Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Friends - Cheery Lynn Designs

 Blog Candy still open here until 6th January 2013

Hi and Good Morning and Happy New Year! :)

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and New Year holiday and got lots of great stash from Santa!  I got a much needed sewing machine and I love it, its going to save me oodles of time I reckon!  Hubby thinks it will be used for stitching up ripped trousers, and making my own curtains, but I definately have no plans for any of that! - LOL :D

Anyway, its great to be back blogging after a wee break, and its also nice to be able to share someting light, fresh and not at all christmassy!

My card today is for our new challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs where this weeks theme is 'Friends/Friendship'. As always the lucky winner will win a $20 voucher to spend online at the Cheery Lynn Store, so I hope you find time to join in.

I used a super-cute Tilda, coloured with PM's and layered MME papers and salmon pink bazzil cardstock.  This cardstock was used for all the matting and die cutting, and it cuts beautifully!
I centred my image onto scalloped and circle stackers and then onto the gorgeous Italian Flourish Doily die.   I added some Lace Corners, Butterflies and one of the cute squiggly borders from the  expandables set.  The sentiment was cut out and matted onto coved rectangle stackers - these are brill! - the smallest ones look just like tickets and with 6 sizes in each set they go big enough for most sentiment stamps too.
All dies used on this card are:

You still have lots of time to enter this challenge and the winner will be announced next Monday.  Dont forget there is always fresh and inspirational projects uploaded daily by the rest of our talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and have a smashing week. 


Chrissy said...

Such a pretty card Alison, I love the image, the mouse is so cute, and the butterflies are gorgeous.Love the papers and doily and corner dies..


Sarah said...

Happy New Year Alison - sorry I've not been by for ages, but I shut the computer off over Christmas, difficult as I am addicted, but still meant I actually listened to what SHMbO was saying to me!!!!

Another lovely card - so sweet and love the colours.

Have fun with the sewing machine - mine ran out of cotton weeks ago and I've not got round to loading it up again yet!!!


Paula (PEP) said...

Happy New Year - looks like you're going to have a whale of a time with the sewing machine. Your sentiment panel caught my eye right away & I love the way you have diferent sizes of butterflies. The mouse is a real treat.
Paula (PEP)

Annette said...

I always love all your stitching and could not believe how long it must have taken you to do it all by hand. I'm sure your new sewing machine will get lots of use. Mine is also only used for papercrafting, and rarely sees any fabric (unless I'm making baggies to stamp and colour!!) It has only once in the last year seen the inside of one of hubby's pockets which needed fixing. I would strongly suggest that you do keep at least one spare needle aside for fabric (just in case you get the urge to sew fabrics) as the paper really blunts them so they're not great for fabric after a while. Hope you had a good break and I look forward to seeing your fab creations in 2013.
Happy New Year Alison.

Droxie said...

Beautiful card Alison, lovely soft colours and I love that sentiment
Happy New Year
Andrea xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Happy New Year Alison!
Your card is stunning. I love the sweet image and all the delicate detailing,

Sue xx

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Alison,
What a cute card,
loving your delicate colour combo,
a delightful card,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.
Happy New Year.

Nat said...

Happy New Year Alison. Love your pretty pinks and gorgeous die cuts.

Olga said...

ah, love the sweet sentimant, your card is another piece of art, I love all the die cuttings and layers!

Denise said...

This is sooo pretty Alison - love the adorable image and that perfect sentiment.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Very Happy New Year.
Denise xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Alison. Love the image and soft colour tones. Happy New Year to you sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

Sara H said...

Happy new year my friend =)
Your card is adorable!

Brigitte said...

WOW Alison!!! Your card is wonderful!!! Love all the soft pinks and the gorgeous butterflies! Hugs, Brigitte

Jude said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the soft colours and the butterflies, I have these and need to use them more as they are so cute.

Happy New Year!


Eileen said...

Such a pretty pink card (even if it is a tilda;0)
Love the dies and papers you have used here. congrats on the sewing machine, I really must use mine more.
You did it again Alison I have been looking for those Deco corners for ages and just did a web search and finally found some :)
Wishing you and your's health, wealth, happiness and success in all you do in 2013
Eileen x
and thanks so much for the lovely comments you always leave.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Alison! Love the butterflies! Wishing you a wonderful and crafty new year. I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely creations in 2013! Hugs, Elizabeth

Lexie said...

This is another stunner Alison! Love everything about it.

I bought a sewing machine about 8 moths ago...and it's not been out of its box yet. Think I need to make space to get it out and start using it as stitching really does finish the cards off nicely.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Alison and a Happy New Year.

greetings karin

catherine said...

