Saturday, February 16, 2013

"Nancy Drew"...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Hi krafty friends!! Are you ready for another sneak peek of the new Kraftin' Kimmie February stamps being released tomorrow?? The Krafty Girls and our Krafty Guest will be sharing projects featuring the new stamps by Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue today in conjunction with our weekly challenge! The challenge is super simple..."Anything Goes", and our lovely hostess is Jenny.

So what has Annie created this month?? How about "Lovely Literature"? Annie has brought six beloved characters from literature to life: Little Orphan Annie, Scarlett O'Hara, Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Anne of Green Gables and Mary Poppins!!

I have always been an avid reader. I absolutely love getting engrossed in a good book! For today's card, I decided to use a character from books that I loved as a young girl, Nancy Drew! I read so many of these books and had a collection of several, many procured from a used book store that I would frequent with my best friend. After making my card, I decided to search through some of my old books and found a few old Nancy novels...just perfect for staging my card today! (you'll  notice the one is quite tattered...that was definitely one my my used book store finds!) Another happy coincidence is that I used yellow paper on the card which matches the yellow spines on the books perfectly! The papers are My Mind's Eye and the fun sentiment comes with Nancy Drew. The corner embellishments are Make It Crafty Chipboard.



Nancy Drew was stamped on Neenah in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics.



Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV42  Hair: E50, YR31, Y23, E31, E33, E59  Clothes: BG70, BG72, BG75, R81, R85, R59, E18, G82, G85, C5, C7

BLOG CANDY: You've got two chances to win!! First, enter our weekly challenge for the chance to win the stamp featured on Jenny's beautiful project! Second, hop around to visit all the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests participating in today's sneak peeks and leave comments on their blogs for the chance to win some of Annie's new February stamps. Kimmie will be drawing two winners who will each win three of the new stamps. (The winners will be announced at the Online Release Party, as detailed below!)

  Don't forget to join us for the Online Release Party happening tonight at 6:00 pm EST on the KKS Facebook page...you can read all the details HERE.

 Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you join us for the release day blog hop tomorrow!

Blessings,

 Melanie

30 comments:

Donna said...

Beautiful card. Love your colouring and the stitching as well.

mariska said...

What a beautiful card did you make.
And what a cute stamp.

Hugs mariska

candihearts said...

I love that the papers match the book spine you must of remember that liittle detail from memory so cool! I love her coloring as well

stampsilly71 said...

Your coloring skills are MAD! Wow, the shading on all the coloring on your whole blog - simply beautiful! Nancy is fantastic, the detail work on her skirt and even the argyle dp is the perfect match up! SUPER!

Hanneke said...

Wow Melanie, such a great card! I love the image, DP and your coloring. Hugs, Hanneke

Gail said...

Ha, that's great!

For: Toronto Hospital for Sick Children said...

Great card Melanine...I love the Nancy Drew stamp and the colouring alawys amazing.

Shanna Shands said...

Great colors. Love it!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Wow...love your card...your colouring is amazing (as always) and the stitching adds a lot to the card design...so lovely...thanks for sharing.

sharon g said...

If you only knew how I loved ND!!!!!!!!

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring. I am also a big Nancy Drew fan. I just read one last night on my Kindle. You are never too old lol.

Natasha G.P. said...

I love your coloring. I love the subject. I love your card SO much. SO much.

macmomma said...

Gorgeous card! I read every Nancy Drew book and I still have EVERY SINGLE ONE of them. I am going to pass them down to my granddaughter! Would love a Hardy Boys stamp set!!! I have all of those books also to pass down to my grandsons! Have you ever heard of the Bobssey Twins? They would make a great stamp set too! Just sayin'.

Linda Spence said...

Love the colors you chose to make your card with. Your coloring is wonderful and the stitching around the card is perfect; she is so great!

Donna Chartrand said...

So cute. Love the sewing, makes everything stand out all the more.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fabulous card Melanie!

Natalie said...

I think I read just about every Nancy Drew book growing up! Lovely memories of riding my bike to the library! Great card, love the design work!

Peggy Tyrrell said...

Love this card!!!
Beautiful!!

Anda said...

Stunning! I love the image, the colouring and it's so cute how you used the books as a backing for your picture ♥

Marianne said...

Hi Melanie
Love your card and the colouring you've done on it. I love that Nancy Drew stamp, it's adorable! I'm also from Ontario!
Marianne
cardsbymarianne.blogspot.ca

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute card...sweet image and love the sentiment.

Heidi Brawley said...

LOVE your card!!! It is totally Fab and love how you pictured it with Nancy Drew books. I still have several Nancy Drew books on my bookshelf too!!

Sheena Brooks said...

Oh my - does it age me to admit I LOVED reading Nancy Drew as a kid? Love how your card uses the colour scheme from the book covers!

JessicaK said...

Wow, great coordination with the Nancy Free books

Chitra Nair said...

Love mystrey books and this image and card is so wonderful..

Julie said...

WOW! And you still got the books! The card is fantastic!

PoJo said...

Great card!

NinaN said...

Awesome card! Love it!

Alyce said...

so fun melanie! your colouring is great as always :)

Sabrina said...

Fabulous card!I always loved Nancy Drew. LOL