Vintage Altered Box, Remember your Childhood , Kittens & Fantasy Cards

Mevlida Malkoc was working with my "Ladies on Old Postcards",,,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

I am falling in love with this victorian style, Mevlida

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Vicki from Stample Smiles was working with my  "Remember your Childhood DSL" Today, I have something a bit different for you. I absolutely LOVE Vintage style and images, but I just don't have much practice with it. Today, I'm sharing one and perhaps several more as I enjoyed working with this! :)

Absolutely one of the best Neutral Colorizations I have just seen ,Thanks Vicki

For my design, I've colored the entire image with my Copic cool grey colors and only colored the doll's dress with red. (You will understand why below.) I added a border with some of that awesome glass glitter from Stampin' Up! which adds a nice Vintage touch. I also stamped a post mark in the bottom corner of the image and added a punched white border on two sides of the image. Then mounted on black stamped with a flourish design and on a white card base with a flourish design. Topped it off with a red ribbon and pearl to offset and draw attention to the red in the image.

Here is my adorable sheet:

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Marion loves Kittens, so she asked me to work with my "Adorable Louis Wain Kittens " to create this stunning and funny Photo Frame. "When I first saw these fab images I wanted to make a photo frame with them.
The images are from Nicecrane Designs. They come in a 5 pack:

Sweet and funny Photo Frame  by Marion Jones

So, I picked three of the fab images and of course (hand)stichted the sides. Most wanted as tittle seemed so right on those, aren't they the cutest ? I used Tim's alphabet to create the words most wanted.

Adorable Louis Wain Kittens CS - Click Image to Close



Jacqueline Muller loves sweet cards,,so she was working with my "Fantasy & Kids DSL" to create this colorful and fantastic vibrant girl card.

Detailed Views

Fantasy & Kids DSL II - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by,,,,,,and all over the DT members for these
stuning creations,,,,,,wow,wowwwwwwww

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.


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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...........

Victorian Hearts, Japanese Style & Brownies

I am so happy with these absolutely amazing  Victorian Hearts created by Mevlida Malkoc working with my "Children in The Victorian Age Collections" ....It is a must.have for any crafter.You can`t miss these incredible collections to create your own customized gift.


Incredible Victorian Hearts by Mevida Malkoc

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


Mimi from Crafty Animals was working with my "Dolls from Japan Save Pack" and she did these incredible Asian Cards,,,so elegant and at time so colorful,,,,,,,I am falling in lovwe with this personal style.

For this card I cut the card shape with my die cutter on plain blue card then sprayed with my Promarkers (a mixture of blues and mauves). I did modify the cut file as the digi was hidden behind the front bar, so that was cut away. Next I squirted on some Shimmer Mist in blue and purple. I only wanted a textured background, nothing to fussy as this would distract from the card shape and digi but just adding the sprayed colour was not quite enough, it looked flat. Light bulb moment - skeleton leaves. I sprayed the skeleton leaves with the same ProMarker colours I used for the background (and the Japanese Lady) and stuck them along the top of the card. Next I printed the digi twice so I could separate the lady from her parasol allowing me to create two layers, which once coloured, were reassembled with foam tape for dimension. The two layer digi was then attached to the card with a double thickness of foam tape to give a further 3D effect to this card. Out with my compressor again and the ProMarker air brush attachment to colour the flowers, again using the same colours as the background. I cut the sentiment out of vinyl and stuck on the card - the sentiment is the Kanji symbol for Love. My every trusted gold paint pen was used for the gold accents.

But that is not all............She was also working in this another one:

A very simple monochromatic CAS card, For this card I very simple coloured the digi in a light aqua colour, leaving the black of the digi to do the talking so so speak. The digi was mounted on a background using the same colour and this in turn was mounted on the backing paper which is a gradient for the same colour to white. Thank you text was added and again the same aqua blue was used. For contrast black lace was added to the digi mount and, my favourite, a few pearls - I just love pearls

As You know I am sponsoring  ATSM challenge and Monika Skinner did this amazing creations :It’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #60 – Photo Inspiration.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 …
… and the photo to take your inspiration from is …

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But Monika did also these stunning cards according to the Photo- Inspiration and using red colors,,,,,,and all over working with my "Fascinating Bessie Gutmann Set"

The first one is from the Fascinating Bessie Gutmann Set …

As you can see the image has lots of detail on it, hence I went for a grey CAS background. I pasted the image file into a Word document re-sized it and lightened the grey scale a bit before printing. I ten coloured the girls dress in red using Sepctrum Noir Markers and added some light grey touches to other bits of the image using a cool grey1 Promarker Pen before blending the edges with red and assembling the card as shown.

This image is printed in the original colour. I then added some soft colour touches to the girl’s dress and hair, the daisies, the butterfly, the grasses and the water using pale hues of Spectrum Noir Markers. I then stamped the swirl and sentiment on so saffron designer paper (SU) and blended the edges with soft suede ink (SU) before matting and layering as shown.

And here you can watch the complete collection



Florence also was participating on this challenge working with my "Brownies in Fairyland" Sheet.

Here is my DT piece for this weeks.

For my main image I have used Nicecrane Designs Digi Stamps -The Brownie. Please see the full set of digi stamps below.

