Friday, April 22, 2016

Birthday Card Using Art By Miran Murali Whimsy Stamp and Cricut Artiste, Cricut Artistry Cartridges

Hello friends!  It is so nice to be back home again.  I was gone for a week to MO to see my mother; who was very ill.  She was in kidney failure, bleeding internally with severe anemia, low blood pressure, ventricular fibrillation (fast heart rate) and severe wound on one leg.  She chose to go back to the same nursing home; where she incurred all the problems.  She fell on Saturday and tore off the skin on her other leg; so now she is in severe pain.  I would appreciate continued prayer for Helen.  

I spent a week of constant running back and forth to the hospital.  I didn't realize how tiring it would be; until I got home.  I guess I just kept pushing myself forward on the excess adrenaline; and crashed when I got home.  The weather was cool and rainy at times.  I am back in Southern CA and it has been super hot, in the 90's.  I am still having trouble sleeping since I got home.  

It is time for another fabulous Art By Miran Anything Goes Facebook challenge; with the option of Music.  I used the new Art by Miran Whimsy Rubber Stamp "Murali".  I just love this sweet image; especially those awesome butterflies.   

Easel card using Cricut Artiste and Cricut Artistry Cartridges

Front of card when closed

Inside of Card When Closed

Supplies used to create this card:

Butterfly Arch at top - Memory Box Delicate Butterfly Arch
Arch Background - Memory Box Solid Arch Background
Musical Notes - Memory Box
Hearts With Bow - Memory Box Precious Hearts
Happy Birthday - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Butterflies - Memory Box Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Banner for sentiment - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Paper - Crafty & You Wedding Garden
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Pixie
Glitter cardstock - CTMH Glitter paper Pink Z1922
Sentiment on front - Anna Griffin Garden Cards & Embellishments Cartridge
Sentiment on bottom of inside - CTMH Sweet Music (D1523) retired
Inks - CTMH Cotton Candy & Lagoon
Glitter - CTMH glitter gel (retired)
Bling -

Hair - BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Dress - RV52, RV63
Shoes - RV63
Butterflies - RV52, RV63, BG11, BG13
Grass - G82, G94
Eyes - BG13
Flute - E25, E35

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps - Pastel Colors w/stamp (1 of 3)  (Sunday)
Great Impressions - Ladies Night Out (3 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - One For The Girls (3 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Birthday,Butterfly,sentiment) (1 of 3) (Saturday)
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Corner - Words (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Cut It Up - Flowers/Use die cut (1 of 1) 
Fussy and Fancy - Female Birthdays (1 of 3)
Kitty Bee Designs - April Showers Bring May Flowers (1 of 2)
Pattie's Creations - Easter or Springtime (2 of 2)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge - Earth Day (1 of 3)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (1 of 5) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Cre8tive Hands Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Crafting For All Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (Sparkles/Die Cuts/Flowers) (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Fab 'n Funky - Winged Things (1 of 1)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Simon Says Stamp - Make it Girlie (1 of 5)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digi Choosday - Tic Tac Toe (Sentiment/Nature/Wings) (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

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  1. So sorry about your mother's health problems. I'll be thinking of her. Your card is gorgeous. I love the hair!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Spring Flowers challenge!


  2. Gorgeous card! Such a beautifully colored image, papers, and your amazing dies look amazing together!
    Thank you for joining our April Ladies Night Challenge at Great Impressions.
    Ruza ~ GI Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.
    Angie DT

  4. Intricate and lovely inside and out! Thank you for joining the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Make It Girlie"!

  5. Another beautifully designed creation. Love the design love the colours and love that image. Nice work yet again and beautifully illustrated on your blog too.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  6. Hi Gloria I am so sorry to hear about your mother's health issues I am sending love and prayers to you all. Gloria this is a beautiful creation I love the image you have used also the wonderful colours and dies a super make, can I also thank you for joining the challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS I hope you will join us again
    Lorraine x

  7. Such a fun card, Gloria! Those dies are beautiful and the sparkle is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us over at TTCRD.

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 1, Hazel, DT x

  9. What a super sweet card! I LOVE the fun colors you used for this image--she is too cute! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at BSC

    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

  11. A super image for a lovely feminine creation Gloria, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  12. Great card! I love the shape and your sweet coloring. Great die cuts too. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  13. Beautiful, very very pretty! Thanks for joining us at the PDE link up! Hope to see you again!
    Marji DT

  14. What a gorgeous card!! I Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

  15. The colouring on the image is so pretty and love all the delicate die cuts.Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  16. Beautiful card, Gloria! I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's health struggles. I will pray for her. Thanks for joining our Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs! :o)

  17. Great card!!! Love your color combo and the embellishments...
    Thanks for playing at Cre8tive Hands Friends challenge.
    Ardilla :)

  18. Lovely card with pretty colours and embellishments

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  19. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT Janis

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
    Luv CHRISSYxx
    [Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  21. I'm sorry to hear about all that your mother has been going through. my prayers are with the both of you.

    your card is wonderful though. very pretty easel card.

    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

  22. Gorgeous card... Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky:)
    Wendy xx

  23. It is stuning! !Thank you for joining in at Crafting for all Seasons Challenge. Good luck :) Hugs, Valentina DT

  24. Very gorgeous girly card. Love the shape of it and your design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  25. very cute card. Thank you sharing with Classic Design Team Open Challenge!

  26. Such a beautiful card and so many pretty details!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the PDE Linky Party Challenge!
    Sherrie K
    PDE DT Member

  27. Oh how cute. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  28. Oh how cute. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  29. So sweet card, lovely digi, colours and beatiful dies.
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte # 75
    Yaiza( Stampartpapel)

  30. So gorgeous card. I love layout papers. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  31. lovely card with a very serene image. great colouring. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  32. Lovely - and the inside is great too! Its perfect for our challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

  33. Thanks for playing in our "Easter or Springtime Only" Challenge #121!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  34. Such a cute card! Hope your mom is feeling better! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  35. what a lovely card you have made there.
    I really like the colours you have used.
    THank you for taking part at
    Love Mel

  36. Lovely easel the blue hair on the fairy. Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs - Karen, DT

  37. This is fabulous Gloria, I love your color choices for this beautiful image. Sending prayers out for your mom. Thanks so much for playing at Digi Choosday's Tic Tac Toe challenge! Many hugs my friend:) Audrey DT

  38. Hi!
    Lovely card for our Words-challenge over at CCC.
    Thanks for playing along and good luck in the draw.
    Greets, Linda DT-CCC


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