Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Card Using CTMH Frosted Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello to all my wonderful fellow bloggers/crafters.  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season no matter what it is that you celebrate.  I love the song that says "It's a wonderful time of the year."  I feel that way this time of the year.  I celebrate Christmas and New Years Day; but we also celebrate "Chinese New Year" on Friday, Jan. 31st as well.  The date for Chinese New Year changes each year and it is earlier in 2014.

I find I feel more gratitude at this time of year.  We are all very blessed despite any problems or concerns we might have from day to day.  We can always find someone that has a worse story than we do.  I love being able to give to family and friends this time of the year.  It is a wonderful feeling to see a child open a gift; but it is also important to remember those who don't have anything or who have lost so much this past year.  I feel I give a piece of myself when I create a card and give it to someone.

I have been creating for the challenges at Lacy Sunshine; as it is one of my new favorites.  I love their digital stamps and you get a new one free each challenge when you use their digital stamps for the previous challenge.  They are so adorable!  I realized after creating this card that it might have looked better if I had added the blue cardstock under the extra layers so you could see them easier; but I find the space I am working with is usually not big enough for what I want to do.  I guess I work and create too big.  LOL!  It is hard for me to color the Digi stamps if they are too small.

I also combined a sketch from Your Next Stamp.com challenge and The House That Stamps Built. See links below.  I liked this one and saw it on another blog; so decided to use it for this card.  I hope you can see all the different pretty designs that are in this paper pack.  It is one of my favorites; but will be gone soon.  Be sure to check out our retiring items list on my CTMH website on the left side at the bottom.  

Flurry Digi - Get yours free today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.
Isn't she precious?!

Inside Card


Supplies used to create this card:

Paper - CTMH Frosted Paper
Cardstock - CTMH Frosted Paper Pack and White Daisy
Snowflakes Glitter paper - from Joann's

Die Cuts:
Large snowflakes and scalloped oval under sentiments- Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Die cut for image and sentiments - Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Small snowflakes - punch used - Martha Stewart

Image - Lacy Sunshine "Flurry" - get it free today.  See link above.
CTMH Marker
Dress and socks - CTMH Juniper Light 
Copic Markers
Hair - Y21, E31 
Tree - E13
Skin - E0000, E000, E00

Snow - CTMH Liquid Applique
Sentiments - CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (D1562) Cardmaking Kit is G1063
Bling - Recollections
Ink - VersaMark 
Embossing Powder - Recollections
Snowflakes falling and on image - Stardust Gelly Roll - Sky Star glitter gel pen

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine - Celebrations (2 of 3)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
365 Cards - Day 347 - Delicate
ABC Christmas Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Winter Wonderland
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Ruby's Rainbow - Christmas
Scrapper's Delights - Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas Sparkle
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Little Fairies - Let It Snow
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch Up
DRS Designs - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - You've Been Framed
Milk Coffee Challenge - Christmas in Non-Traditional Colors
Moving Along With The Times - Walking In Winter Wonderland
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmastime! (DT Call)
Sassy Studio Designs - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Shelly's Images - Welcome Winter
A Creative Romance - Sparkle At Christmas
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Card Makin Mama's - Christmas or New Years Eve
Challenges and Candies -Winter Magic
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - Season's Greetings/Winter Theme
Creative Corner - Color It
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes/option Something Old (Glitter paper/glitter pen/snowflakes)
Cut It Up - Christmas with die cuts
Digi Haven - Merry Christmas
Jingle Belles - Christmas
Pattie's Creations - Snowy Scene Within The Image
QKR Stampede - Favorite Embellishments (Bling/glitter)
Quick Quotes - Holiday Card
Sweet Pea Stampers - It's Cold Outside
Total Papercrafts - Christmas Using Non-Traditional Colors
Wags 'n Whiskers - Christmas
Allsorts - Snowflakes
Color Me Creative Challenge - Holiday Themed
Crafty Calendar - Cold and Frosty
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Whatever Is Urgent To Make
Di's Digi Designs - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Speedy Fox and Friends - Use 3 different Christmas papers
Sweet Stampin - Last Minute Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Special Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Holiday (2 of 5)

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  1. Great image, she surely is cute and you certainly did an sweet interpretation of the sketch Gloria. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. Very pretty! You did a great job coloring her!

    Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge at Cut it Up!

  3. What a gorgeous card, love it.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 4th Challenge at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  4. Beautiful card!! Such a lovely and sweet image! Love all of the snowflakes too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Absolutely stunning. Great layout. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  6. Great card, thanks for playing at Allsorts. Xxx

  7. a magnificent card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this time x

  9. What a super Christmas card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  10. Absolutely Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  11. Such a sweet card! thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  12. Such a pretty card! Love the addition of all the flowers on here too.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven.

    1. Thanks for your wonderful compliment Lynn. Those are snowflakes, not flowers. LOL! I actually cut the big one from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; but I see now that they could work as a flower also. LOL! Happy Holidays.

