30 days before Christmas projects

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April Make it Prima challege - A mini album

Hello beautiful people !

I hope you have a great week end (maybe you're on a day off tomorrow too), and ready for my new project for the Prima challenge... I made a mini album with the Tales of You & Me 12x12 kit and a En Francais ribbon :

I cut the album with the Minibook cartridge and my Cricut in size 3 1/4". I distressed the edges and the inside of the album with Black Sooth distress ink by Ranger.

I used few big punches (EK Success, McGill) to cut some frames, or envelopes to decorate the album. The other embellishments are stickers from the Prima kit or flowers fussy cut from the papers.

Those papers are full of image to cut, I had a lot of fussy fun...

This is blank and ready to be filled with small pictures or journaling :

And the last picture is for the back of the album.

I will now go eat some chocolates before my children make them disappear...
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you liked my mini. 

See you soon for another project...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring decoration tutorial with Art Anthology

Hi everyone !

I'm on the Art Anthology blog today with a mixed media project for Spring ! It's filled with texture, dimensions and blue...

I made a video tutorial for you so you can learn how I created this Easter or Spring panel, you can watch it on the Art Anthology blog or on their Youtube channel.

If you didn't already, please follow my YouTube channel to be aware of all the new tutorials, hauls, tools tricks or project showcase I'm uploading... It's all on BonjourScrapValerie channel !

Thank you for stopping by today ! I wish you a wonderful week and see you in a snap for more projects...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Distress Oxide ink on black cardstock - Tag tutorial

Hi there !

I know it's been a while, but my back required more rest than I expected (had surgery last month)...

I did play again with my distress oxide ink by Ranger, but this time I applied them on black cardstock and cream cardstock, so you will see the difference :

I use Distress oxide inks in Broken China, Cracked pistachio, Fossilizied amber and Wilvet violet.
Dies are from Tim Holtz / Sizzix, and I used a white gel pen to outline the tag.

You can watch the complete tutorial on my YouTube channel (I will be super happy if you follow me...) or here :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you on Monday for another mixed media tutorial for the Art Anthology blog !

Have a great week end...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March Make It Prima challenge

Hi there !

It was not possible for me to let the Prima March Make It challenge without creating something !
So I said to my back to be strong while I was making this tag, with rich chocolate cream and pastel pink colors, layers and fun !

shabby chic Prima Marketing tag with dies, flowers, embossing and chalk

As required, my tag is filled with Prima products... Flowers, of course, but also dies (for the leaves and doilie), papers (Ledgers from the mint and the chocolate, Tales of you&me for the flowers and butterflies), the tag (aquarelle tag pad), the ribbon (old collection), stickers (Tales of you&me), chalks in old pink and teak wall, and the fabric butterfly !

close-up shabby chic tag with Prima Marketing flowers, dies, papers, embossing and fussy cutting

Only two things are not Prima : the Sizzix embossing folder I use on the pink tag, and the clay heart.

shabby chic tag with Prima Marketing products

I missed the different challenges from Prima... Having three challenge increased my chances to win... Besides, I always loved using their sketch for layout and card...
But hey ! I'm not giving up on winning one day ! After all I've been featured several time, including last month...

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you liked my new tag...
See you soon (probably next week now because my back makes me pay this work...) !

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flowery Hello card with La Compagnie des Elfes

Bonjour !
I have a "Hi" card for you today, made with stamps from La Compagnie des Elfes and papers from DCWV :

CAS card with flower stamp and DCWV papers

I started by stamping the flowers and the leaves on the card base, using the masking technique to make clusters. Then I cut three panels from the Minty Lace stack by DCWV. I adhered first the black one.
I stamped on white cardstock the flowers and leaves, fussy cut them, before adhering few in clusters over the edges of the black paper. I repeated this step with the wood paper, and at the end, I adhered the journaling card.

So Hello to you and have a great day ! Stay connected with friends and relatives and... make cards.
Bye !

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shabby chic altered box with Art Anthology

Hello !

It took me forever (due to my back issue), but I was in time for my Art Anthology's post !
This time I created an altered box, with shabby chic style using mixed media techniques... Take a look :

shabby chich mixed media wood box with Art Anthology paints and Prima Marketing flowers

To add Spring colors to this box, I used the Colorations sprays by Art Anthology in Avocado and Wild Orchid.
For the embellishments, I used Prima Marketing flowers and dies, lace, half-pearls, metal embellishments, and Martha Stewart molds with air dry clay for the corners, central frame and cameo.

You can see additional close-up pictures and the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology's blog.
For more mixed media tutorial, you can go to my YouTube channel too...

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope to see you soon for another project...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Did you try the new Distress Oxide inks ?


I had a LOT of free time laying down in my bed after back surgery, and while looking at thousand of pages on the internet, my fingers must have hit an "order now" button by mistake and someone delivers the 12 new Tim Holtz distress oxide inks by Ranger to my home today ! What can I do ? These babies were in need of a new home and I will not be the one to send them back to a cold box somewhere in a dark warehouse !

So I took them out the package and gave them a place to stay in my scraproom... Better, I tried them ! And I made a card with a video tutorial for you (find the link at the end of this post) !

distress oxide ink tutorial to create a card with stamps

Take a closer look at the oxide effect :

effect using distress oxide ink by Tim Holtz and Ranger

One thing surprised me : the texture of these inks... they looks like chalks ! But they really react differently with water...

effect using distress oxide ink by Tim Holtz and Ranger

Besides the oxide, I used stamps by Inkadinkado, Heidi Swapp and Prima Marketing, black Stazon ink, and DCWV cardstock with Square Glue Dots to adhere the different panels.

Take a look at my video tutorial to learn how I created this card :

Thank you for stopping by today. I'm getting slowly back to crafting so please be patient and come back soon for my next project...