Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Soar to New Heights with Cheery Lynn


 Happy Tuesday everyone!Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I share this fun circle scalloped card that I made with the winter scene die and the hot air balloon die with angel wing! The winter scene is cut and layered to give the appearance of houses on a hillside. I completed my all-occasion card with the sentiment soar using a gear for the letter "o". I love how this card turned out! I hope you do too!

Cheery Lynn Dies used

 Thank you for stopping by!!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Altered Dollar Store Finds

This article can be read HERE.

Art Journal Calendar--January 2♥14

Happy last Friday of 2013! Can you believe this year has passed so quickly?? This is the time of the year that I look back to what I have done, the goals I set last year and think about what I want to accomplish in the next year. Each year for about the past 3 years I've tried to take part in a monthly altered art calendar challenge and for the past three years I have been short of completing the whole year. This year I will once again attempt to challenge myself in this way! Today I've created the January layout for 2014 to get ahead for the new year.
Over on the Altered Pages Blog I share with you how I created this month's layout
My base calendar for January is now ready for daily journaling of life's events! I'm ready
 Thank you for stopping by! Best Wishes of a Joyous New Year!

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Be Mine Valentine!


 Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I share this fun Steampunk Valentine For You! I adore these Streampunk--if you haven't already guessed and this Hearts and Gears set works perfectly with the individual Gears set and the larger Gear Mesh Border! I love using the Optimistic Set to make a Steampunk alphabet by adding in gears for the "o"s in words! The mesh was cut in Black and placed on the Peek-a-boo right and rubbed with a pink Inka Gold cream. Mirrored gold gears were matched up with gears on the hearts and glued above and below the gears. Both hearts were cut from a brushed red metallic cardstock but the smaller heart was inked with gold and rubbed on strategic gears with the pink Inka Gold cream. White pen stitching around the letters and the hearts complete the Valentine! I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for stopping by!

Cheery Lynn Dies used
 Thank you for stopping by!!


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop!

WELCOME!!! It's my last blog hop of the year!! Welcome to my Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog hop!! I have collected a talented group of crafters and artists who all share a love for all things Steampunk! We are celebrating Winter Holidays Steampunk style! I can't wait to see what everyone has brought to the hop! So let's get started!!!

Today I created a fatbook triptych using Cheery Lynn Dies and  to make my scenes across the tiles. I hope you enjoy my project! 




Earlier this week I also shared this Steampunk New Years Card--I thought you'd like to see it again! I love these gears an the pocket watch!!! 


I hope you enjoy my projects. Please hop over and check out the other participants projects and leave them some love. Several are offering giveaways as well! Have a wonderful holiday and a joyous New Year! I will be back in the new year with a whole new schedule of blog hops! See you soon!


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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Weekly Challenge | Celebrate!

It's time for the last challenge of 2013 with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is Celebrate!  You can choose any celebration! I chose New Years! Little Dumpling New Year Boy is perfect for this with his sash, horn and top hat! This is a super simple card to make with a metal paper matte and some foam tape! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for looking!

Digital Delights Stamps : 
Little Dumpling New Year Boy Little Dumpling New Year Boy (colored)
Little Dumpling New Year Boy
Card stock : Bazzill
Markers : Spectrum Noir 
Accessories : Foam Tape, glue, white charcoal

Now for our fun new challenge.
This week's theme :
Celebrate!
Challenge Rules below

We are being sponsored by the fabulous
Prize:  $15 store gift card

Thank you for Playing along with us in our weekly challenge! This week's challenge will last for TWO (2) weeks and we will post a winner on Thursday January the 2nd! From our family here at Delightful Challenges, have a glorious and safe holiday with your families!!! 

Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wishing you a Shiny New Year!


 Happy Tuesday everyone! Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I am sharing a New Year card created with my favorite gears and the super fun metal colored card stocks [including the gold mirror card stock]. For the focal pocket watch die cut, I cut the watch die with the gold mirror card stock. I then used the angel wing die to cut a white background for the watch. I completed the watch by incorporating some metallic colored gears and a copper brad. The word New Year was cut from the Optimistic ½" size Alphabet--a super size for creating cards! The gear imagery was continued on the cover by the sentiment and onto the peek-a-boo side strip that I created by cutting back 1¼" of the front cover to reveal gears juxtaposed so that they "might" start turning. A rectangle of white was cut to allow for a message to be easily written on the inside. A bit of glittered Ankara Lace decorated the edge of the top flap.

Cheery Lynn Dies used

 Thank you for stopping by!!


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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holiday Cheer with Altered Arts Magazine!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snowflake Ornaments with Cheery Lynn Dies


Happy Tuesday everyone! Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I am sharing a quick and easy tutorial on creating snowflake ornaments from Cheery Lynn's fabulous doilies! For each ornament cut 2 of your favorite doily, 2 of the smallest horizon circle boutique stacker, 1 of the large horizon boutique stacker and I cut a circle about a half inch smaller than the total doily to build my snowflake on. I used a brushed silver card stock for my doilies and a bright white card stock for the rest of the dies. You could use whatever color combinations you prefer.



Cheery Lynn Dies used

For each doily, fold in half and then in half cross wise--folding the back side to the inside.
Then folding the opposite direction--back side out--fold at the eighths. Do this for the little horizon circle boutique dies as well...they fit inside your big doilies.

In one of the valley folds, snip with scissors to the center point. you will have a piece that looks similar to above [this one is upside down as the flaps are the actual valleys]
When you have two doilies completed they will form a 3 dimensional doily like this--before being glued down. This is the Lilith Doily.
Here is the Candy Hearts doily ready to go!
You are ready to center your doily on the plain circle and glue down your valleys. Next glue down your small folded horizon circle boutique diecuts that you have prepared into the center. You do not have to match the seams of the doilies below--in fact I think it looks a little better when you do not. Adhere the entire piece to the large horizon circle boutique diecut. As an embellishment, add a button to the center. You could also add glitter or handmade flowers or a photo! Punch a hole for a string and attach a string to add it to your tree or garland. These are great to give away as gifts as well--you can personalize the back with a hand written note and the year!
I hope you enjoy making your own doily ornaments! Thank you for stopping by!!


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Weekly Challenge and New Release | You're a Gem!

It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is You're a Gem! The new release is super fun and I love the Christmas Mouse. I printed him on a tan piece of card stock ad colored him in with Spectrum Noir, white charcoal and Wink of Stella Silver glitter! I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for looking!

Digital Delights Stamps : Christmas Mouse
Christmas mouse (colored)Christmas mouse


Card stock : Bazzill
Markers : Spectrum Noir [DG3, PP1, PP5, GG3, GG5, EB2, DR2]
Accessories : Foam Tape, glue, BG Bling, white charcoal


Here's our New Release


Now for our fun new challenge.
This week's theme :
You're a Gem [add gems of any kind--bling]

Challenge Rules below

We are being sponsored by the fabulous



Prize:  $15 store gift card
Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Heat Up some Fun with Lutradur and Cheery Lynn Dies




I have something fun to show you! With the last release, Cheery Lynn Designs brought in a cool new "fabric" substance to play with for your mixed media needs. It's called Lutradur and it's this crazy product that originally came from the automotive industry. It's white and webby and can be colored with a variety of methods but today I left it in it's white form for my snowy card.

I began by die cutting the miniature rose and the daisy strip. To make it easier to cut place your mixed media sheets on the die--you can cut up to 3 of the thinner ones at one time easily when you place a piece of paper for them to cut into. Shimming your machine with the metal adapter plate can also enhance your cutting--you just need to test your machine to determine what work best for you.

After the materials are cut, I remove them from the sheet and stack them on the tip of my pointy die cut tool. With the heat tool I heat the flowers until they start to melt and change shape and curl. When I am happy with the look I remove the heat. For the miniature roses I stacked 4 at a time-the heat also fuses the centers together around the metal tool. For the big daisy I stacked 2 medium and 4 small daisy pieces and repeated the heat process. Where the "fabric" is thinner fun holes will appear. My son also found that if you heated the material enough to catch it to a piece of metal, you could then "pull" strings. He used a ¼" piece of material to pull the fine strings to the left of my floral cluster. There are so many fun applications to explore!

My second new favorite thing...die cutting metallic card stock and mirror card stock--it cuts like butter with a hot knife! Just wait until you see the New Year's Eve card I have planned for you towards the end of the month! It's just beautiful what you can do with the shiny mirrored card stock and Cheery Lynn Dies! Today I used silver for my little snowflakes.  I hope you enjoyed my card today and some Lutradur tips! Thank you for stopping by! 
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weekly Challenge | Favorite Things

It's time for a new challenge with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! This week at Delightful Challenges our challenge is Favorite Things! This card is loaded with my favorite things! Sweet Ollie Owl from Digital Delights, glitter, string, metal, Cheery Lynn Dies and KRAFT CARD STOCK! [yes I'm living dangerously with the Kraft card stock...none of us want the repeat intervention from a few years back! Ollie is perfect for ushering in the holiday season! I wish you and your families a Happy Chanukah and a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for looking!
Digital Delights Stamps : Ollie owl (colored)
Card stock : Bazzill, Coredinations
Accessories : Foam Tape, glue, Distress Glitter, Tim Holtz trinkets
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies : Circle - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-5
Circle Classic - Silver Stackers - L-4

