lundi 27 juin 2011

Cupcake DT, challenges, panic LOL:-)

Hello all! I hope you had a nice sunny weekend? It was very hot in Paris! And I just did not have time to enjoy the sun... I have this sort of panic feeling, just because me and my little family are supposed to leave on Saturday morning for 2 1/2 weeks, and I am going to work late every day of the week and I have a million things to do, so I am just wondering how I will manage... I guess I will, eventually, one way or the other! 
Anyway, today is Cupcake day! We have another great challenge for you, chosen by our lovely Louise this time, and it is "Cooking up a Storm", so anything cooking related! Our sponsor is Baby Bud Designs, who are offering 2 digis of the winner's choice and it is also your last chance to try and win our June prize, sponsored by Little Claire Designs!
Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous avez passé un bon week-end? Pas beaucoup le temps de profiter du soleil pour moi, je panique un peu... Je pars en vacances samedi pour 2 semaines 1/2 avec toute ma petite famille et je me demande bien comment je vais tout gérer... J'y arrive toujours, me direz-vous, certes mais je panique quand même! 
Assez bavardé, c'est l'heure du nouveau challenge de Cupcake et cette semaine Louise souhaiterait vos projets en rapport avec "la cuisine" (gâteaux, chefs, etc...). Nous sommes sponsorisés par Baby Bud Designs qui offre 2 digis au choix et toujours par notre sponsor du mois de juin, Little Claire Designs.
Here is my card...

Who said witches are to be used only for Halloween? Close up and recipe:-)

Stamps: Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy (Witches Cauldron) - Kraftin' Kimmie (Love Potion) and Whimsy Stamps
Distress Inks (Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender)
DPs: Docrafts and Carolees Creations (I think)
Spellbinders dies: Circles, Heart Circles, Elegant Posts
Gems from stash
For the background I used DI Spun Sugar first, then Milled Lavender to get the shade I wanted. The swirls are from the Spellbinders set called Elegant Posts, I used several from the set and cut some pieces to get the designs I wanted. My image has been stamped twice and I used 3D foam for more dimension. And I used the fab sketch from the Sugar Bowl (see below for challenges):-)
Pour le fond, j'ai donc utilisé un mélange d'encres Distress, les swirls viennent du set Spellbinders Elegant Posts, j'en ai utilisé plusieurs, que j'ai coupés pour obtenir un motif qui me convenait, et mon image est montée sur mousse 3D (toujours une empreinte pour le fond, une pour le coloriage). Et j'ai utilisé le super sketch du Sugar Bowl pour ma carte (voir challenges ci-dessous).

Last picture and challenges...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - #62 Marlene's great sketch (rotated)
Stampin' for the Weekend - #11 My Favourite Things (purple and black, and I love witches!)
Little Darlings - #2 Favourite colour combo (purple and black, one of my several favourites)
Paper Sundaes - #75 Sundae Bar - use at least 2 of the toppings (I used purple and gems)

You can look at my teamies' delicious creations here and we hope you will be able to join us! Thank you very much for your visit! Pour les délicieuses créations de la DT, c'est ICI! Un grand merci pour votre visite! Bisous,
Delphine xx

mercredi 22 juin 2011

GDT card for 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND challenge 24:-)

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for my ABC Christmas card:-)
Hello again! I told you I would be back:-)! Two weeks ago I made the Top 3 at 7 Kids College Fund and was invited to make a GDT card for today's challenge... That is such is a great honour for me, thank you so much ladies:-)! The challenge this fortnight is... "It's so FLUFFY! Use felt, suede, Flower Soft, etc..." and as always there is a fantastic prize given by 7 Kids College Fund, a $20 gift certificate!
Bonjour à toutes! Je vous avais dit que je reviendrai... Il y a deux semaines, j'ai eu la chance d'être choisie dans le Top 3 chez 7 Kids College Fund et j'ai été invitée comme Guest Designer pour le challenge d'aujourd'hui! Un grand honneur, merci infiniment:-)! Le challenge est "It's so fluffy!", ce qui veut dire que vous devez utiliser de la matière comme de la feutrine, du Flower Soft... Comme toujours, un super prix à gagner de 7 Kids College Fund, un bon d'achat de $20!

I just had to use my most favouritest :-) line of stamps, with one of my favourite colour combos, with my favourite punch:-)... close up on Birgitta and recipe...

Stamps: CC Designs Bouquet Birgitta - Hänglar & Stänglar sentiment
Copics: BG000, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, R20, RV000, 00, 02, 21, 23, 25, V04, 06, 09
DPs: Bo Bunny, Pebbles
Punch: MS Cherish punch
Other: Button, pearl, Stardust Stickles, pom pom from stash and Artemio felt flowers that I cut to make my own flower:-)

For the flower, I cut 2 petals from a big purple flower for the base to make it look like a heart (not sure you can see it very well), then I cut petals from pink and fuschia flowers and added my button.

I would like ot enter my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Things with Wings

And that's it! Don't forget to look at the DT's amazing creations here and join them for a chance to win the prize from 7 Kids College Fund! N'oubliez pas de jeter un oeil aux superbes créations de la DT ici, de les rejoindre pour ce challenge si vous pouvez pour peut-être gagner le bon d'achat de 7 Kids College Fund!
Thank you very much for your visit! Merci beaucoup de votre visite! Bisous,
Delphine xx

ABC Christmas Challenge - M is for...

Hello all! It's Wednesday morning, which means it is Christmas time! I am hosting the challenge this week at ABC Christmas and the theme is M for Monochrome:-)! I love monochrome, I hope you do too! We are being sponsored by our own lovely Lacey from Wags 'n Whiskers and the prize is four digi stamps of the winner's choice! 
Bonjour à toutes! Mercredi matin, c'est donc Noël:-)! Cette semaine chez ABC Christmas Challenge, le thème est M comme Monochrome! J'adore ça, j'espère que vous aussi! Nous sommes sponsorisés par notre Lacey de Wags 'n Whiskers et vous pouvez gagner 4 digis au choix!

Tilda and the recipe...

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Gift - Artemio sentiment (right of the card)
Copics: B000, 00, 02, 91, 93, 95, 97, C0, 1, 3, 5, E000, 00, 11, 31, 35, 50, R20
DPs: BoBunny, Daisy and Dandelion
Other: Stardust Stickles, pearls

Last picture (showing the "2 Tildas")

I would like to enter my card into the Craft Your Days Away Challenge where the theme is Monochrome, and the Jingle Belles Challenge, where the theme is All Bundled Up (3 layers or more).

If you need inspiration, why not go visit my teamies here:-)? Thank you very much for your visit, and BE WARNED, do not have a  heart attack, I am coming back later today with another card... I know, shocking:-)!
Si vous voulez un peu d'inspiration, vous pouvez voir les créations de la DT ICI! Merci de votre visite, et soyez prêtes, pas d'attaque, je reviens tout à l'heure avec une autre carte... Incroyable:-)! Bisous,
Delphine xx

lundi 20 juin 2011

Cupcake 147 DT card

Hello all! I hope you are well? Before telling you about the new challenge at Cupcake, many thanks for not listening to me and for the lovely comments you have left me on my previous card:-)... Today at Cupcake our lovely Liza has chosen the theme and she has made a fab sketch for you! We are lucky to have two sponsors this week, Crafty Emma's Store offering a £10 gift voucher and Tickled Pink Stamps offering one rubber stamp or two digis of the winner's choice. And our monthly sponsor is Little Claire Designs who are generously giving a 6x6 paper pad and two stamps to our June winner! So, a lot of reasons to join us:-)!
Bonjour! J'espère que vous allez bien et avant tout, je vous remercie de ne pas m'avoir écoutée et pour tous les commentaires que vous avez laissé sur ma carte Gorjuss:-)! Aujourd'hui chez Cupcake, Liza vous propose un super sketch! Nous avons deux sponsors, Crafty Emma's Store qui offre un bon d'achat de £10 et Tickled Pink Stamps qui fait gagner un tampon ou deux digis à choisir par le gagnant. Et vous avez une troisième chance de gagner avec Little Claire Designs, notre sponsor pour le mois de juin, un bloc de papier 15x15 et deux tampons!

 And here is my take on the sketch...

The image and recipe:-)

Stamps: Tilda With a Small Gift Magnolia - LOTV sentiment
Copics: BV0000, 00, 01, 02, E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 50, 51, 53, R20, W0, 1, 3
DPs: Kaisercraft
Dies: Oval Nestabilities
Other: Artoz gems

A last view and some challenges...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Stamp Something - Pretty Papers
Hooked On Crafts - #1 Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - #21 Anything Goes

For different takes on the sketch, take a look at my teamies' creations HERE! Thank you very much for visiting, have a lovely day! Pour d'autres interprétations du sketch, faites un petit tour sur le blog de Cupcake! Merci de votre visite et bonne journée! Bisous,
Delphine xx

vendredi 17 juin 2011

Gorjuss dreams!

Hello all! I hope you are well? And you must be surprised to see me here on a Thursday night! Well you know how I like colouring challenges and really wanted to enter the challenge at Make It Colourful. My entry last week was at the very last minute, so I tried to be earlier this week! So my card is for the following challenges:
Make It Colourful - #22 Blues (Copics and Distress Ink for my card)
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Bonsoir! C'est inhabituel, mais je voulais participer au challenge de Make It colourful que j'ai presque raté la semaine dernière, donc j'essaie d'être un peu plus en avance...

The image and simple recipe (as always:-))...

Stamps: Gorjuss The Owl (GGirl, moon) - PaperMakeup sentiment (Sweet Dreams)
Copics: B32, 34, 37, 39, BG0000, 000, 01, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, W0, 1, 3, 5, Y000, 00, 15, 17, 32, 35
Distress Ink (Stormy Sky)
DP: Craft Creations

My Gorjuss Girl has been stamped twice, one for the background coloured very quickly, and one cut out and put on 3D foam. Before adding my Gorjuss Girl, I added the ground, then masked it and coloured the background with Distress Ink to use another kind of blue. Comme je fais parfois, j'ai tamponné 2 Gorjuss Girls, une pour le fond coloriée rapidement et une que j'ai découpée et placée sur mousse 3D. J'ai ajouté un sol que j'ai masqué pour pouvoir colorier le ciel à la Distress.

That's it! I apologize I am a bit behind with my comments, so please don't leave me a comment, you will leave me some once I have visited you! Sweet dreams everyone:-)! Je suis désolée mais je suis en retard dans mes commentaires, n'hésitez pas à ne pas m'en laisser, vous m'en laisserez quand je vous aurai rendu visite et que j'aurai rattrapé mon retard! Faites de beaux rêves:-)! Bisous,
Delphine xx

lundi 13 juin 2011

Cupcake 146

Hello all! I hope you had a nice weekend despite the awful weather... but here is a bit of sunshine with a new challenge at Cupcake:-) The theme has been chosen by our amazing Fluffie/Faye and it is "Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!", so she would like to see your projects for men. You could win a £10 gift voucher to spend at the fab Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn and also play for the Icing on The Cupcake sponsored by Little Claire Designs, our sponsor for the month of June, who are offering a 6x6 paper pad and two stamps. 
Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien malgré la météo déprimante... Voici un peu de soleil, un nouveau challenge chez Cupcake:-)! Cette semaine Faye voudrait voir vos projets pour les garçons, Fête des Pères ou autre. A gagner, un bon d'achat de £10 à dépenser chez Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn et aussi, grâce à notre sponsor du mois de juin Little Claire Designs, un pack de papier 15x15 et deux tampons.

The image only and recipe...

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Chester - LOTV sentiment
Copics: B91, 93, 95, BG 0000, 000, 10, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, W0, 1, 3
DPs: Stamperia
Dies and punches: MS Embossed Zig Zag, Circle and Eyelet Circle nestabilities
Other: Card candy

The only thing I like about my card is this KK stamp, I love those stamps and realise I have not used them for a long time! Shame on me! Tout ce que j'aime dans cette carte, c'est le tampon Kraftin' Kimmie, j'adore ces tampons et je me rends compte que cela fait bien longtemps que je n'en ai pas utilisé, quelle honte...

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations (Wednesdays) - #115 Card for Dad/ Man in your life
Stamptacular Sunday - #115 Dads or Grads
Creative Inspirations - #61 Father's Day
Crafts and Me - #38 Stamp Something
PaperPlay - #23 Father's Day/ Man's card
Wags 'n Whiskers - #56 One for the Boys
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a Man or Boy
Stamp Something - Something Punched

Don't forget to visit Cupcake for great inspiration by my teamies! Thank you very much for your visit and have a lovely day! N'oubliez pas de jeter un oeil aux créations de la DT ici:-)! Merci de votre visite et bonne journée! Bisous,
Delphine xx

samedi 11 juin 2011

Let's pretend I am using distress inks:-) Well I need to practice!

Hello all! I hope you are all well? I would like to share a birthday card I made, using the following challenges for inspiration:
Copic Creations -  #51 Distressing with Copics (my first attempt... I watched all of Suzanne Dean's fab videos mentioned in the post for help, now I only have to practice! )
Make It Colourful - #21 Cast your Shadows
Colour Create - #72 Purple, Blue and Silver
TOMIC - #1 Birthday project
My Mum's Craft Shop - #9 Punch It

The image and recipe...

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With Balloon - LOTV sentiment
Copics: B000, 00, 34, BV0000, 00, 01, 02, C0, 1, 3, E000, 00, 11, 27, 31, 41, R20, W0, 1, 3
DPs: Stamperia
Dies and punches: Marianne Design, MS Doily Lace

That's it for tonight, it is extremely late... Sweet dreams everyone and thank you very much for your visit!
Delphine xx

mercredi 8 juin 2011

ABC Christmas L is for...

Hello all! I hope you are well? First, thank you very much for your answers regarding photos, I am not as upset as I was thanks to you:-). I think I would like to change something about my blog template and probably will when I feel brave enough! Anyway we have a new challenge at ABC Christmas and we are very excited because our little family is larger today, with Carol, Heidi and Miria joining the DT! Welcome aboard girls! Our new challenge is L for Love - for someone you do - with a colour combo of green, silver and red!

And we have not one but two fantastic sponsors, Simon Says Stamp offering a $15 gift voucher to their super store, and StampFairy offering 3 adorable digis of the winner's choice!

Bonjour à toutes! Nouveau challenge chez ABC Christmas mais avant ça, bienvenue à Carol, Heidi et Miria, qui rejoignent notre DT! Le challenge cette semaine, c'est L comme Love avec une combinaison de couleurs à utiliser, vert, argent et rouge! Vous pourrez peut-être gagner un bon d'achat de 15$ offert par Simon Says Stamp, ou 3 digis StampFairy au choix!

Here is my card, and I know what you are going to think... she is saving her DPs again:-)!
Ma carte, et vous allez vous dire que je fais encore des économies de papier...

Stamps: Darby and Pudge CC Design - Paper Makeup sentiment
Papermania Adhesive Dots, Stardust Stickles
And handstitching

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - #101 No Designer Papers
Crafty Emma's Store - Clean and Simple
Jingle Belles - Let It Sew
Wags 'n Whiskers - #55 Stitches
Paper Sundaes - #72 Let's Get Sentimental
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

That's all for now! Thank you very much for your visit! Have a lovely day! Merci de votre visite et à très bientôt! Bisous,
Delphine xx

mardi 7 juin 2011

HELP NEEDED... I am upset...:-(

Good evening! I hope you are well? I am, but just upset with technology, again... I am tired of having blurry photos on my blog (if you click on the images, you will see the pictures are clearer than if you don't click on them), and if I upload them to their original size then the photo is very clear but of course I can't see the whole picture because my column is too small! I have read that when uploading the photos blogger sort of resizes them which explains the blur, but I have not found how to solve the problem. So if you have any advice on how to have clear pictures on your blog, I would really appreciate... Thank you very much for your ideas! Have a lovely evening
Delphine xx

lundi 6 juin 2011

Cupcake 145 DT card and challenges:-)

