Monday, August 8, 2016

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Iris with CTMH Adventure Paper Fundamentals

Hello friends.  It has been a really hot summer here in Southern CA and I am sure it has been the same for other areas as well.  I hope all of you are enjoying your summer; or whatever season you are currently having.  

I created this card using Ching-Chou Kuik Iris.  Isn't she gorgeous?!  I love this sweet image. I hope you enjoy my creation.  I am using the new CTMH Paper Fundamentals with the new cardstock colors; and I am in love with them.  CTMH has 8 new colors and they are such beautiful, bright, bold colors They came out August 1st in our new CTMH Annual Inspirations book.  I also had a new die I had to try.   I am not sure if I have ever used it or not.  Click here for the latest CTMH Idea book.   

We would love for you to enter the Ching-Chou Kuik "Let's Go Neutral" challenge.  Click here for the challenge.    We are looking forward to your fabulous creations.

As You Like It Challenge - My favorite paper/company and why.  I love CTMH cardstock.  It is easy to work with, beautiful colors and cuts easily in my Cricut.

CTMH New Pansy Cardstock is behind card; because top doesn't show up on white background.

Inside Card
Dies inside from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Retired)

Supplies used to create this card:  

Background die & Inside die with border - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (retired)
Top border die - Die'sire Doily Lattice
Butterfly and Beautiful word - Gina Marie Designs
Frames on front - Spellbinders Card Creation 6 x 6 Matting Basics A & B
Leaves - Just Rite Dies
Sentiment die on front - NEW Cricut Flower Market Cartridge

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik Iris
Papers - CTMH Adventure Fundamentals 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, NEW Lemon and NEW Willow
Ink - CTMH Sky, Gypsy, and Canary Yellow (all 3 are retired) (Waiting for new ink colors to come in later in August)
Happy Birthday Sentiment - CTMH Fairytale Birthday B1534
Flowers - Stash
Flower pearl inside butterfly - MB's Treasurista

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23 with white gelly roll for the dots
Flowers - V12, V15, V17
Leaves - G43, G46

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes With Dies (No limit)
 Colour Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Broken Fairy Designs - Anything Goes/Stash (1 of 2) (Saturday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Favorite embellishment - Flowers/butterflies (2 of 3)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Alphabet Challenge - K is for Kindness (No limit) (Friday)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Morgan's Art World - Add 3 of Something (3 Flowers) (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
As You Like It - Favorite Papers & Why (See note above picture) (2 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Emboss It (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Crafty Boots - Use A Stamp (digi accepted) (No limit) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Take Two (2 vines, 2 sentiments) (2 of 5)
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Flowers/Image/Die Cut) (1 of 3)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)

New CTMH Idea book.  
Click here for the New CTMH Idea book.   

August CTMH Special

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure,
 and Enchantment Fundamental papersyou can choose either
 the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these
 Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making 
your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

Click here to see new Annual Inspirations Idea book.
Click here to see this Special Promotion

August Stamp Of The Month

Only $5 with a $50 Purchase or
$17.99 with no purchase required.

Purr-fect Halloween - S1608

CTMH Artwork using August SOTM


Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products. Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!!
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  1. Fab card Gloria, great stamp and your colouring is awesome. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Gorgeous image Gloria, lovely design and colours are fabulous. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  3. wonderful projects! :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.

  4. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  5. Beautiful, love the purple and yellow combo! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  6. Stunning card Gloria and I love your colour combo.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw. Hope you will come back and join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  7. Very cute and such fun colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky Party!

  8. A wonderful card, I love the vibrant colours you have used to accent this gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing it with us at AYLI this week.
    Lorraine DT

  9. This is so pretty Gloria. I love your coloring and the background is so elegant.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  10. A stunning card!! Thanks for your entry at AYLI this time. Sarah :0)

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and that beautiful image! Thanks for joining us at the DL.ART August Linky Challenge!

  12. Hello.… Thanks for joining our ‘Favourite Embellishment’ challenge with your lovely card. Great colouring of a lovely image… Liking your favourite embellishment of flowers and butterflies too… Good luck and hope you can join us again next time.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  13. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  14. Very nice work! I love purple and gold together and they are working particularly well in this design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

  15. Great job, love the colors and the image of course. Way to go and thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Leanne DT/LPCF
    Please remember to be a follower for a chance to win, if you have already then thank you and good luck. :)

  16. Beautifully cooured and love the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

  17. This is FABULOUS, Gloria. Your art always brings a smile to my face, and I love to have you share your talents with us. Thanks so much for stopping by to splay along with us. I hope you enjoy our challenges, and that you will join us again real soon.
    God bless your week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. Love the beautifully coloured image and great dies--Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots
    Carol GD x

  19. Wow, Gloria - this is absolutely STUNNING! Love your coloring and the purple/yellow is amazing together...thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday xoxoxo

  20. Wonderful creation. thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Tracy x

  21. I love the way you colored the pretty image. All of the lacy dies add beautiful dimension. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday August Linky Challenge

  22. Another gorgeous creations using purple - oh I so love purple hahahaha. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight. Hugs Jane xxxx

  23. Love the vibrant colors you used for this. The background die is so awesome!

    Thank you for joining us at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  24. verry pretty
    Thanks for joining us at
    hugs debo dt

  25. this is great Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at *Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge*


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