Sunday, December 9, 2012

Kaiser Storage Cupboard

Well hello everyone,
Yes I am still around, just been very busy. I have been making a few OTP products for our Local Kaisercraft Outlet Store here in Browns Plains Brisbane.
This is one of my favourites that I have made so far and was very hard to give it back to them when i finished it. yes that's right I make it up for them with all the newest papers etc and then they display it at the shop.
These are the new products I have used 
Storage Cupboard SB 2223   
Secret Admirer 12 x 12 Paper
Secret Admirer Doilies Collectables 
Secret Admirer Icons Collectables 
Various Kaiser Flowers and Flourishes 
This is the front of the Storage Cupboard 
The Back
With the doors open
A close up of the top of the cupboard 
A close up of all the embellishments I decorated 
Well that's all from me today and i will be back with a few more projects that I have made very soon
Cheers Shelley

Friday, November 9, 2012

Layout with Cheey Lynn Dies

Hello everyone
This is a post that I had on Scrappy-go-Lucky's Blog 
This photo of my Mum and Dad was taken on Fathers Day this year, My  Dad had just put little pebbles all over his back garden( its only very tiny) and he had a little bench seat that he has put under the trees so they can sit out there in the sun.I have got so many new Cheery Lynn Dies over the past few weeks it’s hard to choose which one I want to use.
I have had this paper in my stash for so long and I really love the way its turned out. I love the wire background on the paper and its also the fence around there garden so I just had to use the Chicken Wire Frame  FRM 144 for this one.
The other dies that I have used are
Ornamental Gate B 196Build A Flower 2 B 187Embellishment 1 B 181A, Flourish Leaf Strip B 178,Hummingbird B 193, Embellishment  Pennant Die D 103, Flourish Band B 176, Lace Script Lower Case LSLC.

Here is a close up of the Flower that I made using the new Build A Flower Die 2 B 187. There are lots of different shapes of petals in this Die and I actually curled a few of the spiky one and made it look like a bud. Then just added the extra petals to the back of it and for a bit of colour I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dried Marigold.

See you soon 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 50 - Corner Adorners

Hello Everyone
Well I am cutting this post very fine there is only a few hours left to get the challenge in for Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 50- Corners Adorner.
I think the title say its ll you have to use a corner embellishment,
So here is my design for the challenge,
I made this sweet little easel box, you could fill with chocolates my favourite food or its big enough for a lip gloss or lipstick, I got the idea from the lovely Michelle and Robyn from Michelle's Cards and Stamps where I go once a month and make gorgeous cards and learn lots of new techniques.

So here is my design and the Dies that I have used are B 162 Lace Corner Deco B,
 XM-8 Oval Scalloped Dies.
I have used one of the corner die's at the back of my frame to give it a more delicate look,
The papers are from Pion Design, Fairytale of Spring and the little girl is from the Pion range Images From the Past you can get these from Scrappy-go-Lucky 
Well that's all from me I haven't been in my craft room for awhile I think I have lost my Mojo but who knows it could be on its way back.
The new Cheery Lynn Dies have been released for October so head on over to Scrappy -go-Lucky and put your order in.
Enjoy Shelley

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 47 Keep it Krafty

Hello Everyone 
This will be a very quick post will be back later to link,
I have the first of our guests arrived to watch the Footy Grand Final,
So here is my entry for Cheery Lynn Challenge 47 Keep it Krafty
I am back to finish the post, we had to used Kraft on your project, so I have used gift bag made from Kraft paper mache.
The dies that I have used are Nesting Dies Square Scalloped XL 2, Dainty Dutch Deco Frame DL 141,
Lace Hummingbird B 194, Sentiment Frame 1 B 189,
 Build a Flower Embellishment # 2 B 188, Bird Cage B 198
Head on over to Scrappy-go-Lucky for your Cheery Lynn Dies
I am loving this Embellishment Build a flower Die, the baby's breath is so tiny and delicate and then I have used some of the other dies on this set to make the smaller flower's, and of course the Stem and Branch are from the same set. 
The Hummingbird is cut out of a shiny gold card and more of the flowers on the back,
I used the Sentiment Frame Die's to make the gold tags around the box to make it look like hinges.
And a close up of the Build a Flower Die,
Thanks for dropping by  
And a big thanks to the Design Team for picking me again in the top 3 for my card in the Challenge no
There are some Design Team changes happening at the moment, Dawn, Debbie and Jeannie are sadly leaving the Design Team and there are new Designer's joining them. A big warm welcome to Joann, Sandie and Sheila I am sure there journey will be rewarding for themslelves, Cheery Lynn and for us who get to see there gorgoues creations.
Bye for now Shelley

