Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes Challenge


Today's challenge over at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog is Anything Goes.  I wanted to try my hand at a cream and white card.  I started with white card stock as a base and then alternated each layer with cream.  I think it has a very elegant look to it.  This is the first time I have used my new Heart Edge Square Stacker and I love the tiny little hearts around the edge.  I used my coordinating Silver Square Stacker to cut an opening in my cream heart stacker and then added my cream French Lattice Small Frame to the back.  I popped this up on my white card stock base.


For the center I started with the middle die from my Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frames in white, then popped up my Polynesian Sails Mini Doily in cream.  Next I cut the beautiful Dripping Butterfly out of both white and cream.  I trimmed the antenna and the drips from the cream one and then layered the cream on top of the white.  I popped this up on top of my doily.  I bent the wings up for some dimension.  The last step was to add all the gems.  Finished size is 5 inches square.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Make It Manly Challenge


Today's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge is Make It Manly.  I have created a fun card using the Fire Department die set.  I cut all the dies from Cryogen Metallic paper and colored them with Copics.  This adorable image is from The Paper Shelter and is pre-colored.  As a backing for each of the elements, I used my Diamonds and Starburst embossing plate.


 You can see more of the dies from this fun set on the inside of my card.  Finished size is 6 inches square. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn. 
 
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Roses Challenge

 

The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is roses.  Cheery Lynn has some fabulous dies that make wonderful roses.  I have chosen to use three of them to make my flowers.  I created my card using the new Scalloped A2 Frames Rectangle dies then layered the gorgeous Deutschland Boutique Stacker A2 Frame on top.   Using the coordinating A2 Frames Rectangle, I created an opening in my Deutschland Boutique Frame and added my French Lattice Small Frame behind the opening.  


To create my flowers I layered two Large Rose petals, one Medium Rose petal and one Miniature Rose petal.  I die cut them from text weight Cryogen Metallic paper, added some Picked Raspberry Distress ink and then dry embossed and shaped them before gluing them together.  I added some gold Beadazzles to the flower centers.  Lastly, I die cut my Royal Scandinavian Tag 2 die adding some Distress ink before removing it from the die.  I trimmed off the fancy swirls and then mounted it onto my card using pop dots.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn. 
 
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Lots of Layers Challenge


Today's challenge at Cheery Lynn  Designs is Lots of Layers.  I love lots of layers and nothing makes it easier than Cheery Lynn Designs Stackers.  I used my Scalloped Circle Stackers to cut my card base (blue).  Using the matching Silver Circle Stackers, I cut a circle (white) that fits perfectly inside my scalloped circle leaving just the scallops showing.  I added texture to this panel with my Circle Piercing Plate.  

Next came a circle cut with the largest die from the Vienna Waltz Circle Boutique Stacker Frame set (blue).  Again using my Silver Circle Stackers, I cut a circle (white) that fits perfectly adding texture with my Circle Stitcher Plate.


Next up is a circle cut with the middle die from the Vienna Waltz Circle Boutique Stacker Frame set (blue).  Are you seeing a trend, lol.  To this I added a circle (white) cut again with my Silver Circle Stackers and to this I added texture with my Piercing Plate.

And the last layer is the smallest die from Vienna Waltz Circle Boutique Stacker Frame set (blue).  I stamped a sentiment from Sweet Stamps.  Each double layer was popped up with dimensional foam.  My card was originally all white but I added the blue with a Copic marker as I assembled it.  Finished size is 5 5/8" round.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration and to enter the challenge for a chance to win $20 towards shopping at Cheery Lynn.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

More Fun with Zentangles


I took another Zentangle class with Sheryl Lamarand at the Green Door in Brighton on Sunday.  We learned all about Celtic Knots.  After practicing a few simple ones in pencil, we moved over to Micron Pen and created the one above.  Everyone else filled in the last two figure eights with the Sunburn pattern, but I chose to leave mine open.  I have not decided if I will add another pattern or not.  This is about 5 1/2 inches square.


I also completed another Zendala.  This was inspired by one I saw on Facebook from Lily's Tangles.  It is entirely hand drawn and I added some color with Prismacolor pencils and Gamasol.  This is a 4 5/8" circle.  

I am still amazed at how much I enjoy making these. 


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs New Release Step Cards

Today is new release day for Cheery Lynn Designs and it is a big one!  In the new release are three new A2 step card dies.  I have used two of them today.


First up is the new A2 Fancy Step Card (set of 8 dies).  This set requires an extended platform  and can be cut on any machine.  Using Cryogen metallic paper, I die cut the lovely lacy base and then added the beautiful window that is also part of the set.  I added a silver mirror card backing to the window, you get a die for that as well.  


I added an additional lacy flourish (also part of the set) below the window.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.


My next card uses the new Step Card Bundle Set 4 (set of 4 dies).  This die requires a larger die cut machine like Cheery Lynn's Crossover.  But the fun part is you can vary the width of the side step AND you can cut the step on the right or the left side of the card! 


I also used the new En Pointe Ballerina and Ballet Slippers dies.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Now hurry over to the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more great inspiration.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Back to Nature


Cheery Lynn Designs has some fabulous butterfly, dragonfly, bird and various other critter dies so I thought I would play along with the Back to Nature challenge this week.  I just love the new A2 frames that Cheery Lynn released; you can mix and match them with stunning results.  For my card I began with a base using the largest die from my A2 Frames Rectangle Scalloped Set of 7.  My next layer is the beautiful Fiona's Magic Mirror.  Next came the second largest die from my Dutch Daisy Boutique Stacker A2 Frame set of 4. I used the matching die from the A2 Frames set to trim it out.   And the last layer is the smallest die from my Lords and Commons Boutique Stacker A2 Frame set of 4; again trimmed out with the matching A2 Frames die.  Before assembling my card, I added some color with Antique Linen Distress ink.


Lastly I added the nature element from my Small Exotic Butterflies #2 with Angel Wings set.  I added more Distress ink and then using spray adhesive, glued the angel wing to the butterfly.  After gluing it down, I bent the wings up for some added dimension.  Finished card is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Shasta Daisy


Today I have a card for Cheery Lynn Designs with a burst of Spring Shasta Daisies.  This is a pretty simple card to make using only four dies.  I began with an A2 card base, 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  Then I cut the largest die from my Lords and Commons Boutique Stacker A2 Frame set.  Using spray adhesive, I attached it to the card base.  I cut a rectangle to fit the center adding texture with my Large Rectangle Stitcher plate before attaching it.  My next layer is the smallest and next size up in the Lords and Common set.  I popped this layer up with dimensional foam.


For my flowers, I die cut my Shasta Daisy strip die twice.  I added some details to the petals as well as some Distress ink before shaping them with my embossing stylus.  I added a bit of Stickles to the centers and some Rose Leaves which I also inked with Distress ink.  

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Zendala Class


I took a Zendala class today at The Green Door Studio, taught by Sheryl Lamarand, Certified Zentangle Teacher.  It was a lot of fun and I look forward to the next class in April.  We began with a prestrung Zendala tile, the basic outline is printed on the tile in light gray as shown below on the right and then we filled in all the open areas with various Zentangles.


The new Zentangles we learned today were: Betweed, Echoism, Rick's Paradox, Mooka, Ahhh, Knightsbridge, Wheels and Zingers.  I used a 0.1 and 0.5 Black Micron pen and then shading was added with a pencil and a blending stump.  I am very pleased for my first try at a Zendala.  Although I am very anal, I truly enjoy this craft.  I want to try another one but do it in color rather than black and white.  Stay tuned, lol!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Happy St. Patrick's Day


Sandy here with you today for Cheery Lynn Designs, Leslierahye is having technical difficulties.  Our challenge theme this week is Celebrate and since it is St. Patrick's Day, I thought I would join in the fun.  Using my French Flair Stackers, I created a white easel card.  Using green card stock, I added a Horizon French Flair Boutique layer to both the front and the base of the card.  Next came a DP panel, cut with a coordinating Silver French Flair Stacker.  Using green card stock again, I cut a Horizon Circle Boutique layer and another DP panel using a coordinating Silver Circle Stacker.  This was the perfect backdrop for this fun Leprechaun from Karen's Doodles. To create the panel across the center of the base, I used my Horizon Rectangle Boutique die.


For my flowers I used Tea Rose Small, Tea Rose Medium and Sweet Christine flower strips.  I die cut one strip of each.  Using a black Micron pen, I added some veins to the petals and then added green Distress ink.  Using a stylus and an embossing mat, I added some shape to the flowers.  Then I stacked the Tea Rose medium and small to create the larger flowers turning them so the petals do not line up.  The single blooms are the Sweet Christine petals.  I added some green Stickles to the centers of the flowers.  The leaves are part of the tea rose dies. 


Lastly, I added Celebrate to the center panel on the base.  Finished size is 5 5/8 inches square.  Be sure to check out this week's Celebrate challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs.