Thursday, November 16, 2017

November inspiration by Annie Samson

Hi Blue Fern Studios fans, 

This month, I have 3 layout I want to share with you. 


For this layout, I have used the Homespun collection. I chose the Hoapitality paper.
I have use the Ebony embossing powder to altered my Roman clock set chipboard.
Than I have used Pearl embossing powder on my title Hapiness and Ginger's popies chipboard.
I wanted to create a clean an simple layout, so no medium where used on this layout.
I used Blue Fern Studio Flowers and Lemon lime glitter to complete my layout.

Blue Fern Studios product used

Hoapitality - Homespun 

Roman clock set 
Ginger's popies

Embossing powder

 Lemon lime

Fresh floral
Garden blooms
Wanderlust vine


For this Christmas layout, I used the Noel paper of the Vintage Christmas collection.
I have use the Mushroom embossing powder on my Winter forest and Holliday Deer, Santa's suit embossing powder on the  word Noel from Winter title kit and Baby pink embossing powder on the Snow medley chipoards.
I have added some pieces from the coordinate chipboard kit.
I have use Blue Fern Studios flowers.
For the final touch, I have added Flamming Seedling.

Blue Fern Studios product used

Noel - Vintage Christmas 

Winter forest
Holliday Deer
 Noel - Winter title
Snow medley

Embossing powder
Santa's suit
Baby pink

Christmas blooms
Courtship roses
Garden florals



For my last layout this month, I have choose to use the Auld lang syne paper from the Vintage Christmas collection.
I have used the Forever and Jingle Bells stamp set on my back ground.
Than I have used pieces from Lace 9c to make more texture.
I have used See mist embossing powder on the Frosty flake chipboard and 14 karat embossing powder on my title Joy and Shabby flake chipbaords.
I have used Blue Fern Studios Flowers.
And to add more details on my layout I have added Mustard seedling.

Auld lang syne - Vintage Christmas

Frosty flake
Shabby flake

Embossing powder
14 karat
See mist

Christmas blooms
Fresh florals
Spring floral


Stamp set
Jingle Bells

Lace 9c

See you in December for my last month with the beautiful family of Blue Fern Studio,
Annie XX

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hello December

Hello Blue Fern Fans.  I case you haven't noticed, December is not far away!  We are excited to share with you today another project from Dorota Kopec, our November Fan of the Month.  For this beautiful layout, Dorota has chosen the Wonderland paper from our Vintage Christmas collection as the background.  The more I look at it, the more I see.  This layout is the definition of eclectic - not following one system, but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.

The chipboard pieces used are the Stars & Berries Frame which is layered beneath the photo.  
 Peeking out from the floral clusters you can see holly from the Holly Sprigs set.  
And lastly, the dangling snowflake is from the 3-piece set of Winter Page Dangles.

This close-up shows just what I'm talking about when I say her layout is eclectic.  Here is a gorgeous vintage photo, and the paper certainly has a vintage feel.  But she has used a frame that would be considered modern, and stenciled numbers on the background.  And there is nothing vintage about the color combination, but it all combines for a cohesive look.

In the corner, Dorota has put together a little vignette by cutting the Santa and his sleigh image from the Holiday Cards paper (Vintage Christmas II) and adding it to the design that is already on the paper.  How cute is that?  

Dorota will have one more project for us this month, so be sure to check back.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Inspirations by Babi

Hi Everyone,

Today it's my turn to share with you my new projects using the Vintage Christmas 1 and 2  collections.

I made my first layout using Holiday Cards to create a winter layout called "Discover". 

I started by creating the background with watercolors, spray and stamps. Next, I added Floral Lattice Bits chipboard covered in Snow embossing powder and Garden Lattice Bits covered in Antique Gold.

Also using Antique Gold embossing powder to decorate the Wanderlust Words chipboards.

And I finished the layout with seedlings, flowers and other embellishments.

Holiday Cards

Garden Lattice Lace
Floral Lattice Bits
Wanderlust Words

Christmas Blooms
Chesterville Blooms

Embossing Powder:
Antique Gold


My second project is a shabby layout which also incorporates papers from the Vintage Christmas 2 collection. 

I added some texture with modeling paste and stencil on Let it Snow paper. 

Then, I added Ruth's Doily chipboard covered in Oatmeal embossing powder to decorate as the centerpiece. This chipboard is so beautiful, it didn't need a lot of decorations. 

And finished the layout by adding flowers, branches, gesso and  French Word title covered in Antique Golden embossing powder. 

Let it Snow 

French Words
Ruth's Doily

Embossing Powder:
Antique Snow. 

Harvest Lilies

I finished my post with two Christmas Cards that I made with Vintage Christmas 1 and 2 collections.

For my first card I used Twas the Night and Greeting Cards papers.

Winter Snow chipboard was covered in Antique Gold embossing powder. 

I finished it with some flowers and leaves.

 Twas the Night was also used on my second card.  Using Jolly paper and Deck of the Halls for the layer and flower. 

Next, I added Frosty Flake covered in Antique Gold and more embellishments to finish the project.

Twas the Night
Greeting cards

Embossing Powder:
Antique Gold

Frosty Flake
Winter Snow

I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Announcing our 2018 Design Team

Thank you to everyone who responded to our design team call.  We reviewed every application, visited your blogs, and could not stop talking about your amazing projects.  You are truly a very talented group.  But, then came the challenging part of this process...narrowing it down.  It is difficult knowing that many of you will be disappointed.  We wish we could have a huge team for 2018 and include everyone who took the time to respond to our call. 

We are excited to announce that we finally have it narrowed down, and hope you will join us
 in welcoming the following designers to the 2018 Blue Fern Design Team:

Debbie Burns - USA


France Ringuette - Canada


Jennifer Jacques - Canada


Jessica McFall - USA


Joanne Bain - Australia


Lanette Erickson - USA


Megan Gourlay - New Zealand


Sharon Fritchman - USA


Tartine Peluche - Canada


Vera Shelemekh - Russia


Yuko Tanaka - Japan

We hope you will visit their blogs and get to know them a little better.  
You are going to be amazed by their creativity and the variety of styles. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

November Inspirations by Catherine Giguère

Hello Blue Fern Studios Fans!  
Here's my turn to share with you three new layouts. This month, I used three different paper collection and I did a Christmas layout with the gorgeous Vintage Christmas collection. 


For this layout, I used the Homespun 'Homegrown' paper as background. I put a coat of clear gesso on it and I added texture by applying modeling paste through three different stencils. Then, I applied blue and turquoise inks and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and black ink.

I let all my chipboards raw because it goes well with the colours of my layout.

I glued with medium gel a lot of Twig Seedlings to add texture. 

I add a lot of BFS Flowers to add texture and colours to my layout.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Homespun 'Homegrown'

Floral Lattice Bits
Techno Rings
The Optimist Word Set


Homespun Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies
Homespun Blooms
fresh Florals

Seedlings Twig


For this layout, I used the Wanderlust 'Mountain View' paper as background. I put a coat of clear gesso on it and I added texture by applying modeling paste through three different stencils. Then, I applied orange ink and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and brown ink.

I embossed the BFS Circle Code Frame with BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger' and my title with BFS Imagine Ink 'Wheat'.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Wanderlust "Mountain View"
Wanderlust "Lakeside"
Wanderlust " Calling Cards"

Grunge Frames
Circle Code
Wanderlust Words

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Wheat'

Grungy Grid

Late Winter Lilies

Seedlings Twig


For this Christmas layout, I used a Vintage Christmas paper collection for my background. I add texture with modeling paste and stencil.

I embossed the gorgeous Swirly Circle  with  BFS Embossing Powder 'Ginger' and silver.

I glued Twig Seedlings to add texture. 

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas 'Deck the Halls'
Vintage Christmas 'Greeting Cards'

Winter Titles
Swirly Circle

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger'

Late Winter Lilies

Seedlings Twig

I hope you have found some inspiration. I wish you a nice crafty day!
Catherine Giguère 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Little Greeting

Today's blog post features our November Fan of the Month, Dorota.  Once again, she is thinking ahead to Christmas with this pair of elegant cards.  What a beautiful way to send someone a holiday greeting, 
and a piece of art, at the same time!

This card has been created by layering several designs from the Vintage Christmas Collection.  The title, A Joyful Christmas, was cut from the Holiday Cards paper which can be found in the Vintage Christmas II Collection.  
The chipboard, which has been painted and glittered, is the Snow Medley.  
Flowers from Christmas Blooms finish off the card.

This sweet card has layers of goodness from the Vintage Christmas Collection, including the title, which was cut from the Greeting Cards paper.  The little Santa hat is from the Cozy Christmas chipboard set.  Once again, Dorota has added flowers from the Christmas Blooms.

Be sure to check back next Wednesday when Dorota will share a stunning Christmas album. 
You won't want to miss it!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November inspirations by Tartine Peluche

Hello crafty friends, I'm back to share with you my november inspirations.
This month I've used Homespun collection and Vintage Christmas.

*Made With Love...*
( Homespun)

First, I work my photo, several layers of paper and fabric. I used only the frame of the chipboard *Sweet Home Vignette* I embossed it with AVOCADO powder. I cut some paper flowers from *Homespun Mini* and put them in a different layer with some printed chipboard. Some are detached from the cardboard to make only one paper.

I used chipboard *Made with love* as if it was a tea latte, the *lace9A* represents the milk froth.
Sprinkled a little love in his tea with *ingredients* chipboard. Hearts come from negatives of the ''tea cup'' chipboard. I added a few flowers pieces of *lace6*.

Frame come from *Printed Chipboard*

*Made With love* title was embossed with a mix of *baby pink* and *bubble gum* powder.
I really love the result, very subtle.

All the lilies flowers are mixte of all pink lilies flowers from flowers collection of BFS.

Products I've used :

Papers:- Calling Cards
- Homespun Mini
Chipboards:- Ingredients
- Made With Love
- Sweet Home Vignette
- Leafy Page Accents
- Homespun * Printed Chipboard
Embossing Powder:
- Bubble Gum
- Baby Pink
- Goldilocks
- Avocado
- Dark Tropic Lilies
- Harvest Lilies
-Late Winter Lilies
- Spring Lilies
- Wintergreen
- Garden Frolic
-Lace 6
- Lace 9A ( ivory)

My next one, my fav!
*Tea Party*

Layering of my picture was created with the two side of homegrown paper, lace 3 and lace 7B dyed.
My title Home Sweet Home was embossed with a mix of Fern and Speckled Mint powder.

I used Homespun Blooms on this layout, This color ... WOW!! love it!
I separated the flowers and lattice from the lace 7B and I used them separatly.

Lace Round chipboard was embossed with Goldylocks powder and added some pieces of printed chipboard.

Stamp Crackle with Fern embossing powder, Garden Frolic with yellow ink pad
and pieces of lattice, give texture to my background.

I'm addicted to shrink plastic, it's often the way I use stamps, here's an exemple here
with the stamp Hospitali-Tea. An easy way to create unique embellishments.
I used Late winter lilies that match perfectly with homespun blooms. A few buttons and real hazelnuts finished the combinaison of my embellishments.
Blue Fern Studios Products:
Sweet Home Vignette
Lace Rounds
Homespun*Printed Chipboard
Embossing Powder:
mix of : Speckled Mint and Fern
Late Winter Lilies
Homespun Blooms
Garden Frolic
Crackle Textures
Tattered Newsprint
Lace 7B ( White )
Lace 3


And here is my Chritstmas layout of month.

*Joy*(Vintage Christmas)

I create a very simple layout because the paper alone gives all the magic effect. I think is one of my fav in this collection. I've only used flakes stencil and ink with seedling and
 sequins for my background.

I embossed Frosty Flake with the new color, Taupe, it,s look like precious metal.
I cut paper flower from Greeting Cards paper.

Look at that! My chipboard really shine, love it so much!
To add texture just a few mauve seedlings.

I've been using a lot of metalwire for a while, I'm rolled up everything I find... LOL
After embossing with Taupe powder my title, I added wire on my chipboard and under my photo.

And To finish my layout, I used a  few magical red flowers from Homespun collection.

Blue Fern Studios Products:

- Noel
- Magical
- Greeting Cards
- Winter Titles ( Joy)
- Frosty Flake
Embossing Powder:
- Taupe
- Mauve
- Homespun Blooms
- Lace 9B ( white)


Thanks for watching and I hope you will have a good month of creation.
Tartine xoxo