Sunday, January 10, 2010

It's Relase Day...and a Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Hop!!

Kimmie has announced the winners of yesterday's Blog Hop over on the Challenge Blog!! You can find the names here !! Congrats ladies!! Even if you missed out on the fun yesterday, feel free to hop along anyways, as there are many wonderful projects to get you mojo going! Then get yourself over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to place your order!

I know you all have been waiting, especially with all the fantastic sneak peeks of these new images...but wait no longer! It's RELEASE DAY over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! This new release is jam packed with so many incredible images and sentiment sets! There are four new fantastical images from Crissy Armstrong, four new fun and funky images from Annie Rodrigue, four adorable images from Jean Grant and two new sets of coordinating sentiments!! You’ll get to check out all the images throughout our fabulous blog hop!! You might as well just buy them all, and save yourself the decision making!

To celebrate the new release, we're having a blog hop! You will see some fantastic projects by Kimmie, the Krafty Girls, artists Crissy Armstrong and Annie Rodrigue, and some Krafty Friends!! The hop starts off at Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because three lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! When you’re done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

So, if you have come here from Betty's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, start over at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog and follow the links along the hop. Kimmie has posted a list for the order of the blog hop at the Challenge Blog, just in case you get lost along the way!

Today, I have chosen to work with one of Crissy's stunning fairies. This stamp is called "Tree Fairy". Isn't she just lovely? These fairies are all so delicate...I adore them! I stamped "Tree Fairy" on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copic markers. I also added Stickles to her wings...however, when I had her mounted on my card, I felt her wings were just to bright for this beautiful vintage paper from TPC Studio (called Ancestral Bird Brocade). So, out came the Antique Linen Distress Ink and a make-up sponge (I keep a whole stash of these in my ink box!!). I think it toned them down just enough...and yet retained the shimmer I was going for. What do you think?



You know, I rushed out to buy this Fleur De Lis Spellbinder when it was a brand new release...and yet it had sat unused! Gasp!! I know...terrible huh? So, I used it to cut and emboss this Bazzill cardstock pendant for Tree Fairy to sit upon.



Now before you continue on to Diana's blog, you should know that Kimmie is running a fantastic special!

1. Each and EVERY order placed on Sunday, January 10th and Monday, January 11th will receive a special little surprise in with their package!!

2. The first 50 orders of $75 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive the special little surprise PLUS a free Oliver stamp!!

3. And as usual, EVERY order over $100 will receive free regular shipping!!

So, off you go to Diana's blog, the next stop on the hop! Remember to leave comments on each Krafty Girl's blog so you will have a chance at the prizes! When you have completed the hop, get yourself over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to place your order!!

Have fun stampers!

Blessings,

Melanie

83 comments:

JoAnn said...

I'm in love with the fairy's! I do love the way you done the wings. I also keep a stash of make-up sponges. She's truly sitting pretty!!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Wonderful job on this card. I love the colors--they just POP.

Jenn K said...

Oh so pretty!

Scrappy Witch said...

Your card is just marvelous! The coloring is beautiful and just perfect!

Betty

Stamping Seasons said...

Ohhh I love these fairies

1LuvnMama said...

This is pure gorgeous! Luvn the colors and everything about it! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just beautiful! I love it!

lorraine00 said...

LOVE your card! So beautiful! and that fairy is to die for!

Crazy Creations said...

That is just wonderful! I love your cardHugs Sarah

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Stunning, Melanie! Her wings look gorgeous.

Anki said...

Love your layout and vintage style. Kram- Anki

Annemarie said...

Your card is stunning!! The fairy is just perfect with this beautiful card.

Milliesmarvels said...

Amazing card!
Jane
x

Ria said...

You coloured her sooo beautifull!! Stunning card!
hugs Ria

Andie's Space said...

Hi Melanie,
This is gorgeous. I love the colours you chose. She's beautiful.
Hugs,
Andie xx

ribenaruby said...

Crissy's fairy designs are sooooo elegant, this one is super too! Great design of your card.

Donna said...

Mel...I think I said this before...But this card just takes my breath away... You are just SO talented and this card is just SO elegant and beautiful! Xx

Liz DB said...

I love this card the colours are lovely and the stamp is one of my fav's i had a sneeky peek yesterday.

Susan said...

Love your card. The colouring is amazing!
SuzyX

Suzanne said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the choice of colours and the nestie die, lol
HUgs
Suzanne x

amanda stokes said...

wow what a stunning card!
hugs amanda xx

craftingmanda said...

this is gorgeous i love the new fairies they are so sweet

Arianne said...

She's beautiful!
Love your card!

Mette said...

Such a lovely card. I love the colouring and such an adorable image. This blog hop should be called "the WOW factor hop" lol.

Hugs, Mette

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty Melanie, your colouring is beautiful. Kim

SemSee said...

This is breathtaking, Melanie! I adore the colours you've used (that DP is gorgeous) and your colouring is just amazing! WOW! Hugs, Sem x

Tami said...

I love how you put her on the pendant nestie. Great job:)

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH my goodness Melanie! You've done such a fabulous job with the Tree Fairy! The colours are so rich and vibrant and you must teach me your secret to such perfect hair! She's simply gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

wow Melanie, great job!!!

dragonfly said...

