Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Gold &/or Silver



Good morning!  I cant believe its been a week since I last posted a card - I have been so busy with other stuff I have barely had a minute to myself! :)

Anyway, onto todays card which is for our challenge this week over at Cheery Lynn Designs where the theme is Gold &/or Silver.  The winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend online in the store, so well worth playing along if you have time!

Now I dont use silver or gold on my creations very often, purely because it can be a little tricky to photograph, but this weeks challenge really inspired me to create something that looked like the things as a child I would sit and admire in my mums jewellery boxes! :) She loved and collected old victorian style earrings and brooches with pearls, filigree, cameos, bugs and butterflies. If I was very lucky she let me organise the box and then clean them!! lol :D

I used a 6 x 6 inch card base and stamped the main image in gold ink.  I cut the frame from the gorgeous Polynesian Sails die and matted it with black card using the matching Angel Wing, this is rapidly becoming one of my favourite dies as it is so elegant and versatile! 

I then added the Victorian Romance Flourish, Small Exotic Butterfly and assembled the main flower cutting the large and small Sweet Williams in 240gsm gold mirri card.  I added pearls and a pearl brad for a bit of bling, Anna Griffin gold heart charm and the gorgeous pin was again from my blogging buddy Karen :)  The papers are La Blanche and Prima and the ribbon was from some awesome candy I recently won from Catherine (thanks hun!)

All dies used on this card are:


I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Sea of Love
Creative Card Crew - Swirls & Pearls
Oldie But Goodie - Flowers
PaperPlay Challenges - Happy Birthday
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and dont forget there is always gorgeous daily inspiration from the rest of the Cheery Lynn DT on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog :)

41 comments:

ulrike said...

Wow, what a wonderful, elegant card!

Wendy said...

Stunning card Hun love the elegant vintage look of the card Hun we don't tend to see much gold or silver on cards at the mo but you have shown how fab it can look

Hugs Wendy

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Alison. I love the image and the gold frame and all the detailing is just fabulous

Sue

coops said...

oh wow this is fabulous alison.gorgeous vintage image and i love your details and the gold makes it really opulent, love it all :D

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card .. love the design & colours... great image .xxx

Seafield Jo said...

This is stunning Alison.

Jo x

Cheryl said...

know what you mean about time Hun oh gosh this is one,fantastic card Hun,the image is just divine,and the layout is simply stunning,amazing,hun hugs Cherylxx

Chrissy said...

Stunning Alison, really elegant and beautiful..WOW!! love it..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Speechless!
Paula (PEP)

Sasha said...

WOW! Alison, your card looks amazing! The gold against black is so striking...fabulous faux metal effect. Your frame, flower and butterfly are stunning x

Olga said...

beautiful, got to put that oval die on my must have list, it's awesome!!!!

Alyce said...

Ohhh just stunning Alison! I love the metallic touches and the layout is just beautiful :)

Anneke klerks said...

so very nice elegant card
liefs anneke

pam said...

stunning card.. gorgeous image pam

catherine said...

This is fantastic Alison and just love the image. Which stamp is that from? Love the gold with it all
x catherine

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow,
GORGEOUS.

greetings karin

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Alison. Love the vintage image and the gold on a black background looks stunning.
Lorraine x

Katina said...

Stunning card Alison! Gorgeous image and I love the gold. Great photo too.
xxx

nnalorac said...

Stunning card Alison, love the Silver detail, just stunning. Carolxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Alison, this is just amazing, I love those vintage images and wonderful papers too - the gold looks beautiful, Hugs, Teresa x

Vee said...

What a stunning Vintage card Alison. I love the gold and black and those images are gorgeous. Beautifully crafted!
Hugs
xx Vee

Denise and Louise said...

This is stunning Alison. That gold flower looks like real metal - gorgeous. Beautiful image too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Caroline said...

Stunning card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Creative Card Crew's Swirls & Pearls challenge. Hopeyou ca join us again next time.

Caroline x

Elaine said...

Alison this is beautiful what a fabulous image and a beautiful card well done . The main frame is stunning Hugs Elaine

DollySelvam said...

wow...!!! the card is so adorable...!!! love that pretty pattern... thanks a lot for your precious comments...!!!

Fluffles said...

Ooh Alison, this is stunning. the gold die cuts work so well here on your lovely card. thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Lorraine said...

Wow, Alison, this is breathtaking! It does remind me of vintage jewelry! Love how you used the gold, the elegant framing die and all of the embellishments! Gorgeous!

soapHOUSEmama said...

So beautiful and elegant! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge!

June Nelson said...

Wow this is stunning how rich and decident, love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning card, love the image and gorgeousness. Thanks for playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Franz♥ said...

What a gorgeous work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight!

Hugs, Franz.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW Alison what a beautiful card and what a lovely read. I just love those Cheery Lyn Polynesial Sials Oval and Angel Wings. Definitely one for my wishlist! It photographed so well too, and like you that was my first thought when i saw this theme. Absolutely beautiful card! Judy x

Gunn`s Kort said...

WOW:) Love this image and the colours gold and black:)
Hugs from Gunn

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, especially the colour ways, stunning work sweetie, Huge hugs ♥ Pops x x x

Pauline said...

Wow, this really is magnificent! What a glorious card in this dramatic colour scheme! I love that die cut frame in gold, and the image is beautiful too! Stunning creation Alison!
Have a great weekend!

marion82 said...

stunning card!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!
hugs
xMx

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Suzilou said...

Yep missed this one and oh my gosh don't those dies look fab in gold! Will have to give that a try with some of my dies :) xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is really beautiful Alison!! Love the vintage images and the scrummy papers and embellies… the gold die cuts look amazing… so.. so… pretty!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love those gorgeous vintage images and the gold die cuts give it such a luxurious feeling
Lindsay xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

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