lundi 27 décembre 2010

My 5 favorite Christmas cards of 2010

stamp: Christmas window Ruby, Ladybug Crafts Ink

Debby organise un challenge: il faut montrer nos 5 cartes de Noël préférées faites cette année. Le choix n'a pas été trop dur, je n'en ai pas beaucoup fait cette année... Il y en a une que j'aime beaucoup, mais que j'ai donnée sans la prendre en photo, donc voici mes 5 préférées dans celles que j'ai en photo!

stamp: Mollie Mittens Christmas, Tickled Pink Stamps
Debby gave us the challenge to show our 5 favorite Christmas cards made this year. It was not very difficult to choose as I didn't have time to make many Christmas cards... One of the cards I made and that I loved was given without taking a picture before, so here are my 5 faves among those of which I have pictures!

stamp: Buttercup with bird on head, Ladybug Crafts Ink
stamp: Buttercup with bird on head, Ladybug Crafts Ink

stamp: Feeding the deer, Motivet

Christmas gift boxes

a box for my mum

Maintenant que Noël est passé, je peux vous montrer deux boîtes fleuries que j'ai faites pour offrir des moutardes aromatisées dans l'une, des confitures dans l'autre. Les fleurs en papier viennent de chez Wild Orchid Crafts et j'ai encore du boulot pour apprendre à les dompter et les arranger comme je veux...

a box for my grandmother

Today I'm presenting you two boxes I made for Christmas: the first contained aromatized mustards, the second contained jams. I used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and I had a lot of difficulties making the clusters, one flower always seemed to flee in the wrong direction... Anybody knowing of a tutorial on making nice flower clusters? Thanks!

vendredi 24 décembre 2010

Thank you Kerry!

Kerry's wonderful card

J'ai reçu cette magnifique carte de voeux de Kerry. Je l'adore!

I have received this wonderlicious card from Kerry and I just love it. That white on white with the embossing and just a hit of red, wow!!!! Kerry, I just want to tell you your card is at the choice place on my mantel piece and I can't stop admiring it! In France the tradition is to send "happy new year" cards and we have until the end of January for that... it helps a lot having a not-so-busy month before Christmas! (well, it's still too busy!)

mardi 21 décembre 2010

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Song title

Nikki & Buttercup driving with Christmas Tree

C'est mardi, donc c'est un nouveau challenge chez Ladybug Crafts Ink. Cette fois-ci c'est Tams qui a choisi le thème: "titre de chanson". J'ai choisi "Oh Christmas Tree" (mon beau sapin). J'ai utilisé le tampon Nikki & Buttercup driving with Christmas Tree, et j'ai suivi le sketch de Friday Sketchers.

It's time for another Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge! This time the theme was chosen by Tams and it is "Song Title". I chose "oh Christmas Tree" as my song and used the Nikki & Buttercup driving with Christmas Tree stamp. I followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers and the white, blue silver colors from Simon Says Stamp (I know, the silver doesn't show well on the picture... the ribbon at the bottom and the six stars at the bottom and right of the image are silver).
I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The winner of my blog candy from last week's blog hop is Julye B. Congratulations Julye! Just email me your address at 
so that I can send you your goodies!

vendredi 17 décembre 2010

Christmas gift box

Christmas gift box

Non, je ne vous dirai pas ce qu'il y a dans cette boîte... simplement que c'est un cadeau qui n'est pas carré et que j'aurais eu bien du mal à emballer si je n'avais pas décidé de prendre un peu de papier cartonné et de lui faire une jolie boîte... C'est fou ce que je découvre depuis que je fais de la carterie!!!

I won't tell you what's in the box... Only that it's a Christmas present which is not square and would have been very difficult to wrap if I had not decided to take two sheets of black cardstock to make a fitting box... I have used the Merry Christmas stickers I got in the Lucky Girls mini inspiration pack I won at Vegetablog. Then I took my dies to make poinsettias and made the center with red glitter to match the stickers. And I completed it with a red ribbon that was in Amy's candy that I received in October... The box base is a 16cm x 16cm, with 4cm height and the lid is the same height with a 16,5cm x 16,5cm size... I'm entering this box in the "anything but a card" challenge at Paperplay.

Don't forget to browse down to my previous post, there's a blog hop with candy to win!

mardi 14 décembre 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas Blog Hop!

Christmas window Ruby

Cette semaine la Design Team de Ladybug Crafts Ink organise un blog hop. Par contre, dans les règles du blog hop il faut deviner un mot, donc si vous ne parlez pas anglais vous ne pourrez pas participer. Du coup je ne me suis pas embêtée à traduire les règles du blog hop... Par contre si vous voulez vous pouvez toujours participer au challenge: le thème est Hiver Merveilleux. J'ai utilisé le tampon Christmas Window Ruby.

Hello everybody! Welcome to Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas Blog Hop... If you come from Sue's blog you're right on track, otherwise please go to Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog to find the blog hop order. Each member of the DT is giving away a little blog candy. To be in a chance to win one of the giveaways, you have to follow the blog hop rules:
  1. Display the blog hop banner on your blog (either on your sidebar or on a post) with a link to the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog:
  2. Visit each DT blog in the blog hop order and leave a comment on each blog hop post.
  3. As you go along the blog hop you will see that each DT will ask a question. Just answer the question and take a note of the first letter of your answer (do not answer the question in the comments, just take note of the letter). When you have finished, the fisrt letter of each answer (in the blog hop order) will spell a word - just email the word at
I'd love it if you decided to become a follower of my blog, but it is not necessary to win my prize, which is...

  • 6 sheets of 6"x6" design paper from the Basic Grey Max end Wiskers collection
  • one package of 10 felt flowers
  • 12 silver padded reindeer embellishments
  • 12 silver stars
My question for the blog hop is: "What is all wrapped up at the foot of the Christmas tree?" - as several words can answer that question, I give you another clue: that word can also be used to describe someone's natural ability.

Ok, now about my card... this week's challenge has been chosen by Our GD Jovita and she has chosen Winter Wonderland. By the way, you can also win a prize, apart from the blog hop, by participating in the challenge! For my card I have used Christmas Window Ruby. Isn't she cute?
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Your next stop on the hop is Tams. Don't forget to leave a comment here (not the answer to my question, just a comment about my card) before you hop to Tams' blog!

lundi 13 décembre 2010

First and latest cards

My first card

Le challenge chez Crafty Card Makers est de montrer notre première et notre dernière carte. Je n'ai pas eu de difficultés à retrouver, puisque ma première carte était au mois de mai dernier et que j'avais déjà commencé à faire un blog...Ci-dessus ma première carte, en bas de ce message la dernière que j'ai faite.

At Crafty Card Makers the challenge is to show your first card and your latest one. Easy for me, I made my first hand-made card in May this year, and I already had the blog so I didn't have to dig too deep to find it... So up above you will find my first card ever, a thank you card for a family member who couldn't come to my wedding but sent me a present nonetheless... and just below this text, you'll find my latest card, a Christmas card... Yes I'm very late for my Christmas card and the next cards I make will certainly be Christmas cards too...

My latest card

Oh and don't forget the Ladybug Crafts Ink Christmas blog hop tomorrow!

vendredi 10 décembre 2010

A Gem of a Challenge 11

A Gem of a Challenge 11

Je continue à faire mon stock de cartes de Noël... Pour cette carte j'ai suivi le sketch de Pink Gem et j'ai utilisé un tampon Mollie Mittens gagné chez Tickled Pink Stamps.

I'm still far behind for my Christmas cards... For this card I followed the sketch from Pink Gem (also doing their option "distressing") and I used a Mollie Mittens image I won from Tickled Pink Stamps. I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

jeudi 9 décembre 2010

Happy Birthday Kerry!

Happy Birthday Kerry!

C'est l'anniversaire de Kerry aujourd'hui! J'ai fait sa carte d'anniversaire avec le tampon Dressing Up Robyn et j'ai suivi le sketch de Crafter's Companion.

It's our Queen Ladybug's birthday today! I made her birthday card using Dressing Up Robyn stamp and following the sketch from Crafter's Companion. Kerry, I hope I'm not spoiling the surprise for you, but I really wanted to publish the card on the day of your birthday...
 I'm entering this card in the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week - Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and the birthday themes at Hodge Podge and Woodware USA. I'd also like to enter the card to the "anything goes" challenges at Creative Card Crew, Craft your passion and The Crafty Pad.

mardi 7 décembre 2010

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Pearls

Buttercup with bird on head

Cette semaine c'est mon tour de définir le thème du challenge de Ladybug Crafts Ink. J'ai choisi mon embellissement préféré, les perles! J'espère que vous pourrez participer au challenge et me montrer vos jolies créations avec plein de perles!!! J'ai fait ma carte en suivant le sketch de Friday Sketchers, en utilisant le tampon Buttercup with bird on head.

This week it's my turn to define the theme for Ladybug Crafts Ink's challenge. I chose my favorite embellishment, pearls! So hope to see you on the challenge this week with your pearl creations!!! For this card I followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers, using the lovely Buttercup with bird on head image.
I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:

On Tuesday 14th December the Lovely Ladybugs are having a Christmas Blog hop. Its going to be lots of fun... with lots of prizes: there is going to be one prize on each participating blog! Just grab the banner below and display it on your blog ... Then play along on the 14th and you could win one of the fab prizes.

dimanche 5 décembre 2010

CES #15

CES #15

Il est vraiment temps, je me mets à fond dans les cartes de Noël en ce moment... Cette carte est réalisée d'après le sketch de CES Challenge Blog avec un tampon que j'ai gagné chez Motivet.

Now it's really time for me to make my Christmas cards. I made this one following the sketch from CES Challenge Blog. I uwed a stamp that I won from Motivet. I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:

vendredi 3 décembre 2010

Happy birthday Hayley!

Happy Bithday Hayley

C'est aujourd'hui l'anniversaire d'Hayley, une des membres de la design team de Ladybug Crafts Ink. Je n'ai pas voulu utiliser de tampon Ladybug Crafts Ink parce qu'Hayley en a des tonnes, donc j'en ai profité pour encrer pour la première fois ce tampon Molly Mittens que j'ai gagné chez Tickled Pink Stamps. J'ai fait cette carte pour son anniversaire en suivant le sketch de Truly Scrumptious, en respectant aussi leur consigne optionnelle de faire une carte rose.

Today is Hayley's birthday. She's one of the design team members at Ladybug Crafts Ink. I do hope she received my card in time... I didn't want to use a Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp because Hayley has tons of them, so I inked this Molly Mittens stamp I won from Tickled Pink Stamps. I made this card using the sketch from Truly Scrumptious and also followed their optional "think pink". I'm entering this card in the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week - Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and the birthday themes at Hodge Podge, Party Time Tuesdays and Fab n Funky.

mercredi 1 décembre 2010

Birthday card - Simon Says Stamp sketch

Happy Birthday Blandine!

J'ai réalisé cette carte pour l'anniversaire d'une de mes meilleures amies. J'ai utilisé un tampon que j'ai gagné chez Motivet et j'ai suivi le sketch de Simon Says Stamp. Je participe à la thématique anniversaire chez Moxie Fab World et chez Fab n Funky.

I made this card for one of my best friends. I used a stamp I won from Motivet and I followed the sketch from Simon Says Stamp. I'm entering this card in the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week - Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and in the birthday challenge at Fab n Funky.