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Hello everyone,
Well its starting to get warmer here in Sunny Queensland,
 time to put the blankets away and turn on the fans and the air-conditioner. Get the BBQ cleaned and ready to go for friends and family who pop over for a swim in the pool.
I can't wait to see little Lorenzo in his board-shorts ready for a swim, I need to get these photos scrapped and finished before I take more of him.
So here is my entry for the challenge over at StuckOnUSketches September 14th 
This is the design we had to follow and I wanted to just use my stash of flowers and Chipboard words.
I have gone with Green and White flowers as I wanted it to look soft for a baby but also the colours for a little boy.
I love this Graphic 45 Paper Little Darlings and the lovely bottle caps that have been made with smaller prints of the paper. I didn't make these but I have ll the bits and pieces to start making my own so you will probably see lots more of them on my cards and layouts.
Well I am of to finish working on my new project for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge, so come back in a  day or two to see what I have made.
Thanks for leaving your comments, I enjoy reading them.
Cheers Shelley

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 46 Frame It

Hello everyone,
A quick post for me this week I have been unwell again, so haven't spent as much time as I would like to in my Craft Room. But as you know I just love to do the Cheery Lynn Challenges.

Thanks to DT Ladies for choosing my last card in the
 Borders and Edges Challenge no 45  for the Top 3, there were some gorgeous cards last week so once again thanks I am honoured to add another date to my side bar. 

So onto this weeks challenge no 46 Frame It.
I have used one of the new Dies Mexican Tile Pattern FRM 149 for my frame. 
When you cut it out the middle part comes out as one piece, with all the little pieces cut out , so I didn't use this part.
Mexican Tile Pattern 
Another new one is the Embellishment 2 B 188 and I have just used the teeny tiny little flowers, Baby Breath to add around the smaller square in the middle.
Embellishment #2
Judy's Bloom is the flower in the middle that I have framed, so this is my very simple card for this weeks challenge and don't forget to head on over to Scrappy-go-Lucky for all your Cheery Lynn Dies.
Just a close up of all the teeny flowers in the gorgeous new die, it actually cuts out 21 of these in one cut, can  you imagine cutting them out one at a time, this one die will cut out leaves, branches, flowers saving you time money and space.
Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend
Cheers Shelley

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog Borders/Edges

Hello everyone 
I have had a lovely weekend, in and out of my craft room.
I have my card to show you for this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn is Borders / Edges
I just love the colours and pictures on the new Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Collection so much so that I had to get the 12 x 12 paper pack and the 8 x 8 one as well.
So I have used a bit of each one to make this card.
The Cheery Lynn Dies that I have used are 
Anastasia Border B 136
Daisy Lace Bracelet DL 135
Lace Corner Deco Die D B164
Nestabillities Dies Oval 

 I have used an 8 x 8 card and then cut the top fold in two places to get the middle part.
I measured the size of the picture that I had to use and then cut the top part of the card 
at 2 inches and then at 6 inches so that left 4 inches in the middle. 
You actually glue the 2 side pieces down so that it looks like this,
 And then I have used Anastasia Border for all four edges, 
A Kaiser Rubon for the sentiment in the middle and 
because the paper is double sided, it looks good from the underneath as well.
I love this picture of the Lady with her parasol, 
And finally i have used the Lace Corner D to make the flowers and finished it of with the Daisy Chain Bracelet cut to fit and some pretty pearls.
I hope you like this one, I am of to do some more craft projects, 
"so much to do and so little time"
Cheers Shelley

Thursday, September 13, 2012

StuckOnUSketches August 31

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog,
I have a lot of new friends that I know have been coming over and having a little look at what I do, so welcome to the new and the old and I hope you are having a great week.
Well its nearly the end again on the StuckOnUSketch Challenge from the 31st August to September 13th so I thought I had better get my skates on and post this layout that I have made.
Before I do thanks again to the Design Team for picking my layout in the
 Top 3 for the last challenge August 17th.
Here is the sketch

I think I get my craftiness from my Dad he is always making something or another and this is a layout of just some of the little house or cottages that he makes.
He makes all of this himself even the little bricks are all pieced together, he is very clever and I have my eye on one of these for my back deck although I am not sure if I will get it they seem to have found there spot in his garden. 

As you can see I turned my page around 
I love the details of the Cheery Lynn Dies and the one that I have used behind the watch is only the middle of the Notre Dame Cathedral Doily DL 224.
Notre Dame Cathedral Doily with Angel Wings
As you can see this one comes with two sizes of Angle Wings which fir perfectly behind the Doily, This one was so easy to cut and just all the pieces just fell away and I just trimmed it to fit the wing.
Then we have the Celtic Whimsy B 203 Border Die and although it doesn't come with the background wings I have just cut very close to the edge to make my own.
I have linked the dies back to Scrappy-go-Lucky where Mandy has a huge range to choose from.

Just thought I would add a little picture of a new Baby Girl added to our Family her name is Kaeleigh she was born on the 12/09/12 and weighed 3080g or 6lb 13oz, 54cm

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 44 - Stitch It Up

Hello Everyone
I feel like I have forgotten how to create a post it seems that long since I have done one.
Well I didn't enter the Cheery Lynn Challenge last week, and it was a good one they had 56 entries, I just didn't have enough time to fit everything in.
But I am back with this weeks Challenge 44 Stitch It Up.
You have to use either real or faux stitching. I don't have any room to put my sewing machine up and silly me bought a cheap thing for under fifty dollars and its not very good at all. So it was the old fashioned way for me out with the needle and thread and hand stitched around the card.
The dies that I have used are
French Flair Classic XL-12 ( new one for me )
French Flair Doily Stacker DL 177
Happy Birthday B 211 ( new one for me)
Bird Cage B 198 ( new one for me )
Hummingbird B 193 ( nee one for me)
I love making easel cards they are so easy and I think they look so nice sitting up in display
I am loving the new dies, I am not sure which one to use next, I have bought so many over the past couple of weeks so I need to get a move on and use them.
Do you like my fancy chain, made buy old fashioned chain stitch and it was so easy to hand my little bird cage from the flourish.
I have punched holes an stitched around the shape of the card and for the Happy Birthday i have actually trimmed of the present on the bottom because it wouldn't fit on the card.
Well I was rather please at how my card turned out.
Now you can head on over to Mandy at Scrappy-go-Lucky and see all the new Cheery Lynn Dies she has in stock.
Cheers Shelley

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 17 Stuck on U Challenge

Hello Everyone,
I am cutting it a bit fine with the time for this challenge so its going to be a real quick one for this challenge at Stuck On U Sketches 
I love this Professional photo that was taken of my Great Nephew Lorenzo and his Mum and Dad kissing him on each cheek, so cute don't you think.
I just loved this challenge as I really didn't want to add to much to the page as I just wanted to showcase the photo, sometimes I think we forget its about the photo, not so much of the product you can fit on, well that's what I think anyway.
So of course I had to use some of my new Cheery Lynn Dies,
Sorry I took the photo late at night so its not a really good one but you can see the gorgeous photo,
I wanted to show you a close up of the New Dies they are so delicate and fine,
I wonder what Mike and Bj and their Team will come out with next
This is the sketch we had to follow 
Well its goodnight from me its after 11 pm and I am of to bed.
Cheers Shelley

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 42 - Doilies

Hello everyone, 
Well I was so disappointed when my NEW CHEERY LYNN DIES didn't arrive in time for this challenge as there were a couple that I wanted to try out, 
but as Mandy from Scrappy-go-Lucky said
 " Shelley I am sure you have got another doily die you can use".

