Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 161 - 'Tis the Season

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What wonderful entries we had last week for our Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

'Tis the Season
Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Dies used:
 
Dies used:

Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge winner

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What wonderful entries we had last week. Using Random.org, the winner of our Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
12 
Timestamp: 2014-11-30 04:22:02 UTC
  #12 ionabunny
 
 
Congratulations, Gail.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's 'Tis the Season challenge.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holidays are Coming by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here hosting the blog today and Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my American friends.

This week I decided to keep my design flat on my Christmas card to demonstrate how you can still get lots of interest  and the illusion of depth onto a card. At the same time being able to put in an envelope for ease of posting.


My 2 base layers were cut out using my stacker dies. I went around the edge of my patterned paper with my distress tool and added a little ink and stickles around the perimeter. My Santa image I also used my distress tool at the edges.


My image I used a little Frantage on and added onto my die cut frame along with some more Stickles.


My Reindeer were cut out in the same brown card as my frame and a maroon coloured card. I glued them together offsetting them slightly to give a shadow effect.


Finally scattering some die cut snowflakes all over my card, look how crisply they cut.  You will notice I have put some partly under the frame and others on the top, this also gives an illusion of depth.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :


Good Luck to Everyone entering our Weekly Challenge and I will see you all next Saturday.


Julie x

Friday, November 28, 2014

Noel Card with Corina Finley

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Hello! Corina here with you today, to share my Noel card. I have seen this style of card before with assorted word die cuts. When I saw the decorative Noel die, I knew I had to give this "Floating Word" card design a try!

I made the base of the card from Kraft card stock. I then matted with a layer of dark brown card stock and snowflake decorative paper. I cut the Noel die out of Kraft and measured the die cut vertically (from the top of the N to the bottom of the O). That measurement is the complete section that you will remove from the front of the card (see above picture for visual).


As you can see from the above picture: I cut three strips of medium weight acetate to give the die cut strength but also to attach the three sections together. The acetate runs diagonally behind the N and vertically behind the E and L. The acetate is sandwiched between the Kraft and dark brown card stock.



I created my Poinsettia using the Poinsettia Strip die. I inked and embossed the petals with the Burlap Embossing Plate. I then inked the top of each petal with brown ink to highlight the embossed impression.




Dies Used:
Poinsettia Strip - B324

Holly Leaves - B183


I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 160 - Non-traditional Christmas Colors. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,
Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas card with Irina Gerschuk

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Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today. And I'd like to share with you my new Christmas card:

 This time I decided to play with dimension and to add some texture to the project.
I used Winter Neighborhood Border with blue vellum and white paper to create more depth. 
I stamped some snowflakes and embossed them with puff-effect embossing powder to create some soft and fluffy texture. To add more dimension I die-cutted a circle from the background paper and filled it with silver glitter dots (it also added a sparkle to the card).

Here is the closer look to the layers:

Dies used:
Winter Neighborhood Border - B323
Circle Classic - Silver Stackers - L-4

And please don't miss our new challenge - the theme is so versatile, and the price is yummy)))))

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!
Irina

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A HAPPY CARD WITH ANITA KEJRIWAL

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Hello dear friends. ..

Today it's my turn to bring some inspiration for you using my favourite Cheery lynn dies.  The die that I will feature today is my most favourite one cos it is all in in! !
Confused! !!! Well , you can decide yourself after you see this die!! This is the New Release Die from October---Say What -a set of 16 dies


This die includes all the shapes and design one needs to create for their cards.
So for my card here , I have used the cloud shape as a stencil and have created a cloudy effect with tumbled glass distress ink. Then I cut the shapes of clouds and while the shape is still in the die, I inked it with blue
distress ink. Now I created the cloud scene on top. Then I have used the speech bubble die to add some sentiment.
The stamped image is coloured with distress inks. The flowers are again tiny die cut shapes coloured with copics. So this is my happy card for you.


 The List of Supplies-
Say what-a set of 16 dies
Embellishment #3-B265
stamp-Lili of the Valley, Magnolia, Unity stamps
Glossy Accents
Copic colours and Distress inks
stickles
I hope you liked my card!! Do check the ongoing challenge at the Cheery lynn blog.....Non-traditional Christmas colours. The prize is a 20$ shopping spree from the store.
So do leave a few words !! Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pink Snowflakes

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Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here playing along with this weeks challenge--Nontraditional Christmas Colors! I love using pink and lime green for holiday decorations. I have been creating these snowflakes for my tree and decided to share one with you.
I began by cutting several white card stock Royal Scandinavian Doilies--with solid centers.

I misted them with pink and Perfect Pearl Mists. I dried them with the heat tool and then fold up my doily...In half both directions perpendicular to the edges of the square. Next I fold the diagonally both directions. I cut to the center from one side and re-creased each fold to look like the doilies below.

 I lined up the doilies so that the corners line up on the top and bottom of my doily. I added a third doily to the back--lining up the top and bottom point.

Finally I cut a snowflake and misted it with Perfect Pearls. I added crystals and glued the snowflake to the top of the folded doilies. A string through the top makes the snowflake able to be hung on the tree.


 Cheery Lynn Dies used
Royal Scandinavian Doily (Set of 2)
Snowflake 2 - DL166

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project!

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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #160 is Non Traditional Christmas Colors There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tangled Tinsel

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The challenge this week is to use non-traditional Christmas colors.  I think this card fits that bill.  I began with an aqua card base 5 x 7 inches.  My designer paper came from a 6x6 inch pack so I trimmed the top row of penguins off; placed them at the top and the rest of the paper at the bottom.  That left me a gap of about an inch to fill in.  


To create the border piece, I began with a 1 inch pink base and added a 3/4 inch aqua base.  Using the largest die from the new Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frame and a pink piece of card stock 1/2 inches wide, I cut a border piece.  You can see in the photo above, that I just taped my card stock piece to the die and then ran it through my machine.  Using spray adhesive, I attached it to the aqua piece then trimmed the ends to size and added it to my card base.  


Using the largest die from the fabulous new Mirror Mirror Doily, I die cut it from pink card stock.  Using the smallest die, I cut it from aqua card stock and then used the plain oval from the set to trim out the smaller frame.   I layered them and then popped it up on my card base, popping up my cute little penguin as well.


 set and aqua card stock, I started my sentiment panel.  I trimmed a pink piece of card stock as a backer, then stamped my sentiment and trimmed it to fit. 
 
Be sure to check out this week's Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 160 - Non-traditional Christmas Colors

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What wonderful entries we had last week for our Tag You're It challenge.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Dies used:
 
Dies used:

Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

Tag You're It Challenge Winner

3:25 AM 2 Comments
What wonderful entries we had last week. Using Random.org, the winner of our Tag You're It challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
10 
Timestamp: 2014-11-23 04:11:49 UTC

Congratulations, Maryvonne.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Non-traditional Christmas Colors challenge.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Especially for You - Tag by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here hosting the blog today. I decided to join in the fun of the challenge this week and make a tag. I had full intentions of it being Festive in style, but it was such a horrible day outside I decided to think of summer days.


I cut a piece of Cardstock into a tag shape measuring 3.5 by 8 inches. I mounted my pink striped paper onto it which was distressed at the edges with my distress tool, to give a shabby feel.  I cut out my Deco Border in pink and white paper and offset one in front of the other to give added dimension.


I cut sections of my Snowflake Doily and placed on my tag for interest and texture. Next layering my fanciful flourishes on top.


My flowers were cut out in white card. I dabbed a little distress into the middle area of the flowers for shading and added flower soft for texture into the centres to finish them.


My speech bubble is from the Latest Release. The die is called Say What and has many shaped bubbles which are so much fun to use. I stamped a sentiment onto it and added distress ink around the edges.


My doll stamp was coloured with Copics and her dress was stamped on patterned paper and layered up. Finally adding a ribbon and some bling for finishing touches.

Hope you manage to join in one of our Weekly Challenges. You could win a $20 shopping spree to spend here at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:



Hope you have a lovely creative weekend,

Julie x



Friday, November 21, 2014

Holly Christmas Card with Corina Finley

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Hello! Corina here with you today with my Holly Christmas Card. I wanted to share a technique that I use when I have pattern paper or an image that does not fit the size/die shape that I want to work with! 


I wanted to use the piece of pattern paper that you see in the picture above. I selected 2 of the 3 dies from the Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stackers Frame set and card stock to match.


I die cut one medium and two of the small Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stackers Frame. I set the medium Kraft die cut aside.


I overlapped the 2 small Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Frames to the size of my image. I marked with a pencil and then used a Craft Knife and a ruler to trim away excess/overlapped card stock.


I used a piece of the excess scrap card stock to adhere both beside each other. I did allow the very outside border to stay overlapped. It allowed me to glue them to each other and stay stable. 


Perfect sized border - it is hard to see that it started off as 2! I die cut the Christmas sentiment and embossed with vintage copper embossing powder. I finished the card off by creating Holly which I used rhinestone for berries. 


Dies used:

Holly Leaves - B183


I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 159 - Tag You're It. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design store.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas card with Irina Gerschuk

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Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today. And I'd like to share with you my new Christmas card:

As a base for the die-cutter heart I used craft cardstock. To make the heart looks more interesting I decided to add a snowflake to it using Dutch Daisy Doily from the new release. Then I decided to highlight the die-cuts with some sparkling, so I added rhinestones and pearls.
Here is a closer look to the textures:
Dies used:
Dutch Daisy Doily (Set of 2)
Heart to Heart Doily - DL106
Daisy Lace Bracelet - DL135

And please don't miss our new challenge - the theme is so versatile, and the price is yummy)))))

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!
Irina

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A CHRISTMAS TAG AND ENHANCE YOUR DIE CUTS-A STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL.

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Hello Everyone,
I am back again with my weekly Wednesday post and today I bring to you a step by step tutorial on how to add that extra wow factor to your die cuts.
This is a picture heavy post as I have tried to show you each and every step. If I have missed anything on the way , please feel free to ask me.
 Please follow the instructions with each picture.
The list of supplies is given at the end of the post.

 These are the die cuts that we will need. I cut my die cuts in white so that I can colour and alter their look the way I want.

                       Cut the sides of the Fiona's magic mirror die cut with your scissors as shown.


 Place the daisy lace frame on the cut tag and carefully mark out the edges to cut and fit the tag we have cut earlier.

This is how it should look after  it has been trimmed. 


Now trim off that tree part from the die cut.


and using the glue, stick all the three die cuts together to give a thick look to your sentiment. This way it looks like a chipboard die cut.


Then apply versa mark on the die cut and cover it with gold embossing powder and apply heat with a heat gun .

        We get a really glittered and thick embellishment like this.


Do the same thing with snow flakes die cut and use glittered embossing powder now.


Color the ornaments with copic colours 

colour the leaves and flowers with distress inks and then spritz it with water. Dry with your heat gun . This gives a very nice sparkle to the flowers and leaves.


                               Apply foam dots at the back of the pieces that has to be popped up.


                         This is how the finished tags look like after all the elements have been placed.


Note the sparkled effect on the die cuts. I have applied a thin layer of clear glitter with my wink of stella clear glitter pen.

List of Supplies used
Distress inks-Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Fired brick and forest moss
Versamark embossing pad
Embossing powders-Rangers Enchanted Gold and Holographic glitter
Ribbon and pearl from stash

I hope you liked this. Do leave your feedback. And the challenge this week is also to MAKE A TAG !!!
So do participate to win a yummy prize.
See you next week... Goodbye!!!!



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