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dimanche 30 juin 2013

Quixotic Paperie with a Tiddly Inks scene :)


Hello everyone! It's Delphine here with a Tiddly Inks scene I made with my sets from Quixotic Paperie, combining different stamps. Can you tell I love my clear stamp sets;)? I thought I would combine media too, with a bit of watercolouring and Copic colouring... Here is the result!

The row of houses is from the Harmony At Home set. I stamped them twice (to have a row the size I wanted) on watercolour paper using Sepia Archival Ink and coloured them with Aquatone. The adorable Wryn is the one you can find in the Happy Mail set. I think she is perfect for any card! She was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Make It Colour Blending Card. I coloured her with Copics then cut her out and put her on foam squares. The heart is from the Harmony At Home set too, watercoloured with Aquatone, cut out and put on foam squares. I then added two little pearls at the top and that was it!


Challenges I am entering:
Crafting For All Seasons - Make It Girly
Pollycraft - Anything Goes (#2)
Crafty Sentiments - Girl Power

That's all from me today! Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Hugs
Delphine xx

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samedi 29 juin 2013

Tilda's Town #59


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Tilda's Town. This week the theme is "Birthday" and you can win a $10 Gift Certificate to Tilda's Town! 

Bonjour à tous! C'est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge chez Tilda's Town. Cette semaine le thème est "Anniversaire", et vous pouvez gagner un bon d'achat de $10 à dépenser chez Tilda's Town!

 Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at www.tildastown.com and live the magic.

 Here is my card...

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With A Small Gift, Magnolia Happy Birthday
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: La-La Land Crafts Filigree Corner Die

Challenges I am entering:
Addicted to Stamps And More - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

We hope you'll be able to join us! Thank you very much for your visit! En espérant que vous pourrez nous rejoindre! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bisous,
Hugs
Delphine xx

vendredi 28 juin 2013

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Hugs
Delphine xx

SCACD Stamps Release Blog Hop!


Hello everyone! I'm very excited today to join the SCACD Stamps Release Blog hop! Thank you so much for having me, ladies, I'm really honoured!! You should have hopped here from ALEX'S BLOG, if not or if you want to start at the beginning, you should go the first stop - Melanie's blog!

Yes, today, Susana Loves Stamps releases yet another round of these FUN little pranksters the Oddly Sweet Curiosities #5!With their universal appeal the Curiosities were just begging for another turn in the spotlight with a new release. These little guys are the perfect way to provoke a smile or a laugh.  We're addicted, and from the popularity of the previous sets we know you will be too!

Susana Loves Stamps is also showcasing a  fresh new line: The MechAnimals. This edgy but endearing range of SteamPunk animals will lend themselves to all sorts of projects, occasions and styles and earn a place in your crafty hearts. 

Both collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!

Here is my super fun Oddly Sweet Curiosity - meet Tick Tock! 

Stamps: SCACD Oddly Sweet Curiosities Tick Tock (sentiment included)
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: MS Cherish punch, Ribbon from stash

Isn't he fun? I just love him!!! But that's not all, I have also played with one of the new MechAnimals - Special Delivery - and I think I've gone "a bit" postal ;)...

Stamps: SCACD MechAnimals Special Delivery, Magnolia
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: BoBunny

And with the new release, we have other exciting news as well:)...

PLUS - SCACD Digital is a new adventure for Susana and will see the revival in digi of some past releases vailable in rubber, and the addition of some fresh new fun! They are available now for purchase but watch out for some fun from the design team and friends to showcase the digital releases in the near future! SCACD Digital's first collaboration is Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital.  Carmen's range will definitely have something for everyone, from elegant to adorable and everything in between.


NOTE: Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case stamps will NOT be offered as digital images by SCACD. 

Your next stop on the hop is KATHI'S BLOG
Happy Hopping! 

LINKS TO THE NEW STUFF:
On Susana's store:
At Quixotic Paperie:
All Susana Loves Stamps rubber

Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 26 juin 2013

Copic France!


Hello everyone! Did you know there is a brand new blog - COPIC FRANCE? Well there is, right HERE! And here is a Wedding Card I made you can see on the blog;)! 

Bonjour à tous! Savez-vous qu'il existe un blog COPIC FRANCE tout juste né? Si, si, c'est vrai! C'est par ICI que cela se passe et je vous montre la carte que j'ai faite pour ce blog. Avec l'été viennent les mariages, je vous propose donc une carte de saison aujourd'hui, une petite scène coloriée aux Copic...

  
 
For my scene, I merged the Tiddly Inks couple You and Me with a perfect Make It Crafty background - Wedding Church. I added some bushes on the right with a copic Multiliner and added a sentiment by Artemio.

Pour cette scène, j'ai combiné deux images digitales dans Word - le couple est une image Tiddly Inks, You and Me, et l'église une image Make It Crafty, Wedding Church. J'ai ajouté un peu de buissons à droite avec un COPIC Multiliner, colorié le tout et j'ai terminé avec un sentiment Artemio.
  

Bride/ Mariée:
Skin/ Peau: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11  
Hair/ Cheveux: E49, 55, 59  
Dress/ Robe: RV91, 93, 95, 99  
Groom/ Marié:  
Skin/ Peau: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11  
Hair/ Cheveux: C3, 5, 7, 9  
Suit and Shoes/ Costume et chaussures: C1, 3, W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Church/ Eglise: BV20, 23, 25, 29, E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49 (B28, BV23, R39, Y19 for the windows/ vitraux)  
Sky and Clouds/ Ciel et nuages: BG0000, BV20, C00, 0, 1  
Bushes/ Buissons: YG03, 17, 67 Sol: E40, 41, 43

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

CC Designs Sweet November Review!


Hello everyone! It's review time at CC Designs and today the DT are showcasing the adorable Sweet November stamps! I am using a super cute princess from a set of four Princesses! When I saw them, I knew the card I wanted to do straightaway - here it is! 


Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card    
Other: gems

Challenges I am entering:
Creative Card Crew - No Designer Paper
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes

You can see all my teamies' gorgeous makes on the CC Designs blog HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, see you later today...
Hugs
Delphine xx

mardi 25 juin 2013

Summertime at Copic Marker Europe:)


Hello everyone! I'm back with a summer card I made for Copic Marker Europe - it is high time real summer arrives! Here is my card...

Bonjour à tous!  Je vous propose aujourd'hui une carte estivale que j'ai faite pour Copic Marker Europe - car c'est évident, l'été est là;)!


This adorable image is a rubber stamp by Crafty Sentiments Designs called Primrose - Summertime. I coloured my image with my Copics and stamped my sentiment (by CC Designs from the So Wordy set) on the card base itself. I added a heart border at the top of my card, which is a part from the Greeting Farm Tulip Border die. I cut all the tulips to keep only the hearts. Here is a close up on my image and list of Copics I used...

Cette image adorable est un tampon Crafty Sentiments Designs qui s'appelle Primrose - Summertime. Je l'ai colorié avec mes Copic et j'ai ajouté mon sentiment sur la carte elle-même - sentiment CC Designs du set So Wordy. La bordure coeur vient de la découpe tulipes Tulip Border Die de The Greeting Farm - j'ai coupé les tulipes pour ne garder que les coeurs.

Skin/ Peau: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11, BV20
Hair/ Cheveux: E49, 55, 59 / Flowers/ Fleurs: Y15, YR000, 00, 02
Dress/ Robe: BV0000, 000, 00, 02, 04, 08
Cat/ Chat: C00, 0, 1, 3, 5, R20, V09, 15, 17
Grass/ Herbe: YG03, 17, 67, 91
Sky and clouds/ Ciel et Nuages: BV20, C00, 0, 1

Challenges I am entering:
Sentimental Sundays - For The Girls (entry #2) 
Sweet Stampin' - Cute And Cuddly
Fab 'n' Funky - #176 Animals

That's all from me today! Thank you very much for your visit and for the kind words you always leave, have a lovely day!  
Merci de votre visite, et de tous vos commentaires qui me touchent beaucoup! Bises et à bientôt!
Hugs
Delphine xx

CC Designs review and Make It Crafty background


Hello everyone! Did you know All That Scraps changed their name? Well the store is now called CC Designs and can be found HERE, hence the CC Designs review:) The DT are showcasing summery Lil Lads and Lolitas today and I decided to make a tiny scene and combine my character with a Make It Crafty background - I just love all the backgrounds you can find there, you are always sure to find exactly the one you need!!! Here is my card and recipe...

Stamps: CC Designs Umbrella Lilith and Oh So Beachy sentiments, Make It Crafty The Beach (here as rubber) 
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card    
Other: Nestabilities

Challenges I am entering:
Whimsy Stamps - Shaped Cards (entry #2)
Corrosive Challenge - Summertime
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
Di's Digi - Summer Fun

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

lundi 24 juin 2013

Cupcake # 248 DT


Hello everyone! I don't dare say Happy Monday... so Happy Cupcake:)! This week I have chosen the challenge and it is "Not for flowers" so we would like to see CAS designs with no flower embellies or flowers in the image... Easy;)! We are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs, generously offering 3 digi images of the winner's choice! And I was very lucky to get to play with one of their adorable images - thank you:)!

Images and stamps: Pink Gem Designs Chloe in Knitted Hat, CC Designs So Wordy Sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Toga

Challenges I am entering:
Sentimental Sundays - For a girl
One Stop Craft - For a Friend
Charisma Cardz - Pink and Green

We hope you will be able to join us with your "non flower" cards:)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day!
Hugs
Delphine xx

dimanche 23 juin 2013

Fairy Happy Day with Quixotic Paperie:)


Hello everyone! I'm back today with a card I made for Quixotic Paperie and I couldn't resist using another Tiddly Inks clear stamp set - I just love these stamps, love colouring them so much! For today, I have chosen one the gorgeous new fairies, Fairy Happy Day:)


I stamped Fairy Happy Day on watercolour paper to colour her with different sorts of pencils, both watercolour and dry. I used Neocolor II and Aquatone with water mostly for the background, and Polychromos and Luminance pencils for the fairy and details. The flower is from another Tiddly Inks clear stamp set - Harmony At Home. I watercoloured it to match the flowers in my image, cut it out and put it on foam.


Challenges I am entering: 
Color Me Creative - Colors of Summer
Di's Digis - Summer Fun
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes

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

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vendredi 21 juin 2013

A Creative Romance #2


Hello everyone! It's Friday and time for the second challenge at A Creative Romance, and the theme is "Don't Be Square"! We are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts, generously offering a £10 Gift Certificate to the store!

My non square is of course very simple... as always! I've been playing with different sorts of pencils again and used a stamp I fell in love with at first sight! Here is my card...

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fistful of Flowers (by Crissy Armstrong), Hero Arts Sentiment
Colouring: Aquatone, Neocolor II, Polychromos, Pablos on Canson Mixed Media paper

Isn't she the cutest little girl? I just love her!!

Challenges I am entering:
Cute Card Thursday - Summertime
Whimsy Stamps - Shaped Cards
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes


We hope you'll be able to join us, I can't wait to see your shaped cards ;)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great weekend!
Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 19 juin 2013

Make It Crafty Sunset Tutorial


Hello everyone! It's Delphine here - have you seen the second Make It Crafty Colouring Challenge is live on Facebook (HERE)? This time, it is all about backgrounds! Any coloured backgrounds, or backgrounds with clouds, or sunsets - you choose which of the three levels you want to play with! So today, I'm sharing a tutorial about sunsets. 

For this tutorial, I have made a simple scene using 2 MIC stamps - the gorgeous Summer Dreams and my all time favourite background The Beach, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Langton watercolour paper. The colouring of the scene is done using Caran d'Ache Neocolor II ( watersoluble wax pencils) and Faber-Castell Polychromos.

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Sunset A copyr MIC 1

STEP 1: I have selected 5 colours typical of a sunset to create a gradation (Canary Yellow 250, Orange 030, Vermilion 060, Ruby Red 280, Crimson Alizarin 589). Please note, for my sunset, I'm using Neocolor II watersoluble pastels which I like for their intense colours but you can use any other watercolour pencils.

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Sunset B copyr MIC 2

STEP 2: Apply colour from the lightest to the darkest, making sure your colours overlap every time you use a new colour. Don't press too hard, you don't need to really cover all the surface and you don't want very strong pencil strokes which you may have problems making disappear.

