Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sympathy Card Using CTMH Lollydoodle Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

                           DT Project for Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 92  - Anything Goes

Hi to all my wonderful friends in blogland.  I just returned from a two week vacation to visit family in MO.  We have never taken that long of a vacation before.  I had planned on going to MS to watch my grandson's graduation; but I had some very rough times while there with my allergies; so we had to cancel that part of our trip.  It is so hard to attend anything with even a few people; but graduations are even harder.  I have an allergy to cologne, perfume, hairspray, deodorants; basically anything with a smell to it.  I have difficulty breathing when exposed to any smells.  I very rarely go into places that I can't control my environment; but it is so challenging for my family and friends to understand my problem.  It causes a lot of hard feelings.

I am glad to be back in CA; as I have more control over my home and where I go.  We have a few restaurants who allow me to sit in a corner away from people; so it makes it easier to go out.  The restaurants in MO were very accommodating for me as well.  We had a good time; and were able to rest a few days due to me not feeling well.  It is always good to be home.

I hope everyone is doing well.  We had really cool temperatures and lots of rain while we were staying in Branson, MO.  I enjoyed it; and heard it was over 100 degrees here while we were gone.  I was glad I was in MO.  LOL!  I prefer rain and cool temps over 100 degree weather.  

My brother-in-law, Darrell, had high dose chemo and stem cell transplant last week for his cancer; so we really need your prayers for him.  He has a slow recovery ahead; and then he has to do it all over again.  It is pretty tough for him and his wife; as they are having to seek treatment in Indiana; rather than MO for this type of cancer treatment.  We had also planned to spend a few days with them while we were there; but they were not able to be there due to his treatments.

I created this card for Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 92  - Anything Goes; before I left for vacation.  I used DS4J Flower Frame Digi for this card.  I fell in love with this Digi when I saw it.  It could be used for any type of card.  Be sure to check out the Mid-Challenge DT cards as well.

Image - DS4J Flower Frame

Inside Card  

Supplies used to create this card:

Card Base - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Flowers - Cricut Art Philosophy

Paper - CTMH Lollydoodle
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Cotton Candy
Image - DS4J Flower Frame
Front Sentiment -  CTMH 4 My Friend D1510 (retired)
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Words of Comfort C1524
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Recollections

CTMH Juniper and Juniper Light
CTMH Cotton Candy and Cotton Candy Light

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafty Little Fairies - In The Garden (1 of 3)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With A Ribbon (1 of 5)
Cute Card Thursday - Hand Made Embellishments (No limit noted)
DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Use A Die (1 of 3) (Friday)
Crafts 4 Eternity - To Die For (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (Use Digi) (1 of 2)
Digi Haven - Spring Has Sprung - Use Digi (1 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Punch or Dies (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Stampin With The Dragon - Flowers (1 of 1)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Pretty Pastels (1 of 3) (Saturday)
My Sheri Crafts - April Showers/May Flowers (1 of 3)
Open-Minded Crafting - Use Some Ribbon (1 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Clean and Simple (No limit)
Time 4 Scrap - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (Sunday)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Option - Use 3 shapes (1 of 3)
Come and Get It - Bingo (3+ layers, Digi stamp, flowers) (1 of 2)
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (No limit)
Dragonfly Dreams - How Does Your Garden Grow? (No limit noted)
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (Tues)

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  1. This is so beautiful Gloria, I like the image and the gorgeous embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  2. What a beautiful card. Love your choice of colours and the sentiment is lovely. Michelle x

  3. Gloria, this is so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Punches/Dies." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  4. Gorgeous card Gloria thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  5. This is gorgeous!! LOVE all the wonderful flowers!! Love the colors you've used!!! Just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. Beautiful comforting card. All the scents you mentioned give me headaches so I can relate. I will keep your brother in law in my prayers. Take care.

  7. Lovely, caring card Gloria. Love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  8. Hey, Gloria. This is a nice sympathy card inside and out. I like the die/punch and the embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenges. Bunny-DT

  9. What a lovely sympathy card. The dies that you used compliment everything so perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Craftitude! ~Shana DT

  10. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 29: 'clean and simple' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  11. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Anything Goes

  12. Your cards are very lovely. Great colors.

    I too have been to Branson recently. We had a wonderful time.

    Your allergies sound horrible. How sad not to be able to attend functions. My allergies go haywire when I visit San Diego to see my daughter. Part of it for me is that her cat gets it going, then the flora picks up from there. I always take a huge bag of allergy medicine with me when I visit.

    Take care and thanks for joining our die cut challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  13. Glad you had a good hol, those allergies must be difficult to manage. Your card is so pretty, thanks for sharing at crafty ribbons and crafty little fairies. I have some candy on offer so hop over

  14. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede! Hugs, Susanne.

  15. Fab Card, love those 2 colours together. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  16. Fantastic card love the vibrant & bright colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  17. beautiful flowers and colours that you have used. beautiful card.
    thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.

  18. Sweet card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challeges this fortnight.

  19. very beautiful card! Love that DP and that image!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  20. This is beautiful! Love those colors! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  21. très jolie carte....meerci de jouer avec nous sur T4S....à bientôt

  22. Very pretty, love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

  23. Beautiful sympathy card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and come back again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  24. What a lovely card simple and beautiful I wish I could do this Jacqui from Craftitude

  25. And with my stamping dragon hat on I still think this is gorgeous love from Jacqui

  26. A great card and beautiful colors too! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    TTCRD Design Team

  27. Beautiful design and the card is very well executed. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers - hope to see an entry for this week's anything goes challenge too!
    Leona x

  28. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies.


  29. I love this card real lovely. Also sending you and your family much love and prayers. Hugs Tina Stamping with the Dragon (DTL)


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria