Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Birthday Card Using CTMH Kaleidoscope Paper and Cricut Artistry Cartridge

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I had a lot of Birthday wishes yesterday on Facebook; so I really appreciate all of you fabulous followers/friends/family who sent me birthday wishes.  It was so sweet and made my day so much better.  

I had so much fun creating this card yesterday.   I wish someone would make a purple marker that wasn't so dark; but was actually purple and not lavender.  Plus, it doesn't look very good in photos.  I love Easel cards; so I decided to create an Easel card; so I wouldn't have to add anything to the front.  It is actually a birthday card; but I liked these two verses. It is for my daughter; but her birthday isn't until Dec.  Sssh!  Don't let her know it is finished already. LOL!  

The verses are hard to see in this picture:
Top one says "There's no one like you." and the bottom one "You are Simply Amazing"

 Front of Card when Closed

Inside of Card when Closed

Supplies used to create this card:

Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three
Frame for Image and behind image - Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A & B
Butterflies - Cricut Artistry Cartridge; pg. 42
Leaves - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg. 43
Squares inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg. 48
Frame Inside - Joy Crafts Gerti's Flowers

Paper - CTMH Kaleidoscope
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Gypsy, Pear, Pixie
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Bling - CTMH Glitter Gems Z1807

Sentiment top (on inside) - CTMH Blossoming Expressions D1665
Sentiment bottom (on inside) CTMH La Vie En Rose WOTG - G1100

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y21, YR23
Small Flowers - B21, B34, RV00
Large flowers - V17
Clothing - V17
Leggings - V17, R83
Wings - R85 ?, RV00
Grass & Leaves - G43
Rabbit - E0000

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Whoopsi Daisy - Add Embellishments (1 of 2)
Retarte - Anything Goes (3 of 5) (Tuesday)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Creations - It Takes Two (2 sets of butterflies, 2 sets of flowers) (1 of 2) (Wednesday)
Crafting For All Seasons - Layer It Up (1 of 3) 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy  (1 of 5)  
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (No limit)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Make an Easel Card (1 of 2) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenges - Fancy & Feminine (1 of 2)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Digitally Sweet Challenges - Anything With Wings (1 of 3)
Simply PaperCraft Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - B is for (Butterflies) (2 of 3) (Saturday)
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Come and Get It - More Than One Fold (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Let's Get Girly (No limit)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)
Lacy Sunshine's Color Your World - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes w/Gratitude (No limit)
Pile It On - Birthday (This is birthday card) (No limit)
Quirky Crafts - Animal Magic (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Card Mania - Pastel Colors (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
DigiStamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes (Option - Girly Girl) (2 of 3)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)

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Die Cuts Match Cricut Artiste Cartridge

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Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
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  1. Gloria,
    The image in itself is a rare beauty, full of fun and whimsy. The beautiful paper, butterflies and flowers are just so lovely.Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  2. What a gorgeous card!! I love the image!! The design and details are fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along with the DL.ART September Linky!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DT Member DL.ART

  3. Great easel card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

  4. Gorgeous card Gloria, love all the detail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  5. Gorgeous card and my favourite color!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!
    Marilyn DT

  6. Wow this is such a stunner. The colors are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. Gloria, such a beautiful card! I received the CTMH stamps from WAW this week and wanted to thank you so much! Such a generous offering and I appreciate it. :) Hugs, Autumn

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. Beautiful easel card and love the beautifully coloured image and gorgeous flowers-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  10. Wow Gloria - I love those colors! Pinks, greens and purples - delish! I also really like the diecut over the rainbow like background... very, very nice! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  11. This is stunning, love the purples. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude. Helen DT. Do come back again.

  12. This is AMAZING I love the purple too, my favorite color :)
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry.

  13. I'm sure your daughter will love this very pretty and girly card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  14. Just gorgeous! Best of luck at OSAAT. Samara

  15. Beautiful card! Love the bright colors. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  16. Wow what a gorgeous card. Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  17. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  18. Gloria I just love your card. Great colour and such a perfect 'Girly'card.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT member

  19. Just love this thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  20. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs Anna-Karin

  21. Awesome! Lovely card. Thank you for taking part in dragonfly dream's September challenge!

  22. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart.

  23. gorgeous card Gloria

    gr karin and
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  24. Hi!
    Gorgeous card for our B is for.. challenge over at CF.
    Thanks for playing along.
    Good luck in the draw!
    Linda DT-CF

  25. Just wonderful andy fav color too. Thanks for sharing at WWODTC
    Heather DT

  26. Gloria this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. Beautiful card, Gloria! Wonderful design!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  28. this card is like it says: simply amazing!!
    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.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  29. Love the colors in this card. Gorgeous layers with the dies, flowers and butterflies.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  30. This is gorgeous! Love the colors. Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

  31. Another beautiful, bright creation. Love the butterflies. Awesome work on this. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  32. BEAUTIFUL Card! Your DD will LOVE it!!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Hope to see you join us again soon!
    Have a GREAT Day!!

  33. This is gorgeous thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  34. Stunning card - love the beautiful layering and delicate feel.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
    Caryn xxx

  35. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion#279.Good luck.

  36. Love the image!! (and the little bunny!) Thank you for joining my Quirky Animal Magic Challenge! A new Challenge starts tomorrow, hope to see you there!
    ((Lyn)) Quirky DT

  37. Aw, this is so pretty, Gloria! Love the image and the colors. I just used these papers on a card today. Thanks for joining our ATG/optional Girlie Girl Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie, DT

  38. I really like this card!
    Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette (DT)

  39. Great card. Lots of pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  40. Beautiful card with gorgeous decoration. Thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and we hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

  41. Congratulations on being one of our top picks for the Scrapbook Blessings Club September Challenge. You made this challenge a huge success this month and we thank you. You can grab the top 3 button on the winners post.
    Our new challenge is up and running, hope to see you again.

    Thank you,
    Sandy Hentzel and the SBC DT

  42. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.Louise DT x


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