mercredi 31 juillet 2013

100% Copic Mermaids for Copic Marker Europe:)

Hello everyone! I am here to share a bit of magic with a couple of adorable mermaids, some airbrushing and Copics of course;)! Here is my card for Copic Marker Europe...

First I stamped the text which is made of with three separate stamps from the Prima Wishes and Dreams set, then I airbrushed the background (starting with my lightest colour, then using darker colours). On another piece of paper, I stamped my two Sweet November mermaids by CC Designs, coloured them with my Copics, cut them out and put them on foam squares. I then added two Make It Crafty chipboard corners. Here is a close up and the list of all the Copics I used:

Background: B04, 06, BG02, 07, 15
Skin: E000, 00, 02, 11, 23
Tail: B41, 45, 60, 63, 66, 69
Eyes: B41, 63, BG000 
Hair: BV00, 01, 02, 04, 08 / E08, 19, 21, 95, 97, 99

I have tried a new combo for the tails and I have not done brown or black hair for a little change;)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs
Delphine xx

mardi 30 juillet 2013

Deep Ocean Challenge #57

Hello everyone! I'm back to tell you about the new challenge at Deep Ocean, one that will help you be ready, in time - Christmas in July! We are very lucky to be sponsored by Sassy Cheryl's digis, and I even got to play with an adorable image too, lucky me (thank you!!!)!

Here is my card... and recipe:)

Image and stamp: Sassy Cheryl Christmas Package Overload, The Greeting Farm sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card  
Die: La-La Land Crafts Filigree Corner Die
DPs: Simple Stories

Challenges I am entering:
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Fairytale - Christmas in July
Polkadoodles - Chrsitmas in July

We hope you'll be able to join us! Have a great evening and see you tomorrow!
Delphine xx

CC Designs Previews - Drozy's Darlings

Hello everyone! Today is preview day at CC Designs and this time the DT are showcasing stamps from the adorable Drozy's Darlings range. As you can see, Halloween is still in the air;)! Here is my card, using a cute little witch, Glenda:)

Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug
Other: MS punch
To see more of the new release and for a chance to win the new stamps, please visit the CC Designs blog! All the new stamps will be available from CC Designs on August 1st at 9pm EST! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! 
Delphine xx

dimanche 28 juillet 2013

Happy Birthday with Wryn and a sale at Quixotic Paperie

Hello again everyone! If you're looking for my CC Designs August Release post, please click HERE!

 I'm back with my Quixotic Inspirations post with a little birthday card using the adorable Wryn - August is a busy month for me with LOTS of birthdays, so I'd better be ready!

I used the Tiddly Inks Happy Day clear stamp set for this card. I stamped Wryn on Make It Colour Blending Card, and stamped a little present too. I coloured with my Copics, then cut out my images. The red heart was made with a Greeting Farm die from the Film & Polaroid die set, and the sentiment is from the Tiddly Inks Happy Day set.

Copics used for Wryn:
Skin: E000, 00, 02, 11, R20
Hair: C3, 5, 7, 9
Outfit: R81, 83, 85, 89, C1, 3, 5, 7

Challenges I am entering:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration (Birthdays)
A & T Emerald Faeries - Happy Birthday

And before I go, remember there is 10% OFF STOREWIDE at Quixotic Paperie until midnight tonight July 28th!
Thank you very much for your visit, have a great Sunday! Hugs,
Delphine xx

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CC Designs August Release Previews

Hello everyone! Today is the first day of Previews at CC Designs, and believe me, there is a lot of cuteness in the air ;)! Oh and there are bats in the air too hehe... Here is my first Halloween card featuring an adorable Swiss Pixie - Pumpkin Birgitta!

Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug
Other: Distress Ink

I think she is too cute! I coloured her in Copics and added a bit of Distress Ink on the edges of my image, the "Trick Or Treat" sentiment is one of the great sentiments from the Boo-tiful Sentiments set and the bats are a die with the 3 sizes of bats.

To see more of the coming release and for a chance to win the new stamps, please visit the CC Designs blog! All the new stamps will be available from CC Designs on August 1st at 9pm EST! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely Sunday! 
Delphine xx

vendredi 26 juillet 2013

Tilda's Town #63 - Summer Scene

Hello everyone! It's Friday, so time for a new challenge at Tilda's Town! This week, the theme is "Summer Scene" and you can win a $10 Gift Certificate 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 and live the magic.

Here is my Summer Scene, inspired by last month's MiC Facebook challenge about sunsets... I did a tutorial on a kind of sunset and really wanted to try other sunsets, a bit differently, and including this time a bit of purple and blue as in Zoe's magic sunset she shared on FB.

Stamps: Magnolia Flip Flop Tilda, Magnolia Romantic Sunset, Hero Arts sentiment
Colouring: Neocolor II (background) on Canson Montval and Copics (Tilda) on Make It Colour Blending Card

Copics used on Tilda:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 23
Hair: E49, 55, 59
Flowers: G99, R00, 22, 24, YG03, 63
Outfit: R00, 22, 24, Y11, YG93, 95, 97

Challenges I am entering: 
Divas By Design - Anything Goes (#2)
Stamping Sensations - Summer Colours and/ or Sketch
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside

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

jeudi 25 juillet 2013

Make It Crafty Whimsical World

Hello everyone! I am back with some whimsical inspiration today! I have been playing with the Make It Crafty Whimsical World images lately - I love the gnomes and fairies and there are beautiful backgrounds too! So here is my make using the gorgeous Ella Faye and a background:)...

Ella Faye prof copyr

I merged Ella Faye and the Magic Mushrooms digis using Word, then printed my scene on Make It Colour Blending Card (available from Quixotic Paperie). I coloured everything in Copics and the colouring of the background was totally inspired by Zoe's gorgeous colouring of this image. I loved the purple tones she used for the store sample and decided I would colour my mushrooms in purple shades - it adds to the magic:) Thank you for the inspiration, Zoe:)! My DPs are by Bo Bunny and the border was made with a Martha Stewart punch. My sentiment is from the CC Designs Sweet November A Little Bit of Magic set and the two Mini Dragonflies are MiC Chipboard, coloured in Copics and glittered.
Here is a close up and the list of Copics I used...

Ella Faye GP

Skin: E000, 00, 02, 11, 23, R20
Hair: E19, 21, 27, 97
Dress: G99, YG01, 63, W5
Wings: G99, YG0000, 00, 01, 63, V12, 15, 17,
Mushrooms: RV06, V01, 09, 12, 15, 17
Sky: BG000, 0000, BV20, C0, 1
Grass: G28, 99, YG03, 17, 67

Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Summer
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit! Hugs
Delphine xx

mercredi 24 juillet 2013

CC Designs Review Day - Sweet November

Hello everyone! I am back to share a little card I made using one of the new Sweet November mermaids from the CC Designs July Release, they are just too cute! 

Bonjour! Une petite carte faite avec une nouveauté Sweet November du mois de juillet chez CC Designs - une adorable sirène! 

Stamp: CC Designs Sweet November mermaids
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Make It Crafty Chipboard, pearl, Nestabilities

My mermaid actually has 2 sisters, they come as a set of three, all gorgeous! I'll show you another project with the 2 sisters next week;) 

En fait, ma sirène a 2 soeurs - c'est un set de 3, toutes belles! Je vous montrerai les 2 autres la semaine prochaine;)

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

lundi 22 juillet 2013

Tiddly Inks DT Call:)

Hello everyone! As you probably know by now, Tiddly Inks is having a DT call, so if you like Christy Croll's images, now is the time:)! I saw the both exciting and scary DT call just before leaving on holiday and I have had it on my mind since then... I love colouring Tiddly Inks images so much, I thought I would forget about the fear and keep only the exciting part in mind and apply.

Bonjour à tous! Comme vous le savez peut-être, Tiddly Inks a lancé un appel à DT, alors si vous aimez les images de Christy Croll, c'est le moment! J'ai vu ça juste avant de partir en vacances et je n'ai pas arrêté d'y penser, j'aime trop ces images... alors, on oublie sa peur, et on y va!

I could not really decide on ONE favourite character - I love the Wryn range and I also love the  Victorian/ Steampunk images that were part of a joint release with Make It Crafty two years ago. So I made 2 cards. Here is my first project...

Impossible de choisir UN personnage préféré - j'adore toute la gamme des Wryn et j'aime aussi beaucoup les images Victoriennes qui étaient sorties lors d'une sortie combinée Make It Crafty/ Tiddly Inks il y a deux ans. Voici ma carte avec l'une d'elle...

Images and stamps: Tiddly Inks Owlette (and her tree) (digis), Tiddly Inks Grow Old Friends (clear stamp set)
Colouring: Aquatone, Neocolor II, Acrylic Paint and Copics on Canson Montval
Other: Pearls

I used the digis to make my scene, creating a background with the tree in different sizes, then I printed my scene and added the sentiment from my stamp set. The background was first watercoloured using Aquatone and Neocolor IIs, then I added acrylic paint to the leaves, and I coloured Owlette in Copics. 

J'ai utilisé les digis pour créer ma scène, le fond est fait avec l'arbre fourni, puis j'ai imprimé et j'ai ajouté le sentiment qui vient du set de tampons avec ce même personnage. Pour le fond, Aquatone, Neocolor II, puis peinture acrylique sur le feuillage - Owlette, elle, est colorisée aux Copic.

Now to Wryn :)...

Passons à Wryn, cette fois-ci :)... 

 Images and stamps: Tiddly Inks Winter Wryn, Make It Crafty Christmas Town, Personal Impressions sentiment
Colouring: Tombows and Copics on Canson Montval
Other: Stardust Stickles

I coloured my background with Tombows (only used a little bit of acrylic paint for the snowflakes) and Winter Wryn is coloured with Copics and mounted onto foam squares - simple.

Le fond est colorié avec mes feutres Tombow (plus un peu de peinture acrylique blanche pour les flocons de neige), et Winter Wryn est coloriée avec mes Copic et montée sur mousse 3D. 

I'll keep my fingers crossed, but whatever happens, I have really enjoyed creating these projects and will be creating more! Thank you very much for your visit! 

Je croise les doigts, quoi qu'il arrive, j'ai pris beaucoup de plaisir à créer ces projets et vous en verrez d'autres! Merci de votre visite et à bientôt!

Delphine xx

vendredi 19 juillet 2013

No DPs - such a joy ;)

Hello everyone! It's Friday which marks the start of a new challenge at A Creative Romance, and it is one I like very much and that is meant for me lol - No DPs! There is a fantastic prize to win, a selection of rubber stamps from Little Darlings!

My card is also a bit special, it is my take on a challenge for fun that took place in the Little Miss Muffet group on Facebook which was to colour a Little Miss Muffet cutie in pencil - here is mine!

Stamps: Little Miss Muffet Jr Hatter Lilith, Make It Crafty Whimsy Toadstools, CC Designs Birdie Day (sentiment)
Colouring: Aquatone, Neocolor II, Polychromos on Langton
Other: heart button

Isn't Jr Hatter Lilith super cute? I just love her! I merged her with the Make It Crafty Whimsy Toadstools background in Microsoft Word, and I coloured the background with Aquatones and Neocolor IIs (and water). For all the details and for Lilith, I used my Polychromos. 

Challenges I am entering: 
The Paper Shelter - Clean And Simple

We hope you will play with us at A Creative Romance and if "No DPs" scares you, take a look at my teamies' gorgeous inspiration - they rock!!  Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! 
Delphine xx

jeudi 18 juillet 2013

Lovely Day with Quixotic Paperie and The Greeting Farm

Hello everyone! There are plenty of adorable Greeting Farm stamps at Quixotic Paperie, and with the very hot days we are having after so many days of rain, I wanted to use a summery image and bright happy colours!

I stamped the adorable Winky Bean by The Greeting Farm on Make It Colour Blending Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured her up with my Copics. For once, I knew which papers I wanted to use and yes, I have to admit it helped... A piece of old double-sided Bo Bunny paper and I cut the two patterns that reminded me of the flowers on my image, added a pearl to them and that was it - simples!

Challenges I am entering:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Summer
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes

That's all from me today, have a lovely day!
Delphine xx

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samedi 13 juillet 2013

Special release at CC Designs!

Hello everyone! If you are looking for my candy, please CLICK HERE!

It's a special day today at CC Designs since we have a special range of images, extremely adorable and fun! The one I have used is called Funny Faces and speaks for itself!

Stamps: CC Designs Funny Faces and Sweet Summer Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Aren't they adorable!  I just love them! And there are more ;)! To see more new images, don't forget to stop by the CC Designs blog HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, see you soon! 
Delphine xx

vendredi 12 juillet 2013

CANDY time and MIC inspiration!

Hello everyone! I'm not really here (holiday time!) but sharing a very summery card today (and MORE if you make it to the end of the post;)... Here is a card featuring my all time favourite background (again!) and a beautiful girl:)...

Bonjour à tous! Je suis là sans vraiment y être (vacances...) pour partager une carte très estivale (et PLUS ENCORE si vous lisez le message jusqu'au bout;)...

Hula prof copyr

I stamped Hula Girl then masked her to add my background - The Beach. I coloured the background using Aquatone and Neocolor II "pencils" with water, then I coloured Hula Girl with Polychromos only. The sentiment I added is by CC Designs from the Summer Sentiments set. 

J'ai tamponné Hula Girl puis je l'ai masquée pour ajouter mon fond - The Beach. J'ai colorié le fond avec mes Aquatone et Neocolor II, et Hula Girl avec mes Polychromos. Le sentiment vient du set CC Designs Summer Sentiments.

Hula copyr

Very simple, but I REALLY enjoy making this kind of cards focussing on the image and spending my time colouring!

Make It Crafty Products used/ Produits Make It Crafty utilisés
The Beach (also available as rubber from Quixotic Paperie HERE)
Hula Girl  (also available HERE as rubber stamp) 

AND... last but not least... if you love these stamps as much as I do, well here is your chance to win some candy...

Et enfin... si vous aimez ces tampons autant que moi, voilà votre chance de les gagner! 

Candy includes Make It Crafty The Beach and Hula Girl rubber stamps (and you can have my card if you like, but that's not very interesting!) 

A gagner: Tampons caoutchouc The Beach et Hula Girl de Make It Crafty (et vous pourrez avoir ma carte si vous voulez, mais cela n'est pas très intéressant!)

What should you do if you want to try and win?
Que faire pour jouer?

1. Be a follower of my blog (old or new)
2. Post the picture above in your sidebar with a link to this post
3. Leave a comment on this post (and don't panic if comments don't show immediately - I'm on holiday!!!)

1. Etre membre de mon blog (ancien ou nouveau)
2. Publier la photo ci-dessus dans votre sidebar avec un lien vers ce message
3. Laisser un commentaire au bas de ce message (pas de panique si cela n'apparaît pas tout de suite, je suis en vacances!!!)

You have until August 3rd midnight GMT to enter! Good luck!
Vous avez jusqu'au 3 août minuit GMT pour participer! Bonne chance! Bisous,
ETA: Candy now closed, I'll draw a winner shortly:)
Delphine xx

mercredi 10 juillet 2013

CC Designs Review Day - EXTRA CAS...

Hello everyone! Today is review day at CC Designs and the DT are showcasing Christine's stamps. I picked the adorable Pinwheel Birgitta and decided to go even simpler than usual and to listen to my urge to colour only - so, recipe for my make: one stamp!

Stamp: CC Designs Pinwheel Birgitta
Colouring: Aquatone, Neocolor II, Copics, on Canson

I told you - extra simple, but I hope you like it!
Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day!
Delphine xx

lundi 8 juillet 2013

Happy Summer at Copic Marker Europe

Hello everyone! Delphine here - with a card featuring myself ;)... Well not really, but this lady could be me - on holiday, relaxing... Here is the card I made...

The image I used is Margarita by Kraftin' Kimmie and the sentiment is from the Summer Sentiments set by CC Designs. My image is coloured with Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and I added a little bit of white paint to the waves (though it does not show very well on my photo!). DPs are Fancy Pants. Here is a close up on the image and colours I used...

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11, 23
Hair: E21, 25, 29, 59
Outfit: RV11, 14, 19
Glass: BG000, YG25, YR15
Sky and clouds: BG0000, BV20, C00, 0, 1
Sea: B00, 02, 05, BG09
Buoy: BV20, 23, 25, 29, C1, 3, 5

Thank you very much for your visit, happy summer everyone:)!
Delphine xx

vendredi 5 juillet 2013

lundi 1 juillet 2013

CC Designs July Release Previews and Without Words new challenge!

Hello everyone! JULY already!!! I can't believe I'm on holiday at the end of the weeeeeeek :)! But before that, with a new month come new releases and new challenges! It is the first day of previews at CC Designs and I am using an adorable Swiss Pixie - I love my Swiss Pixies!!!!

It is also time for a new challenge at Without Words, and this month our theme is Summer Picnic - Use Pink/Red, Green and Cream! We are being sponsored by Rick St Dennis offering 2 digis and Crafter's Companion offering a £10 Gift voucher - cool, isn't it?

Here is my card featuring Watermelon Abigail:)...

Stamps: CC Designs Watermelon Abigail and AmyR Sweet Summer Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Bella Blvd
Other: Ribbon

Challenges I am entering: 
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But Square

Don't forget to visit the CC Designs blog for a chance to win the new stamps - all the new release will be available from the CC Designs store on July 4th at 9pm EST!
Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day!
Delphine xx