Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's April Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

That's right...the wait is over! The brand new Kraftin' Kimmie April images are available for purchase starting today, and to celebrate, we're having a blog hop! If you've been following us for the last few days, you've already seen the sneak peeks of these amazing images. Annie Rodrigue has gone Medieval on us this month...we have a princess, a queen, a knight, a minstrel and a dragon!!! Also we’ve got another one of Annie’s incredible paintings made into a stamp with Marie Antoinette!! There is also a super sweet single image featuring Cindy and Mindy called, You Make Me Happy! You’ll get to check out all the new stamps throughout our fabulous blog hop today!!

If you arrived here after visiting the incredible Michele, then you are on the right track. If not, then you will want to start from the beginning and just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! Along the way, you will also see a few more projects by our super talented Junior Krafty Girls!! 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 store, because ALL the new images are NOW available! OH and did we mention? Each and every order placed on Sunday, April 11th and Monday April 12th are eligible to be entered in the draw to win one of three postcards featuring Annie’s original painting, Le Messager!

For my card today, I used "Queen Guinevere" and "Sir Galahad". (The sentiment I used actually comes with Princess Petunia, another new April image!) I coloured them with my Copic markers (of course), and paired them up with this paper from a DCWV stack.


A closer look at our gorgeous Queen! She comes with two sentiment stamps. I added a generous coat of Stardust Stickles to her veil.
Here's our gallant knight! Gotta love that chain mail!

My daughter Ainsleigh was also hard at work making a card for the blog hop today!! If you missed our announcement yesterday, Kimmie has recruited our daughters for the brand new Junior Krafty Girls! Ainsleigh chose to work with "Princess Petunia"and her bonus sentiment stamp. She used some pretty Doodle Bug paper and Prima Flowers. I think she did a fantastic job, and I'm so proud of her!
Ok, so here's the blog hop list again, just in case you got lost along the way!

Off you go now to visit the talented Diana who is sure to have something fantastic to show you! Make sure to leave those comments on each blog and get your name in the draw for a prize!! Have fun along the hop, and then get on over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to place your order!

Blessings,

Melanie and Ainsleigh

Melanie's Card:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Queen Guinevere", "Sir Galahad" and "Princess Petunia sentiment"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, DCWV (Once Upon A Tme)
Embellishments: Stickles


Ainsleigh's Card:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Princess Petunia" and sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Doodle Bug
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, WRMK brads
Tools: Spellbinders

52 comments:

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

How sweet!! and this is the perfect layout for that sentiment & the stamps

Maria said...

Woohoo - you have both done a wonderful job on these marvelous cards Mel and Ainsleigh! Your wonderful colouring make these images pop. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Maria

Chris said...

I think there's a lot of talent in your family, your daughter's card is great.

BJ said...

Melanie!
Your card does not even look like a card I had to do a double take. Your coloring is outstanding & the paper you used!! I love it. And your daughters card is too cute!!!! Looks like the girls are going to give their Mom's a run for their money. Thank you to both of you for taking time to make and share with us.

Sheng said...

OMG, cuteness!!! Love everything about this card. The coloring is amazing.

Kimberly S said...

Wow, they are both fantastic! Beautiful coloring and the perfect DP and elements added all around. :)

IrishGirl said...

Both cards are wonderful. What a great idea using the two stamps, Melanie. And Ainsleigh is mad talented. The flowers are a lovely balance to pretty Princess Penelope.

Susan said...

awesome cards and desk mount ( or whatever it is is awesome!) and your daughter's card is so pretty!
Susan

TAS said...

Amazing card! Coloring is gorgeous! Your daughter's card is also too, too cute! Well done!

mimibricole said...

I really love your 2 cards.... what a fantastic job you've done!!
those new stamps are really beautiful!

Janine said...

Melanie - love the richness of your card - it really sets the scene for those characters.
Are you sure Ainsleigh is a junior krafty girl - her card is brilliant. Well done both of you.

Tracy said...

Melanie, that card is gorgeous and the paper is is perfect!

♥Rach♥ said...

WOW! What gorgeous coloring on what a creative card! Fab job :0)

Delphine said...

Wow... Your card is amazing, Melanie! Fabulous colouring and great layout! Ainsleigh's card is beautiful, too! I love the paper and flowers and I like her princess so much!

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! Your first card is awesome. Love the card style, color combo, and the images you used. Your coloring is over the top and that second card is so cute.

Jenn Joncas said...

Ainsleigh, your card is amazing!!! I love the colours you used and you did a wonderful job colouring!!!

Melanie, beautiful as usual!! The colours are great!! The type of card you made is very neat! I'll have to try one like it, i'll just have to find a pattern (:

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! I'm speechless Melanie!!! Absolutely amazing card! You are so talented!!! And I see your daughter Ainsleigh shares your talent as well! Beautiful creations!

