Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Ivy Lane Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hello friends, crafters and followers.  I heard again today that the north and northeast had more snow.  I can't believe how bad the weather has been for a lot of the US this year.  I feel guilty having such great weather in Southern CA.  I wish everyone could have our weather.  Wouldn't that be nice. 

You have one more week to create something to enter Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge 90 - Easter or Spring.  That one should be an easy one for all of you.  I used the image DS4J Welcome Home for my card.  I loved this birdhouse and flowers the minute I saw it.  I cut a little bird from my Cricut Artiste Cartridge to sit on the limb; coming out of the birdhouse.   What good is a birdhouse without a bird?  LOL!

I used my favorite CTMH paper; which is Ivy Lane.  I have been stocking up on this one; so I will have plenty in the future.  LOL!  In the past; I would only buy one or two packs of the paper I really liked.   I finally realized they sell out sometimes; or I didn't get around to ordering them on time before the Idea book expires.   I order more and stock up now; so that doesn't happen to me.    I love the variety of papers in all of our paper packs.  

Twisted Easel card.  
The true colors are different shades of pink, green and deep purple.  

Front of card when closed.

Inside card if closed

Supplies used to create this card:

Image Square and one behind it - Spellbinders Majestic Squares
Vine - Memory Box Fairytale Flower Vine
Butterfly - Die-namites
Bird and inside sentiment dies - Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Paper and cardstock - CTMH Ivy Lane
Cardstock - Olive
Sentiments - CTMH Life Is Tweet (S1206 - retired)
Happy Birthday Sentiment - CTMH Holiday Tags - D1560
Inks - CTMH Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy and Sky
Bling - Recollections

Birdhouse - E50, E51, E31, E23
Leaves - CTMH Olive and New England Ivy
Flowers - CTMH Cotton Candy and Cotton Candy Light

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge - Spring Is In The Air (No Limit)
Catch The Bug - April Bingo Challenge (Die/Punch, Players Choice - Markers, Flowers) (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Open-Minded Challenges - Easter or Pastel Colors (No limit)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (3 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Frame It (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with twist/candy treats (2 of 3)
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Dies or Punches (3 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes or Easter (3 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Sparkle (No limit)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Spring (2 of 2) Friday 18th
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Spring/Easter (2 of 3)
Crafty Catz - B is for ....(Birds) (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Get Inky - Die Cuts (2 of 2)
Polkadoodles - Springtime (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Spring Celebrations (2 of 3)
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Use a Stamp/Digi Image (2 of 3)
Stuck On U Sketches/Diecut Challenge - Die Cut/Anything Spring (No limit noted)
Wags N' Whiskers - Lots of Layers (2 of 2)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Sat 19th)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Flowers (2 of 3)
Pumpkin Spice - Coloring (No limit)
So Artful Challenge - Signs of Spring (No limit noted)
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers (2 of 2)
Totally Gorjuss - Die cuts/punches (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Fancy Folds (1 of 3)
Creative Card Crew - Girly (1 of 3)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Anything (1 of 2)
Loves Rubberstamps - Fancy Folds (No limits)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Try It On Tuesday - More Than One Fold (1 of 5)
Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Sparkle (1 of 3)
Bearly Mine - Spring (1 of 2)
A Sprinkle of Imagination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes (1 of 1)
Flat Friends Challenge - Include A Sentiment (1 of 1)
Ladybug Crafts - Here Comes Spring
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. This is a gorgeous design. I love that image and the background papers are perfect to showcase it. The addition of the die cuts is a great finishing touch. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  2. Lovely Design Just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, thank you so much for joining us this week, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  3. Fabulous fancy fold card. Good luck with all the challenges. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps for our fancy fold challenge.

  4. This is gorgeous!! Love the vines and flowers!! Perfect!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. Very cute Gloria. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT Member

  6. Hi Gloria, second visit of the day for me, very happy to view one of your gorgeous creations, so sweet.....
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  7. A beautiful creation made for our
    challenge of Fancy Folds at Crafty Sesntiments Design .....love the gorgous colour combo used and good luck in our challenge...Annie (DT)

  8. Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  9. What a beautiful card - I love it - gorgeous design and lovely sentiment :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends. Hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

  10. Great card, love the fancy folds and your colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us this week at HIMCR,.
    Sue - HIMCR DT

  11. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  12. Such a pretty card. I love the fancy folds. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  13. Gorgeous fancy folds. Very pretty colours too.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Pink Gem Designs,

  14. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the fun side easel fold! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  15. Beautiful card, lovely detail and image.
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  16. Love the twist. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 25: frame it - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

  17. Fabulous card - love the twisted Easel and great papers. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles for our Springtime challenge.

  18. Lovely card and great twist to the easel! Sweet image too! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Hilde aka. Tindaloo PS: There's candy on my blog if you wish to join! ;)

  19. Lovely twisted easel card, all those dies compliment it well, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  20. Love the twisted Easel Card and yours is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We hope you'll come back soon.

  21. Beautiful twisted easel card. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Spring Celebrations Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  22. Such a cute birdhouse, Gloria. The texture is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with our anything goes challenge at Color Me Creative. Cathy xx

  23. What a beauty and eye catching details. Fabulously crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni, DT

  24. Beautiful card. Love all the extra details and the card design.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  25. What a super creation Gloria and great use of your Dies and Punches, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here )

  26. great card, so pretty, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  27. Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight.

  28. Lovely twisted easel card, pretty image and lovely use of die cuts. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  29. That bird is beyond cute!!! Thanks for joining us at SOUS's die cut challenge.

  30. A twisted easel card!? How creative!! Love the birdhouse. Thanks for adding another great creation to the current challenge at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  31. Beautiful twisted easel, gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us for DPDC#45 hope to see you again!

  32. A really wonderful twisted easel card, love all the die cuts, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  33. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at TioT's this time.

  34. loving the twisted easel and the great image that you have used for this!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  35. This is such a pretty card!

    Thank you for participating in Sweet Stampin's Lots of Layers Challenge!

  36. Lovely card. The design, image and papers are beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  37. I love your twisted easel card! Thanks for joining us for BUGABOO BINGO! this week. We wish you Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  38. What a cool fold you used on this card! Great work!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts TODAY! It’s a color challenge so we hope you’ll join in!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  39. What a brilliant card and perfect for our challenge at Suzy Bee's. Hugs x

  40. Lovely card! Thanks for dropping this off on our doorstep this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  41. Wonderful twisted easel card, Gloria and fabulous colour combo.
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and good luck!

  42. Very nice! Love all the details and the colors you have used! Thank you for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy

  43. This is stunning I love your die cuts! Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  44. OMGosh this is so super cute! Love all the details. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  45. Great card, love the fold. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this week.
    Cathy xx

  46. fab take on the twisted easel, lovely card. Thank you for joining us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie DT

  47. Lovely card Gloria. Neat twist on the easel card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our new challenge! - XX Cara

  48. Hey, Gloria -- Congratulations on being the random winner at Tuesday Throwdown this week! Hugs.

    1. Thanks for letting me know Nana Connie! Hugs, Gloria

  49. I love the fun Easel card you made , beautiful die cuts .Thanks for joining CC&CC # 63 Spring DT – Crystal

  50. Very beautiful creation :)
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Sunflowerfield Designs!
    Hugs, Mari

  51. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  52. Fabulous make ,thanks for taking part in the challenge at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs Susan xx

  53. Card looks very beautiful and unique. Love the details.

  54. Beautiful flower card! Thank you for sharing it with us at SOUS Die Cut Challenge!

  55. Pretty floral twisted easel card. I agree, I can see why you are purchasing extras of. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT Coordinator
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard


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