07 November 2014

CHRISTMAS {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

Our theme for November is NON CHRISTMAS COLOURS.

One has to pinch oneself to realise it is already November 2014 with only a few to Christmas. Where has 2014 gone too?  But at least I managed to tick of another Christmas card, thanks to this cutie pie created by Mi Ran. She is called  ELFIE ELIZABETH.  Elfie looks like she is so excited to hand out those lovely gifts. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase ELFIE ELIZABETH here

The folded pin wheels have been created with scalloped square punches.  She has been coloured with Copics.  I have decided to use non traditional Christmas colours to go with ABM's theme for November. Hope you like the aqua and pink colours. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design papers, bling and brads are from my stash.

I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:

  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 
  • Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas 
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Get Creative - ATG + Stitching Twist (faux stitching around girl)
  • Squigglefly - Patterned Paper
  • Whoopsi Daisy - Add a Sentiment
  • Glitter n Sparkle - Anything but Square
  • Papertake Weekly - ATG
  • Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
  • Crafting by Designs - ATG
  • Creative Moments - ATG/Celebration
  • Delightful Challenge - Include Patterned Paper (1/1)
  • Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
  • Milk Coffee - Hand coloured image
  • A Crafty Mess- ATG (2/3)
  • Christmas Stamping All Year Round - ATG (1/1)
  • Creative Corner - Christmas
  • QKR Stampede - Lets Talk Christmas
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • The Stamping Boutique - Use 3 Embellishments (3 Pin wheels)
  • My Besties UK - ATG / Christmas
  • Ppinkydolls - ATG or add some Bling
  • Crafty Sentiments Designs - Make it Sparkle (1/1)
  • Creative Card Crew - Christmas Joy
  • Going Grey Scrap Creations - Make it Sparkle
  • Moving Along with the Times - Sparkle and/or Shine

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

  • Signing off with some pics I took of the cute little Nina this past weekend.

    and here is a pic of Nina at 9 days old, above she is 9 months old.  One can't believe they grow so quickly.

    Crafty Hugs


    1. All your cards are so amazing, and the little Nina..., she is so cute!!!
      Hugsss, Gaby

    2. This is a beautiful card Desire and the colours are fab. You take some lovely pictures too! You're right, she has grown very quickly :)
      Amelia xx

    3. Great card, and the photos are wonderful, what a little cutie, so gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

    4. Such a gorgeous card Desire..I love the fabulous image and colouring and beautiful handfolded flowers..so pretty.And little Nina is just gorgeous.

      luv CHRISSYxx

    5. Lovely card Desire.. and your photo's are beautiful...
      Marjorie x

    6. Love this card and the colours Desire..gorgeous flowers! Your photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing, love the hint of colour on the black and white, hugs Carole ZX

    7. This is just beautiful,gorgeous colour and details.

      Stunning photos.xxx

    8. Gorgeous! Love the colours and the image is so lovely!

      Stunning photos too! x

    9. Gorgeous card here again hun, and your photos are simply amazing, and your little model here are such a little darling too.

    10. Adorable baby photos treasure them and of course her .
      The non Christmas color Christmas card is also adorable with her huge eyes ..................Lis

    11. Beautiful card!! LOVING the colors and the pinwheels!! And she is just PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

    12. Gorgeous card Desire I like the image the colours and the design, the photos are gorgeous
      Kevin xx

    13. Gorgeous card Desire, I love the colours that you have used. And your pictures, SO CUTE !!
      Hugs Veerle xx

    14. Love the color combination! Your little square embellishments are so cute too. Great image - awesome card.

    15. Gorgeous design. I love pink and green together and the tent fold(Is that what you call it?) is great.

      That Nina is a cutie. I love her headband in the first shot.

      Blessing hugs,

    16. Really stunning creation here Desire!! Love the colors and sweet image! HUGS :)

    17. Beautiful card, Desire! I love the pretty and unusual palette for Christmas! The image is darling, love your wonderful pinwheel embellies and all the added bling! (A girl needs her bling, especially at Christmas!) ;^)
      Hugs, Penny
      Have a wonderful weekend!

    18. Gorgeous card and absolutely stunning photos!!!!

    19. Wonderful design, Desire! That is a fabulous colour combo and you've coloured Mi Ran's amazing image beautifully!
      What gorgeous pictures of Nina! Such a precious little treasure!
      Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

    20. Thank you so much for taking the time to link to our Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. We are always inspired by our loyal participants and are so grateful you joined us so you could share this lovely creation. Thanks so much! Blessings on your week.
      Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

    21. What a gorgeous card!! The image is beautiful!! I love the color combo!! The folded flowers are amazing!! And wow, what beautiful pictures!! Nina is so precious!! Have a great day :)

      A Mermaid's Crafts

    22. Great colors and design! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
      IDCB Owner

    23. What a gorgeous card, love the colours and your adorable pin wheels. Nina is such a cutie! :) xx

    24. Your card is just darling. I love the little pinwheels! Nina is precious as can be, and you are so right about how fast they grow!

    25. Awww so beautiful is your card and even more the photos so cute!!

    26. Lovely card, love the colours very cute, thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle Good Luck Chris DT x

    27. What a fun card & loving the colours xxx

    28. Gorgeous card, fabulous embellishments. Oh my goodness, what beautiful photos! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

    29. Beautiful card Desire love the colours and image and what awesome photos.
      lorraine x

    30. Hi, Desire - WONDERFUL "trade-mark" snowflakes with this little darling, Desire, and I especially love the photos of Nina as she grows older. She is so pretty, and what a happy family! Thanks for sharing! xo

    31. lovely card Desire I love the colours that you have used love Jane Dt x

    32. Oh, I love your cute Elfie Elizabeth, Desire!!!! She is wearing such a cute outfit!!!! All the bling looks beautiful and I love the flowers!!! Lovely!!!
      The photo's of the sweet Nina is beautiful!!!! They do grow up too quickly, hey!!!
      Have a lovely Sunday!!!

    33. A gorgeous card Desire, I love your beautiful non traditional colours.
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs, Nina looks such a happy little girl.

    34. Fab colour choices! I love the touches of bling and the pinwheels you've created. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times this week! x Jessie

    35. You are the queen of folding techniques! Love the sweet card, and TFS the photos of that precious little Nina!

    36. really pretty,
      love the combo
      thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

    37. charmante création Desiré, girlie et très mignonne, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

    38. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month. The photo's of Nina are beautiful.

      Teighan DT

    39. Your card is stunning! I love the combo of the hot pink and aqua. Love the folded pinwheels as well. Thanks for dropping by to share your creation with us at 613 Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon!

    40. Another beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing the photos!!!

    41. Beautiful!! I love the color combo and those pinwheels are really fun embellishments. Thanks for playing with CSAYL and CHNCC2.

    42. I don't know which is cutest, Desire, the card or that darling little girl! Both are precious. :-D I'm wearing 2 DT hats today in order to say, "Thanks so much for joining in our "Let's Talk Christmas" challenge at QKR Stampede and in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week." Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you playing again soon.
      NanaConnie DT

    43. Love this Desire love your style of card thank you for joining us at Besties UK Challenge Sue DT x

    44. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
      Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

    45. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

    46. Your photos are just beautiful. And your card is amazing as always. You have such an incredible talent, I always love coming to visit.

    47. Your card is lovely, nearly the same colours. Of course the little Nina is so cute. xxx

    48. A beautiful card, I love the colours and gorgeous image!

    49. Thank you so much for playing along over at My Besties UK - Challenge “Anything Goes and Christmas!

      Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

      DT - Keeley Ainsworth - My Besties – UK

    50. lovely card thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT Co-ordinator x

    51. Lovely card Desire and your photos are beautiful thanks for joining our challenge over at my Bestie UK .. Deb DT

    52. Love your Choice of Colours for Non-Traditional Christmas. Great Photo's Always enjoy what you have been Clicking!

    53. Stunning card - gorgeous image - lovely choice of colours - just beautiful ....and so is your gorgeous daughter!
      Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge over at Get Creative Challenges x
      Debby (DT)

    54. Fab card and such adorable pictures x

    55. Fabulous card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

    56. Beautiful card thank you so much for joining us at my bestie UK and good luck in the draw
      Hugs Tonnie

    57. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x


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