Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blog Hop at Joan's Garden's With New Cheery Lynn Die Build A Flower #1 and $100 Prize!

Today I am participating in a blog hop for Joan's Gardens to introduce to you a new series of flower dies from Cheery Lynn called "Build A Flower #1".
These dies are Cheery Lynn exclusive flower building dies that Selma helped design.
They include flower petals, flower bases, leaves and different types of stamens.
Cheery Lynn will be releasing more "Build A Flower" sets in the future to build a wide variety of flowers.
All cheery Lynn dies can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

I am very happy to join five other very talented ladies who are particpating in this blog hop.  Cheery Lynn Designs is the sponsor and has donated a fantastic prize package with a value of $100.  All the guest designers were sent a set of the "Build A Flower #1"dies and we have posted cards today showing different flowers we created using these dies.  We hope to give you a lot of inspiration to "build" your own flowers.

Would you like to win that $100 gift package from Cheery Lynn?  All you have to do is be a subscriber to both Joan's Gardens and Selma's blogs and visit each blog in this hop, including Joan's Gardens and Selma's blogs, and leave a comment.  A winner will be selected to win the $100 prize package from comments left on one of the blogs ~ it will be a random selection.
The guest designers are:

Priss Steelman
Selma Stevenson
Nancy Hill
Joan Morrison
Diane Hover (that's me)
Glenda Brooks
Deb Kozak
Joan's Gardens

Your next stop from here is Glenda Brooks Blog.

I chose to make a clematis sponging each petal with two shades of chalk ink, and if you scroll below, you can see how much this flower die resembles it......
all other dies used are also Cheery Lynn and may be purchased at Joan's Gardens as well..
Thank you for hopping along with us and good luck on winning the wonderful Cheery Lynn prize package!    



173 comments:

ednamburgess said...

Seems like I keep saying the same things, but this card and the flowers are lovely. They almost look like the real thing. Edna

Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a pretty card and flower...you've captured the clematis wonderfully.

Happy crafting
Sheila xx

Karen W said...

Beautiful card and such a pretty flower

Sharon said...

This is a very pretty card.

Teresa said...

You captured the clematis "right on".
These dies look like so much fun. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Marianne T said...

So creative in capturing the clemantis "essence"! Love the card.

Memaw said...

Love the colors - I have a clematis in my yard and this looks just like it. Cool
Judy

Marthamh2 said...

Your crd really looks like my clematis. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Very pretty card and flower.

Goody said...

Hello, Diane !
Your card is wonderful and... I have that flower !!! It has my fave color and you made it perfectly !
Cristiana

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh my Goodness!! Is that not just perfect!!! SOooo Real, really!!!
Love the look of these new dies!

Theresa said...

Love your clematis...it looks so real! Beautiful card.

Mrs. Swandog said...

Wow your flower is amazing! Beautiful card. I love this die set!

Olga said...

Oh my Stars!!!! Drop dead gorgeous! Win or not, think I want this set for sure!

Memaw said...

Absolutely breath taking - beautiful looks just like the ones in my back yard.
Judy

Linda R. said...

Your flower is just beautiful. You did a great job. I can't wait to try these dies!!

Josie said...

Amazing card -- love the purple! So rich! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes too!

Selma said...

Wow Diane. I had to look at both pictures twice at the bottom. Your clematis looks just like the real flowers. Your card is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us in our blog hop.

Lynn said...

A card to inspire the purchase/use of the Design a flower Cherry Lynn set. Their dies are awesome and your card showcases that.

marsha said...

Your flowers take my breath away! The colors are so rich they look like you just picked them out of the garden.
Hugs,
Marsha

Darla said...

That is my favorite clematis flower and yours looks so much like the real thing! Gorgeous!

Gwen Howard said...

Love your flowers, so realistic. This die is awesome!

Donna said...

Diane, Terrific job of coloring your beautiful flower, so so pretty!!! I love the Clematis flower, such a stunner and you have done such a pretty card representing this flower.
Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
hugs
Donna

Vail said...

Beautiful card, your flower looks so real.

Gail said...

WOW! That flower really pops off the page! Very beautiful! Thanks a bunch for showing your talent - love this blog hop - so much talent! Enjoy your week! ~ Gail

Anonymous said...

Oh my looks like the Clematis that are growing around my mailbox:)! Love the card and love Clematis.
Thanks for sharing
Lynda

Sheila B said...

Perfect! Love you flower!!
Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Lou said...

Excellent replication of the clematis! Your flowers are so true to life that you could almost smell them! These dies are great, thanks for sharing all your talent and inspiring a greater desire to make almost perfect clematis :)

Kate Stockman said...

Your flower looks so real, just like the flowers in my yard---Beautiful!

Janet said...

Beautiful flowers. They remind me of my grandmother's clematis she had at the end of her porch.

Primitive Seasons said...

Diane your flower looks as good as the real thing. Beautifully colored. So realistic! Great job!

Mary

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really made your flowers look so real. Talk about creative. You definitely have an eye for detail. Just stunning. TFS
Kathy

Michelle Bowley said...

I love your flowers! I am so very glad the hop lead me to your blog.

lisa808 said...

Purple is my favorite color! Love your flower.

CJessee said...

Sheer genius! The comparison between the real flower and you georgeous creation is amazing.
Time to pull out the chaulks.
Love it!

DJ Rants said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I adore your coloring of the petals, amazingly lifelike!!

Lynn Noe said...

This is a pretty card. Your flower looks real! What a fantastic set of dies.

Anonymous said...

Very realistic! What a great job!
Thanks for sharing.
Jackie M.
Salem, OR

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Diane! The flower is so gorgeous and lifelike! Thanks for sharing!

kathi17 said...

You did a beautiful job with your clematis, it really does look like the real ones. I'm impressed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane,

Enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the
beautiful Cheery Lynn flowers and your card.

Janean

Yvonne said...

Beautiful including the color!

Sherry said...

beautiful card!!! lovein those new dies!!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card and flower!! Your clematis you made looks just like the real things! great job showcasing the new dies

Glenda said...

Your flower is so lifelike and I almost feel I could pick it rigt off the page. Your card is just gorgeous and I do love the purple!

Carole Miller said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Your coloring, shading, everything. Got to HAVE that die set. Thanks for sharing.
Carole Miller

Mary said...

Gorgeous flowers. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Yvonne said...

Love the flowers you did! The color is perfect.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! What a fabulous idea to show a comparison photo ... just shows how realistic you can create these flowers with this set (okay I'm hooked ... headed over to place my order! LOL). Your card is awesome and I love the textured background. Congratulations on being one of the designers for this hop ... you'd done a wonderful job!

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents.

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing your talents. Beautil flowers!

Joan Morrison said...

I love the way you did your shading
great job I will looking at your blog all the time now Just love the new Die's

kaejaesmom said...

Soooo realistic looking! Looks fresh picked! Wonderful work! Beautiful card!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I think I can actually smell your flower, it is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I think I can actually smell your flower, it is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

Emily said...

Lovely.They look so real.What talent you have.Thanks.

Emily said...

What talent! The flowers look real!.Thanks for sharing.

Kathy B said...

I love to make flowers for my cards and the new dies are perfect for doing so. I love the colors in your card.

Kathy B said...

I love to make flowers for my cards and these new dies will be wonderful for that. Love the colors in your cards.

Pattie J. said...

WOW! these flowers look so real, like being in a garden. the these dies, and love the chance to win. thank you so much for the opportunity.....hugs and smiles

Antonella said...

Oh my, if you give a quick look you'd never know they didn't come right off the plant!!! What a fantastic job you've done!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Dorothy S said...

Thanks for showing both types of flowers - what great options for the super dies.

Pssequimages said...

Couldn't believe how natural and how perfect your Clematis flower tunred out. And how pretty those are in your garden. I hadn't realized there was so much varigation in the petals. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Card!

Dottie T in FL said...

