Saturday, November 1, 2014

Our November Sketch Challenge

Hope you had a fun and spooky Halloween last night!
We are back this month with a brand new Sketch Challenge for you.

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

Debbie Burns

Cathi O'Neill

We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout.  We have very few rules for our Sketch 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 chose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of September 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.

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, October 31, 2014 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch.  We can't wait to see how you use it!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Our November Kit Reveal

You've seen some great samples of our DTs November kit projects, and now it's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the kit, and to remind you of our add-ons.

Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Invitation
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Fairyland
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Society
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Wisdom
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Now and Then
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Bouquet
Blue Fern Studios: Montage: Calling Card

Kit Embellishments:

Blue Fern Studios: Ironwork Arch
Prima: Ephemera Die Cuts: Epiphany
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection Flower Embellishments: Humidor
Prima: Vintage Metal Pins: Rosarian
Petaloo: Jeweled Flowers: Teal
American Crafts: Pebbles: Homemade Phrase Tags
American Crafts: Amy Tan Plus One Thickers Alpha Stickers: Black
C’est Magnifique: Paint: Cotton Candy
Offray: Bold Check Ribbon: Black

 We also have the following three add-ons available in our Store:

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit 

Shimmerz: Inklingz: Me and Blue
Clearsnap: Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Taffy
C'est Magnfique: Gesso: Mint
Plaid: Chalkboard Paint: Green (please shake well)**
Prima: Yellow Flower**
Crate Paper: Notes and Things: Mixed Tags
Prima: Art Ingredients Art Sugar: Charcoal
Blue Fern Studios: Leafy Bough
Ranger: Liquid Pearls: Buttercup
Touch of Nature: Feathers: Black
Expo: Beaded Eyelash Trim: Black
Walnut Hollow: Clock Hands: Black
Prima: Clear Stamp: Epiphany
Prima: 3D Stickers: Epiphany
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection Flowers: Londsdale
Brass Clock Charm
Brass Rose Charm
Stencil: Fleur de Lis
Manor House Creations: Black Tea Roses

**Some Items Are Partial Packages

Flower Add-on

Petaloo: Botanica Sugared Mini Blooms: Pine Green
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets Collection: Ligero
Prima: Manhattan Collection: Times Square
Prima: Winthrop Flowers: Pearl
Prima: Pensacola Collection: Blush
Petaloo: Textured Elements Burlap Wild Sunflowers: Yellow

Embellishment Add-on

Petaloo: Mini Butterflies: Darjeeling Tea Stained Yellow
Blue Fern Studios: Elegant Chandelier
American Crafts: Dear Lizzy: Polka Dot Party Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers
Prima: Clear Stamp: Cigar Box Secrets
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes Signature: Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts
Prima: 12"X 12" Cardstock Alphabet Stickers: Sun Kiss
Manor House Flowers: Felt Doilies: Beautiful You

Our awesome design team will be back to inspire you with more layouts using our October kit.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Guest Designer Riikka Kovasin Shares Her Amazing November Magnifique Mixed Media Kit Projects!

Hi there and greetings from Helsinki! My name is Riikka Kovasin and I'm mixed media inspired scrapbooker from Finland. I live in Helsinki, the capital of Finland and have been making pages since 2009. I love to use different mediums in my work and layer them.

I'm really happy to be guesting for C'est Magnifique and created a few projects using November papers and the Mixed Media Kit! I made three scrapbooking layouts and a canvas. I hope you feel inspired by these!

Here's my first page. I tend to use either analogous or even monochromatic color scheme in my pages so the first thing I did when I received the supplies was to divide them into three piles according to color - I was planning on doing three pages. So there was a yellow stash, a pink stash and a turquoise one. 

Fussy cutting isn't something I do often, but the beautiful floral motifs inspired me to cut some of them out and use as an embellishment. I also love to use the beautiful packaging materials scrapbooking supplies usually have and included the top piece of the embellishment box to my page. Underneath you can see a video which shows how this page came into being!

The topic of the page is my first born who's just turning six next spring. Time really flies! The picture is taken from an everyday situation, she's eating a weekend snack there. I used mainly the kit supplies here. Besides basic crafting supplies like adhesives and scissors, I used two ink pads, yellow and dark grey, a yellow and dark grey mist, pencil and a black sharp felt pen from my stash. 

Here's my second page done with the pink supplies in the kit. The photo is an old one - it's me with my parents on their first wedding anniversary after I was born. I'm about six months old. I did the background using white gesso, a pink mist and stamping. I also added the pink ink from the kit through the "fleur de lis" stencil. 

I used pink papers and tags to make the layers behind the photo. Embellishments include a few flowers, the metal clock and some rhinestones. I also used one of the layered stickers to balance the design out. I also made black confetti style pieces using two little circle punches and one of the black packaging pieces in the kit. On the same packaging I also stamped the bow using the pink ink in the kit and then traced the design with a white pen.

I used the Liquid Pearls to add some final touches to the page making three rows of small pearls. Besides the Liquid Pearls and pink ink from the kit I also used white gesso, a pink mist, dark grey ink, two circle punches, some sewing thread, a pencil and a white and black felt pen in my page.

As I mentioned before, I divided the kit into three piles. This page is done with the turquoise stash. Besides the turquoise papers and embellishments I also used the twinkling watercolor and minty gesso in this page. I also recorded a step by step style video while working. You can see that below. 

The pictures are of my younger daughter when she turned three. I had sewn a princess dress for my older one as a three-year-old birthday present so I did the same for her, too. And she adored the dress! It's still her favorite piece of clothing but now that her birthday is again approaching she has requested another one.

The supplies in this page from my own stash include a pencil, a black felt pen, some twine, old buttons and some sewing thread. 

Besides the three pages I also made a canvas using the black and darker materials from the kit. 

First I added pieces of the papers and some of the tags from the kit to a canvas. I also made a dress shape using the papers and adhered that to the canvas using gel medium. Then I painted everything black using black gesso. 

I added a few lilies to the background using embossing ink and brushing the Finnabair Art Sugar to the sticky surface. Then I embellished the dress using the black feathers, the trim and the black flowers, all from the kit. I also added two different pieces of tulle and some metal thread. This canvas will form a pair to a white one I did recently for a Finnabair team blog hop.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you feel inspired by these projects I did using the November papers and the Mixed Media Kit! If you have any questions, please leave a comment or send me a mail. You can find my email address from my blog - Paperiliitin (link). I would also love for you to visit me there or on my Instagram or Facebook

Wishing you a creative day!

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Hi! It is my day to share what I have done with this Beautiful November Kit from C'est Magnifique! I love the Montage paper line from Blue Fern. Then you add in flowers from Prima and Petaloo and wow!

This first layout is "Sitting Pretty"

I used items from the Main Kit and all four of the Add On kits. I used gesso from my stash on the Blue Fern chipboard chandelier then covered it with the Prima Art Sugar from the kit. I used doilies, distress ink, punches, and inked seam binding tape from my stash. This paper reminded me of of baby blanket.

The next layout "Star",
 is my first grandson several years ago...

I used items from the Main Kit and all four of the Add On Kits. I looked at this picture as he was posing. So I used the camera embellies, the old slide and frame. I used a tag (from the kit) that had a star cut out as a stencil to make the stars. I used molding paste from my stash. Then watercolored them. The green gesso came in the Mixed Media Kit. I used punches, black card stock, and cheese cloth from my stash.

Next is a Layout of a house in Charleston, SC. I thought this paper was perfect for this picture.

Again, I used items from the Main Kit and all the Add On Kits. I just love the eyelash ribbon with beading! I used black card stock, punches, and ink from my stash. I also added some yellow glitter to the light on the lamp post.

This last layout is my daughter at homecoming several years ago...

Again, I used items from the Main Kit and all the Add On Kits. But I did only use one little flower from the Flower Add On kit. There are a couple of the resin flowers from the  Embellishment Add On kit in the cluster. I made a couple of flowers from the gorgeous paper using a die from my stash. I also fussy cut a lot of flowers from some of the paper. The Prima Bow stamp in the Mixed Media Add On kit matched the bows in the background so well, I stamped and embossed all the bows on the paper with white embossing powder from my stash. I also used a piece if seam binding from my stash.

This is a Gorgeous Kit! The Add On Kits are in the store and available for purchase now. The main kit will be available by the end of the month. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


We are looking for a Design team member with a creative style towards the romantic, vintage, elegant and well-designed scrapbook pages.  You would be part of a team, have dead lines producing quality work in a timely fashion.   You will be using international items of wonderful quality.
Computer skills are necessary.  Photo, video skills, mixed media and tutorials skills are a plus.   You must have a blog with a following, face book, twitter and instagram accounts.
Please reply to with your resume, 5 samples of the style we are looking for, your creative work history and all listings that you have or are posting on along with contact information.  
Thanks so much,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Layouts Featuring C'est Magnifique's November Kits

Hi everyone! Debbie here today to share a couple of layouts I created using 
C'est Magnifique's November kit and add ons.  
I love working with the beautiful Blue Fern Studio Montage papers featured this month.  They are gorgeous!!!

For my first layout I used a photo of a friend and her darling daughter. The layout features papers from Blue Fern Studio and elements from the main kit.  I also used flowers from the flower add on, a Prima stamp, Crate Paper die cuts and Manor House felt doilies from the embellishment add on and the  brass clock charm, Blue Fern Studio Leafy Bough Chipboard, Clear Snap Taffy Ink and C'est Magnifique Mint Gesso from mixed media add on kit.
From my stash:  Gelatos, ink, stencil, stamp and embossing powder.

For my second layout I used elements from the November Monthly kit.   I added flowers from the flower add on From the mixed media kit, I used some Prima Charcoal Art sugar, Prima 3d stickers, Prima flowers and the stencil. 
From my stash: Modeling Paste, stamp and ink.

   Add on kits are available to purchase in the store.  The November Monthly kit will debut at the end of the month.

I hope I have inspired you to create!  I will be back to share more of my projects.
. . . Debbie

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tracey's Projects with the Gorgeous November C'est Magnifique Kit

Hello everyone. It's Tracey here to share my first projects with the November Kit featuring the gorgeous Blue Fern Studio Montage Collection and beautifully coordinated embellishments. 

"Hidden Staircase"

We recently took a vacation to Iowa and toured the state capitol building. This is a photo of a staircase to one of the five domes. This layout features paper, chipboard, flowers, and ephemera from the Main Kit; clock hands, feathers, clock charms, flowers, journaling cards, paints, stencil, and glitter from the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit.

From my stash: sisal, paint, crackle, inks, gesso, Twinkling H2O's, mists, Before the Rain font.

"Joyful Heart"

My sweet niece really does have a joyful heart and captivating smile. This sentiment on the Montage Bouquet paper is perfect for this photo. This layout features paper, Thickers, tags, flowers, ephemera, flowers, stick pin trinket, paint and ribbon from the Main Kit; Flowers from the Flower Add On; Flowers, 3-d sticker, stencil, beaded eyelash trim, charm and glitter from the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit.

From my stash: Dymo label, molding paste, gesso, embossing powder, inks, stencil, stamps.

I'm enjoying using this gorgeous kit and add-ons and will have more projects to share soon. If you would like to purchase any of these kits follow the links above. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

For more details with close-ups, please stop by my blog over the next few days at: