Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall and Kraft Design




                                         This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
    Kraft Paper

Today is my last post for Cheery Lynn Designs and it has been a great time playing with all the dies
Thank you to BJ & Mike, Sandy, and all the girls from the design team. 

 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:

I decided to make a fall leaf acrylic frame using a couple wonderful dies I haven't had a chance to share yet.
I pulled a bunch of my fall colored patterned papers to die cut some leaves.
 I used some craft card stock and chose to cut a corner design and only pull a part of the design to show with patterned paper behind the design. It took me a couple times to get it right where I liked it.
Layering the different designs in several patterns and set the pattern with some solid ribbon.
 Using the same ribbon to add a bow in the corners.
One last view of the side and waiting for a picture or sentiment to be added.
Thanks again everyone...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Krafty Birthday Wishes

 
 
Hi and Good Morning Everyone, Alison here today sharing my card inspired by this weeks challenge theme of 'Keep It Krafty' .  Kraft card is so versatile and great for autumnal colours, masculine cards and vintage, so I hope you will find time to play along. :)
 
I used a 6 x 6 inch Kraft Card base, and all the layers and dies were cut from one other additional card base so everything would match.  I layered Prima Papers and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I made the gorgeous bunting by using the Pennant die and cutting one layer in card and one layer from paper. 
 
 
The 'waste' from the paper sits perfectly on top of the pennant, and I still have the paper pennant to use on another project.  I coloured my image with Distress inks and a gold pen, and the background was created using the Fall Leaves embossing plate - I was really pleased with how this turned out, as its quite a subtle effect and didnt overpower the image or the rest of the design. 
 
I stamped my sentiment on one of the new sentiment frames as these are a perfect size for cards, and  layered 2 of Hearts, Mini Flourish, Dimensional leaves and a button,and finally added twine, card candi and a charm from my stash to finish.
 
All dies used on this project are:
 
 
You have until Sunday to join in, so lots of time left to enter our challenge and join in the fun, and dont forget there is always fresh 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, September 24, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 47 - Keep It Krafty

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is to

Keep It Krafty
(use Kraft paper 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
  • 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.  And now to our inspiration for today......


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


Frame It Challenge Winner

The winner of our Frame It challenge picked by Bj, owner of Cheery Lynn Designs is


#6 Gaynor
  
Congratulations, Gaynor.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Keep It Krafty challenge.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Frame It




                                         This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
                                   FRAME IT

 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. .
 I used the following dies:



I decided to take the challenge in a different direction   and do a Framed wreath!

I decided to use my larger die and then use a scallop design to cut out the inside.
 I cut out my candle set then went to work "accenting" with extra greenery  and a poinsettia leaves. I also decided to mat so I could add the extra pieces.
I wanted to share how I built up my frame.
 Isn't this Christmas greeting wonderful? I love that the pieces are separate and can be placed several ways
 Do you see my berries? I used the medium rose pieces to cut these.
I just used a little Memento ink  to color the flame and edge the greenery.
So how do you like my Frame It project?
I just had to use some of these dies I haven't had time to play with yet.
Won't you join us this week?
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Frame It with Sheila Lygo

Sheila is with us again today but before we get to her cards, I wanted to say thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with us last week.  The Top 3 picks from last weeks Borders and Edgers challenge are:

13 - Betty Ch
14 - Shelley
 
Well done ladies!  It was a real pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful creations!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.
 
Sheila Lygo is here again with us this week, Alison had some family matters to take care of and will be back next week.  Following this week's challenge theme of Frame It, Sheila has created two beautiful cards for you today.............


Using her Dainty Dutch Deco Frame and Exotic Butterflies Small die she has created this very classy but simple card.


For her second card, Sheila has used Polynesian Sails Oval Frame and another Exotic Butterflies Small die.  I just love the elegance and the beauty of these cards.  Thanks so much, Sheila for designing for us today.

Please join in on this week's challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.  We want to thank you for your support of Cheery Lynn Designs.  We love sharing our projects with you each week.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 46 - Frame It

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Frame It

 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.  We will no longer be voting on the Top 3 as the majority of the time, no one claims their badge.  But we hope you will still continue to enjoy our challenges.  And now to our inspiration for today......


medallion from the Dainty Dutch Deco

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


Border Challenge Winner

And now to the winner of our Borders and Edgers Challenge .....


Congratulations, Lori.  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, September 14, 2012

Won't You Join Us This Week For Borders / Edgers


 This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Borders/ Edgers

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.

I made a banner to use for Halloween...I love banners and who wouldn't want to have this fun one hanging to celebrate.
I started by printing and cutting out my banner pieces-this is two different pieces I purchased on-line.I cut double pieces so I could make a two sided project.

 I enjoy cutting many dies all at once in my new machine ~ I ordered at CHA and received soon after. I haven't spent as  much time playing as I would like since I have been working,
When I cut the corner flourish I decided to cut extra ones with a different pattern...I cut out the pumpkin section and matted on the other pieces.
 I wanted to share a closer look of the pieces, I used the spider web corner pieces to accent almost each piece
 You can also see the three bat sizes I placed on the banner.
I used Stickles to accent a few area. I used a couple of my favorite ribbons to attach and accent with.  If you would like more details you can check out my blog.  Hope you like my project this week for our challenge.
DAWN



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guest Designer - Karen Wallace

Alison will be back with us next week but today we again have Karen Wallace as our guest designer.  But before we get to her card, I wanted to say thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with us last week.  The Top 3 picks from last weeks Stitch It Up challenge are:

1 - Judy
3 - Suzi
 
Well done ladies!  It was a real pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful creations!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


Following our Borders and Edgers challenge theme, Karen has created this lovely card using Border Carnivale in layers topped off with Ribbon Eyelet Border with piercing.  She used her Silver French Flair dies for the card base.  She added 3 roses created with Cuties 2, sitting atop one of the corners from the Lace Corner Deco D die set.  She added a Thinking of You Peel Off sticker to a frame from the Sentiment Frame 2 die set.  The last step was the 2 lovely butterflies from the Exotic Butterflies Small set. 

Thank you, Karen for joining us today.  And please join in on this week's challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.  We want to thank you for your support of Cheery Lynn Designs.  We love sharing our projects with you each week. 


Monday, September 10, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 45 - Borders and Edgers

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Borders and Edgers

 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.


Stitch It Up challenge winner

And now to the winner of our Stitch It Up challenge picked by Bj, owner of Cheery Lynn Designs....


#10 Coops
  
Congratulations, Coops.  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, September 7, 2012

Keep Me In Stitches



                                         This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
                                   Stitches Real or Faux

 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:
 Bird Cage
 Pennant Die
 Exotic Butterfly Medium #3
 Honeycomb

I decided I wanted to play with a few dies I haven't used much.This is a quick layout but has so many wonderful layers. Let me share a few extra pictures.

I started with this very colorful piece of paper, I used a honeycomb that wasn't fully cut as a stencil. Using modeling paste I added a pattern sporadically. I then used some Gesso around the edges.
I then matted this top piece on top of a piece of yellow card stock, then stitched with my sewing machine all around the edges. I won't say it is very straight but I still like it very much.
Just Wanted to share a few more close ups


These are pictures of my oldest...my beautiful daughter.
This was a great layout to put together and I enjoyed all the pieces.
Hope you join us this week and use some Stitches


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