Monday, January 20, 2020

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Purple Balloon" and CTMH products

Hello Friends!  We have cool temperatures in Southern CA; but nothing as cold as some of you have in the US.  The snow looks awesome until you have to drive in it, right?  Stay warm and drive safe.

I purchased this gorgeous new digital stamp a couple days ago; and it is currently half price.  It is Ching-Chou Kuik "Purple Balloon".  Most of you know that I love the color purple; so I had to buy it right away.  LOL!  I decided to keep the color purple for the balloon and found some retired CTMH Make Waves paper that had purple flowers on it.  My other favorite color is pink; so my paper has both.  I felt this card called for a bow and flowers.  LOL!

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Oval Frame - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval Frames
Heart border - Martha Stewart Heart Border punch
Happy Birthday - Crafters Companion

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik "Purple Balloon"
Paper - CTMH Make Waves X7227B (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Cotton Candy (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH January Stamp of the Month "Everyday Magic" S2001
Ink - CTMH Cotton Candy (retired), Sky (retired), Black
Pearls - CTMH Pearls Bashful Z3369 (retired)
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon Sherbert
Flowers - Stash

Skin - E0000,  E000, E00, E11, R30
Hair - Y11, Y23, YR23
Eyes - BG10, BG11, BG57
Lips - RV34
Dress & Bow - RV32, RV34
Balloon - V12, V15

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (4 of 8)  (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Anything Goes (No Limit)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Allsorts Challenge - More than a single word sentiment (1 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Bingo (3 layers,die,ribbon) (1 of 3)
Crafters Castle - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes  (2 of 3) 
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog - New Stash (digi) (1 of 3)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Colored Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
 The Outlawz - Festive Fridays (Anything Goes) (Unlimited) 
  DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  (Thursday
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5) 
Ike's World Challenges - M is for male/AG (4 of 5)  (Tuesday)
 A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog - New Year/New Beginnings/New Supplies (new beginnings for birthday person, new supplies, new Digi) - (3 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 Love To Craft - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
 Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes (4 of 5)  

S2001 Everyday Magic
Only $5 with a $50 purchase or $18.95 with no other purchase

To Provide Support for Australia Bush Fires

As we have heard news of devastating wildfires across Australia, CTMH has felt the need to support relief efforts by designing a stamp set especially for this cause. The stamp set is titled Keep Your Head Up (W1202) and it is now available for purchase.  Click here to view and purchase.  

My Acrylix® Keep Your Head Up (W1202)
Set of 8
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006)

This is a B-size stamp set that will be available for just $10 in all markets. This makes it an easy choice for your customers to purchase the set, especially knowing that the proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Red Cross, with the donations designated to the relief efforts for the Australia bush fires

In order to maximize the donation amount, this set will be non-commission-able. This way all proceeds—including the amount that would normally go toward paying commissions—will be donated.

See CTMH Specials on the side bars 

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  1. Super card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts , xxxx

  2. Beautiful, romantic card.
    Thanks for joining the Bingo challenge at Catch the Bug!
    xxx Margreet DT


  3. Great card and fab hues here! ... thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, good luck,Nelly Dt x

  4. great creation beautiful ,thanks for sharing at 613 avenue create x

  5. Hi again, Gloria. Love how you have colored her hair and dress. And that bow is perfect, love the roses too. Thanks for playing with us at Love to Craft! xoxo, Aimeslee DT

  6. Superb colouring and such a pretty card. Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

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  7. Lovely words! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.

  8. Fantastic card! Very pretty and beautiful! I especially like the bow, it looks stunning.
    Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. I´m sorry that I´m running a bit late with my comment. Hope to see you back with us for another challenge.

  9. You colored the image beautifully, her hair and the folds of her dress look so natural. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  10. You have mad coloring skills, Beautiful !Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  11. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  12. So, so pretty Gloria! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  13. Back again and it's still lovely! Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  14. Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Castle Challenge. - Priya Satish DT

  15. Oh such a pretty card, thank you for joining us this month at IKEsWORLD :) Hugs Mimi xxx

  16. Beautiful card. Thank you for play with us at Gem of a craft challenge. Good luck with your entry.

  17. So amazing with these gorgeous colors. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  18. Lovely work Thank you for joining the Colour Crazy challenge, A Bit More Time to Craft, Creative Fingers and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

  19. Hello... Thanks for entering your lovely card into our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  20. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Helen x

  21. A great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  22. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  23. Fantastic card. Superb coloring too.
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  24. Ohhhh stunning colours. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT


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