Monday, November 12, 2012

Gateway Easel Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Clementine Paper

Hi fellow bloggers, crafters and friends.  It is a beautiful fall day in Southern CA!  Yes - Fall is finally here.  I hope this finds everyone happy and having a great day.  Please continue to remember the people on the East Coast in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  I heard there are still many people without power and/or gas.  American Red Cross is taking donations if anyone wants to help.  FYI: CTMH is donating $1 for each of the November 50% special purchases this month to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy.  (See special below or on the side bar.)
 
The challenge this week for Tammy's Scrapin Corner is Challenge #36 - Anything Goes; which starts today.  Our sponsors are: Sassy Studios and Eureka Stamps.  This is my first card as a new member of the DT.    I am so excited to be part of Tammy's team.  Our Guest Designer this week is Bettina L.  Be sure to check out her blog.
 
This is my first Easel card and I have combined the Gateway card with the Easel card.  Here is the  tutorial for the Gateway Easel card on Card Making Magic by Christina.   I thought it was a cute idea; so I tried it.  It wasn't hard; but it's like creating two cards.  It took me a little longer to create this one.  I hope you enjoy my creation.  Christina has a lot of really great tutorials and videos on her blog.  Be sure to check it out. 
 
I used both the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and the Cricut Artiste Cartridge for making this card.  I chose the paper Clementine as it is my favorite right now.  There are several designs with this paper packet.  CTMH markers are so great for coloring the small parts of an image.  They have an end that is small (not quite fine point) and a regular medium point end.  I tried coloring the bench with other markers and they were too big to fit in the small space for the little curves.

Gateway Easel Card Using Eureka Stamps - Best Friends Sitting Image
 
 
 
Completely Closed
 
 
Completely Open
 

 
 
 Side View




Supplies used for this card:

Die Cuts from both Cricut Art Philosophy and Cricut Artiste Cartridges
Card base - both Gateway and easel card cut at 6 x 12.
Cardstock for base cards - CTMH Colonial White
Cardstock - CTMH Dutch Blue, Pacifica , Sorbet and White Daisy
Image - Eureka Stamps - "Best Friends Sitting"
Paper - CTMH Clementine Paper Packet
Ink for Sentiments - CTMH Sorbet
Sentiment - Both from CTMH "A Friend Like You" (B1410)
Glitter for butterflies - CTMH Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1313)
Image edges inked in CTMH Pacifica markers
Clear Bling - Want2scrap.com
Colored bling - Recollections
Adhesive - Tombow
Foam Tape

CTMH Markers
Bench - Pacifica
Girls clothes and shoes - Sorbet and Sorbet Light
Boys clothes and shoes - Sky and Sky Light
Girls hair - Honey and Honey Light

Copic Markers - (CTMH doesn't have the basic colors yet.)
Skin - E000, E00
Boy's hair - E25



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Make It Monday - MIM #115- Anything Goes
  2. Anything Goes Challenge - Challenge # 79 - Anything Goes (5 of 5)
  3. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  4. Through The Craftroom Door - Challenge # 43 - Anything Goes 
  5. Cards By Lady Anne - Sentimental For Friday - Anything Goes
  6. Cards By Lady - Anne/Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
  7. Creative Moments - Challenge # 3 - More Than One Fold/Anything Goes
  8. Digi Stamps 4 Joy -#54 Bingo (No Green, no buttons, no embossing, no punch, no Halloween)
  9. Divas By Design - Challenge # 60 - Let's Get Cute
  10. Flutterby Wednesday - Challenge # 213 - Anything Goes with Butterfly or Fairy
  11. My Mums Craft Shop - Challenge # 83 - Sentiments
  12. Penny's Paper - Crafty - Challenge # 101 - Lots of Layers
  13. Word Art Wednesday - Challenge # 53 - Gives Thanks
  14. 365 Cards - Day 253 - Thrift Thursday (Free paper packet and clear bling is over a year old.)
  15. Forever Friends - Anything Goes
  16. Milk Coffee Challenge - More Than One Fold
  17. My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Anything Cute
  18. Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
  19. Simply Create - Linky Party # 10
  20. ATC And Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 26 - Add a Sentiment- Anything Goes 
  21. Crafty Catz - Challenge # 158 - Anything Goes
  22. Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 26 - Add a Sentiment - Anything Goes
  23. Hotshot Crafts - Challenge # 13 - Butterflies
  24. Inspire Me Friday's - Challenge # 84 - Anything Goes
  25. Simply Create Too - Challenge # 26 - Use Your Stash
  26. Allsorts - Week 180 - Young At Heart
  27. Colour Me Creative Challenge - Challenge # 56 - All About Kids
  28. My Sheri Crafts - Challenge # 098 - Give Thanks
  29. One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
  30. Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
  31. Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge # 7 - Anything Goes
  32. Corrosive Challenges - Challenge # 162 - Flutter By
  33. Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge # 45 - Anything Goes
  34. Glitter n Sparkle - Challenge # 6 - Things With Wings
  35. One Stitch At A Time - Challenge 139 - With Thanks
  36. Pile It On - Challenge # 46 - Let's Be Thankful
  37. Robyn's Fetish - Challenge # 133 - Anything Goes
  38. Scraper's Delights Paper Crafts  - Anything Goes
  39. Scrappy Frog - Give Thanks
  40. Sentimental Sunday's - Challenge # 128 - Thanks/Thanksgiving
  41. Eureka Stamps - Challenge # 14 - Scripture or Inspirational Sayings
     
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Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate all the lovely compliments and hope to see you again real soon. Take time to look around my blog. I have tabs at the top to make it easier for you to find what you need.  Check out the specials for the months and my clubs where you can earn free gifts. 
 
Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!
 
 

102 comments:

  1. I love those cricut cartridges so much.
    this is a very cute card, the colors are amazing.
    Thank you for another great Designer Week
    hugs Tammy- owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

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    1. Hi Tammy, Thanks for the compliment and for visiting my blog. Thanks so much for the awesome challenges every week. I am sure everyone loves them. It is such a blessing to be part of your team. I hope some of the team members creativity rubs off on me and I can be like them when I grow up. LOL!! Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  2. Lovely card. Cute image and very well colouring.
    Hugs,
    Arhana

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    1. Hi Archana. It is nice to see you visiting my blog. Thanks for the wonderful compliments. It is nice to be on Tammys Scrapin Corner DT and to work with you and the other team members. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  3. I love it, Gloria! Super clever to make an easel card into a gatefold.

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    1. Hi Jayma. Thanks for the wonderful compliment!! I appreciate your support in visiting my blog. I don't see you here often enough. LOL. Thanks again for all the great information you shared in our team meeting. I really appreciate you participating. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  4. Wow gorgeous i love it, Great ideas fab images and great colours . Thanks for joining us at Glitternsparkle hugs Trisha x

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Trisha. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a terrific day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  5. What a great fold Gloria,love the image, colours and papers, fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you Chrissy for your great compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a super week! Hugs, Gloria

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  6. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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    1. Hi Desire!! There's the lady with so many hats. LOL!! I appreciate your support whether you are visiting as you or for another DT team. Ha! Thanks for the wonderful compliments. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  7. What an adorable creation! Super cute image, and love all the different layers. Those butterflies are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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    1. Thanks Jasmine for your wonderful compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  8. What a great easel card you have made, I love the way you have the opening too. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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    1. Hi Lady Anne. It's always nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the compliments and for visiting my blog. I love your challenges. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  9. wonderful creation, thanks for joining in with our Anything goes challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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    1. Thank you Carol for your compliment. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a super week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  10. What a lovely shape! And a very nice card too! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

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    1. Thanks Judy for the sweet compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a lovely day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  11. Wow, you aren't kidding that there is way more to see over here! Nicely put together, Gloria. Fabulous job! :)

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    1. Hi Amie. I am so happy you dropped by. Thanks for the comliment. It was a fun card to make. See you on the team page. LOL!! Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  12. Wow what a fantastic card! I love the design and the image :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

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    1. Thank you Beth for the wonderful compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a lovely week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  13. Love your easel card, great design.
    Thank you for playing with us at TTCRD this week.
    Huggs
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks Sandi for your compliments and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a super day! Hugs, Gloria

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  14. Love your easel card and how it opens. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. I appreciate your support. Thanks for the compliment. Have a sensational week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  15. That is a very clever way to make an easel card almost into a mini album. You have done such a great job coloring and everything is sweet and peaceful.
    Thank you for dropping by with this wonderful work of art.
    Psalm 91 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. You are so sweet Carole. Thanks for your loving and kind words. I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  16. Your card is absolutely darling. What a blessing that you have shared this beautiful card with us in our challenge. It's really sweet, and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful art soon. What a treat!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. Hi Karen, So nice to hear from you again. I think you will like my card for next week; so be sure to check back on Monday, Nov 19. I plan on entering it in Word Art Wednesday; so I am sure I will see you again. Have a blessed week! Hugs, Gloria

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  17. Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

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    1. Thanks Tara for the compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

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  18. What a fun/new-to-me fold! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts challenge.

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    1. Thanks Marge for the super compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  19. What a fabulous card, love the digi as well!
    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes and I hope we'll see you again soon!

