Monday, September 11, 2017

Hi There card With Ching-Chou Kuik "Keep In Faith" Making My Own Background Paper

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well; and those who were evacuated due to the hurricanes and fires are safe.  It is very frightening with all the national disasters.  I know it will be a long time before power, homes and lives will return to normal.  My heart goes out to all of those people who are still in shelters, have lost their homes or lost loved ones.  

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post; and our topic is "Make Your Own Background".  I rarely do stamping all over a page to make my own background; but I have to say this was a great challenge.  It took me a long time to stamp and color these beautiful sunflowers (I just realized that these may not be sunflowers.  LOL! ) on the paper behind my image; and two attempts before I got it the way I wanted it.  I decided to color all of the flowers, leaves, etc; in case I moved the image around; which I did.  LOL! The image is Ching-Chou Kuik "Keep In Faith".   I hope you enjoy this image. 

Working on this card with "Keep In Faith" name gave me hope this past few days with my family and friends in the path of Hurricane Irma.  My son Aaron and his family flew here from Argentina and had to change planes in Miami, FL on Friday; when they were canceling flights right and left.  They made it to Los Angeles Friday afternoon.  Three members of my family live in Naples and had to evacuate; and my daughter lives in Milton, FL; which is ok right now; but Hurricane Irma is still active in FL.

CTMH has created a stamp set to help the people who have been hit with these disasters.  All proceeds will go to Red Cross.  Scroll down for more information.

Created my own background paper with stamp set.  
I thought this stamp was a sunflower; but now I am not sure.  LOL!

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames on front - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle Dies
Hi There - CTMH Hi There Thin Cuts Z3359
Doily and Circle inside - Gina Marie Lotus Blossom Lace Circle Die Set

Paper background on front - created with stamp and copics
Paper Inside - CTMH Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack - Z3350
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Canary and Goldrush
Sunflower Stamp - Penny Black Flower Gallary
Inks used inside - CTMH Goldrush, Pear, Canary, Sky
Ink used for front paper background - Momento Tuxedo Black
Sentiment inside - CTMH Workshops Your Way Father's Day G1134 (retired)
Sequins - CTMH Bronze Sequins Z4029

Copic Markers 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR23
Eyes - B00
Lips - RV10
Twigs on image - G43
Flowers - Y15, YR12
Leaves - G43, G46
Ink - CTMH Sky used for clouds (retired)

  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes plus stamp (1 of 2)
Catch The Bug - Chin Up Buttercup (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Extra Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes or Color Board (1 of 3) 
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
As You Like It Challenge - Flora or Fauna (Love both, but use flora more than fauna) (1 of 3) (Thursday)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp It (1 of 5)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Retarte 105 - Anything Goes (No limit) (Tuesday
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) 
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Monday)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Flora and Fauna and/or Nature (No limit) 
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 5) 
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (4 of 5)

CTMH Special Stamp Set To Support Disaster Victims

CTMH has created a stamp set designed specifically to benefit those affected

by disaster, such as fires and hurricanes.  The stamp set is titled "Stronger Together" and features a variety of sentiments that can be 
used for comfort, encouragement and more.

All proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross, which provides relief efforts to multiple disasters, and which will allocate the funds to where they are needed the most.

C1716 - Stronger Together

Click above for link to September special

Click to enlarge the pictures for a closer view. 

September Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 purchase
$17.95 with no other purchase

S1709 Feel So Blessed 

CTMH Artwork



Using September SOTM and Falling For You Paper pack

CTMH Holiday Expressions Idea Book free copy 
with any order in September

Be sure to add it to your cart

NEW Annual Inspirations Book with $50 purchase
Add to your order with $50 or more purchase.  
I will reimburse you through PayPal for the $6.
You can view it here

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  1. Gorgeous colors - so summery. Love the coloring and image. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  2. Wow beautiful Gloria. Love the printed designer paper and the colours look great. Nice colouring of your image too. Great work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  3. Correction Gloria, you did an amazing job creating that designer paper back ground yourself. Great work. Hugs xxx

  4. Gorgeous make love the yellow 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 Owner/Admin for

  5. Lovely card, gorgeous image and coloring. I pray your family remains safe. Thanks so much for playing along with us at As You Like It Challenge

  6. Beautiful card Gloria, love the bright yellow color.

  7. This is a really lovely card, I love the main image and the gorgeous sunflower background. Always admire the detail you put into each post, I'll get there one day.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  8. Oh my... your sunflowers are FABULOUS Gloria. What a STUNNING and HAPPY card. Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
    TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. So beautiful, what a beautiful image you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  10. Back again, and again just great work here. Great background you have created and lovely colours and image.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  11. Love the freshness of this card... those yellows are lovely! Thanks for entering our challenge this week at Glitter n Sparkle! Vic, DT xx

  12. Stunning work, Thank you for Joining us at Glitter'N'Sparkle and waiting to see next time.

    Glitter'N'Sparkle DT

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely card, both inside and out, with us at Making Memories

  14. Whether it's a sunflower stamp or not, it is VERY beautiful, with fabulous colouring, a Fabulous card. Thank you for joining in the ATG at Morgans Artworld challenge. Faith DT

  15. This is a lovely card. Great work with the background paper. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Angela DT for

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

  17. Super creation! Thanks for joining the Bugaboo theme challenge this week. Good luck in the draw!
    Bugaboo DT

  18. This is gorgeous thank you so much for playing along this week at Polkadoodles
    Jacki ♥♥ (polkaddoddles DT)

  19. Gorgeous card inside and out! Love the image, sunflowers and your beautiful background - Sunflowers, as they are colored that way! :) Thank you for sharing with us over at Making Memories Crafting! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Making Memories Crafting
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  20. Hi there

    What a fabulous Card. Love the image and design. Great colouring and love the flowers. Thank you for sharing with us here today at LTCCB and good luck

    Pen DT

  21. Thanks so much for entering this delightful project into our challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope you will join us again. xx
    {aNNie}DT for Emerald City Crafts

    Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

  23. Lovely project! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  24. A great project. Thanks for sharing on the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog last month. Hope to see you again this month.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT
    PS sorry I am so late with my comments!

  25. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in The Crafty Addicts Challenge this time and good luck :)


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