Saturday, April 2, 2016

Birthday Card Using CTMH Zoe Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hello friends.   I hope everyone is finding time to craft.  It has been rather chilly here the past couple days and nights.  I like it cooler.  Normally I sleep better when it is cooler; but haven't been able to sleep much for the past few nights.

My mother had to go back into the nursing home about 6 weeks ago.  We thought it would only be for around 20 days; just for wound care; but her wound is not healing.  She is getting more upset every day that she is in there.  Here leg isn't healing properly and she has torn another place on her other leg.  It is so hard to age sometimes; and she is in constant pain.  I feel so bad for her; and there isn't really anything I can do to help her, other than to pray.

One of my Feral cats (Callie) had 4 kittens on March 18th, she moved them on March 22nd to a neighbors yard and then the neighbors found them; so I went to get them.  One was missing, one was dead and two were still alive.  I took them home with me; tried to feed and take care of them; but they were not quite a week old yet.  The mother cat did come back and get one at 11:30 and then later that night she finally took the other one.  I spent all day last Friday taking care of those two baby kittens. It was so wonderful to be able to help; but I was so worried about hurting them.  They were so tiny.  Now I worry about them; since I can't see them at all.  I just have to trust that she is taking care of them the best she knows how.  It is hard to be a mother; whether you are human or an animal.  LOL!  

I chose an angel cat for one of my granddaughters.  Her cat died recently and she has another one; but she still talks about the one that passed away, all the time.  I thought this would be a cute card for her; especially the sentiment inside from Ginger's House.  She has some pretty awesome sentiments on her blog; and they are all free.

It is time for another fabulous Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.  We have two sponsors; The Stamping Boutique who also has Glitterbabe and A Day For Daisies. Visit Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog for more information on these two sponsors and their prizes.

Using Ginger's House Sentiment inside
Ball of yarn is from CTMH Love My Cat A1181

Supplies used to create this card:

Sentiment Die on front- Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Sentiment die inside - Spellbinder's Decorative Labels One

Paper - CTMH Zoe 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Sorbet
Meow and yarn ball - CTMH Love My Cat A1181
Sentiment outside - CTMH Joyful Birthday B1419
Sentiment inside - Ginger's House
Yarn stamped inside - CTMH Love My Cat A1181
Inks - CTMH Black, Sorbet, Sky and Crystal Blue
Buttons - Buttons Galore

Cat - C1, C2, C4
Eyes - B93
Ears, mouth, nose tip - RV000
Halo - Y13

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted To Stamps - Buttons and/or Bows (1 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Don't Be Square (No Limit) (Saturday)
Allsorts - April Fools/Humorous (see inside sentiment) (1 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Di's Digis Designs - For The Girls (1 of 3) 
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Fantasy (1 of 3)
Fussy and Fancy - Pastel colors (No limit)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Aud Sentiments - Birthday Sentiment (1 of 5) (Thursday)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Mythical Creatures (1 of 3)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creative Card Crew - CAS (1 of 3)
Digi Choosday - Spring Colors (1 of 2)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Critters and Creatures - Anything Goes w/something colored (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything w/DP (No limit)

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  1. A cute image paired with a great sentiment! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ATG challenge]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  2. Lovely card! I adore the inside sentiment.

  3. Beautiful card, the sentiment inside is perfect with the image on the card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  4. A great card for our them this week Gloria, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. so sweet, love the little cat. Thankyou for joining us over at Di's Digi's for our 'One for the girls' challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda xx

  6. Gloria, a totally fun birthday card with the lovely sentiment inside and the sweet kitty. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole
    DT Member

  7. Gorgeous. Thank for joining us over at Craft Your Passion this week. Hope to see you again soon.

    lots of hugs
    Craft Your Passion, DT

  8. What an adorable kittens too. Thanks for sharing your story on the kittens, hope their mom keeps them growing and healthy, and sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

  9. Great kitty card! TFS it with Craft Rocket Challenge~

  10. fab card
    thanks for palying with us at crafty sentiments

  11. me again
    thanks for palying with us at addicted to stamps

  12. Your card is adorable! You've made my word art look good. LOL! Thank you so much for the shout out.

  13. To be really honest, I'm not a cat lover. But your cat card is ADORABLE. Now, the antique cameras on the other hand.....I absolutely LOVE that set. Your cards are awesome, as always. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. I'm so grateful to have you play along in our challenge, and I wish you the best of luck in the random draw for the prize. Please stop by to join us again soon. I look forward to it.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my personal blog to say hello when you have time.

  14. I love your card, the kitty is gorgeous and the sentiment thoughtful. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the heart. Sue DT

  15. Oh what a sweet Kitty Angel! Love the sentiment on the inside of your card! Just so adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  16. Very cute thanks for playing at agoac

  17. Muy tierna tarjeta...gracias por participar con nosotras en RETARTE de Stampartpapel..Saludos. Paula, dt

  18. Such a precious Kitty Angel, along with your choice of papers! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again for more of our weekly Anything Goes challenges!
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  19. Great image and card. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

  20. Cute card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercrafts!

  21. Fabulous colouring, lovely image and card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments challenge

  22. Adorable card Gloria!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  23. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Spring Colours challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  24. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  25. Gorgeous card, I like the image, Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  26. Bet he will say the dog did it Tooo cute TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

  27. What a cute card! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends
    Veronique DT

  28. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time and I hope that you will try making a 100% digital card next time.

  29. Super cute card Gloria! Love the color combo!


  30. Beautiful card and sentiment, what a lovely thing to give to your Granddaughter. I hope your Mum is better soon, a big worry for you I'm sure.

    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!
    Faith DT

  31. A really fun birthday card, Gloria. Love the layers!
    xEllie / Let's Color and Critters & Creatures Linky party

  32. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw, and we hope you join us again soon!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo Stamps

  33. Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing at PDE Linky Party. Beckie

  34. This is so sweet!! Love the kitty, and the sentiment is a great match! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Creative Fingers this time around!
    Susan DT

  35. Thank you for entering your make in our challenge at Digi choosday spring colours.
    Good luck
    fiona dt x

  36. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing at 2 Creative Chicks. Beckie x

  37. So beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci DT xx

  38. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet for our "Fantasy" Challenge


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