Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Spreading some love and a Kewpie Valentine freebie for everyone

Thank you for your birthday wishes you left on my last post for my Hb. We had such a great family tea party on Saturday evening and then yesterday, his actual day, we went to Greenwich and visited the many sights there. I will definitely devote some blog posts to this soon as it was a sunny day and the light was just perfect for photography. I took over 200 photos (the wonders of a digital camera) and I will go through them and show some of the better shots. Again if you have a bucket list, Greenwich really should be on it.

Here is just one photo which I think shows the magic of how London weaves together the old with the new. I took it from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park looking down to the banks of the River Thames. It show the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren's Old Royal Naval college  in the foreground with the modern buildings of  Canary Wharf. An amazing view.

The main reason for my post today is that I am super excited today to be able to offer a Freebie from my friend Ignacio, of Nicecrane Designs to all my followers. Ignacio and I met through my interest in his Kewpie images. I was delighted to be invited to join his Design Team, as a permanent Guest Designer, last year. These images are so sweet and are also a favourite of my Mum, who remembers them from her childhood. I have used several of them on various projects.

Ignacio has brought out a new range of Kewpies, just in time for Valentine's Day. This is the sheet he has created and it is available either pre coloured or as black lined images for colouring. They are available in his store to purchase here

 He knows that I am a girl who loves to colour so I made my Guest Designer card for him using the black lined version which I coloured with my Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor Pencils.

And here is a close up of the sweet image.

I used the Docrafts pad and sentiments I won recently in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge (thank you ladies). I used  Pumice Stone Distress Ink on the edges. I also treatment myself to a new die set after some recent Etsy sales. The die is by Cheery Lynn and is called the Heart to heart lace Doily set. There are 4 dies in the set, I have just used the middle one. I can see me using these so much.
I have listed this card in my Etsy shop you can find the link here.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Cheery Lynn sweethearts
Pan Pastel UK anything goes
Cute card Thursday warm it up
Divas by Design ribbon
Stamping sensations ribbon, buttons or pearls
Whimsy stamps something new my new is the heart die and backing paper and sentiments
Sparkles show us your new stash this is my die and the backing papers and sentiments
Artistic Inspiration anything goes/use ribbon
Party time Tuesdays use ribbon
Passion for Promarkers ribbon, lace or twine
Make it Monday linky party #175

So here is the freebie which Ignacio has generously allowed me to put  here for all my followers to download and use.

Just right click on the image and save it to your computer. You can colour it or just print it off as it is. It is even fun to use as a bookmark or just a pretty picture. Isn't it an adorable image? Please respect the usual courtesies when taking freebies..please only use them for your own personal use and please don't forward them to other people: just spread the love by directing them here to my blog to get the image themselves. Thanks so much ;0)

Before I leave I thought I would share one more photo which really spreads so much love....hands up if your are happy..................

This was the smile my Darling Daisy Jane gave me on Sunday morning when she woke up in her moses basket.

and how cute is her giraffe Gro Bag for sleeping in...awwwww I could eat this little sweetie.

The sun has been out again today and the daylight is definitely lengthening  so go on, spread some love around and give a smile to someone.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a supberb coloring and all over the die cut is so stunning one,,,,,.Love the vintage effect and the distrssed edges,,,,,,,,. A unique nway to showcase my Kewpie Collection.

  2. Love the contrast between old and modern London,,,and the cute cute cute Giraffe ,but the best is her unique smile.

  3. Looks like you had a fab day out and I'm glad Hb had a wonderful birthday!
    Your little card is so sweet with that cute Kewpie image...and talking of Kewpies, Daisy Jane has just the most infectious smile! What a sweetheart! Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Hi Jane,

    Can't wait to see more of your day out. Looks like amazing weather.
    Pretty Valentine card….I like the lace cut out you used.
    So adorable to see Miss Daisy in her bed.
    Happy Tuesday…..

    Anne xxx

  5. Dear Jane,

    I forgot all the prettiness from this post when I saw that smile on the end!! Daisy's smile brightens any day, she's just the most precious little thing!

    Happy creating, dear friend, and lovely Tuesday!


    P.S. It's me messing about these comments :) sorry!!

  6. Hi Jane! I love your kewpie cards.. I have a couple of antique kewpie dolls in porcelain.. so sweet. Daisy is the happiest little girl ever.. so adorable! I bet you love to hold, snuggle and smooch her cheeks!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Adorable card but the star of this post has to be Daisy - she is uber uber cute!!!
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. That is one amazing smile!! :) such a cutie!
    Love your pretty card Jane, those images are ever so sweet!
    Happy evening my friend,
    V xxx

  9. gorgeous card Jane and Daisy is just adorable x

  10. What a lovely card and fab image. Daisy is an adorable looking baby too.

    Julie x

  11. Jane oh Jane!!! You have to enlarge that last picture of Daisy and keep it everywhere in your home!!! If that doesn't make you smile and the happiest person in the world. Just priceless!!!!

  12. Hi Jane! I'm happy to hear you had great time with your family and in London! I hope to visit London again because it is amazing city! I think it was Greenwich were I was with my sis and mom long time ago. Then much leter I visited my sister and she took me to a lovely village and we started to think: this must be the same we were with mother!
    Hugs to you and Daisy! Wish everyone could wake up with so big smig smile! x Teje

  13. Fabulous colouring and card Jane, it is just delightful, with such pretty colours.. Glad you had a great day out, I'm looking forward to tomorrow, excitement and nerves are building lol. Shame you can't bring Daisy with you I'd love a cuddle, she is such a sweetie. See you soon.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  14. Well, where to start Jane and I think it has to be Daisies welcoming smile, she is a darling.

    And your card is a delight and super use of Ignacio's new Kewpie designs.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  15. Those Kewpie designs are so cute! love! Thank you for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Challenge! Great project! Thank you for the download as well!

  16. Wow love that card with that gorgeous image, nearly as beautiful as Daisy, her smile is enough to brighten a miserable January day. Thanks for joining us at Premium Craft Brands PanPAstel Challenge this week
    Claire xx

  17. I had my blurb all ready but it flew out of my head when I saw that adorable little face!!!

    Oh wait, now I remember! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  18. Hello Jane I am so glad you had a lovely day out and your hb had a great birthday! Love the kewpie doll card, such a cute image and pretty decorative elements. And I just loved the photos of Daisy Jane ....they are super cute! You just couldn't help but smile back!
    Helen x

  19. awww...what a sunny disposition Sweet Daisy has!
    Adorable photos!

    Thank You for your great post and the freebie ;)
    I look forward to seeing and reading more about Greenwich which I visited with Hubby and children in the summer of 1999!

  20. A great card, and a lovely take on our theme! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month. However, it's totally outshone by your gorgeous little girl's smile! Simply adorable!


  21. Lovely card Jane, thank you for playing along with us this week at PFP & good luck. Gorgeous photos too! Jane x

  22. Very pretty, Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  23. how gorgeous is this love it
    Hugs Kate xx

  24. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Saprkles
    good luck in the draw
    Shaz DT xx

  25. Cute card! Thank you for joining us at PFP this week and good luck :)
    Hugs Anna

  26. What an adorable image and perfectly framed by your Cheery Lynn heart. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  27. great design, many thanks for joining us over on artistic inspirations x

  28. Pretty card and details. The baby is adorable and love that smile too. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations.

  29. Hi Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this month we hope to see you again.

    Love From Rebecca xx


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