Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Christmas Card Using FREE DS4J Digi and CTMH Frosted Paper Pack

Hi to all my crafting friends and readers.  I am finally back to crafting after almost 3 weeks off.  LOL!  We took a two week vacation and this is the first thing I have created since I returned.  I really missed creating.  I feel like a part of me is missing when I don't have time to create.  

This card was created using the FREE May Christmas Digi from DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge.  It is called DS4J King I - Time To Go.  If you use their current month to create a card; then you automatically receive the next month Christmas Digi free.  This is Month 5; so that is 5 Christmas cards completed and 7 to go.  I wish I had time to create two a month; but I just don't have the time.  I will still be ahead of the game this year compared to previous years.  I am one of those people who waits until the last month to create them; but not anymore; thanks to DS4J.  Margy is very creative and it is so much fun using her Digi stamps each month.

I am entering this Christmas card into the Path of Positivity Challenge - Wisdom.  This image is one of the three wise men on their way to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus; so I assume this is a man with great wisdom.  Wisdom usually comes with years of experience; although everyone has told me that my daughter has always been wise beyond her age.  I saw this too; as she was growing into a young lady.  She always seems to know things that are rare and beyond her age.  I have heard the term, "Wise Old Souls"; and I believe that is what she is.  I am very proud of her choices in life; even though they didn't seem right to me at the time she made them.  She has accomplished a lot; creating a career, a home for her and her husband and 4 beautiful children.  She listens quite well; and has more patience than I ever did.  LOL! 
Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and B (inside and outside)
Paper & Cardstock - CTMH Frosted Paper Pack
Image Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy
Sentiment Outside - CTMH Christmas Love D1492
Sentiment Inside - CTMH Festive Thoughts D1179
Ink - CTMH Crystal Blue, CTMH Champagne, CTMH Sky
Star Bling - CTMH Sparkles Holiday Shapes Z1910
Round bling - Recollections

Skin - E000, E00
Crown - Y23
Camel - E53, E31
Beard - E31
Blanket - E33, B01
Nose - E33
Robe and headress - B000, B00, B01

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Hanna And Friends - Dies (It appears Digis are allowed.)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Southern Girls - Sparkle or Shine With A Bit Of Bling (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge 2014 - Christmas cards using FREE Digi
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party (May)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Twine (1 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Two or More Diecuts (1 of 3)
Craftitude - Use A Die (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Creative Corner - Cute Critters (1 of 3)(Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jingle Belles - Peace On Earth (No limit noted)
QKR Stampede - CAS (1 of 3)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes (Saturday)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas In Your Country
Time 4 Scrap - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and Shine
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional metal) (1 of 3)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (Sunday) (3 of 3)(Sun)
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes (No limit)
Come and Get It Challenges - Lots of Layers (1 of 2)
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (No limit)
Lacy Sunshine - Dies and/or Punches (1 of 3)
My Perfect Life - Anything Goes Christmas (1 of 1)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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Artwork Using May Stamp Of The Month

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  1. This is so cool I love the camel digi, I will need to get that image and enter the challenge.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  2. What a great digi image. Love the colour combination and the way the blue makes the whole image "pop". x

  3. lovely card thanks for sharing with 163 avenue create this week Rachel dt

  4. thanks for entering our challenge at Southern Girls, however you have linked to too many other challenges You have been removed this time but we would welcome you to enter another project that is linked our challenge along with 8 or less other challenges.

    1. Sorry Dawn. I never do as little as 8 challenges; but thanks for letting me know. I missed that one. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  5. Stunning colouring and design Gloria, just adore the soft clouds. 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 June.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Really lovely card, I like the soft colours you've used Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine x

  7. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again.
    Eret x

  8. oh what a pretty card, your coloring is wonderful and i love the pretty papers you've chosen to complement that image! thanks for celebrating "peace" with us at JINGLE BELLES!

  9. Pretty Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas
    we would love to see you back again next week for another great challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  10. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiex

  11. très élégante carte Gloria, sobre et si classe, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

  12. Nice coloring ... love your gem-covered star ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  13. Great card & beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us this week for our "CAS Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  14. Lovely peaceful Christmas card. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk

  15. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 13 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering both of my CHNC challenges- we hope we'll see you again soon x

  16. Really pretty card. Love the paper you chose, also, Thanks so much for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  17. Fab card, love the image. Thanks for playing along with us over at Creative Moments.

  18. Great card, love the digi, and the colours you have chosen are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  19. Great image and a wonderful Christmas card. The colors are perfect for it. Thanks for sharing at Come and Get It this week.
    Cindy DT

  20. A delightful image coloured beautifully and set on a great Christmas card

  21. Thank you Gloria for joining in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT with your gorgeous card, such beautiful colours and fab colouring too :) :) Good luck in the draw hun. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  22. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude and Creative Fingers.

  23. This is a lovely card. Great for christmas. Thanks for playing at Ditzie Digi Design and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Ditzie Digi Design xx

  24. Cute as can be and like that saying!

  25. A fabulous creation. Thank you for joining us at Creative moments this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  26. A beautiful project and a wonderful association with wisdom. This is so perfect for our WISDOM theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. I really like the design of your card. What a wonderful tie in to our Wisdom theme this month at the Path of Positivity blog. Thank you for joining us this month. Lynda - DT member Path of Positivity.

  28. So cute...great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  29. Bonjour
    En tant que membre de la DT de Time4Scrap je tiens à te féliciter pour ta participation.
    J'aime beaucoup les couleurs que tu as choisi elles sont trés pop et cela fait du bien.
    Bonne continuation.


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