dimanche 27 février 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 46

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 46

Cette carte est faite suivant le sketch de Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. J'ai utilisé l'image Charlotte riding pigeon, de Whiff of Joy, que j'avais eue il y a pas mal de temps déjà sur le blog de Claudia. Je ne l'avais pas encore utilisée parce que l'image est très grosse, mais je l'aime beaucoup!

I made this card following the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge sketch. I used Charlotte riding pigeon, a Whiff of Joy image that I got a while back thanks to a giveaway on Claudia's blog, and that I had never inked up because it is such a huge stamp, not that easy to fit on a card (at least I thought... because finally I love this card!). I'm submitting this card to the "coffee and cream" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and entering their DT call.
Last minute reminder: if you haven't yet entered in the Ladybug Crafts Ink blog hop, you can still do so, there are great stamps to win!

vendredi 25 février 2011

Another BFF's card

BFF's - Phoebe and Olivia

Ceci est la première carte que j'avais faite pour le Blog Hop de Ladybug Crafts Ink concernant la sortie de la nouvelle collection de tampons BFF's. Mais je me suis fait avoir, j'ai utilisé un papier de trop par rapport à la recette du challenge... Donc j'ai fait une autre carte, que vous avez pu voir , et maintenant je vous présente celle-ci... Le texte vient du même set que l'image: Phoebe and Olivia.

This was the first card I made for the Ladybug Crafts Ink blog hop celebrating the BFF's release. But I then realized I had one strip of DP too much for the challenge recipe. So I did another card for the hop... This one is following the sketch from the previous Wags and Whiskers challenge, but as I used a grass punch I can still enter it into their current challenge about punches. The image and sentiment are both from Phoebe and Olivia set (which is currently on preorder at a reduced price, so go for it while it lasts!). I would like to enter my card in those challenges:

  • Crafty Catz: Friendship
  • Simon Says Stamp: Coffee and cream
  • Creative Inspirations: Stripes (ok, the stripes are subtle, but since my strip of grass stopped me from using this card in the recipe challenge, the little bit of striped paper has to have some other purpose!)
  • Samuel TaylorsCopic Chic/ Promarker Gal (promarker for me)

mardi 22 février 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - A recipe and a Blog Hop

BFF's - Phoebe and Olivia

Bonjour et bienvenue sur le blog hop de Ladybug Crafts Ink. Si vous venez du blog de Michele, vous êtes sur le bon chemin, sinon vous devez aller sur le blog du challenge pour commencer au début... Ce blog hop est là pour fêter la sortie d'une nouvelle collection de tampons, BFF's (ce qui signifie Best Friends Forever, soit "meilleures amies pour toujours" en anglais): je présente l'un de ces nouveaux tampons, Phoebe & Olivia sur ma carte aujourd'hui, mais vous verrez les autres tampons sur les blogs des autres membres de la DT... Ces tampons sont disponibles en pré-commande sur le site de Ladybug Crafts Ink à prix réduit (£5.99 au lieu de £6.99). Le challenge cette semaine a été choisi par Domi, c'est une recette: "3 fleurs, 2 papiers, 1 image".
Pour le blog hop, vous devez afficher sur votre blog la bannière qui est en bas de ce message, visiter et laisser un commentaire sur tous les blogs du hop et collecter les chiffres qui vous sont révélés sur chaque blog. A la fin du hop, vous devez additionner tous ces chiffres et envoyer la somme par mail à lcichallengeblog@aol.com. Un gagnant gagnera tous les tampons de la collection et 4 autres gagnants auront chacun un tampon. Mon chiffre pour le blog hop est le 7. Le prochain blog que vous devez visiter est celui de Hayley. Bon blog hop!

Hello and welcome on Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop. You should be coming from Michele's blog, if this is not the case please head back to our challenge blog to begin the hop. We are celebrating a new stamp release, "BFF's", which is currently available on the Ladybug Crafts Ink online shop as pre-order for a reduced price (£5.99 instead of £6.99). My card is made with the Phoebe & Olivia new image. Today all the DT members are showing you cards made with the new release, but it is also Totally Ladybug Tuesday, which means a new challenge! This one has been chosen by Domi and is a recipe. We have to use 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 image. I only counted my DPs as papers, not the cardstock for my mat. My card follows the sketch from The Sweet Stop, also following their spring theme. I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:

  • Allsorts: inspired by nature (barefoot in the grass, can't wait for being able to do it myself!!! Spring then summer, please come quickly!)
  • Charisma Cards: spring has sprung

As for the blog hop: all you have to do is display the banner (at thebottom of this post) on your blog and comment on all blogs of the blog hop, collecting the numbers while you hop. Each blog will give you a number and you have to sum up all numbers at the end and send a mail to lcichallengeblog@aol.com with your total number. There are lots of prizes to be won: one person will win the whole release and then 4 others will one stamp each. My number for the blog hop is 7. Your next stop on the hop is Hayley. Happy blog hop!

samedi 19 février 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch #91

Midnight Madness Sketch #91

Une petite carte toute simple, tout l'intérêt réside dans le jeu de mots en anglais ("Thanks a million" veut dire merci beaucoup, mais évidemment, "a million", ça veut aussi dire un million - de dollars par exemple!). Comme ce tampon avait un trait assez enfantin, j'ai décidé de garder le coloriage très simple, pas d'ombrage cette fois-ci, et j'ai utilisé un sketch simple et des couleurs vives... Le sketch est celui de Midnight Madness.

I have had this fun image for quite a long time now but haven't inked it up, mainly because most of my friends are French speakers and the joke can't really be translated in French. But as I had to thank an English speaking person (no, not telling you who because she might read this message), I decided to finally use the stamp! As part of the fun with this stamp is the child-like drawing, I went for a simple sketch, bright colors and simplistic coloring (can't believe I didn't even try shading this time!!!). The sketch is from Midnight Madness. I'd also like to enter the Thank You challenge at Crafty Creations, the No Patterned Paper challenge at Frosted Designs and the Embossing challenge at 2 Sisters.

vendredi 18 février 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 45

Joyeux Anniversaire Grand-Père!

C'est bientôt l'anniversaire de mon grand-père... Voici la carte que je lui ai faite, selon le sketch de Peachy Keen.

My grandfather's birthday is very soon... I made this card following the sketch from Peachy Keen. I've used no Promarker this time!!!! Unfortunately the gold embossing doesn't show very weel on the picture, you'll have to believe me it's better IRL... The sentiment "Joyeux Anniversaire" means happy birthday in French.
I am entering the following challenges:

mardi 15 février 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Anything but a card

a Promarker holder!!!

Pour le challenge Ladybug Crafts Ink de cette semaine, Mary J nous demande "tout sauf une carte". J'ai choisi un pot à crayons (enfin à Promarkers) que j'avais fait il y a déjà pas mal de temps (voir le message initial ici) et que j'ai décoré selon Ladybug Crafts Ink. J'ai utilisé la même image (Dressing Up Robyn) sur toutes les faces, mais colorée suivant la famille de couleurs rangée dans l'espace correspondant: oranges et jaunes, bleus et violets, verts, roses et rouge. Les gris et marrons sont rangés au centre.
La semaine prochaine, nous faisons un blog hop pour la sortie d'une nouvelle collection de tampons. Prenez la bannière en bas de ce post, mettez-la sur votre blog et revenez la semaine prochaine participer au blog hop!!!

For this week's challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink, Mary J chose the theme "anything but a card". I decided to decorate a Promarker holder I had made out of cardboard quite a while ago (the original post dates back from when I didn't translate my posts in English... sorry!). I added a bit of lace and then 4 times the same image (Dressing Up Robyn), that I coloured according to the color families I put in the corresponding part of the holder. I have four exposed faces plus the center, my colors are classified as: oranges and yellows, blues and purples, greens, pinks and reds, and the greys and browns are in the center. Hope you like my little project today and you join in the fun at the challenge this week!
the pink/red side

the green side

the orange/yellow side

the blue/purple side
I'd like to enter this promarker holder in the "anything but a card" themes at Simon Says Stamp challenge and A Sponfull of Sugar  and in the Moxie Fab World Stamping with Markers Challenge (my "innovative" way of stamping with markers is the use of 4 times the same image, colored with different marker color families...)

Next week, we will have a blog hop to celebrate a new stamp release et Ldybug Crafts Ink. Grab the banner below, display it on your blog and come back next week for a nice blog hop!!!

dimanche 13 février 2011

A card with no stamp

Vous aimez cette carte? Vous pouvez l'avoir!
Do you like this card? You can get it!

