Monday, July 16, 2018

Christmas Card Using Conie Fong "Ellie's Holiday Helper" and CTMH Sparkle & Shine paper

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is really hot in Southern CA; and I have heard it is hot in most areas of the US right now.   I am trying to stay cool by staying indoors and trying to find time to craft.  LOL!

Kit and Clowder Facebook Group is having a fabulous 20 day celebration; and you can get this adorable new release digi FREE called Conie Fong "Ellie's Holiday Helper".  It is a private group; so you need to Join first if you are not a member.  Kit and Clowder is Celebrating their 20,000 members with 20 days of wonderful prizes and discounts.  Today is Day 16; but you can still go back and register for the previous prizes and pick up the free digis and discount coupons for all the previous days.  So hurry over by clicking the link above.  The celebration ends July 20, 2018.

If the celebration is closed by the time you see this - just click here for Conie Fong "Ellie's Holiday Helper" to purchase this adorable digital stamp.  I love this sweet, adorable image that Conie Fong has created.  Here is my 2nd Christmas card of the year.  

I am entering this card in "As You Like It Challenge".  The topic is Favorite Celebration and why.  I have always loved Christmas.  I love riding around to see the Christmas lights and decorations, the smell of a fresh Noble Fir Christmas tree, spending time with family and so much more.  You can feel the excitement in the air at Christmas, more than any other time of year.   

Inside Card
Using CTMH Woodland Wishes Stamps & Thin Cuts Z4015.  Stamp alone is D1696. (retired) 

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame with image - Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One (S4-375)
Frame behind image - CTMH Cricut Artiste (retired) #M441E2
Reindeer & Trees inside - CTMH Woodland Wishes  Stamps & Thin Cuts (Z4015) Stamps only (D1696) retired
Merry Christmas words inside - Sizzix Tim Holtz Season's Greetings

Paper & Strip words - CTMH Sparkle & Shine (X7176B) retired
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Ruby
Inks - CTMH Juniper, Heather
Frantage - Stampendous Mixtures I made up
Ribbon - Offray
Bling -

Elephant - C1, C2, C4, RV000, RV10
Sweater on Elephant - BG10, BG32, R35, R37
Mouse - W1, W3
Sweater on mouse - BG10, BG32, R35, R37
Snow - BG0000, C1, BG10, 0, Jelly roll Clear Star (glitter on snow)
Star - Y11, Y15
Tree - BG11, BG34
Sky - RV000, BG10, RV0000

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 (No limit)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Animal (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Totally Girly (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas w/option (No limit)
Di's Digi Challenge - Christmas in July (1 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Scraps/Christmas (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Celebration & Why (See note above) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas (No limit)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5) (Wednesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes With a Critter (3 of 5) (Other Date)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 

2 CTMH July Special's
Stampaganza! First Special
Buy 2, get 1 equal or lesser value FREE!

Stampaganza is back! 

During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings! 

25% off when you purchase the bundles
4 Special Stamp Sets plus kit to make 7 cards with 1 page layout
CTMH Special 2 

Dates: July 15,2018 (12:01 am MDT)– August 31, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)

"Here's To You" - CTMH 4 Special Stamps or choose bundles to make 7 cards and one layout. Two different bundles or stamps sold individually; which do not qualify for the stamp special of the month. There is a printed workshop to go with this special.

The "Here’s to You special" features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions. It includes 4 exclusive stamp sets plus supplies to create a collection of beautiful artwork using the exclusive stamp sets featured in the Here’s to You special. You can create 7 cards and 1 layout; depending on your needs.

The Die cuts are available on the CTMH Cricut Artistry Cartridge. You can purchase it hereat CTMH as a physical cartridge collection or as a digital collection.  

Save 25% by purchasing the stamps bundled with a collection of products that you can use to recreate the artwork shown here and more.

Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no other purchase
S1807 Highlight Reel
CTMH Artwork
Use for Cardmaking

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  1. Your Christmas card is so sweet and pretty, love the image, fabulous colouring and a great layout! Thanks for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar.

  2. What an absolute adorable Xmas Image Gloria. So glad you are joining us too with our new open challenge. Your project is just gorgeous and what a beautiful design too. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT for

  3. Back again, and again, just so beautiful. Nice 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

  4. This is just gorgeous Gloria, love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT for

  5. Oh this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Beccy’s Place. Hugs Jackie DT

  6. Love your cards and the supercute digi !

  7. Great card for Christmas. Thanks for joining our challenge at 2CraftyCritter Crazies, CarolG

  8. What a glorious and cute Christmas card.

  9. Gloria: Your Christmas card is very charming! Colors are so wonderfully matched! Thanks for sharing at HIMCR's scraps with a Christmas in July theme challenge week! Becca/DT

  10. I had to check your card out because I recognized the image. So very cute. I'm delighted to see it colored. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Arlene DT for

  11. Love your fun card. So glad you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you'll join us again soon. I want to leave you with the inspiration of God's Word in 2 Peter 3:9 which says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN

  12. Hey Gloria, thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613. What sweet innocent looks on those images - perfect for Christmas! Love the Frantage and the double bows as embellishments!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
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  14. A gorgeous Christmas card, beautiful design.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for

  15. Such a cute image and card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede challenge blog. Julie, DT member

  16. Adorable card, love the image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Sherry DT for

  17. I'm running a bit behind but had to stop in to see your wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us in the last challenge at As You Like it!

  18. Lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies where the latest challenge is to make a card with an animal on it!

  19. Gorgeous Christmas card Gloria. I have this image too but, have not got to color it up yet. Love the you papers. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  20. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

  21. What a great card! I always start my Christmas cards too late - so kudos to you!! Thanks for sharing with us all at PIP Challenges!!

  22. Adorable image, 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  http://

  23. Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Girls Creations.


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