Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #39

Good Top Tip Tuesday morning to you all :)

Thank you, once again to each one of you who entered last weeks challenge - we had an amazing amount of participants and we had great fun looking at all of your wonderful work. 
Have you checked out if you're one of our winners yet?

This week we have a fabulous tutorial from one of our new DT members Annette

Annette is showing us how to make a Criss Cross Card - and it's FAB!

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This week's Challenge is entitled

'Cross It'

You can cross your ribbons, cross your papers, cross your twine or you can follow Annette's Tutorial as I did and make a Criss Cross Card...

I have used papers from First Edition 'Love Letters' and some gorgeous plain Vellum.
The Vellum is fastened to the back panel with some tiny Heart Brads.
A gorgeous Freebie Sentiment Digi from Sentimental Sunday's Week 59's Challenge.
A Ribbon tab eases out the Sentiment Tag which hides a secret 'love message' space on the reverse!
I've used sparkly pins (hope it's enough!) on the band along with some ribbon and some cheapy dismantled  flower spray flowers!

So get CROSSING and join us in this week's fun at Top Tip Tuesday!

Some challenges I'd like to enter my card into...

Sentimental Sundays - Summery or Sparkly- thanks for the gorgeous freebies you give each week :)

Allsorts - 3, 2, 1 - 3 Papers, 2 Ribbons, 1 Flower

Stamp Something - Pretty Papers

Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (Flowers/Brads/Sentiment)

Crafty Catz - Fancy Folds


  1. Carol,
    Your card is completely gorgeous and I love that sentiment!

  2. this is so beautiful carol.i love the elegant colours :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Wowzers. Love your criss cross card Carol, it is lovely, and I like the variation of leaving it open so that it can stand up properly. Annette xx

  4. This is gorgeous Carol, wonderful colours, beautiful details and so very classy and elegant.

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  5. Smashing cross over card Carol loving the colours you have used and the fact that you can open it as well it looks wonderful.
    Lorraine x

  6. Carol, this is really well done and such a pleasure to see your handy work at Sentimental Sundays challenge. Good luck and hope you join us again next time!
    Tammy Louise

  7. Oh my this is so very pretty Carol I love the sentiment and the colour theme,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Fancy Folds Challenge,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  8. A beautiful card. I love the large font, sentiment and colour. Elaine

  9. great card and thanks for joining us at CC this week

  10. Lovely Card! Love to see that you used one of our past freebies! Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

    DT Member

  11. Stunning card. Love the design and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

  12. oh wow this is beautiful! love the colour

    thank you for joining in with my 3-2-1 challenge this week at Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  13. I love the vellum pocket - I tend to shy away from it, but love what you did, will definitely use this in the future! I linked over from Top Tip Tuesday where I've also linked up, hope you'll drop in!

    Hugs, antonella :-)

  14. It's beautiful, thanks for playing along at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)

  15. Super project Carol.
    Love the vellum pocket and the pearl pins very much!