Monday, May 15, 2017

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Dreamy Lily"

Hello friends!  It is summer; so I know it is heating up all over the US.  I wish we could have temperatures on the 60's and 70's all year long; but that isn't happening here in Southern CA.

I wanted to share my Inspiration Post using Ching-Chou Kuik "Dreamy Lily" digi.  Isn't she lovely?!  I created this for my granddaughter, Abigail; who will be 18 yrs old this year.  She is such an inspiration to me.  I have always wanted to be a writer; but I didn't make it happen. She has written several books; not published yet; and is in the process of writing a sequel to her last book.  Abigail is so very talented that I am in awe of her.   Plus, she is so dedicated to her writing. She writes a chapter almost every night; even though she is in high school with lots of activities.  One of my biggest challenges was not making the time to sit down and write; but she doesn't let things get in the way of her dream.  I hope she makes it happen.  I just worry about her; because she stays up really late to do her writing.  

I tried to color this kitten similar to her cat, Lani.  I found it is harder to color a little kitten from a picture of a full grown cat.  LOL!  I did the best I could; and I know she will love it.

Inside Card
The blues are really shades of purple.
Camera doesn't capture this color.

Supplies used to create this card:

Lilies - CTMH Lovely Lily Stamp Set B1401 (fussy cut)
Frame With Image - Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Rectangle Dies
Frame behind the frame - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.
Border on top - Joy Crafts
Corners on front - Lily Corner Joy Crafts
Sentiment die front - Hot Off The Press free die cuts for Wildflowers 
Ferns inside - Joy Crafts

Paper - Hot Off The Press Wildflowers 
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Willow
Sentiment inside - CTMH Your Own Kind Of Wonderful - D1627
Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - Recollections Violet & Stampendous Detail White
Happy Birthday sentiment front - CTMH Just To Say Cricut Artiste Collection
Bling - Recollections

Markers - Copics
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - V000, V01, V12
Eyes & Lips - V12
Cat - W1,W3, W5, W7
Leaves - G43, G14
Dress - V17
Leaves on Lily dies - G14
Lillie's - V000, V01, V12

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Cute (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes/All Pattern Paper (1 of 3)
PDE Linky Party - Cards/Fun Folds (No limits) 
QKR Stampede - Graduation cards or ATG (1 of 3)
4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrate Women (No limit) (Thursday)
As You Like It - Favorite die/Why?  I love toppers and this one makes me think of a crown.  (1 of 3)
CCEE Stampers - Flowers (No limit)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Birthday (1 of 1)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Cute Card Thursday - Dies/Punches (No limit)
 DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Moving Along With The Times - Butterflies (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 
Unicorn Challenge - Special Occasions (No limit) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No Limit) (Monday)
Color Inspiration Monday - Anything Goes (hand-colored) (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Tic/Tac/Toe - Digi/Die cuts/Flowers (1 of 2)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. Very pretty card. The shades of blues/purples are so soothing. Anyone would love to receive this card! Thanks for joining in with us over at PIP Challenges!

  2. It's a lovely card, a lovely sentiment, and a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing this inspiring creation! Thank you for entering it in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge - DT

  3. So beautiful, lovely colours, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  4. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  5. Wow! this is a stunning card - like a Summer Garden…such an adorable image and you’ve coloured it beautifully to match the papers and embellishments. I love the intricate border.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Butterflies challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  6. Oh wow what a stunning card, inside and out.
    Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT.
    Jean xx

  7. Beautiful image so perfectly coloured. You have crea a really lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  8. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  9. Hi, pretty card. Good luck with the MAWTT Challenge. Janice DT MAWTT

  10. Beautiful card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  11. This is so pretty, and the coloring is amazing, and thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Leanne DT/LPCF

  12. This is so pretty, Gloria! I love the soft colours! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge.

    love Mags B x

  13. What a gorgeous image and design. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  14. Me again, wonderful creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xx

  15. Pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.

  16. cute and beautiful copic colouring gloria. she is so beautiful
    Good luck & Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration Challenge Blog.
    Shylaa DT@Artistic Inspiration

  17. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

  18. Hello Gloria… Thanks for joining us again for our ‘Cute’ challenge with another one of your lovely cards… sweet card with a lovely edge die. Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  20. Stunning, love your colors! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for

  21. she gorjuss lovely image a pretty colour combo,

    thanks for joining us at crafting with friends

    tracey dt

  22. What a lovey card. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  23. Beautiful thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn DT

  24. Beautiful card and love your soft colors! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for

  25. Lovely card. I love the purple. I am sure your grand daughter will love it. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft, Creative Fingers, Fun Day Friday and Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.


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