Wednesday 30 May 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs - For the Graduate

Morning fellow crafters and bloggers! :) I hope the weather is lovely where you are - its been absolutely gorgeous here for the last week, so lets see how long it lasts!! lol :)

My card today is for our new challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge where our theme this week is 'For The Grad', and as always we have a fabby prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in the online store so well worth joining in!

I hand-stitched Prima Printery papers onto layered Ivory and Black bazzil card and inked the edges.  The image is from SquiggleFly and called Noah Graduates .  On the top and bottom panel I used the Mini Flourish Scroll die and added an acorn and leaves.  The middle panel has the really elegant Mini Flourish Band and I made the Diploma and Grad hat on my digi-cutter and attached gold embroidery thread for the tassle.

All dies used on this project are:

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers - Use a digi
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Celebrate - but not Birthday
One Stop Craft Challenge - One For The Boys
Crafty Catz - Card for a Man
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - For the Boys
2 Sisters Challenge - Bring on the Boys
Cards For Men - Congratulations
Lexis Creations - For the Man/Boy in our lives
Totally Gorjuss - Something New - the digi-stamp is new :)

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and if you get time checkout the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog where there is gorgeous projects every day by our talented DT.

PS:  My internet has been throttled until 1st June, so I am a bit slower getting round and visiting atm, but I will be along to catch up as soon as I can see pictures!! lol :)


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Alison,love the image and fab

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Alison, Wow, what a great card - I love that fabby image, coloured beautifully as always -and I love how you made that hat! it looks wonderful and the little scroll too :) Hope your internet gets sorted soon too, Hugs, Teresa x

Wendy said...

Stunning as usual Hun love it


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what a fab card alison, love the perkament great idea.
beautiful done.

greetings karin

Denise said...

Great card Alison - love that little grad. Love everything else about it too!!
Denise xx

cheryl said...

oh gosh this is just brilliant oh just love that image and those colours are just amazing,love this too bits,hugs Cherylxxxx

Paula (PEP) said...

The diploma & hat embellishing echoing those in the image are absolutely the icing on the cake & I love those central scrolls.
Take care in the heat with all the buzzing insects about.
Paula (PEP)

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Alison, and all that hand stitching...wonderful.Love all the dies and the little scroll, fab image and colouring, love it.


Donna said...

Super grad card Alison, also love the colors you've used. Love that hat and diploma too, and your stitching is fabulous.
hugs n' smiles
Donna xx

craftieodmae said...

I am so far behind on commenting......sorry, but the kitchen is done, I have discovered one thing, I'm to old for that kinda stuff LOL. Your card is another jaw dropper!!!

Heidi said...

what a cheesy grin, love your colour combo for this card its superb. hugs heid x

Tine said...

Hi Alison. Yet again some gorgeous dies. Love the card too!!! Sun is still shining here(well some of the time!) LOL, but certainly not the heat we had been enjoying. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the scroll die.
Nikki x

Pauline said...

This is just so sweet alison, I love the layers, and the monochrome colours.

Anna said...

This is Stunning Alison :) Love that hat and the little scroll. The card is just perfect. Love it!

Mau xx said...

What a Super card Alison, I love the image and your detail is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT too.
Hugs Mau xx

OlgaB said...

Wow...he's cute! Love all your diecuts!

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous Alison.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Alison! what a cute little chappie and you've coloured him beautifully !! I love the scrummy papers and die cuts - the acorns and leaves look stunning. Love the little grad cap and scroll - the black and cream are a perfect colour combo!! :-))
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Sorry your internet is slow hun... not too long until 1st June..
Take Care
Big Hugs Sue xx

catherine said...

Fantastic card Alison and everything goes so well together
x catherine

Suzilou said...

What a gorgeous card, love all the die's and papers. Just brilliant.

Been gorgeous weather here as well although just had a massive downpour but the sun is out again now :) xx

Tracey T said...

Another beauty, Alison! Love those papers! Fabby die cuts too and they make a great background to the cute image. xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, this is just so cute, love the image, and its a great layout.
Avril xx

Lorraine said...

Another stunner, love all the dies and he's a little cutie!!
Lorraine x

Faye said...

Alison, this is fab. Your colouring is always good, but you're rocked it on this one. Muchos faberoonicity. xx

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Not fair Ali, this is yet another glorious creation! You've already made my Top 3 this week so Well Done. Beautiful image and everything on the card goes together perfectly, I especially love the visual of From Little Acorns.... you've done, very clever.
Take Care

lindyloo said...

oh my days this is stunning and so is your colouring thank you for joining us at crafty catz lindyloo x

coops said...

so stunning alison.i love the fab image and really great colours and diecuts. those leaves are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

pam said...

this is fabulous..great layout pam

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Alison...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

DesignerDiva said...

I'm really sorry I am so late commenting this week but thank you for joining in the Celebrations challenge at MAWTT and I hope you will join us again this week for my challenge and also thanks for playing at Diva's
Laurie x

Barbara said...

Oh Alison, what a precious card. I love the stitching, the color combo and all the delightful embellishments you have used:) The image is just precious too.Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our "Man in your Life" challenge. Good Luck!

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, wow, lucky grad who receives it, it's a lifetime keeper! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our "Man/Boy in your Life' challenge!

Lukrut said...

thats amazing! i will save this image in my "epic works" folder ;)
so cool! well done ♥

debby4000 said...

Oh what adorable, gorgeous card.

Sharon said...

A beautiful card and superb colouring. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss, hugs Sharon

Unknown said...

Hi Alison, this is stunning, I love all the dies and the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Hugs xxx

Aunty Sue said...

stunning card fab image and great die cuts makes a perfect graduation keep sake

Torrey said...

You've created a very sophisticated and elegant card that still has a touch of whimsy! Thank you for playing with us at CCCC.

Torrey (CCCC DT member)

Berry said...

Gosh Alison this is great thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

NanaConnie said...

Alison, I love all the neutrals on the card and then that tiny splash of red! Perfect masculine card. Thanks for playing in the Masculine challenge at Lexi's Creations this week and I hope we see your creative work again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! this is so adorable Alison, love the cute image. Fab colouring as always and I love the leaf details.

Donna x

Michelle B. said...

Love everything about your card! You mention the image is digi, where did you purchase it from? Thanks!

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. Love those die cuts.

Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's

Lorraine said...

Oh that image is so adorable and love your card design! The die cuts are beautiful and love the stitching and scroll!

debby4000 said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



Suzilou said...

Congrats hun on the I ♥ Promarkers challenge xxx

♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

What a great card! I stumbled across this blog via Cheerly Lynn.

I have one question though; the image what brand is it? I'd like to know cose I have an almost grad in the house :) Thanks!

Yolanda xx


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