Monday, December 5, 2016

Sympathy Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Autumn Whisper

Hello friends!  How is everyone doing?  It is finally cooled down quite a bit in Southern CA.  It is actually cold and we had to turn the heater on finally.  LOL! 

It is time for our Ching-Chou Kuik December "Bright and Beautiful" Challenge. That should be an easy one, right?    Be sure to take time to create something and enter our December Challenge. We would love to see what you create; and give you have a chance to win some awesome Ching-Chou Kuik digis.

I created a Sympathy card for my daughter; using Ching-Chou Kuik Autumn Whisper.  Her daughter's grandfather passed away; which has been very difficult for them.  I love this image and it seemed perfect for a Sympathy card.  


Inside Card 

Supplies used to create this card:

Doily Lace Trim - Martha Stewart Punch
Blue Flourish - Memory Box Quinn Flourish
Sentiment dies - HOTP (free online)
Corners inside - Joy Craft Corner Lily 1

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik Autumn Whisper
Paper - Hot Off The Press Botanical Etchings
Cardstock - CTMH Pomegranite, White Daisy
Blue cardstock - from stash (It may be Recollections)
Ink - CTMH Pomegranite
Sentiments - CTMH Take Heart C1639
Bling -

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Eyes - B14
Hair - B00, B12, B14
Dress - R85
Flowers - R81, R85, B01, B12, B14
Butterflies - R85, B01, B14
Lips - R85
Leaves - G94

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Colour Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (2 of 3)(Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Pile It On - 2 patterns or 2 patterned papers (No limit)
 The Pencil Case - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Saturday)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
 DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day) (Thursday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/w/option (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Retarte #91 - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)

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  1. What a lovely card Gloria. The colors you used are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. ❤️. Jane P. DT

  2. What a stunning colour combo and I adore her hair!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Pencil Case and Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  3. Gorgeous and beautiful card Gloria love the colour's and thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx :)


  4. Stunning love the blue hair. Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case Challenge. Helen DT

  5. Love her blue hair! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Crafty hugs,

  6. Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar!

  7. Beautiful Sympathy card. I love the papers you used and the way you colored the girls hair. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Challenge

  8. This is such a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at PDE Linky Party! ~Lori DT

  9. Lovely sympathy card! The papers you used are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  10. Very nice. Love the hair!! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  11. Beautiful and elegant card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  12. This is just beautiful just love it thank you for joining into our challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge
    Michelle DT

  13. Fabulous card and lovely image. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Kath x

  14. Beautiful card and gorjuss colouring. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Hope to see your work for our next challenge too. Keti (DT)

  15. Beautiful card, love your colouring of the girl.

  16. Precioso el proyecto !! gracias por participar.
    María Luisa -Stampartpapel DT

  17. Gorgeous colouring! Your layout is simply beautiful as well as the papers. Thank you so much for inspiring us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  18. Beautiful, delicious colour combo. Thanks for joining us for the ATG challenge at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.
    Gail Polkadoodles DT

  19. gorgeous card Gloria

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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