Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Happy Birthday

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! :)

This week our new challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs is 'Birthday', and so I was in my element making this sweet little card.  I love how delicate and lacy these pretty dies look and they all work so well together.

This was my first time using one of the gorgeous Reflection Boutique Dies and was thrilled at the results! They were so easy to use and enabled me to create customised mats and layers in just the perfect size for my stamped image. The possibilities are endless, as I only used the 2 smallest sized Horizon Coved Rectangles dies, and you get a total of 6 different sizes in the set! I loved not being restricted in the sizes you can create, and can see myself making card bases and matching boxes from these fabby dies too! :)

I used a gorgeous Tilda and coloured her with PM's, and hand-stitched Prima and MME papers. 
The border was created using B160 - Queen Anne's Lace, (which is beautiful!) and the corners were cut from just one of the dies in the B162 - Lace Corner Deco B set.

Other dies used on this project are:

D133 - Exotic Butterflies - SM #2
D133a - Small #2 Angel Wing
B152 - Miniature Rose
B154 - Medium Rose - these make gorgeous flowers in so many ways!

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

7 Kids College fund - Dies or punches
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Butterflies
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Lace
Totally Tilda - Happy Birthday
Moving along with the Times - Shabby Chic
Papertake Weekly - A Stitch in Time
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Ribbon &/or Twine
Penny Black & More - Oh so cute!
Totally Papercrafts - Things with Wings
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Pearls & Lace
Craft Your Days Away - Metal
Stamptacular Sunday - Freebie Week
Craft Your Passion - Dies or Punches

2 Sisters Challenge - Flowers
PaperPlay Challenges - Things with wings

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I will be back again tomorrow with another card to share :)


Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautiful. Love the little pearl accents.

Doreen said...

This is fantastic,love the image and gorgeous die

Anna said...

This is so sweet :) Love the colours and all the details.
The image is coloured perfect.:)

Vicky said...

Wow Alison this is so pretty the image and all those delish dies too...just beautiful :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

ulrike said...

WOW, this card is absolutely stunning! There are so many beautiful details and the new Reflection Boutique Dies are fantastic. Love the colors and your flowers.

Liz Miller said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colour scheme.
Liz xx

catherine said...

This is a fantastic card Alison and just love the way you have put it all together. The image and the colours are fab
x catherine

Ivonne said...

OMG!!! Love beautiful!!! Love all the embellishments and the colors, so delicate. Gorgeous card! Hugs, Ivonne

Paula (PEP) said...

You're definitely in your element playing about with these dies! Your distressed edges combined with the sewing are superb too & I just marvel at all these layers & how interesting it all is with the different coloured pearls. The heart charm studs really accent your pearls beautifully in shape too.
Paula (PEP)

Sasha said...

What an absolutely fabulous card, Alison. Beautifully coloured Tillda, gorgeous dies, stitching, pearls.....EVERYTHING!! xx

Wendy said...

Wow Alison, this is absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it.
Wendy xx

Olga said...

Eye popping gorgeous, I love all the layers!

Wendy said...

This is a me card love it the colours are fab I went straight and bought some of the dies the others are added to my wish list the image is gorg against the dies love it love what can I say but I love it lol xx

Hugs Wendy

Jenny said...

A gorgeous colour scheme, beautiful papers/card used and perfect colouring. Gorgeous all round!
Thanks for joining Papertake.

Claire said...

WOW Alison, this is just stunning, gorgeous image and fabulous papers and love all the pretty punched elements too - love it. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

Happy Crafter said...

Wow it is gorgeous and what a lovely colour choice lovin all those beautiful Die Cuts yummy :)
Hugzz Val xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card alison.
love all the dies you have used and a great sketch.

greetings karin

Kim said...

This is absolutely gorgeuous!!!! Love all the die cuts, gives it such a lacy look. How did you get your stitches so perfect while hand stitching? Love it!

Kim said...

This is absolutely gorgeuous!!!! Love all the die cuts, gives it such a lacy look. How did you get your stitches so perfect while hand stitching? Love it!

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Alison - the colour is gorgeous and the die cuts are stunning.
Love the flowers too.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Karen said...

Hi Alison
I didn't get time to leave a comment this morning when I first looked at this card. This is just gorgeous and I love those new dies.


Sue said...

