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!