Saturday, April 5, 2014

Encouragement/Friendship Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy and Cricut Artiste Cartridges

DT Project for The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 67 - All Creatures Great and Small

Hi to everyone reading this.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I know the weather still hasn't improved for some; but I am hoping all of you see Spring very soon.  It has been nice here in Southern CA.  We actually had rain earlier in the week; with cool temperatures and breezy.  We needed the rain.

It is time for another challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 67 - All Creatures Great and Small.  That should be an easy one for all of you; as there are a lot of little and big creatures ready to be placed on a card.  Our sponsor this week is Oak Pond Creations.  Be sure to drop over and take a look at their wonderful products.  I didn't use their image this week; because I really wanted to use my new CTMH Unicorn Dreams Stamp Set.  I love Unicorns and had to have this one.

The picture wasn't as good as I wanted; but I did the best I could.  I embossed the Unicorn with White Embossing powder; but it actually looks grainy on the picture.  It is very pretty in person, with a gorgeous white shine to it.  Most cards are prettier than the pictures.  The card base was created using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I use the AP cart on almost all my cards; but haven't used the 100 card bases in quite a while.  This one is my favorite shape of all the cards.

Using CTMH Unicorn Dreams - D1583 and Cricut Art Philosophy for several of the Die Cuts

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts: (Used with Cricut Explore)
Card Base and Dies to match card - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Butterfly - Cricut Artiste
Unicorns inside card - Cricut Brooklyn Iron On 

Stamp on front and sentiment inside - CTMH Unicorn Dream (D1583)
Cardstock - CTMH Black and White Daisy
Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - Stampendous Detail White
Glitz Glitter on Unicorn and butterfly - CTMH Stardust Glitz Glitter (retired)
Large White Pearls and eyes for Unicorn  - Want 2 Scrap (White Pearls and Mother Of Pearl)
Tiny white pearls - CTMH

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers - Favorite Colors (Black and White)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Easter Colors/Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Cute and Cuddly/Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Craft Your Passion - Shaped cards/Anything But Square (1 of 3)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monochrome (No limit)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Dies and Punches (I think the unicorn is cute.)
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe (Wings, Monochrome, Black)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Use Your Stuff - Die Cuts (Stamp set, CTMH Cardstock, Cricut Explore)
Creative Card Crew - Animals (1 of 3)
Deep Ocean Challenge - For A Friend (No limit)
Just Inspirational Challenges - Family or Friends (1 of 3)
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Dies (1 of 1)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute (1 of 3)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting For All Seasons - Dies and Punches (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Things With Wings (1 of 3)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Fab N Funky - Fairytale/Fantasy (1 of 1)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2 or more Die cuts (1 of 3)
The House That Stamps Built - Things With Wings (1 entry)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Animals (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Allsorts - No Flowers (1 of 3)
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings (1 of 3)
My Time To Craft - Wildlife (No limit noted)

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  1. WOW this card is awesome! LOVE the theme, the shape and the black/white is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Love that quote!! What a beautiful circle card. Thanks for joining us on the UYS blog.

  3. Gorgeous black and white card. The shape and the stamps you have used are fantastic.

  4. This is so beautiful Gloria, I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  5. it's a beautiful card Gloria,

    gr karin

    1. and

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. Beautiful card, thankyou for joining us over at the Scribble And Scrap Challenge - hugs Lynn DT :-) xxx

  7. This is just fabulous, Gloria! I love the sentiment, it makes me smile!!!

    love Mags B xx

  8. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT x

  9. Lovely card. I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck.
    Maureen DT

  10. Love your unicorn card Gloria and the beautiful details you always add to your cards. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Hugs, Lisa

  11. Hi Gloria a great card love the image and the layout. Thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Crafting from the heart challenge blog.
    Dt/blog co-owner x

  12. Nice unicorn card! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

  13. The black and white color scheme is so effective in showing this great unicorn shape! LOVE the scalloped circle shape as well. A very mystical and lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at MTTC.

  14. Such a beautiful design. Love the unicorn. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
    Good Luck, Dangina

  15. What a lovely card & layout.
    Thanks for joining us today for our die cut 2 or more challenge at hobbybook

    Tracey dt

  16. Lovely card. Thank you for playing us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!
    Kaia, DT

  17. Circle cards are so much fun. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  18. Great black and white card and a lovely shape x Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Good luck, Hugs, Samantha K :) x

  19. love your black/white design and that sentiment is WONDERFUL! thanks for joining our die challenge at this week. Hope your week is fabulous! ~Donna K

  20. What an elegant card and a fabulous sentiment.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.


  21. This is gorgeous.I love the unicorn and sentiment.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x
    Nellies Handmade Cards

  22. Gloria this is stunning, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  23. Very pretty, great card. Thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

  24. Wow, what a fab design, Gloria! xx

  25. Congratulations on being named 'Top 3' in our Fantasy/Fairytale Challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Your card is fabulous and I LOVED the sentiment inside! Hugs, Wends x

    1. Thank you so much Wendy for leaving me a comment about my card. I really appreciate it. Could you please take the W off of my name. It is PurplegloCreations. Everyone wants to add a W. LOL! It stands for Purple Gloria; since that is my favorite color. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

    2. Apologies that I got your blog name wrong Gloria. We don't usually add those, but I thought it would be a nice touch. I think I'll stick to just the names in future. My team mate corrected it for you. :)

    3. Thanks Wendy. It has happened many times. No worries. I just like it corrected in case someone is just looking it up by the name. I appreciate you adding our blog on there. It is great for others to be able to visit the winners blogs without trying to scroll down to see where they are on the big long list of entries. I normally look for the winners; so I can leave them a nice compliment. We do appreciate the extra effort. Please don't stop because of on mistake. LOL! Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  26. Oh wow Gloria this is just so striking with the black and white and love the round design.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. So cute! Thanks for playing with the Papernest Dolls :)

  28. I love black and white designs, and this card is beautiful on both front and inside. Well done!

  29. This is super cute and pretty !! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!

    Mayra DTM

  30. Fun card. Very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  31. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our April Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

  32. Great project and so glad you joined us at Catch the bug for our ATG challenge.

  33. Love the sentiment you chose!! This is such a fun card! Thanks for linking up at Craftin' Desert Divas!! (:

    Krystle CDD DT

  34. Oh this is fab.Love the blac and white design and that unicorn definetely looks cute. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  35. Beautiful Card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie


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