Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kraftin Kimmie June Krafty Krop - Challenges #1, #2,#3 and #4

Hello friends! I had such a great day yesterday.  We got up and went to the Farmer's Market, we went to have a latte at my favorite little coffee shop downtown, did a little shopping with the fam and then I spent a good chunk of my day coloring several Krafty Kimmie Stamped images in celebration of their NEW RELEASE event.  Thanks to the modern marvel of technolody and smart phones I was able to keep up with all the posts and see the great creations using the fun new stamps!  

Today I spent a good chunk of my time taking my colored creations and making them into cards to fit 4 of the 5 special challenges that were issued by the Krafty Girls.  All in all, I would say that I had a really good crafty weekend (even if I may not have clean clothes to wear to work tomorrow - LOL).
Warning: This is a bit of a long post with all the cards. 

So here's what I've made to share with you for each of the challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie June Krafty Krop - Challenge #1 - Fussy Cutting
Stamps from "Smarty Pants" set 
This card will go to my daughter's favorite teacher.
The paper is from a pack I bought ages ago with the intent to catch up
on the school scrapbook pages (which are still waiting patiently). 
After coloring the image with my copics, I then fussy cut around the image. 
I then colored around the edge with a sharpie.
Not perfect, but pretty good considering I wasn't using my readers :o).
I didn't intend for the words on the chalkboard to look quite so smudged - but so it goes. 

I am entering card #1 in these other great challenges too:

Clear it Out Challenge Blog - Theme and Stash are both Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #202 - Color Me Happy (use favorite coloring medium).

Now on to Card #2. 
Kraftin Kimmie June Krafty Krop - Challenge #2 - Paper Piecing
Stamps from "Angie"

This image is pretty easy to fussy cut around and do the paper piecing.  
I used some of my Doodle Bug papers for her robe and the background.
Of course, I had to use PINK as it is my favorite color :o)
I had a marker problem with my E59 and the hair got kind of tacky.
Still looks ok - but I know what I'll be doing before the next weekend.
Cleaning some markers :o)

 I am entering Card #2 in the these other great challenges too:
Click the image to play along with the current sketch!

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #77 Anything Goes w/PINK
Let's Craft and Create #93 - Spots or Stripes

Next in the line-up is Card #3 - Take a look:
Kraftin Kimmie June Krafty Krop - Challenge #3 - Unconventional Colours
Stamps from  "Dream Big" set

So what's more unconventional than a pink elephant?
Makes me think of the song "Pink Elephants on Parade" and what 
might imagine seeing after a good bender - lol :o).
I bought this stamp set initially just for this darling image.  
This is a larger square card - 6 x 6 inches.  I started out thinking that I would 
make a round card but realized that I didn't have a die big enough to accomodate 
all that I wanted on the card.  So I traced a small plate and cut around it
(another example of fussy cutting - lol).  and then put it on the card base.
The clouds are made from the cupcake builder punch. 
Oops, I see that my circle got mounted crooked (guess the elephant is going uphill) and
I should have finished that little strip of grass at the bottom. Oh goodness!
Will have to get that done before I send it off. 

I'm entering this card in these other great challenges too:
Stamping Sensations June Challenge - Animal Antics
Divas by Design - 3 or More Layers
Pile it On #25 - Kawaii/Cute

And last but not least is card #4 - Check it out:
Kraftin Kimmie June Krafty Krop - Challenge #4 - All Things Shimmery
Stamp from "Smarty Pants" set

On this card I colored the stamped image with my new Stampin Up
blendabilities markers (outfit, books and apple) and copics.
Using up some more of that school dsp stash and cut out a big bright
shimmery star with my new Star dies.  Lots of glimmer on this baby :o)
This card will go to my niece's boyfriend for graduating college and getting
his first big job.  He is really smart and looks just a bit like this fella. 

I'm entering this card in these other great challenges too:
Imagination Crafts Challenge - All that Glitters June Challenge 
Freshly Made Sketches #141 - sketch
Crafting by Designs Challenges - June Anything Goes

Wow - so that's it from me (finally) tonight. Hope you enjoyed the cards that I've shared.
The KK Challenges are open until June 29th so you have time to join.  
These other fun challenges would probably love to see your cards in their galleries too. 
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. My you have been busy Danielle, what a lovely collection of cards.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  2. Such a great card, love the fab image, so cute. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  3. Lovely paperpierced KK card..perfect for our dots and spots challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps. Hope to see you next challenge too.
    Hugs Blankina

  4. Thanks Denielle for sharing your lovely card with Brown Sugar Challenge Blog this week.
    Kind regards,
    DT member at BSCB

  5. Great cards. Love the paper, image and colours of the 2nd one. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  6. My, OH My! Are you a busy crafter!!! YAY! Love it! I am on vacation, and just starting to jones on crafting!! And this card with the Coffee, that is me RIGHT NOW, I need to make me a cup!!! LOVE the colors and the theme, awesome!

    So glad that you were inspired and joined us at The Challenge!

  7. LOVE That Smarty Pants card!!! He is one of my favorite Lucas' and you did a fab job with the shimmery!! Thanks so much for playing along with Kraftin Kimmie and for getting shimmery with me!

  8. OMGosh these are all so fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  9. lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt

  10. What a lot of beautiful cards! Fabulous paper piecing on card#2, love that image! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  11. Wow, you have been busy. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining in our June challenge at Imagination Crafts.

  12. Fab card, Great image and I really like that sentiment :)
    Thank you for sharing with us a Sweet Stampin'
    Becky (SS DT)

  13. OMG!!!! 4 amazing and beautiful cards! You rock!!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  14. Adorable card, Danielle! Thank you for playing at The Challenge!

  15. Fantastic selection of cards!! Love them all! Thanks for joining us for Anything Goes in June at Crafting by Designs! mo xxx

  16. Great cards! Love the paper pieced bathrobe. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!


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