Friday, August 31, 2012

Such A Beauty


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
ANYTHING GOES

I used the following dies:

 Leaf

Whenever I can do anything I want 99% of the time that will involve flowers.
Also I love to paper piece so making these flowers was perfect.

I used a plain unpainted box and added a layer of Gesso. I next went and added a layer  of Crystal Gel, I think this is made to use with molds but love how it looks on crafts.


I used one of my favorite products: GLITTER from PK Glitz! I used a great adhesive for small pieces and attached this delicate doily  on top of the glitter and gel.


I went to work creating many flowers and leaves. I like to make several all in white and color if I need to.


My favorite is the tiny baby breath pieces, what do you think of those? This is my second time making these. Here is my other post making them, I might be addicted...lol


What about all that shine? It was hard to get pictures that weren't to shiny.
I used pearls for the center of my flowers.
The sentiment is from Stamping Bella and was all one line, I just split it apart to put on the tags.


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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'


Monday, August 27, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 43 - Anything Goes

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Anything Goes
 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.


Doily Challenge Winner

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

 
Congratulations, Adrianna.  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, August 24, 2012

Won't You Join Our Challenge This Week?



                                         This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
                                   Doilies

 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 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 dies:

Italian Flourish Doily Angel Wing

 English Tea Party Doily Angel Wing

 Notre Dame Cathedral Doily with Angel Wings

Crosses Set of 3 

 

How about a set of three white cross cards. These are very clean and simple and ready for a quick sentiment for whatever  situation I need them for.
 Card one I decided to hand cut a background for the cross in black so you can see all the details of the cross...just added a pearl to the center.
 On card two I also decided to back up the cross so once again you can see the intricate detail.
For my third card I used my favorite cross and favorite doily...aren't the patterns wonderful together? Don't you love the pearl pieces on the circles? Oh yes it is my favorite. I used a wrinkled seam binding from my stash to finish off each card.
Thanks for checking out my quick cards...
Won't you join us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Doilies Challenge & Our Weekly Spotlight Top 3


Hi and Good Morning  :)  Alison here today.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last weeks challenge of  'Use A Letter'.  Again we had some really creative, original and stunning entries and the Top 3 picked by our DT in order of entry are:


Well done ladies, gorgeous work!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


My card today uses a stunning doily die from our New Releases called Notre Dame Cathedral .  I knew when I saw this doily that it would be perfect for fantasy images and oh my does it cut crisply - its fabulous!

I stitched Prima papers to American Crafts white textured cardstock before layering and sticking to a 6 x 6 card base.  I also used the same textured card for the rest of die cuts and it worked beautifully.  After adding the doily, I criss-crossed the centre weave of the stunning celtic chain border - (officially my new favourite border!), and added some leaves to the corner.

I then created the carnation using the Build a Flower #2 carnation petals and leaves.  I cut approximately 16 petals, inked the edges and then just  scrunched and layered them adding the leaves lastly and securing with a white brad.  You can create endless types of flowers with these dies and they have such impact.  I stamped my greeting on one of the Sentiment Frames and for the finishing touches I added some beautiful Mini Dimensional Butterflies and white pearls

All dies used on this card are:


Doilies make such elegant additions to your projects, so I hope you find time to enter our challenge this week.  Dont forget there is always fresh 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, August 20, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 42 - Doilies

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is


Doilies
 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.


ABC Challenge Winner

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

 
Congratulations, Betty.  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, August 17, 2012

Can I Buy A Vowel?

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is


ABC
(use a letter)
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 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 dies:
 Leaf

 Let me share a couple close ups of the layering and new flowers

 I used a banner and layered a few extra on the top...I layered the letters on the doilies.Can you see the wonderful chicken wire on the back? I love how I layered everything on top and used ribbon to hold it all together.
Hope I inspired you to try and play along with us this week.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Our Weekly Spotlight Top 3 and Gorgeous New Release Dies!


Hi and Good Morning everyone. :)

Wow! there were some beautiful, intricate and very creative entries last week to our 'shaped' challenge, and it was another tough week for our DT to narrow it down to just 3.  So our Top 4 in order of entry this week are:

09 - Betty
10 - Joann
14 - Coops

Well done ladies, just fabulous creations!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.

Now its such an exciting day today!!! We are showcasing some stunning new release dies on our Cheery Lynn Inspiration Blog so pop over and take a look at all the fabulous creations made by the DT!


My card today uses 3 of the new release dies: Spooky Tree, Ornamental Gate and just one of the gorgeous labels from the Sentiment Frames set.

I used a 6 x 6 card base and layered black bazzil cardstock, papers and the spiders web corner from the Lace Corner Deco H set for my background. 

I then joined together 2 of the Ornamental Gate dies (to make a fence) and placed the Spooky Tree on top. 

The fun letters were made from the LSLC alpabet set and I handwrote the 'To You' with a versamark pen and heat-embossed with white powder on the Mini Sentiment Label.  The moon was actually made from an insert from another of the really versatile mini-tags & labels.

This is a such a fun new release, packed with lots of different themes so I hope you find time to check them out, and I also hope you find time to enter our challenge this week too.

Thanks so much for visiting our blog today - have a smashing week!

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


Monday, August 13, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 41 - ABC

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

ABC
(use a letter)
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.


Shaped Card challenge winner

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

#15 Shelley
 
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, August 10, 2012

Surf's Up!


Hi, it's Gini here today, hopping over from my normal post on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog, to share with you a shaped card for this week's challenge. It's been such a fun week at Cheery Lynn Designs and Imaginisce! The CLD DT each recieved a very generous package from Imaginisce, from their Makin' Waves Collection.

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Shaped Cards 
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 knew as soon as I saw the papers, I wanted to make a shaped surfboard, and while this one is a card, it would also make a really fun embellishment for a scrapbook page.


I used two different patterned papers for my surfboard background. To embellish it, I cut apart the Victorian Romance Flourish and it really looked perfect! Down the middle of the board, I put half a border of the Daisy Lace Bracelet. A flower made with Judy's Blooms completed my cuts.



My sentiment was from the Sun Kissed Die Cuts. I used chipboard flowers and the "vacation fun" circle from the Hot Summer Days Chipboard Stickers to add to my embellishment cluster.



Be sure to leave a comment on Sunday's post for a chance to win a $20 CLD gift certificate. For another way to win a CLD gift certificate, be sure to play along with our weekly challenge.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

By The Sea, and our Weekly Spotlight Top 3!

Hi and Good Morning, Alison here today and I am so chuffed to announce our Top 3 in the Spotlight this week chosen by the DT.  We had some gorgeous entries to our 'Hot in the Summer' challenge and this week we have loved seeing in order of entry:

01 - Diane H
12 - Shelley

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


This week the Cheery Lynn DT were given some gorgeous Imaginisce products to play with, and I fell in love with this beautiful blue 12 x 12 paper from the Making Waves Collection!  These are double sided papers, great quality and really wonderful to work with.

I made my own 6 x 6 card base using the largest size French Flair Scalloped Stackers.  I folded a 12 x 12 piece of ice white 300gsm pearl cardstock in half, and placed the top part of the die just a little above the crease so it still held itself intact.  I then layered alternate sheets of paper and card from the:

French Flair Scalloped Stackers - the 3 largest sizes
French Flair Silver Stackers - the 3 largest sizes
French Flair Doily Stacker - the 2 largest sizes (I love these doily dies!)

I then added a couple of mini flourishes and an exotic butterfly, centred my image on Scalloped Circle Stackers and Classic Circle Stackers and cut 3 starfish shapes from the leaves part of the Large Rose & Medium Rose dies!


This was a totally new shape of card for me, and I have to say I was really pleased with the result and how well all the dies and layers just fitted together perfectly. 

I hope you find time to join in this week, and dont forget if you leave a comment on the 'kickoff post' on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog you are in with another chance of winning a $20 gift certificate to spend online.  There is also more fabulous inspiration on the Imaginisce blog and a further chance to win a great prize there too! :)

Thanks so much for visiting today and have a smashing week,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'



Monday, August 6, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 40 - Shaped Card

All this week our we are joining the Imaginisce Design team for a product swap.  They gave each of our team members the Makin' Waves collection in exchange for Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  So each day until Sunday the 12th, both teams will be creating with these fabulous products.  And we are giving away extra prizes.  Here at Cheery Lynn you must leave a comment on the kickoff post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs webstore.  Be sure to visit the Imaginisce blog for more inspiration and a chance to win product as well.

On to this week's challenge which is to create a

Shaped Card
(no square or rectangle)
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.


Hot Time in the Summer Challenge Winner

We will be awarding a 2nd prize winner from everyone who entered the challenges during each month.  We had a total of 88 entries during the month of July.  

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
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Timestamp: 2012-08-06 04:50:53 UTC

That means Lisbeth S has won this month's second prize drawing and the winner of our Hot Time in the Summer challenge   is

  
Congratulations, Ladies.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for the Weekly Spotlight winners.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Whimsical & Fantasy Layout


This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is


HOT 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 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:

Today my project is a whimsical layout that serves no purpose other  then to show all the fun dies! Sometimes when playing or trying to come up with an idea I feel like I just want to try out new things...sometimes they work, and sometimes they look different.
I wanted to share the dimension and fun layers. On this right corner I used build a flower petals inked and curled with a pearl stamen.I put greens and a layered flower.

On this picture on the left I wanted to share how I used the build a flower petals as leaves. I also used a couple grass cuttings under one frame.

I loved adding a different color inside in each of the frames. I poked out the inside pieces of the leaves in the frames and added stickles.
I love the lace fairies in a fun color design. When making the flowers I used two sheets of double sided paper  and mix and matched the patterns when die cutting

Love all the greenery and flourishes, they always add such fun movement on a layout or project.
I hope you enjoyed all the dies I used this week, all our talented team members are always sharing such fun and creative uses...hope I gave some today.
Now don't forget to join our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week.

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