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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throw back Thursday Challenge #10

Over at Bibiana 's blog  the throw back thursday challenge for this month is Summer. Here's a card I posted in 2013 that I would like to share .

http://craftsbeyond.blogspot.ca/2013/08/cheery-lynn-designs-challenge-91-hot.html



Entering :
Throw back Thursday Challenge #10  Summer

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Beauty at it's best

The trees in my garden are out in full bloom and are so pretty ,just wish they would stay that way all summer.
Lilac trees
Apple tree
Flowering Crabapple tree
Crabapple blossoms close up


Love the smell of the Lilacs.  Have a great day

Friday, June 5, 2015

Stella of the Sea (mixed media)

Just popping in today to share a canvas I did my grand daughter Stella who's turning 4 yrs. next week and loves anything to do with Mermaids. I purchased the Prima Doll Mermaid from The Cutting Garden some time ago and just now getting around to using it . I used a combination of paints, inks and paste to create the background . The gems were from my stash . Sand dollar ,star fish and other shells are from one of the beaches here in cape Breton that I go to often to collect shells and beach glass( so additive). I stamped the mermaid image several times and layered her, paper piecing her tail and hand drawing the scales with a marker. I hope she will be surprised when she opens it, just wish I could be there with her for her Birthday but hey Skype will have to do .


Thanks for dropping by ,hoping the sun will shine later so I can do some gardening.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Enjoy the simple things

Thought I'd share a card I made recently playing around with paints and inks . It was such a dull day when I was making it I went some cheerful colors . Pattern paper is from Bo Bunny Madeline collection some I had left over from a previous project . The flowers were made using TH tattered flowers and the leaves from my new favorite die by Prima Marketing . The frame was embossed twice with TH ornamental frame embossing folder and fussy cut out  and layered then painted with Spun sugar distress paint and sponged around the edge with Victorian lace DI.  The flowers were sponged with Squeezed lemon DI and the leaves with Shabby shutters DI. I added some white acrylic paint to the tips of the flower. Stamp is from Just Rite stamps . Lace is TH vintage lace die and the corners are CLD




I'm entering this in :

CLD challenge 183 Lots of Layers

Bloggers challenge --May flowers

Our Creative Corner -April showers bring May flowers



Thanks for stopping by ,I hope everyone is enjoying this cool but sunny spring day

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Birthday flowers

Good morning bloggers just wanted to pop in and share a card I made for a friends birthday coming up . Since spring is suppose to be here thought I'd go with something springy . I started off with a white base for my card then sponged it with Peacock DI ,for the next layer I used Tim's Gothic stencil and following Pameilla Johnson's Faux Embroidery tech . which you can find HERE I applied the stencil  diagonally across the card and then on the other half just sponged over the stencil using again Peacock DI. Really happy with the look. Flowers were made from TH's tattered florals garland and sponged with Salty Ocean DI and Vintage photo DI. Leaves are Prima Marketing. Other dies used are Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22 , Labels 4 and Garden Weave. Stamp is by Penny Black .



                                         
                                   
                I'm entering this in the following challenges :
                Frilly and Funkie: Stencil Mania


Thanks for stopping by I love reading your comments . 


            






Thursday, April 16, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 --April

Well I missed March tag simply because I didn't have the stickers that he used on the tag . So this month even though I didn't have all the tools and products Tim used I wanted to give it a try . I'm happy with the result .
The stamp is from Paper Inspirations --Coneflower which I've had for years .
I didn't have any of Tim markers so used Tombow markers . I think I really need to pick up a few of the TH ones since the colors seem to blend much nicer. Didn't have the spritzer either so just misted ove the watered background . The beautiful was stamped in black and embossed with clear EP since all the word dies I have were to big for the area.I did color the butterfly with Stream alcohol ink. The ribbon was dyed with Worn Lipstick and Broken China DI . To complete the tag I machine stitch around the perimeter and added a twine bow .


Entering this in :
12 tags of 2015 April tag
                                     
Thanks for stopping by feel free to leave a comment , I love reading them and appreciate each and every one of them.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Challenge #8

I just found this wonderful blog Stamping with Bibiana where there is a throw back Thursday challenge . Thought I would give it a try . This week is to recreate a post of a Mother's day card . Here's my post that was done for a challenge on May 6,2010. You can fine the original post HERE

                                                



Entering this in : Throw back Thursday Challenge #8

Hope everyone is having a great day . Love reading your comments .

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WooHoo I'm a winner







I was a winner on the Quietfire Spring Blog Hop . Can't wait to see what I won . Thanks for picking my name Yogi.

                                  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday

I had some paper left laying on my desk from the anniversary card I made a few days ago so decided to make a Birthday card they always come in handy . The frame .flowers,leaves and lace border as well as the lacy corner were all sitting in my stash . The only new thing I had to cut was the butterflies. So this was a pretty easy card to assemble.

Supplies:
Paper by BoBunny  Madeline collection, Bazille c/s
Dies: TH Ornate frame, TH Vintage Lace , TH Tattered Florals, SB Foliage and Bella Rose , CLD Exotic Butterflies Sm#2, CLD Lacy Corner B165, Prima Metal Leaves Die

     
I painted the butterfly with Spun Sugar DP heat embossed it with clear EP and layered it on another butterfly which was sponged with Shabby Shutters DI . I like how you see tiny cracks in the paint once it's heated .I then sponged over it with Victorian Velvet DI.                                                




I'm entering this in the following challenges:
 Allsorts Challenge #304 Feature a creature

Simon Says Stamp Mon. challenge--Pastels

Simon Says Wed. challenge AG

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #178 Back to Nature

Thanks for looking

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Just popping to share a card I made for my son and daughter in law for their anniversary in April can't believe it's 5 years already since we celebrated with them in Mexico for their special day . I ordered the Prima Metal Dies skeleton leaves and received them yesterday so just had to spend some time in my craft room to create with them . I must say they are now my favorite ! The paper is by Bo Bunny Madeline love the soft pastel colors . The frame is spellbinders which was cut in white and colored with Distress Paint Spun Sugar . The flowers were made using TH tattered florals and again I used DP Spun Sugar to match the frame . The leaves were sponged with DI shabby shutters. To finish my card I added so pearls to the flower centers and the frame and a CLD corner die in the left upper corner.



Cheery Lynn Designs #177 AG

Die R Us #22 Shades of Green


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