Sunday, March 30, 2014


Hi I am back this week for another new challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs. The theme is "Back to Nature". Something I really enjoy in nature is humming birds. So I used the  Lace Hummingbird Flourish  as my focal point. I placed the  Fall Leaf Mesh Border  and the Fall Leaf Doily w Angel Wing  behind it. I cut a second border and cut the leaves out of it and popped them up on top of the leaves in the border. The Sentiment Frame in the top left corner was perfect to place the word "nature" in. I used crackle glossy accents over nature to give it a cool look. The Pretty Pretty Bow was layered on top of the sentiment frame. I wanted tiny delicate flowers around the humming bird so I used the Tiny Flower Kit. These flowers really are so delicate. I just love them. A bit of stickles, beads and pearls really finished it off nicely. Please come join the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 store certificate. See you next sunday when we have another challenge in store for you.

Dies Used
Fall Leaf Mesh Border  B325
Fall Leaf Doily w Angel Wing  DL249
Lace Hummingbird Flourish  B192
Pretty Pretty Bows  B422
Sentiment Frame # 1  B189
Tiny Flower Kit  B376

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Well Hello everyone. Nice to see you visit my blog. Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week is "Celebrate". So here is what I came up with. I started the card by tearing a narrow piece of paper and placing it along the bottom so I had something to tuck the Horizon Coved Rectangle Frame and Horizon Oval Frame behind. The Hinges were added to that strip. I cut and used the two corners of the Lattice Valance Border to place on the corners. They make beautiful corners. I then added the Lattice Heart & Vines and tucked the Whistle a Happy Tune behind it. The flowers used were the Gardenia Strip, Sweet Williams Strip and Black Eyed Susan Strip. The smaller flowers are the center of the Black Eyed Susan Strip. I  then tucked some fibre around the flowers and  added some tiny flowers from the Baby's Breath Flower Kit. The sentiment Celebrate was placed on the ribbon from the Pretty Pretty Bows and then layered across the Lattice Heart. I would like to invite you now to join our Cheery Lynn Designs "Celebrate" challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. Enjoy a crafty week.
 Dies Used
Horizon Coved Rectangle Frame DL251
Horizon Oval Frame   DL252
Hinges   B399
Lattice Valance Border   B406
Lattice Heart & Vines   B368
Whistle a Happy Tune   B400
Gardenia Strip  B339
Sweet Williams Strip   B307
Black Eyed Susan Strip  B338
Baby's Breath Flower Kit  B364
Pretty Pretty Bows  B422
Pretty Pretty Bows

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring Wall Plaque

I'm back with my altered creation for the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge which is
"Think Spring". I started with a wooden plaque. I added some bright spring paper for the background. I place the Pennant along the top with the word spring on it from the Delicate Lace Script. The Classic Birdhouse was place on one side and a couple of the vases from the Vase(set of 4) set on the opposite side.  The vases look cool cut in black and then adding ink a gold so some of the black is still showing.  The flowers are from the Daisy Strip. Some of the Ivy Strip was added around the base of the flowers.  The Trellis is leaning behind the vases . A couple of birds perched are from the Birds of the Earth and Sky. The Grass Border finishes the bottom off nicely.  A couple of tiny dragonflies from the Tiny Things with Wings are hiding is the grass and on the vase. I am so ready for spring. Its been a long winter. I hope you will join the"Think Spring" challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I always enjoy seeing your creations.
Dies Used
Pennant D103
Delicate Lace Script FS171
Classic Birdhouse  B419
Vase(set of 4)  B306
Daisy Strip B259
Ivy Strip  B304
Trellis B298
Birds of the Earth and Sky B349
Grass Border  B126
Tiny Things with Wings  B266

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Easter Card

A warm welcome to you. Easter is just around the corner and Cheery Lynn Designs weekly challenge is "Easter". Makes me think of bunnies, baskets and eggs. So I have included all three in creating this card. I wanted a clean simple card that kept the basket, bunny and eggs as the focal point. So here it is. The beautiful Lattice Valance Border  is perfect for up the side. I cut the Lace Egg 5 and the Lace Egg 7 out of some pattern paper for color and then put a off white background behind them. Liquid pearls added to the eggs  really gives them a elegant look. I placed the Spring Basket  in front of the eggs. I added the adorable bunny from the spring basket set and placed some Grass Border along the base of the basket to ground the bunny. Can't have a basket with out a Pretty Pretty Bow on it. The sentiments Happy and Easter finished the card off nicely. Now it is your turn. Please come join the Easter Challenge. You would have a chance to win a $20.00 store credit. I would love to see your creations. Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.
Dies Used
Lattice Valance Border   B406
Lace Egg 5  DL211
Lace Egg 7  DL213
Spring Basket 1  DL214
Grass Border   B126
Happy  B226
Easter B228
Pretty Pretty Bows  B422

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Well here I am back with my card for the Cheery Lynn Challenge. The theme this week is "Doilies". CLD doilies are so intricate and pretty that they are a pleasure to work with. I started by placing the French Pastry Doily on top of the  Dutch Scalloped Doily. I also used the center of the dutch scalloped square behind the flowers. The beautiful flowers were made from  the Black Eyed Susan Strip and place them in the center. The Watering Can at the bottom corner is very cool. The Birdhouse with Lattice was place at the top corner. The Ornamental Gate was place along the side and a few butterflies were cut from the Butterflies Flying Among the Vines Mesh Border and landed on the gate. One of the birds from the Birds of the Earth and Sky is seen flying in front of the birdhouse. A few Olive Branches here and there filled in nicely. I place a metal medallion in the top corner between the doilies and added a bit of Inka-a-Glod to it. That's it for this weeks challenge. I invite you to join the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I would love to see your creation.
Dies Used
French Pastry Doily   DL102
Dutch Scalloped Doily   DL140
Black Eyed Susan Strip   B338
Watering Can    B420
Birdhouse with Lattice   B418
Ornamental Gate   B196
Butterflies Flying Among the Vines Mesh   B401
Birds of the Earth and Sky   B349
Olive Branches   B147