Monday, June 17, 2013

Birthday Card Using CTMH Avonlea Paper Pack With Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridges

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #67 - Anything With Wings

Hi to everyone.  I hope you are having a fabulous day!  The weather has been nice in Southern CA; but starting to get hot again.  I have been trying to get back into my normal routine after vacation; but everyone knows how hard that is to do.  I am waiting anxiously for my daughter to close on her house; which is scheduled for Monday.  I wish I could be there to help her move.  She is going to have her hands full with 4 kids, 3 dogs and 1 cat.  Their furniture and all their belongings are in a storage unit right now because the closing was delayed 2 weeks ago when they sold their current home.  I am so excited for her and her family.
It is time for another fabulous challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner #67 - Anything With Wings.  Be sure to check out the other creations and join the fun by entering our challenge.  If you would like to have a chance at the Guest Designer spot for a week; just add GDT behind your name when you enter.  Our sponsors this week are Eureka Stamps and Kenny K.  They have incredible Digi Stamps; so be sure to check out their stores.
I chose Kenny K Devilish Donna Precolored for my image this week.  I love this image and had to use it when I saw it.  I had a challenge with creating my card this week due to creator's block; which hasn't happened to me for a while.  You can get Devilish Donna with and without color.  I love having that option because you can use either one that suits your mood.  I decided to use all Digi sentiments inside and outside my card this time; and the best part is they were FREE from Hannelie at Desert Diva.  Check out her blog for more wonderful free Digi sentiments.

Inside view of card
Inside View Top part of card

Inside View - Bottom part of card
Supplies I used to create this card:
Die Cuts - Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy
Die Cut Frame - Spellbinder's Nestabilities Fleur de Lis Rectangles
Punch for butterflies
Martha Stewart Butterfly Center Punch
EK Butterfly 3 Way Punch
Butterfly using Cricut Artiste also
Inside little butterfly - Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch
Paper -  CTMH Avonlea
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and CTMH Twilight
Glitter Cardstock - CTMH Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Image - Kenny K Devilish Donna Precolored
Sentiments inside and outside -  Free from Hannelie at Desert Diva
Ink for edges - CTMH Twilight
Glitter Gel - CTMH Stardust
Buttons - CTMH Glitter buttons
Ribbon - Celebrate It
Butterfly Bling - Want 2 Scrap
Bling above ribbon - Recollections

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Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I am so grateful for everyone who takes the time to leave a comment.  Your encouraging words mean so much to me.  I hope you enjoyed the card I created this week and that you will try using Digi Stamps as well as regular stamps on your next creation.  I love using both of them together.  It just adds so much to your creations.
Have a wonderful week!! 

Remember - Keep On Creating!!

It's Good For Your Health!!



  1. Fabulous one! I love all the details on your creation and Donna is looking very sassy.

    Hugs from Finland,

  2. Oh wow, this is a gorgeous side stepper design and the inside is even more beautiful than the outside.
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  3. what a great design
    i love the colors and the inside is amazing

    Thanks for another great week on the Design team of Tammy Scrappin Corner

    hugs Tammy

  4. Awesome card :D I looove the little gothic fairy/angel - super cute!

    Saffire dragon crafts

  5. Very BEAUTIFUL! and lovely details!! Love it!
    Would love if you joined us at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

    1. Hi Migdalia, I checked out the challenge for this weeks 2 Creative Chicks; but my card doesn't qualify. I will check again in the future. I would love to have you as a follower. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  6. Love this card! Awesome inside as well. Love the pre-colored image she really is fabulous.

  7. WOW! What an awesome card! IT is such a great surprise when you open it up! Super details and colors and I love you image too! Perfect card for our game of Bingo at CC&CC. Thanx so much for playing along! Joanne

  8. Gloria: This is delightful. You are always SO creative, and have been such a blessing to us in our challenges. I'm so grateful to have you share your lovely creations week after week. Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Fantastic creation inside and out. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  10. Gloria,
    Such a great layout and the cut is really a great look.
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous art with us. The more you enter the better your chances of winning.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. thank you for joining us for the Hobby House First Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. A very creative card. Thank you for your entry into the crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

  13. Fab creation, but technically not compliant with our challenge rules this month at NMWC. To be eligible to enter you must choose one item from each column, you have chosen all items in only one column, so sorry. Suzanne owner NMWC

    1. I do qualify Suzanne. I just didn't see the message to choose one from each column. I have changed my entry to reflect one from each column. I have more than one from each column. I have Bling/Buttons/Sparkle/Glitter. Sorry for the confusion. Usually Bingo is in a line up/down or across. I will try to read more carefully next time. Thanks for the compliment. I love your challenges. Hugs, Gloria

  14. Lovely creation, Love the papers and the KennyK image, thank you for joining my Quirky Crafts More than One Fold Challenge!!

    ((Lyn)) DT

  15. Fabulous card, the design is gorgeous. Popped in from mim. Joey xx

  16. Hi.. Gorgeous card and colors. I popped by from MIM..Faye

  17. Beautiful details on your card and I love that colour combo too!
    Thanks for playing along with the Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  18. Fabulous card gloria, love the use of all the sentiments, adds so much interest, fabulous design too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. This card is so well made and very interesting. You can tell a lot of thought went into making this card. Pleased you chose to share it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  20. Fabulous card I love those papers
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  21. Hi Gloria, Wow this card is amazing. Love all the details and a brilliant design and all in my fave colours. Love it. Question. Where did you get thet cat with the headphones? I love him! Hugs, Carol S.xx

    1. Isn't she adorable! I just loved it when I saw it. I found her on someone's blog and emailed them and they sent me the link. I will try to find your email and send it to you. Thanks for the wonderful compliments. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

    2. I couldn't find an email for you Carol. If you will send me an email to I will send you the html information to add to your blog so you can have her too. Thanks again. Not sure if this reply will go to you or me. LOL!!

  22. Awesome as always. Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: Anything Goes One Year Anniversary

  23. Lots of lovely details to look at and enjoy. Lovely colour scheme too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  24. Great card, love the colour scheme and the shape of this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli D

  25. This is a fabulous card, gorgeous image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  26. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  27. Amazing card and I love the inside. Really gorgeous butterflies and colour combo.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  28. Great Card! Love the colors that you chose! All the details and your coloring are so fun. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  29. Gorgeous card :-) the colours and whole design are stunning ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Lols x x x

  30. What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  31. Such a wonderful card Gloria. Thank you for leaving a comment letting me know how your project symbolizes strength to you. I am glad that the fairy epitomizes the strength within your daughter to be who she is. She certainly is strong to take on moving a household that large. There are only two of us here and I can't even begin to imagine how we are going to accomplish the task of downsizing to move into an apartment within the next several years. Maybe your daughter can lend me some of that indomitable strength that she has to tackle such an undertaking. Thanks for adding once again to this month's Path of Positivity. It is always lovely to see you share.

    Lisa D.

  32. Lovely creation, but pre-coloured images are not permitted at NMWC. It is very unfair on all the other entrants who put so much effort into their colouring. Sorry Suzanne owner NMWC

    1. So sorry. I wasn't aware of that Suzanne. Please remove number 68. Thanks for letting me know. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  33. I love the butterflies and the way you decorated the inside. Thanks for playing at Alphabet Challenges.

  34. Great card Gloria, so many pretty details :) Cathy x Thanks for your visit too :)

  35. Back Gloria, just to say I am pleased that you are also enjoying Hannelie's gorgeous free sentiments.
    {I would love you to take part in my 600 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  36. Gloria this is stunning, love the layout, papers, image, fabulous, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

  37. Hi, Gloria,
    What a beautiful card! Well planned and beautifully executed! Thanks for joining us again this week at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  38. love the colours and the laout of your card...very cool image you chose there
    thanks for taking part at creative corner challenges
    Love Mel xxx

  39. Terrific layout and I LOVE the colors. Thanks for following my blog and now I'm following you. Have a great day!

  40. Such a fabulous card, lots to look at but all brought together beautifully. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  41. Stunning Creation gorgeous colours too.
    I saw your card on MIM
    Hugs Julie xxxx

  42. Fabulous card inside and out.Just love the fold and your paper choices - they work well with the image.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  43. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at The Hobby House
    hugs Nikki x

  44. This is a beautifully designed card. Great paper choices, pretty image and lacy edges, wonderful sentiments. You've got it all. I really like the fold on the inside. Thanks for joining our Let's Play Dress Up challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  45. What a marvelous card, your daughter is going to love it - I hope the closing went well and she's getting herself all moved in! It is tough to get back into the swing of things but apparently your vacation had you thinking very artistically! This is a really elegant but fun card you've created and you certainly have given it WINGS! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you return for more challenges with us!

  46. Love your creation! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month!
    Claire xx
    CCC DT

  47. Very nice, love the design! Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  48. Fab card! Love the design and all the sentiments and also the glitter! Perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month!
    Lynne x


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