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Monday, August 3, 2015

July Sketch Winner + Features

We want to thank everyone who found the time to enter our June Sketch Challenge! We appreciate all the beautiful entries. The prize, chosen by Random.org, goes to Marie-Eve! Congratulations Marie-Eve! You have won a prize package of papers and embellishments from C'est Magnifique owner Deonna. Please contact Deonna at cmdeonna@yahoo.com within 7 days for details on how to claim your prize.

Take a look at the lovely layout Marie-Eve created!


 We would like to feature a few of our favorite layouts. Thanks for the inspiration ladies!



 Mary










Thanks to everyone who entered our July Sketch Challenge! 
We hope you will join us this month for the August Sketch Challenge!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

September Card Kit Giveaway!

Hi C'est Magnifique fans!

We've added a Card Kit to our monthly lineup, the first kit was revealed with the August Kits. We're excited to offer a kit designed specially for the sophisticated card maker. The September Card Kit will be available for purchase mid-month, but we want to offer one lucky crafter the chance to win it before you can buy it!

Here's a little peek at the September Card Kit. 


Visit the C'est Magnifique Facebook page and "Like," comment and share the September Card Kit photo for your chance to win it before you can buy it! If you're not on Facebook, leave comment a about the September Card Kit here to be entered into the prize drawing. The lucky winner will be announced on the blog on August 17th, when the September Paper and Add-Ons are revealed.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Sketch Challenge

We have a new Sketch Challenge for you!
The August 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 August Kit, "Free Spirit."

Djamila Khiter

Dana Tatar


Leila Cardoso


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 August 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, August 31, 2015 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!

Friday, July 31, 2015

August Kit Reveal!

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



Kit Embellishments:

Dovecraft: Bohemian: 12x12 Premium Paper Pad: 36 Sheets
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Sequins
Dovecraft: Bohemain: Wooden Buttons
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Red/White Hearts: 2m
Prima: All About Me: Chipboard Frames
Prima: Donna Downey: Floral Embellishments: Elle: Lady
Prima: Wishes & Dreams: Type & Tabs Stickers 



Dovecraft Bohemian Collection - A collection of enchanting designs featuring illustrative wildlife elements, floral prints and a variety of coordinating repeat patterns.

12x12 Premium Paper Pad. 36 Patterned Papers: 3 Sheets of 12 Designs.


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

Blue Fern Studios: Damask Motif Chipboard
C'est Magnifique: Acrylic Paint: Dandelion*
C'est Magnifique: Embossing Powder: Fairy Frost*
C'est Magnifique: Shimmer Mist: Amaranth
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Stag
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Lace Ribbon
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 6x6 Premium Paper Pad: 48 Sheets
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Red/White Hearts: 2m
Prima: Donna Downey: Screenprinted Canvas: Butterflies
Prima: Jamie Dougherty: 6x6 Bloom Stencil: Spark
Prima: Mixed Media Printed Canvas Book Covers: Tile (7.5"x9.75")
Prima: Relics & Artifacts: Archival Cast Embellishments: Medallions
Santoro: Mirabelle: Metal Keys

*Partial Package

Our Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Mixed Media Kit!
 


Magnifique Card Kit


 The August Magnifique Card Kit is available now in our Store

(3) 4.375"x5.75" Cream Envelopes
(3) 5.75"x8.75" Off-White Envelopes
(5) 3.5"x6" White Envelopes
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 8x8 Premium Paper Pad: 36 Sheets
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Adhesive Gems & Pearls
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Bird
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Sent With Love: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows

 Our Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Card Kit!





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. 



Prima: Bedtime Story: Mulberry Paper Flowers: Dora
Prima: Donna Downey: Floral Embellishments: Elle: Sage Blue
Prima: Donna Downey: Poppies & Peonies: Purple
Prima: Fleur De Lys: Chorale
Prima: Garden Fable: Mulberry Paper Butterfly & Flower Mix
Prima: Rose Trim: Pink: 1 Yard

Embellishment Add-On

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


 Dovecraft: Bohemian: Card Tags
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons*
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Printed Butterflies
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Wooden Shapes
Dovecraft: Cupcake Boutique: Paper Flowers
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Pink Hearts: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows*
Prima: Garden Fable: Brads
Prima: Ribbon Lace: Teal
Purple Feather

*Partial Package

Doesn't the August Kit look gorgeous?

The Main Kit, Card Kit, Mixed Media Kit and Add-Ons are available from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last. Our talented design team will be back to inspire you with more projects using our August Kit. Until then, please enjoy these videos by designer Djamila Khiter, featuring an in-depth look at the August Main Kit contents!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Leila's August kit projects

Hello

Leila's here today to show you my projects with August kits (I used in all projects the main kit and the flower add-on). I just love work with this floral and romantic kits. I hope you like the projects like I am.




The second layout is my cute daughter when was litlle and her best friend.



The next again my litlle daughter and another friend...



The last one is my "beautiful butterfly" she is so cute!



So, that's it for today, thanks for stopping by!

Remembering, you can find all the august kits in the store, here.

xoxo

Leila

Monday, July 27, 2015

August Card Kit Projects by Guest Designer Rhonda Van Ginkel

Greetings to you!  It's Rhonda Van Ginkel here with you today as a Guest Designer featuring some card and tag projects created with the C'est Magnifiique August 2015 Card Kit.

"Garden Trellis" (3"x 6")

I used a 6x6 piece of solid card stock from my stash, then folded in half for my base. It coordinated so nicely with the Bohemian papers by Dovecraft that are in the kit. I actually used the cover sheet of the paper pad and cut out a part of it for my first layer behind the trellis on the left.


Those shaped buttons coordinate perfectly and added so much character to the card! This card is made to fit into the smallest envelopes (6 1/8" x 3 1/2") included in the kit. The next several projects were made specifically for these envelopes.

"Lovebirds Tag" (3.5" x 6")

I started this by die cutting a tag from a cereal box, then cut the base paper and covered the printed side of the cereal box so that the back that shows is just plain kraft. The edges are inked, then using some stamps and items from my stash, I stamped designs in black and added a bit more texture using a stencil and glitter paste.


I spent some down time cutting out the birds and florals and had such a good time layering and collaging them into a lovebird design.  A little bit of vellum from my stash and the stripes and grid paper designs from the paper stack were a lovely contrast to the florals here.

"Thank You" (3" x 6")

For this card, I wanted to use the striped glitter paper for the background. I thought it would be interesting to contrast with softer elements like a doily, cheesecloth and decorative corners. The sweet Mini Satin Bows and the coordinating Adhesive Gems and Pearls included in the kit make it a breeze to find that perfect extra touch! 

"Lovebird Envelope" (3 1/2" x 6 1/8") 

I used the coordinating stamps in the kit to decorate one of the envelopes. I used watercolor pencils to color in the design, then water to blend it. Drops of Glimmer Spray were used as well. I added touches of Stickles to the flowers in the design.

"Enjoy" (A2 Card)

This card was created to coordinate with the cream A2 envelopes in the kit. I used some cream card stock for my base, inked the edges with Antique Linen ink, then added my layers. I used the sentiment stamp from the coordinating stamps for my banner tag.


Be sure to check out the C'est Magnifique Store to get your very own August 2015 Card Kit today! Thank you for having me back again as a Guest Designer.  I'll be back again soon with some more projects from this beautiful kit!

~ Rhonda

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Stina's August Kit Projects

Hi! Now it's finally time for me, Stina, to show you my projects made with the C'est Magnifique August kit - a really beautiful kit that brings lots of smiles and love!

   Personal Supplies: modeling paste, mists and striped pages

Here's my first project - a mixed media book. I have filled it with striped pages and several backsides from the emballishment packaging. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Embellishment Add-on, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.





   Personal Supplies: Mist

Here's my first layout, one of my niece. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Embellishment Add-on, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.



   Personal Supplies: background stamp

My second layout just screams summer, doesn't it? I love the bright colors. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.



   Personal Supplies: mist

Here's a little softer layout. For this project I used products from the Main Kit, the Embellishment Add-on, the Mixed Media Kit and the Flower Add-on.


   Personal Supplies: black mist

My last layout is a clean and simple one decorated only with a chipboard and some butterflies. For this project I used products from the Main Kit and the Mixed Media Kit.


Thanks for stopping by!
Stina