Thursday, December 30, 2010

new Etsy Obsession...Matryoshka!

This morning I made a fun treasury and it made it to the first page of the Treasury List!!!...I was inspired by one of our Etsy seller: "Berry Sweet Treats" her shop is full of the cutest little things...Worth a visit for sure:
 http://www.etsy.com/shop/berrysweettreats


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Giveaway Winner...Drum Roll Please!!!

This Giveaway  closed on Sunday, December 19th at midnight.

Thank you all for participating!!! I enjoyed reading all the comments and I am so impress to see how many of you actually counted the flowers!! I tried to count them from the picture in that round platter...I got dizzy!!!...lol...

One winner will win: (see pictures below)

* 1 set of two greeting cards (envelopes included)
* 1 large size Paper flower
* 1 set of three Medium size Paper Flowers
* 1 set of five Mini-Paper Flowers






DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!

I had put the name of everyone who wrote a comment on little ticket into a big bowl and with the help of dear hubby...I draw the name: BubblyMonster12 -  Amanda (Punkiscute etsy shop)

CONGRATS!!!!!!!

Now I guess you all want to know how many flowers were actually in that platter!!!



...120 Mini-Paper Flowers!!!!

Thank you all again for being so supportive...Until the next giveaway...see you around!

Chantal xx




Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Blog Giveaway with a Twist!!!

I've been making my Mini-Paper Flowers for a few Months now and I'm so proud to say that I have shipped them to many homes all around the world! So, I thought...What better way to thank you all for your support than to do a giveaway!


One winner will win: (see pictures below)

* 1 set of two greeting cards (envelopes included)
* 1 large size Paper flower
* 1 set of three Medium size Paper Flowers
* 1 set of five Mini-Paper Flowers





To Enter you need:

1. To leave a comment... 
2. Tell me how many mini-flowers you think there is in this plate below! (this is just for fun!!!)


Giveaway will close on Sunday, December 19th at midnight.
Of course, sharing this giveaway with your friends would be appreciated!


...How cute these are?!!!




Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Challenge for "Creative Paper Artists"!


Can you believe it? This is the last month of the year! 
For this challenge we were able to use our favorite materials and techniques!
So, I went with ink blending and heat embossing! For the season I decided to use Mr. Snowman as my theme...I think he looks pretty fabulous! I added snowflakes and snowman charms to add a little bit of "charms"...lol
These cute charms are found at this fantastic Etsy shop: ThisnThatSupplies


Please come and visit what the rest of our talented creative team created for this challenge at the Creative Paper Artist Blog! All of you are welcome to participate at this challenge...fabulous prices are to be won!!! For more in visit creativepaperartits.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Safari Flowers!

I just love the pattern and the velvet texture of this paper...I decided to make extra large paper flowers with it...and Voila!!! These are now part of my new Safari collection...Watch for the Leopard ones coming soon!!!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Creative Paper Artists Etsy Team!


I am now part of a team of people who share the passion for paper. Our Etsy shops contain wonderful artwork done with mostly paper. Come visit us at "Creative Paper Artist Team" at: http://www.etsy.com/teams/6723/creative-paper-artists

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vibrant Color Flower Box!!!




I did it again...But this time in a smaller format!
These fabulous flowers are perfect for any gift/scrapbooking projects...I enjoyed very much making these beauties!

I used heavy cardstock to make these precious flowers. Embellished with little pearls and rhinestones to add a little of "je ne sais quoi?"!!! Each box contain a set of 9 ASSORTED mixed colors and textured paper flowers.

The box measures 3.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Decorate your gifts or your little notes with these pretty flowers!!!
You can even attach them to a hair pin or wear them as a brooch!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Leafless Trees" MPTS November Challenge!





Wow! Another Month has gone by...The good thing is you get to see all the beautiful creations the Design Team members for "More Paper Than Shoes" had done for this challenge! This Month was about..."Leafless Trees"... November is usually cold and gray...but think of "you are taking a walk early morning and you can hear the wind between the tree branches and feel the cold on your cheeks... you're NOT cold because you are wearing your favorite thick wool cardigan...All of a sudden, the comfort smell of wood burning in chimneys reaches you and you take everything in...All your senses are fully awake...You happily remind yourself how wonderful it is going to be at home sitting by the fireplace with a nice cup of tea, coffee or coco!"

Theme for November: "Leafless Trees"
Materials: buttons and felt
Technique: ink blending

In my creation I applied all the criteria and I think it reflect very well the theme for this Month!!! You are welcome to view my team members's projects on our FABULOUS "more PaperThan Shoes" Blog!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October Mid-Month challenge for "More Paper Than Shoes!"




I really enjoyed creating this tag for this mid-month challenge! This is what we had to do:
Theme: Nature- Great for fall! Leaves, flowers, etc!
Supplies: "piece" of the outdoors (like a pressed leaf or flower, twig, etc) and a vintage button/broach

You are welcome to participate, the challenge will run for one week at then a winner will be chosen!! The winner will receive a beautiful badge to display on their blog and a handmade set of flowers from one of our More Paper Than Shoes designers! We can't wait to see what you can create!

Come and visit our "More Paper Than Shoes" Blog!
http://morepaperthanshoes.blogspot.com

Friday, October 8, 2010

Box of Flowers...A Candy to the Eyes!!!




How pretty is that??? A lovely box of flowers...My husband came up with the box idea...I think it's a wonderful way of packaging such delight for the eyes! Each flowers were created with heavy cardstock and each ones has their little embellishments to add a little something whimsycal!...Perfect for any craft and scrapbooking projects!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October challenge for MPTS!!!!



Wow! time fly so quickly!!! Already in October...As part of the design team for "More Paper Than Shoes" we had to create for this challenge:

Harvest or Fall- Think crop season on the Farm!

Requirements:

Supplies: Glitter and ribbon
Embellishment: Hand made flower
Technique: embossing
Surface: ANY


This is what I came up with...Go check out the other crations from our DT in our BLOG!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mini-Flowers all over the world!





Yes, that's right! I wanted to add some supplies and embellishments in my Etsy shop... So, I started to make mini-paper flowers!...In one week, I shipped my mini-cuties to Canada,Italy, Spain, Australia, England, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Scottland, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina and all over the States!!! My husband offer to quit is job to help me making flowers...I'm not quite there yet!!! LOL!!! I sell 5 mini-flowers for $1.50 - $2.00...Sorry Honey...you can't retire just yet!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Soft Pink in Bloom!



I think this is a new found passion! I know that I have many more tutorial to watch...But I'm enjoying very much making flowers!

I created this beautiful flower using a heavy white color cardstock, a lovely (XL) flower paper punch, mini mister and Tim Holtz distress ink in *spun sugar*...I also use Perfect pearls *blue patina* for adding a little bit of whimsy!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paris Couture!





Oh! La La!!! Paris Couture! I created these two lovely stationery sets on heavy cream color cardstock. I used ribbon and rhinstones as embellishments...The Oh! So Chic! images are from "Victorian Vignette" Artfire Shop. The black and cream makes such a bold statement of pure elegance...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mid-Month color challenge for MPTS!




"More Paper Than Shoes" is a Blog of a team of highly creative women who share the passion for paper more than our shoes! We as a group have combined our interests, talents, mutual respect, and our love for paper crafting, here at More Paper Than Shoes. We have created a place for other creative spirits to visit, shop, communicate and enjoy the same passion. We work hard to inspire our friends and followers. We hope to open your creative side and help take your next project to the next level. { Anna Fearer - MPTS.}

For this reason we have started mid-month challenges to keep our Blog fun and busy...This month was a color block challenge and this is a card I made as an exemple of what can be done with these fabulous colors!!! Every lover of Paper is welcome to participate...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

OH! So proud to be a WOMAN!!!!!





I LOOOOOOOVE pink!!!!

I'm a true girly-girl at heart!!! This morning I was visiting "Ciao Bella's website" and I came accross a few fantastics photos that I really wanted to share with you...Now...How about this FABULOUS washing machine??? I can just picture myself doing laundry with high heels slippers with feather embellishments on them and a glass of Champagne in my hand!!! LOL!!! So chic...

Bella also wrote a small inspiring post about daydreaming...This is where I saw the photos of that PLUSH bed...Don't you just want to lay on it for a while? So many glamourous photos that makes me "OH! so proud to be a WOMAN".

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chopin et les Jolies Fleurs...





Last night, while my wonderful husband was having a conversation on the phone with his son...I decided to practice my "flower making"!!! I create these 3 flowers using a heavy white cardstock, a lovely (XL) flower paper punch, mini mister and Tim Holtz distress ink in *worn lipstick*, *weathered wood* and *bundled sage*. I enjoyed very much making these jolies fleurs...Chopin in the background and a nice glass of Shiraz...Et voila!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Black Beauty and friends...




After watching many tutorials on how to make paper flower...I decided to get my hands dirty and created these beauties...I sure need to practice, but for a first attempt...I'm HAPPY!!!!! Thanks to Marisa!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Organization = Creation!!!




As I was organizing my die-cuts from digital collage sheets...I noticed this cute couple image and I thought of our September color challenge for "More Paper Than Shoes"...So I immediately start creating!!! In 10 minutes I had created this lovely tag!!! I used a couple embellishments I had purchased from "Altered Moments" Etsy shop and the cute couple is from "Ramays Hands-I-Works" ArtFire shop!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September Picture Challenge...





Good day everyone! As part of the "More Paper Than Shoes" team...We have optional monthly challenges to do on our forum (go check it out! Just click on the fade "optional monthly")...I enjoyed doing it soooooo much because this is one of my favorite color combo!!! So, this is what I came-up with...