Thursday, September 25, 2014

Christmas Card Using Cricut Artiste and DS4J Two-wit twooo Digi

Hello fellow bloggers and readers.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am still having major health challenges and haven't felt like doing much.  I did get this twisted easel card created; which is from a free Digi at Digi Stamps 4 Joy 2014 Christmas Challenge.  Each month you receive a free digi to use for creating a Christmas card.  It is a great way to get a head start on your Christmas cards.  Aren't these owls adorable?  I love owls and they seem to be very popular right now.  You still have a few days to visit DS4J and get this free image; create your card and get it posted or emailed to enter this challenge.  

This card is lighter on the lower half; which you can see on third photo below.

Front of card closed

Inside of closed card

Supplies used to create this card:

Banners on front; snowflakes, border - Cricut Artiste
Rectangle for sentiment inside - Cricut Art Philosophy 
Rectangles behind Image and blue one behind sentiment - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A

Paper - HOTP Winter Flannel
Cardstock - CTMH Indian Corn Blue and Gypsy
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Stamp for sentiment on top - CTMH Season's Tweetings C1469
Stamp for sentiment inside - To You and Yours B1403
Liquid Applique on hat
Bling - Recollections and DCWV

Hat and bow - B34
Hat - V15
Tree - E55, E57, E50
Nose - E50

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DS4J 2014 Christmas Challenge - DS4J FREE Christmas Image
4 Crafty Chicks - Trio of Pairs (2 owls, 2 pattern papers, 2 banners) (Thursday) (No limit)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and/or punches (No limit)
Dream It Up - Christmas and The Holidays (1 of 3)
ABC Christmas Challenge - Something Festive (No limit) (Wednesday)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas Critters (1 of 2)
Crafting By Designs - Christmas (1 of 5)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Use 3 layers (1 of 3)
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes (No limit)
Mod Squad Challenge - Holiday (No limit)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Card With Many Folds (1 of 3)
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Lots of Layers (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Oh How Cute!  (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes (No Limit)
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Option create your own (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams - Let's Celebrate - Jewels or Pearls - (No limit)
Lacy Sunshine - Use Something With Wings (1 of 3)
My Perfect Life - Christmas (No limit)
Robyn's Fetish - Die Cut or Punch (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Things With Wings (1 of 3)

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  1. Oh wow Gloria, this is another gorgeous creation. I just so love the twisted easel design and those awesome non traditional colours - so pretty. 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 October.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Beautiful card Gloria - sorry to hear you are still battling with you health - hope you improve soon!

  3. Cute creation, love the twisted easel!

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. Cute creation, love the twisted easel!

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Twisted easel! My favorite! Super cute, too! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  6. Beautiful easel card! I love the colors and those owls are so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at the Mod Squad!

  7. This is gorgeous Gloria, I like the image the colours and the gems, I hope your keeping well,
    Kevin xx

  8. I pray you will be on the road to good health with the destination around the next bend. The colors on this card really are fun, and the play on words/image really cute. Thank you for posting art with us this week during our 151st challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Sending you happy hugs, smiles full of sunshine, and many blessings as you work and play.

    Carole Robb Bisson

  9. Fabulous twisted easel creation Gloria! Hope you're feeling better real soon! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOTS OF LAYERS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  10. This is a fabulous twisted easel card. I really love the sentiment that you used. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  11. Replies
    1. and off course Gloria

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  12. EEEK! What cute little owls! Love your color scheme and design. Thanks so much for joining our Things with Wings challenge at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

  13. Cute card!!!!! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Scribble and Scrap xx

  14. hahahaha what a fun card!! Thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  15. Beautiful card. Image looks very cute.

  16. So pretty! I love the colors in the dsp and the owl image is darling.

  17. cute owls and great sentiment

    thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations

  18. Adorable card. I'm kind of partial to owls and these guys are so cute. Thanks for sharing this at Love to Scrap Challenge. Good luck. Debi DT LTSCB

  19. Gorgeous card Gloria love the cute owl's thank you for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog
    Hugs Dianne xx (FCT)

  20. 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

  21. your papers are fantastic!! i looove them!! and what an adorable image!!! great project!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Love to Scrap! challenge blog

  22. Super cute. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Caz

  23. This is twoo cute! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  24. Fab card Gloria. Thank you for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


  25. Cute and colourful card with a great design.
    Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  26. Gorgeous, Gloria - love the image you've used and the card shape too.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

  27. How cute is this! - this is the second time I have seen this image today, I love it - a lovely design thank you for playing along with us at TPS this week hugs Judith x

  28. What a cute image and a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

    Nikki S

  29. lovely Christmas card they look so cosy in there hole thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments

  30. Gorgeous card Gloria! I love the image & the papers!
    Dawn xx

  31. Way to go, love the easel card, and the color is wonderful. Thanks for playing our Pairs challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  32. I must live in a bubble. I never noticed owl images for Christmas until this year. I need to get out more. I love the owl image and how you've colored it. And the easel card is a fabulous way to show off the papers and embellishments, too. This is a GREAT color, too. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month and hope to see you again Oct. 8 for our new challenge! Hugs, Gail

  33. This is such an awsome design for a christmas card. Love the twisted easel, non traditional colours and owls too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

  34. Too cute! Thank you for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  35. This is so adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dream


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