Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs - Mega News and Make It Manly Challenge

Hi and Good Morning :),  Today I have some really exciting news about our new challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog where our theme this week is  'Make It Manly'.

We not only have a great prize on offer again this week, but also we have an additional, exciting incentive to play along! Each challenge entry during the month of June will get their name added to a drawing to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine! You may only enter the weekly challenge once but you can enter all four challenges during the month of June for a better shot at winning. The winner will be announced on July 2nd.

Now like many card-makers and crafters I struggle with making masculine creations, as without the bling, flowers and flourishes I always feel like I have put less effort into it, but with Cheery Lynn Dies, I can still go to town adding embellishments and focal points that are suitable for any occasion.  There is a great collection of corners, borders and scrolls that are intricate and fancy without being feminine.

I have used one of my favourite corners from the set - Lace Corner Deco H, added a flourish with the Mini Flourish One and also made the border from the offcut from Cuties 3 to add impact and detail to this card.

I also wanted to show on this project how versatile the Reflection dies can be, as not only do they go up to very large sizes, but they can also be sized down to make wonderful mats for your sentiments too.

I hand-stitched MME papers, used a super-cute Nellie Snellen stamp coloured with PM's and also used metallic PM's for highlights.

All dies used on this card are:

You have till Sunday to join in, so lots of time to enter and I look forward to visiting and seeing some gorgeous entries. There is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Sewing/Stitching - real
The Stampman - Make it for a man
By the Cute & Girly - Cute as a button
Fussy & Fancy - Swirls/Flourishes
Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Buttons
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Male
Lexis Creations - For the man/boy in our lives
My Mums Craft Shop - Bingo - Dies, Pearls, Flowers (wooden flower)
Creative Inspirations - Card for a male

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today,


Desire Fourie said...

So creative. Love the colours and design. Enjoy your Wednesday.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Annette said...

I struggle too with male cards, but the cross stitching is so great for the pirate theme. Love the sentiment too !!
Fab card Alison.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous....fabulous image and great

Claire said...

I am just lovin' your card and creativity just lately hun - this is another amazing card, great image, perfect papers and colours and fab sentiment too. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Paula (PEP) said...

Your highlighting on the little pirate is outstanding & I love the sentiment. The use of the neutrals with black, red & white works beautifully & I love that ric rac trim.
Paula (PEP)

Sara H said...

Oh my! This is absolutely adorable!!!!
The sentiment is soooo cute and funny, it made me smile =) Love the layouts and the stitches are so cool!
Everything is just perfect, love it all =)
Have a great day!

Olga said...

manly cards are hard for everyone, you sure did pull this one off, it's fantastic!

Sasha said...

Awe! How cute is your sweet little pirate, Alison? He's just adorable, and I love the sentiment. It reminds me of something my son once said when he was four... "When I grow up I want to be a human being, like my dad". Goodness knows what he thought he was - LOL!
Your card is gorgeous! x

Sazzle said...

Great card Alison and such inspiration for male cards - I hate making them!!!!

Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy for our swirls and flourishes challenge - good luck :-)

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Lorraine said...

Lovin' this Alion. I want those papers, lol and I've GOT to get me those corner dies too. :o)

You are a well bad influence girl...grrrrrrr!!!!!

SusanLotus said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love all the details.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Love this Al!!!

Lorraine said...

It's brilliant!! Love the way you've used your dies without it looking girlie!Great image too! Fab card!
Lorraine x

KarinsArtScrap said...

o what a great and fabulous card alison.
love the layout and image.
great job you did.

greetings karin

June Nelson said...

Alison this is amazing its just brilliant love it hun xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

catherine said...

Just stunning Alison and love the colour choices. Love the sentiment
x catherine

Denise and Louise said...

This is fantastic Alison. Really love that corner die and the cute, cute image.
Aren't most men when they grow up, still little boys!!!!!
Denise xx

Suzilou said...

Fab fab card Alison, love the stitching round the edges and all those gorgeous dies, just brilliant :) xx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Alison, this is AMAZING, I absolutely love it!!! Everything is so well thought out and looks perfect together. Your cross stitch around the edge is the perfect finishing touch.

Brodders said...

Superb card :) Thanks for joining in with the Papertake weekly challenge this week and good luck :) - Jane x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the image and the stitching is fab.
Nikki x

Gaynor said...

love the image and LO, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor xx

coops said...

so stunning alison.totally adorable image and sentiment and i love your fab colours :D

xx coops xx

Helen said...

Fab card - love that cute wee pirate!
Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Berit said...

What a fabulous card! I just love the dies you have used.
Berit x

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is just ace, love the black with the coral and stunning embellies
just fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

julie_woolston said...

This is beautiful Alison what a lovely colour combo,the image is so cute and I love all the stitching it's very effective.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Uta said...

Your card looks so fantastic. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Hugs, Uta

Cinzia C. said...

Wonderful card Alison!!!
Really LOVE the design and the funny image.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Deep Ocean Sewing challenge
Cinzia xx

NGCARDS said...

Fantastic creation hun! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

pam said...

wow a fabulous this image pam

mixamatoasties said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Love this, it's fab :)

Susan xx

Debbie said...

Stunning card Alison...great image. Fabulous boys card.
Debbie x

Pauline said...

This is simply adorable Alison! What a sweet image, and look at all those die cuts! A fab design, I know men's/boys cards are tricky, no ribbons or bow or bling!

Donna Mosley said...

This is so wonderful Alison, love the very cute pirate and gorgeous papers. Amazing work with the dies as always. Love the cuties 3 waste border. Genius idea!

Donna x

Val said...

Alison - you are so creative - you never fail to amaze and delight. Love this card.

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is gorgeous hun, a fabulous design, such a sweet image n sentiment and I love your stitching too! :)

Lorraine said...

Aw, love that sweet image and you have colored it beautifully! And love all of the detailing on your card!

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Alison!! I love the little pirate and the wonderful sentiment!! The papers and colours are really scrummy and I love all the embellies - it's a real stunner!
Hope you have a great weekend hun!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is simply stunning, hugs Pops x x x

Teresa said...

Absolutely brilliant card Alison, love this image and sentiment, I love all the stitching too, fabulous. hugs Teresa xx

Lynn said...

Fantastic card and beautiful detailed! What a great card for a boy!!
Thankyou so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Challenges:)
Good Luck!
Lynn xx

Susan Flynn said...

What a fabulous male card. Love how you have put the sentiment and those dies are just fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our For the Man/Boy in Your Life Challenge hugs Susan x

having a {me} day said...

WOW! What a stunning card you made with all those dies and still looks manly too. keeleyxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous mans card Alison, the worst card to make too..... lol.


Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Alison, love the image and fab layout and colours .. sorry not having been around lately, was on hols after hubby removed plaster, trying to do some catching up now. Hugs xxx

Hazel said...

Hi Alison

It doesnt look like you struggle with boy / man cards to me - this is stunning with so much hard work and hand stitching too - you must have the patience of a saint - awesome.

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me some comments - I really appreciate it.

Have a great week.

Toodle pip

Hazel xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this Alison! Judy x

Dora said...

Hi me again Alison ... just to thank you for joining us at Emerald Fairies. Good luck xx

Bea und Doreen said...

another stunning card
Doreen xx

Franz♥ said...

What a lovely card, the image is so funny and sweet!

Thanks for playing along with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

Hugs, Franz.

Heidi said...

this sentiment is perfect for the older men too xx

Kate said...

Very cute, love all the stitching. Thanks for joining us at By The Cute And Girly this month, hope you can drop by for the new challenge tomorrow.

** Kate **


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