dimanche 28 mars 2010

Another Christmas card

Hi everyone! I am still thinking Christmas and have made another card with a stamp and a technique I have never used before, stitching on a card! I love cross stitch (though I do not have time for that since my spare time is devoted to cardmaking), so I thought it would be nice to combine 2 things I like. But the stitching part took me a long time... I also wanted to make a card that looked "retro" and like a black and white photograph. I think it fits 4 challenges:

ABC Christmas (of course!!) - G is for Glitz with the optional extra silver (I've put a lot of silver, and the picture was very difficult to take tonight...)
Crafty Catz - Challenge #25 - White and one other colour
Quixotic Challenge #18 - Monochromatic
The Creative Cottage - Challenge 3 - Sparkle

Close up...

Stamp: Stampavie - Rachelle Anne Miller - Snowman
Copics: C1, C3, C5, C7, Copic Spica Glitter pens (silver, clear)
DP: Craftwork Cards
Inks: ColorBox (whisper grey for the background,silver for the edges)
Tools: Ink blending tool, Suzy Corners stencil (Suzy 014), metallic thread (silver)
Ribbons and crystals from my stash

Well, that's all for tonight! Thanks for visiting!

Delphine xx

mercredi 24 mars 2010

Lucky Delphine!

No card tonight, but just a few words to share my joy! Not only did I win the ABC Christmas Challenge, but I will also have the honour of joining them as GD for the next two challenges! I am SOOO happy I wanted to write about it... A HUGE thank you to the whole team, to my followers and those who encouraged me to give it a try... :-) I think I am the luckiest (and happiest) girl in the world!!!

And PS: Since Lorraine added it in the comments, I was also in the top 3, which makes me VERY proud, but I did not want to sound, you know, like I was "boasting"... So in fact it has been a really 3x unbelievable day!!

Pas de carte ce soir, juste quelques mots pour partager ma joie! Non seulement j'ai eu la chance de gagner le challenge ABC Christmas, mais j'ai aussi l'honneur de les rejoindre pour les 2 prochains challenges en tant que GD! Je suis tellement heureuse que j'avais besoin de l'écrire! Un ENORME merci à toute l'équipe, à mes membres et à celles qui m'ont poussée à tenter ma chance... :-) Bisous!

PS: Puisque Lorraine l'a ajouté dans les commentaires, j'étais aussi dans le Top 3, ce dont je suis particulièrement fière, mais je ne voulais pas avoir l'air de me vanter... Journée 3x hallucinante donc!!

Delphine xx

dimanche 21 mars 2010

After Christmas... Spring!

Hello and first thank you all for your kind comments! I really appreciate them! I think the following card could be a tribute to you all and to the follower who joined me today and likes being in lilac mode... :-) (thank you so much!).
 I am entering my card into lots of challenges (a record for me):

The Pink Elephant Challenge - Spring
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 22 - Ribbon (I did not make a bow because I wanted to keep my card simple)
Copic Colour Challenge - Challenge 56 - Use BV02, G02, B32
Sketch Saturday - Week #95 - Sketch
Secret Crafter - Challenge #75 - Spring has sprung!
All Sorts Challenge - Week 44 - Spring is in the air!
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C29 - Spring card
Magical Crafts - Challenge #11 - Spring/Easter card
Crafty Calendar - Challenge 6 - Flower Power
Crafty Catz - Challenge #24 - Spring
Creative Craft Challenges - Challenge #9 - Number 2 (I've used 2 DPapers by Toga and Sandylion)
Creative Cottage - Challenge 2 - Flowers

And a close up...

Stamp: CC Designs - Heidi among flowers
Copics: B05, B32, BG000, BV00, BV02, BV04, E000, E00, G02, R20, Y11, Y15, Y21, Y26, YG13, YG17
Papers: Toga (blue), Sandylion (lilac)
Tools: Ink blending tool (blue ink pad for the edges)
Star Dust Stickles, ribbon, crystals

Well, I hope you like it... Have a nice evening and even if I don't post anything this week, I will keep an eye on you!

Dephine xx

samedi 20 mars 2010

A Christmas card... ABC Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone! I know it's time for spring but I love Christmas cards and really wanted to make one! I am entering it into one challenge, the ABC Christmas Challenge and the letter for the challenge is F for FROSTY, with the optional extra of snow. They are also looking for Guest Designers for the following two challenges (if I wasn't a beginner, I would definitely try...), so give it a try if you are interested!

And here is a close up, to see the glitter...

Stamp: Penny Black - Snowy and Hedgy
Copics: B00, B02, B05, FB2, BG000, C1, C3, C5, E000, E00, R20
Papers from Making Cards Magazine (Christmas Edition)
Tools: Fiskars Punch
Cuttlebug Die: Snowflake #2
Star Dust Stickles and Ribbon

Une carte de Noël en mars... J'avais très envie d'en faire une, voilà, c'est fait! C'est une carte pour ABC Christmas Challenge (Frosty), sachez qu'ils recherchent aussi 2 Guest Designers pour les deux challenges à venir (si je n'étais pas débutante, je tenterais ma chance!).
Bon week-end à tous et à très bientôt!

That's all for now! Have a nice weekend and talk to you soon!

Delphine xx

dimanche 14 mars 2010

WOJ Willow with Toddler

Hello everyone! It has been a long week and I have been quite busy with family and work! Yet I am very happy because today I managed to make a card! I would like to enter it into not four but five challenges...

Whiff of Joy Challenge #70 - Jane's beautiful sketch
BasicGrey - Week 15 - Photo inspiration (the photo is adorable!)
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 103 - Celebrations (celebrating 2 years of their blog)
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes (They are celebrating the release of their stamps... I've ordered mine!)
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 21 - Something Sweet (Thank you sweet Squirrel for reminding me, I forgot when I wrote my message!!!)

Stamp: Whiff of Joy - Willow with Toddler
Copics: B00, BG000, E00, E000, R20, Y00, Y02, Y11, Y15, Y21, Y26, Y28 + Copic Spica Glitter Pens (gold and baby blue)
Paper: BasicGrey, Bazzill (dotted cardstock - sand) and cardstock
Tools: MS Doily lace Punch, Cuttlebug folder
Ribbon, Flowers, pearls from stash

Bonsoir! J'ai réussi à faire une carte, malgré le travail... Avec cette carte, je souhaite participer aux 5 challenges suivants:
Whiff of Joy Challenge #70 - magnifique sketch
BasicGrey - Week 15 - S'inspirer d'une adorable photo
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 103 - Celebrations (ils fêtent les 2 ans de leur blog)
Secret Crafter - Tout convient ! (Ils fêtent le lancement de leurs tampons... j'ai commandé les miens !)
Bonne semaine à tous et à bientôt j'espère!
Totally Gorjuss - Quelquechose de mignon (Un grand merci à mon petit écureuil de m'avoir rappelé ce challenge, j'ai oublié de le mentionner quand j'ai rédigé mon message!!!)

I hope you all have a very nice week and hope I can talk to you soon!

Delphine xx

dimanche 7 mars 2010

WOJ Shopping Willow - "Brown" Girl & Paper Piecing

Hello everyone! My holiday is over (back to school tomorrow!) and I know I am going to be very busy at work for the next two weeks and will not have much time for making cards... So sad! Anyway, let's talk about my latest card! It is a first for me, for many reasons: first monochromatic card, first time I have used this beautiful Shopping Willow stamp and the famous Martha Stewart doily lace punch, first time I have tried paper-piecing, first time I have entered a card into some of the following challenges (namely Whiff of Joy, and ABC)! I hope combining is not a problem because some of the rules do not mention it at all. So this card is for:

Whiff of Joy - Challenge #69 - Coffee & Cream (I can't believe I have used so many brown/ beige Copics)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochromatic
ABC Challenge - P is for Paper Piecing (see the dress!)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girly
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 20 - Sketch (my image is not round, hope it's OK)!