I love the purple flowers and your card! Great job! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Patti J said...

Goodness, that looks as real as the real thing! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation!

Georgei said...

wow they do look like real
what a beautiful card that you did
love these flowers
thank for showing

Donna said...

So realistic looking! Love that rich purple color. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindah said...

I grow clematis and just have to give this flower a try. Your's is so life like.
Hope to win the CL package. It would sure make my day.
Linda

Krystal H said...

Ok, girl, you must have 36 hours in your day instead of my 24! How do you manage such a beautiful garden and beautiful cards! I have joined your blog and look forward to future previews. Good luck! Thanks for the close ups of the cards & the clematis-perfect comparisons.

Jeannie said...

I think your flowers and cards are so beautiful. You are so talented. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marina said...

Your flowers are just stunning! The coloring job is so close to nature it's unbelievable!

Joan said...

Your Clementis looks so real, you just want to touch it, to make sure it isn't. Love the layout too. This is an amazing die set, to be able to make so many differnet flowers. Thanks so much for sharing, and giving me so much inspriation, Joan

Lori said...

Amazing cards, love Cheery Lynn Dies!

Anonymous said...

Your card and flower is beautiful, it is amazing that you can make such a stunning card from one die. Thanks for sharing. Joan

Brenda said...

Your card is so pretty - so much talent on this blog. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the card and love Cheery
Lynn dies.
marda

Anonymous said...

I am loving this "flower" blog hop.
These Build a Flower cards are so beautiful. A "must have die." Thank you for sharing.

Margie F.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork! I'm amazed how realistic these flowers look!

mary said...

Beautiful card...love the purple colors, they look soooo real! what a wonderful prize. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great card, I love purple. Your cards are always beautiful. Thanks for sharing your ideas and your talent.

Hugs
Donna B
Canada

Anonymous said...

thank you for your ideas and your talent that you share with us.
Beautiful cards and I love the purple.

Thanks
Donna B.

Claudia V said...

I really love those new dies! Your card is so pretty!!!

Candy Meyers said...

Your flower is so realistic. Great job. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Candy Meyers

Preacher'sWife said...

That is totally stunning! LOVE it!

Sharon said...

Wow your flower is so real to life, your cand hardly tell them from the real thing, Your card is beautiful.
sdenimandlace1@aol.com

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Oh my goodness those purple flowers are just gorgeous as are all your cards! Thanks for sharing with the blog hop. Patti

kat. said...

Beautiful card!
Showed the close-up of your clematis and the photo of the
real ones to my husband. His comment was the paper one
was better. I agree with him - it's lovely.

Andrene said...

WOW!!! Your flower is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the card and really love this die set. TFS

Anonymous said...

Love your purple flowers.

Fernanda said...

The flower looks so real! It has depth, texture and beautiful color-now can someone please invent a way to smell such a gorgeous creation through the computer!!!lol

Fernanda said...

Your flower looks so real with the color, texture and depth you created it with.

Lisa said...

WOW, Diane, this is GORGEOUS!! The flower looks so incredibly life-like!! You did an amazing job my friend!! This is spectacular :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Fernanda said...

So true to life! I just love how you colored the flower-amazing!

Edna said...

Wow, you have made it alive, the flower looks real, it is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win the candy and play.

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness! The clematis card is so beautiful and so real looking that I can almost smell it. The more I hop to your blogs, the more inspired I become. That new Cherry Lynn Build a Flower is the best flower die yet. It's so versatile.
Thank you
Carmen

Vickie Y said...

Love the Build A Flower dies! The cards/flowrs are beautiful!

Nan G said...

It looks just like the real flower! Fabulous coloring and a very pretty card!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

amazing! your flower really matches the real one. super! love the color.

~luanne

Grace said...

Oh my goodness this is over the top gorgeous! You have REALLY captured the true look of these flowers! I love how you did your stamens and the gorgeous texture and shade of the clematis! WOW!

Leanne ... said...

