Tuesday 28 April 2015

Tim's Tags of 2015 - April

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for your continued comments and visits to my blog it brightens my day so much. Today I am sharing with you my tag for Tim's April 2015, for all the details for entering click HERE.

I have pretty much kept to Tim's tag this month improvising on a few items I didn't have and choosing a different flower from his Flower Garden set.

My With Love has been done using Cheery Lynn dies.

I absolutely adore these new stamps from Tim and the Watercolour technique is so cool.

Good luck to all my fellow bloggers entering Tim's tag challenge this month.

Saturday 25 April 2015

Springtime Card

Hi Everyone, apologies for falling behind with your blogs this week, I look forward to catching up as soon as I am able. Today I am showcasing four of Cheery Lynn's new dies on my DT card for Cheery Lynn DesignsLet me show you how I built my layers on my 5.75 x 5.75 card.

On a length of patterned paper I placed my Curved Border set with the little pierced holes about half an inch in from the edge. I then added my cutting strip to the edge of my paper matching up with my pierced design, holding down with some low tack tape to keep in place. Inking the edges and adding on my lace edge.

I sprayed a little water onto my paper and gathered it into folds. I dried with my heat gun, highlighting the folds with Distress Ink. I then stitched around the edges for more detail.

You will notice my pierced stacker had the middle section cut out to fit neatly into the space available on my card and to compliment my oval doilies shape. 

On my image I coloured her dress with Distress Pens and mounted onto my doily frame. I die cut my frame in white cardstock and then pressed into my Versamark Ink pad and heat embossed some Aged Aqua Frantage powder.

My branches I shaded with Copic Pens. My Cherry Blossom was shaded with Distress Ink and a Pearl added to the centre which I coloured with Alcohol Inks.

My sweet little Blue Tit was shaded with Distress Inks and edged with a Black Fine Liner Pen around his face and a diamante added for his eye. I absolutely adore these new birds from Cheery Lynn which come in a set of four ....... a must have !

Thanks for stopping by to see my post today and for the lovely comments you leave, I really appreciate them. 

Julie x 

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Saturday 18 April 2015

Ballerina Girl

Hi Everyone,  I think we all have dreamed of becoming a Ballet Dancer at some point in our lives and today I am showcasing the beautiful Arabesque Ballerina from the Cheery Lynn April 2015 NewRelease, which I have used on my my DT card for this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

I die cut my frame, inking the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I stamped a script stamp and also inked the edges of the centrepiece, finally mounting all onto a peach/pink coloured cardstock.

My Ballet shoes were cut out twice in white Cardstock, I coloured them with Copic Pens and a layer of Mica Powders to give them a look of Satin. I double layered my bow for added dimension.

My Ballerina was cut out in white cardstock and coloured with Copic Pens and Distress Ink onto her dress, with a touch of Mica Powders on her shoes. The bottom part of her dress was layered up 3 times to give added dimension and some tiny flowers added to the waist band.

Tiny flowers were added onto my flourish, finally finishing off my card with some bling. My finished card measures approx - 41/5" x 6"

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Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by,

Julie x

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs April New Release

Hi Everyone, Cheery Lynn Designs launches their 2nd New Release of the year today and WOW what an amazing release this is. I'm sure when you check out all the designs HERE you will agree we have been thoroughly spoiled with an amazing release. 

On this card I am showcasing 4 of the new dies.

The centre shows the new Royal Scandinavian Tag 2 which comes with an extra swirl die which I have placed around the outer edge of my circle to compliment my tag. My Bird comes in a Set of 4, LOVE them and their amazing detail. You will see them in some more cards over the next month.

The Pierced Stackers are fab - notice all the little holes around the edges, such a pretty finish to the edge. 

The new Leafy Flourish comes in a set of 2 and is so pretty with the little flowers. I cut it out in plain cardstock and layered on a die cut layer of pattern cardstock for my flowers.

Over at the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog my fabulous Teamies are also showcasing more of the New Release, please pop over HERE to see their amazing cards.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back on Saturday showcasing some more from the New Release.

Julie x

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Saturday 11 April 2015

Dreaming of Summer days

Hi Everyone, we have had such a lovely week of weather in Scotland, so I thought it would be nice to share my Summery DT card for Cheery Lynn Designs this week with you all. My card measures approx 7"wide x 6"Height ( 18cm x 14cm ) when standing. 

I started making this card by cutting out all my layers, inking the edges and gluing together with a stamped sentiment in the centre.

My Mega Doily was cut out twice to give a shadow effect. I layered them together cutting off a little section at the middle, to make it look neater on the outside. I also place a strip of card down the middle to strengthen my card. I trimmed a little bit off the bottom of my Doily to stop my card from rocking to one side.

Some photographs of my flowers being made.

A close up of a finished flower.

I added a bow to the top of my card using the Pretty Pretty Bows die.

Notice I have added some tiny flowers with pearl centres.

Finally an angled shot of my finished card.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely weekend.

Julie x

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Saturday 4 April 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter weekend to everyone and thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my recent win. I have such lovely blog friends and I truly appreciate everyone stopping by my blog. 
For my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs this week I have made an Easter card with some of the dies from their January release, using them also as a stencil. Let me talk you through my card.

I stamped my image and coloured with Copic pens. I then die cut out my Deutschland Border in heavy cardstock and used as a stencil, shading Milled Lavender on to my image and distressed the edges with my distress tool. Layering on to coloured cardstock. 

I cut my Doily in half, offsetting on the underside. 

I used 2 of the Border Strips to the edge of my card, adding a little texture paste through a stencil on to my patterned paper.

I placed my flourishes on, paper piecing in a few extra swirls. Don't worry about your joins as your flowers will hide them.

Finally adding my roses which had been shaded with Copic pens.

A closer look at the centre mounted, notice how the stenciling around Tilda compliments the Doily and Border strip.

Thanks for stopping by today and once again a Happy Easter to everyone, see you all next week. 

Julie x

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

March Winner

Hi everyone, what an amazing day this has turned out to be! I found out my name was on the winners list for Tim's Tags of March 2015. I just had to share my excitement with you all.

Thanks to Tim for these great monthly tutorials and the fun and excitement of the challenge.

If you missed my full post on last month's tag you can see it HERE.

Julie x 


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