mardi 31 juillet 2012

Ooooooh... I love Halloween!!!

Hello everyone! Here we are, for the second day of the August Previews at All That Scraps and ooooh, today it is all about Halloween!!! I'm so excited, I love Halloween, just for the cards we can make!

Bonjour à tous! 2e jour de présentation des nouveautés chez All That Scraps, ooooh, aujourd'hui c'est Halloween! J'adore Halloween, rien que pour les cartes qu'on peut faire:-)! 

I have used the adorable Punkin Beatrice and had her sitting in the middle of pumpkins I made with the new Pumpkins Die on white cardstock and coloured with Copics. I used my CC Cutter Fence Border Die, decorated my fence with some Washi tape, added part of a sentiment to be found in the new Halloween Sentiments set, and bats made with the new Bats Die!

Cette petite est Punkin Beatrice, assise au milieu de citrouilles coloriées avec mes Copic et faites avec ma découpe Pumpkins Die. Barrière faite avec la découpe Fence Border Die et décorée avec du tissu adhésif, un sentiment qui vient du nouveau set Halloween Sentiments et des chauve-souris faites avec la découpe Bats

All the new release will be available at All That Scraps on Thursday at 9pm CST! Don't forget to go to the All That Scraps Blog to see my teamies' gorgeous makes and try to win the new stamps! Thank you very much for your visit!

Toutes les nouveautés seront disponibles chez All That Scraps très tôt vendredi matin! N'oubliez pas de faire un tour sur le blog d'All That Scraps pour voir les créations de la DT et essayer de gagner les nouveaux tampons! Merci de votre visite! Bisous,
Delphine xx

lundi 30 juillet 2012

August Release previews at All That Scraps

Hello again! As promised, I'm back for the previews of the August Release at All That Scraps, and I know I say that every time, but you ARE going to LOVE them! Before that, just a special thank you to those of you who went to and decided to follow Without Words, that's very kind of you:-)!
So, today the ATS DT are showing the new school stamps, really adorable! 

Rebonjour! Comme promis, me revoilà pour les nouveautés du mois d'août chez All That Scraps, et je sais que je dis ça à chaque fois, mais vous allez les adorer! Avant ça, un grand merci à celles qui sont allées faire un tour sur le blog Without Words et se sont en plus inscrites, c'est très gentil à vous, merci! 
Alors, aujourd'hui des tampons qui évoquent la rentrée (non Céline et Nathalie, on n'y pense pas, c'est les vacances...), super mignons!

Stamps: CC Designs School Lucy, School Hansel and School Logos
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug
Dies: CC Cutter Corner Banner Die
Other: Pearl

The pencil is from the School Logos set and is big enough to have ONE character sitting on it. I wanted to have 2 characters so I cheated and stamped it 3 times to make a big one:-)

Le crayon vient du set School Logos et est assez grand pour asseoir UN personnage dessus. Je voulais avoir 2 personnages, j'ai donc utilisé le crayon 3 fois pour en créer un grand:-)

Challenges I am entering:
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes (entry #3)
Inky Impressions - Dies or Punches (banner - entry #2)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (entry #3)

Don't forget to check the ATS blog for adorable creations from my teamies and for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to ATS by joining the August Banner Giveaway! Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your day!

Pour voir plein de belles créations, faites un tour par le blog d'ATS et participez à notre August Banner giveaway pour essayer de gagner un bon d'achat de $25 chez ATS! Merci de votre visite et à demain!

Delphine xx

New challenge at Cupcake, new exciting challenge blog and a card...

Hello all! Thank you for all the lovely comments you have left me about my Tilda, I am really touched, more than I can say, especially since I am probably one of the "most behind" girl in blogland:-)! Let me tell you about the new challenge at Cupcake, for which I don't have a card unfortunately, but which my teamies have rocked! Our Faye has chosen the theme "The Great Outdoors", boys on bikes, girls on swings, so things you do outdoors. Polka Doodles are offering a digi image to the winner and Marianne Design a fab prize with stamp, paper and die:

Now, I was telling you in the title of my post of a new exciting challenge blog, that my friend Squirrel is starting.  It's called Without Words and the first challenge will be on September 1st. Please take a look HERE to see what it is all about and why I could only say yes and join her:-)!

 And last, a little card that I wanted to blog during the weekend, but it just never happened...

