mardi 7 juillet 2015

Tiddly Inks Challenge!

Hello everyone! We have a new challenge starting at Tiddly Inks today and it's an easy one - Anything Goes! We can't wait to see all your gorgeous Tiddly makes!!

I have gone CAS as always and used one of the Egyptian images I love, the beautiful Jackie:)

Image: Tiddly Inks Jackie, Penny Black stamp
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71, R20
Hair: BV04, C5, 7, 9
Hair feathers: BG05, 07, 09, Y02, 21, 26, 28
Dress: B63, 66, 69, BG05, 07, 09, Y02, 21, 26, 28
Sand: E30, 31, 33, 35
Sky: V000, YR000

Have a lovely Tuesday and don't forget to stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to see gorgeous inspiration! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 6 juillet 2015

Without Words DT - Colour Challenge

Hello everyone! It's the first Monday of the month which means it is the start of our new challenge at Without Words! This time, our theme is a colour challenge "Blue and Brown"! We are being sponsored by the fantastic Clearly Besotted Stamps! We can't wait to see your CAS cards, focussing on a coloured image! 

Since we always focus on coloured images, I thought I would make another one layer cropped image card ;) I did another HERE and I wonder if this is the start of a new series for me lol! Anyway here is my second card in that style!

Stamps: Make It Crafty Jena Blue Bird Digi, Paper Smooches sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, E71, R20
Hair: E25, 31, 33, 59
Dress: B02, 00, 34, 37, 39, T5
Hairband and Flowers: B00, 02, 16, 34, 37, 39
Birds: B95, 97, W1, 3, 5
Grass: G28, YG03, 67

Challenges I am entering:
Come and Get It - Anything Goes With Flowers
The Paper Players - The Great Outdoors

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

dimanche 5 juillet 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Class with Kim :) Dream Come True!!

Hello everyone! As some of you are aware, I travelled to England last weekend to attend the awesome Kim's (Paperbabe Stamps) Mixed Media class!! It was a dream for me to go there and I had the best time ever!! I am still on cloud 9 thinking of the time I had! I met lovely, lovely ladies (hey there ;)!!!) and Kim is the sweetest, best teacher you can find! 

The aim of the class was to make a gorgeous portrait and to do so, we used Paperbabe Stamps Templates and Stamps and different media.

Here is my little BIG workspace with all the best stuff to create with :)

I took a picture of my work in progress - sorry, my phone does not take the best pictures!!

And just for the record for myself, a picture of my delicious English lunch hehe;)

After lunch, we continued working on our portraits and you can see below what we did (sorry for the bad pic!)!

I had not completely finished when we took the photo (I may be a little bit slow... and I always have to come back and add details!!), so worked on my piece afterwards, added more colours to the face, highlights and blush, painted the edges of the block and here it is all finished, on my French desk :)...

I have to say that I am very excited and happy with what I managed to do all thanks to Kim!!!

Paperbabe Stamps Products used to create my portrait:

Challenges I am entering:
Take It Make It Challenge - Take A Stamp Anything Goes (please feel free to delete my entry if class make cannot be entered, all the merit going to Kim!!)

I still can't believe how lucky I have been to be there and how much I have learnt in one day! And I can't wait to do more!!! 
Huge thanks to Kim for everything and all the wonderful memories!! Hugs,
Delphine xx

MiC Clean and Simple Challenge #3!

Hello everyone! Our new Clean & Simple Challenge is just starting at Make It Crafty and this month, we would love to see you create SHAKER CARDS! You can use any MiC stamps or digis, or MiC chipboard:) The prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to the store!

I'm just sharing a sneak peek of my card today... To see all the DT's creations, please go to the MiC Blog HERE!

Thank you very much for your visit, we hope you will join and play with us! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Paradise of Stamps DT

Hello everyone! I'm back to share my make for the new challenge at Paradise of Stamps which will run for the whole month of July! The theme is as easy as can be - Anything Goes! 
I chose to use one of my beloved Paperbabe Stamps image and do a bit of colouring :)

Bonjour à tous! Me revoilà pour le nouveau challenge de Paradise of Stamps qui dure tout le mois de juillet, avec un thème des plus simples - "Tout convient"!
J'ai utilisé une image Paperbabe Stamps que j'adore et fait un peu de coloriage :)

Images and Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Mayleedee in Wonderland digi, Paper Smooches sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Skin/ Peau: E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 71, R20, 22
Hair/ Cheveux: 100, BV04, C5, 7, 9
Dress/Robe: C5, R35, 37, 39, 89
Apron/ Tablier: BV000, C00, 0, 1, 3

Challenges I am entering:
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Girly
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your day!! Hugs,
Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bises,
Delphine xx

DoveArt Studios Release!!!

Welcome to a super exciting hop! We have some fun announcements to make and we hope you will join us on this special day.

Today we are announcing not only a NEW release, a NEW inspirational blog, a NEW Facebook page, but also a new DoveArt-istic Design team.  We have tons of inspiration for you with some tantalizing, delicious creations and of course some prizes to give away too.

First we would love to share with you a couple of places you will want to look at.  Here is where you can meet all of the fantastic, talented, lovely ladies who are the DoveArt-istic Design team:)  You can read all about them HERE.

If you love creative minds and DoveArt Studios designs you will want to subscribe to the DoveArt Studios blog HERE.  If you feel you love Facebook more you can follow the Facebook group DoveArt Studios HERE.

Now I would like to show you what I have created for the new DoveArt Studios July release.  Once you have gotten your fill of me... hop love to the next DoveArt-istic Design team member to meet them and see what they have created:)

Here is my Christmas card using the Winter Pine stamp - awesome background and stamp to use by itself! As always, the shading on the stamp makes it very easy to colour!

Stamps: DoveArt Studios Winter Pine and CC Designs Happy Christmas Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Distress Inks, Versamark, Embossing Powder, Star Dust Stickles, Vellum

Copics used
Background: B97, 99
Trees: G28, YG17, 63, 37
Snow: BG000, C0, 1, 3

All of DoveArt Studios beautiful rubber stamps can now be purchased immediately.  You can see where to buy at the link on the blog HERE to find the quickest links or locations.  Some of the stores around you just might carry the stamps, or you can ask them to get them in too.

New rubber stamps include candles, pine cone bough, cardinals, a chickadee, Christmas horns, and angel, a beautiful ornament background, and winter pines.  All are perfect for Christmas and many other occasions too!

Comment on all blogs for two chances to win a NEW RELEASE DoveArt Studios stamp.  Random names will be drawn on 3rd.  You can check back at DoveArt Studios blog for the name of the winners.

Drumroll please...

Delphine (you are here)

Thank you very much for your visit, have fun hopping! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mardi 23 juin 2015

Let's Get Gothic at Tiddly Inks!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Tiddly Inks! This week our theme is "Let's Get Gothic"! I have picked an image I loved called Always the Flower Girl and created a background which I tried to make Gothic using different stamps:)

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Always The Flower Girl, Penny Black, Bo Bunny, Kesi'Art stamps
Colouring: Copics and Acrylic Paint

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: BV02, C5, 7, 9
Dress: BV000, 00, 02, 04, 08, W0, 1, 3

My teamies have gone awesomely gothic, you can see all their creations HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 22 juin 2015

Colouring Smooth Sand Tutorial

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a little tutorial I did last week for Copic Marker Europe on how to colour smooth sand. Sometimes I like adding little dots to sand to create texture but I also really like smooth sand, creating texture just by simply blending, which is what I am showing you today.

To colour sand, I usually use either the E30s (E30 to E35) or the E40s, which I have chosen for today's post. I'm only using E40, 41, 42, 43 here and the image I'm using is The Beach digi stamp by Make It Crafty.

Step 1

Start with your darkest colour - E43 - and create small horizontal ripples with your marker. Put some E43 near the edge of the water which will be darker due to the sand being wet there.

Step 2

Take your next lightest colour - E42 - and go over the ripples you have created, making them a little bit larger and longer.

Step 3

Take your next colour - E41 - and again, go over what you have previously done and widen the areas you have already created. Colour following the direction of the ripples, making horizontal sweeping strokes. Make sure you leave some white "stripes", which will help give more depth to your sand.

Step 4

Now take your lightest marker - E40 - and lightly fill the spaces you have left white, always colouring following the direction of the ripples. 

If you think your sand is not dark enough or if you want more contrast, you can repeat the 4 steps once, going again from dark to light.

Next colour, the rest of your background.

And finish your card in a way that you like :) Here, I have added a cute character by CC Designs, called Swiss Pixie Summer and created a frame with my By DIEzyne Big Stiched Rectangles.

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: B12, T5, 7, 9
Hairband: V09, 15, 17
Swimsuit: RV06, 09, V09, 15, 17, Y35
Shells: R00, 02, Y02, 21, 26, 28
Sand: E40, 41, 42, 43
Sea: B04, BG07, 45, 57, 75
Palm Trees: B96, 99, G94, E29
Sky: BG000, V000

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 19 juin 2015


Hello everyone! SCACD celebrates today a newly released exclusive rubber stamps set Eclectic Sea (9 rubber stamps all together)! The Eclectic Sea is a twist of sorts in how something land bound might be seen in the ocean; for example a Sunflower that is now a Coral Sea Flower and vice versa. So check out the collection as these are really unique and elegant. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now :)

Now available for purchase in the USA HERE for the Eclectic Sea collection!
 Our international friends if interested can email Susana.

I played with the gorgeous Steampunk Siren's Call stamp and went for very CAS - of course ;)

Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Distress Ink, stencil

I love this stamp! And for those who are more into digis, there is also a different digi version available HERE! I coloured my siren in Copics and then used Distress Inks on the background. With a stencil, I added circles inspired by the bokeh effect :)

I'm last on the hop, hope you enjoyed it! Thank you very much for your visit! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 15 juin 2015

NEW Tiddly Inks Stamp Release!!

Hello everyone! Happy, happy day!!! There are new clear stamp sets being released at Tiddly Inks today!! And guess what? Well they are the most adorable!!! And there are 7 of them!!!!!!

First we have Magical Friendship... such a pretty image - I love it!! I've kept my card CAS, of course and I think I'm going to use that one, again and again ;) It is available as both clear stamp and digi :)

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Magical Friendship Clear Stamp set
Colouring: Copic on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Heart punch

Such a pretty pair, don't you think ;)?

Challenges I am entering:
Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside
Simon Says Stamp - Friends or Superheroes

And then, there is Owlways Love You... one I can see myself using again and again too;)!! I decided to use a little board for that one and go mixed media...

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Owlways Love You and Fairy Tenderhearted (sentiment)
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and Acrylic on white board
Other: Versamark, Embossing Powder

To see gorgeous inspiration and all the new stamps available, please visit Christy's blog here to see what the whole DT came up with! 

Challenges I am entering my owl board into:
Brown Sugar - In The Garden
ArtBy Miran - Anything Goes 

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

CC Designs Banner Heidi

Hello everyone! I'm here to share a little card using one of CC Designs recent released stamps - the adorable Banner Heidi! I made a simple birthday card with my Swiss Pixie :)

Stamps: CC Designs Banner Heidi and AmyR HB2U
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug

Skin: BV20, E000, 00, 01, 13
Hair: 25, 31, 33, 59
Clothes: E40, 41, 42, 43, R35, 37, 39, 81, 83, 85
Banner: R37, Y15, 19, YR18
Ground: W1

Challenges I am entering: 
Fairytale Challenge - Birthday With Children
Crafty Catz - CAS

Thank you very much for your visit, see you later:)! Hugs,
Delphine xx

dimanche 14 juin 2015

MiC CAS Challenge #2 - MASKING

Hello everyone! I'm back to share my inspiration card for our current CAS Challenge at Make It Crafty - MASKING! There are lots of ways to mask, I decided to go for rubber stamp masking to create a scene.

Asha scene prof MiC copyr wtmk bis

I used one of the new rubber stamp sets just released - there are three of them, the most adorable sets with perfect accessories to complement the character. All the elements on my card come from the Make A Wish Asha set - the dandelions, the cloud and of course Asha. I stamped Asha first since I wanted her to be in the foreground and masked her with a Post-It Note. 

I always stamp on a piece of draft paper to determine how to place the elements for my scene. For the mask, I also only cut out the parts of my image that will need to be masked. No need to cut the image on the right here, just the upper and lower parts of the hair on the left, so that creating the mask really did not take long.

After masking Asha, I stamped the grass border with dandelions then added the cloud. I then coloured my scene in Copics and added a Mini Dragonfly Chipboard, covered in Copics and stickles, and a punched heart.

Asha scene GP wtmk mic

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71 
Hair: E81, T5, 7, 9 
Eyes: E33, 35 
Sky: BG000 
Cloud: BV20, C0, 1 
Grass: YG01, 03, 17, 67 
Dandelions: BV20, T1, Y00, 000

Make It Crafty Products 
Make It Colour Blending Card

Thank you very much for your visit, hope you can have fun with masking yourselves and join us HERE! Hugs, Delphine xx

vendredi 12 juin 2015

Paperbabe Stamps new challenge and class giveaway!

Hello everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps, but before I come to it, have you all seen the Mixed Media Class Kim will be teaching???

You don't want to miss it, trust me - you can see all the details HERE!!!
AND there is a giveaway too - you could win a spot on the class, how awesome is that??? Click HERE for all the details!! Good luck ;)!

Today starts a new challenge and this fortnight, our theme is as easy as can be - ANYTHING GOES! We would love to see your Paperbabe Stamps, but you can enter using any stamps you want!

I went for a a mixed media make and did another scene on a little board with my beloved Mayleedee!

Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Mayleedee Rubber Stamp (also available as digi and clear stamp), Tiddly Inks sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and acrylic on board

I stamped Mayleedee on Make It Colour Blending Card, coloured her in Copics and cut her out. On a square board, I created a simple background in acrylic and added my sentiment. I then adhered Mayleedee to my background. 

