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mercredi 30 novembre 2011

Looking for envelope boxes?

Well Tracy has some for you!!!

Are you fed up making boxes or envelope boxes for your cards...... well not any longer.............


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As Tracy says "I don't know about you but I hate having to spend time measuring out, cutting and scoring my envelope boxes to fit my embellished cards into. Soooooooooo, drum roll............ " Tracy has had some made.  Yayyyyy,  Whoppeeeee, so exciting.......

They are professionally cut and scored ready for your glue/tape and are an absolute godsend.  So if you're interested please email Tracy: t.payne@homecall.co.uk for a quote.  She can ship worldwide.

To help spread the word she is offering a pack of 25 as candy.  This is what you need to do:-

1. Write a post on your blog and link back to her post HERE
2. Add the picture to your sidebar and link to her post
3. Add your name in Mr Linky on her post

A winner will be drawn on January 2nd. 

Tracy would also like to know if any of you would be interested in boxes to fit the cards made using the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punch:-).

Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 28 novembre 2011

Oooh, Cupcakes...



Hello all! I hope you are well and had a nice weekend? It went by so fast! Anyway we have a new challenge for you at Cupcake, and another fantastic one that is:-)! Our lovely Donna has chosen a theme I particularly like, "Let's Get Krafty!", so she would like you to colour on kraft! We are being sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store, offering a £10 gift voucher:-) Our monthly prize is sponsored by Crafts U Love, giving a £15 gift voucher to the November winner!
Bonjour à toutes! Ca y est, c'est lundi, et l'heure de Cupcake! Donna a choisi un thème cette semaine qui me plaît particulièrement, elle vous demande de "Colorier sur du kraft"! A gagner, un bon d'achat de £10 offert par Crafty Emma's Store, et dernière chance pour gagner le prix du mois de novembre, un bon d'achat de £15 offert par Crafts U Love.

As you have noticed, because of kraft, I decided to take my pencils this time to colour my cutie with cupcakes:-)... Juste à cause du kraft, je me suis sentie obligée de sortir mes crayons cette fois:-)...


 And here is the whole card with recipe... La carte en entier avec recette...
 
Stamps: CC Designs Swiss Pixie Cupcake Birgitta, Magnolia sentiment
Colouring: Polychromos on Toga kraft (Sand)
DPs: Papermania
Punch: MS Doily Lace
Other: gems from stash

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Sweet Stampin' - Punches and Dies
Birthday Sundaes - #37 Birthday Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - #100 Happy Birthday

The Cupcakes have made super gorgeous creations, I strongly suggest you take a look:-)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Les Cupcakes ont fait de très belles choses, je vous recommande vivement de jeter un oeil à leurs créations:-)! Merci de votre visite, à très vite! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

vendredi 25 novembre 2011

Make It Colourful #41 DT - Look at that hat...


Hello all! It is Friday - oooh I love Fridays - and we have a new challenge for you at Make It Colourful! This fortnight we would like you to "Colour White", not the scariest challenge we have had:-)! To give you some inspiration, my teamies have made gorgeous examples, which you can see in the gallery HERE! And there is a fantastic prize as always, a $20 gift voucher to Make It Crafty!

Bonjour à toutes! Vendredi... J'adore le vendredi... et nous avons un nouveau challenge Make It Colourful! Cette semaine, le défi est de "colorier en blanc", on a fait bien pire! La DT a créé des exemples superbes, à voir dans la galerie ICI! Et comme toujours, un super prix, un bon d'achat de $20 offert par Make It Crafty!

I have chosen to colour an image I completely fell in love with... Really, it was love at first sight!!! It is called Chantelle at The Races, here is the whole image... L'image que j'ai choisie de colorier est l'histoire d'un coup de foudre... Je l'adore! Elle s'appelle Chantelle at the Races, la voici en entier...


And although I had several ideas for my card, had prepared a few handmade flowers, had a sketch in mind, well I came up with another CAS card...
Et malgré un sketch en tête, des fleurs que j'ai même faites, rien n'y a fait, j'ai finalement opté pour du CAS...

Image: Chantelle at the Races by Make It Crafty
Copics: C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, E000, 00, 02, 11, RV02, 04, 06, W0, 1, 3
DPs: Stamperia 

Embellishments: Make It Crafty Chipboard (Swirly Corners and Mix n Match Centres), pearl

I coloured the corners with a C9 Copic, and the little flower with pearl is made up of 2 pieces coming from the Mix n Match Centres chipboard pack that I layered, one coloured with C9, the other with RV04. 
As for colouring white, I used C0, 1, 3. The dress is the first thing I coloured on my image, I was afraid it would look too grey... Then I coloured the rest of my image, using some black (with my Cs), thinking that the white could catch some of the black around and the contrast would maybe help "bring out" the white too:-).

