Saturday, September 20, 2014

Birthday Card Using The Paper Shelter "Si Belle" and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello fellow crafters.  I hope everyone is doing well; despite some areas having a drastic change in weather.  We have been having extremely hot weather of 107 and 110; while people in some areas have had snow already.  

The Squirrel and The Fox are celebrating their third birthday; but sadly; this is our last challenge for right now.  Linda has decided to close the blog challenge and take a much needed break.  I hope you will play in our last challenge.  It has been a pleasure working with these wonderful ladies.  I will also miss working with all the fabulous sponsors we have had the joy of using their creative digital images.

Our sponsor for this last challenge is The Paper Shelter.  I chose The Paper Shelter Si Belle as my image for this last challenge. Isn't she beautiful and she is in Paris!  Be sure to check out their wonderful digital images.  Each set comes with both individual black and white images; as well as colored ones and those with the background scene.  Mine is the complete colored image with the background paper included.  All you have to do is add any finishing touches and you are done!  It is a very easy card to create with; no matter how you decide to make it.

Front of card when closed

Inside of card

Supplies used to create this card:

Sentiment dies - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Butterfly die - Die-namites Butterfly Applique
Cardstock - CTMH Blush and DCWV Brights
Paper - K & Co (Susan Wingate)
Red Bling - Jolee's Boutique
Clear Bling - Recollections

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Add Bling (No limit) (Monday)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Birthday Card (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes (No Limit)
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown - Butterflies and Bows (Bow top left - Butterfly by table/die cut)(1 of 3)
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Pretty Women (1 of 3)
Sister Card Act - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes (No limit)
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Things With Wings (Butterfly by glass on image) (1 of 3)
Sparkle Forum Challenges - Things With Wings (Butterfly near glass/die on easel card)(No limit)
The Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (1 of 3) Saturday
My Sheri Crafts - Birthday Celebrations (1 of 3)
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Anything Goes (1 - 3)

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  1. Zut alors and oh lalal! I love your French-inspired card!

    love Mags B x

  2. What a sweet image and beautifully set on the card.

  3. A really cute image and background. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  4. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Also just to let you know we are also having a DT call
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  5. Tres Chic! Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

    Carole Robb Bisson

  6. Fabulous card, I love the little French girl and the matching papers. Thank you for joining in with all of the fun at the Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  7. Great card, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
    Caroline dt

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 95, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper August challenge x

  9. A sweet card, very little can be seen for the challenge of Things with Wings at Sparkles Forum. However thanks for joining in, we hope to see you again. Caz

    1. There is a butterfly near the glass of wine; as well as the butterfly die cut on the bottom part of the Easel card. Sorry it is hard to see; but they are both there. Thanks. Gloria

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  11. your birthday card is really quite beautiful -- the coloring is top notch. thank you for joining our birthday challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  12. Really sweet card Gloria, so pretty...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  13. A beautiful creation with lovely colours and details - thank you for joining us this time at Love to Scrap and good luck - Michelle x

  14. I guess I have to wear two DT hats this morning, Gloria. I love this card! Great use of those bright, primary colors. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Tuesday Throwdown and also at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. What an awesome card. I love the image & the unusual design of the card makes it stand out so well. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  16. I just love the butterfly die cut on the inside of this wonderful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week. Good luck, my friend.
    Hugs, Debi TT DT

  17. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. Gloria, this is truly beautiful! It is perfect for our 15th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. Gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.
    Hugs Helen P (DT)

  19. excellent!!! your image is so pretty!! and i love this background ! i never thought our flag could look so ornamental on a card!! well you're proving me it looks great!! haha it's also so fun and sweet to see all the french touches, the tshirt, beret, glass of wine...great job !!! your card is amazing
    Thank you so much for sharing at Love to Scrap! challenge blog!

  20. Very pretty card Gloria, makes me want to go back to Paris again! It's been such a long time! Thanks for playing along at Sparkles this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Sparkles DT

  21. Fab card and great design, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts, xxx

  22. love it :-) thanks for taking part in the sisters of craft challenge Gill DT

  23. Your Easel card is beautiful Gloria, I love the cute image and the butterfly die is gorgeous. Anet x

  24. Wonderful card, what a find to get the image already coloured in for you what a time saver. Thanks for linking up over at myshericrafts this week.

  25. I love the retro feel of that card! The sentiment frame and filigree butterfly embellishments make the inside even more beautiful. Btw, I would like to compliment you on your blog's reminds me of the "Brushed" paper packet--it's very pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  26. Great Card!! I love your colors!! Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times!!

  27. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges too.
    Hugs Helen P (DT)


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