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71, R20, 22
Hair: B41, T5, 7, 9
Dress: BV20, R35, 37, 39, 89, Y02, 21, 26, 28

Challenges I am entering:
Live & Love Crafts - In The Garden
Dream Factory - The Secret Garden
The Crafter's Café - Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit, hope you can join us at Paperbabe Stamps! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mardi 9 juin 2015

Super Power at Tiddly Inks!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and time for our new challenge at Tiddly Inks and this time our theme is "SUPER POWER"! So anything superhero related is perfect!

I have used the My Super Boy clear stamp set for my card and created a little background with a stencil and acrylic paint.

Stamps: Tiddly Inks My Super Boy clear stamp set
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and acrylic paint on Montval wtc paper
Other: Stencil, acrylic markers

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: E50, 51, 53
Reds: R35, 37, 39, 89
Gold: Y21, 26, 28
Black: T5, 7, 9

Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp - Make It Masculine
The Paper Players - Masculine

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 8 juin 2015

CC Designs Copic scene

Hello everyone! I'm back to share a summer card I made for Copic Marker Europe - a simple scene done with a stamp, a stencil, my airbrush and of course my beloved Copics!

The cutie I have used is called Pina Colada by CC Designs from the June release. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured her in Copics and then cut her out. 

For the background, I used a piece of drawing paper instead of smooth card to have a bit of texture, because I really like how the airbrushing looks on it. I chose a CC Designs stencil called Sun And Surf, which includes the sun and the waves. I airbrushed the sun first, starting with my lightest colour to be able to go darker then and not make the mistake of starting too dark. I then used a darker shade of yellow and ended by adding a bit more of my lightest yellow. 
For the waves, I picked different shades of blue, did the waves with my stencil and put a paper mask to create the horizon. I then stamped a sentiment from the CC Designs Pool Party sentiment set.

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: 100, B41, T5, 7, 9
Dress: RV04, 06, 09, Y35
Shoes: C1, RV06, 09, Y19, 15, 26
Sun: Y15, 38
Sea: B01, 04, 06, 18

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 5 juin 2015

**COURS COPIC** - Région Parisienne

Bonsoir à tous! Un petit message pour vous dire que je serai samedi 20 juin à la Boutique Idées Créatives pour les cours 1 et 2 du programme européen Copic ECCP :)
COURS 1 ("basic") de 10h à 13h: marqueurs, encres et papiers / technique de colorisation de base / coloriser un visage, une chevelure simple et des vêtements avec ombre simple
COURS 2 ("advanced") de 14h à 17h: ombre et lumière sur une image (placement détaillé), les différents types de cheveux, visages du monde, les ombres autour d'une image et la technique dite du "flicking"

N'hésitez pas à contacter la boutique si vous êtes intéressés (cliquez sur l'image pour agrandir)! Bises et bon weekend!

mercredi 3 juin 2015

MiC Clean and Simple Challenge #2!

Hello everyone! Today starts our new Clean and Simple Challenge at Make It Crafty and the theme is MASKING! So we would like to see your CAS cards featuring a MiC image, stamp or chipboard with some masking - whether to create a scene, or a background, or just masking a portion of an image, there are lots of possibilities!! And you could win a $15 Gift Certificate to the store!

You can see a sneek peak of my card here but you can see all the DT inspiration on the MiC Blog HERE

And you can notice what I have used... a Meadow Girl... and there are 3 NEW RUBBER STAMPS featuring the adorable MEADOWS GIRLS which you can see here!!!! They are the best with super cute elements - I'm completely in love! You can see them HERE, HERE and HERE!!

We hope you'll join us and have fun with us!! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 1 juin 2015

Without Words and Paradise of Stamps new challenges!

Hello everyone! I'm back to share a little card for two challenges starting today - "Summer Holidays" at Without Words, sponsored by Crafter's Companion, and "Anything Goes" at Paradise of Stamps
So of course I went for a CAS card and decided to do a circle card à la Mary J, it's been a long time since I did one like that, but I love them! 

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Just Keep Swimming Wryn, CC Designs Summer Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Spellbinders Dies, Versamark, Embossing Powder

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: B41, T5, 7, 9
Swimsuit: RV14, 17, 19
Glasses: RV14, 17, 19, Y15, 19
Background: BG01, 02, 05
Fish: B24, 26, 29, Y19, YR18

We hope you can play with us! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely Monday! Hugs,
Delphine xx

dimanche 31 mai 2015

Tilda's Town #157 Use Your Stash

Hello everyone! It's the start of a new challenge at Tilda's Town and this week the theme is USE YOUR STASH! As always, you could win a $10 Gift Voucher to the store!


Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps and Cutting Dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times and over 4,000 dies from all your favourite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic!

Here is my card with Tilda with a Big Big Rose, never used before...

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with a Big Big Rose, Tiddly Inks sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Versamark, white embossing powder

We hope you'll join us at Tilda's Town! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great weekend! Hugs,
Delphine xx