jeudi 29 avril 2010

Back to Copics but some stitching again

Hello all! A quick post from me... but yes, I had to do it again, although it takes time, I think I really like stitching with my little fingers :-)! Also it is the first time I have used digital papers only and I am quite satisfied with them, relieved in fact - no printing problem!
I have chosen to keep my card simple and I am entering it into the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya - Sketch #9
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Challenge 56 - "Sew" Special
Lily of the Valley - Challenge 52 - Here comes summer
ABC Challenge - T is for Thank you (I used "especially for you" instead of "thank you" because I thought it was a way to thank a friend too and "thank you" was too short a sentiment compared to the size of my image - if you disagree, no problem, ignore my entry then)

And the usual close up!

Stamp: The Greeting Farm - Izzy
Copics: B00, B02, BG000, C1, E000, E00, E25, E27, E29, E31, E50, E51, E53, R20
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Inks: Versacraft (Sand), ColorBox (Baby Blue)
Tools: ink blending tool, piercing tool, needle, DMC thread (E898)

Thanks for visiting and for all the lovely comments you leave! I really appreciate! Have a wonderful day!
Delphine xx

lundi 26 avril 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 34

Hi everyone! No stitching today! But an image coloured with Tombows again... Today's card is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge (challenge 34) only and we are asked to follow Tiets's great sketch and use punches (2 for me). Here is my card...

Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Manga Fairy, Personal Impressions - sentiment
Colouring: Tombows (055, 090, 451, 636, 673, 676, 761, 772, 947, 977) and distress ink (tattered rose for the skin)
Papers: Craftwork Cards and Bazzill (purple/dotted but you can't see it on my photo!)
Punches: MS Doily Lace, Carl (Circle)
Tools: CB folder (Swiss dots), Nestabilities (large circles, for the largest circle), ink blending tool, star dust stickles and gems from stash

And a close up...

I have used my Tombow 725 to ink the embossed CS and the sentiment.

Before leaving you, I think I should tell you that I am very happy because I won the Copic Colour Challenge last week and it is the lovely Squirrel who told me the good news! Thanks Squirrel :-)!
Good night friends and talk to you soon!

Delphine xx

samedi 24 avril 2010

Tombows used and... sewing machine wanted!!!

Hello everyone! If there was a special award for the time spent making a card, I could be the winner today... I wanted to make a card with stitching (hand stitched) and while stitching (I refused to count the HOURS it took me...) I realised I REALLY needed a sewing machine! At least, I have one good idea for next Christmas, not for trousers... but for cards only (I know it sounds crazy...)! If you know the perfect machine for that, do not hesitate, give me some advice!
Also, it has been a long time since I last used my Tombows, which I like so much, and thought I would use them instead of Copics for a change :-)!
Anyway, my card is for the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya - Sweet as Sugar
All That Scraps - Sewing
Simon Says Stamp - Things with wings
Friday Sketchers - Sketch 99 (I moved the sentiment because I felt the lower part of my card was too empty because of the image I used, I hope it is OK - if not, ignore my entry :-))
Crafty Catz - Stitching
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 67 - Stitching
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

And a close up

Stamp: CC Designs - Heidi among Flowers
Colouring: Tombows (055, 090, 098, 158, 195, 451, 703, 725, 761, 800, 947, 977) and distress inks (Tattered Rose and Faded Jeans for the skin, boots, sleeve)
Papers: BoBunny (Alissa love you) and BasicGrey (sultry/fandango) for the background paper
Tools and other: Piercing tool, needle, DMC pearlescent effects (E747), Shapeabilities (Flourish Accent), Star Dust Stickles and gems

That's all for now! Have a nice weekend, and don't forget, if you have any ideas for the sewing machines, please tell me :-)!

Delphine xx

vendredi 23 avril 2010

Sugar Nellie birthday card

Hello everyone! I hope you are all fine and have had or are having a wonderful day! Tonight's card is for the following challenges:
Copic Creations - Challenge 26 - Black hair
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Challenge 26 - Sketch 2 for me but you can choose any of their previous sketches to celebrate their 1st birthday!
Magical Crafts - Challenge #13 - Something for the girls
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 100 - Happy Birthday
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 48 - Happy Birthday

And a close up

Stamp: Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girls - Bear Hug
Copics: BV00, BV02, BV04, C1, C3, C5, C7, C8, E00, E31, E33, E35, R00
Paper: Rouge de Garance (lilou n°5)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Tool: Ink Blending tool, ColorBox Ink (Thistle)
Ribbon and gems from stash

I guess that's it! You can leave a comment if you like and if you have time, I appreciate them so much!
Delphine xx

mercredi 21 avril 2010

2nd GDT card - ABC Christmas Challenge

Yes, here is my second (and last!) GDT card for the ABC Christmas Challenge. Time goes by so fast... but many thanks to the lovely team for letting me join them. It was my first experience as GDT and I loved it! I really had a wonderful time with them and will continue watching what they all do and taking part in their great challenges whenever I can.
The challenge this week is I for Ice with an added extra of snowflakes and our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps, which you can find here. I have used one of their great images on my card and the DT have too. You can look at their wonderful creations here.

To have an "ice effect" I have used glitter card of course, glitter on the image + Copic Spica glittter pen on the letters and I have added more glitter on the embossed swirls...

Stamp: Let It Snow - Stitchy Bear Stamp
Copics: B00, B02, B05, C1, Y11, Y15, Spica glitter pen (sky blue)
Papers: Blizzard (Doodlebug), Gemstones
Tools and other: CB folders (d'vine swirl, ice crystals), crushed velvet flock, star dust stickles
Crystals and organza ribbon

It's your turn now! Why not join us? You could be the lucky winner!

