vendredi 31 juillet 2015

For Cassandra.... help is needed!

Hello again :) I'm back for a special post today since Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring a special young girl, Cassandra, who is deaf. She is our friend Barbara's 11-year-old daughter, a little girl who attends public school and has asked for real-time captioning (RTC). RTC is where a captionist will type up what is spoken in class and display it on a tablet so she can read information that she has missed. Without it, she struggles every day and has to guess at the meaning of half-words and sentences. Anyone can imagine how vital it is for her to get RTC... it's so obvious... and yet, it is a fight to get it, which is quite unbelievable :(

So today's event at Little Miss Muffet Stamps is to raise awareness and help spread the word. You can read more of Cassandra's story HERE and sign the petition HERE if you would like to help. For each signature, the school administrators receive an email about the RTC request. 

To support this petition, Little Miss Muffet Stamps has released a dozen new images to play with. Plus there is a freebie in the store for everyone to join in! We'd love to see what you create... but more importantly, we hope you can sign the petition and help us spread the word!

Here is my make for this special cause, using the lovely Polka Dot Pals Amelia which seemed the perfect choice to me :)

Images and stamps: Little Miss Muffet Amelia, Penny Black and CC Designs stamps
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card, acrylic paint on white board

If you make a card and would like to send words of encouragement to Cassandra, please use the following address:
CART for Cassandra
P.O. Box 163462
Fort Worth, TX 76161-3462

Thank you very much for your attention and visit! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Tiddly Inks Fab Friday!

Hello everyone! It's Fab Friday at Tiddly Inks and my teamies have gorgeous inspiration for you HERE! I have a little make to share too, using a beautiful digi stamp I love called Chi!

Images and stamps: Tiddly Inks Chi digi stamp, Artemio and Kesi' Art stamps
Colouring: Copics and Polychromos on Make It Colour Blending Card, Acrylic Ink on Board
Other: Versamark, Embossing Powder, White acrylic pen

Copics used:
Skin: BV20, E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair: E25, 31, 33, 59
Dress: B000, 00, 02 + Polychromos
Scarf: E40, 41, 42, 43

I did the background with acrylic inks then stamped branches and embossed them in white. I coloured Chi in Copics (and Polychromos for the dress), cut her out and added her to my background.

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

samedi 25 juillet 2015

DoveArt Studios Fall Release!

Welcome to the DoveArt Studios Fall release!

Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB is hosting a fun weekend and CC DesignsRubber Stamps is giving away some great prizes!  If you haven’t joined PPC&F FB page you will want to do it now so you can see all the fun going on today! It's always a party on this group and you don't want to miss out! The whole DoveArt-istic DT has some amazing things to share with you and we are all excited with the NEW DoveArt Studios Fall release.

The DT will be sharing their creations all day in the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook group and you get to hop around and answer fun questions for 9 chances to win some of the new release, a die and stencil donated by CC Designs!
Winners will be announced on Sunday July 26th on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends FB page.

Using a DoveArt Studios rubber stamp, I have created a little Fall card :) The stamp I chose is called Web Background - you know how much I love backgrounds and this stamp is one that you will see me use a lot, it will work to perfection with all  Halloween spooky (or not) characters!

Stamps: DoveArt Studios Web Background and CCDesigns Meoples Ghost Boo
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

I stamped my background and decided to airbrush it - in purple of course ;) I thought I would pair it with a stamp with a spider on it and picked my CC Designs Meoples Ghost Boo, coloured in Copics and put on foam squares for a bit of dimension.

Background: V09, 15, 17
Ghost: C0, 1, 3, Y000
Letters: C0, 1, V0000

My fun question to you, for your chance to win one of the wonderful prizes of a NEW release stamp, a random stencil and die is:

What's your favourite candy/sweet?

Just leave your answer in the comments below and head back to PPC&F for more fun through out the day.  You will want to check back to Passionate Paper Creations and Friends tomorrow to see if you are a winner.  

Here are quick links:

Places to Purchase DoveArt Studios stamps

Thank you very much for your visit! Hugs,
Delphine xx

MiC Clean and Simple Challenge - Shaker Cards

Hello everyone! This post should have gone live during my holiday but obviously didn't!! You still have a few days left to join our current Clean and Simple Challenge at Make It Crafty - the theme is SHAKER CARDS! This card was my first shaker card and I have to say they are really fun to make and make the card special! 

Image: Make It Crafty Jenny Cheers
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Dies: Nestabilities
DPs: Doodlebug
Other: Glitter, Sequins, wooden stars

The adorable image I used is Jenny Cheers, printed in no lines à la Zoe on Make It Colour Blending Card and coloured in Copics. For the shaker part, I used my Nestabilities circle dies, Doodlebug DPs and added glitter and sequins. I cut out  Jenny and put her on 3D foam squares for a bit of dimension.

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 71
Hair: 100, BV04, C5, 7, 9
Outfit: C5, R35, 37, 39, W0, 1, 3, 5

To enter the challenge, please go HERE! Thank you very much for your visit! Hugs,
Delphine xx

jeudi 16 juillet 2015

Paperbabe Stamps New Release Day 2

Hello everyone! Today is Day 2 of our new release at Paperbabe Stamps and today it is all about Quotes :) Kim is releasing gorgeous art quotes in red rubber in different beautiful fonts :) They are perfect for cards, by themselves or with a character, on art journal pages or in mixed media pieces - lots of possibilities!!! I really enjoyed creating this card and just had to use this quote about art...

Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Art quote 
Colouring: Neocolor II, Distress Paints, ink pads
Other: Kesi 'Art splatter stencil

I did the coloured background first using mostly Neocolor IIs. Then, to create the heart form, I cut a heart in a piece of acetate and then used the negative form as a mask for my background. I used a splatter stencil to create splatters with inks inside my heart. 

Challenge I am entering:
Take It Make It - Anything goes (#2)

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

mercredi 15 juillet 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Release Day 1

Hello everyone! It's the first day for the previews of the new Paperbabe Stamps release and today, it's all about Alice in Wonderland! Mayleedee in Wonderland and Dillon Hatter are available as red rubber as well as the awesome background stamp I have used on my card :)

Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Dillon Hatter and Chequered Background
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Don't forget to visit my teamies to discover all the new release HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, see you tomorrow! Hugs,
Delphine xx

jeudi 9 juillet 2015

Floating Along!

Hello everyone! I'm back with a very summery card I made for Copic Marker Europe, inspired by the hot, hot, hot weather we are having at the moment!

The image I used is Wryn Floating Along available from Tiddly Inks. As always when having a background, I started with it, colouring the sky, then the sea, following the movement of the waves. Next was Wryn. I coloured her skin, then her hair (otherwise you may drag dark colour from the hair onto the skin), then I coloured the rest of my image, saving the reds for the end - to avoid picking red with another marker into an area I did not want red. I created the sand with a Spellbinders die I used on kraft card, then added a Paper Smooches sentiment.

Sky and Clouds: BG000, BV20, C0, 1
Sea: B00, 02, 04, 06
Wryn's skin: E000, 00, 11, 70
Hair: BV04, C5, 7, 9
Hat: E40, 41, 42, 43
Red: E35, 37, 39
Glass: YG01, 03, 05, YR15, 16, 18

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

mardi 7 juillet 2015

Tiddly Inks Challenge!

Hello everyone! We have a new challenge starting at Tiddly Inks today and it's an easy one - Anything Goes! We can't wait to see all your gorgeous Tiddly makes!!

I have gone CAS as always and used one of the Egyptian images I love, the beautiful Jackie:)

Image: Tiddly Inks Jackie, Penny Black stamp
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71, R20
Hair: BV04, C5, 7, 9
Hair feathers: BG05, 07, 09, Y02, 21, 26, 28
Dress: B63, 66, 69, BG05, 07, 09, Y02, 21, 26, 28
Sand: E30, 31, 33, 35
Sky: V000, YR000

Have a lovely Tuesday and don't forget to stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to see gorgeous inspiration! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 6 juillet 2015

Without Words DT - Colour Challenge

Hello everyone! It's the first Monday of the month which means it is the start of our new challenge at Without Words! This time, our theme is a colour challenge "Blue and Brown"! We are being sponsored by the fantastic Clearly Besotted Stamps! We can't wait to see your CAS cards, focussing on a coloured image! 

Since we always focus on coloured images, I thought I would make another one layer cropped image card ;) I did another HERE and I wonder if this is the start of a new series for me lol! Anyway here is my second card in that style!

Stamps: Make It Crafty Jena Blue Bird Digi, Paper Smooches sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, E71, R20
Hair: E25, 31, 33, 59
Dress: B02, 00, 34, 37, 39, T5
Hairband and Flowers: B00, 02, 16, 34, 37, 39
Birds: B95, 97, W1, 3, 5
Grass: G28, YG03, 67

Challenges I am entering:
Come and Get It - Anything Goes With Flowers
The Paper Players - The Great Outdoors

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

dimanche 5 juillet 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Class with Kim :) Dream Come True!!

Hello everyone! As some of you are aware, I travelled to England last weekend to attend the awesome Kim's (Paperbabe Stamps) Mixed Media class!! It was a dream for me to go there and I had the best time ever!! I am still on cloud 9 thinking of the time I had! I met lovely, lovely ladies (hey there ;)!!!) and Kim is the sweetest, best teacher you can find! 

The aim of the class was to make a gorgeous portrait and to do so, we used Paperbabe Stamps Templates and Stamps and different media.

Here is my little BIG workspace with all the best stuff to create with :)

I took a picture of my work in progress - sorry, my phone does not take the best pictures!!

And just for the record for myself, a picture of my delicious English lunch hehe;)

After lunch, we continued working on our portraits and you can see below what we did (sorry for the bad pic!)!

I had not completely finished when we took the photo (I may be a little bit slow... and I always have to come back and add details!!), so worked on my piece afterwards, added more colours to the face, highlights and blush, painted the edges of the block and here it is all finished, on my French desk :)...

I have to say that I am very excited and happy with what I managed to do all thanks to Kim!!!

Paperbabe Stamps Products used to create my portrait:

Challenges I am entering:
Take It Make It Challenge - Take A Stamp Anything Goes (please feel free to delete my entry if class make cannot be entered, all the merit going to Kim!!)

I still can't believe how lucky I have been to be there and how much I have learnt in one day! And I can't wait to do more!!! 
Huge thanks to Kim for everything and all the wonderful memories!! Hugs,
Delphine xx

MiC Clean and Simple Challenge #3!

Hello everyone! Our new Clean & Simple Challenge is just starting at Make It Crafty and this month, we would love to see you create SHAKER CARDS! You can use any MiC stamps or digis, or MiC chipboard:) The prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to the store!

I'm just sharing a sneak peek of my card today... To see all the DT's creations, please go to the MiC Blog HERE!

Thank you very much for your visit, we hope you will join and play with us! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Paradise of Stamps DT

Hello everyone! I'm back to share my make for the new challenge at Paradise of Stamps which will run for the whole month of July! The theme is as easy as can be - Anything Goes! 
I chose to use one of my beloved Paperbabe Stamps image and do a bit of colouring :)

Bonjour à tous! Me revoilà pour le nouveau challenge de Paradise of Stamps qui dure tout le mois de juillet, avec un thème des plus simples - "Tout convient"!
J'ai utilisé une image Paperbabe Stamps que j'adore et fait un peu de coloriage :)

Images and Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Mayleedee in Wonderland digi, Paper Smooches sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card

Skin/ Peau: E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 71, R20, 22
Hair/ Cheveux: 100, BV04, C5, 7, 9
Dress/Robe: C5, R35, 37, 39, 89
Apron/ Tablier: BV000, C00, 0, 1, 3

Challenges I am entering:
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Girly
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

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

DoveArt Studios Release!!!

Welcome to a super exciting hop! We have some fun announcements to make and we hope you will join us on this special day.

Today we are announcing not only a NEW release, a NEW inspirational blog, a NEW Facebook page, but also a new DoveArt-istic Design team.  We have tons of inspiration for you with some tantalizing, delicious creations and of course some prizes to give away too.

First we would love to share with you a couple of places you will want to look at.  Here is where you can meet all of the fantastic, talented, lovely ladies who are the DoveArt-istic Design team:)  You can read all about them HERE.

If you love creative minds and DoveArt Studios designs you will want to subscribe to the DoveArt Studios blog HERE.  If you feel you love Facebook more you can follow the Facebook group DoveArt Studios HERE.

Now I would like to show you what I have created for the new DoveArt Studios July release.  Once you have gotten your fill of me... hop love to the next DoveArt-istic Design team member to meet them and see what they have created:)

Here is my Christmas card using the Winter Pine stamp - awesome background and stamp to use by itself! As always, the shading on the stamp makes it very easy to colour!

Stamps: DoveArt Studios Winter Pine and CC Designs Happy Christmas Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Distress Inks, Versamark, Embossing Powder, Star Dust Stickles, Vellum

Copics used
Background: B97, 99
Trees: G28, YG17, 63, 37
Snow: BG000, C0, 1, 3

All of DoveArt Studios beautiful rubber stamps can now be purchased immediately.  You can see where to buy at the link on the blog HERE to find the quickest links or locations.  Some of the stores around you just might carry the stamps, or you can ask them to get them in too.

New rubber stamps include candles, pine cone bough, cardinals, a chickadee, Christmas horns, and angel, a beautiful ornament background, and winter pines.  All are perfect for Christmas and many other occasions too!

Comment on all blogs for two chances to win a NEW RELEASE DoveArt Studios stamp.  Random names will be drawn on 3rd.  You can check back at DoveArt Studios blog for the name of the winners.

Drumroll please...

Delphine (you are here)

Thank you very much for your visit, have fun hopping! Hugs,
Delphine xx