Monday, September 18, 2017

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Dark Lilies" and CTMH New Card Stock

Hello friends.  How is everyone?  It has been a tough few months with the hurricanes and fires.  I hope you and your families are doing well.  I see there are three storms in the Atlantic Ocean; and two are hurricanes.  What a year this has been for Hurricanes.

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post and it is Anything Goes.  I used this beautiful image "Dark Lilies".  I own most of Ching-Chou Kuik images; so I am still trying to use a lot of my older ones.  I found this paper with Lilies on it and thought it would look good with this image.  I thought it turned out pretty good.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames front - Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched Rectangles
Frames inside - Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched Squares

Paper -  K & Company Designer Papers
Cardstock - CTMH Pomegranate reverse side on outside of card base and Pomegranate inside card base, White Daisy
Ink - CTMH Pomegranate
Sentiment outside - CTMH Friendly Wishes A1185
Sentiment and stars inside - CTMH Birthday Sparkles B1537
Dots/Bling - CTMH Flamingo Dots (retired)

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR23
Eyes - BG01
Lips & Nails - R83
Flowers - R83, R56, G94
Hummingbird - RV00, RV10, R83, R56, YR23

Sky - CTMH Sky Ink (retired)
Gelly Roll Clear and White used on hair and flowers

  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (4 of 8) (Sunday)
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper (1 of 3)
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes plus stamp (1 of 2)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Cards For A Special Occasion (1 of 1) (Saturday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Dies or Punches (1 of 3)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Extra Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes or Color Board (2 of 3) 
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
As You Like It Challenge - Flora or Fauna (Love both, but use flora more than fauna) (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Something beginning with F (Flowers) (No limit)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Floral/Yellow/Die/Punch (1 of 3)
 Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/option (2 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Monday)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Flora and Fauna and/or Nature (No limit) 
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (4 of 5) 
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (5 of 5)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

CTMH Special Stamp Set To Support Disaster Victims

CTMH has created a stamp set designed specifically to benefit those affected

by disaster, such as fires and hurricanes.  The stamp set is titled "Stronger Together" and features a variety of sentiments that can be 
used for comfort, encouragement and more.

All proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross, which provides relief efforts to multiple disasters, and which will allocate the funds to where they are needed the most.

C1716 - Stronger Together

Click above for link to September special

Click to enlarge the pictures for a closer view. 

September Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 purchase
$17.95 with no other purchase

S1709 Feel So Blessed 

CTMH Artwork



Using September SOTM and Falling For You Paper pack

CTMH Holiday Expressions Idea Book free copy 
with any order in September

Be sure to add it to your cart

NEW Annual Inspirations Book with $50 purchase
Add to your order with $50 or more purchase.  
I will reimburse you through PayPal for the $6.
You can view it here

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  1. Gloria, your card is just adorable. Love the coloring of your image and it is perfect with that paper. The inside is beautiful too.

  2. What a beautiful image and I just love the paper in the background, it is perfect with your gorgeous image. Lovely work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  3. Back again, and again, just absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  4. A beautifully coloured image, such a pretty card.
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next month.
    Janice DT

  5. Back again! Your card is gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for

  6. Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at Day Dreamer challenge, cheers Sue N (DT member)x

  7. Very pretty card and love the bright pink! Thanks for joining us at the TTTC

  8. Pretty good is an understatement, it is Gorgeous.

  9. LOVELY... Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
    TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  11. Beautiful card!! I adore your gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Love To Craft! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!!
    Ann DT

  12. This is so lovely the main image has been coloured in so beautifully and I love the background papers as well, very pretty card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  13. A beautiful flower inspired card, perfect for AYLI. Sarah DT

  14. A gorgeous card and your lily paper is perfect. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  15. This is just gorgeous 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 Owner/Admin for

  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Angie's, good luck!!! Amy DT

  18. Your beautiful coloring always stands out. Thanks for your continued support of 613 Avenue Create.

  19. What an absolutely stunning card. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge weeks 36/37. 17 Helen DT xx

  20. 'Thanks' for sharing your lovely card in the 'Dies/Punches' challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  21. So pretty inside and out. Love the papers. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  22. Lovely. Thanks for sharing this cute thing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  23. Love your image and the paper choices you used. Thanks for playing along with Challenge #9 of the Making Memories Crafting Blog. Good luck- Cathy

  24. What a fabulous card I love the vibrant colours, Thanks for entering in the Emerald City Crafts Challenge xx

  25. Wow fabulous make! Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

  26. I'm back with my DT hat on and so happy to repeat how absolutely beautiful this card is. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at Morgan's Artworld. Faith DT

  27. Beautifully coloured image and perfect papers----Thank you for joining us at Simply papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  28. Beautiful card, I love the image, thank you for joining us here at Daydreamer challenges.
    hugs Zowie (DT member) x

  29. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

  30. Lovely card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges this month.
    Hugs, Iwona

  31. wonderful project!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.


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