dimanche 26 septembre 2010

Guess who has not been working...

Hello all! First, thank you VERY much for the comments you left on my previous card, they really mean a lot to me:-). And for those of you wondering, no, my son still doesn't want to leave me to go to school, mornings are really hard but his days at school seem to be okay. Better than nothing, I guess the rest will come... sooner or... LATER!!! (I have stopped hoping it would come fast...).
I had decided to spend time crafting this weekend, and I made a second card... So no work, but cards... I have used a Tiddly Inks image - I have just found out about them and I love them :-)!
Tonight's card is for the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks - Challenge 22 - Sketch challenge
Totally Papercrafts - #35 - A Kind of Magic
Charisma Cardz - #38 - Anything goes
Mad for Markers - Colour in a digital image using Copics

And a close up...

Images: Betty Belfrey Tiddly Inks - Bats (Penny Black) - Sentiment (Kraftin' Kimmie)
Copics: BV0000, 00, 02, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, 31, 35, 37, 47, 53, 57, V09, 15, 17, Y28
DP: Echo Park
Other: Distress Ink (Milled Lavender) with Ink Blending Tool, pearls from stash

And a last view,

So that was my second card for the weekend (but there is no third card:-(...). Off to visit you now, then to bed! Enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks again for your comments!
Delphine xx

October's almost there...

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. I have been a bit "down" lately and haven't even had the time or/and energy to go blogging or to make cards. But I decided that was enough and I had to do something about it and eventually made a card to cheer myself up:-)... I am going to enter it into:
7 Kids College Fund - #4 Sketch + Fall theme
Copic Creations - #35 Shading on and around images (and great tutorials there!)
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
Stamp Something - Something with Fall colours
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #122 - Anything Goes

Bonsoir, une carte enfin pour essayer de me remonter le moral, pas merveilleux ces derniers temps... 

The longest part was the shading around the image... I followed Mary's fabulous tutorial (but not with grey:-)) and stamped my image twice. I coloured one and cut it out. I used the other image to do the shading first with Copics, then with two different Distress Inks, then I pasted my coloured image on the other one... I should have used 3D foam, but wanted thin foam and couldn't find any:-(...

Pour les ombres autour de l'image, j'ai utilisé un super tutoriel de Mary, que vous pouvez voir ICI.

Stamps: Pumpkin CC Designs - the pumpkins on the left are by Kraftin' Kimmie
Copics: BV0000, 00, 01, 02, E000, 00, 25, 31, 50, Y17, YG11, 13, 17, 63, 67, YR04, 07, 12 
Distress Inks: Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord
DPs: Echo Park and BoBunny
Sentiment: from my Echo Park sheet
Craftworks Card candy
Dies: Shapeabilities (Flourish Accents)

And a last view...

That's all for now... Enjoy the rest of your weekend and speak to you soon! 
Bon week-end et à bientôt j'espère! Bisous,
Delphine xx

vendredi 10 septembre 2010

Little hedgehog...

Hi all! I hope you are all well? First, thank you for all your lovely comments about my son. He is still VERY unhappy to go to school... I am just waiting... And I have had a crazy week again, ending with a parents teachers conference tonight and I must say I feel a bit tired.
Anyway, let's talk about cards!! Here is the one I have made for a friend's birthday, which I would like to enter into a few challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 117 - Purple, cream and brown
Fab 'n' Funky - Challenge 39 - Whateva/ Anything goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 120 - Animal Crackers
The Creative Cottage - Challenge 22 - Celebrations
Penny Black at Allsorts - Punch away (And a big thank you to Jules for telling me about their challenge:-)!

And the close up...

Stamps: Hedgehog birthday - Penny Black, sentiment - Personal Impressions
Copics: BV00, 02, 04, C1, E000, 00, 31, 33, 35, 50, 51, 53, R85, RV34, Y00, 15, 17, YG03, 13, 17, 63, 67
DP: Papermania
Tools: MS Doily lace punch, MS Doily Lace Trim
Other: Versacraft Sand and Purple Ink, Walnut Stain DI, Craftwork Cards Card Candy, Ribbon from stash

And I can't upload the last picture, I don't know why, my computer is as tired as me I think!!!! I will try again later, off to link up my card before I am too late. And I will visit you all this weekend! Ooh I love weekends!!

Delphine xx

mardi 7 septembre 2010

Unbelievable... a card!

Hi everyone! I hope you are well. A crazy week and a crazy day again for me! No problem with going back to school for my 10-year-old son, but for my 3-year-old, that is a different story... He just kept crying and crying this morning, telling me he didn't want to go, didn't want to sleep at school, I couldn't leave him... He didn't have a great day and while he was waiting to have lunch he realised some parents were here to pick up their children, so he left the line and ran to the door, you know just in case... I just hope he gets used to school really fast...
Anyway (sigh), I have a little card tonight. I will not tell you how long it has taken me (I am too ashamed, soooo long) and it is for 2 challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - Lilian's great sketch
Stamp Something - Something cute (I think she is cute!)

And a close up...

Stamp: Sugar Nellie - Miss Claus
Copics: C1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, R35, 37, 39, 59, 85, RV 01, 13, 21, 34
DPs: Daisy and Dandelion
Dies: Shapeabilities (Flourish Accents)
Other: Doodlebug crushed velvet flock, Ink Blending Tool with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, pearls

And a last view...

I guess that's all for tonight! And many thanks again for all the lovely comments you always leave me, they really make my day!

Delphine xxx

vendredi 3 septembre 2010

Still alive...

Hi all! In case some of you have doubts, I am still alive! I have had a terribly busy week with my 2 sons and 2 stepchildren going back to school... and my other half + me going back to school/ work too! Yes, going back to school times 6 for us... I am really tired, with no spare time, but I will try to catch up with you all this weekend and I am really looking forward to it!
Hugs to all of you,
Delphine xxx

Coucou! Je suis toujours en vie au cas où vous auriez des doutes... Semaine très chargée pour moi avec la rentrée... Rentrée x6 (2 fils, 1 beau-fils, 1 belle-fille, moi et ma moitié!). Je suis désolée de n'avoir pu rendre visite à aucune d'entre vous, mais je compte bien me rattraper ce week-end... et j'ai hâte!
Bisous à toutes et à très vite,