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.

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:

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

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


  1. Beautifully created card, love the image and colouring. Fabulous backing and embellishments. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Craftyand good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  2. Gloria this is just stunning, one of my favourite designs of yours. You have coloured her to perfection and the side stepper design is perfect for her. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  4. Back with my DT hat on:
    Gloria this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 24th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. Gloria this is also so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. This card is precious and her hair is beautiful!

  7. What a sweet, sweet side step card creation Gloria! Sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. A very pretty side step card, lovely colours and detail, especially the butterflies and flowers, love her hair too ! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT x

  9. Beautiful card! Lovely details and design. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  10. Stunning card Gloria, and beautifully coloured - love all the die cuts you have on it too.

  11. Another fab card Gloria, lovely vibrant colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  13. Gorgeous card. Love the DP's with that cute image. Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  14. Such a bright card!! You did a beautiful job with this Gloria! Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  15. Your card is just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month

  16. Superb, love pink !
    Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

  17. Another adorable card. The Artbymiran images are so sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge.

  18. What a lovely card! Very nice colors! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


  19. Gorgeous, Gloria - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  20. Glad to see you at Your Scrapbook Place challenges! Your card is awesome, as always!

  21. Stunning. One of my favorite stamp. I`am also in ARTbyMiran design team and i want to tell this is AMAZING. I like the pink, the coloring and the every beautiful detail on the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Mania Challenge. Good Luck
    Vesi - DT

  22. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

    Rossi DT

  23. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck!
    Mira, DT

  24. Lovely card you made and great layout! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  25. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  26. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  27. Fabulous card! Thanks for "Adding Some Sparkle" in our challenge at Di's Digi Designs :-)

    Hope to see you in our latest challenge too Donna ♥

  28. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you join us again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  29. Thank you for sharing another fabulous creation with us at Paper Creator's Crafts.

  30. What a great step card...Love the papers and the many embellishments you included in this wonderful project. So grateful you link it with us at Word Art Wednesday. There is still a bit of time left to join our current challenge and we hope you visit us again. Encouraging you with God's Word in Romans 15:4 and it says, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."

    Blessings always,
    JO ANN

  31. Fabulous card! :) Thank you for sharing on January's Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts


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