Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 169 - Anything Goes

Before we get to today's post, 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. If you are interested, please add DT after your name

As always, the entries we had last week for our Sweethearts Challenge were wonderful.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Anything Goes

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.

Sweethearts Challenge Winner

What amazing entries we had last week. Using Random.org, the winner of our Sweethearts challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
29
Timestamp: 2015-01-25 00:52:36 UTC
  
 
Congratulations, Jenny.  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 Anything Goes challenge.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Steampunk Valentine by Julie Lavalette


Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. With our challenge this week  Sweethearts 'Add a Heart' and Valentines Day fast approaching I thought I would make a Valentine card with a twist of Steampunk.


You will see on this photograph how I cut my first layer in red card adding the Gear dies, layering some to the front and some behind. I cut a lot in half as I new this was the area that was only going to be seen on my card.

                                                            
                                                         B523 Deutchland Border Set      


                               DL292 Lords and Commons A2 Stacker Frame

The next layer showcases two of our new dies which you can position anywhere on your card, the choice is yours.


I added my steampunk corners to the sides, layering on more Gears and adding a little Stencilling with inks onto my paper. See how the die cuts really pop mounted onto the red card.


My Stampotique figures were stamped, fussy cut and coloured with Copics.


My Hearts and Arrows were cut out in Red, Black and White Cardstock, you will see how I paper pieced the layers back together which adds dimension and a shadow effect.


My sentiment was a sticker in my stash.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used - New Release 

Other Cheery Lynn Dies


Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to everyone entering our Weekly Challenge and remember if you are the lucky winner you will win a $20 spending spree here at Cheery Lynn Designs.


Enjoy your Weekend, 

Julie x

Friday, January 23, 2015

Just be You Card by Corina Finley


Hello!

Corina here with you today to host the blog. This week, I wanted to create a card using the New Release Rose and Leaves Set.

The Rose and Leaves comes as a set of 3. The Rose is very versatile. A few of the Designers have used it as a vocal point on their cards, created pattern paper with only the Rose or have just used the detail leaves in their floral arrangement.


Above is a closer look! This die also allows you to adhere the outline of the petals to papers and bend the petals up to give depth and dimension to your flower. 


I also used a border from the New Release Royal Scandinavian Border Set. This also comes in a set of 3. Last week I used one from the same border set and I hope to use the remaining border from this set on next weeks card!

Dies used:

Royal Scandinavian Border Set (set of 3) - B524


I hope you will play along in our weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 168 - Sweethearts. 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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day and Sweet William Flower Tutorial

Hi friends.  Bonnie here from Make Time to Craft.  Today I have a pretty Valentine's Day heart shaped card for you featuring some fantastic dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.


The Heart to Heart Lacy Doily is one of my favorites!!  Lots of different sizes included with this set and the design is fantastic.  I cut my card base with the largest solid heart die.  Remember to position the top fold so it just sits a bit below the cut lines on each side to maintain a top fold for the card.  I also trimmed the bottom flat a bit so the card would stand for photos. 


After adding some different colors and sizes of the lacy heart doily along with the sentiment, I embellished with several Sweet William flowers in different sizes.  Love these flowers!  The beautiful double-loop, double-layer bow was made with hot pink delicate stitched satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.


For all the details on how I created my Sweet William flowers for this card, please view my video below.


If you enjoyed this video, please click on the YouTube icon (below right on the video screen above) and subscribe to my YouTube channel because I'll have some more Cheery Lynn designs flower making tutorials coming up in the upcoming months.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
Build a Flower Emb #2  B188 (for green flower bases)

I hope you will all play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #168 - Sweethearts theme.  One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  For more information on this card and some other great creations using Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, hop over and visit my Make Time to Craft Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment before you go.  I'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A SWEETHEART TAG BY ANITA KEJRIWAL


Hello dear friends !!!!!
It's Anita here with my weekly wednesday post and keeping in tune with the season, I have shared here a very romantic valentine tag made with the new release dies. I simply loved these as they are so perfect for the valentine projects.I have arranged my die cuts together and have placed the Francesca lace border at the bottom  to give it a little lacy effect. Red is so much a colour of the valentine so I chose that for my project. 
Cheery Lynn has also has word dies like Hello here, that makes all projects complete without the need to hunt for sentiment stamps. 
So do have a look!!!



List of  Dies used

Be my valentine heart B531
Heart and Arrow
Hello set of 2-- B346
Francesca-B159

Have you checked the new challenge at the blog....Its says  SWEETHEARTS...so do send in your entries. And there is a wonderful prize for this. So get going. Share your sweet heart projects with us. Till then ... happy crafting.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#Iam4H Layout




Happy Tuesday everyone! leslierahye here with a layout using the new release dies. My family is in 4-H and the kids show rabbits as a project.  The bunny dies in the new release are a perfect accent for my 8×8" layout. I layered mats cut from the Deutschland Boutique stacker set with mats with the Deutschland Border set. I love how they work together nicely with the A2 Frames. We show Californian Rabbits and they have the exact body type as the Bunnies. To finish them off I colored their noses, feet, tail and ears gray/black like the real rabbits. I titled my layout #Iam4H to complete the page.

  Cheery Lynn Dies used
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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge 168 is Sweethearts There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Masculine Valentine with Rhonda

Happy Monday to you!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog and share my project with you.

I thought it would be fun to play along with our challenge theme for this week "Sweethearts - (Add a Heart)" and created a masculine themed valentine card.

"XO" (A2 Sized Card)

I started with the Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker cut from white cardstock, then used the A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped cut from kraft card stock for my next layer. Then, I used the A2 Frames Rectangular Classic and cut it from white cardstock to alternate my color scheme.


Using the rectangle cut, I then cut the pretty intricate Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker by adhering the die to the center with some Washi Tape. You can see the result below.


For my center cluster, I cut one Celtic Heart from kraft card stock, then using a pencil, lightly outlined the shape on white card stock. I trimmed and backed the design with white card stock, then adhered with foam dimensional adhesive.

Next, the smaller of the Two of Hearts was cut from kraft card stock and adhered with dimensional adhesive as well. I thought it would be pretty to cut one of the delicate Arrows and tuck it into the top heart.

I added the ribbon and branches to the top, then finished by adding pearls to the corners and to the heart along with my XO sentiment.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:
Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker A2 Frame - DL293
Arrows (5 Dies) - B467
Celtic Heart - B144
Two of Hearts - DL128
Pine Branches - B146
A2 Frames Rectangular Classic (Set of 7) - CM5
A2 Frames Rectangular Scalloped (Set of 7) - CM6
XOXOXO - B375

I hope you are inspired to play along with us for our new challenge - Sweethearts! You could win a $20 gift certificate to our online store just for playing along! 

Thanks so much for stopping on over - have a super week!
~ Rhonda

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 168 - Sweethearts

Before we get to today's post, 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. If you are interested, please add DT after your name

As always, the entries we had last week for our Snowflakes Challenge were wonderful.  Thank you to all who entered, we enjoy seeing your creations with our dies.  This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Sweethearts
(add a heart)

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:

Dies used:

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

Snowflakes Challenge winner

What beautiful entries we had last week. Using Random.org, the winner of our Snowflakes challenge is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
7
Timestamp: 2015-01-18 02:22:57 UTC
  
 
Congratulations, Barbara.  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 Sweethearts challenge.