Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thinking of You card Using CTMH Skylark Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi everyone in blogland!  I hope this post finds all of you well and having a great life.  I am here today to bring you another fabulous challenge with DS4J.  It is the midway point for the current challenge - Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 91 - Water Everywhere.  This should be a fun challenge for all of you.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations by the DS4J Design team.  You will find the midway creations at Mid-Challenge - DS4J Challenge 91 - Water Everywhere.  Click the link at the top of the DS4J page where it says current challenge here to link your challenges and to see the other half of the team's creations.  Have fun.  Remember - if you use a DS4J stamp; you have a chance to win $10 gift certificate with DS4J.  If you don't want to color or don't have time; be sure to check out the colored versions of their stamps.  I love them!

I used DS4J Digi Meirenyu Colored version for this card.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy to create the sentiment dies.  I created this card using several different Cricut cartridges.  The three CTMH cartridges have most of the things I need; but I didn't find any seashells.  I think our Cricut Cartridges are the best on the market with 700 images on each cartridge; plus they come with 3 sheets of stamps and 3 pages of dimensional's.  My favorite Cricut Cartridge is still Cricut Art Philosophy; since it has 100 card bases on it and most of the labels you need for sentiments.  Watch my Cricut Art Philosophy You Tube Video and my other videos on my You Tube.

This is the first time I have used the cartridges that were part of the Cricut Design Space monthly plan.  It was nice to have that option.  Of course; the CTMH Cricut Cartridges are not part of the monthly Cricut Design Space.  I love my new Cricut Explore.  It cuts your sizes with smaller increments than the Cricut Expression or Cricut Expression 2.  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Sentiment dies (inside and outside) - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Right corner shell and Starfish - Cricut Pirates & Mermaids (Cricut Design Space)
Blue seashell - Cricut Sea Shells (Cricut Design Space)
Frame for image - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B 

Paper - CTMH Skylark
Cardstock - CTMH Blush, Black, Slate 
Cardstock - Blue (Recollections to match Mermaid and Green from stash of scraps)
Image - DS4J Meirenyu Colored Digi
Ink - CTMH Sky and Lagoon
Sentiment outside - CTMH Casual Expressions D1525
Sentiments inside - CTMH Celebration Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge stamp set
Flourish Bling - CTMH Sparkles Flourish Z1812

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes Option/Sentiment (No limit)
Inky Chicks - From The Heart (No limit noted)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (No limit) (May challenge)
Crafting For All Seasons - Lots of Layers (2 of 3)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Add a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments (2 of 5)
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer (No limit noted)
Delightful Challenges - Add Dimension (1 of 1)
DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (one per day)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Use Those Bright Colors (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Patterned Paper (2 of 2)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Stamp It (1 of 3)
Fussy and Fancy - Spring Colors (No limit noted)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Something Old, Something New (2 of 2) (Paper old, Digi new)
Simply Create Too - Stack Um Up - (2+ layers) (2 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Di's Digi Designs - Birthday (1 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sweet Stampin' - Fairies or Fantasy (1 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes optional/bling (1 of 3)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Come And Get It - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Quirky Crafts - Use Something starts with an S.  (Starfish/Shells) (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. this is so very beautiful Gloria.

    gr karin

    1. and
      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Gorgeous card Gloria :-) the mermaid is beautiful and the colours and details are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Such a fabulous card, I love the image you used.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  4. What a beautiful card, Gloria!!! I love the sweet mermaid image!!! Have a great day.

  5. This is so sweet, Gloria! I love those gem flourishes. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

  6. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge

  7. Gorgeous card Gloria, I like the image the design and the gems.
    Kevin xx

  8. Beautiful, great design, colors and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb DT

  9. gorgeous card, love the colors
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  10. Beautiful card and gorgeously coloured image!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours"!!

  11. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody Gloria. Only 1 follower away before I make the draw for the beautiful Frame die from Sherri Ann Baldy.

    Your entry in our challenge is fabulous, you are very creative. I love your coloring and all your card templates on your site are marvelous. I found a new one the other day, a double shutter card, I will have to do another one of these. Always looking for new cards to create. Thankyou for joining us.

    Ange DT xxoo


  12. Great card, Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap. Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  13. Me Again!, Thank you for joining us at Ditzie Digi Designs. Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  14. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

  15. Stunning card!!! I love those beautiful summer elements! Thank you for joining us this week over at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  16. Very beautiful card !!! Perfect colors !! Thank you so much for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack !!! I hope you join us again, and have a wonderful day !!

  17. Very beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

  18. Really sweet mermaid card inside and out! Thanks for playing again this week at Simply Create Too!

  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 27 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  20. Super cute card, love that paper. thanks for sharing your card with us at Jo's Funday Friday

  21. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. We're looking forward to seeing your lovely creations again soon! Good luck in the draw.
    Jen Leeflang, BUGABOO DT

  22. Gorgeous image. Totally stunning. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  23. Wonderful card using the DS4J image. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for All Seasons for our Lots of Layers Challenge, and Good Luck.
    Cindy DT

  24. Just Fabulous! Thanks so much for playin’ along with the Bugaboo Stamps team for the The Anything Goes Challenge!
    Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  25. Such a cute card... Thank you for Joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society

  26. Great card. Love the surrounding shapes. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week!

  27. and don't forget stripes and skylark papers too!! Lovely creation for our S challenge just finished over on the Quirky Crafts Blog! Thank you so much for joining in! Winners will be posted later...
    ((Lyn)) DT

  28. Gorgeous card, love the image and that paper is fab too! Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

  29. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this week at 4 krafty girlz - good luck! Hugs Angelie

  30. Fint designat kort med färger som passar till motivet. Tack för att du är med oss på Fussy and Fancy Spring Colours Shallenge
    H. katharina

  31. Gloria this a beautiful creative take on the theme. Just love the vibrant colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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