Dolly Dingle Dolls & Vintage Puppies

New Dolly Dingle Paper Doll


Hello, Dolly Dingle!


While the Joseph Campbell Company was busy using Drayton's wonderful illustrations to sell soup to the nation, Drayton continued to illustrate for various magazines. In 1913, she created a new character, Dolly Dingle, to appear in the popular publication Pictorial Review. With her shoe-button eyes and baby curls, Dolly Dingle instantly skipped into the hearts of the American public.

Over the next 20 years, Drayton would create more than 200 paper dolls in the Dolly Dingle series. Prior to 1926, the paper dolls were printed in full color, but during the Depression, Pictorial Reviewswitched to a two color series. Dolly Dingle's adventures included travelling around the world to visit children of distant lands, including such characters as Beppo and Prince Dalim Kumar. These foreign friends came complete with costumes and symbols of their native lands. Travel by steamer had never been easier and even the most stay at home Americans were often turned into globetrotters visiting Egypt, Rome, and the Holy Land because voyages had become comparitively simple. The round the world set of Dolly Dingle dolls is a wonderful reflection of the new found fascination with distant lands. 


Sample of Billy Bumps paper doll

Enjoy my new Dolly Dingle`s Sheets:

PERFECT FOR CRAFT: Cards, paper dolls, bookmaks, notebooks
magents, coasters and anything you canj imagine

Amazing Dolly Dingle PaperDoll


Create fun and unique Gifts

You can`t miss this New 
Dolly Dingle Pack



GET DOLLY DINGLE DOLLS

Don`t forget to check out  
my Dolly Dingle Collections



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Do you love Puppies?

If so, Then you ´ll enjoy these new creations withmy latest puppies sheets by Brenda,,, I really love this kind of cards,,, .These little friends deserve a fun post in my in my blog,,,Horay for Brenda:



I really enjoy this rounded cards by Brenda


Aren´t They adorable cards???

Here are my Puppies Sheets:

My Dog CS - Click Image to Close


So Fun and Cute Dogs CS - Click Image to Close


AND WHAT A ABOUT A SWEET FREEBIE FOR YOU?


Take a look to this fantastic Puppy Card by Brenda working with this unique puppy vintage illustration,,,,,,,You ncan`t miss it.


Elegant and fascinating Vintage Puppy Card by Brenda

Get your freebie,,,,,,here


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save as,,,,,,to get it


Enjoy The New Releases.

Kittens, Puppies, Babies and Coloring Tutorial

Season's Greetings Meow

You can`t miss this fun and colorful new cretion by Kitty  a new Guest Designer on the Team.:This month I have the pleasure of being a guest designer for Nicecrane Designs! Ignacio's vintage images and digis are some of my favourites, and I am having fun with them! Today's card features a a pair of kitties wearing little bonnets from the Vintage Funny Kittens set. I inked around the edges with distress ink to give it a vintage look.


I decided to make a Christmas card this time. The Vintage Funny Kittens are perfect for any occasion! I did some stamping here as well. Last week I won a Clearly Besotted Stamps gift voucher in a blog hop, and I couldn't wait to use my new Flight of Fancy stamp and die. Just love this set! I also stamped a rubber stamp sentiment on the music dp. Then I added lots of fun items from my stash to make it interesting. The corrugated cardboard strip is recycled from an envelope that came in the mail.
 
Here are the other supplies used:

Designer Paper: Lawn Fawn Snow Day (bought this with a voucher I won in a giveaway recently - thank you, Fiki)
Stamps: Butterfly (Clearly Besotted Flight of Fancy), sentiment (Paper Pleasures)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Dies: Clearly Besotted Flight of Fancy, Impression Obsession Cat Set
Digital elements: Scrabble tiles (The Computer Scrapbook freebie - thank you!)
Ribbon: Offray
Accents: Poinsettia (Recollections), pearls (Forever in Time), snowflakes, button, and twine from my stash



Sooo cute and adorble Kitten Card by Kitty.

Enjoy this cute Kitten Sheet:

Vintage funny Kittens CS - Click Image to Close


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Oh Baby Card

If you love Babies,,,,Then you´ll enjoy watching this cute, cute and so swee card by Avril :It's another baby card! yes, you will have seen quite a few this year and hopefully this is the last - until January when I will need to start again. So, when Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs sent meBringing Life Sweet Kids sheet to work with, his timing couldn't have been better, and I just had to use this gorgeous baby.
I printed the image on white linen card layered on a scalloped circle. The background is embossed with CB Swiss Dots and one of their border folders and a couple of scored lines. Simple but effective.


I really love the elegant and color combo on this baby card by Avril

Bringing Life Sweet Kids - Click Image to Close


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Coloring Puppies Tutorial by Toni

Try Mixing Different Colouring Mediums

I am really surprise for the high quality on this coloring sheets,,,by Toni at my DT,,,,love it, love it , love it,,,,thanks a million my friend,:..Don't be afraid to use different colouring mediums on the same piece.

Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs, recently asked me to have a go at colouring images from one of his new collections - he wanted examples on white & a darker background. So I printed some images onto some smooth white CS and some Neenah CS in 'Desert Storm' (pale kraft colour).

Here are the images printed out...



...and as you can see, the subject matter is some playful pups.Grabbing my Spectrum Noir pens, I made a start on the white CS and started with some basic shades to start things off...


...I swept over the background with some CG1 (citrus green) and started to colour the pup with TN3 & TN6 from the tan range but I wanted to try the image on the kraft CS...


...some white pencil quickly started to bring the image to life and some biscuit shades started to bring dimension to the image...


I really love this coloring style,,,,,,Absolutely a play of art, Toni

 ...but the pencils were not strong enough to create sufficient colour in the background so I decided to mix in some Spectrum Noir pens...


Love it, love it, love it, Toni.


 ...as you can see, the pencils and pens work well together.
I returned to finish off the image on the white CS and kept mainly to the pens...



and this one is so bright, so colorful,,, you are Rock, Toni,

 ...except for the pup in the water - he was given a touch of white pencil to 'tone-down' the tan colour slightly.Here are the two completed images...


...the colour of the background CS really does give a different effect to the two pieces but so does mixing your colouring mediums. I'm sure some of you have watched demonstrators colour with alcohol pens and then they will use pencils (Prisma colour/Spectrum Noir) to highlight specific areas. What I wanted to show here was the fact that you can colour different areas of an image with different colouring mediums to produce the finish that you want.

The puppy on the kraft CS coloured with pencils looks very different from the puppy on the white CS coloured with alcohol pens but each works in its own way.

This set of images (by Cecil Aldin) is just one of the many fabulous sets that you can find over at the Nicecrane Design site and if you are looking for some inspiration as to how to use them, the DT over at the Nicecrane blog have lots of super ideas to share with you - please do hop over and take a look.

You can use these images to create unique and amazing  cards, bags and anything you can imagine:


Puppy Bag by Nicecrane Designs

Amazing Puppies by C. Aldin - Click Image to Close


Thanks for stoppping by in my blog

Louis Wain Kittens & Halloween Creations


Working with a really cute kittens by Louis Wain  Kittens

Do you love Kittens?

I must tell you I was watching the stunning work by Kitty and I asked her to join in my Team like a Guest Designer,,,,,,and she said YES.....woww,,,woww,,,. So here is her incredible creations working with my latest Kitten sheets called "Christmas Kittens by Louis Wain",,,,.Take a look to her amazing creations directly from her blog,,,,,Thanks a million Kitty:

I have some exciting news to tell you! This month I will be a guest designer forNicecrane Designs! I adore Ignacio's wonderful images and digis, so this is a real pleasure! My card features kitties from the Vintage Funny Kittens set. I sponged around the edges with distress ink to give it a vintage look. I had a lot of fun adding crafty bits from my stash.


Here are the supplies used:

                            Dies: Cat (All Occasion Dies), bird (Impression Obsession)
                            Patterned paper: Jungle-print kraft (Recollections), ruler (MME Kraft Fun Day)
                            Digital element: Freebie Scrabble tiles (The Computer Scrapbook - thank you!)
                            Baker's twine: My Craft Spot
                            Sentiments: Dymo label maker and alphabet labels
                            Accents: Lace, butterfly trim, buttons, and charms from my stash

This month I am a guest designer for Nicecrane Designs! I adore Ignacio's wonderful images and digis, so I am really enjoying myself! My card features a musical kitty from the Vintage Funny Kittens set. I sponged around the edges with distress ink to give it a vintage look.


I did some stamping here as well. On the lightest sheet of dp, I stamped several bird images, one of which I fussy-cut and affixed with foam tape at the top right. Then I added lots of flowers and fun items from my stash to make it interesting.

Here are the supplies used:

Clear Stamps: Crafty Secrets Bird Notes
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Die: Impression Obsession Cat Set
Designer paper: MME Reunion
Digital elements: Scrabble tiles (The Computer Scrapbook freebie - thank you!), sentiment ticket (Scrap-a-licious freebie - thank you)
Accents: Flowers (I am Roses, Marcella by K, and my stash), Dymo Label Maker, brads, buttons, ribbon, wooden butterfly, gem, and charm - all from my stash
Sketch: Mojo Monday (see below)

Vintage funny Kittens CS - Click Image to Close


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Halloween Tags

Halloween is coming ,so I am showing you an unique and scary Halloween Tag by Jane working with my "

At the weekend I decided to make another Halloween tag and first made up an inky background. I added a pop of green and purple just like the pots I had seen. I used a variety of Tim Holtz Distress ink and blended them together. I also add a few flicks of water and then stamped one of his grunge stamps using Archival Ink. The edge was coloured with Vintage Photo DI


I also wanted to used another of Ignacio's fun vintage images. These are available here. The sentiment is also from Nicecane  Here is my finished tag


The branch is Memory Box and the leaf die is by Cheery Lynn. I have inked them with DIs

Some older creations with this sheet:



Close Up View











Here sre my Halloween Sheets

Grunge Halloween Tags - Click Image to Close


Halloween And Kids CS - Click Image to Close

GET HALLOWEEN KIDS




Happy Halloween my friends,........


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