Diane
Those beutiful flowers made with those new die cuts are BEAUTIFUL.
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings...Leanne

Lynne said...

Great idea to use the closeup and the pix of the live flowers. Your flower could easily be mistaken for live. Cheery Lynn dies are fabulous and American made. Love em.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.
Judy

Nancy Hill said...

Diane: Loved your clematis and how it resembles the real flower. Very inspiring. Hope you had as much fun with this die as I did. Nancy Hill

Neesey said...

Wow, your clematis flowers look so real. I never would have thought they could. Amazing work. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful clematis flowers... yours and the real ones! Love the shading to make it look so realistic!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

Wonderful job on your flowers. I love that you made them purple. They look so life-like. Especially the stamen. Beautiful. your petals are very well defined too. Thanks for the tour...

Nancy said...

It's amazing how much the clematis you made with the dies looks like the real ones. wonderful job!

Vonnie said...

Wow your flower looks so much like the real one it is amazing! I love how this die even has the centers of the flowers.

Colleen said...

Such a lovely card and your clematis flower on your card is gorgeous as well.
ColleenB.
Texas

Stamper Gail said...

Your flowers look so real and just like the beautiful vines. I can hardly wait to get these dies.

Anonymous said...

WOW...your flower looks like the real McCoy...very lovely.

Jan D.
Jacksonville, FL

Lisa Lynne said...

Wow! These are beautiful flowers - perfect match to the real thing! I haven't used Cheery Lynn dies much - I'm going to have to try these out. Your work is beautiful.

marilync said...

Wow! Very nice. Who doesn't love doilies and flowers.

Linda said...

WOW
Your flower looks like your real ones. Just awsome!
thank you!

Alicia NDC said...

These flowers are so pretty. I would love to win package from Cherry Lynn so I can try all the great ideas on cards that are shown!

Sharman said...

OMG I was blown away at how this looks so real. GREAT job. I love how you colored it. It is truly just amazing. Thank you for sharing it. WOW. I truly am amazed.....

creativearts said...

Love how you made your clematic -- it almost looks real! Thanks for a chance to win such a great bundle of goodies!

Shari Z said...

Your flower really does look like the real one! Great job. I can hardly wait to try these new dies.

Jan Walker said...

EXQUISITE! Oh my... these are so beautiful and lifelike. Gorgeous!

Char said...

Amazing job on getting the flowers to look like the real thing! I see you actually DO love flowers and had to sign up for your blog so I could continue to see what you create both artistically and in your garden. That pink Iris is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Lynn said...

Wow - you did an amazing job with the coloring of your flower. Absolutely beautiful. TFS

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You did an awesome job coloring the flower -- it looks so much like the real thing! Lovely card!

Pam P said...

Your flowers look exactly like the real thing. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

OH MY! Beautiful card.

Judi said...

Great Job! Great detail in your flower.

Anonymous said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors for flowers..yours is beautiful..thanks for sharing with us.

Joanne G said...

Just beautiful! I can think of so many of my friends that would jjust love to receive your beautiful creation! Well done! Your blog is beautiful..I will be back...Thank You!

Mary Jane said...

beauitful card...the flower looks so real...love your use of chalk!!!

Dorabel Mercado said...

Diane: Your flowers looks so natural on the green. Those dies are faboulous. Salutes from Puerto Rico. Thank you

Genny said...

Flowers are my favorite! Love your desigsn. Thank you for a chance to win!

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Beautiful Card! I love your pink iris; it is just gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Thanks for showing us your beautiful card.

Tracie said...

Amazing how you made yours look just like clematis. Just beautiful.

Linda K said...

Waay cool to show your card flower along with a photograph of the real thing. Nice job. Love this die and can't wait to see what's next in their arsenal :)

Debbie said...

Love your card! The flower is gorgeous!

Judi said...

You are right. The die flower is almost identical to the real thing. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The veins on your flower petals are incrediable. The card and all the other cards i saw on your blog are lovely. I hope you don't mind but i tagged your blog and i'll came and visit as often as possible...your cards are samply to beautiful to pass by.
Tanya

Bobbi Miller said...

