Monday, September 10, 2018

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Poppy In Blue PC"

Hello friends!   How is everyone?  It was over 104 degrees here in Southern CA yesterday and around that same temperature today.  I am ready for the fall weather or at least cooler weather.  LOL!

I am getting more crafting done right now; since I can't sleep.  I really would like to sleep; but decided just to get up and craft if I can't sleep.  I am having to retrain my body to sleep.  You would think when a body got tired; you could sleep; but it isn't true.  LOL!

I created this card using Ching-Chou Kuik "Poppy In Blue PC"; which means that it is partially colored.  The flowers and the skin were already colored; which made this image easier to finish.  I didn't know that this shade of blue is hard to photograph; just like the problems I have with purple.

The blues are darker on this card and the hair is more blonde; but I did the best I could in taking these photos.  I am entering this card in the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge for Autumn.  I live in Southern CA and our Autumn is different than other places.  I believe the colors are deeper and richer for Autumn; so that is what I chose to work with for this challenge.  I hope you enjoy this gorgeous partially colored image that I finished into a card.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames outside - Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A & B
Vines - Just Rite
Banner die outside - CTMH Flower Market Cartridge
Circles inside - CTMH Flower Market Cartridge
Stars inside - CTMH Artbooking Cartridge

Paper outside - K & Company Watercolor Bouquet
Ink - CTMH NEW Bluebird
Cardstock outside 
* White background with image: CTMH White Daisy
* Green cardstock for vines - CTMH Reverse side of Sweet Pea
* Blue Cardstock - Martha Stewart Paper Pad
* Hot pink paper - stash
* Paper Inside - Free Digi; do not show name of company that created it.
Sentiment outside - CTMH Hooked On You B1535 (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Birthday Sparkles B1537 (retired)
Flowers - Stash
Bling -

Hair - Y21, Y23, YR23, YR24
Lips - RV52
Butterflies - RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66
Leaves - G40, G43
Sky - B91

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Outlawz - Songs/Rhymes (1 of 2)
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Make Us Smile (1 of 3) (Saturday)
The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Friday)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) (Thursday)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5) 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)  
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Banner Day (1 of 3)
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 


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  1. Gorgeous image and beautifully colouredThank you for joining us at Love To Craft
    Carol x
    I have no idea how you cope with that heat was bad enough here in the UK with such unseasonally hot weather this year but nowhere near as hot as that thankfully!
    Carol x

  2. Hi Gloria just popping back to say love the inside of your card too.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol x

  3. Lovely project. Your flower colouring is so beautiful. 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

  4. This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

    DIANA L.

  5. Wonderful!! And wonderful design!!! Love the colours!! Its elegant and fantastic card!!!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.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to visit and follow my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Very did a beautiful job coloring. I love your use of new CTMH colors. Thank you for inspiring us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  7. This is very pretty 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

  8. Gorgeous card Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  9. This is gorgeous Gloria, beautiful design.
    Linda xxx

  10. Hi this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. Hugs Jackie DT

  11. Beautiful creation Gloria, lovely coloring 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

  12. Fabulous project! 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.
    Cheryl DT for

  13. Great card such a pretty design Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Deigns love and hugs Carole x Design Team

  14. Magnificent image, Gloria, and I love your coloring! The sheet music paper inside is marvelous. Time for a DT hat again - It's terrific to see you joining in on our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at QKR Stampede. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Wonderful image. Beautifully coloured, love the inside too Gloria. Thanks for playing Anything Goes at the Catch The Bug Saturday challenge..Claire DT

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  17. Beautiful image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

  18. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing with us today over at LPCF

  19. Beautiful image and love your layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart.

  20. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.


  21. Beautiful, vibrant colors! Thank you for sharing with us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you. Patty DT for

  22. Perfect inspiration :) and what attention to detail! I admire and congratulate.


  23. Oh, WOW! Gorgeous card! You are very talented with the stamp coloring. Thanks for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!

  24. this is gorgeous Gloria. Love the image and the blues and pinks. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  25. A lovely card. I love you choice of colours. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  26. Thanks so much for participating in the Banner Day over at H2H! This is such a great card!


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