Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #46. Mostly Black and White

Hi everyone, it's Saturday again already, I can't believe it. Where has the week gone?

Anyway, this week our Hostess with the Mostest is our Uber Talented Donna from Down Under!! Donna would like us to make our cards Mostly Black and White. I have to say, this was a real challenge for me and I don't really know why. Anyway, after lots of changes and general messing about, this is what I ended up with. Can't tell by looking at it how much time I spent on it, can ya?!!

As you can see, I used Vic the Vampire from the August Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps as I thought he would work well because vampires usually wear black. I coloured him with my Copics and cut him out with one of my small rectangle Nesties. Then I used two sizes of the Scalloped Rectangles to frame him. Since I don't have any 'mostly white with some black' paper, I stamped a few bats (also from the August Release) and coloured them in. I used my Drippy Goo border punch on black and also white papers and set them below the batty strip. I finished up with the Sentiment 'You're Fangtastic', punched it out with my Modern Labels punch and put a couple of black gems on the ends.

That's it, now it's your turn. We'd love to see your creations and don't forget that if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you will be in the running to win Betty, the glamour girl from the September Release.

Have a fantastic weekend,

May God Bless You,

Diana

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Victoria's 1st. Birthday!

Well, our darling granddaughter is one year old today. I can't believe that much time has gone by. She is such a beautiful little girl and gives us all so much joy. Mind you, I'm not sure that big brother Matthew feels that way all of the time, now that she is big enough to get into his stuff. But really, he adores her!

I have made a card for her birthday using a High Hopes stamp, which is just adorable. I coloured the image with my copics as usual (one of these days I'm going to learn to watercolour properly!!) . I used some K and Company Itsy Bitsy papers and some Pretty in Pink cardstock for the card base and some mauve papers. I made a heart border with my M.S. heart border punch. I also put a 1 on the upper right.

Well, that's it for me today, I hope to be back on Saturday with the latest Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.

Have a great day everyone,
Blessings,
Diana

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Yay!! September Release and Blog Hop!!

Well, it's finally here!! Time for Kraftin' Kimmie's September Release.

For today's card I used Scarecrow and Friend. I adore this stamp, it's so cute and fun to colour, perfect for a fall card. It's a fairly simple card, but I love the leaves on the papers and didn't want to cover them up too much. The sentiments are from the new Fall Sentiments set and these were perfect for what I wanted to say. This card has already gone to a very special friend, who is always there for me when I need her.

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new FAB-U-LOUS September images! As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue has created some sweet and sassy ladies this month! There are five images in the complete set and they are Annette, Betty, Jayne, Raychel and Samantha and each one comes with it’s own sexy sentiment!!

And Steven Leary is back with Miles the Mouse and some new friends! This month they are sharing some sweet times at a birthday party AND getting ready for some fall fun! You’ll get to check them all out in today’s September 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!

Also, you enjoyed the ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ so much last month, that we’re doing it again!! 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???

So now to the good stuff. If you have come here from the wonderful Sara's blog, you are where you are supposed to be. If not, you might want to start from the beginning, which is Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. From here, you need to go to the amazing Miss Mercy's Blog.

So Happy Hoppin',

See you again soon,

Diana

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sneaky Peek and Challenge #45!!


Well, hi and Happy Saturday everyone, hope you are having a good weekend so far. Today you will be seeing the last Sneaky Peeks for the September Release. Tomorrow is Release Day, so make sure you come back to see all the new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, which will be available on the website. Also we will have a great blog hop for you all to join in and maybe win some of the new stamps.

This week the challenge is brought to us by Miss Kraftin' Kimmie herself. She would like us all to make a Girly Girl card using pink and sparkles. This was a fun one to do. I used Betty from the September Release of Glamour Girls. I used lots of Daisy D's Sweet Baby Jane patterned papers, which I just love. I used one of the patterns to frame Betty with my Scalloped Nesties. I pop dotted that layer onto another of the patterns, this one with a white background. I matted that layer onto some Mauve Mist, which is long retired, but I am so glad I still had some as it Matches perfectly with these papers. I put a couple of semi-circles peeking out from behind that layer, which I then put onto another of the patterns with butterflies on. Again I matted that onto Mauve Mist and then onto a card base of Gable Green. I added a few flowers in the corner with some green half pearls in the centres, then some more pearls in the corners. I finished with the sentiment 'Hello Dolly', which is from one of Kraftin' Kimmie's Sentiment sets.

That's it for me for today, now why don't you go and check out all the other awesome Krafty Girl creations.

See you tomorrow,
Blessings,
Diana

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Squirrel in Love Krafty Peek


Well, hello and good Friday morning to you all. I am going to join the other Krafty Girls today and show you a peek at one of the new stamps being released this coming Sunday, Kraftin' Kimmie's September Release Day. My card features Squirrel in Love, which is one of artist Steven Leary's creations. I just love this little guy, he was fun to colour.

I coloured the image with my Copics as usual, then cut it out using my Labels Eleven Nesties. I then mounted it onto a larger matching Nestie, using some Martha Stewart Woodland papers. I then cut out a larger yet Nestie in Chocolate Chip. I turned it sideways behind the image layer, which I pop dotted. I used some more of the M.S. Woodland papers as my background and stitched it onto a rectangle of Chocolate Chip. Everything was then glued onto a card base of Pumpkin Pie. I finished it off with the sentiment 'Go Nuts' and tied some red gingham ribbon across the centre.

Now go and check out the designs of all the other Krafty Girls, their work is awesome!! Come back tomorrow for our weekly challenge and another Sneak Peek. Then Sunday will be our awesome September Release and Blog Hop Day.

See you soon,
Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #44. Swingin' Emmylou!


Hi ladies, I have been missing for a couple of weeks, I hope you have missed me. Well, maybe a little bit? Hubby and I have been away on a little vacation and are now beginning to catch up. I missed last week's challenge, but I found time to get in on this one. It's a sketch and I have no idea how to show it to you, but you will find it on Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. It's a great one and I will probably use it again. For this, I used one of Crissy's Cuties, Emmylou. I love her as she is named for my sweet granddaughter, Emileigh. We have always nicknamed her Emmylou. She really did used to look like that, but she is now 18 and tall and slim, so doesn't look much like the stamp any more.

For my base, I used Baja Breeze. I seem to use that colour a lot as it matches so perfectly with so many of my papers. For my patterned papers, I used Basic Grey's Olivia, first time I've used them and I love them. I used some Prima Flowers on the card and punched out 'Thank You' on some Blushing Bride cardstock. The colours I used for layering are Old Olive and Going Gray.

Now don't forget that starting next Thursday the Krafty Girls will be showing you some preview peeks of the upcoming release of stamps. The actual release will be next Sunday, so keep checking. You will find all the details on Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps.

Have a great weekend folks,

Bless You,
Diana