By The Sea, and our Weekly Spotlight Top 3!

Hi and Good Morning, Alison here today and I am so chuffed to announce our Top 3 in the Spotlight this week chosen by the DT.  We had some gorgeous entries to our 'Hot in the Summer' challenge and this week we have loved seeing in order of entry:

01 - Diane H
12 - Shelley

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

This week the Cheery Lynn DT were given some gorgeous Imaginisce products to play with, and I fell in love with this beautiful blue 12 x 12 paper from the Making Waves Collection!  These are double sided papers, great quality and really wonderful to work with.

I made my own 6 x 6 card base using the largest size French Flair Scalloped Stackers.  I folded a 12 x 12 piece of ice white 300gsm pearl cardstock in half, and placed the top part of the die just a little above the crease so it still held itself intact.  I then layered alternate sheets of paper and card from the:

French Flair Scalloped Stackers - the 3 largest sizes
French Flair Silver Stackers - the 3 largest sizes
French Flair Doily Stacker - the 2 largest sizes (I love these doily dies!)

I then added a couple of mini flourishes and an exotic butterfly, centred my image on Scalloped Circle Stackers and Classic Circle Stackers and cut 3 starfish shapes from the leaves part of the Large Rose & Medium Rose dies!

This was a totally new shape of card for me, and I have to say I was really pleased with the result and how well all the dies and layers just fitted together perfectly. 

I hope you find time to join in this week, and dont forget if you leave a comment on the 'kickoff post' on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog you are in with another chance of winning a $20 gift certificate to spend online.  There is also more fabulous inspiration on the Imaginisce blog and a further chance to win a great prize there too! :)

Thanks so much for visiting today and have a smashing week,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


  1. Love this card Alison, the colours are gorgeous. I was looking on the Shop site last night and watched the video of Mike and BJ when they were here in OZ and I saw me on there and my Hat, Flowers and ring that I made with Cheery Lynn Dies it was so exciting.

  2. Not only is this card adorable, it is gorgeous!!! Such pretty, soft colors....stunning!! And thank you for putting me in the Top 3...I love it!!

  3. Alison LOVE your card done with the Waves Collection!! Tilda is so perfect and adorable. Love the starfish too!!! Beautiful!!

  4. Alison this card is just stunning! I am going to pin it on pinterest and try to make one someday soon!
    Love the beautiful paper that you chose to work with! Lots of wonderful inspiration on both blogs!
    Thanks for choosing my card! All of the entries were so inspiring!!!
    :) Jill

  5. Gorgeous card Alison!
    Love all the details and the cool colors!
    Love, Kianel.


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