Saturday, April 24, 2010

Better late than never!!


Well, good morning all you stampers, I'm afraid I'm very late posting today. My darling daughter Kimmie was very sick yesterday and ended up going to the hospital emergency last night. After a 6 hour wait, during which time she was in agony, the doctor has concluded that she probably has diverticulitis. She is feeling better this morning, but is far from well.

You may wonder what that has to do with me not posting. Well, I had come here to stay for a few days and help her with some stamp related work, but having only just got back from Florida, I had only managed to get my card finished before I came, but was going to have her take a picture for me, etc. Well, since she was so ill, that didn't happen, poor girl. She has however done it for me now, so here we are.

Anyway, the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge for this week is to use flowers on your card, whatever kind of flowers you like, be it in your papers, or embellishments or whatever. Our Divine Miss Andrea is the hostess for this weeks' challenge and if you enter your card and it is randomly chosen, you will win the Swinging Emmylou stamp as this is the stamp Andrea has used on her card. Just go to Kimmie's Challenge Blog and link your card up there to be in with a chance to win the stamp.

For my card I used Lisette! I used Really Rust for the card base and Barely Banana to mat the DCWV paper onto. I cut out Lisette and set her onto a piece of the papers cut out with my Nesties. Of course I used my Copics to colour Lisette. I added some Prima Flowers here and there and some Dusty Durango ribbon.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to make a card with flowers on for the challenge.

Blessings,
Diana

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hop, Hop, Hop....it's the Krafty Hop!!

Thanks for hopping by today!!! Welcome to the Krafty Hop, featuring all the new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! If you've just happened upon my blog, you might want to start at the beginning of the hop over at the challenge blog! And be sure to leave a comment at each stop, as some lucky stampers will win some new rubbah!!

The card I'm showing today features the adorable new Cindy and Mindy image called You Make Me Happy!! How many people do you know that would love to get a card that says that on it?? Lots, I'm sure!! Aren't they sweet?? And the sentiment that I used on the card comes with the main image too! It's perfect!

Now, you want to hop on over to the wonderful Donna's blog and see the gorgeousness she has created for you to see!!


Blessings to you all,
Diana

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Challenge #24, Red, Black and White

Here we go with another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge, #24 to be exact. I can't believe we've been doing these for so long.

This week our Divine Donna is the hostess and as the title says, she would like us to use Red, Black and White on our cards. Well, since I wanted to do a preview card for the April Release, I thought Bartholomew the Bard would be perfect for these colours. I used my Copics as usual and punched out the image with my lovely Labels 10 Nesties, then sponged around him with Wheat Chalk Ink, which my darling daughter brought back from Florida for me, amongst lots of other goodies. I cut out another Nesties the same size and offset it to one side. I used some patterned papers from DCWV Glitter Stack and also some Martha Stewart Heirloom papers. I added some black buttons and the sentiment, which actually comes with Marie Antoinette, but I liked it with this. The sentiment which actually comes with this stamp is 'Let's Make Beautiful Music'.

So now have fun creating your own red, black and white card or whatever else you'd like to make and link it up at the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog. You may win whatever stamp Donna is using on her card today. If you post your cards onto a site like Splitcoast, be sure and put KKSC24 in your keywords so that we can easily find your creations.

Now, I'm actually cheating, I will be in Florida at the time this is posted, so I'm not in on all the awesome stuff that's going on. That's why I am only posting one card during the April Release Previews, I can't find the time to work that far ahead (I am trying to get another one done before we leave tomorrow, but it may not happen). However, I do know that the April Release stamps will be available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps tomorrow and that there will be a Krafty Blog Hop, so make sure you check back tomorrow on the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog, which is where you will start the Hop and then be sure to stop in at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store.

Well, I will see you all when I get back.

Happy Crafting, Blogging and Hopping,
Diana

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Getting Punchy!

Well, hi there all you crafty girls out there! It's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge today and this week, our fabulous Miss Jeanne is our hostess. Jeanne wants us all to get out our punches and use them on our creations. This can be our regular trusty punches or our nifty Nesties. Well, they do punch, don't they? I had great fun with this one, I love punching!!

I used the adorable Bonnie and Clyde for this one. It was created by the mega talented Crissy Armstrong, I love everything she does. This image is perfect for an anniversary card and I needed one to send to some very special friends in England. They were married one week after us, so they have been married 42 years now. Hi Jen and Mike!!

The card base is Pumpkin Pie and I used Sweet Always S.U. patterned papers with it and matted them onto Chocolate Chip. I coloured the sweet image with my Copics and punched it out with my Curved Rectangles Nesties, then punched out the next size up with some of the polka dot paper. I used a border punch on the Pumpkin Pie strip, punched out some butterflies with my M.S. Butterfly punch and punched out the sentiment with my Modern Labels Punch. See, told you I was getting Punchy.

So now let's see what you have to show us using your punches! Anyone can enter the challenge, but if you use your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, you will have a chance to win whatever stamp Jeanne is using on her creation this week. Just go to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog and link your card there.

Happy Crafting ladies,
Diana