Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hugs & Kisses

Hi friends.  This is my last project as guest designer for Cheery Lynn Designs for January.  I enjoyed working with them and you will see many more projects with Cheery Lynn dies here on my blog.


I started this card with a 5-1/2" brown square card base for this card topped with a medium pink, light pink and brown layer - each just a little smaller than the previous one.  I love layers!  Each of my smaller squares were created with the inner die from the Royal Scandinavian Doily.  I cut a 2-1/4" square of ivory cardstock and centered the die and cut.  I then layered that on brown and pink cardstock squares and each square is topped with a pretty shasta daisy flower.  You will need four of these.


  I cut three of the larger flower layers and one of the middle size for each flower - two of the large in light pink and one large and one medium in medium pink.  I lightly inked the petal edges with a tan ink and I cupped each petal up around my needle tool before assembling.  Add a half pearl for the flower center and then attach two leaves to the back of each flower and adhere to your card.


I finished off the card with a dainty little double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using Brown Shimmer Satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a sweet little sentiment at the bottom.


Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

I hope you will all play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #169 - Anything Goes theme.  One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Supplies:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Ink:  Distress Ink Old Paper, Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamps:  JustRite Stampers Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0,  8mm half pearls, 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thinking of You.....


Look at me - posting a card that I made just because I wanted to.  How often does that happen?  hahaha.

I'm trying to keep on keepin' on with the Copic practicing and it really does help.  Yup, the more you color, the better your results.  Who woulda thunk it?


Love that bow?  You can make them too!!  Visit my YouTube Channel to view my video tutorials using the Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  I use this tool for all my bows and they are perfect every time.  This bow is make with 5/8" Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin.  
The ribbon wrapped around the center of the card is Hot Pink Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.


Like the little Sweet Christine paper flower?  That's called creative mistake covering.  Don'tcha know that every time I turn my back on a completed colored image, when I look back the 'spot gemlins' have come and made a mark on it that screams 'look at me!!'.  What is it with that?


You could use this card for Valentine's Day or for any occasion.  Perfect for your favorite little girl!

I've entered my card in the following challenges:

Supplies:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Sweet Christine, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B and Classic Ovals small and large
Image:  Whimsie Doodles
Sentiment:  JustRite Clear Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio
Copics:  E50, E53, E55, E57, E0000, E00, E11, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV000, RV02, YG11, YG13, YG17, E30, E31, E33
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, 6mm half pearl

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day and Cheery Lynn Designs Sweet William Flower Tutorial


Hi friends.  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 from Cheery Lynn Designs 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 my video tutorials for making beautiful bows, please click HERE.


To view a video tutorial on how I created these fun flowers, scroll down and click the play arrow and the video link below.


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've entered my card in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Something New theme - My heart lace doily die is new

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.

Supplies:
Stamps:  JustRite Clear Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Rose Bud, Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, Stick It adhesive, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, 6 & 8mm half pearls

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snow, Cold, Freezing. Winter...... Yup, that's what we have in New York!


Hi friends. I'm showcasing dies from Cheery Lynn Designs again today.  I'm so excited to have been given the honor of guest designing for them this month.  I just love working with Cheery Lynn Designs dies.


I started with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" top fold card in dark blue.  I used the Eccentric Circles XL Embossing Plate on a very light blue cardstock for my background for some subtle texture.  I have a layer of the dark blue cardstock and some white mulberry paper under that.  


I cut a Ribbon Eyelet Border with Piercing Strip for the left side of my card and I laced White Diamond Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon through the holes.  I used the same ribbon to create my double-loop bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  To view my videos on how to create gorgeous bows with the Bow-it-All V2.0, click HERE.  This bow is pretty subdued for me, but I think it's perfect for this card.
I created double-layered snowflakes with the Snowflake 5 die and I think backing it with the dark blue layer really makes the snowflakes stand out.  The sentiment from Create with TLC ties the whole thing together.


Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used:

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - New theme  (my snowflake die is new)
Die Cutting Divas #198 - Picture challenge.  (I went with the blue theme)
613 Avenue Create #106 - 1001 Techniques - I used die cutting, bow making, dry embossing

I hope you will all play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #167 - Snowflakes theme.  One lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to leave a comment before you go.  I'd love to hear from you.

Supplies Used:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies and Embossing Plate:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Other:  Bow-it-All V2.0, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, mulberry paper

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine's Fun with the January Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop



Welcome to the RRR January Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Amber's blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the terrific projects.

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment celebrates Valentine's Day. I just love all the pretty pinks!


I've been doing a little Copic coloring again and this sweetie is a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles. 


I ran a piece of 5/8" hot pink satin with grosgrain edge from the January Ribbon Club Assortment topped with the hot pink and shocking pink diagonal striped grosgrain around the center of the card and layered the image over that.  The beautiful bow is a double-loop double-layer bow with the hot pink delicate stitched satin created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.


That beautiful flower was made with the Shasta Daisy Strip from Cheery Lynn Designs.  This is one of my favorite dies.  The flowers are gorgeous and they are quick and easy to make.


I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Clear it out challenge blog - Pinks (my pink stash item is the glittery brad which I've had for ages)
Sweet 7 Designs Challenge Blog - anything new  -  (my new is my digital image and ribbon)
Crafty Cardmakers #130 - Something Old, Something New (old is my copics and dies, new is my ribbon, paper and digital image)
613 Avenue Create - 1001 Techniques - I used Copic coloring, Die Cutting, bow making, hand made flowers

I also couldn't resist a quick headband.
The 5/8" pinks in this assortment create a wonderful look with this woven ribbon headband.  You can view my how-to video for this headband HERE.  I created this one with a 3/4" white plastic headband.


You can easily jazz it up a bit with a beautiful loopy bow attached to an alligator clip.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen's fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Supplies Used:
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps -  Digital girl image from Whimsie Doodles, I Love You sentiment from Just Rite Stampers Hugs and Kisses sentiments set
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs Shasta Daisy B310, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Design Paper -  The Paper Studio
Ink - Memento Rose Bud
Copics - R21, R23, R25, C0, C2, C5, C7, C9, 100, Y23, YR23, E35, E000, E00, E11, RV000, RV00, BG01
Other -  Bow-it-All V2.0, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue