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lundi 28 février 2011

Cupcake 131 DT card and challenges

Good morning all! I am such an early bird:-)... The only reason is that it is time for a new Cupcake (OK, OK, and I am going back to work, and I have scheduled my post...). This week I have chosen the theme and it's "Anything but Square" and my teamies have been so creative, take a look HERE! We have not one but  two fantastic sponsors, Lili Of The Valley who are offering a £10 gift certificate, and Tickled Pink Stamps who are giving either one rubber stamp or 2 digis of the winner's choice. And it is your last chance to win the £15 gift voucher generously offered by Crafts U Love, our February sponsor for the Icing on the Cupcake!

Bonjour à toutes! Que je suis matinale:-)... La raison? C'est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge chez Cupcake! Bon, d'accord, c'est aussi parce que je retourne au travail , et aussi parce que j'ai planifié le message:-)... C'est moi qui ai choisi le thème cette semaine, "Pas de Carré", montrez-nous vos créations de n'importe quelle autre forme! Et pour un peu d'inspiration, n'hésitez pas à regarder les merveilleuses créations de la DT, ICI! Que pouvez-vous gagner avec nos merveilleux sponsors? Un bon d'achat de £10 offert par Lili Of The Valley, un tampon ou 2 digis au choix chez Tickled Pink Stamps... Et même un 3e prix, la Cerise sur le Gâteau, un bon d'achat de £15 offert par Crafts U Love, notre sponsor du mois!

Here is my non square card:-)...


And a close up on the image, the very first LOTV stamp I bought... Gros plan sur l'image, le tout premier tampon LOTV que j'ai acheté...

Stamps: LOTV Fairy On Tiptoe and LOTV sentiment
Copics: BG000, 10, 11, BV0000, 00, 01, 02, 04, E000, 00, 31, 35, 50, 51, R32, 85, YG13, 17, 63, 67
Dies and punches: MS Doily Lace Trim punch, EK Success Retro Flower punches, Nestabilities, Marianne Designs Swirls
Other: Prima pearls, Star Dust Stickles, 3D foam

The last view and list of challenges:-)


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring... Flowers Everywhere!
Crafts and Me - Time to Spread Your Wings
Crafty Creations - #107 At the Bottom of my Garden... Lives!
Crazy 4 Challenges - #76 Flowers
Creative Cottage - Fabulous Florals
LOTV - #85 Circles
Oldie but a Goodie - #13 Spring is in the Air
Stamp Something - Something with Flowers

Thank you very much for your visit, always so appreciated:-), and see you soon, maybe with a non square card? Merci de votre visite et à très vite! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xxx

samedi 26 février 2011

Hello, I'm back:-)

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well? Well, yes, I am back after a really nice holiday and I just would like to thank you for all the lovely comments you left me while I was away, it is so nice to find you here. I have quite a few things to do before going back to work on Monday but I want you to know that I am thinking of you and will get back to you as soon as I can!
Bonjour à toutes! Me voici donc de retour, après de bonnes vacances, et je voulais juste vous remercier pour les si gentils commentaires que vous m'avez laissés en mon absence! C'est vraiment chouette de vous trouver là! J'ai quelques petits choses à faire avant la reprise lundi, mais je pense à vous et vous rendrai visite dès que possible! Gros bisous à toutes!
Hugs to you all,
Delphine xxx

lundi 21 février 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge 130

Hello everybody, I hope you are fine? Well, today is supposed to be Monday morning and I hope Mr Blogger is kind enough to do his job and publish my post:-)! It is time for your weekly Cupcake, and our fantastic Denise has chosen the theme "Cake 'n' Icecream", so your card must include one or the other. We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and there is an awesome prize... 7 digis of the winner's choice! You also have a second chance to win, thanks to the Icing on the Cupcake, sponsored this month by Crafts U Love, who are offering the lucky winner a £15 gift voucher.

Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien? Nous sommes censés être lundi et j'espère que Blogger aura la gentillesse de faire son travail et de publier mon message:-)! Nouveau challenge chez Cupcake, cette fois, Denise a choisi le délicieux thème "Glace et Gâteau", donc votre carte doit inclure l'un ou l'autre. Vous pourrez peut-être gagner 7 digis Bugaboo Stamps. En participant, vous jouerez aussi pour gagner le prix du mois de février, un bon d'achat de £15 chez Crafts U Love.

For some inspiration, just look at my teamies' yummy creations HERE!
Pour vous mettre l'eau à la bouche, n'hésitez pas à regarder les délicieuses créations de la DT ICI!

Here is the image by E. Bell I used... L'image que j'ai utilisée...


And my little card... ma p'tite carte...

Stamps: Cupcake Belles 'n Whistles - Personal Impressions sentiment
Copics: Sorry no list this time:-(...
DPs: Wild Rose Studio (light blue), the navy blue paper comes from the fab Sue's candy I won:-)
MS Cherish punch


I hope you all have a nice week and I will get back to you as soon as I am home and I can. One thing is sure, I am on holiday, happy to be, but I miss you!
Bonne semaine à toutes! Je vous rendrai visite à mon retour dès que possible! Une chose est sûre, je peux déjà le dire, je suis ravie d'être en vacances, mais forcément vous me manquez! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 16 février 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge... D is for...

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and having a nice week? Today at ABC Christmas we have a new challenge for you, with the letter D... D is for Double Trouble:-) We would like you to use a digital image, 2 different papers and at least 2 kinds of embellishments! And you can use 2 images if you want, but that's optional! We are being sponsored by Digital Delights and Wendy has very kindly given the DT images to play with and is offering the winner a $10 gift certificate!


Bonjour à toutes! Aujourd'hui chez ABC Christmas, le challenge est D comme Double et Digital! Pour participer, il faut utiliser un digi, 2 papiers différents et au moins 2 sortes d'embellissements! Vous pouvez utiliser 2 images si vous le souhaitez, mais les 2 images ne sont pas obligatoires. Nous sommes sponsorisés par Digital Delights, qui offre un bon d'achat de $10 au gagnant et qui a gentiment fourni à la DT des images que nous avons utilisées pour nos cartes!


And the image, printed twice, one for the background, the other one coloured and cut out...
L'image, imprimée deux fois, une pour le fond, l'autre colorisée puis découpée et collée...


Image: Merilee Santa's Helper Digital Delights - Artemio sentiment
Copics: B000, 00, 02, 32, 34, 37, 39, BG000, 10, 11, E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 50, 51, 53, R27, W0, 1, 3, YG67
DPs: Craft Creations, Stamperia Box
Other: Nestabilities (Circle), ribbon, gems
Piercing tool, DMC floss, needle for the stitching

My card is also for the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - #142 Fab sketch

I hope you can find time to play with us:-)! I am going on holiday, leaving on Saturday, so I won't be able to visit you for a week but I'll get back to you as soon as I can! Thank you very much for your visit!
J'espère que vous pourrez vous joindre à nous! Je pars en vacances samedi, donc je ne pourrai pas vous rendre visite, mais viendrai vous voir à mon retour! Gros bisous et à bientôt,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 14 février 2011

Today's the day:-)...

Hi everyone! Well, yes, obviously, today's the day... Happy Valentine's Day! And today's the day... for a new Cupcake Craft Challenge too:-)! The theme has been chosen by our lovely Shelly this time, and it is "I {heart} you", so your card must include at least one heart. We are being sponsored by Lori Designs, who are generously offering a $10 gift certificate, and our February sponsor for the Icing on the Cupcake is Crafts U Love, who are giving the lucky winner a £15 gift voucher. Don't forget to look at my teamies' gorgeous cards HERE and let us see your creations with hearts!

Bonjour à toutes! Et oui, c'est le grand jour... Bonne Saint Valentin! Et c'est aussi lundi, donc nouveau challenge chez Cupcake! C'est Shelly qui a choisi le thème, "I {heart} you", votre carte doit inclure au moins un coeur. Facile, non? Nous sommes sponsorisés par Lori Designs qui offre un bon d'achat de $10 au gagnant, et en participant vous pourrez aussi peut-être gagner le prix du mois de février, un bon d'achat de £15 offert par et à dépenser chez Crafts U Love. N'oubliez pas de jeter un oeil aux magnifiques cartes de mes collègues ICI et à vous de jouer!


And a close up on the Simply Sassy image:-)

Stamp: Simply Sassy Sugar Nellie I Give You My Heart - LOTV sentiment
Copics: B000, 00, 002, BG000, 10, 11, C1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37, V09, 12, 15, 17, YG13, 17, 67
DPs: Bo Bunny (purple), Au-delà des Cimes (blue)
Tools: MS punch (Vintage Floral), Marianne Design (Ribbon Flora), heart punch, nestabilities (circle and eyelet circle)
Other: Piercing tool, DMC Jewel Effects E3837

Still no sewing machine, as you can see... that was the longest part...
Toujours pas de machine à coudre... la couture m'a donc pris un peu de temps...


Challenges I am entering with my card:
Creative Craft Challenges - Love is in the air with "Hearts and Flowers"
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart
Make It Colourful - #6 Shadow and Depth
Cute Card Thursday - #151 Hearts and Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - #67 Love
Dutch Dare - #99 Love is in the Air
Stamp Something - Something For your Valentine
Creative Card Crew - For a loved one
Winter Wonderland - To The One I Love
Crafty Catz - #69 Valentine/Love
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar - #138 Let's See Some Love
Thank you very much for your visit and see you soon:-)!
Un grand merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 7 février 2011

Cupcake 128 DT card and challenges

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready for your weekly Cupcake! It is Kathrin's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen "Seeing red", so your card must include red! We are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering the winner a $20 gift voucher to spend in their superstore! Since it is our first challenge for February, we also have a new monthly sponsor for the Icing on the Cupcake- Crafts U Love who are generously offering a £15 gift voucher to the lucky winner! Good reasons to join, don't you think:-)?

Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous avez passé un bon week-end et êtes prêtes pour votre Cupcake hebdomadaire! Kathrin a choisi le thème "rouge", votre carte doit inclure la couleur rouge! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Simon Says Stamp qui offre un bon d'achat de $20 au gagnant, et pour la Cerise sur le Gâteau, comme c'est le premier challenge de février, nous avons un nouveau sponsor, Crafts U Love qui offre un  bon d'achat de £15! Ca en fait des raisons de participer, vous ne trouvez pas:-)?


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

Images: CC Designs Violet With Key and Key & Lock (sentiment and heart)
Copics: BG000, 10, 11, 13, 15, C0, 1, 3, E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37, 51, R20, 22, 24, 27, 29, Y26, 28
DP: BoBunny
Punches: MS Doily Lace, MS Lace Heart (pieces for the 2 little hearts)
Other: Star Dust Stickles, Diamond Glaze, pearls

The heart left of the image is a digi and I "reverted?" inverted it (thank you Jennifer:-)) to create a mirror image and get the heart on  the right. I also added Diamond Glaze to them and the little punched hearts. As for the image, I actually made 2, one for the background (using Copics around the image), and another one that I coloured, cut out, and mounted on foam for more dimension... That was inspired by a tutorial I saw on the amazingly talented Mary's blog:-).

Le coeur à gauche de l'image est un digi que j'ai "inversé" pour créer un coeur symétrique, à droite de l'image. Tous deux, ainsi que les 2 petits coeurs perforés ont été recouverts de vernis Diamond Glaze. Quant à l'image, j'en ai fait 2, une coloriée très grossièrement pour le fond autour de laquelle j'ai utilisé mes Copics pour essayer de donner un peu de relief, et une 2e coloriée, découpée, collée sur mousse 3D pour avoir plus de dimension. Je me suis inspirée d'un tutoriel vu sur le blog de l'impressionante Mary.



The challenges I would like to enter are:
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - #8 Love is in the Air
Creative Inspirations - #52 Valentines/ Love
7 Kids College Fund - #14 I {heart} you
PaperPlay - Week 5 Stamp It Out
Stamping For the Weekend - #3 Valentine's Day
Stamptacular Sunday - Hearts Gone Wild
FlutterBy - Anything (but with butterfly, fairy or angel)
Copic Creations - #43 We're Cool!

That's all for now! I hope you will be able to visit us at Cupcake, look at my teamies' gorgeous cards, and maybe join us! Thanks for stopping by! J'espère que vous pourrez rendre une petite visite à Cupcake pour voir les superbes cartes de la DT et vous joindre à nous! Merci de votre visite! Bises et à bientôt!
Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 2 février 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge C is for...

Hello all! Today is the start of our new challenge at ABC Christmas and this week, the letter is C... for Clean and Simple, with a sketch by our lovely Helen! I love Clean and Simple (well that's not news:-) and I hope you will be able to join us! We have two fantastic sponsors, Simon Says Stamp who are offering the lucky winner a $15 shopping voucher to their superstore, and StampFairy, 3 adorable digis of the winner's choice!



Bonjour à toutes! Nouveau challenge chez ABC Christmas avec la lettre C pour... Clean and Simple, avec un super sketch réalisé par Helen! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Simon Says Stamp qui offre un bon d'achat de $15 et StampFairy, 3 adorables digis à choisir par le gagnant!

Here is the sketch you should use to enter our challenge,


and here is the card I made with it...

Told you, Clean and Simple!

Stamps: Xmas Sweeties The Greeting Farm (the 2 sentiments I used are part of the set)
Copics: C1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, R22, 24, 27, 29, 39, 59, Y26, 28
DP: Fancy Pants
Pearls from stash

Challenges I would like to enter with my card:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Winter Somethings

I hope you can look at my teamies' fantastic cards and join our Clean and Simple Challenge at ABC Christmas! Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your day!
Hugs,
Delphine xx