Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Back to Nature - Cheery Lynn Designs


Hi and Good Morning :)

Well we put the clocks forward here in the UK last weekend, and it was like someone had switched the light on, and it instantly I felt as if spring was finally coming! :) Wahey, and about time too.
 
Now, we have a new challenge this week of 'Back to Nature', and as Cheery Lynn Designs make so many wonderful, delicate and pretty bugs and butterflies, I couldnt wait to get started on this card.
 
I used a 6 x 6 blank card base and all the dies were cut with American Crafts textured cardstock - my favourite for clean and crisp cuts.  I used a sheet of freshwater green paper as my backing and added an overlay of Chicken Wire, edged with the Lady Kate Border.  I concealed the join using the really versatile Expandable Tiny Borders - these are ace!.
 
I added 2 Tropical Flourish dies to the chicken wire and then the gorgeous Exotic Butterfly.  I usually add butterflies, bugs, or dragonflies to many of my projects, but I really wanted to make this beauty centre stage - its such a classic design.  I cut 3 of the smaller versions of this butterfly for the border, and added a couple of blooms to the flourishes, and a tag to finish. 
 
All dies used on this card are:

FRM 144 - Chicken Wire
B278 - Lady Kate Edger
DL116 - Exotic Butterfly Medium #3
DL116A - Medium Angel Wing
DL112AB - Small Exotic Butterflies #1
B127 - Tropical Flourish
B259 - Daisy Strip
B188 - Embellishment #2 - Build a Flower Series
B261 - Tags 2
B215 - Expandable Tiny Borders.

I really enjoyed making this card, and I hope you find time to join us over at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week too.  Dont forget there is also fresh inspiration from the rest of the talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.
 
Have a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today,

36 comments:

Claire said...

This is beautiful Alison - love all of those gorgeous dies - so pretty and glittery. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Jenny said...

We are just about to turn our clocks back over here in Australia in Autumn and then get ready for winter. Yuk! I am a sun lover!

Gorgeous card Alison. I love this white on white look with that subtle background colour. x

cebelica said...

This card is stunning. So elegant ... <3 So many details and all the gorgeous dies. I absolutely love all the butterflies. I REALLY need to do some shopping.
Hugs! xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful elegant card Alison.
Gr Elly

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Alison. The dies are lovely and the colour scheme with the background paper is stunning.
Hug Sharon. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautifully designed card Alison. I love the colours and wonderful use of those gorgeous die cuts.
Sue xx

Brigitte said...

THis is beautiful Alison!!!! Love how you hide the joint by another die cut! Gorgeous butterflies! Hugs, Brigitte

Anneke klerks said...

wouwwwwwww so beautyful!!
liefs anneke

nnalorac said...

Stunning card Alison, love all the die work,always looks so gorgeous in white just stunning. Carolxx

Ann-Marie said...

Wow this is stunning, love the white with the fresh green,just beautiful. I always leave with loads of inspiration on how to use dies - so many to add to my wish list!!!! Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the fab design.xxx

Olga said...

this is yummy, love all the die cuttings and layers!

Tracey T said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the way you put the die cuts together and the white and green combo looks so fresh and clean. The snow still hasn't melted properly here and it's SO cold, but lovely to see the sunshine. Hope all is well xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! I love the white on white look and that pretty backing paper is just perfect.

Chris said...

Wow! Stunning!
Chris
x

Paula (PEP) said...

There's something so classy about white & green - this is terrific & I love the way your trellis reminds me of bees. The stripes of the twine & the colour of those butterflies' pearls really makes this a stunner. I love the way you stamped the sentiment in a muted green so as not to detract from the whole design.
Paula (PEP)

Sonia said...

Simply terrific card my dearest friend^_^
I celebrate my first blogaversary with a surprise candy and if you want partecipate I'm very happy^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Debbie's Time Out said...

Alison beautiful nature card

Lorraine said...

This is so beautiful....love it!
Lorraine x

thecraftycavalier said...

Wow! This is sooo stunning. I think you might just have cost me a fortune - I love these dies. Love the white on white - the whole card is just perfect. Hugs, Jayne xx

Katina said...

Beautifully fresh and pretty! Love this Alison.
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Alison.

greetings karin

Claudia said...

Hi Alison, how lovely are you saying "just to say...", wonderful the big butterfly and all these lovely details!

Hugs Claudia

Nat said...

Gorgeous Alison, who knew that 'chicken wire' could look so good!
Natx

catherine said...

This is just so beautiful Alison and just love the layout with all the die cuts
x catherine

coops said...

so beautiful alison.really love the chicken wire die and the butterfly and delicate colour are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

pam said...

totally stunning Alison, love your butterfly and beautiful die cutting, fab colours pam

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Alison, love it.
Hugs Wendy xx

Chrissy said...

Another masterpiece Alison...gorgeous white creation.

luv CHRISSYxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Abi said...

Just beautiful Alison, I hadn't realised there was a big butterfly to match the little one......;-)

Hugs xx

mixamatoasties said...

stunningly beautiful!

Susan x

Eileen said...

Tsk Tsk Tsk.......you did it again. I want that chicken wire !!!
This is gorgeous Alison. Love all the white with the soft pastel shade behind it.
Fabulous layout and design
Eileen x

Gitte said...

Wauw beautiful card.

Nikki Payne said...

Gorgeous and soooo elegant!
Nikki x

Pauline said...

A stunning card, I love the white on white design, and the beautiful glittered butterfly and sweet mini die cuts. Stunning card!

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