Cocktail party

It time for another Anything Goes Challenge at the Mi Ran facebook group. It started Friday last week, I just completely forgot to schedule my post! Silly me! I decided to colour up the same image twice this time, Lady Penelope. The first was used for the blog hop, and this second one for this challenge. The curls were just too much fun to colour!

I coloured the card in with copics, as usual. The frame around the image is made using liquid pearls. The paper is Papermania, as is (I believe) the doily, with lace from Live and Love Crafts. The berry stem things are also Live and Love Crafts whereas the rest of the flowers, the red ribbon and bow are all by Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used Noor Design dies and a Martha Stewart butterfly puncher.


Jackie’s birthday blog hop!

So, as you may already know, it was Jackie’s birthday yesterday and we’re doing a blog hop! This is the second day out of three which we secretly organised for our DT leader Jackie. SURPRISE!! Hehehe

Happy birthday Jackie! I hope yesterday was a wonderful celebration for you!


Comment on every stop (including the Art by Mi Ran blog) of the hop for your chance to win 5 Art by Mi Ran digital images!

Each blog hop day will have 2 winners. so there are lots of chances to win! Winners will be chosen randomly. You have until July 23rd to comment, and all winners will be announced on the 25th at the Art by Mi Ran blog.

This should be your first step in the blog hop, after the intro on the Art by Mi Ran blog.

For the hop, all team members created a birthday card for Jackie. As usual I am one of the last ones to make my card, so I tried to choose an image no one else had used, which is quite hard when so many have made their cards already! I used Mi Ran’s Lady Penelope for my card.

The hair was lots of fun to colour and I am so pleased how it turned out! I’ve coloured it all in with copics and used liquid pearls for the dotted effect around the image. I’ve used lace by Live and Love Crafts as well as May Arts. The dies are Noor Design and the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment I made myself.


Next stop is Jo! You’ll love her wonderful card, I am sure!

Here is the full hopping list in case you got lost

Lisabeth (That’s me!)
Mi Ran

Don’t forget there is also a celebration for our FB DT co-ordinator Vannessa whose 40th birthday was yesterday as well! Both on the same day, wow! Look here for more details about that celebration, how to obtain the freebie and the competition in the facebook group!

Thank you all for joining us in these blog hop and competition celebrations! Don’t forget it’s another day of the hop tomorrow, you don’t want to miss it!


It is our wonderful Mi Ran facebook DT co-ordinater Vannessa’s birthday today. It is her 40th!! That certainly warrants a celebration, and a celebration it is! On our facebook group we have a freebie this week to celebrate as well as a competition.


This is the card I made using the freebie. The balloons are blank, so I added a 40 to it! I’ve used Noor Design dies and a bunch of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. I also used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to make the bouquet she is holding as I thought it looked pretty cool! There are coloured flowers underneat.



Copics used: (hair) 100, E44, E47, E49, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (dress) BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, (balloons) V99, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV17

It’s summer and another progressive challenge

It’s that time again, the time for a new Mi Ran progressive challenge! They are so much fun! You purchase the image the first time you play along, when you participate by adding your creations, you will at the start of the next month receive that image for free. It is so much fun to see all the creations you get from the same image! Everybody is so talented and creative! So come play along with us! Visit the Mi Ran Facebook group for more information. After each month the image is available in Mi Ran’s Etsy store.

It is finally a nice warm summer here, which inspired my card. I coloured the image in with copics and went with much paler colours than I have done as of late. I decided on the violet and yellow combination and even coloured the sentiment in to match. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley, as is the yellow background paper. The main background is by Maja Design and I very much regret only purchasing one sheet of it! All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and the berry looking spray is by Live and Love Crafts. The leaves die is by Noor Design and the butterfly puncher is Martha Stewart.


Copics used: (hair) E43, E44, E51, E53, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (dress) V91, V93, V95, V99, (wings) V91, V93, V99, Y00, Y04, Y08, YR02, (flowers) YG03, G94, Y04, YR16, R89, (ground) W2, W3, W5, W7.

Dandelion Dream – CCK guest designer

I was so very lucky and was chosen as the winner of the guest designer spot after the May challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik’s challenge blog! So here is my card for the July Challenge of Sparkles and Shine! I am not very good at using glitter and such, so it was quite the challenge! Thank you for having me!

Guest Designer

The image I chose is Dandelion Dream, by Ching-Chou Kuik, obviously. I absolutely love these images and it was hard to choose something that I thought might be good with the theme. Everything is coloured with copics. I’ve added lots of pink and yellow dots with liquid pearls for extra shine (which is hard to capture in a photo) and used silver rhinestones as the centre of the dandelions.

All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Craft, apart from the purple berry looking thing which is by Live and Love Crafts. I’ve used a ton of glitter glue and papers from First Edition Papers, Lili of the Valley and Papirdesign. The sentiment is by Pink Pettycoat and the butterflies from a Martha Stewart puncher. Lastly, the shiny pink circles are candi from Craftwork Cards.

I am terrible at trying to take photos of something shiny or sparkly, therefore I have taken quite a few, with different light sources, and instead of just picking one I’ve decided to share four of the photos. I think it’s a good example to show how different light sources can make the photo look different as well.

This first one shows the colours best, but a bit heavy in contrast. Daylight and flash.


The second photo shows the sparkles a bit better, but the colours are also duller. I used the camera on my phone for this.


This photo is truer to the colour of the card, but it doesn’t show the sparkles and shine as good as the other photos. Lightbulbs and flash.


And lastly, here is a darker photo to show off the sparkles even better! Daylight, no flash.


Copics used: (hair) E51, E53, E43, E44, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (dress and wings) V99, RV00, RV02, RV04, Y04, Y08, YR02, (greens) YG03, YG97, G94.