Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thinking of You card/Friendship card Using Sweet Pea Fairy Tea Party

Hello friends.  It has cooled off in Southern CA and we had a very small amount of rain today.  We sure do need a lot more.  Our farmers are in trouble.  We are all on water restrictions here; and it looks like it is going to get a lot worse.  I didn't realize how bad it was until we went to Lake Isabella and it was dried up; as was most of Kern River.  We hadn't been there is a couple years and there was a pickup truck sitting in the middle of what use to be the lake.  So sad.  I always loved listening to Kern River roaring over the rocks; but now it is a very small stream.  

I created a card using Sweet Pea Fairy Tea Party today; so that I could enter it on a special Facebook group that I just recently discovered.  I thought she was so cute.  I love anything with wings.  I also wanted to use some of the paper I have in my stash.  I buy things and never get a chance to use them; so I am making an effort to start doing that now.  It is just too easy to use all CTMH products; which I love; and never get to the stash items.  It is amazing what you can find in your stash!

It was my first time to color pink hair.  My previous card; I tried out blue hair.  LOL!  I did purple about a month ago.  This one was a little harder to tell where one part began and another ended; but I finally figured it out after ruining 2 other copies of this digi.  I thought she looked easy to color; and that it would be a quick and easy one to create a card.  LOL!

Inside card

Supplies used to create this card:

Sentiment frame front - Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Frame Die
Circles for sentiments - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg. 21; #M458EZ
Butterfly on front - La La Land Crafts Fancy Butterfly
Doily inside - Cottage Cutz Tea Time Doily
Frame inside and border - free from Paper Wishes to match HOTP Kindred Spirits

Paper - Hot Off The Press (HOTP) Kindred Spirits
Cardstock - CTMH Pixie, Thistle
Shiny cardstock - CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment Z2033
Sentiment Outside - Whimsy Stamps Magical Mini Letter Seals (10231)
Sentiment inside - Whimsy Stamps A Touch of Elegant Furniture (18088)
Ink - CTMH Thistle
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Ki

Skin - E0000, E000
Hair - RV00, R83
Wings - G21, YG61
Flowers, Ribbons - V05, V06, G21, YG61
Teacup - RV00, RV52

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Decorate the Inside (No limit)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) (Thursday)
Art By Miran - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (No limit)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
QKR Stampede - April Showers bring May Flowers (3 of 3)
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog - Things with Wings (2 of 6) 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (No limit) (Saturday)
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment (3 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Think Spring (3 of 3)
Just Us Girls - Spring (3 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Flowers (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams - Think Spring (No limit)
Eclectic Ellapu - April Showers/Spring (No limit)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes w/flowers (3 of 3)  (Monday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring Colours (No Limit) 

Card Mania - Flowers (2 of 5)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything w/handmade bow (2 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Eureka Stamps - Spring Flowers (2 of 3)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes w/die or punch (2 of 3)
Monday Morning Challenge - Rainbow of Colors (2 of 4)
 Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - Easter/Spring (No limit)

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April Stamp Of The Month
Only $5.00 with a $50 purchase

Artwork for April Stamp of The Month (SOTM)

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  1. love the background you have used and how you have picked out the colours to use in your image. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Eurake Stamps. Mary DT

  2. Pretty springy the pink! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. This is so very pretty, pink and green my all time favourite combo of colours. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Cahllenges, glad to see you again.

  4. Oh, Gloria, I love your card! Marvelous papers and fab coloring. :-D I'm so happy to see you playing along in our "Add a Sentiment" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. :-D Good luck in the challenge and come play again next week, won't you?
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Beautiful card, great color choices. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  6. Beautiful card, I love the purple!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  7. Nice card, love the bows and that butterfly. Thanks for sharing with Mema's Crafts!

  8. Very pretty cards! Love your try at the purple hair - it is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, ELIZABETH (dt)

  9. Fun pink colored hair~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  10. Gloria, this fairy is sweet! I absolutely love how you are experimenting with different colored hair. I am new to coloring and do not feel comfortable doing that just yet! Your sentiments are beautiful, I particularly love the inside sentiment.

    Thank you for joining us for the Fun-day Friday Challenge at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting,

  11. Another beautiful card, Gloria. A very pretty image and love the sketch and papers. And the inside is so beautifully done too!
    Thank you so much for playing along again in my Monday Morning "Colorful Creations" challenge!

  12. Just GORgeous Gloria. I LOve green/pink together..Such a pretty inside too.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  13. beautiful card, love the colour combo thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz, Jac x

  14. Hi Gloria, Super cute card! I love the pink hair and I bet it was fun coloring it up! :) Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

  15. Wow your colouring is fantastic and that ribbon is amazing! Thanks for joining us for Catch the Bug anything goes hope to see you again, Dawn Bugaboo DT.

  16. Brilliantly designed with a gorgeous coloured image....fantastic colours used.xx

    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  17. My favourite colour combination in such a cute card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Eclectic Ellapu - April Showers/Spring.
    Kat, DT

  18. Beautiful card, and such pretty color. Thank you for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Spring Flowers Challenge. Karal DT

  19. What a pretty card and such lovely spring colours thank you for entering our Spring/Easter Challenge at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli x

  20. This is a truly STUNNING set, Gloria. Thanks so much for sharing your art in our THings With Wings Challenge, and please stop by again soon. There are so many great ribbons and trims available at Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I just know you'd love them all.
    Have a blessed week,
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    1. I love Really Reasonable Ribbon and use it as much as I can. I belong to the monthly ribbon club and love it! Thanks for stopping by Karen.

  21. What a pretty card ,love the image and your colouring is lovely
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-DeeBowZ and good luck

  22. I just love your beautiful project. Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with RRR! Hope to see you again soon!


  23. Bright and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  24. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  25. This is so wonderful card! Thank you for joining in Card Mania Challenge

  26. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project in our Spring challenge, I hope we see you again soon!


    Dragonfly Dreams


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