Wednesday 23 November 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge X for Criss-Cross

Hi Crafters,

A fun challenge this week at ABC Christmas Challenge where it is up to you to interpret the meaning of 'X' is for Criss-Cross. 
It could be a cross-over card like I have created here or criss-cross papers such as the check pattern below or even criss crossing strips of papers in a woven pattern, it's up to you.

This is the first time that I have created a cross-over card. I have always admired them on others blogs so this was the perfect challenge to have a go at one.
Mine has a gusset to allow for the insert to slip in and out more easily.

...and here's a pic of the insert.
There's room to write your message on the back of the insert.

Papers - First Edition Christmas Wishes
Wood Grain Paper
Nellie Snellen Christmas Star Pattern Frame Die
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine Freebie
Poinsettias & Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tag - My Minds Eye
Stampin' Up Tab Punch

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Layer It Up
Holly Jolly Christmas - #85 Ribbons & lace
Creative Inspirations - #262 Frosted Florals
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettias/Snow is Falling
Crafty Catz - #347 ATG + Use Red
Fussy & Fancy - #177 Different Folds and Shaped Cards
Noor Design - #24 Winter
Craft-Dee BowZ - November Challenge
CHNC Extra - November Challenge

Our sponsor this time is
Who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate to the winner.

We'd love to see how you interpret the 'X' is for Criss-Cross theme. Take a peek at the marvelous makes from the rest of the Design Team HERE.



brenda said...

A gorgeous card with a lovely traditional feel Lorraine, now have the urge to make a criss sross card !

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine, love the design and the papers are wonderful, Kate x

meg said...

Beautiful criss cross card Lorraine, love the papers and the insert deer and poinsettia shout Christmas

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Lorraine the papers and card fold are superb, it is full of festive delight
lorraine x

Linda Levoir said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, criss cross cards are so fun to make aren't they? :) xx

Tracy said...

I haven't made one of these in forever but they are such a fun design. The little poinsettias on the tabs is cute and I love the plaid. Hugs!

dutchess said...

Lovely card shape Lorraine...and I love the cheerful colours ...great fun xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a very super card.
I love everything you have used to create this wonderful card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful criss cross card! I love the papers and beautiful design.
Gina xx

Dorte said...

Wonderful criss cross card, Lorraine, love your papers,
hugs Dorte

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, a fabulous design and lovely traditional colours.

pinky said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, loving all those papers together and the beautiful flower. Such a great shape too!

Gail said...

Totally wonderful card. The fold is a's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our November challenge. --Gail

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing at crafty catz and good luck

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Love the traditional colours and that large beautiful poinsettia!
Lucy x

aussie aNNie said...

Love these kind of cards, gosh not made one for a while, looks gorgeous.Enjoy your weekend.xx {aNNie}

Erika said...

I super criss cross card, with beautiful papers. I don't think I have ever tried one of these cards, best put it on my to do list.

Hugs Erika. x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, criss cross cards give you plenty of surfaces to cover with your favourite things. Thank you for entering our Fussy and Fancy Challenge and Good Luck xxx Annie

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine - this is absolutely gorgeous - your criss cross card is really striking in those lovely traditional colours and the wonderful details you have added are the perfect finishing touch - I have never made one of these either - might have a go now I've seen your beautiful inspirational card.

Sue said...

I love this Lorraine, such a fabulous design and your detailing is so beautiful.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful