Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Koasters!

Well, hello to everyone, I hope you have all had a Blessed Christmas and that you are looking forward to a new year full of opportunities and adventures! Ours was a wonderful Christmas celebration complete with all of our family, little though it is, as our two kids are first generation Canadians, so we, they and their children are all of our family in Canada. Still, we are growing and we were blessed with a new darling baby granddaughter in September, so we were one more on Christmas, which is so special.
Anyway, it has been a very busy time and I had hoped to get this post up long before now. I made some winter tile coasters using some of my favourite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and since they are not just for Christmas, I decided I could still show them.
I used Ozzie and Harriet, Oliver, Maxwell Snowboarding and Bernadette. Poor girl was a bit too big, so I had to put her on diagonally!! I used Stazon Black Ink, coloured with my S.U. Markers, then sprayed 3 times with Plaid Patricia Nimocks Clear Acrylic Sealer. I have used it before on other coasters and it works great, keeps the marks off nicely. I had forgotten how much fun it was to stamp and colour tile coasters. I have made several sets in the past for other folks for Christmas, but had never done any for myself and by using these images, I can keep them out all winter.
Happy New Year everyone,
I hope to be back on January 2nd. with a new Challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie, so watch for it!
Blessings to you all,
Diana

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Shy Emmylou


Well, Hi and Happy Saturday all you crafty creators out there. Today I'm showing you a card I made using Kraftin' Kimmie's 'Shy Emmylou'. This image was created for Kimmie to celebrate her adorable daughter Emileigh, whom we've always nicknamed Emmylou. I love this stamp and not just because it's named after my darling granddaughter. There is another stamp called Emmylou's Gift and it's gorgeous also.

For this card I coloured Emmylou with my S.U. Markers, then matted her onto Crushed Curry and put some little pink half pearls on the corners. I used some K and Company Berry Sweet DP for a rectangle to the side of Emmylou, also matted on Crushed Curry. I used some more Berry Sweet DP for the large square, which I also matted onto CC, then onto the card base, which is Sage Shadow. I punched some flowers and set them onto some Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, which I tied around the small piece of DP. I put some more pink half pearls in the centres, stamped Hello Dolly and punched it out with my window punch and there you have it.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I hope to be back soon with some more 'stuff'.

Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #10


Well, Hi everybody out there. Once again I have not managed to get on here all week, but I'm hoping to do better in the New Year!! Well, things are supposed to slow down then, aren't they?!!

Our hostess for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge is the very talented, but slightly 'off the wall' Andrea!! We love you though Andrea! Well, Andrea want us to glitter up our cards or creations. Now who doesn't like to use glitter and sparkles on their cards, I know I do, when I remember!! The randomly picked winner gets to win the stamp that our hostess uses on her card and I believe Andrea is using Josephine. This is a fabulous stamp and such fun to colour.

I used Small Talk for my card and of course I used my S.U. markers to colour her in. The card base is Certainly Celery and I used several different pieces of S.U.'s Flowers 4 U and matted the image on Pretty in Pink. I used Stardust Stickles on Cindy's dress, shoes and bow. I painted all the prima flowers with Angel Wings Shimmerz and used clear gemstone brads in the centres. I stamped Happy Birthday from Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments on Lavender Lace, then put it on some sparkly white cardstock. I'm afraid the card doesn't look very glittery in the picture, but it is in real life.

Okay ladies, now it's your turn to get out all your glittery embellies and stuff and show us your wonderful creations. Have fun,

Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Challenge #9, A Gift Card Holder!



Well, it's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge. I can't believe it's number 9 already! This time, our super talented Vicki wants us to make a gift card holder. Now, I have to confess I was a little worried about this one as I have only ever once made one before and couldn't even remember how I did it. So this really was a challenge for me. However, thanks to my DD Kraftin' Kimmie, I was able to track down the tutorial for it and it was actually fun to make.


I just had to use cute little Oliver, one of Crissy's Cuties as I thought he was perfect for this and I love an excuse to play with him. I coloured in Oliver using my S.U. Markers, then matted him on Almost Amethyst. I used Stardust Stickles on his hat and finished with a snowflake punched out of glittery cardstock. The body of the holder is Lavender Lace and I used some unknown dp behind Ollie.




On the inside, I used some matching dp behind the pocket, then a strip of the same dp as on the front along the top of the pocket. I used some Amethyst twill ribbon to close the card and that's it. Great fun and now I have a gift card holder ready to give to someone for Christmas and I want to make some more!!


Make sure you go to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog to see what all the other Krafty Girls have come up with, then let's see what you have for us!! I can't wait to see all the different ideas that I can 'borrow'! When you link your creations to Kimmie's Blog, one lucky lady will win the Ozzie and Harriet stamp and the accessory stamp, 'Just Skating By' as that's the one Vicki has used for her awesome creation.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend with a little time to stamp,


Blessings,


Diana