Friday, January 23, 2015

Just Because Criss Cross Card Using Art By Miran Fairy Lily

GDT for Artbymiran Showcase Blog - Using Artbymiran Fairy Lily

Hello friends.  I am very excited to be chosen as a GDT for Art By Miran Showcase blog; for the month of January.  It is such a pleasure to use Art By Miran images.  She is so talented and her images bring lots of joy to those who use them; as well as those who receive them.   I used the gorgeous Artbymiran Fairy Lily.  I decided to try a card base that I have never used before; so here it is.

This is my first Criss Cross card and it was really fun to create.  I used 2 - 6 x 12 cardstock for the two layers; but you can make it with other sizes as well.  Click here for Criss Cross tutorial that I just found for you; using the same size card I used.  Click here for a smaller version of this card created by Splitcoaststampers.   

My pictures didn't take as well as I would have liked. The purples and lavender colors are gorgeous in person; but they aren't as vibrant in the pictures.  I did use both my camera as well as my Iphone; but neither one captures the perfect colors.  The blond is actually a lot lighter and less bold in person.  LOL!  Oh well; we do the best we can.  I hope you enjoy my card.

   Inside Pull Out with sentiment

                   Card without inside; and pull out 

Supplies used to create this card:

Design frame and small shaped die - Spellbinders Exquisite Circles
Round die with image - Nellie's Multi Frames Circles
Butterfly - La-La Land Craft Dies
Bluebell - La-La Land Craft Dies
Scalloped border sentiment - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Rectangle for sentiment - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Paper - Wild Rose Studio - Bluebell
Cardstock - CTMH Gypsy and CTMH Adventure Paper Fundamentals Z2032
Image - Artbymiran Fairy Lily
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Glitter Paper for Butterfly and small shaped dies - Recollections
Ribbon - Offray
Sentiment Outside - CTMH Have a Happy Day D1616
Butterfly on inside pull out - CTMH Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627
Bling - CTMH Purple Glitter Gems - Z1936

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, E31
Dress, Shoes, Wings - BV11, V17
Green stem - YG61
Eyes - B00

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Designs - Favorites (Purple/Butterflies/Digis) (2 of 5) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - New Digi (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily) (Thursday)
Four Crafty Chicks - Best Friends (No limit) 
Scrap & Craft Inspiration - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Di's Digi Designs - Add Sparkle (No limit) (Saturday)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Color It (2 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes (No limit)
Little Claire's - Bright And Beautiful (2 of 3)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Card Mania - Let It Sparkle/Shine (2 of 3) (Other Date)
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Digi/Flowers (2 of 3)
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Emerald Faeries Challenge - Bling (2 of 3)
Lady Bug Crafts - Say It With Flowers (No limit)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Tinker-Dream - Anything Goes (No limit)
Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams - Favorite Color - Purple (No limit)
Fairytale Stampers - Flowers (1 of 1)
Glitter n Sparkle - Cute (1 of 3)
Jelly Park Friends Challenge - Bling It Up (3 of 3)
One Stitch At A Time - New (New card style to me/new image/new paper) (1 of 3)
Pile It On - Fantasy (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Crafty Boots - Butterflies (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes (No limit)

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  1. Gloria this is amazing - love the insert and the way you have attached the ribbons as pulls.

  2. Gorgeous card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  3. Gorgeous Gloria and in my fave colour too - thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams have a good day Judith DT x

  4. Absolutely adorable card! Beautiful spring colors :) Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and Good Luck!
    Lady E Scrap & Craft DT

  5. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  6. What a really pretty card. love the paper you used just gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time
    Deborah DT

  7. This is just Beautiful! Fabulous job!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  8. Wow, lovely work, I love the lilac and purple colours, so pretty, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  9. FABULOUS design Gloria and of course the beautiful purple color! Well done! I really must make a card of this design ... thanks for inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  10. Gorgeous card and love the colours. Sweet image and papers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  11. An amazing criss-cross card and love the purple hues. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge, elizabeth (DT)

  12. This is just Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  13. So glad you have accepted the 613 Ave C challenge to share your project & creativity Gloria! You've made a great Criss-Cross card with a really nice choice of papers. It certainly makes that image pop off the page!
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG w/optional twist of Pooh Quote]
    Owner: RubberMAD at []

  14. Such a cute pretty card, thanks for joining us in THE SISTERS OF CRAFT monthly challenge. Good Luck. Gill DT

  15. Gloria this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Just love the beautiful inside. It is perfect for our 24th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  16. Gloria this is also so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. Love the golden hair against the purple.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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

  19. Beautiful card Gloria, I love this shape. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  20. Gorgeous card, Gloria! I love the purple! Thank you for coming to play with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox

  21. Beautiful card. Love purples and the fairy is adorable. I like the criss cross cards. I've never made a square one, will have to give that a try. Thank you for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge.

  22. BEAUTIFUL Card!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Hope you join us again soon!
    Have a GREAT day

  23. I like your card and image. Fun papers and style. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

  24. Lovely card. I like it very much. Thanks for joining us in Card Mania Challenges

  25. Gorgeous creation, lovely colour combo and beautifully decorated. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  26. What a beautiful card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

  27. Beautiful purples, Gloria! <3 I really cannot work with these tones and truly admire crafters who make beautiful projects with them. :) Thanks for sharing it at Card Mania and hope to see you again in our next month's challenge. xx

  28. Stunning creation! Colors are wonderful and insert is gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge and good luck.

  29. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  30. Lovely card, thank you for sharing over at Jellypark Friends :o)

  31. A beautiful make! Thanks for sharing it with us at Scribble and Scrap xx

  32. Just gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you join us again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  33. A wonderful creation - great colours and design - thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap this time and good luck - Michelle x

  34. What a gorgeous project with so many wonderful details! :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! With SU
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Crafty Cardmakers and more DT
    3 Girl JAM DT

  35. Wow love it! Super cute! :) Thank you for sharing on January's Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts


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