Well of course I have but its not the same as opening up a new Die and trying it for the first time,
and I don't have that many really only 186 dies and counting. 
Thanks so much again to the Design Team for choosing my last card for the Top 3 in Challenge 41- ABC

Well on to my card for the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge 42 - Doilies, well its really a card that my best friend gave me for my Birthday and I wanted to keep it as a memento of our long lasting Friendship, and she thought the two little girls looked a lot like us at that age. I cut the front of the card of to use on the frame and then decorated it with dies.
The dies I used are 
English Tea Party DL 101
Polynesian Sails Oval DL 153 just the middle 
Tropical Flourish B 127
Tropical Leaves B 119
Olive Branches B 147

I have used the middle of the Polynesian die to use behind the framed card and in the middle of the large Tea Party Doily in the corner, cut out three of the Tropical flourish. 
 I have joined two of the English Tea Party dies together and then folded them,
 to get this look and just added a couple of flowers in the middle
 The leaves are just one in the set of 5 of Tropical leaves and of course
 my favourite filler leaf, Olive Branches.
On the back of the board I have put the inside of the card so that its facing outwards so I can still read what she wrote in the card.
I just thought this was a great idea to use the card I had and just tissy it up a little.
Don't forget to head on over to Scrappy-go-Lucky for all of the Cheery Lynn Dies, they have the New Christmas and the New Release as well.
Cheers Shelley

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sketches With A Twist

Hello everyone,
I just want to say a big thanks once again to the Design Team over at StuckOnUSketches for choosing my layout again this month in the top 3. I love doing there sketches as you can use whatever you have in your stash.
This is the layout that we had to follow.
There is going to be lots of photo's of this special little boy
 my Great Nephew Lorenzo.
I have painted the Twiddleybitz Chipboard in Distress Stain
 and sprayed the red flowers in Glimmer Mist
I also sprayed the edges of the paper with Glimmer Mist,
 although you cant see it in the photo.
The Tag, Leaves and the word Baby are cut with a  Marrianne die. 
Well Until Next Time 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 41 - ABC

Hello everyone,
Before I get on with my card that I have made for this weeks Challenge 41 ABC use a letter, I just wanted to say a big thanks once again to the Cheery Lynn Design Team for picking my last card for Challenge 40 to win the $20.00 voucher to spend, and I have already done that just waiting for my Alphabet letters to arrive.

I just receive from Mandy my new order of the new Cheery Lynn Christmas Dies
and of course I just had to have them all so head on over to Scrappy-go-Lucky to see what she has.
The new August release is arriving any day so get on over and pre-order them I think I have left a few for your all to buy once again I had to have them all.

I don't have any alphabet letters yet but I did get this one from Mandy  last week
I am loving the Manon's Wedding Garland, I have used that as the background, and then used the flowers from the set, cut them out in silver card and used the stems from Build A Flower 1 B181
The Corner Dies are Lace Corner Deco L B 175
The Happy Holidays is a set of 2 dies I have used the larger words and as you can
 see in the picture I have just cut of the holly so its not so Christmassy.
 The bow is another New Cheery Lynn Christmas Die called Bow and Bell DL 163 
and I have just used the bow for this card, I just live the fine details in these dies.
You can just see a couple of leaves they are from Flourish Leaf Strip B 178
If you click on to the highlighted  Scrappy-go-Lucky you will go straight to there Cheery Lynn Dies so go on over and OOH and AAH just like I did.
until next time