Hop blog “Squirrels Gone Nutz” January / Janvier

Products used / Produits utilisés :

-Crafter’s Companion Large Background Oriental Peony stamp set

-Copic markers : R59 R85 R83 R81

-Xpress it blending card

-No Line coloring Ink on 3 inkpad

-Centura Pearl Dark Chocolate and Mink card stocks

-Crafter’s Companion Sara Signature Collection Rose Gold 12″12″ paper pad

Hello everyone !

Last month was the last hop of the Collected Crafty Collabs Hop Blog I was part of. The purpose of this hop was to discover new crafters blogs while making projects with supplies we don’t use enough.

This hop was initiated by four friends : Anna, Karen, Marie and V. aka the Squirrels Sisters.

During those months we learn to know each other better and I have the pleasure to do an other Blog Hop with those little rodents this year. I am happy to be now an honorary squirrel with Boryana and Natasha

This hop is called the Squirrels Gone Nutz and we will keep about the same principle. Each month we will have to make a project with supplies we don’t use enough. There will be a theme and/or a technique and type of supply. This month it’s “New” and “leftovers”.

So welcome to the new hoppers and for my regular viewers, thank you for stopping by today!

If you are hopping you should come from the blog of the effervescent V. and after me, I invite you to hop to the blog of the talented Boryana.

For the theme I decided to create my card around “new beginning” and I though the “blooming” of a flower it’s a nice representation of that.

So I choose to use this beautiful flower stamp I barely used. I stamped it with my No Line Ink on 3 inkpad and colored it with my Copics. I fussy cut it.

For the rest of the card I decided to use some of my papers leftovers. First I cut 4 squares with my stitched dies into Centura Pearl papers. Then, I took little pieces of pattern papers I kept aside and I cut different stripes. I glued them onto the mink squares. I also took the leftovers of the brown paper I just used and cut some stripes.

I really like the result of those new backgrounds created with all that pieces, and I think I will use this technique more often !

I matted and layered the two big squares and the two small ones and I put foams behind the small square and the flower.

For the inside of the card, I write my sentiment with a brush pen and I stamped a flower which is part of the same set as the main flower.

Et voilà !

May the craft be with you !

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Le mois dernier avait lieu le dernier Collected Crafty Collabs Hop Blog dont je faisais partie.

Le but de ce “Hop” était de découvrir d’autres blogs de crafters tout en créant des projets avec du matériel que l’on a trop peu utilisé. Tous les mois, il y avait un thème et un matériel optionnel.

Ce hop a été initialement mis en place par Anna, Karen, Marie et V. aussi surnommées les sœurs écureuils.

J’ai le plaisir cette année de refaire un hop blog avec ces quatre petites rongeuses et d’être nommée avec Boryana et Natasha “écureuils honoraires” .

Ce nouveau hop appelé “the Squirrels Gone Nutz” conserve grosso modo le même principe. Il y aura un thème ainsi qu’une technique et/ou un matériel à utiliser pour faire un projet une fois par mois. Ce mois-ci le thème était “nouveau” et “reste”.

Si vous êtes un nouveau hopper, bienvenue sur mon blog ! Pour mes lecteurs réguliers, merci d’être passé aujourd’hui!

Si vous participez au “Hop” vous devriez venir du blog de la pétillante V. et après cette page, je vous invite à aller découvrir celui de la talentueuse Boryana.

Pour ce thème, j’ai décidé de partir sur le concept de “nouveau commencement” et j’ai trouvé que l’éclosion d’une fleur collait parfaitement avec cela.

J’ai décidé d’utiliser cette jolie fleur dont je me suis très peu servie. Je l’ai tamponnée avec mon encre faite pour le coloriage sans ligne et je l’ai coloriée avec mes Copics. Je l’ai découpée avec mes ciseaux.

Pour le reste de la carte, j’ai tout d’abord découpé avec des matrices quatre carrés dans mes papiers Centura Pearl. J’ai ensuite décidé d’utiliser des morceaux de papiers qu’il me restait d’une précédente utilisation. J’ai découpé des bandes de différentes largeurs que j’ai collées sur mes carrés de couleurs bronze. J’ai également découpé des bandes dans le reste de papier marron que je venais d’utiliser.

J’ai vraiment beaucoup aimé cette technique et je pense que je la referai plus souvent !

Ensuite, j’ai superposé et collé mes carrés par tailles puis j’ai ajouté de la mousse adhésive derrière la fleur et le plus petit carré et j’ai collé le tout.

Pour l’intérieur de la carte, j’ai écris avec un crayon pinceau mon message et j’ai tamponné une fleur du même set que la fleur principale.

Et voilà !

Que le craft soit avec toi !

Full Hop :





– Lounon – You are here / Vous êtes ici




19 thoughts on “Hop blog “Squirrels Gone Nutz” January / Janvier

  1. I’m am so impressed with your brush lettering!!! Why am I not surprised though? Once again you have made a spectacular card with gorgeous coloring! I love the color combo of the strips with the color of the flower! They compliment each other so well! And now you need to make another left over card with all the pretty die cuts in your photo!!! 😊

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    1. Aww..thank you so much Karen ! I tried brush lettering last year and really liked it but didn’t have the time to do it so it’s part of my crafty resolution for this year to do it more. I am really glad you like it ! But don’t touch at my little die cuts, they were lovingly cut in different colored papers to embellish my photos and I stored them safely into little envelopes :p


      1. Back away from the die cuts and no one gets hurt! LOL Ok, so they are definitely NOT a leftover to be used up! 🤣 Back to seriousness… I cannot wait to see where your brush lettering journey takes you! I’m sure you’ll have all the flourishes and such mastered in no time!

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  2. So gorgeous card! As always, your coloring is amazing, Lounon 💕🤗 Love how you used strips of patterned papers to create your background! All matches so well together 🙂

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  3. This card is SO gorgeous!!! I love every bit of it!!! Your coloring, the combo of papers, drool worthy!!!! I’m so glad you’re hopping along with us!!!!


  4. OMG! What a stunning card! And that brush lettering – I thought was a stamp! I love the way you matted your strips and put the focus on the floral element! So creative! I’m so happy you are our honorary squirrel sister. I can wait to see what you create for our next hop!

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    1. Thank you so much Anna, I am really glad you like it. Your comment on the brush lettering is really motivating, thank you ! It’s a pleasure to hop with you !


  5. Wow!!!!
    Absolutely STUNNING Lounon!!! I love how you made custom patterned paper for your background! And I can’t believe you coloured that Peony! Incredible!!!!
    I was sure it must have been a really good layering set! 🤯🤩
    So excited to be doing this hop together! Very excited for the year of hops we have ahead!!! 🥰😃

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  6. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card, Lounon! I love the colors you chose, and the coloring of that flower is FANTASITC! Way to knock it out of the park for our first challenge! 🙂

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