Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Card Design: New Year's With Nicecrane Designs

Okay, I am just about ready to burst with news that I have been holding in since a few days before Christmas.  I was approached by Ignacio who is the incredible owner behind Nicecrane Designs, to become part of his Creative Team.  Now since, the Lady Anne Progressive Christmas Challenge is no longer around, that means that I have a little bit of time freed up.  Doors closing, windows opening and all that, and it means that I was able to say YES.  You have no idea how excited I am.  I only recently became acquainted with Nicecrane Designs back in October but I have become a serious fan of the designs I've seen showcased over on his amazing blog and in the store.  Additionally, the caliber of the people on his Creative Team is just inspiring and to now be included in that bunch...well, let's just say I am in awe and honoured.

I don't know what it is, but lately I have really been taken with vintage creations.  Whether card designs or the images themselves, I just can't seem to get enough of them.  I think my mother is finally having an influence on my tastes as she is a super fan of vintage herself!

So without further delay, check out what I created for my very first ever post as the newest member of the Nicecrane Designs team.

Check it out...

Digital Image:
  • Vintage Cat 3:  This sweet little group is from the Vintage Funny Cats CS.  You can click on the watermark below to head to its location in the store.  Aren't they all hilarious?!  For those of you cat lovers out there, this collage sheet would be the perfect addition to your collection.

Digital Sentiment:
  • I brought the image into Publisher and added the text 'Happy New Year' right on top of the image before printing.

Digital Sentiment:
  • I thought that this would be an appropriate sentiment to go along with a New Year's card.  This is another great freebie I picked up over at Create with TLC.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store. 

Paper Products:

  • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, cream.
  • Designer Papers:  
    • The circled paper (front & inside)--K & C Company Designer Paper--Best of...florals collection. 
    • The green cardstock that I embossed and also used on the inside as matting behind the sentiment is Michael's open stock scrapbook 
Embossing Folder: 
  • The embossing folder is Goosebumpz brands.  The thought the larger dots were appropriate given the design of the paper.  
  • It is so much fun adding texture to cards.  Once again, thank you to the donator of my amazing Big Shot machine.  Without you, none of this would be possible!
Challenges I am hoping to enter...

Before I go... 
If you are looking for images to make some new year cards then you will want to check out this collage sheet as well.
What better way to toast the new year than with a bunch of wine drinking and apparently wine dunking elves.  Cute and humourous too.  The perfect accompaniment to any New Year's card but also perfect for other celebrations as well including birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  These little elves are great on a card for any occasion where a toast is appropriate.

Well, that is it for my first official post on the Nicecrane Designs team.  I hope that you have enjoyed my non-traditional New Year's card and that if you have the opportunity, you'll pay Ignacio of Nicecrane Designs a visit.  Your time will definitely be well spent.  He has such an incredible selection of images and the fellow members on the Creative Team are so talented, you'll definitely walk away inspired!

Until next time,


Crafting Vicky said...

suuuuper cute card! Just love how you have added the sentiment on top of the image! So happy you are part of this team with me!

Desire Fourie said...

Fantastic news Lisa and you will be a huge asset to the team. Just love the super cute kitties and your card with one of them spells a cheerful new year.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pia S said...

Big congrats, Lisa!
And what a lovely image you used for your card. Great design!

Maryann Laursen said...

Big Congrats with being on their Design Team Lisa. I just love your card here, the little cats are soooooooooo cute and everything else, they have in their store too. I LOVE vintage myself and think it´s awesome, every time I see one more getting into it, so I´ll definitely look forard to see lots more great creations here from you in the vintage style too. This one is beautiful for sure.

KT Fit Kitty said...

What an AWESOME card, Lisa - I LOVE it!!!! And I bet you knew I would LOL. Those kitties are so adorable - Nicecrane has some lovely kitties on their sheet.

Sending you huge CONGRATULATIONS on your DT position - very well deserved!

Lisa Minckler said...

Welcome aboard teamie!!! I'm so excited you're part of the Nicecrane team too. You will do amazing projects with Ignacio's images and I'm so excited to see your shabby chic vintage side ;)
HUGE hugs to you and I love your card. You picked the cutest cuddliest critters! Love the way that cat is seducing his dinner with a serenade..LOL.
The other one

Nicecrane Designs said...

So cute, so cute Kitten Card Lisa,,,, love the funny image from my collection,and these flowers,,,,. are so lovely,,,,,Welcome to the Team ,,,Lisa your deserve it,,, . Horayy for Lisa.

ike said...

HUUUUUUuuuuuge CONGRATS - you will definitely be an asset over there and I hope you have super fantastic fun with all the glorious images :-D
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the image - perfect! And many congratulations!

Tlc Creations said...

Just precious.

Edwina said...

Lisa, I love your kitty/ bird card. That image is so cute. I love cats and birds. Nice Crane has gorgeous images. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on joining his team. Edwina Brown

Crafting Vicky said...

I'm back with a DT hat on to say how fabulous this little card is! So happy to see you using the embossing! You have longed for those for so long ;o) It really looks awesome.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

Chana Malkah said...

Congratulations, Lisa, I am so happy for you! Ignacio is super nice and I am sure you will enjoy being on his team. Love the image and your treatment is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous.. Love those kitties!! All those images are great :o Love them!!! Love your embossing!!! Really looks fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Rossella said...

Congratulations on your new DT venture. Such beautiful images to work with and thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week.
Rosie x

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on the DT spot and such a wonderful card for your debut!
Thanks for sharing with us at TiotT
Avril xx

Unknown said...

Wonderful news for a wonderful lady...lucky you, their sheets are gorgeous and I am lucky to have some.xx