Sunday, February 14, 2010

Shiver Me Timbers...The Wait is Over!!

(This is another two-post day on my blog! After you read about the Kraftin Kimmie Blog Hop, scroll up or click here for my High Hopes post!)

Good morning stampers!! Did you all sleep last night, or were you up waiting for the brand spankin' new Kraftin' Kimmie February release images to become avaliable for purchase??!! Well, your wait is over..they are now up in the store!! I hope you have been following the Krafty Girls for the last couple of days, as we have been busy showing you previews of all the fantastic images!! There are 4 new fantastic Emmylou images from Crissy Armstrong, 5 new swashbuckling pirate images from Annie Rodrigue, 2 adorable Cindy and Mindy images from Jean Grant and a new set of coordinating Pirate Sentiments!! You’ll get to check out all the new stamps throughout our fabulous blog hop!!

Now you should have arrived here after visiting the lovely Crissy Armstrong, but if you did not then head over to Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog, where all the fun starts!

Along the way, you will see AMAZING projects by Kimmie and the Krafty Girls. Joining us today are the amazing artists Crissy Armstrong and Annie Rodrigue! We’ve also got some fantastic Krafty Guests again!!

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!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!


For my card today, I used two of the fantastic new pirate images by Annie Rodrigue! I LOVE pirates...mostly due to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (Johnny Depp is one of my favourite actors...Jack Sparrow is AWESOME!) I also tried my hand at a side step card for the first time. I would like to introduce you to "Bìlly Blyth" and "Alicia the Strawberry Pirate"! I stamped this fantastic pair on Neenah Cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers to coordinate with this fantastic paper by KaiserCraft. The sentiments are both part of the brand new "Pirate Sentiments", and the cute bird is "Alicia's Parrot" (the accessory stamp that come with Alicia). Those skull and crossbones are some iron-on trim I found at a fabric store, so I snatched some up knowing that it was perfect for this release!


Here's Billy Blyth...quite the dashing young pirate!








Here's a closer look at Alicia! Now, if you have been checking in with us, you will know that Alicia is based on an original piece of artwork by Annie, and Kimmie is offering up a 5x7 print as a prize!! All customers who place an order at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Store on February 14 and February 15 will be put in the draw for this amazing prize!





Now, I KNOW you want some of these stamps!! lol Why not try to win yourself some by hopping along with us today. Here's the blog hop order:

1. Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog
2. Donna
3. Michele
4. Diana
5. Andrea
6. Annie Rodrigue
7. Betty Roberts
8. Elaine
9. Vicki
10. Jeanne
11. Tara
12. Crissy Armstrong
13. Melanie
14. Alli Miles
16. Kimmie


So, there you have it!! Get hopping ladies...your next stop is the amazing Alli Miles! When you are done, get on over to the Kraftin` Kimmie Store to get your inky fingers on the fantastic February Release!

Have fun!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin` Kimmie Stamps, Alicia the Strawberry Pirate, Billy Blythe, Alicia`s Parrot, Pirate Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: KaiserCraft, Bazzill, Coordinations
Embellishments: Iron-on Skull and Crossbones trim

49 comments:

Sheng said...

Hahaha..so cute and adorable.

Heather said...

Oh my goodness. Totally awesome!! Fabulous coloring..

Sunny said...

They look so devilish. Great job.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

OMG! Melanie this is amazing! Fantastic design and just look at your colouring. WOW!

celia said...

Wow Melanie,wat heb je dit prachtig gedaan!Veel liefs,Celia.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card ;-) I love these images and the layout and papers you used are perfect ,,, love the skull ribbon trim too ,,, what a lucky find ! :-)

Luv
Lols x x

Zoe-Aus said...

Wow! I just love your colouring. It looks fantastic. Are they just the cutest stamps!

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is so goooooooood.

Lynn said...

Fantastic to see you have used two stamps together, Fab card.
Lynn x

Debi said...

love the images and what you did with them! fabulous!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

I'm speechless!!! What an amazing card/creation!!!

Diane (djuseless) said...

OMG, your coloring is out of this world! I love the colors you chose too!

Maria said...

OMGosh! Fabulous doesn't begin to describe how awesome your creation is. WOW. Hugs, Maria

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

As I said last night when I saw it.....I QUIT!! haha!! I want to be you when I grow up, Melanie! This design is absolutely incredible! Your colouring is simply gorgeous!! You've done an amazing job with combining the images...love the parrot btw!

Marijke said...

I love your coloured theme! So nice!
They are to cute :-)

TaraG said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! this is a show stopper of a card, Melanie! I just can't get over your stunning colour and I have to say you did an insanely fab job cutting them out too...you obviously have a lot of patience! I love the card design too! Have a great long weekend, hun!
Hugs,t

Callie said...

Absolutely wonderful. Love the whole project and your coloring is beautiful! ♥♥

Alyssa S said...

This is fantastic! I, too, am a Captain Jack fan! Your coloring always wows and amazes me!

Janet said...

These are great! He's so dashing--love the card. Great work.

KanataNewf said...

Wow. Such incredible detail in your colouring! Amazing.

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Melanie
Your card is fantastic and these images are just perfect together.
Chris x

Sarah Bullock said...

Billy is just lovely!!! I love what you have done with this card and has really given me an idea for some of my cards!! I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps they really are lush Sarah xxx

Javablustamper said...

How TOTALLY awesomated is that creation??!! I LOVE it!! Your coloring is AMAZING!! Have a SWEET VDAY!!



Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

dot said...

Hi!
Fantastic blog hop. I just love the stamps and your card.

Lesley said...

I can't even imagine how long it would have taken to colour these images. They are absolutely gorgeous!

Killam Creative said...

Wow, Melanie! Your card is awesome and your coloring knocks me off my chair!

Cheers
Susan

Scrappychick said...

Totally fabulous card, your coloring is fantastic!

Krista said...

FABULOUS card Melanie!!! I love it, great colours and those skulls are perfect!!!

Diane S. said...

Melanie-love your card-Alician and Billie are so cute!!-guess what - I grew up in Petrolia Pennsylvania--how funny is that-I see Petrolia on your blog here-great-you are the best obviously!!

Erin... said...

too fun!!! this is AMAZING!!

Crazy Creations said...

WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY!!!!!!!!!!hugs Sarah

Annelies said...

Fantastic card! Really great job! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow! Super cute card. You did a great job at the side step. I love how you colored your images! Thanks for sharing.

Naoual said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWW girl, you totally ROCKED this card let me tell ya!! Your colouring is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!! AWESOME!!! I have to agree with Kimmie, I too want to be YOU when I grow up, LOL!! Simply STUNNING piece of art you've created, LOVE it!!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Mimiko said...

Wow, this is absolutely fabulous! Your colouring is so gorgeous!! Perfect 10 this is :)

Yvette said...

OMGoooodness!!! Are you serious??? Look at how incredible this looks!!! First, I LOVE how you used two images on this and LOVE the paper! And lets not forget how AMAAAAAAZing your coloring skills are!! WOW!!! Gorgeous work!!!

Rycrafty said...

Both those pirates are adorable, and I love all the sentiments in that set!

Loz (Aus) said...

~gasp~ this is divine! Love your colouring, when I grow up I want colour like you! lol! Absolutely stunning!

beadz said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic card! Everything about it is amazing!
hugs,
Gini

kim.mom said...

AWESOME CARD!!!! Loving this hop!

Vanja said...

Fabulous creation! I'm really loving the new stamps! :)
hugs, Vanja

WickedPixie said...

What an awesome card! :-)Traci

Paula said...

Billiant colours on these. Must have a go at the colour combo. Paula

Tracey said...

This is incredible!! I love this!

Senju Ninja said...

What an incredible card. They bot match.

Micki said...

OH MY gosh..............wow!!!!!

Zuila said...

i love your image and colours
Zuila

Kristine said...

LOL - LOOOVE THIS Melanie! WOW, your coloring of these cuties is just fantastic!! Love her dress--those strawberries are so unexpected, but LOVE them *Ü* Great job on this step card!

Alli Miles said...

Melanie--thanks first and foremost for the wonderful intro :) Also, I have to tell you your creation was my FAV of the blog hop. It left me with the WOW effect. Absolutely amazing!!! Your colouring is knock your socks off. Thanks for letting me play alongside you this month.