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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Sweet Thing Charlotte.......

Good evening peeps how are you all? Hope you are all taking care & keeping wrapped up in this freezing weather..........I've still got my kids off school I'm not risking them travelling in this weather, mind you the kids certainly dont mind being off school lol. Even Natalie has been better at night time cus she has had no school, we still get her screaming on but its never more than 2 hours sometimes as less as an hour which is blinking fantastic on a school night she can easily go 4 would think she would wear herself out wouldn't you but not Natty (call her that for short...Batty Natty, cus she's as batty as her mum lol).
Right anyway as its after midnight I will get on with it. I was doing a bit of craft crimbo shopping the other day for some crafting buddies & hubby liked a certain stamp so he got it she is....
This is Charlotte from Kraftin Kimmie, its my 1st Kraftin Kimmie stamp. If I'm being totally honest I've never truly liked these stamps.....I hear you all gasping & tutting at me but calm down & let me explain!! Well some of them have what I used to think huge heads that kinda freaked me out a bit......come on they are surely gonna fall off or make them topple. Well I have started to like them this 1 especially cus I adore her hair its fab & I know the others will grow on me & I will end up buying loads. Actually there are a few that have gone on my santy list....yeah I've had to make a list of stamps I would like for Craig & the kids to pick some to get me.....but guess what there are NO magnolia's in the list AT good am I!!!!

I really do like this stamp & I can see me using her loads once crimbo is over & done with.....tomorrow I get back to doing crimbo cards!!! The list of links & materials will be at the bottom of this post. I will tell you tho I coloured her with, Promarkers, Copics & Prisma pencils & sansador....they all make a fab combination as long as you remember to leave your pencils til last DONT use the pens on top of the pencil cus it will ruin the nibs.

I have followed a sketch & also I'm gonna enter the Kraftin Kimmie challenge blog which will be my 1st time & they are wanting spots,if you look at the small image she is holding I have added spots to her skirt lol. I've had this ribbon forever so everything else followed on from there.

I dont know if its just me but when I have a new stamp I fill an A4 sheets of images off that stamp cus I'm usually quite nervous that I'm gonna muck it up so I do a few just incase I need to practice or something. Anyway I did the same with this but she was just that easy to colour the rest have gone into my images box.... I really did enjoy this card & it gave me a lot of pleasure & I actually quite like the way its turned out, new colour scheme for me & new image.....woh I'm getting brave he hee.
List of Materials & Links...
Paper - Basic Grey 'Porcelain' which I've had forever & I've nearly ran out aarrgghh
Kraftin Kimmie stamp - Bunny Zoe's who also has a sale on some magnolia stamps
Pennants - Whiff Of Joy
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You
All card - Paper Mill Direct
Ribbon & gems from my stash & the corners were cut out using a sizzix die through the bigshot, I've used the same paper from the 'Porcelain' pad. Paper has been ditressed & then all paper & card have had their edges inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Well I think thats it folks I'm off to link up then off to bed as its now 1 0'clock in the morning.
Thank you for stopping by & popping in I love reading your comments, they really do cheer a girl up & I thank you with all my heart.
Take care everyone especially in this weather & keep warm.
Huge hugs to you all
Vicky xxx
Challenges I'm Entering.....


Lorraine said...

this is stunning Vicky i love the stamp shes fab and your whole layout of the card is beautiful xx

Soep said...

wauwww vicky
wat een mooie kaart
en wat een leuke stempel
Mijn complimenten hoor Super leuk gemaakt !
liefs,ans xx

Susie said...

All those new things AND being pleased with how it's turned out - FAB! Sounds like you're all embracing the enforced time off due to snow! SUsie x

angelwhispers said...

Love it the colours are yummy and the image so beautifully coloured looks adorable!!!!!

I'm with you on this one didn't like them at all but then at Halloween they brought out Batty!!!!! She is just adorable and I fell in love with her so I have one too!!!!!

Hope you are well and keeping warm, couldn't beleive it when I looked out this morning I don't think I have ever seen snow so deep!!! lol

Love Chanelle xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is just beautiful! Fabulous layout, fabulous colourwork and brilliant sentiment! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Vicky I do love these

coops said...

fantastic card vicky.i do love these kraftin kimmie stamps but whiff of joy ones are still my fav,lol.
gorgeous colour combo and lush papers and ribbon.i love how you have coloured the image, her hair is great.
keep safe and warm hun :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Vicky, first of all I want to thank you for your sweet words and support yesterday. Thanks hun, I really needed that! XOXOXO My M.i.L. is still in hospital, if all goes well she will have an operation next Wednesday. They want to check her lungs because it appears they saw something on the Xray which isn't quite right, so the're gonna give her a scan to what it is. We've been told that no matter what happens she won't be going home but will go to a nursing home until she's fit enough to go home (if ever she does get fit enough). Anyway, on to your wonderful card because I happen to LOVE Kraftin Kimmie, with their skinny little legs and arms and way too large heads LOL!! It's a great card Vicky!! LOVE IT!! Hugs, Frea

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

A yup missus, I hope your all well & keeping warm & toasty up there!!
Your card is gorgeous I just love this stamp she is fab, not seen these before...well I can't remember seeing them & that doesn't mean I haven't old age & blonde hair lolol
Love the DP & that ribbon is fab!
Stay safe & keep warm hunnie! Hugs stokie shell xx

Heidi said...

I love the colours you have used here! And the image is so cute. Great design:)
Have a nice day Vicky!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Unknown said...

Darling Card Vicki!
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
I am now one of your followers. ;) I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
True :D ~ (PTW Guest Designer)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is not a stamp range I have seen before
Vicky. I love your layout etc but it is a
range that will have to grow on me I think.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Vicky,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

CraftyC said...

Hiya Vicky, I'm on a late one. Watching the bucket loads of snow falling. Sorry for my lack of visits and to think I have problems, you have the patience of a saint by the sounds of it. Your card is gorgeous as always and beautifully coloured. I must hit the sack soon but being the big kid I am, don't want to miss the snow incase it stops LOL. Enjoy the rest of your week and hope the kids behave!!

Emma said...

Such a gorgeous card hun, love the image and colours.
Hugs Emma x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Vicky this one appeals to me big, big, time, those wonderful papers, the design and image are gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Angie said...

Hi vicky fab fab fab card love the image and the colours are great thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Hugs Angie x