Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Christmas Card Using CTMH Sparkle and Shine Paper and Cricut AP Cartridge

DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge - FREE Digi each month when you use the previous image.  

Hello Bloggers.  I hope everyone is doing well and having a wonderful summer.  My brother in law, Darrell, finished all his chemo and stem cell transplant; and hopefully on the road to recovery.  His Cat Scan came back clear of cancer yesterday!  We are so excited.  He has a long way to go; in order to build his strength back up and still needs everyone's prayers.  We are hoping they will get to go home in a day or two.  His white count has started climbing back up; but still some other issues with not being able to keep down his food.  My sister Becky has managed to work on her regular job; via the computer; but it has been tough for her living at the hospital with him.  They had to go to Indianapolis to get the treatments; and they live in MO.  They said to Thank everyone for your prayers.  I thank you as well.  Darrell is a precious person in so many people's lives and we want him to heal and feel better.  He is a blessing to all of us who know him.

I am back again with another Christmas card using a fabulous DS4J image that I received FREE with their monthly Christmas Challenge.  This is so much fun; and I am getting my Christmas cards created early this year by participating every month.  Join in the fun and check it out!  Email Desire; as stated on the instructions.  I had so much fun creating this card!  It is one of my favorites.  June is DS4J "Santa's Letter".  

I am entering this card in Path of Positivity Challenge - Happiness.  Christmas is a time of celebration; not only for Christ's birth; but for an opportunity to celebrate it by giving to others. Giving gifts puts a smile on everyone's face; but especially on the children's faces when they open their gifts.  It is also a time to give to others who are less fortunate than we are; so give to those in need; not just at Christmas; but all year long.  It doesn't have to be money.  It can be a gift of your time, your love, helping someone fix something; or just listening to someone you love talk about their problems.  A random act of kindness makes everyone happy; including the person who is doing it.  

Inside Card
Using CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Workshop Stamp set (Retired)

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts
All dies except the one of the image - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Image Square - Spellbinders Rounded Squares

Paper - CTMH Sparkle & Shine (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH Ruby and Daisy White (Came with kit)
Image - DS4J "Santa's Letter"
Ink - CTMH Ruby
Sentiment - Frosted Cardmaking Workshop (D1562) retired
Snow - CTMH Stardust Glitter Gel

Base of globe - CTMH Juniper Light
Mailbox and pole - CTMH Ruby
Fence - Copic - C 1, C 2
Sky - Copic - B000

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Southern Girls - Die Cuts and/or Punches (1 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Dots and/or Stripes (Stripes on ornaments) (1 of 3)
DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge 2014 - Christmas cards using FREE Digi
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party (June)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jingle Belles - A Christmas Story (Dear Santa Movie)  (No limit noted)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes (Saturday)
Time 4 Scrap - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional pink) (1 of 3)
Christmas Card Challenges - Inspirational Photo (No limit)
Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (No limit)
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (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)
A Creative Need - Anything Goes (1 of 3) Friday
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Bingo - Squares on Card, 3 layers or more, teal color or Squares on Card, Glitter, Starts with B (Bow on package)  (I can do 3 ways LOL!) (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digis Designs - Lots of Layers (1 of 3)  
Hobbycutz - Something Old (Paper) Something New (Digi stamp) (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers (No limit noted) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - The Bold and The Beautiful (1 of 3) 
Heart 2 Heart - The Great Outdoors (Mailbox, fence and snowing) (No limit noted)
ABC Christmas Challenge - Mail (No limit) (Wednesday)
Crafting For All Seasons - Weather (1 of 3)
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas (1 of 1)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

June Special
Celebrate CTMH 30 Yr. Anniversary 
Choose any of the following 6 Gift Collections for only $30 with each purchase of $50.  
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See list below of items included in each gift collection

Product Item Numbers: 
CC10281  Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection
CC10282  Extraordinary Embellishments Collection
CC10283  Holiday Happiness Collection
CC10284  Accessory Coordinates Collection
CC10285  Papercrafting Possibilities Collection
CC10286  Gifts and Kits Collection

CC10281 - Delightful Ribbon and Trim Collection- Retail Value $54
  • Hemp Black
  • Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Party Washi Tape 3-Pack
  • Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-Pack
  • Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
CC10282 - Extraordinary Embellishments Collection - Retail Value $50.55
  • Mini Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection
  • Just Blooms™ Floret Paper Shapes
  • Pixie Glitter Alphabet
  • Glamour Glitter Alphabet
  • Color Ready-Canvas Alphabet
  • Chalkboard Shapes
  • Durables Round Studs
  • Durables Square Studs
  • Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
CC10283 - Accessory Coordinates Collection - Retail Value $53.55
  • Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Huntington Complements
  • Chantilly Complements
  • Huntington Assortment
  • For Always Assortment
  • Tommy Assortment
  • Surfs Up Assortment
  • Chantilly Assortment
CC10284 - Holiday Happiness Collection - Retail Value $64.55
  • Season’s Tweetings Gift Bags (2 sets)
  • Frosted Paper Packet
  • Frosted Complements
  • Frosted Assortment
  • Sparkle & Shine Textiles
  • Sparkle Holiday Shapes
  • Sparkle & Shine Complements
  • Sparkle & Shine Assortment
CC10285 - Papercrafting Possibilities Collection - Retail Value $61.25
  • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel
  • Almond Glitz Glitter Gel
  • Colonial White Die-Cut Cards
  • My Creations™ Cubby
  • My Creations™ Collage Cubes
  • My Creations™ Star
CC10286 - Gifts and Kits Collection - Retail Value $64.70
  • Hemp Black
  • Glamour Glitter Alphabet
  • My Originals™ Matchbook Card Kit
  • Chantilly Textiles
  • Seasons Tweetings Gift Bags (2 sets)
  • My Creations™ Collage Cubes

Only $5.00 with a $50 order

Artwork Using June SOTM

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  1. beautiful christmas cards Gloria.

    gr karin

  2. Hi Gloria glad to hear the good news about your BIL and hope he is home soon
    Carol x
    Beautiful Christmas card love the image and border-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  3. What a fun little holiday card ... so glad you shared your Christmas Story with us at Jingle Belles

  4. Your Christmas card is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity.
    Crafty hugs,
    Path of Positivity Guest Designer

  5. Awesome Christmas card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  6. Hi. Great Christmas card and lovely image.
    Thankyou for joining us at Ditzie Digi Designs. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  7. Gorjuss card hun, thanks for joining us at Ditzie Digi Design this week. Shell xx

  8. This is gorgeous inside and out Gill. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra.
    Cathy GDT Member

  9. Oh, these are lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

  11. Cute Christmas card!
    Glad you joined us for the Punch or Die Challenge at Southern Girls, tho our rules state that you can only enter a total of 9 challenges that includes.
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ SGC~DT ~

  12. Hi Gloria, Simply sweet Christmas card! Yep wearing another DT Hat!
    Glad you joined us for the challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

  13. Lovely colour combo, love the gist embellishments. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  14. Fantastic Christmas cards and a great way to get ahead.Such lovely papers and colours.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  15. Very pretty Christmas card. The dp is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck! Maggie, DT

  16. Gloria this is just gorgeous. So love love the colouring and how you finished it off on the inside. 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 July.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. Back with another DT hat on. Happy mail can definitely lift the spirits. This is so 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}

  18. Fabulous makes, thanks for joining us at art by miran. Joey x

  19. Hi Gloria, great card and is perfect for our challenge at Southern Girls, however we limit the challenge entries to a total of 10, 9 other than ours. Hope to see you in our next challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

    1. Thanks. I saw that after I had already posted. Sorry. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  20. Beautiful Christmas card with all the now, thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for All Seasons, and Good Luck.

  21. Fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine!
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  22. what a fun & fab card! thanks for joining our "christmas story" celebration at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  23. Hi Gloria, I'm back again with a different DT hat on. Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky with your lovely snowglobe card. We hope you'll join us for the next challenge too and good luck. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  24. Wow Christmas cards already you've done a fab job! Thanks for sharing it with us at Scribble and Scrap

  25. Great card; Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges!

  26. Fantastic News about your Brother in Law! I wish him a fast and healthy recovery! and the rest of your family many happy summer wishes! lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  27. Wonderful cards - love the colours on your snowglobe card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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