Friday, August 26, 2016

Sympathy Card Using CTMH Magical Paper and Art by Miran Sunflower Sara

Hello friends!  How is your summer going?  It is still very hot in Southern CA.  I would love to be able to go outside and walk or ride my bike; but the heat makes me sick.  I wish there was a place to live that had the perfect climate all year long.  Maybe I need to do some research to find that place.  LOL!  

It is time for another fabulous Art by Miran Facebook Anything Goes Challenge; with an option for "Back To School or School Colors".  I am not sure which school has these colors; but there is one for sure.  LOL!  Isn't this a precious image?  I fell in love with her as soon as I saw it.  She looks so happy and cheerful, and proud of herself for picking that flower.  LOL!

I rarely use red; but this one called to me.  The paper pack is Close To My Heart Magical; which is retiring August 31st.  If you want it; get it right away.  Check the retiring products here and the clearance items here.  

As You Like It Challenge - I like square 6 x 6 sized cards the best; because they seem to give me more room to work with.  They also work better for challenges when you link them. Your entire card shows when linking; rather than a small part of it.  LOL! 

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames for Image & behind - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Border around image - Whimsy Stamps Lace Doily Border 1 Die
Sunflower Border - Joy Crafts
Frames inside - Joy Crafts Lily Frame

Paper - CTMH Magical
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Honey (retired)
Top Sentiment inside - CTMH Words of Comfort C1524
Bottom Sentiment inside - CTMH Take Heart C1639
Bling - Jolee's Boutique

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E51, E53, E35
Dress - R29, R37, R56
Shoes - R29
Sunflower - Y222 (Touch Twin), YR31
Leaf & Stem - G43, G46

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 Colour Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Broken Fairy Designs - Anything Goes/Fall Colors (1 of 2) (Saturday)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Hats (No limit)
Creative Corner - Sooo Sweet (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Cut It Up! Use Your Dies (1 of 3)
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
As You Like It - Favorite Shaped Card base & Why (See note above picture) (1 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Simon Says Stamp - It's Hip To Be Square (1 of 5)
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2) 
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

August CTMH Special

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure,
 and Enchantment Fundamental papersyou can choose to get either
 the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these
 Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making 
your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

Click here to see new Annual Inspirations Idea book.
Click here to see this Special Promotion

August Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with a $50 Purchase or $17.99 with no purchase required.

Purr-fect Halloween - S1608

CTMH Artwork using August Stamp of the Month

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  1. Nice design Gloria! I like your shading, especially on her hair and skin. The bling is a nice touch too! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ NO Twist: ]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  2. Thanks for joining in our current Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges, good luck.
    Angie DT

  3. Very nicely composed, Gloria! The image is adorable and you gave it a wonderful treatment! The colors are certainly unexpected for a sympathy card and I think ti would evoke warm and pleasant memories. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. Very pretty card! Love the dies. ❤️. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Good luck. Jane P. DT

  5. Love your card!1 Even thought of the inside! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at the Broken Fairy Design Challenge Blog! Mieke DT

  6. Adorable card Gloria. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge' at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  7. So pretty love the words in side to. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

  8. Lovely image and pretty coloured papers. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  9. Awesome as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  10. Ganz große Klasse! Super gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei Creative Corner.
    LG Dreja

  11. Beautiful card! Fabulous coloring an that sweet image and I really like the die you used to frame her. Thanks for playing with LTSCB and Jo's Scrap Shack.

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~DT Janis

  13. So adorable! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. So gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  15. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges.Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Valentina DT

  16. Gorgeous creation

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. beautiful cards and i love that layout!! thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  18. such a lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week.
    AuntySue DT

  19. Lovely design! Great die-cuts and a beautiful image! Fab colour combo too!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Pencil Case and Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  20. Fabulous card Gloria.....both inside and out. Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Jane P. DT

  21. Such a sweet card with that darling image and beautiful dies!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    critters & Creatures Linky Party

  22. Very pretty both inside and out. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this time.
    Lorraine DT

  23. So sorry I'm too late, but I really want to give you a compliment about this card. Thank you for playing with us at Lacy Sunshine Challengeblog! Mieke DT


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