how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #59 – Addicted to CAS.
Our sponsor this week is …. Nicecrane Designs,
The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at their online store. Pop over to the 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. 🙂
I worked with the Retro Christmas ATC Collage Sheet.
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 …
More inspiration using Nicecrane Designs images can be found in my following posts:
The Great Escape uses one of the Louis Wain Kittens’ images
Merry Vintage Christmas uses the pre-coloured Merry Vintage Christmas set
Live Laugh Play uses one of the Louis Wain Kittens’ images
Storytelling Bears uses one of the Roosevelt Bears sets
Victor and Vanquished uses more Louis Wain Kittens
Adorable Kittens uses Louis Wain Kittens
The Great British Seaside uses Summer Time by Agnes Richardson
Summer Time by Agnes Richardson
Summer Days uses New and True DSL
Vintage Scene uses New and True DSL
Just to fill you in a bit but keeping it short, Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs sources his images (as far as I am aware through the proper chanels with licences etc) and then works on them to a standard that people can buy them and craft with them. Hours of work go into the images before they are released for sale. They are not just taken from a website and then resold. The print out quality of the images is fantastic. I am just blown away by them. These are Florence’s words, but they’re also true for me.
Nicecrane Designs are based in Cadiz in Southern Spain.