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lundi 31 janvier 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge 127 DT and challenges

Hello all! I hope you are well and had a nice weekend? How about a little Cupcake to start the week nicely? Our lovely Faye has a fab theme for you this week... "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"! So, your card must include something found on a farm! The challenge is being sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store who is kindly offering a fab prize of sentiments and ribbons. And thanks to the Icing on the Cupcake, you have 3 more chances to win with our fantastic sponsors - Blue Jelly Stampin' offering fantastic Stampin Up! stash, Polka Doodles who are generously giving their Sundae of Seasons CDRom and The Paper Shelter a $10 gift certificate!

Bonjour à toutes! Que diriez-vous d'une petite pâtisserie pour bien commencer la semaine? Chez Cupcake cette semaine, Faye a choisi le thème inspiré par Old MacDonald Had a Farm, ce qui veut dire que votre carte doit inclure quelque chose que l'on trouve dans une ferme! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Crafty Emma's Store avec un super prix de sentiments et rubans, et pour la Cerise sur le Gâteau et encore plus de chances de gagner, nous avons toujours nos 3 sponsors du mois de janvier: Blue Jelly Stampin', Polka Doodles et The Paper Shelter!

Let me show you the image I used first... Je vous montre mon image d'abord...

Why am I showing you the image first? Well because there is nothing else to see LOL... this is the most "CAS" card I have ever made:-)! Pourquoi d'abord l'image? Parce qu'il n'y a rien d'autre à voir LOL... C'est la carte la plus simple que j'ai jamais faite...
 
Stamp: Penny Black Minding Shelty, computer generated sentiment
Copics: Hedgehog E000,00, R20, W1, 3, 5, 7 -Horse B23, 24, 26, 29, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E00, 33, 35, 37, 50, Y32 -Grass G28, YG13, 17, 63, 67 -Sky B000, BG000, 10, 11
Papermania Adhesive Dots
 
With my little card, I would like to enter the challenges at:
Totally Gorjuss - #65 As You Like It
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
Stamptacular Sunday - #96 Whateva

That's all for now! I am really behind with visiting you and my in-laws are coming for a week, so I am afraid I will not be able to visit you as much as I'd like to! I am doing my best, please forgive me if I haven't reached your blog yet, I will eventually! J'ai beaucoup de mal à vous rendre visite en ce moment et ma belle-famille arrive pour une semaine, donc j'ai bien peur de ne pouvoir vous laisser autant de commentaires que je le voudrais! J'espère que vous ne m'en voudrez pas trop et vous rendrai visite dès que possible! Bisous!
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 24 janvier 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge 126

Hello all! Yes, it is time for a new Cupcake! Our challenge today has been chosen by our lovely Donna and it is "Food for Thought", so your image must involve a food theme! We are being sponsored by Heather Ellis and I even got to play with one of her adorable images, generously offered to the DT, thank you! You could also be in the chance of winning 3 very sweet digis, so I hope you will join us! And you know there is our Icing on the Cupcake and 3 more chances to win in January with our fantastic sponsors,  Blue Jelly Stampin' offering fantastic Stampin Up! stash, Polka Doodles who are generously giving their Sundae of Seasons CDRom and The Paper Shelter a $10 gift certificate!

Last but not least, we have a special competition for you called "What's the Challenge? You decide!" running for a week. Tell us what challenge you would like to see at Cupcake, and if you are picked you will get to be GD for Cupcake in March for the challenge chosen by you! All the details can be found HERE!

Bonjour à toutes! C'est l'heure de votre Cupcake hebdomadaire! Cette semaine, c'est Donna qui a choisi le thème et c'est "La nourriture". Nous sommes sponsorisés par Heather Ellis qui a gentiment offert d'adorables images à la DT, quelle chance! Vous pourrez peut-être vous aussi gagner trois images absolument craquantes! Et pour la Cerise sur le Gâteau et encore plus de chances de gagner, nous avons 3 sponsors pour le mois de janvier. Blue Jelly Stampin', Polka Doodles et The Paper Shelter!

Mais ce n'est pas tout! Nous avons une compétition spéciale pour vous! L'idée, c'est "Quel est le thème du challenge? C'est vous qui décidez!" Dites-nous quel thème vous voudriez voir chez Cupcake, et si votre idée est tirée au sort, vous serez Guest Designer en mars pour votre propre challenge! Tous les détails, et pour participer, c'est ICI!

Now here is the card I made using the adorable image... Ma carte, avec cette image craquante...


And of course I used the colours of Cupcake Craft blog:-)! Je ne pouvais pas utiliser d'autres couleurs que celles du blog de Cupcake:-)!

Image: Heather Ellis Pure Innocence 30 (digi)
Copics: Girl: BV0000, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, RV000, 00, 02 - Cupcake: E31, 33, 35, 37, R22, 24, 27, 29, RV10, 13, 21
DP: Craft creations
Punch: my new MS cherish punch
Spun Sugar Distress Ink for the edges (it doesn't show well)
Diamond Glaze for the cherry
Ribbon and pearls from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings
Paper Sundaes - Pick Your Favorite Challenge - #44 Pick Your Sundae Toppings (Ribbon and Punch for me)

I hope you can take a look at my teamies' yummy creations and share yours with us at Cupcake! Thanks for stopping by!
A vous de jouer! N'hésitez pas à jeter un oeil aux délicieuses créations de la DT et à partager les vôtres avec nous chez Cupcake! Bisous et à bientôt!
Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 19 janvier 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - B is for...

Good morning! I hope you are well? Today is the start of our new ABC Christmas challenge and we are all very excited because we are being sponsored by Dustin Pike and he has created an image just for us... Remember the sneak peek I showed you last week? Well you can now see the whole image HERE! The challenge is B for... Black and White, you can use colour on your image if you like, but the rest of your creation has to be black and white! And if you use the freebie or another image by Dustin Pike from his site or from High Hopes, you could be in the chance of winning more of his fantastic digis!


Bonjour! J'espère que vous allez bien? C'est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge d'ABC Christmas! Nous sommes super contentes car notre sponsor cette semaine est Dustin Pike, et il a dessiné une image rien que pour nous! Souvenez-vous la semaine dernière je vous avais donné un avant-goût en vous montrant un petit bout d'image... Vous pouvez maintentant la découvrir complètement ICI! Le thème est "Noir et Blanc", vous pouvez utiliser de la couleur si vous le souhaitez mais uniquement sur l'image, le reste de votre création doit être Noir et Blanc. Si vous utilisez le freebie de Dustin Pike ou tout autre image de lui venant de son site ou de High Hopes, vous pourrez peut-être gagner de nouvelles images!

The DT have been generously given images to play with and I used an image I love called "Carolers". Thank you so much again:-)!

Dustin Pike a gentiment donné des images à la DT et j'ai eu la chance de faire une carte avec une image que j'adore - "Carolers"!

Here is my card... Ma carte...


Close up and the recipe, pretty simple... Gros plan et la recette, très simple...

Image: Dustin Pike Carolers - Penny Black sentiment
Copics: C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, W0
Tools: EK Success Snowflake border punch, CB snow embossing folder
Other: Star Dust Stickles, Prima black pearls

Last picture and a few challenges...


Here are the challenges I would like to enter:
Sir Stampalot - A Winter's Tale
Crafty Emma's Store - #19 No Designer Papers
Creative Craft Challenges - Monochromatic Madness
Cute Card Thursday - #147 Monochrome
Copic Creations - #42 Anything New (new image)
Winter Wonderland - Paws for Thought

I hope you can take a look at my teamies' gorgeous creations here, and I can't wait to see your Black and White Christmas cards! Vous pouvez voir les créations de la DT ici et j'espère que vous pourrez nous rejoindre pour de belles cartes de Noël en noir et blanc! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 17 janvier 2011

Cupcake #125 DT and challenges

Hello all! I hope you had a nice weekend? I know, it's over... but the good news is, it is time for a new Cupcake Craft Challenge! Today's challenge has been chosen by our lovely Liza and it is "Weddings"! We are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl, and you could win some gorgeous ribbon stash! And the Icing on the Cupcake - for January we have 3 fantastic sponsors,  Blue Jelly Stampin' offering fantastic Stampin Up! stash, Polka Doodles who are generously giving their Sundae of Seasons CDRom and The Paper Shelter a $10 gift certificate!

And before showing you my card, let me tell you about Liza who makes the most gorgeous wedding stationery at Stationery By Me.

Here is what she says:
"Stationery by me specialises in beautiful, handmade wedding stationery for your special day.Each of my collections feature save the date cards, invitations, all of your "on the day" stationery, favours, guest books and thank you cards, and they are all beautifully coordinated and finished to the highest standard.
All of my designs are made with high quality products and they are all individually handmade and are available in a wide range of colours.
I currently have an offer of 20% off all orders placed before the 31st January 2011, so if you or someone you know is getting married, please pop over to www.stationerybyme.com and take a look at my designs."

Bonjour à toutes! Comme tous les lundis, c'est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge chez Cupcake! Le thème cette semaine a été choisi par Liza, et c'est..."Mariages"! Thème qui lui est cher puisque Liza s'est spécialisée dans les faire-part de mariage et a ouvert sa propre boutique, Stationery by me!
Nous sommes sponsorisés par The Ribbon Girl, qui offre plein de superbes rubans! Et pour la Cerise sur le Gâteau et encore plus de chances de gagner, nous avons 3 sponsors pour le mois de janvier. Blue Jelly Stampin', Polka Doodles et The Paper Shelter!

Here is my card... Ma carte...


Yes, I know, shock horror, there is no purple or pink on my card:-)... This is my first peach card ever! And the close up and recipe...
Je sais, horreur, pas de mauve ou rose sur ma carte:-)... C'est ma première carte pêche! Gros plan et recette...

Stamps: Sitting Bride and Rose Swing - Whiff Of Joy
Copics: BV0000, C0, 1, E000, 00, 31, 35, 37, 39, 47, G28, Y15, YG13, 17, 67, YR000, 00, 02
DP: BoBunny
Punch: MS Lace Heart
Prima Pearls, piercing tool, needle and DMC thread for the stitching

Last view and some challenges... Dernière photo et quelques challenges...


The challenges I would like to enter are:
Dutch Dare - #95 All Stitched Up
7 Kids College Fund - #12 Hot or Cold
Top Tip Tuesday - #17 Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
An Oldie But a Goodie - #10 Bright and Cheerful
Crafty Creations - New Beginnings
Creative Inspirations - #51 Celebrate

I think that's it! Don't forget to take a look at my teamies' gorgeous creations here and I can't wait to see your wedding creations!
Vous pouvez voir les créations de la DT ici et j'espère que vous pourrez nous rejoindre! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 12 janvier 2011

ABC Christmas news...

Good evening all! I just wanted to let you know that we have new badges available for you, designed by our lovely Samantha, who asked all of the DT to choose their favourite card and used them for the new badges! Here is the result, and feel free to grab it to display it on your blogs if you want to!


I also wanted to let you know that Dustin Pike himself is kindly sponsoring us next week and has created an image just for ABC Christmas, which you will get to see for our B Challenge starting on the 19th... but here is a sneak peek...


So I hope you will visit us next Wednesday, but in the meantime, you can still enter our A is for Anything Christmas Challenge! Thanks for your visit!
Hugs,
Delphine xx

Bonsoir! Un petit message pour vous montrer le tout nouveau badge d'ABC Christmas que vous pouvez ajouter à vos blogs si vous le souhaitez et vous donner un petit aperçu de ce qui vous attend... Dustin Pike lui-même a accepté de sponsoriser ABC Christmas la semaine prochaine et a même créé une image rien que pour nous! Vous pourrez tout découvrir mercredi prochain! En attendant, notre challenge "A pour Anything/ Tout convient tant qu'il s'agit de Noël" continue!
Bonne soirée et à bientôt,
Delphine

lundi 10 janvier 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge 124 DT card:-)

Hello! It is Monday, which means it is time for a new Cupcake Challenge! This week my lovely teamie Denise has chosen the theme of "Something New (Baby, house, job or stash!)" and we are very lucky to be sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs, who are offering 4 of their fantastic digis! As you know, there is also the "Icing on the Cupcake", for which we have not 1, not 2 but 3 fantastic sponsors for the month of January! Blue Jelly Stampin' - our very own Victoria - are offering fantastic Stampin Up! stash, Polka Doodles are generously giving their Sundae of Seasons CDRom and The Paper Shelter a $10 gift certificate! I know... Amazing!

Bonjour! C'est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge chez Cupcake! Cette semaine, Denise a choisi le thème "Quelque chose de Nouveau (bébé, maison, travail, ou bien tampon ou autre amené par le Père Noël...) et nous sommes sponsorisés par Sassy Studio Designs, qui offre 4 digis! Et pour la Cerise sur le Gâteau et encore plus de chances de gagner, nous avons 3 sponsors pour le mois de janvier. Blue Jelly Stampin' - notre Victoria à nous:-) - Polka Doodles et The Paper Shelter! Je sais, on a du mal à y croire!

For my card, I chose to use new stash, I just could not resist...
Pour ma carte, j'ai choisi d'utiliser un nouveau tampon bien sûr...


A close up on the image, one I adore, and the recipe...
Gros plan sur cette image que j'adore et la recette...

Stamp: Fairytale Simply Sassy Sugar Nellie - Personal Impressions Sentiment
Copics: B000, 00, 02, 32, 34, 37, 39, 60, 63, BG000, C0, 1, 3, E000, 00, 31, 35, 50
DPs: BasicGrey (dark blue), Stamperia (light blue)
Retro Flower punches, Artemio ribbon, Pearls

The last view and list of challenges:-)


I am entering the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - #50 Marlene's great Sketch (rotated)... and Happy Birthday:-)!
Stampin' For The Weekend - New (stamp) and Blue
Make it Colourful - #1 Warm or Cool Colours
The Creative Cottage - #30 Something new (new stamp!)
Craft Your Days Away - #11 Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit and see you soon! Un grand merci pour votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 5 janvier 2011

ABC Christmas A is for... and my blog hop winner

Hello! Here we are! A New Year and the beginning of the alphabet for ABC Christmas Challenge... How exciting! I am going to be ready for next Christmas, I can feel it:-)! But before talking about our new challenge, thank you so much for those who managed to join us for our Z challenge and blog hop! I had candy for you and it goes to...

Well done, Lynne, please send us your address at abcchristmaschallenge@hotmail.co.uk and I will send your prize as soon as possible!

Now, let's talk about our new ABC Christmas challenge... A is for Anything Goes - Christmas of course! We are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp super store, and the prize is a $15 gift voucher (with free shipping!)!


Bonjour à toutes! On y est, nouvelle année et donc début de l'alphabet pour ABC Christmas Challenge! Cette semaine, la lettre A c'est pour "Anything", tout convient tant qu'il s'agit d'une création de Noël, bien sûr! Nous avons la chance d'être sponsorisés par Simon Says Stamp qui offre un bon d'achat de $15 (et les frais de port!) à l'heureux gagnant!

Here is my card... Ma carte...


This is one of my new stamps, and I love this snow fairy, she is so graceful! Here is the closeup...
C'est un de mes nouveaux tampons, je l'adore! Gros plan...

Stamps: Neva (Sweet November) CC Designs - LOTV sentiment
Copics: C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, RV000, 00, 02, V12, 15, 17
DPs: Craft Creations (all from the same sheet)
Punch: EK Success Snowflake border punch
Other: Milled Lavender Distress Ink, Stardust Stickles, gems, glitter card

A last view and a few challenges... Dernière photo et quelques challenges...


I would like to enter:
Stamp Something - Glitter
Copic Creations - #41 Sparkle
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - #7 Sparkle and Shine
By The Cute and Girly - Bling It On
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit! Don't forget to look at my teamies' gorgeous creations and I hope you will be able to join us for our very first 2011 challenge at ABC Christmas!
Merci de votre visite! Vous pouvez jeter un oeil aux créations de l'équipe ici, et j'espère que vous pourrez nous rejoindre pour notre tout premier challenge de 2011! Bises,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 3 janvier 2011

Cupcake #123 - DT card:-)!!!

Hello all, I hope you are well? Yes, I have had a fantastic Christmas gift... and I am starting the new year as a Cupcake DT member! When Faye invited me to stay, I did not think for a second, and just screamed YES! I had a great time with those lovely ladies in December and I am so happy to be able to continue "working" with them! Thank you!

Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien? Oui, j'ai eu un beau cadeau de Noël... je commence l'année avec une carte en tant que DT chez Cupcake! Quand Faye m'a proposé de rester, je n'ai pas hésité une seconde, j'ai crié OUI! Je suis super contente de continuer à "travailler" avec cette équipe adorable! Merci!

This week the very talented Catherine would like to see your white cards, the theme being "White is White". You can use other colours but your card must mainly be white. There is a fabulous prize again this week, a $20 gift voucher generously offered by Simon Says Stamp, with free shipping! And, this month, introducing the Icing on the Cupcake, you even have a second chance to win a fantastic prize given by our very own star, Victoria! All the details can be found here

"Vive le Blanc"! C'est le thème cette semaine, notre talentueuse Catherine voudrait voir des cartes principalement blanches! Vous pourrez peut-être gagner un bon d'achat chez Simon Says Stamp de $20 (avec frais de port offerts)!  Et ce mois-ci, avec La Cerise sur le Gâteau, vous avez une 2e chance de gagner un prix fantastique offert par notre Victoria en personne! Tous les détails sont!

Here is my card... Ma carte...

The close up and recipe... Gros plan et recette...

Stamps: Willow with Champagne Whiff of Joy - LOTV sentiment
Copics: BV0000, 00, 01, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, 31, 35, 50, W0, 1, 3, Y00, YR000
Tools: MS Doily Lace punch, Nestabilities (Circles and Eyelet Circles), CB Divine Swirls embossing folder
Ribbon and pearls from stash
DMC thread, piercing tool and needle for the handstiching... the longest part!
Ne pas oublier outil à percer, fil et aiguille pour la couture main, le plus long!


I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Time to Party/ Celebrate
All That Scraps - New Year
Totally Papercrafts - #47 Time to Party
7 Kids College Fund - #11 Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - #94 New Beginnings
Stamptacular Sunday - #92 Photo Inspiration
Creative Inspirations - #50 Use Something New (new LOTV sentiment, new Nestabilities Eyelet Circles, new - but not recent - WOJ image, the 3 of them never used before...)
Paper Sundaes - #50 Something New (see above)

I hope you will have time to take part in our White challenge and leave some love to my fabulous teamies and our lovely GDT Sari! Thank you very much for stopping by and see you soon!
J'espère que vous aurez le temps de participer à notre challenge et de laisser de gentils commentaires à mes fantastiques collègues et à Sari, notre GD pour janvier! Un grand merci de votre visite et à très bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

dimanche 2 janvier 2011

The 12 Days of Fluffmas Candy

Hello all! How would you like a little bit of candy? Well there is some to be won at Faye's place! All you have to do is answer the 12 Days of Fluffmas questions, post your answers on your blog then leave your name here! There are some answers I really don't know, but, as promised, I will do my best. Here they are... 

1. How old is Sweet Cheeks? 2 years and almost a month old.
2. What is the name of my Mum's Blog? Confessions of an Alien (here I tried to include a link to her blog, which I googled but I landed on some Italian girl's blog... Is your Mum Italian?)
3. What are my favourite colours? (Clue; they're not what you might think they are!) Well, I don't have a clue. Not blue and pink, maybe purple and brown?
4. We recently moved, but from which county? From Devon.
5. How many posts did I write in August? 16 posts (that's a lot!).
6. Which two Challenge Blogs do I play on? Sweet Stampin and... er... oh yes, Cupcake Craft Challenges!
7. When is my birthday? (Clue; I was on holiday!) Er... Why, oh why is there no "countdown to my birthday" thing on your blog, Faye!
8. What is my favourite crafting item? Not freebie papers, maybe twine? (Well you said, "beloved twine" on your 8th November post...)
9. Name the alternate reality I inhabit? Faye world. (Here I would like to thank Mr Blogger for inventing "About Me")
10. I love this as much as crafting, what is it?  "cakes, choklit & ice-cream" with stars on top (I know you love stars!)...
11. What do we refer to my Dad as? (Bonus stash if you can tell me what his remedy for anything is?) Doc Shingles (his remedy is to  'take a bottle of White Lightening (cider)').
12. Once Upon a Time, I had a career in? You were a Pastry Chef and Restaurant Manager.

Well, I hope I am not too wrong... I guess I will know soon... The 12 Days of Fluffmas Candy is open until 6th January, so you'd better be fast!
Hugs,
Delphine xx