Monday, December 31, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 61 - Friends

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas to All

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The team members here at Cheery Lynn Designs will be taking a little break over the holidays but we want to wish you the Happiest and Jolliest Christmas ever.  We will be revisiting some of our older posts that you might have missed.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Let It Snow! with Snowy

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Good Morning Cheery Lynn fans, Donna here today with my last Cheery Lynn card for 2012, as we are taking a break for a couple of weeks, to relax, enjoy the holidays with friends and family and get ready to show you what's coming up in 2013.


For my card today I followed the theme of the weekly challenge which is "Lots of Layers".

I started off with a 7.5inch x 7.5 inch card, then made my first white layer using the Pearl Square Mega Reflection Boutique Die, I then cut some pretty blue Christmas paper for the next layer, and then cut a layer of brown kraft cardstock using a smaller Pearl Square die and another square cut of beige Christmas words paper. I topped that layer with the Mexican tile pattern square of which I cut another kraft cardstock for underneath it so it would stand out even more. I then used a Penny Black snowman image on top, colored with Copics. 
I've created some falling snow with a Viva Decor ice white pen, and added my favorite Stardust Stickles for his hat and the snow. I've cut out a laced pine snowflake cut in half to fit underneath the Mexican tile pattern. I've also added some matching twine underneath and finished it off with a hummingbird die and some more beige pearls from the viva decor pen.


Here's a list of the dies used on my card


Thanks for stopping by today, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, see you again 2013




Monday, December 17, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 59 - Lots of Layers

3:30 AM 6 Comments
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.

Pink Hydrangea

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I'm taking a break today from Christmas cards to share a refreshing spring card that I made awhile back for a magazine submission - but sadly, it wasn't picked up. But I still love this card and hope that you will too!

  1. Die cut the French Lattice from green patterned paper, back with a rectangle, cut to the same size as the die cut in the matching patterned paper.
  2. Hand stitch a seed bead at each intersection of the die cut.To make it easier to line up, poke a hole with the needle from the top towards the bottom, and then bring your needle up from the back and add a bead.
  3. Die cut 15 small flowers, in pink cardstock from the Embellishment #2 die.Cup the flowers using a stylus and foam mat.Cut a small Styrofoam ball in half, and glue flowers onto ball.After glue is dry, add a small pearl to the center of each flower.
  4. Tuck leaves under hydrangea and glue to the center of the card.
 
The new challenge this week is Lots of Layers - that should be fun! Be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Cheery Lynn Designs :
 Bazzill Cardstock
K&Company Flora and Fauna Patterned Paper
Want2Scrap Pearls
Toho Seed Beads (1209)
McGillFlower Shaping Tools and Mat
GlueArts : Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Fiskars: Fuse Die Cutting Machine
Small Styrofoam Ball

'Tis the Season Challenge Winner

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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.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Last Christmas Decoration for another year

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Hello Cheery Lynn Fans, Tamara here with your Sunday inspiration.. 
Today I have created my last Christmas decoration of 2012 I'm getting quite a collection on my tree.. lol. 
Cheery Lynn Dies used
Other crafting items 
Magnolia Stamps, Lilly of the Valley Sentiment
Distress Inks, Ribbon and Brads
All that's left to say is 
MERRY CHRISTMAS
And 
HAPPY NEW YEAR 
May all your crafting wishes to true....
I am taking a break but will be back
 Sunday 6th January 2013

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Non Traditional Holiday Card

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Hello! I have my last holiday card to share!
Stepping away from my comfort zone, I chose to use non traditional holiday colors. The background was cut using the largest Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker. Lace Corner Deco C adorns the corners. I turned the Dutch Scallop Square Frame at an angle for more interest.
To create the flower, I cut Rose Leaf Strip three times. I staggered the leaves as I attached them. Once assembled, I added just a touch of Distress Stickles to add to the vintage flair. Build a Flower Embellishment #2 was used to create the flower center. Foilage was cut using Wreath Strip and Holly Leaves. Tucked in behind the flower is Snowflake 2.
Here you can see the details in the background. I covered the Diamonds & Starburst Embossing Plate with Ranger Distress Ink (Spun Sugar) to add a hint of color to the embossed areas. This is the smaller of the Merry Christmas sentiment set.
There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 shopping spree! Details Here
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 14, 2012

You've Got Mail

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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!





Shabby Chic, Mouse Trap Note Holder

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This week for Cheery Lynn Designs, I have revamped a mouse-trap into a note holder, using a range of dies.  I have spied these on many social media outlets and just had to try one.  These would make wonderful last minute Christmas presents! 

On the back of the 'trap' are 3 flat magnets, so the note holder can be placed on the fridge.
Firstly, I spray painted the mouse-trap in white, then started decorating.  The base below the mouse-trap is the Swedish Spring Oval Frame, which was cut from chipboard, and spray painted white.  Along each side of the mouse-trap the Lace Light Deco Border was used to decorate.  To create the main focal rose, I used the Miniature, Medium, and Large rose die's, just building the rose in layers. Beneath the rose, I created a doily by cutting the Lace Corner Deco D 4 times, and adhered all four edges together to form a miniature doily.  You may need to enlarge the photographs to see this detail. 
Foliage was created in and round the rose using the smallest leaf from the Small Leaves 2Wreath Strip, and Olive Branches which were cut into smaller segments. 

The 'today' sentiment was stamped onto the Sentiment Frame, and mounted on foam tape for dimension.  
I will be back early in the new year with more Cheery Lynn Designs.  Bj, Mike and Sandy have given the design team some time off over Christmas to spend with family (very spoilt).  AND, in the new year (mid January) the design team will be revealing all the CHA release dies.  I seriously cannot wait to show you the new release, they are fabulous!!

I will be back with more designs on the 4th of January, 2013 - wow, where did 2012 go?

The Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog, will still be hosting challenges, so do call on over and check each challenge out, and of course enter for a chance to win a $20 shopping voucher.

Wishing everyone a really special Christmas, and that 2013 bring all of you many blessings...
 Stay Safe
xxx

Materials
Medium Rose (B154)
Large Rose (B155)
Wreath Strip (B216)
Chipboard
Foam Tape
Adhesive
Sentiment Stamp
Mouse Trap
Glitz 'French Kiss' 6 X 6 Paper Pad

Thursday, December 13, 2012

2 cards and a flower tutorial - Kianel

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Hello dear Cheery Lynn friends,
Today i am showing you a card i made which is quite quick and simple.

The base of the card is a cardstock that i worked with the snowflake edger border.

I then made a masking template using the snowflakes die set to decorate my cardstock with ink.
I used the polynesian sail oval and the angel wing and placed the sentiments Happy and birthday in the center.

I then built a flower with Build a flower #2 and added some leaves from the dimensional leaves set #2 small and set #2 large.
Added a few decorations and voilà!
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And i also wanted to show you a card i made for a cardmaker's monthly kit i am DTing for here in France. Of course i used some Cheery Lynn Designs dies there but i also made a tutorial on how to make the lace flower as i received quite many questions about that one so here it is and hope this helps:

 Base of the card is XL square stackers and large silver square stackers. I also used the cardmakers' stackers and the english tea party doily and coordinated angel wing.

 Inside i placed a XL scalloped circle stackers and a large silver circle stackers. In the top corner you can see a die from the deco lace corner #D set. Holly leaves is placed around the flowers. 
Lovely tiny butterflies are placed here and there and the flower is made with lace deco corner #D set.

LACE FLOWER TUTORIAL:

Step 1: cut 5 pieces of lace deco corner #D die in white paper.
 Step 2: colour with distress inks.
 Step 3: cut the middle part of one diecut like the picture shows.
 Step 4: roll around a round stick to shape the flower.
 Step 5: glue and here is what you get. Shape the petals gently to the outside using a round brush stick. Do exactly the same steps with a 2nd diecut and glue around the one you just did, shaping petals towards the outside.
 Step 6: glue what you achieved on one diecut that you shape towards the outside but don't cut. Then add another layer and shape gently towards the outside but less than before and do end with the last diecut that you use as is. And voilà! Pretty cool isn't it?

 Don't forget our challenge everyweek for a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree and the opportunity to see our challenge DT mates' amazing creations!
Love from frozen France, Kianel.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

T'is The Season

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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,
 
 

Stained Glass Lacey Angel

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For my card today, I want to share a fun way to create stained glass using the Cheery Lynn Designs Lacey Angel die. My friend Stacey from Sweet Stamps showed me how to do this. 

Step 1: Die cut the Lacey Angel die twice.  I die cut it from Cryogen metallic white paper and then again from a patterned paper.

Step 2:  Insert the Angel die cut back into the DP, turn it over and add a two sided sticky tape to the back side of the DP.  If your tape is not wide enough, just butt the strips up against each other.  I used 2.5 inch Scor-Tape.

Here you can see the tape shining through the Angel.

Step 3:  Add clear glitter to the Angel, tapping it down where the tape shows through then knocking off the excess.  I used Sparkly Sweet Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. 

Step 4:  Remove the release paper from the tape and add a piece of vellum to the back side of the Angel, covering up all the sticky tape.

Step 5:  Add color to your Angel.  I used a combination of Pitt Pens and Copic markers.  I left the wings clear as well as the bottom edge of her gown.  Avoid getting your vellum too wet as it will buckle. 

Step 6:  Add a light colored card stock behind the Angel to help the colors show through.  I used white for my card.

To complete my card, I added a border from the Expandable Tiny Borders die to the top and bottom of my card front.  And then die cut my Merry Christmas die, trimming off the snowflakes.  Since I had to cut two Angels to get my background DP, I decided to use the extra angel to finish the inside of my card.

 

I die cut a Scalloped Oval Small Stackers and the matching Silver Oval Small Stackers for my computer generated sentiment.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. This is a fun technique and does not take very long to complete.  It would work wonderfully with any of the lacey die cuts that Cheery Lynn makes.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's 'Tis the Season challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.

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