Saturday, January 24, 2015

Birthday Card Using Artbymiran Petal Blossoms and Cricut Art Philosophy/Cricut Artiste Cartridges

Art By Miran Facebook Group Progressive Challenge

Hello friends.  We have had beautiful Spring like weather in Southern CA; so I have been able to ride my bike a few times.  The warmer weather always makes me feel like I need to do something to my house; such as spring cleaning.  LOL!  I decided it would be more fun to create more cards; so that was my choice rather than cleaning.

Art By Miran has a private Facebook group pageso you do need to request permission to join. She just started a progressive challenge every month; beginning with January 2015. This means you start by purchasing a discounted Art by Miran image she has chosen for that month; create something with it, enter the challenge; and then you will receive the next month's image free.  Isn't that fabulous?!  I love her images and plan to participate as much as possible.  You can only enter using the image she has selected.  It is fun to see all the different creations using the same image.  

Here is my first creation for this challenge.  I used her Artbymiran Petal Blossoms; which is the creation she chose to use in January.  Click Artbymiran to shop. The challenge ends Feb. 12, 2015; so you have plenty of time to purchase this image and create a fabulous entry for her Facebook Progressive Group Challenge.  I did use a bigger size card this time; because I wanted to use my Anna Griffin Flourish die.  I cut out a 6 x 7 1/2 size card; plus added the taller piece on the right to accommodate the Flourish die.

Artbymiran Petal Blossoms
Side Step Card Video

The color of her hair isn't this bright; but everything else appears to be correct.  I guess taking a picture of the card makes her hair brighter.  LOL!



Side Step Card - view from side 


Join ArtbyMiran Progressive challenge and start with this beauty - Petal Blossoms.




Supplies I used to create this card:

Dies
Oval frame around image - Spellbinders Elegant Ovals
Flourish die - Anna Griffin Lg. Flourish die
Blue tag behind sentiment - Cricut Artiste Cartridge, pg. 63; #M441E2
Leaves - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 56; #M3EAD3
Butterflies - La-La Land Crafts Dies
Tag for sentiment - Free from Paper Wishes Hot Off The Press - Matches Paper

Cardstock - CTMH Pixie and CTMH White Daisy
Paper - Hot Off The Press Botanical Etchings
Flowers - Most of them are from Secret Garden Facebook Group

Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y23, E31
Dress, Flowers on image - RV00, RV10, R85
Leaves - G94
Eyes, Basket - B00



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ArtbyMiran Facebook Group - Progressive Challenge (1 of 3)
Fresh Brewed Designs - Favorites (Pinks/Butterflies/Digis) (3 of 5) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - New Digi (3 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily) (Thursday)
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Di's Digi Designs - Add Sparkle (No limit) (Saturday)
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes (No limit)
Little Claire's - Bright And Beautiful (3 of 3)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Card Mania - Let It Sparkle/Shine (3 of 3) (Other Date)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi/Flowers (3 of 3)
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Bling (3 of 3)
Lady Bug Crafts - Say It With Flowers (No limit)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Tinker-Dream - Anything Goes (No limit)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Favorite Color - Pinks (2nd favorite) (No limit)
One Stitch At A Time - New (New image/CTMH Puffie embellishments) (3 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
Crafty Boots - Butterflies (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes (No limit)



January Stamp Of The Month
$5 with $50 order


Artwork using January Stamp Of The Month







January Special 
$5 for the Noted paper set and only
$5 for the Kraft Mini Album with $50 purchase







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It's Good For Your Health!!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Just Because Criss Cross Card Using Art By Miran Fairy Lily

GDT for Artbymiran Showcase Blog - Using Artbymiran Fairy Lily

Hello friends.  I am very excited to be chosen as a GDT for Art By Miran Showcase blog; for the month of January.  It is such a pleasure to use Art By Miran images.  She is so talented and her images bring lots of joy to those who use them; as well as those who receive them.   I used the gorgeous Artbymiran Fairy Lily.  I decided to try a card base that I have never used before; so here it is.


This is my first Criss Cross card and it was really fun to create.  I used 2 - 6 x 12 cardstock for the two layers; but you can make it with other sizes as well.  Click here for Criss Cross tutorial that I just found for you; using the same size card I used.  Click here for a smaller version of this card created by Splitcoaststampers.   

My pictures didn't take as well as I would have liked. The purples and lavender colors are gorgeous in person; but they aren't as vibrant in the pictures.  I did use both my camera as well as my Iphone; but neither one captures the perfect colors.  The blond is actually a lot lighter and less bold in person.  LOL!  Oh well; we do the best we can.  I hope you enjoy my card.



   Inside Pull Out with sentiment



                   Card without inside; and pull out 

Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Design frame and small shaped die - Spellbinders Exquisite Circles
Round die with image - Nellie's Multi Frames Circles
Butterfly - La-La Land Craft Dies
Bluebell - La-La Land Craft Dies
Scalloped border sentiment - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Rectangle for sentiment - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Paper - Wild Rose Studio - Bluebell
Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy and CTMH Adventure Paper Fundamentals Z2032
Image - Artbymiran Fairy Lily
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Glitter Paper for Butterfly and small shaped dies - Recollections
Ribbon - Offray
Sentiment Outside - CTMH Have a Happy Day D1616
Butterfly on inside pull out - CTMH Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627
Bling - CTMH Purple Glitter Gems - Z1936

Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, E31
Dress, Shoes, Wings - BV11, V17
Green stem - YG61
Eyes - B00


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Designs - Favorites (Purple/Butterflies/Digis) (2 of 5) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - New Digi (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily) (Thursday)
Four Crafty Chicks - Best Friends (No limit) 
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Di's Digi Designs - Add Sparkle (No limit) (Saturday)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Color It (2 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes (No limit)
Little Claire's - Bright And Beautiful (2 of 3)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Card Mania - Let It Sparkle/Shine (2 of 3) (Other Date)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi/Flowers (2 of 3)
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Bling (2 of 3)
Lady Bug Crafts - Say It With Flowers (No limit)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Tinker-Dream - Anything Goes (No limit)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams - Favorite Color - Purple (No limit)
Fairytale Stampers - Flowers (1 of 1)
Glitter n Sparkle - Cute (1 of 3)
Jelly Park Friends Challenge - Bling It Up (3 of 3)
One Stitch At A Time - New (New card style to me/new image/new paper) (1 of 3)
Pile It On - Fantasy (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Crafty Boots - Butterflies (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes (No limit)




January Stamp Of The Month
$5 with $50 order


Artwork using January Stamp Of The Month









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It's Good For Your Health!!




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Encouragement card Using The Paper Shelter "The Lantern"

Hello crafters.  I hope everyone is doing well today.   It has been in the 80's again this past few days in Southern CA.  I can't believe how warm it is already - in January.  January is usually our coldest month; but it happened a month earlier than normal.  

I am not sure who this card belongs to yet; but I loved this image and digi paper from The Paper Shelter and had to buy it.  Of course; with it being purple; there was no way to resist. LOL!  The image is pre-colored; so I just colored my stamped image on the inside/lower half of card.  I enjoy creating with colored images.  All their images also come in black and white; so that you can color them; as well as without the backgrounds.  I rarely use digi paper; but I love how Paper Shelter images match so perfectly with the backgrounds.  I have a hard time letting go of the gorgeous backgrounds.  They fit so perfectly together.  I usually end up feeling like I need to create using them just as they are.  One of these days I will have to color my own; but I so enjoy the colored ones.  

I created an Easel card using the image and paper from The Paper Shelter "The Lantern". I printed the image with background on CTMH White Daisy cardstock; which is the best cardstock I have ever used for making my digi images stand out with their true colors.  Be sure to check out The Paper Shelter Challenges on their blog.




The Paper Shelter "The Lantern 
(Precolored with background Paper included)





Front of card



Inside of card




Supplies used to create this card:

Dies - Butterfly Joy Crafts
Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy and White Daisy
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Image and background - The Paper Shelter "The Lantern
Sentiment - CTMH Hope Stamp Set - A1153
Bling - Want2scrap.com and Recollections


Markers
CTMH Gypsy Dark, R5 Cherry Pink Touch Twin Marker, GY235 Sap Green Touch Twin






I am entering this card in the following challenges:



The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog - Punches and/or Dies (Wednesday)
Crafter's Cafe - Something New  (KISS) (1 of 3) 
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Fresh Brewed Designs - Favorites (Purple/Butterflies/Colored Digis) (1 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - New Digi (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily) (Thursday)
Four Crafty Chicks - Flowers (No limit) 
Moving Along With The Times - Dies and/or Punches (1 of 3)
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Reflection (candle/light) (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Allsorts - Spring Flowers (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digi Designs - Add Sparkle (No limit)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Color It (Colored image - Easel) (1 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes (Colored image/Easel) (No limit)
Little Claire's - Bright And Beautiful (1 of 3)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Card Mania - Let It Sparkle/Shine (1 of 3) (Other Date)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi/Flowers (1 of 3)
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Bling (1 of 3)
Lady Bug Crafts - Say It With Flowers (No limit)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Tinker-Dream - Anything Goes (No limit)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (1 of 3)





January Stamp Of The Month
$5 with $50 order


Artwork using January Stamp Of The Month









Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.  


Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!