Monday, December 31, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 61 - Friends

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Friends/Friendship
 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.  The design team is taking a break until January 2nd but I do have a challenge card to share with you today.


I began with a card base using my Scalloped Square Lg Stackers  and my matching Silver Square Stackers for the background DP.  I used the same die set for the square panel in the center.  For the image, I die cut a Scalloped Oval Small Stackers and the matching Silver Oval Small Stackers.  This great digi image is from Sylvia Zet, Wee Stamps.  I added a Celtic Chain border across the bottom.  I used a Sentiment 1 frame, adding letters from my Mini Font set.  The last step was my snowflake embellishments using Snowflakes, Snowflowers Set 1 and Set 2.  Finished size is 5.625 inches square.

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


Lace Challenge Winner

Bj is away for the holidays so we have picked a winner using

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
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Timestamp: 2012-12-31 06:25:14 UTC


Congratulations, Sue.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank you for your support of Cheery Lynn Designs.  We hope to see you again in this week's Friends challenge.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 60 - Lace

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Lace (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 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.  The design team is taking a break until January 2nd but I do have a challenge card to share with you today.  I chose to go with the beautiful lacy look of Fiona's Magic Mirror frame. 


I created my card base using my Scalloped Coved Rectangle dies; the next to the largest die in the set.  For the DP background, I used the coordinating Silver Coved Rectangle dies.  I added some Antique Linen Distress ink to the edges of the card base as well as the gorgeous frame.   The digi image is Shall I Play for You? from Mo Manning.  I colored him with Copic markers to match the DP.  I fussy cut him out and then popped him up on the frame which I also popped up on the card base.  


I finished the inside of the card in the same manner, adding a holiday sentiment from Whipper Snapper Designs.  I think the beauty of Fiona's Magic Mirror frame stands wonderfully on it's own and does not need any more embellishments.  Finished size is 5 x 6.5 inches.
 
Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

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


Lots of Layers Challenge winner

Still filled with the Holiday spirit and in the giving mood, Bj has again decided that everyone is a winner! 
kbrandy4, Joni52, Hussena, Karen Wallace, Holly, Julie P, 
Gitte, Jennifer H, Calypso, Abi, Bente 53, Diane H, libeeti, 
Darlene Pavlick, Seafield Jo, Jo L, Vicki Romaine, Heidi
Congratulations, Ladies.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your support of Cheery Lynn Designs.  We hope to see you again in this week's Lace challenge.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from Cheery Lynn Designs

Welcome to Friday everyone! : )

First off I wanted to say that this is my last post for this year for Cheery Lynn Designs. We are taking some time off over the holiday's to spend with our family and friends. I hope you enjoy some time to relax with your family and friends as well!

Today I was sitting around my tree doing some finishing touches and I thought that it would be a lovely idea to share a tree with you today. I used the gorgeous Lace Pine Christmas Tree die and cut it 6 times so I could make it 3-D.

I then layered it on two sizes of the Oval Doily Stacker One and then the Mega Polynesian Sail die to finish it off.

Here is a look at my tree:




For this project I used the following dies:

B148 - Holly Flourish
B185 - Happy Holidays
DL157 - Mega Polynesian Sail
DL183 - Oval Doily Stacker One
DL223 - Lace Pine Christmas Tree
DL225 - Snowflowers Set One
XL-13 - French Flair Scalloped

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Lots of Layers! With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Wishing you all the best for this Holiday Season and have a Cheery Day!

See you all next year,



Monday, December 17, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 59 - Lots of Layers

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Lots of Layers
 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.


'Tis the Season Challenge Winner

Bj was so impressed with all the fabulous entries to last week's 'Tis the Season challenge.  And being in the holiday mood she has decided that everyone is a winner! 

Jennifer H, CarolH, Rudlis, Gaynor, Vicki Romaine, 
KBrandy4, Holly, Gry, Gitte,  Julie P, Coops, 
Dewi Lestari, Norma and Katie Tate

Congratulations, Ladies.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your support of Cheery Lynn Designs.  We hope to see you again in this week's Lots of Layers challenge.

Friday, December 14, 2012

You've Got Mail

It's hard to believe only 11 days until Christmas!   : )

With the Christmas season just around the corner I was thinking about all the Christmas cards that everyone sends and receives so I thought what a better way to display your cards then in your own mailbox.
After I made the mailbox I thought it was a little plain so I cut a piece of Red glitter paper and covered the mailbox and then added a second piece of striped paper using the Snowflake Edger die for a little more detail. 
Once I was happy with look of the mailbox it was too short so I built a simple 2 inch square box and a base to raise it up from the table.
Of course, I had to add flowers and since this was a Christmas mailbox I used Poinsettias made from the Holly Leaves die.
Here is a look:



and a few more pictures for you:




For this project I used the following dies:
B114 - Snowflake Edger
B157 - Country Girl
B162 - Lace Corner Deco B
B183 - Holly Leaves
B215 - Wreath Strip
B242 - Special Occasions
L-10 - Coved Rectangle Classic
XM-7 - Oval Classic


PS0719 - Hampton Art - Season's Greetings
PS0514A - Hampton Art - Joy Peace Love Ornaments

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Tis' the Season!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Have a Cheery Day!







Wednesday, December 12, 2012

T'is The Season



Hi and Good Morning everyone :)  Alison here today and Wow! - what amazing entries we had last week in our Happy Holidays challenge, it was wonderful to see so many gorgeous creations.
 
This weeks challenge theme is 'T'is the Season' and you still have bags of time to enter to be in with a chance of winning a brilliant prize so I hope you find time to play along.
 
Now I have loved making my christmas cards this year with Cheery Lynn Dies, there are so many fabulous and seasonal dies to choose from I was never stuck for ideas or inspiration. 
 
My card this week uses a 6 x 6 inch blank card base and I layered MME papers onto dark green bazzil cardstock.  I cut 2 Tiffany Border dies, enabling me to shadow the dark green with a splash of cream for contrast, and also did the same with the stunning O' Tannenbaum Tree.  I hand-beaded pearl seed beads onto the tree following the patterns on the die and this made it really easy and effective! :)  I  added a the Holly Lace Flourish, Christmas Lights and Holly Corner dies to the card panels before centering my main image onto matted oval stackers.  I finally added a bit of twine, wooden snowflake and a moonstone brad for a finishing touch.
 
All dies used on this card are:
 
 
I cant wait to see what you do with this weeks challenge, we are on the final stretch to christmas, and a hand-made card is always really special both to give and to receive.   Dont forget to check on our Cheery Lynn Designs blog for fresh daily inspiration and more fabulous creations by the very talented DT too.
 
Thanks so much for visiting our blog and I hope everyone has a smashing week,
 
 



Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 58 - 'Tis the Season

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

'Tis the Season

 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.


Happy Holidays Challenge winner

The winner of our Happy Holidays challenge
picked by Bj, owner of Cheery Lynn Designs is

#23 Cherie

Congratulations, Cherie.  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 'Tis the Season challenge.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Seasons Greetings from Cheery Lynn Designs and Hampton Arts

Welcome to Friday everyone!   : )

This week Hampton Art and Cheery Lynn Designs have joined forces to provide you with some lovely inspiration for this Christmas season.

Every day there are new projects from both design teams so check back often and as a bonus each company is giving away a fantastic prize to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win.
Here is a look at my card:
Here are a few more pictures for you to look at:


Cheery Lynn Designs is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to their store and Hampton Art is giving away this lovely package to some lucky winner.
For this project I used the following dies:
B140 - Christmas Sleigh Border
DL102 - French Pastry
DL225 - Snowflowers Set One
DL226 - Snowflowers Set Two
XL-7 - Oval Classic Large Stacker
XL-13 - French Flair Scalloped
XM-7 - Oval Classic

PS0491A - Hampton Art - Sparkle Reindeer
PS0719 - Hampton Art - Season's Greetings

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Happy Holidays!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!
Have a Cheery Day!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Holidays - Joint Venture with Hampton Arts


 
Good Morning :)
 
This week we have a really special event taking place as Cheery Lynn Designs and Hampton Arts both team up to give you a week of gorgeous inspiration and fabulous prizes! 
 
 
 
Visit the blogs daily and just leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning either a fabulous $25 Cheery Lynn gift certificate or this wonderful Hampton Arts stamp and inks prize!
 
 
 
Our challenge theme this week is 'Happy Holidays' and I was lucky enough to be able to use a couple of gorgeous Hampton Art wooden stamps on my project which worked beautifully with these elegant dies. 
 
I started off with an 6 x 6 ivory blank card base and layered HOTP papers, Kraft Card and Ivory Cardstock (300gsm).  Both images were stamped with Hampton Arts Graphic 45 Decades ink pad in Dark Cashmere, and tinted along the edges.  The sentiment stamp was mounted and layered on 2 sizes of  Scalloped coved rectangle and the matching Classic coved rectangle dies and then matted onto square scalloped & classic stackers.  The musical border was edged by using the largest purple scalloped stacker and just cutting along one side to create a border.  I was really pleased with how this turned out! :) 
 
I had a lot of fun creating my own flowers for this card, and went to town with loads of fabulous Christmas dies too.  I used my favourite Lace Christmas Tree just tucked behind the main sentiment and also the Holly Lace Flourish .  The flowers are a mix of  Build a Flower, Darling Daisies and Holly Leaves
 
All dies used on this project are:
 
XL-2 - Square Scalloped Stackers - Largest size for the border edging and a medium sized full square for the sentiment mat.
 
Hampton Arts products:
 
PS0510A - Warm Wishes Collage
PS0670 - Music Note Border
Colour Box Graphic 45 Decades Ink Pad - Dark Cashmere
 
I hope you find time to join us in the challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some gorgeous Christmas creations!  Dont forget there is fresh daily inspiration over on both the Cheery Lynn Inspiration blog and the Hampton Arts blog too.
 
Have a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today,
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 57 - Happy Holidays

This week the Cheery Lynn Design team is partnering with Hampton Art to bring you wonderful holiday inspiration and the chance to win prizes.  Be sure to visit both our blogs daily and leave comments for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn.  And visit the Hampton Art blog for a chance at winning this wonderful ink and stamp set..........

Now on to this week's challenge, our theme is......

Happy Holidays

 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......


Sandy Hulsart
Dies used:  Scalloped Square Lg, Silver Square,
Oval Scalloped Lg, Silver Oval, Snowflakes
Hampton Art:  Sparkle Snowman PS0717, Peace & Joy PS0722

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


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors challenge winner

The winner of our Non-Traditional Christmas Colors challenge
picked by Bj, owner of Cheery Lynn Designs is

    
Congratulations, Betty.  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 Happy Holidays challenge.