Sur le forum cards and stamps addicts, nous avons eu le défi de faire une carte sans tampon. C'est vrai que depuis que j'ai découvert les promarkers, je ne fais quasiment pas une carte sans colorisation, alors sans tampon, oui, c'était bel et bien un défi... J'ai utilisé le sketch de Get Sketchy et j'ai utilisé un rub-on pour le texte. Les perles étaient blanches à la base, je les ai colorées au promarker (ben oui, il fallait bien que j'utilise mes promarkers, quand même!)

On the French cardmaking forum that I follow, we were given the challenge to make a card with no stamp. Since I discovered promarkers, I rarely do a card without them, so without a stamp was a real challenge. I used the sketch from Get Sketchy and used a rub-on for the text. The pearls used to be white, I colored them red with my beloved promarker!!!!

mercredi 9 février 2011

Wags 'n Wiskers Challenge 47

Wags 'n Wiskers Challenge 47

J'ai fait cette carte en suivant le sketch de Wags 'n Wiskers. Le tampon est "Leon Celebrating Lion", de Whiff of Joy, que j'ai choisi chez Stamp and Create grâce aux 3 tampons au choix gagnés sur le blog de Heidi. J'avais profité de ma commande pour acheter deux blocs de papier Basic Grey: Granola et Origin, que j'ai tous les deux utilisés sur cette carte. Le papier Origin a servi à faire la bande d'herbe (avec la perforatrice reçue grâce au blog candy de Jacque).

For this card I followed the sketch from Wags 'n Wiskers. The stamp is "Leon Celebrating Lion" from Whiff of Joy, which I got at Stamp and Create thanks to Heidi's candy of three stamps of choice (I already showed you one other stamp there, keeping the suspense for the last one...). I had also bought two Basic Grey paper pads during my Stamp and Create order: Granola and Origin. I used Granola for the main papers and Origin for the grass stripe (which is cut with the Martha Stewart punch that Jacque sent me). I'd like to submit this card to the following challenges:

mardi 8 février 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Love is in the air

Vous aimez cette carte? Vous pouvez l'avoir!
Do you like this card? You can get it!

Cette semaine le thème du challenge Ladybug Crafts Ink est "love is in the air". J'ai utilisé le tampon Nikki and Ben walking Buttercup, en découpant les deux personnages, sans le chien, pour faire plus romantique.

This week at Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge, the theme has been set by Hayley and is "love is in the air". I used the "Nikki and Ben walking Buttercup" stamp, but cut out only Nikki and Ben without their dog to make it look more like a romantic walk... For this card I followed the sketch from CLP challenge. The paper doily comes from Loz's candy. I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

samedi 5 février 2011

Thank you Jacque

Jacque's candy

Ce message est un remerciement pour Jacque qui m'a envoyé un joli blog candy... Je vous encourage à aller visiter son magnifique blog!

This post is a thank you for Jacque who sent me this beautiful candy with a Martha Stewart border punch, two rolls of ribbon, a lot of roses and a box of Bailey's flavored chocolates (as you can see on the picture, the box is already opened and the chocolates are yummy!). In case you don't already know Jacque, you should go and have a look at her blog, she's a talented crafter and a generous one too, always having some sweet stuff to give away...

jeudi 3 février 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 93


Cette carte est faite suivant le sketch de SSS93, avec des papiers de la collection Max and Wiskers de Basic Grey et un tampon Wild Rose Studio que j'avais reçu de la part de Sue en août dernier.

This card follows the sketch from SSS93, the papers are Max and Wiskers from Basic Grey (I'm entering the "flower power" challenge at Basic Grey Challenges) and the stamp is a Wild Rose Studio that Sue sent me last August.

mardi 1 février 2011

TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Card for a child

Cupcake Cutie - Cherry on Top

C'est mardi, c'est un nouveau challenge Ladybug Crafts Ink! Cette fois-ci le thème est "carte pour un enfant".

It's Totally Ladybug Tuesday again! This time the challenge was set by Pinky and she chose "card for a child". I decided for a birthday card with bright colors and a lot of bling for a little girl! I used Cupcake Cutie - Cherry on Top stamp for the main image, the sentiment is from It's only words 2 set and the epoxy dots are also from Ladybug Crafts Ink!
I followed the sketch from Annabelle Bling Sketch Challenge n°34. I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges: