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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie's create your own background

Some exciting news - I am this month's guest designer for Kraftin' Kimmies!  A whole month to play with these sweet fun stamps!  So my first GD post is for this week's new Kraftin' Kimmies challenge which is to create your own background.  I am so used to my design papers that I was a bit stumped for this!  But this is what I ended up with...



So what did I do?  I used my die cuts!  First I used the Lil' Inker Designs stitched mat to pierce the edges  then I used the MFT Die-Namics - Chevron Stripes die by layering up the thin chevron onto the thicker one.  Simple but I like it!

Oh and how about that cute dalmatian?!  He is from the Kraftin Kimmies' Canine Capers 1 set and so is the matching sentiment.  I'm really pleased with how this card turned out - I've already given it to my brother-in-law as a thank you for looking after Lulu and Poppy (our dogs!) while we were on holiday.

Check out more inspiration over at the Kraftin' Kimmies challenge blog and join in the challenge to win a fabby prize!






36 comments:

Sasha said...

Oh! This is delightful, Mary:) Your dalmatian is simply adorable! Fab layering, too!

Many thanks for your kind comments, Mary xx

Caroline said...

This is fabulous Mary J love the image he is fantastic and the layout is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see more Kimmie cards from you. Love this one too, so fresh and crisp.

Gaelle Guimezanes said...

Love your take on making your own background, and that dalmatian is soooo cute!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your GDT spot!
Your card is fabulous. I love the image and the background looks wonderful

Hugs Sue

Boxofcolours said...

Great image - he is an adorable pooch!
Oh and I love the background it works so well with the image.
Hugs
Jane

Rachel Parys said...

What a great background you made! I love how it turned out!!!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the dog and design.xxx

Fabiola said...

super chou, je l'aime beaucoup, biz

Faye said...

Brilliant news about your Guest spot, you must be thrilled, I am for you! As for this card... Love, love, LOVE! Have a delish weekend. X

heidy said...

Love how you make your DP it's gorgeous and that image is too cute!!
One fabolous card MaryJ!!
XXX Heidy

Vicky said...

Congrats on your GDT sweetie & what a knock out of a card to present for your 1st one......absolutely awesome!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Dora said...

OMG Mary, this is fabulous, you are so creative, I love this card :) xxx

Wendy said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Mary J. Your card is fabulous, love the cute Dalmatian and the background looks fab.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Fantastic Mary...and mahoooosive congrats on your GDT spot too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Katina said...

FabuloUs CAS design Mary! Love it!
xx

Chrissy said...

This is just fabulous Mary J, I love the image and the clean lines, fabulous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh great image, I love him! Love the chevron die you've used too, looks fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Mary! Love this....first, for the cute doggie...and then those chevrons....my oh my! Great effect and VERY sweet!

Jay Gee said...

Yay, congrats Mary on being GT. This card is just too fabulous! LOVE it :)

Denise said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer post. Love how you have created your background and that image and sentiment are such fun. Gorgeous card.
Hugs
Denise xx

Nikbee said...

Congratulations on your GD spot. I love the background.
Nikki x

cardmaking bird said...

Aww, 101 dalmations!! Fab colouring hun and great use of your die cuts, as always!! Hugs, Marie xx
P.S. Congrats on your GD with KK, am v jel!!! x

Stamps and Paper said...

COngrats on your DT spot Mary...I just adore this card its gorgeous

Anne

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Mary, love the cute image & design.

Donna x

Tracy said...

First off congrats on your guest stint at KK. WOOHOO! :-) Next thanks for the idea with the chevron die. I love the way they looked stacked. Last, I love this card!!!! That pup is so stinkin' cute and you created a great background for him. Hugs!

Shannon White said...

So Cute Cute Cute Mary! Love how the die cut chevron strips make your Sweet image just PoP! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Amanda R said...

You did a wonderful job with the dog Mary and I didn't know you were guest designing with us this month, you will have a lot of fun! Drop me a note if you have any questions!

Delphine said...

Congratulations, Mary!!! Fantastic card as always, and I love your background:-)! Have a fab Sunday! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Lisa M said...

LOL...this is AWESOME!! My mother would LOOOVE this card. :)

eva said...

the chevrons look great and i love that pierced edge!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Oooh I love this Mary! Your background is brilliant and I LOVE that dog...my daughter has a dalmatian so I might have to go buy this and make her a card :)
Hugs xx

Kathleen said...

You never cease to amaize me, brilliant card.

Kath x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, I love it!

Molecraft said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Mary, a fabulous card, love the image!
Helen x

Alice Wertz said...

wow! absolutely amazing coloring, girl! fabulous simple card. love love it!

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