Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Birthday

Good Morning everyone, Alison here :)  and back again today delighted to be sharing a card I made for this weeks Cheery Lynn Challenge theme of  'Birthday'.

I admit I was in my element making this sweet little card, I love how delicate and lacy these pretty dies look and they all work so well together.  

This was my first time using one of the gorgeous Reflection Boutique Dies  and was thrilled at the results!  They were so easy to use and enabled me to create customised mats and layers in just the perfect size for my stamped image.  The possibilities are endless, as I only used  the 2 smallest sized  B162 - Horizon Coved Rectangles dies, and you get a total of 6 different sizes in the set!  I loved not being restricted in the sizes you can create, and can see myself  making card bases and matching boxes from these fabby dies too!  :)

Now, I love adding hand-stitching to my projects, so after I had stitched my paper and card panels, I started layering my dies on top. 

The border was created using B160 - Queen Anne's Lace, (which is beautiful!) and the corners were cut from just one of the dies in the  B162 - Lace Corner Deco B set

Other dies used on this project are:

B154 - Medium Rose - these make gorgeous flowers in so many ways!

I hope you find time to enter our challenge this week, I love looking at all the creative ways everyone uses these dies, its such a pleasure.  Dont forget, there is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog, so check back often! :)

Have a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Karen W said...

This is just fabulous I love all the dies and the color is so soft and pretty!!

beadz said...

Alison, this is so pretty! I see some dies I need to add to my wish list!

Lorraine said...

Stunning Alison. Totally love your colour scheme. I'm gonna have to get me those rectangle ones...they're so gorgeous.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

this is such a cutie and perfect colors that are so soft. Wonderful layering with all the dies.

Bj said...

Beautiful card Alison! Love the way you used the Queen Anne's Lace die and the Reflection die. Your papers and colors are so pretty!

Bonnie Brown said...

Alison such a beautiful card!! Love the soft blues! Also love the corner dies under the Horizon Coved Rectangle layer!

Donna said...

Love your card Alison, great use of the dies, fabulous coloring, really awesome card.
Donna xx

Jodi said...

absolutely stunning!!! love the corners around the coved rectangle!!!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Alison, wow stunning card love the colours, dies and your colouring is so lush!!

Kianel said...

Gorgeous card Alison and so many beautiful dies on it!
Love from France, Kianel.

Donna said...

Such a beautiful card Alison, love how you've done the queen anne's border along the side, very effective, great colors and I love that reflection die.
Donna xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Alison, this is amazing, it looks like delicate lace. What a wonderful mix of dies and a gorgeous card design.