Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Angel Sister....

Edited to add a post script at bottom of this post. 8-30-2012
Hi all,
Here with a card that I made for my sister Diana.  She is my youngest sister and means the world to me. 

The day she was born my Mom called the school (I was in 8th grade at the time) and I walked home to babysit my 2nd youngest sister Beth while my Mom drove to the hospital to deliver our sweet Diana Rose.  My Dad met my Mom at the hospital because he had to take the train from Chicago, he worked at the Sears Tower at the time.  

My sweet little Diana Rose is now a lovely woman and this card is to thank her for being such an angel in my life over the past couple years.  She has been there for me at some of the most difficult times of my life.  She is a beautiful lady inside and out!  Here is the card that I made for her:

This card is being entered in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge #42, which is all about doilies.  You can find the challenge information over at the Cheery Lynn Deisgns Challenge Blog: HERE 

Here are a few more pictures of my card and of the Cheery Lynn Dies I used to make it:

I used the French Pastry Doily (DL102) to create my angel.  I cut it into 6 equal pieces and used 3 pieces to make the angel.  I only removed the piercings at the "sleeves" and "hem" of the angel wings and robe and left the other piercings solid as I liked it better this way while designing it.  The angel's halo is the center piece from the Nautical Wheeler Doily.  The main portion of this doily die is peeking out from behind the purchased white paper doily as a beautiful decorative edge.

I used a lovely button for the face and added some twine for the hands as well as a rose "bouquet"
for her to hold.  You can also see the Tiffany Border B137 in this photo. 

I die cut two of the decorative corner dies and made a medium size rose with the mini and medium rose dies.  I added a baby rose from "I am Roses" tucked inside for the center of the bloom.
I then placed two more of these small roses on either side of the larger bloom.
These are the Cheery Lynn Designs dies that I used on my card.

This is one of the newest dies from Cheery Lynn Designs August release - "Embellishments #2".  I love all of the little pieces for making flowers and even leaf backings for handmade flowers.  I cut some of these pieces in hunter green to back the corner roses that I made for my card.  This is a fantastic die for flower creating!  I hope to play with it some more and maybe post a video!  There is so much you can do with the first two "build a flower" series released by Cheery Lynn Designs especially when you combine them with all of the other flower dies in their store!

Thanks for looking at my card.  I can't wait to see what other Doily creations are uploaded for this challenge.  It is always so fun to see all of the lovely inspiration! 


 Edited to add:
Post Script:  So excited that my card was chosen among all of the incredible entires for a "Weekly Spotlight" top 4 this week!  Thanks Cheery Lynn Design Challenge team!  I appreciate it so much!


  1. Hi Jill,
    What a wonderful way to use your French Pastry die...and so beautiful, too. Your dear sister is going to love your gorgeous card.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment x

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW!! What a gorgeous creation! All the ladies over at Cheery Lynn Designs are going to be so excited to see how you put all those dies to use! Thank you for joining in our challenge. Your card is just beautiful. You did an amazing job. Thanks for entering the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

  3. Fabulous card Jill and such a beautiful story about your sister too~ a real life angel! so perfectly captured in paper!!! You go girl!

  4. Love your card. Wow! Super great job!

  5. Wow oh wow!!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!! Not only is the angel one of the loveliest, and most creative things that I have seen lately, I thought those were store bought flowers til I read through!!! Fantastic job!!! Good Luck and thank you for sharing in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  6. Jill, this is amazing! What a fantastic way to use the doilies. And your flowers rock too! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  7. Oh Jill this is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you've created the angel, and the hands and rose together like that look exactly as how you've described them. What an amazing card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.
    Donna xx

  8. Jill, what a wonderful card and so creative. I am certain your sister will love it. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  9. This is beautiful! :) Love the colours and how delicate it is!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



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