Colouring: Copics on Make It colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug
Other: Washi Tape

Challenges I am entering:
Whimsy Stamps - Summer Fun
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

I'll be back later today with the preview of the August Release at All That Scraps:-)! Yes, time flies:-)!
Delphine xx

vendredi 27 juillet 2012

Tilda's Town #11, back to pencils for me:-)

Hello all! Friday means we have a new challenge for you at Tilda's Town, our 11th already, with a fantastic prize as always, a $15 Gift Certificate to Tilda's Town, where you'll find all the Magnolias you want with no shipping charges! Our theme this time is "Name Your Technique", so choose a technique and tell us what it is!
I have decided to do some "no line" or "no black line" colouring for the second time, using pencils:-)

Stamp: Magnolia Autumn Tilda With Pencils
Colouring: Polychromos
Ink: Adirondack Cloudy Blue
DPs: Stamperia
Other: Fiskars punch, Artemio button, Ribbon and thread from stash

Challenges I am entering:
Sir Stampalot - What's your Crafty Passion? (my passion is colouring, colouring, colouring:-)!)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Sugar/ Tilda only
Inky Impressions - Dies/ Punches
Color Me Creative -  Anything Goes with a Girly Twist
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

For inspiration, you can take a look at my teamies' gorgeous makes HERE! We hope you'll be able to join us:-)! Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your day!
Delphine xx

jeudi 26 juillet 2012

Have you met the Meoples?

Well if you haven't, now is the time:-)! What are Meoples? They're mini peoples with big attitudes, and they are super cute! For Review Day at All That Scraps, the DT have made super sweet creations, you can see them all on the ATS blog! Here is mine, using the 4 Meoples from the I Want Candy set:

Bonjour! si vous ne connaissez pas les Meoples, c'est le moment de les rencontrer! Ce sont des petits êtres super mimis disponibles chez All That Scraps! Ils sont 4 et sont vendus en un set appelé I Want Candy...

Stamps: CC Designs I Want Candy and Sweet Logos
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Challenges I'm entering:
Crafty Sentiments - Food
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

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

mardi 24 juillet 2012

Making cards "the wrong way"...

 Hello everyone! Today for my Make It Crafty inspiration post I would like to share a few tips about what to do once you have started making a card "the wrong way", that is colouring your image first without thinking about all the rest... I went on holiday and took my Copics and a few images to colour (I couldn't help it:-)!), I listened to my heart, coloured and coloured... Here is one of the images I coloured:

Bonjour à toutes! Tu as vu, Isabelle, je fais un effort, je mets le français LOL! Aujourd'hui, je vous montre juste comment faire une carte à l'envers:-), que faire si vous avez commencé par la fin comme il m'arrive souvent de le faire, c'est à dire vous coloriez votre image sans avoir réfléchi à tout le reste de la carte... Je suis partie en vacances en emmenant juste quelques images à colorier et mes Copic, je n'ai pas pu m'empêcher:-)... Voici une des images que j'ai coloriée:

For this scene, I used the new Make It Crafty Girls Flying Kite digi stamp, merged with the Crooked Picket Fence and Cobblestone Path, coloured with Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card. I loved colouring my scene, you know, for the sake of colouring, but then, on my return... No matching things, no DPs to be found... So here is the list of what I used and always have in my stash ready to be used and to save myself:-): 

1. White basic bristol card 
2. Chipboard 
3. White embellishments (ribbon here) 
4. In this case, embossing folder and Scoring board for the "DP"

Pour cette scène, j'ai utilisé la nouvelle image Make It Crafty de ces fillettes, Girls Flying Kite, la barrière Crooked Picket Fence et le chemin Cobblestone Path, le tout colorié aux Copic sur papier Make It Colour. J'ai adoré la colorier, mais ensuite, à mon retour... Pas de papiers ou éléments assortis qui pouvaient me convenir... Voici donc la liste de ce que j'ai utilisé et que j'ai toujours sous la main pour me sauver:-):
1. Du bristol basique
2. Des chipboards
3. Des embellissements en blanc (ici du ruban)
4. Pour cette carte, de quoi embosser et ma Scor Pal pour faire le papier de fond

A/ Matting
Whenever I can't find the coloured cardstock I need, I cut a piece of basic bristol card to the size I want and colour the edges with one or two of the colours I have used in my image (R37 here and YR23). No need to colour the whole cardstock, only make a frame like this:  

Si je n'ai pas la bonne couleur de papier pour "encadrer" mon image, je coupe un bout de bristol à la taille souhaitée et colorie le tour uniquement au marqueur avec une ou des couleurs utilisées dans l'image (ici R37 et YR 23):

B/ DPs
For DPs, I sometimes use plain coloured cardstock or dotted papers (which I have in lots of different colours) or I make my own. Here I have chosen to emboss two pieces of white cardstock with my CB Swiss Dots embossing folder and scored a few lines on another piece to cover the junction of the two pieces.

J'aime bien utiliser des papiers unis ou des papiers à pois (que j'ai dans beaucoup de couleurs) ou alors je fais un papier de fond. Ici, 2 morceaux de bristol embossés (avec des pois!) et un bout de papier avec quelques stries pour couvrir la jonction des deux papiers embossés.

C/ Embellishments
I never use lots of embellishments on my cards but I love adding chipboard and love the fact that they can be coloured to match my cards. Here I have used Ornate Corners Chipboard coloured with Copic YR23, Mix n Match Centres (YR23 and R37) on my ribbon and a Mini Dragonfly (B000, B34, YG03 plus Stickles). And using the chisel end of my R37 marker, I turned my white ribbon into a red one. Here is my finished card and Copic recipe for the image:

Je n'utilise pas beaucoup d'embellissements mais j'adore mes chipboards et le fait de pouvoir les assortir aux cartes. Ici, j'ai utilisé des coins Ornate Corners Chipboard coloriés au Copic YR23, des motifs Mix n Match Centres (YR23 et R37) sur mon ruban et une libellule Mini Dragonfly (B000, 34, YG03 et des paillettes). Avec la pointe biseautée de mon feutre, j'ai transformé mon ruban blanc en ruban rouge. Voici la carte...

Skin/Peau: E0000, 000, 00, 11 
Hair/Cheveux: E31, 33, 35, 37 / E31, Y11, 21, YR23 
Trousers/ Pantalons: BV0000, 000, 00, 02, 04 / BG91, 93, 95, 97, 99 
T-Shirts: RV13, 17, Y0000, 00, 11, 15, 17 / C0, 1, 3 
Kite/Cerf-volant: R32, 35, 37, 39, 59, Y15, 19 
Sky and clouds/Ciel et nuages: BG0000, 000, C0, 1, 3, Blender 
Grass/Herbe: YG13, 17, 67, 97 
Daffodils/Jonquilles: Y11, 15, 19 
Fence/Barrière: E40, 41, 43, 44, 47 
Path/Chemin: E21, 23, 25, 27

Challenges I am entering:
The Pink Elephant - Summer
Dream Valley - Summer
Love to Create - Spots and Dots (my embossed background)
Craft A Scene - In the Garden
Crafty Calendar - Fun in the Sun
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes/ Summer Colours

I hope my little tips will be useful for you and you'll be able to use them even if you make things "the right way" :-)! Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your day!
J'espère que mes petits trucs pourront vous servir, même si vous faites des cartes de la "bonne manière":-)! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Delphine xx

jeudi 19 juillet 2012

July Release Review at All That Scraps

Hello everyone! I am baaaaack:-)! Back from my holidays and I want to thank you all for all your lovely comments and welcome all my new followers too! I have a lot to catch up with and a lot of emails to read (I found almost 500...), I will do my best to get back to you very soon! If I have missed one of your questions and you don't get a reply in the next couple of days, please feel free to ask again!
Today at All That Scraps we are reviewing the new Sweet November stamps, three lovely ladies from the Garden Girls range! I have made a card using Gertie and also new dies which I have used the way Pam does, so here is my card "à la Pam":-)!

Stamps: CC Designs Sweet November Gertie, Sweet Sentiments set
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Bo Bunny
Other: Pearls

The branch and 2 different flowers come from the same die, the 8 Petals and Branch one, and I have also added some flowers to Gertie's dress. And it is a birthday card, for a special friend:-)!

Divas By Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girlie

For more inspiration, please visit the ATS blog, and if you are looking for the whole new July Release, you can see it HERE! Thank you very much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day! 
Delphine xx

vendredi 13 juillet 2012

Simply Anastasia for Make It Crafty

Hello all! Today I would like to share a simple card using one of the 5 gorgeous portraits available from Make It Crafty, perfect to experiment and practise colouring! I had already coloured Ashlyn with Copics (here), and I thought I would challenge myself to see if I could do something nice with pencils, using Anastasia this time. I decided to make a very simple card -for a special friend of mine- to have the focus on the image, hoping it would "speak for itself".

Image: Make It Crafty Anastasia, Fizzy Moon sentiment
Colouring: Polychromos (and Caran d'Ache Luminance for the roses)
Chipboard: Make It Crafty Ornate Corners

I used the digital image but Anastasia is also available in rubber:-).

That's all from me today, thank you very much for your visit, I really appreciate! 
Delphine xx

mercredi 11 juillet 2012

A Summery Card - Copic Marker Europe

Hello all! Hoping Mr Blogger is nice, I am showing you a summery card I made for Copic Marker Europe! School being over, it is time to relax and enjoy the summer holidays... exactly what I am doing now... and it is time to colour:-)! Here is my card...

The image I used is called Blossom Berry Sitting Pretty by Elisabeth Bell at Whimsy Stamps, the Have a Sunny Day sentiment is by Magnolia and the button was made with the two Buttons Die by CC Designs. And of course my image was stamped on Make It Colour Blending Card and coloured with my Copics! Close up on the image and recipe:

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11
Hair: E31, Y11, 21, YR23
Shirt: V0000, 000, 01, BV20
Trousers: C0, 1, 3, G28, R43, 46
Raspberries: G28, R43, 46
Roses: R43, 46, YG17
Other flowers: B21, 24, C0, 1, 3, Y15
Book: B91, 93, E51, 53, Y15
Bird: B91, 93, 95, 97
Sky and clouds: BG0000, 000, C0, 1, 3, blender
Grass: YG13, 17, 67, 91, 93
Bench: E40, 41, 43, 44

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

lundi 9 juillet 2012

Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #5

Hello again! For my second post of the day, I am still trusting Mr Blogger to do as expected:-)... I am back with my card for our 5th challenge at the Sweet Stamping Pixies and the theme this time is a colour combo, "blue/ tan/ yellow"! And of course we want to see fairies or pixies:-)! 

Stamp: Make It Crafty Elven Ardella
Colouring: Polychromos on kraft 
DPs:  Stamperia
Embellishments: Make It Crafty Delicate Corners chipboard, pearls

I used my Polychromos to colour my chipboard corners. As for my image, I coloured in "strokes" around Ardella on purpose, but I 'm not sure I like it in the end... Here is a close up anyway...

For great inspiration, please visit The Sweet Stamping Pixies blog! We hope you'll be able to join us! Thank you very much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day! 
Delphine xx

Cupcake Challenge #200!!!

Hello all! Fingers crossed Mr Blogger does what he is supposed to do or this post will only show 2 weeks from now:-)! It is time for a new challenge at Cupcake and it is a special one, our 200th! Yippee! The theme this week has been chosen by our lovely Cupcake Mummy Faye:-), and it's "Number Cruncher", so your projects must include something numeric. We are sponsored by Quixotic Paperie and Elaine is offering a £10 Gift Voucher to the winner, and by Sassy Studio Designs, offering 4 digis of the winner's choice!

Stamps: CC Designs Cupcake Emma and Sweet Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Dies and Punches: MS Cherished Punch, CC Designs Cutter Buttons Die

For great inspiration, please take a look at what the Cupcakes did! Thank you very much for your visit, see you... later today! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mardi 3 juillet 2012

July Release at All That Scraps

Hello all! It is July!!! I can't believe how time flies!!! Today is the first day of the previews of the July Release at All That Scraps, with so many adorable things this month again, you'll see:-)!!!

Bonjour à tous! Nous y voici, juillet, déjà!!! Aujourd'hui, premier jour de présentation des nouveautés d'All That Scraps, encore plein de choses craquantes, vous verrez:-)!!

I have used Lolli Beatrice, isn't she cute:-), the new CC Cutters Lolli Die, and the sentiment is from the Sweet Treat Logos. My Beatrice is coloured with Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and the DPs are Doodlebug. 

J'ai utilisé Lolli Beatrice, adorable non:-)?, la découpe sucette Lolli Die, et le sentiment vient du set Sweet Treat Logos. J'ai colorié ma Beatrice avec mes Copics sur du papier Make It Colour, et les papiers viennent d'un pack Doodlebug. 

Challenges I am entering:
Totally Gorjuss - Sweet and Simple
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Anything Goes

To see more of the new release by my talented teamies and to try and win some stamps, please visit the All That Scraps blog! All the new stamps and dies will be available in the store on Thursday the 5th at 8pm CST! Thank you for all your lovely comments and I am very sorry I do not catch up as I would like to, it is my last week at work, then I am going away for 2 weeks, and the organisation is not easy... Have a lovely day! 

Pour plus de nouveautés et pour essayer de gagner de nouveaux tampons, rendez-vous sur le blog d'All That Scraps! Les nouveautés, tampons et découpes, seront disponibles chez All That Scraps vendredi matin 6 à 3h, heure de Paris:-)! Merci de vos commentaires et je suis désolée de mon retard! Dernière semaine de travail, 2 semaines de vacances à venir et l'organisation n'est pas simple! Bisous et bonne fin de journée!

Delphine xx