Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Encouragement card Using The Paper Shelter "The Lantern"

Hello crafters.  I hope everyone is doing well today.   It has been in the 80's again this past few days in Southern CA.  I can't believe how warm it is already - in January.  January is usually our coldest month; but it happened a month earlier than normal.  

I am not sure who this card belongs to yet; but I loved this image and digi paper from The Paper Shelter and had to buy it.  Of course; with it being purple; there was no way to resist. LOL!  The image is pre-colored; so I just colored my stamped image on the inside/lower half of card.  I enjoy creating with colored images.  All their images also come in black and white; so that you can color them; as well as without the backgrounds.  I rarely use digi paper; but I love how Paper Shelter images match so perfectly with the backgrounds.  I have a hard time letting go of the gorgeous backgrounds.  They fit so perfectly together.  I usually end up feeling like I need to create using them just as they are.  One of these days I will have to color my own; but I so enjoy the colored ones.  

I created an Easel card using the image and paper from The Paper Shelter "The Lantern". I printed the image with background on CTMH White Daisy cardstock; which is the best cardstock I have ever used for making my digi images stand out with their true colors.  Be sure to check out The Paper Shelter Challenges on their blog.

The Paper Shelter "The Lantern 
(Precolored with background Paper included)

Front of card

Inside of card

Supplies used to create this card:

Dies - Butterfly Joy Crafts
Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy and White Daisy
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Image and background - The Paper Shelter "The Lantern
Sentiment - CTMH Hope Stamp Set - A1153
Bling - Want2scrap.com and Recollections

CTMH Gypsy Dark, R5 Cherry Pink Touch Twin Marker, GY235 Sap Green Touch Twin

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog - Punches and/or Dies (Wednesday)
Crafter's Cafe - Something New  (KISS) (1 of 3) 
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Fresh Brewed Designs - Favorites (Purple/Butterflies/Colored Digis) (1 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - New Digi (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily) (Thursday)
Four Crafty Chicks - Flowers (No limit) 
Moving Along With The Times - Dies and/or Punches (1 of 3)
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Reflection (candle/light) (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Allsorts - Spring Flowers (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digi Designs - Add Sparkle (No limit)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Color It (Colored image - Easel) (1 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes (Colored image/Easel) (No limit)
Little Claire's - Bright And Beautiful (1 of 3)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Card Mania - Let It Sparkle/Shine (1 of 3) (Other Date)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi/Flowers (1 of 3)
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Bling (1 of 3)
Lady Bug Crafts - Say It With Flowers (No limit)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Tinker-Dream - Anything Goes (No limit)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

January Stamp Of The Month
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Artwork using January Stamp Of The Month

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  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS Gloria! Of course purple is MY favorite color too so this card really speaks to me! LOL! Oh I would love to have one of your 80 degree days vs the 8 degree temperatures we've had here in Ohio lately! How about sending a little of that sunshine (and heat) my way! LOL! GREAT job on this beautiful creation!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Beautiful card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  3. Gorgeous card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again … Anet DTX

  4. The lantern and floral as well as the dragonfly are so pretty. Thank you for sharing this lovely art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

  5. Gorgeous card Gloria. Great colours and I love how you used the TPS image and the beautiful verse. Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week. hugs, Pat K xx

  6. Oh Gloria.. this card is beautiful! I especially like that sentiment!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Jo's Funday Friday Challenges!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  7. Beautiful card Gloria - thank you for entering the challenge at CCC Digi Challenges, and I hope we see you again soon.
    DT CCC DIgi Challenge

  8. Beautiful card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  9. Ah this is super, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  11. Beautiful colours. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Little Claire x

  12. Wow, gorgeous creation. Love your color choice and embellishments. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Anything With a Twist" challenge.

  13. What a beautiful creation, the gorgeous TPS image and background are just perfect with the lovely sentiment, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter, hugs, Colette xx

  14. What a beautiful card and such pretty colours Gloria, it's perfect for our theme this week.

    Lovely to see you at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  15. Beautiful card and love the butterflies. Gorgeous colours amd design. hugs, Carol S.xx

  16. WOW; your card is gorgeous; love the purple and all the dainty details!! Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity! ~Michele, DT

  17. Beautiful creation. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  18. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  19. Gloria this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 23rd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. Wow ! Gorgeous ! I see beautiful creations on your blog ! Thank you for your comment, and i follow you too ! ;-)

  21. Gorgeous creation, such a lovely colour and the papers are lush! great design, I love it!

    Thanks for visiting me on my blog and becoming a follower, I've joined yours too. I have also just sent you an e-mail.

    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  22. beautiful card
    Thanks for playing with the Sister act challenge card Fanny (SACC DT)

  23. This is gorgeous, Gloria! I look forward to checking out more of your work, and videos. Have an awesome night:)

  24. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  25. Such a cute pretty card, thanks for joining us in THE SISTERS OF CRAFT monthly challenge. Good Luck. Gill DT

  26. Gloria this is so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. Lovely card, hun! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Hugs, Rossi (DT)!

  28. beautiful card.. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Art by Mi Ran Challenge #23.. good luck ;)


  29. The image really stands out. What a delightful card.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  30. Such a pretty card. Love the design and butterflies! Thank you for playing along with us at Emerald Faeries Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Emerald Faeries Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  31. Beautiful card Gloria. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge.

  32. Very nice card, like the colors! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


  33. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck
    Vesi - DT

  34. Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck!
    Mira, DT

  35. Gorgeous card!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

  36. This is a fabulous card, such a beautiful image and sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

  37. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing on this months Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

  38. Beautiful card :) thank you for playing with us at Scrap & Craft :)


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