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Monday, 8 February 2010

Kramftin Kimmies and other Challenges

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We had a good hours worth of snow her 1st thing but it has now turned to rain. I love the snow and hopefully we will be getting more here during the later part of the week.

This is another stamp fresh from its packet. Kraftin Kimmies "Emmylou". She is such a sweetie and I coloured her this time with my new Inkadinks & Distress Ink Refills, then highlighted with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils. Added touches of clear Spica Pen and glazed parts with Rangers Matt Accents. I'm sure there is room for improvement but am pretty happy with how she turned out. The papers are a mix of Basic Grey, Daisy D & Papermania.

The Challenge over at Krafin Kimmies (be a little ripper) this week is to use tearing on your card. I have done this with the Red Dotty Paper. Another new MS punch in my collection along with my favourite butterfly punch. Flowers from stash, a bit of stickles and gorgeous ribbon from Bunny Zoe Crafts. The sentiment is IMO, stunning and have used this stamp a few times. Think I bought it at Ally Pally a while back but not sure of the manufacturer. Just says Stamps by Woo!

My card also fits into this weeks Flutterby Wednesday - open theme. Lexi's Creations - Spotted or striped, Crafty Angels - Whats Your Colour? ABC - New, Cute Card Thursday - Spots & Dots.

I'm hoping to have a little more crafting time this week as hubby is off to Frankfurt for a few days. So not only do I get some crafting time but of course I will be using the Porshe for a few days. Why leave it on the drive, its perfect for the school runs LOL.

Btw, massive thanks for all the wonderful comments I recieved on my last card. 100 posts - wow. Its reading things like this that maked crafting what it is and I thankyou so much.

Hope to be back soon with another card and I can smell "Candy" coming some time this week so keep your eyes posted!!
Thanks for looking and keep warm!



Pretty-In-Ink said...

Love how you coloured her! she looks great! xx

Tara said...

Such a sweet card Claire and I do love that uplifting recipe!
Hugs Tara xx

angelwhispers said...

Love the image!! You have coloured her perfectly with the inkadinks, love all the flowers/butterflys and the lovely little poem xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Claire, wow hunny what a totally fabulous card, its sooooo birght and cheery. Oooh im so like you love the snow, and hope we get more. It was snowing earlier, and i started to get a bit excited when it started to settle, but then it stopped and its all disappeared now! never mind maybe it will return later. Have a lovely week my friend, hope you get that time to craft like you plan. Big hugs Linda x

Sandie said...

What a gorgeous card. The image is just soo cute and I love the sentiment!! Great colours :)

Oh nearly forgot.. Thanks for joining us on Crafty Angels ;)

elibeegifts.co.uk said...

Lovely card,your colouring is great.x

Milnie said...

wow! really adorable card! love the colors and the sentiment is soooo sweet!


Wishcraft said...

Aww how sweet! I love the bright colours and that sentiment is lovely! Lisa x

Cathy said...

Wghat a fab card Claire. I love the birght colours on this, and that image is adorable!
Thank you for joining in the ABC this time.
Cathy xx

stampinfrog said...

Emmylou is so adorable and your coloring is perfect!Love the sentiment!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

You've done a wonderful job with sweet Emmylou!! Love the colour combo and that lovely recipe! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Claire! Your coloring is gorgeous and that sentiment is fabulous! hugs!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claire,
This is a fantastic card. I love the colours and the image is so sweet. The sentiment is charming.
Fiona x

mueppi said...

Such a great card Claire with such a cute image and fab colours!
Hugs Gisela

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! and I love the fab bright colours! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

So darling Claire!! Love your bright colors and fun image!! HUGS

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claire

Hugs Riet.xx

Leann said...

Aaaaaaw, what a cutie!
Thanks for joining us on CCT this week :D
Hugs x

Inger Marie said...

The card is so cute!
Hugs from Inger Marie

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Claire this is so sweet!
kim x

Unknown said...

Very cute card, I love the fun colors.
Hugs, Christine

Pia said...

wow lovely card

nadornia said...

Hola: Bellisimos todos lo proyectos
super coloridos

Danni said...

Such a sweet card! Love the red/yellow combo!!

Danni said...

and forgot to say, thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Cindy Haffner said...

So fun and ADORABLE.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Such a sweet and wonderful card Claire, super! I love the colours.
Hugs Jacqueline

Becky said...

Aww, what a sweet card Claire, love your new stamp!!
We've had a few flakes today!!
Love Becky xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Claire

This is so gorgeous, what a fab recipe and I love the colours.

Hugs Ali x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful and cheery!! Love your cheery colors, the recipe and the coloring of the sweet image.

HappyCrafter said...

How sweet, I really like the shape used and the bright colours.

Ila said...

So Sweet and Fabulous!!..I love the colors and lovely recipe!!..Hugs, Ila

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, fabulous card and the sentiment is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Claire, your colouring is awesome on this super sweet image - must try these inkydinks myself.
Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.
Nicola -x-

Beryl K said...

Love your card. Thank you so much for your comments
Beryl x

Marion said...

Gorgeous card, and that stamp is so sweet. I love that sentiment. It says it all.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh lovely Claire. Kim

Mina said...

gorgeous bright and stunning card Clair I love it
Mina xxx

Brandi said...

This is so cute! Love the bright happy colors! Thanks for joining us at FBW! :)

Desire Fourie said...

This is delightful. Loving the colours and design. Wishing you a lovable Valentines.

Sol said...

Great card... I love the bright colours! And i love the recipe too :)

jenny said...

Such a sweet card! love the cute image and the recipe x

Jenny x

Randi said...

Beautiful card!! Love the recipe theme and layout!! So fun!!

lalkygirl said...

superb card,love the image and the fab recipe is genius
thanks for joining us at lexis creations,good luck in the challenges
lalkygirl x

snupski said...

Love how you use bright colors in your cards. It makes me happy to look at. Tank?s for visiting my site!

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Claire, I love the bold colours.

Liza x

Debbie said...

Hi Claire - gorgeous card and love your colouring. :)

Thanks fo visiting me. :)


Donna said...

Pretty card Claire, the red and yellow together and the punched border looks stunning :) Donna x

Lexi said...

Aww this is so adorable! Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Georgie said...

Great work
Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations

Unknown said...

OH...Claire, your card is very so pretty!!!
Beautiful papers and adorable image.
Great work.
Hugs, Mumur

Emma said...

So adorable and I love the sentiment.
Hugs Emma x

Lollipops said...

Amazing creation, thank you for joining us at Crafty Angels this week.


Tracey said...

I love this card Claire, such a beautiful image & that sentiment is just perfect :-)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.



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