Friday, November 30, 2012

Santa Kitty

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Hi everyone, it's Friday and I am happy to be here with you to share a cute little Christmas card with some non-traditional colors which fits right in with our challenge this week!  : )

I saw this adorable little Christmas kitten stamp by Stampendous at one of our local scrapbooking stores and I just knew I had to have him.

The Swedish Spring Oval Frame die is one of my favs and I thought it was just the perfect frame for this sweet little image.

Here is a look at my card:

For this project I used the following dies:

B151 - Cuties 3
B183 - Holly Leaves
DL189 - Lace Square Heart Mega Dolly
FRM135 - Swedish Spring Oval Frame
XL-7 - Oval Classic Large Stacker Nesting Die
XM-7 - Oval Classic

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Non-traditional Christmas Colors!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

As always, if you are in need of more inspiration, why don't you take a moment and pop-in to see what my fellow Team mates have been up to.  I know you will be glad you did!

Have a Cheery Day!

Grandmothers Garden Tag

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8" X 3"
 This week for Cheery Lynn Designs, I have created a Large Tea Tag, which represents my Grandmothers garden. I have wonderful memories of my Grandma, and her magical, beautiful garden.
 This project has used a considerable amount of dies, so I will give a basic run-down and the rest can be found in the material's list.  The base of the tag was covered with the Chicken Wire Frame, using gold cardstock.  Sadly, gold never ever photographs well.   The larger flowers on the tag were created from the smaller of the two petals in the Cherry Blossom die. Other flowers are from the Build A Flower Embellishment #2, and the Darling Daisies.  So much foliage was used, including the Pair of Ferns, Olive Branches, and the Fanciful Flourish - most die-cuts were given a 'nip and a tuck' to fit, and then overlapped, for a more realistic appearance.
 The Victorian Picket Fence, was cut from chipboard, and inked with Tea Dye distress ink.  I neatly tucked in a fairy, as I was 100% positive there were fairies in my Grandma's garden!  The Spiderweb added a little more character to the tag, and I couldn't help but add a spider...

The challenge this week on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog is Non-Traditional Christmas Colours (no red or green) - do call over for a visit, even if for the inspiration.
Till next week
Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lace Christmas Tree

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Karen Wallace has stepped in today to design for us as Kianel needed a week off.  In keeping with our Non-Traditional Christmas Colors challenge theme, she has made two wonderful cards using the beautiful Lace Christmas Tree die and mirror card.  For this first card, she added a beautiful bow from the Ornamental Wreath and Bow die set to the top of the tree.  Across the top of the card, she added Lace Light Deco border.   And then she used Holly Corners embellishments. 

For this second 6x6 card created with the Scalloped French Flair, then added a layer of embossed paper with the Silver French Flair.  She used the new Lace Christmas Tree, die cutting 3 of them for a 3-D look.  The corners are holly leaves from the new Holly Leaf Strip.

Thanks Karen for stepping in and helping us out.  Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's Non-Traditional Christmas color challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sparkly Pink Christmas

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Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here today, sharing a card inspired by this weeks challenge theme of 'Non Traditional Christmas Colours'.  As always there is a fab prize on offer and you still have plenty of time to enter HERE:

Now I love to see light and fresh looking christmas cards, they can really stand out amongst the darker, more traditional colours and its quite nice to have a break from all the reds and greens too.

I started off with a 6 x 6 scalloped card base and layered K&Co papers from my scraps box onto American Crafts white textured cardstock.

This stunning Lace Christmas Tree die cuts beautifully and is so ornate and swirly it has a real wow factor!  I layered it on top of the matching Angel Wing for dimension and then added lots of sparkle and bling.  The gorgeous snowflakes were layered snowflowers from set 1 and 2 held together with moonstone brads, and the smaller snowflakes were made using embellishments from the BAF embellishment sets.

The beautiful border is the Anastasia die with 2 staggered layers and topped off with pink dotty satin and organza ribbon.  This was a pretty quick card to make, and would work well with any colour combo and scraps of papers :)

All dies used on this card are:

Lace Christmas Tree + A/W
Anastasia Border
Snowflowers #1
Snowflowers #2
Snowflakes plate (the 3 mini snowflakes, top left)
BAF - Embellishment set  #1
BAF - Embellishment set #2
Square Classic Silver Stackers
Scalloped Square Stackers

I cant wait to see how you interpret this  weeks challenge and dont forget this is always fresh and inspirational projects uploaded daily by the rest of our talented DT over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.

