Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pretty in Pink! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge, April 9th.

Happy Mother's Day weekend.  I hope all you Moms out there have a wonderful day tomorrow.

I am actually joining in a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this weekend.  I have missed taking part with the other members of the Design Team, so I thought I would give this one a go.

What could be more fun than  'Pretty in Pink' for a theme.  Ooh, the mind boggles at what could be done with pink.  I have a very special friend in England who has a birthday coming up, so I was able to combine the two.

I used one of the Becky's Beautiful Sentiments line, this one comes from the 'Make A Wish' set.  I was spoilt for choice as there are a bunch of birthday sayings, but I chose this one as I love the sentiment and also the scroll work above and below.

I used pink card stock for the base and for the frame around it.  I matted the patterned papers, (which are Letters from Paris from Wild Rose Studios) onto Always Artichoke card stock.  I added some pink brads and a pretty pink ribbon.  Simple, but I like it.

Now it's your turn to create your own Pretty In Pink card or whatever takes your fancy.  Be sure to link your creation up to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to be entered into a random draw for some crafty goodies from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop.

Happy Stamping and Creating,
Diana

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday, May 6th.



Well, hello and Happy Wonderful Wednesday to all fellow crafters out there.  I know I have been MIA for a long time, have to confess I was in Florida for most of the winter and just did not have room to take card making supplies.  I am now so rusty, it took me hours to put together this simple card.

I used Pippi, who is one of Cheryl's gorgeous creations.  I just love her illustrations.  Pippi is one of the stamps in the set 'Book Pals'.  The other two stamps are Huck Finn and Laura Ingalls.  So lovely.

I used kraft card stock for my card base, my patterned papers are Blackberry Lane from Wild Rose Studio.  I matted them onto Kiwi Kiss card stock and the image layer and sentiment were on Pale Plum.  I added a ribbon of kraft seam binding, a few flowers and a couple of Kiwi Kiss brads.  As I said, not a complicated card, but I am so out of practice.

Be sure to enter the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge yourselves for a chance to win some new rubber.  Come on, you're making cards anyway and the theme is always 'Anything Goes'.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Well, good morning or afternoon, or whatever time of day it is with you, I hope it is great!!  I'm afraid I have not posted for a while, I have been very busy with other things and I really miss the stamping and card making.  

This is a very simple card using the Kraftin' Kimmie's Interior Sentiments.  I have not had time to make too many intricate cards this season, but I wanted to show this as I think you can make a very pretty card without taking too much time.  I love using the Interior Sentiments on the outside of my cards too as I feel very strongly that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus first and foremost.  By using the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, it makes it a little fancier.  I used some retired Gable Green cardstock matted onto a Confetti White base, added a little patterned paper and some red ribbon and there you go.  I love to make fancy cards, but when I am pressed for time, I am quite happy to do something like this.

Now don't forget, you can show us your cards for a chance to win a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.  As always, it's Anything Goes, so let's see your creations.

Happy Stampin' 
Diana


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hey! It's the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Release!


Hi everyone!  As the title says, it's time for yet another amazing release over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I just love all the stamps.  I have chosen to use just the kitty in the mailbox from the Candy Cane Kisses set by Cheryl Alger.  I adore everything she creates.  

For my card, I used the Bo Bunny 'Candy Cane Lane' pad.  It has pages for Christmas and some for just winter.  I had no idea the name was so similar to the stamp set until I just checked!  Anyway, I used Blushing Bride for the card base, then I used Bermuda Bay for most of my matting.  I framed my image with Bermuda Bay Scalloped Nesties after cutting out the image using my Oval Nesties.  Since there was a little gold star on one of the little trees, I thought I would add a star to the mix in Marigold Morning and I put a sentiment from the set on the star.  I added a clear snowflake on the pink patterned paper and I added some Stardust Stickles to it as well as putting a little on the snowy ground.

As well as this great set of stamps, we have a Pom Pom Fairy and a Sparkle Fairy from the uber talented Annie Rodrigue and another set from Thais Narcisso called 'Merry Christ-mouse'.  You won't see a cuter set of mice anywhere!!

Now be sure to hop around to the blogs of all the Krafty Girls and leave a comment at each of them for more chances to win a package of some of this new Krafty rubber.

Happy Hopping,
Diana

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's Wonderful Wednesday again at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Yep, it's Wonderful Wednesday again, one of my favourite Challenges!!  As always, the theme is 'Anything Goes' and that suits me just fine.

For my card, I have used the awesome Lucas from our wonderfully talented artist, Cheryl.  I just adore all her stamps.  Did you ever see a cuter stone age boy?  I am always looking for stamps to use on masculine cards, so this was a perfect choice for me.  To be honest, it was given for a birthday almost as soon as I had it finished.  

This stamp comes in a set with two other adorable 'Cave Kids', the other two are Lulu and Lexi.  I coloured with my trusty Copics, then matted the image layer onto one of the Deckle dies from Spellbinders.  I used some very cute papers from Basic Grey, Max and Whiskers.  I used a great little canvas tag and stamped 'You Rock', which is one of the 7 sentiments that come with the set.  They are all so clever and cute.  My card base is Kraft and the frame and 'Happy Birthday' sentiment are punched from Dusty Durango card stock.  I added some linen thread and a little green dinosaur to the tag.

Be sure to visit Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop to see this and other amazing stamps and don't forget to link up your own Wonderful Wednesday 'Anything Goes' creation to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog for a chance to win some Kraftin' Kimmie rubber.

Happy craftin',
Diana

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday, August 6th.

Well, hello all you lovely stamping folks out there.  I have to confess that I have not been around much for a while.  I have been into some other creative projects, which have tied me up.  I have enjoyed them though and now I'm back to my other love, cardmaking.

As the title says, It's Wonderful Wednesday, which of course is whatever theme you choose.  For my card, I chose Lulu playing the violin from the set 'You're a Rock Star'.  I used a simple layout, my lovely patterned papers are American Crafts pad, XOXO, which came from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop.  I coloured Lulu with my crafty Copics, added some die cut musical notes, a row of bling in pink and clear gems, then added some lovely flowers and some punched out leaves.  I used Regal Rose and Cranberry Crisp cardstock.

Okay, so now it's your turn to make and Anything Goes creations and link it to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog for a chance to win some Krafty rubber.

Happy Stampin'
Diana


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday is here again!!




Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and we hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
  At the end of the month, one winner will be chosen from all the submissions that month and will receive a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps prize pack!!! So if there are four Wednesdays, you have FOUR chances to WIN!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests!! Then....let's see YOUR kreations!!

I made a couple of very simple cards this week.  Sometimes I like to go back to this style of card.  Actually I needed a card for the passing of a gentleman and somehow ended up with the second card, which as you can see, has a lot of pink in it.  So I started over and made something that I hope is more suitable.  I don't think cards always have to be complicated and fancy, sometimes they are just as pretty if they are kept simple.  I just used the 'With Deepest Sympathy' stamp from the Kraftin' Kimmie Sympathy Sentiments Set.  It comes with several sentiments and a beautiful flower.  Now it's your turn,

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wow, it's Wonderful Wednesday again with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Well, here we are, it's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps again already, where does the time go? 

I made a simple card this time using one of Kimmie's Birthday Trinkets.  They are such fun to play with and you can use them just as the sentiment on your creation or as the focal point as I've done here.  I used Always Artichoke for my card base and also for the swirly behind the trinket.  I used some lovely Authentique Grace patterned paper for my background and matted some Daffodil Delight behind it and also behind the trinket.  I coloured the trinket with my Copics using colours that match the patterned paper, added some Always Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon and some matching green gems.  As I said, a simple card, but I like it.

Why don't you make something using a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp?  As always, Wonderful Wednesday is Anything goes, so no theme or sketch to worry about and if you link up your creation to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog, you might win some KK rubber.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Woo Hoo!! It's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!





Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and as always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! What will YOU create??!!
Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, April 29th!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??

P.S. Did you know that the NEW April stamps are NOW available?? YUP! Hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop and check 'em out!!

I wanted to make an Anniversary card, so I used the cute little girl and guy from the 'Sending All My Love' set by our fabulous artist Cheryl Alger.  I used Poppy Parade for the card base with Baja Breeze matted onto it.  All the rest are fabby cute papers from Doodlebug, called Lovebirds, so perfect for this card.  As always, I coloured the image with my Copics, then I cut it out using my Labels Fifteen Spellbinders set.  I left the cardstock inside the die and sponged around the outside using Pretty in Pink chalk ink, then I put a frame around it using some of the patterned paper.  I added some gorgeous Poppy Parade ribbon, added  3 half pearls, then I stamped 'Happy Anniversary' from Kraftin' Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments on a scrap of Baja Breeze and that's it.  I had fun colouring this cute little couple.  I think they are perfect for an Anniversary or Engagement or a Valentine's card.  Okay, now it's your turn.  Can't wait to see your creations!!
 
Happy kraftin'!
Diana