Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's Blog Challenge 62 - Fairytales

I am so happy to be over the flu and back on my feet again! I don't know about you, my fellow crafters, but it has been sooooo cold here that it has given me the perfect excuse to do some crafting! This year, I made quite a few crafting resolutions, including not waiting until the last minute to make cards for Birthdays and other special occasions. I also want to enter some more challenges, so I am entering this Birthday card that I made for a very dear friend of my Mother in the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge. The theme for this week is Fairytales. I chose to use my Swan Princess for this card. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with copics. These are the materials I used
Dress - BG10, BG11, BG32, BG34
Hair - Y21, E97, E99
Skin - R00, E00, E1, E93, R20
Wings - A combination of the BG's and E40
Basic Grey Paper, Wisteria
Basic Grey Opaline Pearls
Prima Flowers and Say It With Pearls Swirl Embellishment
Stick Pins
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -  Birds and Swirls
Purple and Green Cardstock from my stash
Paper Temptress Heavenly White Premium Ultrasmooth Cardstock for Stamping the Swan Princess
VersaMagic - Purple Hydrangea and Turquoise Gem
Nestabilities Scalloped Oval Dies

I am a huge Kraftin Kimmie fan. I came upon her stamps a couple of years ago when I saw a card made with her Clara stamp. That is my Mom's name, so I had to find out where to order it and when I did, I was hooked! I am most fond of the Moonlight Whispers line by Annie Rodrigue, there is just something about the whimsical nature of her stamps that I adore. They stamp like a dream and are just so much fun to create with. I wanted to keep the papers simple and have fun with the embellishments on this card, so I layered my papers over a 5.5 x 5.5 card. I pulled out my VersaMagic chalks, prayed they would still ink, because they haven't gotten much love since I discovered Distress Inks :-) and edged the cardstock layers. I love the Basic Grey Wisteria Paper I used. I wanted it to look like my Swan Princess was gliding through the wisteria. I used pop dots to adhere her to the card. I used my computer to generate the sentiment for the inside and front of the card, then I cut them with my Nestabilities Ovals. I embellished the card with my Basic Grey Opaline Pearls and the Primas. Added the stick pins for some interest, and a piece of ribbon to anchor the embellies and sentiment. I embossed a piece of purple cardstock and chalked it with the VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea. That completed my card. Here are a few more pictures.

She turned out very pretty, didn't she?  I hope you enjoyed my card, I know I enjoyed creating her!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Colleen-you blow me away! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  2. The card turned out great. Very nice work.


  3. Wow! How gorgeous....love all the swirly pearls and pins!! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

  4. Look at all that bling! Love it!! Here is an award I would like to share with you! Check it out at my blog www.JessicaJMSCreations.blogspot.com