Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow



Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here today sharing another card for our challenge theme this week of 'For The Grad'.  I hope you find time to join in as there is a great prize worth playing along for! :)

For my card I layered and hand-stitched cream and black card and printery papers, and chose some really elegant scrolls and flourish dies to compliment these.  The top and bottom panel has the gorgeous Mini Flourish One Scroll die teamed with small leaves and acorns, and on the middle section I used the Mini Flourish Band from the May New Releases.

I made my own scroll from ripping printed paper, inking the edges and tying a piece of thin red ribbon, and I also made my own grad hat with stitched gold embroidery thread as a tassel :)

All dies used on this project were:


You have till Sunday to join in, so lots of time to enter and I look forward to visiting and seeing some gorgeous entries.  There is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.

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

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Monday, May 28, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 30 - For the Grad

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

For the Grad

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.


Add a Door or Window challenge winner

The votes are in; there were so many amazing entries but the winner of our Add a Door or Window challenge  and a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs is

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


Friday, May 25, 2012

Doors and Windows

Today I am here to share another Design Team project for my Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog 
This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge  is  

ADD A DOOR / WINDOW
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 CHEERY LYNN Designs Challenge ; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to Cheery Lynn's Challenge 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.
 Isn't this a great design? I just love how this card turned out, and the dies I used to create with.
 Screen Door w/Cat
 Cathedral Lace Frame
 Judy's Blooms
 Medium Rose

 I used some fun designer papers and made this layered flower, I have been loving all the floral designs my fellow design team members have been sharing.
Do you see how I used the lace frame as the screen for the door? I love how it turned out- this came by accident while I was cutting the dies.I just laid the pieces in a pile and picked these up together.
The sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set, the papers are from DCWV and my stash.
 So I have a second design with a window- this is one of the newest die that were just released
Window die
Burble / Cheese Cloth Texture Embossing Plate
 Lace Flourish Letter F
Deco Corner
 I decided to make a Fashion card design using a New York fashion lady this is a great paper design from DCWV. That beautiful rich ribbon is from really reasonable Ribbon. This is a quick card for me but such a fun one... I have had several of my  followers ask me to share a few easy designs using dies...and can be used with many type papers or a stamped design in the inside. I could also see some flowers in the window.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you play along with us this week- you could be our winner.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Let there be love


Good morning :)  Alison here today, sharing my card for this weeks challenge theme of 'Add a Door or Window'

When I first saw this gorgeous window die I knew it would look stunning on a wedding card, its so elegant! There are 3 beautiful window dies in the latest new releases and perfect for so many occasions.

I hand-stitched my backing paper onto white pearl card and added one of the corners from the Lace Corner Deco I set to the top of the window.  I decorated the bottom of the window frame with a section of the Mini Flourish Band die, this is so delicate and even though its very intricate it cuts beautifully.  I then placed 3 Mini Fanciful Flourishes decorated with pearls before adding my stamped image.

All dies used on this project are:


I hope you find time to join in with our challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some gorgeous creations.  Dont forget, there is also fabulous daily inspiration from the other talented members of the 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'


Monday, May 21, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 29 - Add a Door or Window

Before we get to our challenge, we want to say good bye to team member Bonnie Brown.  She has decided to leave our team but we wish her all the best and thank her for the wonderful projects she made for Cheery Lynn Designs.  Now on to this week's challenge 

Add a Door and/or Window

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.


Bling It Up Challenge winner

The votes are in; there were so many amazing entries but the winner of our Bling It Up challenge  and a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs is

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


Friday, May 18, 2012

Bling It Up


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

BLING IT UP

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 CHEERY LYNN's Challenge post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to Cheery Lynn's Challenge 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.  
My dies I used for this project

 Are you ready? I added parchment cut pixies to my jar today!!! A jar of wishes...
 I actually used our newest release die and cut three separate ones and added them inside the jar!
I added another floral display spray with many scraps of designer paper and even the ribbon from last weeks napkins rings.
 How is this for a blinged up jar??? There is pearls and gems and shiny ribbon and stickle accented
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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'


Monday, May 14, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 28 - Bling it Up

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Bling it Up

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.


Shades of Purple Winner

The votes are in; there were so many amazing entries but the winner of our Shades of Purple  and a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs is

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


Friday, May 11, 2012

Shades Of purple

Happy Friday!
So glad to be back with a new project today using my Cheery Lynn dies


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is  

Shades Of purple 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 CHEERY LYNN's Challenge post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to Cheery Lynn's Challenge 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 decided to do a re-use project  of napkin rings re purposed.Let me share a few steps.

This is what I started with, some ugly blue wooden rings, some scrap pieces of two sided ribbon and some sting pearls.
My dies I used for this project



I used my Exotic Butterfly Large #2. I found several sheets of designer paper in shades of purple.
 I know these aren't the best pictures, but I wanted to share how I used my scraps to cover the ugly wooden  rings.I folded the ribbon and added some lace.
 Use can click on any of my pictures if you would like to see the details closer. I tried to vary the patterns of paper and also the flowers I used on the front of each butterfly.

 I know this is a simple idea but I really like how it turned out- such a fun design-and I got to re-use something I would have gotten rid of because I didn't like the color.
So did you like this Shades Of purple Project? Won't you join us this week, there is still a couple days left to join the challenge.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

More Shades of Purple


Hi Everyone :) Alison here today, sharing my card for this weeks challenge theme of 'Shades of Purple'.

Now, I'm not the biggest fan of 'Purpaidh' (Gaelic for purple) so this was a little bit of a challenge for me too.  I love the vibrancy and depth of the colour, I just cant find anything to compliment  it except black and white! lol :D

I played with a couple of gorgeous new dies I hadn't used before, and I was blown away at how brilliantly they cut and how detailed the results were.  I started off using the Cathedral Lace Frame for my back-drop and overlaid it onto lilac vellum to soften the colour a little.  This is such a wonderful die and very versatile too.

I used white bazzill cardstock to cut both the large and the small Lace Faerie Queen Butterflies - arent these just fabulous! :)  They also have such beautiful detail.  I cut matching angel wings in vellum and this gave it lots of fluttery dimension. I coloured my stamped image, and cut off the original bat-wings,  as I think these butterfly wings look so much prettier and delicate :)

I had such a lot of fun making this card and used all the below dies:


I  hope you find time to play along with our challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some fabulous creations. Dont forget, there is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog, and if you visit the Cheery Lynn Designs website you can see there is not long to go before the NEW RELEASES!!! :) These are so exciting!

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

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Monday, May 7, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 27 - Shades of Purple

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Shades of Purple
use the color purple predominantly on your entry

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.


Flowers Challenge winner

The votes are in; there were so many amazing entries but the winner of our Flowers Challenge  and a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs is

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


Friday, May 4, 2012

LOVE U

Today I have a project to share on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog  
This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge  is  

FLOWERS
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 CHEERY LYNN Designs Challenge ; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to Cheery Lynn's Challenge 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 have been wanting to use this collage picture I made up with art projects I had seen last year at a CHA convention...So I am sharing a layout of fun layers.


 I used Medium Rose, 
 Well you know I had to make some flowers out of a mixture of dies...all I used was scraps from my pattern papers-I love the leaves with PP and the flowers in another shade.I have been wanting to pull out my pearl swirls and use with flowers,isn't it perfect with these flowers?

Let me tell you that I am in LOVE with these flourish letters,these are going to be used many times.Next I want to try it on  a card, I know I will need to get more letters. I have enough letters to spell; FAMILY,YOU,and LOVE to use on my next projects.


I wanted to share that the background papers are from My Mind's Eye and one of my favorite to use because it has glitter... I cut a few  French Pastry Doily out of a french patterned paper and used in the corners.

I had to add a border around the picture collage sort of as a frame. Then I used one heart shape and attached the Flourish U .

So there you have it ,a quick layout with odds and ends but I think it turned out well. Remember you have a couple days left to enter our challenge this week...hope to see your project Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog

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