Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Christmas Venice Night

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You are all such a blessing to me with your comments, friendships and fabulous creations.  I love this creating community.  I don't think I would have survived all my health issues; if it wasn't for all of you.  It is a struggle sometimes to create when I feel so bad; but I feel blessed everyday for having my crafting and all of you to help me make it through each day.  Thank you.

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post and our topic this week is "Use Red or Green or both.  I am using a shade of green; which is my very favorite for creating Christmas cards.  I received this gorgeous snowflake paper free with my Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine; and had to use it for this awesome cat.  Be sure to visit the CCK blog daily; so you can see all the fabulous creations by the DT.

I love this sweet image.

Inside My Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame outside - Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Square Die Set
Snowflakes - Gina Marie Designs Fancy Cut & Emboss Snowflake Die
Frame inside - Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Rectangle Die Set
Edging on sentiment - Fiskars Pinking Paper Edges

Outside Paper - Cardmaking & Papercraft Jennifer Ellory (free with magazine)
Inside Paper - CTMH City Sidewalks - X7213B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Sea Glass
Glitter Cardstock - CTMH White, Silver and Sea Glass
Sentiment outside - CTMH Cozy Christmas D1695
Sentiment inside - CTMH Very Merry D1694
Ink - CTMH Sea Glass and Versamark
Embossing Powder - CTMH Silver Z669 (retired)
Bling - Recollections

Copic Markers 
Mask, Flower, leaves - BG34, BG11, BG57
Ears, nose, mouth - RV0000, RV000
Eyes - BG11, BG34

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (4 of 8) (Sunday)
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/Glitter (No Limit)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
 Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - 321 (3 colors,2 types of embellishments, embossing) (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes w/sentiment (2 of 5) (Thursday)
Craftaholics R Us - Cards/tags? Not sure (No limit)
Crafty Purple Frog - Magic of Christmas (No limit)  
 DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day) 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Wednesday)
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Cards And More - Girls, Girls, Girls (No limit) (Tuesday)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use Die Cuts or Punches (No limit)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (No limit) 
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (Other Date)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Awesomeness - Holiday (1 of 3)
Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog - Christmas Wishes (1 of 1)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas (No limit)

CTMH Watercolors Video
7 Ways To Use Your CTMH Watercolors

Free Scrapbook Workshop

Close To My Heart has a Happy, Happy Christmas Campaign which features a workshop designed to help you and your customers have a happy, happy Christmas! We have made this workshop to help you create not only a beautiful Christmas album, just in time for the holiday season, but also to give you the materials to create four additional items that would make beautiful holiday gifts! It’s like getting five amazing projects all in one workshop!

Close to My Heart has created these awesome Workspace Wonder products and they are fabulous!  Click here for more information and to place your order .  These can be placed into many different configurations; based on your crafting needs.  If any parts are not available; they should be in by end of November.

November Stamp of the Month
$5 with a $50 purchase or $17.99 no purchase
New Year's Cheer - S1611
CTMH Artwork

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  1. Gloria, that image is wonderful and love your color choice of your beautiful card.

  2. WOW Gloria this is gorgeous!! Love the color combo so much! So pretty and such a gorgeous image! Thank you so much for playing along in our Funday Friday challenge this week at Jo's Scrap Shack! Please come back each Friday for a new challenge!! Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. What a beautiful card and I am glad you find crafting an escape. Crafters are lovely people. It would be great if you could join us for our first ever challenge and DT call at Crafty Purple Frog (
    Thank you for the inspiration.


    Amy x

  5. Wow this is a fabulous card Gloria! I love your design and you colored the cat so beautifully! Lovely colors as well!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog!
    Good luck with your entry!
    Xoxo Olga DT member

  6. Lovely card Gloria! I like the colour palett you used and the image is so pretty too.Thank you for playing a long with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck! Nick DT

  7. Fab project Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles hugs Aly (DT) xxx

  8. Hi this is a gorgeous card inside and out. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 34 Anything Goes sponsored by Nikki Burnette. Hugs Jackie DT

  9. What a lovely card! The colors and delicate die cuts really appeal to me, and you even decorated the inside! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  10. Such a fabulous card and with just the two colors - really works!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at hte Craft Your Passion Challenge, elizabeth (DT)

  11. Fabulous card love your design and bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  12. What a cool cat image! This is such a gorgeous card, Gloria. Hugs, Autumn

  13. Very pretty card. Love the cat image and the inside of your card. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments
    Creative with Stamps
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination

  14. Lovely card inside and out! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

  15. Wow, Gloria! Wonderful cat design - and beautifully colored! The turquoise and white is exquisite! And the interior is just as amazing as the exterior! wonderful design!

    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Craft Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
    crafty hugs,

  16. Stunning card - beautiful! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  17. This is gorgeous!! I love the soft minty color of your green and those snowflake dies are stunning!! Oh so elegant all around! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap shack.

  18. Lovely card Hun thank you for entering the crafty purple frog challenge, Wendy Dt

  19. Gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing along with us at
    and good luck
    Jacki ♥
    (Polkadoodles DT)

  20. Gloria gorgeous card
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  21. Absolutely gorgeous love it. Thank you for joining as at the GraphIT Markers Colour Crazy Challenge. Helen DT

  22. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

  23. Gorgeous!Thans for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  24. a very nice card. Thanks for participation on cards and more challenge. Margrit

  25. Gorgeous card Gloria. Love the huge snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and we look forward to seeing your art again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  26. This such an unusual image. I love it and your colour choice and the fact that you decorated the inside.
    Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  27. A beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles!

  28. I love this style, thank you for sharing at the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge



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