Golden Beauty & Our Weekly Spotlight Top 3

Hi and Good Morning, Alison here today.  Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous Christmas in July creations with us last week, there were some stunning entries!  The Top 4 in order of entry (as it was so difficult to choose just 3) chosen by our DT  are:

Well done ladies, it was a pleasure visiting your blogs!  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.

Now onto my card :) - Well I dont use silver or gold on my creations very often, purely because it can be a little tricky to photograph, but this weeks challenge really inspired me to create something that looked like the things as a child I would sit and admire in my mums jewellery boxes! :)  She loved and collected old victorian style earrings and brooches with pearls, filigree, cameos, bugs and butterflies.  If I was very lucky she let me organise the box and then clean them!! lol :D

I used a 6 x 6 inch card base and stamped the main image in gold ink.  I cut the frame from the gorgeous Polynesian Sails die and matted it with black card using the matching Angel Wing, this is rapidly becoming one of my favourite dies as it is so elegant and versatile!  I then added the Victorian Romance Flourish, Small Exotic Butterfly and assembled the main flower cutting the large and small Sweet Williams in 240gsm gold mirri card.  I added pearls and a pearl brad for a bit of bling and a gold heart charm.

All dies used on this card are:

I hope you find time to join in with the challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some gorgeous creations!  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too!

Have a smashing week and thanks so much for visiting today,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


  1. I love the card Alison the Gold theme is great as it really show all the details of the Cheery Lynn Dies. Thanks once again for choosing me as the weekly spotlight.

  2. Alison, this is so very beautiful and elegant! I love the black and gold combination, fabulous card.

  3. Just gorgeous, Alison! :^)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Alison, I love the gold and black combination, really makes the gold stand out.

  5. This is totally gorgeous Alison. Love the image you have chosen and the gold frame is perfect. It really is beautiful
    Eileen x

  6. Gorgeous, Alison. It really does look like that old jewelry!

    I'm just getting started with Cheery Lynn Dies, and only have three, but I've got a new one on it's way to me, so my collection is growing!

  7. This is just gorgeous, so dramatic, you've give me new ideas for the dies!!

  8. I would love to enter oe of your competitions but have no idea how to do the things you say on your list. I've only just started my blog my first post will be tomorrow so don't know how to link anything.
    I just relised I forgot to even put my name on the bit about
    This may be harder than it looks but I really want to do it because I am a real blog hopper and love looking at people lovely crafty makes.
    All the best Pauline

  9. Alison you did a fabulous job with the theme!! You should do gold more often!! Love how rich it looks!

  10. Alison, as usual, your card is stunning! The polynesian sails oval looks so great in gold!
    Love, Kianel.


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