Louis Wain Kittens Cards & Adroable Kewpie Baby Tag

You know I love Vintage Kitten Illustrations,,,,so I have designed a new "Adorable Louis Wain Kittens " Sheet,,,,,to add these adorable creatures to your cards and any craft you can imagine. I ask to Monika Skinner to do some funny cards to show you all the potential on these picts.

Back again with some more cards using the lovely Nicecrane Designs Images. This time I am using some catty ones … The Adorable Louis Wain Kittens. As you know, I am simply unable to resist anything catty, especially anything as cute as these adorable kittens.
Lady’s first … so here we go … The Belle of the Ball on a bed of roses …

 These images are so nice that I feel reluctant to add lots and lots of embellishments. For ‘Belle’ I decided to use some pretty paper for the background and some feathers for her fan. I then simply added a brad, some die-cut swirls, thanks Sue for your lovely present, and gems. As always my choice of colours has been inspired by the image itself. I really find the colours of the pre-coloured Nicecrane Designs’ stamps easy to match to card and papers that are currently available in the shops.

Keeping with the musical theme … here is the world famous tenor Cattos

For Cattos, I did some decoupage. I simply printed the image twice and cut out the song sheet with part of his arm and layered it slightly offset to give more depth. Everything else was pretty straight forward, mat and layer with pretty papers and borders plus some chip board shapes for some extra interest and a touch of glitter glue to finish.… hmmm … wonder if he is singing for ‘Belle’ ….

One thing is sure, he won’t be singing for this little fellow …

… who is somewhat bed bound at home. I die-cut the image with some oval nesties and blended the edges with some blue ink before matting it on an oval deckle cut piece of blue card. I then put some core-dinations card through an embossing folder, thanks again Sue for being so generous, and adhered it to my blue base card. I then cut out the sentiment which was part of the original image, stamped and cut out the ‘get well’ sentiment before assembling the card as shown and finishing off with some sparkly flowers.


Some more cards using the lovely Nicecrane Designs Images. This time it’s for the second helping and the final two of The Adorable Louis Wain Kittens. 

Let’s start with ‘The Victor’ …

Leder Card  (Tutorial below)
… A somewhat battered and bruised happy chappy … much admired …

… as you can see. The inspiration for this card cam from some catty playtime, climbing up the neighbour’s willow tree. I also wanted to give the card a look of adventure and exploration of unchartered territories. That’s why I chose to make a lever card following Laura Lippe’s tutorial, but I changed the dimensions to suit me.

And now to The Vanquished ….

Shadow Card 
… the one who got beaten by the elements and is lost at sea. The shadow box card style gives it the air of a picture frame on the mantle piece. Click here for the shadow box card tutorial. I wrote the instructions myself adding lots of pictures, which would have been too much for this post.

Hope you enjoyed the catty journey, back next week with some more catty adventures … in the meantime feel free to pop by the Nicecrane Designs Blog for more inspiration.


Adorable Louis Wain Kittens CS - Click Image to Close


But if you are a True Louis Wain Fan ,,,then you are wishing to color these kittens by yourself,,,,so I have designed a new L. Wain Digi Stamp called "Louis Wain Kittens DSL", I have to Lisa Minkler yo work with these kittens and here her her stunning  Xmas Kitten Card

If so, you'll love the new Louis Wain Cat Digital Stamps 

Single Digi  included on the Sheet
Christmas Kitty Lineup....

The images come in black and white, but seeing them all in a row, they somehow fit into a nice colorful Christmas lineup.

Bathed up in copics and accented with photo prop items cut on my Silhouette machine and a holiday sentiment stamped to the card, I've got myself a feline festivity!

Enjoy my new Kittens Digi Stamp:

Louis Wain Kittens DSL I - Click Image to Close


 Adorable Kewpie Baby tag

Elizabet from ym DT and (Part of Team crapping on www. scrapping.no ) was working with my sweet "

It is not always tempting to make cards, while an always like to add homemade paper cases with the gift. Through Studio 490 by wendy vecchi I've got some really sturdy tags, and is perfect for my purposes.
To tag ready, I first painted it with white gesso and then spent Studio 490 stencils for art polka dotty with some chalk edger. When did the baby blue polka-dots that can not be resisted <3

The contents of the tag is a delightful mix of Paper Design and NiceCrane Designs.These lovely little babies to get pride of place, along with roses, ribbon and bling from the Paper Design.

The Kewpies Vintage Postcards - Click Image to Close


Special thanks to Monika Skinner, Lisa Minkler and Elizabeth for these stunning creations
Enjoy playing with my New Releases and show me them.

Complete Xmas Alphabet Card & Victorian Women New Release

I must tell you that Lisa Mincker is working again,,,,,,,creating and designing stunning and gorgeus works with her personal and unique style.....woww,owwww,,, Thanks Lisa-

Christmas Gift Set....

Ohhh geeze..... Let me look here. Okay, it's still 148 days until Christmas!

However, for those of you are way ahead of the game and want to get started early or have already started and just need a little inspiration to finish up the last of your cards, here's a great place to look...The Cutting Cafe.This week, the team and I will be displaying several ideas for Christmas cards that are a real beauty!
Regina has created some outstanding files for the cutting machines AND for those that don't have a cutting machine

Here I've taken the idea of her cards and converted it over to an ornament that I thought would be fun to send with a matching card.


The picture is too dark to see the vintage image inside the box, but it's there and so a thank you goes to Ignacio fromvNicecrane Designs for supplying this adorable image from the Vintage Christmas Cards Alphabet

Stop in and see the rest of the makes and I'm certain you'll be inspired. 

And Here some of the cards included on the Pack

It is a Must-Have for any Crafter

Now Take a look to previous works with this Pack:

Altered Card by Nicecrane Designs

Vintage Bookmark by Nicecrane Designs

Decoration Wall by Dawn Lotharius
Thanks a million my friend

And Here is my Vintage Sweet Sheet:

Vintage Christmas Cards (Style Alphabet) Pack - Click Image to Close


Do you love Victorian Women?
I have just finished a new Victorian Sheet called "Henry Hutt`s Women", so colorful,  so elegant, so vintage,,,so you can`t miss this new collection....to work. I asked to my friend Catherine to create something to showcase it and here is the gorgeus work she did,,,,wowww,woww,

A Charming Lady...

Picts Included in my Sheet

I had to enter the challenge with Live and Love Crafts... First, because I love their products and it would be fantastic to win a voucher (lol) and then because I found their sketch rather interesting... There is quite a lot of layers, and it makes my card quite busy but I hope you will like it... Here is the card...

And here is the sketch...

Recipe : Papers from Prima (" Collection) - Image from Nicecrane Designs ("Henry Hutt's Women" Set) - Flowers : Dies from Creata - Leaves : Die from Crealies - Butterfly : The die was free with a magazine - The lace was dyed in a cup of tea !

Florence was also working with stunning sheet and she mixed these vintage ladies with Steampunk Theme,,,to get a really so unnusal and all over so fascinating cards,,,,,,,, you are Rock Florence

For my first project I have gone for a vintage steampunk theme.

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I had lots of fun making this card. I used Nicecrane Designs digital images* of the Henry Hutt’s Ladies and the steampunk (fobwatch shape) dial. I also used a french themed embossing folder for one of the layers which I love!! The rest of the layers are just made up of scrap bits and bobs. All I did was layer the pieces up into a collage. I did distress the lady image with some DIs to tone down the colour and added a shabby flower and berry pins to her hat.

This is my second card – Vintage Lace

Please click on photo to enlarge

I used the same Nicecrane Designs digital image sheet*. I collected all of my pieces of paper and embellishments and then just assembled the card layer by layer starting at the bottom

Just to share – Tip for attaching ribbon: I attached the ribbon to a thin piece of card first before I attached it to the backing paper. I just glued the ends of the ribbon to a strip of card of the same length. I then attached the whole piece to the backing paper by just gluing the ends of the card to the underneath of the paper. This keeps the ribbon flat and has a neat fold over at each end. When I had attached the ribbon piece to the backing paper, just at both ends, I stapled the ribbon centrally, through the ribbon card and backing sheet, this holds it nicely in place to add embellishments to. The staple is then hidden by the flowers.

Just to share – Handmade flowers: I made some flowers out of some pretty papers. I saw a utube video by Sherry Cheever……I am never buying paper flowers again!!!

How I made my flowers : I cut out my flowers from the paper using a die and brushed the shapes both sides with water using a small paint brush. I then scrunched them as per the video (link above). Now then, this was the funny part. When I dried them with the heat gun the flowers wrinkled slightly. This gave a nice effect but made me think that the paper may possibly have some sort of synthetic fibre in it. Please be careful if you do this and your paper shows sign of wrinkling or shrinkage. I wouldn’t want anyone inhaling nasties.

These are to the digital images sheets I used. please click on image for more info.

Henry Hutt`s Women - Click Image to Close

Special thanks to Lisa, Catherine and Florence for this great work,,,,,and all over to the Team..

Vintage Ladies & Pets, Bunnies & Sweet F. Brundage

Ooo La La – Cardmaking (Beauty ladies & funny pets)

Wowww, woww,woww, Florence was working with my new Vintage French Sheet "Vintage Ladies & Pets" to create these funny and all over so colorful french cards.
I’ve been working with some of the new releases from Nicecrane Designs. When we are given the choice of products to use I normally say I really don’t mind what products I try out, which is true, but when I saw these I wasn’t quite sure. They are not really my thing but I soon changed my mind when I printed them off.

They print out beautifully even though I did use the cheapest of card stock. The detail is fabulous. I think the soft colours really do work with these illustrations.

I took another photo close up so you can have a good look at this image. They are really pretty and feminine.

It is funny. I only really see things in shapes and colours but when choosing colours for embellishments and papers for cards I struggle a bit so I rely on the image colours for my inspiration. I’m not really a pink person but I love the colours in this image.

I have used all sorts of scraps of paper from my stash to make the embellishments. I wanted to go with a fru fru style on this one. Lots of girly pink and frills.

Enjoy my new "Vintage Ladies & Pets"

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Marion was working with famous Nature Notes of an Edwuardian Lady Collection,,,,and she did this exquisite nature card,,,,,love her style,,,,,,,,wow,wowww

Today I want to share a card with you with one of the fab new images from Nicecrane Desings, isn't this a cute picture, just look at the cute bunny. I used Maja papers for my card, and the cute letter stamps are from Whimsy.
The images comes together with several nature pictures in one package:


Wenche,,,,did this stunning and all over elegant and fascinating Wedding Card working with my "Vintage time Pack" to add some depth to this stunning card....wow,wowwww you are Rock , Wenche.

Wedding Cards (With Butterfly)

Another wedding card board paper bag from the Sisters branch- Design of Digital Paper.

InsideView of  the card is from Staz. butterfly is a printed design from Nice Crane Designs . spring Vintage Time Pack

Add these new desgins to your cards,,,,,,woww,wowwVintage Spring Time (Pack) - Click Image to Close

But that is not all,,,,,she also was working with my "Sweet F. Brundage CS" and she did a really so exquisite and all over incredible sweet card,,,,.love her idea to place my pict over a vintage newspaper,.

Count the years ...

A brief bag, again :::

Scene from Nice Crane Designs printed on an old book page.

Sweet Brundage CS - Click Image to Close

Thanks a million to the Team,,,,for these new creations and special thanks to Kate and Ira for her incredible work,,,,,,,wow,wowww,,,,,Enjoy my New Releases.

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