Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 37 - White on White

Hello again,
I would just like to share my good news with you before I start this post. I won last weeks Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - 36  for my Tussie Mussie, thanks again to the Design Team for picking my project. So I will be doing a little shopping with my voucher.

I have got a few photo's on here as I really wanted to show you how pretty this turned out to be. I purchased these white Lace Umbrella's a few months ago and I just knew that I could use them one day.

I wonder how many of you need to take a closer look to see that the Cheery Lynn Dies aren't cut out with Cardstock or Paper but I have cut them out of FOAM. Yes you read right its actually thin white foam available from most craft stores. The foam was very easy to cut in my Cuttlebug, just like you would cut any cardstock, I only put it through once if you did it a second time it tended to move a little.

So here is my Little White Lace Umbrella and the list of the Dies that I have used head on over to Scrappy-go-Lucky to see the Dies Mandy has in store.
Canadian Kaleidoscope DL 104
Olive Branches B 147
These Umbrella's are really only supposed to be used for decoration but I still managed to be able to open and close them up.
The is the look as it is closed
Then opened
                                                            From the top
Side on
A close up of the Canadian Kaleidoscope Die DL 104 and the Exotic Butterflies DL 113
A close up of the Border Carnivale Die DL 129
Another angle with Stacker Flower-6 SF 6 
and Olive Branches B 147
This is another project that I made and I used FELT to cut out the flowers and the leaves we wore these at the June Craft Show this year.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project that I had so much fun in making and trying different products with Cheery Lynn Dies, I am trying Fabric with iron on interfacing to see how that works, so I will let you know how I go.
Thanks also for all your kind and encouraging comments on my blog
Until next time


  1. Oh wow Shelley, those umbrellas were well worth getting.. this is stunning.. so very very pretty, I can imagine a little girl with piggy tails and a pretty dress holding this over her head and taking lots of photos.. this looks amazing, all the dies are wonderful, and you are really clever to think of such creativity!! I love this, and well done on winning last week, I reckon this one is a winner too!!

  2. So pretty Shelley, with all that lace. You have a wonderful imagination for different ways to use the dies!

  3. Love your beautiful umbrella! Great use of all the wonderful Cheery Lynn Dies!!! It turned out so lovely! Congrats on winning last week too! Have fun shopping! :)

  4. I just adore this! The WHITE flowers are perfect and the crocheted flowers are the cutest touch! Thanks for playing along on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

  5. WOW! LOVE your umbrella! You are certainly a hard act to follow! LOL! Congrats on last weeks winnings and you are certainly in the running again this week with your BEAUTIFUL creation! Well done and thanks for all the inspiration!

  6. This is really beautiful Shelley, love how you've cut them out with foam, what a great idea. Thanks for joining us this week at cheery lynn designs Challenge blog.

  7. I have looked at your projects closely but never picked up the foam!! Very beautiful!! The foam is such a great idea for more depth and stability!!

  8. What a fun and adorable project!!! I love that you cut the flowers from foam and felt!!! thank you for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  9. Just loooove both projects Shelley!
    What an amazing umbrella and so beautiful flowers with the felt!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery lynn designs challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  10. Shelly,
    Your umbrella is beautiful. Where did you get the umbrella itself They would be perfect for my granddaug?hter's wedding next Spring and I would have a year to work on them.

  11. Shelley, your umbrella is just beautiful and so imaginative! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  12. Shelley, that is soooo clever! I would have never thought to use the foam and I actually have some! Now you have inspired me! Thanks for sharing.

  13. This is so beautiful sweetie, just so precious
    So glad you could share with us at
    Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge