Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bling It Up!




Hi Everyone :)  Alison here, back again sharing my card for this weeks fabulous challenge theme of  'Bling It Up'.  We have had some super entries so far, and you still have plenty of time to enter here.

Now this has been a really exciting week for Cheery Lynn Designs, as yesterday saw the much awaited New Release dies, and I had so much fun using some of these on my card.  I chose to make an easel card as you can fit so many different elements on these and really go to town adding layers, bling and embellishments. 

I am very lucky to have a brilliant relationship with my sister and although we dont see each other a lot (there are about 600 miles between us) we still remain very close and share many laughs, and I know she would love this card ;)!


I used the  some of the gorgeous new corners from the Lace Corner Deco H set, and also the new Mini Fanciful Flourish on the panels behind my image.  The larger flourish is a firm favourite of mine, but this smaller one is so very cute and versatile and a perfect size for adding on your cards.  I made the larger bloom from layers cut with the Sweet Williams dies and also added stamens from the new Build a Flower set in various sizes.



I hand stitched all my papers, and on the base I used the new Spring Flower Burst doily die, and again repeated the corners, flowers, stamens and border lace.


I had such a lot of fun making this card - the cute little faces on these little darlings really made me smile and I think I grinned the whole time I was colouring them in! :D  

All the dies used on this project are:


I hope you find time to play along with the challenge this week, and dont forget there is also gorgeous daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.  More details can be found on all the new May releases over on the Cheery Lynn Designs website too!.

Have a smashing week everyone and thanks so much for visiting our challenge blog today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


9 comments:

Donna said...

Oh Alison I absolutely adore this card, the images and sentiments are so adorable and I love the pastel spring colors, all the flowers, corners, etc
hugs
Donna xx

Debbie said...

This is such a cute card Alison!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a beautiful easel card and so many pretty layers. Love the use of the new dies. That stamp image is so much fun

Bonnie Brown said...

Love your card and the sister sentiments!! Beautiful use of the new dies!! Lovely!!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the way you added the flowers to the new die! So beautiful!

Tamara Morton said...

Beautiful card Alison, love the colours, sentiment and well all of it..
Hugs
Tamara

beadz said...

Alison, great job on this card! The image reminds me of me and my sister when we were little - lol!
hugs,
Gini

Jodi said...

fabulous card!!!! Love it!!

Kianel said...

Soo love your card Alisson!
super cute!
Love, Kianel.