Monday, December 14, 2015

Snowman Bed Spring




I took a class this weekend at The Green Door Studio taught by owner, Linda Neff.  We made this adorable Snowman from a styrofoam ball, plaster gauze and a bed spring.  Isn't he just the cutest thing!  Although I am not real big on hand sewing,  I think I did a pretty good job on his hat and his mittens.  Linda shows you how to make them from a piece of black felt. 


He has a wonderful sparkle from the micro-fine glitter that we sprinkled all over his head.  See his chubby little cheeks and that wonderful nose; all shaped out of the gauze.  I suggested he needed some jingle bells which Linda was happy to supply to us.  I added one to his hat brim and one to his banner.  I have another which I will add to his scarf (forgot, oops!)


He stands about 10 inches tall and is about 5 1/2 inches wide.  Linda has another class coming up in January if you are interested.  It was a very fun day.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Quilled Wool Christmas Wreath


I went to a class last night at A Stitch in Time in Howell taught by Annette Shaffer from Annie's Wool Works and created this beautiful quilled wool Christmas wreath.  It was a lot of fun to make, despite all the hot glue burns, lol.  The wreath is 6 inches round.  You roll the wool quills by hand then hot glue them down on your base.  My friend Amy also took the class but she made a stand up Christmas tree.  The great thing about the class is Annette has already cut all the quilling strips so you just grab them and start rolling.  A fun holiday project that was a hit with everyone in the class.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Square Layers


Today I am filling in for Eva on the Cheery Lynn Design blog.  I wanted to play with my new Stitch and Cut dies and it paired beautifully with my new Square Frames.  I began with a white card stock base, 5 7/8 inches.  I cut the largest of my Square Stitch and Cut die from white card stock, mounted it onto blue and then trimmed a very small edge.  Next came the largest die in the Square Frames set from white card stock.  Love all the swirls on this die set.  Using the middle die from this set, I die cut it from blue.  To make the center white panel, I used the center die from my Royal Scandinavian Doily set.  I love how you can mix and match all the Cheery Lynn dies.


For my flowers, I cut the smallest petals from my Daisy Strip die 4 times, stacking 4 for each flower.  I shaped them with a stylus and an embossing mat.  I used my Flourish #13 die for some greenery.  The last step was to add some pearl accents.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and join us this week for the Orange and Black challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.  

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Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and join us this week for the Black and Orange challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree. 
 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Steampunk Balloons

 
 
Here is a card I made for a friend to send to her niece who likes Steampunk.  As my friend does not like Steampunk, I kept it pretty mild.  I began with a 5 x 7 inch brown card stock base adding some great DP from Graphic 45.  Next came a border piece using my Gear Mesh Border and more DP.  I added additional Gears to both the border and the corner embellishment.


Lastly came the hot air balloons, brown card stock with more DP from Graphic 45.  I used both the Steampunk Spells paper pack and the Steampunk Debutante paper pack for this card.  

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Halloween Challenge


This week the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Halloween.  Using my A2 Frames Rectangular Classic die set, I created a black card base and matching DP panel.  Using my Window B die, I created my window from black card stock layering orange card stock behind the window and die cutting it again.  I created my scene on glossy card stock stippling Distress ink for the sky and grass.  I added the smallest bat from the Bat Family die set.


I popped the window up on the card base with dimensional glue dots.  Lastly I added this cute pumpkin from the Jack-O'-Lanterns set.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.


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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes Challenge


This week the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  I started with one of the gorgeous Card Cover Makers that Cheery Lynn is now selling.  These make A2 size card fronts.  For my card today, I have used Card Cover Maker #1, which I die cut from red mirror card.  I trimmed it out and mounted it to an A2 Cryogen Metallic card base.  I die cut my Poinsettia Strip three times from Cryogen Metallic paper then added some Spun Sugar Distress ink.  I pinched the ends of the petals then stacked them rotating so the petals alternate with each layer.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Things with Wings Challenge

 

This week the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is Things with Wings.  I wanted to make a Fall card with some nice fat Mums.  So I used the quilling strip from my Black Eyed Susan die to make the centers, then stacked 4 petals of each size (a total of 12 petals per flower) to give them the nice full look.  I used colored printer paper and shaped them with a stylus tool.  Using my Pierced Stacker die set, I created the frame as well as the small center panel.  I added some leaves from my new Flourish #14 die set.


Lastly I added a beautiful butterfly, die cut from black card stock and backed with an orange angel wing.  Finished size is 5" square.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and join us this week for the Things with Wings challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs All about Texture Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is All about Texture.  I have used my Lattice Circle Frame die, but instead of cutting it, I ran it thru my machine with my rubber embossing mat to create this fun embossed circle background.  I used only Cryogen Metallic card stock for my card which is an off-white.  All of the color was added with Distress inks and finger daubers.  After mounting my embossed background to my card stock base, I die cut the middle size of my Horizon Fishtail Banners and then split it to make it longer on the card.  I used the smallest die from my Horizon French Flair Boutique Stacker Frames as a backing for my flower.


I think the Stacker Flowers quite often get overlooked, but they are great if you want a large flower.  I die cut it twice, added some ink and then rolled the petals under.  I used a stylus tool and a mat to press down in the center of the flower for more dimension.  Lastly I added some greenery using my Flourish #6 die.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and join us this week for the All about Texture challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas Poinsettia Tag


Sandy filling in for Karen over at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I have made a quick Christmas Tag for my project today.  I began with a #8 tag, adding some wonderful DP from My Mind's Eye which I sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I added my Double Scalloped Border along the top and the words For You below.


To create the flower, I die cut my Rose Leaf Strip 3 times from DP adding Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used a small circle as a base, then glued the leaves on staggering them as I went.  I pinched the petals to give it some dimension.  I added Bundled Sage to the last petals and glued them on the bottom for leaves.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  I just purchased the newly released French Flair Stitch and Cut Silver Stackers and wanted to try them out.  They not only cut out the great French Flair shape, but they also add a wonderful stitch line just inside the outer edge.  A very classy touch to an elegant design.  I paired them up with the matching French Flair Stackers and the French Flair Doily Stackers. 


I added a simple Chrysanthemum flower and leaves using Flourish #13.  Finished size is 5 5/8" square. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and join us this week for the Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.  


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