Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Cross? Join Top Tip Tuesday this week for a Challenge

Hey its Top Tip Tuesday time and we are CROSS this week! tehehehehe Here’s why! The lovely New to our design team Annette is in the Driving seat! She is doing a fabby tutorial on a Criss Cross card technique so be sure to come and play and even try out her tutorial! as she has worked really hard to do you a lovely tutorial. So this weeks challenge is Cross it Challenge Either make a card using Annette's tutorial or cross your card/project with ribbon, twine or paper weaving for example, anything as long as it crosses your card.
Here is my card

Ok so I have crossed the jute (Twine) over a few times and added a die cut flower.

Lots of fun with distress inks, the flower is cut from a cardboard shoe insert from a new pair of shoes
and the die is TH - Tattered florals, I have distressed them to match the project,
I have also sprits with liquid pearls in a mini mister as per a tip I left a few weeks ago, stickles on the edges,
and a cute tiny button with a butterfly on, oh and dotty Ann tape behind.

as you know we all love challenges so here are a few I am joining today:
Oh and by the way the flower is from one of those New shoe inserts that come in a pair of new shoes and its like Kraft! Te ehheee I love a bit of recycling.
And my Kitchen is now looking like a sparkly new pin all the painting is finished! Hmmmmm what room next?
Happy Tuesday! hugs Samantha :0)


  1. OMGosh...this is beautiful and shoe cardboard?? Who knew! LOL..thank you for the amazing inspiration and the excuse to shop!! :D

  2. Hi Samantha,
    This is just Beautiful!!! Love the floral image, the background is beautiful. The colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

  3. What a beautiful card. Love the distress and the flowers as well:) Thank you for commenting on my blog;) Great to have you as a teamie:) Hugs Bettina

  4. OMgoodness how great is this! Love the twine and all the elements work so well together! I saw this on Inspire me Fridays! Had to come see!

  5. Beautiful soft watercolor effect. Fabulous!

  6. Hia
    Your card is absolutely beautiful. Really love the effect you have created. Good luck with the challenges.

    Take care
    Rachel and Angela
    Rainbow Studio's Clear Craft Stamps

  7. Wow, thanks for all your comments on my tut!! Your card is lovely, I really like that use of twine across the card. I'm going to have to try that. Annette xx

  8. Samantha this is just gorgeous! I'm so glad your recycled piece was from a new pair of shoes!!!!! It's amazing where you can find 'Kraft' isn't it??? Envelopes, packing, boxes .....soooo many places!!!

    Carol x

  9. Lovely card Samantha! I really like the colors and the dotty ann tape.
    Thanks for participating in the Heart Song Designs challenge this week.

  10. Lovely card, love the florals on this and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song!

  11. stunning card ,beautiful ink work and a stunning image,thanks for joining us at the poodles parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  12. Great card, very pretty. Thanks for joining us Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  13. A lovely card. Very pretty. This challenge can be take so many different ways. Elaine

  14. A smashing card
    Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles this week and good luck
    Anne x

  15. Fabulous card hun!!
    Thank you for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  16. I too saved those shoe inserts, now I have a use for them. Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

  17. Wonderful card....Love the image and your papers,colours and flower are gorgeous...Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Crafts challenge...
    Mandy x

  18. What a great card - and now you have to keep the shoes because you don't have the box to return them in - lol! Very creative! I linked over from Top Tip Tuesday where I've also linked up, hope you'll drop in!

    Hugs, antonella :-)

  19. Great card! Love your flower with the cute butterfly button! Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create!
    Katherine xx

  20. Lovely card! It has such a warm feel to it, between the gorgeous flowers and the wonderful vintage accents. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart Song Inspirations! :-)

  21. What a gorgeous card! I just love that stamp..absolutely beautiful!

    Thank you for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'. I hope to see you again next week!

    xx Star

  22. What a gorgeous card. I love your technique. Love the colors.


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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