Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Card Using "Eleanor Holiday Shopper" - Lacy Sunshine Digi with Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi to all my fellow crafters!  Hope everyone is doing well.  I am getting my Christmas cards done one at a time this year.  I really need to take time to create the Christmas cards from my CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Kit; but just haven't had time or felt up to it.  I don't know about you; but I feel Christmas is coming quicker this year.  LOL!  It just doesn't seem possible that it is December already.  What happened to my summer? 

I am so excited because I finally had time to create a card with Lacy Sunshine Digi - Eleanor Holiday Shopper.  This is a really great site for challenges.  If you purchase one of their Digi stamps; use it for a challenge; then they give you the next one free that they are featuring for the next two week challenge.   They offer each digi for a special discount when they are using them for that weeks challenge.  You can use any brand digi you want to use.  It doesn't have to be one from Lacy Sunshine.  I love their digital stamps.  I love combining Digital stamps with my CTMH clear Acrylix stamps.  It gives me so many options having both.
I am in love with the CTMH Sparkle and Shine Christmas Paper; so I have been using it quite a lot for my Christmas cards this year.  There are so many great patterns and colors that you can mix and match.  I had to use it again because the colors I wanted to use on my Lacy Sunshine Digi went very well with this paper.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it. 
I also used the Mojo Monday sketch to create this card.  It has all the same aspects of the sketch; but my pieces are a little bigger and not quite as good a proportion as I would have liked.  Be sure to check out the inside of the card as well.  I try to always finish the inside; to give you ideas as well.
Scroll down to find this image.

Inside Card


Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts (circles, ornaments, tags)- Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Die Cuts around Image - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Paper - CTMH Sparkle & Shine
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, CTMH Juniper
Image - Lacy Sunshine Eleanor Holiday Shopper

Markers Used For Coloring Image
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y21, E31
Bows, Clothes, Ear muffs,  - CTMH Topiary, CTMH Juniper, Juniper Light, CTMH Cranberry
Glasses, gloves and Shoes - CTMH Juniper and Juniper Light
Bags - CTMH Cranberry
Inside bags - CTMH Slate, CTMH Cranberry and CTMH Juniper Light

Stamp sets used:
Outside tag - CTMH Sentiments - CC1014 (retired)
Outside Circles and inside borders - CTMH Just For The Holidays - D1380 (retired)
Inside ornament - CTMH Polar Bear Holiday - C1557
Inside Christmas tree - CTMH Christmas Love D1492 (retired)
Inside tag - CTMH Very Merry Christmas S1210 (retired) and Perfect Fit Holidays B1412

Inks - CTMH Cranberry, CTMH Juniper
Ribbon - Offray
Embroidery Floss for hanging ornament on front - CTMH Z1092 (retired)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Celebrating Christmas
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Path Of Positivity Challenge - Joy
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
ABC Challenge - A For Almost Christmas
A Little Bit Crafty - Christmas Cheer
A & T Emerald Faeries - Christmas
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Craft All Day - Winter
Crafting Musketeers - Layer It Up
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas Time
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Christmas
Heck Of A Challenge - Colorful Christmas
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because ... Anything Goes
Just For Fun - Merry Christmas
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas/Winter
Mema's Crafts - Winter, Christmas or Holiday
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Cute & Cuddly Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Holiday Challenge
Oozak - Let's Celebrate
Rose Blossom Garden - Christmas Theme (Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge)
Seemacrafts - Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy - Christmas
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Lexi"s creations - Christmas
Copic Marker Europe -  Everything About Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack - Get In The Spirit
Pattie's Creations - Christmas Card (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - It's Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Feeling Festive
Stempelsonne Challenge - Merry Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Ho Ho Holidays
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Inspired By A Christmas Song or Carol (Joy To The World)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Claire's - Christmas
My Sheri Crafts - Funky Christmas
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Christmas
One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi
Opus-Gluei - Brrrrriing It On
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra (CHNC) - Christmas
Digis By Design - Feeling Festive
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Stamp N' Doodle - Christmas Is Coming
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Handmade (Bow and ornament)
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Anything Goes

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  1. A wonderful Christmas design Gloria. Love colours that work so well together. The ornate frame around the little shopper is gorgeous. And of course your insides are always so wonderfully made up. Totally agree, where has 2013 gone too?
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Gorgeous christmas creation, beautifully decorated. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
    ~ Denise DT ~

  3. A super card Gloria. Thank you for joining us at Craft All Day for our very first challenge xx

    hugs Sarah x

    i will become a follower from my opersonal blogxx

  4. What a fun card, Gloria! That's a super cute image! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :o)

  5. Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  6. What a gorgeous and adorable card, thank you for sharing it with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, hope you will join us again next week.....
    Suzy B

  7. Shirley,
    You have put so many colors, shapes and die cuts together to showcase a shopper who has only a few hairs out of place. Thank you for entering this wonderful work of art with us on our 109th post.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Oh that I could feel so happy and composed as your winter shopper Gloria - like you I'm finding that Christmas is coming much to quickly this year. I love all the colours that you've used - very pretty and all the little 'sentiment' tags are gorgeous. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  9. Adorable image. You colored it great. YAY! So glad to see you linked up at my Just Because Linky Party!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy Blog
    Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Blog
    Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Shop

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your absolutely adorable Christmas card with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  11. This is beautiful, love the image and all those gorgeous dies you have used. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and popped over for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  12. Your papers and the colors in your digi are such a great match!! I really like all the details on your card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  13. This is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck!

  14. What a cute card! I love that sweet little image and I love how you have colored it. Thanks for joining us at JFFC;-)

  15. How pretty!!! Nice job. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  16. Very pretty card and that image is too cute!!

  17. Such a sweet card. Fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  18. What a fun card! That shopping girl image is tooooo fun! Thanks for linking up to the Rose Blossom Garden.

  19. she is so adorable, I just love this card. Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge.

    Cristina DT

  20. Great card, thanks for joining CMC challenge. --DT Shannon

  21. Beautiful card, Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
    Hugs Julie x

  22. Adorable card!! Thanks for joining the fun christmas challenge at Creatalicious!!
    Hugs and happiness

  23. Great card, the papers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Crafty Challenge, hope to see you again.

    Victoria DT

  24. Back with my DT hat on:
    I am so pleased you entered our challenge with this joyous Christmas creation.
    This is so perfect for our JOY theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. Very cute card... and great details

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  26. Super sweet card Gloria, adorable image & design! Perfect for our challenge this round!

    Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT

  27. Lovely card - thanks for sharing this for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 5: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

    1. Thanks Hazel for your lovely compliment and for the link to another challenge. I will add it to my long list. LOL! Is it part of the paperplayful list? I couldn't find it.
      Hugs, Gloria

  28. I love all the detail on this gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  29. Fluttering by from MIM... this is such a sweet and lovely Christmas card! What a delight and so beautifully designed! :o) I hope you have a sparkly weekend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  30. Ah !! The joys of shopping :-D
    Lovely card and thank you for playing along at The Path of Positivity JOY Challenge :-)

    IKE xx

    PoP DT

  31. Gloria this is a wonderful card hun, inside and out, love the image and your colours, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers, this month, best of luck with all your challenges xxx

  32. Great card, Gloria! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please join us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  33. What an adorable image and card layout. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  34. too, too cute! this card is so whimsical and perfect for Christmas! thanks for joining us over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  35. What a pretty card. I love the colour scheme and the gorgeous layered fancy die-cuts.

    Thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge at OSAAT this week. :)


  36. What a fun holiday creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘HANDMADE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  37. Such a pretty card, I really like the colours you have used! It's perfect for our Opus Gluei challenge, thank you for playing along with us!

  38. Sunning & Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  39. Sweet Card. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us. Good Luck in all the games. Come back again real soon.

  40. Oh that's fabulous! love it! Thanks for sharing at the Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog this week! Mo x

  41. What a fun card. Thank you for coloring with us at CCCB.

    Nadja DT

  42. A lovely Christmas card, thanks for sharing with us at Patties Creations Challenge Blog for our theme of Christmas
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly- DT

  43. Hi, Gloria! She is so sweet! hugs, de

  44. Such a fun cutie card. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. XxGaynor LCDT

  45. Great card Gloria,
    Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  46. very cute card! Thanks for playing at SEM!

  47. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  48. Thank you so much for joining in this months Challenge 'Christmas' over on the SeemaCrafts challenge blog.

    WOW so much going on in this card. Great image and colouring. Love the traditional colour combination and all the different elements to it.

    I hope you will join us for more of our future monthly challenges.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx DT Member

  49. Adorable! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this month! Happy Holidays!
    Val :)

  50. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  51. Thanks for asking me about Paper Playful - my weekly challenges are always featured, but I hadn't realsed that the monthly one isn't on there - I've emailed them with details, so hope that it will be featured in the future. x

  52. Beautiful and cute card, Gloria! Love it the stamping and the coloring! THANKS for sharing with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles. Don't forget to join us again for January 2014 Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles

  53. What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty this month. Jacqui

  54. Very cute image, and great traditional colours. Thanks for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

  55. This is beautiful
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for JFF)

  56. This is amazing! Your colouring and embellishments show case the image perfectly. Great to have you with us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  57. Just loved your entry super cute, you did a fabulous job. thanks for joining in over at Seemacrafts. Hope to see more amazing creations in future challenges. Happy New Year Larelle-Susanne DT

  58. Great embellie, TFS with us at OCS.

  59. Gorgeous card. Thanks for entering the Crafting Musketeers challenge, Nicola X

  60. Very cute card! Love all the layers and details you have added.

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

  61. Hey Gloria,

    Your card truly is filled with so much Joy. It just exudes everywhere! I especially like the intricate diecuts that you have used for the image and matting. Simply beautiful. I am so glad that you had the opportunity to link up to our JOY challenge over on the Path of Positivity. I hope that I will continue see more of your beautiful creations in future challenges.



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