Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Christmas Card Using DS4J Dragon and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello friends.   I hope this finds all of you well.  I know most of you are looking forward to Spring.  It is supposed to rain for several days and break all records from the past.  I hope it does rain; as CA really needs the rain.

I finished my Christmas card for Digi Stamps 4 Joy 2014 Christmas Challenge.   Each month if you create a card using the free Digi; you get the next month's Digi free.  It is a fabulous way to stay ahead and have your Christmas cards created before you need them.  This was my second one for the year; and I am very excited to be disciplined to get them done - one at a time during the year; rather than frantically creating them at the last minute.  Check it out.  This month was this adorable little Dragon.  

I used the sketch from Jo's Scrap Shack; which I think turned out very well.  I changed it a little bit; using two different papers; rather than just one; moved my sentiment to the bottom and used a border rather than ribbon.  I hope you enjoy this little Dragon.  I love this Digi; and can't wait to give it away to someone at Christmas.  LOL!  Until then; I get to enjoy it myself.  

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas Dragon

Inside Card

Sketch Used from Jo's Scrap Shack

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Border behind the image front/inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Die cut with image/on front and sentiments inside - Spellbinders Stately Circles

Image - Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas Dragon by Margy
Paper - CTMH Sparkle and Shine (retired)
Cardstock for base card and circles - CTMH Ruby 
Sentiment front - CTMH Christmas Village (D1554)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Card Chatter Christmas (D1388) 
Inside - Gift/Merry Christmas-  CTMH Pear and Partridge Cardmaking Workshop - (C1525 - retired)
Ornament stamp - CTMH Just For The Holidays - (D1380)
Border stripe front of card -  WeR Memory Keepers Raindrop Punch
Large Snowflakes - Martha Stewart Punch 
Small/medium snowflakes - Recollections Punch
Inks - CTMH Juniper
Bling - Ki
Glitter paper for Snowflakes - Recollections
Markers - CTMH Juniper and Juniper Light; CTMH Ruby

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (2 of 4) Must be Square
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Card Mania - Use A Sentiment (2 of 3)
Love To Create - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 entry per day)
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge- Color of Red To Show Your Love (1 of 3)
A Creative Need - Wild Thing (2 of 3)
Daring Cardmakers - Old But Not Forgotten (all 3 snowflake punches)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Sketch (See above) (1 of 3)
Pattie's Creations - Spots or Dots (Dots on DP behind the image) (1 of 2)
The Stamping Boutique - Use a Punch or a Die (No limit listed)
Winter Wonderland - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (1 of 3)
A Gem of A Challenge - Spots and Stripes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Use a Sentiment (No limit)
Paper Creators Crafts - Squares card, Circles (Image frame), Rectangles (sentiment) (3 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/optional - Use Country's colors (3 of 3)
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Sequins, Gems, Sparkle (Bling and glitter paper snowflakes)(No limit)
My Perfect Life - Always Christmas
 Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts/Love (No limit noted) (2nd)
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - Glitter cardstock for snowflakes (No limit)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute plus Spots and Dots (1 of 3)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls Norway - Use a Punch or Die (No limit)
ABC Christmas Challenge - D is for Die Cuts (No limit)
Diva's By Design - Sparkle (1 of 2)
Fab n' Funky - Christmas (No limit)
Inklings & Yarns - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Paper Shelter - Animal Magic (1 of 2)
Scrapper's Delights - Bling It Up (1 of 2)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Path Of Positivity Challenge - Love 
Crafty Hazelnut't Christmas Challenge Extra For February - Anything Goes

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  1. Oh this is so adorable! Wonderful die cut elements and dp! Thank for playing along with us at A Creative Need!

  2. Fun card the image is simply impressive. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Designer for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    Berni, DT

  3. Gloria this is a stunning Christmas design and you have brought the little dragon to life so beautifully with your awesome colouring. Loving the teal and red colour combo and the professionally finished inside. 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 March.

    You might also like to 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}

    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Lovely!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges with your beautiful card!
    Monica - CCC DT

  5. Oh! Gloria...he is just the colours..fabulous card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Gorgeous card and image Gloria. Visited from MIM..Loz

  7. Fabulous image (love that face) and a terrific design. Fantastic paper layering too.
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  8. Dino-mite card!
    Thanks for playing in our "SPOTS or DOTS!" Challenge #86!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  9. I love love LOVE this!! A Christmas dinosaur that's awesome! saw you on MIM!

  10. Great to see it's not just me that's started Christmas early! Lovely entry for Divas, good luck, Jx

  11. What a gorgeous little card. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  12. Great Fun design,Thank you for taking the time to join us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge as well.....
    Suzy B ~ Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  13. What a pretty Christmas card & that image you used is too cute! Great layout too...very nicely done!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again next week!!!

  14. Gorgeous card Gloria :-) I love this dragon and the colours and details are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  15. Just adorable! I'm sure there are lots of dinosaur loving kidlets out there that would love this card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  16. Great card, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

  17. Thanks for joining in with us at a gem of a challenge
    Love your great Christmas card
    Hugs Kelly

  18. Love the colours. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 165 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. x

    1. Thanks Hazel. I entered it in your extra challenge. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Gloria

  19. What a great Christmas Card - fun image and I love the inside. Super papers too. Thanks for sharing it with us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge.

  20. a beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us and preparing for that Special Time of Year
    hugs Kate xx
    Winter Wonderland DT
    ps I have some new release candy if you are interested :)

  21. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

  22. fab card. thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  23. Thank you so much for playing along over at The Paper Nest Dolls - Norway "Use a punch or Die”!

    Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next time!

    Keeley Ainsworth x x x
    Paper Nest Dolls DT- Norway

  24. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  25. A really great image, so cute and love the embellishments inside and out. Thanks for joining in with our 'Animal Magic' theme at TPS this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  26. Hi there, your image is super cute and the card is lovely too! Love the colour combo.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  27. Very cute! Thanks for joining in at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, DT

  28. Truly pretty card !!! I love your take on the sketch !!! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin'Desert Divas and joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack !!

    Mayra DTM

  29. This is a great card, thanks for taking part in Challenge #86 is 'Spots or Dots' over on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge ~ Niamh (DT Member)

  30. Christmas is definitely the time to love and be loved.
    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}

  31. What a wonderful Christmas card. I love your color combo and card design! I really like that the front and inside match with the diecut and colors too. Thank you for joining us for the Love challenge on the Path of Positivity Blog this month! Lynda - DT Member

  32. lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  33. What a cute Christmas card...Love the lay-out and design. We are so blessed you joined us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  34. Great card both inside and out. Such a cute image Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky


  35. Such a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge blog.



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