09 January 2015

SMILES {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

Hope you are all having a wonderful 2015 thus far. 

Art by Mi Ran is celebrating her FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!

In celebration the design team are sharing their very first card created for the ABM Design Team. This is my very first card posted way back on 20 December 2013.  I used this gorgeous ABM image called HEY MISS SANTA and she can be purchased here.  One just can't believe how fast time speeds by.

Now onto one of my first cards for 2015.  I have used this beautiful girl called UPTOWN GIRL CASANDRA created by the talented Mi Ran. Hasn't she got the most divine lush hair. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase UPTOWN GIRL CASANDRA  here

The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches. She has been coloured with Copics. The brads and design papers are from my stash. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .

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

  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist (3/3)
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Catch the Bug - January ATG (3/3)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - ATG (3/3)
  • My Besties Norge - Winter (1/1)
  • Scrappy Hands - Squares
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Love to Scrap - Use Something Beginning with at least one of these letters L,T,S,C,B (S=Smiles, C=Corner, B=Brown)
  • OLLCB - Words to Inspire
  • The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
  • Whoopsi Daisy - ATG
  • Clear it Out - ATG with stash item (the brads have been in my stash for a few years)
  • Papertake Weekly - ATG
  • Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
  • Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite Embellishment (Brads)
  • Inky Impressions - Something New (its the first time I have used this image)
  • Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
  • Aud Sentiments - Use the word NEW or something NEW (its the first time I have used this new image)
  • Sassy Studio Designs - ATG

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

    Crafty Hugs


    1. Anonymous10:08 AM

      Looks great!!!
      Hugsss, Gaby

    2. Gorgeous cards Desire and I like the colour combo of the top one.
      HUgs Veerle xx

    3. Your first card is gorgeous Desire and so is the new one.
      A beautiful image as always and lovely warm colours.

    4. Love the style of card you've created. This a certainly a sentiment to think about. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

    5. Stunning card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

    6. Aways amazing work! Love both projects! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create.
      Chana, Owner

    7. Absolutely beautiful as always - great job as always!!!

    8. Both such gorgeous creations Desire.

    9. Two really stunning makes here Desire!! You've done a great job putting the colors together for each theme and the images are so cute! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
      My Blog: Stamp Smiles

    10. Two beautiful cards lovely images and designs. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, hope to see you back again soon. Jennifer DT member

    11. Beautiful card. I like the sentiment. It makes you think.
      Thanks for joining us at PTT.

    12. Anonymous10:18 PM

      Hi, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this week. Crafting From The Heart Good luck. We would love to see you again next week.
      Hugs Erin DT (Co Owner) xx

    13. You colored both lady sooo lovely I love the first on great outfit for christmas time and the second one with cool color...awesome colored always Desire..both are beautiful made..hugs, Monika

    14. Absolutely stunning!!

    15. Anonymous12:25 AM

      Fabulous cards, love both images x

    16. Both cards, old and new, are so beautifully embellished. How time flies!

    17. Wow- love both of these cards. I really like your coloring- especially the hair : ) Its always fun to look back and it seems like just yesterday. I love the flowers on the new card too! Works of Art!

    18. I love this card. Your design is fabulous. And the image is colored beautifully. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.
      Cindy- TTCRD DT

    19. Another gorgeous card from you, and this ha the loveliest of colour combo's! Thanks so much for joining us for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge this week. Pop back soon to see if you’re a winner, and to join in the new challenge here at Bugaboo’s Catch the Bug blog.
      Jen Leeflang (BUGABOO STAMPS)

    20. Desire, It never ceases to amaze me the amount of small details go into each of your cards. The lovely brown and pink DP with the green looks so natural the way you have it placed. Smiles like yawns are infectious. I hope you will be back again really soon, and thank you so much for taking time to post your lovely art with us.
      Word Art Wednesday

    21. Lovely card as always love the sentiment, and colours Thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

    22. Fantastic cards! Love the colors on the second...very festive on the first. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

      SSD DT

    23. Anonymous7:25 PM

      Beautiful card, thanks for joining the challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! :)

    24. Lovely to see you again at OLLB with this fab card - thanks for sharing with us.
      Lynn x
      Great flash back card too.

    25. Gorgeous as always xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
      Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

    26. Both of your cards are stunning but your first card, so sweet and festive, love all the wonderful holiday details too.

    27. You're the 4 or 5th person I've seen doing the center step cards. I think it's a sign - I really must try one for Livy! Gorgeous cards - thanks so much for the inspiration!
      Thank you for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
      Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll join the fun!!!
      Hugs & Happy Days!
      ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
      Kaymin Kreations

    28. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

    29. Thanks for playing along with us @ CIO challenge blog...stop by and play with us again <((><
      Great project you have entered :)

    30. Beautiful as always, Desire - I always love all the details you add to your cards.

      Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

      Helen x

    31. You're right, most smiles start with a smile! Love that sentiment! Darling image and another great design, Desire! Love the pretty palette & papers, and embellies you created! :^)
      Hugs, Penny

    32. Wow these 2 cards are so beautiful such wonderfuleye for detail . I love them.
      Carol x

    33. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

    34. Fab card, I am loving the colours. Thanks for playing along at IDCB

    35. These are gorgeous makes, Desire! Love the combo colors of both cards as well as your folder papers. We are delighted you joined our Challenge last week at 613 Avenue Create. If you have not visited this week, please do so because we have lots of fun happening with our 2nd Annual Block Party where there are lots of prizes to be won from the Challenge and the DT Trivia. Hope you join the party. God bless always!

      JO ANN

    36. Theyre both freakin awesome. Will always recognize your unique style.

      Huggsss, Angelique

    37. Great card Desire and I love the embellishments that you made. The colours and style all coordinate nicely. Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog :-)

      Design Team Member
      Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

    38. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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

    40. Gorgeous Card and Loooooove the Sentiment.


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