Monday, January 30, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 13 - Sweethearts

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Sweethearts

Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs.  They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.  The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.
 

On the bottom panel of my card I used Antique Linen Distress ink directly on the Hearts and Leaves embossing plate before embossing to give a more vintage feel.  This meant that I used the debossed side of the paper.  The top panel I embossed Petite Hearts so the hearts are raised.  The border across the center is the new Queen Anne's Lace.  After die cutting the Celtic Heart, I debossed the center fall out the same way I did the bottom panel.  I popped it up on the card for some dimension.  Using Miniature Rose, Medium Rose and Large Rose to create my rose, I then added a bit of Carmel Creative Inspirations Paint to give it a warm tint and more sparkle.  I was going for a very vintage mono-chromatic look.  I think it is kind of classy!  Finished size is 5.5" square.

Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.


Dry Embossing Challenge winner

The votes are in and the winner of our Dry Embossing challenge  and a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs is


and the winner of the $30 gift certificate to CutCardStock.com is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

   11 Chris Olsen 

Timestamp: 2012-01-30 04:06:29 UTC

Congratulations, Ladies.   Please contact me for your winning prizes.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 12 - Dry Embossing

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Dry Embossing
Cheery Lynn Designs has a fabulous collection of XL Embossing Plates, A2 Embossing Plates and Grunge Plates

Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs.  They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.  The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.

In addition, we have a guest sponsor this week, CutCardStock.com, they are offering a $30 shopping spree to a random winner.   


"CutCardStock.com where you can buy cardstock for any project with endless color options, cutting and scoring services, and much more. This is the place where creativity and affordability merge.  Here, we offer specialty cardstock that is ideal for Scrapbooking, Card Making, Gift Tags, DIY Invitations and Announcements.  This list is but the tip of the iceberg; the options are endless. By providing high quality (affordable, but not cheap) cardstock in a vast array of colors, finishes—including metallic, and making personalized paper cutting and scoring available, we can be your go-to resource for the materials you need. Need12x12 cardstock, bulk quantities? We can help you there, too."

If you have been following our blog, you know that I love their text weight metallic paper for use with the new Cuties and Rose dies.  But their matching metallic cardstock is perfect for your card base and embossed backgrounds.  Here is some inspiration using both text weight metallic and card stock metallic paper.

Be sure to click on the pictures for a closer look at the embossing on the Curious Cryogen white card stock. 
Remember, your MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.


Snowflake Challenge winner

The votes are in and the winner of our Snowflakes challenge is

 
Congratulations, Bonnie.   Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 11 - Snowflakes

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Snowflakes

Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs.  They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.  The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.


Cheery Lynn Designs has a wonderful assortment of snowflakes; I layered Snowflake 7 on top of Snowflake 4, using pop dots for lots of dimension.  I also used the gorgeous  Snowflake Flurries XL embossing plate for my background.  I embossed Core'dinations color-core paper and then sanded the raised embossing so the core color shows through.  The frames is the newly released Dutch Doily Rectangle Frame, the image is called Winter Fairy from Whimsy stamps.  Finished size is 5 x 7 inches. 
Remember, your MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.


Beautiful Borders challenge winner

The votes are in and the winner of our Beautiful Borders challenge is

#8 Carole 
Congratulations, Carole.   Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs challenge 10 - Beautiful Borders

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Beautiful Borders

Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs.  They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.  The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.




Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.


Winter Blues Challenge winner

The votes are in and this was a tough challenge.  There were so many beautiful entries that we have a tie!  So the winners of our Winter Blues challenge are

and #13 Bonnie B

Congratulations, ladies.  Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 9 - Winter Blues

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Winter Blues

Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our blog in your post
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs.  They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website.  The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.




I created this card for the joint venture between Whimsy Stamps and Cheery Lynn.  You can view it and other gorgeous creations from the two design teams in their online magazine




Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.


Celebrate Challenge Winner

The votes are in and the Celebrate Challenge winner of a $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs is

 

And the winners of the $5 shop credits to Mo's Digital Pencil are 

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
20 8 24 
Timestamp: 2012-01-02 04:07:28 UTC
 
 #20 Gini Cagle
#8 dj1952
#24 Pamela
 
Congratulations, ladies.  Please contact me for your winning prize   And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again.