Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Colours of Autumn - Cheery Lynn Designs


 
Hi and Good Morning :)
 
Our new challenge this week over on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog is 'Autumn Colours' and there is a fab prize of a $20 voucher to spend online at the Cheery Lynn Designs store.
 
Now I have been dying to use some more of the gorgeous celtic borders on my cards, and so I chose to start off with an 8 x 5 inch card base, as the borders really work well when used in 8 inch strips.
 
My cardstock for this was 300gsm Kraft and Ivory, so really heavy weights and as you can see they cut the most detailed dies beautifully.   I coloured a fab Crafts & Me digi image as my focal point and used HOTP papers from my scraps box.
 
The gorgeous border dies are the Celtic Chain and the Celtic Heart Border.  I added a cross section of the Tiffany Border die towards the bottom and embellished that with 2 mini doilies taken from the centres of the Polynesian Sails and Nautical Wheeler dies.  These are so useful! 
 
The leaves are a mix of Dimensional Small Leaves,  Olive Branches and Pair of Ferns  I finally added twine, a wooden button and a few more bits and bobs glittered up from my pot pourri bowl - lol! :)
 
All dies used on this card are:
 
B237 - Celtic heart border (tucked behind the image)
Polynesian Sail - mini doily taken from the centre of the main die
Nautical Wheeler Doily - mini doily taken from the centre of the main doily
 
I hope you find time to play along with our challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some fabulous creations.  Dont forget there is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.
 
I would like to enter my card in the below competitions:
 
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Amything Goes
Natalie & Amy - Colour Me Happy - Green, Brown & Cream
Crafters Companion - Fave colour combo - I am using Green, Brown & Cream quite a lot recently :)
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope everyone has a smashing day!
 
 

49 comments:

Jenny said...

What a fabulous floral arrangement Alison. Gorgeous card! x

Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous the flower arrangement is beautiful as is the design. Caroline xxx

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Alison, love the card size, and fantastic image and colouring. love the dies and flowers, all so beautiful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Desire Fourie said...

Alison, this is just so stunning and I love the vintage feel.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is oh so pretty. Lovely earthy colours too. Just perfect. xxx

Olga said...

WOW! Gorgeous, love the colors and those dies are stunning!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning Alison.
The image is gorgeous and the dies you have used and the way you have arranged them looks wonderful.
Sue

Brigitte said...

Gorgeous card, so elegant!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

jackid said...

Hi Alison
what a beautiful creation love it the details are stunning
Jacki xx

Sasha said...

Beautifully, stamped, coloured and embellished, Alison. I love your floral arrangement...it ties in so well with your image! :) x

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous my sweetie & love the image & the lush colours.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww one word

GORGEOUS ALISON.

greetings karin

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image, the layout and design are fabulous.xxx

tilly's crafts said...

wow, stunning card Alison, love those celtic dies - can feel another 'wish list' coming on...
Kim x

Paula (PEP) said...

There must come a point where there is nothing left for you to pinch out of that bowl!
Gorgeous Celtic borders & superb with the neutral ivory & kraft.
Classy & Elegant with real pizzazz.
Paula (PEP)

Pat K said...

WOW, this is fabulous Alison. Love the gorgeous borders and beautiful image. hugs,xx

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous! The borders and the colours are amazing - such a lovely design. Hugs Tracey x

Suzilou said...

This is just so gorgeous, love those boarders and what a stunning image, going to have to go look them up now :p

Love all the embelishments, do you have anything left in your pot pourri bowl? :) xx

catherine said...

This is just stunning Alison and so very creative with the dies. Love how you put everything together
x catherine

Heidi said...

Wow this is so pretty Alison!
Beautiful colours and details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

pam said...

wow Alison, another stunning card, beautiful image and colour is fabulous, the dies look amazing on this card design and layout.
pam

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! Love the dies, the celtic border looks fab and the flower arrangement is really pretty too.
Lorraine x

Rebekah said...

Stunning work Alison what a gorgeous colour combo and image Thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs Rebekah xx

Vicky said...

So beautiful Alison....and loving all the dies too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Faye said...

I know the colours are the point. But you've used them beautifully. This is a lovely card, the details are fab. X

Susie Little said...

Beautiful calendar! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Pea Stampers! xx

coops said...

wow so beautiful alison.my fav colour of green and i love your stunning details and design and really gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

Denise said...

LOVE this card. Amazing image and those Celtic borders suit it so well. Love that floral arrangement too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Paper Profusion said...

I am blown away by your stunning design! Gorgeous creation Alison. Nicola x

Wendy said...

WOW! Stunning card Alison, gorgeous image and love the floral arrangement....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Eileen said...

Such a stunning card Alison. Gorgeous image and amazing diecuts and flowers. I have looked at those dies a few time and now know I have to have them. Love you colour choices and Perfect layout and design. AMAZING CARD!!!!!
Eileen x

eyes2theocean said...

This is stunning! What is the fairy stamp you used called and co. from?
Thank you. :)

debby4000 said...

WOW this is truly beautiful and absolutely gorgeous, love how you've laid out the flowers and leaves.
luv
Debby

Mary J said...

STUNNING! Wow, Alison, I think you've outdone yourself with this special piece of art!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOw Alison this is brilliant! Judy x

purpleprincess2007 said...

Wow! This is totally stunning I love it! Thanks so much for joining our anything goes challenge at Dream Valley!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Sharon said...

This is just so beautiful. Love the image and the layout and dies are gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Debbie said...

Hi Alison...I love your card. Your colours are beautiful and the image is just gorgeous.
Hugs Debbie x

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card! The dies all look amazing. Beautifully embellished and the sentiment is really beautiful too.

Hugs, Dawn

Pam Sparks said...

Lovely designing! You are really fabulous with these dies!

Margreet said...

What an elegant card....thanks for playing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Gail said...

This is absolutely beautiful! --Gail

Lisa said...

Hi Alison, Stunning card! I love the gorgeous autumn colours and beautiful die cut detail.

Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy's Challenge.

Lisa x

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Word! what a sunning creation, this is a "work of Art" I love it. That image is so beautiful, the whole thing is wonderful.
Happy Crafting

Patricia

mixamatoasties said...

Wow! Stunning.

Susan x

Sue said...

Ooh this is beautiful Alison… what a wonderful image and your colouring is perfection… love those fab borders and the flowers, leaves and embellies are all awesome!!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pauline said...

Wow Allison, this is amazing! I love those die cuts, and that image is stunning! Beautiful glittered flowers and fab textured leaves and bits from your pot pourri bowl, I bet your card smells lovely lol!

Denise said...

Your color combination turned out so beautifully. Love all the pretty dies and flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge blog.

SusanLotus said...

Stunning card!

The shape of the very unique stamp goes so well with the design.

Have a great week!

Hugs
Susan :)

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