Lisa said...

wonderful job as always

Michele B said...

H-O-L-Y M-O-L-Y,Melanie! This is STUNNING! Your coloring, that gorgeous paper, very different and fantastic layout....bravo! :) And Ainsleigh's card is gorgeous too! I'd say she definately takes after Mom! :)

Wilfreda said...

These are great. I'm just loving the paper on the first one.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous work! These are both incredible cards!

Christine said...

Wow, your card is amazing!!! Your coloring is absolutely perfect!!! I love how you create the depth. Your daughters card is beautiful too. She has definitely got her mother's talent!! I love these stamps. They are so fun and different. Thanks for the hop!
xoxo, Christine

Ginny said...

Wow, these are fantastic!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, these are just breathtaking! Your coloring is eye catching, that's for sure and what a stunning castle type layout! Your daughter did a great job as well - beautiful!

FitterTwit said...

So really, how long DID it take to gather the most incredibly freakin talented people in the world to do a blog hop?!? I'm just curious.

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous coloring as always...you must've taught your daughter a thing or two! Her card is fabulous as well!!

Karen said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Those cards are amazing!!!! I love them! You girls are real artists!!! Congrats!!!

Juls said...

so many gorgeous things!!

Love your first card, those images work great together and I love the fab vintage background!!!

Also your 2nd card is so pretty, she looks fab in pink!! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

Wow, your card is amazing. The coloring is stunning. I am very impressed. Beautiful work.

Nic said...

WOW oh WOW oh WOW. Simply stunning. I was looking at that DP just this morning wondering what to do with it :O)
I'm loving this release already!!!
Thank you for the constant inspiration.
Nxx

WickedPixie said...

Wow, Ansleigh, what a fabulous card!! Great job!
Melanie, yours looks like a beautiful tapestry! I love them both! :-)Traci

Emily said...

That is seriously one of the coolest cards I have ever seen!

dot said...

I just love Kraftin`Kimmie stamps.You made a nice card.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my stars! your card is stunnning! truly! and please let your DD know that I love hers too!

Ida P. Krause said...

These cards are both wonderful. I love the rich look your card has (awesome papers and coloring) and Ainsleigh's card is so cute and cheery.

Serafiia said...

OMG - I love both of these!
First one is so stunning with the dark tone and swirly pattern on the paper - reminds me of some fancy old wall paper. :D
And the second one is just so cute and everything fits together just perfectly! :)

Cassie_lu said...

amazing cards and the veil on the first one is so stunning.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, both your cards are fab!
Didn't realise there was a hop on so I'll have to go and investigate - lovin the new images!

Paula said...

Brilliant with the two images on that design & your daughter's colouring is great with all those folds in the dress. No wonder you're proud.
Thanks for sharing both of you
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Again I have to say...Like mother like daughter Mel...Ainsleigh's card is just gorgeous...And her mum's is just drop dead stunning!! LOVE them both! Xx

Shana said...

Melanie - oh my! Love the card design, colouring and always excited to see a fellow Canadian!
Ainsleigh - you have your Mom's talent! That card is fantastic!
Thanks for sharing! Shana

Blankiefinder said...

Great creations from both you and your daughter! I love the shape of your folded card, very creative!

1LuvnMama said...

Boy oh boy Melanie!
Luv both cards but I luv the first for it's dark rich colors! :)

beadz said...

Love your card, and Ainsleigh did a fabulous job on hers!
hugs,
Gini

scrappintlc said...

Okay I had to pick my jaw up off the keyboard on that first card. AMAZING......love love love it. I also love your daughters card and her use of colors.

Carolyn said...

Great images and fantastic cards. Love the one with the knight.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Darla said...

Fantastic. the colouring and distressing really give this card a medival look. A real showpiece.

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card. A good friend said I should come by and here I am. Love your colouring and the layout of this card is brilliant - love the papers!

Kimmi x

Donna Marie said...

Oh Melanie... I gasped out loud when your blog opened and I saw your card!!! OMG... To say that the Knight & Queen card is wonderful seems a gross understatement.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my, lovely Melanie! It's just fabulous!

Spyder said...

aw....umm.....just fabulous. Honestly the best colouring I've seen anywhere. Brilliants cards.
(Lyn)

Micki said...

Wow, your daughter is well on her way to color like her mom. That is an awesome card!

I'm so sorry I haven't been commenting..... it's only getting worse (time) as Spring brings those numerous chores/improvements that need to be made, lol.

Girl, your card is fabulous and I so try to mimic your coloring, but just isn't happening :-) Miss ya!

hugs