Friday, April 8, 2016

Birthday Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy and Cricut Artiste Cartridges

Hello friends.   How is everyone doing?  It has started warming up again in Southern CA; so we have had in the upper 80's already.  I wish we could have had cooler weather until the end of April or first part of May; instead of getting so hot so fast.

I created this darling card for one of my granddaughters.  I used Art by Miran Fairy Freya;. It is the fabulous free image we receive for the Art by Miran April Progressive Facebook Challenge.  If you haven't been participating in this challenge each month; you can purchase it for a discounted price, create something, join the challenge and get the next months image free.  Check it out at Art by Miran Facebook Group.  Be sure to join, if you haven't already.  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Butterfly borders - Whimsy Stamps
Top Border - Anna Griffin (part of a set)
Vine Die - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Banner - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Die for inside Sentiment - Spellbinders Labels Forty Nine

Image - Art by Miran Fairy Freya
Paper - Graphic 45 Sacred Garden
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Topiary
Ink - CTMH Honey and Topiary
Ribbon - Offray
Bling - Recollections
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment front - CTMH Balloon Wishes D1667
Sentiments inside - CTMH Happy Everything - D1653

Markers - Copics
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - G12, G21, G24, G43
Wings - Y32 and Stickles
Shoes & Dress - YR21
Branch - E33, E25
Flowers - YR21, YR24
Eyes & Leaves - G43
Butterfly - G43, YR21 and Stickles

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps - Buttons and/or Bows (3 of 3)  (Sunday)
Glitter N' Sparkle - Use a Punch/Die (2 of 3)
Great Impressions - Ladies Night Out (2 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - One For The Girls (2 of 3)
The Ribbon Girls- Anything Goes (No limit)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Don't Be Square (No Limit) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Di's Digis Designs - For The Girls (3 of 3)
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards -Spring Is In The Air (1 of 2)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Dorcerela - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pattie's Creations - Easter or Springtime (1 of 2)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day) (Thursday)
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Creative Card Crew - Die Cut (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2) 
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. Beautiful card Gloria, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  2. Beautiful card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  3. Lovely card, great image and truely love the green hair x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  4. Gorgeous! Beautiful colourwork on the image.
    Thank you again for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  5. Thanks for sharing this lovely creation in our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw, and please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang

  6. This is AMAZING! I'm in awe of your coloring! BRAVO! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge! We hope you come back again and play along more! :)

  7. Great card! Thanks for sharing in DigiDesigns Challenge "For the Girls" challenge. Hope to see you in our new challenge starting today too, Donna ☺

  8. Beautiful and you colouring is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

  9. Very pretty card! Love your coloring!
    Thank you for joining us this week in our Anything goes Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  10. Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenges this week.
    Look forward to seeing you again.

    Lots of Hugs
    Tammi, DT

  11. Pretty card Gloria! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it! Thanks for joining us st Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  12. This is such a cute card, Gloria! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Challenge.
    Mary (DT member)

  13. Such a beautiful card inside and out! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  14. Beautiful design, lovely fresh colour combo. Thanks for joining us for the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

  15. This is perfect for our current challenge “Easter or Springtime” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  16. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A BEAUTIFUL MESS 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

  17. This is gorgeous!! I love the colors you chose to use, so different, but WOW!! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers this time around!
    Susan DT

  18. Oh so adorable!! Love her green hair - too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

  19. Wow, this is such a fun summery card with those beautiful colors and image! Thanks for sharing with us over at TTCRD.

  20. What an adorable fairy. Love the overall design and color scheme. Thanks for joining us this week. AJ DT JSS

  21. Its amazing what you can do with a cricut and I love your color scheme. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess, Heather

  22. This is so sweet. I love the green hair Gloria
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  23. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    DT Janis
    PDE Linky Party, Always Anything Goes Linky Party
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs

  24. Another beautiful card, Gloria! I adore that sweet image--and your coloring rocks! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  25. Beautiful card. Love the dies you have used. TFS and joining us this week at Jo's for Funday Friday

  26. How beautiful card in Spring colors. Love your coloring of this pretty image and those lovely die cut shapes. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  27. Lovely card - I esp like the border work along the top ... Its perfect for our challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

  28. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

  29. Beautiful card. I love the colors :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Challenge.
    Big kiss
    Sofia(Docerela DT member)

  30. Wow..beautiful the choice of papers and colors...Thank you for joining us at A Beautiful Mess.

  31. Gloria thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations with your beautiful card.
    Love the die cuts and they work very well with the paper pattern.
    Tânia (Docerela DT member)

  32. wow pretty design and pretty colours you have used. Lovely image and love your colours you have used on your image, especially the hair. Nice work.

    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]

  33. Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge. ♥
    [aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  34. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calenders this month and we hope to see you again soon!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  35. 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!


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