Jessie Willcox , The Talking Clock Pack & Punky Dunk Cards

By The Seaside
Jenny did this absolutely incredible Summer Card working with my "Jessie Willcox" ATC Sheet. I'm back with my DT sample for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge - By The Seaside. Rebecca is asking for projects which include the sun, the sea, sand, in fact anything inspired by the seaside. The twist this time is that you need to include at least one shell (either real or images, you choose).

For those who visited earlier this week I promised another Nicecrane Designs image from the beautiful Jessie Wilcox set, and here it is. It felt appropriate to use lots of 'bubble' shapes, including cutting up the background into several layers. Glossy Accents were used to highlight the little girl.

The background needed a softness about it so I used water over Distress Inks on watercolour paper, adding a touch of DP Picket Fence to the edges to emulate seafoam. Then to add some much needed horizontal lines I stencilled the same DP Picket Fence through a striped stencil and stamped more with DP Rusty Hinge using some twine wrapped around a block of MDF.

As well as adding strips of cs (a great way of using up scraps which coordinate) I was able to make use of my own background creations. The larger 'bubbles' came from a piece of cs dry embossed, brayered with DP Picket Fence, and then misted with diluted inks. The corrugated bubble had Distress Stain, Paint and Crackle Paint added to it for a weathered look.

Finally texture was added by using burlap, kraft glassine paper and seam binding as well as glass beads and, of course, the shell (courtesy of my good friend Annie).

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But Jenny also love vintage style,,,,so,,,,you can`t miss this amazing work
For an Elegant Lady...

Hi everyone and happy Friday! Well I need a long lie down. Having been called into work this week (not originally planned but definitely important) had headaches and a full blown migraine over a number of days during the last few weeks, the normal family life commitments to attend to, and various important DT commitments, commenting took something of a back seat. Consequently I had 155 comments to respond to!!! And they're done - phew! Staying on top of everything really is a challenge in itself and I can so understand why people have to opt out at times; when would any crafting get done otherwise?! Still I can sleep at some point tonight with a clear conscience (in part - there are gifts to finish off).

For now I thought it would be good to show you more detail of the card made for my wonderful friend Anne. My 'birthday twin' really deserved something special so it took ages to perfect.

This started with the glass beaded panel which had been given some random swipes of texture paste and was then misted with various inks.

The next element was the dripped UTEE, created as I experimented with dribbling the molten mixture over my craft mat, all 'Hels Sheridan like' (in my dreams! she is the undisputed queen of the melt pot).

Then there's some embossed card that had been covered in Picket Fence Stain before having a mix of Distress Paints and Inks added to it 'wrinkle free' fashion.

But what to put with these items? Nicecrane Designs came to the rescue yet again (Ignacio is a knight in shining armour you know:) with this beautiful image from the 'Ladies on Old Postcards' set. Do check it out as these images are in superb colours and are great for resizing too. And none of the quality is lost if you clear emboss them as I have done here.

She needed framing properly so this is one of my texture paste frames that has had a coat of Picket Fence Crackle Paint on it before gilding wax is rubbed in. Love those lace flowers and the inked lace trim which added horizontal balancing lines.

So there you have it. Anne was pleased so that made me happy, and I hope Ignacio likes how this one turned out. Do check out Anne's blog if you haven't before (has anyone else won the Tim Holtz tag challenge a staggering 3 times?!) and take a look at the huge range of digital images over at Nicecrane Designs. I've got a couple of new sets to play with so that is another priority over the coming days once some special items have been completed.For now take care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend, hugs Jenny xxx

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And a few more ICADs.....

Astrid Maclean  was working with my "The Talking Clock Pack" and she did this amazing ICAD.Today I am sharing a few more ICADs and a different kind of holder to store them in. If you don't know what ICADs are, check out this post
Here is the holder first of all:

f you are a regular here, you will have seen this design before. This time I used the wonderful images of Nicecranesdesigns Talking Clock pack, love these sweet nostalgic images.
Here you can see a close up and some photos of the inside:

T is how I made the holder, for those of you who are interested:Take a piece of 12 x 12 card and cut it to 5 3/4 by 12". Score at 2 1/2, 2 3/4, 71/4 and 7 1/2". The quarter inch increments are to allow for depth when you shut the holder with the cards inside. Shape one of the sides with a decorative die I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Doily die but you could use any die, just to give it a decorative edge. Crease all the scorelines.
Line both the outside and the inside with papers of your choice, but leave the 1/4" increments uncovered, otherwise your holder won't fold well.
You can make the pocket in anyway you like, I edged mine with a Spellbinder die and made it quite deep by scoring 1/4" around the two sides, and two times 1/4 inch around the bottom, to allow for a strong base. It was a bit of a fiddle to be honest and giving a clear description would take ages, one day I will learn to do videos, so I can show you more clearly....
Anyway, onto the little cards to fit inside. This time I made 4 of them again, two to fit in the folder and two that won't because I put too many embellishments on lol.
Here they are: First the two that were too fat to fit inside the pockets, so I made them into little tags. Because I don't want this post to be too long, I'll let the pictures tell the story:

The backgrounds were created with Distress Inks, stencils and stamps and raised areas mostly highlighted with Treasure Gold in White Fire

The next two were done with a mixture of different Tim Holtz techniques. I swooshed Distress Inks on my craftmat, swiped my cards through them several times, drying them with my heatgun inbetween, until I was happy. I then sprayed them with water, crinkled them up, spread them out carefully and then dried them with the heatgun again. I then inked around them still with my inkblending tool. Love the leathery effect you get. This time embellishments were bits of chippies, treated with inks and sprays, a home made flower and some brads.

Well, that's it. Hope you like my second batch of these little 3 x 5s, they are a great size to play with and fun to try out different background techniques with too. If something goes wrong, at least all you have wasted is a bit of 3 x 5" card.Oh and if you are looking for some super collage images to add to cards or LOs, don't forget to check out the wonderful collections Nicecrane Designs offers.

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You know Marion loves,,,,my Kittens Sheets,,,so I am showing you her latest kitten creations. So adorable ones, so cute, so funny,,,,,You´ll love them:

Well, I made my first Christmas card this year :).
I just love the cute images that Nicecrane Designs has, this is no exception.
They come per set of 5 and are soooo cute :)

Close Up Views on The sheet.

Christmas Kittens by Louis Wain - Click Image to Close

And what about Punky Dunk?

Today I want to share a card with you with one of the fab images fromNicecrane Designs.
There a more cute pictures in one package take a look:

I may be difficult but...... I am cute !

I coloured the image with copics and  Maja papers and a die from Tim.


Special Thanks to Jenny, Astrid and Marion,,,,,,,,,wowww,, and all over


Victorian Ladies, Butterfly Twinchies & Vintage Xmas Cards

Amazing Creations with Victorian Ladies:

Mevlida Malkoc was working with my "VictorianLadies" collections,,,and she did these stunning creations,,,,,they are a must-have to watch for any can miss them.
  Detailed Views from Victorian Box by Mevlida

And here another Victorian Box (rectangular model)
I am falling in love with her vintage style and the way she used my Victorian ladies to get this amazing and incredible vintage look......horayyyy for Mevlida.

What about a Gift Basket created by her
(she is only 9 years old) ?????
Gift Basket by Linnea Malkoc (9 years old)

So enjoy my Victorian Pack:

Children in the Victorian Age III CS - Click Image to Close

The Talking Clock Pack - Click Image to Close


Cool or Warm Colours...

Catherine did this abslutely stuning gift bag working with my "Vintage Women Christmas" It's the theme of the challenge with Live and Love Crafts and here is the gift bag I have made for it...

Recipe : Papers from Crafts House - Image from Nicecrane Designs ("Vintage Women Christmas" Set) - Corners, Flourish, Snowflakes and Ornaments : Dies from Marianne Design - Poinsettias : Dies from Die-namic - Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly.

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Monika have been creating Xmas cards with my funny and colorful "Retro Christmas Sheet" .How time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #59 – Addicted to CAS.

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at their online store. Pop over tothe shop and have a look what fabulous images $20 can buy you …

… here is what I made for this week’s challenge …

… as you can see I kept my promise and went for a ‘not at all catty’ Christmas card.

Here are a few more cards I made using images from the same sheet.

As you can see I did my best to stay as true as I could to this week’s CAS challenge. These images teased me into trying my hand on a spot of decoupage … and I think it works well. The gingerbread tree, the houses and the woolly hat seem to benefit from the lift and slight shaping.

These images are great for making speedy Christmas Cards. They also need very little embellishments which makes them a good choice for making ‘postage friendly’ cards. Anyone living in the UK will know what I am talking about …
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Florence has  just to work with my new releases "Butterfly Twinchies",,,,and she did this amazing oriental card.Time for a new challenge. This weeks challenge is Addicted to CAS. Don’t forget the challenge is also open to anyone using Nicecrane Designs Digi stamps or images.

To see full details of the challenge, the wonderful inspirational projects by the talented DT and to join in the fun please click HERE.

Here is my Cas card for this weeks challenge.

I have used the new twinchies images from Nicecrane Designs which have just been released this month (Aug). To see full details of this product please click HERE. Looooove the bold colours!
I thought this image had an oriental feel about it which made me think of those oriental sliding room dividers. Did anyone every see that really old movie Walk Dont Run? For some reason that was in my mind when I made this. Anyway, with that in mind and the bold black lines around the edge of the butterfly wings all I have done is mat and layered my image onto black card stock and added the two black strips of card. These strips are just trimmings I found under my paper trimmer…..nothing gets thrown away as you know.

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Thank you to Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs for very generously sponsering this weeks challenge. Do pop over and have a look at all of NcD’s products. The images are amazing.We hope you will join in the fun again this week and we can’t wait to see your project.


Vintage Ladies, Kewpie Baby Card & Heidi New Releases

This week I was inspired by old ladies,,,,,,,so I have designed a new collage sheet called "Mary Horsfall Women" based in her work.....and here are some creations with this new sheet:

Wenche  created a friendship card with a nice text. The lovely lamp is a chipboard from ScrapFX .

Vintage Tag by Wenche

And what about These Vintage Bookmarks?

Mary Horsfall Bookmarks by Nicecrane Designs

Mary Horsfall Women CS - Click Image to Close


Adorable Kewpie Baby Card

Kristin Langnes made ​​a pretty classic baby card design from Nice Crane Desi gns and papers and embellishments from Paper Design . The design on the front is also as a freebie here on the forum, so that you can download for free. You can find it here . The second digital design I have used is the Kewpies (Baby Quotes) Rounded .

The text and the stars are from Paper Design. The same pattern sheets I've used. Pattern sheets called "Blue pioneer" and "A bird in one house."

The design is cut out and glued on punched circles. I used double sided tape when I glued it on, so it was completely flat and glued.

The flowers I have used are from the Paper Design.

Inside the card I made a simple tag you can write on. Have glued a lovely scene from NiceCrane too.

On the back of the card, I glued a circle from NiceCrane. Designs

Here is the lovely digital motifs from NiceCrane I have used.

The Kewpies (Baby Quotes) Rounded - Click Image to Close

Now ..what about your childhood?

I enjoy watching the famous "Heidi" TV serie and all over reading the famous book by  Johanna Spyri. So i have designed a special adorable new Digi Stam Sheet for you "Heidi Illustrations by J. Willcox" and you can enjoy the work by Carole working wit this new sweet Sheet:
Heidi Book illustrated by J. Willcox

Digis included in my collection

Heidi Intro (TV Serie)

Well making this card brought back childhood memories of reading the book and watching the TV series, which I remember really well for some reason..probably the goats, all my childhood TV memories seem to revolve around series where animals featured...Black Beauty, White Horses, Belle and Sebastian (all of which I later discovered where old even when I watched them!) and my favourite of all, Follyfoot!

I chose a shaped card with an open pattern around the sides and top, which I decided to thread some gingham ribbon through. I coloured the image with promarkers and die cut using Spellbinders Labels 17. I used the little flowers from the window box die (by Tonic) that I have been using lately, die cut some leaves and cut some grass freehand, then I coloured them all with promarkers and brushed the edges with distress inks. I also die cut and punched some extra flowers. To finish off I added some little gingham buttons.

I hope you enjoy ma latest Sheet:

Heidi Illustrations by Willcox - Click Image to Close


And Now, you can also choose the original colored pict on the book:

Heidi by Willcox CS - Click Image to Close



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