Reminder Great Garage Sale – Rappel Vente Extraordinaire

For my local readers, just a little reminder that Saturday Dec 5th is our great sale!  See details at the end of the message.

Here are a few items that I will have for sale, as well as lots of new and used stamps, and many many Stampin’Up sets.

Pour mes lectrices de la région de Montréal, juste un petit rappel que notre grande vente de produits d’étampage et de scrapbooking aura lieu Samedi le 5 décembre prochain.  Voir plus bas pour les coordonnées.

Voici quelques articles que j’aurai à vendre, en plus d’une quantité d’étampes neuves et usagées et plusieurs jeux d’étampes de Stampin’Up.


Quelques-unes de mes cartes * A few of my cards:

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Little girl and reindeer sml wmSnowman and tress wm sml


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I also started sewing/quilting this year and I will be selling some of my purses.  Here they are:

J’ai recommencé à coudre et à faire des courtepointes.  Voici quelques sacs que j’aurai à vendre:

Black and white purse handles wm sml Black and white purse sml wm Pink purse handles sml wmPink purse wm sml

Green and brown purse sml wm


Here are the details of the sale:  Voici les coordonnées de la vente:

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Gigantic craft sale

Once again I will be joining Fran and Friends for a gigantic Sale of craft items.

I have lots of stamps for sale and many, many retired Stampin’Up sets.

I also have a few Christmas cards for sale and some of my homemade purses.  Come for a visit!


Une fois encore je me joint à Fran et amies pour une grande vente d’articles de bricolage.

J’aurai beaucoup d’étampes à vendre, ainsi que plusieurs jeux d’étampes de Stampin’Up.

J’aurai aussi plusieurs cartes de Noël à vendre ainsi que quelqu’uns de mes sacs/sacoches en tissu.  Venez nous voir.

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On Line Card Classes Day 1

I am participating in another Online Card Class for Christmas.  The subject of Day 1 is Clean and Simple.

My card started that way, but I guess Clean and Simple is just not my style… It evolved a little…

Here is the card:

little girl with deer copy


Card size:  5 ½ x 5 ½”

I used Bonnidée’s new Christmas stamps.  I just love that little girl with the deer.  And the trees are individual in 3 or 4 sizes.

You can buy the Bonnidée stamps on line here:  the stamps are on page 4 and 6 of the catalog.

I first inked the sky with Distress inks (Tumbled Glass and Sapphire).  I stamped the trees with Stampin’Up inks Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow. the little girl was stamped in Black Archival ink.

The oval die cut with silhouette trees is by Memory Box #99185.   The shimmery white card stock was first embossed with a Stampin’up by Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.  Because I messed up a little bit, I had to add snowflakes to hide the “booboos” which is why my card is no longer Clean and simple.  But I really like it that way!  The snowflakes are by Elizabeth Crafts designs (the big ones) and Impression Obsession (the little ones).

I cut the snowflakes out of Silver repair tape for Household dryer tubing (shhhh! – don’t tell Jim I took it from the garage…).  You glue it down on card stock, burnish it so that it’s all smooth, then die cut it.

The Noel is also a stamp from Bonnidée.  It was originally Joyeux Noël, but I did a bit of surgery.  Both pieces are still usable…. This stamp can be found here:  French Wording #11 .  There a lot of other nice greetings on that set.  It was embossed in silver embossing powder.

Then using a glue pen, I added dots all over the sky for snowflakes (or stars) and over the ground.  then I added Stampin’Up Dazzling Diamond glitter all over.  Can’t have a Christmas card without glitter!

That is it for now!

Thanks for your visit.  Merci de votre visite.


Challenge entered:  Memory Box Glitter Challenge here.

Christmas Chocolate Surprise

Here is a card I made for a project with friends in Ottawa.  I made this before using different stamps and die-cuts, but it is such a fun card, that I like to redo with my new stamps and dies every year.

Here is the card closed and a photo of the surprise (showing the hidden chocolate bar):

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Here ia version in French:


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Die:  Elizabeth Craft Designs Poinsettia #1067

Greeting:  English:  Hampton Art #SC0667 and in French:  Bonnidée Stamps Bas de Noël #1 (Stocking 3 bil)  (available at here.)

Ribbon and card stock by Stampin’Up.


Submitting to challenge:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes:  here

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Love Birds Coloured card

I made this card for a friend for her daughter’s wedding.

The image is a digital image from Philomena O’Neill that I purchased many years ago.  I’m not sure if it is still available…

I printed the image on my home printer in the size that I wanted and then coloured it with Copic markers.

Here is the card:

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Card size: 6 x 8 (I had to do a home-made envelope)

Image:  Digital image Philomena O’Neill

Coloured with Copic Markers.  Stampin’up pearls were added on the Flowers on the heart wreath.

Image mounted on silver and dark blue card stocks.

Then on a piece of flocked patterned paper.

The greeting was printed on a laser printer then foiled with the Heidi Swapp Mink machine (difficult to see the metallic effect on the photo, but beautiful in real life.)


Submitting this card to these challenges:

Virginia’s View Challenge #19, All things coloured

The daily marker 30 day colouring challenge

Simon says Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes

Simon Says Work it Wednesday September challenge


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More OnLine Card Class Watercolours for carmakers

I caught up to the 2nd day of the Online Card Class for watercolours.

The second day’s topic is using Traditional watercolours (tubes, pans, etc).

I followed the example of Dawn W. from WPlus9 (I copied her card really, except not as good as hers for my first try… ).

I used tubes of watercolour from Niji, but I found that the colours were not pure, not completely transparent.  They were actually quite opaque, because my water dish at the end looked like skim milk… but I was able to play enough with them to get the technique.  I usually like to blend my layers of watercolour, but Dawn suggested to try and leave the hard edges between the colour applications.  I loved her sample and did not notice the hard edges, but they are quite apparent on my card.  I guess I need to practice…

Here is the card I made:

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Card size:  4 ½ x 6″

Stamps:  flower (repeated to cover the background) Impression Obsession H8724 Gentle Rose (Alesa Baker Designs).

Greeting:  WPlus 9 Hand Lettered Hello (stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Stampin’Up white Embossing powder.

The flowers were stamped with Black Archival ink on Canson Watercolour Paper Cold pressed and water coloured with Niji Watercolour paints.

The card base is white Stardream card stock.  The vellum is opalescent.  The sequins are by Pretty Pink Posh.

The image was mounted to the card base with a piece of fun foam.

That’s it for now!


Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks in advance for your comments.

Merci de visiter mon blog and merci à l’avance pour vos commentaires.


I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – No Patterned paper! here:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.


OnLine Card Class - Watercolors

I know it’s been a very long time!  Not sure if there will be anybody reading this… but my friends have asked me to post my cards again, so I’ll try to be a little bit more consistent!  My busy life gets in the way of my blogging!

OK Today’s card!  I am taking another Online class.  This is a short one (only 3 days) and the topic is Watercoloring Mediums.  I just joined the class midway.  I really enjoy it so far… I’ve done a lot of watercoloring in my card history, but there is always something new to learn.  I always recommend the OnLine card classes.  They are very well put together and there are a lot of videos.

The first day was about using markers for watercoloring.  For this card, I used Tim Holtz Distress markers.  I really like Distress markers for this technique because they “melt” very nicely with water, without leaving too many lines.  Here is the card:

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Card size:  5 ½ x 6 ½”

Stamp set:  Winter Robins from Bonnidée.  My friend Bonnie, the owner of Bonnidée, has released many new stamp sets.  I love the robbins and I thought that they would be perfect for the watercolour technique with markers.  The snowflakes and the greeting are from the same set and were embossed with Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder.

I used Versamark ink to stamp the snowflake and greeting and Jet Black Archival Black Ink for the image.

And as mentioned, I used Tim Holtz Distress markers to colour the image.

The holly leaves were cut from 2 sets by Memory Box.  The left side is part of the candle and holly die:  Memory Box Glowing candles #98661 and the branch to the right is Memory Box Holly Vine #98188.

The 3 little red gems are from Kayser crafts.

The image was cut with a Spellbinder Oval die and framed with a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die.

I used Canson Cold Press Watercolour paper.


And last but not least, something very exciting for me!!!  See the greeting on the card? (Rejoice…).  Well, it’s a stamp of my handwriting!!! How cool is that?  Bonnie added some of my handwritten greetings to each one of her new stamp sets.  I love it!!!


OK that’s it for now!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to post a little more often… Stay tuned.


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Garage sale – Vente de garage!

Just a quick message to my local friends… My friend Fran is organizing a giant craft items garage sale this coming Saturday June 13th.

I will be one of the vendors and I will finally try to sell all my extra Stampin’up stamps!  There will be many tables full of supplies and great deals.  Come by for a visit!  Email me if you need extra information.


Un petit message pour mes amies de Montreal et environ.  Mon amie Fran organise une vente de garage géante, ce samedi le 13 juin à 11:h30.  


Je serai une des vendeuses.  Je vais finalement essayer de vendre mes étampes de Stampin’up que je n’utilise plus ou que j’ai en double.  Alors venez faire un tour si ça vous intéresse.  Il y aura plusieurs tables de vendeuses.  Au plaisir de vous voir samedi.  Ecrivez-moi si vous voulez des informations supplémentaires.





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OnLine Card class Day 4

i have time to post one last homework to the OnLine Crad class site before it’s locked up… So this is homework fo day 4: Using small dies. 

I have created a background with a series of small Easter Eggs.  It didn’t turn out quite as I expected, but I used the background anyway ,to send cards to my kids back home.

Here are 2 cards:


I will come back with all the details later.

I would .like to enter these cards in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything goes” here.

The Online Card class site is here.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Merci de votre visite.


OnLine card class “Stretch your dies” Day 3

i am little late in my homework but I am truly enjoying that class… There is always something to learn even for someone who’s been making cards forever like me…

Today’s lesson was to use your “classic shape dies” in a different way.

I am copying the design that Jennifer McGuire used… Using a heart to create a window at the front of the card.

 The card doesn’t stay closed yet, so I had to do a “flat on the table” view, and it stills opens a little.  I’m sure it will flatten after a while…  

 This view shows the card half opened 

 And this is fully opened. 


Card size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″

Stamps: Art Impressions #4407 Coffee BFFs, greeting:  Allo #1  Bonnidee

Markers: Image was coloured using Copic markers

Cardstock: DCWV Os-002-00060 white with Gloss pattern

Dies: Flowers:  Memory box Fancy Blossoms 98312 and Leaves Memory box Lavish Branch 98486.  The flowers were covered with Wink of Stella clear 

The ink used for the greeting is Ranger Wendy Vecchio Archival ink Cornflower blue embossed with clear powder.

The gems in the centre of the flowers are by Queen &Co. 

I would like to submit this card to Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge Pinterest inspired (Spring) here., because my little yellow flowers are very “spring” inspiring!

That’s it for now!  If you have a chance, check out the Online card classes here, they are worth it!

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