Saturday, September 5, 2015

All Occasion Card Using Ching Chou Kuik Blue Sea Illusion and Cricut Artistry Cartridge

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It's time for another Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 17.  We have 3 fabulous sponsors.  One of our sponsors is Ching-Chou Kuik.  I created my card using Ching-Chou Kuik Blue Sea Illusion digi.  Isn't she stunning? I had to use one of my gorgeous new Close To My Heart (CTMH) paper packs - Kaleidoscope.  I love all the fabulous colors in this paper pack.  I had so much fun coloring this digi.  I am still working to improve on coloring purple hair.  LOL!  

We have 3 fabulous sponsors that provided the images for the DT.  Our sponsors for this challenge are Flat Friends Boutique, Fresh Brewed Designs & Ching Chou Kuik.  Click Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 17 to see all the gorgeous creations by the DT and the prizes offered by our wonderful sponsors to our lucky winners.  

I used my new Bow It All (bought at Really Reasonable Ribbon) to create this bow.  I still need a lot of practice; but I really wanted bows like Bonnie makes on her cards.  LOL! Thanks Bonnie for the fabulous videos on how to use the Bow It All.

Using Dies from CTMH Cricut Artistry Cartridge on lower part of card
Paper - CTMH Kaleidoscope

 Card Front when closed
My first double bow with my new Bow It All

Lower portion of Easel Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame - Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4
Butterflies - Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Sentiment shape inside - Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Flower Vine - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Paper - CTMH Kaleidoscope X7202B (My Favorite Paper in New Idea Book)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Gypsy
Image - Ching-Chou Kuik Blue Sea Illusion
Ink - CTMH Gypsy and Pixie
Dark Purple ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon Grape
Lavender and Pink Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon Pastel Diamond Satin Assortment
Pink and yellow bling - Ki
Large Pink bling - stash


Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - V01, V12, V15, V17
Leaves - G43
Butterflies - RV00, RV85
Dress - V12
Berries - RV85
Charm on head - RV00, RV85

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Remembering Summer (2 of 2)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)
Whoopsi Daisy - Make It Girly (2 of 2)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Ribbon/Gems) (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Retarte - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Little Red Wagon - Clean and Simple (No limit)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Art By Miran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Fancy & Feminine (No limit) 
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Digitally Sweet - Anything With Wings (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Things With Wings w/Ribbon/Trim (1 of 3)
Amusing - Anything Goes (No limit) (Sunday)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Artistic Stamper - Things With Wings (No limit) 
Card Mania - Pastel Colors (No limit)
Crafters Galore Encore - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
One Sweet Challenge - New Technique  (Double bow with two ribbons) (1 of 3)

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  1. Gorgeous card Gloria, beautifully embellished, love the colour combo and image is coloured fabulously, well done xx
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  2. This is just gorgeous thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  3. Soo Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome againa and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  4. How beautiful. I love your image choice. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

  5. This is so very beautiful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open DT Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

  6. very nice card
    have a great day

  7. Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&CC.
    Hugs Anneke DT

  8. Beautiful card. I love how you used butterflies on the bottom to go with the butterflies on the image. DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE

  9. love the bright happy paper!! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

  10. Gorgeous card! That image is nice.
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte 59 in Stampartpapel. Good luck

  11. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  12. Love your butterfly and stamp image!
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte in Stampartpapel!
    DT Member Susana

  13. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at WWODTC
    Heather DT

  14. Gloria, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors you used, and you've colored her beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Crafting-With-Friends. We hope to see you again!
    xx Bonnie DT

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. A beautiful easel card such a sweet image you have used. Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  17. Another beautiful creation! 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}

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

  19. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining the challenge of Chocolate Coffee and Cards, Hugs, Cindy DT

  20. this is gorgeous Gloria
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  21. GORGEOUS card, love your colouring of the purple hair. lovely colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  22. Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the beautiful image. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 21 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

  23. Beautiful card Glo I like the image and the design, Thanks for playing along with us at the World wide DT Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  24. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  25. Such a fun and fabulous project, Gloria. It's so perfect for our Things With Wings Challenge, and we're so blessed to have you share it with us. Thanks for playing along, and we hope you will join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  26. this is gorgeous, such beautiful colors! thank you for joining our "remembering summer" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  27. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us in the Thing with Wings challenge at The Artistic Stamper

  28. Congrat's on 600 followers and 3 years with CTMH Gloria! Your card is beautiful!! I'm so glad you are enjoying your Bow-it-All. It's my all time favorite tool. Your bow is gorgeous!!!

  29. Beautiful card. Your coloring is lovely, and I adore the color combo. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  30. Absolutely stunning! Your coloring is beautiful. Thank you for entering the WWODT challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

  31. Beautiful easel card!! So many lovely embellishments!

    1. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, don't forget to play along for our 200th challenge!!

  32. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  33. love the fun colour pallet & beautiful dies. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #40.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  34. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 119, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper September challenge x

  35. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet, Not Just Cards and Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

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

  37. Very pretty, the colors are amazing! Hugs, Lori m

  38. Absolutely gorgeous Gloria! I love the color palette you have used!

  39. Your bow looks great! Don't you just love the Bow-it-All tool? Great job on this fun easel card! Thanks for joining us at the Things With Wings Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  40. Such a pretty card and lovely coloring! That bow is spectacular! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon

  41. Another Lovely card!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~

  42. You made a beautiful card. I really love it!
    Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette


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