Monday, February 6, 2017

Love Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Valentine Love Mermaid "Always"

Hello friends!  I hope all of you are doing well.  I have been busy catching our feral cats  using humane cages; and getting them fixed; so there will be less babies created.  They are so precious to my husband, our neighbor and I.  They are all released now; and so much happier and friendlier with each other.  They were all starting to fight among themselves (mother/son/daughter/sister/brother, etc.) Now they are getting along better. Having them fixed will help keep them healthier as well. 

We lost several over the past two weeks; but not sure if it was coyotes, hawks or people that are the cause. Rains bring coyotes down to the neighborhoods and we have a lot of hawks in the trees as well.  It is not safe for the little kittens; which the mother cat tries to keep hidden until they are 4 - 6 weeks old.   Our precious big fluffy orange male cat (Simba) has been missing for 3 weeks; which is very sad for us.  They are feral; so you have to use humane cages to catch them, keep them covered to protect them, etc.  It was quite a job for me; and it was very emotional.  A lot of physical labor too.  But their safety is worth it.  

It is time for another fabulous Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge and this month it is "Love Is All Around".  This one was a fun one to create.  I chose to use one of the "Valentine Love Mermaid Digis; which is a set of 4.  This one is titled "Always". I fell in love with her long ago; but hadn't had a chance to use her since I purchased her.  

Supplies used to create this card:

Heart border - Joy Crafts
Punch - Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim
Heart inside - Joy Crafts
Sentiment die cut inside - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Paper -  Hot Off The Press Purple Sponged
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Sky (retired), Thistle and Pansy
Glitter cardstock for heart border - CTMH Glitter paper
Ink - CTMH Pansy
Sentiment outside - CTMH Beloved Bouquet S1601 (retired)
Sentiment inside - Anna's Garden Cards and Embellishments Cricut Cartridge
Bling - CTMH Sparkles Flourish (retired)

Skin - E0000, E000, E01, RV21
Lips and eyelids - V00 or V01 ?
Eyes - BG02
Hair - BG0000, BG01, BG02, V00
Mermaid body - V05, V06
Hearts - V05,V06
Butterflies - BG02, V00, V05
Dots around image - B0000, BG02, V01, V12
Moon - BG000

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted To Stamps - Love (2 of 3)
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts & Flowers (2 of 3)
Dragonfly Journeys - Love (No limit)
Heartfelt Stamping Challenge - For A Special Someone (2 of 2)
International Art and Soul - Love Is In The Air (2 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Add A Butterfly (No limit) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Art Impressions - Lots of Love (2 of 2) (Thursday)
DL.Art January Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 
Wonderful Wednesday - Hearts (No limit)


Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No Limit) (Monday)

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Falling In Love (CTMH Bling) (No limit)

Love 2 Scrap - Who Loves You Baby (1 of 5)

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Add a Heart (1 of 3)

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. Gloria, your card is adorable. Love your coloring. Just hope you don't get scratched and clawed in the process of trying to catch the cats!!!

  2. I love the colours you've used on this one - very vibrant. Thanks again for joining us at IAAS. Hazel x

  3. Wow so beautiful. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  4. Back again, and again just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  5. Back again, and again, just gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  6. Lovely card Gloria, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT xx

  7. This is lovely Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  8. Gloria, Sounds you have had a busy time with the cats. Glad to hear that some have been fixed. Hope you cat comes home. Your card is so gorgeous, as always. Love the image you've used. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  9. First card was CAS, and this one was a lot of work...Beautiful image and great coloring and love the purple sponged paper...and love the heart border...striking card. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart and please join us again for future February themes.

  10. Oh WOW...this is just gorgeous! I love the choice of colors and coloring. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    Joyce, DT

  11. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

    1. also tTank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
      Ine DT for:

  12. Gloria how lovely of you to care so much about the Feral cats and to take care of their health and to make sure they do not reproduce unwanted kittens, they must know that they are loved and cared for. Gloria your card is beautiful the image and colours are magical, thank you for joining our challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS I hope you will join us next time
    lorraine x

  13. A gorgeous card. Lovely colours, design and image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  14. A fabulous card, such a beautiful image and pretty colours.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  15. Thank you so much for linking up with us in our challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new challenge and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  16. Hi Gloria! Love this beautiful image and all of the gorgeous embellishments you've added too. Thanks so much for joining my Love is in the Air blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  17. Very pretty card; I love the colouring, amazing! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H

  18. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Mary DT for

  19. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LTSCB! -Lori DT


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