Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yahoo and Yippee and WooHoo and all that stuff!!


Well, it's finally here. Time once again for a Kraftin' Kimmie Release. The December Release in fact. Kimmie has a whole new selection of goodies for you (and me) to drool over. These stamps are so cute and clever, I love them all!
Now, before I get to my card, I must tell you that we are having another fun blog hop this month. You will get to see all the creations of the Krafty Girls, plus some special guests who are taking part also and sharing their talents with us. If you have just happened to land here from somewhere else, you will want to go back to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog as that's where the hop begins. If you have come here from Cindy's Blog, you are where you're supposed to be and your next stop is Michele's Blog and I know both ladies have some awesome stuff to show. Three lucky stampers are going to each win a package of some of the new release stamps and will be randomly chosen from some of the Blogs along the way, so if you leave a comment on each of the stops, you will have more chances to win the blog candy.
Now to my card, I used the new stamp 'Lola Da Vinci'. She comes with the painting accessory stamp. Isn't she cute? I coloured her in with my S.U. Markers, matted her on Riding Hood Red, then pop dotted her on some foof a la paper, which was also matted onto a Riding Hood Red card base. I made the corner pieces from some So Saffron, which I ran through my Paisley EF. I also coloured the painting, matted it on RHR and set it askew in the corner. I used some RHR ribbon, stamped 'You Colour My World' also on So Saffron, which is one of the sentiments from Kimmie's Fun Sentiments set which is also released today. I punched it with my Window Punch, set it below the ribbon, added some flowers and there you have it.
Hope you have fun hopping the rest of the way and don't forget to go to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps website when you're done, as all the new stamps will be there and ready for you!!
Happy Sunday everyone,
Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Challenge #8 and Preview #2


Hi again all you stamping enthusiasts! I'm back as promised with another preview for the December Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today I have a card using Jean Grant's oh so cute illustration called Daddy's Little Girl, which comes with the stamp I used, 'Beary Special Friend'. The characters in the image are called Cindy and Mindy, Mindy being the bear.


This card is also for the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge, which is hosted this week by our Crissy Armstrong and she wants us to get 'Touchy Feely' with our cards, that is to use different textures on our creations, such as embossing, flowers, fibers, anything we fancy to make it 'Touchy Feely'.


I used Bermuda Bay for the base and stitched some My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow dp onto it. I coloured the image with my S.U. Markers, matted it onto Really Rust, then put a piece of Old Olive behind it, which I had embossed with my Paisley EF. I added some cute Prima Flowers and finished up with the accessory stamp. Pretty simple, but I like it.


So why don't you check out the rest of the KraftyGirls creations previewing the new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and also head on over to Kimmie's Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the girls have created for the challenge. Then let's see your creations.


Have a wonderful weekend, see you on Sunday for the Release. Yahoo, I can't wait!!


Blessings,

Diana

Friday, November 27, 2009

Preview for Kraftin' Kimmie's December Release!!


Good day all you stampers out there! I just can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted. I don't know how my daughter used to post a new card every day. And she works!!
Anyway, I'm so excited as it's that time again! Time, that is to start showing a few sneaky peeks at some of the new Kraftin' KimmieStamps, which will be released on Sunday. It's even a bit early as this is officially Kimmie's December Release. The team of Krafty Girls will be showing previews today and tomorrow, then of course on Sunday for the release. We have some even more fabulous images for you this time, there are even a couple by a new artist this time, her name is Jean Grant. I will be posting one of her images tomorrow, I love her style.
The image I used today is called Gift Emmylou and she was created by our own fabulous Crissy Armstrong. I think this image is so adorable. She is named for Kimmie's own daughter, who of course is my sweet and wonderful granddaughter. Her name is Emileigh, but we've always nicknamed her Emmylou.
I used Orchid Opulence for the card base and K and Company's Berry Sweet for the patterned paper, which is matted onto Melon Mambo, which I also used for the strip between the two papers, which I used a flower border punch on. Emmylou is cut out with a labels Nestie, then popped up on a larger matching Nestie piece in Orchid Opulence. I coloured her with my S.U. Markers, sponged around her with Pink Pirouette, then finished with some polka dotted Melon Mambo ribbon, some mauve heart gems and some stickles on her bow. Phew, it takes me longer to write a description of how I made the card, than it does to make it!!
Anyway, be sure to pop around to the blogs of the rest of the Krafty Girls and see what they have created to show you.
I'll be back again tomorrow to show you the next card, meanwhile have a great Saturday, hope you find a little time for some stamping.
Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #7


Well, I just got back from spending a couple of days with my daughter Kraftin' Kimmie and my darling granddaughter Emileigh. We did some Christmas shopping, worked on cutting and packaging some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ready for shipping and we even found time for Kimmie to give me a Copics lesson, which was great fun. Now I just need the Copics!! Hint to my hubby, as if he ever reads this!!


Okay, I'm the hostess for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge. This week is number 7, so if you put your cards on Splitcoast, be sure to put KKSC7 in the Keywords, so we can all see your creations when we go there. For this week I chose 'Happy Winter, Merry Christmas', so you can do either (or both). Not too hard at this time of the year, right? We are at least thinking about making our Christmas cards now even if we're not already working on them. As usual, you don't have to use Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, but if you do have some, why not use them?!! I used Bernadette for my card with the accompanying sentiment 'You're Snow Sweet', so those are the stamps that the randomly picked winner will receive. Don't ya just love Bernadette?
For this card I used some DCWV Christmas papers matted onto some Certainly Celery, then on a Bashful Blue base. I stamped Bernadette on Watercolour paper, coloured her in using my S.U. Markers, then cut her out with my labels nesties. I popped her up on a coordinating piece of matching dp, put another matching piece of the dp across the middle, punched out some sparkly blue snowflakes, used some sparkly blue ribbon, then used the matching sentiment stamped on Certainly Celery and that's it.
Make sure you go to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog and see what the other Krafty Girls have come up with, then do your own thing and link up your creations to the Blog for us all to see. One of you gals will win Bernadette and sentiment just in time to use for your own winter cards.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
see you again soon,
Blessings,
Diana


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kimmie's Challenge #6, Lots o' Circles



Hi ladies, it's been a very busy week once again, I guess we all have that problem! Anyway, it's time for Kraftin Kimmie's Challenge #6. This week's hostess is the oh, so talented Andrea and she wants us to use 'Lots o' Circles' on our creations.


This gave me an excuse to use my Circle Nesties along with my Pinking Nesties. I used the very cute Maxwell Snowboarding stamp from the November Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. He looks every bit as adorable snowboarding on his leaf as he did leaning on a toadstool and toasting a giant marshmallow in the October Release.


I started out with some yummy shiny patterned paper from Me and My Big Ideas, matted it onto some Bashful Blue cardstock for the base. I coloured in Maxwell with my S.U. Markers and punched him out with my circle Nesties, then used Riding Hood Red for the Pinking layer behind. I used the Chill Out sentiment from Kimmie's Holiday Sentiments, (Maxwell comes with the accessory stamp, Snow Much Fun) and cut out the smallest Pinking Circle to mat it onto. I finished with some Riding Hood Red ribbon and a poinsettia with some M.S. leaves behind it. Oh, and I also put some Star Dust Stickles on the snow.


Well, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with some time for stamping!! Don't forget to make a card using circles for Kimmie's Challenge this week. I'll be looking to check out yours!!



Blessings,


Diana

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Engagement Card


Happy Sunday afternoon everyone! It's a gorgeous day here in S.W. Ontario and I should be out cleaning up my garden, but I'm not!!

This is just a simple card I put together this afternoon for a very dear young couple who just got engaged. I pulled out an old Stampin' Up set that I haven't used for a long time, but I do like it. I just don't make a whole lot of engagement or wedding cards. For this I was able to stick with my Whisper White cardstock instead of my watercolour paper as I didn't have to colour this one. That doesn't happen too often any more. I used my hearts EF for the main layer and matted it onto some silver paper, which I love using, but I'm very cheap with it as it's hard to find. The base is also Whisper White.

