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Sunday 2 February 2014

Eliza for Kraftin Kimmie Top Ten Finalists

Recently I used a Kraftin Kimmie stamp for the first time and I loved it, these stamps are so versatile and fit many themes and they are such a joy to colour. Anyway, looking on their blog I found a fun theme to follow for a challenge and was inspired to make a card and then looking through the rest of the posts I discovered they were having a guest contest.  I'm pretty busy at work, home and my craft corner lately, so I'm being careful what DT commitments I take on, but this is just guesting for a single month, and won't be when I'm busy with family stuff, so I thought I'd enter my card to see if I made it into the top ten.

Well as I'm sure you can guess by the title of this post I did! So this's been a mega busy week this last my entry for the 'final' and it's not perfect, because I was very rushed lol.

 The challenge theme this time was Kim Loves Pink...well you don't have to twist my arm too far to get me to make a card that uses pink lol.

As you can see, I decided to go with something completely different to my first Kraftin Kimmie card, but as I said I like the versatility of this stamp range and this one 'Eliza' just screamed 'vintage' at me. So I teamed her up with some Maja Design Vintage Autumn this range.

This was one of those cards that I practically made itself.  Once I had the main idea in my head it all just came together.  I cut the clocks out of some of the paper and mounted them on some die cut gears.  I gave the gears and the die cut clock a treatment of Aged Ivory Frantage. The clock faces I brushed with Tim Holtz crackle clear crackle paint.  I'm really happy with the way this turned out.

I slipped some gears under the lovely flowers too, and made a tag from the elements sheet to attach my bow to. She looks like a bow kind of gal doesn't she? Since it's the month of romance I added a little romantic sentiment ticket that fitted the theme.

I hope you like my card, I'm sure that I'll be making more projects with Karftin Kimmie stamps in future, whether I win the contest or not, in fact I have 1 all stamped up and partly coloured with distress inks, and another on it's way to me in the post.  I had a ball making this card, I hope it inspires you to have some fun too.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie - Top Ten Finalists.....moving on!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day : ) x x


  1. I wish my cards were made that easy and THAT awesome, it's only blood, sweat and tears LOL
    Absolutely gorgeous, love this vintage creation and all these clocks, they look awesome.
    Have a nice week!
    Anna xxx

  2. Well I think you should win hands down with this beautiful creation. Everything works so great together, the colours, the flowers and the great effect with the Frantage gives it a real vintage feel. Absolutely fabulous Linda !

  3. Love your cards, I have looked through all your blogposts and was disappointed when I came to the end hihi :-) Looking forward to see whats coming next instead :D

    I wonder, how do you make your basecard when using a shaped die? Like this one on this card?

    Hugs from Rosa

  4. Amazing Job Linda!! You are stiff competition for sure! I wish you luck!!!!!

    Nancy Malaka

  5. Woohoo!!!! Big congrats for making it to top 10. Honestly, I was not surprised you made it, because your creations are super duper amazing. ALL of them! You just rock whetever papers and images you get in your hands!
    This card is amazing too. So many details ... Simply GORGEOUS!!!!
    Hugs! xx

  6. Excuse me? It's not perfect?? It's PERFECT for me!! Love it so much!!!
    Good luck!

  7. BIG congrats on making it into the top 10 and no surprise at all as your cards are always amazing as is this one!
    I LOVE the elegant image, wonderful colouring and all your detailing is just so beautiful.
    Good luck, you are a winner in my book!!
    hugs Sue xx

  8. omg omg omg!! how exciting is that? and I am not surprised either hunny, this is just gorgeous
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  9. Thank you everyone, you're all so lovely.

    Rosa when I was first working out how to cut out cards with a shaped die, I found this tutorial by the lovely Teresa Allday. You want the 3rd tutorial down in the list, it explains quite well with picture to illustrate.

    Hope that helps, but if you have any other questions please ask :) xx

  10. Congrats!

    I also made the top ten for the Kraftin Kimmie Guest Contest.

    I love your card and wanted to wish you the best of luck!

    xo best wishes, Becky (cards by Becky)

  11. Just wanted to say thank you all so much for the wonderful support *hugs* : ) xx

  12. Thank's for the link Linda! It was helpful, I realized that I can have the edge much closer to the scoreline than I have hade it before! yey!
    Hugs, Rosa

  13. Oh wow Linda this is gorgeous! She is so beautifully coloured and the design is gorgeous! Love all the embellies!!

    Congratulations for making the top ten and good luck with the contest!!
    Gina x

  14. How on Earth did I miss this one??? This is amazing! Love the steampunky feeling... ;)
    Have a good one, Linda!


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