Vintage Cute Kids & Our Dollies

I was  sponsorising  the TTCRD Challenge last week,,,,so I am shwing you the amazing and fascinating creations from The DT on this unique site working with my "Vintage Cute Kids CS II  " and also you can get your "Vintage Cute Kids DSL II  "
First here is the creation by Joana

This are fun images to work with. They are somewhat vintage looking. The remind me of older type of magazines such as Saturday Evening Post. Not really Norman Rockwell but that type of image. Hope you will play along for your chance to win from Nicecrane so that you can try and see what you think.

For my image I went with some soft pastel colors. I have colored her with my copics.

I have used a Cheery Lynn die cut along with a quickutz circle dies. I added a piece of stitched ribbon from my stash. A few pearls to match for a little 3-D on the card.

The Happy Birthday and Modern Label punch are from Stampin Up and were Christmas gifts this past Christmas and is the first card I have used them on. Love them!

 Here is the adorable and so funny card by Deonna

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Misc... used to Create this amazing card:

Nicrane Designs digital Stamp-Vintage Cute Kids CS 1V, Copic Markers, DP-Paper Studio, Quickutz dies- Airplane,Sign, Grass , Rub on Sentiment

And What about this sweetie card by Darlene

Here is my card this week to help get your creative juices flowing!!

These adorable vintages images are by our fabulous sponsor this week NiceCrane Designs.  You can find this image as well as many fantastic others here!Finally the bright and colorful card by Sandra To help with our inspiration this week, Team B was generously provided with Nicecrane's collection of  “Vintage Cute Kids CSII” .

I picked this cutie patootie because she immediately made me think of Easter. Don't you just love her adorable bonnet?
It also made me think it would be a great “Thinking of You” card because she looks like she may be thinking or day dreaming about someone.
Such a versatile image wouldn't you say?

I printed her onto Cryogen card stock which I am not a big fan of btw ( I ran out of my favourite Neenah).
I then coloured her with my Copic Markers.

Copic Colours Used:
BV000, 00 02 Apron
YG 61, 63, 67 C3 Bonnet
YR 23, E30, 34, 25 Hair & Window
E000, 00, 11 R20 Skin
V0000, 01, 05 Butterflies

The DP's are from a scrapbook kit that I have had laying around the house for years, and finally decided to use because I can't see it being used in a layout any time soon that's for sure!
I used various dies, gems and stickles for bling!
I found this little poem on line and thought it fitting for my theme.


Vintage Cute Kids DSL - Click Image to Close



So if you ae feeling nostalgic, then you`d love my new sweetie and new "Our Dollies CS"......I am sure,,,,,and you can create so many different products and cards working with this collection , i am sure my friend. I asked to Alison Bomber to work with this collection and now you can enjoy watchng her absolutely stunning work,,,,OMG I love it.

The Dollshouse Collector

Hello all, and a warm welcome to a snowy Words and Pictures today (for the second time, if you've already seen this)...
I'm sharing with you one of the gifts I made for my mother's birthday at the weekend. It's a small book of words and pictures (surprise, surprise!) about dollshouses.

Some of you may know my mother as Cestina, and have visited her blog about creating a museum in the Czech Republic out of her dollshouse collection.

So as soon as I saw the amazingOur Dollies images fromNicecrane Designs, I knew it was a perfect fit to make something for her with.

Well, almost a perfect fit... Cestina is a big fan of the neutral projects (she's not so keen on my recent turquoise kick), and the images were all very brightly coloured. So I decided to see whether I could alter them in my photo software and happily ended up with all the images in a gentle sepia.

 Ihope the lovely Ignacio of Nicecrane won't mind that I've altered his images, but it's good news for fans of neutrals to know that the option exists, I think!

 used my new Tim Holtz Cabinet Card die (happy find in the Christmas sales - I used the mini-version to make my Good Old Daysproject, which Cestina requested - demanded, perhaps, is a better word - as another birthday present) to cut the pages from chipboard.

To start with, I gave all of them a couple of coats of gesso and white acrylic paint.

or the front cover, I used the Tim Holtz book cover stamp (love this stamp), edged it with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder for a textured look, and added some highlights with Treasure Gold in White Fire. 

The Idea-ology flowers and bookplate also got a little touch of White Fire, and I used the Hero Arts alphabet stamps to stamp the title. 

Ah yes, the title is the title of the poem by Jacob Polley which forms the "words" element of the book. It was found by a friend of ours (amazing Andrea who shares her musings at Eclectic Meandering) who wrote it in Cestina's Christmas card this year, so I borrowed it for this project.

Fortuitously (since I didn't check before I started) the poem has four verses (the whole thing is at the foot of the post as today's quote), so that meant one for each page for the four images I'd chosen to use.

And since my printer is playing up at the moment - I'd had to beg another friend to print the images for me! - I'd've been really scuppered if I'd suddenly needed another picture!

The inner pages were all stamped with my favourite Stampology flower corner, and inked with Vintage Photo, and on each of the the poem pages, I added one of the tiny chipboard windows from Retro Café Art and did some doodling by hand in the remaining space.

For the picture pages, I layered up inked paper doilies, frayed cheesecloth, and the beautiful Memory Box die, Madera Corner, cut from some Basic Grey paper from the Serenade collection.

I tried to get the Madera Corner into a different place on each layout, which meant working out where it caused least obstruction to the picture underneath in each image.

I added corners from the ATC and Corners die to all of the verses and pictures, to look as though they're held in place in an album, and I used some Idea-ology bead chain to "bind" the book.

Nearly there... this is the last verse! (And don't forget you can click on the photo if you'd like a closer view.)

For a finishing touch, I added some brown gingham ribbon to the bead chain at the front.
As you can see, I had to clear the snow off my favorite tree in order to take the pictures today!

I hope you've enjoyed having a look at my mother's birthday book... I was so happy to find such perfect pictures for a dollshouse collector.

You can go direct to Our Dollies here, or hop over toNicecrane Designs for a browse of all the amazing images - there are so many wonderful sets, you're bound to be able to find something appropriate to make cards or gifts for even your most particular friends! And they really are great value.


Our Dollies CS - Click Image to Close


Special thanks to all the Team for these amazing and sweetie Play of Art my friends,

St Valentin Boxes & Card, Fascinating Babies and Steampunk

Dear ladies, I must tell you my store was having problems these last days,,,,but now , it is working fine on line again,,,,wowww,wowwww,,, thanks for your patient. I am showing the latest creations from the DT,,,sorry for showing them,,,,,,,,,,some days before they did....these amazing creations.


So,,,,,Take a look to these adorable and unique creations working with my St Valentine Collections:

First of all Mevlida Malkoc,,,,,,did these sweetie and adorable Chocolat Boxes,,,,,,,,,,working with my "Valentine Collections" . It is a must- have for any crafter,,,,,,,,,,enjoy watching them

And what about this other box working with my "Be My Valentine Cs" ????? 
I love the bright colors on the boxes and the vintage effect, you are rock Mevlida

By the other hand,,,,,,,Sarah Hemphill was working with my Romantic Valentine Collections and she did three absolutely incredible Valentine Cards,,,,,,,,you can' t miss to watch them
Today you have my final Valentine using an image from Nicecrane Designs.

I went with a somewhat Victorian look for this one.

Pieces of Dresden scrap were used for the gold borders. The deep purple paper is a specialty paper made in India. I am very impressed with the quality of the images from Nicecrane Designs. They are high resolution and very easy to resize to fit your need.

Here is my 3rd of four Valentines made using an image from Nicecrane Designs. Sometimes it is fun to use non-traditional colors for holidays as I did on this card.

I used decorative layers cut with the Spellbinders die Resplendent Rectangles and then "popped" the layers using fun foam. I find that using fun foam instead of little squares or circles keeps your layers more uniform and keeps the sags away.

The pale green paper has a slight sheen and pattern to it. I embellished with tulle, paper flowers, and oval shaped pearls. A Valentine greeting is on the inside of the card.

Here is my second Valentine card using an image from Nicecrane Designs.

I had just the right patterned paper (several years old) by Fancy Pants to go with the soft pinks and greens in the image. (Never worry about that hoard of paper in your will eventually find a use for it!) Once again, I used a die from Spellbinders to frame the image.

Thou art as sweet -as sweetest wine, -And I thy Faithfu Valentine.



But not all is about St Valentine' s Day, Hege was working with my "Fascinating Babies" CS so create this unique incredible play of art,,,,,OMG I really love this creation,,,,
Today baptized daughter best girlfriend, and of course hear the card and gift in such occasions. The gift I have no picture, but this was at least the card :)

Baptism Card by Hege from my DT.

Inside View (by Hege)

Detailed View.



Enjoy watching the work by Mark Gould working with my:

I then made an ATC with an image from Nice Crane Designs, I was lucky enough to receive a comment last week asking if I would like to choose one of their digi packs, after looking at what they had to offer , and there are loads of great digi packs, I went for the steam punk set. Definitely worth checking them out,there are lots of Alice in wonderland and Wizard of Oz, also some great Oriental images, more toppers or back ground papers but beautiful vintage designs.
Again the ATC was cut from mount board,the balloon was painted with Distress inks and then covered with glue n seal to act as a resist, the bg was then inked up with vintage photo and walnut stain. eyelets were added to the corners and holes punched into the tag so I could tie my ATC to the tag with a leather thong. the steam punk automation is from Paper Artsy and coloured with Distress inks and he has just been tucked behind the ATC. To finish off I added the Journy plate and some Ideology keeping with a travel type theme.

Steampunk Collection I - Click Image to Close

Thanks a million to the Team for these incredible work and all over for their patient until
my store is working fine again,,,,,,,woww,wowww, enjoy playing.

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