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

May the Magic of Christmas fill your Heart

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Morning all, Tamara here. Not long to go before the big day.  I have already put up my Christmas decorations and hung up my stocking.  I'm now getting into the Christmas spirit.  My creation today was going to be a Christmas tag but changed my mind at last minute and made it into a card instead.
Cheery Lynn Dies I have used are 
The size of my card is 14.5cm x 14.5cm I have used distressing inks around all of the edges to add to that aged look. I really love the Frills and Hearts Border die and find myself reaching for it more and more as it goes with so many designs and looks so good with a few staples to hold it in place. 

I also couldn't be without all my nesting dies and use these on nearly all my projects.. 

Over on our Challenge blog we have a great challenge for you this week with the theme "Non Traditional Christmas Colours" You must use at least one Cheery Lynn Die to enter for a chance to winner a $20 coupon to spend in the Cheery Lynn Store
Have fun crafting today 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Colorful Snowman Christmas

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Good Morning Cheery Lynn fans, Donna here to show you a card I made for Cheery Lynn Designs, using some of the snowflake dies, perfect for your Christmas cards, or just any of the winter cards you'll be making for your friends.

 I've colored a Sassy Cheryl snowman image with copics in some nice bright colors (definitely not your traditional Christmas colors) I've also used a corner die in the lower hand corner, and mounted the snowman image onto the Dainty Dutch Deco Square. Papers are all from Bo bunny, and I've added some snow falling using the viva decor pen. The finished card size is 5½ " x 5½".

Here's a list of the dies I've used for this card

Don't forget to enter the weekly challenge where you have the chance to win a $20 gift voucher to spend at the Cheery Lynn store

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 56 - Non Traditional Christmas Colors

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This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Non Traditional Christmas Colors
(no red or green)

 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 our blog in your post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.  And now to our inspiration for today......

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

Christmas Tag

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I hope that those of you in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I sure did, but now it's time to get into full swing of the Christmas season. I haven't put my tree up yet, but it's on the agenda for this week. On that note, I have a Christmas tag to share with you today. Tags are fun to make any time of the year, but are so great to have around now for presents.

I used one of our Window dies, backed it with vellum, and added a little touch of Flower Soft to the corners of the windows to look like snow. I added some small flowers from the Embellishment 2 die to my holly folliage. The fancy backing was created by gluing 2 of Fiona's Magic Window Frames together, and just gave the tag a little more substance - plus it was a great place to tie my ribbons on as well.
Our new challenge should help get you in the Christmas spirit! We would like to see your Christmas creations using non-traditional colors (no red or green). Enter by Sunday night for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Echo Park Paper: Very Merry Christmas
WorldWin Papers: Vellum
May Arts Ribbon: Paper Cord 420-16, Silk SK16
Stickles: Ruby Slippers
Flower Soft: Polar White

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Hamster

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Hi, it's Sandy with you today, Tamara will be back on Wednesday.  For my card I just had to use this new image called Christmas Hamster from Sylvia Zet.  I printed her onto Cryogen paper and then die cut around her with my Polynesian Sails Angel Wing.  I used a wonderful metallic red paper to cut my Polynesian Sails Oval frame, using spray adhesive to stick it down.  I colored the image with Copic markers, adding sparkly accents with Smooch ink and Viva Deco Pearl pen for the snowflakes.  I also added some gold leafing pen around the edges of the angel wing.  Across the bottom of my card, I added the lower part of a Tiffany Border

Because the frame is so large, I wanted a smaller poinsettia on this card.  So I created one using the two smallest petals on my Mega Fanciful Flourish; I cut 5 of each of them.  I love all the veining on the petals.  The flower measures about 1.75 inches wide.  Below the flower I added some pine from the new Wreath Strip die.  The DP is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  Finished size is 5 x 7 inches. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspirationYou still have time to join in on this week's Tag you're it! challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.  

