Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friend Card Using New CTMH Lollydoodle Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi everyone!  I hope all of you are doing well.  I have been having fun creating this past week.  I am excited to be able to join another progressive challenge at Imagine That - Digi's By Kris.  If you sign up for her newsletter on her challenge blog; you will receive a free Digi stamp; created by Kris.  She is very talented; and you are going to love her creativity.  Be sure to check out all her fabulous creations at Imagine That Digi Stamp; which is linked here.

If you use the Digi in that months challenge; you will receive the next month free as well.  You can build your Digi stamp collection by joining this progressive challenge every month.  Plus - there is a tab at the top of the store; with Sketches that you can use; which were created by her daughter, Carly.  These sketches are wonderful and so easy to use.  So; what are you waiting for? Sign up for the newsletter and get ready to create with some fun Digi stamps.

January stamp is "Jenn & Friends"; which I have used on this month's challenge.  You will receive a full sheet of digi's with the sentiments, a colored image; as well as one black and white image.  I decided to use the colored image; since I am running late in getting this one finished for January.  I didn't use the sketches this time; because I had a new special ribbon die I wanted to try out.  I love this die; and I am so happy I decided to use it for this image.  

The CTMH Cotton Candy (pink) is beautiful in person; but it doesn't do well in pictures.  Sorry about that.  The buttons didn't photograph very well either.

Inside Card

Here is the picture of the Digi's you will receive free for January if you sign up for the newsletter at "Imagine That - Digi' By Kris"  If you missed this one; sign up now to receive the next month free.  It includes a black and white image, a colored image and three sentiments.  Have fun and start your progressive monthly challenge today.

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Scalloped circle and inside sentiment shapes - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Spellbinders A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader
Spellbinders A2 Curving Matting Basics A (Card Creator)

Paper - CTMH Lollydoodle Paper Pack - X7183B (Available Feb. 1st on my CTMH website)
Cardstock - CTMH Cotton Candy
Image and Sentiments - Imagine That "Jenn & Friends" (Colored image)
Ink - CTMH Cotton Candy
Markers - CTMH Cotton Candy and E25 for the hot chocolate
Ribbon - American Crafts
Bakers Twine - CTMH (retired)
Buttons - Belle Buttons by Dritz

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - So Sweet
Imagine That Digi Stamp - Jenn & Friends
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
4 Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
In The Pink - Die Cuts and Punches
Craftitude - Anything Goes or I See Fluffy (1 of 3)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Blue/buttons/White)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Snow Buddies
Patti's Creations - For The Little Girls (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Winter Fun (1 of 3)
Kitty Bee Designs - Something New (New paper, new Digi, new Die)
My Sheri Crafts - Delightful Digis (2 of 3)
My Time To Craft - Use 2 Images (Cup and main image)
Open-Minded Challenges - Warmth (Food or Clothing)
Paper Creator Crafts - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon and Bows
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/optional twist - gift set
Pile It On - Animals
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes (with a ribbon)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Animals (1 of 3)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Bow
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Plus Blue (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart - In The Spotlight (For A Supportive Friend.)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity Challenge - Generosity (Created for a Supportive Friend)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/option - use real ribbon
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Only Two Days left for this months specials.  See below.

January - National Paper-crafting Month 
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Last Week for this special

Cross Stitch Wishes
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Only $5 with a $50 purchase. 

Artwork Using January Stamp of the Month

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Thanks for my fabulous followers and all my customers too.  I am looking forward to a fabulous year in 2014.  I appreciate you stopping by and hope you will check my blog regularly for new creations.   I love reading your comments.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I am grateful for all my followers and love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

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


  1. Adorable card!! Thanks for joining us Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  2. sweet and wonderful card Gloria.

    gr karin

    1. and

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. Super cute card Gloria!! Loving the colors and everything goes perfectly together! Neat fancy border too at the bottom of image and the weaved ribbon. Thanks so much for playing at Imagine That! Progressive Freebie Challenges this month *Ü*

    1. Hi Kris, Thanks for your lovely compliments. I just added the picture of Jenn & Friends; plus all your links to your blog, Jenn & Friends, etc. Sorry it was so late in the month. Just couldn't get it done sooner. Thank you for the wonderful free digis each month. I really enjoyed this one. My daughter's name is Jenny and she loves animals. Have a great week! Hugs, Gloria

  4. That's really pretty paper, Gloria, and of course I adore the Jen and Friends image from Imagine That! :) Love the way you used the papers on the inside too. I need to do that more often. TFS

  5. Hi Gloria, pretty card and love all the colours. Very bright and cheerful. Just what is needed here in the UK. It has rained all day again and it is now 11.35 pm and it is still raining. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Love the pretty dp's you used! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  7. It's lovely! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Polkadoodles

  8. Such a sweet image! A very pretty card as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  9. Gorgeous card. I love the pink glow around the girl. Really sweet.

    Thanks for joining our tic tac toe challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  10. Great colors. Terrific image. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

    Rocio -DT

  11. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today Gloria. Made my day. Popped over to follow you x

  12. what a lovely sweet card thanks for sharing with suzys bees bloomin challenge this week Rachel DT

  13. Thanks for sharing your delightful card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 13: anything goes with ribbon or bows - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  14. This is sooo Cute, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge#13, we would love you to come and join us again next week for another fab challenge..
    Suzy B DT

  15. This is so lovely, love the colours and cute image. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  16. Gloria .. this is so CUTE!!! I love it!! That is such a great image! Love the ribbon and how you stitched with the twine!! Just a fantastic card!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

    1. Thank you Susan for your sweet compliments. It was fun creating this card. Have a terrific day. Hugs, Gloria

  17. Beautifully coloured image and perfectly complemented by the papers! Thank you for joining Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  18. so cute and sweet, thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

  19. Such fun cards!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

  20. This is adorable and I love how you threaded twine and ribbon in your die cut. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ January challenge!

  21. Very cute card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  22. Adorable card ! Good job :) I like the intensive colors. Thank you for joining us at the Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Joanna DT

  23. Fantastic card! Lovely coloirng and backing papers!
    Thanks for playing this week in our chalenge at QKR Stampede.
    Ardilla :)

  24. Your card is bound to cheer up a friend on a cold winter day like today! I really love how you attached the ribbon under the image. Thanks for stepping into the spotlight with us @ H2H!

  25. Love how cheerful this card is Gloria! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

  26. Lovely card, super colours, thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  27. Fabulous card!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  28. Really sweet image. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Creations.

  29. how pretty your ribbon looks, and gorgeous shading and coloring! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  30. ohhhh soooo cute! Just adore the stitching you have done all around totally awesome! Fabulous bright colors as well!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  31. A Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at CRAFTITUDE this fortnight. Abbs (Co Owner) XX

  32. A gorgeous cute liitle pink card,thabk you for joining in with us at crafting from the heart and good luck

  33. So cute! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  34. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at the house of 613 Ave Create challenge.

  35. Beautiful colouring Gloria. Love the the threaded twine. This is so perfect for our GENEROSITY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  36. Such a cute card, I love how you added the mug up in the corner, it really adds to the picture but does not distract from the main image. Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges!

  37. So adorable card ! Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

  38. Cute card! I love the colors! It is so cheerful! Thanks for joining us at H2H challenges this week!

  39. Thanks for playing in our "For the Little Girls!" Challenge #84!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  40. Super cute creation love the gorgeous colours nice take on the chall theme.
    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink chall

    smiles Christine C x

  41. Great card and lovely colours thanks for joining our challenge this fortnight at craftitude.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  42. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations challenge. Suz xxx


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