Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christmas card with Irina Gerschuk

Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today. And I'd like to share with you my new card:

 This time I decided to create a simple and easy card. I used white and craft cardstock to create it.
I highlighted the die-cuts with stamps and rhinestones.
Dies used:
Dutch Daisy Doily (Set of 2)
French Pastry Doily - DL102

And don't miss our new challenge - the theme is so versatile, and the price is yummy)))))

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


A big hello to all....
Hi,  Its Anita here for weekly wednesday post. Once again , I'm bringing to you a new release die from Cheery Lynn. This month, a whole new range of intricate dies have been released and yes !!! they are so versatile.  The doily dies are divided into two parts and can be mix and matched and even used with other dies.

For my card, I cut out a hinged front from the Heart French Flair Boutique stacker frames from black card stock. I cut another piece in white and layered it inside the card after distressing it with evergreen bough distress ink. Then I cut medium piece from the second stacker frame and layered in the front again .  This I kept white in order to high light the new doily die.  Then I cut a circle in black placed on top of the new circle doily. On this, I placed the smallest part of the stacker frame.Then I put the second centre portion of the doily.  This I distressed with Ever green bough  Here, I have put some pearls to decorate the centre.  The flowers are cut and made from the Judy's Blooms die. I have coloured the flowers and leaves from Distress inks.

The Inside View


Lords and commons  doily ( set of 2)
Heart French Flair boutique Stacker frames-DL 269
Judys bloom CL 184
Distress inks-Evergreen Bough. squeezed lemonade. mowed lawn

The new challenge at the Cheery Lynn blog is all about borders and edgers.  So do join us for some amazing prices.
See you again next wednesday,. Happy crafting.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zooming by with a simple hi!

 Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here sharing three of the new release dies. The first is the On the Road motorcycle die...this is just beautiful. The scrollwork in the detail is elegant and is perfect for a manly card but could also be used for a lady biker! I also use one of my favorite new dies...the SAY WHAT? set. The thought bubbles in this set are so versatile! Not only could you use them for their intent, but they make great "clouds of smoke" or clouds for scenes, running animals, bikes that go zooming by! LOVE! 

And then finally I used my most favorite doily!!! The Florence Filigree can be used several different ways. Today I cut the doily twice without the center die--once in red and once in orange. I used the orange base and I punched out the "negative space" of the red doily and placed it into the holes of the orange doily. These little swirly twigs would make a great wreath or background "twigs" for floral bunches. I like the way the red and orange kinda of resemble flames. In cutting without the center, I created a solid space for my motorcycle. 
Cheery Lynn Dies used
On the Road
Say What? (Set of 16)
Florence Filigree Doily (Set of 2)
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project!

Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #156 is Borders and Edgers There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, October 27, 2014

White on White Elegance

Sandy here with an elegant white on white card.  I used limited supplies on this card; an embossing plate, a border and the center of one of our new doilies.  I began with a card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Using my Hearts and Rose Leaves embossing plate, I dry embossed a panel 4 x 5.25 inches and centered it onto the card base. 

I cut a piece of card stock, 2.25 inches square then die cut the center from my Lords & Commons Doily die.  I added small marks on the back of my die so I could line it up straight.  These new doilies are lots of fun to play with.  In addition to the traditional outer doily, you get a removable center die.  It only cuts out the pattern, not the outer edge so you can cut windows with it, use a circle die around the outer edge or use it on your doily for a full pattern.  

You can see the beauty of the dies when combined together, quite elegant.

Lastly I added my Southern Charm Valance across the bottom of the card, adding some pearl accents.  This card has a nice low profile for mailing.

Be sure to check out this week's Borders and Edgers challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 156 - Borders and Edgers

What wonderful entries we had last week for our Vintage challenge.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  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 this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

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

Vintage challenge winner

What wonderful entries we had last week. Using, the winner of our Vintage challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
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Congratulations, Chanya.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Borders and Edgers challenge.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ornate Vintage Card by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone. Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, it's Julie here today. This week I decided to showcase the versatility of one of my latest favourite dies from our newly released Doily Collection called Alpine Flourish Doily.

This die comes as a set of 2. You have the option to have a solid centre or use the ornate centre in the middle of your doily. For my card this time, I opted to have the solid centre as I wanted to stamp and mount a verse to place on it using the card maker die, this also fits perfectly as a mount to the back of my Alpine Flourish.

You will notice the ornate sides on my card are die cut using the centrepiece from my doily. I then mounted onto my plain card stock to make my design pop forward.

My flower and leaves were shaded with distress inks and mounted onto the Italian Flourish Mini Doily. I die cut out 2 doilies and made a cut into the centre on both of them. Next folding back and forward in a concertina style, I glued them together at the edges to form the full circle again.

I added a little stickles and distress around the edge and pearls to finish.

Cheery Lynn New Release:

Other Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

Thanks for stopping by to see my card today and good luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge.

Julie x

Friday, October 24, 2014

Army Card with Corina Finley

Hello and Happy Friday!

Corina here with you today to share my Army card that I created using some of the new Cheery Lynn Design Dies from the October 15th release!

Before I talk about the dies I used, I wanted to share a technique I used using the Gauze Border die as a stencil. 

I die cut the Gauze Border out of scrap paper. I then placed the border die cut on top of my Kraft card stock that I wanted to use on my card. I applied ink in a light colour (off white) direct to paper. Heat set and then moved the die/stencil slightly to the left and using my ink blending tool - I applied my green and brown ink tones. Remove my stencil and WOW! I absolutely love the effect it gave!

I used the New Army set - These dies are not just for the Armed forces but I will be using mine on masculine themed cards and on my scrapbook pages for my boys!

 Above is a Tank from the set which comes with four other dies. A helmet, the word Army which is shown above, a helicopter and Army Truck.

The I Spy die is going to be a great accent on nature cards. I live in Northern British Columbia, so outdoor/hunting activities are very popular here. I know that I will use this die quite a bit!

Dies Used

Gauze Border - B305

Sentiment Tag 2 (Set of 3) - B425

I hope you will play along in our weekly Challenge 155 - Vintage. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,
Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Year card with Irina Gerschuk

Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today. And I'd like to share with you my new card:

 Some close-ups:
Here you can closer see two of my fav dies (Holly Leaves and Cutie Fringe)
 I used Scalloped Note Box, vellum and beads to create some sort of shaker.
 I combined 2 different doilies in one to highlight the snowy motifs of the card (French Pastry Doily and Dutch Daisy Doily)
Dies used:
Dutch Daisy Doily (Set of 2)
French Pastry Doily - DL102
- B183 Holly Leaves
Cutie Fringe III - B257
- Stockholm Serenity Circle Boutique Stackers Frame (Set of 3)
Scalloped Note Box - B272
Snowflake Doily w/Angel Wing - DL279
Pennant Die - D103
Christmas Lights Swag - B131
Tags 1 - B260
100 Stars - B479

And don't miss our new challenge - the theme is so versatile, and the price is yummy)))))

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Hello to all!!!!

Today I bring to you a very simple card that highlights the new release doily dies.  The beauty of this card lies in the simple use of doilies with a square design. Yes!!!!! these are square shaped doilies. and it has detachable centre that can be used on paper to cut out individual mini doilies or even create a tile like pattern that I have done in my card here,

For my card , I have cut out two pieces of Royal Scandinavian Square doily and placed both together as shown. Before that , I distressed the centre of one die cut with distress inks.
For the tile pattern below, I placed the centre small square piece on a card stock, adhered it with scotch tape and cut through my die cut machine. Then I placed that same die next to this cut pattern and run through the machine again. This I repeated again to get this pattern.
Some ribbon and a simple sentiment and there you are !!! A card with such intricate cut work can be made in minutes. That is the beauty of these dies. They make simple cards look elegant.
So do have a look and enjoy the intricate details of this beautiful die.


Royal scandinavian doily (set of two )
Inverted scalloped oval XM 9
scor pal for scoring
distress inks-evergreen bough
ribbon and bead from stash.

The  new challenge is Vintage, So get going and do send in your entries to win 20 $ shopping spree.
So do thats all for today !!! Do try your hands on the new release dies. You will love them .
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