Stamp: Whiff of Joy - Shopping Willow
Copics: E000, E00, E25, E27, E29, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E71, E77, R00 and Chocolate Copic Spica Glitter pen for the necklace (see next picture)
Papers: Toga (dotted), Gemstones, cream & brown cardstock
Tools: MS Doily lace, Cuttlebug folder (d'vine swirls), Bow Easy
Ribbon and pearls

It's so difficult to take one perfect picture!

Fin des vacances et retour au collège demain... Les 2 semaines à venir seront chargées et laisseront peu voire pas de temps pour la création de cartes... Sniffff! Mais parlons donc de la toute dernière...
Une première pour moi, pour plein de raisons: 1ère carte monochrome, 1ère fois que j'utilise ce magnifique tampon "Shopping Willow" et ma perforatrice Martha Stewart (Doily Lace), 1ère utilisation de la technique du paper piecing et 1ère participation à deux des challenges (Whiff of Joy et ABC)! J'ai fait cette carte avec 5 challenges en tête:

Whiff of Joy - Challenge #69 - Café (&) Crème, marron donc ! (J'en ai utilisé des Copics marron/ beiges !)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochrome
ABC Challenge - P pour Paper Piecing (voir la robe ci-dessus!)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Fête des Mères/ Quelquechose qui fasse fille!
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 20 - Sketch
Bon dimanche à tous et à très bientôt!

Have a nice Sunday, I hope to talk to you soon!
Delphine xx

jeudi 4 mars 2010

PB - Baby Hammock

Hello again! I have made another card (Can you believe it? I'm on holiday and I can't make as many cards I would like to because there are always things to do!) and I would like to enter it into four challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 90 - I followed their beautiful sketch
Copic Colour Challenge 54 - Use BG15, B93, Y21 - I used YG17 instead of BG15
By the Cute and Girly - Spring is in the air
Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Lucky Green!

Stamp: Baby Hammock by Penny Black
Copics: B93, B95, B97, C3, C5, E000, E00, E50, E51, E53, R20, Y11, Y15, Y21, YG17, YG67, YR02, YR07 and also BG000 on the petals and Spica Glitter Pen Orange on the butterfly, but the photo is too dark
Papers: Doodlebug
Pearls: Prima and Hero Arts

Ma dernière carte, faite pour participer à 4 challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - 90e semaine - sketch
Copic Colour Challenge 54 - Utiliser BG15, B93, Y21, ou ce que vous avez de plus proche!
By the Cute and Girly - Un air de printemps
Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Du vert!

That's all for tonight!

Delphine xx


No card right now (but really soon...), just a few words to thank you all for having left such nice comments and to thank my beloved followers! I have had a problem getting back to a couple of you, because I have tried to send you a message, but Blogger said it was not possible to do so because I had to be a follower of the blog, which I think is weird because it's mine! I don't understand why I should be a follower of myself... Are you supposed to? If you have the answer, please tell me...
Anyway, thank you from the bottom of my heart, it's great knowing you are here!

Delphine xx

mercredi 3 mars 2010

PRIMA gives a second chance!

Yep, a second chance, those without blogs can try to win too! Here is what they say on Prima's blog:

"If you don't have a blog, don't worry, you still have a chance to win.
That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET!
We want EVERYONE to have a chance to win so we are changing the rules a bit.
Please copy this write-up and link us on your blog, Facebook, or any other site that you frequent (please follow their TOU).
Then post here with a link to your blog, Facebook or site post for your chance to win BIG with Prima!
One US and one International winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 4th, 2010.
And we are getting closer and closer to revealing our secret-it won't be long now!
Just a couple more days of suspense!"

Good luck to you all!

Prima offre une nouvelle chance de gagner à TOUS, même ceux qui n'ont pas de blog, et change donc un peu les règles. Pour participer, copiez l'article ci-dessus en italique sur votre blog, Facebook ou tout autre site (en respectant leurs conditions d'utilisation). Puis ICI liez à votre blog/site pour gagner gros avec Prima! Deux gagnants, un américain et un international, seront choisis le jeudi 4 Mars 2010. Le grand secret sera bientôt révélé... Bonne chance à tous! 

Delphine xx