Saturday, June 14, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Balloon Ride Paper and Delicious Doodles "Blossom"

DT Project for The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 71 - Use Something Metal

Hi all of blogland!  I hope you are doing well and enjoying the spring weather; for those in US.  I heard it is snowing in Africa; but I hope you can still get time to enjoy yourselves; maybe just indoors.  

Please continue to pray for my brother in law Darrell.  He started high dose chemo on June 6th; which he had for 3 days.  Then, his stem cell transplant was on June 11th.  It really is hard on a person's body to go through this; and this is his second time; with just 10 days between rounds.  Also; please pray for my sister Becky; as this is very difficult for her.  She is at his bedside all the time; and trying to work on her computer to get her 40 hrs. a week in for her job.  Thanks so much for your prayers in the past.  You are all appreciated so much.

It is time for another fabulous challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 71 - Use Something Metal.  Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles.  They have some fabulous Digi stamps; and I own several of them.  I hope you enjoy my creation using Delicious Doodles "Blossom". Isn't she gorgeous!  Check out the inside.  I thought that sentiment went really well; with the title of the Digi.  LOL!  

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I am entering this card in the Path Of Positivity Challenge - Happiness.  This image makes me smile. I believe taking time to smell the flowers and watching a butterfly, is a sheer sign of happiness.  I love watching butterflies; and I create a lot of cards using them.  They make me happy just adding them to my cards.  I hope the person receiving one of my cards will feel "Happiness" when they see them. Spending time to create someone a card brings me happiness.  Just the act of giving to another person; normally brings "Happiness" to the person giving as well as the person receiving.   One of the things I have always been told; is that if you feel down; do something for another person; and that will uplift you.  It certainly does for me.  

                                                          Delicious Doodles "Blossom"

                Inside card (It is much lighter than this; couldn't get it adjusted correctly.)

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames - Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles
Butterfly border and Single Butterfly - Joy Crafts

Paper & Cardstock - CTMH Balloon Ride  (Cardstock color - Crystal Blue)
Bronze Metal corners - from stash (Can't remember where I got them.)
Image - Delicious Doodles "Blossom" Digital Stamp
Bling - Recollections
Glitter gel - CTMH Stardust (retired)
Sentiment outside - CTMH Banner Wishes (B1438)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Funky Blossoms (B1452)
Inks - CTMH Sorbet and Crystal Blue

Hair - E50, E31, #57
Skin - E000, E00
Nail, Lips, Bracelet - CTMH Sorbet Light
Blouse - CTMH Crystal Blue Light
Butterfly - CTMH Crystal Blue and Sorbet
Eyeshadow - B000
Flowers - CTMH Sorbet Light and Sorbet
Leaves - CTMH Olive

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers (No limit noted) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Bingo (Die, Image, Patterned Paper) (2 of 3)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Path Of Positivity - Happiness
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Favorite Die (Butterfly border) (No limit)
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes (No limit)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (1 of 4) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (No Limit)
Crafting By Designs - Birthdays/Anything Goes (1 of 5) (Wednesday)
Hambo Hoedown - Summer (No limit)
Inky Impressions - For The Girls (1 of 2)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Summer (1 of 3)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrappers' Delights - Anything Goes/Layers (1 of 2)
Stampavie and More - Summer (No limit noted)
Whimsy Inspiration - Tic Tac Toe  (Summer/Die Cut/Sentiment) (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Hip To Be Square (1 of 3) (Thursday)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Seize The Birthday - Summer (Birthday) (1 of 3)
Time Out Challenges - Summer/Flowers (No limit)
A Creative Need - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Bloggers - Flowers (No Limit)
Brown Sugar - Summer (1 of 2)
Craft For The Craic - Summer/Flowers (1 of 5)
Craftitude - Use Flowers and/or Lace (1 of 2)
Crafty Catz - Use 2 different dies (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Favorite Color combo (One of my favs) (1 of 3)
Fussy and Fancy - Things With Wings (1 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Open-Minded Crafting - Something With Wings (1 of 3)
Paper Crafting Challenges - In Summer (1 of 5)
Sweet Stampin - Say It With Flowers (1 of 2)
The Doodle Garden - Summer Lovin (1 of 2)

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Artwork Using June SOTM

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  1. gorgeous card! love all the great embellishments you have used!

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

  2. Beautiful card, love your colouring and those corners. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.

  3. Pretty card thanks for sharing at Scrappers Delights and good luck x

  4. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Delicious Doodles

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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. What a lovely image! There's a lot to see on your card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us, Gerrina

  7. Hi hun thanks so much for linking up with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - fabulous make- very good luck Judith DT x

  8. Fabulous Design, thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  9. This is lovely thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey..Sue DT x

  10. Wow...such a lacy intricate card. Just lovely!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  11. This is so beautiful Gloria. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at TTCRD. Just a note we have a limit of 2 entries only, you have us down as no limit.

    Cathy DT Member

  12. Very pretty creation, lovely diecuts, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight.

  13. Beautiful summer card! Thanks for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge! The theme is "Summer" and not Anything goes.

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT

    1. Thanks Marja. I corrected it. I don't know where I got the Anything Goes title. Sometimes I forget or copy the one above it. So sorry. It is a summer card; so it does work for entry to Summer. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  14. Gorgeous!! Love all the butterflies! Those dies are 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}

  15. Gorgeous card Gloria! The colors and dies are fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at A Creative Need!

  16. Very Pretty, i like the butterfly border.
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Julie DT

  17. wonderful card, thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Girls xx

  18. LOVE the butterfly dies! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  19. Such a gorgeous card, Gloria! Thanks for joining our Hip to be Square challenge at Art Impressions!

  20. Love that image! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

  21. Beautiful card! Very nice coloring and exciting details ..

    Thank you for participating in the challenge at The Paper Shelter!
    Good Luck!

    Hug Lena

  22. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity.
    Crafty hugs,
    Path of Positivity Guest Designer

  23. Beautiful creative card, love the image and goodies added. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society..
    { Scrapbook Stamp Society DT Member aNNie}

  24. Beautiful and love the butterflies all around. Thank you for playing with Doodle Garden this time.

  25. Such a stunning card, love the colour combo, beautifully done. 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}

  26. I just love your use of those gorgeous diecuts! Your cards always look fabulous!! Thanks for the lovely explanation of the meaning of happiness, which fits perfectly with the Pathof Positivity challenge this month!

  27. WOW, what a great card! Love your image that you used! Thanks for linking up this awesome card to Paper Crafting Challenges, we love it when we can come in for a close look and we see your lovelies!

  28. What a fabulous project. Love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  29. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown (again).

    Hambo Stamps Design Team

  30. This is just delightful and portrays joy so beautifully. Its perfect for our HAPPINESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  31. Lovely card :-) Thanks for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic :-)
    Michelle CFTC DT

  32. So beautiful! And that you carried it to the inside is awesome! Thanks for joining the Hambo Hoedown Summer challenge! Can't wait to see what you do with our next challenge!

  33. Hello Gloria,

    First off, please know that I've said a small prayer to help bring comfort to your family members. Such a difficult thing to go through!

    As far as your card goes, it is simply beautiful. All those die cut butterflies are gorgeous. Taking notice of the beauty around us and the small things in life are definitely happiness bringers. It is nice that you've discovered that. Not everyone does.

    Thank you so much for joining us for Challenge #15 over on the Path of Positivity. Your continued support means the world to me. Good luck in the draw!

    May you always experience true happiness throughout your life.

    {Path of Positivity}

  34. I am continuing to say prayers for your brother in law and sister, I know how difficult this time can be. As for your card, you have outdone yourself once again Gloria...this card is breathtaking. Love all of the wonderful attention to details and yes, the butterflies did make me smile. I love them too :D Fabulous colouring on that beautiful image too. Have already voted for you :D


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