Butterflie's Cards , Charming Illustrations & Women Paintings


I must tell you,,,,,I have just add to Brenda to my DT she is so creative, with a very personal style,,so I am so happy she is now here,,,,,,.you can`t miss her incredible work with my new "Butterflies Twinchies" Sheet.  You can use them with the fascinating decoupage technique and add a 3D effect. Welcome on board Brenda

A while ago a lovely man called Ignacio invited me to join his design team, it's taken me a while but after he sent me his beautiful butterfly images I didn't need much persuading and I'm very proud to say I am now part of the team at Nicecrane Designs. He is a talented artist and graphic designer and his images and design sheets are in the main Vintage inspired offering beautifully detailed sheets from flowers to butterflies and Vintage fashion as well as many traditional well loved nursery characters.

I thought I would share one of my first makes with you using the beautiful Tortoiseshell Butterfly..... thumbnail link below.......which I printed out twice to decoupage. The background is Dylusions pure sunshine, squeezed orange postbox red plus a spritz of pearl Glimmer Mist. Onto this I stamped Stampendous P107 and heat embossed with detailed gold which I also added around the edges, then added a piece of recycled corrugated which I embossed with Frantage and also embossed some of that onto the thorax of the butterfly.

Stunning Butterfly Card by Brenda

I also have another one using Ignacio's Butterfly Twinchies. I have to admit I wasn't too happy with this one, but he saw it on my Pinterest board and asked me to blog it so here it is. The main butterfly has been printed and decoupaged with three layers, they do lend themselves to this so well, then a smaller one for the base of the easel card. I used the Timmy butterfly border for the top edge and shaded with Pan Pastels, did a little stamping behind the main image and finally printed a couple more butterflies on a small print template, so altogether there are four different ones on this card all from the same image sheet.


Butterfly Twinchies CS - Click Image to Close


Dreamy Blues
Nonni was working with my cute sheet "Charming Children illustrations" to create the following cute and all over adorable Baby Card....Hiya! Time for Addicted to Stamps and More! We are continuing our August challenges with a twist,

Baby Card by Nonni (abslutely adorable, my friend)

I  chose alternative nr 2 and used this cute vintage girl from the Charming Children Illustrations by Nicecrane Designs. I did not want to use designer paper for a change and did my own background by embossing an Impression Obsession background stamp with clear powder and spraying the background with blue Stardust mist. It turned out beautiful! I tried to keep my design simple and let the background be seen so all the other elements are in the center of the card. The little flowers are punched with a Fiskars punch -I like them, they look a bit like starfish to me!

And what about these Charming Cards by Nonni ?


I'm sure you'll agree that these cards have never seen CAS! I made these fun and colorful vintage cards with my mum when she was visiting a couple of weeks ago. We used Charming Children Illustration from Nicecrane. Mum helped me punching squares out of scrap papers and we formed them into two cards -mum's is the first and mine is the second. I must say I like mum's colors better, well done mum! :) It's a fun and cheerful card and I helped only with choosing embellishments. I was very happy that mum liked our little crafting session and loved the cards so much that she sent them to friends right away.

And here are the sheets used by Nonni

Charming Children Illustrations I - Click Image to Close

Charming Children Illustrations II - Click Image to Close


Lori,,,as creative as always did a really  sweet burlap, so unique, so funny,,,,,,,,and you can watch the How-to tutorial below. she was working with my "Women Paintings by E. Vernon III"

Burlap + Gold

Burlap with gold... LOVE this burlap with gold accent circles that I got at JoAnn's. I saw it right as I went in the door and made a beeline for it. (With Dennis trailing behind, of course! He's so sweet to go wherever I want to.)

Gold Burlap by Lori

Love it even more with one of Nicecrane Designs wonderful vintage images. Isn't she pretty?

She's just one of the beauties in the Women Paintings III set:

This bag was super easy to make. 

Decide on size of bag.
Add 1/2 inch to width and double the length and add 2 inches.
(Example: this bag is 5" x 6 1/2", so I cut a rectangle of burlap 5 1/2" x 15 inches.)
Fold in half with right sides together. Sew a 1/4" seam on
each side.
Turn right side out. 
Turn top to inside 1" and glue. (You could sew, but Aileene's glue worked great!)
Sew ribbon handles in at seam.

So fun to give with a thoughtful gift inside and don't forget to visit Nicecrane Designs to pick out a pretty image to make it extra special!

Women Paintings by E. Vernon III CS - Click Image to Close


Thanks for stopping by,,,,and all over enjoy playing...........


downrightcrafty August 29, 2013 at 9:44 PM  

beautiful inspiration as always and wow love those school children, would be nice to have a play but time is so short again, why does work have to get in the way of my colouring and crafting time??
take care
Kate x

Redanne August 29, 2013 at 11:08 PM  

A big welcome to Brenda, her work is really beautiful. Love what the other DT members have done with Ignacio's wonderful designs too. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons August 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM  

Great samples by the team. Welcome to Brenda who has done such a great job of using the butterfly twinchies. Hugs, Jenny x

Regina August 30, 2013 at 6:15 AM  

Welcome to your newest DT member...beautiful work. I love butterflies. They are to me a symbol of life and joy!!


KarinsArtScrap August 30, 2013 at 7:43 AM  

gorgeous cards and I love butterflies.

greetings karin

misteejay August 30, 2013 at 9:43 PM  

Such adorable creations.

Toni xx

Anonymous August 31, 2013 at 10:34 PM  

Welcome to your newest DT member. How lucky she is to be working with Nicecrane Designs.
I absolutely love that burlap creation and as for those images, they are delightful.

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