Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Shades of Purple - Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

Good Morning fellow crafters and bloggers, I hope everyone is having a great week so far? :)

My card today is for our new challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge, where our theme this week is 'Shades of Purple', and the winner will receive a brilliant $20 gift voucher to spend online in the Cheery Lynn Store.

I think I have mentioned before that I struggle with 'Purpaidh', as its such a strong colour to work with, so this was quite a challenge for me too! :) lol.

I played with a couple of gorgeous new dies I hadn't used before, and I was blown away at how brilliantly they cut and how detailed the results were. I started off using the Cathedral Lace Frame for my back-drop and overlaid it onto lilac vellum to soften the colour a little. This is such a wonderful die and very versatile too.

I used white bazzill cardstock to cut both the large and the small Lace Faerie Queen Butterflies - arent these just fabulous! :) They also have such beautiful detail. I cut matching angel wings in vellum and this gave it lots of fluttery dimension. I coloured my stamped image, and cut off the original bat-wings, as I was wanting something a little more delicate and pretty  :)

I had such a lot of fun making this card and used all the below dies:

DL148 - Cathedral Lace Frame
DL160 - Large Lace Faerie Queen Butterfly
DL161 - Small Lace Faerie Queen Butterfly
B160 - Queen Anne's Lace
DL 193 - Horizon Coved Rectangle

I hope you find time to play along with our challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some fabulous creations. Dont forget, there is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog, and if you visit the Cheery Lynn Designs website you can see there is not long to go before the NEW RELEASES!!! :) These are so exciting!

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts & Me - Die cuts/Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge - What a Wonderful Woman!
Crafty Calender Challenge - Things with wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Layer upon Layer
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
Oldie But Goodie - Die Cuts/Punches
Bearly Mine Challenges - Faeries
Dream Valley Challenges - For a special lady
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, I will be back tomorrow with something a little bit different :)


Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Alison, This is simply gorgeous, I love that image, loving the purple and the way she is sitting on that flourish :) Hugs, Teresa x

Sara H said...

Oh woooow!!! The wings looks GORGEOUS!!! What a stunning fairy =)
Of course the whole card is beautiful and purple is one of my fav color! I really love this!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the monochromatic purples.

Heidi said...

ooh, this is a gorgeous creation Alison, those dies are truly to die for, they give such a crisp finish too. love this card, hugs heid x

Heidi said...

Beautiful colours and design:)
Cute image.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card alison.
I like what you have done with the dies.
it's so fabulous.

greetings karin

Olga said...

Congratulations on another brilliant creation. It is so delicate looking!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the background die.
Nikki x

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful rich colour combo, Alison. And, as always, your dies look wonderful. Love your pretty image, too x

Paula (PEP) said...

Beautiful with the change of wings - love how it looks as if she has antennae too & those bottom swirls are real beauties. Your use of pearls & the edging is spectacular & I love the elegance of your lilac, black & white combination.
A real treat to view this one.
Paula (PEP)

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Alison, such a fab image and I love those wings.
Thank you for joining us Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Lukrut*s Muse said...

absolutely ♥ ♥ ♥
especially wings!!!

catherine said...

Alison this is just so beautiful and loving all the die cuts. Such a fab image
x catherine

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Alison...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Leah Ann Gast said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Lorraine said...

WOW Alison. Purple/Lilac is one of my favourite colours and I love this card. The butterfly dies used as fairy wings looks stunning!
Lorraine xx

Pam said...

Those die cuts are just amazing!! What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us this week!!

coops said...

so stunning alison.i love your pretty diecuts and gorgeous image and colours, the wings you have given the image are fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, what a STUNNER!!! Love the shades of purple and the die cut elements are just amazing Alison!! Wonderful!

Dora said...

OMG Alison, this is absolutely stunning, I love all the die cuts ... so creative and so elegant, love it xx

Pauline said...

Stunning card Alison! Love this image, and the fancy die cut edging. Gorgeous! I love purple, so I will get my thinking cap on for this one!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this Alison! Love everything about it! Judy x

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Alison. The image is really sweet and you've coloured her so beautifully! Gorgeous die cuts and layering. I love all those borders and pearls - and the butterfly wings behind the image look really cool !!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Fluffles said...

Outstanding use of dies & a wonderful card, thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Donna said...

That is such a totally awesome card Alison, really gorgeous and outstanding,I love the way you've used the image inside the faerie wings.
Donna xx

PS Thanks for joining in on the challenge at Bearly Mine as well.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Alison, love all the details and now I have to track down those butterfly wings.

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Alison, stunning card I love purple and I don't know why I don't use it more often.. Love all the dies you have used

susie said...

Love this card - its amazing. Just started following your blog - im new to blogging but already addicted and trying to do my first blog hop xx

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Alison this is stunning love your colouring and your dies are amazing, thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time.

mags said...

Stunning card. The image is gorgeous and love your use of all the dies. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Lorraine said...

OMG, talk about die cut heaven! So gorgeous! Love your coloring of that sweetie and her wings, and all of the drop dead gorgeous die cuts!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - that's some detailed dies you have there. Gorgeous results too xxx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Alison this is stunning! Perfect for our theme!
Thanks for playing along with your Punches and Die Cuts at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Wishcraft said...

Wow this is so pretty hun! Love how you've used all those fabulous dies and the image is gorgeous too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Annette said...

Love the wings! Great card! It's fabulous!
xoxo Annette

Kim. said...

Oh my word this is simply gorgeous, love how you used these die cuts with this stunning image. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
Kim xXx

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, oh my word - this is just stunning!

I have to say I'm extremely green with envy here - I just can't get purples right! My colouring looks awful, the papers I've got stink and I give up in despair every time I try it!

On a more cheerful note - wonderful idea to use the butterfly die for wings, will deff have to nick (with permission of course!) that one.


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. It fits our challenge well and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Jess's Crafty Things said...

just gorgeous I love this card and the die cutting combination is fabulous thanks for playing at Bearly Mine Designs hugs Jess

Donna Mosley said...

OMG! Alison, this is stunning hun. Love the image and gorgeous purple.

Donna x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card - love the sweet image and all those beautiful layers x
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


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