Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Bathing Beauties Tags

 Hi again everyone.  Well this week is the second instalment of my Bathing Beauties series.  I have made three tags that I hope you enjoy.  I will just be quick in this blog as there are are a few photos that I would like to share with you.

For the first tag I started off with the French Pastry Doily.  From there I used the Olive Branches and added a Miniature Rose.  For the bottom flower I used the small insert doilys from the Heartland America Doily Large and the Heartland America Doily Extra Large, and added the Stacker Flower Leaves.  I quite like the way this flower came out.

For the second tag I used Judy's Blooms and the Miniature Rose for the flowers and again the Olive Branch for the leaves.  All the flowers and leaves were in the tags were inked and stickled!

I know they all seem the same but it is a series and also since I am new this is pretty much all my dies!!!  So please forgive me until I build up my "stash" and you will see some fantastic projects coming your way!

For the third tag again the Miniature Roses and Olive Branch.  I like how all the tags are different but all the same at the same time, I hope that sounds right!  The Pair of Ferns adds that finishing touch and presto the tags are all done.

For all the tags I used some fringing that was white to start of with.  I inked over the top to achieve the brown stained look and then added the beads below.  From somewhere in my stash are the beads at the top of the tags and it all came together.

I hope you like this second instalment and look forward to presenting the last in this series.  I also hope this has inspired you to have a go with these fantastic dies.  They are so easy to use and give such stunning results.
If you would like to enter the challenge to win a $20 voucher, come on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and read all about it.

Thanks for stoping by Celeste

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Bathing Beauties

Hello everyone, it's Celeste here again to share with you my latest project.
It is the first in a series of three projects that I have been working on.  I hope you like it!

This first project is an 8x8 layout.  I first found this paper and it gave me the idea to use the French Flair-Classic LG Stackers in addition with using the French Flair-Classic - Silver Stackers .  I nestled  these two together and then popped my picture in the middle, whilst surrounding the picture with the dies.

were all cut out, inked, stickled  and put under to create the greenery.

Up on the top left hand corner I made two small flowers using the  Miniature Rose die combined with the Stacker Flower #1 Leaf.  These too were inked and stickled.

Finally I added a Small Dragonfly with Angel Wings to the top right hand corner.  I was originally going to leave this space alone, but when I looked more closely it felt like it needed something.  After playing around I found the dragonfly and I think it looks perfect!

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you come back next Wednesday to see the next instalment of my Bathing Beauties series.

Don't forget to head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and get all the information for the up coming challenges.  You could be in the running for a $20 voucher just by producing a piece of work using these amazing dies.

Thanks for stopping by Celeste

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Wreath

Hello everybody.  My name is Celeste and welcome to my very first Cheery Lynn Designs post as the newest member of the Design Team.  I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful "family" and can't wait to share with all of you my newest creations.

My first post is just in time for Christmas.  This is a wreath I created to hang on my front door.  I have always wanted one but have refused to purchase those that are in the local shops, as they were too over the top and way too big for my front door.  The next best thing was to make myself one!

To start with I used a foam circle obtained from my local craft store, and sat down to mark out how many flowers I wanted to use and where to place them.  I used (a lot!) of the  SF-2 STACKER FLOWERS #2.  I cut my flowers using three different papers, each with aspects of gold on them, and proceeded to put the flowers together making sure I didn't put the same papers on top of each other.  This made sure that all the flowers were different.

I also added some silver baubles in threes and jotted them in between the flowers, just to break the flow of all the gold.  I did the same with the silver ribbon and the two silver leaves on the side.  I then used the B147 OLIVE BRANCHES and just had them jut out the side to replicate branches.  I really like the effect it gave, and to me softened the harsh outline of the circle.

To adhere the flowers, I found that brads were the best.  As there were two flowers stacked on top of each other, I simply put the two flowers together and put the brad straight thru.  Then instead of bending the backs out, I just left them and pierced the brad straight thru onto the foam.

I encourage you to have a go, as it is a simple and easy project that anyone can do!
Dies used:

Why don't you head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and try the challenge for this week.  "Flowers - made with dies" is the theme and you have a chance to win a $20 spending voucher.

Thanks for joining me

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Oh My Gosh!!!!!

You are now looking at the newest Design Team Member for CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS!!!!

I am so proud to announce that Cheery Lynn Designs have asked me to join their wonderful 'family'.  I can't wait to create some amazing projects with the wonderful dies on offer from this fantastic company.  Please head on over and check out all the beautiful dies that they have on offer.  I bet you won't be able to stop at one!!

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Sunday, 11 December 2011


Trimming the house ready for Christmas

This is something I had to do myself when the kids were really little.  Now they are at an age where they can trim the tree to a reasonable height, it is a fun tradition in our house.  This year especially, the kids have made lots of decorations at school and I can't wait to put them up!  I thought, to carry on the theme of making the decorations, I would try to make a wreath for the front door.  

Firstly I started out with a foam ring to support and adhere the flowers to.  I used (a lot!) of the STACKER FLOWERS #2.  Stacking and curling the ends as I went.  

Filling in thru the flowers I added some silver ribbon and baubles and two silver leaves to the side.  I have used paper from the Kaiser Madam Boutique 6x6 paper pad.

I also used the OLIVE BRANCHES die as sprigs on the outside of the wreath which, I think, gives it a softer look.

I do hope you have fun trimming your house for the holidays with projects you and your family have made.  

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I am entering this wreath in the following challenges

THE STAMP MAN - Create and Ornament


MY CRAFT SPOT - Challenge #36 Christmas Treat

Thursday, 8 December 2011


Merry Christmas everyone!

Here is a card I made for my Mother-in law.  I know she will love this card as she is a very crafty lady herself.  She has dabbled in a bit of painting, drawing and her all time favourite cross stitch.  I hope you like this project as much as I will enjoy giving it to her.

I started with some green card stock and made an easel card.  (I find these are the quickest way to achieve a great looking card).  Next using the Kaiser December 25th paper pack, I started layering my papers up the card.  I used the Martha Stewart daisy doily punch and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz vintage distress ink.

I used the Nellie Snellen multi frames to cut out the frame for the middle of the card and inked around the edges.  Next I stamped and embossed the flowers and the Peace sign.

This Father Christmas and sleeping child scene was in the middle of one of the sheets of 12x12 papers from the collection.  I cut around and inked the edges and then used pop dots to pop up the scene. I added a gold ribbon and of course a little holly for some Christmas cheer!

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I am entering this card into these challenges.

THE CRAFTY BLOGGERS NETWORK - Challenge #5 - Shades of Winter

CRAFTY BOOTS - Anything Goes

KABOODLE DOODLES - Challenge #96 - Colours of Christmas

THE RIBBON REEL - Challenge #16 - Anything Goes

VICTORINE STAMPS - Challenge #22 - Ribbon

LET'S INK IT UP - Challenge #18 - Christmas Projects

TRY IT ON TUESDAY - Challenge #7 - The Big Guy Himself

THE CRAZY CHALLENGE - Challenge # 96 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Happy Birthday

"Happy Birthday" I hear you say?  Well for me I have a few to celebrate even before Christmas comes along.  My mother's and my daughter's are a day apart and my sister-in-law has just had hers.  So the lucky recipient of this card? My mum!!!

For this card I started of with white card stock and blue paper, which I embossed using my cuttlebug.
After applying the paper to my card stock, I cut out the oval shape using Nellie's multi frames in white.  After doing this I used rub-ons to spell out Happy Birthday.  (For some reason I have misplaced my stamp and had to find something else from my stash.)

Next I punched out some butterflies from my tonic punch using sparkling paper I found from one of my crafting shops.  Having punched out two, I stuck them together to give a bit of dimension to the card, with one being stuck down flat and the top one lifted up.  I love this paper and you can find it in a wide variety of colours. 

The smaller butterflies were punched out from my Creative Memories small punch.  I popped them up to give a bit of dimension.  The ribbon was added and the bling went on.

I am entering this card into two challenges this week.

Check out these great challenges where you can find some amazing work.

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