Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Celebration - Cheery Lynn Designs



Good Morning & Happy Wednesday! 

My card for today is for our 'Celebrations' challenge this week over on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog, and the lucky winner will recieve a $20 voucher to spend in the online store - brilliant prize! :)

Now I decided to make a Christmas card for our 'Celebrations' theme this week, without using any obvious christmas dies, papers or embellishments just to see if I could still make it look jolly festive! :) lol.

My card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, as this Penny Black stamp is quite large and I didnt want to squish it up or cramp it and I coloured the image with PM's

I hand-stitched Memory Box papers to taupe coloured bazzil card and tucked the Anastasia border just underneath to the left.  I then layered the Horizon Coved reflection die in contrasting colours and the gorgeous little mini-doily was from the Polynesian Sails die (its a little extra in the middle of the die and so cute! :))  I made the flower in the top right using one of the corners from the Lace Corner Deco D die set and used a pearl brad to hold it together. 

The wintry looking flower in the bottom left was made using 4 layers of a 3 leaf die and stamen from the Build a Flower set also held together with a pearl brad.

All dies used on this card are:


I really hope you find time to join in our challenge this week, there is still lots of time to enter and I cant wait to see what everyone is celebrating! :)  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration from the rest of the very talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too!

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Papertake Weekly - Make your own - Flower
Stamptacular Sunday - to Die for
2 Sisters Challenge  - Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - Leaf it In
Crazy 4 Challenges - Stitching
PaperPlay Challenges - Christmas in July
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Christmas in July

Crimbo Crackers - Animals or penguins
Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
Lexis Creations - Christmas in July
Paper & Such - Stitching

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I hope the sun is smiling on you wherever you are and whatever you are doing! :)

40 comments:

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the image and the colours look great. As always your use of the dies is fantastic - love it!
Lorraine x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous once again. Wishing you a great Wednesday.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card the image is adorable and the layout is fab. Caroline xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the perfectly coloured image and layout.xxx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is just gorgeous love that image,and the colours are so beautiful and just love the layout,hugs Cherylxxxx

Annette said...

Another gorgeous creation. I love the Penny Black image, and it's not one I've seen around before. Love the die cuts and the pearls.
Annette
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is stunning and gorgeous card Alison.
beautiful done.

greetings karin

sue - bearhouse said...

wow!! Stunning card. I love the image and all the wonderful detailing.

Hugs Sue

Chrissy said...

This is so beautiful Alison, love the rectangle dies and the fabulous image.Gorgeous colouring, love the layers and design, the flowers and papers, all of it is gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sasha said...

Super card, Alison! Love the image and your embellishing looks fab!

Tracey T said...

What a beautiful card. I love the layered elements - the border and the coved rectangles are stunning and will have to go on my wish list! Hugs, Tracey x

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning Christmas card. Really love those little celebrating hedgehogs and mouse - too cute. Gorgeous layout and totally beautiful die cuts!!
Hugs
Denise xx

Olga said...

A gorgeous piece of art!!!! I have got to get going on Christmas cards too......

Paula (PEP) said...

Super colours & I love that taupe colour against the pale minty green. Thos pearly brads are wonderful & I love the the way you coloured those little creatures - they really have dimesnion to them. Intrigued by your colouring of the bubbly in the glasses - so effective.
Happy Christmas in July.
Paula (PEP)

nnalorac said...

Oh WOW, love the colours, layering and super image. Carolxx

Debbie said...

Always loved those PB Hedgies.. and you did a fantastic job...

Hugs
Debbie

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, such a fab image, and those die cuts are wonderful. A beautiful Christmas card!

Dotty Jo said...

This is adorable Alison, sweet image and lovely colours! Jo x

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Alison - what a great card! Non-traditional colours for Christmas but still incredibly effective. Love your lacey die-cuts and flower! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our "Christmas in July" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Claudia said...

Hi Alison, how cute is this, wow, so lovely, all the details are fantastic and the dies you used just great.
Hugs Claudia

cotnob said...

I love this card Alison, you certainly did make it festive, such a cute image and great use of all your gorgeous die cuts.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.
Pauline
x

SusanLotus said...

Brilliant card! I love the dies and the image is sooo cute! :)

Hugs!

catherine said...

This is stunning Alison and so well put together. This is one less to make nearer the time!
x catherine

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I do love all your wonderful dies and such a cute stamp.

I took the plunge on Sunday and brought myself a Silhoutte, which came yesterday but only just had chance to start playing with it as work is crazy atm. Hopefully get more time the weekend, may have to pick your brains though on the best papers to use, but oh boy the possibilities seem to be endless hehe xx

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is gorgeous Alison, I love the cute PB image, beautiful vinatge colours and lovin all the dies too! :)
Kelly.x

Debbie said...

Aww this is stunning Alison. I love the image and all your fabulous details. Gorgeous.
Hugs Debbie x

coops said...

so gorgeous alison.fab sweet image and i love your beautiful soft colours and details :D

xx coops xx

craftyeyes said...

stunning card thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week Tracy x Dt

Wendy said...

Stunning card Alison, adorable image.
Wendy xx

Chriss America Real said...

I just spent 15 minutes looking at this card to see how you put it all together! Wow! Just stunning! Thank you for playing along with the Delightful Challenge Team!

Hugs,
Chriss
http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

Alyce said...

Love this Alison! Such a cute layout :D

MindyYoung said...

Love the non-traditional colors for a Christmas card. That image is dear also. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Pia S said...

Lovely papers and colors, and there are so many lovely details to this card. I especially love the die cut frames, and the leaves are so elegant too. It's a gorgeous card!

pam said...

wow alison this is totally gorgeous..beautiful layout, love my memory box papers..pam

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a sweet card! I love the image and how your hedgehogs are colored and, oh my, you do have such great "dies" here... Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. We are so excited to add a new feature to our challenges- each week there will be "Top 3 Winners" in addition to the random prize drawing! We hope you join us again next week for more great prizes and a chance to be on our Top 3 list! Next week's challenge, which begins on Sunday, is "Three or More Patterned Papers"! Good Luck on your entry!! xxx Ann Marie

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Alison! I love the image and your colouring is perfection! Love gorgeous colours… the scrummy papers and embellies.. the pretty die cuts.. it's a real stunner!
Hope you are well
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

So lovely, Alison! Beautiful coloring of the sweet image and loving the intricate frame die cuts and how you created the flowers using different die cuts!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such sweet card Alison! Love this image, too cute :)
Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Alison how did I miss this one! It is gorgeous, I just spotted it had made the top three over at 2 Sisters. Congrats! So well deserved! Judy x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

How do you do it? So many layers but still looking organised and neat. Super! xxx

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