J'ai colorié les coins avec mon copic C9, et la petite fleur avec perle est faite en superposant 2 pièces des Mix n Match Centres, l'une coloriée avec mon Copic C9, l'autre avec mon RV04.
Pour colorier balnc, j'ai utilisé mes Copics C0, 1 et 3. La première chose que j'ai coloriée est la robe, j'avais un peu peur d'avoir la main lourde et qu'elle fasse trop grise... Puis j'ai colorié le reste de l'image et utilisé du noir, en pensant que le contraste contribuerait à faire ressortir le blanc:-)!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges - Free For All
Create Me Pink - #4 Digi Stamp Challenge
Sassy Cheryl's - #91 Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - #58 Anything Goes

That's all from me today! Thank you very much for your visit and all your lovely comments, they mean so much! Have a great weekend! C'est tout pour aujourd'hui! Un grand merci pour votre visite et tous vos commentaires si gentils! Bon weekend et à très vite! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 23 novembre 2011

ABC Christmas time!

Hello all! I hope you are well? Thank you for all kind words about my little one and for all your lovely comments. I have not been able to visit much since this weekend, but I hope to be able to catch up this afternoon (Oooh I love Wednesdays!!!) We have a new challenge for you at ABC Christmas, brought to you by our lovely Dorte! This week, X is for Xerox... We would like you to xerox one of our team's cards, in other words, CASE a card by one of our DT members, from one of our challenges, this one or any other in 2011. Oh and please put a link to the card you are casing:-) We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, offering the lucky winner 7 digis of his/ her choice...


and Digital Delights, offering the winner, 3 digis of his/ her choice...


Bonjour à toutes! Merci d'abord pour tous les gentils messages que vous m'avez laissés, mon petit bonhomme va beaucoup mieux! Je suis en retard (comme d'hab), et n'ai presque pas rendu de visites depuis ce week-end, je compte sur mon mercredi après-midi pour me rattraper! Le nouveau challenge d'ABC Christmas est X comme Xerox, on vous demande donc de copier/ vous inspirer d'une carte d'un membre de la DT, faite pour ce challenge ou n'importe quel autre en 2011. Et aussi d'ajouter un lien vers la carte que vous aurez choisie:-) Nous sommes sponsorisés par Bugaboo et par Digital Delights, 2 gagnants donc!

I decided to case a card made by Carissa for our Q challenge... Here is her gorgeous card:-)


and here is mine...

Stamps: Bugaboo Little Penguin Winter Bench, Penny Black sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour  Blending Card
DPs: MME
Embellishments: Make It Crafty Snowflake Stars Chipboard painted white,
Star Dust Stickles

It doesn't show very well on the photo, but there is a lot of sparkle IRL, with the glittered DP and Stickles I used on the chippies and image... Elle brille beaucoup plus en vrai, cette carte, mais bon...


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Winter Wonderland - What a Cutie
Digital Tuesday - #138 Sparkle And Shine (Glitttered paper at the top, stardust Stickles on image and chipboard)
Crimbo Crackers - #2 Make It Sparkle
Pollycraft - #120 Christmas fun
Crafty Emma's Store - Snowflakes

You can check all my teamies' fab cased cards HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Vous pouvez voir toutes les copies de cartes de la DT ICI! Merci de votre visite et bonne journée! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

lundi 21 novembre 2011

Probably the most CAS card I've ever made...

Hello all! I hope you are well and had a nice weekend? Mine did not exactly go as planned, since my little one had a double ear infection which kept me busy, but he is much better now:-) It is Cupcake day, and first thank you for all your "human" entries last week:-)! We have a new challenge for you, and this week the theme has been chosen by our lovely Denise, and it is "Teenage Boys"! We are being sponsored by Lili Of The Valley who are very kindly offering the winner a £10 gift voucher, and our monthly sponsor is Crafts U Love offering a £15 gift voucher to their store!
Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que votre week-end s'est bien passé? Le mien a été un peu bousculé, avec une double otite de mon petit dernier, mais heureusement il va mieux:-)! C'est l'heure de Cupcake, un grand merci à tous pour votre participation à mon challenge la semaine dernière, cette semaine, c'est Denise qui a choisi le thème, "Teenage Boys"/ "Les ados mais garçons":-) A gagner, un bon d'achat de £10 offert par Lili Of The Valley et rappel, pour le mois de novembre un bon d'achat de £15 offert par Crafts U Love!
Here is my image, once you have seen it, there is nothing else to see LOL... as I said, very CAS card:-)!
Mon image tout d'abord, parce qu'une fois que vous l'aurez vue, vous aurez tout vu... Carte totalement CAS:-)!


