Monday, 10 February 2014

Class Cards

Hello Bloggers,

I’ve been entering the Cheery Lynn Challenges this year and I’ve really been enjoying it.  It’s helped me get my mojo back, which I’d lost last year due to ill health.  One of the main reasons I decided on following and entering the Cheery Lynn challenges is that I love to make flowers and Cheery Lynn have a wonderful range of dies related to flower making, their flower strip dies make die cutting so quick and easy if you are wanting to make multiple flowers.  The cards that I’ve been making for the challenge are often too big or have way too many handmade flowers on them to use in classes at Kookaburra Crafts, so Jacqui and I have been down sizing them, changing the flowers and generally tweaking them for classes. I thought I’d share some of the tweaked versions with you today.


This first card I have to admit I didn’t make this version, Jacqui made it, she based it on a card that I made (click here to see the original card) for my Mothers birthday and decided to enter it in  a competition for our Christmas party for Kookaburra Crafts. It won and so many of the girls liked it that Jacqui wanted to do it for a class this year. Jacqui made it a bit smaller and used a bought flower in the centre where I’d used a handmade one.


Card number 2 is based on a card I made for CLD challenge number 114 – Winter Whites (click here to see the original card), I remade this one and basically just changed the embossing folder for one that Jacqui had in stock in the shop, we also changed the handmade roses on the original card for bought ones.


Card number 3 is based on the card I made for Challenge number 115 – Snowflakes (click here to see the original card).  As I said in the original post, snowflakes where a major challenge for me, as I’ve never seen snow and I don’t have too many things in my stash that relate to snowflakes.  We’ve changed this one quite a bit, we made it smaller, changed the embossing folder (to one that doesn’t have snowflakes), we eliminated the die cut snowflakes, changed the handmade roses for bought ones and we added a sentiment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays cards!

Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, 9 February 2014

Vintage Birthday

Hello Bloggers,

Todays card is for Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge No. 118 – Add a Flourish.

I’ve kept it fairly simple this week, going for a vintage look, I’ve used one of Cheery Lynn Designs doily dies, the large Rose Strip die and a corner flourish that I have cut up.  The rose is cut from white parchment paper and inked with Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress ink before being shaped and put together. The papers I’ve used are from a Kaisercraft 6 1/2” paper pad and I’ve distressed and inked everything.

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Ingredients for this card:

Cheery Lynn dies used: DL102 French Pastry Doily die, B155 Large Rose and B313 Ivy Corner Flourish.

Other Products Used: Smooth Ivory A4 Cardstock, green Bazzil card stock, Kaisercraft “Vintage Timeless” 6 1/2” paper pad, JustRite “Grateful Heart Vintage Label 2” CR-04450, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Forrest Moss, pearls and ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by for a look and I really do appreciate and comments that you leave.

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Celebrating Your Love

Hello Bloggers,

I’ve made todays card for the Cheery Lynn Design Inspiration Blog Challenge No. 117 – “Tickled Pink”.

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The card measures 21cm wide x 14.8cm high.  All of the flowers are handmade using Cheery Lynn dies. The butterfly and corner dies are also from Cheery Lynn.  The hearts were cut from Heartfelt Creations “Timeless Amour” dies. The gorgeous little sentiment is from Justrite.  I am having a lot of fun playing along with the Cheery Lynn challenges.  I lost my mojo for a while and they truly are helping to get it back and occasionally stretching my comfort zone.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:  B216 Wreath Strip, B178 Flourish Strip, B338 Black Eyed Susan Strip, B188 Embellishment 2, B150 Cuties 2, B151 Cuties 3, B162 Lace Corner Deco B, DL112 Exotic Butterfly Small, DL112A Small Angel Wing.

Other ingredients for this card: Ivory cardstock, bazil cardstock, designer paper  from Kaisercraft “Enchanted Garden” Collection, image from Kaisercraft “Sweet Nothings” 6 1/2” paper pad, rhinestone flourish. pearls, JustRite Stampers “Ever After Antique Labels One” CR-03825, Heartfelt Creations “Timeless Amour” HCD728, Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw, Bundles Sage, Antique Linen and Faded Jeans.

Thanks for looking and do appreciate any comments that you may leave.