mercredi 27 juillet 2011

Make It Colourful, Crafty... Crazy:-) (3/3)

Hello all! I can't believe the weather is so bad... but that is a very good excuse to craft:-)! So here is my last card for the Make It Colourful Special Challenge to celebrate the first birthday of Make It Crafty and for a few other challenges:-)!
Bonjour à toutes! Quel temps! Et quelle bonne excuse pour faire des cartes:-)... Voici donc ma dernière carte pour participer au challenge spécial de Make It Colourful qui fête le 1er anniversaire de Make It Crafty et pour quelques autres challenges listés plus bas:-)!

Close up on the mermaid and recipe...

Image and stamps: Make It Crafty Siren of Pearls - CC Design sentiment - Magnolia Sea banner
Copics: B91, 93, 95, 97, BG000, 01, 13, 15, 18, 72, 75, C0, 1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 11, 71, 74, 77, 79, Y11, 21, 26, 28
Punch: Fiskars
Embellishments: Make It Crafty chipboard, diamond glaze, Glamour Dust

For the tail of the mermaid, I mixed diamond glaze and glamour dust then used a brush to paint the tail:-). It bent my image when it got dry but I think it is more natural like that and gives more dimension. Pour la queue de la sirène, j'ai mélangé Diamond Glaze et Glamour Dust, puis étalé mon mélange au pinceau. En séchant, cela a légèrement courbé l'image, mais je trouve ça sympa, ça donne un peu plus de relief et de naturel...

I coloured the Make It Crafty corner with my Copic Y26 and added the same combo of diamond glaze and Glamour Dust on it for a bit of sparkle. I added some glamour dust to the waves too.
I coloured everything on my card, everything (except for the matting) is white CS coloured with Copics. I would have loved to add a palm tree in the background but was not able to print anything since I still haven't got my computer and can't print from my laptop:-(... (but I should get it back before the weekend, yay!) And to finish, a bit of handstitching...

J'ai colorié le petit coin avec mon Copic Y26, puis j'ai ajouté le même mélange pour que ça brille un peu, et évidemment les vagues ont aussi eu droit à quelques paillettes.
A part les papiers du cadre, tout sur ma carte n'est que papier blanc colorié au Copic. Il manque un petit palmier dans le fond, mais je n'ai pas pu l'imprimer depuis mon portable, heureusement je devrais bientôt récupérer mon PC:-) Et pour finir, quelques points à la main, j'adore la couture, mais uniquement sur les cartes...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - #79 Beachy or Summer
The Pink Elephant - #109 Fun In The Sun
Fairy Fun Fridays - #57 On Holiday
Copic Oz - All About the Hair
Crafty Calendar - Under the sea or Water Theme
And of course, Make It Colourful Special Challenge - Category 5 (colour your MIC images using the colours of the MIC logo)! It would also fit Make It Colourful - #27 Colour your embellishments, but I don't think I can enter since I am entering their special challenge.

Last thing, if you are not a reader of my blog and do not understand what is crazy, I think I just went a bit crazy with my Make It Crafty images, so here is a photo of all my makes for their special challenge...

Thank you Zoe, I had great fun celebrating with you and I had never tried merging images before, I just love it, there are so many possibilities! And many thanks to you all for your lovely comments! Merci à Zoe pour tous ces challenges, j'ai adoré! Et un grand merci à vous pour tous vos adorables commentaires! Gros bisous,
Delphine xx

lundi 25 juillet 2011

Cupcake 152 DT and 5 challenges:-)

