Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Autumn Trio" and CTMH Falling For You Paper

Hello friends.  It has been too hot to do anything here in Southern CA.  We have had temperatures over 110 every day; with no relief in sight at this time.  I am very worried about our Feral cats.  I don't know how they survive in this heat.  I would let them in our home; if they would come inside; but they are too fearful to do that.

I had so much fun coloring this sweet image.  I forget how much I love coloring animals; until I do it.  LOL!  This one turned out so pretty with all the different colors of fall.  If you follow me; then you know that I rarely use grays, golds, oranges, browns, etc.  Although, I have been using it more; since our CTMH new double sided cardstock has arrived.  I was drawn to this image this month; to match my new CTMH "Falling For You" paper.  

I am using Ching-Chou Kuik "Autumn Trio"; which is part of a set of 4 gorgeous digital stamps.  It is time for another fabulous challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik; with the topic of Fall/Fall Colors/Pumpkins for our September Challenge. I love fall; although we don't have much of a fall in Southern CA.  It is one of my favorite times of the year; as it cools down and the leaves start to change.  It is always gorgeous to see the leaves with their magnificent colors.  

Part of a set of 4 gorgeous digital stamps

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames front - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles
Mushroom Border - Joy Crafts
Inside Frame - Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Square Die Set

Paper - CTMH Falling For You X7223B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Goldrush, and reverse side of Goldrush
Ink - CTMH Fern and Sky for clouds
Sentiment outside - CTMH Hunting For Words B1571
Sentiment inside - CTMH Sending Prayers B1563
Ribbon - American Crafts
Buttons - Buttons Galore
Bling -

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR23
Lips - R43
Eyes  - YR20, YR21
Rabbit - C1, C2, RV0000, RV000
Deer - E30, E31, E33, RV0000, RV000
Cloak - C1, C5
Leaves - G94, G20, G40, YR23, YR24
Mushrooms - YR18
Gelly roll White for hair and mushrooms

I wanted to give you a "Heads Up" that our Ching-Chou Kuik October 2017 challenge will be a Very Special Challenge.  It will be the third birthday of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  

We will be celebrating with THREE monthly Challenge Winners; not just one; plus the Artist Choice Award Winner picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.  Be sure to enter our September challenge; but come back and enter our October challenge as well.

  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digi Designs - Bright Colors (No limit)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) (Thursday)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/option (2 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Cards and More - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Tuesday
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
Retarte 104 - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Monday)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 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 (2 of 5) 
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)

Click above for link to September special

Click to enlarge the pictures for a closer view. 


1. CC1229 From the Heart Card Kit (Best buy for the money)
Materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including the following:
12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces
12 – 5½" x 4¼" white envelopes
1 – My Acrylix® From the Heart stamp set (35 Stamp images)
Retail Value: $43.90 USD/$56 CAD

Discounted Price: $34.95 USD/$44.50 CAD

2. CC1227 From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes (If you want extras)
12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces
12 – 5½" x 4¼" white envelopes
Price: $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD

3. CC1228 My Acrylix® From the Heart Stamp Set - Just stamp set only
E-size stamp set containing 35 stamp images, including stamp sentiments for the inside and outside of your cards, as well as coordinating images for stamping floral scenes on cards and envelopes.

Price: $29.95 USD/ $38.25 CAD

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. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. This is 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 Co-Owner/Admin for

  3. This is very beautiful. What a lovely image and beautiful colours too. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  4. This is so sweet. I love the image and your coloring as always is fab. The mushroom border is really cute
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  5. Beautifully done, love the design and colours, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT x

  6. Well done, love it.
    Good luck with your entry at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
    Angie - DT

  7. WOW what a fabulous creation Gloria! Love the mushroom border ... perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  8. Your coloring is wonderful and I really like that image along with the papers you used. Praying you get a break in the heat soon and the feral cats are okay. Hugs from Oklahoma!

  9. Gloria, this is beautiful. Love your coloring.

  10. Ohw, my... That is like very hot.
    Here in The Netherland the Fall is coming.
    The colors of your card fit perfectly with this season.
    Tank you for sharing your beautiful card at our challenge.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Cards und More)

  11. Beautiful card Gloria, love the pretty colour combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  12. A really pretty image, a lovely card in beautiful colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for

  13. Fabulous card and love the beautifully colored image! We are on the start of our cooler Fall here in Michigan....thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  14. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our August challenge 14 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper September challenge. x

  16. This is a really gorgeous card, I love the main image, the patterned papers look great together and I love the other details as well.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  17. Such a neat project a beautiful card and a lovely image. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

  18. Thanks so much for entering your lovely creation in our anything goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw! Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  19. Very pretty. Your coloring is wonderful as are the background papers and die cuts. Perfect for the season. My heart goes out to everyone suffering in those items and hope you have air conditioning. I'm happy you shared this with us at the PIP challenge.

  20. Awesome card and such great colouring skills! Thank you for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Cards und more. Hope to see you again next time! Have a fabulous and safe week! Happy crafting, Maike

  21. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our week 35 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  22. Such a beautiful card just love the autumn colours. Thank you for joining us at the Scrappers delights. Helen DT xx

  23. So VERY Beautiful so is the insert.

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

  25. Gorgeous coloring and great design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge! Hope to see you again next month!
    --Heidi, design team

  26. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs que tu as choisi ta carte est magnifique et merci pour ta participation sur Scrappers Delights


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