Below is the product sheet for the digi stamp I have used

The Brownies DSL - Click Image to Close

Please click here for full details of Nicecrane Designs “The Brownies”.

I used the little character in the bottom right hand corner for my card. These are such good fun to use.

Funny enough, I wanted some quirky style characters just to use now and again and when I looked at some rubber stamps, the one that I wanted was always out of stock and I couldn’t find any others that I liked. These are perfect for what I wanted. As for the cost of digi stamps compared to rubber stamps….no brainer really.

One thing I do want to share. If you print a draft copy of these onto copier paper, attach them to masking tape and cut them out OR indeed spray the back of the copy with the special non-permanent glue (you know the one – is it stick away or something like that) these can be so versatile for journalling, cards or scrapbooking.

I know the Brownies are really popular. Nicecrane Designs have just released some more Brownie images. Ignacio, if you are calling in, I want these ones!! he he!

Now you hardened Brownie fans will probably colour these in the traditional colours but you really do not have to. If you are new to these images they suit any style or colour that you wish. That is what I love about them.

The Brownies at School DSL - Click Image to Close

Thanks a million to my DT for these stuning creations and special ones to mimi.

Adorable Kewpies Baby Cards, Steampunk Cards & Giveway by Lori

I am falling in love with the kewpie card by Kate Wiles,,,woww,woww,,,she used my lastest Kewpie Sheet and I was sure she would create a play of art:
Ah don't they scrub up well!!

Good morning to you all

Alas playtime has all but come to an end, so thought I would share with you my final card forNicecrane Designs. Some more of those lovely Kewpies

This is what I am currently doing, scrubbing up ready for those work clothes again :(

This card I made special to send over the water as a thank you

The base layer is cream the papers are from a new stack sorry name eludes me but got them from Grimsby Crafts. I used an MS edge punch, grand oval nestie scalloped and plain. Some Memory Box heart dies. Cheery Lynn wreath leaves on a strip and the Britannia flower strips small, medium and large, Finished off with those gorgeous pearls, ribbon, pearl medallion and charms from the Hobby House (link in my side bar)

Here is a close up of the image coloured in copics with a little glitter for their tiny wings.

I would like to welcome my new followers, and thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.


Jane from Jane`s Journal also was working with these sweet creatures and she did the following and all over so adorable Kewpie Card,,,,,to share with your.

Sunshine after the rain and some Kewpie cuties

he colour of the rose inspired me to make a new card for my Etsy shop. It is a new baby girl card to replace one I recently sold. It is also good practice for me for when our grandbaby arrives.

My Mum remembers the original Kewpies which were around in the 1930s. I also love these whimsical babies and I first saw one inked up by my blogging buddy Kate. I chose to use the girl sitting down and coloured mine up using Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut out the image.
I used my floral oval die to place her on. My sentiment is LOTV and I attached a cute stork charm. The little line die cut is Memory Box. The DPs are ancient, I bought them from the Craft Barn many, many years ago. The pearls are from The Hobby House. Here is my finished card and she is for sale here

What a cutie Kewpie. If you are interested in other designs, including a fab new brownie range do have a look over at the website. I also had a play with colouring another of the is a sneaky peek but you will have to wait to see the finished card ;0)

Her new coloring Kewpie Digi,,, wow,wow,woww

You can`t miss my Kewpie Sheet:

The Kewpies And Kids DSL - Click Image to Close



Anne was working with my "Steampunk Girls DSL " .Now on to my project! If you saw my post on the Chemist, here, then you will know how much I love the new Chemist stamp set by Tim Holtz. I also love the Steampunk Girls set of images from the wonderful Nicecrane Designs which you can find here. One of the girls looks like she is set in a Chemist's shop so this was a marriage made in heaven. for me!

The inside page has been created using the same Burlap and Splatters stencils. The book and feather stamp is from the Chemist set again and I created a Bill of Sale from a Wendy Vecchi stamp set (Art Works) which I overstamped with the chemical formula again. The books were stamped and then masked off to create the background, then coloured with Promarkers.

And here is the Steampunk Girl from the Nicecrane sheet. I think she is fabulous! She has been coloured with Promarkers and Distress Markers. The torn notebook at the top and bottom is from a die gifted to me by Jenny (I love this die!). The girl is looking quite demure but since she is purchasing arsenic, I am not so sure - I will leave it to imagination as to what she is going to use it for.........0

Just to finish off the back page of the tag booklet I used the formula stamp again and also this fabulous Wendy Vecchi (Barcode) stencil. There are so many fun images on this stencil, I can see this being one of my favourites.
A quick look at the finished tag booklet.

And enjoy watching some previous woorks with this sheet:

Creations by Jenny



Welcome to the Wildflower Seed Paper Mini Event! This post is sponsored by:

The Cutting Cafe

I get to offer you a giveaway from each one and I have a giveaway, too!

How about planting hopes and dreams
and watching them grow?
This packet, that features an image from Incredible Little Girls from Nicecrane Designs (colored with Copics) and stamps from Paper Sweeties, provides strips of wildflower seed paper.

The idea is for the recipient to write hopes and dreams on the strips, plant them, and watch them grow! I think this would be a wonderful idea as a party favor or a "just because" to someone special.

Enjoy my new Sheet:

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Special Thanks to Kate, Jane, Anne and Jenny,,,and all over

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