Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, it's Julie here hosting the blog today. In Scotland we have had our first covering of snow on the hills and it has turned very cold, but I don't think we will get a White Christmas. 
My card this week has been arranged by building up layers of die cuts in complimentary colours of card.


You will notice I have added Stickles to help define my layers and to add the all important sparkle to a festive card.


My Poinsettia's were made by colouring White card with Distress Spray Stains and adding a little Gilding wax to the edges and a few stamens in the centres. I arranged my Holly Leaves and Pine Branches to form a Festive arrangement. 



I stamped my centre image adding more Stickles and Silicone glue to raise it up slightly. Finishing off my card with a few Red Gems. 

Cheery Lynn dies used : 


Good luck to everyone entering our weekly challenge

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and thanks so much for all your lovely comments throughout the year. I love reading them. 

Julie x 

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Frosty Merry Christmas


Sandy here and today I decided to use one of the older dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, Frosty the Snowman.  This is a fun die to use, you get all these parts that you can color and add to your snowman.  It comes with buttons, eyes and a mouth but I chose to use Stickles, can never have enough sparkle!  I die cut my snowman from Cryogen Metallic paper and then colored each piece with my Copic markers.  Isn't he a cutie!  I just realized I left off his arms but I never added arms to my snowmen so he is what he is, lol.  There are great branches that come in the die set.


My card base is 5 inches square.  I die cut the Joy to the World Wreath twice, once out of green card stock and again out of a soft green DP.  I layered them on top of each other staggering the pine a bit.  I bent a lot of the lighter green pine pieces up for some dimension.  I used dimensional Glue Dots to adhere my snowman to the wreath.  Die cutting Merry Christmas from green card stock, I trimmed off the snowflakes and used  Double-sided Adhesive Sheets to attach it to the card.

Be sure to check out this week's Sparkle and Shine challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.  



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Joy to the World Card by Corina Finley


Hello Everyone!

Corina here with you today to share another Festive Card Creation. This week I took my inspiration from decorating our tree! 


I cut the ornament with angel wing and the Joy to the World sentiment both out of cream card stock. I embossed Joy to the World and the top of the ornament with Gold embossing powder and the bottom of the ornament with a mixture of clear and gold embossing powder.


I layered the pine branches to create a branch effect and added the Cutie die to the top to create a clean line. I popped the ornament up with foam adhesive and layered Joy to the World to the Sentiment Tag.

Dies used:

Ornate Ornament w/Angel Wing - B478


I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 163 - Sparkle and Shine. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Corina Finley
Live, Laugh & Create!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SHINE AND SPARKLE WITH ANITA KEJRIWAL

Hello dear crafters,
I am Anita here with a very nice shiny and sparkly card for which compliments the festive season so well. I really love these lacy intricate dies with cheery lynn that imparts so much richness to my projects.
My card here is 6x6 inches and I have kept it really quick and simple keeping in mind that it can be made in bulk if needed. I have used silver mirror paper to give the shine and for the sparkle, I have heat embossed the flower and leaves and also the inner square doily die with glitter embossing powder.  The sentiment tag in the middle is again made sparkly by adding glossy accents and covering it with distress glitter rock candy.  The overall effect is so glittery.

The list of dies used:

Historic Barcelona Square boutique stacker frame (set of 3)
Royal scandinavian doily set of 2
sentiment tag 2 (set of 3)  B425
Poinsettia strip B324
Build a flower #3 B264
sentiment from Unity stamp
distress glitter rock candy
glossy accents
ranger holographic embossing powder silver and gold.



Do check out the challenge at the cheery lynn blog-Shine and Sparkle. 
I hope you all are enjoying the festive season. Have a good day !!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shaking Up some Cheer!


Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here playing along with this weeks challenge Sparkle and Shine. I have created a shaker card with the circle stackers and Horizon Circle set! 

I love how easy it is to cut a frame for your shaker I simply lined up a smaller circle inside my Horizon die, secured them with some washi tape, and cut them together in my machine.
I cut all of my snowflake pieces in white which was a little stark compared to the rest of my paper. I used pearl mists to add gold and pearl shimmer to my snowflakes and dull the stark white card stock.

For the shaker I cut a circle for the background and a circle out of clear acetate. I adhered the acetate to the frame with a clear lacquer.

I then added foam tape to the back of the frame to give my sequins and sparkles a space in which to move. If you desire chunkier shakings use another layer or two of foam tape. Make sure you have all of your pieces touching so there are no holes for shakings to escape!

I stack my shakings in the middle before adhering the frame. Here I used sequins, snowflake glitter and some crystals.

When you adhere the frame, make sure all sides are secure and then give it a shake to make sure it works! 

I added my shimmer snowflakes to the frame and then used a clear gem as a spacer for a smaller snowflake to be placed on top. It added just the right height and was clear so could not interfere with the top layer of snowflake

As a final touch I added crystals here and there to centers and along the flurry strip!


  Cheery Lynn Dies used
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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #163 is Sparkle and Shine There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pine and Poinsettia


Sandy here today with something new for me.  I tried to get a bit artsy with my floral embellishment on this card.  But first, I started with a 5 x 7 inch green card stock base, adding a red patterned paper background.  To this I added a Musical Staff Mesh Border piece backed with more patterned paper and green card stock.  For my cute little Drummer Boy from Mo Manning, I used the center die from the new Madrid Flourishes Rectangle Boutique Stacker Frames, adding more patterned paper (all from Bo Bunny)

 

Now for my floral embellishment, I started with my Medium Lollipop Fringe Cutie winding it around wooden skewers.  Check out this tutorial post from Irina showing you how to do it.  Next I die cut some Cattails and Wheat Heads.  I doubled the paper on these so they would be thicker.  I added a bit of color with my Copic markers.  The last step was my flower created with my Poinsettia Strip; I used 2 large, 1 medium and 1 small petal folding the petals down the center score for some dimension.

Be sure to check out this week's Sparkle and Shine challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 163 - Sparkle and Shine

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

Sparkle and Shine
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:

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We are looking for a few guest designers and then some new members who will join us in April.  The best way to get noticed is to enter the challenges with your best work.  

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

Red and Green challenge winner

What stunning entries we had last week. Using Random.org, the winner of our Red and Green challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

10
 
Timestamp: 2014-12-14 02:01:29 UTC
  

Congratulations, Heidi.  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 Sparkle and Shine challenge.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Festive Card by Julie Lavalette

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Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. Thank you so much to everyone for their kind comments and 'likes' on our Facebook page with my Mixed Media Tutorial last week, I really appreciated it. I have made a Christmas card this week to share with you all. Let me take you through the steps of making this card.


I first of all stamped my image in black onto Kraft card and heat embossed with clear ink. Shading my image with Copics and adding Stickles to the berries.


I next paper pieced my large Snowflakes and Pine Branches to the reverse of my card layers to form frames.


You will have noticed on the green foliage I also cut out the top of the branch and layered on to form a corner point.


My Poinsettia's were made by colouring strips of white paper with Distress Spray Stains. I used Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries and Brushed Pewter and dried with my heat gun before adding a touch of gold mica spray. I then die cut out my Poinsettia Strip.



You get beautiful different shades on your flowers which gives a realistic look. I added some stamens and built them up.


I paper pieced my Holly and my Pine Branches onto my card, checking my Poinsettia would hide the joins before I finally glued on top. finally adding Stickles around the Perimeter.

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Thanks for stopping by today and Good Luck to everyone entering our weekly challenge. Remember you could win a $20 prize to spend.
    
See you all next Saturday,

Julie x


Friday, December 12, 2014

Seasons Greeting Card by Corina Finley


Hello, Corina here with you today!

As promised, my card was inspired by the stencil from last weeks card post. As you can see from the top of the picture below.


I thought the stencil with the leftover texture paste on it was too interesting to throw away. The affect looked 'Frosty' and got my creativity rolling!


Here is an up close look at the stencil. Adorned with a few clear rhinestones to highlight each snowflake.

I also used the Snowflake Doily with angel wing. I love layering the Snowflake Doily with one of the Snowflowers as a center. It think it gives the card depth and interest. 


To finish my card, I added the Horizon banners die, Add a Flourish die and my embossed sentiment.

Dies used:

Snowflake Doily w/Angel Wing - DL279


Snowflowers Set One - DL225


hope you will play along in our weekly Challenge 162 - Red and Green over on the Cheery Lynn Design blog. You could win a $20 shopping spree at the online Cheery Lynn Design Store

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,
Live, Laugh & Create!