Tuesday 10 April 2012

Criss Cross Card

Good morning everyone and hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend and are not suffering from a chocolate overload today!  This is a planned post as I have stayed overnight at my daughter's to go with her to Manchester today to see a specialist, so fingers crossed that Mr Blogger is playing along!!

I have made a criss cross card today:

I do like making these I don't know why but they are easy and are a bit different from a normal fold card without being very complicated.  I have used a Lili of the Valley image and coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils.  The edge has been distressed with Milled Lavender DI and then cut and matted with Spellbinders Nesties.  The papers are Nitwits "Gratitude" which is a really pretty set.  The bird cage is a Spellbinders die and that has been inked with DI as well.  The Baker's Twine and button are from my stash.  The butterfly is a Magnolia Doohickey die and I have added Stickles to that and the image.  Flowers, pin and ribbon from my stash.  Here is a picture of the inside:

I have merged the tag from the Nitwit Gratitude collection onto the paper and added a computer generated sentiment.  The heart is a Martha Stewart PATP.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Ribbons Buttons and Bows
Crafty Sentiments - Spring Challenge
Die Cuttin Divas - Pastels and Die cut (Bird cage and Butterfly)
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Birthdays (I used Digital Papers by Nitwits)
Paper Minutes - Spring Flowers
Twisted Tuesday - I Never Promised you a Rose Garden
Bunny Zoe's - Ribbon or Twine
Love to Create - Birthday
My Grafico - Buttons and Bows
Paper Pretties - Use Two or More Designer Papers

Well hopefully you will be seeing this post on Tuesday and I will catch up with you all when I get back, thanks for looking and take care xx


Debbie said...

Hi Susan...love your beautiful card. Gorgeous papers. Mmmm....I haven't made this style of card for ages....
Debbie x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Susan,a perfectly coloured image and layout.xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the papers & that ribbon looks fab!
hugs shell xx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve your colours and this ever sooo cute image.

Suzie's Card Den said...

Such a gorgeous card, so pretty and I love the MS punches.
Suzie xx
PS hope everything goes ok with the specialist.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. OH WOW, what a stunning creation. It is so full of lovely detail and delicate colours. Fab image and a wonderful design.
I have never made one of these style of cards, I must have a go, you have inspired me.
Hope all goes well with the Specialist.
With love, Sandra xxx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful pastel colours love the design and all the details.

I haven't made one of these I think I will have a go too.

Hugs Julie x

julie_woolston said...

PS Sorry Susan meant to say hope all goes ok with the specialist for your Daughter.

Hugs Julie x

Carol said...

Love this Susan, the papers are so pretty. Hope all goes well today. Carol x

Ally said...

I like making crisscross cards, I agree with you they really are pretty easy and give a perfect look! Lovin the colours that you've used too. Wonderful.
xoxo, Alessandra

coops said...

stunning card susan.really beautiuful design and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

judit said...

Beautiful card, sooo pretty! judit x

Unknown said...

So very sweet Susan! Love the gorgeous heart frame around your card and the lovely flower girl is way too cute! Hugs, Ira x

~Tammy~ said...

Susan this is beautiful! I have always admired these cards! I need to break down and make one some day!

Claire said...

Just gorgeous hun - love these cards, must have a go. Hugs, Claire x

Craftychris said...

A beautiful card! The papers and image are so pretty. I hope your Daughter's visit to the specialist went well xx

Melina said...

Wow, this is so pretty! I love the heart edged insert. super cute image too. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

AnnMarie said...

Absolutely adorable! :) Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Caz said...

Gorgous card thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.


Donna Ellis said...

What pretty shapes, colors, and a darling little girl! Gosh, this is a beautiful card - love those hearts!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I've just found your blog and become a follower. Love your style.
Lorraine x

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Susan!! I love these Criss Cross Cards - I must have a go at one!!! the image is really sweet and coloured beautifully. Love the papers and embellies - it's so beautiful inside too!! it's a fab design!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Sandy said...

Really nice! I need to try one of these. I love it!!

Gerda said...

Beautiful card. Cute image. You did a fine job.
Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Kati said...

Thanks for playing paperminutes. What a lovely card, I like the girl.

Maria Therese said...

So sweet card ♥Thank you so much for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts challenge ♥

Natascha said...

So cute and lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday. Good luch!

Hugs, Natascha