lundi 31 décembre 2012

January Previews at All That Scraps!

Hello everyone! And first thank you for all your very kind comments about my scene, they mean a lot and were truly appreciated, thank you!!! I'm back for the January Previews starting today at All That Scraps, and oh look at those ponytails, they melt my heart! The DT are showcasing the new stamps by Christine, so cute! Here is my card featuring the adorable Swiss Pixie Baby Girl (yes, there is a boy too:)) and a super cute new die...

 Stamp: CC Designs Swiss Pixie Baby Girl
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE for Europe)
Die: CC Cutter Baby Accessories (I only used the Safety Pin)
DPs: Kaisercraft
Other: Pearls

Challenges I am entering:
In The Pink - Pink and Pearlie

To see more of this new release, don't forget to go to the ATS blog to see what my talented teamies have made AND to try and win the new stamps AND maybe a gift voucher to the store with the Banner Giveaway. All the new release will be available from the store on Thursday 3rd January 8pm CST! Thank you very much for your visit, have a wonderful day and night;) Happy New Year to all!
Delphine xx

samedi 29 décembre 2012

A Special Scene for a year in review at ATS...

Hello everyone! I'm back today to share what I did for All That Scraps, for the last Make It Monday (on a Saturday:)) post of the year! Because it is the last one for 2012, I thought I would make a special scene, using characters from most of the CC Designs lines of stamps... My idea was to show the 4 seasons and make a sort of review of the year, with characters released in 2012... Here is what I did...

ATS 2012 Scene copyr
It is an A4 scene, all coloured with Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE for Europe). All the characters are CC Designs and I have added a few Make It Crafty elements to fill the background - Tree Of Love on the left and Large Pine Tree and Winter Fence on the right.
Here are some close-ups with all the characters I used... 

ATS 2012 Scene A

To represent SPRING, I used Laugh Lines Garden, Bunny Lucy sitting on Field Fence and a cute little Sweet November Fairy from the A Little Bit Of Magic Fairies Set

ATS 2012 Scene B

For SUMMER, I used Berry Beatrice standing in front of Summer Emma and another SN fairy from the
the A Little Bit Of Magic Fairies Set
For FALL, Punkin Beatrice sitting in front of Indian Emma

ATS 2012 Scene C

And for WINTER, Santa Lula, Mini Winter Evie, Mashi's Muffin Baby It's Cold Outside, Meoples Dress Up Snowman and an AmyR sentiment from the set called Frosty Greetings
And they are all joining me to wish you a Happy New Year!

ATS 2012 Scene copyr

Challenges I am entering: 
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes ( entry #2)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes(entry #2)
Stampin' For the Weekend - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

That's all from me today, I hope you are all ready for 2013 and ready for all the new characters with the January Previews starting on Monday! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great weekend! Hugs
Delphine xx

vendredi 28 décembre 2012

Happy New Year at Tilda's Town

Hello all! And Happy New Year :)! Yes, that's the new challenge at Tilda's Town! As always, there is a $10 Gift Certificate to the Tilda's Town store to win, your magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps with over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times! Don't forget Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day and you can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes! 

Here is my card, no line again à la Zoe :)...

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda Under Mistletoe
 Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE for Europe)
Die: Magnolia Old Swedish Lace
DPs: BoBunny

Challenges I am entering: 
Papertake Weekly - Pick of The Year ("Die Cute Special"/ January for me)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

To see my teamies' gorgeous creations, visit us HERE! We hope you'll be able to join us! Thank you very much for stopping by, have a great weekend! 
Delphine xx

mercredi 26 décembre 2012

All That Scraps Review - Wishing you love:)

Hello all! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some family time! Great time here despite all the germs but great anyway;)! 
Today I'm sharing a card featuring one of the adorable December stamps from the Sweet November range available from All That Scraps - Love Birds!

Stamps: CC Designs Sweet November Love Birds and Love Always sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE from Quixotic Paperie for Europe)
Punch: Martha Stewart

Challenges I am entering: 
Totally Gorjuss - Easy Does It
Aud Sentiments - Use Any Sentiment

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day everyone! 
Delphine xx

lundi 24 décembre 2012

Tutorial - Colouring Winter Trees with Copics

Hello everyone!
Today I'd like to share a little seasonal tutorial I did for Copic Marker Europe - how to colour winter trees. I have prepared a Magnolia scene, with Snowy Hug as the focus, the Heart Fence stamped on each side and Winter Forest which I stamped 3 times to have more snowy trees :). The sentiment is by Magnolia too. For this tutorial, I am going to show you close ups of a couple of trees on the right of my scene.
Bonjour à tous! 
Aujourd'hui je vous montre un petit tutoriel de saison que j'ai fait pour Copic Marker Europe - comment colorier des sapins enneigés.  J'ai préparé une petite scène Magnolia avec comme personnages Snowy Hug, la barrière Heart Fence tamponnée de chaque côté et mes arbres Winter Forest que j'ai tamponnés 3 fois pour avoir plus de sapins:). Le sentiment est aussi un Magnolia. Pour ce tuto, je vais me focaliser sur 2 arbres à droite de ma scène.

Here are the Copics needed to colour those snowy trees: 
G40, YG03, 17, 67, C00, 1, 3
Liste des Copics utilisés pour colorier les arbres:
G40, YG03, 17, 67, C00, 1, 3

Step 1: /Etape 1:
I start with a light green, G40, and quickly colour the areas I want to be green. I do not put colour on the ends of the branches because I want them to look heavy with snow.
Je commence avec un vert clair, G40, et je délimite les zones que je voudrais faire vertes. Pas de vert sur le bout des branches qui seront pleines de neige. 


Step 2: /Etape 2:
I colour with my darkest green, YG67, covering some of the area I defined with my G40 and I colour making tiny dots for a bit texture. 
En faisant des petits points, je colorie avec mon vert le plus foncé, YG67, sur les zones que j'ai délimitées avec mon G40.


Step 3: /Etape 3:
Still colouring making little dots, I cover my YG 67 dots with YG 17 and expand the green a little.
Toujours en faisant des petits points, je couvre ce que j'ai fait en YG 67 avec mon YG 17 et j'élargis un peu la zone verte.


Step 4: /Etape 4:
Same process with YG03 this time.
Même chose avec mon YG03.


Step 5: /Etape 5:
Now I am going to lightly blend all my greens with my G40.
J'adoucis l'ensemble de mes verts en coloriant avec mon G40.

Step 6:/Etape 6: 
I am now colouring the white with my Cs. I start with C3, and I also add a bit of C3 in the green, where my darkest areas should be.
Je colorie le blanc avec mes C. Je commence avec mon C3 et j'en ajoute un peu dans les zones vertes, pour en foncer certaines.

Step 7: /Etape 7:
Next, I use C1 over my C3 and expand the "grey" area a little. Then I add C00.
J'élargis ma zone grise en utilisant maintenant mon marqueur C1. Même chose ensuite avec mon C00.

And that's how I make my winter trees!
Voilà donc comment je colorie mes sapins!

Here is my whole scene... and all the Copics I used:
La scène en entier et tous les marqueurs utilisés:

Tilda: Skin/Peau: E0000, 000, 11, 21
Hair/Cheveux: E31, 35, 39, 59
Outfit/ Tenue: BG000, B97, BV0000, 000, 00, 02, 04, 08 (top/haut), BG91, 93, 95, 97, 99 (jeans), W0, 1, 3, 5 (fluffy white/blanc duveteux)

Snowman/Bonhomme de neige: Body/Corps: C00, 1, 3, 5 (Snow/Neige), E44, 47 (Buttons/Boutons), YR00, 02 (Nose/Nez)
Hat/Bonnet: C3, R32, 35, 37, 39
Broom/Balai: E43, 44, 47, Y21, 26, E35

Trees/Sapins: C00, 1, 3, G40, YG03, 17, 67
Fence/Barrière: E40, 41, 43, 44
Sky and clouds/Ciel et nuages: BG0000, BV20, C00, 0, 1
Snow/Neige: C00, 0, 1, 3, 5

Challenges I am entering:
Marvelous Magnolia - 2 or More
Magnolia Down Under - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - White Christmas 
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Snowmen
Crafts And Me - Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Deep Ocean -Santa is coming to town
Milk Coffee Challenge - Christmas or Winter Holiday

That's all from me today! Have a wonderful day and a very Merry Christmas!
C'est tout pour aujourd'hui! Bonne journée et surtout un très Joyeux Noël à vous tous! Bisous,
Delphine xx

dimanche 23 décembre 2012

Tutorial - No Line Colouring with a Digi

Hello everyone! Does that picture look familiar? Well that's because you already saw it!!! I posted it a month ago and then posted tips on the MIC store blog on how I made my digi ready for no line colouring. I forgot to post my tips here but I like having everything I do posted on my blog too, so let's say it is better late than never lol! I used Microsoft Word to alter the light of my image, my software is in French but I hope you can understand with the following pictures. 

Bonjour à tous! Cette image vous dit quelque chose? Normal, vous l'avez vue il y a un mois:)! Je l'ai publiée et j'ai ensuite publié un tuto rapide sur le blog de Make It Crafty sur comment je prépare un digi pour faire du no line et j'ai complètement oublié de le publier sur mon blog! Mieux vaut tard que jamais! J'utilise Word pour modifier la luminosité de mon image.

 The image I used is the super cute Fairy Twinkles.

 L'image que j'ai utilisée est l'adorable Fairy Twinkles.


First, I right clicked on my image and chose the symbol at the bottom (Format).

D'abord, je clique droit sur mon image et je choisis "Format".


In the window that opened, I clicked on "Recolour" as shown in the red circle and then chose the 3rd symbol on the second line, and this is what I got...

 Dans la fenêtre qui s'ouvre, cliquez sur "Recolorier" et choisissez le 3e symbole sur la 2e ligne, voilà ce que vous obtenez...

The image on the left is the result of what I have just shown you, the one on the right is the original image with dark lines.

L'image à gauche est le résultat de ce que je viens de vous montrer, celle à droite, l'image originale.

As you can see, the symbol I clicked on (3rd symbol 2nd line) automatically changed the light and contrast (to 70% and -70%). It is a setting I found and like. But it is possible not to use that symbol and play with the light setting yourself. To do so, once you have right clicked on your image and chosen "Format" as shown in Step 1, just play with the "light" arrow until you are satisified.
And here is the image coloured...

Comme vous pouvez le constater, le symbole sur lequel j'ai cliqué (3e symbole, 2e ligne) a automatiquement changé la luminosité et le contraste ( 70% et -70%), un réglage qui me convient bien. Mais vous pouvez ne pas cliquer sur ce symbole et modifier la luminosité vous-même. Pour le faire, une fois que vous avez cliqué droit sur l'image et choisi "Format" comme vu dans l'étape 1, faites bouger la flèche "Luminosité" jusqu'à ce que vous trouviez un réglage qui vous convient. Pour rappel, voilà l'image coloriée...

List of Make It Crafty Products used:  
I hope that helped a little, feel free to ask if you have questions! Thank you very much for your visit!
Merci de votre visite, bisous! 
Hugs, Delphine xx 

vendredi 21 décembre 2012

Fussy And Fancy GDT :)

Hello all! We're almost there, only 4 days to go, but holidays tonight, YAY!!! And what's more, today I'm the lucky GDT at Fussy And Fancy, thank you very much again ladies, I'm very happy to join you for this challenge:)! The challenge this fortnight is "Tags or Banners", it is the second week, so you still have a week to enter! 
For my GDT make, I made a little tag using one of the new CC Designs stamps, Fashionista Heidi...

Stamps: CC Designs Fashionista Heidi and Starry Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE from Quixotic Paperie for Europe)
Die: CC Designs Mini Banners Die
DPs: Rayher
Other: Pearls

Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
Live And Love Crafts - Anything but a Card

Thank you very much for your visit, hope you'll be able to join the challenge at Fussy And Fancy! Have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 19 décembre 2012

ATS December Reviews

Hello all! No, I have not completely disappeared, but almost :) Oh what end of year... Anyway, I'm back to share a card I made using one of the new stamps from our December Release at All That Scraps, please meet Sweets

Stamps: CC Designs Sweets and Love Always Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE from Quixotic Paperie for Europe)
DPs: BoBunny
Other: Artemio punch, ribbon and heart button

Challenges I am entering:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes plus ribbon
Oozak - Anything Goes + Red (entry #2)
Fun With Shapes and More - Hearts

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great Wednesday!
Delphine xx

vendredi 14 décembre 2012

Tilda's Town #31

Hello all! Yes, Friday, the weekend is almost here and it is time for a new challenge at Tilda's Town! This week the theme is "Freezin' Season"! There is a $10 Gift Certificate to the Tilda's Town store to win, your magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps with over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times! Don't forget Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day and you can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes!

Here is what I did...

 Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE for Europe)
Other: MS Punch

Challenges I am entering:
Fashionista - Winter
Lovely Hanglar - Christmas
Incy Wincy - Christmas With Snowflakes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything
Divas By Design - Red
Dutch Dare - Snowflakes
Little Miss Muffet - It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
Cutie Pie - Cute Christmas

My teamies have made the most gorgeous creations again, you can see them all HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great weekend! 
Delphine xx

mercredi 12 décembre 2012

Lots of hearts and flashy pink:)

Hello everyone! A little post to share some more no line colouring... Yes, I am still in no-line-à-la-Zoe mode LOL! I just had to see what my CC Designs would look like like that too... So here is my make for the December Release reviews at All That Scraps, featuring the adorable Kiki La Rue...

Stamp: CC Designs Heart Kiki La Rue
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE from Quixotic Paperie for Europe)
DPs: BoBunny
Other: Artemio masking tape

Challenges I am entering:
Oozak - Anything Goes + Red

Thank you very much for your visit, have a wonderful Wednesday!
Delphine x

lundi 10 décembre 2012

Cupcake and Sweet Stamping Pixies DT

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas :)! No, don't be afraid, you still have a little time (and me too lol), but it is the new challenge at Cupcake and at the Sweet Stamping Pixies - "Merry Christmas"! At Cupcake, we are sponsored by The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop offering a gorgeous satin ribbon pack and by Bugaboo offering 7 digi images of the winner's choice. And at the Sweet Stamping Pixies, Magnolia-licious is our sponsor, and they are offering a Magnolia stamp, Mushrooms With Snail! So plenty of reasons to join us in both places ;)...

Here is my card, no line colouring again still inspired by Zoe :)

Stamp: La-La Land Santa Marci
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card (or HERE from Quixotic Paperie for Europe)
DPs: Echo Park
Other: Pearls

Here is the image only with all its flaws, but I really loved colouring Marci like that:)! 

Challenges I am entering: 
Charisma Cardz - Christmas!
Deep Ocean - So This Is Christmas (entry #2)
Dream Valley - Christmas
7 Kids College Fund - Holiday Inspired
Crafts Us Crazy - Christmas/ Winter (entry #2)
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Festive
Winter Wonderland - Red and Blue
La-La Land Crafts - Gallery

You can see lots of gorgeous creations by my teamies, here and here :)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a wonderful day! 
Delphine xx

dimanche 9 décembre 2012

Happy Holidays at Quixotic Paperie

Hello again :)... If you're looking for my completely inspired by Zoe Tilda for Copic Marker Europe, please click HERE!

If you are looking for my Quixotic Paperie Inspirations post, you are in the right place! Have you seen the SPECIAL OFFERS at the store, 20% off The Greeting Farm stamps, Whimsy stamps, paper pads and more? You can see it all here, but hurry it ends tonight at midnight! 

I made a little scene for my card with 4 stamps from The Greeting Farm and Make It Crafty.

I stamped an Anya from the Miss Anya Scarves set and a cute snowman from the TGF Keep Cozy set on Make It Colour Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and I masked them. I then used 2 Make It Crafty winter background stamps - the Winter Fence and a Pine Tree. I coloured everything in Copics. The sentiment is from the Keep Cozy set.

Stamps: TGF Keep Cozy, TGF Miss Anya Scarves, MIC Winter Fence (or here from MIC) and Pine Tree (or here from MIC)
Colouring: Copics on  Make It Colour Blending Card (or from MIC here if you are outside Europe)
DPs: BoBunny

Challenges I'm entering:
Totally Gorjuss - Oh no snow
Stampin' For The Weekend - Let It Snow
Crafty Sentiments - Snowmen or Ladies
Divas By Design - Let It Snow
Inky Impressions - Snow or Winter
One Stop Craft - Christmas friends

That's all from me today this time, thank you very much for your visit and hurry for the special offers!
Delphine xx
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Santa's Little Helper "à la Zoe" :)

Hello everyone! I'm here today to share the card I made for Copic Marker Europe, a "special" Christmas card, CAS as always, but special because completely inspired by Zoe's (from Make It Crafty) colouring. She has shared some amazing cards with her "no line colouring" technique lately, with extremely vibrant colours that left me speechless, so I couldn't resist the challenge and just had to try and make one with my Copics too! Here is my tribute to her:)....
Bonjour à tous! Je vous montre aujourd'hui la carte que j'ai faite pour Copic Marker Europe, une carte "spéciale", simple comme toujours, mais complètement inspirée par Zoe, que j'admire tant! Dernièrement, elle a fait des cartes hallucinantes avec sa technique du "no line", avec des couleurs  soutenues, je n'ai pas résisté à l'envie d'essayer... Dès qu'il s'agit de colorier:)... Hommage à Zoe :)... 

I used 2 Magnolia stamps, Tilda Santa's Little Helper which I masked with Christmas Presents using a pale ink - Adirondack Cloudy Blue. I coloured everything in Copics and used a pencil to draw/ colour the eyes and eyebrows. My DPs are by Bo Bunny and the Holly Chipboard is from the MIC Holly Decorations set (available HERE for Europe). I coloured my chipboard in Copics and added silver liquid pearls after. Here is a close up on the image and list of Copics I used:
J'ai utilisé 2 tampons Magnolia, Tilda Santa's Little Helper que j'ai masqué puis Christmas Presents, tamponnés à l'encre pâle Adirondack Cloudy Blue. J'ai tout colorié au Copic et utilisé un crayon pour dessiner les yeux et sourcils. Papiers BoBunny et le houx vient du set de chipboard Make It Crafty Holly Decorations (disponible aussi ICI pour l'Europe). 

Skin/Peau: E0000, 000, 00, 21
Hair/Cheveux: E31, 33, 35, 39
Outfit/ Vêtements: B32, 34, 37, 39, W0, 1, 3, 5
Presents/Cadeaux: B00, 02, 06, E50, 51, 53, 55, R32, 35, 37, 39, Y11, 26, 28,
Background and ground/Fond et sol: YR00, W0, 1, 3, 5

Challenges I am entering: 
Deep Ocean - This is Christmas
Moving Along With The Times - CAS
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas/Winter and/or favourite embellishment
PaperPlay - Christmas is coming
Totally Tilda - Tilda Sitting Pretty
Simply Magnolia - Tis the Season

That's all from me today, thank you very much for your visit!
C'est tout pour aujourd'hui, merci beaucoup de votre visite! Bisous,
Delphine xx

mercredi 5 décembre 2012

MIC Christmas blog hop - Day 5

There's only 20 days til Christmas!
The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!
Each day a sneak peek is revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".
All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!

But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!
By leaving a comment on this post you could win
The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!
This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

Digi images: MIC Fairy Bells and Winter Sleigh Scene
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

To make my scene, I mirrored both my fairy and my background and because I wanted some more mountains and trees on the left of my fairy, I cropped my background and copied elements to fill the space as I wanted and make the background larger :)
Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to all the other inspirational projects!
Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.
Delphine xx

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Snow