Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Card Using CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hi to all my friends in the blogging world.   Winter has arrived in Southern California with a bang.  We have had several days of rain and a lot cooler temperatures; which has been nice.  I love the cooler temperatures; but I know others are probably having snow and colder temperatures than we are.

My father-in-law passed away November 19th and we have been very busy with planning of the funeral and other events surrounding his sudden death.  He was 91 yrs old,  a beloved husband and father.  We are going to miss him very much.  My husband made at least two trips a day to the nursing home for the past 8 yrs to visit his mother (passed in 2008) and then his father (passed 2012).  He is going to be lost without those daily visits.  I think he is going to continue visiting some of the patients he has gotten to know these past few years; especially the Chinese patients who don't speak English.  His parents didn't speak English and it was difficult for them to communicate with the staff at the nursing home.
It's time for another challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Challenge 39 - Anything Christmas.  Our sponsors are Digi Darla's Designs and A Day For Daisies.  I hope you will take the time to visit Tammy's Scrapin Corner to check out all the awesome creations by the design team.  Our Guest Designer this week is Adrienne Crist.  Check out her blog for more wonderful creations!!
I used Digi Darla's "Cat Christmas" for my creation.  I added the words "Merry Christmas" and the two presents under the tree with a stamp set from CTMH Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit. 

Inside Card 

Supplies used for this card:
Die Cuts - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Card base - New England Ivy
Paper - Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Cardstock outside - Cranberry - frame at 5 in. - pg 60, accent 4
Cardstock inside - Smoothie - frame 4 in. - pg 60, accent 4
Ornaments - New England Ivy Cardstock and Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
Glitter on Ornaments - Glitz Glitter Gel - Stardust
Ink - Cranberry
Stamp Set - Pear & Partridge Cardmaking WOTG
Image - Digi Darla's
Ribbon - Celebrate It - Holiday
CTMH Markers used for image:
Tree and ornament - Topiary & Topiary Light
Ornament and cat - Cranberry
Copics for cat: C1, C2 and RV00 for ears
Bling - Cranberry bling from CTMH Pear & Partridge Cardmaking WOTG
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
  1. Digi Darla's Challenges - DDC# 40 - Child's Christmas card
  2. 365 Cards - Day 272 - Tuesday Challenge In Reverse - Wintry and Patterned Ribbon
  3. Crafty Sentiments - Red, White and Green Challenge
  4. Crazy Amigo - Gifts
  5. Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Merry Christmas
  6. Party Time Tuesday's - Challenge # 96 - Anything Goes
  7. Through The Craft Room Door - Challenge # 46 - Anything Goes
  8. Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge # 42 - Anything Goes
  9. ABC Christmas Challenge - X For X Marks The Spot - Patterned paper in middle of card
  10. Cards By Lady Anne - Stamp Challenge - Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
  11. Crafts And Me - Challenge # 112 - Ribbon or Trim
  12. Divas By Design - Challenge # 63 - Glitter and Sparkle
  13. For Fun Challenges - Christmas With Sparkle
  14. Papercraft Star - Challenge # 122 - Holiday Greenery
  15. Paper Shelter Challenge - Challenge # 92 - Christmas Is Coming
  16. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  17. TandaStamp - Challenge # 203 - Anything Christmas
  18. Whimsy Stamps - Challenge # 53 - Use Traditional Christmas Colors
  19. Word Art Wednesday - Challenge # 56 - God's Goodness/Anything Goes
  20. 4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge # 118 - Ornaments
  21. Aud Sentiments - Challenge # 68 - Bingo (Merry, Bling and Die Cut)
  22. Crafty Ribbons - Challenge # 33 - Must Use Two Ribbons
  23. Crimbo Crackers - Challenge # 29 - Anything Goes
  24. Forever Friends - Challenge # 50 - Glitter and Sparkle
  25. Pixie Dust Studio - Winter Holiday Creations
  26. ATC's and Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 28 - Anything Goes
  27. Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 28 - Anything Goes
  28. Fussy & Fancy - Challenge # 77 - I Love Christmas
  29. QKR Stampede - Challenge # 16 - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  30. 2 Sisters - Challenge # 120 - Christmas Sparkle
  31. Catch the Bug - December Anything Goes
  32. My Sheri Crafts - Challenge # 99 - Tis The Season
  33. Totally Gorjuss - Challenge # 160 - Anything Goes With Glitter
  34. Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge # 8 - Anything Goes
  35. Corrosive Challenges - Challenge # 163 - Anything Goes
  36. Great Impressions - Anything Goes
  37. No Matter Which Challenges - Challenge # 5 - Christmas
  38. One Stitch At A Time - Challenge # 142- Anything Goes
  39. The Ribbon Girl - Ho Ho Ho!  Christmas Projects - Must use a ribbon
  40. Artistic Stampers - Home For Christmas
  41. Cards Galore - December Challenge - Christmas
  42. The Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes for Christmas
  43. Ladybug Crafts - Challenge # 4 - Christmas or Winter
  44. Natalie And Amy's Challenge - Christmas or Winter
  45. One Crazy Stamper - Sketch or Holiday
  46. Oozak - Challenge # 9 - Anything Goes Plus Red
  47. Sparkles Forum Challenges - Challenge # 38 - Christmas Is Coming
  48. Make It Monday - MIM # 118 - Anything Goes
  49. Amusing Challenges - Die Cut
  50. Paper Pretties - PPMC68 - Use Ribbon
  51. Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas Cards
  52. Paper Playtime - Challenge # 90 - Christmas Colors
  53. Mema's Crafts - December Challenge - Anything Goes 
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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I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed yourself today and are inspired to create something for yourself or someone you love.  It is such a wonderful feeling to share your creations with others; especially people you love. 

Thank you for all your wonderful compliments.  I may not send a reply to them as I have done in the past.  I don't seem to have the time to answer all of them; but know that I am very appreciative of your comments and cherish each and everyone of them.  I am not sure anyone ever saw my replies; because I don't know if they go to the blogger email or regular email. I rarely, if ever, see my blogger email; but I do check my regular email.

I may start answering them again in the future; but it has been hectic for the past two weeks due to my father-in-law passing away; and many family members at our home. 
Have a fabulous day!!   

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It is Good For Your Health!!


  1. This is so lovely.
    I thank you for another wonderful week
    hugs tammy

    1. Thanks Tammy for your wonderful compliment. I appreciate your loving support. Hugs, Gloria

  2. Gloria this is just gorgeous and so beautifully crafted. Love how everything work so well together. Wishing you a wonderful Monday.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thanks Desire for your fabulous compliment!! I am grateful I have you as a friend. Hugs, Gloria

  3. Beautiful card! I'll be commenting as a DT member and as a friend... I was coming as a friend to say how much I love it but I see that you have participated over at Digi Darlas! How awesome :D It's a wonderful card for a child!

    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 the compliment and for considering me your friend!! LOL!! I am very grateful for all my friends and especially for the DT on Tammy's Scrapin Corner. I appreciate you for all the hats you wear too. LOL!! Hugs, Gloria

  4. So cute, love the image and colouring, great papers and the corners look fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    1. Thank you Chrissy for your lovely compliments. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

  5. I just happened to be visiting your blog, Gloria, when I saw this beautiful card. I thought to myself, "well, I sure hope she shares this with us at Word Art Wednesday", and then I saw that it was in your list of challenge (which always makes me happy). This is SO your cards always are. And having you join us is always a blessing, so thanks for sharing!
    karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

    1. You are so sweet Karen!! I always think of sharing my cards with your since you are always so kind to visit my blog and for leaving me such awesome comments. You and your team are a blessing in my life and I always look forward to reading the comments. Thanks for the compliment and for your loving support. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  6. Fabulous card, love everything about it. That image is so cute and 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

