Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Krazy for Kraftin Kimmie!

Well, made a couple of kraftin kimmie cards today for a few different challenges. I just love her images, they are so whimsical and different from anthing else out there. My first card is for the kraftin kimmie challenge which is to use scallops. I used my MFT large scallop to make a double layer of scallops out of iridescent cardstock then added some lace and some paper from the new Stella and Rose paper pads. I added some glossy accents to the teapot and her cup and saucer to make it shiny and pop a little bit. Her cheeks look a little flushed in this photo, perhaps there is a little bit more than just tea in the little kettle!  This is going to a new friend of mine who isn't feeling well, hope it brightens her day.


This is my second card for today, also a kraftin kimmie image but this is for the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is a recipe and for the ABC Challenge which is to use pink and...I could win more kraftin kimmie stamps! I don't have any from the new release so am crossing my fingers! This is an old paper pad I got on clearance at Michaels, some metallic pink dots from www.ladybugcraftsink.blogspot.com and a pink polka dot rose I have been hoarding for awhile now. I have to say I am getting better at using some of my supplies as I get a little more confidant with my cardmaking. I hated to use up beautiful paper and embellishments and then hate the layout or the coloring on the image. Oh, and while we are at it, does anyone else hate double sided paper that is beautiful on both sides so then you hate to use it and cover up the pretty paper. Make it ugly on one side I say so I don't mind hiding it!

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9 comments:

sari said...

Oh Amanda! Both of your cards are just simply lovely! But such a lovely flower you have on the last card! WOW! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck!
Hugs/Sari

Lisa Jane said...

Two fabulous cards Amanda - and i just love that spotty Flower
Lisa ;)

Elaine said...

Two beautiful cards Amanda.
Love the colours on the first card and the scallops...another of my fetish's!

Love the colours on the 2nd card too and your colouring is fantastic.
I do agree with you about the double sided paper but I guess we'd all complain if one side was ugly and we didn't want to use it!

If I pop by to your house, I'm having some of your 'special' tea..is the water specially filtered (and 90% proof!)

Love Elaine xxx

Patty said...

Well, if Elaine shows up call me and we will have a party! LOL! Love both the card, but I adore the polk a dot flower! SOOOOOO, cute! I agree about the paper, but then I hoard my pretty paper...which seems totally strange!

Kerry said...

I hear you about the pp Amanda!! Your new friend will LOVE her card ;-D Love how you coloured her hair...I'm going to have to practice more to get those flabulous highlights! Both cards are flabby xx

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amanda. These are both so sweet. I just love your coloring and how you are able to pull such wonderful colors together. I am hoping you win some of those stamps. I think you have done such a great job. Have a great weekend weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

Priscilla said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my card for the TKT challenge! I've been browsing your cards and they're GORGEOUS!! I'll be back for more! {{hugs}}

Mary J said...

LOL, probably gin added to it then! Really great cards! We obviously have great tastes cos I lovely KK stamps too! I've just made one and going to post it on Weds so come by and have a look!

Thx re your msg - I put yours in the post too so hopefully you should get next week!

Pami said...

Gorgeous couple of cards Amanda, I love KK as well, just bought a couple of new ones myself, need to find time to use them!! Pami x