Saturday, October 6, 2012

"Skulltastic Challenge", Anniversary Celebration and World Cardmaking Day Fun at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Hi folks! There's so much fun happening with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this weekend!! Just to give you all a bit of warning, this is going to be a lengthy post! But trust me, you will want to make sure to read the entire post thoroughly so you don't miss out on anything. ;)   So go grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and let's get this party started!

1. Happy Anniversary to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!  Kimmie has been in the business of bringing us amazingly fun stamps to colour and create with for THREE years! To celebrate, she is running a HUGE sale this weekend. You can find all the stamps on sale HERE.

2. World Cardmaking Day!!  Kimmie is running some fun challenges at the KKS Blog and on the Facebook Fan Page. Make sure to stay tuned throughout the weekend for your chance to WIN! (psst...for those of you interested, there will be a chance to win a guest designer spot for the month of December!!) There are of course some krafty challenges that will require you to get into your studios and get busy...we can't wait to see what you create! There will also be some fun trivia challenges to join in as well. It's going to be a really fun weekend and I hope you can join us!

3. Our weekly challenge at the KKS Blog!! As always, Saturday is the day for us to post a new challenge for all you Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps fans to play along with! This week our lovely hostess is the very talented Cheryl whose challenge is called "Skulltastic!"...quite a fitting challenge for the month of October! It's pretty simple...just make sure there is at least one skull somewhere on your project. It could be part of your image, in your design paper or an embellishment. It's totally up to you!

For my card this week, I inked up an oldie but a goodie. This young swashbuckler is Billy Blyth. Isn't he awesome?! And of course, he fits in perfectly with the Skulltastic challenge thanks to his little footrest. The DCWV Once Upon A Time papers were distressed, inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and treated to a little machine stitching for a finishing touch. I FINALLY remembered to stop by the fabric store and pick up more thread. It was driving me nuts to not have it. I absolutely love to add stitching to my cards and often feel they look a bit naked without it. lol  I did sponge over the thread with a bit of brown ink, but I should have been a bit more generous with my application as the thread it a bit too stark for the earthy tones of this card. That decorative border was made with one of my awesome new Dies by SCACD...this one is called Ornate Hinge. I absolutely love the intricacy of this die. It has a little panel across the bottom with three holes for brads or pearls so it will look like a hinge, but I trimmed it off and overlapped three of the hinges to create a continuous border.

And here's your closeup of young Billy. He was stamped on Neenah with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. Pirates are just awesome! I'm a big fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. How much fun would it have been to be involved in those movies?? And can I just say that Captain Jack Sparrow has got to be the best pirate ever! He's awesome...mostly due to the fact that he was played by one of my favourite actors, Johnny Depp. The man is absolutely brilliant...especially when playing eccentric characters. He truly shines in those roles. From the Mad Hatter to Sweeney Todd to Sam in Benny & Joon...each character was played to perfection. (incidentally, has anybody ever tried making grilled cheese with an iron??? I've always wanted to try...) It's a tough call as I really love so many of his movies, but I think my favourite  has got to be Edward Scissorhands. I LOVE that movie. I can't even remember how many times I've seen it. I adore the character of Edward, poor guy. Breaks my heart when his maker dies in front of him as his scissors slip through the hands that were meant to be sad. :(  I haven't seen Dark Shadows yet, but I am definitely looking forward to rectifying that soon! off on a bit of tangent there!  But for those interested, here are the colours used for colouring Billy:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, RV95  Hair: E21, E25, E59  Coat: G20, G21, G24, G85, G99, C5, C7, C9  Shirt and head scarf: B91, B93, B95, B97, C5, C7  Pants: E11, E13, E17, E18, E59, W7  Treasure Chest: E50, E21, E25, E31, E29, E59, Y21, Y17  Skull: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9

Make sure to stop by the KKS Blog to check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created for the Skulltastic Challenge. If you play along, you could be the lucky winner of "Perfect Poison", the stamp used on Cheryl's awesome card! (Perfect Poison happens to be one of my favourite images!!) Just make sure to use a KKS to be eligible for the prize. :)

So there you have it folks! You've got so many opportunities to win with KKS!! So don't forget to check out the KKS Blog and FB page for all the challenges and trivia opportunities as well as our weekly challenge.  Hope you get a chance to hang out with us a bit this weekend!

Oh, one last thing...have you registered yet for Krafty Day 2012??!!  Spaces are limited, so register soon! This is a fantastic event that we always look forward to. Come on out and hang out with us for the day. We'll colour, create, eat and laugh together. Annie Rodrigue will also be there and you'll have the chance to watch her in action. You can find all the details HERE...I sure hop to see you there!

And HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my fellow Canadians!!




Jenn Joncas said...

I knew it was you as soon as I saw the clue/question!!! I love Johnny Depp too!! We just watched Alice in Wonderland last night (: Great car Melanie!!! Billy is a great image (: Happy Thanksgiving weekend!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

June Nelson said...

Wowser Melanie its wonderful and your colouring is to die for, please can Ihave lessons lol, big huggies June xxxxxxxxx