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Monday, December 20, 2010


Nicecrane Designs is a new group on CDAC, headed up by an extrememly talented artist, Ignacio, from Spain. He specialises in vintage-style images, and takes his inspirations from old fashioned children's books illustrations, such as Alice in Wonderland, the WaterBabies, and some of the Mark Twain and Charles Dickens classics.

After joining the group there, Ignacio invited me to choose three images from his store - how generous is he? and ... what a sweet gesture!

So now I have another mermaid in my collection, as well as a Water Babies image, and an Alice in Wonderland. And to top that, Ignacio invited me to join his Design Team - what an honour and how could I resist?

You can visit his store here : and I am sure that as you browse through all those fabulous images, you will be taken back to the sweet memories of your childhood, and won't know which to pick as your favourite!

The current round of challenges on CDAC is on at the moment, and Ignacio provided one of the many freebie images called "A Christmas Carol". - This is my entry for that challenge:

I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of colouring the Nicecrane images, and I feel that it totally suits my style.

The card was made for the following two challenges:
CDAC Free Digi Challenge #13
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #84

Why don't you hop along there and join in those challenge too?


  1. Wowwwww,, I really love this card Jen, your colorizing is awesome,,,,,,,direc to my fave,you sed my freebie,,,really perfectly,,,oh my,,,and all the ornaments are amazing,,,,,,, congratulations Jen

  2. Hi Jan, just wanted to introduce myself and to say I look forward to working with you on Digistamps4joy.
    Love your card and the colouring is fantastic.

    Hugs Linda

  3. Hi JenLee!
    This is lovely! Love the image and your coloring is amazing! Soo beautiful!

    Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. As soon as the holidays are over we will be back with new sketches and new challenges. I hope you will join us agian then!

    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. beautiful card, love the image and the buttons are great too.

  5. Oh my giddy aunt JennLee - this is gorgeous! I love that image and your gorgeous coloursing - you have used the perfect embellishments! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this sketch - we appreciate your support and love to see what you have been creating! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  6. JenLee, what a gorgeous vintage image and your coloring is beautiful! Great embellishments and your style is perfect for this image! Thanks for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - I'm looking forward so seeing your next entry!


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