Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rustic Bird House Tag

Today is the day we have been waiting for. Cheery Lynn Designs has released some wonderful new dies. This rustic birdhouse tag was made with several of the newly released dies. I cut a tag shape with my paper cutter for the base. The Rustic Bird House was used as my focal point. I then used part of the Old Barn Board to make the post for the bird house to sit on. I used the Add a Flourish to climb around the post and bird house. The bird house is just priceless.  I tucked the Mandy Doily in behind it. I then placed part of the Southern Charm Valance along the bottom. A bird from the Bird Bath set is flying in front of the bird house. The flowers were made using the Tea Rose Small, Tea Rose Medium and the Gardenia Small. The leaves are from the tea rose strips and they are so detailed. You may want to stop by http://www.cheerylynndesigns.com/ and take a peek at the rest of the new dies. All of our design team members have projects to share you using the new dies so check them out @ http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Tea Rose Medium B436
Gardenia Small B433...
Old Barn Board B439
Rustic Bird House B452
Southern Charm Valance B454
Add a Flourish B456

Mandy Doily DL276

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Keep Time to the Music

A warm welcome to everyone. Glad to see you here for another weekly challenge at Cherry Lynn Designs. The theme this week is "Pretty In Purple". That is my favorite color. I started with a music printed background paper and placed the Musical Staff Mesh Border along the bottom. I then added a corner at the top with two layers of torn paper and the Lace Corner Deco 1 .The square frame I cut from chipboard and stamped some images on it and added glossy accented to it. I printed the sentiment from the computer and put it behind the frame. The Whistle a Happy Tune was layered on the side of the frame. The Pocket Watch was tucked behind the frame. The lace corner , watch numbers and hands were colored with inka-golds. I arranged the Cutie Fringe IV, Small Lollipop Fringe , Black Eyed Susan along with the Rose Leaf Strip in the bottom corner as well as a few rose leaves behind the top corner. I used the Embellishment # 2 for the center of the black eyed susan.  Now it is your turn to share your creations with us. So come and join the Cheery Lynn Challenge and get in on a chance to win a $20.00 store credit. Have a crafty week and I will see you back here next week with another challenge.

Dies Used
Musical Staff Mesh Border  B403
Lace Corner Deco 1  B174
Whistle a Happy Tune   B400
Pocket Watch w/Angel Wing B362
Cutie Fringe IV  B258
Small Lollipop Fringe   B258
Black Eyed Susan   B338
Rose Leaf Strip   B241
BAF Embellishment # 2 B188

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Steampunk Gal

Hello all you Cheery Lynn fans. This weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn is "Anything Goes". So I decided on steampunk. This is a simple card with only a few dies used. I placed my image and then added the Gear Mesh Border. I tucked the Pocket Watch in behind the border. That is one cool pocket watch. I layer some of the Gears on top of each other . The Hearts and Gears were place at the top of the image. The sentiment Hello finished the card off. It goes to show what you can do with just a few dies. Want to play along? Join the Cheery Lynn challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. Have a wonderful week.
Dies Used
Gear Mesh Border  B361
Pocket Watch   B362
Gears  B340
Hearts and Gears   B378
Hello  B346

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Hi I am back this week for another new challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs. The theme is "Back to Nature". Something I really enjoy in nature is humming birds. So I used the  Lace Hummingbird Flourish  as my focal point. I placed the  Fall Leaf Mesh Border  and the Fall Leaf Doily w Angel Wing  behind it. I cut a second border and cut the leaves out of it and popped them up on top of the leaves in the border. The Sentiment Frame in the top left corner was perfect to place the word "nature" in. I used crackle glossy accents over nature to give it a cool look. The Pretty Pretty Bow was layered on top of the sentiment frame. I wanted tiny delicate flowers around the humming bird so I used the Tiny Flower Kit. These flowers really are so delicate. I just love them. A bit of stickles, beads and pearls really finished it off nicely. Please come join the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 store certificate. See you next sunday when we have another challenge in store for you.

Dies Used
Fall Leaf Mesh Border  B325
Fall Leaf Doily w Angel Wing  DL249
Lace Hummingbird Flourish  B192
Pretty Pretty Bows  B422
Sentiment Frame # 1  B189
Tiny Flower Kit  B376

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Well Hello everyone. Nice to see you visit my blog. Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week is "Celebrate". So here is what I came up with. I started the card by tearing a narrow piece of paper and placing it along the bottom so I had something to tuck the Horizon Coved Rectangle Frame and Horizon Oval Frame behind. The Hinges were added to that strip. I cut and used the two corners of the Lattice Valance Border to place on the corners. They make beautiful corners. I then added the Lattice Heart & Vines and tucked the Whistle a Happy Tune behind it. The flowers used were the Gardenia Strip, Sweet Williams Strip and Black Eyed Susan Strip. The smaller flowers are the center of the Black Eyed Susan Strip. I  then tucked some fibre around the flowers and  added some tiny flowers from the Baby's Breath Flower Kit. The sentiment Celebrate was placed on the ribbon from the Pretty Pretty Bows and then layered across the Lattice Heart. I would like to invite you now to join our Cheery Lynn Designs "Celebrate" challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. Enjoy a crafty week.
 Dies Used
Horizon Coved Rectangle Frame DL251
Horizon Oval Frame   DL252
Hinges   B399
Lattice Valance Border   B406
Lattice Heart & Vines   B368
Whistle a Happy Tune   B400
Gardenia Strip  B339
Sweet Williams Strip   B307
Black Eyed Susan Strip  B338
Baby's Breath Flower Kit  B364
Pretty Pretty Bows  B422
Pretty Pretty Bows

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring Wall Plaque

I'm back with my altered creation for the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge which is
"Think Spring". I started with a wooden plaque. I added some bright spring paper for the background. I place the Pennant along the top with the word spring on it from the Delicate Lace Script. The Classic Birdhouse was place on one side and a couple of the vases from the Vase(set of 4) set on the opposite side.  The vases look cool cut in black and then adding ink a gold so some of the black is still showing.  The flowers are from the Daisy Strip. Some of the Ivy Strip was added around the base of the flowers.  The Trellis is leaning behind the vases . A couple of birds perched are from the Birds of the Earth and Sky. The Grass Border finishes the bottom off nicely.  A couple of tiny dragonflies from the Tiny Things with Wings are hiding is the grass and on the vase. I am so ready for spring. Its been a long winter. I hope you will join the"Think Spring" challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I always enjoy seeing your creations.
Dies Used
Pennant D103
Delicate Lace Script FS171
Classic Birdhouse  B419
Vase(set of 4)  B306
Daisy Strip B259
Ivy Strip  B304
Trellis B298
Birds of the Earth and Sky B349
Grass Border  B126
Tiny Things with Wings  B266

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Easter Card

A warm welcome to you. Easter is just around the corner and Cheery Lynn Designs weekly challenge is "Easter". Makes me think of bunnies, baskets and eggs. So I have included all three in creating this card. I wanted a clean simple card that kept the basket, bunny and eggs as the focal point. So here it is. The beautiful Lattice Valance Border  is perfect for up the side. I cut the Lace Egg 5 and the Lace Egg 7 out of some pattern paper for color and then put a off white background behind them. Liquid pearls added to the eggs  really gives them a elegant look. I placed the Spring Basket  in front of the eggs. I added the adorable bunny from the spring basket set and placed some Grass Border along the base of the basket to ground the bunny. Can't have a basket with out a Pretty Pretty Bow on it. The sentiments Happy and Easter finished the card off nicely. Now it is your turn. Please come join the Easter Challenge. You would have a chance to win a $20.00 store credit. I would love to see your creations. Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.
Dies Used
Lattice Valance Border   B406
Lace Egg 5  DL211
Lace Egg 7  DL213
Spring Basket 1  DL214
Grass Border   B126
Happy  B226
Easter B228
Pretty Pretty Bows  B422

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Well here I am back with my card for the Cheery Lynn Challenge. The theme this week is "Doilies". CLD doilies are so intricate and pretty that they are a pleasure to work with. I started by placing the French Pastry Doily on top of the  Dutch Scalloped Doily. I also used the center of the dutch scalloped square behind the flowers. The beautiful flowers were made from  the Black Eyed Susan Strip and place them in the center. The Watering Can at the bottom corner is very cool. The Birdhouse with Lattice was place at the top corner. The Ornamental Gate was place along the side and a few butterflies were cut from the Butterflies Flying Among the Vines Mesh Border and landed on the gate. One of the birds from the Birds of the Earth and Sky is seen flying in front of the birdhouse. A few Olive Branches here and there filled in nicely. I place a metal medallion in the top corner between the doilies and added a bit of Inka-a-Glod to it. That's it for this weeks challenge. I invite you to join the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I would love to see your creation.
French Pastry Doily   DL102
Dutch Scalloped Doily   DL140
Black Eyed Susan Strip   B338
Watering Can    B420
Birdhouse with Lattice   B418
Ornamental Gate   B196
Butterflies Flying Among the Vines Mesh   B401
Birds of the Earth and Sky   B349
Olive Branches   B147

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wedding Frame

Glad you stopped by. This week at Cheery Lynn designs the challenge theme is "Flowers(made with dies)". I started with a frame and used mixed media to change it up a bit. The Chicken Wire, Sophie's Heart Mini and Fiona's Magic Mirror were glued down around the frame and along the opening of the frame with multi media. Paint, distress inks and gesso were also used and then some images and sentiments were stamped here and there. Then came the real fun of making all the flowers with the Sweet Williams, Gardenia, Black Eyed Susan and the Cuties 3 dies.. The Flourish Leaf Strip was place in among the flowers. The  Birdcage with Lattice was tuck in behind some of the flowers. The key from the Lock and Keys were placed at the top right corner.  The bird from the Birds of the Earth and Sky were colored with 3D paint. A couple hearts from The Two of Hearts were added. I invite you to join the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. Also check out the other designers creations @ http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Dies Used
Chicken Wire  FRM144
Sophie's Heart Mini   DL 238
Fiona's Magic Mirror    FRM140
Sweet Williams Strip   B307
Gardenia Strip   B339
Black Eyed Susan  Strip   B338
Cuties 3   B151
Flourish Leaf Strip   B178
Birdcage with Lattice    B418
Lock and Keys    B350
Birds of the Earth and Sky    B349
Two of Hearts    DL128

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tool Time

Hello all you Cheery Lynn followers. This weeks challenge theme is "Shaped Card".   I had this image of the little boy with his tool belt and worked around that. I cut out a house shaped card. I embossed the front of the house with the Do It Yourself embossing plate. The house trim and door I embossed with the Foliage embossing plate. I used a black pen to draw the bricks on the chimney. The windows were cut from the Burlap Border. The fence is the Victorian Picket Fence colored with inka-gold. The Grass Border was placed along the bottom of the fence. The Gears were also colored with inka - gold giving them a great metal look. The sentiment Hello was used above the boy. I really liked the way this card turned out. I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I would love to see your creations. Also check out our design teams creations at http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/.
Dies Used
Do It Yourself  E137
Foliage  E127
Burlap Border  B312
Victorian Picket Fence   B123
Gears  B340
Grass Border   B126
Hello    B346