Wow! this is So beautiful Alison!! what a sweet Tilda and you've coloured her so beautifully! I love the papers and the stitching looks fab! Gorgeous embellishments - so many wonderful details in this card!! I love all the die cuts and those pretty pearls - it's a real stunner!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Shabby Chic/Vintage theme and good luck in the Challenge!
Hope you're having a good week
Big Hugs Sue xx

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card. Love all the details and the colors are so gorgeous.
So happy you joined us at penny black and more, good luck!

Sara H said...

Hi Alison =)
Drooling again here!!!!! The die cuts are so stunning especially the butterfly!!!!!! I can´t take my eyes of it =D
I absolutely LOVE the soft colors and there is so many beautiful details!!!!!!!! Love it =)

Deb said...

wow, this is absolutely stunning Alison, the die cuts are so pretty!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Alison :-) I love all the dies and details ,,,, so very pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Bunny said...

Lovely card, thanx for joining us at Craft your days away, and good luck.


Anonymous said...

So beautiful Alison! I have yo agree with you about the dies; they do look so pretty and the detail is just gorgeous. You really do showcase them brilliantly.

Lorraine said...

Stunning card Alison, I love the colours and image. You have a such a flair for using the dies - love it!
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Each time I see a new card from you I think it is my favourite. Well this one is my new favourite. I love the soft blue and her dress is just gorgeous. Fab stitching and reallly beautiful die cuts. It's a beautiful card Alison. This one is a winner for sure!

Donna Mosley said...

STUNNING!!!!! Alison. Beautiful colouring as always and so many pretty lacey details. Ooh! I love it.

Donna x

coops said...

oh wow so beautiful alison.the diecuts are so delicate and i love your soft colours and gorgeous image ;D

xx coops xx

Rebekah said...

This is such a gorgeous monochrome card Alison a lovely image and pretty punched flowers Hugs Rebekah xx

Linby said...

wow-this is just beautiful and so much lovely detailing. Fab colouring and I love the colour palette you kept to.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month.
Lynn x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Alison, love the sweet Tilda and I want all those dies.

brenda said...

Oh my goodness Alison, you have really excelled yourself here, this is beautiful.

Thanks so much for joining our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prize draws.

B x

Elizabeth said...

This card is stunning! love how you used all the dies!
Thank you for joining Totally Tilda this time!
Elizabeth xx

Wishcraft said...

So pretty hun, love the image and colours and all those gorgeous dies :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Kim said...

What a wonderful card. Your colors and coloring are fabulous. I love the tiny flower details. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week and good Luck! <3

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous! love all the diecuts, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week ,hugs, martina

Elise said...

Oh wow, such a beautiful card!! Lovely paper and a sweet image!!Thanks for playing along with us at SSC this week! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!
Greetings Elise

Dora said...

This is absolutely beautiful Alison, love the colour scheme, so elegant, and fab fab dies ... I wish I had got me more of these dies when I was at the NEC :/

Zima said...

Oh what a pretty card! Love the coloring. The shiny shoes are adorable!

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! Alison, your card is stunning!! Love the colours and beautiful die cuts!! Thanks for sharing with us Girls at Totally Tilda and good luck!!
Hazel xx

Debbie said...

Wowza!!! I love the soft color blue, this is just spectacular. Thanks for joining in on the fun this fortnight at 7 Kids Alison.


Sarah said...

Gorgeous Alison, just gorgeous! Such a cute image and love the colours - so pretty.

You certainly know just how to use the dies to create a stunning card. Those matts are wonderful.


SusanLotus said...

I´ve been browsing all your new cards and they are all so beautiful! I love them all. It´s impossible to pick out one favourite! :)
I wish you a great weekend full of happiness and crafting.

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card Alison, love all the die cuts. Thank you for playing at Titally Tilda.

Hugs Ali x

Sheri said...

So darling with these amazing die cuts!! Thank you so much for joining us at 7 Kids! :)

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Alison. Love all the die cuts.

Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

Hugs Tracy x

Lorraine said...

So pretty! I love the colors, pearls, die cuts and your beautiful coloring of Tilda!

Faye said...

Allison, all your work is fabulous. Each card has such a beautiful, yes, even elegant look. I love the Tilda stamp you used. If I owned it I would use it often too. It is one of the nicest Tildas I've seen.

Carisa said...

i love the cream and soft blue combination of your card! Thank you for joining us at 7 kids challenge this week! :D

Mrs.B said...

Just catching up Alison, this is a beautiful card, love those die cuts, absolutely gorgeous, and used to perfection.
Avril xx

susiestacey said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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