Thursday, March 17, 2016

Birthday Card Using Art by Miran Whimsy Stamp Calantha With Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello friends.  How are you doing?  It is back to being sunny and hot in Southern CA.  We didn't really get much of the cooler weather this year.  We hit February and March with hot temperatures already.  I love the 50's and 60's.  What is your favorite time of the year?  I would have to say that Spring is my favorite; with everything blooming and nature coming alive with so many awesome colors.

It's time again for another Art by Miran Anything Goes Challenge 54.  I decided to use this fabulous Art by Miran Whimsy Stamp Calantha image.  I love Whimsy stamps and how clear and precise they are when stamping with them.  I have been buying most of Art by Miran's Whimsy and digi stamps for quite a while now.  I can't imagine not owning as many of them as I can.  I also own over 100 Whimsy stamps; as they are a fabulous value for your money.

I decided to create an Easel card.  It is kind of hard to see; but I have included close up views for you.  Isn't she a lovely fairy?  Just so sweet and I love the fabulous flowers surrounding her.  

I am entering this challenge in Path of Positivity Challenge - Beauty.  I believe that all of us are one of a kind; and that we need to cherish our uniqueness as well as cherish each other.  I am not sure who this card belongs to yet; but I am sure it will be for the right person. For someone who needs to hear that they are beautiful; and one of a kind.  Everyone needs to be themselves and not try to be like someone else.  It is hard sometimes, to let go of what others think of you or expect of you.  We have to accept ourselves first; before anyone else will accept us; exactly as we are.

Front of card when closed

Inside of card when closed

Supplies used to create this card:

Heart border - Martha Stewart Punch
Leaves - Just Rite Open Leaf Vines Dies
Butterflies & Dragonfly - Just Rite Elegant Garden Label Dies
Doily inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Frame for Sentiment inside - Just Rite Elegant Garden Label Dies
Circle for Sentiment inside - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Papers - Hot Off The Press Kindred Spirits
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Thistle
Ink - CTMH Thistle
Happy Birthday sentiment - CTMH Banner Wishes B1438
Sentiment inside - CTMH Your Beautiful Self B1516
Flowers - Stash
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon Satin w/Silver Metallic Edge (Pastel)
Bling -

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y21, Y23, YR21, YR24, YR23
Branches E33, E25
Leaves - G43, G46
Flowers - RV63, RV66
Dress - R83
Shawl - V06

Wings - V00, V01, V05

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted To Stamps - Any Shape (3 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Spring (No Limit) (Saturday)
Allsorts - Spring Is In The Air (3 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Bright and Cheery (3 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Mom/Special female (3 of 3)
My Sheri Crafts - Spring Fever (No limit)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (Ribbon/Punch/2 DP (1 of 5) (Thursday)
Crafty Ribbons - Green w/ribbon (No limit)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
In The Pink - Spring Flowers w/pink (1 of 3)
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Anything Goes/Die Cuts/Punches (1 of 3)
Share Joy Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Flowers/Pink/Ribbon (No limit)
Star Stampz Challenge - Think Spring (1 of 3)
Southern Girls - Nature (1 of 1)
Crop Stop Blog - Anything Goes (5 of 5) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit) (Tuesday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Critters and Creatures - Anything Goes w/something colored (No limit)
Path of Positivity Challenge - Beauty (2 of 3) (See note near top)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything w/DP (No limit)
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
World Wide Open DT Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Champion of Champions DT Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

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  1. Wow an amazing purple and green creation, Gloria. Her hair is gorgeous.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. A really bright and happy Spring time card Gloria, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. This is so beautiful! I love that gorgeous paper, and the fold! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  4. Love this! Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT Janis
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs

  5. Gorgeous card! I love the image and the way you colored it and the papers you used are stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  6. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Catch The bug!

  7. So beautifully done Gloria, I agree this image is gorgeous! Great coloring too!
    Thank you so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky Party! Hope you come join in again soon!

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us for our 'Bright and Cheery" challenge at the Catch the Bug blog this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Please join us again soon!
    Jen Leeflang

  9. Gorgeous and beautiful card Gloria thank you for joining us over on the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
    Dianne xx

  10. Gloria, the image is really sweet and adorable surrounded by the dragonfly and butterflies. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
    Blessings, Carole
    Word Art Wednesday DT Member

  11. Very lovely and great detailing to your card...TFS it with Craft Rocket Challenge!

  12. Hi - such a beautiful card. So many elements to look at. Great image & colouring.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crfaty calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  13. beautiful card love the colours and flowers
    Jane XX

  14. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#72
    Alexandra Dt

  15. Your card us beatific, love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  16. Wow amazing. I love your entry into our World Wide DT Challenge this month. Thank you so much for supporting.
    I have wonderful news, World Wide DT Open Challenge is being replaced with a brand new Open Design Team Challenge as of 1st April
    with a different sponsor each month. We have a brand new DT from all over the World which have all been hand picked.
    I hope you will continue to join in our new replacement challenge "Classic Design Team Open Challenge:
    Here is the link, remember it commences on the 1st April.

  17. This easel card is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. -Rina

  18. Thank you for entering the Champion of Champions DT Challenge. Best of Luck.
    Annette DT Leader

  19. Lovely card Gloria, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  20. Wonderful card. Thank you for entering the Champion of Champions DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Maritza DT

  21. Your coloring is amazing. I love the papers you used and all of the pretty shades of purple. Thank you for joining the D.L.ART Thankful Thursday March Challenge Katie-DTMember

  22. So beautiful. I love everything about this little lady and your choice of papers and embellishments. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with Friends. Sue DT.

  23. Hello, I'm back again..still loving your card so much. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT.

  24. Beautiful card Gloria! I love that sweet image and your gorgeous color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  25. wonderful attention to details. Thanks for joining us for our 'Nature' challenge #130.
    Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  26. Beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at Star Stampz challenge blog. Maria

  27. Beautiful creation. Thank you so much for joining our challenge.
    Veerle DT - ATSC

  28. A beautiful card, fantastic colouring and a message we all need to hear now and then. Thank you for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT PoP

  29. This is so sweet. I love the easel
    Thank you for joining the PDE Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    PDE DT member

  30. This card is just gorgeous, the main image is so so pretty and has beautifully coloured in, I also love the embellishments and pretty papers.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes March link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  31. This is gorgeous. Love her hair and the colour combo. Thanks for playing at Star Stampz and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Star Stampz xx

  32. I love this, Gloria! Perfect for our theme of Beauty at the Path of Positivity

  33. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very hectic the past couple of months…

  34. hi Gloria,
    Just to let you know that I am back at JKOC and that you have been chosen as one of the featured artists from the March link up, the September link up is now up and running :)

  35. hi Gloria,
    Just to let you know that I am back at JKOC and that you have been chosen as one of the featured artists from the March link up, the September link up is now up and running :)


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