Saturday, November 24, 2018

Christmas Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Northern Blessing

Hello friends!   I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving for those of you who celebrate it in your country.  We had a nice quiet day and then celebrated with family and friends on Friday evening.  I ate too much and I have a lot of left overs; but they will be eaten over time.  LOL!  Sometimes left overs are as good as, if not better than the original food.  

I had time to create another card the past two days.  It may appear simple; but even these take me a couple days to figure out paper, Copic colors, dies, etc.  I hated to cover this gorgeous paper; but the card didn't look finished until I added the dies.  

I created this card to be entered in Ching-Chou Kuik "Christmas/Fireworks" Blog Challenge.  I used this Pre-colored Ching-Chou Kuik "Northern Blessing" image; but I colored her completely to make her my own.  I think it is a bigger challenge sometimes to color something that is partially colored than one that is just black and white.  You have to try and match the colors that are already there; plus find paper that matches as well.  

I would not have normally put these colors of blue together; but that was the colors I had to work with; and I thought they looked really good together once I finished the card.  It is interesting what we believe that goes together until someone challenges us to think outside the box.  

This is what she looks like before I added the colors.
She looks awesome without adding any color; but I loved coloring her.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames with image - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Ovals
Snowflake border on Top - Gina Marie Designs Snowflake Border Die
Snowflake border front left side - Memory Box Frostyville Border
Merry Christmas - Crafters Companion Advent Calendar

Paper - Winter Wonderland/Crafters Companion/Sara Davies
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy
Glitter cardstock - Winter Wonderland A4 Luxury Glitter Card
Bling -
Sentiment inside - CTMH Love With All The Trimmings CC10188
Ink - VersaMark
Embossing Powder - CTMH Dutch Blue (retired)

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13, BG32
Wings - BG10, BG13
Beads - BG13
Dress - B41
Wand Snowflake - BG13
Sky - BG0000, BG11, B41

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 (3 of 3)
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafty Friends - Gemstones/Pearls (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/option (No limit)
  Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2) 
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays (Christmas/Anything Goes) (1 of 3)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (2 of 3)  (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)
Ching-Chou Kuik Blog Challenge - Christmas/Fireworks (1 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) 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
 Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 

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  1. What a fab card. I love the Frostyville border. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  2. Lovely wintery card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart.

  3. Gorgeous card and image-fabulous colouring,love the hair -a very Wintry result..Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  4. This is so beautiful Gloria! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

  5. Beautiful and pretty card. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  6. Very lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

  7. Stunning card, love the gorgeous blues and fabulous colouring on the image.
    Linda xxx

  8. Such a stunning card! So beautifully coloured and lovely tones of blue. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  9. Gorgeous and beautiful card Gloria thank you for joining us over on this month's challenge for
    Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx
    DT for CCK

  10. Gorgeous card Gloria thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx
    DT for CC

  11. An absolutely gorgeous card. A wonderfully coloured image and fabulous die-cuts.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  12. Stunning. Great work. I love it. 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

  13. Such a beauty....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://

  14. Gloria, what a stunning card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Christmas/fireworks”. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps. It is hard sometimes to match papers to coloured images but this is beautiful.

    Thank you for entering, best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

  15. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

  16. Wow this is stunning - superb colouring.

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  17. Wow! Absolutely stunning. Thank you very much for sharing at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge.

  18. Beautiful card, especially the cool blue color scheme. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy []

  19. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Helen x

  20. You've brought her to life, Gloria! Such a magnificent card! Hugs, xx

  21. Fabulous colours and colouring. Such a pretty card design. Thank you for joining us for our Week 47 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  22. This is so gorgeous!! I love all the sparkly blue and those super elegant snowflake dies! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.


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