Friday, 25 October 2013

Hearts & Gears

Hi and Good Morning :)  Todays card showcases some of the stunning  Cheery Lynn Designs  Steampunk Dies!

This card is a glorious 8 x 8 inches, so a brilliant size to showcase the intricacy an detail of these dies, instead of much of them being concealed by a main image as a focal point.

Now, I had such fun making this card!  It was great to dig out some much neglected (and much maligned) silver mirri board to create a dazzling metallic effect to this design.   I layered HOTP paper and bazzil card, applying DI inks to the edges.

I created the breathtaking Gear Mesh border by matting silver card onto grey card and adding additional gears, silver stud pearls and brads.  I cut the beautiful new Daphne Doily in grey card, and used silver card to cut the Hearts n Gears to create a background for my image.  I  then matted the Kenny K digital stamp onto Silver Square Stackers and Scalloped Square stackers and added the pretty Lock and Keys and Love sentiment for a finishing touch.

All dies used on this card are:

B361 - Gear Mesh Border
B378 - Hearts n Gears
B340 - Gears
B350 - Lock and keys
DL264 - Daphne Doily
B227 - Love sentiment
L-1 - Square Classic
XL-2 - Square Scalloped Stackers

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope you find time to join in this weeks challenge where our theme is vintage.

Have a smashing week!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Cheery Lynn New Release Christmas Dies

Hi and Good Morning everyone! :) Wow what a fabulous week of inspiration we have had so far showcasing all the gorgeous new Cheery Lynn Designs new releases for October!

My card today shows off the intricacy and elegance of just a few of the new designs, but what a big impact they have!

I started off with a 6 x 6 inch blank card base, and layered DCWV red bazzil cardstock and Bo Bunny paper.  I then used the gorgeous new snowflake mesh border die, cut it in bright white and matted onto sanded red card.  I edged this with the new Siena double edged border and added a few tiny flowers and pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.

The main Merry Christmas sentiment is backed onto red sanded card too, and also matted on the the stunning Lilith Doily.  Again I backed this with red card cut from the matching angel wing.

For a finishing touch, I made a poinsetta flower, and secured with a glitter brad, and added a few more tiny flowers, pearls and ice glitter.

All dies used on this card are:

B366 - Merry Christmas Holly Sentiment
DL263 - Lilith Doily with Angel Wing
B372 - Snowflake mesh border
B373 - Siena double edged border
B324 - Poinsetta flower strip
B376 - Tiny flowers

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and  if you find time why not visit our Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for more wonderful inspiration from our very talented DT.

Have a smashing week!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs - New Release Dies!!

Hi and Good Morning :)

Well today sees the launch of the Cheery Lynn Designs new release dies, and they are all amazing! :)  An awesome collection of diverse dies, from seasonal, themed, ornate stackers and doilies and some super-cute mushrooms, flourishes and flowers.
My card today uses the Horizon French Flair Boutique stackers double layered for effect, and the main centrepiece is the stunning Lattice Heart and Vines.  Tucked behind the main stacker is the pretty new Siena Double Edged border, this is going to be a winner!
I added the Tiny Fanciful Flourishes to the corrners, and placed extra flowers on the heart for depth, and added the 'Kisses' word sentiment and some opal pearls for a finishing touch.

All dies used on this card are:

*New - DL271 - Horizon French Flair Boutique Stacker
*New - B368 - Lattice Heart & Vines
*New - B387 - Tiny Fanciful Flourish (Left and Right)
*New - B382 - Kisses Sentiment
*New - B373 - Siena Double Edge Border
*New - B376 - Tiny Flower Kit - Set of 3 designs
XL-13 - French Flair Scalloped stackers
L12 - French Flair Silver Stackers

Please visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog to see some more gorgeous designs featuring our new dies made by the rest of the incredibly talented DT!! :)

Have a Smashing Day

Friday, 11 October 2013

Lilac Faery Dreams

Hi and Good Morning :)  

Now wasnt this picture taken in the last of the summer rays ? lol :) 

So todays card is inspired by some more gorgeous and easy to use Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, and a desire to cling to the fresh and bright hues of spring and summer! lol

I started off using a blank 6 x 6 card base, and layered white american crafts cardstock with some scraps of lilac paper.  This cardstock  was used for all the die cuts, and it cuts like a dream.

I then created my background using the elegant  Daisy Lace Frame, and edged it with the Lady Kate Edger.  I then stuck down 2 strips from Alisons Ribbons to conceal the join.  I coloured my image with PM's and glittered the wings, and matted onto oval stackers and scalloped oval stackers.

I made the lovely sweet flowers using the  Daisy Strip die (my favourite flower die ever!) and secured with pearl and glitter brads.  The pretty dragonfly and olive branch leaves were added as a finishing touch, along with some white pearls.

All dies used on this card are:

FRM118 - Daisy Lace Frame
B278 - Lady Kate Edger
B335 - Alisons Ribbons
B259 - Daisy Strip
DL152 - Dragonfly
B147 - Olive branches
L-7 - Oval Stackers
XL - 8 Scalloped Oval

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope to see some fabulous entries in our Halloween Challenge this week.

Now... time for a grovelling apology.. :(  Most of you will notice I have been missing in blogland for a few months.. this is due to my long standing internet connection issues and supplier.
As I have referred to often, we live very rural, and traditional internet is not an option for us, as we have no telephones or landlines, and therefore satellite internet is all we can obtain.  Recently,though, the satellite company Avanti, sold us onto another company - QSat, and to be very honest, their prices and packages are appaling! :(  Extortionate would be a better word!

I cannot justify upgrading and paying £50 a month to get only 15gig usage, when most people would use that in a week!.. So.. on their lowest package that I am, (512kbps) I have to make a very small and meagre allowance last a month, and it just doesnt work.  It cannot oftentimes even load a picture on a blog, so as much as I love visiting, I cant see anything but red x's :(  I have almost quit blogging, and as you will also have noticed, I have stood down from many DT's that I loved, and also am unable to leave comments or visit blogs as my internet is virtually broken.  I am hoping that there is some light at the end of the tunnel, and that eventually we can get internet by other means, but until then, im kinda stuck. :( 
My biggest apologies to my dearest blogging friends.. I miss you all so much! and your visits still mean the world to me :) As soon as I am back on a proper speed, I will be back with a bang! :)
but until then... have a smashing day and thank you all so much for your support!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Christmas Frost

Hi and Good Morning :)  Today I am sharing a frosty christmas card created using some amazing, quick and easy Cheery Lynn Designs Dies!

I started off with a blank 6 x 6 inch card base and added a piece of pearl and silver vellum for my base.  I then cut the gorgeous Winter Neighbourhood Border and shadowed it with a piece of ice blue paper.  The pretty corners were created using the Holly Corner die, sticking some icy pearls for the berries. 

I coloured my LOTV image with PM's and FM's and glittered the snow and highlights.  The image was layered on Scalloped square stackers and Horizon boutique stacker, and I added the adorable Santa Sleigh & Reindeer.  This is just so delicate and sweet!

For a finishing touch I added a lacey Snowflower on the corner of the image, and the Christmas sentiment at the bottom.

All dies used on this card are:

B323 - Winter Neighbourhood
B184 - Holly Corner
B186 - Christmas sentiment
B326 - Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer
DL253 - Horizon Square Boutique Stackers
XL-2 - Scalloped Square Nesting Dies
L-1 - Silver Square Stackers
DL226 - Snowflowers 2

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope you find time to join us in our weekly challenge, where this week our theme is 'Halloween!'. Boo!

Have a smashing week!,


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