Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Little Christmas fun

Not much to say except for: I work too much, I don't scrap enough, and I LOVE making Christmas cards :) Here are a few of my Holiday creations... Starting with one of my favs (though I have no merit cause we made this one at our scrap-club meetings... the idea was from my Stampin Up rep: Stephanie )


This second one is sweet and simple. The stamp is Dasher from Stampin Up and I stamped him with a little champagne mist all-purpose ink from Tsukineko.

My snowman comes from Meljen's Designs`freebies and the papers are from Echo Park, Winter Park collection.

...and a little more Dasher...

Gotta love glimmer and shine for the Holiday season :)

I'll have more to share soon since I made a few more today, just  need to wait for tomorrow's daylight to take pics :)

Take care everyone and Ihope you are all having a WONDERFUL time getting into the Holiday spirit!!

Thanx a million for visiting!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

From Superwoman to Superwrinkled... all in the same card :)

Okay, once again I'm A LOT late in showing off my work and I sooo wish I had a better excuse than work... Oh well! :P

So here it is, my man's granny's birthday card:

open it up and here's Supermémé:

and the final surprise inside:


I made the border on the inside to fit with the one on the outside so that when you close it in 2:

Obviously, the humor came from my man but the stamps were from: superwoman: Kenny K. Downloads and the other 2 from a great place called Imag-e-nation where they have the funniest elderly stamps ever!

So that's it for now!

Thanx for visiting and leaving a quick hello!!

Busy-busy-busy Noukie :D

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

WOYWW? -118.... simply pooped!!

Been back to work for a whole month now and I must admit that I miss my scrappin corner more than ever! This week is a rough one, I'm starting to think that all the energy inside me is completely drained! If I don't set off to bed soon I'll probably end up like a Sims character and simply fall where I'm standing and snooze until my energy bar fills up again! :)  Nonetheless, I love my job and I know I'll get through this week just like all the others :)

So, WOYWW? Well, this week I finally finished my daughter's well-overdue birthday card, which I am rather proud of. You can visit my last post for the card details.

I've also been preparing my order for my first Stampin' Up club meeting at the end of the month. Just can't wait!!! There are soooooo many lovely stamps... but up to now I've got my mind set on the tiny tags kit with assorted punch... can't wait to spend a little dough! Hey! all this hard work has to have its good side! LOL!

This week I have a special order from my man's grandma in Belgium.  She must have told him 5 times on Skype that she wanted a homemade card for her 88th birthday. I guess I'd better get to work... but what stamps to use?? Hmmm, isn't that a fun dilemma?

Hope you all have a great week! And don't forget to visit Julia at The Stamping Ground to know what this is all about!!

Thanx a million for your visit and for encouraging my madness!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

10 years...

10 years... I can't believe it's already been 10 years!! It's in occasions like these that you realize just how much you wish you could stop time. Andrea, my oldest, celebrated her birthday on August 2nd but with my going back to work, I only just finished her card today... I know, I'm an unworthy mom, but at least she gets another birthday surprise :)

The image is «Video Girl» by Mo Manning. She just happened to bare a slight resemblance to the birthday girl:

I added a little glossy accents on her eyes for a little shine :) and colored her with my prisma color pencils.

I even got to be a little creative with her cake (which is the easiest cake recipe to make AND is absolutely scrumptious!!)

Who doesn't like chocolate, whipped cream and raspberries??

I sure am lucky to have such a wonderful, healthy daughter! I just wish seeing her grow up didn't have to mean that I have to get more and more grey hairs :) LOL!!

Happy Birthday Didi, Mom loves you more than you can ever imagine!

In case anyone wants to try it: cake recipe here :) it's in french but if anyone needs translating just let me know :)

Thanks again for visiting :)

Noukie xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Petites Mignonnes!

Enfin! je peux partager mes 2 petites mignonnes avec vous! J'avais d'abord fait celle-ci pour ma pseudo-nièce Chloé qui aura 2 ans dans quelques jours (pseudo car quand ça fait presque 30 ans que tu es amie avec sa mère, c'est plus qu'une amie, c'est de la famille!!)

J'ai utilisé une image de Gillian Roberts que j'ai trouvé sur Simon Says Stamp que j'ai embossé avant de colorié avec mes Prismacolor. Les papiers de couleurs sont tous de mon carnet Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl de K&Company. 

Après l'avoir terminé, il me restait un brouillon de l'étampe et je n'arrivais pas à la ranger dans mes enveloppes. J'ai donc créé celle-ci:

Les papiers sont de la même collection... J'aime beaucoup la douceur et la simplicité de ces 2 cartes. J'ai du me chicaner avec moi-même plusieurs fois pour ne pas rajouter d'autres embellissements, je les voulais le plus simple possible et je crois avoir bien réussi!

