Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Anything Goes & our Weekly Spotlight Top 3


Hi and Good Morning - Alison here today :)

Wow!!  We had some gorgeous entries to our Doilies challenge last week and so many to choose from it was really hard to pick just a Top 3.  So the DT finally settled on a Top 4 and in order of entry we loved seeing:


Well done ladies, it was a pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing your fabulous creations!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.




Now for my card this week I wanted to have a really good play with some more of the New Release dies.  There is such a variety of styles and themes, but they all work so well together too!

I used a 6 x 6 inch scalloped card base and stitched Prima papers to white American Crafts cardstock.  I used this cardstock for all the dies cut on this project and it cuts beautifully :)

I cut the gorgeous Bird Cage, and the Cherry Blossom flowers, twigs and Babys Breath from the Build a Flower Embellishment #2 set and arranged them in the top right corner.  The Lace Hummingbird Flourish was layered onto stacker circles, and then also embellished with Mini Butterflies and cherry blossom.

The border was created using another of my favourite Celtic Band borders and decorated with more cherry blossom flowers.  I finally added pearls and glamour dust/snow glitter with a glue pen to give shimmery highlights.

All dies used on this card are:


This was quite a quick card for me and the dies take all the credit for making it look so delicate and pretty :).

I hope we see lots of entries again this week, as its Anything Goes you can just let your imagination and creativity roam free.  You have until Sunday to join in and dont forget there is also daily inspiration from the rest of the talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.

I hope everyone has a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


11 comments:

Shelley said...

Loving the new dies Cheery Lynn and the card you have done is just so delicate I love it Alison and congrats to the top 4 this week.

Lyse said...

Well, I don't know on witch criteria you base your judgment but just can recognize I'm not good enougth for your challenge so I won't participate anymore.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wonderful job on this beautiful design...

Penny said...

Gorgeous, Alison! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Shell said...

Gorgeous card! Thanx for the top 4 pick!!

kathi17 said...

This card is really beautiful. I love the soft colors, and those dies are to "die" for!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow girls, thanks again for choosing my card in the top pick, hugs Liz xx

Bonnie Brown said...

Awesome card!! So delicate in color! Beautiful display of the newest dies!!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oooo I have just noticed! thank you so much for choosing my card in your top selection. What a lovely start to my day this is! Judy x

Jodi said...

This is stunning, Alison!!

Kianel said...

Gorgeous card Alison!
Love, Kianel.