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YOU'RE SPECIAL card

Made with a digital stamp.  I've created the background with the Xcut circle nesting diesand the sentimentwith a black pigment ink and a mix of white and transparent embossing powders.
I water colored the stamp with the following ZIG Clear Color Real Brush colors: 222, 070,029,260, 031, 010, 043 and 052. 
Headband has been colored with a red STABILO point 88 Mini marker and a gold gel pen.
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Recent posts

My guest post about water discounting in soap making on the American blog 'Lovin Soap'

I have been recently writing a guest post about water discounting in soap making for the American blogLovin soap.
CLICK HERE to read the full storyand to find the recipe of my Cobblestone soap.
You will also find two videos (courtesy of my husband ūüėĄ) with the techniques I used for this soap (in-the-pot swirl and piping).
I want to thank again Amanda for hosting me on her wonderful blog.







Everyday is Funday card

A simple slider card made with a digital stamp. 

I've created the background with clear stamps from the Lawn Fawn "Plan On It Calendar" set and Memento dew drop ink pads. 
I water colored the stamp with the following ZIG Clear Color Real Brush colors: 303, 038, 050, 052, 062 and 010. 
Headband has been colored with a turquoise STABILO point 88 Mini marker and a white gel pen.

Crunchy Peach soap

In my recent Review of the Aroma Zone (AZ) soap making workshop I've been complaining about a peachy fragrance I bought on the day of the workshop. Before buying it, I've asked if the fragrance was going to work well in Cold Process and the alleged expert said "YES, sure!"  When I got back home, I read on the AZ's website that this fragrance is not great for CP and got quite p****d off. Needless to say, that there's no explanation concerning this statement (does it fade over time? does it affect soap color? Does it ACCELERATE trace?!?) and therefore I had to find out myself...


I didn't have much choice in terms of raw materials and I didn't want to invest in new stocks in case something went wrong.
Few precautions: 1) I scaled down the amount of total oils in the recipe (325 gr instead of 800 gr) 2) I used silicon moulds (didn't want to spend time lining the wooden mould) 3) I added the fragrance at the very last moment, just before pouring

Crunchy…

Homemade enamel dots....

I really love enamel dots for card making, but they are INSANELY expensive! Some months ago, I bought a small Glossy Accents bottle (a glossy medium used to accent and brighten distinct areas of cards, albums, scrapbook pages etc.) This medium is semi-liquid and opaque when it comes out of the bottle's tip, but in few hours it becomes solid and transparent .
While I was using the Glossy Accents for my cards, I realized that the consistency of the dry medium reminded me of transparent enamel dots, which made think it would be possible to use this medium to make my own enamel dots...
I bought a set of mini nail polishes for a reasonable price,

dripped some Glossy Accents medium onto an acetate sheet,
waited for few hours,
and 'painted' the drops with the nail polish...
Ok, I haven't been very accurate with the painting ūü§£ūü§£ūü§£
Once the nail polish dried, I tried to carefully remove the drops from the acetate sheet....nonetheless, I ended up with most of the dots broken..…

Review of the Aroma Zone soap making workshop

I recently went to a soap making workshop organized by the French company Aroma-Zone (AZ) and this blog post is a review of the workshop. 
Here you have the full description (in French) of this 1 hour and a half class:  Cet atelier a pour objectif de vous enseigner la technique de la saponification √† froid en r√©alisant une recette de savon surgras. Vous pourrez ainsi repartir avec votre r√©alisation et tout le savoir-faire Aroma-Zone !  Vous apprendrez √† ma√ģtriser les points importants de la r√©alisation d'un savon saponifi√© √† froid, les diverses astuces de fabrication, la ma√ģtrise des ingr√©dients, leur mise en oeuvre, leurs bienfaits sur la peau.BRIEFLY, the class should teach you the basics of cold process soaping (soaping tips, management of the critical steps of soap making, control of ingredients and their features), you should make a soap and bring it home. Everything in 1 hour and a half ūüėģ !!!
I'll review the workshop by assigning a number between0 and 5, with 5 being fu…

Handmade 3-in-1 agenda: a notebook, a photo album and a planner

I recently bought the fantastic Lawn FawnPlan-On-It-Calendar stamp set and some Memento Dew Drop ink pads with the intention of making my first scrapbooking agenda/planner ever!
Considering the amount of money I spent to buy these goods, I didn't have the heart to buy also a new planner to decorate....
I therefore decided to create the agenda from scratch with what I had at home!!!

Front cover:  Canson brown 150 g/m² paper + scrapbooking paper.



Back cover: recycled cardboard + brown Kraft paper.
I've recycled the loops of a wire-bound mini notebook

...and used them to bind the planner!
I've decorated the front cover with a water-colored Swiss Pixie Tiny Heart stamp from CC Design Stamps and some die cuts from the Sizzix Scribbles andSplat die set and from the Florilège Design nesting tag die set.

While for the back cover, I've used the die cuts obtained with the Xcut Circle nesting dies, the Sizzix Scribbles andSplat die setand the Kesi'art M√©taliKsQuatuor Smile die …