Saturday, February 15, 2014

Birthday Card Using New CTMH Lollydoodle Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy

Hi everyone reading this in Blogland!  It is another beautiful day in Southern CA.  We had 92 on Friday.  I feel so bad for everyone having the bad weather.  It is hard to believe we have the worst weather on one coast and the best weather on the other.  It is a problem having 92 degrees without rain.  It means fires in CA; because of the drought problem.  I am praying for better weather for everyone coming soon.  

I had to hurry to get this card created before the Lacy Sunshine challenge ends today.  I had two rough weeks.  One with computer problems and then this past week I wasn't feeling good and I had too much catching up to do from the down week.  I also seemed to have one issue after another to deal with this week; so didn't have much time to create.  I hope things get back to normal now.

I love Lacy Sunshine images.  I think these little girls are the cutest ever.  I have bought most of them; but now I try to create one every two weeks and enter it; so I get the next image free.  What a great way to build up your adorable Digi stamp collection.  This one is Lacy Sunshine's "Issybella Boo".  I love her!  I made a birthday card for Lana; one of my granddaughters.  I am trying to get a head start on my cards this year; so I won't be rushing to create them the week before they are due. 

Lacy Sunshine "Issybella Boo"
With New CTMH Lollydoodle Paper

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts: 
Sentiments and scalloped circles - Cricut Art Philosophy
Butterflies - Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
Frame - Spellbinders Floral Ovals

Image - Lacy Sunshine "Issybella Boo"
Paper - CTMH Lollydoodle 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, CTMH Cotton Candy, CTMH Juniper
Inks - CTMH Cotton Candy, CTMH Slate, CTMH Sky
Buttons - La Mode
Pearls on butterflies - CTMH Bitty Opaques

Markers - CTMH and Copics
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, E31
Lips - RV10
Wings - RV 10 and CTMH Pear
Eyes - BG11 and CTMH Juniper Light
Clothing - CTMH Cotton Candy and Cotton Candy Light, Pear

Sentiment outside - CTMH Holiday Tags (D1560)
Sentiment inside top one - CTMH You Are My Happy (CC1025 - retired)
Sentiment inside bottom one - CTMH Birthday Script (B1208 - retired)

I am entering the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door -  Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (accidentally entered 4- Sorry)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Create Your Own Challenge
Catered Crop - Heart of The Matter
Lacy Sunshine - Use A Sentiment (3 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Valentine's Day (2 of 3)
Heart 2 Heart - Let Love Inspire You (The paper is CTMH.  Birthdays are about love as well.)
Love To Create - Use Red and/or pink  (2 of 3)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Path Of Positivity Challenge - Love (See inside)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (no limit)
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 entry per day)
Whoopsi Daisy - Use A Sentiment (No limit)
Cards Galore Encore - Add gem, glitter, candy, or bling (2 of 3)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking - Anything Goes with layering
Stamping Sensations - Wings, Fantasy & Fiction (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes/Use Red (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 194 Something New (New Digi, DP, Butterfly die) (1 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Bingo (Pink, Stamp, Die Cut)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch or Use the Color Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Your Favorite Stamp (Love Lacy Sunshine Digi stamps; and love Happy Birthday stamp)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Pink and Brown
Twisted Tuesday - Look Up At The Sky (Blue clouds behind image, Butterflies)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Love
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Pearls (Pearls on my butterflies)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Bingo (2 word sentiment, 3D, shiny pearls/buttons)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Girly (1 of 3)
Moving Along With The Times - Fantasy (1 of 3)
A Creative Romance - Let's Get Sentimental (1 of 3)
Bloggers - 2 or more patterned papers
Brown Sugar - Use Die Cut or Punch (1 of 2)
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Valentine/Love (1 of 3)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I love to read all your loving comments; and appreciate all of my followers.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I 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. beautiful bright colours have you used. it makes a 'happy' feeling.
    thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.

  2. What a fantastic card....unfortunately our limit for challenges is sorry.....but anyway ita an amazing card....well done.

    fiona dT

    1. Thanks Fiona. Sorry. I try to read the rules on all of them; but must have missed this one. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

    2. Hi Fiona. Which DT are you with? I can't figure out any of them that has 10 for a limit. Thanks. Gloria

  3. What a gorgeous card, Gloria!! That lacy image is so sweet and you have colored it up beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  4. This is so adorable! Love it. I have a cricut I was given without the manual. I wish I could learn how to use it. I know it will really help with my cards.

    1. Thanks Erin. Go to You Tube and there are lots of videos to teach you step by step. I learned by watched the videos and trial and error. Give it a try. They are fabulous! Don't buy any additional Cricut cartridges until you try Close To My Heart Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artbooking. I am a consultant with them because of their Cricut Art Philosophy; which has 100 card bases on it. (700 items on each cartridge) Email me anytime with questions on how to get started. I can probably help; but watch the videos. You will be amazed at what it can do! Good luck. Hugs, Gloria

  5. Gloria,
    Very vibrant and colorful. Thank you for sharing this lovey art with us, I really enjoy seeing your unique styles. Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday DT
    Five of your family friendly cards, tags or projects are welcomed each week.

  6. Fabulous card, great image and wonderful zesty colours. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Bingo Challenge.


  7. What wonderful colors on your creation! The sentiment inside is perfect for our LOVE challenge this month on the Path Of Positivity challenge blog; along with the love and care you have taken to work on cards ahead for your loved ones! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation and talent with us this month! Lynda - DT Member Path Of Positivity

  8. Awesome card!! Such a cutie of an image and colored beautifully! Great design and ..... well, it's just a fantastic card overall! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here.


  9. Great card- that is some really pretty, fun and cheery paper. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  10. Beautiful card Gloria, love the cute image and your zesty colours, many thanks for playing along with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck hun xxx

  11. Adorable this little fairy. I love the colors you use and the backgroundpapers are great.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  12. Lovely card and colouring and that zesty lime paper is fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this week.

  13. A really lovely bright and lovely card and so beautifully coloured. Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge... :)

  14. Hi hun great card love it and great blog too - I am now following u too - ty for the comment on my wall hanging - if u click on the picture u can see it properly have a great day xxx

  15. This is very pretty! I am sure your granddaughter will love it! Oh to have 92 degree weather! Lots of snow here in Illinois...Spring will be here soon (I hope~) I love the way you have colored this adorable image. Lacy Sunshine is one of my favorites too! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks, I hope you will join us again soon!
    Tina - DT member

  16. Super cute wee card, love the image, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel xx

  17. I love this card. It's a real shame we can't include it in the prize voting as we have a 10 challenge maximum limit. We hope to see you another time at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Lucy DT

    1. Hi Lucy, Thanks for the compliment. I tried to stop it before it was added; because I realized it had a limit of 10 challenges. Sorry. It was too late. Have a great week! Hugs, Gloria

  18. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  19. Amazing card Gloria. Image looks fantastic.

  20. what a fab fun happy card
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  21. Another great the Lollydoodle paper and all the embellishments. Lovely frame.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  22. Such a cute card I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  23. Lovely card! Such a sweet image!
    Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  24. What a cute image, Gloria. You took it and colored it beautifully, and then embellished it to perfectly match. Gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  25. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  26. Great layout and layers!! Love those lacy butterflies.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD.
    Riette, DT

  27. Sweet card :)
    Thanks so much for entering Just Inspirational Challenges! Hope to see you again!
    ~ Anne Lise ~

  28. Super cute card, love the sentiment thank you for joining in with us at just inspirational and good luck

  29. How fabulous! The image you chose is so cute. Thanks so much for playing with us this past week at Craftin Desert Diva color challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  30. Love her teeny tiny wings! Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT.
    Claire MAWTT DT

  31. adorable card! Great job! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  32. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments in our Bingo challenge
    Julie t

  33. A great cute card thanks for sharing it with us at craftitude this fortnight.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  34. What a cute image and love your choice of color!! Thank you for playing with us at Cresative Moments this time!! Hope to see you again, hugs Kate DT

  35. Such a cute card thank you for joining us at cards galore challenge 2 Gemma xx

  36. Gloria, this is just so pretty and girly with beautiful colouring. Love the butterflies. This is so perfect for our LOVE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  37. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Creative Romance. Jen xx

  38. Cute card! Thank you for joining our challenge over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps!

  39. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at H2H

  40. Pretty card. Thanks for playing along at H2H challenges!


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