Friday, June 29, 2012

Love


I am here with you today with another try at a scrapbook page; the photo is from my best friend's daughter's first wedding anniversary.  Aren't they a lovely couple?  To create the great frame around the photo I used my Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily dies.  I die cut the frame, then centered the next smallest die over the back of the photo and hand trimmed the corners.  I used a Mega Tea Party Doily as a backdrop for my flowers.  I created the largest flower by layering from the top: stamens from Build a Flower #1, Judy's Blooms (smallest flower) and two Stacker Flower 6 die cuts.  The other two flowers are stamens on top of both of the flowers from Judy's Blooms.  I used my Mega Fanciful Flourish for the greenery.  To create the word "love" I die cut the letters using my Lace Script Lower Case alphabet set.  The designer paper is from the K&Company Bailey paper collection.  Finished size is 12 x 12 inches.

You still have time to enter the Wedding/Anniversary challenge here on the challenge blog.  In addition to a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs, we will be giving away a Big Shot die cut machine to one of this month's entries.  So why not join in on the fun.
Sandy



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wedding Congratulations, and our Weekly Spotlight Top 3

Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here today.  I wanted to say thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous Red, White & Blue creations with us last week, picking a Top 3 is proving to be quite a challenge when we have such a high standard of entries, but this week the DT picked (in order of entry)


Well done ladies!  It was a real pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing your fabulous projects! :)  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.



So our new challenge this week is to make something to celebrate either a Wedding or Anniversary, and this is a fabulous excuse to go really lavish and classy to create a special keepsake.

I went with a Wedding Congratulations card and used 300gsm pearl shimmer card for all the layers, dies cuts and embellishments on a 6 x 6 inch card base. 

I used the gorgeous Polynesian Sails Oval frame for the centrepiece of this card as it has a real wow factor and is a great size for any image, and the Border Carnivale die is tucked just behind.  I then set about making the flowers using Judy's Blooms and cutting 4 layers (using both large and small for the biggest flower), adding stamen from the Build A Flower set, and then holding them together with pearl brads.  I love the way Cheery Lynn Dies have such embossed details especially on leaves and flower dies, it makes such a huge difference and works so well on pearl card.

The leaves are a mix of Judy's Bloom again, and also Olive Branches.   I always use silicone glue for positioning leaves and flowers in an arrangement,  it allows a bit of movement so you can jiggle things about until you are happy with your spray.

All dies used on this card are:


This week is your last chance to enter our monthly competition to win a Big Shot Die Cutter and as always we have a fabulous weekly prize of $20 to spend online in our store too.  I hope you find time to join in this week, and dont forget there is always wonderful daily inspiration from the rest of the  DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.

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

Alison - aka 'xtglx'



Monday, June 25, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 34 - Wedding/Anniversary

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Wedding/Anniversary

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
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
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, our design team members will be voting on 3 favorites who will receive a Weekly Spotlights badge to display on their blog. Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see who earned the badge. 

Now one last bit of exciting news, each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine!  You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning.  The winner will be announce on July 2nd.




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


Red, White and Blue Challenge Winner

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

#7 Sheila
 
Congratulations, Sheila.  Please contact me for your winning prize.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for the Weekly Spotlight winners.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Red, White, & Blue For You

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge is


Red, White and Blue

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 that post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog in your post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
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, our design team members will be voting on 3 favorites who will receive a Weekly Spotlights badge to display on their blog. Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see who earned the badge. 

Now one last bit of exciting news, each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine!  You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning.  The winner will be announce on July 2nd.

Let me share that I used the following Cheery Lynn Designs Products:
Small Angel Wing
 Small #2 Angel Wing
 Mini Fanciful Flourish
  Victorian Picket Fence
 Lace Corner Deco E
 Buttons3
 I finally got to use two of the first dies I ever chose, the Victorian fence and the buttons for Two similar cards.
I just wanted to share a typical day during the summer, around the 4th of July .

 I used my Copic marker and airbrush compressor to paint the background.Now my base was ready to go by adding my fence with pop dot to add dimension. There is red checked ribbon threaded through the rungs.


 The greenery was added to the background along with the two butterfly shapes cut out of CTMH paper scraps.I really like how the layers look together.

 Here is a close up of the buttons and corner pieces attached to the fence...I used some twine to finish off the buttons.
The sentiments are from Unity Stamp sets in my stash.
Hope to have you come and play along with us this week...this is such an easy one.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Red, White & Blue Challenge and our Weekly Spotlight Top 3!

Hi and Good Morning everyone.

Wow! We had some wonderful entries to our 'Roses' challenge last week and so many to choose from it was really hard to pick just a Top 3, but this week we liked seeing (in order of entry):


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 inspired by our new challenge theme this week of 'Red, White & Blue'.

I have often struggled with this colour combination until very recently, when I realised you dont have to go for the bright primary shades of Red & Blue, you can go for softer or darker shades which can compliment each other really well, so now I am quite a fan!

I hand stitched MME papers onto white bazzil card, separating them with the gorgeous Lace Light Deco Border which I then attached to a 6 x 6 inch square card.  

I cut out 2 of the largest hearts in the Heart to Heart Doily set.  These are beautiful and intricate dies, and they cut so well I was delighted with the results.   The largest die was used to cut white bazzill card and the 2nd largest die was used on MME paper which I backed with another contrasting sheet to give it extra depth. 

The centrepiece is the beautiful One Free Wish die, cut also on white bazzil card and the stars were cut out of just one of the accessories in the Build a Flower set.  I made the sentiment panel using the smallest of the Two of Hearts cut 3 times in card and paper and trimmed the edges off the offset heart.  This was quite a quick card to make, and I kept it quite simple as the dies really do all the work on this! :)

I hope we see lots of entries again this week, and dont forget our monthly prize is being drawn at the end of June for one lucky entrant to win a Big Shot Die Cut Machine.  The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

You have until Sunday to join in, so still plenty of time to enter 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'


Monday, June 18, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 33 - Red, White and Blue

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Red, White and Blue

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
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
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, our design team members will be voting on 3 favorites who will receive a Weekly Spotlights badge to display on their blog. Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see who earned the badge. 

Now one last bit of exciting news, each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine!  You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning.  The winner will be announce on July 2nd.


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


Roses Challenge winner

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

#10 Diane H
 
Congratulations, Diane.  Please contact me for your winning prize.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for the Weekly Spotlight winners.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Hey Cupcake

 

Happy Friday, I am thrilled to be back sharing another project

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is  

ROSES
 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 used the following dies:
 
 Let me say that this was the quickest card I ever put together for a project...I just picked up paper that matched and cut some roses and started layering with the flourish.

 I was at a convention a couple weeks ago and seen this fun Cupcake design from Motivet Rubber Stamps. I just knew I would be layering with some of my favorite dies.

I always like to share the view at an angle so you can see the pearl inside the flowers.
 
Well wasn't that a quick design? You know you can play along, we would love to have you.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shimmering Roses and our Weekly Spotlight Top 3!

Hi and Good Morning, Alison here again today and I am so chuffed to be able to announce our 'Top 3 in the Spotlight' this week chosen by the DT.  We had some gorgeous entries, and lots to choose from, so it was quite a tough choice, but this week we loved seeing in order of entry


Well done ladies, it was a pleasure to see your creations! :)  Please contact us
for your Weekly Spotlight Badge for display on your blog.    




Now for my card inspired by our new challenge theme this week of 'Roses'.

I love adding hand-made flowers to my creations - you can make them match perfectly to your chosen project colours, and they are also delightfully satisfying to make.

Sandy has done a brilliant tutorial on making Roses from Cheery Lynn Dies HERE and after selecting my shimmery and pearly papers, I cut out 3 layers of each size of the Large Rose, Medium Rose and Miniature Rose and embossed and inked the edges. 

I made 3 different size blooms from the same 3 size dies including the rose-buds and they are secured with tiny brads and a blob of Viva Decor Pearl Pen on top.

I hand-stitched my papers and layered 2 borders cut with the Lace Light Deco Border.  I  added the Victorian Romance Corner Flourish to anchor my roses and leaves, added pearl pins, ribbon and a hand-written tag.

All dies used on this card are:


Dont forget we have a great prize on offer again this week, and also the chance to win a BIG SHOT Die Cut Machine!   Each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added into a draw, and while you may only enter the weekly challenge once you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning. The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

You have until 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 today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'



Monday, June 11, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 32 - Roses

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Roses

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
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
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, our design team members will be voting on 3 favorites who will receive a Weekly Spotlights badge to display on their blog. Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see who earned the badge. 

Now one last bit of exciting news, each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine!  You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning.  The winner will be announce on July 2nd.




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


Make It Manly challenge winner

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

 
Congratulations, Jill.  Please contact me for your winning prize.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for the Weekly Spotlight winners.


Friday, June 8, 2012

In The Jungle ~ OK The Garden



Happy Friday, It is me Dawnll here again~ I am am thrilled to be back sharing another project.
This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is  

Manly Design
 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 used the following dies:

 I am sharing two versions of the same card with the lighting changed...you will have to tell me which you like better. I am one of the team members that also have a hard time with cards for men...I just love to add flowers to everything...lol
I don't think the greenery counts, do you?

My paper is from Graphic 45 and the card stock is from Quickutz, and the ribbon is from my stash.
Do you like how I altered the frame and fence? On the fence I ran it through with my embossing plate, I use it for everything I want to have texture.
 Wanted to share a close up of the frame inked with Tim Holtz distress inks and also the texture on the fence and inks to bring out the texture.
 One last view of the front of my card.
A quick view of the inside just waiting for a sentiment when I need to give away.
I hope you join us this week, you still have a couple days to enter.



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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Challenge 31 - Make It Manly


Hi and Good Morning,  Alison here again today with a card inspired by our challenge theme this week of 'Make It Manly'

We not only have a great prize on offer again this week, but also we have such an additional, exciting incentive to play along!  Each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine! You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning. The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

Now like many card-makers and crafters I struggle with making masculine creations, as without the bling, flowers and flourishes I always feel like I have put less effort into it, but with Cheery Lynn Dies, I can still go to town adding embellishments and focal points that are suitable for any occasion.  There is a great collection of corners, borders and scrolls that are intricate and fancy without being feminine. 

I have used one of my favourite corners from the set - Lace Corner Deco H,  added a flourish with the Mini Flourish One and also made the border from the offcut from Cuties 3 to add impact and detail to this card. 

I also wanted to show on this project how versatile the Reflection dies can be, as not only do they go up to very large sizes, but they can also be sized down to make wonderful mats for your sentiments too. 

All dies used on this card are:


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, June 4, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 31 - Make It Manly

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Make It Manly

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
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
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, starting with this challenge our design team members will be voting on 3 favorites who will receive a Weekly Spotlights badge to display on their blog. 

Now one last bit of exciting news, each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine!  You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning.  The winner will be announce on July 2nd.

 

 


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


For the Grad challenge winner

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

 
Congratulations, Karen.  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, June 1, 2012

For A Graduate

Welcome
Happy Friday, I am thrilled to be back sharing another project
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 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 used the following dies:
 Leaf


This was such a fun card to make using so many fun die shapes, so what do you think?

 I love the addition of pearls in the flowers and on the oval frame
The sentiment is from my stash of Stampin Up sentiments.The crinkled ribbon is from Really Reasonable ribbon and worked perfectly with my design.


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