Happy new year Alison. Hope you had a great christmas and enjoyed hogmany.
This is fantastic and love the layout to it.
All the best for the new year
x catherine

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Alison. Your layout and dies look absolutely fabulous!
Gorgeous image and pretty colours too.
Happy New Year
Lorraine x

Ann-Marie said...

A truly gorgeous card Alison, love the soft colours and all the butterflies. I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2013. Looking forward to seeing more of your stunning creations. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Chris said...

This is just beautiful! Love the soft colour scheme, the stitching looks fabulous and the diecuts are stunning! (I think I need ALL of those dies!!!)Enjoy your sewing machine (and don't waste your time with curtains and trousers!)Chris x

Vicky said...

Beautiful the image and the pretty layout and sentiment too hun..:o)

hope you had a lovely New Year sweetie..big hugs Vicky xx

Gail said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I've seen in my whole life. Your choice of color, dies, paper, layout, as well as your perfect sewing and coloring are outrageously wonderful. Hugs, Gail

pam said...

hi Alison, happy new year.. beautiful card, love the colour & all the dies you have used..pam

Little K Smith said...

Aawww so beautiful Alison, lovin all the pink, gorgeous dies and a lovely sentiment too :)
Hope you had a lovely Christmas hun and wishing you a very Happy New Year :D

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Alison! what a sweet Tilda image and you've coloured her beautifully! Love the pretty papers and stitching…. and the butterflies are scrummy… it's a stunning card!
you made me chuckle about your new sewing machine and not doing any trousers/curtains/repair jobs!! LOL - quite right too! ;-)
Happy New Year 2013! hope it brings Good Health and Happiness for you and your family!
Thanks for all your lovely comments!
Big hugs
Sue xx

gobeagirl said...

Hi Alison. I think this card is just so refreshing and beautiful all rolled into one. Your colors and the way you have used your dies to help accent this are just gorgeous. I also see that you have put that new sewing machine to good use. :O) I have been sewing for years, and made my husband 100s of shirt in that time, but when it comes to sewing on my cardstock I just seem to mess it up everytime. I keep telling myself that it's no biggy and I just need to practice, but if you ever look on my blog you will only see one card where I even braved putting anyone through the horror that is my sewing on my cards. lol.... Oh well, as my piano teacher used to always say "practice, practice PRACTICE!" Have a great week. Hugs, Lisa G

May said...

Gorgeous card, What a cute Tilda image love the little mouse.. Beautiful soft delicate colours, Fabulous selection of die-cuts Simply Perfect.. Hugs May x x x

Happy New Year x x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card Alison.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

coops said...

so gorgeous alison.i love your soft pink colours and stunning sweet tilda and butterflies, love your sentiment too :D
Happy New Year hun.

xx coops xx

Alyce said...

alison this is simply stunning! such beautiful soft colours and as always the dies are layered to perfection creating a beautiful layout :) Hope you had a happy holiday! :) xx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card dearest Alison:) Adorable image, lovely butterflies and beautiful diecut:)

Natali said...

Gorgeous design of card like usual. Lovely colours and amazing dies combination. Never "too much" on your beautiful cards.

Nappy New Year!!!!!!

downrightcrafty said...

Alison this is so pretty love the die cut around the image plate the lovely stitching and that sweet sentiment
Happy new Year
Hugs Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Alison! What a beautiful card to start the year with. I love the image and sentiment, and the way you've used the dies. Have fun with the sewing machine!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is so pretty, I love the colours and layout, the sweet image and those beautiful die cuts. Sorry I am a bit late but I hope the new year is a happy one for you
Lindsay xx

Donna Mosley said...

A very pretty card Alison, love al the gorgeous details.

Donna x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Alison and i can see that you are putting your sewing machine to good use already!

Thank you for your support and comments during 2012, they are so very much appreciated and I would like to wish you a HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS AND CRAFTY NEW YEAR!

I hope you have a great weekend.

Take care


Hazel xx

Heidi said...

Happy New Year Alison!
Your card is gorgeous:)
Lovely details.
Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card! I love it:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Faye said...

Ooh, pretty in pink! Fabness. X

Susan Flynn said...

A really gorgeous card Alison! Loving the pink - so girly. The corner dies are gorgeous and love the sentiment dies too - more for the wish list xx

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So pretty in pink!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Alison, Oh my! it is good to be back! Your card is lovely! I do hope you had a good Christmas, and a very Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year to you. I am not sure whose turn it is to write, but we will catch up soon. Judy x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is simply stunning!! Huggles Pops x x x

having a {me} day said...

Awww, this is soooo adorable. Enjoy your new sewing machine with your crafty stash, no need for material uses for it!! Keeleyxx


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