Hello my friends!
Happy New Years Eve!
Are you going out to a party or like us, staying in ... take a nap, waking up just in time to watch the ball drop in Time Square, NY, pop open the Asti, toast to another wonderful year together ... then turn off the lights and go to bed?! LOL!
The new challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is THANK YOU!
Before I go into the details of my card creation ...
I would like to THANK-YOU for being such wonderful supportive friends through out the past year. And, I'm looking forward to being inspired and uplifted by each of you again in 2014!
With it SNOWING outside and only in the single digits, I decided to warm things up a bit by using this lovely spring/summertime image from Craft Secrets called Digital - Garden Printables T-21.
I've used several Cheery Lynn Designs dies for this creation:
- Frame Die - FRM 141 Window A
- Fanciful Flourish Small - B117S
- Flourish Leaf Strip - B178
- Gardenia - B339
My background paper is by FabScraps 'High Tea' 8x8 pack, the sentiment is Hero Arts 'LL165 - Happy Everything Greetings' and the sentiment panel was die cut using Spellbinder Labels 14. Touches of Diamond Stickles on the flourishes gave this creation some beautiful sparkle!
I like how the diamond Stickles comes out GOLD on the red design paper and yet stays sparkly diamond clear on the white paper!
I've had the Gardenia flower strip die for some time now but this is the first time I've taken the time to play around and make the flower. So when it came time today, I was having a bit of trouble and was getting frustrated because I wasn't sure what the heck I was doing!! I was Instant Messaging with my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) and complained to her about it and she said "Go over to the CLD site and check out the video on it!"
So, I went over and clicked on the video which was hosted by Christine Sawvell and it was a fabulous step by step and in no time I had this flower created and ready for my card!
DUH! Why didn't I think of that?? LOL! Thanks Diane!
A few additional challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #52 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Cuttin and Stampin #52 - Anything Goes Using Something New (Gardenia die)
Scrap-Creations - Something New
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Well, that's it for me in 2013!
See you NEXT YEAR! LOL!!
God Bless You All! Thanks for stopping by!