Saturday, December 15, 2012

Keep Cozy! Warm Theme or Colour Scheme!

Well, here we are again and this is our last challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps until the New Year!  I would like to wish all of you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As the title says, our challenge this week, which is from our lovely hostess Elaine, is to create a card or other craft with a warm theme or a warm colour scheme.  I thought I'd try to do both to be safe.  I used one of my favourite snowman images as he's enjoying a lovely mug of hot chocolate or something similar.  He looks like he's warm and toasty anyway. 

I used some lovely warm toned Father Christmas Collection papers from Bo Bunny.  I used my own layout, sometimes I can't come up with anything and have to look for a sketch and sometimes it just works without doing that.  I was happy with this one anyway and it gives me a spare card in case I have forgotten somebody.  Bonus!

Well, I hope you will have great fun coming up with a creation of your own.  Be sure to link them up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog for a chance to win the stamp Elaine has used, which is 'Christmas is Love'.  I have made a card with this image and I love it.  So unique and as always Elaine has done a wonderful job with hers.

Well, Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting,
Diana

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Time for the December Release and Krafty Blog Hop Too!!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got a sweet new set with the kiddos and their pets from Cheryl Alger........it's BEST FUR-IENDS! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called PARTY MONSTERS! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX gorgeous CIRCUS GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with lots of images but especially our new circus girls.... called CIRCUS TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!


You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop! 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 these incredible 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!


And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!


***ONE LAST THING!!! Our HUGE RETIREMENT SALE is still going on right now at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with so many stamps up to 75% OFF and some stamps as low as $1.50!! Say what?? Yep!! We need to make room for all the new stamps coming our way in 2013, so we're retiring a lot of stamps!! Keep in mind, once they're gone, they're gone and some have already sold out!!! So scoop up the ones you've had your eye on or pass your wishlist over to a loved one!! What a great way to fill your stocking!!!






Just  a brief description of my card.  I used the cute little Party Monster with the gift.  I made him purple as little monsters are usually green and I wanted him to be different.  I cut out the image layer with my rectangular Nesties and made a frame from the new In Color Gumball Green using my large scalloped Nesties.  I forget the name of the papers I used, but I matted them onto some retired Marigold Morning cardstock and used a card base of Lovely Lilac, which is also retired.  I really don't know what I'll do when I run out of all these retired papers!  I put some Gumball Green stitched ribbon across the middle and added the sentiment 'Have a Monster of A Party' using a scrap of Marigold Morning, then finished with three glittery pink hearts.

Now let's get hoppin'!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Best Fur-iends!

Hi everyone and welcome to our second day of previews for the Kraftin' Kimmie December Release.  Today we are showing you a  new Lulu, Libby, Lexi and Lucas set.  They are three super adorable images and we girls all love to 'play' with them.



I have used the image of Lulu and Libby bathing the dog.  So cute.  I used Tangerine Tango for my card base and for the scalloped frame around the image, also on the sentiment.  I coloured the image with my trusty Copics, then I put some Crystal Effects on all the bubbles.  The patterned paper is 'Bloom and Grow' by Zoe Pearn.  I've had it years but I still love it.  I matted it onto some retired S.U. Cool Caribbean and also used a little scrap for the sentiment.  It comes with the set, along with 4 other sentiments.  The other images are Lucas with his puppy and Lexi sitting with her cat.