Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Sketch Challenge

We have a new Sketch Challenge for you!
The December sketch was created by C'est Magnifique Designer Djamila Khiter.

How about some inspiration from our Design Team?
Take a look at how they have used this sketch, along with our December Kit, "Victorian Holiday."

Djamila Khiter

Kathleen White

Evelyn Walter

Debbie Sherman

Kathy Bradley

We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout. We have very few rules for our Sketch Challenge. As a matter of fact, we have just one rule, we want your layout to resemble the sketch. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to look at your layout and be able to see that you used the sketch. Other than that, you are free to use anything you have in your personal stash, and we welcome all styles of scrapbooking.

We will award two prizes for this sketch challenge. The first prize will be a collection of paper, flowers, chipboard, and embellishments selected by C'est Magnfique's owner Deonna. The winner of the prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping! Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store, will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also choose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of October to submit your layout.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1. You must be a follower of our blog. It's easy to become follower - see the left sidebar.

2. Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below. Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

  The deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, December 31, 2015 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!

Monday, November 30, 2015

December Kit Reveal

You've seen some great samples that our designers have created with the December Kit over the past several weeks. It's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the December Kits and to remind you of our Add-Ons.

December Kit - "Victorian Holiday"

Kit Embellishments:
C'est Magnifique Christmas Paper
Tim Holtz Frosted Film
Petaloo Feathers
Red Brocade Lace
Prima Flowers Rudolphs Nose
Prima Flowers Christmas Eve
Ruby Rocket Rub-On
Fabscraps Chipboard
Just Believe Cardstock Stickers
Crepe Paper
Red Bling
Trim White cotton

*Partial Package
Our design Djamila Khiter Made a video to present you the kit:

Paper Add-On

Christmas Holly & Christmas Time
Let It Snow & Jolly Holly
Father Christmas & Christmas Angel
Riding Through The Snow & Joyful Christmas

The December Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is available now in our Store!

Blue Fern Studio: Classic Corners*
Blue Fern Studios: Imagine Ink: Leaf 
Bulb Handled Rought Stippling Brrush
C'est Magnifique: Glaze: Ice Crystals
C'est Magnifique: Mist: Cranberry
C'est Magnifique: O Rings
C'est Magnifique: Paint: Patina
Darice: Bling on a Roll: Gold*
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Glass Bead Glitter Gel*
Offray: Green Ribbon*
Petaloo: Christmas Flora Doodles: Velvet Holiday Mini Poinsettias: Red
Petaloo: Darjeeling: Glass Ornament Pins: Red
Prima: A Victorian Christmas: Midnight Kiss 
Stampendous Ultra Fine Glitter: Pearl Green*
 Technique Tuesday Clear Stamp: Scritch Scratch
Websters Pages: Strawberry Fields: Little Letter Stickers: White

*Partial Package

The December Magnifique Card Kit is available now in our Store!

Assorted Buttons*
Bazzill: 12x12 Dotted Swiss Cardstock: Blissful (3)
Darice: Bling on a Roll: Red*
DoCrafts: Papermania: Nature's Gallery: Mini Alphabet Stickers
Envelopes: Assorted Colors and Sizes
Green Jute Twine
Prima: A Victoria Christmas: Christmas Eve
Prima: Gold Doilies
Teresa Collins: Santa's List

*Partial Package

Flower Add-On

We create a Flower Add-On each month for those of you who like extra flowers. We have selected flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.

Burgundy Flower Bouquet (Not Shown)
Prima: A Victorian Christmas: Holiday Lights
Prima: A Victorian Christmas: Joyeux Noel
Prima: A Victorian Christmas: Red Stocking
Prima: A Victorian Christmas: Rudolph's Nose
Prima: A Victorian Christmas: Twelfth Night

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add-On so you can stretch your kit even further.

Authentique: Adventure Cardstock Stickers: Petite Type Alphas: Green
Bo Bunny: Christmas Collage: Self-Adhesive Layered Chipboard
C'est Magnifique: Cream Lace*
Darice: Bling on a Roll: Gold
Offray: Ribbon
Prima: 4-inch Paper Doilies: Round Gold
Prima: A Victorian Christmas: Sleighbells
Prima: Clear Stamp: Doily
Prima: Metal Embellishments #8*
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Door Signs
May Arts: Cut-Out Satin Ribbon: Green Holly Leaves
Maya Road: Crafting Jute Cording: Pine Green*
Maya Road: Vintage Metal Charms: Bronze Holiday Wreaths

Doesn't the December Kit look gorgeous?

The Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, the Card Kit, the Flower Add-On and the Embellishment Add-On are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store!

Our talented design team will be back to inspire you with more projects using our December Kit.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Djamila's December projects


Christmas is coming soon,the December Kits are perfect to keep your Christmas memories

Here is my first project:

A layout with my younger daughter made with C'est Magnifique December Main Kit and December Mixed Media Kit:

Look at the C'est Magnifique Christmas paper collection,isn't it beautiful?!I choosed to use red and creme tones,married to the gold,some details:

I used:

 Main Kit :
 Crepe Paper Papers C'est Magnifique Christmas Collection: Designer Astrid McClean, Prima;Flowers Victorian Christmas-Pere Noel, Petaloo: Red Bird Feathers Ruby Rockit Christmas Cheer Rub-ons , Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet

 Mixed Media Kit:
C'est Magnifique: Glaze: Ice Crystals

The process video:

My second layout is in the same tones,gold and red...

some details:

I made also a video process:

I used:

 Main Kit :
 Crepe Paper Papers C'est Magnifique Christmas Collection: Designer Astrid McClean, Prima;Flowers Victorian Christmas-Pere Noel, Petaloo: Red Bird Feathers Ruby Rockit Christmas Cheer Rub-ons, , Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet ,Trims:Red Bling: White Trim

 Mixed Media Kit:
C'est Magnifique: Glaze: Ice Crystals

My last project is made from the december mixed media kit:

I made a video process:

I used:

Main Kit : Crepe Paper Papers C'est Magnifique Christmas Collection: Designer Astrid McClean, Prima;Flowers Victorian Christmas-Pere Noel, Petaloo:  Ruby Rockit Christmas Cheer Rub-ons, Fab Scraps _ Deck the Halls Chipboard , Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet ,Trims:

 Mixed Media Kit.C'est Magnifique: O Rings
C'est Magnifique: Mist Cranberry
C'est Magnifique: Paint Patina
C'est Magnifique: Glaze: Ice Crystals
Stampendous Ultra Fine Glitter: Glass Bead Glitter Gel: Technique Tuesday Stamps:
Websters Pages Alphas: Petaloo Poinsettas:Petaloo Glass Ornament Pins
Offray Green Ribbon: Cream Colored Trim: Gold Bling: Blue Fern Classic Corner:
Prima Flowers-Midnight: 3 sheets of paper Kiss: Cardbord:

all kits are available at:

Have a crafty day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Christmas Hanger And A Tutorial How To Make A Poinsettia

Hello everybody, it´s Evelyn here today,
Christmas is coming nearer and nearer with quick steps and it´s time to think about some home decorations.
Today I want to show you a simple wall hanger, made with an old record, some papers and sticker, some modeling paste and a stencil, a chipboard sentiment and a diecut poinsettia. All materials can be found in the kits (except the bow and the stencil)!

The diecut poinsettia is an eyecatcher and really easy to make. I want to show you, how!
You need a die for a poinsettia - I used the die from Tim Holtz.

I used one of the gorgeous Papers from the Main Kit of December, designed by the wonderful Astrid Maclean - you will love them, promissed!
This one has a red and a green side, perfect for my project.

Diecut the poinsettia twice, so you will get a little bit voluminous flower, I like that more.

Now you give the layers a little life.
Use a smooth underlay (I used a felt mat) and rub in circles over the petals. Note, that you do this from the back!

Then turn around and rub slitely in the middle of the flower to make the petals stand up.

Now squeeze the petals in the middle. Go over the crease with your fingernails, it can be clearly visible!

Christmas needs some glitter, do you agree?
Draw small lines on the edges of the green flower petals. I used Liquid glass, but you can use any other glue, which dries clearly.

Sprinkle some glitter over the wet glue. In the Mixed Media Kit there is a beautiful green Stampendous Ultra Fine Glitter, fitting perfectly with the papers!

After the glue has dried, brush away the access with a smooth paintbrush.

Now you can put the layers together. Make sure, that you put the petals in the interstices.

When all the layers are put together, push one more time on a smooth underlay the middle down to make the petals stand out more.

The last step is, to add a little bling to the center of the flower. I cut one of the golden bling from the Mixed Media Kit....

......and glued it to the center.

And done!

Now I hope, you enjoyed my little tutorial! 
Poinsettias can be used on so many projects, from cards to layouts, as top of gift boxes and so many more. So try it out, you will have fun!

See you soon!