Ahh Clematis. Reminds me of my Mom. She loved them and had the growing up the side of our garage. This is really beautiful! Thanks for the trip down memory lane... :-)

Frann said...

Beautifully done! Nice flower and wonderful textures.

Trish. said...

Your gorgeous purple build a flower is perfect for this card. love the idea that this die has the stamens in it too, along with the leaf. what a great set.
Hugs Trish.

Sarah Stainback said...

Beautiful. The flowers look so "real."

Sadielaine said...

That clematis is amazing how real it looks! Terrific job!

phyllis e said...

OH so pretty! Your hand made flower looks almost identicval to nature's flower in the picture! Very, VERY pretty!

Becky said...

wow, your flowers look just like the real ones.Awesome job.

nancy handley said...

Thank you for such inspiration! Your projects just get better and better. Beautiful work!

nancy handley said...

Love the work you've shared on your blog! Thank you for the inspiration.

Gladys R. said...

You did an amazing job capturing
the beauty of the real clematis on
your card.
Enjoyed looking at your garden photos. I love all kinds of flowers.

E. Marie said...

Love your card and your photo. Both have gorgeous flowers!!

Anonymous said...

Amazingly crafted flower-so realistically reproduced.
Love this!
Monica

LINDA W. said...

I love your gorgeous flower that you made for your beautiful card
Linda

scrappinpeg said...

absolutely GORGEOUS WORK! Love it

Veronica Till said...

Love your flower and the colour combination on your card. I also love your beautiful photos :)

my craft cupboard said...

They look so real, I just feel like I need to pick them

Lisa Shepard said...

Such a beautiful flower! Love the real clematis and your paper one is just as pretty.

Becky said...

I love these flowers and in purple, no less, makes them even more gorgeous!!!!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card! Lovely color combo and your flower is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wow you really captured the very likeness of the flower. Amazing that these dies really do make paper look like the real deal! Stunning!

pam said...

such a gorgeous card, love the flowers beautiful detail..pam

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My DD just planted a new Clematis, yesterday! You have really made the flower come to life! Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win in this hop.

Anna Seniw said...

The clematis looks so real......you did a beautiful job! And thanks for a chance to win!

D'sCreations said...

Wow! Your purple flower made from the new dies looks just like your photo of the real thing! Beautiful!!
Diane

Anonymous said...

Love your clematis card. So real looking. Would love a chance to win the Cherry Lynn collection. Thank you. Bonnie Kloce

Pattie J. said...

WOW! what a beautiful card with a gorgeous flower, brought your garden right into life. This new Cherry Lynn collection really does inspire, and you did just that with your lovely creation. Thank you so much for the tutorial, and the chance to win......hugs and smiles

Bonnie Pruett said...

Love the purple flowers. Cheery Lynn dies are beautiful.

sandyh said...

your clematis looks just like the ones growing in my garden! very beautiful card!!
tfs, sandyh

Kim C. said...

Very pretty. Your flower looks just like a real clematis. I really like the doily die you used in the background. bra

Karen said...

Your cards and flowers are as beautiful as your gardens.

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous!.............oh, and I just love purple! Thanks for sharing..........would love to win those wonderful dies!

Blessings,
Pat Barger

Anonymous said...

Your garden is so lovely. Where do you get the time to garden AND play with all your toys. Your card looks exactly like the gorgeous purple blooms in your garden. Thanks for sharing. Lynne G

Joann said...

Wow, I love how you mimicked the flowers in your garden. Great job.

Thanks for sharing,

Joann

Cheryl W said...

I love the clematis. Yours is beautiful and looks so real. Simply amazing!

Leslie said...

I love this dies, beautiful work you did.

Cyndee Scholet said...

Wow! I can't beliee how close your flower looks like the original! Thanks for the chance for the Cheery Lynne blog candy. I LOVE Cheery Lynne dies. I only have a couple of them, so I would love the chasnce to own some more.