OK, I'll show you the whole card... Bon allez, je vous montre le reste de la carte...

Stamps: LOTV Lazy Afternoon, Hero Arts sentiment
Copics: E40, 41, 43, 44, 47, 49, W0, 1, 3, 5
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink 
Erm... That's it!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Divas By Design - #15 Monochromatic
Stamptacular Sunday - #139 Boy Oh Boy
Crafty Ann - Sketch or Monochrome
Shopping Our Stash -  Never Been Inked or Neutral Colour Theme (first time I am using that stamp)

You can see all the Cupcakes' gorgeous makes HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Vous pouvez voir toutes les créations des Cupcakes ICI! Merci de votre visite et bonne journée!
Hugs 
Delphine xx

jeudi 17 novembre 2011

Do You Stack Up #46 GDT card:-)

Hello all! Yes, I am here to share a card, on a Thursday:-)... I made Top 3 at Do You Stack Up and was invited to be GD for today's challenge, thank you very much again ladies! The theme this week is "Splash Of Blue", and I got to play with a gorgeous image by Mami Doodles!
Bonjour à toutes! Oui, on est jeudi, mais j'ai une carte... J'ai fait partie du Top 3 au challenge Do You Stack Up et j'ai été invitée à rejoindre la DT comme Guest Designer pour le challenge d'aujourd'hui (merci encore!)! Le thème est "Splash of Blue" soit "Une touche de bleu", et j'ai eu la chance de recevoir une image de Mami Doodles pour faire ma carte!


Yes, I have been playing with my pencils again:-)... Oui, encore un peu de crayon...

Image: Mami Doodles Mother Nature
Colouring: Polychromos on Toga kraft (Sand)
DPs: Kaisercraft (Utopia)
Other: Stamperia Ribbon, Artoz pearls

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - #95 Digital Images
Crafts & Me - #61 Simples
2 Sisters - #65 Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - #46 Anything Goes with a digi



For great inspiration, please visit Do You Stack Up:-)! Thank you very much for stopping by today, have a lovely day! Pour plein d'inspiration, vous pouvez vous rendre sur le blog de Do You Stack Up:-)! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

lundi 14 novembre 2011

A lot of people... Cupcake DT

Hello all! It is Monday:-(... but Cupcake time:-)!!! And this week it is my turn to choose the challenge! The theme is "Two's company"... Let me explain, I would like to see images of two boys, two girls or one of each on your projects. The idea is to have two or more characters on your work, animals don't count, but fairies and angels are ok of course:-) We are being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs, who are offering the winner 4 digis of his/her choice. And thanks to our monthly sponsor for November, Crafts U Love, you could win a £15 gift voucher:-)

Bonjour à toutes! Nouveau challenge chez Cupcake, et choisi par... moi cette semaine:-) "Two's Company", je voudrais voir 2 personnages filles/garçons ou plus (les animaux ne comptent pas) sur vos créations! Vous pourrez peut-être gagner 4 images au choix offertes par Sassy Studio Designs cette semaine et jouer pour gagner le bon d'achat de £15 offert par Crafts U Love, notre sponsor pour le mois de novembre.

As you can see, two was not enough, I went for 5... That stamp is one of 3 I chose as the prize I won at the All That Scraps Challenge last month:-)! I love colouring the Swiss Pixies, so imagine, five at a time...
J'ai opté pour 5 personnages... J'ai gagné ce tampon le mois dernier avec 2 autres au challenge d'All That Scraps et forcément, il fallait que je l'utilise tout de suite, j'adore colorier ces personnages, alors 5 d'un coup, quel plaisir!

Stamps: CC Designs Swiss Pixies The Group, CCD Designs sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour blending card
DPs: Bo Bunny and Sultane (I have to check...)
Other: MS Cherished punch, pearls from stash

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CRAFT - #128 Cute
Do You Stack Up - #45 Inspired By a Song (The Rembrandts "I'll be there for you"/ Friends TV series)
Southern Girls - #31 Can You Hear the Music (The Rembrandts "I'll be there for you"/ Friends TV series)
Dutch Dare - #138 Punch Time
Stamptacular Sunday - #138 Punch It
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - #56 Friendship


