Monday, November 14, 2011

Criss Cross Card!

A big thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge at Hooked On Craft Challenges; your Halloween creations were wonderful! Congratulations to the winner and top 3! We are now onto Challenge #12 and our theme this fortnight is 'something punched'. You can use all your favourite punches (Martha Stewart are my favourites!) and die cuts for this one. For my card I created a 'criss cross' card where the centre pulls out. I found a tutorial for this style card here and thought I would give it a go. For my stamp I used one of the gorgeous birds  from Hooked On Craft and coloured him with copics. I cut the frames behind my stamp out with Spellbinders 'beaded ovals' and embossed one with my cuttlebug and sanded the paper back to highlight the pattern. My punched border is a Martha Stewart punch and I inked the edges of my papers with Distress Ink in 'walnut stain'. All my flowers, leaves, buds and berry head stamens are from Hooked On Craft. They started off white and I coloured all of them with my favourite Glimmer Mist (love, love, love Glimmer Mist!) in 'peacock', 'creme de chocolate', 'dragonfly' and 'dazzling diamonds'. My cute little key charm hanging off my ribbon and my bling are also from Hooked On Craft!

Please join us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, can't wait to see everyone's punched papercrafts!

I am enterring my card into the following competitions:

- Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog. Challenge #53; Floral frenzy
- CES Challenges. Challenge #61; Roses and ribbons
- Drunken Stampers. Challenge #78; Up in the air
- Dutch Dare Card Challenges. Challenge #138; Punch time
- Cooking It Up With Katie. Challenge #83; Fold some fancy flowers

My criss cross card:

My card with the insert removed:

My insert (where you can stamp a sentiment and write a message):


  1. Wow Kelly this card is amazing , I adore the colours you have used and all your fancy punched borders are beautiful tfs.
    Hugs Cheryl

  2. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. Oh what a gorgeous card Kelly!
    Hugs Heidy

  4. Beautifully done! Great project. Thanks for playing along in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  5. Your flowers are beautifully arranged on the card with great color combination! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers Challenge!

  6. Wow, this is beautiful and one of my favourite colour combos! thanks for cooking it up with katie this week with fancy, folds and flowers

  7. Kelly,

    Your card is just lovely! I love the colors you chose to use. The jewel tones are a perfect pairing with the stamped image. The flowers are beautiful, too! It's just gorgeous!


  8. Super card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jen x

  9. OMG this is stunning, im a big fan of blue and brown combo,thanks for joining us at dutch dare with our dies and punches theme, wishing you the best of luck in our challenge.
    hugs sandra dt

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colors you chose. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

  11. Beautiful, gorgeous details and colours, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

  12. It's gorgeous and just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at CES this week! xx Jenny xx

  13. Gorgeous card love the design.

    Thank you for joining us girlies at CES Challenges, good luck.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx