A Sweet Surprise!

Hi and Good Morning Everyone, Alison here :) and back again today to share a card I made inspired by this weeks Cheery Lynn Challenge theme of  'Doilies'.

Cheery Lynn make the most amazing doily dies!  There are so many to choose from, all with a really different feel from traditional to fantasy, and all gorgeously intricate.

My card uses a 6 x 6 inch scalloped card base, and I layered some freebie papers onto white American Crafts cardstock and coloured a cute Mo Manning image to match.  I used the classic French Pastry Doily die, and added a strip from the Mesh Border die chopped down to size to make it narrower, and edged at the top with a strip from the Expandable Tiny Border dies.  The bottom part of the mesh strip is finished off with some red gingham ribbon and the Lady Kate Edger border tucked underneath to make a sweet frilly panel.

The flowers were so quick and simple using the Daisy Strip and look really bright topped off with red card candi.  The digi-sentiment was cut out with one of the lovely sentiment frames and I added a couple of red brads, pearls and a charm to finish.

All dies uses on this card are:

I hope you find time to join in this week and you still have lots of time to enter.  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration from the rest of the talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.

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


  1. This is stunning! I love red and white and the die cuts work beautifully with the sweet image. Tracey x

  2. Good use of all these dies. Love the bright colors and the Mo image.

  3. Love your sweet card. Great use of the different dies and all the layers.

  4. What a beautiful job you did on this sweet card! I love the red and white checks and dots. And I really love the combination of dies you used. The whole card is delightful! Love it!

  5. Oh my. This is so cute. Love the layering of the different dies. The red and white patterns look great together

  6. I came back and looked at this adorable card again and I just have to comment on something that caught my eye this time. The shine on her little shoes! Love it! You are amazing!

  7. so so sooooo adorable!!!!
    I have got to get that mesh border!!

  8. Hi Alison! Your card is adorable! LOVE it! I can't say enough about your work, you are amazing girl! Hugs to you, Joann xx


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