 of Flourishes we are asked to create a mini card! No larger than 4"x 3"! That's really small! I chose the violas from the Botanical Bookplates stamp set of Flourishes. I added some dimensional pearlescent paint on the middle of the little flowers. The white background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I made some stitching with my sewing-machine. I added a white flower, a Marianne Design butterfly, some green velvet ribbon and twine. I used the sketch of the Mojo Monday 257-Contest.

Here's the Mojo Monday sketch:

Friday, September 7, 2012


I'm quite late for this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge! I chose the Big Berries-Strawberries stamp set. I put the strawberry on a Spellbinders die cut called Fancy Tags Two. I put them on a vellum heart and a red felt heart. I added some ribbons, rhinestones and a little tag with a heart from the Make Your Mark stamp set.

Here's the sketch made by Lynn Mercurio:


Monday, September 3, 2012

Purple and Blue.

Hello! This is my second post for today so please scroll down to see my previous one!

The Timeless Tuesday #184 is all about the colors purple and blue! Not easy at all I think... I used a dark blue color for the silhouette in the center. This stamp and the antique lace frame come both from the Love and Lace stamp set of Flourishes. I added a French Pastry doily die of Cheery Lynn Designs and a Spellbinders die called Fancy Tags Two. The sentiment on the tag comes from the Tiny Flowers and Tags stamp set. The card base is made with one of the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares die. I stitched the edges and just added some ribbons, lace, twine and pearls to finish it off. I had never used these two colors together before, but I really like how this card turned out!

Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone and welcome to the September Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!! Once again, it's time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare for take off as once again we prepare to travel the world and be inspired by talented girls from all parts of the globe! A big thank you to everyone who traveled the globe with us last month and stamped our passports (left comments), we were thrilled to have you join us on the maiden flight!! 

Do you know that your travels around the Flourishes World gives you the opportunity to WIN?? All we ask is that you do a little globetrotting and stamp our passports (leave us a comment) and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each one by September 30th for your chance to win!!!

This month the hostess is me, Anne-Elise, and we've been challenged to Remember our Friends! Where would we be without our friends? We laugh together and share our dreams, and when things are hard, we want to be there for them or be a shoulder to cry on when they grieve. Today we remember those friends with Sympathy, Missing You, Thinking of You or even Wishing You Were Here cards and perhaps we'll even have a special story to tell you about those friends that have inspired us along the way.

If you've jetted in from Betty's blog, then you have arrived at the right destination! If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss all the beautiful inspiration along the way!

I'm so happy that this month we have been challenged to remember our dear Friends! You know that I have two nationalities and so I have a lot of friends in Finland and in Switzerland. I have also traveled in Europe, in the United States and Canada and so this month, I wanted to make a card to all my dear friends living abroad, because unfortunately I haven't the possibility to see them very often... and I really miss them. I chose this gorgeous sentiment, because it just says what I like...  laughing and sharing pleasures! I wish I could travel around the world and meet all of you, my Friends... Miss you so much! The last photo is for all of you... a little sight of our beautiful lake... welcome to Finland!

This card was made with the beautiful Flourishes sentiment called Sweetness of Friendship. I also added some flowers from the Summer Blossoms stamp set. One flower was stamped on vellum and embossed with white powder. The vellum butterfly is from the Fanciful Flourishes stamp set and the sentiment on the tag is from Mix-N-Mugs. The tag was made with one of the Spellbinders Tailor-made Classic Tags Die Set. The white background was made with the retired Damask stamp and I embossed it with clear powder, love this shiny effect! Just added some ribbons, lace, twine, stitching and some pearls!

Thanks for taking time to visit me here in Finland, it's time to grab your passports and board Flourishes 
Flight BWT, your next destination is:

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