Monday, April 3, 2017

Daughter Birthday card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Endless Waiting

Hello friends.  What is going on in your world?  I hope you are finding time to craft.  It is starting to get hotter here in Southern CA; but I hope it isn't permanent or we are in trouble.  I think it is supposed to cool down again next week.  I prefer the cooler fall temperatures; so I can get out and ride my bike.  I really do need the exercise.  LOL!

I would like to share a fabulous new Ching-Chou Kuik "Endless Waiting"  Digi with you.  I loved her instantly and had to use her right away.  Our April blog challenge is "Under The Sea".  What a fabulous challenge!  I was excited; so I could use some of my CTMH dies; plus others I have of shells, etc.  I hope you enjoy it.

Path of Positivity comment - I created this for my daughter to give her faith and hope for her future.  She is going through some tough times right now and the title says it all for her - "Endless Waiting".  She needs this card.  It may look like just a birthday card; but it is much more.  I see faith and hope in the face and gestures of this digi.  I also see strength, power and beauty when I look at her.  I want my daughter to feel that as well.  Everything may be swirling around her; but there is a peace in the moment.

Supplies used to create this card: 

Border - Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Punch
Daugther - Anna Griffini Wishful Thinking Cutting Dies
Seahorses, Starfish, Sanddollar, Coral, Seaweed - Gina Marie Designs
2 Shells - CTMH Swirly Seashells bundle - CC1155 (Stamps to match)
Birthday inside - CTMH Happy Birthday Thin Cuts
To You words inside - Cricut Artistry Cartridge font

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik "Endless Waiting" 
Papers - HOTP Blue Sponged
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Pacifica, (Amethyst, Sky, Gypsy- retired)
Lace - Stash

Ink - CTMH Sky (retired), Pacifica, Blossom
Bling - Recollections

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - V000, V01, V12
Eyes - B21
Lips - V12
Starfish, Coral, Shells, Pearls - B000, B21, B34, B41, V15
Dots - B000, B21, B34, B41, V01,V12, V15

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - B is For ("Beach, Birthday") (3 of 3)  (Saturday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
QKR Stampede - Up Up And Away or Anything Goes (3 of 3)
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy Egg/Anything Goes (No limit) (Thursday)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
DL.Art April Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No Limit) (Monday
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything colored (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Ooh La La Creations - Layer it Up (No limit)
Path of Positivity Challenge - The Beauty of Nature (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes w/Critter (2 of 5) (Other Date)
2 Sisters On The Blog - Color Scheme (2 of 3)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

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  1. Oh, so gorgeous!! That image is so beautiful and I love the color combo you used! And those sea dies are fabulous; they are so detailed and look almost real! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  2. This is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  3. it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  4. Very beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us.
    Nicolette DT 2 Sistersontheblog

  5. thi sis just so beautiful. Such gorgeous image and such beautiful colours too. 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]

  6. Back again, and again just so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  7. Baeutiful card.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Caroline DT

  8. So beautiful, Gloria! Love your color combo. Now, I have to put on 3 different DT hats in order to say Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafts Galore Encore, at QKR Stampede and in our 'Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. I'm wishing you the best of luck in each one.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Good evening Gloria... Thank you for entering your 3rd card into our ‘B is for…’ Challenge. You have coloured the image in beautifully, a very pretty card. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  10. I really like the blues and lavenders you put together on this one! Gorgeous hair and eyes Gloria! The embellishments frame this focal image beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  11. Gorgeous card Gloria, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

  12. I LOve your colour combo! Such pretty embellishments too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  13. Beautiful card Gloria, love the image and how you have coloured her is gorgeous. Thank you of sharing with us at Ooh La La and good luck in the draw, Jennifer DT member x

  14. So lovely - like all the surroundings for that pretty image. Thanks for joining in the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede - anything goes/ up, up and away. Dorothy S, DT member

  15. Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart good luck

  16. I pray your daughter will find all the peace and strength she needs, especially in the waiting. Your mermaid, with her lilac colored hair, is lovely. Thank you for joining our first challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Hugs, Teresa

  17. So lovely. I really like the soft colour pallette you've used. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  18. Also thanks for sharing this at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT for:

  19. Gorgeous card Gloria - I love the colours on this one, thanks for playing at OLL, Jx

  20. Love, love, loving the colors you choice to color with. Stunning layout for your inspiring card. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  21. This is beautiful, I am sure your daughter loved it! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Julie DT for

  22. Very nice card !!! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper and best of luck with your entry.
    Hugs Agnieszka chanya13


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