My favourite so far and they're all great cards
I want this stamp

Bammin' Designs said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. I was not a fan of the fairy stamps before this, but your card has made me a new fan. You have created a real beauty with this card and now I know I want to get some of these stamps. Thanks for sharing your card with us. Also I am also from Ontario - where are you in Ontario?

Terry Oulboub said...

I love fairies and the way you colored her is so gorgeous! The layout is just darling, too!

Colleen said...

Beautiful coloring and I like the layout!

Alyssa S said...

What a beautiful fairy! I love that you paired her with the fleur de lis pendant :o)

Beth S said...

Love how you've coloured this fairy. So many details and textures. Beautiful

Jenn Joncas said...

Beautiful choice of colours Melanie!!!

Jenn (:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Beautiful card again Melanie, I really love the colours you chose. Your fairy is stunning! Hugs, Nikki x

Callie said...

The fairies are BEAUTIFUL and so is your card. Thanks for sharing!

TaraG said...

Absolutely stunning, Mel! I just adore the romantic papers you've used and the Fleur De Lis Spellbinders die is just perfect...love it! Your colouring is just to die for, sweetie! I would love to get together and colour, he he, he,...I definitely need a colouring lesson form you as you get such great high and low lights and such vibrancy!
Hugs,t

KanataNewf said...

This image looks great on the nestie pendant. Like they were made for each other!

corinna said...

Oh I just love her sitting there so beautiful...and yes, the distress ink toned those wings down just enough......beautiful! tfs Now I'm off...hop, hop, hop....

Lori said...

Beautiful!!!

Christine said...

Wow, your card is stunning. I love the combination of the stamp and the die. That stamp is gorgeous and you have colored it so beautifully. Wonderful work!
xoxo, Christine

KanataNewf said...

This fairy and that nestie pendant were made for each other. Great combination!

Kim said...

Melanie what an amazing creation hun! WOW your coloring blows me away every time i come to visit your blog! STUNNING work!!!! I do love how the fairy's wings turned out!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

resmith said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the fairies! Your colors are just fantastic.
Hugs,
Liz

Nic said...

I looove this stamp. Absolutely Fabulous!
Nx

Tracey said...

This is incredible! What a gorgeous card!

Ildiko said...

Wow this tree fairy is fab. Beautiful colouring.
oxo
Ildiko

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a totally elegant card.. love it!

Debi said...

amazing coloring on this!

Maria said...

Just gorgeous Melanie! Awesome colouring and lovely layout. Image is wonderful. Hugs, Maria

Brandi said...

Pure gorgeousness.. love your coloring and the sparkles! :)

Christa said...

Wowwwwwwwww what a fabulous fairy! I love the layout and colouring!

Avril Ann said...

Melanie, I have fallen in love with Crissy's images....you have done a fab job with it too.. Hugs Avril xxxx

Hanne said...

When I saw your beautiful card this morning I went over to Kimmies shop to buy the wonderful stamp:)

Juls said...

stunning!! she is beautiful! Love the jade green colour you have used, it looks so rich and Lush!! stunning creation! Hugs Juls

Lenoria said...

I love how your card came out, your shading is perfect! This fairie is beautiful.

Liz said...

She's beautiful!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous image ,,, she is just beautiful and you made a fabulous card with her ! :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Jodi said...

This card is gorgeous! I love your coloring and how you did her wings.

Krista said...

Melanie this card is gorgeous!!! I LOVE fairies and you have really done a fantastic job as always, on this one! Hugs Krista

Pam Varnell said...

Love that tree fairy image and your card is just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my, these colors are amazing! gorgeous!

Erika M. said...

Your card is amazing - totally love the colors!

Ola said...

That fairy is gorgeous.... and her wings look perfect! TFS

okj83@live.com

craft_princess said...

So pretty...love the papers and colors!!

Nancy said...

I am just in awe of everyone's cards on this hop. This is yet another stunning creation. Awesom stamp and card!!!!

Linda w said...

I love the combination of this fairy and the Spellbinder's die.

stamp on...

Loz (Aus) said...

Stunning!! She's beautiful and I love your die!

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Melanie, your cardis gorgeous, i love the New Fairy and the frame around her is fab.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Chrisd said...

What a fab job of coloring on this cutie and I love the Fleur de Lis diecut she is sitting in... it's on my wish list!

Blankiefinder said...

Wow, I love your colouring! Beautiful!

IrishGirl said...

Lovely card, especially with that Nestie!

Sheng said...

these cards are just getting more gorgouse by every hop. Love what u did.

helen said...

the paper and the framing really enhances the "enviroment" that the fairy lives in!

Mo said...

Melanie, your card is gorgeous !!!
Hugs,
Mo

beadz said...

I love the tree fairy - how pretty!

Danisha said...

I am diggin these faires, plus I love the way you colored her!!!!

Michelle said...

This is stunning!

Michele Boyer said...

Melanie, this is absolutely stunning! I just love how you've colored the fairy, and I'm envious of your use of die cuts.

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! You did a fantastic job with this image!! I love your shading and detail and great use of the die. I had fun playing along with the blog hop this month!
~Lacey

Jenn said...

your use of color there is incredible! I love the shading!