Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's February Release, Preview Day One

Okay, so today is the first day of previews for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February Release. This month's stamps are just fabulous, they really do keep getting better. I don't know how Kimmie and her wonderful artists manage to keep coming up with all these great new ideas, but I just love them.
For my card today, I used Billy Blyth. He is very special to me because Kimmie named him for my father and grandfather. My maiden name is Blyth and I was raised for the first few years of my life in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. Grimsby in those days was a bustling seaport and my grandfather used to be a skipper on deep sea fishing trawlers for most of his adult life. My father also loved the sea and went to sea with my Grandad on at least one occasion. Having Kimmie name this stamp for my Dad and Grandad is very special to me.
I used black for the card base and used some lovely colourful patterned paper on it (I don't know what it is as I scrounged it from Kimmie while we were all making cards there last week). I matted it onto Pumpkin Pie, then onto the black. I also punched two strips of cardstock in green and turquoise with whatever punch that is, as I thought waves would work well for Billy. I coloured Billy with my new Copics, matted him on burgundy, popped him onto the left side, then I tied some black cord near the top and attached the awesome skull and crossbones that my DD Kimmie gave to me, thanks Kimmie!! I stamped 'Ahoy Matey' on white, punched it out with my window punch, then set it on some oval punched black, put in a couple of Pumpkin Pie brads and I was done.
Now be sure to go to the blogs of all the other Krafty Girls and see what beautiful creations they have to show. And come back tomorrow for another preview of one of the February Release Stamps.
Blessings
Diana

12 comments:

  1. He is fabulous, love your scull and cross bones. Kim

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  2. this is a fab card these new stamps are brill xxx

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  3. Hi your card is great, isnt he a great image.
    Chris x

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  4. He is such a doll! Love what you did with him :)

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  5. Diana, I love knowing the story behind Billy's name! Thanks for sharing it with us. You've done a fantastic job with him. That charm is awesome!

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  6. This is AMAZING! I am so excited about the pirates I could scream! I can't wait to show your card to my 7 yr old son when he gets home from school-he will be BEGGING for that stamp!!! GORGEOUS work!

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  7. How stinkin' cuuuute is he!?!! Wow! You coordinated EVERYTHING together sooo nicely! From the paper, to the skull and bones and that fabulous "wave" punch! You rocked this card! :)

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  8. Diana your card it stunning!!! I love the way you have coloured Billy and that DP is just perfect for him!! Gorgeous work!!Xx

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  9. This is fabulous, Diana! I didn't realize there was history behind the stamp name. I can see why it would mean so much to you. I love it. :)

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  10. Really great job with that little lad! Great colour combination!

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  11. I'm so glad you love Billy Blyth as much as I do! I'll think of Grandad and Great Grandad every time I use him!

    You did an incredible job colouring him with your Copics and that black cording and charm are perfect!! And great idea with the wave punch!

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