Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A little bit more from me..

Hello again,

A little extra post from me today using an image I just love...

Art by MiRan are having a DT call!  I've not had a run of good luck recently but I think we are supposed to enjoy the journey and look for the good things around us, and as I love Mi Ran's work I decided to complete this make, put it forward and enjoy the journey xxx

So here is my entry...

Here's what I used:
Image: With a little Love from Art by MiRan
Backing papers: from my stash, 12 x 12 papers from American Crafts
Products used with image: coloured with Copic sketch markers onto 300gsm super smooth card from That Craft Place (it also comes in 160gsm so you have a choice for which works best for you) and then I added Frantage by Stampendous in Shabby Green
Embellies used are all from my stash - but I have also used a broken necklace and some beads from a broken bracelet
Top Tip: I have shared this before by its worth offering again...when making the frill at the bottom, I don't by expensive rushed or pleated ribbons or voile as they can be expensive.  I use my hot glue gun and a large metal ball embossing tool to make my own.  Start by putting glue on the place you start then place the ribbon on the glue to one side then use the ball tool to scrunch the ribbon on the other side of the glue, into the glue.  Then repeat this every 1.5 inches until you have reached the other side!  This means that you can pleat it as much or little as you like and you can add twists and turns whenever you want!  Great result, flexible and cheaper than the alternatives!  Fab-tastic x

I really hope you like my make for today, I am always worried about my own designs!  but then I am sure that most of us crafter's are at one time or another.  I must say that I was pleased with all its little elements.  Art by MiRan is a fabulous stamp range and I love the variety and imagination of Mi Ran in her drawings.  As I am standing down from another team in a few weeks the timing is just perfect to chuck my hat in the ring for Mi Ran's DT :D

Here's the close ups that will show it better than I can explain it, and hopefully show my style for the DT:

 Thank you so much for stopping by and I would love it if you click the buttons to follow me for more of my crafty makes :D

I hope that the DT and Mi Ran enjoyed dropping by and I would be so happy to join this fabulous team xxx

Don't forget to check out the Art by MiRan shop HERE  and you can take a peek at the blog HERE

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Not Just Cards - #10 AG
Creative Knockouts - #71 Girly Girly - with all this bling it is so girly :D
Crafty Catz Weekly - #261 Polkadots
Chocolate, coffee and cards - #82 no circles
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper challenge - January
Scribble and Scrap - #35 AG
Crafty for all Seasons - #93 ribbon lace and pearls (ribbon and lace on the edging pleating)
The Sisters of Craft - January AG
Cards Galore Challenge - January AG


  1. Great card, love the design, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  2. Hi Sandie, fabulous card, the image is gorgeous and coloured to perfection. Wow all the embellishments are stunning. Hope things start to buck up for you. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Wow Sandie, your card is definitely a work of art I love all the embellishments and thanks for the tip on using the hot glue gun. Good luck for your DT application, they should snap you up very quickly as your cards are always inspirational.
    Hugs Janet xxx ( fingers will be crossed )

  4. Absolutely gorgeous project Sandie. :)

  5. A gorgeous entry it is too - Good luck

  6. gorgeous card and embellishments. thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

  7. OMG look at all those fab details. Great card. Good luck x

  8. Aw this is so cute, love the embellies xx Jan

  9. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card I love the image and all the embellishments you have used. I hope things get better for you soon. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi hun, I'm keeping everything crossed for you. You are a fabulous designer and this creation is no exception. Wonderful colouring and wow what a lot of beautiful details to look at, hugs xx

  11. oh wow this is amazing such detail and all the embellishments. Love the image beautifully coloured and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

  12. Wouw fablous card. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge no circles at CC&CC.
    Hope to see you in our next challenge.
    xxx Anneke

  13. Totally stunning! Love how you've coloured the gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  14. Gorgeous!! Oh my all those beautiful elements!! Good luck with the DT call

  15. wow you have put so much work into this card! it is stunning thanks for sharing it with us at Scribble and Scrap xxx

  16. Such a beautiful Card great Details and Image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. ´
    Hugs Elfie

  17. card!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  18. What a lovely and so very cute card. I love your coloration and the colorcombo you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX

  19. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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


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