Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Ivy Lane Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hello all of you wonderful people in Blogland.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It will be a long weekend for the 4th of July for many people; and I hope you have time to spend with your families. I have an update on my brother in law Darrell.  He was released from the hospital and is home.  He will need a lot of time to recover; but he and Becky said to thank everyone for all of your prayers.  He seems to be on the road to recovery.  His CT scan was clear of cancer; and we pray it stays that way. He still needs your prayers for his full recovery.  

It is time for the Mid- Challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 95 - Shaped Card.  Be sure to check out all of the fabulous creations by the DT; on the original post at the top; as well as the one I will link to just above this note for the Mid challenge.  We have two Design Teams so we have two different weeks with our 2 week challenge.  We would love to have you create something and join us for a chance to win some of the FREE DS4J Digis.  There are so many to choose from; so check them out at DS4J Stamps Shop.

I have used this really adorable Digi stamp DS4J Martini Punkette Coloured.  Isn't she adorable.  I made a card for one of my granddaughters for her BD.  I found this shaped card on Cricut Artiste.  I was surprised; because I use that cartridge a lot; and have never seen that card base before.  I love it!  I really love the section that is cut out; so you can see the patterned paper behind it.  I also used a double sided CTMH Ivy Lane Paper.  All of our paper packs are double sided; which makes it even easier to create these types of cards.  

I am entering this card in Path Of Positivity Challenge - Happiness.  I have always loved to dance and this cute colored Digi reminds me of dancing and playing.  She is adorable and seems very full of happiness.  I was so happy when I created this card for one of my granddaughters.  This card made me smile.  It is even prettier in person.  I hope you enjoy it.  I debated about entering this in her challenge; because I feel I have already entered enough cards this month; in her challenge.  Take time to enter Lisa's positive challenge blog and share the happiness with others of the things that bring you joy/happiness.  I am sure they will enjoy it too.  

Card Base - Cricut Artiste
CTMH Ivy Lane Paper

Outside View of Card
Double sided paper; but I used two layers to make it thicker/heavier; because the front was very heavy with all the layers; so it needed reinforcement.  I would have been fine with one layer; if I hadn't piled on so much on the front; plus the foam tape and flowers.  LOL!

Inside View of Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Card Base - Cricut Artiste
DP Oval on front - Cricut Artiste
Other ovals - Nellie's Multi-Frames Oval

Paper - CTMH Ivy Lane
Cardstock - CTMH Hollyhock (in paper pack) and White Daisy
Digi Stamp - DS4J Martini Punkette Coloured Digi
Ink - CTMH Hollyhock
Bling - Recollections
Flowers - Prima

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DL.Art July Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Paper Crafting Journey - Flower Power (1 of 3) (Thursday)
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Corner - Flowers (1 of 3)
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Shaped Card (1 of 3)
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digis Designs - Lots of Layers (3 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Paper Crafting Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Flowers (Vintage/Shabby Chic) (1 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Totally Gorjuss - Pink and Green (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Cupcake Inspirations - Celebrate (1 of 3)
  Ditzie Digi Designs - Anything Goes (No limit)
Hobbycutz - Use Pink (1 of 3)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Layers (No limit noted) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Girls, Girls, Girls (1 of 3)
Fantabulous Cricut - Anything Goes (Card base and and front oval from Cricut Artiste) (1 of 3)
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Path of Positivity Challenge - Happiness
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes/Optional/Christmas (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes (1 of 2)

ENDS JULY 31, 2014

NEW CRICUT "ARTFULLY SENT" Available in August 2014
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You can email me if you are interested.  I will add you to my list and notify you when it is available.  Email is purpleglocreations (at) socal (dot) rr (dot) com.

Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge (Collection) Only From CTMH
Comes with 3 D size Stamp sets and a 12 x 12 pack of White Daisy Cardstock (24 pack)

One of the cards you can create with this cartridge.

Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no purchase.
"Circus Alphabet"

Artwork Using July SOTM 
Circus Alphabet

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Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I love reading your loving comments; and appreciate each of you.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 


  1. such a cute card Gloria, great coloring on the image. Thanks for joining my DL.ART July linly party

  2. WOW just Gorgeous!!!!! I love it when you share your projects thay are always so inspirational!!!

  3. Gloria this is truly stunning and this style is becoming your unique trademark. Just adore the wonderful finishing off on the inside too.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. What a beautiful card both inside and out, really pretty...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  5. This is beautiful, Gloria! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  6. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenges cheers Sue N x

  7. What a beautiful card! This is perfect for this week's Celebrate challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. beautiful...lovely details..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Cheers,

  10. Back with my DT hat on:
    Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our ninth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. Such true wording. 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}

  12. Love your pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity.
    Crafty hugs,
    Path of Positivity Guest Designer

  13. Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Lots of Layers challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  14. What a lovely creation. Great colors! Thanks for playing at Hobby Cutz. We hope to see you next time. good luck!

  15. Beautiful card. I like different forms. Great routines everything. Thank you showed her in the ArtbyMiranChallenge. Good Luck
    Vesi - DT

  16. Fab card!

    Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend.



  17. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining at Paper Crafting Journey Challenge

  18. Very pretty and girly. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  19. Absolutely gorgeous card, inside and out! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations. Come back and play again soon! Nance, Dt

  20. Lovely card, gorgeous image.
    Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Cute Girls' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  21. Very lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Fitztown this week.

  22. I love the colors here! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

  23. I commented earlier and this is a very gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge for Anything Goes! Come back and play again! Nance, DT

  24. Gorgeous card and shape! I love your coloring on this to. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with TTCRD this week.

  25. Such a lovely card. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  26. Beautiful card and love the shape of it! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Love Rubbertamps! :)

  27. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

  28. Love the shape - it's beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x


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