Thursday, January 16, 2014

Christmas Card Using Digistamps4joy Free Digi and Cricut Art Philosophy

Hello to all of you fabulous crafters/readers in Blogland!  It has been warm and windy here in Southern CA; very dry with several fires in the Southern CA area.  I always hate to hear about the fires starting.  I have difficult breathing even inside our house when the fires come.  Luckily; they are not near us at this time.  We really need rain.  Normally, this is the time of year that we receive rain.  We are having a very unusual winter this year; very warm and very dry.

I am excited to share with you a card I created using a FREE digi for the "2014 Christmas Challenge at Digistamps4joy"; where you can receive a FREE Christmas digi each month; when you enter the Christmas monthly challenge.  Be sure to click on the link above and check it out.  You will need to follow the instructions to get your free Christmas digi stamp.  You  have until Jan. 31st to enter; so get started and have fun creating.  I am taking advantage of it; because I want to get my Christmas cards finished earlier this year.  LOL!

Plus - I can continue using my Christmas dividers on my blog whenever I create a Christmas card.  I love all those flashing lights!  LOL!

I used a sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.  I also used the Mojo Monday Sketch 328; which is very similar to the first sketch.  See below card for the sketches.

Inside Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

 Mojo Monday Sketch 328

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts outside- Spellbinders Tear Drop Circle with image and Cricut Winter Wonderland
Die Cuts inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Paper - CTMH Sparkle and Shine (From the Holiday Guide - retired)
Rosette and flag - CTMH Sparkle and Shine assortment (From the Holiday Guide - retired)
Cardstock - CTMH Slate, Ruby and Juniper
Sentiment inside - CTMH Christmas Love (D1492 - retired)

Image - Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas Candle (FREE for Monthly Christmas Challenge)

CTMH Markers:
Juniper, Juniper Light

Copic Markers:
Y21, YR01

Ink - CTMH Juniper
Bling - CTMH bling from the Frosted WOTG card Kit 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Digistamps4joy 2014 Christmas Challenge - FREE Christmas Digi/Christmas cards
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Something New (New Digi stamp and Cricut Cartridge
Sugar Creek Hollow - Something New (New Digi and Cricut Cartridge
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Great Impressions - Use Something New (New Digi and Cricut Cartridge) (1 of 3)
Hobbycutz - Something new (New Digi and Cricut Cartridge) (1 of 3)
One Stitch At A Time - Something New (New Digi and Cricut Cartridge) (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Feminine
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Path Of Positivity - Generosity
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Mojo Monday 328 - Sketch 328
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Frame It (1 of 3)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - All Things Bright And Beautiful (2 of 3)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use A New Product (Digi, Cricut Winter Wonderland) (2 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Something New
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Out With The Old, In With The New
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - 12 Days of Christmas Linky Party

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 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
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  1. Gloria this is a wonderful Christmas creation with great details. Just love the design and colouring. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of February.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Gloria, love the colour scheme you have used, especially the green :) :) :) Well done you one getting the Christmas cards for 2014 out the way early, good planning hun :) Good luck in our OSAAT 'Starting New' challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  3. Hmmm, Gloria, I think we in the UK are getting the rain you need this winter .....we're not having particularly cold temperatures but we are having rain that is causing floods.

    I'm having a chuckle at you preparing for next Christmas already but when you've got such a pleasing new image and cartridge I can understand your eagerness to use them. Oh m I do like the papers you have used, especially with the way you have layered them all.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  4. Gorgeous card! Beautiful design and papers... great sketch too! I keep telling myself to start making Christmas cards early.......will have to look at the challenge blog! Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz this week.

  5. Like the Christmas card. Wonderful use of the Cricut cartridge cuts. The rosette is a nice added touch. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch195 Starting New.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Creations.

  7. This is a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions this month.

    Mary Anne

  8. Beautiful Christmas card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  9. BEAUTIFUL creation Gloria and WOW! You are getting ahead for next years cards ... good for you! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  10. Great card
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  11. Such a lovely Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. What a pretty card, Gloria. Thanks so much for sharing it with us in this week's challenge.
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. gorgeous card! I really love how you have added the holly die cut to it and popped them up!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  14. What a lovely card! I must say though, I am the kind of person who loves Christmas cards at any time of year so you were always onto a winner here in my eyes! :) Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  15. Gloria this is a beautiful christmas card.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  16. Fabulous detail with the leaf die cut on this gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  17. Beautiful card and image. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week xx

  18. What a great card! I love the softer colors. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  19. This is a stunning creation, thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Kerry DT xoxo

  20. I love the diecut holly you added around the stamped image! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

  21. Hi, Gloria! Very nicely done! I can't handle Christmas right now....too soon. Nice papers and beautifully constructed! Thanks for sharing at Through The Craft Room Door!

  22. Hi Gloria, beautiful layout and great colours in the papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday.

    Rachael :-)

  23. Love this, wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona x

  24. I am so glad you joined in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blogs first monthly challenge. This months theme is a nice easy one 'anything goes'.

    What a really great Christmas card with a fantastic mix of modern and traditional. The papers are beautiful in those wonderful traditional colours. The layout of the card is lovely.

    I hope you will visit us again and join in with many more of our future monthly challenges.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  25. Cute Christmas creation
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  26. What a bright, festive card Gloria. Thanks for joining us at HJCC

  27. Wow, you are getting an early start! It is a beautiful xmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments! HUgsxx

  28. I love incorporating die cuts in with projects! Beautifully done! A wonderful project! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  29. What a lovely christmas card. Love the design with the flower and layers. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx PS I have follower candy: My candy

  30. Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Smiles, Kaly

  31. Back with another DT hat on:
    Just love the colour combo of this.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  32. Just a quick pop in to mention that you can also enter this beautiful Christmas card over at Lisa’s Linky Party as there are some lovely prizes up for grabs each month.
    {Decosse’s 12 months of Christmas Link Up}
    Wishing you a wonderful relaxed weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thanks Desire. I remember seeing this one; but couldn't find it after I had finished this card. I appreciate you watching out for me. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  33. how pretty your Christmas card is, Gloria! I want to make them early this year, too - I did my 12 "need to be exceptional cards" earlier in the year and it was such a load off my plate! hugs de {Creative Smiles}

  34. Hey Gloria, your DS4J progressive Christmas card turned out beautiful. I really like the layout you worked with and all the pretty embellishments and papers. I am so happy that you found my link up and are participating. Don't forget though, to qualify to receive the free digital paper for January you must submit TWO cards so if you've got another one that you made anytime during the month of January or can put another together in the next couple days, to come link it up too. Best of luck!


  35. You did such a lovely job with this image, Gloria. I love the holly across the bottom. Beautiful. Isn't it nice to get a jump on the Christmas cards a bit early too? I know I need to do this so I have a good selection of cards by next November. I am usually scrambling to get them done any more. :( Hugs, Kelly

  36. Gorgeous Christmas card! Love how you finished the inside also!
    Thank you for joining our Something New Challenge at Whimsy Stamps.
    Ruza, Whimsy Digital Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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