Now for our fun new challenge.
This week's theme :
Favorite Things
(use your favorite embellishment(s) or technique)

We are being sponsored by the wonderful
About us - Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, 
grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.
Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !
Tony & Ali

Prize:  


Now it's Your Turn!
You are not required to use a Digital Delights 
Image to join in the fun 
but if you do, you can enter THAT project TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
 and add "2nd entry" after your name

Otherwise, only ONE entry person
**Please be sure to follow the challenge theme and rules or it will be removed.



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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial with Digital Delights | Creating a Countdown Spinner!

Hi everyone! Today on the Digital Delights blog I am sharing the Tuesday Tutorial introducing you to the brand new How Many Days to Christmas set!! In this tutorial I share with you how to add in your favorite character and create a fun count down spinner for your Holiday! 



For this project
Days to Christmas set (colored)

Surfin Santa (colored)


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Have a Cool Yule with Cheery Lynn Designs


Today on the Cheery Lynn Blog I am sharing with you a festive Yule card created with several yummy dies from the October New release! I love the snowflake mesh and the fringe dies along with the Horizon Boutique Circle die! This card is folded off-center so as to accommodate the large 4¾" Horizon Boutique die. The snowflake mesh is actually on the "inside" of the card on the right side so as to "peek" out around the circle edge of the face of the card! The tips of the fringe were hand colored as well as the green leaves and vines.
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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #108 is non-traditional Christmas colorsThere is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Key to My Heart


 Good afternoon everyone! I wanted to share with you some fun new products that I've been experimenting with this weekend! This is chipboard and embossing powders and glazes from Globecraft and Piccolo! I'm very excited about these embossing powders! They are blended with a variety of sizes so that you get spurts of color and chunkyness in your project depending on how much you heat them.
For the chipboard hearts, I layered three coats of powder on each side and then added a glaze of glastique to the top to add shine and smoothness. For the keys I applied 2 coats of powder on  both sides...the smoothness of the copper did not require an additional coat of glaze. I created 1" and ½" paper beads and then coated them all with the copper emboss enamel. On the ½" beads I sprinkled a coat of cranberry wine on for the last layer and heated the bead one more time. Layered on top of the copper, the cranberry powder gave a smoother finish!


Products Used

The necklace was put together with a variety of chains and jump rings. A bit of sari silk was threaded through the eyes above the beads for added comfort in wear. I hope you enjoyed my project featuring chipboard and emboss enamel and glastique glaze from Globecraft and Piccolo! Thank you for stopping by!!


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Friday, November 22, 2013

You are my Best Friend!



Hi everyone! I'm sharing a fun fat book page on the AlteredPages.com Art-Sociates Blog today featuring some new items in the store! I hope you enjoy!

Materials :
G45 Steampunk Spells
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Ranger Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy
Foam Tape
Burlap String
markers

Begin by adhering some pattern paper to a 4×4 cardboard square. With Modeling Paste stencil 2 sides of the square with a Dylusions stencil. I then poured microbeads from my Ephemera Treasureson the wet paste. The microbeads stay in place with the paste. Once dry edge the sides with Mix'd Media Inx Truffles.

Stamp a new Altered Pages rubber stamp with Mix's Media Inx Black onto cork paper. Color with Sharpie Metallic and Brown Markers. Add glue to "sand" of the hour glass and dust Distress Glitter. Sand the edges of the Glitz card stock stickers and ink. Layer on the fat book with foam tape.
Giant Rhinestone and bling as well as a burlap string wrapping finish the fat book!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Weekly Challenge | Tag You're It at Cheery Lynn


Happy Tuesday everyone! On the Cheery Lynn Blog today I am sharing with you a watercolored fall tag! I cut out all the elements of this tag on watercolor paper. I used both crayons and mica infused cake watercolors to create these fall leaves and back ground. Distress Ink rubbed onto the edges helped complete the leaves once they were formed with an emboss tool. The Thank and You were also painted with the mica cake watercolors and rubbed gently with the Distress Ink.  I really love how the Dimensional Leaves look with the embossed veins--so real looking!
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Remember there is still time to join the new challenge!!! Challenge #107 is Tag You're It!There is a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thank you for stopping by today!

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