Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs - For Mum

Good Morning :)  I hope everyone is having a great week so far? :)

Our challenge this week over on Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge is 'For Mum', and the winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend on the Cheery Lynn website - well worth joining in! :)

Now, this is a little different from me eh?  I usually have some kind of stamped image as my focal point on a card, but these dies are so gorgeous, I really felt that they 'owned' the card all on their own! :)

As usual, I hand stitched my papers (K&Co) onto Bazzil cardstock, and tucked 2 contrasting layers of the B136 - Anastasia Border just underneath.  I think this is my favourite border, its so delicate!

I cut out 2 hearts in ivory pearl card, and then added B117 - Fanciful Flourish as a base for layering my flowers which were cut from D137 - Sweet Williams, B149 - Cuties 1 and B150 - Cuties 2.

Other dies used on this project were: 

The gorgeous pearl pin was sent to me by my good friend Karen, who makes them herself - thanks so much hun! :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Cute Card Thursday - Metallica
Deep Ocean Challenge - Dies/Punches
Do You Stack Up - Stripes
Crafty Catz Weekly - Stripes/checks
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Ribbon/Twine
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Anything with Flowers
Stamptacular Sunday - Loaded with Layers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Buttons / Bows

Thanks so much for checking out my blog today, and for all the lovely comments left.  My pc has been poorly, so I am a little behind in visiting, but I will be catching up in the next couple of days, :)


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow alison gorgeous card and papers you have used.
the dies are also gorgeous.

greetings karin said...

Stunning! I love the cheery lynn dies and the colours you have chosen. The flowers are fab, I love flowers. Beautiful. Hugs, Jill x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the papers and fab

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the decorated pin with the charm & the way you picked out the green from the paper with your ribbon. The red pearls are a lovely accent & really catch the eye & pick up the dark centres of those paper flowers.
Hope your PC is recovering - I'm sure you've been ministering unto it (in pieces on the floor with a couple of helpful wet noses?)
Paula (PEP)

pam said...

beautiful card lovely colours pam

Wendy said...

Stunning Hun I love all of it I need to stop looking at your cards using cherry Lynne I always want to go buy them lol. I love e dry thing about this card

Hugs Wendy

Sasha said...

Stunning work, Alison. You always use your dies so beautifully! Love your flowers, and I think it's amazing that you hand stitch your papers...fabulous!! xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just amazing. Love those beautiful paper flowers.
It would be great if you could pop by my blog Doing Life and take part in DS4J blog hop.

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous, I love the heart!!!!

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Alison,
This is wonderful - you are so right, the dies need to take centre stage and they all look magnificent! A feast for the eyes:) Hugs, Teresa xx

Olga said...

This is a great card and I do agree that the diecuts need to take centre stage.

Sara H said...

Oh wow! I love it!!! The flowers as a focus point is a great idea, they look GORGEOUS! Truly amazing, I must try that some day =)
Have a wonderful day!

Janette said...

Oh wow this is so pretty, love the die...thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Rica said...

This is gorgeous Alison, a stunning design and colours, your flowers are so pretty and your details are so beautiful.

Thanks so much to joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Mary Jo said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous colors, design and details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Kruemel said...

A beautiful card - love the colors and layout!

Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Karen said...

Hi Alison

This is gorgeous and now I have more dies to add the the ever growing list! lol. Thanks for using one of my bead pins too :-)


Pauline said...

Beautiful card as always Alison! Love the di cuts, and the pretty flourishes, the hand made flowers are so beautiful too!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Alison wehat a lovely card, and brilliant use of the dies. Whatever would we do without our dies! Judy x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love the way you put a card together and add all the little finishing touches.
Lorraine x

Anna said...

Hi Alison
Your card is just perfect...stunning...lovley :) Love the colourcombo, the flowors are so sweet, there are so many nice details that you have to look at the card for a long time to realy get it all in :) <3
Have a nice evening

Suzilou said...

This is so gorgeous Alison, I do love these dies. Have used my heart one on every card lately and those flower dies are amazing. so pretty :) xx

Annette said...

This is gorgeous. I love the soft pink colours and you're right the dies are enough to gives loads of details. I still can't believe how good your stitching is. These cards must take you hours to do. But they're so gorgeous. Love it.

Berit Synnøve said...

Beautiful card. Love all of your details and it was a lot :)
Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away !
Hugs Berit

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Another stunning card Alison! Love the paper and all the die cut details are just gorgeous.

coops said...

wow this is fabulous alison.a real feast for the many beautiful details and diecuts and i love the flowers ;D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous die cuts and flowers, Alison! Also love your card design!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Alison, beautiful details.

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the details and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant. Love the papers and the ribbon. Beautiful! Hugs, Ivonne

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. I adore those dies. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away this time and good luck.


Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning love the colour choices too gorgeous work huggles Pops x x x

Ani said...

This card is really gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our Ribbon challenge at CCC! Hope you'll join us in the next challenges as well! Ani

Gaynor said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining our add metal challenge at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Alison!! it's a fab design. Love the colour combo and all the gorgeous papers and die cuts. The flowers look amazing!! and I love the heart - everything is just perfect !!
Hope your PC is ok now
Take Care and Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Alison, this is so amazing hun. Love the scrummy colours and the layered heart look fab.

Donna x

Debbie said...

Wow Alison, I didn't think I wanted that heart doily die, but now that I see your GORGEOUS creation, I think I am going to have to add it to my wish list.


Sarah said...

Hi Alison, another glorious card! Such lovely colours and those dies!!! More things to go on my wish list.


Elaine said...

Deep intake of breath ...... WOw fabulous card love the heart and the flowers are fab How lovely what a beautiful card .
Well done Hugs Elaine

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, the die cuts look gorgeous and I love the beautiful flowers. Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie
Lindsay xx

Mary J said...

That is stunning Alison, the detail came together beautifully!

Hazel said...

Stunning card Alison - everything just fits together - its brilliant!

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment.

See you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Margreet said...

Beautiful and elegant card with lovely flowers...thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Friday's challenge: Anything with flowers!
Also love the buttons and bows and will thank you for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Alison! Love how you've used all those fabby dies, and the colours are lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Stephanie said...

this is gorgeous! I love all the layers...thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Winnie said...

Ohhhh WOW what a lovely card, love the papers, colors, flowers heart.
thank you for joining our challenge at SSC this week

Hugs Winnie

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

beautiful as awlays xxxx

Annette said...

Hi hi, what a lovely card! Love the heart, dies, flowers, etc. Colours are great. No image, so nice!
Special card for Mum.
xoxo Annette

Angela said...

Wow! This is gorgeous...wonderful use of dies! Thank you for playing along with the Creative Card Crew ribbon challenge!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Alison, so pretty and elegant, love those papers.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx


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