Monday, January 16, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

WOW!  I can't believe I just stumbled upon the challenge at 

I got hooked on Cheery Lynn Designs dies after using them in a workshop at my friend Joan Fricker's (Joan's Gardens) a year or so ago.  These dies are awesome!  If you're not familiar with them, you really must give them a try ... then you'll be hooked just like me!  LOL!!

Anyways, back to the challenge.  This week it is "SNOWFLAKES".

I LOVED making this card because it gave me the opportunity to not only use my Cheery Lynn Designs DL175 Laced Pine Snowflake die ... but also my DL143 Ornamental Wreath & Bow and B136 Anastasia Border dies.

How much fun is it to use NEW CRAFTING GOODIES!   My focus image also came from Joan's Gardens last fall and this was the first time I inked it up!  I love vintage and this Old World Santa by LaBlanche seemed perfect for today's creation. 
My image was stamped using Versafine Black ink onto white cardstock.  I used a little loose chalk and makeup applicators to give him 'rosey' cheeks and also for the blue shadowing around the edge.  My snowflakes were cut from DCWV blue sparkle paper and white cardstock.  A scrap of green designer paper was used to cut out the wreath and red cs for the bow.  Diamond Stickles was used to accent the edges of the white snowflake (hard to see in photo) as well as the bow.

Thanks for letting me share some of my new crafting goodies with you as well as this fun challenge.  Wishing you a fabulous week with tons of time to PLAY!  

Other qualifying challenges are:
Crafty Cardmaking Challenge - NO floral embellishments
Hooked on Craft Challenge - Try something NEW (new dies & stamp)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Use the color Blue



Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful card, Darlene. Love the snowflake behind the wreath and bow. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Jodi said...

Beautiful use of dies!! very lovely card! Thank you for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck!

Crystal said...

WOW Such a fabulous Card Darlene, LOVE that santa image!

fionalawlor said...

Wow gorgeous card! I just LOVE the big snowflake die cut at the bottom,so pretty :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our No Floral Embellies Challenge.
Fiona x

Jo said...

You have done a beautiful job with your card. Love the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at The House of Gilli.

Shirley-anne said...

hello Darlene .
Lovely card .Awesome Christmas image and diecut shape.
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Darlene, I have enough craft addictions thank you very much lol ! Well maybe one more won't hurt. The dies look amazing, beautiful card the snowflakes are incredible and the little wreath such a nice touch. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Love the wreath and bow with the Santa stamp.

Hugs, Lori m

1CardCreator said...

Very pretty. Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane

Meggymay said...

Great card, the dies are super. Thankyou for joining us at Craft Cardmakers this time.

Sandie Edwards said...

What a gorgeous card, thank you for joining us this week on the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge, "snowflakes"!

..♥ Michaela ♥.. said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Creative Stamp Friends.
Hugs Michaela

Ann said...

Wonderful card; those dies are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli challenge. :)

Mel said...

Hi Darlene, oh WOW, this is gorgeous. Great dies and image. Thank you for joining us at House of Gilli challenges.

Liz's creative corner said...

Beautiful card, fab dies, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Marlies said...

What a beautiful card, you have used lovely dies! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

Diane's Card Designs said...

Saw your card over at MIM and just wanted to say how beautiful it is.
Diane xx
p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, I love the image.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our January Blues challenge :)
hugs Mandy xx

Yone said...

Lovely card ! Tks for joining us at the House of GILLI Winter Challenge ! Hugs,Yone

Kianel said...

Gorgeous project Darlene!
Thanks for joining Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
Good luck, love, Kianel.

Jeannie from said...

Such a work of art. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation!

Cheery Lynn Designs DT.