Monday, August 1, 2016

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Autumn Breeze with NEW Cricut Flower Market Cartridge

Hello Friends.  It is so hot here in Southern CA.  I have been trying to stay cool; but this heat is really causing me challenges in trying to exercise.  I decided the coolest place to exercise would be the craft stores. I did get some exercise walking around and looking at everything new.  I even got some lifting, bending and stretching included as part of my exercise.  I did discover that it wasn't free exercise, as I anticipated. LOL!
It is time for another fabulous new Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge "Let's Go Neutral".   I had a lot of fun creating something with just neutral colors.  I had to get very creative; so I made my leaves for fall instead of spring green.  It worked; but I do prefer having green ones. LOL! The title says it is an Autumn scene; so that works.  Check out the fabulous NEW Cricut Flower Market Cartridge.

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Papers and Why - My Favorite paper is CTMH paper.  I love Close To My Heart (CTMH) papers for many reasons.  They are high Quality paper with the weight closer to a cardstock weight, cuts easily with Cricut machines (no tearing), Beautiful colors, wide variety, paper packs are made to coordinate with each other within the pack and more.  I love paper; so I use a wide variety of papers in my crafting.  I am a buffet person; so if I see a paper I like/love; I buy it.  LOL!


Inside My card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames - Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges
Wish Banner, Bows, Star Banner  - NEW Cricut Flower Market Cartridge

Image -  Ching-Chou Kuik Autumn Breeze
Paper - CTMH Huntington Paper Pack (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy & Champagne
Ink - CTMH Champagne & Saddle
Border inside - Huntington Paper Pack
Dots in hair - Sakura Clear and White Gelly Rolls
Pearls -
Sentiment inside - CTMH Birthday Princess C1631

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Eyes, Shoes, dress and Bands - E23
Leaves - E51, E23
Rabbit - E0000

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 (3 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Animals (No limit) (Saturday)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Favorite embellishment - bling/elegant (1 of 3)
Alphabet Challenge - K is for Kindness (No limit) (Friday)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Kitty Bee Designs - All About Animals (1 of 2)
Morgan's Art World - Use a Die (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
4 Crafty Chicks - Favorite Designer/Paper Company (Close To My Heart) (Thursday)
As You Like It - Favorite Papers & Why (See note above picture) (1 of 3)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Hannah & Friends - Animals (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Friends (3 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Outlawz - Color Challenge (1 of 3)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Colouring In Scrapland -  Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Monday)
Crafty Boots - Use A Stamp (digi accepted) (No limit)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Critters and Creatures - Critter/Creatures (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Take Two (2 banners/2 bows/2 sets of 2 pearls) (1 of 5)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Other Date)

August CTMH Special

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure,
 and Enchantment Fundamental papersyou can choose to get 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.
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August Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with a $50 Purchase or $17.99 with no purchase required.

Purr-fect Halloween - S1608

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. Gloria, this card is so gorgeous! Just WOW! Beautiful coloring, and I love all the die cuts!

  2. Such a beautiful card and that image is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs Animal Challenge!

  3. Very pretty monochromatic look. Sweet image and so glad you shared it over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  4. Gorgeous and beautiful card Gloria love the layout fabulous colour's and design
    Dianne xx :)

  5. Beautiful monochrome card! Gorgeous image!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  6. This is a beautiful monochrome card! Love the image! Fab dies! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  7. a fabulous card!
    thank you so much for playing along with us at Alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Fabulous card Gloria, I love the sepia tones, it gives your card a rather 'you Tarzan me Jane' look! Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. This is so cute and love the color tones!
    Thank you so much for playing along in my Critters and Creatures Linky party!

  10. Simple fabulous! Love the monochromatic look. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. ❤️. Jane P. DT

  11. A beautiful card. Lovely monochrome shades. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  12. Wow just a stunning creation you have made here Gloria. Love the image and love the monochrome colour. Just perfect.

    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]

  13. Great 'Neutral' choices Gloria! Makes a great card with the tans and browns... love the addition of the stars banner! Even the pearls seem to pick up the beige color - a very creative design! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Twist: Create Your Own Challenge]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  14. Great colouring and I love the monochrome colours you've used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  15. Wow, gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty CHicks this week xoxox

  16. wow, what a beautiful motif!
    and a great card!
    thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

    Sternenglanz x

  17. Lovely monochromatic card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT

  18. Beautiful monochromatic colours and colouring. Love it. Thank you for joining us at the Anything Goes Challenge at Polkadoodles. Helen DT xx

  19. Cute picture :-) Thank you for playing at Crafting with Dragonflies

  20. Great card Gloria! Super colouring on the image. I love the details you added to her hair; they really help it to stand out. Thanks for playing along this week and I hope to see you back again soon. Good luck!
    Hugs, Tracey (One Stitch at a Time DT)

  21. How lovely - wonderful image and card.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  22. Beautiful card Gloria! I love that image and your gorgeous monochromatic colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  23. Beautiful card! All your cards are beautiful. The monochromatic is beautiful. The kitty ones are cute :o) Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  24. Stunnnig card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Veronique DT for

  25. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge


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