Shimmering Roses and our Weekly Spotlight Top 3!

Hi and Good Morning, Alison here again today and I am so chuffed to be able to announce our 'Top 3 in the Spotlight' this week chosen by the DT.  We had some gorgeous entries, and lots to choose from, so it was quite a tough choice, but this week we loved seeing in order of entry

Well done ladies, it was a pleasure to see your creations! :)  Please contact us
for your Weekly Spotlight Badge for display on your blog.    

Now for my card inspired by our new challenge theme this week of 'Roses'.

I love adding hand-made flowers to my creations - you can make them match perfectly to your chosen project colours, and they are also delightfully satisfying to make.

Sandy has done a brilliant tutorial on making Roses from Cheery Lynn Dies HERE and after selecting my shimmery and pearly papers, I cut out 3 layers of each size of the Large Rose, Medium Rose and Miniature Rose and embossed and inked the edges. 

I made 3 different size blooms from the same 3 size dies including the rose-buds and they are secured with tiny brads and a blob of Viva Decor Pearl Pen on top.

I hand-stitched my papers and layered 2 borders cut with the Lace Light Deco Border.  I  added the Victorian Romance Corner Flourish to anchor my roses and leaves, added pearl pins, ribbon and a hand-written tag.

All dies used on this card are:

Dont forget we have a great prize on offer again this week, and also the chance to win a BIG SHOT Die Cut Machine!   Each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added into a draw, and while you may only enter the weekly challenge once you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning. The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

You have until Sunday to join in, so lots of time to enter and I look forward to visiting and seeing some gorgeous entries.  There is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.

I hope everyone has a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


  1. Congratulations to everyone on last week's challenge! Your card and roses are gorgeous Alison! Love the pearly pink color and all the detail!

  2. Oh this is just precious, I love everything on this!!

  3. What a beautiful cards and lovely Dies. The stamp is so sweet.

    Hugs Astrid.

  4. Congrats to our top 3...always enjoy our challenge participants.
    Great design sweetie

  5. Alison so beautiful!! Love the inked roses and beautiful colors! Gorgeous die placement and love all the glitzy touches!

  6. oh, this is just gorgeous!!! I love the shimmery flowers!!

    Congrats to the ladies in the spotlight!!

  7. Amazing card Alison, love all the pearls, your flowers and the sweet image.
    Donna xx

  8. Alison, what a girly card, with so many wonderful details!

    Also, congratulations to the top three! All of the entries were so great - it was really hard to choose.


  9. Stunning card, love the soft colors and the double border! Your flowers are wonderful Alisson!
    Love, Kianel.


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