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Sunset C copyr MIC 3

STEP 3: With a wet brush, dissolve the colour. I start at the top where the lightest colour is and make a gesture from left to right then right to left an again left to right going down little by little towards my darkest colour. When I am at the bottom, I keep doing the same movement, this time going back towards the top and that's it. I like having some trails which recall the clouds and trails in the sky. The photo shows the result and the margins give you an idea of the horizontal movements I made with my brush.

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Sunset D copyr MIC 4

STEP 4: I'm now going to add clouds, very easy with Neocolor II since they are opaque. I use Ultramarin Pink (which is between pink and light purple) and draw long thin shapes to represent the bottom of the clouds. I try to fill the background a little and put some clouds on visible colour transitions.

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Sunset Ea copyr MIC 5A

STEP 5: On top of the Ultramarin Pink added in Step 4, I now add just a touch of Light Cobalt Blue 661, then a bit of Light Grey 003 and blend everything with my White 01, also expanding the surface of the clouds. As a finishing touch, I add some orange at the bottom of the clouds, for the reflection of the sunset light. Once the clouds are done, I add some white to the reddest parts of my sunset to tone them down a bit. Here is a close-up...

Sunset Eb Close up copyr MIC 5B

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STEP 6: Now all that's left to do is colour the rest of the scene! PLEASE NOTE: I have used watercolouring for all the background, but Polychromos pencils to colour my character and shells (no watercolouring on them).

Sunset F copyr MIC 6

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And here is the finished card with the details of all the pencils I used...

Sunset Gb copyr MIC 7B

NEOCOLOR II (used for the background)
Sky: Canary Yellow 250, Orange 030, Vermilion 060, Ruby Red 280, Crimson Alizarin 589
Clouds: Ultramarin Pink 083, Light Cobalt Blue 661, Light Grey 003, White 01, Orange 030
Sea: Turquoise Blue 171, Malachite Green 180, Phthalocyanine Blue 162, Prussian Blue 159
Island: Toledo Brown 028
Sand: Ochre 035, Raw Siena 036, Sahara Yellow 521

POLYCHROMOS (used for the character and shells)
Skin: Light Flesh 132, Cinnamon 189, Burnt Ochre187, Sanguine 188
Hair: Light Yellow Ochre 183, Raw Umber 180, Burnt Umber 280
Dress and hat: Light Cobalt Turquoise 154, Phthalo Blue 110, Indanthrene Blue 247, Violet 138, Black 199
Ribbon: Black 199, Light Magenta 119, Pink Madder Lake 129, Crimson 134
Shoes: Raw Umber 180, Burnt Umber 280, Black 199
Shells: Ivory 103, Chrome Yellow 109, Orange Glaze 113, Yellow Ochre 183

Sunset Ga copyr MIC 7A

List of Make It Crafty products used
Summer Dreams
The Beach
Swirly Corners

Challenges I am entering:
Cards Und More - Summerfun
Crafty Sentiments - Fun In The Sun
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Summer theme

I hope you will want to try sunsets, or clouds, or any coloured backgrounds and join us on Facebook to play! Thank you very much for your visit!
Hugs
Delphine xx

mardi 18 juin 2013

Welcome Summer at Deep Ocean


Hello everyone! I hope you are well? Today is time for a new challenge at Deep Ocean, a very seasonal one - "Welcome Summer"! We are kindly sponsored by The Ribbon Girl, generously offering a £10 gift voucher to their store! 

Bonjour à tous! Nouveau challenge chez Deep Ocean, complétement de saison: "Bienvenue à l'été"! Nous sommes sponsorisés par qui The Ribbon Girl offre un bon d'achat de £10! 

I made another little scene combining all sorts of pencils and two images I love - Snorkles by CC Designs and one of my favourite Make It Crafty backgrounds, Sandy Seafloor

J'ai fait une petite scène avec diverses sortes de crayons et deux images que j'adore - Snorkles de CC Designs et l'un de mes fonds Make It Crafty préférés, Sandy Seafloor!

