Saturday, April 12, 2014

Christmas Card Using DS4J FREE Digi and CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper Pack

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Hello to all my friends, followers, fellow crafters.  I hope everyone is doing well.  My brother in law Darrell; started chemo again this week.  We could use your prayers for him; as this is his 3rd time time for chemo.  He had been cancer free for 5 years; but then another form of cancer showed up  He had surgery and they thought they got it all; but now it has spread.  I believe prayers do help; so the more people who pray; the more help he will receive.  Thanks so much for those who do pray.  I really appreciate it.

I know many people like to start their Christmas cards early; so why not take advantage of the FREE Digi that is offered every month through Digi Stamps 4 Joy 2014 Monthly Christmas Challenge.  Click on the link and follow directions on how to get your FREE Christmas Digi each month.  This is my 4th Christmas card and I am so excited to be ahead in creating them; rather than waiting until the last minute.  

I love this Christmas Robin; and was very excited to use it.  I wanted to enter it in the Path of Positivity Challenge - Peace; that Lisa is having through May 4th.    The Robin reminds me of Peace. It is nice to have Peace; whether or not it is Peace from worry; Peace at home; Peace over a loved ones suffering; Peace for the world, Peace for your family, Peace for families who have experienced a tragedy in their lives; or just the feeling of overall Peace.  Peace is felt differently for each of us; but I wish Peace to everyone reading this, to all those families who lost someone in the tragic airline that disappeared, Peace for the families who lost loved ones in that horrible head on collision with high school students and the Fed Ex truck; and Peace for those people who had family stabbed by a student.  The list is endless; so Peace On Earth; should cover everyone and every living thing.  Peace is important to all of us. There is too much tragedy in life; so let us focus on Peace and try to bring Peace to others around us.  Not just at Christmas time; but all year long.

The colors didn't turn out as well as I would have liked in these pictures.  The first card is too light; (although closer to real color) and the second card too dark.  LOL!.  These are shades of pink, (CTMH Smoothie) and reds (CTMH Ruby) and green (CTMH Olive).  I tried to adjust the pictures; but it didn't work very well on the second one.

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas Robin, CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper (retired)

Inside Card

Supplies I used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Circles - Cricut Art Philosophy
Sentiment shapes - Spellbinders Label Eighteen
Holly with leaves - Cricut Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland

Paper - CTMH Pear & Partridge
Cardstock - CTMH Smoothie, Ruby, White Daisy, Olive, New England Ivy and Cashmere
Image - DS4J Christmas Robin (found on DS4J - 2014 Monthly Christmas Challenge)
Sentiment outside - CTMH Just For The Holidays (D1380 retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit stamp  (C1525 retired)
Ribbon - Celebrate It
Ink - CTMH Smoothie and Ruby

Robin - CTMH Smoothie and Smoothie Dark, E50, E51, E31
Branch - E55
Holly - CTMH Olive, New England Ivy
Berries - CTMH Ruby

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge 2014 - Christmas cards using FREE Digi
Path Of Positivity Challenge - Peace
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party (April)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Winter Wonderland - Shades of Pink (This is shades of pink - hopefully they show on picture)
Crafty Hazelnut't Christmas Challenge Extra For April - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Ribbons and Bows (Ribbon under the bows) (1 of 3)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing (1 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Recipe 3-2-1 (3 holly embellishments. 2 bows, 1 image)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Things With Wings (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Crafting For All Seasons - Dies and Punches (3 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Girly (1 of 3)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2 or more Die cuts (3 of 3)
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas (1 of 5)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stripes (1 of 2)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Non Square Card or Project (1 of 2)
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Add Corrugated paper or cardboard (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Animals (1 of 3)
Crafty Hand Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic (1 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings (3 of 3)

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  1. Thanks for joining in our fun at Crafting for all seasons. You have created an amazing and gorgeous card...Annie [DT]

  2. Wonderful rich, traditional colours, Gloria and a beautiful design!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  3. such a sweet and beautiful card Gloria,

    gr karin

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. Gorgeous card..
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..xx

  5. Gloria this is just so beautiful and festive. Love the colouring and the pretty little bows. 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 May.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. A beautiful christmas card. The image is lovely and coloured so well. I love the hollys on the corners of the card - Michelle x

  7. Back with another DT hat on. Christmas is definitely about finding that inner peace in ourselves. This is so perfect for our PEACE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. Lovey card. Thanks for joining in with our Animal Magic challenge at

  9. Very Pretty Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  10. Thank you for sharing this lovely Christmas card with us at crafty hands, good luck! Xx

  11. Another gorgeous card from Gloria! Love that diecut with which you framed your bird, and you colored it so well! Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month!

  12. Adorable card and really fits beautifully with our "Animal magic" theme over at Polka Doodle Challenges ( Lou x

  13. A super little Christmas Card Gloria! Thanks for using your dies & punches at Crafting For All Seasons this time! I hope you can play next time too!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  14. A beautiful christmas card.I envy anyone who can set to and make a christmas card in April, I just can't get my head around that,lol...
    Thank you for playing along in our challenge at Rhedd & Rosies...x

  15. Oh, how pretty! Love those holly leaves and that sweet bird. Thanks for playing with CSAYL and CHNCC2.

  16. Very cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!!

  17. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  18. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

    Petya DT

  19. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 7 and CHNC challenge extra for April with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  20. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  21. This is really lovely! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  22. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafting For All Seasons.
    Fiona DT

  23. Lovely card. Thanks for following my blog. I'm following your blog too. Hugs, Maja

  24. wonderful card, thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

  25. A beautiful card. Lovely image too. Thank you for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week. x

  26. lovely card xx thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles Challenge. Have a great day and Keeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  27. Hi Gloria, my brother-in-law in Australia has also had cancer. He has been in remission for a few weeks now. My heart and prayers go out for you and your family. Love your robin. Great image and colouring too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  28. A beautiful project, Gloria. The bird is perfect for our Animal challenge. Thanks for playing with us at PolkaDoodles.

  29. Lovely card, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Craftitude - Good Luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  30. Beautiful card, I like how you always do the inside also! Have a Happy Easter!

  31. Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your card with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

  32. Beautiful card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  33. Amazing, lovely image and choice of color!! Thank you for play with us at Creative Moments this time, hope to see you again!! Hugs Kate DT

  34. Your Christmas cardinal is very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

  35. Gorgeous Card Gloria, thanks for sharing the fun at Whimsy Stamps xx

  36. Beautiful card, Gloria - a great Christmas image.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x


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