Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vintage Kittens 1 of 3 (Nicecrane Designs)

Hello, everybody!  I had some crafting time over the weekend and I enjoyed trying my hand at the vintage style.  I received the lovely set of Christmas Kittens by Louis Wain from the amazing Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs and I couldn't wait to get started!  I have been admiring his vintage cats and kittens for quite awhile and I was so happy to finally play with them.  I actually made three cards from this set and I will share the other two cards later this week, but here is the first one. Although this set is called Christmas Kittens, I think the images are wonderful for any time of year.

Here are the other supplies used:
  • Digital stamps:  The Fancy Button Co. (Crafty Secrets - Button Up set), Remember Sentiment Tag (Decosse's Dynamite Doodles), Vintage Film Tag (Bizzy Becs Store)
  • Die:  Poppy Stamps Walking Cat
  • Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Hey You, MME Kraft Fun Day
  • Ribbon:  Crinkle ribbon (won from the lovely Karen at Little Scrap Pieces, thank you!), lace (thrift shop find)
  • Accents: Charm, buttons, polkadot tag (stash)
  • Ink:  Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy (sponged around card edge and image), SU Only Orange, SU Apricot Appeal, and StampCraft Red (sponged vintage film strip tag)

Here's a look at Christmas Kittens by Louis Wain from Nicecrane Designs.

Christmas Kittens by Louis Wain

I would like to support the following challenges:
A Creative Need Textures and/or Patterns 1/3
A Little Bit Crafty (Paula Holifield) Distress It (sponged Distress Ink around card edge and image edge to add distressed/vintage look) 1/3
Artistic Inspirations AG and/or Round and Round UE
Bunny Zoe's Lace UE
Butterfly Challenge Ugly Bug Ball (any insect with wings - see butterfly charm) 2/3
CCC Digi Creations Digi/Things with Wings 2/3
Craft-Dee BowZ AG with Handmade Bow UE
Crafting by Designs September AG UE
Crafty Sentiments Spots and/or Stripes (got both) 2/3
Cute Card Thursday Too Cute UE
Deep Ocean Vintage UE
Digitally Sweet Charming UE
DL.ART September Linky UE 1/day
Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG with Button(s) 2/4
Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (scrap of lace and dp) 2/3
Kaartjes-Inspiratie Ribbons and Buttons UE
Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E
My Mum's Craft Shop Dies and/or Punches (used die) 2/3
Natalie and Amy's Things with Wings (butterfly charm) 3/3
One Stitch at a Time AG with a Die 2/3
Papertake Weekly Repeat Repeat (I repeated the buttons) 2/5
Pixie's Snippet Playground Use Snippets (snippet of lace from thrift store and dp) 1/3
Polkadoodles Tag You're It (used 2 tags: Vintage Film Strip Tag and Remember Sentiment Tag) 1/2
QKR Stampede Things with Wings (butterfly charm) 3/3
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG UE
That Craft Place Sentimental 1/3
The Crafter's Cafe Card for a Child 2/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


brenda said...

Great card with Ignacio's images Kitty, my day has been spent working with his dogs !

B x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Kitty, such a beautiful vintage image and design.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww, wowww,,Kitty,,,,,, love this card,,,, waht a vintage look, and I love the way you used my kittens over a gorgeus background paper,,,Youy are soooo creativeeeee,,,, hugs a bunch.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Kitty! I love all the layered papers and the vintage look! Thank you for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

jimlynn said...

That pop of blue ribbon with the adorable image just makes this so vintage and wonderful! Love it!!!

Patti said...

Hi Kitty : ) This collection of images is simply delightful!! and your beautiful blue ribbon is perfect!


Di said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for coming to play again!

Hugs, Di xx

Jac’s Playground said...

Fantastic card, love the vintage image, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Andrea W said...

Oh wow! So many pretty details and I love The Fancy Button Co paper behind the image. Fantastic card!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! Those kitties are so sweet!! I love the vintage look and feel of this card!! It's fabulous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Barbara Bruder said...

I am a huge cat lover and your card is adorable.What a great image. Super design.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Secrets September Linky party!

marion said...

Owwww this is lovely, those images are so cute and I agree, they can be used anytime, lovely card you made, lots of hugs, Marion and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew

Bad Kitty said...

love this !

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Fabulous job Kitty. Thanks for letting me know. I've just finished linking it up to my gallery. The link that you asked about is: It was a freebie that was given out to go into the November kit that I was building for people.

That ND image is just so sweet and your right, it could be used for any time of year. Wonderful idea for a card.


Unknown said...

Beautiful image, love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

What a fabulous Card ~ I love it ~ Thank you so much for entering our current card Challenge over here at Scrapbook Blessings Club and best of luck with your entry.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's...thank you taking the time to join us, we look forward to seeing you again soon...
Suzy B Owner

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

Diane said...

What a cute the vintage image, of course being on the Crafty Secrets team, of course I!! Thank you for joining us at our "Crafty Secrets September linky party!!
Diane CS DT

Darlene said...

WOWZA What a fun and creative card! Love all the elements you've brought together on this work of art! Thanks so much for playing along in our September Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

Crafty Secrets DT

Cindy said...

Very cute Vintage Kitty card :-) Thanks for joining us at SBC this time. Hope to see you again for our next challenge. Cindy-DT

Pretty Cards 4 You said...

Wow what a cute card. Thanks for sharing at Divas By Design. THANKS gina

Mrs A. said...

A perfect vintage card. Thankyou for fluttering by again with your butterfly charm for The Ugly Bug Ball. HugsMrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Anjie said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us in our Tag, You’re It challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Donna said...

This is way too adorable!

Karen Wilson said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining our "Charmed" challenge this week at Digitally Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Lief kaartje!!!
Leuk dat je meedoet aan onze challenge.
Dank voor je inzending.

Creatieve groetjes, Gaby DT KIC

Tracy Welham said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so different, I really love it. Thank you for joining in with The Sisters of Craft Challenge. Crafty Blessings Tracy DT

Alyx said...

Fab vintage image. Great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Shelly said...

Such a neat card with lots of fabulous details!

Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas! Please stop by tomorrow for the September release!

Elizabeth said...

Another fabulous card, Kitty. The image of the kittens is adorable. Elizabeth xx

karalschuknecht said...

So cute. Thanks for joining us this week for things with wings.
Karal DT for QKR Stampede

Debbie Adams said...

Thanks for making me smile. :D Your card is adorable, love the cute kitty card topper and the walking cat die, awesome. Thank you for sharing and joining us at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
Deborah DT

Susanne Rose said...

Love it. The image look so nice. Thank for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. Have a nice day. Hugs, Susanne.

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Melissa Czapor said...

WOW!! I love your card. The bow is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times challenge!

Creaine said...

wow nice card. Thanks for joining the sketch at KIC. Good luck.
bye Ine

Gloria Stengel said...

Those cats are adorable! I love this layout design! Just so stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Secrets!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month.
Wendy x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September - hope to see you again soon. x