Saturday, August 21, 2010

Miles and Maisie with Stars, Challenge #42

Well, it's Saturday and here I am as promised with another card. It's time for Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #42 and this week I am the hostess. What I would like you to do this week is use stars on your cards. It can be in your papers, punched stars, in your image or in your ribbon, however you want to do it.

I've used Hallowe'en Miles and Maisie all dressed up as a vampire and the bride of Frankenstein.
I coloured in Miles and Maisie, then cut them out with my Nesties. Then while the image was still in the die, I sponged around them with some pale yellow chalk ink. I used a piece of Hallowe'en DP (I don't know what it is as this is another piece I scrounged from my DD) and matted it onto Barely Banana, then Black. I tied a piece of ribbon on the rectangle piece, stuck it down on the left of the background, then I pop dotted the image layer towards the right side. I punched out some different sized stars and arranged them in the bottom corner and stamped Happy Hallowe'en at the top on Barely Banana, matted onto black. I added a couple of black gems on the ends and a couple more on the stars. So that's it, I have stars in my DP and stars in the corner. Now be sure and check out all the other girls cards, you will find them at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. Then let's see your creations, I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Blessings,
Diana

Thursday, August 19, 2010

For Josh and Sarah!

This is a card I made yesterday for a sweet young couple I know. They are so excited to be expecting, you can't help but be excited for them.

I used some Nana's Nursery Baby Boy papers, not because I'm rooting for a boy, but because these colours work for a boy or a girl. I used a High Hopes stamp, which is perfect for this card and I used a High Hopes Sentiment, which doesn't come with this stamp, but I thought it was cute. I also gave the lady red hair as Sarah's hair is red. I hope they like it.

Back on Saturday with Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #42. It's my turn to host, so stop in and see what I chose.

Blessings,
Diana

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Goldilocks!



Well, hello and I hope your Tuesday is going well. I finally got around to using Kraftin' Kimmie's adorable Goldilocks stamp. It has been sitting there waiting for me to try it out. It was just as much fun colouring it as I thought it would be. I love her three little teddies, so cute.

I coloured her with my Copics as usual, then cut her out using one of my Nesties Labels. I then sponged around her while still in the die (Goldilocks, not me!), using Wheat and Aspen Mist chalk inks. I used some Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck DP. I used Pink Passion for the card base, then I matted a square of the papers onto some Barely Banana, which I then matted onto the base. I made a couple of strips of another of the papers, matted them onto Baja Breeze and placed them on the pink papers, behind the main image. I added a few flowers and the sentiment, which comes with the Goldilocks stamp, along with 'You're Just Right' and a cute little teddy bear image.

Well, that's it for today, I wonder if I can get another card done and posted before Saturday's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #42?!!

Happy Stamping everyone,
Blessings to you all,
Diana


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Woo Hoo!! August Release and Krafty Hop!


Well, Hello and I hope you are all having a restful weekend! I'm so happy that it's now time for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps August Release. We Krafty Girls have been having a great time playing with all these Hallowe'en Images. They are such fun to colour and some of the girls have put two images together on a card, which is fabulous and some have made a scene with the Haunted House and one or two of the other images. I tell you, some of these girls are so talented, it's ridiculous!!

For this card, I used Tommy Treats and I just adore him with his little mask on and his huge bag of treats and he's still looking for more. Tommy is a small image, so I was able to cut him out using one of my deckle Nesties. I coloured him with my Copics as always, then I sponged around him with a mauve chalk ink to match the purples in the papers. I pop dotted him onto a piece of black cardstock, which I had put through one of my embossing folders. Then I tied a piece of green ribbon around the bottom before gluing it onto the pretty papers. I added a few more bits and pieces and matted it onto Pumpkin Pie, then on a black card base.

Now for the awesome Blog Hop we want you to join in tomorrow.

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new spoooooooooky August images! As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue has created some super cute and creepy designs! There are eight images in the complete set and one of them is a very special one that we have created from Annie’s original painting, Batty Princess!


And Steven Leary is back with Miles the Mouse and his ghoulfriend, Maisie along with some new fun characters! They are having a lot of trick or treatin’ fun and you’ll get to check them all out in today’s August release day KRAFTY HOP!!


If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! OH and did we mention? Each and every order placed this week, will be entered into a draw?? One lucky customer will win a 5x7 print of Annie’s Batty Princess!!


Also we’re doing something new this month!! For those of you who just HAVE to have all the new images, we’ve got the perfect thing for you! It’s called the ‘Gimme Kimmies Kit’!!! Instead of clicking on each image that you’d like, you only have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmies Kit AND it’s at a discounted price!! What could be better???

Okay, so if you have started from Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge blog and you have come here from the awesome Kellie's Blog, you are in the right spot. To continue, you will go from here to the Blog of the fabulous Michele. Don't forget to leave comments at each of our blogs to be in the running to win some of the wonderful new Hallowe'en Release Stamps.

Have fun, see you again soon,

Blessings,

Diana

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Release Weekend and Challenge #41


Well, here we are, it's Saturday again and time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge! It's also the August Release Weekend, so I get to give you another Sneak Peek at one of the fabulous Hallowe'en images that will be up on the Kraftin' Kimmie Website tomorrow. It's so exciting!! Now, to be truthful, I am not a big Hallowe'en fan, but I have had so much fun playing with these images, they are so great to colour and I love playing with the Hallowe'en colours of orange, black, green and purple. This week's Challenge is a recipe. Our Krafty Krista would like you to use Scallops, Buttons and Bling on your cards.

This adorable image is Batty Princess, I think she is so cute and I love the accessory sentiment stamp, 'I'm Batty for You'. As always, I coloured her in with my Copics, then sponged around the edges with some chalk ink. I layered her on some Perfect Plum, then onto some Old Olive.
I used a scalloped border punch along the bottom of the Pumpkin Pie layer, on which I had put some Hallowe'en paper. I'm afraid I can't tell you what they are as I rifled them from my DD Kraftin' Kimmie's stash while I was there last week. I put some orange Prima flowers in the top right corner and used buttons for the centres. I used lots of Stardust Stickles on her wings and the bottom of her dress, so I have fulfilled all requirements.

Now be sure to check out the other Krafty Girls blogs and see what images they have used. Then set about making your own creations. One lucky lady will win the cute image 'Witchypoo', which is what Krista used on her gorgeous card. That is such a cute image, certainly not a scary witch.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the Krafty Blog Hop and Release. We have some amazing guest designers on our Hop, so you won't be disappointed.

Blessings,
Diana

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Peek at Pumpkin Miles!


Good morning everyone! You have probably already seen some sneak peeks at the upcoming Kraftin' Kimmie August Release cards. This is my first effort and I chose to use Pumpkin Miles, created by Kimmie's new artist, Steven Leary. I still just love his work, Miles is so cute. I coloured him as usual with my Copics and sponged around him with some chalk ink. I cut out the little cat from one of the Moonlight Whispers images and set him there for Miles to see. I cut him out using some Nesties, then cut out a frame with my Scalloped Nesties. I used some Vintage Violet for that. I used some older Stampin' Up Hallowe'en papers to pop dot the layer onto, bordering the main piece with Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the strip with some Certainly Celery. I added the sentiment, Best Witches, also three Green brads and some Old Olive ribbon.

That's my card for today, tomorrow I'll be back with another one, using a different image from the upcoming release. Meanwhile, be sure to check out all the fabulous cards the other Krafty Girls have made for your perusal!!

Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Boy Card Challenge!

Well, hi and Happy Saturday to everyone!! This week, our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps hostess with the mostest is the Vivacious Vicki. She wants us to make a birthday card for a boy. I'm always happy to have an excuse to make a masculine card as I never seem to have enough of those.

For my card, I used Surfing Miles as I think he's perfect for a boy card or even for a teenage boy. I coloured Miles with my Copics and cut him out using one of my Labels Nesties. I then sponged around the frame with Cantaloupe ink. I used some gorgeous Mango Twist DP in two different patterns. I matted them onto some Tempting Turquoise and some Apricot Appeal, which I also used for the card base. I added a cute little seahorse using Tempting Turquoise, then I tied a shell charm on some linen thread and attached it from top to bottom. I finished by stamping 'Sandy Wishes' from Kraftin' Kimmies Mermaid Sentiments.

So now you can go and make a Boy's Birthday card and show it on Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge Blog. Can't wait to see what you make. Make sure you check out Kimmie's Challenge Blog to see all the creations of the other Krafty Girls.

See you later,
Diana