Wednesday, June 28, 2017

All Occasion Card Using Conie Fong Little Blossom and CTMH Prickly Pear Paper

Hello friends.  It is another sunny day here in Southern CA and going to be another hot one.  I hope everyone is doing well and finding time to craft.

My husband woke me up this morning to let me know that our feral cat Milo didn't show up this morning and the neighbor found cat body parts; left over from a coyote; down the road in someone else's yard.  I cried for over an hour and then finally went down there to pick up the pieces and place them in a box to bury.  We live in the city; but coyotes come down all the time when it is too hot, raining or fires.  It is heartbreaking when you lose an animal; even if it is a feral cat.  She just turned one year old in May.  

We started out with 13 feral cats in Dec. 2015 and lost 5 of them before January. We were able to catch 8 feral cats with cages; in January and get them all vaccinated and fixed; but it didn't stop their love to roam.  We lost 2 a few months ago; so we were down to 6 left.  They are all so gorgeous and so special to us.  We share custody and care of them with our neighbor; who loves them as much as we do. We even have a hole cut in the wood fence between our homes; so they can go back and forth any time they want to.  This is the first cat that we have actually witnessed for sure that was taken by a coyote.  That part is the hardest to get over.  I thought the not knowing what happened to them was worse; but I was wrong.

I decided the best way to stop crying; was to work on creating a post for my latest card; that I just finished last night.  This is another New release from Conie Fong "Little Blossom" and there are two more new releases.  You can buy all three for one low price or they are sold individually as well.   We would love for you to visit Conie Fong's Facebook group, join and create something to enter into our monthly challenges. We have two free digis on our Facebook group to get your started.  Even beginners have a chance to win with selection by random number generator.  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame with Image - Gina Marie Designs Pleated Rectangles
Frame behind image frame - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A
Flower/Vine - Memory Box Nottingham Border
Frames inside with sentiment - Gina Marie Designs Pleated Squares

Paper - CTMH Prickly Pear
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Blossom
Sentiment Inside - CTMH Workshops Your Way Miss You G1130
Ink - CTMH Sea Glass
Bow - Anna Griffin
Tiny Bling - Recollections
Flower Bling -

Copic Markers 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, $30
Hair - E51, E53, E23
Lips - RV21
Eyes - BG11
Dress & hat - BG10, BG11, RV21, R43
Flowers - RV21, R43
Shoes - R43
Grass - BG10, BG11
Ribbon - BG11 

I am entering this cards in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (8 of 8) (Sunday)
Glitter "N' Sparkle - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Heartfelt Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamp (2 of 2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
 A Gem Of A Challenge - Summer Colors (No limit) (Saturday)
The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Friday)
QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes/Options (2 of 3) 
Star Stampz Challenge - Bright Colors/Sunshine (2 of 3) (Thursday)
 DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Wednesday)
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
House The Stamps Built - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Die Cuts (3 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes (2 of 3)  (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Let's Craft and Create - Girls, Girls, Girls (1 of 3)

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  1. Pretty card. Sorry about the cat. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  2. This is such a lovely card, thanks for sharing with Creative Lady Birds!

  3. How sad! That poor cat. It was lucky to have you looking out for it. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built! Beautifully done!

  4. I was so sad to read about the loss of your feral cat. It's heartbreaking to lose a pet - even a feral one. Thank you for turning your sadness into some creative energy to make your beautiful card. It's a lovely addition to all the other entries for our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  5. Sorry about the feral cat we have one that visits our garden and comes in the house love the card you made thanks for sharing with CLC Rachel Dt

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

  7. Great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge and we hope you will join us again next month.

    Helen x
    (DT Member)

  8. So sorry to hear about your kitty. :( It's so sad to lose an animal that way. Your card is beautiful! Love the color combo and the die cut down the side is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with the House That Stamps Built.

  9. So Sorry to hear about your cat. This card is truly stunning. Love the colour combo. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight. Lisa DT A Gem of A Challenge

  10. Such an adorable card Gloria. Love it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  11. Gorgeous card, glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built! Sorry for your loss. Donna Repeat Impressions DT

  12. Delightful card!
    Love it all, inside and out, from the sweet image & colouring to the pretty colours and layers!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  13. so sweet and very beautiful Gloria
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  14. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining our previous challenge here at WORD ART WEDNESDAY. We hope you will join us again in our current challenge soon. Leaving you with the inspiration found in Philippians 4:13 which says: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

    JO ANN

  15. Back with another DT hat on...Love the girly girl feel of your card. Thank you for joining our June Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you join us again for our July Challenge. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN


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