samedi 29 janvier 2011

Thank you Laura - and I'm a top three!

Thank you Loz for this candy!

First, I want to say thanks to Laura aka Aussie Loz, from whom I've received this "sweet love" candy. There are doilies, ribbon, charms, pins and pearl hearts in it. As you can see on the bottom left of the picture, one of the charms broke during transport (well, from Australia to France there is quite a journey!), but it broke clean which means I'll be able to use it as a glued-on embellishment! There were also two digital images as part of the candy but I didn't get time to use them yet (and won't show you the images here for copyright reasons - so if you want to see them, you can go there: it's Love Cloud and Love Letter).
Second, I'm happy to announce that my Magical Princess Anya card was chosen for the top three at CES challenge blog... yeah!

mercredi 26 janvier 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch #88

Midnight Madness Sketch #88

J'ai fait cette carte en suivant le sketch de Midnight Madness. L'image est un tampon digital que j'ai gagné sur le site The Stamping Bazaar. Je participe à leur challenge "couture" et à quelques autres challenges sont vous trouverez les liens dans la version anglaise de ce post.

This card follows the sketch from Midnight Madness. The image is Susie's first snow, a digi that I won at release time on The Stamping Bazaar. I'm entering their challenge "stitching - faux or real". It is actually real machine sewing and another piece of cardstock died in the process. Silly me, thinking that because I had succeeded sewing on my last card, I did not need to practice with draft paper before using up my nice cardstock... I'm entering this card in The Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge (anything goes theme this month). I'd also like to enter the winter challenge at SSCC, the animals challenge at Stamps R Us, the "something cute" challenge at Stamp something and the "let it shine" challenge at Passion for Promarkers (the whole snow is made of white glitter). 

mardi 25 janvier 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Plum crazy with stitching

Baby Baby

Le thème du challenge Ladybug Crafts Ink cette semaine a été choisi par Amber: "Plum crazy with stitching" qui peut se traduire par "couleur prune et couture". Difficile pour moi qui ne sais pas coudre... J'ai commencé par acheter l'outil "sew easy" mais il ne perce pas bien le papier épais, j'ai dû le renvoyer au magasin. Je me suis décidée à sortir la machine à coudre, aidée du tutoriel trouvé ici. Finalement j'aime bien, je pense que je referai des cartes avec de la couture dessus (enfin, pas à chaque fois, ça prend quand même beaucoup de temps!!!)

The theme for Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge this week has been chosen by Amber and she chose "plum crazy with stitching". It was a real challenge for me, and I am proud to present you my first ever card with machine sewing on it! I first bought the "sew easy" tool, then sent it back to the shop when I discovered it didn't pierce cardstock, and then decided to try and learn how to use my machine for stitching on paper... I watched this tutorial, then tried with my own machine, had to trash a few pieces of cardstock and then managed to make the above card. And I'm telling you, this is not going to be my last attempt at sewing! I quite like the end result...
My card follows the sketch from CLP challenge and uses a stamp from the Baby Baby set at Ladybug Crafts Ink (sentiment also from the set). I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:

samedi 22 janvier 2011

Magical Princess Anya

Princess Anya

J'ai fait cette carte pour le cardlift de janvier de Cards and Stamps addicts. J'ai utilisé un tampon The Greeting Farm gagné sur le blog de Marcea en octobre dernier.

I made this card for a cardlift on a French card forum. The stamp is a Greeting Farm stamp that I won from Marcea quite a while ago (well I just checked, it was last October!!!) but that I didn't have a chance to ink until now. It is called Princess Anya but she does hold a magic wand, so she's more a fairy in my mind... I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Edit on January 29th: this card was chosen as top three in the CES challenge!
Edit on Januray 31st: this card was also selected as Honorable Mention for the Scrappy Saturday challenge.

mardi 18 janvier 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Anything but square

Baby baby

Cette semaine c'est Lisa qui a choisi le thème de notre challenge Ladybug Crafts Ink: "tout sauf carré"! A vous de nous montrer vos cartes avec des formes amusantes et/ou originales! J'ai fait cette carte en forme d'étoile en utilisant un tampon du set Baby Baby.

