Saturday, April 1, 2017

Birthday Card Using Conie Fong Birthday Benny and CTMH Paper

Hello friends.  How are you?  I hope everyone is having time to craft.  It is nice to be able to create something for someone you love.  

I am very excited to announce that I am now part of Conie Fong Facebook Design Team.  I wanted to be on her team when she started Conie Fong Art and Design Facebook group last year; but I was already committed to two teams; and couldn't handle any additional teams.  I will be the Facebook Coordinator; which makes me really happy.  We have a fabulous group of ladies on the DT; who are so excited about sharing Conie Fong's fabulous digis.  

Take time to visit Conie Fong Art and Design Facebook group and click to join.  We would love to have you join us.  She has coupons, specials, challenges with prizes and a chance for her members to receive free digis.  I hope to see all of you there.  

I created this adorable card for my first Conie Fong DT post; using Conie Fong "Birthday Benny" for my Great Grandson who is turning one year old in April. I bought this paper to create a baby card for his birth; but I ended up being there for his birth and never had a chance to send a card.  I decided to get it out and use it for his first birthday.  I just love this little elephant paper from Close To My Heart; which is retired now.

Benny Set of 3; but also sold individually

Inside Card


Frames - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles
Toys - Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year"
Inside word - Great - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Inside - Other words - Anna Griffin Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies

Paper - CTMH Georgie (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH Glacier, White Daisy, Canary and Juniper
Ink - CTMH Glacier
Sentiment on front - CTMH Balloon Wishes D1667
Sequins - CTMH Dreamin Big Sequins - Z3315

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Shirt - Y15
Overalls - BG72, BG75
Car - BG11, C2
Cake - BG11, E53 
Candles/Flames - Y15, Y35 
Shoes - Y15, C2
Ground - BG11
Sky - CTMH Glacier Ink

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - B is For ("Boys, Birthday") (2 of 3)  (Saturday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Up Up And Away or Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy Egg/Anything Goes (No limit) (Thursday)
DL.Art April Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
 Ike's World Challenges - Anything Goes (3 of 3)  (Tuesday)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No Limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes w/Critter (1 of 5) (Other Date)
2 Sisters On The Blog - Color Scheme (1 of 3)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Animal Friends Challenge - Spring/Easter w/animal (1 of 3)
ATG With Create With TLC - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes (Unknown - Couldn't find rules)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. Oh what a great boy card. Super gorgeous image and love the design and colours. Nice work here. 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]

  2. Back again, and again super gorgeous work. I love it. 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

  3. Back again, and again, just fabulous. Love this. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  4. Amazing card and adorable image! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for

  5. Such a delightful 1st Birthday card, Gloria! Love how you managed to add all the 'critters' to it. :-D And huge thanks for joining us in our first ever challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. Beautiful card for a little boy's birthday. I love the background with the elephants. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

  7. I love your birthday card! The sweet image reminds me a lot of the Precious Moments characters---so darling! The die cuts are nice in patterned paper, too! Thank you for joining the fun at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  8. What a great card. Such a cute image.
    Thank you for joining us.
    Hugs, Nicolette DT 2 Sistersontheblog

  9. Fantastic birthday card for his first birthday! I'm sure it will become a treasured keepsake! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  10. What a beautifull card. You have choosen the colours very nice!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at 2 Sistersontheblog.
    Love Caroline DT

  11. Gorgeous birthday card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  12. What a sweet card! Love how the image colors and the papers match perfectly! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  13. The colours on this are incredible, I'd never have put them together but they look stunning. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  14. Gloria, super fabby inspiration and wonderful colors. Congratulations on being on Conie Fong design team. I just adore her images. Great, layout, coloring and dies. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes and Crazy Egg Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  15. Love this adorable card Glo. Congrats xx Jan

  16. what a sweet card, thank you so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes challenge and good luck, hugs, Marion

  17. Fabulous boys card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

  18. Hello again Gloria... it’s so lovely to see you have joined us again with one of your gorgeous cards. Thank you for entering your Boy's Birthday card into our ‘B is for…’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  19. Awesome as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  20. This is beautiful 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

  21. Oh so cute - great image, and I really like the frame for it, as well as all the critters. Thanks for joining in the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede - anything goes/ up, up and away. Dorothy S, DT member

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

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  23. This is gorgeous Gloria! I love the sweet digi and beautiful layout. Congratulations on your new DT! Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  24. Hi,Gloria. It's great to see you again at Scrapbook Stamp Society with your lovely cards, thank you for joining us . Good luck
    Miria DT

  25. This is such a lovely card for a Great Grandson! Beautiful colouring and die cuts! Thank you for joining us over on the Crafts Galore Encore (Anything Goes) Challenge this month. Lots of luck. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  26. Oooh Congrats on your DT position :-D This is a fabulous card - a very sweet image and I love the added cut outs and great colour scheme. :-)
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-)

    IKE x

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  27. I love this card! All dies really add to the card and the coloring of the main image is amazing.

  28. Congrats on your new DT position Gloria-and gorgeous card love the cute image and beautiful papers --Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x
    I have just been making a card for my grandson(1yrs) and grandaughter (8yrs) whose birthdays are both tomorrow 11th April-yes last minute lol
    Carol x

  29. Great card, Gloria - thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    We hope you will join us again for our new challenge which started today.

    Helen x
    (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  30. Gloria this is gorgeous and just perfect for our 9th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  31. Very nice card !!! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper and best of luck with your entry.
    Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

  32. Me again!

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

    Helen DT

  33. I love love love every aspect of this. Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Animals, hugs. Traci DT xx


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