Monday, July 30, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 39 - Hot Time in the Summer

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Hot Time in the Summer
(use summer colors)
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.  And now to our inspiration for today......

 

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


Celebration Challenge winner

 Starting this month we will be awarding a 2nd prize winner from everyone who entered the challenges during that month so be sure to join in the fun for 2 chances to win.  The winner of our Celebration challenge  and a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs is

 
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, July 27, 2012

Let's Celebrate !!!


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is


CELEBRATION
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.

I used the following supplies: 
 

My goal is to use new dies each week I haven't shared yet!I have so many wonderful dies and have only used a small portion. I must say I am one of those people that loves new things but tends to use my favorites over and over.
How about a Celebration card today?
I decided to layer that wonderful heart die set...I combined a few different papers and used various layers put together.I was so thrilled I got to finally use that banner dies...aren't they pretty?
Won't you join us this week for our CELEBRATION challenge?


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

'Celebrating' Christmas & Our Weekly Spotlight Top 3

Hi and Good Morning everyone :)  Alison here today and WOW!!! What amazing, stunning and gorgeous creations we had last week!  It was another tough week to narrow it down to just 3 fabulous entries for our spotlight, so the Top 4 (in order of entry) chosen by the DT are:


Well done ladies, just gorgeous, inspirational work, it was such a pleasure to visit your blogs.  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


Now I decided to make a Christmas card for our 'Celebrations' theme this week, without using any obvious christmas dies, papers or embellishments just to see if I could still make it look jolly festive! :) lol.

My card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, as the stamp is quite large and I didnt want to squish it up or cramp it. 

I hand-stitched my papers to taupe coloured bazzil card and tucked the Anastasia border just underneath to the left.  I then layered the Horizon Coved reflection die in contrasting colours and the gorgeous little mini-doily was from the Polynesian Sails die (its a little extra in the middle of the die and so cute! :))  I made the flower in the top right using one of the corners from the Lace Corner Deco D die set and used a pearl brad to hold it together. 

The wintry looking flower in the bottom left was made using 4 layers of a 3 leaf die and stamen from the Build a Flower set also held together with a pearl brad.

All dies used on this card are:


I really hope you find time to join in our challenge this week, there is still lots of time to enter and I cant wait to see what everyone is celebrating! :)  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration from the rest of the very talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog and I hope everyone has a smashing week,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Monday, July 23, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 38 - Celebration

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Celebration

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.  And now to our inspiration for today......

 
 



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


White on White Challenge Winner

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

#22 Ulrike
 
Congratulations, Ulrike.  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, July 20, 2012

Wedding Vows


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is


White On White
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.

I used the following supplies: 
Let me share my project
I started with my plain 4 x 6 tray
Cut out 4 of the silhouettes and floated them on the lip of each box.
 Here is a close up of the flowers and vines I placed here and there.
I love for you to see how wonderful the lace looks on the frame.

I had to share a side view showing how I wrapped the lace around the edge.It also shows the dimension.
I love how this shadow box turned out...I hope this will be displayed many times so everyone can see how beautiful and detailed this die really is.
Thanks for checking out my project today~hopefully I inspired you to create.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

White on White & our Weekly Spotlight Top 3

Hi and Good Morning :)  Alison here today.

We had some wonderful Gold & Silver entries in our challenge last week and such creative uses of Cheery Lynn Dies it was really hard to pick just a Top 3 but this week in order of entry we loved seeing:


Congratulations ladies, it was a real pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing such inspirational work!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


Now whenever I stumble upon a WoW card in blogland it always takes my breath away, so I was delighted it was our challenge theme this week.  Its a fabulous way to showcase your dies and looks so luxurious even though its quite simple to achieve really effective results.

For my card I started with a 6 x 6 card base and cut the elegant Cathedral Lace Frame and Border Carnivale out of American Crafts cardstock for the background.  I then used the 2nd smallest size Mini Pearl Oval Reflection die for my image backing and embellished the card with small butterflies, Flourish Leaves, layered flowers and pearls.

All dies used on this card are:


I hope you find time to join in this week, you still have plenty of time to enter and I look forward to seeing some gorgeous entries.  Dont forget we have daily inspiration from the rest of the very talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too!

Have a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Monday, July 16, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 37 - White on White

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

White on White
(you may use color on your image)>

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.  And now to our inspiration for today......



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


Silver and/or Gold winner

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

 
Congratulations, Shelley.  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, July 13, 2012

One Was Silver One Was Gold


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is


Silver Or Gold
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.

I used the following supplies:



This is actually a clear piece of  craft acetate that was going to be a layout to frame and hang. I tried so hard to get a picture, kept getting the reflection. Some of the pieces are on the backside  and a few are on the top. I just placed a piece of white paper on the backside.
I used some silver ribbon and Gold highlighing marker to outline the edges.
I also wanted to share a second project I made.
 I only got these two pictures and then dropped the glass ball... I cut a couple decorative snowflakes in parchment paper and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder...I also embossed a couple silver for decorations underneath
I dropped some snow in the inside and tied one of my favorite bows in silver for the top .
Well that is all for me today, hope to see you play along with us this week.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Golden Beauty & Our Weekly Spotlight Top 3

Hi and Good Morning, Alison here today.  Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous Christmas in July creations with us last week, there were some stunning entries!  The Top 4 in order of entry (as it was so difficult to choose just 3) chosen by our DT  are:


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


Now onto my card :) - Well I dont use silver or gold on my creations very often, purely because it can be a little tricky to photograph, but this weeks challenge really inspired me to create something that looked like the things as a child I would sit and admire in my mums jewellery boxes! :)  She loved and collected old victorian style earrings and brooches with pearls, filigree, cameos, bugs and butterflies.  If I was very lucky she let me organise the box and then clean them!! lol :D

I used a 6 x 6 inch card base and stamped the main image in gold ink.  I cut the frame from the gorgeous Polynesian Sails die and matted it with black card using the matching Angel Wing, this is rapidly becoming one of my favourite dies as it is so elegant and versatile!  I then added the Victorian Romance Flourish, Small Exotic Butterfly and assembled the main flower cutting the large and small Sweet Williams in 240gsm gold mirri card.  I added pearls and a pearl brad for a bit of bling and a gold heart charm.

All dies used on this card are:


I hope you find time to join in with the challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some gorgeous creations!  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too!

Have a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Monday, July 9, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 36 - Silver and/or Gold

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Silver and/or Gold

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.  And now to our inspiration for today......



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


Christmas in July Challenge winner

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

#6 Holly
 
Congratulations, Holly.  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, July 6, 2012

Candle In The Frame


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is


Christmas
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. 

I used the following supplies:
English Tea Party Doily Die
 Leaf

The background is a resist technique ~ here is the technique at Splitcoast Stampers.
I used a mixture of dies that really aren't Christmas pieces, but I believe they worked well for this
5 3/4 x 5 3/4 card.
Well you know how I love my flowers? I actually made my flowers and then used a little Creative Inspirations Paint on them and also on the image I stamped in the frame.
I also pulled out my Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kittool set and used them to add dimension to my flower and leaves.
The great Christmas papers are from Bo Bunny.


You know you want to get some of those Christmas cards started- why don't you join us this week.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ice, Ice, Baby - Christmas in July

Hi and Good Morning everyone,  and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful Wedding & Anniversary creations with us last week, we were so blown away by the standard that the DT couldnt narrow it down to just 3!! :)

So, this week, in order of entry we loved seeing:


Well done ladies, it was a pleasure visiting your blogs and being inspired by your fabulous creations! :)  Please Contact Us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


Now for my card for this weeks challenge theme of 'Christmas in July' I wanted to go with something very wintry and frosty as thats half the fun when you make them in the summer! :) lol.

I used a 6 x 6 square card for my base, and hand-stitched Bearly Mine papers onto snow-white pearlescent card.  All the die-cuts are in 300gsm pearl card and this heavier card-stock cuts like a dream for even the most delicate and intricate designs.  The large snowflake is the gorgeous Italian Flourish Doily  die, to which I added glossy accents and crisp ice glitter.  The smaller snowflakes are cut using the 4 x 4 Snowflake Plate and this is brilliant - it cuts 20 snowflakes in one pass, all different shapes and sizes and these are  excellent for layering on top of each other too.


The image is matted onto the 2nd smallest size Circle Silver Stacker and the co-ordinating Scalloped Circle Stackers  I thought this made a nice change having it smaller and offset and not smack bang in the centre as I really wanted to show off how beautiful the doily looked as a snowflake. 


The corner dies are just one from the set of Lace Corner Deco C (with added snowflake on top) and the icy leaves behind the image are the lovely Pine Branches

All dies used on this project are:


I hope you find time to join in this week, its never to early to make a start on your christmas cards or scrap-book pages.  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too.

I hope everyone has a smashing 4th of July and a brilliant week, and thanks so much for visiting today,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Monday, July 2, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 35 - Christmas in July

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Christmas in July

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. 

Before we get to today's samples, we want to announce the winner of the BIG SHOT die cut machine!  Each entry was given a number, 1 - 80.  Using Random.org, the winner is 

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
45
Timestamp: 2012-07-02 03:33:41 UTC

That means the winner of the Big Shot die cut machine is Jill Norwood.  Congratulations, Jill.  Please contact me for your winning prize.  Thank you to everyone who entered our challenges.  We hope to see you again.  And now to our inspiration for today......



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