Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Criss Cross Card

Good morning. Well I had a very restful, relaxing day yesterday. Apart from running the hoover over the dining room carpet (because John "forgot" to take his boots off!) and cooking a meal I did nothing that even vaguely resembled housework.

The weather is pretty murky again today. Damp, misty and cool. It seems like our summer is going to be as bad as last year : non-existent!!! John is trying to get a window of decent weather so that he can get up to Scotland for some climbing. It's pointless to go all the way up there if he then cannot get up into the mountains because of the pouring rain. He doesn't actually mind rain, but when the visibility is affected it is just dangerous - I want to have him around a bit longer yet so I'm glad he is sensible about these things.  I can remember when he was younger and not quite so sensible - it's a wonder I wasn't grey with worry. Old age does bring sense.

My Card
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pocket and insert

I have been thinking about making a criss cross card for a long time so that's one of the things I did yesterday. I just took two 6"x6" cards, stuck them together at the back and trimmed the fronts diagonally.

The backing papers are First Edition "Love Letters". I stamped Sylvia Zett's "Spring Bringer from Wee Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and then just added a little pink glitter to her wings and flowers. I diecut with SB Standard Circles and Lacey Circles. The leaf sprigs are Cheery Lynne Wreath Strip. The ribbon, lace and pearls are from my stash.

I realise the sentiment circle has slipped in the last picture but that's because I attached it with temporary sticky because I'm not really sure what I want the sentiment to be, but I wanted to have something to show in the picture. The pink paper on the back of the pocket is actually patterned but doesn't show up.

That's it from me. Have a good day.

Love and hugs from Christine xx


  1. Good Morning Christine

    It is winter too down here in Kent! LOL!

    I love your card, it is beautiful and so delicate and pretty. I really love the layout you have created. Lovely

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Absolutely stunning Christine and your colouring is beautiful
    jacqui x

  3. Love the card and colour combo....very stunning indeed..xx

  4. Prachtige kaart Christine en zo mooi van kleur
    groetjes Janie

  5. This is gorgeous Christine, so pretty. I've been going to try a criss cross card for ages but haven't got around to it yet! Carol x

  6. A fab card Christine. I keep thinking I will do a card like this then it just flies out of my head again. Maybe...watch this space. Yours is gorgeous anyway - I love it.
    Best wishes Lea x

  7. This is so beautiful Christine. I love that sweet image, your colouring is fabulous and the design and papers are gorgeous.
    Sue xx

  8. schitterende kaart mooie kleuren
    Gerrie xx

  9. Beautiful card,lovely image and papers.xxx

  10. Really beautiful card Christine and glad you had a chill out day after your bike ride..thoroughly deserved! its been awful weather here too I'm hoping its not going to be like last year...huggles hun Sue xxxxx

  11. Christine, I love this, the colour, the image and of course the design.
    I keep saying I must do one of these cards but have never got round to it.
    Glad you had a relaxing day

    Patricia xxxx

  12. Gorgeous card Christine! So glad to hear you had a lazy day! Hugs x

  13. This is super pretty Christine, love the fold and gorgeous papers.

  14. Fabulous card Christine. I love the colours too. We have had a lovely sunny and very warm day here in Ayrshire. Hugs Rita xxx

  15. A very pretty card Christine, and such a fab design too.
    Lorraine x

  16. Oh how I love this card it is so perfect ... all pink with flowers, ribbons and pearls on it gorgeous just gorgeous xx

  17. Wat een schitterende kaart Christine, echt heel mooi.

    Groetjes Karla

  18. Hi Christine,
    A really beautiful card, the image is coloured beautifully with the touch of glitter, love the colour and the layout, a really, really pretty card. Have a great day.

  19. Hi Christine, a stunning card..love the papers and beautiful colouring! Carole Z X

  20. Oh wow! Christine...so elegant and lush. Love that image and you've coloured it so well. Stunning card!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  21. What a stunning card Christine, everything about it is right up my street. Beautifully created! Love & hugs Christine H xx

  22. Gorgeous! Both of these are stunning Christine, I love the character, colouring and papers on the second one especially Karen x


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