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mercredi 31 août 2011

It LOOKS like a card, but...


Hello all! I hope you are well? I am slowly catching up with you, thank you for your patience! Today is time for another fantastic challenge at ABC Christmas and this week the letter is R for Recycling, with Ribbon or Rhinestones! We are being sponsored by Digital Delights who are offering the lucky winner three digital images of their choice.
Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien! Je commence à rattraper mon retard dans mes visites, merci de votre patience! Aujourd'hui, nouveau challenge chez ABC Christmas et nous voici à la lettre R comme "Recyclage, avec ruban ou rhinestones (brillants en français?)" Nous sommes sponsorisés par Digital Delights et vous pourrez peut-être gagner 3 images de votre choix.

My teamies have come up with great ideas using recycled products, so for inspiration and for hints and tips by our Carissa, please visit ABC Christmas:-)
La DT s'est surpassée, et pour plein d'idées, vous pouvez faire un petit tour sur le blog d'ABC Christmas:-)

Here is my make which looks like a card... 
Voici donc ma création, qui a l'air d'être une carte tout à fait normale...


 and what it is in fact... et en fait...


 ...a magnet on a card base used to show my magnet. I have wanted to try that for a long time and found great examples and explanation on Kim's blog. And my fridge being almost completely covered with magnets from my sons' yoghurts, I thought I could recycle them, especially since some are really old! I stamped my image on regular colouring paper, then pasted it on a thick piece of Canson cardstock (I had a piece left from the one I used for my Copic storage box, but that's another story:-)), then I spilt Diamond Glaze all over my image and let it dry, all night long, to make sure it would be dry when I touched it:-). I made a big mistake, I did not completely cover the back of my image with tape, almost all of it, except for one spot, and the paper "warped" there. So should I do it again, I would use tape to cover the whole area.
... c'est un aimant, placé sur un fond de carte pour la présentation. Cela faisait longtemps que j'avais envie d'essayer et j'ai trouvé de supers exemples et explications sur le blog de Kim. Et comme j'ai la chance d'avoir un frigo recouvert de magnets grâce à tous les yaourts comsommés par mes enfants, vous comprenez d'où vient mon idée! J'ai tamponné mon image sur mon papier habituel, je l'ai coloriée puis collée avec mon double face sur du carton Canson épais (un reste du carton utilisé pour ma boîte de rangement Copic, mais c'est une autre histoire), puis j'ai recouvert mon image de Diamond Glaze et j'ai laissé sécher toute la nuit. J'ai fait une grosse erreur, je n'ai pas totalement recouvert le dos de mon image de double face, j'ai presque tout couvert mais la petite partie non couverte a gondolé... Si c'était à refaire, il faudrait donc couvrir TOUTE la surface.

Close up on the magnet and recipe... Gros plan sur le magnet et recette...

Stamps: Sugar Nellie Festive Friends, Penny Black sentiment
Copics
Paper from an old Craft magazine
Embellishments: Ribbon and rhinestones
Other: thick cardboard, Diamond Glaze

I would like to enter my magnet into the following challenges:
Divas By Design -  #9 Christmas in August
Lollipop Crafts - #46 Recycle It
Stampavie and More - #150 Christmas in Summer
Crafts 4 Eternity - #34 Christmas projects
Stampin' For the Weekend - #15 Holidays
Dutch Dare - #127 Anything but a card (second entry - magnet this time)
Crop Stop - #34 Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely Wednesday! Merci beaucoup de votre visite et à très vite! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 29 août 2011

Recipes...

Hello all! I hope you are well? I apologize I am terribly late with my visits to you, I spent a huge number of hours working on my blog look (I was so scared to do things wrong!) at the end of the week and had a very busy (but very nice) weekend, things I wanted to do before the start of the week, when I now have family at home for the whole week! I will try to resume my normal activity ASAP!!!
It is Monday, oooh the last Monday I am on holiday:-(, and time for a Cupcake! This week the theme has been set by my lovely teamie Denise, and she has chosen "Alter It"! We are being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs, offering 4 digis of the winner's choice and we still have our 3 sponsors for the month of August, Crafts U Love (£15 Gift Voucher), Mo's Digital Pencil ($10 gift code) and Sew Sweet (£10 gift voucher).  

Bonjour à toutes! Mille excuses d'abord, je suis très en retard dans mes visites, j'ai passé un grand nombre d'heures à changer mon blog (et ça m'a un peu stressée!) en fin de semaine et j'ai passé un week-end  chargé mais très sympa (coucou les filles), tout ça juste avant d'entamer ma semaine où je reçois de la famille! Promis, j'essaie de reprendre une activité normale dès que possible!!!
On est lundi, dernier lundi des vacances:-(, voici donc le nouveau challenge de Cupcake! Denise a choisi le thème "Alter It" et souhaite vous voir modifier quelque chose... A gagner, 4 digis au choix offerts par Pink Gem Designs! Et nous sommes toujours en août, vous pouvez donc toujours gagner les 3 bons d'achat offerts par Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil et Sew Sweet!

After a lot of thinking, I finally made up my mind and here is my make... 
Après de longues hésitations, j'ai finalement opté pour...


A little notebook, inspired by Barbara's journals! Why a Tilda with Spoon on my notebook? Well I am so bad at cooking (you can't imagine) and I don't like cooking (of course), so this particular notebook (I have others!) is meant for COLOURING recipes and little notes about colouring!
Un petit carnet, dont l'idée découle des carnets de Barbara! Pourquoi une petite Tilda avec sa cuillère? Je ne fais pas bien et n'aime pas faire la cuisine, mon carnet contiendra donc mes petites recettes et essais de coloriage.


Stamp: Magnolia Tilda With Spoon
Copics: 0, C0, 1, E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37, RV000, 91, 93, 95, W0, 1, 3
DPs: my precious sheet of Basic Grey, one of the very first papers I have bought!
Other: MS Doily Lace punch, Fiskars corner punch for the corner swirls, pearls from stash

For my image, I had decided I would try to add pleats and folds, using Zoe's fantastic video tutorial. Well, let me tell you, the result is really NOT what it should be but I was very happy to try and I am determined to keep practicing! Some day, my pleats will be better:-)!
Je voulais essayer de faire des plis à la robe et j'ai suivi le super tutoriel vidéo de Zoe! Le résultat est très différent de ce qu'il devrait être, je vais continuer à m'entraîner, mais j'étais super contente d'essayer! 


I would like to enter my notebook into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything but a card
Paper Sundaes - Magnolia stamps
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - #127 Anything but a card

The Cupcakes have excelled themselves with their projects, you can see them all here! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Vous pourrez trouver plein de super idées en rendant visite à Cupcake! Merci et à très vite! Bisous,
Hugs,
Delphine xx

jeudi 25 août 2011

Little Miss Muffet New Release

Hello all! I hope you are well? Today is release day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and there are 3 more lovely images! I made 2 cards, one featuring a Sugar 'n Spice Doll, Paprika, the other with Summer Monkey! Let's start with my doll:-)!
Bonjour à toutes! Nouvelles sorties chez Little Miss Muffet, 3 adorables images! J'ai fait deux cartes pour vous présenter deux d'entre elles, une avec une petite poupée, Paprika, l'autre avec un petit singe:-)! Commençons par la poupée...

Since I made a "wet" card not long ago, I thought it would be nice for Paprika to play in a puddle, after the rain had stopped:-) Après vous avoir montré un personnage sous la pluie, j'ai voulu vous en montrer un autre après la pluie, jouant dans une flaque:-)!

Images: Paprika Little Miss Muffet, Hero Arts sentiment
Copics
DPs: Echo Park (from my Squirrel candy:-)!) and BoBunny
Other: MS Vintage Floral punch, Artoz pearls, ribbon from stash

For my grass and sidewalk, I cased ForgottenScraps' brilliant idea and explanations, and I tried, well struggled to make a puddle... I drew and coloured the puddle first, then added colour to the sidewalk. For the puddle, I started drawing ovals with my BG000, and added touches of B91 on the left and right, then C1, 0, BG000 in different places all around, a bit of white pen highlights, then again B91, a bit of C3, 1, 0 again and random strokes of blender... A totally amateurish puddle!!! For the sidewalk, I knew something was bothering me, and could not figure out what it was before finishing colouring my image... Then it struck me! I had very carefully drawn parallel lines (which don't even look parallel, but I swear they are!)... and they looked wrong (also because I did not draw them at the right place)... I think I should have taken perspective into account! Arrrrghhhh... I'll do better next time!!!

Pour mon trottoir et mon herbe, j'ai copié l'idée et les explications géniales de ForgottenScraps, et j'ai essayé de faire une flaque. Pour le trottoir, je savais bien que quelque chose me dérangeait et je n'ai compris évidemment qu'après avoir colorié toute mon image... Je me suis appliquée pour faire deux lignes parallèles (qui n'ont pas l'air mais le sont)... et ça clochait... J'ai oublié la perspective! Arrrrggghh, quelle erreur, je ferai mieux la prochaine fois!

Last view and challenges...


I would like to enter my card into:
Make It Colourful - #31 Ground your subject
Copic Creations - #56 Blue Greens - use your BG Copics (I used BG01, 05, 07, 09, 10, 11, 13 for her coat and BG0000, 000, 10 for the background)
Craft Us Crazy - #15 Anything Goes

Now, the little monkey I was telling you about...


And the whole card and recipe...

Image & stamp: Summer Monkey Little Miss Muffet, Personal Impression sentiment
Copics
DPs: American Crafts
Other: Nestabilities Big Scalloped Circles and Circles, Artoz pearls

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die For
The Emerald Faeries - #7 Birthdays

The Little Miss Muffet DT have made fantastic cards featuring this new release, you can see them all HERE! And before I go, just a HUGE thank you to Barbara and all the lovely ladies for having me as their Guest DT for August, it has been a great honour and real pleasure! Vous pouvez voir toutes les cartes de la DT Little Miss Muffet ICI! Un grand merci à Barbara et toute l'équipe de m'avoir si bien accueillie! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xxx

lundi 22 août 2011

Cupcake 156 & challenges

Hello all! Thank you so much for your patience with me:-), for all the lovely comments you have left me about my wet card and about Cupcake's birthday! It was really nice to see so many of you join us! So I suggest you take a look at Cupcake to see if you are one of our lucky winners:-)! Today's challenge has been chosen by our fantastic Donna and she would like to see a Gift Card, so a card and gift in one:-)! We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who are offering the winner SEVEN digital images! And you have three more chances to win with our 3 August sponsors, Crafts U Love (£15 Gift Voucher), Mo's Digital Pencil ($10 Gift Code) and Sew Sweet (£10 Gift Voucher)!

Bonjour à tous! Merci de votre patience:-) et de tous vos commentaires si gentils:-) sur ma dernière carte et pour l'anniversaire de Cupcake! Merci de votre participation à notre anniversaire, n'oubliez pas de regarder si vous faites partie des nombreux heureux gagnants! Le nouveau challenge, choisi par Donna, est de faire une Carte Cadeau:-) Vous pouvez gagner 7 digis offerts par Bugaboo Stamps cette semaine et peut-être gagner l'un des 3 lots de nos sponsors pour le mois d'août, Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil et Sew Sweet!

Here is my make, the front of my card...


The inside, with a little pocket...


and a bookmark in it...


Back to the front of the card, with the close up on the image and recipe...

Stamps: Just A Girl Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl, Personal Impressions sentiment 
Copics: B32, 34, 37, 39, BG0000, 000, 01, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11
DPs: Stamperia
Other: MS Cherished Punch, pearls and ribbon from stash

I made this card with a friend in mind, Florence to name her, the idea for this card started with the Gorjuss Girls CJ competition she is running, so I am sending it to her! If you don't know her, just take a look at her blog, her cards are gorgeous!
L'idée de cette carte m'est venue avec le CJ Gorjuss Girls qu'organise mon amie Flo et qui lui est donc destinée! Et si vous ne la connaissez pas encore, jetez un coup d'oeil à son blog, ses créations sont superbes, toujours pleines de douceur!

Last view and challenges...


Here are the challenges that inspired me too and that I would like to enter:
The Sugar Bowl - #65 Maria Therese's sketch (blue theme)
Stamp Something - Thank You
Top Tip Tuesday - #47 Thank you
Creative Inspirations (Wed.) - #125 Use Your Favourite Stamp (The Gorjuss Girls are my very first love!)
Corrosive Challenge - #130 Girlie
Crafts And Me - #48 Blue or Blue Green

Please take a look at my teamies' gorgeous creations here and thank you for your visit and for all the love you leave on the Cupcake blog too! Have a lovely day! Pour plein d'idées de cartes cadeau, c'est ICI! Merci de votre visite et de tous vos commentaires, ici et chez Cupcake! Bisous et à très vite!
Hugs
Delphine xx

vendredi 19 août 2011

Colouring Wet:-)

Hello all! I hope you are well? First, thank you so much for the comments you have left me, they mean a lot! I am sorry I am behind with my commenting, I have been busy making things and going to Paris, trying to make the most of the holidays which are almost finished, so please bear with me, I hope to be able to catch up with you all tonight and this weekend! 
The card I am showing you today was made with two challenges in mind, but it started with the Make It Colourful Challenge, which is to colour objects that seem wet without using glaze, only colouring. I have carefully read all the tips and advice by the DT as well as studied their gorgeous cards, and really wanted to give it a try. So here is my make...


A close up, recipe and explanation of how I coloured...

Image: Donna Tiddly Inks
Copics and blender
DPs: Artemio
Other: MS Cherished punch, ribbon and pearls from stash

I tried on a draft image, then worked on the one I am showing you. I worked in two different ways. For the raindrops in the sky, after drawing some lines to suggest rain, I drew drops and used BG000, then B91, C1, a bit of C3 at the bottom and B91 again on one side of the drops. If my line got too thick, I used my colourless blender inside the drop to get some of the white back inside the drop.
Now for the objects and characters, I coloured my whole image, leaving no part uncoloured. Then, magic weapon, I took my colourless blender and drew tiny drops, on the umbrella, the frog, the boots and a few on the girl. Then I underlined the drops on one side with one hue darker than the area I was in, and added a  tiny spot with the same Copic inside the drops. The reason I worked that way is that my white gel pen drew too thick lines and I was not satisfied, so that's the alternative method I tried. The only place where I have used my white pen is the puddle.

Last view and challenges...


I am entering my card into:
Make It Colourful - #30 Make It Wet
The Pink Elephant - TPE112 Stitching (sponsored by Tiddly Inks, which gave me the idea of using a TI image)

That's all from me! Thank you very much for your visit, off to start catching up:-)!
Pour mes petits lecteurs français, je suis très en retard et donc je n'ai pas traduit mais compte le faire, n'hésitez pas si vous avez des questions!
Hugs
Delphine xx

jeudi 18 août 2011

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #16 GDT cards:-)

Hello all! I hope you are well? It is time for another great challenge at Little Miss Muffet and this time we would like you to use "multiple images"! And remember, you do not have to use Little Miss Muffet Stamps images to join us:-)! 
Bonjour à tous! C'est l'heure du nouveau challenge chez Little Miss Muffet, et cette fois nous voudrions que vous utilisiez "plusieurs images" dans vos créations! Et je vous rappelle qu'il n'est pas nécessaire d'utiliser des images Little Miss Muffet pour jouer:-)! 

Actually, I have not made 1 but 2 GDT cards! I had so much fun playing with these adorable Sugar 'n Spice dolls, I just had to make multiple cards too:-) And to be perfectly honest, I even started another one, but I thought you might be fed up, so I will show it to you later!
En fait, je n'ai pas fait une mais deux cartes en tant que Guest Designer pour ce challenge! J'ai adoré jouer avec ces petites poupées, et je n'ai pas pu m'empêcher de faire plusieurs cartes! ET pour être vraiment honnête, j'en ai même commencé une troisième, mais je me suis dit que vous en auriez peut-être assez, alors elle sera pour plus tard! 

Card #1...


Can you see why I love those Sugar 'n Spice dolls? Je les adore, ces poupées!

Images: From left to right Cocoa, Pepper, Sage, Nutmeg by Little Miss Muffet, CC Designs sentiment
Copics
Other: Ribbon and pearls from stash

I merged the 4 images together in MS Word, then "cropped" each image to make the lower part of their bodies disappear then inserted/drew a rectangle. It hid my image, so I right clicked to reach the "settings" of  my rectangle and put "transparency" to 100% so that the images would show. I hope what I'm saying makes sense, I find it difficult to explain in English, my MS Word being in French:-)!

Last view and challenges...


I would like to enter card #1 into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Pearls, Ribbon, Free/ no DP for me)
One Stitch At A Time - #75 Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes

Now card #2...


For inspiration, I used something that has kept me busy recently... I have been sorting hundreds of photos, actually 10 years of photos, because we have decided it would be nice to have albums for our children... Hence my cards!!! I have been seeing photos everywhere:-)!
 Pour ces cartes, j'ai été inspirée par mon quotidien... Nous avons décidé de classer des centaines de photos, 10 ans de photos pour faire des albums, travail de titan!!! D'où mes cartes, je vois des photos partout:-)!


 Same images and sentiment as on card #1:-)
Copics
Dps: Echo Park that I won as part of my little Squirrel's summer candy!
Other: Pearls from stash

Same as in my first card, I merged my images in MS word, then drew rectangles and squares to use my images as photos:-)! And the sentiment is stamped.


I would like to enter card #2 into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - #19 Summer Time (Summer colours)
The Stamp Man - #29 Anything Goes with Summer Colours

If you would like to see all the Sugar 'n Spice Dolls, you can find them HERE! I know I would love to use them all! And to look at the gorgeous DT creations using other Little Miss Muffet images, please take a look HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day!
Si vous voulez voir toutes les poupées disponibles, c'est ICI! J'ai envie de toutes les utiliser! Et pour voir les créations de la DT, avec plein d'autres images Little Miss Muffet, c'est LA! Merci beaucoup pour votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 17 août 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge Q is for...

Hello all! It is already Wednesday, which means it is time for a great challenge at ABC Christmas! Lacey is hosting the challenge and the letter is Q for "Quote plus an image". We are very happy to have 2 fabulous sponsors, Robyn's Fetish offering 5 digital products (and who provided the DT with some fantastic images too:-))...


... and a fantastic prize from Stampin' With Brenda, a 3 month subscription to the "How to WOW paper crafting techniques club"!

Bonjour à toutes! Le nouveau challenge chez ABC Christmas est la lettre Q pour "Quote plus an image", donc nous souhaitons voir une citation et une image sur vos créations. Nous sommes sponsorisés par Robyn's Fetish qui offre 5 produits digitaux au gagnant et Brenda, démonstratrice Stampin' Up qui offre un abonnement de 3 mois à "The How to WOW Paper Crafting Techniques"!


Close-ups...


 Images/Stamps: Robyn's Fetish Home For the Holidays, Whimsy Stamps quote, Inkadinkado snowflake
Copics: C0, 1, 3, 5, 7
Other: ColorBox Frost White Ink, Stardust Stickles, Spellbinder Circle die, gems from stash

Quite simple, as always! No DPs, I stamped all around my card using a snowflake clear stamp by Inkadinkado:-). Très simple à nouveau! Pas de papier à motifs, j'ai utilisé un gros tampon flocon de Inkadinkado tout autour de la carte, et voilà!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Ooh La La Creations - #86 Oh Christmas!
Do It With Digis - #16 Christmas in August
Crazy 4 Challenges -  C4C100 Monochromatic Colouring
PaperPlay - Week 32 - Create your own DP
Challenge Up Your Life - #50 No Patterned Paper

My teamies have made gorgeous creations again this week, thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog, they are always very appreciated! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Vous pouvez voir les créations de la DT ICI, et merci aussi pour les commentaires que vous nous laissez sur le blog d'ABC Christmas:-)! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

lundi 15 août 2011

Cupcake is 3! Let the party begin:-)...