    1. Thank you Lady Anne, I appreciate your loving support. Hugs, Gloria

  7. I am in love with this image. so darn cute. You designed it so beautifully. sweet and precious. Hugs

    1. Thank you Berni! I love this image too. I use to have a lot of cats; but became allergic to them and now I just enjoy pictures of the darlings. Thanks for your compliment and your loving support. Hugs, Gloria

  8. This is so sweet! Love those sparkly buttons! Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

  9. really gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  10. What an adorable card! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  11. Lovely card, gorgeous papers and the little cat image is very cute, Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy :)

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  13. What an adorable card! I love how the inside matches the front. Thanks for joining us at 365 Cards. Best wishes, Yvonne

  14. So beautiful! Love the little kitten stamp. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

    Deanne :)

  15. This is so cute, love the kitty and the die.

  16. Adorable card! I LOVE all the pretty details and cute kitty image. I found you at Make It Monday.

  17. On Taylor Way in Osgoode in the early 80's we had 2 of the most adorable kittens who ran up and down the Christmas tree constantly. Your card just reminded me of those wonderful days. It is very bright and adorable. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at WAW.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. What a lovely card, Gloria, I love your cheery colors! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Papercraft Star. So sorry for yours and your husbands loss. I know you will get through the passing even though it will be a struggle. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  19. What a really fabulous card, love the image. Your coloring job is awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Digi Darla's!

  20. Great card, really sweet image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's & Sparkles this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  21. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  22. Your card turned out Great Gloria! I love the colors from this paper pack. Great touch to add the glitter too :) Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime.

    Lucy - DT

  23. Gorgeous card, beautiful image,thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
    Claire xx

  24. This is gorgeous, so cute....Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  25. Gorgeous card Gloria, the image is adorable and I love that die.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  26. Wow, Gloria that must be a record for how many challenges entered with one card lol!!! I love your sweet little image and how you've created a special inside too, thanks for joining in at The Paper Shelter challenge, XOX Lucy

    1. Thanks for your lovely compliment Lucy; but I think Sammibug just beat my record on her blog at 62 challenges. LOL. It takes a lot of time entering so many challenges; but it is fun!! Hugs, Gloria

  27. Fantastic card and colors. Loz
    Visiting from MIM...

  28. Thanks for playing our Ornament Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  29. Love all the red and the cute image - lovely card - thanks for sharing it for the QKR stampede Christmas challenge 16 (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

  30. I'm 100% cat person and when I saw your card I went all "awwwww". So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  31. That cat is just adorable and I love the colors in your card. I did fix Mr Linky so please return and enter this card. I want you to have a chance at winning as well. Additionally, add my blog to your long list of entries (how do you do it)! and don't forget I am giving away gift cards so enter there as well.

    I am a fan of your work and want to keep seeing you in my challenges.


  32. Adorable image. Thanks for playing along with Great Impresions!

  33. AND....Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  34. What a darling card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope to see you join us again soon!

    Jackie, Bugaboo Stamps DT

  35. Fantastically cute card!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper!!!

  36. So beautiful is your card, thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends good luck with the challenge and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H x

  37. This is gorgeous. I'm a CTMH consultant as well and just did some cards with this paper. I really love it!! Very pretty and thank you for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!

  38. This is really gorgeous, lovely image, thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybug crafts x Gaynor x

  39. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  40. Oh goodness! How fab is this! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  41. Absolutely adorable card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  42. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles.
    Debbie x

  43. Gloria, your beautifully colored cat Christmas image looks wonderful on this pretty and festive card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Ribbon or Trim" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  44. Both of these cards are really lovely, Thank-you for joining us at cards Galore Challenge, "Christmas", Denyse x

  45. What a Great card and coloring job! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  46. This is so cute. Love that christmas cat and the colours look fab too. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  47. 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

  48. Wonderful card, the papers are gorgeous.
    Thanks fr playing at the ABC Christmas challenge.

  49. Gloria - sorry to hear about your Father-In-Law but glad you found the time to play along with the Oozak December challenge! And you're right, crafting is good for your health - it's relaxing and gives one such a sense of accomplishment!


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria