Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Card Using Cricut Artbooking and CTMH Sparkle & Shine Paper

Hello to everyone reading this blog post.  I know some of you have very cold weather and snow; but please stay safe when commuting to work.  We still have summer weather in the 80's; but very windy at times in Southern CA.  I feel guilty when I hear of those of you having bad weather.  I am very blessed to be able to live here. 
I am so excited to be a Guest Designer with Quirky Crafts - Challenge 23 - Baby It's Cold Outside.  I was chosen for this position several months ago; but wasn't able to fulfill it until now.  Be sure to check out the wonderful creations by the DT.  Crafty Ribbons and Bugaboo are the sponsors at Quirky Crafts this week.  Check out the ribbons at Crafty Ribbons and all the fabulous digital images at Bugaboo.  I own more Bugaboo digital stamps than any other company out there.  They have weekly freebies to get you started; so what's keeping you from trying now.  Be sure to enter this fabulous challenge with Quirky Crafts. 

If you need help using or coloring digital stamps; visit my YouTube channel for how to videos or scroll down for these two mentioned on here.

I chose Bugaboo Christmas Mouse - Cocoa for my image this week.  She is so adorable!  I love this image!

Inside Card Top Portion

Inside Card Bottom Portion

Supplies I used to create this card:

Die cuts:
Image cuts - Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Beaded Ovals
Snowflake - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Sentiment base - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Image - Bugaboo Christmas Mouse - Cocoa
Cardstock - CTMH Ruby, CTMH Juniper, CTMH White Daisy
Paper - CTMH Sparkle & Shine (Available until Dec. 31st, 2013 - Holiday Gift Guide

CTMH Markers
Juniper, Juniper Light

Copic Markers
C1, C2, RV00, E25

Inks - CTMH Ruby, Juniper, Slate
Sentiment outside - CTMH Polar Bear Holiday (C1557)
Heart on sentiment outside - CTMH Whooo's Your Valentine (D1548 - retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Festive Thoughts - (D1179 - retired)
Merry Christmas inside - CTMH Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop (C1525- retired)
Stamped images inside top - CTMH Christmas Love (D1492 - retired)
Borders inside top - CTMH Jingle Borders (D1225 - Retired)
Pearls -

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Dies and/or Punches
Whimsy Inspirations - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Inklings & Yarns - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Lots of Layers
Without Words - Getting Ready For Christmas
Divas By Design - Use a Digi
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Lots of Layers
Stampavie And More - Die Cut Embellishments
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Holly Jolly Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in November
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Words
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Magic
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Punches and Dies
Great Impressions - Holiday Card or Tag
Lacy Sunshine - It's a Bling Thing
Pile It On - Show Us Your Tools (EBosser, Cricut, CTMH Markers)
Scribble & Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday's - Warm and Cozy (Not sure it this is a red jacket; but looks warm & cozy.)
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
That Craft Place - Sentiment
The Squirrel and The Fox - Animal Antics
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
A Gem Of A Challenge - Gems, Gems, Gems
Crafty Calendar - All Things Christmas
Sweet Stampin - Christmas Is Coming

How to use Digital Stamps

Coloring Digital Stamps with CTMH or other Alcohol Based Markers

New Videos
Artbooking Made Easy: Freedom Layouts

Clearly The Best: Do the Twist

Artbooking Made Easy: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration


November Stamp Of The Month
Illuminate Click above to order SOTM.
Only $5 with a $50 purchase. 
Artwork Using November Stamp of the Month 

October 15 - December 31, 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

First CTMH Holiday Gift Guide 

Wait till you see what's inside! You are going to love everything! 
Order early - Many items are "While Supplies Last"

Find it here under Idea Books until Dec. 31, 2013

Click on CTMH Videos for more CTMH training videos. 

Don't forget the Tutorials tab and the Videos Tab at the top for more ideas to create.
Click here for information on becoming a CTMH consultant for only $49. 

Click here for November Stamp of the Month.
Click here for October Specials.

Click here for Kit of the Month Club and here for Rewards Club.  You will earn FREE CTMH products with both clubs.  Great way to save money and get what you want for FREE.

Don't forget to check out all of my You Tube Channel Videos that I have created. 

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Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!   


  1. Sweet image and I love your colours and papers, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  2. Shirley,
    The small pearls really help the eye find all the other points of interest.
    Thank you so much for posting your sweet art with us. Please know you are welcome to post up to five entries each week.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Very on cute card. Loved that adorable mouse. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  4. fabulous card and love the colour thank you for joining us at the Hobby House, although you have not mentioned your Hobby House product, so if you can edit your post and re enter please, thank you
    Hugs Kate xx

    1. So sorry Kate. I thought I read all the rules closely; but I missed that part. I will remove my post. I love the Hobby House and I know I own their products; but not sure which ones they are. Thanks for letting me know. Hugs, Gloria

  5. This is such a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at PTW this week! xxx

  6. so gorgeous gloria.i love your papers and fab bugaboo image :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Gorgeous card! Love all the little elements. Thanks for joining us a OSAAT this week! Best, CG

  8. Very pretty card, i will come back to see your videos. Thanks for playing at One Stitch At A Time.
    DT Nataliya

  9. What a lovely card, love all the elements and that mouse is so cute!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT

  10. Oh your little mouse is so super cute! I love it. I live in Cali as well, and yes, I agree, I do feel a wee bit guilty but we pay such high state tax to enjoy this weather, lol. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  11. gorgeous card love the cute image and all the pearls--thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  12. What a adorable Christmas card! I love the cute image and the pretty papers you used! Have a wonderful day.

  13. Lovely card...great attention to detail.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  14. Fabulous cards Gloria, super cute image & design!

    Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska

  15. What pretty Christmas cards!! Love your coloring!!

  16. What a stunning design. I am running behind on the Christmas cards. Thank You so much for joining us this week and sharing your fabulous project with us. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  17. What a wonderful card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at MIM.

    Rocio, DT

  18. Really adorable image and the papers you've used are great! I love those colors!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at TTCRD....good luck.
    Through the Craft Room Door DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  19. Fabulous card love how you did the inside also
    Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps for our anything goes challenge.

  20. A really cute little card. Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap, good luck

  21. Cute card. The papers are great! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  22. Adorable little mouse! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  23. Cute image and lovely colouring. Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  24. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  25. This is cute
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  26. Great card! I love how you've decorated the inside as well as the outside. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  27. Gorgeous CAS card Gloria.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  28. Great coloring, Gloria! You always create wonderful projects! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create! We love having you in the neighborhood!
    Chana, Owner

  29. It's very cute! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Punches and Dies

  30. Such a cute image and I love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  31. This is such a lovely card!!! Love the colors and great LO. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  32. love the cute image and sentiment,love the decorated inside too -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  33. Lovely.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

  34. Very striking card. The image is adorable and you've used a great design. The inside is just as spectacular as the outside. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Maggie - DT

  35. Looks like this cute mouse is a stirring for Christmas! Cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  36. Adorable card. I adore the image and it's colored beautifully! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  37. Kewl card, I love that you decorated the inside as well.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  38. This is just gorgeous. So love the colouring and how you finished off the inside.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  39. Back again with Aud Sentiments hat on.
    Thanks for sharing with us xxx

  40. So beautiful! Thank you bunches for joining my Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Hope you will join us next time.
    Heather xxx

  41. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Without Words.

    Donna x

  42. Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at
    Without Words Challenge I Hope you will try to join us again :)
    Have a lovely day
    Crafty hugs
    Bridget :)


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