vendredi 19 décembre 2014

Be Merry :)

Hello everyone! I'm back to share another Christmas card, with a super cute Tiddly Inks image and sentiment:)

I printed my image called Be Merry And Bright on Make It Colour Blending Card and coloured it with my Copics. I started with the background as always, using a very light blue. I coloured all the lights last, using three Copics each time, first colouring the inside of the light with my medium shade, then outside the light with my lightest to give the idea of lights being on, then added a touch of my darkest shade inside the light. I die cut my image with a Spellbinders Label die and I used DPs by Bo Bunny.

Background: BG000
Dog: W0, 1, 3, 5
Sentiment: E40, Y000
Lights: R32, 35, 37, Y11, 15, 17, YG01, 03, 17
Shadow: BV00

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

mercredi 17 décembre 2014

Season's Greetings for Copic Europe

Hello everyone! I'm back to share a Christmas card I made for Copic Marker Europe - now is really the time to make winter cards says the panicked girl;)!!!

I have used one of my not so recent Penny Black stamps called Snowy and Hedgy. I stamped it on Make It Colour Blending Card and masked my image, added a couple masks to create the hills and airbrushed the background. I then coloured my scene and thought I would add a frame inspired by a number of cards I have seen recently. I cut a rectangle with a die, stamped a sentiment from the CC Designs Christmas Sentiments II set on it and put it on foam squares.

Sky: B00, B41, BG000, BV00
Hills: B00, C1
Snowman: 100, BG000, C0, 1, 3, Y17, YR04
Hat: R35, 37, 39, 89, W0, 1, 3
Scarf: B95, 97, 99, R35, 37, 39, 89
Hedgehog's Skin: E000, 00, 21, E70
Fur: T0, 1, 3W1, 3, 5

Challenges I am entering:
Penny Black And More - Special Occasions (entry 2)
Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland

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

dimanche 14 décembre 2014

December Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie!!

Hello everyone!! It's our DECEMBER RELEASE day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we're celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye candy!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of fun new stamps from all our artists for our December release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make some ROCKIN' creations! We've got an adorable new sentiment set called MAKE A WISH, there's a super cute new kids set from Cheryl called SAFARI FUN, and of course, we are so excited to share TWO new glamorous girl stamp sets from Annie called ROCK STAR and ROCKER CHICK!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our December Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card! When you're done hoppin', be sure to head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets will be availabe today after our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! And don't forget... if you need it all, there's a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new December stamps at a discount! But only for a limited time!

Here is my make for today, using one of Annie Rodrigue's awesome girls... ROCKER CHICK:)

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Rocker Chick, Artistic Stamper Stars
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Versamark, embossing powder, gems, CC Designs Doodledoo Lowercase Die

Skin: E000, 00, 02, 11
Hair: E09, R89, YR14, 18
Reds: R35, 37, 39, 89
Black: 100, C5, 7
Gold: Y11, 21, 26

I couldn't help but think of stars, so had to add a few to the background :) The sentiment I used is part of a sentiment that comes with Rocker Chick and instead of stamping the last word, I decided to die cut it on gold glitter paper to make it stand out.

Thank you very much for your visit and happy hoppin'!
Delphine xx

samedi 13 décembre 2014

December Krafty Peeks Day Three and Challenge!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to day THREE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TOMORROW!

Today we are thrilled to share the newest set of adventurous kiddos by artist CHERYL GRANT! This adorable set features our kids Lexi, Lucas and Lulu having some fun with some new animals and is called SAFARI FUN!! This fun set includes THREE main images plus EIGHT awesome sentiments!!

This week our challenge hostess is ! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, you'll double up your chances to win!! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on anything ou want in the shop!!

Here is my card for today using the NEW Safari Fun Set:)

Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug
Other: Ribbon

Below you can see the whole set - aren't they all adorable???

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! Hope you can join us for all the fun and prizes TOMORROW beginning at 2pm EST!

Happy hoppin'!!
Delphine xx

vendredi 12 décembre 2014

December Krafty Peeks Day Two... Rocker Chicks!

Hello! Welcome back for day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Previews! Wait 'til you see the TWO new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!! Check out these musical chicks!!

Today the Krafty Girls and guests are thrilled to share with you... ROCK STAR and ROCKER CHICK! You'll find so many glamorous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the sets! We know you are just going to LOVE these awesome ladies!! Each set comes with one fabulous rocker image stamp, plus THREE coordinating sentiments!

Here is my card featuring the awesome Rock Star!!

Colouring: Polychromos on Daler Rowney

I couldn't bring myself to add anything to it, and left her on her won, coloured in Polychromos this time - very, very CAS!!!

And below you can see both new sets :)

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today, and while you're visiting blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamps sets, fun and prizes on Sunday afternoon at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with us! Happy Hoppin'!

Delphine xx

jeudi 11 décembre 2014

December Krafty Peeks... Day ONE

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day ONE of our December Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! We have so many goodies in store for you for our last release of 2014 and we've been dying to share them! So here we go;)!

Today we are thrilled to introduce a new artist to you! She's actually one of our Krafty Girl Design Team Members!! It's Becky Pearce and we are previewing her very first amazing set today - it's called MAKE A WISH!

Becky's new sets feature larger sized fun sentiments featuring a mixture of gorgeous fonts! This very first set is a beautiful birthday set perfect to use on their own or on a more simple design or in combination with a focal image and a more fancy design! We know you're going to love all the amazing creations on today's hop full of inspiration!

Knowing me, I have chosen to feature a beautiful sentiment in combination with a super cute character ;)...

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Hannah With Hearts and Make A Wish
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Distress Ink, embossing powder, vellum, Versamark

Skin: BV20, E000, 00, 11
Hair: 100, B41, C5, 7
Reds: C5, R35, 37, 39, 89
Gold: Y11, 21, 26, 28

And below you can see the whole set :)

Be sure to leave some love at every stop because one lucky random WINNER will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop! All of this week's WINNERS will be announced at our LIVE Online Release Party on Sunday afternoon HERE! All the new stamps sets we are previewing this week will be released on Sunday afternoon!

Happy Hoppin'!!
Delphine xx

mardi 9 décembre 2014

Tiddly Inks Winter Blues Challenge!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and time for a new Tiddly Inks Challenge and it's one perfect for the season "Winter Blues"! For tons of blue gorgeousness, please pop over to the challenge blog to see my teamies' makes!! Here is mine, in an ATC on card size :)

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Winter Wishes Wryn stamp set (also available HERE for Europe), Bo Bunny, Inkadinkado
Colouring: Copics and Distress Inks on Make It Colour Blending Card

I really had great fun making that one - I love blue as you know ( and discreetly added little touches of purple too ;) - and the background was really nice and relaxing to create :)

Challenges I am entering:
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas

Thank you very much for your visit, hope you can join us!
Delphine xx

lundi 8 décembre 2014

Tutorial for Copic Marker Europe

Hello everyone! I'm back today to share a tutorial on a 100% Copic card with a simple airbrushed background that I made for Copic Marker Europe - I absolutely love the look of airbrushed backgrounds! 

For today's example, I chose to do a simple winter scene with a character and just a couple of trees. Please note, I did not stamp and mask the character on my scene because I knew I wanted to add it at the end on 3D foam squares, but it is of course possible to stamp it at the beginning.

Material used for my card:
Make It Colour Blending Card
Airbrush and Copics
Masking Film or Post It notes

Step 1

Stamp the elements you need on your scene, starting with what you want to be in the foreground first. To mask, I used Post It Label Pads which have 100% adhesive backs, and picked different colours to show you clearly the different parts of the scene.
 Here, I stamped the little pine tree first where I wanted it, masked it (yellow), then I added orange strips around my "scene" to have an uncoloured frame at the end. I then stamped the tree on the left and masked it (pink). I thought I would have a little snow slope, so I just cut and put pieces of blue Post It Notes to create the slope and protect it from the airbrushing.

Step 2

Airbrush your lightest colour B00 going from left to right and right to left from the bottom of the image and stop midway of your sky. I like using 2 different shades for airbrushed skies (here Bs and BVs) and I always start with my lightest colour, so I can darken the colour afterwards if necessary. 

Step 3

Now start at the top of your image with your second shade - BV02 here - and go down little by little towards the blue area. Airbrush over the beginning of the blue part so that your colours look blended.

Step 4

Darken the sky at the top, using BV04 and stop in the BV02 area. The transition between the 2 BV areas is a bit too visible, but we will work on it in the next step:)

Step 5

Take your BV02 again and go over all the BV04 and BV02 areas starting from the top and being careful to add enough BV02 on the transition to blend it a little and airbrush on the upper part of the blue area too.

Step 6

Now remove your masks and check the result of your airbrushing. And now all you have to do is use your Copics to colour your scene.

Here is my finished card...

Skin: E000, 00, 11
Hair: B41, C5, 7, 100
Purples: V09, 12, 15, 17
Blues: B34, 37, 39
Hearts: R37
Background: B00, BV02, 04
Trees: BG000, C0, 1, 3, E31, 35, 59, G28, YG03, 17, 67
Snow: BG000, C0, 1, 3

Challenges I am entering:
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Holidays 
Paradise Of Stamps - Christmas

Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your day! 
Delphine xx

dimanche 7 décembre 2014

Quixotic Paperie DT - Happy Trio :)

Hello everyone! I'm back with some Quixotic Paperie Christmas inspiration and a trio of happy snowmen enjoying the snowy weather ;)

Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Versamark, white embossing powder

This adorable trio of snowmen come from The Greeting Farm Keep Cozy set which I adore and you can find at the store HERE. I started by stamping by my 3 snowmen on Make It Colour Blending Card, masked them and airbrushed the background. With my snowmen still masked, I stamped the new Make It Crafty Falling Snow background in Versamark and embossed it in white. Then I removed my masks, coloured my scene in Copics and stamped the sentiment, 2 separate words you can find in the new Make It Crafty Santa Tag Tops along with super cute tiny images:)

Snow: BG000, C00, 0, 1, 3
Reds: R35, 37, 39, 89
Beige: E41, 42, 43
Blue: B14, 16, 18
Purple: V09, 15, 17
Green: YG95, 97, 99
Carrots: Y15, YR04, 07
Hat: T5, 7, 9, Y11, 21, 26, 28
Background: B02, BV02, 04, 08

Challenges I am entering:
One Sweet Challenge - Christmas
Penny Black And More - Special Occasions

Thank you very much for your visit and see you tomorrow! 
Delphine xx

samedi 6 décembre 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - and Krafty Guest ;)

Hello again! Well from the badge, you can guess this post is a bit special for me - I'm a Krafty Guest Designer at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for the month of December!!! I am very honoured and excited to be there - I have loved Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for a veeery looooong time and today is truly one of my dreams come true! Thank you so much Kim and Krafty Girls for having me!!!

Today is the start of a new challenge and this week's hostess is Krafty Girl Jenny with a theme of "Tag, you're it"! This is the perfect time of year to stock up on some tags;)! Be sure to submit your creations so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!!

And just a little reminder before I share my tag - Have you submitted your creation to be a KRAFTY GUEST;)??? There's still time and now is the time, visit the Krafty Friends FB page for details!
And don't forget about this weekend's Frugal Friday sale. There are also some great NEW products in the store!

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our TAG theme as a starting point for your creation!

Here is mine...

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Joy and Noelle (sentiment)
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Die: MFT

Challenges I am entering:
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Holidays
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit, we can't see what you'll create! 
Delphine xx

Goodbye at A Creative Romance

Hello everyone! Today is a sad day at A Creative Romance as this is our last challenge :( We want to thank you for all your support since the blog started and all the gorgeous entries you have shared with us and I am very grateful to Jenny and Becky for letting me be a part of this adventure. We will all keep seeing one another in blogland of course, so let's try not be too sad.

We have great prizes for this challenge with an easy theme - Anything Goes:) We hope you can join us:)

Stamp: CC Designs Party Time Lucy
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Kaisercraft
Other: CC Designs Chipboard Hearts A Plenty

Thank you very much for your visit, have a creative day everyone and please share your makes with us:)!
Delphine xx
PS: Don't forget I am giving away a very cute CC Designs stamp, details can be found HERE if you would like to enter.

vendredi 5 décembre 2014

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #7

Hello again:)! I'm back to share a card for our new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps and it's an easy one we have for you this time - Anything Goes!

