Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge For Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Hello all my fellow bloggers and followers.  It has been gorgeous fall weather in Southern California these past few days.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am still trying to catch up on my sleep and trying to get over headaches; but I am feeling a little better now than I have been.  
It is time for Challenge # 40 Christmas - Shaped Cards at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.  Be sure to check out the DT fabulous creations.  This week our sponsors are Stitchy Bears and QKR Stampede.  Create your Christmas card and enter for one of the prizes.  You must be a follower to be eligible to win.
This is my first year to make Christmas cards; so I am having a great time.  I really  love scenery cards; but sometimes it can be a challenge knowing how to color them.  I am still new to coloring images and using digi stamps; so it is all trial and error for me.  I really loved this image from Stitchy Bears called "Christmas Gate".  I love the country with open spaces and trees; so I fell in love with it the first time I saw it.  I hope you enjoy my card.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts - CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Card base - Pg 33 cut at 5 1/2 in.
Cardstock base - CTMH Topiary
Sentiments cardstock - CTMH White Daisy 
Sentiment ink - CTMH Cranberry
Cardstock under image outside - DCMV - The Mariposa Cardstock Matstack
Layer - Pg 33 cut at 5 in.
Patterned paper - K & Co - Elizabeth Brownd
Stamp Set - CTMH "Christmas Love Holidays" (D1492)
Holly and Christmas tree - Used Glitter Pens - Stardust Gelly Roll Meteor and Galaxy
Holly and Christmas tree cardstock - CTMH New England Ivy outside - CTMH Topiary inside
Christmas Tree Punch - Fiscars
Holly Punch - Martha Stewart
Bling - Recollections clear

CTMH Markers
Wreath & Green tree - Topiary
Bow & Snowman - Cranberry and Cranberry Light

Gate - E19
Stone Fence - E13
Wood Posts - E15
Trees - E31, E25, E15

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
  1. Make It Monday - Anything Goes
  2. Cards By Lady Anne - Stamp Challenge - Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 4)
  3. Broken Box Stock - Happy Holidays (1 of 3)
  4. Fussy and Fancy - I Love Christmas
  5. Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
  6. Jingle Bells - December To Remember - Anything Holiday Goes
  7. Pattie's Creations - Christmas Card
  8. QKR Stampede - Holiday Cheer
  9. Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
  10. Wags & Whiskers - Anything Goes
  11. 4 Crafty Chicks - Snowmen
  12. Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
  13. Cards Galore - Christmas
  14. Digi Galore - Anything Goes
  15. Ladybug Crafts - Christmas and/or Winter
  16. One Crazy Stamper - Sketch or Holiday Challenge
  17. Oozak - Anything Goes plus red (2 of 3)
  18. Sparkles Forum Challenges - Challenge # 38 - Christmas Is Coming
  19. Sunny Challenges - Snowflakes
  20. The Cupboard Trilogy - Frosty Winter
  21. The Stamp Spot - Anything Christmas Goes
  22. Craft Us Crazy - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like .........
  23. Cute Card Thursday - Red and Green
  24. Delightful Challenges - All About Christmas
  25. DL. Art - Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Red and Green
  26. Forever Friends - Christmas Cards
  27. Happy Campers - Winters Here
  28. Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas Projects
  29. Paper Play Challenges - Christmas Is Coming
  30. Pixie Dust Studio - Sparkles and Snowflakes
  31. Simply Create - Always Anything Goes
  32. 2 Sisters - Snowflakes
  33. Speedy and Friends - Red and Green
  34. Stamp Your Life - Anything Goes
  35. Sweet Stampin - Dies and/or Punches
  36. Totally Gorjuss - Snow
  37. ABC Christmas Challenge - X Marks The Spot (2 X's on Gate)
  38. Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Christmas - Anything Goes
  39. Crafts and Me - Anything Goes (optional - Christmas ornament)
  40. Crafty Creations - Winter Scene
  41. Diva's By Design - Let It Snow
  42. For Fun Challenges - Let It Snow
  43. Inky Impressions - Snow or Winter
  44. Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
  45. Simon Says Stamp - Snowflakes
  46. The Perfect Sentiment - Let It Snow - Add Snow or snowman, etc.  (I used bling)
  47. Christmas Card Challenges - Die Cuts - Must Be Christmas Cards.
  48. Craft A Scene - Winter Scene
  49. The Squirrel and The Fox - Summer or Winter
  50. Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Celebration
  51. Squigglefly - Use Traditional Colors Red and Green
  52. Crafty Boots - Christmas
  53. Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
  54. Eureka Stamps - Sparkle and Shine
  55. Digi Darla's - Snow Fun With Bling
  56. House of Gilli - Anything Goes
  57. Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays

Be sure to check out the December specials as well as my clubs at the top of the page. You can earn free products by joining either of my clubs. Check out my new tab on "Tutorials". I will add more as I find more of them. I have also added a tab for "Featured Cards" with links to each one; so you can find them more easily if you need the supplies I used to make them.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog and for all your wonderful compliments.  Your opinion is greatly appreciated.  I hope everyone is making time to create something that makes you or someone else happy.  Have a fabulous day!!

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


  1. Gloria this is just beautiful. Love how everything works so well together. You have a great eye for detail. Good luck with all those challenges! Hop on over to my blog to partake in my 400 Follower Give Away - thank you so much if you have already participated.
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    1. Thanks Desire for your wonderful compliments. I still struggle with digi images and I think this is my first scenery one; so still learning. I appreciate your loving support. Hugs, Gloria

  2. Super card Gloria, however I'm afraid that Emergency Crafters has a rule that no more than 10 challenges can be entered to qualify, I'm so sorry, Carole Z EC x

    1. So Sorry Carole. I removed it. I don't know why I didn't see that. I usually review the rules very closely. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  3. Your card is very pretty and I like that cute image. Thanks, so much for joining our Squigglefly challenge.

  4. It is cute inside and out. Love the scene! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene AND I saw you on MIM right next to my entry! NancyD

  5. Fab card, it is as lovely inside as it is out. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Merry Christmas.


  6. This is very pretty, I love all the reds and greens, so Christmassy. Thanks, for joining us over at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  7. What a cute winter scene! What beautiful papers and colours - and I love how you've decorated the inside! Scrummy! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

    love Mags B x

  8. Fabulous christmas card. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Paper Crafting Journey xx

  9. Beautiful card, love all the details and all the gorgeous die cut work. Thanks so much for playing at DIgi Darla's Designs, Inky Impressions, Broken Box Designs, Wags N Whiskers and Pixie Dust Studio this time:)

  10. Lovely card,sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge this month. Good luckxx

  11. Fantastic card and colors Gloria. Visited from MIM..Loz

  12. Great card, with a lovely mixture of elements. Thank you for joining us on Craft A Scene. xx Maggie

  13. bBeautiful card both inside and out.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Red and/or green challenge

    DIANA L.

  14. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends monthley.
    X - Natalie - X

  15. Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card!

    1. Thank you Berni for the wonderful compliments. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Hugs, Gloria

  16. Wonderful scene and adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

  17. I really like the shape of this card. The interior of the card turned out perfect as well. It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing.

  18. WOW, my friend, this is gorgeous! I do believe you actually beat me in the number of challenges entered. :-D Wait a minute, I have to put on another of mmy DT hats: I'm really glad that you shared with us in our Let It Snow challenge at Perfect Sentiment. Hope you'll be joining us again next challenge. Hugs.
    NanaConnie PSC DT

    1. Thanks for your compliments Connie!! I struggled with making a card with a scene on it. It is still a new concept for me. I could have added a lot more challenges; but I got tired. LOL!! Hugs, Gloria

  19. This is a lovely card, great little scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  20. Great card! I really love the sweet Christmas scene. Beautiful papers you have used too. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  21. Scenery pictures are awesome. Love the bright green colors, go so perfectly with your image. Glad you are excited to making Christmas cards for the first year. wonderful inspiration and thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  22. Great card, thanks for joining in at The cupboard trilogy, good luck Hun Zoe DT xxx

  23. Love the winter scene you've created and it works so well with the classic Christmas colour scheme. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  24. I really love how your card came out for someone that wasn't sure how to showcase this image! Great card.

    1. Thanks Vicky!! The DT are so talented that sometimes I don't feel that my creations don't quite measure up. I guess I need a little more self confidence when it comes to my own creations. I am new at using digital images and especially the scenery ones. My next one is a scenery also; so I am going through the same thing again. LOL!! It challenges me; so that is good. Hugs, Gloria

  25. This is a beautiful card! Great scene and coloring! Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

  26. Beautiful Christmas card ,Gloria . Love the inside as well . Merry Christmas to you and yours . May the New Year be one of peace and contentment for you . Looking forward to catching up with you in the New Year again ..

    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too Shirley-anne. Nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the lovely compliments. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

  27. Hi again lol, great card, thank you for joining in with the Cards Galore Challenge, good luck Hun Zoe DT xxx

  28. So nice to see a Christmas scene, you have coloured it beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  29. so many wonderful details to this!! What a pretty scene!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Digi Darla's.

  30. beautiful winterscene have you made!! I love the little snowman on the front. ((:
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  31. Beautiful - a really pretty image and I love the paper you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  32. This is a gorgeous wintry scene and the papers are scrummy. Thank your for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon x

  33. What a pretty holiday card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  34. Very pretty! Love that background paper! Thanks for joining us at THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE # 137!

  35. Gorgeous card with great details...thanks for joining Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  36. Wonderful inside and out...Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  37. Love the traditional wintry scene.

    Thanks for joining us as Crafty Bloggers Network
    (CBN DT)

  38. Perfect for our challenge 'Dies and Punches' challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. x

  39. Love your festive Christmas card Gloria! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  40. Wonderful snowflake card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with the Snowflake Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  41. Replies
    1. Thank you Karal for your wonderful compliment and for stopping by my blog. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria

  42. I'm back with a DT hat on ;) You should never second guess your talent! You are quite amazing. Just love all the gorgeous creations you make and this one is no exception!

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

    1. Thanks so much Vicky for your loving and encouraging words. I really appreciate your wonderful comments. I guess we are our own worst critics. I love the support of Tammys DT and all of the DT with the challenges. Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Gloria

  43. Beautiful card love the wintry scene~hugs Deanna

  44. Thanks for playing our snowman challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  45. Love the berry pattern paper you have used . Such a cheerful festive project
    Dr Sonia

  46. Gorgeous background paper. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  47. Great card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!

  48. Wow, this is so pretty! I have this cart now to and haven't had a chance to play with it. Love what you did here. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  49. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla Challenges and good luck!

  50. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  51. Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "I Love Christmas" challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  52. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  53. This is so stinkin cute! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends!

  54. Back again! Thanks this time for sharing with us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x

  55. these are both beautiful :)
    Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life, hope to see you for our next challenge in January

  56. Lovely! Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week!

  57. What a lovely scene. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  58. What an awesome scene, love the details! Thanks for playing with us at Digi Darla's!

  59. What a great card for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.

    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  60. Lovely scene and a fab card. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  61. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla Challenges.

  62. Wonderful card,love all the detail and great use of Cricut. Thanks for joining us at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge xx

  63. Gorgeous card, really pretty. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
    Claire xx

  64. Fabulous card, inside and out. Thanks for joining NMW Challenges this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  65. wow Gloria - a wonderful scenery Christmas card :) Thanks for joining us this month at The Stamp Spot - good luck!

  66. beautiful card, i love the backing paper.... thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  67. A fabby make and such a great image x
    Thanks for joining us at Happy Campers xx

  68. Gorgeous, thank you for playing along with Natalie & Amy's Challenge xx

  69. Love both! Thanks for playing SYL!

  70. Lovely outdoor winter scenery and cute card. Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

  71. Fabulous card - just gorgeous! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and we hope to see you back in the new year :)



  72. Fab image and paper combo! Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. Merry Christmas and good luck. X

  73. What a great card. Thanks for joining us with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx
    TCT DT

  74. gorgeous christmas card Gloria so bright and festive feeling...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge this month
    Mina xxx


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