Monday, November 3, 2014

Gratitude Card Using CTMH Brushed Paper, DS4J Reclining Fairy & Blessings Sentiments

GDT for Path Of Positivity Challenge - Gratitude

Hi to all my readers!  I am very excited to be a Guest Designer on The Path Of Positivity Challenge - Gratitude with DS4J as their sponsor for this challenge.  Gratitude is one of my favorite topics.  I love The Path Of Positivity with their positive challenges.  I have won so many times on their challenge; so now I am a GDT for them; instead of entering as a contestant.  LOL!  

I am very proud to be on the Design Team for Digi Stamps 4 Joy. It is such a pleasure to be part of this team and to use the wonderful creations by the 3 designers.  I chose two digi stamps to use today. I used DS4J Reclining Fairy on the top part of Easel card and DS4J Blessing Sentiments on the bottom portion of this Easel card.

Be sure to check out over 1,000 digi stamps at DS4J Shop; create something based on Gratitude, and enter at the Path Of Positivity Challenge - Gratitude; for a chance to win FREE prizes.  

CTMH Brushed Paper Pack

Front Of Card When Closed

Inside of Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Image Frame - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty Two
Sentiment frame - Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
Grass - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Paper - CTMH Brushed
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Pixie
Image - DS4J Reclining Fairy and DS4J Blessings Sentiments
Ribbon - Celebrate It (Spring)
Ink - CTMH Topiary
Sky - CTMH Heavenly Blue Ink
Bling Strips - Recollections
Bling Single - DCWV
Glitter for Fairy Wings - CTMH Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel (retired)

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E50, E51, E31, E55
Lips - RP198, Tender Pink (Touch Twin CTMH Marker)
Dress - RV10, RP198, Tender Pink (Touch Twin CTMH Marker)
Mushroom - Y21, Y23, C1, C2
Grass - G24
Flowers - R83

           I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe - Things With Wings (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Halloween/Spellbound/Fairytales (1 of 3)
Digis By Design - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge - Shades of Pink (4 of 4)
Penny's Paper- Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Fantasy (1 of  5)
CCEE Stampers - Let's Make A Scene (No limit)
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Challenge Up Your Life - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted To Stamps - Princesses or Fairies (No limit)
Catered Crop - Gratitude/Attitude Recipe Swap (No limit)
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with Die or Punch (No limit)
Eclectic Ellapu - Favorite Color Combo (pink/yellow) (1 of 3)
Sentimental Sunday's - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with handmade bow (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Bright & Sparkly (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Count Your Blessings
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes/Stitching (1 of 3)

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  1. Wow, Gloria, your card is just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  2. Beautiful card! So glad you are designing with us this month at the Path of Positivity! Lynda - DT Member

  3. Your card is beautiful Gloria, I love the cute image and those butterfly frame die is gorgeous. Anet x

  4. Hello Gloria! The intricate details are fabulous! I love the use of pink gems and die! You did a super job! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  5. Your card is darling. Great coloring on your fairy image.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  6. So cute
    Thanks to join SACC this week
    fanny sisteract DT

  7. Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 18th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe !!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  9. Such a pretty card. love the color combo and pretty design elements. Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  10. Beautiful, love the bling, the image is wonderful. I like how you added the butterfly border around the back. Great job! Thanks for joining our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  11. such a fabulous make and so pleased you shared with us at Divas By Design this week with our anything goes challenge and good luck

  12. Love the card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  13. Congrats on you GDT and well deserved. Gorgeous card and adore the sentiment with the pretty image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  14. Great card, Gloria! You've put the pressure on me, following you in a couple weeks, LOL. Thanks for joining the challenge at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog (IDCB) Julie O, DT

  15. Thanks for playing with us this week at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges!
    Monica - DT

  16. Love this card - the colors are so fabulous and I love the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  17. Beautiful, Gloria. Love everything about this card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Café for this challenge.

  18. Really beautiful work ..I love that butterfly die ..thank you for joining us this week in our very first challenge over at Get Creative Challenges x
    Debby (DT)

  19. Beautiful creation.... thanks for joining us over at Get Creative Challenges .. and good luck
    Anita (DT)

  20. This is really pretty, and love the verse inside! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    EE DT

  21. so pretteeehhh!!
    Sentimental Sundays DT

  22. Love your project so very cute! Thanks for joining in our November Anything Goes @ Catch the Bug! Hope you will join us again soon.

  23. Stunning colors on this card! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “November Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new challenge and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  24. Great card - The fairy image is so sweet and i love the effect of the gems at the side, they almost look like bubbles. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  25. Beautiful card, and the bling is awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for Count Your Blessings.
    Karal DT

  26. Wow fantastic! Love your pink strass, sparkling butterflies border and your very elegant fairy! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamp! Hugs, Flo.

  27. This is a really nice card! The image is cute! Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your lief! Love, Manuela

  28. Beaoutiful card with a lovely image. Great coloring on her! Thanks for joining us in the Art by Mi Ran Challenge! Hugs, Elizabeth

  29. Absolutely gorgeous!

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


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams


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