Hello all! Well it is Monday morning and here is your little Cupcake to cheer you up, especially if you are going to work... This week our lovely Sari has chosen the theme "Shabby Sparkle", so your projects must be shabby and sparkly! We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs who are offering 4 images of the winner's choice and it is your last chance to win our monthly prize, 4 Christmas stamps offered by Polka Doodles!
Bonjour! Cette semaine chez Cupcake, Sari a choisi le thème "Shabby Sparkle" et veut donc que vos créations soient shabby et qu'elles brillent! Vous pourrez peut-être gagner 4 images de votre choix offertes par Sassy Studio Designs et c'est votre dernière chance pour le prix du mois de juillet, 4 tampons de Noël offerts par Polka Doodles.
OK, no need to tell you that I was a bit out of my comfort zone, I did my best, Sari:-) and I loved making that one! For the very first time I used my Tim Holtz distressing tool, can you believe it... OK here is my card...
Inutile de vous dire que c'était un vrai challenge pour moi mais j'aime les défis:-), et pour la première fois j'ai utilisé mon petit outil Tim Holtz...

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With Wand and Shooting Star Border, Whimsy Stamps ticket sentiment
DPs: Artemio (dots), I Lowe Scrap (purple)
Tools: Tim Holtz distressing tool, Magnolia Lace die
Inks and Embossing: Artemio Holographic and Las Vegas, Dusty Concord Distress Ink, gold ColorBox Ink
Embellishments: Stardust Stickles, Wild Orchid rose, Stamperia lace, paper doily from my friends Céline and Nathalie
Merci Céline et Nathalie pour la dentelle en papier:-)

Close up on the little Tilda and challenges I would like to enter...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafts And Me - #44 Add a Flower
Crafty Catz - #92 No Pink or Blue Allowed
AllSorts - #113 Free n Easy Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - #90 Punch or Die (I used my Magnolia Lace die)
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes

Don't forget you can visit the Cupcakes here for great shabby sparkly inspiration! Thank you for stopping by and see you soon! Pour plein d'inspiration, jetez un oeil aux créations des Cupcakes ICI! Merci de votre visite et à très vite! Bisous,
Delphine xx

dimanche 24 juillet 2011

Make It Colourful, Crafty... Crazy (2/3)!

Hello all! Thank you all so much for the lovely comments you left on my sort of painting, they really mean a lot to me! I am back with my second project for the Make It Colourful Special Challenge to celebrate Zoe's Make It Crafty store's first birthday!
I have 2 cards to show you, both are for Category 5 - Create a project with Make It Crafty images coloured with the Make It Crafty logo colours, and I would also like to enter the first one into Category 2 - Creative Combination of Make It Crafty images (my second entry in this category, I hope it fits, if not, please ignore).

Bonjour à toutes et un grand merci pour vos adorables commentaires sur mon coloriage géant:-)! Me revoici avec un autre projet pour le Challenge spécial de Make It Colourful pour célébrer le premier anniversaire de Make It Crafty, la boutique de Zoe.
J'ai fait 2 cartes pour participer à la 5e catégorie du challenge (utiliser les couleurs du logo de Make It Crafty) et ma 1e carte est aussi pour la 2e catégorie du challenge (Combiner les images de manière créative).

Since I was to use the colours of the MIC logo, I thought it would be nice to actually include the logo on my card and make something really in honour of the store.
Puisqu'il fallait utiliser les couleurs du logo de Make It Crafty, j'ai pensé qu'inclure le logo pour faire une carte en l'honneur de la boutique serait une bonne idée.

I got Zoe's permission to do it and here is the result... J'ai demandé à Zoe la permission d'utiliser son logo sur mes cartes, voici le résultat...

They are not Charlie's Angels, nor James Bond girls, but Make It Crafty girls:-)! Image only and recipe...

Images: Make It Crafty ( Sitting Annalise, Hula Girl, Fifi)
Copics: B91, 93, 95, 97, BG000, E000, 00, 31, 71, 74, 77, 79, Y21, 26, 28
DPs: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose (I think they used the MIC logo as reference for their pad, the colours are perfect:-)!
MS Cherish punch
Embellishment: Make It Crafty lasercut chipboard, coloured with my Copic B95

Now my second card, which is based on exactly the same idea as the first one but featuring only Fifi:-)... 2e carte, qui suit la même idée mais avec Fifi seulement...

The whole card and recipe...

Image: Make It Crafty Fifi
DPs, punch and Copics as above

The ribbon is by Stamperia and I used a gem on it like Elaine who sells them in her Quixotic Paperie store sometimes does. The chipboard used above and Make It Crafty rubber stamps can also be found there. The digis are sold by Make It Crafty of course!
 Les embellissements de mes cartes et les tampons Make It Crafty sont vendus par Elaine chez Quixotic Paperie et les digis par Make It Crafty!
That's all for now, thank you very much for your visit and enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Un grand merci pour votre visite, bonne fin de journée! Bisous,
Delphine xx

samedi 23 juillet 2011

Make It Colourful, Crafty... Crazy:-) (1/3?)

Good evening all! A little break from my hectic routine:-)... My car is in the garage and the good news is it is being repaired (they are changing the door too) and the insurance company will pay for most of the damage, except for £200, so I guess it is good news... Thank you all for your support:-)! 
Tonight I would like to show you what I did while on holiday... remember, I told you I had my beloved Copics and images with me? So, this is the first of 3 posts I think, that is if nothing unexpected happens! I wanted to take part in the Special Make It Colourful Challenge to celebrate Make It Crafty's store turning one, Make It Crafty being Zoe's store. My project is for 2 categories:

Category 1 - Merge as many Make It Crafty images into one scene (I used 8 different images and some several times which makes 10 images, see all the details below)
Category 2 - Creative combination of Make It Crafty images (I hope it fits, if not please ignore)

I loved playing with my digis to create that scene. Be prepared, there are quite a few pictures of my coloured sort of painting:-) (the picture is much better if you click on it),

It is 9.5 x 5.75 inches IRL (about 24x15cm), and it took me over 15 hours to colour it all. I think I am either crazy, or in love, or both:-)!

Close up of the three parts separately...

3 images in fact but only 2 different: Hula Girl, The Beach used once for the palm tree background, then I "cropped" the image a second time to have a shell and place it in the corner

And at the bottom, I used Fifi twice...

 Fifi is so cute that I also coloured another one for a card, which I would like to enter into this week's Make It Colourful challenge #26 - Colouring hair (NOT normal colours), that is if I can make it before the deadline!!!! Here is my Fifi...

and my card...

And no recipes because it would be so long and you must be fed up:-) But if you have any questions, just ask! I think  that's all for now, I'm off to continue my visits and I hope to be back soon with my other projects, regular cards, actually... not another painting! Thank you very much for your visit and speak to you soon! 
Delphine xx

mercredi 20 juillet 2011

Me again... apologies... what a day!

Another little hello... Just to tell you I have still not been able to walk in blogland and visit you, I think I need a little time.. Since I was back, not long!!!, I have found out that my PC is not working anymore (have spent again SOME time on it) and this morning when I needed to take my car, I discovered it was not working as it should, well because a naughty somebody stole pieces FROM THE ENGINE of my car, but not my car, nothing inside the car, just things under the bonnet. I spent my day between the insurance company, the garage, the police station... Apart from that I am glad to be home:-)!
Hugs to you all,
Delphine xx
Un autre petit coucou... Juste pour vous dire que je suis forcément en retard dans mes projets et visites, j'ai besoin d'un peu de temps... Depuis mon retour (il y n'y a pourtant pas longtemps!!!), j'ai découvert que mon PC ne fonctionnait à nouveau pas correctement, j'y ai consacré un peu de temps sans succès et surtout, ce matin, j'ai voulu prendre ma voiture et, manque de chance, il s'est avéré que quelqu'un l'a fracturée pendant la nuit et a volé des pièces du moteur, rien à l'intérieur, juste sous le capot... J'ai passé ma journée entre garage, commissariat, assurance... A part ça, tout va bien et je suis contente d'être rentrée:-)...
Gros bisous!

ABC Christmas Challenge O is for...

Hello all! And, if you have not seen my previous post, thank you very much again for all your comments:-)!
I hope you are well despite the autumnal weather... Christmas will be here soon!!! Today at ABC Christmas Challenge, the letter is O for Old, so Jayne would like you to use a stamp/digi that is more than a year old! Our sponsor is Wild Rose Studios, who are offering the winner a choice of 2 stamps from their fantastic store! You can see some examples on my teamies' gorgeous creations here:-)

Bonjour à toutes! Quel temps, on se croirait en automne... attention Noël sera là très vite:-)! Nouveau challenge chez ABC Christmas, O comme Old/Vieux, on souhaite vous voir utiliser une image qui date de plus d'un an. Wild Rose Studios est notre sponsor et offrira au gagnant 2 tampons de son choix.

Here is my card...

The image and recipe...

Stamp: Pip With Presents by E. Bell (discontinued Sugar Nellie)
DPs: Craft Creations
Other: Papermania Adhesive Dots, Stamperia ribbon

Last view and challenges...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Stamping With the Dragon - Christmas in July
Crafty Emma's Store - Christmas
Paper Sundaes - #78 Christmas in July
Thank you very much for your visit and see you soon! Merci de votre visite et à très bientôt! Bisous,
Delphine xx

Just a little hello:-)

Just a little hello to tell you I am back and to thank you all for all the love you have left on my blog while I was away! I can't wait to see what you all created during my holiday and will visit you ASAP:-)! I had a great time with my family and I got to colour a lot since my other half very kindly suggested I take my Copics on holiday with us LOL! I just could not refuse and will show you soon what I have coloured:-).
Just a little reminder, even if I do not have a card to share:-(, my Cupcake teamies have not taken a holiday:-) and there IS a new fab challenge at Cupcake "Wish Upon A Star" where we want to see your projects with stars! There are great prizes to be won, sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store and Polka Doodles! Thank you very much again for all your lovely comments and see you soon!
BIG hugs,
Delphine xx

Un petit coucou pour vous dire que je suis rentrée et pour vous remercier pour tous les commentaires si gentils que vous m'avez laissés. Je viendrai vous faire coucou dès que possible! Les vacances en famille ont été très bonnes et je suis partie aussi avec mes Copics, suite à une suggestion de ma moitié:-), je n'ai pas pu refuser... j'ai donc aussi fait beaucoup de coloriage... Je vous montrerai bientôt!
Un petit rappel aussi, mes collègues de Cupcake n'ont pas pris de vacances, elles, et il y a bien un nouveau challenge... Nous voulons voir "des étoiles" et sommes sponsorisés par Crafty Emma's Store et Polka Doodles:-)!
Un grand merci encore et à très vite!

lundi 11 juillet 2011

Cupcake 150 DT card

Hello all! Well I am still away from home, but saying hello because it is time for a new challenge at Cupcake, challenge #150:-)! Another great challenge but very difficult in fact:-), we would like you to Pick your Favourite Cupcake Challenge! Our sponsor is Lili Of The Valley who are offering a £10 gift voucher and our monthly sponsor is Polka Doodles.
Bonjour à toutes! Je suis toujours absente mais je vous fais un petit coucou puisque c'est l'heure d'un nouveau challenge chez Cupcake, le 150e! Attention très difficile... nous vous demandons de "Choisir votre challenge préféré de Cupcake", le choix va être dur! Notre sponsor cette semaine est Lili Of The Valley et notre sponsor de juillet Polka Doodles.

I chose Challenge #110 Pink and Brown! Here is my image...
J'ai choisi le challenge 110, rose et marron! Mon image...

And my card, with the recipe... Et ma carte avec les ingrédients...

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Daisy, CC Design sentiment
DPs: Bo Bunny
MS punch
Gems from stash

To see what the other Cupcakes did and for great challenge ideas, please go to Cupcake! Thank you very much for your visit and see you next week!
Pour voir ce qu'ont fait les autres Cupcake et pour plein d'idées de challenges, faites un petit tour chez Cupcake! Merci beaucoup de votre visite et à la semaine prochaine! Bisous,
Delphine xx

mercredi 6 juillet 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge N is for...

Hello all! I hope you are well? Today is the start of a new challenge at ABC Christmas, but first thank you to all who joined our monochromatic challenge, there were some great entries! This fortnight the letter is N for... No Nonsense, a plain No Frills card, No Designer Papers! We have two sponsors for you...

Simon Says Stamp offering a $15 gift voucher to their store and...

... Karen's Doodles, offering 3 digis of the winner's choice! 

Bonjour à toutes! J'espère que vous allez bien? Cette semaine chez ABC Christmas nous sommes à la lettre N pour  "No Nonsense, No frills, no DPs", nous voulons voir des cartes simples, sans froufrou, sans papiers imprimés... Nous sommes sponsorisés par Simon Says Stamp et Karen's Doodles! 

So I did make a simple card:-)... Une carte simple donc...

The close up and recipe...

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Xmas Sweeties
Copics: BG0000, 000, 01, 02, 10, C0, 1, 3, 5, E000, 00, 11, 31, 71, 74, 77, 79, Y26, 28
Other: EK Success Punch and Brown Viva Pearl Pen

And that's it!!! Really simple! For great inspiration, please look at my teamies' creations here! Thank you very much for your visit! 
C'est tout!!! N'oubliez pas de rendre une petite visite à mes collègues, cela nous fait toujours très plaisir:-)! Merci et bonne fin de semaine! Bisous,
Delphine xx

lundi 4 juillet 2011

Cupcake 149 DT card

Hello all! I hope you are well? I am away, not on the beach because it is too early, but on holiday for sure! So I hope Mr Blogger is doing his job:-) Today is the new challenge at Cupcake, chosen by our talented Rachel, and it is to create a "Single Layer Card"! Quite a challenge, but a fun one! We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamps who are offering a $20 gift certificate this week and our sponsor for the month of July is Polka Doodles.
Bonjour à toutes! Je ne suis pas là, pas sur la plage non plus car il est trop tôt, mais bien en vacances! Je compte donc sur Blogger pour publier mon petit message! Nouveau challenge chez Cupcake, choisi cette semaine par Rachel qui souhaite voir des cartes qui ne comportent qu'une seule couche! Un vrai challenge, mais très sympa! Nous sommes sponsorisés par Simon Says Stamp et notre sponsor pour le mois de juillet est Polka Doodles.

The challenge was the perfect opportunity to focus on what I love (yes, colouring:-)!),  and I wanted my card to look like a postcard. The trickiest part was the masking and if you know the background stamp I used you can feel there is something wrong... the sun, supposed to be on the left, but it made more sense for my lovely lady to be sunbathing not with the sun in her back:-) so I used the background stamp twice for my image.
Ce challenge m'a donné l'occasion de me concentrer sur ce que j'aime le plus (oui, le coloriage!) et je voulais faire une carte un peu style carte postale. Le plus délicat dans cette carte, le fait de masquer pour créer ma petite scène... et si vous connaissez mon tampon de fond, vous avez peut-être le sentiment que quelque chose cloche... le soleil, censé être à gauche, mais qu'il m'a fallu changer de place car je ne trouvais pas logique de bronzer le soleil dans le dos:-)! J'ai donc utilisé mon tampon de fond 2 fois.

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Florence, Magnolia Summer background, CC Design sentiment
Gems from stash

And that's it! For great inspiration, please take a look at my teamies' cards here! Thank you very much for your visit! Vous pouvez voir les cartes de la DT ici! Merci beaucoup de votre visite, et à mercredi:-)! Bisous,
Delphine xx