The Cupcakes have made gorgeous creations, you can take a look at all the lovely pairs HERE! We hope you will be able to join us! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! 
Les Cupcakes vous ont préparé plein de belles créations, pour voir tous les jolis couples, c'est LA! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt!  Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

vendredi 11 novembre 2011

Make It Colourful #40 DT and challenges

Hi all! I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend? It is Friday NIGHT, I know, I am here a little bit later than I thought, but here:-)! We have a great new challenge at Make It Colourful, and the theme this fortnight is Lantern/ Candle light! Don't panic, it was a first for me too, well first time really asking myself questions about the light source coming from a lantern! My teamies have excelled themselves and provided you with great inspiration, you can see all their projects in the gallery HERE

Bonsoir! J'espère que vous passez un bon week-end? On est vendredi SOIR, je sais, je suis là un peu plus tard que prévu (je vous avais bien dit que j'étais très en retard!!!), mais me voilà! Nous avons un nouveau challenge chez Make It Colourful... le thème? A la lumière d'une lanterne, bougie, lampadaire... La lumière doit venir d'une de ces sources! C'est la première fois que je réfléchis à ce genre d'éclairage, et je dois avouer avoir eu quelques suées... Mes collègues ont créé des exemples superbes, que vous pouvez admirer dans la galerie ICI!

If you have the latest Magnolia magazine, you will see a gorgeous Tilda In Winter Night coloured by Zoe, with a very helpful tutorial too! I started there, and like Zoe, decided my lantern had a solid lid and bottom, wich I TRIED to take into account. Here is my image...

Si vous avez le dernier magazine Magnolia, il y a une superbe Tilda avec une lanterne colorisée par Zoe, avec un tutoriel. Je suis partie de là, et comme Zoe, j'ai décidé que ma lanterne avait une base et un couvercle opaques, ce que j'ai ESSAYE de prendre en compte... Voici mon image...

Digital Images: Make It Crafty Winter Park Scene, CC Designs Through The Night
Copics: B0000, 000, 01, 02, 32, 34, 37, 39, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, 40, 41, 43, 44, 47, Y000, YG97
Coloured on Make It Colour blending card

Other ingredients to be found on my card below:
DPs: Magnolia
Embellishments: Make It Crafty Snowflake Star Chipboard painted white, Memory Box Border Die


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Little Miss Muffet - #22 Simplicity 
The Cuttlebug Spot - Anything Goes 
Wags 'n Whiskers - #67 Christmas themed
The Corrosive Challenge - #136 With a Flourish
Paper Sundaes - #94 Rectangle
Crafty Catz - #108 Use a digital image
Top Tip Tuesday - #59 Anything Christmas goes (2nd entry)
Charisma Cardz - #44 Cutesy projects

That's all from me today! I hope you can join us for our Lantern/ Candlelight challenge, all you have to do is upload your creation in the gallery HERE and you could win a $20 Gift Voucher to Make It Crafty! Thank you very much for your visit and all your lovely comments, I really, really appreciate! Off to play catching up again:-)...

C'est tout! J'espère que vous pourrez participer à notre challenge "A la lumière d'une lanterne...", tout ce que vous avez à faire pour tenter de gagner un bon d'achat de $20 à dépenser chez Make It Crafty, c'est poster vos créations dans la galerie ICI! A très vite, je continue de vous rendre visite et de rattraper mon retard:-)! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 9 novembre 2011

ABC Christmas W is for...

Hello all! I hope you are well? It is time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge and the letter this week is W for Winter Sports and we have not one but 2 sponsors:-)! First, Simon Says Stamp, who are generously offering a $15 Gift Voucher...


... and StampFairy offering 3 adorable digital images of the winner's choice! And the DT even got to play with some:-), thank you Gerda:-)!!!


Bonjour à toutes! Chez ABC Christmas, nous sommes à la lettre W comme Winter Sports! Nous souhaiterions voir vos créations en rapport avec les sports d'hiver! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Simon Says Stamp qui offre un bon d'achat de $15 et Stamp Fairy qui offre 3 images que le gagnant pourra choisir!


Yes, I have been using those pencils again, I want to practice:-)... Oui, encore ces crayons, il faut bien que je m'entraîne aussi!!

Image: Stamp Fairy Barry Winter, Personal Impressions sentiment
Colouring: Polychromos
DPs: BoBunny
Embellishments: Make It Crafty Snowflake Stars, pearls from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:
Digi Doodles - Winter
Digital Tuesday - #136 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Winter Wardrobe
Crafter's Companion - #18 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Goes
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas

Thank you very much for stopping by today, and huge apologies, I am behind again and I am afraid I will only be able to catch up at the weekend:-(, but I'll come ASAP! Merci de votre visite et désolée pour mon retard, que je ne risque de récupérer que ce week-end:-(...
Hugs
Delphine xx

lundi 7 novembre 2011

Femme fatale... Er, not me, obviously:-)

Hello all! I hope you are well? We have a new challenge for you at Cupcake, chosen by our lovely Maarit and the theme is "Textalicious", so you need to use a page from a newspaper, dictionary or a book, or use a stamp with a book/ newspaper. We are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $20 gift certificate, and our monthly sponsor is Crafts U Love, offering £15 gift voucher!

Bonjour à toutes! Nouveau challenge chez Cupcake dont le thème a été choisi par Maarit cette semaine "Textalicious", vous devez utiliser une page de journal, de dictionnaire de livre ou une image avec un livre ou un journal! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Simon Says Stamp qui offre un bon d'achat de $20 et pour le prix mensuel, Crafts U Love offre un bon d'achat de £15, vous voilà bien gâtés!

And now, onto my Femme Fatale... Voici donc la femme fatale dont je vous parlais dans le titre (non pas moi, évidemment!!!)...


When I bought the white newspaper DP, I knew I would use it with that stamp... Close up and recipe...
Quand j'ai acheté le papier blanc, je savais que j'allais l'utiliser avec cette image... Gros plan et ingrédients...

Stamp: SCACD Femme Fatale by Victoria Case
Copics: C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, W0, 1, 3
DPs: Sultane and Doodlebug
Other: Fiskars punch, gems from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Quixotic Paperie Sketch Challenge - Mary J's great sketch (3rd entry)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Optional Bling)
Stampavie and More - #155 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge -  #19 Anything Goes

For great inspiration, you can see all the Textalicious Cupcake creations HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, I really appreciate:-)! Have a lovely day! Pour plein d'inspiration textuelle, vous pouvez voir les créations des Cupcakes ICI! Merci de votre visite et bonne journée! Bisous,
Hugs 
Delphine xx

mardi 1 novembre 2011

Spooky Night Sky...


FOR MY CUPCAKE CARD, SEE MY PREVIOUS POST BELOW:-)

Hello again! 3 posts in 24 hours, very unusual, I know!!! Depending on where you are, I am almost too late to post my card:-)! There was a great special challenge at Make It Colourful for the month of October which was to create a spooky night sky. And I have to say it did take me some time to come up with something... I spent quite a number of hours on a first project, which ended in the bin. After colouring my whole scene, I realised I did not like the way I had put the different elements together to make my scene and my sky, which I tried to do with distress inks (big mistake... I am so bad!) was a real failure! 
The inspirational photos, the girls who took part in the challenge and left messages on the message board in the gallery really helped me and with the fantastic tutorial Barbara made about one of her amazing spooky night skies (she did make several, you can see them all in the gallery here), I had no other choice than try again:-)!
I decided to use the following character, Larkspur, which seemed perfect to me for a spooky scene and built my scene around her, adding all the Make It Crafty elements/images I had planned to use. 

 

and the whole scene, with some explanations...

 Stamps: Make It Crafty digis Eerie Scene, Spooky House, Spooky Graveyard
CC Designs Sweet November Twisted Sisters Larkspur (rubber)
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour blending card
MS punch

For the background, I only used parts of images: the moon and bats are a part of the Eerie Scene, the house is a part of the Spooky House which I first rotated (horizontally), then put at a slight angle to make it look a bit more threatening (Barbara's idea in the first place) and placed as if on a hill, the fence is a part of the Spooky Graveyard, and the branches on the side (idea coming from the inspirational photos for the challenge) are an element taken from the Spooky Graveyard too and repeated several times. I filled the empty space on the right by adding a coloured path. I also made the branches longer using my Copic multiliner, because my stamped character was not exactly where I wanted it (I did the usual stamping, masking, then printing my background on top of my stamped image).

For the moon, I used Y28, Y11, Y000, E41 and E50. For the sky and clouds, I followed Barbara's tutorial, I just did not use the Toner Greys (which I don't have... yet:-)), I used C0 to C5 and B91, 93, 95, 97. Greys first, then blues, then little touches of grey in some places.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - #21 Clouds
My Mum's Craft Shop - #29 Spooktacular
Crafty Catz - #106 Halloween
One Stop Craft - #155 No sentiments
Divas By Design - #13 Something spooky
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Pollycraft - #117 Anything Goes

The new Special Monthly challenge at Make It Colourful will be announced a few hours from now, don't forget to check what it is! Thank you very much for stopping by, I am behind with my commenting but will catch up tomorrow, 1.15am is not a reasonable time...!
Happy Halloween everyone:-)! 
Hugs
Delphine xx