Hello all! I hope you are well? As usual, Monday morning, so you know what it means:-)! Cupcake time! We have another great challenge for you and this week our lovely Donna has chosen the theme "Things With Tails". We are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $20 gift certificate to their fantastic store and we are lucky to have Little Claire Designs as our sponsor for the month of June, offering a paper pad and  two stamps! 

Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien? Et oui, lundi matin donc nouveau challenge chez Cupcake! Le thème a été choisi par Donna, "things with tails", des choses avec une queue! Vous pourrez gagner un bon d'achat de $20 offert par Simon Says Stamp et jouerez aussi pour gagner un bloc de papier et 2 tampons offerts par notre sponsor pour le mois de juin, Little Claire Designs.

I have made another small round easel card...

 Stamps: Gorjuss Girl Flying Above It All Personal Impressions/Santoro
 Copics: 0, BG0000, 000, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, W0, 1, 3, 5, 7
Dies: Stars from Snowflake Cuttlebug die, Spellbinders (Circles and Scalloped Circles)

 As you can see, I am still practising for my clouds, which also helps me save my DPs:-). I used blue CS and white CS coloured with Copic W5 for matting. I stamped my image twice, one for the background, quickly coloured, the other not so quickly coloured then cut out and put on foam for extra dimension.
Comme vous le voyez, je continue à m'entraîner à faire des nuages, ce qui me fait par ailleurs économiser mes papiers:-). Le papier gris est du bristol blanc, colorié avec mon Copic W5, pour avoir les mêmes tons que l'oiseau, et j'ai tamponné mon image deux fois, l'une pour le fond coloriée très rapidement et l'autre coloriée moins rapidement:-), puis découpée et collée avec de la mousse 3D sur le fond. 

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

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
My Mum's Craft Shop - #8 Things With Wings
SCACD Friends With Heart - #9 Stars (I hope my 3 little stars are enough! If not, please ignore my entry:-)!)
Charisma - #22 Something That Flies
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings

For more inspiration, you can look at what my talented teamies did HERE! Thank you very much for visiting me again and for all your lovely comments:-)! Have a great day!
Pour davantage d'inspiration, faites un petit détour par Cupcake:-)! Merci de votre visite et pour vos commentaires toujours si gentils! Bonne journée et gros bisous!
Delphine xx

samedi 4 juin 2011

Summer's here with Honey:-)

Hello all! I hope you are well and having a sunny weekend? It is so hot here, it is much better to stay inside... and craft of course! So here is the card I have made, I hope you will find it "refreshing"...  
Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous passez un bon week-end... Il fait si chaud ici, vraiment, on est bien mieux à l'intérieur... à faire des cartes:-)! Voici donc une petite carte pour amener un peu de fraîcheur...

Close up and recipe... Gros plan et ingrédients...

Stamps: CC Design Honey Summer - Whimsy Stamps sentiment
Copics: B32, 34, 37, 39, BG0000, 000, 01, C00, 1, 3, E000, 00, 11, 31, 35, 37, 50, RV000, 00, 02
DPs: Best Creations and Crafts Too
Punches and Dies: EK Success (Swiss Cheese), Fiskars (Waves), Nestabilities (Circles and Eyelet Circles)
Other: Papermania Adhesive Dots 

I would like to play in the following challenges:
Anyone For Anya - Polka Dots
All that Scraps - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - #22 Sketch and Beach Theme
Sweet Stampin' - Playing in the Summer Fun
Meljen's Designs - #61 Coastal fun
Fairy Fun Fridays - #54 Summer fun
Paper Cutz - #94 Beach or Travel theme

That's all for now! Thank you very much for visiting me, enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Merci beaucoup de votre visite, passez une bonne fin de week-end! Gros bisous,
Delphine xx