  13. Gloria, your card is really beautiful! Love the pretty color palette & image! Great DP & die cuts on this also. It's a wonderful take on that sketch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  14. Hi, your card is stunning. you haven't entered It in the challenge post at Left of Centre - it's gone into the dt call post Instead. If you can pop your link onto the challenge post please I don't want you to miss out of a potential prize! thanks! Mo challenge coordinator LOC xxx

    1. So sorry. I don't know how I did that. Can you please remove my entry into the DT? I entered the correct place this time. Thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate it. Happy Holidays. Hugs, Gloria

    2. thanks Gloria! I see you in the right place now! I'll delete the other one. thanks! mo xxx

  15. it's a beautiful card Gloria.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  16. How pretty! Thanks for joining in on the DRS Thursday Challenge!

  17. The inside of your card is just as beautiful as the outside. Just last night I finished colouring flurry myself :) my first Lacey sunshine digi and I have to say I wasn't sure at first but by the time I was finished I was so excited I can't wait to colour my next Lacey sunshine image hehe and your colouring of her is beautiful x Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge x

      Milkcoffee Challenges

    Little Pear Tree

  18. Cute card, love the snow. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

  19. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with The Times this week. Claire MAWTT DT.

  20. So gorgeous card. I love papers and image. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  21. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  22. Fabulous card.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Little Fairies, hope to see you again.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  23. So very lovely! Fab colours and the image is adorable! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

  24. Hi Gloria, I spotted your beautiful card on MIM! Donna

  25. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  26. Flitting back in to say: Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  27. Lovely card. thank you for joining the challenges at Craftitude, Creative Fingers and Sweet Pea Stampers

  28. Hi Gloria!!
    This is a great layout and wonderful snowflake flowers!
    Thank you for sharing .
    RIette, DS4J DT

  29. Beautiful card, with a wonderful layout. Thanks for playing along at
    Creative Fingers
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas
    Hugs, Teresa DT

  30. Gorgeous card Gloria! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  31. gorgeous card thanks for joining us at brown sugar challenges
    caroline dt

  32. Wonderful card. Great take on both sketches, so clever to combine them.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique

  33. Gorgeous card, thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "It's cold outside". We wish you good luck with the draft and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-Sweet Pea Stampers

  34. beautiful card, so pretty soft colours.
    thank you for joining at lacy sunshine challenge.

  35. Thanks for sharing this lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'it's cold outside' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team - thanks also for linking for CHNC challenge 155 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

    1. Thanks so much Hazel. I just added my link to the extra challenge. Happy Holidays. Hugs, Gloria

  36. Pretty 'last minute' Christmas card and perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  37. Just fabulous Gloria ... inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CHRISTMAS SPARKLE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  38. A glorious card Love your colouring of sweet image .Love the flowers too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  39. This is perfect for our current challenge “Snowy Scene Within The Image” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  40. Beautiful card...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  41. Just popping back ...Thanks also for playing along with us at Divas by Design with your beautiful card..
    Wendy xx

  42. Very sweet!!!! Fun image! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  43. Lovely card, great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls. Merry Christmas & Happy new year and thank you for all your support joining in our challenges xx

  44. Such a cute card - love the ice blue color of the snowflakes and such a cute image. Thank you for sharing with us at Pattie's Creations Challenge for our "Snowy Scene within the Image" challenge. Merry Christmas!!

  45. Nice card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights. Good luck!

  46. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  47. Super cute!!! Love the great embellishments you have added to this!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  48. Very cute card. thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  49. Back with another dt hat on:
    This is so perfect for our JOY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 130,000 Page View Give-Away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.}
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  50. Stunning card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Quick Quotes for our December challenge.

  51. Great Holiday creation, thanks for joining CMC Holiday challenge. DT Shannon

  52. Oh I'm back with a different DT hat on to say how cute this card is. I love that you have used 2 sketches, one for the inside and one for the outside. Very clever!!!

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  53. I love this image love the frame and embellishments-thanks for joining us at Happy Campers
    Carol DT x

  54. Brilliant card, lots of lovely sparkle, thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance Sparkle challenge. Hugs Teresa

  55. Hello Gloria,

    There is so much joy to be experienced in life and Christmas time is certainly a time when we tend to feel more of it. I agree with you how nice it is to share with family and friends and especially to see the look of joy on someone's face as they receive something given from the heart. I am glad that you are also remembering those that aren't feeling joy right now due to the circumstances in their own lives. We can only hope and help them to once again find a path filled with joy. Hopefully you will be able to take some of the joy and gratitude that the Christmas season brings with it and carry it through with you into all the months ahead of you.

    Thank you so much for joining us in our JOY challenge on the Path of Positivity. It is always nice to see your creations.

    May you always find joy in the journey of life.

    Lisa D., Owner

  56. The traditional season of Joy may have passed now Gloria, but it certainly continues through the wonderful creations that you share with so many. Are you aware of the Joy you spread . we have the privilege of enjoying your beautifully designed and created cards. You've brightened many a day for me. Thank you. Ingrid xx


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