Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Birthday Card Using Art By Miran digi with Cricut Artistry, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridges

Hello friends.  We finally had pouring rain here in Southern CA; and it was awesome.  It came with thunder and lightning which is very rare for here.  I enjoyed it.  It didn't last long enough for me.  It was supposed to last a few days and it was only one day.  The rain was heavier in the mountains; and I know there was flooding in some areas.

It has taken me a couple weeks to create this card.  LOL!  I couldn't figure out which embellishments I wanted to use on this card; so I tried many dies and cut a lot of paper; but nothing seemed to fit; until my New Cricut Artistry Cartridge arrived; so that gave me some new ideas. 

I have started using my print and cut feature on the Cricut Explore for cutting my digis; as I did this one.  It cuts perfectly.  I do not have any cutting skills; so this feature is working out great for me.  I use it as often as I can.  

Art By Miran Maria Mariposa is the free digi from the July Progressive Facebook Challenge. You can still buy her at a reduced price; but I got her free by entering Part 1 of the Progressive Facebook Challenge.  Check it out.  I try to enter every month; so I can build my digi supply.  LOL!  It is so much fun.

Art By Miran Maria Maraposa Digi
Using CTMH August Stamp of the Month S1508
Butterfly Die - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Doilies - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Circle under front doily - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Frame on front of card - Spellbinders Labels One Card Front
Butterflies, Flower vine and both sentiment dies - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Image - Art by Miran Maria Maraposa
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Pixie, Sky (retired) and Sunkiss Yellow (retired)
Sentiment Outside - CTMH August SOTM "Framed" - S1508
Paper - Kristen's Paper Pack (Paper Wishes)
Ink - CTMH Pacifica
Ribbon - Celebrate It (Michaels)
Glitter - CTMH Glitz Glitter gel (retired)
Bling - Ki
Flowers - Stash

Markers for Image
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, YR23
Dress/Shoes - RV66
Wings - RV55, RV11
Eyes - B32
Flowers - B21, B32
Leaves - YG03

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Card Mania - Anything Goes (No limit)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes w/bow (No limit) 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything With Wings (1 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes/Stash (flowers/ribbon) (No limit)
 Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Cards und More - Bingo (Blue, Pink, Green) (No limit)
Digi Choosday - All About The Girl (1 of 2)
Papertake Weekly - Build It Up (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tip Top Tuesday - Bingo - (Ribbon, Sentiment/Sparkle) Tip - Use print and cut feature in Design Space for your digis (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 5)(Thursday)
Time Out Challenge Nature w/option (No limit)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Wishes (No limit) (Saturday)
Di's Digi Designs - Hand Colored Image (1 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Lots of Layers (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Color Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Used rainbow colors) (1 of 3)
Petal Lu - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Dates)

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  1. Beautiful card Gloria!
    Thanks for joining us over at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World Challenge!
    Sandra (DT)

  2. Beautiful Card. Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World Challenge, Good Luck
    Cindy CT

  3. Really cut bd card and image is darling. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  4. Gloria sweet and beautiful card

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  5. This is lovely card !Thank you to join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck! Hugs Kaija DT-member

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. great card & use of bold colours & dies. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #36.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  8. Gloria this is pure gorgeousness. Just adore your beautiful colour combinations which has become one of your awesome trademarks.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Beautiul card. very pretty colourize your image.
    thank you for joining at Lacy Sunshine challenge.

  10. What a beautifull card, love the details !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door

  11. wow what a wonderful colourful card and Thanks for sharing with us at in our ATG challenge atLTSCB
    Aunty Sue DT

  12. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing at Artistic Inspirations.

  13. Wow, the inside of your card is just as beautiful as the outside!! So much work has gone into this and it really shows. The colours are stunning and just love the image on the front, she is gorgeous. An amazing card and I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

  14. This is a a cute image with such soft color combination. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

  15. gorgeous card. thanks for sharing and joining our over the rainbow challenge at lacy sunshine. good luck.
    kitty dt

  16. gorgeous card. thanks for sharing and joining our over the rainbow challenge at lacy sunshine. good luck.
    kitty dt

  17. Such a gorgeous card---great job! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR this week!!!

  18. Great card! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Craft Your Passion.
    DT Myriam

  19. So cute, Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hugs Traci DT xx

  20. Hi Gloria you have made a lovely card here. i just entered the progressive challenge with this little miss too. Wowsers you have entered a few challenges. I don't know how you keep track of them all. x

  21. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘All about the Girl’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  22. Beautiful:) Thanks for sharing it with us for Card Mania Challenge.
    Good Luck!
    Marzena DT

  23. What a beautiful card with gorgeous colors. The digital is so cute.
    Also nice that you have become follower with. Of course, I also became a follower of yours. I can keep an eye on your beautiful creations.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  24. This is such a colourful card I really like the way you have decorated the inside too. Good to have you with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hugs Sheryl DT xx

  25. This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous image.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  26. Gorgeous card....Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  27. wonderfull card
    Thanks for joining us at cards und more Challengeblog.
    Hugs Tinchen

  28. Thanks so much for joining our Cards und More Challenge - I really like your creation!

    The best of luck, Elisa


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