Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Birthday 2U

Another very easy card, thanks to Bird... check out her silhouette studio files on

I cut it in white card stock and the shadow sentiment in blue card stock. Off centering the circle, made the card a little different.


Until next time!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy BEAR-thday

Happy BEAR-thday

Hopefully my son will understand the pun. 

Back to greeting cards, after the driftwood boats little interlude.

This card is for my youngest son, a very proud (and very smart)  UCLA Bruin.
Every year, finding a new idea for a card is a challenge... so I let the ideas simmer and brew, and this is what I came up with.

I love when the number of years appear on the card because at one point you can't remember when was the card for.

 I used an embossing folder for the background and printed the Bruin before framing it in blue and yellow.

  Bauhaus 93 is the font the closest to the UCLA font.


So what do you think?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Driftwood Boats

I have been up to something a little different these days.
Not that I have stopped making and creating cards, but I found myself making a different kind of craft, driftwood boats.

It all started when I brought back woods from Leucate, our family beach on the Mediterranean.

When I run out of those, I walked the beach and 2 hours later, I was driftwood rich again. I brought them home, soaked them in a diluted bleach solution, put them to dry outside for a day, and let my mind wonder...

Here are the few collections I made: 

The Whisper, with sails made out of cheese-clothes...

The Ichiban, with white and plaid sails:

The Nemo, all linen sails:

The Dancer, with two different sails:

The Serenity, with two same sails:

The Tango, with one sail and one line:

The Rainbow, with one linen sail:

The Marbella, mini boats with a ribbon sail:

And finally, the Levis collection, with a lone sail:

AND... I had as much fun making them than naming them!

Happy 21st Birthday from your 110 L. Friend

I think that stamp from Arts Impressions is hilarious... 

I needed a support for it and thought of mixing two of my old cards, a thank you card (THANK YOU... with a bouquet #214) 
and a Birthday card (Happy 29th Birthday... #286)

Below is the results.

I added some paper flowers, and a dab of puff paint for the hearts.

The little bow is made with baker's twine and I used a dessert fork to tie it. 


Until next time!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Have a Good One

The second card with another cutting file from Pam Kenward (, is also altered from the original cutting file. 

It was designed for a square card and I prefer the A2 format.

I used a silver paper for the  cut out piece.


A clean and simple card, that could go for a masculine birthday.

Thank you Pam!

Happy Birthday Kraft and Birdies

Two new cards this morning, thanks to some free silhouette cameo cutting files from Pam Kenward, on her blog:


I altered this cutting file, it was a gift card holder and I wanted a regular card.

I used some kraft paper and matted the underside in a dark brown card stock.

I found this ribbon in my pile of forgotten spools.

Do visit Pam's blog, she is a wonderful artist!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanks... to Bird

Thanks to Bird, I used two of her cutting files. The "thanks" one and the cut out card.

Check out her blog and free cutting files on:

The happy birthday cutting file is a silhouette cameo file.

I mated the two cards in silver paper and thread a blue/silver ribbon.



Cards with a Message

Two quick cards, with a message.


The next one is from, with a free download.

I just added a personal touch of color, with my moon white copic marker.
I also matted it with a tiffany blue paper.


Happy 21st Birthday!

Well, it happened again... another of my kids reach 21!

This came from an idea on Pinterest (MJE on "cards I've made"), I have just updated the "jeans" part.

My rag pile is full of used boxer, I found one of his old pair and he did notice that.


One more kid to go and our house will only have adults in it. Where did the time go....

Birthday Card with Numbers

Another wonderful site for free Silhouette Cameo cutting file is the one from Pam Kenward,

I found this birthday background, complete with very detailed instructions as well as cutting files for numbers.


You have to visit her blog, it is a mine of ideas...

Happy Birthday by an Elephant

Sometimes a cutting file is all you need to create a cute little card.

I found this one on the internet, on Lauren blog (thinking She made the cutest onesies, and has on her blog some free cutting files as well as some free fonts... Check it out:


Thank you Lauren!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snowy Scene Again

Once again, the snowy scene from Bird's Card cutting file. On a Kraft card stock, with a blue dotted card stock.

The yellow tissue paper makes the windows shine, and the door is a piece of black card stock .

The sparkly puffy paint is giving the impression of snow.

The sentiment is stamped in the lightest blue.


Until next time!