Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Festive Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Woo Hoo...it's RELEASE DAY at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! This month's brand new stamps feature six characters by artist Annie Rodrigue (each one comes with an accessory stamp and a coordinating sentiment) and five new images from artist Steven Leary featuring Miles the mouse and his furry friends. All the new stamps this month are holiday themed...perfect for getting a jump start on your Christmas crafting this year. You will be able to see all these fantastic festive stamps on our blog hop today!! Just wait until you see all the amazing holiday projects by the Krafty Girls, Krafty Guests and our wonderful Junior Krafty Girls...they are sure to inspire you!

The hop begins over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, where you will find the list of blogs on the hop today. While you are hopping, make sure to leave a comment on each and every stop, and you just may be one of the very lucky winners of some brand new October stamps!

Now, you should have arrived here after visiting our very lovely Krafty Guest Angie. If not, then just start over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, and follow along the hop until you end up back here.

My card today features one of Annie's new Christmas characters...this is "Noelle". I just love her candy cane dress! I used some great Bo Bunny Christmas papers, and pulled the colours for her dress from there. The bows and trim on Noelle's dress were coated with Stardust Stickles. My card base is 6x6, so you can see that Noelle is quite a large stamp. "Sweet Holiday Wishes" is the sentiment that comes with Noelle...you will also receive a candy cane accessory stamp with her. I kept the layout clean and simple on this card as I didn't want to cover up that gorgeous paper. I finished it up with some machine stitching, crocheted trim and pearls from the dollar store.



Noelle was stamped on Neenah smooth cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers.



Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59 Clothes: V00, V01, V12, V15, V09, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, B99

My daughter and Junior Krafty Girl Ainsleigh has also created a card for the blog hop today! She decided to work with her favourite stamp from the October release, "Christmas Clara". She picked out some pretty Christmas paper that I've had in my stash for quite some time. Ainsleigh used my Copic markers to colour Clara and her Nutcracker. She also used the sentiment that comes with another new October stamp, Merry.


Great job sweetie...I'm loving the multi-coloured highlights in her hair!

It's time for me to send you off to visit another of our very talented Krafty Guests this month, Pam!! I know you will love what she has to show you today.

When you are done the hop, make sure to pop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store because all the new holiday images are now available!! Oh, and we know you've all been loving the Gimmie Kimmie's Kits, so they are available again this month! If you want to pick up all the new images as a package at a discounted price, just click on the Gimmie Kimmie's option! How's that for easy shopping?!

Have fun hopping stampers!

Blessings,

Melanie
Melanie's Card:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Noelle" and coordinating sentiment
Paper: Neenah, Bo Bunny, Bazzill
Ink: Memento, Copics
Embellishments: Stitching, Pearls, crocheted trim, Stickles

Ainsleigh's Card:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Christmas Clara" and sentiment from "Merry"
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill (not sure what company the DP is from)
Embellishments: Dollar store wooden shapes, Smooch Illuminate

42 comments:

scrappintlc said...

Such vibrant colors, both cards are just gorgeous.

jasu said...

Both are lovely cards. The first one I like the stiches. In the second one are so "christmasy" colours.

Patricia said...

Wowwwwwwww your card is amazing love the color combo and the way you color noelle and Ainsleigh card is so cute she is so talented =P

ms.espresso said...

Great job, girls! Both cards are adorable and so are the new stamps! Melanie- I'd LOVE to see a step by step tutorial on HAIR from you, it's always coloured to perfection! Fab cards!

Tiiti said...

Noelle is definitely one of my favorite images! She's just so cute! Love you colors on the cards. So rich and gorgeous!

Frea said...

Hi Melanie, my I can see where your daughter gets her talent from! Beautiful cards, great colouring and I love the stitching you did.
FRea

Krista said...

Love your card Melanie! Gorgeous papers and beautiful colouring as always!!!
-K

Krista said...

Ainsleigh!! Your card is fabulous! Look at your colouring Wow, fantastic job! Great colours!
Hugs, Krista

Tracey said...

Both of these are gorgeous cards! I love the colours you used Melanie and your colouring of course is perfect! Ainsleigh's card is fantastic with its Christmas colours!!

Jenn Joncas said...

Wow!!! fabulous cards ladies!! I love the colour combo you used Melanie, and Ainsleigh, your colouring is fantastic!!

Nic said...

WOW, I'm loving these cards. I am having some serious stamp and DP envy!!
Nxxx

Wilfreda said...

Both of these are absolutely adorable.

cdm317 said...

How wonderful that your daughter shares this passion with you! They are both such beautiful cards!

Steph said...

So beautiful, as usual. Have you considered teaching any copic courses? As I've said before, I just love your distinct style.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Melanie...Noelle looks incredible!! Love the finishing touches with the lace, pearls and all that delicious stitching!

Ainsleigh!! You did a fabulous job with Clara! Your colouring is fantastic and what wonderful charms and colours!!! Love it!

Donna Marie said...

Very beautiful cards! Both are great colouring jobs.

Melinda Gleissner said...

I absolutely love your card! I recently bought this paper from Bo Bunny but am having a hard time making it work. I love how you layered it...and your coloring is incredible! Thanks for the inspiration.

Celeste said...

WOW! Both cards are gorgeous! I love the colors you both used on them. One with traditional Christmas colors and the other without. The sentiments are great too.

Alaine said...

Wow... both of these are beautiful.Love the colors used on Noelle, and the hair on Clara.

Annelies said...

Love Noelle, my favorite so far!

Lillian Child said...

OHMYGOODNESS!!!! Your colors are so regal and bold ... fabulous coloring!

Lillian Child said...

Ainsleigh, your card totally rocks! You have the same coloring skills as your mother! Just fabulous!

Erika M. said...

Both of your cards are amazing - love the detail and the colors!

Shaela said...

both FABULOUS cards, these are gorgeous as always!

CraftyViolet said...

I like both your card and your talented daughter's card - so good to start them crafting early.

annheidel said...

Gorgeous coloring! I just love the colors!

Sharon Caudle said...

Wowsers! Girl, you are my coloring guru! Your images just pop right off the screen at me. LOVE the colors you chose and you have seriously brought her to life with your coloring skills! And Ainsleigh!!! You're taking after your mom! Your card is so beautiful! Fantastic choice of colors. What a fabulous pair the two of you make! Love your cards. Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration!
hugs, Sharon

g said...

totally blown away by both of these fabulous creations!! you guys always make fantastic projects-LOVE 'em!!

Al said...

another mother/daughter craft team, awesome work ladies

Teresa said...

Both of these cards are wonderful! The colours on the images match the papers perfectly!

Brenda said...

Very pretty cards!!! Your coloring is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie!! I just love your blog and look forward to your new posts. I would love it if you would post a video about how you colour hair.

Natasha

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Great samples! I love the non-traditional colours.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards & coloring of those new images!

Peggy said...

Love both of the cards. I can see talent runs in the family. Great job. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Stampvanwinkle said...

Two great cards Melanie. I love the colors!

Anne Marie said...

My fav color...... purple!!!!! Super cards!

Darla said...

Very cute cards. Great stamps and nice colouring.

Michele Boyer said...

Your coloring always makes me sigh, Melanie. It's ALWAYS just SO gorgeous! And Ainsleigh's too! (She has a great teacher!)

Paula said...

Love the little toy soldier colouring by Ainsleigh & your stitching with the lacey border is so feminine with the image. Just delightful both.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Robin McK said...

Hi Melanie!
WOw, your Noelle card just blows me away! Fab colouring (as usual), and I am LOVING those green/purple/blue holiday papers!!!

Dawn said...

OMG Melanie!!!! When I first saw the new stamps I thought I didn't want them. But now I've seen what you've done with them (and your super talented dd), and now I find myself wanting them!!! You totally rock them with the colour schemes and your uber-incredible colouring technique.