Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sympathy Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy and CTMH Laughing Lola Paper

Hi to all my fellow crafters.  I hope you are having a good fall/winter.  It is still in the 80's here in Southern CA.  I am glad it has cooled down at night and early morning.  We are very lucky here to have such fabulous weather most of the year.
I am so sad for all those people in the Philippines.  It is so hard to see the devastation of the effects for the Typhoon.  It really  makes me even more grateful for all we have here in the United States.  I know we have earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and tornadoes; but I think we are very blessed in our country.  I hope everyone that can will donate to help these people.  My biggest concern is that the U.S. hasn't been able to get over there with the donations.  I hope they are able to do this very soon before more people starve to death or die from injuries.
We had another death in our family a couple weeks ago.  My brother in law lost his uncle a couple weeks after my sister in law passed away.  I just sent the sympathy card I created for them.  I found this little stamp at Michael's and just had to have it.   I was going to color it; but decided it looked good with the black ink since it matched the black in the card so well.  I did create the snow on the branches so they would stand out more.  This card isn't quite this dark looking.  The colors are brighter than this; but it is the best I could do with the pictures.  You can click on the pictures and maybe see a better close up view of them.

Inside Card
Supplies used to create this card:
Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Image die cut - Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles
Paper - CTMH Laughing Lola
Cardstock - CTMH Black and Twilight
Stamp of Image - Craftmart from Michael's (Wooden stamp in the $1.00 bin)
Sentiment outside - CTMH 4 My Friend (D1510)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Words Of Comfort (C1524)
Snow on the branches - CTMH Liquid Applique
Bling -
Ink - Versa Mark on the outside sentiment and CTMH Twilight
Embossing Powder on outside - Recollections
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - CAS/Anything Goes
Fab 'N' Funky - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Something Snowy
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Add a Sentiment
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Anonymous Stamps - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Use A Sentiment/Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Feathers or Leaves
Through The Purple Haze - Winter Scene with people or animals in it.
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/ optional Thanks
Addicted To Stamps - Punches and Dies
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - It's A Bling Thing (2 of 3)
Penny Black And More Challenge - Anything Goes (No Digi)
Pile It On - Show Us Your Tools (EBosser, Cricut, Heat Gun)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Animal Antics
A Gem Of A Challenge - Gems, Gems, Gems
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's Frame It
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  1. I like the crisp look of your card which is rather non traditional. It's a standout in design and composition. The die cuts are beautiful. The sentiment is comforting. We're happy for your continued support of our challenges at 613 Avenue Create. Thanks for dropping by again :)

  2. I love your little image and I think it was a great idea to leave it uncolored. The colors of the plaid papers are beautiful.

  3. As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one comment because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Or even Penny Black and More - wrong hat on.

    B x

  5. Love your colour combo and the image is beautiful. Thank you for playing along at Fab'n Funky challenges this week.
    Alison x GDT

  6. Brilliant project - thank you for entering the Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck xx

  7. Gorgeous card, great colors and image!

  8. Gorgeous card, I love the image and beautiful papers.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week.
    Sue xx

  9. Fabulous card! I love the beautiful papers! Have a wonderful day.

  10. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  11. The colors and layout are beautiful. Thank you for posting with us this week.
    God Bless,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Hey, Gloria! I love that wonderful plaid paper, so appropriate for this time of year! Wonderful creation! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  13. Lovely card with great solours. I like the way you made the background.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle

  14. A beautiful design Gloria. Love the birdies and the colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  15. Beautiful card and design. thank you for joining us at Artistic this week xx

  16. A lovely image and a super card to share with us this week at Divas, Jx

  17. So lovely,, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

  18. Beautiful card. Love the design and color combo. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky Challenges.
    Dawn DT

  19. lovely colour combination and I can understand why you just had to have that stamp. The bird is lovely and I love the fir cone.
    Thank you for joining us in our monthly challenge at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.


  20. Lovely card, beautiful bird stamp.
    Thank you for joining the Penny Black More 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  21. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

  22. Great card, thank you for joining us at Creative moments
    Alex x

  23. WONDERFUL card!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  24. Great card, thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps x

  25. This is fab, thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.

    Kelly x

  26. Great the paper!

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

  27. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at with ATSC. Hugs Karin

  28. Beautiful card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x


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