Thursday, November 24, 2016

Sympathy Card Using Art by Miran Valentina

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  It has finally cooled down a little here in Southern CA.  I love Fall weather.  We actually had rain on Sunday.  It was amazing!  When I lived in Florida, it rained almost every day; so I got really tired of it; but I love it when it rains now.  We seldom get much of it; so it is a treat to me.  Isn't it funny how our perceptions can change about things over the years?

My granddaughters grandpa passed away last week; so it has been a sad time for me, my daughter, granddaughter and their families.  Bobby was a wonderful man and loved by many.  It is so hard when we lose someone.  I know that Jason, his son and Barbara, his wife are so lost  without him.  I am very grateful that my daughter, Jenny and granddaughter, Gabrielle and her son, Bryr were able to spend over a week with him in Florida before his passing.  He was so happy to see them and to play with that awesome great grandson.  We will all miss him.  

I have been creating Sympathy cards this past week.  I find them hard to create for me.  I know there is a typical Sympathy card that most people create; but I decided that I needed to create something beautiful and cheerful for my Sympathy cards; just like I do for birthdays, etc.  

It's time for another Art by Miran Challenge 72 - Anything Goes.  I have chosen this gorgeous image - Valentina.  I thought this image would be an excellent choice for my granddaughter.  We would love to see your entries in our challenge. I can't wait to see what you create.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames - Gina Marie Designs Crochet Lace Oval Die Set
Lace edge inside - Joy Crafts Lace Edge

Image - Art by Miran Valentina
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Sorbet
Paper - Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Sentiment outside - CTMH Take Heart C1639
Sentiment inside - CTMH Big Hug D1584
Inks - CTMH Sorbet and Sea Glass
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club
Bling -

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y21, Y23, YR21, YR23, YR24
Dress - BG11
Eyes, Beads & Bows - BG15
Flowers - YR01, YR18
Leaves - G94

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (8 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Saturday)
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
 DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day) (Thursday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Wednesday)
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/option (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/w/option (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes w die cut (1 of 3)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Retarte #90 - Anything Goes (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes w/handmade bow (No limit)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
House of Cards - Layers or Colors (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)

November Stamp of the Month
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New Year's Cheer - S1611

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  1. Very pretty! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  2. Your card is very beautiful, Gloria and what a lovely serene image. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Thank you for joining us at both The Pencil Case and Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  3. A really pretty card! Thank you for taking the time to join in with us over at The Pencil Case.

  4. Very pretty Gloria, I love the G45 paper you used and your coloring is always fab.I hope you had a great Thanksgiving
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  5. Beautiful and elegant card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good Luck and Hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  6. So sorry for your loss. Very lovely card. Thank you so much for taking the time in sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Jane P. DT

  7. such a sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte of Stampartpapel
    Maria Pilar DT Coordinator

  8. Lovely sympathy card - a perfect image to use! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhzaelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. What a sweet card, Gloria. This is a real stunner. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. I hope that you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Sympathy cards are tough to make. Yours is so sweet; it will be appreciated and cherished. I love your opinion about sympathy cards!

    Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas for our Anything Goes challenge!


  11. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  12. What a sweet and gentle image.Beautiful card for such a sensitive occasion.Sorry for your loss.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  13. Gorgeous Sympathy card Gloria. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope you play again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  14. Such a sweet card. Wonderful papers used and awesome lay-out. Thank you for joining our Word Art Wednesday Challenge. There's still plenty of time to link more projects. God bless you and leaving you some encouraging verses from the Bible found in Romans 8:38-39 which tells us, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

    JO ANN

  15. What a pretty card ,love the image and you have coloureds her beautifully
    Thanks for joining us at craft-dee BowZ and good luck

  16. Gloria it's so beautifullllllllllll
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  17. This is a very pretty sympathy card. Losing someone is always tough. Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)

  18. What a lovely sympathy card; I'm sure that the recipient will love it. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards

    sue n.

  19. A super cute card, bright colours to cheer anyone - thanks for joining in with the Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Sarah DT -

  20. Your card is so pretty! The image is beautiful~So sorry for your loss. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
    Sherrie K

  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap!


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