Delphine xx

lundi 19 avril 2010

Sexy girl...

Hello everyone! Sexy girl I said... of course, not me! Vivienne! One of my new stamps, I was dying to play with! I also saw a challenge last week asking for no DPs and the talented Coops, who keeps doodling, and whose blog you can visit here, and I thought I would like to try to make my background for this card. It is also based on a film (Cabaret), and I took inspiration from the DVD (for the colour of the background and sentiment), which you can see here. I am entering it into the following challenges:

Copic Colour Challenge - Challenge 60 - Use B93, E47, Y23 (used Y21 instead)
Simon Says Stamp - Let's go to the movies AND dry embossing (Cabaret)
ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle (glitter card, glitter on the image, crystals)
Stamp Something - Something Layered (lots of layers of papers, I think)
And I would have liked to take part in the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge, which is One for the Boys... Vivienne is meant for men I think, but I do not think that's what they expect and they would probably refuse my entry!!

So, here is my card and small explanation after the recipe.

Stamp: Vivienne - Kraftin' Kimmie
Copics: 0, B00, B91, B93, B95, B97, E000, E00, E35, E47, E57, G16, Y21
Ink: Distress Ink (faded jeans)
Tools: ink blending tool, Shapeabilities die (Flourish Accent), CB folder (swiss dots)

For the three rectangles in the background I used Distress Ink trying to have light coming from the middle, but the frame around the image is a piece of CS I coloured with my B97 Copic. Then I used the colourless blender for the dots and lines and pasted my image on the "frame".
I guess that's all for now! You can leave a comment if you like, your comments mean a lot to me!

Delphine xx

lundi 12 avril 2010

Secret Crafter stamp

Hello everyone! Tonight I am showing you a card (how surprising, Delphine...) I have made using a stamp by the Secret Crafter. It is for 3 challenges:

Copic Colour Challenge - Challenge 49 - YR16, BG49, E18 (my orange and brown are different, I do not have the exact colours)
Sketch Saturday - Week 98 - Sketch (I only added the ribbon and sentiment at the bottom because it was too empty, my image being quite small :-))
PaperPlay - Week 14 - Shiny Happy People (obviously happy, and for the shiny part I have added glitter to the orange and used flashy colours! So I hope it's OK!)

Stamp: Secret Crafter - Mollie Sitting
Copics: 0, BG000, BG05, BG09, BG49, E000, E00, E25, E29, E31, YR04, YR07 + Copic Spica Glitter Pen (clear)
Papers: Doodlebug (blue) and BasicGrey (Lime Rickey - tart and tiny)
Flowers: Petaloo (cream, I did not have matching flowers so I coloured them with Copics BG49, YR07 and colorless blender, and added crystals from stash)
Tools: ink blending tool, ColorBox ink (baby blue)
Ribbon and crystals from stash

Well, that's all for tonight! Thank you for leaving a comment if you have time, I love reading what you think!

Delphine xx

samedi 10 avril 2010

Sarah Kay thank you card

Hi there! I am glad I have managed to find some time to make a card using a Sarah Kay stamp I have wanted to use for a long time... It is for 4 challenges:
BasicGrey Challenge - Week 17 - Martine's great sketch
Charizma Cards - Challenge #14 - Thank you
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #7 - Anything goes
Pollycraft - Challenge 38 - Anything goes (to celebrate their going weekly)

And a close up...

Stamp: Stampavie - Sarah Kay - Precious Moments
Copics: B00, B91, B95, B97, E00, E000, E31, E43, E51, RV10, RV21, RV23, Y15, Y11
DPaper: BasicGrey (Kioshi - Azami)
Tools: Fiskars Punch, ink blending tool + ColorBox ink (Rosebud)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Crystals and ribbon from stash

Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate them!

Delphine xx

mercredi 7 avril 2010

GDT card - ABC Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone! Today I am showing you my GDT card (still can't believe it... thanks to the lovely team :-)) for the ABC Christmas Challenge. This week the challenge is H for Holly, and the extra is a great sketch by Helen.

And here is what I did, with my holly papers and images...

And a close up on the image...

My recipe...
StampsChristmas Candle by Whiff of Joy, Post - Holly by Magnolia
Copics: B97, BG000, BG09, BG18, E50, E51, E53, G28, R24, R27, Y00, Y11, Y17, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG13, YG17, YR04 + Copic Spica Glitter pen (clear)
DPapers: Bazzill Glazed Cardstock (Holly), Rico Design, + green glitter card
Inks: ColorBox (Baby Blue), VersaCraft (Sand)
Tools: Stencil (Suzy Corners 015), pricker, metallic thread (2 different green metallic threads), Artemio punch (Holly Leaf 2), ink blending tool
Ribbon: Stamperia
Crystals and pearls from stash

You can take a look at all the beautiful DT creations here. And... why not join us this week? The winner will receive a $15 shopping spree in Simon Says Stamp superstore!

Delphine xx

dimanche 4 avril 2010

Blog awards

I have been given the following awards by the lovely Rosie from Rosie Crafts. They mean a lot to me, because they come from a very kind lady and they are my first awards. So, thank you so much Rosie for thinking of me!

I would like to pass them onto a few people to thank them for their lovely comments and support, the inspiration they give me, their kindness and their patience with me!

Rosie at Rosie Crafts
Squirrel at Squirrel's World
Kat at LilacKat
Jessica at From J's Corner
Samantha at Penrith Crafts
Lorraine at Lorraine's Loft

Thank you all!

Delphine xx