Saturday 30 April 2016

Vintage Corset

Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by today. For my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing with you a card with quite a lot of techniques on it. So let me take you through all my stages.

Layering my die cut corners behind my layer of card gives a different look to the corner dies.

I used my stitched rectangle as a guideline, counting the stitches, to die cut out my patterned strip evenly, holding down with a little tape. I worked from the outside on both sides towards the centre. This way I new my card would have even spacing.

I measured in between my gaps and added strips of paper with foam tape which I tattered at the edges. My centre strip was ever so slightly wider than the rest so I balanced this by adding my Anastasia cream border.

I cut my Nautical Wheeler doily in half and offset onto my stamped image which had also been tattered at the edges and a scattering of Frantage added.

My corset was cut out 3 times in different patterned paper and reinserted in to the negative spaces. I curved the edges at the top and bottom to give my corset a 3D effect adding my angel wing lace finishings and a few sparkly gems.

Adding some splashes of paint and some shabby flowers to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to join in the Current Challenge at Cheery Lynn which is Mothers Day. We all look forward to seeing your beautiful entries.

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x

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Saturday 16 April 2016

Flower Card

Hello everyone, thank you so much for all the wonderful comments I received on the Cheery Lynn Blog Hop day, I enjoyed reading them so much. The current challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Handmade Flowers so I couldn't resist joining in the fun for my DT card this week using their wonderful new Sunflower set.

I started by die cutting out my Cardmaker die and trimmed to be the perfect size to Matt and layer onto my Kraft Cardstock and card which measures around 6 inches square.

My Sunflower I made in the same way to this card HERE, but this time I just added the leaves onto it. I love the size of this flower as a main focal image on a card.

I would love to see a Hummingbird in real life, they look such beautiful little birds. I die cut mine out twice and shaded with inks, after looking at some photos on Google. I then heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder and went around the edges with a little Gilding Wax, layering up both layers, finishing with a drop of Black Liquid Pearls onto the eye.

My sentiment was stamped onto my banner and I fussy cut a shadow background to make it pop.

If you haven't seen the New North American Release dies please check them out HERE, and don't forget to join in the fun on our BI-Weekly Challenge with a chance of winning a $20 spending spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. 

Have a lovely weekend and Happy Crafting.


Julie x   

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Friday 15 April 2016

North American Release - Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by today and welcome to our latest blog hop at Cheery Lynn Designs. We are all excited to be sharing with you the latest North American Release of dies. There is 63 dies in this latest collection, where you can find every state and region of the U.S and Canada.

I am first on the blog hop roll, so please just click on Lisa's name at the end of my post to continue hopping.

I decided to make a home decor item as inspiration with my dies of choice Texas, Maine and California. So let me show you how I made this.

I started off by cutting a piece of Greyboard to approx 12 x 4. Next I cut coffee stirrer sticks in half and trimmed the angled end off them. I glued in place across my greyboard and weighed it down until dry. I gave this board a whitewash of paint and a layer of DecoArt varnish to seal.

You will see on this photo I glued two papers together onto white cardstock to resemble the American flag and placed my dies on to cut out.

My lady was cut out from the Maine die using Tim Holtz Family pack. All my State Letters, Stars and Explore were heat embossed with Red Tinsel embossing powder for an added sparkle.

My Red Roses are to represent the national flower of the United States, adding some leaves and Baby's Breath for added detail.

I added some metal screw brads to the corners.

These dies are fantastic for scrapbooking, memorabilia projects, cards, home decor and lots more. You will see lots of inspiration from my fellow Teamies as you visit their blogs.

Another look at my finished project.

I'd love if you leave a comment to let me know you stopped by on our BLOG HOP and be sure to head over to LISA'S blog next.

Once you have finished hopping be sure to leave a comment at Cheery Lynn Designs to be in with a chance to win a $20 prize for one random commenter.

Have fun and Happy Crafting,

Julie x

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Saturday 9 April 2016

Lady Steampunk

Hi everyone, did you know that Cheery Lynn have the most amazing selection of Steampunk dies and Embossing plates ? You can check them all out HERE. For my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs today I have used a small selection of these dies on my card and hope it inspires you to try some Steampunk if you haven't before.

My border was cut out in a dark brown textured cardstock and shaded with Inka Golds for a rusty aged look. I layered onto a cream cardstock to add shadow and offset 2 layers on the side of my card with foam strips for depth.

I used the same technique on my frame, by mounting onto corrugated card and fussy cutting around the edges. I love the detail in the wings die of the feathers, these were layered behind my stamped La Blanche image.

My key was heat embossed with Silver powder and as this melted I sprinkled some Vintage Photo Distress powders onto it for a rusty effect. My flower I added some microbeads into the centre.

My die cut layers were mounted onto my Frantaged background, I added some foam between the layers for added dimension and glued other layers flat together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you get the chance to join in the latest Cheery Lynn challenge which is Back to Nature.

Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x

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Friday 8 April 2016

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping by today to see my DT post for Craft Consortium using their gorgeous paper pad called Wild Rose.

My Birthday Cake was made in a similar way to this one HERE and measures approximately 5 inches across by 2 inches in height excluding the doily.

Hope you enjoy the close up photographs.

This beautiful sparkly buckle is from Craft Consortiums Always and Forever collection.

A close-up of my floral arrangement. 

My ribbon was added to look like faux icing.

Many thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Craft Consortium to see their full range and on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways, you will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x

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 Dies Used - all from Cheery Lynn Designs.

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Saturday 2 April 2016

Vintage Vellum using IOE Plates

Hi Everyone and a warm welcome to my new followers. Today for my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing with you some more inspiration using their wonderful new Oval IOE Plates and Frame It Embossing folder. This time I decided to use Vellum Paper to give a faux Parchment look to my design.

For techniques on using these plates please check out their YouTube link HERE.

On the embossed areas of my vellum I highlighted some of these areas with colour using a Copic Pen on the reverse side of my Vellum. I coloured over the area and rubbed to dry the ink immediately with a piece of Kitchen Roll to stop my Vellum curling. This also helps to disguise where my small dots of glue were placed onto the Vellum to mount on my card.

I die cut my frame in cardstock and mounted onto the centre of my embossed area. I then cut a layer in Vellum and curled the swirls on my embossing mat. I added a little glue behind each pearl and behind my cameo on both sides to secure my frame in place and hide the glue on the Vellum.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for all the lovely comments you leave. The Current Challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs is - Back to Nature, hope you get the chance to join in the fun.

Crafty Hugs, 


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