Stamps: CC Designs Snorkles and Summer Sentiments, Make It Crafty Sandy Seafloor (also available as rubber HERE)
 Colouring: Neocolor II, Aquatone, Polychromos on Langton paper (Hot Press)


Challenges I am entering: 
There She Goes - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration
Penny Black And More - CAS (entry #2)
Papertake Weekly - Hot, hot, hot

Thank you very much for your visit, enjoy the rest of your day! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! Bises,
Hugs
Delphine xx

dimanche 16 juin 2013

Tiddly Inks at Quixotic Paperie


Hello everyone! I'm back to share a Tiddly Inks card I made with my Quixotic Paperie stamps. I used a set... just a set and nothing else. That's one of the things I love about these sets, they have everything you need to use them by themselves if you like - character, accessories, sentiment! Waht a dream! 


The set I used is Celebrate Joyfully. I had in mind to make a bright scene and colour a background, using different media, so I stamped Emma and the flowers on a Mixed Media paper. I coloured my sky and grass using a combination of Neocolor II and Aquatone pencils which I both love for their intense colours and did some watercolouring. Then I used my Polychromos to colour Emma, the flowers and details, and I added some acrylic paint to the grass.


Challenges I am entering:
Tiddly Inks - Summer Sun
Oozak - Anything Goes with a sentiment

I loved colouring this little scene, hope you like it! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely Sunday! 
Hugs
Delphine xx

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vendredi 14 juin 2013

Tilda's Town #57


Hello everyone! Happy news, today is Friday ;) so the weekend is almost here... and it is time for the new challenge at Tilda's Town! This week, the theme is "Use Your Stash"! As always, you could win a $10 Gift voucher to Tilda's Town!

 Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda's Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at www.tildastown.com and live the magic.

 I have decided to use an old never used Tilda I love - I think there is a sense of peace on that image, Tilda enjoying the little things:)...

Stamps: Magnolia Relaxing Tilda, Hero Art Sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card  
Other: Doodlebug brad, acrylic paint


Challenges I am entering:

We hope you will be able to join us! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great weekend! 
Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 12 juin 2013

Summer... and hair!


Hello everyone! Today I am sharing summer (and hair lol) inspiration, with a card I made for Copic Marker Europe and to remind you of the Make It Crafty Facebook Challenge going on at the moment - BROWN HAIR - entries must be in by the 16th of June! So not much time left to enter, but fab prizes, you can see all the details HERE!

Bonjour à tous! Aujourd'hui je vous montre une carte estivale (et chevelue lol), carte que j'ai faite pour Copic Marker Europe et pour vous rappeler que le challenge Make It Crafty sur Facebook a lieu en ce moment - le thème étant CHEVEUX BRUNS - vous avez jusqu'au 16 juin pour participer! Tous les détails sont LA

I have made another 100% Copic card as I like doing, using several digi images merged in MS Word. Here it is!

J'ai décidé de faire une carte 100% Copic comme j'aime, avec plusieurs images combinées dans Word. La voilà...


The 3 images I used for my scene are by Make It Crafty - Siren Lorelei is lying on Lonely Island, and I cropped the image called The Beach to have an island in the background. The sentiment is by CC Designs, from the Oh So Beachy set. I added a Make It Crafty Swirly Corner coloured with a Copic, and a pearl on it. Here is a close up and the list of Copics used:

Les 3 images que j'ai utilisées pour ma scène sont des images Make It Crafty - Siren Lorelei, couchée sur l'île Lonely Island, et en arrière plan une petite île qui vient de l'image The Beach que j'ai rognée pour n'en garder qu'une partie. Le sentiment est de CC Designs, du set Oh So Beachy. J'ai ajouté un coin Make It Crafty Swrily Corner colorié au Copic, avec une petite perle. Gros plan et liste de Copic utilisés:

 Skin/ Peau: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11
Hair/ Cheveux: E49, 55, 59
Tail/ Queue: B00, 93, 95, 99, V09, 15
Sand/ Sable: E31, 33, 35
Stones and shells/ Pierres et coquillages: E42, 43, 44, 47, 51, 53
Palm Trees/ Palmiers: BG93, 96, 99, E42, 43, 44, 47
Sea/ Mer: BG000, 01, 05, 09, 10, 11
Sky and Clouds/ Ciel et nuages: BG0000, BV20, C00, 0, 1

Challenges I am entering:
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Fantasy
Stamp And Create - Summer Fun
Color Me Creative - Gorgeous Brunettes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Fantasy and/ or Fairies (entry #2)
Dutch Dare - Summer's Coming

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day!
Merci de votre visite et bonne journée! Bises,
Hugs
Delphine xx