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fun with Angel Wings

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Hello! Today I have a fun Thanksgiving card for you!
I created the fun scallop edge of my card using the English Tea Party Doily Angel Wing!
I cut the strip for my card base, then taped the angel wing to the end of the strip so that it wouldn’t move as I cut it.
Whaaala!! A fun decorative edge on your card!
The frame was cut using the middle size Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker. I then cut out a portion of the coved rectangle block using Classic Square Silver Stacker making a fun frame for my sentiment! I finished off the frame with Lace Corner Deco B. I cut two layers of Fall Pumpkins, trimming off the outer edge of one layer and adhered it to the center of the pumpkin with foam adhesive for dimension to my pumpkin. I layered the pumpkins atop the larger of Two of Hearts tucking in leaves and foliage from Mini Fanciful Flourish, Wreath Strip, Small Leaves #2.
There is still time to enter this weeks challenge for your chance to win the $20 gift certificate! Details Here
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fun With Tags

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Welcome to Friday everyone! 

Today I wanted to share with you a couple of tags that I have made.  I used the DL193 - Horizon Coved Rectangle die to make the base of the tags instead of using a pre-made tag.  This gave me the flexibility to make the size I wanted.

If you have not had the chance to use these Reflection dies yet I highly recommend that you try them out.   They are so versatile and I keep finding another use for them.

There is a post by my very talented team mate Kianel here that shows you how these dies can be combined to make different shapes.  Check it out for more cool ideas : )

Here is a look at my tags:

For my first tag I layered 3D DL225 - Snowflowers Set One on top of the B238 - Love You More and used the B215 - Expandable Tiny Borders to hang the Snowflowers as ornaments.

A close-up of Tag 1:

For my second tag I made a 3D DL228 - Lacey Angel and finished it off with some of the pieces from B242 - Special Occasions.

A close-up of Tag 2:

For this project I used the following dies:

Tag 1 - Red Ribbon
B183 - Holly Leaves
B190 - Sentiment Frame #2
B215 - Expandable Tiny Borders
B216 - Wreath Strip
B238 - Love You More
B241 - Rose Leaf Strip
DL193 - Horizon Coved Rectangle
DL225 - Snowflowers Set One
XM-5 - XM Scalloped Circle

Tag 2 - White Ribbon
B189 - Sentiment Frame #1
B242 - Special Occasions
DL193 - Horizon Coved Rectangle
DL228 - Lacey Angel

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Tag You're It!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Of course, if you would like more inspiration be sure to pop-in to see what my fellow Teamies have been up to!
Have a Cheery Day,

Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

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For Cheery Lynn Designs this week, I have created a Christmas tree, table decoration.  The base of the tree is a hot chocolate container, which is covered with cardstock, and then the Snowflake Edger border was added to decorate.  
Cheery Lynn Designs have an amazing range of Christmas dies, you can find them 'HERE'.  I have a love of snowflakes, probably due to being an Australian, and only ever seeing snow once in my life. 
My Christmas Tree has been totally decorated with snowflakes, including the negative die-cuts from the Snowflake Edger.  The list of dies used can be found below in the materials list.
The challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog is 'Tags'.  You only need to add one Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter, and have the chance to win a $20 voucher to the store.
Have a wonderful day
Available from Cheery Lynn Designs
Stardust, Ranger Stickles
White, Bazzill Textured Cardstock
Kaisercraft, Crystal Bling Pieces
Fancy Braid, and Matching Trim

Thursday, November 22, 2012

tag tutorial - Kianel

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Hello dear Cheery Lynn Designs friends,
Kianel here with you today to show you a shabby chic creation.
As our weekly challenge's theme this week is "Tag you're it", i thought i would show you how to quickly create a tag using my fantastic Reflection dies. Remember that when you enter our challenge, you have a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree to spend on the store!
So here is today's project:
To create my tag, i used the Mini pearl rectangle mega doily: size 3 to cut out the base and then size 7 to cut out the corners.
Just align the die so it follows the scallops of your tag. Don't forget to place the bottom of your tag under the die or it will be cut out! And don't forget to use a piece of tape so that your die and paper don't moove when you put them in your cutting machine.
Here is what it looks like in the top corners now: just like a ready made tag!
XL scalloped circle stackers and Large silver circle stackers to surround my Tilda stamp. Colouring is made with Distress inks and Creative Inspirations shimmer paints. Small #2 exotic butterfly is painted and decorated with pearls. The texture on the tag borders is structure paste i placed here and there.
Snowflake 6 is painted with shimmer paint and i added white puffy velvet pen for texture + snowflowers # 2 + snowflakes die in the center with a pearl. And then the wreath strip with a little tag from the sentiment frames set #1.
To finish my tag, i added a Lace deco corner E on top of the tag and the celtic chain border at the bottom.

Paper and stamp from Magnolia. Shimmer paints to cover all embellishments and die cuts from Creative Inspirations. Puffy velvet pen for texture.
Have a fun week dicovering my Team mates' creations here on the blog everyday! Love from France, Kianel.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bow & Bell Tag

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Good Morning - Alison here today :)  I hope everyone is having a really good week so far.
Our challenge this week is called 'Tag - you're it', and you still have lots of time to enter here:
This was a really fun project for me, as I dont often think to make tags this size.  I used a blank manilla parcel tag (6.5 x 3.5 inches) and covered it with MME xmas paper.  I then backed it onto some kraft card and inked the edges. 
I layered 2 of the Holly Lace Flourish dies and made the border from the Queen Anne's Lace following some of the pattern design on the paper.   I chose to make the centrepiece out of the beautiful and very elegant lacey Bell Die which comes with the fabby bow too, and layered it onto cream cardstock.  I decorated the bells with pearls and fixed it to the oval stackers.  For a fabulous finishing touch I added 3 snowflakes from set 1 and 2 of the snowflowers dies, I absolutely love these and seem to be using them on almost everything at the moment! :)
All dies used on this tag are:
I hope you find time to join in this week, and I look forward to seeing more lovely entries.  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too.
I hope everyone has smashing Thanksgiving and a brilliant week, and thanks so much for visiting our blog today,

Doilies and Borders and Flakes, Oh my!

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I started out making a tag, which evolved into an ornament which evolved into a tent card, lol.  I love mixing Cheery Lynn Designs dies.  For this I used two doilies, two snowflakes and a border die.

I began with the beautiful Pinwheel Doily with angel wing.  I found that you can spin the die cut in the die and add extra cuts to all the fins of the doily, so that is what I did using white card stock.  Then I cut the angel wing out of red card stock.  I rotated the angel wing to see more of the red.  Next layer up is the Notre Dame Cathedral Doily with angel wings.  I trimmed off the outer ring of the red card stock doily then added a DP angel wing.  Next up is Snowflake #7 in white with one of the smaller flakes from the new Snowflowers Set Two die cut from red in the center.   I used Tiffany Border along the bottom of the card. 

I used pop dots between each of the layers for some added dimension.  The last step was to add a bunch of pearl accents.  Finished size is 5.75" square.

I was asked to explain what I meant about spinning the paper in the die to add more cuts.  Here is a pic of the Pinwheel Doily die.

As you can see, every other fin of the doily has expanding circles on them.  Here you can see the doily after it is cut but still in the die.

So what I did was rotate the doily one fin to the right as shown in this next pic.  This will die cut the circles in the blank fins.

And here is the result, the white doily on the left is a normal cut, the red doily on the right is a rotated cut.  Two beautiful looks from one die. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's Tag you're it! challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Card and TAG

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Good Morning Cheery Lynn fans, Donna here today with my latest card and tag creation.and with the latest challenge being Tags, I included one to go along with my card. I love the background effect the snowflakes give on the Kraft card behind Tilda.

I think it really stands out........and it's an easy way to create your own backgrounds.

 For my card I used a stamped sentiment stamped onto pearlescent card, matted onto some teal card and then onto the kraft card. The border running across the middle is two snowflake edgers on teal card. I've added some Holly flourishes cut out from the kraft card underneath the sentiment and then a snowflake decoration in the lower left. I've cut two corners out of the kraft card as well.

List of Dies used on Tag

List of Dies used on Card

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll join in on the challenge this week on the challenge blog for your chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs store.

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