I stamped the image in Versamark and then heat embossed it with silver detail embossing powder. I matted it also on silver paper. I put silver ribbon with a bow across the front and used a couple of heart brads below. Oh, and I put a clear gemstone on one of the engagement rings. I saw that on another card somewhere, sorry I don't remember where.
Well, it's time to get ready to go and watch our grandson play hockey! I sure wish ice arenas were warmer, at least warmer than this one is!!
Blessings to you all,
Diana


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Antoinette in Stitches!



Well, it's Saturday, so time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge. This week it's time to Stitch it Up!! Use any kind of stitching on your card, either real or faux. I love to sew on my cards, so this was fun. Niki is the hostess for this challenge and since she is using Oliver on her card, this is the stamp you have a chance to win this week. Oliver is such fun to use and so very cute, who wouldn't want to add him to their collection!

I used Antoinette from the November Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I love this stamp, when I look at her face, it makes me think of joy. She just seems to be so full of joy she can't keep it all inside. What a wonderful way to feel!!

I used Whisper White for the base and matted the snowflake paper on Lavender Lace. I used my square Scalloped Nesties for both Antoinette and the frame, which is Almost Amethyst. I used Brocade Blue for the bottom strip, on which I stamped the snowflakes with white craft ink, then heat embossed them with white EP. The snowflake is the accessory stamp that comes with Antoinette. I stitched around all the borders with a matching mauve thread and finished off the image with some Dewdrops and some Waterfall Stickles on the dress hem and bobbles.

Well, I hope you have fun making your stitched or faux stitched cards, can't wait to check them all out.


Have a great weekend,


Blessings,


Diana

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge!


Today I have a card I made for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps just happens to be the sponsor for this week!

Wow, this was different for me. The challenge is to use only primary colours, blue, yellow and red. Well, my colours are as primary as I can get them and I am kinda happy with all those bright colours even though I would never put them together like this normally. I know somebody will love to get a bright card with a cute penguin on it


I used Oliver the penguin from the new release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I just love him (or her, if you want to make him into Olivia. I've seen some gorgeous Ollie creations done in pinks) and he's the perfect size for using in some of our Nesties. I used Brilliant Blue for my card base and stitched some YoYo Yellow onto it with red thread. I used pieces of Cricut Celebrations on the yellow and stitched the striped rectangle. I used some more Brilliant Blue behind Oliver after running it through my Small Mosaics EF. I used my oval Nesties for the image, which is coloured with S.U. markers and repeated the red patterned paper for the scalloped layer. I used the Cheers sentiment, also from the new Kimmie Stamps release and finished off with some red and blue snowflakes and some royal blue polka dot ribbon.

Don't forget that the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge for this week is to make a card with some kind of a tag on it, you have till Friday to work on that and then on Saturday there will be a brand new challenge for you.

Till then, happy stamping and God Bless you.
Diana

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

This is just a quick post to announce the winner of the blog candy at my stop along the way during the blog hop last Sunday. Debi of Deb's Crazy Life is the winner here. You will find the list of all the winners at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. Congratulations to Debi, I expect you have emailed Kimmie with your address by now. And Congratulations to all you gals, we all got an amazing response and lots of wonderful comments.

Well, I'll be back soon with a new card, I hope!!

Blessings,
Diana

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Release Day!! Hooray!!



Today is the day that all the new release stamps are visible and available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I'm so excited!! There are some I haven't yet got around to playing with, so I can't wait. And we've got a fun Krafty Blog Hop going on to celebrate!!

If you just happened upon my blog, you might want to go over to the Challenge Blog which is the beginning of the hop. And make sure to comment at every stop along the way because there are lots of Krafty Kandy treats to be won!!

For this card I used the adorable Ozzie and Harriet image. Aren't they cute skating around together? I used Ballet Blue for the base, matted my DCWV Christmas Stack papers onto the white border. I coloured in Ozzie and Harriet with my S.U. Markers and cut them out with my Labels Nesties. I sponged around them while they were still in the frame and I also used Stardust Stickles for the snow. I used some more dp behind them, matted onto some Riding Hood Red, which I also used behind the sentiment, which by the way comes with Ozzie and Harriet. Then I finished with some Riding Hood Red striped ribbon.

Now keep on hoppin!! Your next stop is over at Andrea's blog!! Let's see what new image, she's been playing with!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Diana