Sunday, 8 September 2013

Criss Cross Christmas Card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge.

Hi! I love alliteration so I couldn't resist this title!  I wonder if I could say it after a couple of glasses of wine!!   Lol!  I actually started this card two weeks ago  for "Anything Goes" challenge then I realised that it fit nicely with this week's "Let's Go Monochrome", which was chosen by Clare, so I put it to one side and picked it up again the other day and finished it for today's challenge.

My Card

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My card is made from two 6 x 6 inch cards stuck together and trimmed.   The papers are Dovecraft "Winter Wonderland" which I have had for years.  My image is an LOTV stamp which  I think  is called Little Ivy. I coloured her with Promarkers, die cut it with SB Standard Circles Large and matted it with SB Petite Scalloped Circles Large. Whilst it was still in the die I added some Versamark Smoke Blue to take away the stark white and let it blend in a little more. I added lots of glitter to her wings and the poinsettias. Well it's for Christmas so glitter is obligatory!! The flower, from WOC, started out white but I coloured them with Promarkers. The Holly Vine is from Memory Box and I cut it three times, chopping one of them up and sticking it around the flowers. I cannot tell you where the stamp is from - it was one of the ones I took off the wood block and forgot to take the details! The pearls are from my stash.

Yesterday Patricia was telling us how she got so involved with her crafting that she was late making dinner - only to find she was an hour early!!  A few years ago I had a real blonde moment!  My sisters are married to cousins who have birthdays on the 10th and 14th October. I was horrified when I realised that I had missed both of them but amazed that my elder sister hadn't rung to complain - she's not normally one to hold back.  I hurriedly made two belated cards and posted them - only to find it was only September and I had looked at the wrong page of the calendar! Whoops!!

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.  We had a beautiful day yesterday after a chilly start. Still no rain and I'm dancing as hard as I can Jenny! Lol!


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41 comments:

  1. Prachtige kaart Christine, mooi papier heb je gebruikt.

    Groetjes Karla

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  2. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the cute image, pretty shades of blue and wonderful design.
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. Beaautiful card Christine. Love the shape and the colours. Marvellous.

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  4. Gorgeous card Christine and love your sweet image..pretty papers and design

    Anne

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  5. Stunningly beautiful, looks awesome in that colour and the shape of the card is a fav of mine too.xxx

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  6. Lurve this Christine! The blues are really pretty and that image is a great one! Not seen her before - do I need this one I am asking meself???? Brilliant design/layout as well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    PS I couldn't say your title sober never mind after a glass of vino - believe me I have just had two goes and have given up! lol. Mind you it is a tad early for moi!!!!

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  7. Absolutely brilliant card Christine I love it, really pretty.

    No! I was like you I had the dinner ready an hour too early......LOL
    As long as you put the insert in the card and wrote who it was from.........I did similar but forgot the insert. The person who got it knew it was from by the writing on the envelope.
    Oh! us blonds!!!.....happy days!!!
    Have a great day

    Patricia xxx

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  8. Hi Christine,
    A lovely card, backing papers are beautiful and the image a very sweet.
    Lydia
    X

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  9. Hi Christine, I adore this shape of card, You have done a fantastic job... Love the colours & the image is adorable...Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  10. I agree with Sue P I couldn't say that sober Christine LOL! beautiful card love it and the christmas tree is a die from La La Land :) lots of huggles Sue xxxx

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  11. Beautiful card Christine, such a wonderful design and colours too. Must have a go at making one of these crossover cards one of these days, hugs Kate x

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  12. Lovely Christmas card, great design and colours.

    Hazel xxx

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  13. Oh wow Christine, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love it. Fab papers and colour and the image is just so sweet.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  14. A gorgeous criss cross card. I love the design and fabulous image.
    Lorraine x

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  15. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card.... Love the cute image....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  16. Fab card Christine, love the design! Carole Z xx

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  17. Wow...thbis is just stunning! I LOVE this criss cross design! I could not say it sober let alone with a glass of wine...lol

    The shape is wonderful, the colours are equally so and those custom coloured flowers are gorgeous with your pretty image!

    I love every little bit of it!!!

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  18. Absolutely stunning, Christine. Can't get more wintery than this. Love the cool blues on your project.
    hugs your Christmas Card Clubbie,
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  19. Absolutely stunning, Christine. Can't get more wintery than this. Love the cool blues on your project.
    hugs your Christmas Card Clubbie,
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  20. Good morning sweetie, this is just simply stunning, gorgeous creation as always hugs Pops x x x

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  21. Certainly a tongue twister! What a gorgeous card for Clare's CCC challenge - I love it. Thanks too for entering this into both CHNC challenges and also the Glory of Christmas. Hope to see more of your festive crafting soon. x

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  22. Love the story and it sure was a blonde moment ... still at least they got one of your beautiful cards xx

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  23. Stunning card Christine and such a sweet image. Zx

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  24. Hi Christine, a very pretty card. The colours match so well. I had a 'dizzy blonde' moment last saturday in the supmarket. I rushed to pick something up and thought my husband had joined the checkout. Rushing back I went up to a checkout and started talking to a man, who said I'm not with you..... I looked up to see a total stranger, I'm not sure who was more embarrassed. Hubby who was standing at the end of one of the isle's thought it hilarious, so did the man - to make matters worse hubby decided to use the same checkout, I wanted the earth to open up...lol... Need to wear my glasses more when shopping...

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  25. Hi Christine,
    stunning card. I love all the blue, especially your flowers you coloured in with the promarkers. Such a very sweet image too. I am never worried if I haven't got the right colour card or flower to go with it now, as I know I can colour it with promarkers or distress inks.
    Thank you for passing through Kent on your way blogging, because we have had steady rain all day. So I am in no need of your dancing pumps.lol.
    You have my permission to put your dancing pumps away till next time. lol.
    Love Dees rendition of the supermarket thing. I have done similar things over the years been talking to hubby or who I thought was hubby only to find a complete stranger by my side and giving me such strange looks as if I just landed from another planet. You just need the ground to open up and swallow you in at that moment. lol.
    Now my most embarrassing moment was when I worked for Argos in those days they didn't have computers. So if a customer came up with their item no they wanted to purchase, you would walk back to board with all the numbers read the description of their item, and come back and tell them what they have ordered. Well one day a woman gave me her slip with the No on I dually went back read the description which was a crock pot, and yes you have guessed it came back and said cock pot. Do you know she didn't even laugh. Which I would have had it been me.
    Oh dear sorry about the war and peace comment. I do go off on one don't I.lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  26. Great card Christine and well designed! Loving the flowers!x

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  27. I love reading your story with a big smile!
    And ofcourse I also love your gorgeous card! I always wondered how I could make the shape, but now I know because of your explanation. Thanks! You're going to see a card on my blog son with this shape!
    Lia xx

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  28. I love reading your story with a big smile!
    And ofcourse I also love your gorgeous card! I always wondered how I could make the shape, but now I know because of your explanation. Thanks! You're going to see a card on my blog son with this shape!
    Lia xx

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  29. Hi cristine!
    This card is jsut stunning and i just love the colours and all the details.
    Hope you are well
    hugs xx

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  30. Hi Christine
    Thanks so much for popping by my blog, for your lovely comment and for becoming a follower. Im returning the favour and glad I did. Your cards are smashing and I have done a box this evening using the tutorial for the origami one. Have seen them on the other girls blogs but came across yours right at the moment I needed one.
    Look forward to seeing what else you have in store. Todays card is fab.
    Best wishes
    Ang x

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  31. Back for a little visit...Thanks for stopping by my blog and the encouraging words about the walking being healthy.

    I did not want to go into it too much, but that is part of my intent to get on with walking again. I don't drive so have always been a walker but got into lazyness after my surgery and didn't exersize enough...I gained back all the weight Ii took off a couple of years ago.
    So hopefully the walking will have added benefits!

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  32. Back for a little visit...Thanks for stopping by my blog and the encouraging words about the walking being healthy.

    I did not want to go into it too much, but that is part of my intent to get on with walking again. I don't drive so have always been a walker but got into lazyness after my surgery and didn't exersize enough...I gained back all the weight Ii took off a couple of years ago.
    So hopefully the walking will have added benefits!

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  33. Hi Christine,

    Thank you for following my blog I got so excited when I noticed I had 2 more followers lol! Thank you for all your nice comments too.

    Your cards are beautiful, loved you origami box too.

    Looking forward to viewing more in the next few days, so glad i found blogland!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. What a really beautiful Christmas card. The wintery colours and papers are gorgeous and work perfectly with that wonderful image. I love the fold of the card with the pull out part.

    Thank you so much for joining in Septembers monthly challenge 'monochromatic' over on the SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

    I really hope to see more fantastic entries in our future challenges, there is always a great crafty prize up for grabs.

    <3 and hugs
    Lisa xxxxxx SeemaCrafts DT Member

    p.s. I have some blog candy on my personal blog page. Would love it if you could join in...

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  35. This is just superb! I love the colour and the style of the card. It's just stunning!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week honey.
    Hugs xx

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  36. Wow what a gorgeous card. I love the colour even though I'm not really a blue person. This is lovely.
    Love Lea x

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  37. Ooohh! Your card is lovely! The lace and flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

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  38. Lovely, so many nice details. Thanks for joining us at OCS!

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  39. Thank you for joining Seemacrafts Monochromatic Challenge, I loved the blue pocket card supe cute, I hope to see more of you cards in future challenges. Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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  40. Beautiful card and such a cute image. Thanks for joining us over at SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog Karen DT member x

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  41. A beautiful Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x
    Not sure how I missed commenting on this earlier Christine...it's a stunning card, love all the shades of blue and the cute image. Keep threatening to try a criss cross card but haven't done one yet! xx

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