Bonne fête ma belle Chloé!!!

Maintenant, il ne me reste plus qu'à trouver l'inspiration pour confectionner la carte de ma grande qui aura 10 ans le 02 août :)  Je ne le dirai jamais assez souvent, le temps passe TELLEMENT vite!! Il faut profiter de chaque moment! Ce qui me rappelle que mon retour au travail arrive à grands pas: lundi prochain, déjà! Allez hop la grande, au travail!! LOL!

Bonne journée à vous tous!
Noukie xxx


Wow! What a week! My 29 years and going BFF (when you have a 10 year old girl, you end up talking in the strangest ways...) spent 2 nights with her lovely hubby and 2 girls here in my used-to-be tidy house :) lol! So basically, after spending a whole week in crutches and doing NOTHING in the cleaning category, I spent a whole day washing every nook and cranny of my 3-floor house and then... POOF! just like magic, every spec of dust and dirt managed their way back into their original positions and are now staring at me with a wide smirk going «HA! HA!» Nonetheless, we had a wonderful time and I especially loved spending time with my pseudo-nieces (and my own 2 rascals) while their parents spent the day at a spa. So WOYWW today? a lot more kids' crafts than my own :)

At a glance: my daughter's BFFFFFF's (lol) scrapbook pages which she forgot to take home, my never-ending to-do list, a beautiful digi stamp from Mo Manning (Sam in Trouble) which I  plan on using tonight to make a birthday card, my huge and much-loved cup of coffee to help me through my clean-up duties, and finally, my daugter's birthday gift: the Mod smashbook which she has started to alter :)

At first, I wasn't sure if it was something that she would like but when I showed her the intro video by K & Company : here , she went bananas and decided she wanted not only the Mod book but ALL the accessories too :)

a few pages she added :)

So off I go to do some fun! chores..... for those who may be in doubt, Yes! I'm sarcastic! lol! That is, after I post about the birthday card I made for the youngest of my friend's daughters who will turn 2 in a few days :) so be sure to visit a little later to have a peak :)

Oh! and why not visit Julia's Stamping Ground where you can sneak a peak at others' WOYWW? here but I warn you! It's addictive! :)

Thanx again for encouraging my madness and leaving a little piece of your own in the comment section ;P

Noukie xxx

Friday, 22 July 2011


Just a quick page that I made with the Forever in Time: Glitter Garden paper collection.

I used the back-side of a page which was completely mat and cut-out the butterflies from the other side (of a second copy of the same paper.... obviously... lol) I also added some shine by using my Versamark pen and embossing some faint swirls that were already in the background all around the page.

 The green strip says: Love is the best gift in my life.... but we can't make it out on the picture. I also added a little liquid pearls and stickles for detail, cause you can never have enough shine and sparkle :)

Now off I go to make some August Birthday cards... Seems like all the kids I know were born in August :) LOL!  Including my oldest for whom I purchased a digi stamp from Mo's which is truly representative of my soon-to-be 10 year-old. Can't wait to share :)

More to come soon :)

Thanx for visiting!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


What a wonderful thing that is «What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?» especially for someone, like me, who absolutely loves to spy on other people's projects, desks, and messes :) So, obviously, I was feeling a little cheap doing all the spying without letting anyone see my own mes... I mean creative space ;) so here it is:

 The crutch is to summarize my past week.... I accidentally tore a ligament in my foot last Wednesday. Ironically, this is how I ended up on WOYWW in the first place, since without my injury, I most definitely would not have been bloghopping on THE most beautiful days of the summer....

 The first few days of crutch-life, I spent making mini-albums with my mini helpers. My daughter and her friend were kind enough to spend the day with me to help with little Jake. (once again blogger simply loves to change the orientation of my pics...) These mini-albums are a great way to use paper scraps and to make 10 year-old girls really happy :)

And now, I'm «working» on a page just to pass the time until I get well enough to drive to my favorite craft store Collimagination Touj' Ours. I bought this chipboard mini-album a while back and looking through my paper decided I deserved a little candy :) hihihi!

Thanks a million Julia for letting us all be little «voyeurs» :)

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

I'm Back!!!!! Woohoo!!!

So glad to be back! After our successful move into our new house, a costly visit to Ikea, a much too long postal strike (even 2 days is too long when you're expecting a package from Simon Says Stamp!! lol) and a few computer mishaps... I can finally sit back and create a little before going back to work in 2 weeks (unfortunately, mat-leave has its limits!). So here's a little something I made for the oldest of the 5 tiny musketeers from my Belly Club :) Happy Birthday Malik!

and the inside view:

This adorable image is from Pink Cat Studio, you can purchase it in digital or (as I did) in the unmounted rubber version. I also used the Splotchy stamps from The Greeting Farm. All the stamps were embossed with clear powder for shine and dimension, and I used a little Stickles and Liquid Pearls for details.

I'm so glad to share this morning that I'm not even going to bother looking up challenges to enter :)

Can't wait to read your comments! Thanx again for encouraging my madness!


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Un Gros Merci!!

Un gros merci à Janick de la boutique Collimagination Touj`Ours pour le coup de coeur du vendredi! C'est, d'ailleurs, à cette boutique que j'ai trouvé les papiers pour créer ma carte ;) 

N'oubliez pas de visiter leur blogue afin de découvrir les autres coups de coeur du vendredi!
Merci encore!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Un blog candy, ça vous dit?

Afin de célébrer leur premier anniversaire, Marie, de la boutique Collimagination Touj`Ours à Beauport, nous offre la chance de gagner un superbe blog candy !!

Il y a 3 façons faciles de participer, rendez-vous sur leur blog pour voir tous les détails :)

Bonne chance à vous toutes!!

«Moederkesdag».... A Card for my Mum-in-Law

After seeing so many beautiful tri-fold cards I just had to try one!

I also got to test the satin-ribbon flower technique I had just learned at my friend Stephanie's workshop, who just happens to be my friendly neighborhood Stampin`Up rep :) You can visit her blog here.

Here is what it looks like closed (seems a little bland but that all changes once it's opened!):

And a side-view:

Absolutely loved coloring this little Tike! He's from Penny Black: «Just for You» cling stamp. Afterall, this is my Man's mother's card, so it had to represent him somehow ;)

The brown paper I embossed with Versamark ink and pen, using clear embossing powder from Stampin' Up and the rest mainly came from my scraps folder.

Challenges entered:
Moving Along With the Times #98: 2 B`s (Boy, blue, bling, blooms...)

Thanks a million for visiting! and a million more for your comments :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

What's Cookin` Mom?

So glad to finally be able to share my Mothers' Day creations :) This little cutie is for my Mum who always cooks for an army every time we visit....

and the inside view:

And a closer look at her freckles...

and finally, a closer look at her Glossy shoes :)

If there`s one thing I've learned from cardmaking, it's that you can never be too girly :)

Front stamp: Mo Manning's: «What's Cooking»
Inside stamp: Meljen's Designs: «Cute Cooking Cannisters»
Papers: Fancy Pants Designs: «Beach Babe» collection
Colored with a whole lotta` love and prismacolors pencils...
And a little Stickles and Glossy Accents for the girlyness...

Challenges entered (in no particular order):
Cute Card Thursday #164: It's So Distressing!
Moving Along With the Times #98: 2 B`s (Bow and Bling)
Stamp Something: 3 Year Celebration Blog Hop and Challenge
Crafty Creations #118: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty #53: Anything Goes

Be sure to visit tomorrow to have a peek at my Mother-in-law's card :)

Thanx for visiting and please continue to encourage my madness by leaving a comment!!

Monday, 9 May 2011

My Little Angel

Unfortunately, I can't share my Mother's Day creations just yet... Wouldn't want to ruin the surprise :) So, instead, here is a page with my beautiful little angel Andrea. The picture was taken 3 years ago when she still let me tie her hair up into knots...

Don't you just love the Bella Blvd «Estate Sale» paper collection? I just had to HAVE it!!!

I was totally inspired by The Sweet Stop's SSS107 sketch:

But I couldn't stop there... I also entered the following challenges:
(in no particular order...)

Feel free to visit my challenge page if you ever need a little creative nudge!

Can't wait to read your comments!
Thanx again for visiting!

Monday, 18 April 2011

«Petit Homme»... What a Little Wine and Paper Can Do to You...

What better way to spend a Saturday evening without kids or men, than to open a bottle of wine and do a little scrappin`? I know, spending Sunday afternoon with another glass of wine, some friends and some more paper! What a wonderful creative weekend it has been! Here is the double-page I made on Saturday:

 (Once again I'm sorry for the orientation of my pic but Blogger still doesn't have a simple solution for rotating them... )

(There's really nothing to understand as to why one pic is uploaded this way and the other that way...)

My paper flowers are handmade with SU cardstock and ink...

 The paper is from: Forever in Time «Bear Essentials»; Basic Grey «Life of the party»; It's the Little Things «Spring Fever»; Beach Bum «Boardwalk» and Bazzill cardstock.

For the title I used Maya Road chipboard letters which I inked with SU craft ink and embossed to add a little shine :)

So that's it for now.. If ever anyone has a SIMPLE solution for my picture orientation problem PLEASE leave a comment :) Thanx again for encouraging my madness!