This time it was Lisa's turn to choose the theme for the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge and she's chosen "anything but square"! So on to your funny shaped cards! I used an image from the Baby Baby set, the sentiment is hand written with a Memento marker.
I'd like to enter my star-shaped card in the following challenges:

samedi 15 janvier 2011

Everybody Art Challenge 124

Everybody Art Challenge 124

Voici Nixie, une petite fée flocon de chez Sweet November Stamps. J'ai suivi le sketch de Everybody Art Challenge pour cette carte.

When I won the candy at Heidi's blog, I was delighted: three stamps of my choice from Stamp and Create, wow! Of course I immediately knew I had to get a snowflake fairy, I so love this collection of Sweet November stamps drawn by Amy Young! So here is Nixie, one of the three snowflake fairies... I followed the sketch from Everybody Art Challenge. I still have to improve my flower cluster making (thanks Jacque for giving me some hints on where to begin), but I quite like the card anyway. One question remains though: how do I mail a card that has bulky flowers on it?
I'd like to entermy card in the following challenges:

Thank you Kylie!

Kylie's candy

I've just received this nice candy from Kylie (took a bit log because Kylie lives in Australia and I live in France...): a card and the nice Tickled Pink stamp she used on the card. The card is so beautiful, I just loved it when I saw the picture and I love it even more IRL. The papers are beautiful and the lace is gorgeous!
If you want to go and leave Kylie some love, the original post where she presented the card is here.

mercredi 12 janvier 2011

CardPatterns sketch 97

Teddy Bear Robyn

Cette carte suit le sketch de CardPatterns. J'ai utilisé le tampon Teddy Bear Robyn de Ladybug Crafts Ink.

This card is made following sketch 97 from CardPatterns. I used the Teddy Bear Robyn image from Ladybug Crafts Ink.

For my Ladybug Crafts Ink "Baby Baby" blog hop post, go there.

mardi 11 janvier 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Baby and a blog hop


Bonjour et bienvenue sur le blog hop de Ladybug Crafts Ink. Vous devriez venir du blog de Tams. Si ce n'est pas le cas, allez sur le blog du challenge pour commencer le hop! Les cartes de tous les membres de la DT sont faites avec la nouvelle collection de tampons "Baby baby" et vous pouvez gagner la collection en participant au blog hop!
Ma carte est réalisée suivant le sketch de ABC Challenge. Le blog suivant dans l'ordre du hop est celui d'Anita.

Hello's a big day today for Ladybug Crafts Ink: not only is it our TENTH challenge but Kerry also has a new release of stamps and we are having another Blog Hop to celebrate... Double the chance to win a prize by participating in the challenge (Baby theme) or / and in the blog hop!
For the Hop, all the DT have used the new images and no one has seen what anyone has made - so we are all as excited as you to see the projects. So onto the rules of the Hop:

  1. Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts. If you come from Tams, then you're on the right track. Otherwise you should go to the challenge blog to hop from the beginning!
  2. Leave a comment on the challenge blog telling us which is your favourite image from the new release.
  3. Display the blog hop banner on your blog either in a post or on your side bar.
The Prize is a full set of the new BABY BABY stamps along with some goodies from FUNKY FARM SCRAPBOOK BARN, who incidentally also has a fabulous 10% discount for all Ladybug friends using the code TLTLADYBUGS.

Onto my card: I used the baby in pram from the new release, the sentiment also comes from the set, I just inked it in two steps (normally it's all on one line). I followed the sketch from ABC Challenge, with the added "L is for lace" theme. I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Now that you've read all this, you're allowed to hop to the next blog, which is Anita's (but don't forget to leave a comment here before you go!)

Oh and a last minute info: for this release, you get a special prize, but be quick, it's one week only: the whole Baby Baby set (4 baby images + sentiments) for £6.99 instead of £8.99 normal price...

samedi 8 janvier 2011

Lucy's sketch week - day 3

Lucy's sketch week - day 3

J'aime beaucoup ce sketch de Lucy... J'ai un peu galéré au début parce que je voulais faire comme elle, un cercle en couture, j'ai essayé avec mon tout nouvel outil sew easy que je viens d'acheter et ça a été un vrai massacre... Donc j'ai recommencé avec un cercle en papier, ça me convient beaucoup mieux!

This card is made according to Lucy's sketch. I love the sketch and I first tried to do the same as Lucy, a stitched circle (go look at her card, it's beautiful!). I tried using my brand new sew easy tool and it was a disaster. So I went for a paper circle, much easier to do! The 2011 number is embossed with white powder, using the Sentimental Numbers stamps from Ladybug Crafts Ink. I'd like to submit this card to Simon Says Stamp "New Beginnings" challenge.

mardi 4 janvier 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Anything goes!

Bon Appetite Magnum

Le thème du premier challenge Ladybug Crafts Ink de l'année est très simple: c'est un thème libre, vous pouvez participer avec n'importe quelle création! Nous aimerions vous voir utiliser des tampons Ladybug Crafts Ink, mais pour ce challenge, tout est autorisé, même si vous n'avez pas ces tampons, vous avez une chance d'en gagner! Alors, venez nombreux nous rejoindre sur le blog de challenge!
Pour cette carte j'ai utilisé le tampon Bon Appetite Magnum et j'ai suivi le sketch de Beary Scrap.

It's Totally Ladybug Tuesday again! This weeks challenge is simple: anything goes! And not only that, but anyone can win! Of course we would like you to use Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps, but for this challenge, it is not mandatory to win... So come and play with us on the challenge blog, nothing to loose and a chance to win a delicious Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp!
For my card I've used the Bon Appetite Magnum stamp and I followed the sketch from Beary Scrap.

Next week will be a blog hop to present a new stamp collection. Please grab the badge below and display it on your blog with a link to the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog! (

Edit: this card was selected as top 3 in The Beary Scrap challenge! Thanks!

lundi 3 janvier 2011

Friday Sketchers #135

Dressing Up Robyn
J'ai fait cette carte en suivant le sketch de Friday Sketchers. Un sketch un peu compliqué mais je me suis bien amusée... Le tampon utilisé est Dressing Up Robyn de chez Ladybug Crafts Ink.

This card follows sketch #135 from Friday Sketchers. The sketch first seemed quite complicated with all its layers but I had fun with it. The image is the Dressing Up Robyn stamp from Ladybug Crafts Ink. I would like to submit my card to the "something new" (the butterfly) challenges at Woodware USA, Speedy the Cat's Friends and Really Reasonable Ribbon (I used no ribbon but I used lace, hope that counts). I'm also submitting to the "anything goes" challenges at CES, I love Promarkers, Creative Crafts and Aly's Sunday.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the first Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge of the year! 

dimanche 2 janvier 2011

A Happy New Year card

wet embossing for the snowflakes, dry embossing for the background

J'ai fait cette carte en suivant le sketch de Lucy, un peu arrangé à ma sauce... Les flocons sont embossés à la poudre dorée, le fond est embossé à la Big Shot avec une texture "flocons", mais on ne voit pas trop sur la photo...

When I saw the sketch from Lucy, I knew I had to try it. Something very different from usual, no promarker used on this card, only stamping and embossing (plus the sentiment which is created with my computer and printed before stamping/embossing the snowflakes). "Bonne Année" means Happy New Year in French. I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

samedi 1 janvier 2011

Favourite five of 2010

I was quite proud of my coloring on this card.
Image is a digi from Create with TLC.

Tout d'abord, bonne année! Debby nous demande de montrer nos 5 carte préférées de l'année 2010. J'ai eu du mal à faire mon choix, mais bon, en voici 5 parmi mes préférées...

My very first use of paper roses, and my favorite embellishments: pearls!
 Stamp from The Greeting Farm
Happy new year to you! Debby is asking us to show our 5 favorite cards of 2010. The choice was hard, but here are some of my favorite cards...

My first distressing!
White flower and pearl pins are recycled from my wedding...
Stamp from Ladybug Crafts Ink
My first baby card!
Stamp from Motivet.
Love this kitty, so fun to color!
Image is a digi from Motivet.