There is a new release at Paperbabe Stamps too, and I'm using Snowman Knit Scarf for my card today - who doesn't need a cute snowman;)?

Stamps: Paperbabe Snowman Knit Scarf and Bottle Brush Tree stamp sets
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Airbrush, embossing powder and Versamark

Snow: BG0000, C00, 0, 1, 3
Scarf and Hat: V09, 12, 15, 17, W0, 1, 3
Carrot: Y19, YR04, 07
Branches: E77, YG03, 67
Background: B00, BV02, 04, 08, V15

I masked my Snowman Knit Scarf to airbrush the background then coloured everything in Copics. The little embossed snowflakes and the sentiment are part of the Bottle Brush Tree stamp set:)

Challenges I am entering:
Moving Along With The Times - Christmas Climate
Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Crafting For All Seasons - Tis the Season
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas/ Holidays
Paradise Of Stamps - Christmas

Thank you very much for your visit, hope you can join us!
Delphine xx

EWE Release at Tiddly Inks ;)!

Hello everyone! TGIF ;)! And we have a new release at Tiddly Inks!!! A fantastic one - with the cutest little sheep ever! To see all the new images, please visit Christy's Blog where you can see TONS of gorgeous makes using these new images!

I have played with an image called Sparkle And Shine - I love it:)!!

Image: Tiddly Inks Sparkle And Shine
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Stickles, Distress Inks, MFT Star Die

Challenges I am entering:
Addicted To Stamps and More - CAS
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Animals

This is just one among the images released - to see them all, please click HERE!
Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day!
Delphine xx

jeudi 4 décembre 2014

CC Designs Introduction - and prize ;)

Hello everyone! The old and new DT members are being introduced on the CC Designs blog, and I've had the pleasure of being on the CC Designs team since January 2012 and still feel very lucky and honoured to be a part of this amazing team and get to design with stamps I just love!

You may be familiar - or not - with the kinds of cards I particularly enjoy doing, and here are a few examples of my latest for CC Designs, all Christmas themed due to the season! I am definitely a CAS girl at heart and really enjoy focussing on the colouring of the images, using Copics or pencils among other media, since I love using different ones!

First is the adorable Birgitta's Snow Heart, coloured in pencils...

Colouring: Poychromos on kraft
Other: MFT Die, MiC Snowflake, CC Cutters Heart Border Die

And two examples in Copics, first with a little scene as I love doing them :)

Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DP: Bo Bunny

And now with a cutie called Elf Lucy, coloured in Copics, one of my favouritest stamps :)

Stamps: CC Designs Elf Lucy and Happy Christmas Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Ribbon

We have been given the opportunity by our lovely boss to give away our favourite stamp from the CC Designs collection, which is a very difficult choice considering the number of collections you can find there - Christine's CC Designs, Roberto's Rascals, Pollycraft to just name a few, and more recently DoveArt Studio and Doodle Dragon Studio - tough choice!! 
I thought I would give away a Swiss Pixie stamp by Christine, since they are the very first stamps I saw and fell in love with - so leave a comment below and you could win Elf Lucy as featured on my card above!

The giveaway is open for a week - until December 11th 9am EST! Thank you very much for your visit and good luck everyone!

ETA: Giveaway now closed, winner will be added shortly 
WINNER is Pam from My Sweet Creative Chaos:) Congratulations!!
Delphine xx

vendredi 28 novembre 2014

Doodle Dragon Blog Hop!

Oh Happy Day! We have some extra cuteness joining the C.C. Designs family of Illustrators - Doodle Dragon Studios!!! 
To introduce Doodle Dragon we are having a blog hop:)! 3 of the blogs on the hop are giving away 2 stamps each. But we are not going to tell you who! Leave some love to all the players and on Monday December 1st we will announce the winners. 

For my card, I picked a super cute monster - Birthday Monster!

Stamps: CC Designs Doodle Dragon Birthday Monster
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

The next person on our hop is Dorinda
If you get lost, our hop order is . . .  

The new stamps are available now and included in the Black Friday special.

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