Saturday, March 22, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Skylark Paper Inside, Cricut AP Cart and Cricut Artbooking Cartridges

DT Project for The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 66 - Based On A Book

Hello fellow crafters!  It is a beautiful day here in sunny CA.  I went for a bike ride this morning. (The day I wrote this.) I love looking at all the beautiful trees, flowers, birds, etc.  I know some of you are still having bad weather.  I am so sorry I can't share mine with you; other in words.  Spring will come soon; but probably not soon enough for most of you.

It is time for another new challenge with The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 66 - Based On A Book.  Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.  I love all their digital images.  You receive the black and white outlines; as well as the colored ones when you order.  Be sure to visit their store and their blog; as well.  

I have chosen this image from The Paper Shelter - The Music Practice.  The book is "Flute In The Forest" by Leela Gour Broome. You can click on the pictures and I think they will enlarge.  They do when I try it.  It is hard to get a good picture of an Easel card.  I am in love with these cards right now.  LOL!  

Front of Card When Closed

Bottom of Card When Opened or Inside When Closed

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts
Butterfly borders - Joy Crafts 
Large Butterfly - Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes
Small butterflies - Memory Box Pippi and Isabella
Half doily inside - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (It is a page for a mini album.)
Scalloped half doily inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Butterfly border inside - Die-namites - Butterfly Appliques

Card base Cardstock - CTMH Lagoon
Cardstock used - CTMH Hollyhock and CTMH White Daisy
Paper - Bottom of card - CTMH Sky Lark
Image with background paper/scene - The Paper Shelter - The Music Practice
Sentiment - CTMH Card Chatter Birthday (D1475-retired)
Flourish - CTMH Sparkles Flourishes (Z1812)
Bling on butterflies - Reflections

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sister Card Act Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Catered Crop - Spring Fever (No limit)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - 2 challenges - Wings or Butterflies and Flowers (No limit)
Great Impressions - Spring Celebrations (3 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Pretty In Pink (1 of 3) Sentiment stamped/Easel card
Sunday Stamper - Happy (Sentiment Stamped/Easel card)
That Craft Place - Flowers and/or Mother's Day
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Craft Your Passion - Go Green (1 of 3) (Green and Blue/Green colors)
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes (No Limit)
Make My Monday - Beautiful Butterflies (No limit)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - For A Special Lady (No limit noted)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/option - Use a Butterfly (No limit)
Shabby Tea Room - Anything Goes (No limit)
Stamp and Create - Ready For Spring (1 of 1)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
The Paper Best Dolls Norway - Celebration or Birthday (No limit noted)
Crafty Sentiments Design - It's All About Spring (1 of 3)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Must be Square)(1 of 4)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - For A Special Lady (1 of 1)
Papertake Weekly - For Mum or Girlie (1 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Try It On Tuesday - Music (1 of 5) Girl playing a flute
A Song In Your Heart - Celebration (Love this song)
Add A Little Dazzle - Frames/Anything Goes (No limit)
The Crafters Cafe - Make A Square Card - (1 of 3)
Crafting By Designs Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Spring (1 of 3)
Inky Impressions - Think Spring (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema FCB DT Coordinator

  2. Gloria I love the butterfly border you've created! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  3. so pretty thank you for joining challenge at a song in your heart. hugs

  4. Fantastic! Thanks for joining ar Lacy Sunshine: Anything Goes

  5. What a great card! Lovely coloring.Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  6. Absolutely stunning Gloria. Just love the design and your pretty and vibrant colouring. A beautiful image too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. thank you for joining us at TIOT with such a loveley image.EE

  8. So beautiful. Thank you so much for playing with us at Add A Little Dazzle.

  9. Charming card, I love the color scheme and all the wonderful things around!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Thank you also Fitztown Challenge
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

  10. Stunning card Gloria. I love easel cards too. Great fun to do. Love all the colours, so pretty and the butterflies. hugs, Carol S.xx

  11. Very pretty the pretty colors and the design!! Thank you for joining us at TSTR this week for our "anything goes" challenge!!!

  12. Oh, this is beautiful, Shirley! Love the colors and those dies are exquisite! Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  13. this is gorgeous Gloria and great colouring.

    gr karin

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  14. OMGosh - gorgeous! I love that butterfly border! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

  15. This is such a beautiful creation...I love the colours, diecuts and all your gorgeous finishing touches too. Thank you for joining us for our challenge at Aurora Wings.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  16. Beautiful card..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx

  17. Pretty easel card Gloria and thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  18. Beautriful card, gorgeous die cuts, thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe this week

  19. Beautiful card! I love the bright colors. Thank you for sharing your card this week at Inky Impressions. Good Luck! - Sandy, DT

  20. Such a gorgeous creation Gloria, beautiful fold and I love your coloring. So happy to see you playing this week at Crafty Sentiments:)

  21. Very Pretty Design, love all the texture..thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge...Good Luck
    Suzy B~Owner~Fan~Tastic Tuesday

  22. What a fabulous easel card Gloria lovely vibrant colours and fab die cuts. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

  23. Hi hun great card love it and ty for sharing with us at Fantastic Tuesday very good luck J x

  24. This is a WOW card. Everything about this card is so beautiful. The image and its colors are outstanding.

  25. A very lovely card! Your image is fabulous and I adore all those butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and have a great rest of your week! Mynn xx

  26. Those filigree butterflies are so beautiful. The image is sweet. I like the layout and colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  27. Beautiful card, just perfect for our Challenge over at Crafter's Cafe/Make it Square. Thanks for playing along. Monica, DT

  28. Love that butterfly border! Fabulous card! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  29. Hello Gloria.
    Your card is enchantingly beautiful.
    I love the little details and the colors.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  30. such a pretty card... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  31. Very pretty. Your butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us in our almost month long challenge at Crafting By Designs.

  32. So beautiful! Love the image and the whole thing! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions!

    Hugs, Adina

  33. Beautiful card! I love the butterflies and how they appear in flight. Thank you for playing along with the Dazzling Divas design team this week.

  34. WOW!! What a wonderful easel card design! Such lovely coloring of the image! LOVE all the added butterflies!! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions!

  35. Lovely Card. Thank you for taking Part in the Scribble & Scrap Challenge. Have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  36. wonderful card thanks for joining us at hobbybook!!!

  37. Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month
    Francesca x

  38. Gorgeous card, love that image. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  39. Gorgeous. Love, love, love the butterflies. Great job on the image. Thanks for joining us at A Song in Your He{ART}.

  40. wow totally stunning card! Just adore the die cuts you have used! Total die envy here :D And weather envy as well... it was snowing again today :( So long for spring right now...

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at A Song in your He{art}. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  41. Great card, love the design and image used. Thank you so much for joining us at created with love challenges, hope to see you again soon
    Caroline dt


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