Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Encouragement Card Using CTMH Blossom Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello to everyone in blogland.  I hope the weather has improved for all of you.  It is already hot here in Southern CA; but maybe we might still get some cooler weather.  We sure do need the rain.

It is time for another monthly challenge with DS4J Challenge 111 - Sketch.  I love using sketches.  They give you a starting point; but usually allow room to do your own thing. Sometimes my cards just design themselves and this was one of them.  I had new CTMH Blossom paper, a new punch and some new digis from DS4J that I wanted to use.  I couldn't believe how perfect this DS4J Fruit Bowl (Coloured) Digi was with this paper.  It was like it was meant to go together.

I created this card as a Welcome Home/Encouragement card for my mother.  She just got home from the nursing home last week and she is struggling to adjust.  She was told she needed to eat more fruit and vegetables; so I thought this was a perfect card for her.  The "Home Sweet Home" refers to coming home; as well as the fruit being "sweet".  How perfect is that! I really love the green with the orange color.  


Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame on front and inside -Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg 51, #M43790
Circle - Nellie's Multi Frame's Round
Butterflies with Corner inside - Memory Box Fluttering Corner
Lattice on front - EK Success Punch

Paper - CTMH Blossom
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Sunset and Pear
Ink - CTMH Sunset and Pear
Sentiment front - CTMH Chairs To You D1456 (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Card Chatter Sympathy D1476
Bling - Recollections

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Spring Colors (2 of 2) (Thursday)
As You Like It - Favorite Lines/No lines? Why?  Lines/need lines to color (2 of 3)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges - Anything To Eat/Drink (1 of 3) (Friday)
Fairytale - Many Colors (No limit)
Polkadoodles - Use a Die (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Add a Sentiment (2 of 3)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Allsorts - Creature (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes w/Sentiment (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Eclectic Ellapu - April Showers/Spring (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

 Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring Colors (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Use a Die Cut (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - 2 of Something (2 squares) (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes w/Die (1 of 3)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use Favorite Embellishments (Bling) (No limit)

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  1. Great project´s! Thanks for joining us at fairy tale challenge!

    Hugs Steffi

  2. Delightful card!Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Good luck and welcome again
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  3. Your fruit colours are GORgeous! A great take on the sketch Gloria.
    Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
    I did a double take on this cute ostrich! then realised why he was there..LOve him lol x

  4. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge ,good luck and hope to see you again next time
    Hugs xxx Dt Anneke and have a nice day.

  5. Beautiful card, Gloria! Thanks for joining our challenge at CC & CC!
    ~ Bonnie (DT)

  6. Love your take on the sketch and the story behind the image you chose....very sweet indeed! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, good luck!

  7. Awwww - what a good daughter you are! A sweet card with encouragement & love! And your make from the sketch is spot on! - thanks for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#128 – ATG + Sentiment]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  8. Great inspirational cards, love the colours. Thanks for bringing to AYLI too. Sarah :0)

  9. beautiful cards Gloria

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSocietychallenge
    Gr Karin Coördinator

  10. Beautiful cards! Wishing your mother the best! Thanks so much for joining our Spring Colors challenge at Art Impressions!

  11. Glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps this week, happy easter..
    Hugs Blankina

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 73 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. A beautiful card with a beautiful thought behind it. She will love it! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenges this week.

  14. A gorgeous card, lovely and crisp. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT. x

  15. Great CAS design. Love the coloring of the image...very realistic! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  16. So sweet, thank you for joining us over at Eclectic Ellapu – April Showers / Spring.
    Hugs, Kat DT
    ♥ Kakichka Blog ♥
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  17. How adorable! Your really did a great job on the sketch and love the bling! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

  18. What a lovely card and I love that you decorated the inside too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope we will see you again soon.
    Carol x

  19. Beautiful card and very thoughtful love the image and colours,beautiful inside too-hope your mums okay Gloria-Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge at Simply Papercraft
    Carol DT x

  20. Beautiful card. Great design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  21. So beautyful coloured.Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and hope to se you again in our next challenge// Zora DT

  22. Oh these are so fabulous, I love the bling. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  23. Great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.


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