Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Canvas

Hi Nice to see you here today.  This is a canvas that I have used a wood grain stencil, gesso, gelatos and distress inks on to give it a  barn board look.

Each year I try to come up with a new idea for a new Christmas decoration. This canvas will look beautiful hanging on a wall or standing on a easel.

The Clock w/Angel Wing is off to the right cut in black and using Inka Golds to color it up giving it a metal look. This clock is one of my favorite CLD dies.  The Old Barn Board  was used as a base to layer the Merry Christmas  to. The  Hinges were added to the edge of the barn board.

Here I layered the image, the Oval Classic - Silver Stackers  and the Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily as my focal point. I added the  Whistle a Happy Tune  colored with Inka  Golds. The Poinsettia 2  was layered using the greenery off the Merry Christmas  around it. The tag with 2015 is from the Love Tags . I place the Garden Bench  in the bottom corner with one of the tiny flowers from the Tiny Flower Kit . Again I used the Inka Golds on the wrought iron of the bench. I added a few white dots here and there to give it a snowy look. Well that is it for this week. I hope I have inspired you to play with a canvas.

Please come and join our weekly challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. The theme this week is "Anything Goes".
                                                             Have a crafty week.

Dies Used
Clock w/Angel Wing (Steampunk Series) - B357
Old Barn Board (3 Dies) - B439
Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily (Set of 2) - DL307
Whistle a Happy Tune - B400
Poinsettia 2 - C145
Oval Classic - Silver Stackers - L-7
Tiny Flower Kit (Set of 3) - B376
Merry Christmas - CABD-9
Garden Bench (Set of 3) - CABD-91
Grass Border 2 - B593
Love Tags (Set of 8) - CARA-27
Hinges (Set of 8) - B399

Friday, November 20, 2015

Vintage Christmas Tags

 It is so nice to see you here today. I would like to take a minute to say thanks all our viewers who take the time to leave  comments. It is really appreciated. So Thank You. Now for this weeks project. I was inspired by our weekly challenge theme "Tag Your It" and decided to follow along. It is always nice to make your own personal tags to attach to the gifts for those special people in your lives.

I love the vintage look so I created a set of three simple but elegant vintage tags using only five dies. All the bases were cut from a aqua printed paper and  paired with kraft paper. All were inked up with distress ink. I embossed here and there with the chunky metal embossing powder so that there where areas with no embossing and  then inked them areas where the embossing was missed. This gives it a dimensional look with out the metal embossing looking too chunky if you know what I mean.

 For this tag I used one of the Pierced Stacker #2 for the base. Don't you just love the stitching around this die.  The Merry Christmas  is from the  Crafty Ann  collection.

The base of this tag is Circle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies . I have left the wreath off set a bit so you can see the nice line edge around the scallop which gives it another dimension without layering it. The Joy to the World Wreath set I cut twice. I layered one wreath on top of the other to create more fullness, The sentiment from that set was place in the center.

This tag was made from one die set which is the Bow and Bell . The bow cuts out as a outline so I just attached it to paper and fussy cut around it. So you can get two different looks with this bow, by backing it as I have done or leave it as a outline only. I embellished all three tags with aqua bling .

I hope I have inspired you today with these tags. They are so pretty that you could even hang them on your tree as a decoration year after year.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I invite you now to come join our challenge "Tag Your It"
@ for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree.

Also the other design team members have lots of inspiration  posted
@ Pour yourself a refreshment and just keep scrolling down to see all their beautiful designs.

Have a crafty week my friends.

Dies Used
Pierced Stacker #2 (Set of 6) - XL-20
Merry Christmas - CABD-9
Circle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-5
Joy to the World Wreath - B481
Bow and Bell - DL163

Friday, November 13, 2015

Steampunk Christmas Layout

Nice to see you here today.   This week I was wanting to play with the Crafts Ann's steampunk dies from Cheery Lynn Designs but also wanting to do a Christmas layout as Christmas just around the corner now.  So I decided to mix dies that I wouldn't normally use together and I just love the results. Sometimes it is good to work out of the box and venture doing something different.

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and spritzed it with water and crinkled it up a few times to get a nice texture . I then rubbed a ink pad over it and spritzed it again to make the ink move around and blend. I matted it with black. I then took a piece of map paper and torn it round the edges a little and inked it to give it a old look. That was my base done  ready to add die cuts to make my layout. The sentiment Christmas Wish is from the Merry Christmas Set and the Make a Wish Phrases .

I cut the Frame and layered it onto the map. All the steampunk dies were colors with Inka Gold to give them a nice metal look. This Frame set is awesome as the center has gears, nuts, bolt, wrench, screwdriver and chain cut outs making it great die set for men and boy cards. The Old Car  was cut three times. The first one I left as my base to build on. The second one I cut the tires off and put silver paper behind to give a chrome look to the cuts outs. The third one I cut the tires off again and embossed the car body with Micro black embossing powder to give it a nice paint job. When all assembled the tires sit back in a little like the real thing. Got to love this old car too.

Here is a photo of the corner using the Corner #3  with the wrench and screw driver beside it from the frame set.  The Poinsettia Strip   and Holly Leaves  were layered on top.

This is the top corner. The poinsettia's were cut from burgundy velvet paper and the centers were gears tiny gears from the Gears and Frame  set. There tiny gears make great centers for the poinsettia's. The poinsettias were layered onto the Snowflake 2.  The gear strip along the top is the Border #15 . The clock it from the Romantic set. I used silver liquid pearls in the centers also and on some of the gears for rivets.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of the steampunk and Christmas dies used together.
I challenge you this week to play with different combo's of dies that you wouldn't normally use together and see what you come up with.

There is still time to join our  weekly challenge @
which is "Autumn Colors" for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree .

Dies Used
Frame (Set of 11) - CAFR-18
Corner #3 - CABD-106
Border #15 - CABRD-15
Old Car - CABD-33
Romantic (Set of 3) - CABD-18
Gears (Set of 9) - B340
Snowflake 2 - DL166
Poinsettia Strip - B324
Holly Leaves - B183
Merry Christmas Set - B186
Make a Wish Phrases - B251


Friday, November 6, 2015

3D Box Card

A warm hello to all you Cheery Lynn  fans.   I was at a crop last weekend and did a "make and take" to learn how to make this 3D box style card.  So I am excited to share with you today my version of a 3D box card that I created using CLD dies. 

 This box styled card is 1 1/2 inches wide and has two pieces of cardstock spaced out inside the box to attach designs too. I used the largest of the Pierced Stacker #4 to cut out the front as well as cutting the same design in the two inside cardstock pieces so they matched up.

It is hard to tell in the photo but in the box I mounted the Grass Border 2 and Deer in the Forest  at the front of the first layer. The Ornament Christmas Tree  is mounted to the front of the second layer and the Dancing Snow Flurries to the back of the second layer.  Thus making the deer close and the tree and snowflakes farther back. All designs were cut from the glittery "Pow" paper. The balls on the tree were colored with copics. The pow paper worked good for the deer as I was able to leave the inside cut outs in place  rather that pop them out . I wanted all the designs to be sparkley. The three snowflakes on the top left corner are from cut from the Snowflakes die. Bling was added.
This is the top corner of the box and the Paris Signs 2 made a nice design for this top corner.
This box card also folds down flat for putting into a envelope.

I invite you to join our challenge @ for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please leave a comment before you go if you have the time.
Have a crafty week and I will be back next Friday with another design. .
Dies Used
Pierced Stacker #4 (Set of 6) - XL-22
Deer in the Forest - B484
Ornament Christmas Tree - DL248
Grass Border 2 - B593
Snowflakes - C146
Paris Signs 2 - B548
Dancing Snow Flurries - B486

Friday, October 30, 2015

Give Thanks

A Warm Hello.  Glad to see you here today. Today I have created a  " Give Thanks" card. I had this beautiful paper with colorful fall leaves in my stash that I thought would be perfect paper for this design that I had in mind.

I cut a couple of matts and  then layered the largest of the Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frames   cut out of the pattern paper. I cut a couple of Mini Butterflies w Angel Wings  and layered them over the butterflies that were part of the paper pattern to give a 3D effect. I colored some white pearls green with my copics to match the paper and used glossy accents to add rain droplets on the leaves.

I've just got to show you a close up of the  twiggy wreath that  I used as my focal point. The Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath   is a great design for making a wreath for any season or occasion. I used two layers of this wreath popping each layer up. I left one crow attached and cut the crow from the second cut and perched him up on the sign. I hung the sign (which I printed from the internet)  from the top of the wreath. What a perfect sentiment for this challenge theme. A few of the branches from the Branch set were inked in fall colors to match and tucked in here and there. A bow finished off the wreath nicely. 

Thanks for joining me today.  I now invite you to join our weekly challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree.  I will see you next Friday when I will share another project with you. I am sure you will like the design of it. 

Have a crafty week my friends
Dies Used
Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frames - DL253
Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath - B469
Mini Butterflies w Angel Wings - D138
Branch (Set of 2) - B466

Friday, October 23, 2015

Gone Fishin'

A warm hello to everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying the new dies from the new release. Today I am featuring two of the new sets on my card. The Fishing Set (set of 9) - B648 and the Fishing Boat Set (set of 4) - B649.

I started with the base in blue and embossing it with the inked Wood Grain   embossing plate. From the Fishing Set  I used the fishing rod, fish, hook and bobber. As you can see I had so much fun with this set. I cut the reel and hook from gold paper which made them so realistic. The thread used for the fishing line made the fishing rod even more realistic. The hook can go right thru the fishes mouth the way the die is made. For the bobber I cut it in red and white both and layered the two colors again making it so realistic.  A couple of the paddles and the piles are from the Fishing Boat Set . The birds on the piles are from the Bird Bath  set.
The Old Barn Board  with the sentiment Gone Fishin' were paired up with the Ship's Anchor  to fill in the top corner. These two new sets I featured will be fantastic for masculine cards. The details in them are amazing.  Now don't forget to check out our weekly challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I would love to see your creations. Have a crafty week.
Dies Used
Fishing Set (set of 9) - B648
Fishing Boat Set (set of 4) - B649.
Wood Grain - E157
Old Barn Board (3 Dies) - B439
Fishing Boat Set (set of 4) - B649
Ship's Anchor - B394
Birthday (Set of 2) - B231
Happy (Set of 2) - B226
Bird Bath (Set of 2) - B438

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18th Vintage Memory Album

Hello This week at Cheery Lynn Designs is the "Vintage" challenge. A few days ago CLD new release included dies for making memory books. So I choose to make a Christmas memory book using the  Memory book (Mini) Hearts & Ribbons . The book is 6.5 X 8.5 inches. I created this large memory book by cutting two of the smaller dies to make the binding and spacing them out. That is how I made such a nice sized book with the small dies.  I used the  Curved Border Set  on the edge of each page  and made each page a bit longer than the last one so they are staggered. I embossed the Merry Christmas  with a mixed metal embossing powder to give it a vintage look. The inside pages are decorated with the new Royal Scandinavian Doily Circle  and Royal Scandinavian Boutique Stacker A2 Frame. I also used the Holly Corner  and Holly Lace Flourish  to embellish the inside. Please come join our challenge @ for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I would love to see your creations. Have a crafty week.
Dies Used
Mini Book Hearts and Ribbons - BE101S
Merry Christmas - CABD-9
Curved Border Set (Set of 4) - B569
Royal Scandinavian Doily Circle DL312
Royal Scandinavian Boutique Stacker A2 Frame DL313
Holly Corner - B184
Holly Lace Flourish - B148


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Life's A Beach

Today is a exciting day for us crafters. Cheery Lynn Designs have just released a assortment of new dies. Check them out @ Then you can check out some of the design team members creations using some of the new dies @
I designed the mini album cover page above using the dies listed below. I created a sunset and beach using distress inks. I then made a post from the Old Barn Board and hung the Life Saver  on it. A palm tree from the Surf's Up set was placed in the front corner and The Groovy Bus  parked on the beach in front of the tree. The awesome textured Life's A Beach sign was the layered in front of the sunset. Have a crafty week.
Dies Used
Life's A Beach B647
The Groovy Bus  B655
Surf's Up B646
Life Saver B645
Old Barn Board (3 Dies) - B439

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Black and Orange

A warm hello to you. With fall here and all the fall colors everywhere I look I was inspired do create this card for the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. The theme is "Orange and Black" so it worked perfect. I cut the Fall Leaf Doily w/Angel Wing  and the Fall Leaf Mesh Border  and inked them up with the fall colors leaving the trim around the edges in a beige tone. I matted them in black to really make them pop. I layered a  cute little Small Exotic Butterflies #1 w/Angel Wings   to the center of the doily. The Lace Corner Deco J  and Thank You #2 finished the card off nicely. I invite you now to come join the Cheery Lynn Design challenge @ for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. I would love to see your creation.
Dies Used
Fall Leaf Doily w/Angel Wing (Set of 2) - DL249
Fall Leaf Mesh Border - B325
Lace Corner Deco J - B175
Thank You #2 - B540
Small Exotic Butterflies #1 w/Angel Wings - DL112AB

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4th Halloween

A warm hello to you. The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Deigns is "Halloween". I started with a purple pattern paper layered onto black cardstock. I added the Brick Lattice  to two corners. I then placed the Garden Bench  at the bottom with the Fall Pumpkins  sitting in front of it. The cat from the  Bundle of 7 Dies  was placed opposite to the bench. The Romantic was layered in the top left corner. The Witch's Laundry  was strung across the card. Got to love the witch's laundry. The crow sitting on the cloths line is from the Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath  as is the sentiment Happy Halloween. A couple of bats from the  Bundle of 7 Dies were layered on the brick. The tab that the sentiment is layer on is from the Page Tabs . I invite you to come join our challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree @ Have a crafty week.
Dies Used
Bundle of 7 Dies - BG101
Fall Pumpkins - B240
Witch's Laundry - B334
Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath - B469
Brick Lattice - CABD-92
Romantic (Set of 3) - CABD-18
Garden Bench (Set of 3) - CABD-91
Page Tabs (Set of 8) - B567