Friday, August 14, 2015

All Occasion Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy and Cricut Artistry Cartridges

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I created a card using Aurora Wings Numbat Fairy and Aurora Wings Etsy.  I received this image free for making a donation to the conservation of the study of numbats. The owner/artist of Aurora Wings, Mitzi Sato-Wiuff is having a fundraiser for these little numbats.  (I don't think they have wings.  LOL!)  They are adorable.  Click here for the link to read about her efforts and the coloring challenge she is having for everyone who donates.  

Aurora Wings Numbat Fairy and Aurora Wings Etsy
CTMH Georgie Paper Pack (Available Sept 2015)

Inside Card
Frame Stamp - CTMH Frame Flair - D1546
Sentiment - CTMH Funky Blossoms - B1452 (Retiring Aug. 31st)

Supplies used to create this card:

6 x 6 dies - Spellbinders Card Creator 6 x 6 Matting Basics A & B
Frame of image on front - Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles
Frames inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Flower Vine - New Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Border inside - Martha Stewart Vintage Doily Border Punch

Paper - CTMH Georgie X7203B (available Sept. 1st)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Chocolate, Canary and Juniper
Frame stamp inside - CTMH Frame Flair - D1546
Sentiment inside - CTMH Funky Blossoms B1452 (Retiring Aug. 31st)
Inks - CTMH Glacier, Champagne, Canary and Juniper
Glitter - CTMH Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Ki

Numbat body - C9, E57, E30
Numbat Wings - Y21, E50, BG10
Flower on Numbat - G85 stem and Y21 flower

Sky - CTMH Glacier ink
Ground - CTMH Champagne Ink

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything With Wings (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (Buttons/Glitter/Ribbon) (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Tuesday)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Cut It Up - Animals (1 of 1)
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes with image (1 of 2)
Polkadoodles - Use Something New (New paper, new image) (1 of 2)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Color Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Anything With Wings (No limit)
Robyn's Fetish - Things With Wings (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes w/stamp & die (1 of 3)
The Ribbon Girl - Any image (No limit)
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Favorite Colors - Another fav - (Yellow/Blue) (2 of 3) 

Both the regular Cricut Artistry cartridge and the digital version include;
 3 fabulous D size stamp sets; which all coordinate with the die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and also a 12 x 12 pack of Enchantment cardstock; featuring 7 new colors.  

3 - D Size Stamp Sets are included and pictured here.  Every stamp matches die cuts on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Life Is Sweet 

Perfect Picture

Love Right Now

Be sure to find the correct name of this one; as the others are very close.  We have 5 Fabulous Cricut Cartridges.  Here are their names and links.
2.  Cricut Artiste Cartridge
3.  Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
4.  Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge
5.  Cricut Artistry Cartridge 

If you have any questions, please contact me through the information on the About Me/Contact Information Tab above.  The quickest is to call or text me.  Sorry, but I have a lot of scam callers and scam email.  Spam too.  

August Stamp of the Month

Only $5 with a $50 purchase in August Only

The August Stamp of the Month is another fabulous set that coordinates with the new Awesome  Cricut Artistry Cartridge; and is available for only $5 with a $50 order beginning August 1st.  The three frames on the left are die cuts on the Fabulous New Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

Anyone who purchases at least $75 from me; in the month of August will receive a free New Idea book; or you can order one on my CTMH website on Sept. 1st for $6.00. All of my club members receive a FREE CTMH Idea book each year from me; as one of the perks for being a club member. Click here for Rewards Club and Click here for Kit of the Month Club.

We have a complete list of retiring items you can find by clicking "Retiring Items".  These will be until Supplies last or until August 31, 2015.  

Click on  "While Supplies Last" to see Clearance items.

New Consultant Kit!  

$445 In CTMH Retail Products for only $129.
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Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Wondelful card Gloria!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  2. Beautiful card Gloria.
    Greetings from Veerle
    Veerle's Little card Corner

  3. Wonderful card. I love the little creature's wings, although he looks too heavy to fly with them!

    Thanks for joining us for our Animals challenge at Cut it Up!


  4. Congrats on 600 followers! Thank you for entering your lovely card in the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  5. An adorable card, I do love the sweet image!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. cute and gorgeous card Gloria

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. Very nice. thank you for entering our World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget, we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge for all the winners from all categories from these Challenges throughout the year. Hope you keep joining in each month.
    Annette DT Leader

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your adorable creation at Creative Fingers this time!!! Hope you can join us again soon :)

  9. such a beautiful card! Love the image :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  10. I really like the pastel, the buttons and the layout. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 196th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  11. Wonderful card, love the layout and the numbat is coloured beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~

  12. Gloria, your card is beautiful. I don't think I've ever heard of a Numbat before, so you've peaked my curiosity. I'll have to investigate. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


  13. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

  14. This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Party. Have a blessed day , my friend
    DIANA L.


  15. Such a sweet card thanks for joining us at color your world by lacy sunshine. Good luck
    Caroline senior ct

  16. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in use something new challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  17. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  18. This is gorgeous! Thank you for entering our World Wide Open Design Team Challenge # 02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Linda xxx

  19. Thanks for playing in our "ANYTHING GOES + Image" Challenge #113!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  20. Such a sweet, sweet card just love your image he is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it with us over at World Wild Open DT Challenge Blog. Good luck. Hugs Andrea

  21. Very lovely card. Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT

  22. Very nice. Thanks for joining the WWODT challenge
    Heather DT

  23. Love this the image is so cute thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  24. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our Use Something New Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  25. What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
    Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hugs Tracy

  26. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  27. So cute and sweet card. Thanks for joining us in our Use something New Challenge at Polkadoodles Hugs Agnieszka DT

  28. Lovely
    thanks you for playing along with us at CIU
    good luck
    DT Lady

  29. A very delightful card and a cute image. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  30. What a cute creation. I'm so happy you joined our Challenge last week and would like to invite you to join us again with our Challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. Just want to share God's Word to you coming from 1 Peter 1:24-25 which says, "For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you."

    Have a blessed day!
    JO ANN

  31. Adorable creation, Gloria!! Both inside than outside!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Simply Create Too.

  32. wow something completely different! Thanks for joining in the 'Something New' challenge over at Polkadoodles

  33. Gloria, this is sooo sweet! Love your colors and the coloring on the adorable numbat is amazing. Thanks so much for joining our "Anything with Wings" Challenge at Aurora Wings and for donating to a worthy cause. xxD

  34. So adorable. Thanks for joining us for our Use something New Polkadoodles Challenge.
    Naz xxx

  35. Gloria this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our SECOND challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  36. Great coloring on the Numbat Fairy here, Gloria! Such a lovely color palette and design, too. Thank you for joining us at "Anything with Wings" challenge at Aurora Wings!

    Mitzi xxx
    Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

  37. Super cute card...I love it!

    DT The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog

  38. Very cute. Great colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  39. Lovely card, Gloria! I really like what you've done on the inside too!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  40. Beautiful! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Pattie's Creations :)

  41. Thank you for taking part in our Paper nest Dolls challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy


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