Saturday, November 27, 2010

Challenge #56. Seeing Spots!!



Well, hi and hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! Not much to report, the weather is grotty and cold to boot. I guess we need to be thankful in S.W. Ontario as they are having some real winter weather out west. Lots of snow and really cold temperatures.

This week our fearless leader, Miss Kimmie herself is our hostess and she wants us to use spots on our cards. Not too hard, right? You can use them anywhere and any kind. Patterned paper, in your image, whatever.

I decided to use Willard again, I think he is just so cute. I coloured Willard to co-ordinate with the patterned paper, which is a piece Kimmie gave me last year, so I don't know what it is. I pop dotted Willard after putting him on a frame of Kiwi Kiss. I put a piece of rick rack across the centre, then I punched out a holly leaf from my M.S. punch, put some tiny red half pearls for berries. I set that on a circle, then I found the right size in my Scalloped Circles and made a frame around it. The sentiment is the one which comes with 'Holly'. The card base is Kiwi Kiss and the whole image layer is matted onto Pumpkin Pie.

So there you are, now it's your turn to go dotty and send us your creations. If you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, you will be in the draw for 'Lavender the Quilter', which is from the latest release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Have fun,

Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Let's Get Krafty!! Challenge 55.

Well, hello all and Happy Saturday!! How are you all doing with Christmas shopping? I'll feel so much better when I'm finished, then I can start to enjoy all the festivities and fun. I'll soon be pulling out all the Christmas CDs and playing them non-stop. I just love it.

We have been asked by our wonderful and amazingly talented Melanie to use Kraft paper somewhere on our card. If you play along and use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you will have a chance to win Christmas Clara as Melanie used her on her fabulous card.

For my card I used 'Squirrel's Gift' from the October Release. I used Kraft cardstock for my card base and I also used it to frame the image layer. I used patterned papers from my s.e.i. Alpine Frost pad, which I love. I added some buttons and some Old Olive GG Ribbon. I finished with the sentiment 'May All Your Christmas Dreams Come True', which comes with Christmas Clara. You can check out all the other Krafty Girls cards by going to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.

Have fun playing along and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Diana

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cute Card Thursday!

Well, hi everyone, hope you're having a great day!! I'm posting a card today because I actually got one done for Cute Card Thursday. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring this week's challenge, which is to use this sketch. I'm afraid I don't know how to put the actual sketch on here but you will find it at the Cute Card site.

I used Oliver the Penguin for this card, I think he's just adorable and is one of Kimmie's winter stamps from last year.

This challenge is going to be open all week, so you have lots of time to play along.

Well, I hope to be back on Saturday with another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.

Blessings to all,
Diana

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yippee, it's Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie's!!

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new November images! As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue has created some totally awesome KRAFTY GIRLS this month! There are six images in the complete set and they are The Krafty Stamper, Annie the Artist, Mona the Seamstress, Natalie the Knitter, Lavender the Quilter and Sabrina the Spinner! Each one comes with it’s own matching accessory stamp and a bonus coordinating sentiment!


And Steven Leary is back with MILES THE MOUSE and his pals and they are having some frosty winter fun! You’ll get to check them all out in today’s November release day KRAFTY HOP!! You’ll meet Miles on Ice, Miles and Winter Friends, Skating Polar Pal, Skiing Miles and Mice Angels! Two of them come with sentiments too!!


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 we’ve got ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ 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???

Okay, so now to my card. I used Polar Pal on this one, isn't he sweet? I coloured him in with my Copics, cut him out with my Labels Eight Nesties, then sponged the edges with a sage chalk ink. My DP is from my Candy Cane Christmas papers, I used Real Red for the card base and to border the strip across the front. I stamped 'Peace and Joy' on Real Red and pop dotted it at the top right, then I punched out a couple of snowflakes from my Nesties set using some white glitter cardstock, put some green brads in the centre and that's it.

Now, if you have come here from the fabulous Artist Annie's blog, you are in the right place, if not you might want to start back at Kimmie's Challenge Blog. From here you go to the blog of our fearless leader Kimmie herself. Be sure to leave a comment at each blog for more chances to win some of the new release stamps.

Hope you are having fun.

Blessings,

Diana

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge 54 and Day Before New Release!!


Well, I didn't think I would find time to make another card in time for today, but I did.

This week's challenge is to use 'Funky Fibres' on your card. I guess we all have some in our stash from when we 'had' to have them a few years ago. This week, the fabulous Krista is our hostess, so if you join in the challenge, you will be in with a chance to use whatever stamp Krista is using on her card. O.K., I just checked and she is using Mona the Seamstress. You hafta go and see her card, it's just gorgeous and so perfect for Mona.

For my card I used Skiing Miles, he looks like he's having great fun.I used a base of Real Red for my card and matted all my Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly by Golly' DP on white. I coloured in Miles with my Copics and cut him out using my circle Nesties. Then I framed the layer using Real Red in my Scalloped Nesties. I don't know how funky my fibres are, but this green yarn is the only thing I had that matched my card. I added the sentiment 'Merry Christmas' on Wild Wasabi and put some red pearls in the corners. That's it.

Now be sure to go and look at all the cards the other Krafty Girls have made, then go do your own thing. Also, don't forget to come back tomorrow as all the November Krafty Release stamps will be for sale at Kraftin' Kimmie's Store. Also we will be having our usual Krafty Blog Hop, so I hope you'll join in that and if you leave comments on all the posts, you will have more chances to win some of the awesome newly released stamps.

So I'll see you again tomorrow.

Blessings,
Diana

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's 'Miles on Ice'. One more day to Release Day!!

Well, hi and how are you all doing? I hope that life is good for you.

Today I am posting my first Krafty Peeks card for the November Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, which will go live on Sunday. I used Miles on Ice and I think he is just adorable, see the bewildered look on his face! I could just pick him up and hug him. This is one of the Steven Leary line of stamps, which I just love. This has to be my new favourite, I think. For this one, I used sage shadow as the card base. I used some really cute papers which my DD Kimmie picked up from a dollar store and shared with me, thanks Kim! I used Almost Amethyst cardstock for the matting behind the main piece of DP, then I used some AA as a border for the piece of DP that I put across the middle. The bottom part of the border is punched with my M.S. Icicle border punch. I used my Pinking Nesties to cut out the image, then backed it with some sage shadow DP. I used the sentiment 'Frosty Winter Greetings' from Kimmie's Holiday Sentiments punched out with my Modern Labels Punch in A Amethyst. I finished up with a couple of M.S. snowflakes with green brads in the centre and I put some lovely twill ribbon across the strip of D.P. I hope you like.

Be sure and check out all the other gorgeous creations the other Krafty Girls have posted for your perusal. We have some great talent on our team!! I will be back on Sunday with another card for Release Day. That's if I can't get another one made for tomorrow as well.

If you check back with the other girls tomorrow, you will find out what this week's challenge is, so don't forget to do that.

God Bless you all,
Diana

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Naughty Nick!!

Well, I just can't believe it's Saturday again and time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge. It's been another crazy week, mind you I did take out a whole day to have some special friends over to make Christmas cards. We had a lot of fun!

Anyway, back to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge. This week our hostess is the lovely and very talented Tara. She has a style all her own, so be sure to check hers out. Tara wants us all to do some distressing on our cards. It can be a little or a lot, just as long as there is some on there. I used Nick for my image this week. I just love him, he looks cheeky yet innocent. I used some Wild Wasabi for my card base, then put some of my DCWV Christmas papers for the background, matting them onto some Cranberry Crisp (it's retired, but I wish they would bring it back, I love it), then onto the card base. I distressed the image layer and the C. Crisp frame. I also used the gift packages that come as an accessory stamp. Then I added some S.U. Burgundy buttons with some linen thread tied through them. I finished off with 'Have You Been Naughty or Nice' from Kimmie's Holiday Sentiments. I thought it suited Nick perfectly.

So make sure you link your distressed cards to Kimmie's Challenge Blog and if you upload them to a site like Splitcoast, be sure to put KKSC53 in your keywords so that we can find them. One lucky randomly picked winner will win Merry as that's the stamp Tara used on her gorgeous card.

Hope you all have a blessed weekend with your families,

Diana