Welcome Ann, Guest Designer for June

Hello Cheery Lynn fans,
 My name is Ann McLachlan, i'm honored to be a guest designer with my favorite company for June.
Thank you BJ, Gini and Lori for giving me this amazing opportunity.....So exciting!

I live on the Hibiscus Coast North of Auckland in New Zealand.
I have been scrapbooking and card making for the past twelve years and over that time i have been fortunate to have been published in several magazines, designed for four design teams (as a coordinator on three). I have worked as a demonstrator for two different companies and taught classes at two retreats.

I love playing with paper craft goodies and hope you enjoy my creations.

For my first project as guest designer I have designed a gate fold card in pink & cream, i really love the softness and femininity of the colors but it also has lots of layers for visual  interest.

I started with a metallic pearl gate fold card, adding patterned paper edged with strips of  lace light deco border in cream and embellished them with pink rhinestones for added bling.  
I then added a layer of chicken wire cut in metallic pink. 
This is one of my favorite dies for adding background texture.

I  die cut a french pastry doily in cream, cut it in half and centered them on each side of the card.
To embellish my card I added velvet blooms in opposite corners with rose leaf and leaf flourish foliage. I finished the front off with a sentiment frame on topped with another tag and a hugs sentiment.

To decorate the inside of my card I covered each panel with patterned paper.
In the four outside corners I placed a die cut from the lace deco corners I set 
and finished off the center with strips of light lace deco border cut in metallic pink card.

I hope you have enjoyed my first project, I will be back with another project next week.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Chicken Wire Frame
French Pastry Doily
Light Lace Deco Border
Rose Leaf Strip
 Hugs Sentiment
 Sentiment Frame #1 
Lace Deco Corners I
Leaf Flourish Strip


  1. Adore your work and this is no exception. Just stunning. So happy to have you with us this month, Welcome. Can't wait to see what else you will blow us away with.

  2. Ann, we are delighted to have you joining us this month! This is very pretty!

  3. HI! im a lover of everything die-cutting.. i wonder how can I apply as your guest desinger? Please feel free to visit my blog and gallery!

    blog: http://scrappingcrazy.blogspot.sg

  4. What a gorgeous card. I love the delicate layers, the flowers and the pink pearls. The inside of the card is equally gorgeous. Wonderful choice of papers and the filigree die cuts are wonderful.

    The only thing that is wrong with this beautiful card is that it is not in an envelope with my name and address on it.

    Great job!

  5. What a gorgeous card!! Congrats on being a guest designer for Cheery Lynn Designs! Isn't this a fabulous company? :-)

  6. Welcome and congratulations on being the guest designer for the month of June! Good job.

  7. This is so beautiful! Love all the detail and layers! Great dimension!

  8. Thank you so much for the very warm welcome, I'm thrilled to be guest designing for an outstanding
    company with such talented designers.
    Jean, your comment was priceless and put a huge smile on my face....Thank you! :-)


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