Saturday, May 21, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 79! Use text on your card!!

Good morning and I wish all of our Canadian crafters a very Happy Victoria Day weekend. Monday is a holiday, woo hoo!! Lets hope we have some awesome weather for it. So far here in S.W. Ontario, it's looking pretty good. We had a lovely sunny and warm day today and it's looking good for tomorrow.

Well, now to this week's challenge. This week our hostess is the very talented Tara. She always comes up with original ideas for challenges, not to mention her amazing paper crafting. I love Tara's style!

I managed to do 2 cards this week. The first one uses Engineer Ethan, one of the super cute Steven Leary images from the Kraftin Kimmie May Release. I found I had some neat train paper to use with him and it has ChoooooChooooo written all across it. Bonus!! I stamped the image on some Neenah Vanilla cardstock and coloured it with my Copics. I cut the layer out using my rectangular Nesties and framed it on some Tangerine Tango using my Scallop Nesties. I pop dotted the frame onto the patterned paper and I'm afraid I can't remember what it is as I've had it so long. I stitched it onto some Gable Green C.S. and matted it all onto some Very Vanilla C.S. I added some orange gingham ribbon and some hardware with 'Hugs' from Kimmie's Every Day Sentiments stamped on Vanilla inside it.

Now for my second card, I used the wonderful verse from I Corinthians 13:4-8. I love that Kraftin' Kimmie has done a set of Scriptural Quotations this month. I love all of them and I know I will use them a lot. I have already sent one to a friend and the verse was perfect.

For this card, I stamped the image with Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla, cut it out with my square Nesties, then framed it on some Groovy Guava cut out with my lovely Lacy Squares Nesties. I popped it onto some gorgeous Prima 'Botanical' patterned paper with a delicate script over it, which I then framed with some Old Olive and rounded all the corners. I set that on some more of the matching 'Botanical' paper, matted it onto some more Groovy Guava, then onto the card base, also Old Olive. I threaded some Olive organza ribbon through the lacy frame and tied it in a bow. I added a matching charm in the corner of the verse and some green gems in all the corners. I kinda like how this one turned out.

Well, that's me for this weekend, now don't forget to show us your cards with 'text' on them and be sure to link them up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win Janelle, which is the stamp that Tara is using on her card. Janelle comes with 2 sentiments, 'You Knock Me Out' and 'You've Got The Power'.

Till next week sometime,

Blessings to you all,


  1. These are both fabulous Diana! Your first one is adorable and the second is so pretty!!

  2. Hello Diana!! Yes, the dogs will be leading the way tomorrow!!

    Two really great cards - love the first cute one and the second is so elegant and lovin' that ribbon!

  3. WOWZERS! 2 Fabulous cards, Diana! I love them both to bits!!! Ethan is so cute and I love the text paper and your second card is so elegant such a beautiful colour combo...this is my favorite Quote in the Scripture Quite set but I do love them all. The organza ribbon laced in the Nestie like that. Great idea!
    Have a lovely long weekend Diana!
    Big Hugs,t

  4. Both card are spectacular Diana...I especially love the quote one...It is gorgeous!! Have a wonderful long weekend!! Xx

  5. I adore both your cards today! The quote one really knocks my socks off and the choo choo one is super cute! Great job on the layouts and colouring. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!