Saturday, August 30, 2014

End of Summer Time by Julie Lavalette

Hi Everyone, it's Julie here today. Can you believe we are at the end of August already. In Scotland the nights are starting to get darker earlier in the evening and my beloved little Robin has re-appeared back in my garden. All signs summer time is about to end and the clocks will go back soon and winter will be upon us. So this is where my inspiration for this weeks card came from.

My card is 8x8 in size and fits the Mega Doily Die perfectly. With this die cut I used patterned paper, dry brushed on some Gesso and inked the edges to give a shabby feel. My Clock, Victorian flourishes and corner dies were cut out in a lilac shade of paper. I stamped a crackle stamp onto the clock and corners and then inked the edges on all these die parts and once again dry brushed some Gesso on.

I added some glitter glue onto my clock face and little diamant├ęs.

My flowers all started off as white cardstock. They were cut out and I added different shades of ink, a little stamping onto the Shasta Daisy for texture and a little flower soft into the centres. My leaves were cut from green card stock and the edges inked.

My butterflies were cut out in pink patterned paper and I used the angel wing to cut out the back of the butterflies in white cardstock, again inking the edges.

Cheery Lynn Dies used-
Thanks for stopping by today and for your continued comments and likes on Facebook, I really appreciate it. 
Good Luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge.

See you all next Saturday,

Julie x

Friday, August 29, 2014

Daisy Smile Card with Corina Finley

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying your last few days of August. Summer was enjoyable but I am ready for Fall to blow in! Fall is my favourite of the year with the beautiful reds and copper palette covering the country side.

Did you see Anita's post on Wednesday? She used the Dimensional Large Leaves # 2  to create a leaf cluster in rich colours! If you haven't yet, you should take a peek.

I wanted to take a step away from the Christmas themed cards and create a card using a floral die. I chose the Shasta Daisy but used the center from the Black Eyed Susan Strip.

I used the ticket die on pattern paper and tied two tickets together with twine. I adhered them on top of aHorizon Fishtail Banners. I also placed the sentiment die "Smile" on a banner.

My Shasta Daisy was created using a light cream paper and inked with brown on the edges.I love the way theHorizon Square Boutique Stacker Frames fit together in different configurations.

Dies Used:
Shasta Daisy - B310
Black Eyed Susan Strip - B338
Horizon Fishtail Banners (3 Dies) - DL278

I hope you will play along in our weekly Challenge - Frame It. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store!

Thanks for joining me today! Take care, Live, Laugh & Create.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shabby card with Irina Gerschuk

Hi my dear friends!
It's Irina Gerschuk with you today. And I'd like to share with you my new card:

 Some close-ups:
I used vellum to create flowers and note box (I filled it with beads and sequins to create a shaker)
 I highlighted the flourish composition with pearls, pins and natural raffia
 And here is the closer look to all the layers:
Dies used:
Horizon Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames - DL270
Dianza Doily w/Angel Wing - DL262
Fiona’s Magic Mirror - FRM140
Sweet Williams - D137
Heart to Heart Doily - DL106
Sweet Williams Strip - B307
Beautiful Bells Doily - DL277
Scalloped Note Box - B272
Heart Chain Border - B115

And don't miss our new challenge - the theme is so versatile, and the price is yummy)))))

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Hello !!!!!

A big hug to all of you and I hope you all having a very good time . Here I am with Wednesday weekly post and this time , I 'm featuring a fall card.The season of Autumn is in full swing and the fluttering og brown leaves inspired me to make this. Here I have cut the Fiona's magic mirror as a frame  and also cut a second piece of the same die and did some fussy cutting to highlight the first frame frame. This way we can use the dies to give more ornate look to our work. The leaves are of course the cheery lynn large leaves and I love the natural look of these leaves, The back ground is also not a patterned paper but have been created with stamping and distressing using a penny black stamp. I have used glossy accents on the stamped images and as droplets of water on the leaves
I have cut the leaves and acorn and twisted and molded it to give a natural effect and distressed them with distress inks.

Dimentional large leaves # 2 D 136
Fiona' smagic mirror-FRM 140
stamps=crafty indivual, Just rite and penny black
inks-walnut stain. vintage photo, crushed olive. rusty hinge and memento onyx black
twine from stash

Take out the best cheery lynn frame dies to take part in the challenge=Frame it. A 20 $ shopping at the cheery lynn store is the prize.
I hope you leaves a few good words for my card.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back To School Greetings

 Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here with a back to school card! I love this time of year and creating a simple layered card like this with the scalloped square stackers and the Horizon Square die are so much fun! Using coordinating papers and precolored digital images make this type of card making super fast and easy! A few simple embellishments [paper flower and black on black flowers] add just the right touch!

Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #148 is Frame It! There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Vintage Holiday Card with Rhonda

Happy Monday Cheery Lynn friends!  Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

I have a holiday themed card to share with you today created in a more neutral color scheme. The new release has beautiful holiday sentiments and this card features the all new "Noel" die.

"Noel" (A2 size card)

I used one of the Horizon Coved Rectangle Boutique Stackers as part of my base. On top of this, I've adhered two cuts of the Tree Blowing In The Wind and adhered them on the horizontal in position.

The Oval Coved Rectangle Boutique Stacker is layered on top of it using Foam Adhesive for dimension.  You'll see that the tree peeks out and creates a framed shape. Noel is cut and adhered next.

To accent the sentiment, I've used our Tea Roses in Medium and Small. Cut a Holly Flourish in neutral paper, then cut it apart to tuck it in among my florals. 

I've misted my flowers with gold shimmer mist. The Lace Corner Deco 2 was cut twice and adhered on the top ad bottom, then accented with pearl gems in a neutral color.

Another image to show texture:

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

Thank you so much for stopping on over to the blog.  Be sure to join us for our all new challenge this week, the theme is "Frame It"!  You could win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs online store just for playing along.

Have a super day!
~ Rhonda

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 148 - Frame It

What wonderful entries we had last week for our Doilies challenge.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Frame It
Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of this post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to this challenge in your blog post or on your gallery post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen randomly. They will receive $20 towards shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Saturday night at 18:00 Eastern time.
And now to our inspiration for today (for details on each project, click on the team members name and it will take you to their blog) .....

Dies used:

Dies used:
Remember, you MUST use a Cheery Lynn Designs die to enter this challenge.

Doilies Challenge winner

What wonderful entries we had last week. Using the winner of our Doilies challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2014-08-24 01:14:25 UTC
#6 Alosha
  Congratulations, Alosha.  Please contact me for your $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to grab the winner's badge from the right sidebar for display on your blog.  And thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge.  We hope to see you again in this week's Frame It challenge.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me by Julie Lavalette

Hi everyone, it's Julie here today hosting the blog.
I hope you are managing to get some creative time to yourself. Today I have made a little Mediterranean inspired card. My husband and I love to go to the island of Majorca where you see many white washed houses with shuttered windows.

My window was cut out of a cereal packet which I then painted to give a shabby feel. I mounted the window onto a little grey card, placing a little spider ribbon behind to give the illusion of a net curtain. I then added my Anastasia border behind to look like curtains. Don't you just want to peek in the window ! I love having the little window box as it is a lovely finish touch to add the Wow factor.

My Penny Farthing (bicycle wheel) I cut out twice in black and once in silver card stock, paper piecing it back together over the first complete die cut. My little birds were highlighted with some distress inks.

My brick wall was made using Cheery Lynn's embossing plates, please check them out here on the shop blog. I rubbed some distress ink over the embossing plate, placed a white piece of paper onto it and ran through my die cutting machine using the rubber embossing mats. So easy to do with fabulous results.

Cheery Lynn products used:

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my card today and I have managed to inspire you. Good luck to everyone entering our weekly challenge and I'll see you all next Saturday.

Julie x

Friday, August 22, 2014

Vintage Shuttered Window Card with Corina!


Corina here today, hosting the blog, to share my newest card creation with you all. I wanted to use my window die and create a winter themed card.

I cut pieces from the Icicles Border and adhered them to the Shuttered Window w/ Flower Box. I used pieces from the new release Joy to the World die and Wreath Strip die to create my swag.

The brown cardstock that I cut with the Horizon Fishtail Banner die - was first cut with the Old Barn Board die to give the appearance of wood.

New Release Dies used:
Previous Release Dies used:
I hope you will play along in our weekly Challenge - Doilies. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Designs store!
Thanks for joining me today!
Take care,
Live, Laugh & Create.