Hello all! I hope you are well? It is Monday morning, so you know what that means, but today is special since Cupcake is 3 years old! And we have TONS of prizes for you! Just look...

There are 6 sponsors for this week...
Crafty Emma's Store - £10 Gift voucher
Cupcake Cards and Crafts - Soft Whispers Paper Collection
Digi's With Attitude - $10 Gift Certificate
Inky Impressions - 1 stamp and a goodie bag
The Stamping Boutique - 5 digis of the winner's choice
Tickled Pink Stamps - 1 rubber stamp or 2 digis of the winner's choice

... 3 monthly sponsors
Crafts U Love - £15 Gift Voucher
Mo's Digital Pencil - $10 Gift Code
Sew Sweet - £10 Gift Voucher 

... and we are having a TREASURE HUNT with 3 fantastic prizes which you can see on Cupcake blog!
There are 3 treasures to find, so 3 chances to win, and they are hidden on some of the DT's blogs. To play, you need to enter the challenge and then leave a comment on the blog of the treasure hider, including your Inlinkz number, and post a picture of the treasure in your side bar. You can play for 1, 2 or all 3 treasures! For further explanation, please go to Cupcake!

Bonjour à toutes! Lundi, vous savez donc que c'est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge chez Cupcake, mais cette semaine, c'est la fête, Cupcake a 3 ans, et nous avons des tonnes de choses à vous faire gagner pour fêter ça! 6 sponsors cette semaine, 3 sponsors pour le mois d'août, (voir ci-dessus!) et surtout une chasse au trésor, avec 3 lots à gagner, soit au total 12 choses à gagner. 
Je vous explique rapidement le fonctionnement de la chasse au trésor: sur certains blogs de la DT sont cachés des trésors (vous devez voir la photo du trésor). Pour gagner, vous devez laisser un commentaire sur ces blogs en mentionnant le numéro de Inlinkz correspondant à votre carte pour le challenge, puis mettre la photo du ou des trésors pour lesquels vous jouez sur votre blog. 

But what is the challenge this week? It is a fab sketch! Mais quel est donc le challenge cette semaine? C'est le super sketch que voici:


Here is my card...


Close up on the image and recipe...

Image: Sweetheart Birgitta CC Designs, Personal Impressions sentiment
 Copics: B000, 00, 01, 02, 05, BG000, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, R20
DPs: Papermania
Other: Stardust Stickles, star punch,Diamond Glaze

The star shaped buttons are paper buttons that I made, using a tutorial mentioned on All that Scraps blog. For one button, I punched 4 stars, glued them together, then pierced 2 holes with my piercing tool, and covered each pile of 4 stars with Diamond Glaze. I colored the floss with my Copics. 
Les boutons en forme d'étoiles sont en papier. J'ai suivi et adapté un tutoriel dont le lien était sur le blog d'All That Scraps. Chaque bouton est fait de 4 étoiles perforées, collées, j'ai ensuite fait 2 trous avec mon perce papier, et recouvert chaque bouton de vernis Diamond Glaze. Et j'ai colorié mon fil blanc avec mes Copics.


Last view and challenges...


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
All That Scraps - Paper Buttons
Flutterby Wednesday - #166 Open theme
Divas By Design - #8 Birthdays
Scrapbook Sisters - #47 Stars
Cute Card Thursday - #177 Clean and Simple
Delightful Challenges - Things With Wings

I hope you will be able to join us to celebrate Cupcake's third birthday with us! And on a personal note, again, thank you so much for having me, I am so happy to be a little Cupcake:-)!  J'espère que vous pourrez fêter les 3 ans de Cupcake avec nous! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs 
Delphine xx

vendredi 12 août 2011

Little Miss Muffet New Releases

Hello all! I hope you are well? It is release week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and there are 4 new adorable images! The one I have used for my card is called Isabella and Belle but you can see all the DT's creations featuring them all HERE!
Bonjour à toutes! Cette semaine, de nouvelles images sont disponibles chez Little Miss Muffet, 4 adorables images! Celle que j'ai utilisée pour ma carte s'appelle Isabella and Belle, mais vous pouvez toutes les voir ICI ainsi que les créations de la DT!


I didn't add a sentiment because I think the image speaks for itself and you can feel the love:-)! Pas de texte, je trouve que cette image parle d'elle-même:-)

Image: Isabella and Belle Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Copics: W0, 1, 3, 5, 7
DPs: Stamperia, BoBunny (the one with hearts)
Punch: MS Doily Lace
Embellishments: Make It Crafty Swirly Corners coloured with W3 Copic, pearls and ribbon from stash

Last view and challenges...


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Lollipop Crafts - #43 Monochromatic
Corrosive Challenge #128 - Earth Tones
Craft Us Crazy - #14 Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot - Anything You Fancy

Don't forget that you still have time to join the challenge at Little Miss Muffet, which is Outside the Die-Cut! Thank you very much for your visit,  enjoy the rest of your day! 
N'oubliez pas que vous pouvez encore participer au challenge de Little Miss Muffet, Outside The Die-Cut, où l'on veut voir des découpes avec des bouts d'images qui dépassent:-)! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 10 août 2011

A bit plain...

Hello all! I hope you are well? I would like to show you a card I made for a friend's birthday... My cards are always simple but this one is probably the plainest card you will see in Blogland... no DPs, almost no embellishments, no layout:-)... It is not that I am being lazy, it is just that here I tried several things but always came back to my simple layout, so I decided it was better to keep it extremely simple. 
Bonjour à toutes! Aujourd'hui, une petite carte pour l'anniversaire d'une amie... Je vous préviens, c'est la carte la plus simple de Blogland... Toujours simple chez moi, mais encore plus ici... pas de DP, très peu d'embellissements, une disposition simplissime... non, ce n'est pas de la paresse, c'est juste qu'après avoir essayé plein de choses, j'en revenais toujours à l'extrême simplicité, j'ai donc cessé de lutter!


 Image/Stamp: Zoe Celebrates by Make It Crafty (thank you Zoe!), Paper Makeup sentiment
Copics: E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37, RV10, 21, 23, 34, V12, 15, 17
Other: Gems from stash (top left:-))

I told you it was simple! Je vous l'avais bien dit... Simple!
I would like to enter it into the challenges at Make It Colourful of course, where the theme is Colour With Pink, A SpoonFull of Sugar (#162 Happy Birthday) and Anything Goes (#47 Happy Birthday/Celebration).

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

lundi 8 août 2011

Cupcake 154 DT

Hello all! I hope you are well? It is Cupcake time:-)! Our lovely Jane has chosen a great theme for you, "Sew Mad", which means we would like you to use stitching - faux or real:-) For lots of inspiration, you can see what the Cupcakes did here! We are being sponsored by Paper Pretties who are offering an adorable stamp and, because Cupcake is turning 3 this month, you have 3 more chances to win with our 3 August sponsors - a £15 gift voucher offered by Crafts U Love, a $10 Gift Code to Mo's Digital Pencil and a £10 gift voucher offered by Sew Sweet!
Bonjour à toutes! Nouveau challenge chez Cupcake, choisi par Jane, "Sew Mad", nous voulu voir un peu de couture (vraie ou non) sur vos cartes (j'en connais qui vont être contentes:-)!) Pour vous inspirer, vous pouvez voir les créations des Cupcakes ici! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Paper Pretties qui offrent un adorable tampon et vous avez 3 chances supplémentaires de gagner avec nos sponsors du mois, des bons d'achat, £15 chez Crafts U Love, $10 chez Mo's Digital Pencil et £10 chez Sew Sweet!

Here is the image I used...


And my card which is for a friend's birthday:-)


Images/stamps: CC Designs Cupcake Birgitta (digi), Paper Makeup Sentiment
Copics:  E000, 00, 11, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 50, R22, 24
Punches and dies: Fiskars punch (Scalloped Dots), Nestabilities (Circles and Scalloped Circles)
Other: Ribbon, pearls, Stardust Stickles and DMC 6-strand floss

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - #26 Birthdays
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - #60 Sparkly
My Mum's Craft Shop - Monochromatic
Stamp Something - August Digi Day
Cute Card Thursday - No Designer Paper
Moving Along With the Times - #110 Don't Be Square

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Merci beaucoup de votre visite et à très bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

vendredi 5 août 2011

TRYING to colour dark skin:-)...

Hello all! I hope you are well? Just a quickie post from me to share the card I would like to enter in a few challenges, before it is too late:-)!!! It is the first time I have tried to colour darker skin (and frizzy hair), and I have come to 2 conclusions: firstly, I need to practise (for both), secondly I think I have to buy more Copics! I am not satisfied, but here is my card anyway...
Bonsoir! Rapidement une petite carte pour participer à plusieurs challenges:-) C'est la première fois que j'essaie de colorier la peau dans des tons plus foncés (et des cheveux crêpus) et je suis parvenue à 2 conclusions: premièrement il faut vraiment que je m'entraîne (pour les 2) et deuxièmement il faut que j'achète des Copics en plus, il me manque des couleurs:-)! Je ne suis pas satisfaite, mais voici quand même le résultat de mes essais...


I first coloured a Mini Tilda to try the darker skin tones, then I decided I would try on a large face, more difficult obviously but it seemed the right thing to do to play in the challenge, that's why I chose that stamp.
The image only and recipe...

Stamps: Summer and Blush Hello by the Greeting Farm
Copics: (for the skin) E00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37, G000 (no G20:-(...)
MS punch, EK Success Retro Flower Punches
Ribbon and gems from stash

I would like to enter:
Make It Colourful - #28 Colouring Dark Skin
ICopic - #41 Skin Tones (not your usual colours- my first time trying dark skin)
Anyone For Anya - No Patterned Paper (I made my own using a TGF background stamp)
Stamptacular Sunday - Friends are heaven sent (card for a friend, see background stamp)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - #46 Anything Goes
That's all from me! Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your evening! Merci de votre visite et bonne fin de soirée! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

jeudi 4 août 2011

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #15 GD card:-)

Hello all! I hope you are well? If you have read the title of the post, you will know why I am very excited today! I have been invited to be Guest Designer for Little Miss Muffet Stamps for August! I am really happy and honoured to join those talented ladies, thank you so much again for having me Barbara:-)!
Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien? Si vous avez bien lu le titre du message, vous savez pourquoi je suis hyper contente:-)... Me voici Guest Designer pour Little Miss Muffet Stamps pour le mois d'août! Je suis très heureuse de rejoindre l'équipe, un grand merci encore pour cette invitation Barbara:-)! 

Today is the start of the new Little Miss Muffet Challenge and the theme for the next fortnight is "Outside the Die-Cut" and you can win adorable digis!
Aujourd'hui commence le nouveau challenge chez Little Miss Muffet et le thème pour les deux semaines à venir est "Hors de la découpe", votre image doit donc dépasser/sortir de la découpe utilisée! A gagner, d'adorables digis!
Here is my card...


Close up on the lovely image and recipe:-)...

Image: Little Miss Muffet Butterfly Kisses, PaperMakeup sentiment
Copics: B91, 93, 95, 97, BG0000, 000, 10, C5, E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37, 50, 51, 53, 55
DPs: Toga
Dies: Circles and Big Scalloped Circles Nestabilities
Other: pearls from stash and Stardust Stickles


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Crafty Emma's Store - #47 Feeling the Blues
The Crazy Challenge - #78 The Sun Is Out
Creative Inspirations - #65 Summertime
Divas By Design - #7 Summer's Here
Sentimental Sundays - #66 In The Garden
Stampavie And More - #148 Summer

I hope you will have time to join the outside the die-cut challenge and for great inspiration by the DT, just look here:-)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! 
J'espère que vous aurez le temps de nous rejoindre et pour vous inspirer, jetez un oeil ici! Merci de votre visite et à très vite! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx