Saturday 15 February 2014

My First Criss-Cross!

Hello, hope you're all having a good weekend, as rubbish as the weather is at the moment, the plus side of it has to be staying indoors to craft!
I was inspired to make today's card having received the most beautiful card, this week, from the amazingly talented Teresa, I loved the shape of it, and as such thought it high time I had a go at a criss-cross. Ok, so I'm not in the same league, but I was pleased with the way it turned out.
This will be a Mothers Day card for my kids to send to their Grandma, she has a thing for cute wild creatures, so for her Hedgie is always a great choice.
The image is coloured with promarkers and a little added ice crystal stickles, and cut out with Go Kreate dies, and a gorgeous doily die. The papers are "Blooming Rose from Joycraft, and together with the "Sugar and Spice" Hobby House pearls, came from J &C Creations. Ribbon from The Range. The blooms are from Mulberry crafts and I thought it would be a different touch to secure then with a large brad.  
The sentiment is my own, using Times New Roman and Alex Brush font.

I have added a small detail shot to show the lovely glitteryness of the paper and the blooms.

I would like to enter this into:
penny black at allsorts - make it sparkle!
penny black saturday challenge - for someone special (very)
allsorts challenge - use brads
dis dig idesigns - bingo! Doily, Flowers, Stitching (on ribbon)
hobby house challenge - anything goes (HH pearls used)
stampin for the weekend - flower power
wags n whiskers - bingo Doily, Pink & Pearls

Before, I pop off now, I would like to invite you all to come and visit my blog tomorrow, Sunday, for a little celebration and a giveaway of sorts...ooooh!


  1. Absolutely stunning Lisa beautiful work Ginny x

  2. WOW! This is gorgeous Lisa. I love your criss-cross design, adorable image and such pretty papers.
    I hope you are having a good weekend.
    Sue xx

  3. Stunning card, perfect cheers Sue x

  4. a wonderful card Lisa - really cute xx

  5. What a gorgeous card, so pretty :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. This is beautiful Lisa. Well done on your first criss cross card. I keep thinking I should have a go at one of these. I am sure you are enjoying your new work hours with plenty of crafting. I have just changed my hours, I am now working 3 slightly longer days instead of 5 days and love it. Tinaxx

  7. Its beautiful Lisa,hope you are well as I am playing catch up x

  8. Great card Lisa....sooo pretty and I love the design xx

  9. I love this card Lisa. It has inspired me to have a go myself. A gorgeous card x

  10. Gorgeous card Lisa, love the stamp and the shape too and great to see everyone reaching for those Brads too. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts * Penny Black * More & good luck x Susan x

  11. A beautifully bright and happy card Lisa, thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More and Allsorts challenge.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

    B x

  12. This is so beautiful. I love the colours and the criss cross effect. Fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

  13. beautiful! i just bought this hedgie image as it's just so cute. i love how you've framed him and created the criss cross card design; the papers are so pretty and the tiny flowers coordinate beautifully. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  14. Wow...I love every little detail!!!

  15. That is such a beautiful card! Love the criss cross and the brad you have used to hold the flowers!!! Very clever!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  16. One of my favourite types of cards...yours is just beautiful!
    Love the sweet little hedgehog:)
    Hugs Nikki x

  17. I've admired Teresa's Criss Cross cards for some time too... I should take the plunge and try one, especially if it can come out as nicely as this :-) Love your image, too cute, and the brad is a great idea. Thanks for joining in the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Di's Digi Designs Good luck and hope to see you in the next challenge too, Donna ♥

  18. Beautiful card - so pretty!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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