Saturday, May 23, 2020

Thinking of You Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Above The Dirt" with CTMH Blue Skies Special

Hello Friends!  I actually managed to go for an hour long bike ride yesterday.  It has been almost 3 months since I was able to ride, due to COVID-19.  It was such a nice feeling, of having some control over my life.  I know it is an illusion; but it still felt good.  I wore my mask; but removed it when no one was around.  I have a terrible time breathing in anything that covers my mouth and nose; due to my lung issues I have had since childhood.  It's worse when trying to walk, talk or exercise with a mask on.

There were more people out than I thought there would be; and many who didn't have a mask.  We all have to do what we think is best; but CA is under orders to wear a mask if going in public around anyone, besides family.  I have to try and follow that rule; even if other's are not doing it.  

Here is my latest purchase from Ching-Chou Kuik "Above The Dirt" which I fell in love with the minute I saw it.  I tried coloring her hair in black; but it took all the pretty design away that CCK made in the hair.  I then tried it in brown's; but it didn't look right to me; so I decided to go bold with pink.  LOL!  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame with image - Spellbinders 6 x 6 Square
Thinking of You - Crafters Companion
Butterflies - Crafters Companion
Doily & Border Inside - Sizzix Hello Doily

Paper - CTMH Blue Skies - CC5206
Paper Inside - CTMH Mix In X9005 (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy & Black
Textured Cardstock - CTMH Blue Skies CC5212 
Ink - CTMH Black & Blush (retired)
Embossing Folder - CTMH Quatrafoil Z1926 (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH For My Beautiful Friend S2007 (Coming In July)
Pearls on butterflies - CTMH Bitty Opaques Z1707 (retired)
Ribbon - Offray
White Bling - CTMH Enamel Gems Z3089 (retired)

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30
Hair - RV10, RV21, RV23, RV32
Lips - RV34
Eyes - G40
Blouse - RV34, RV23 (trim)
Flowers & Stems - RV10, RV23, Y11, Y17, G43

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3)  (Sunday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Add Embellishments (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digi Challenges - Include a Sentiment (1 of 3)
Colour Crazy Challenge - ATG (1 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - ATG w/option (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - ATG (1 of 2)
    DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)   (Thursday)
Crafty Creations - ATG (1 of 3)  (Wednesday)
Crafty Gals Corner - For The Ladies (1 of 3)
Arty Divas Challenge - ATG  (2 of 5) (Tuesday)
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Use Dies (No limit) 
Incy Wincy Designs - ATG (2 of 5)  (Monday)
Make My Monday - Tone On Tone (2 of 3)
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog - Patterns (No limit)
2 Crafter Critter Crazies - ATG (5 of 5) (Other Date)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) 
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ching Chou-Kuik Challenge Blog - Embossed Wet/Dry/Both (1 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Animals - ATG (No limit)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Ribbon/Lace and/or pearls (No limit)
Happy Little Stampers - ATG w/dies (No limit)
Love To Scrap - ATG (4 of 5)
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog - Add a ribbon or bow (No limit)

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  1. She looks fabulous in pink tones,a gorgeous image colouring papers and layout thank you for joining in at MMM

  2. this is very pretty. I love how you've coloured her. Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  3. Beautiful card, I love how the yellow butterflies pop out from this pink card. Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

  4. Love your card Gloria, Sweet image and love the hair. Hope your doing well. Hope you have a great week!

  5. Gorgeous, beautiful card, Gloria! I especially love her hair! Beautifully done! Hugs xx

  6. Wonderful cards! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  7. Lovely card. Pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see you pretty work back here again soon. Judy DT

  8. Here I am again wearing a different hat. Lovely designed card. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room door this week. Judy DT

  9. Beautiful card Gloria, outside as well as inside 😍 thanks for joining our challenge, greetings Petra DT digichoosday challenge

  10. Thankyou for sharing your beautiful card with us at CraftyCatz this week. Stay safe.xx

  11. Such pretty pink tones. The butterflies are a great finishing touch.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  12. Love all the Pink. Thanks for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams Lisa DT

  13. Back again with a diferent DT Hat on. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  14. A very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  15. Such pretty colors! I love the little butterflies and the ribbon is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenges.

  16. Beautiful card. Love the pink hair. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Ptch of Crafty Friends.

  17. Fabulous card! very creative :-) .... thanks for sharing with the Polkadoodles challenge this week, hugs Nelly Dt x

  18. Gorgeous card and image-beautifully coloured and love the dies.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x

  19. Charming girlie card! Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
    Tina dt

  20. Pretty card and I love all the pink with the pop of yellow with the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at UYS and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  21. A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the ribbon, lace and/or pearls challenge at Dragonfly Dreams.


  22. I love her pink hair!! It really suits the rest of the card! And your flowers are so pretty too! You did a great job on the inside of your card - many details and laid out really well! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner!

  23. Gloria, what a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge blog. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well. Glad to see you managed to get out for a bike ride.

  24. This is so beautiful Gloria.
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT

  25. Beautiful!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! 😊 Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but things have been crazy lately, haven’t they!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria