Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Birthday Card For Male Using Cricut Art Philosophy and Artbooking Cartridges

Hello bloggers.  How are you doing?  My husband's family left on Saturday afternoon; so now I need to get things cleaned up for my son and his family; who are visiting Nov. 1st.  We are keeping two grandchildren for a week.  I am excited; as we will hopefully get a chance to go to Disneyland while they are here.  They have never been there; so it is always fun taking people who haven't been there before.  

It is time for another fabulous challenge at DS4J Challenge 102 Animals.  Be sure to check out all of the wonderful creations by the DT.  The challenge will last for two weeks.  This one should be an easy one for you.  I chose two images to merge together; DS4J Forest and DS4J Kudu Bull.  This is a South African animal; but I loved it as soon as I saw it.  I created this birthday card for my brother in law; because he loves deer.  I thought he would enjoy seeing something from another country.

We would love for you to use one of the DS4J; which gives you a chance to win the $10 gift certificate to be used in the DS4J store.  There are over 1,000 digi stamps at http://digistamps4joy.co.za for you to choose from.  Otherwise, you can use any digi stamp or rubber stamp for a chance to win one of the other prizes.  

DS4J Forest and DS4J Kudu Bull merged together

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Heart frame inside - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - pg. 80 or #M44F40 Cricut Explore
Rectangle inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - pg. 44 or #M47638

Paper - CTMH Huntington (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH Chocolate and White Daisy
Image - DS4J Forest and Kudu Bull merged together
Ink - CTMH Chocolate
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - CTMH Durables Round (Z1706) and Durable Artisan Studs (Z1816)

Kudu Bull - E50, E23, E55, RV000
Sky - CTMH Sky Light (retired)
Tree leaves - GY235 (Touch Twin Markers - at CTMH)
Tree's - E35
Grass - CTMH Sweet Leaf (retired)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Thursday)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (1 of 5)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lots of Layers (1 of 3)
Moving Along With The Times - Dog-gone it or any animal (1 of 3)
Alphabet Challenge - R for Round (No limit) (Friday)
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Fall Colors, Ink, Bling (1 of 1)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Fall (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything but Square (1 of 2)
Sister Card Act Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Wags n' Whiskers - Fall Colors (2 of 2)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Create a Scene (No limit) (Saturday)
Allsorts - Cream & Brown (1 of 3)
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes (No limit)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/CAS (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Warm Autumn Colors (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Make Your Own Background (No limit) (Monday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Animals (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Stamp and Create - Fall/Autumn (1 of 1)
Stamps & Fun=Creativity - For a Man/Boy (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)

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  1. Great card Gloria. TFS and joining us at Jos' for Funday Friday

  2. A lovely card and a super cute cupcake box.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    In case you didn’t know, we have some great candy to be won at our sister challenge here

    B x

  3. Lovely card with a super image, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  4. Gloria this is the perfect masculine card. It is perfect for our 16th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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  5. Lovely card!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  6. this is fab and very beautiful Gloria

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. Nice male themed card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT


  8. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Cindy from cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks Cindy. I sent you an email. I really appreciate you posting my card. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  9. What a wonderful masculine card!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  10. Great masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting At The Weekend! Angie-DT


  11. Love your card. I can see it being used for different occasions and for male or female. We at 613 Avenue Create are pleased you chose to share it with us.

  12. All guys love deer! Your turned out great.
    Thanks for playing with us @ Party Time Tuesday-Anything Goes Challenge!
    Good Luck!

  13. what a fab card ,love the image
    Thanks for joining us at auds sentiments and good luck in the challenges

  14. Great little deer card. I love your cupcake box as well, so festive. Thanks for joining us at Moving along with the Times this week! Jessie

  15. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

  16. Very pretty!!! Thanks playing along at WW this week.
    Hugs DT Tiziana

  17. Very lovely card Gloria! Thank you for joining us this week at Jo's FFC!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  18. I LOVE your WONDERFUL card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  19. Gloria, Fantastic job merging 2 images and the deer is perfect for this time of year. Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  20. A wonderful masculine card. I love the colour palette, images and papers.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  21. Another wonderful autumn card! Perfect for a guy. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations for our Autumn challenge and good luck!

  22. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  23. Cool looking card, great guy card! Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge! Be sure to come back Saturday /Sunday to vote for your favorite two cards. :)
    Melissa - Vandicrafts

  24. Loveeeeeee this! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  25. Amazing Creation. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs.

  26. Fabulous card Gloria! I love that image and it's colored beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  27. what a fab card thanks for sharing over on artistic inspirations x

  28. It's a great masculine card.
    Thanks fot playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  29. I love it is gorgeous! Great work !!!Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!
    Big hugs from Brazil

  30. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge! I love that stamp...perfect for masculine cards which I always struggle with! Hugs, Leslie


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