Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Crimson Holly

Hello friends.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving; for those of you who celebrate the holiday.  It was in the 90's here in Southern CA on Thanksgiving Day.  Can you believe that?  

It is time once again for another fabulous Ching-Chou Kuik Monthly Challenge and my Inspiration Post.  Our topic this month is Birds.  I hope we see your fabulous creations in our December Monthly Blog Challenge.  This one should be an easy one; with so many birds in the Ching-Chou Kuik digis.

I created this card using Ching Chou Kuik "Crimson Holly".  I used several retired CTMH products for this card; but I love them even after they are discontinued.  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Holly Frame around card - Spellbinders Holly
Greenery across front of card - Yvonne Creations Holiday Garland
Frame inside - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles
Christmas tree inside without stamp - CTMH Woodland Wishes Z4015 (retired)
Deer inside (without stamp) - CTMH Cozy Christmas Z4008 - (retired)

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik "Crimson Holly"
Paper - CTMH White Pines - (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Willow, reverse side of Willow behind image, Almond reverse side card base, Cranberry
Sentiment outside - CTMH Believe In Christmas - D1666 (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Christmas Love - D1491 (retired)
Pearls -

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - YG11, YG13, YG17
Eyes - YG17
Lips - R11 (Camine - ShinHan Marker)
Birds - R41, R42, R43
Berries - E07
Leaves - G94
Holly - G40, G94
Background - B000

White dots - Gelly Roll

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 (No limit)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Christmas card all glammed up (1 of 1) (Saturday)
Crafty Calendar - Christmas (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes/Option (1 of 3)  (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  (Thursday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)  
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas (1 of 5)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - (1 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 

December Close To My Heart Special
Through the Year! 

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S1712 A Little Bit of Pun

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  1. Gloria, this is gorgeous. Love your coloring.

  2. What a beautiful image...the colours are fabulous Gloria!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society!
    Take care,

  3. A lovely card and beautiful image - thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
    Kath x

  4. Beautiful Christmas card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Very pretty! I love the green hair! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  6. This is so sweet. Your coloring is amazing
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  7. Gorgeous. I love the lacy dies you used-they go perfect with the beautifully colored image. I love the green hair. Thank you for joining the DL.ART December Linky Challenge

  8. I love your glamorous Christmas card. Perfect for our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Thank you for sharing it with us. Wynn DT

  9. Beautiful card. I love how you used the traditional green and red colors. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. This is gorgeous 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

  12. Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija DT-member

  13. Such a wonderful card Gloria. I adore your layout and all those gorgeous dies. Aaaand you decorated the inside, which is something I never do!!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes' December 2017.
    Nicola, CGE DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  14. Beautiful card, love your coloring! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Love To Craft

  15. Love her green hair! Such a fun card. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!

  16. Beautiful. Love the green hair. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    DT Lynda x

  17. So VERY Beautiful Gloria, I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Morgan's Artworld. - Faith DT
    Sorry I've been awol.

  18. That's beautiful. Love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  19. So pretty with lovely details! Thanks for your continued support of our challenges at 613 Avenue Create.

  20. Great card - thanks sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Happy Christmas.

    Helen x

  21. Love the hair! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    DT for:

  22. Gorgeous card and image
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  23. very beautiful Gloria
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  24. Thank you for sharing your fun Christmas card with us at Love To Craft !

  25. Me again!

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at CCAYR as well as Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.

    Helen x

  26. Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs Natalie


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