Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nicecrane GDT - Loving Xmas Wishes

Hello, everyone!  I had the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for Nicecrane Designs this month - thank you, Ignacio, for having me!  Here is my final card and it features an adorable image from the Vintage Funny Kittens set. I inked around the edges with distress ink to add a vintage look.

I started with a card base I received in a goody package I won last month over at Cosmic Colours (thank you, Colette!) - I thought it was perfect for a vintage card! Then I had fun loading it up with all kinds of crafty goodness!  Here's a list:

  • Patterned Paper:  MME
  • Ribbon: Trim (May Arts), lace (The Ribbon Girls), twine (My Craft Spot)
  • Die cuts:  Ivy Strip (Cheery Lynn), Tiffany Frame and Cherise Label (Memory Box)
  • Accents:  Poinsettia (Recollections), tags (in the goody package from Colette mentioned above), charm, gem/pearl strip (my stash)

Take a look at all the fun images you get in Nicecrane's Vintage Funny Kittens set:

Vintage funny Kittens CS

You can see three previous cards I've made with this set here, here, and here.

Guest Designer

I would like to support the following challenges:
  1. Allsorts Christmas 3/3
  2. Aud Sentiments 2 or 3 Word Sentiment 4/5
  3. Cheery Lynn Designs Borders and Edges (used Cheery Lynn Ivy Strip) 1E
  4. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the traditional colours) 1E
  5. Completely Christmas AG Add a Sentiment UE
  6. Crafty Cardmakers and More Cut it Out UE C15
  7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper AG with Patterned Paper UE
  8. Holly Jolly Christmas Bingo (I chose ribbon, rhinestones, and die cuts) 
  9. Inspiration Destination AG UE
  10. It's All About the Vintage and Beauty AG Vintage 1/3
  11. Not Just Cards AG UE
  12. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
  13. Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE
  14. The Pink Elephant AG UE
  15. Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

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


  1. This is a gorgeous card, you certainly get some adorable images in this set. I love your card base and beautiful embellishments.

  2. I love it !!! so lovely, I would be very happy if I were Ignacio to have you as a GDT, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

  3. I can tell you put a lot of love it this card...with all of the goodies you received you sure did a great job using it well...
    It's a wonderful and lovely Christmas card for a cat lover...
    Well done Kitty

  4. I love these vintage kitties! What you've done with them is fabulous. Great job!

  5. I love these kitties!
    Very cute!
    You make a wonderful card

  6. Oh how pretty!!! Love the little kittens in this and your card is sensational!

  7. Great vintage feel to your card. Love that card base style too!

  8. What a cute card, can't help but loving the cute kitties. Also love all the intricate detail you have so carefully created. Thank you for playing Bingo with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, and hope to see you soon again! Karola, DT

  9. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  10. Congratulation on your guest design spot!! Your card is so beautiful!! I love the vintage kitty images!! The flower is gorgeous!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Wonderful card, love the image and the wonderful embellishments on your card. Congrats on the GDT spot. I'd also like to say thanks for the lovely comment on Holly Jolly, and for playing along with us .
    Hugs Cindy DT/Owner

  12. This is so pretty! That image is adorable and I love the vintage feel your created. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  13. congrats on your GD post. they sure had a blast with your card. it is so pretty! I love kittens, who doesn't?
    hugs bibiana

  14. Awwww! those cats look like they are having way too much fun! : )

  15. What an absolutely stunning Christmas creation Kitty, so much work has clearly gone into it and it's a delight. I am sure Ignacio will be thrilled with it.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  16. An adorable Christmas card - a lovely design and such a delightful image!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  17. Oh, such a cute image and wonderful creation)))) Love all the layering!!
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  18. Beautiful card Kitty. So pleased to see you making such gorgeous creations with your goodies! xx

  19. Beautiful card, like how you inked the edges of the adorable image, it blends right into all the cute embellishments!

  20. This is gorgeous, Kitty! How wonderful to have you as our inspirational guest designer for the whole month!! Hugs, Darnell

  21. This is stunning. The image is SO sweet. I really want you to know how genuinely grateful I am that you share your wonderful creations with us each week. It means so much to me, and I can't say thank you adequately. Have a great week, and I hope to see you share with us again soon.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. Wow sweetie this so cute and stunning. Big congrats on your GDT slot, so well deserved.

  23. What a gorgeous card with a delightful image. Thanks for joining in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and good luck.
    Julie x

  24. What a pretty card! Love the image and all your pretty embellishments!

  25. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  26. what a fab card ,love the cute kittens
    Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiment designs and good luck in the challenges
    Lalkygirl x

  27. Beautiful card!! Such a sweet image! Too cute!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  28. Oh my gosh, I want to adopt all of those kittens! What a fantastic holiday card!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Cut It Out' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  29. Awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "Cut It Out" challenge this time!
    Leslie, DT
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  30. They are such sweet cats - love this card. So many wonderful elements! We are so glad you shared with us at Holly Jolly and we hope you join us again next time. Meighan DT