    Hugs

    Laurian

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    1. Thanks Laurian for the lovely compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  20. What a clever idea! Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week!
    Claire xx
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

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    1. Hi Claire, Nice to see you again. Thanks for the compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous....I'm lovving it! Greate folding!
    Thanks for playing at DVC
    xx

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    1. Thanks Eva for the great compliments!! I appreciate your support in visiting my blog. Have a super week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  22. Gorgeous easel card. Thank you for joining My Heart Pieces Challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT

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    1. I appreciate your support in visiting my blog. Thanks for the wonderful compliment. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  23. Gorgeous bright colours thanks for playing at Divas by design this wk hugs rebekah xx

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    1. Thank you Rebekah for the sweet compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a fantastic week! Hugs, Gloria

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  24. Gorgeous design and I love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen for visiting my blog and your lovely compliment. My mother's name is Helen. Have a fun week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  25. Great card!! Love the image and the papers! The colouring is of course stunning!
    And WOW, look at all those challenges you're card is entered in.. Good Luck!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle!
    Toni - DT

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    1. Thank you Toni for the fabulous compliments and for visiting my blog. I love challenges; but it is time consuming reading all the rules and linking them. LOL. Have a terrific week! Hugs, Gloria

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  26. What a unique design. I love making Easel cards but you added such a nice twist. Love those images too...Great job! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Jo Ann, Nice to hear from you again. Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments and for visiting my blog. I appreciate your loving support. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

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  27. Back with another design team hat:
    This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  28. Great easel card and the use of your stash
    Thanks for sharing at 365cards!
    ~Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle for your lovely compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a super day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  29. Fabulous card! I love your design.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm number 96.

    --Cheryl--

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    1. Hi Cheryl, Nice to hear from you again. Thanks for taking time to visit my blog and for the wonderful compliment. Have a fantastic day! Hugs, Gloria

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  30. Hi Gloria, such a sweet image and a great shaped card.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

    Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah for the wonderful compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  31. Wow!Cool card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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    1. Thank you so much Deanne for the wonderful compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a lovely day! Hugs, Gloria

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  32. Wow! This is a gorgeous card. Love the fold. Your images are adorable too. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

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    1. Thank you Gale for the lovely compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

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  33. What a beautiful card you have made for the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week. So glad you joined in the fun.

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    1. Thanks Kristie for the lovey compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a terrific day! Hugs, Gloria

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  34. Very Sweet Gloria.I am sorry you were facing trouble to link up your creation.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

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  35. Very beautiful card! sweet, original, nice colours. Thanks for playing with IDIC this week.

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    1. Thank you Valou for the great compliments and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria

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  36. Fantastic POPS of color :) Thank you for joining us at Friday Sentiments.

    I invite you to share at the ANYTHING GOES chalenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/11/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-3.html

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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    1. Thank you Corrinne for the compliment and for informing me of another challenge! LOL!! Have a fun day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  37. Saw your card on MIM and had to stop by to tell you how adorable it is!! Love those glittery butterflies!! xx

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    1. Thank you Sara for stopping by and for your sweet compliment. Be sure and leave the number of your creation at MIM if you have one so that I can visit yours too. Have a terrific day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  38. Awrsome card. I will have to try it. Beautifully done.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugz,
    Christine Dt At Robyn's Fetish.

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    1. Thanks Christine for the lovely compliment. I appreciate your support in stopping by my blog. Have a sensational day! Hugs, Gloria

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  39. What a sweet, sweet card! Love the shape of it! Wonderful job on it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful compliment Sandy. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  40. such a oretty card love the paper and the colours thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  41. those are stunning butterflies, thanks for joining Simply Create

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    1. Hi Trish, Nice to hear from you again. I just sent you an email because my password wouldn't work to get my prize on your store. Thank you for your compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  42. Really cute card and such a sweet image! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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    1. Thank you Alison for the lovely compliment. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  43. This is a really cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at CMC. Hope to see you back soon.

    Jenn
    DT

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    1. Thank you Jenn for the lovely compliment. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a terrific weekend! Hugs, Gloria

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  44. What a clever card, love the gatefold/easel card combo. Delightful card.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

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    1. Thanks Sandy for the lovely compliments. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a terrific weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  45. Stunning! Such a wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG

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  46. Awwww so pretty card. I love your fold, it's looks amazing Gloria.
    Thanks for playing at One Stitch At A Time this week.
    Hugs Nataliya

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    1. Hi Nataliya. Nice to hear from you again. Thanks for your wonderful compliment. I appreciate your support. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

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  47. This is lovely. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our butterfly challenge

    hugs Sarah x

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  48. Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    cardsbyladyanne

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    1. Thank you Berni for the lovely compliment. Another lady with multiple hats. LOL!! I love it!! Have a super day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  49. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

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  50. Very pretty, love the colour scheme! Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/new-yummy-papers-candy.html

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  51. What a gorgeous easelcard! Lovely image combined with te perfect paper!
    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends monthly.
    X - Natalie - X

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria