Sunday, June 30, 2013

Christmas Fairy

Well here I am back with another card for the Cheery Lynn Design challenge. This weeks theme is "Christmas in July". It is always fun to do Christmas cards no matter what time of the year.  I always liked this One Free Wish die and hadn't used it yet so thought I would use it for this Christmas card.  I think she makes a beautiful Christmas fairy. The red background is velvet paper and then I layered the Square Scalloped Lg Stacker Nesting on top of it after adding a touch of gold to the edges. The next layer is the Doily Stacker Circles. I cut the fairy out and then again a second time in red velvet and fussy cut out the dress and added a gold belt and then placed it on top of the first cut out. I popped up the One Free Wish to give it some dimension. A touch of gold was added to her wings and around the moon. I also added glitter but it isn't showing up very good. The poinsettia was  created using the Rose Leaf Strip. The leaves behind the poinsettia are also from the Rose Leaf Strip. I tucked in pieces of the Holly Lace Flourish behind the poinsettia. A few red crystals were added to some of the holly leaves and some gold beads to the center of the poinsettia. The beautiful Holly Corner is perfect on the bottom right corner. And the Make A Wish sentiment in the red velvet finishes it off nicely.  Well I hope this all looks good as it is a bit out of the box using the One Free Wish but is nice to used our dies in different ways. Hope I have inspired you and that you will all get into the spirit of Christmas and join the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 store credit. Look for us on the Inspirational Blog this week as we are moving the challenges to that blog so come on over there and join the fun.
Dies Used
Square Scalloped Lg Stacker Nesting   XL-2
Holly Corner  B184
Holly Lace Flourish   B148
One Free Wish   DL216
Rose Leaf Strip  B241
Doily Stacker Circles   DL164
Make A Wish  B251

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wedding Wishes

Today I have a  wedding card and a place card to share with you Cheery Lynn fans. This weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is "Wonderful Weddings". While on holiday I always have to scout out scrapbook stores. With a few of the Cheery Lynn challenge themes in mind I was on the hunt for paper. This beautiful wedding paper jumped out at me and this is what I came up with. I placed the Mesh Border and the Lace Light Deco across the bottom of the card. I added the ribbon and bow. The focal point I decided had to be a heart and what better die set to use than the Heart to Heart Doily .I popped it up on top of the mesh border.  I had previously bought a wedding dimentional sticker set with the dress, tux etc. so they were perfect to  placed  on the heart. I used part of the Dancing Doily Lace to fancy up the dress and added a small flower from the BAF Embellishment #2 to the tux. Around the bow I placed the Medium Rose and Large Rose along with some leaves from the Flourish Leaf Strip. Some pearls were also added  around the flowers and for a couple of the flower centers. One of the frames from the Sentiment Frame #1 was perfect in the top left corner to place the wedding wishes sentiment on. Three flowers from the BAF#2 Embellishment were placed above that and a few small leaves from the Flourish Leaf Strip. I must say I would never have thought to do a wedding card in grey and white but with this paper I find it very striking.
The Hearts and Doves Place card  #2 was from the last new release and I have been waiting for a good time to use it so I matched it up with the card and thought it would be nice with the sentiment Love and Marriage on instead of names.
Thanks for dropping by. Now please come on over and join us in the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree . We would love to see some of your creations.

Dies Used
Lace Light Deco   B133
Mesh Border   B254
Medium Rose   B154
Large Rose  B155
Heart to Heart Doily  DL106
Flourish Leaf Strip   B178
BAF  Embellishment #2   B188
Sentiment Frame #1  B189
Dancing Doily Lace  DL134
Hearts and Doves Placecard #2  B299

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mini Album Layout

Glad to see you back. Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge theme this week is "Keep it Krafty" So I have chosen some kraft paper that has clocks on it and to make a mini album page layout. The Kraft paper was cut with the Kaleidoscope Lace French Flair die. This is one awesome die. I started with a matted photo and then tucked the Sophies Heart Mini Doily behind the top right corner so that it matted the clock that I fussy cut from the paper. I used the back of the paper which was plain kraft paper to stamp the Believe frame on. I then added the words "Time well spent" to it. I  popped it up on the bottom corner.  The Two of Hearts I layered one heart  on top of the other  and added a gem to the middle and slid it behind the Believe frame.  I tucked the Nautical Wheeler Doily in behind the photo at the bottom right to add a bit more color. The Ivy Corner Flourish was added around the photo area. The sentiment Love was added to the top corner. I used glossy accents on the words love, time and some of the clock parts. Well that is it for this weeks challenge. I hope I have inspired you to join us in the challenge this week for a chance to win a $20.00 store credit.  Check out the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspirational blog as well for more inspiration from our other design team members.
Dies Used
Sophies Heart Mini   DL238
Two of Hearts  DL128
Love  B218
Nautical Wheeler Doily  DL180
Ivy Corner Flourish     B315
Kaleidoscope Lace French Flair  DL187

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fluttery Dragonfly

Here we are back for another Cherry Lynn Challenge. This week the theme is
" Creative Corners". For this challenge I used the Polynesian Sails Oval as my main die. I cut it out in  purple and also in aqua.  I interchanged the pieces mixing the purple and aqua to fit it all back together and popping up the center. The tiny doily that cuts from the middle of the die was also used for the corners by quartering them.  I like that several of the Cheery Lynn doily dies  you get more than just one die as some have a smaller shape in the middle that cuts out. I call them ones the two 4 one dies. LOL   The Dragonfly Small with Angel wing  was perfect for the center with a  bit of glitter on its wings. I placed the Italian Flourish Tiny doily under the dragonfly to make it pop a bit more.   A few pearls were added . This really was a simple and quick card to do using just three dies. Please do come on over to Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog and enter for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. Also check out the other Design Team members creations at Cheery Lynn Inspirational blog. Check back next week for the "Keep it Krafty" Challenge.
Dies Used:
Polynesian Sails Oval  DL153
Dragonfly Small with Angel Wing  DL152
Italian Flourish Tiny Doily  DL233

Monday, June 3, 2013

Going Fishing

Well here we are another Monday so another challenge. Hope everyone is having a great day. This weeks challenge theme at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge  is Red, White and Blue. This one was so fun to do. I started with the cutest little boy going fishing image from Prickly Pear. I cut out around the banner and tucked the  the Lg Sunflower Doily behind it at the top corner. My image was then place on top of it. The reverse side of the paper was used for the Victorian Picket Fence and it looks really cool as it has some red in it making the fence look paint splattered.  I added two strips of the Grass Border off set from each other giving it a nice thick look. The bunny rabbit  from the Sm Spring Basket set is just too cute standing up on his hind legs checking the little boy out. Of course with a little boy on the scene it needed some bees and a ladybug from the Tiny Things with Wings. With glossy accents on the lady bug it look so real. A bit of glitter was added to the three corners. Well I hope I have given you some inspiration and that you will come and join us in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. Don't forget to check out the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog with more ideas from our design team. Have a great day.

Dies Used
Sm Spring Basket   DL214
Lg Sunflower Doily  DL181
Grass Border  B126
Victorian Picket Fence  B123
Tiny Things with Wings  B266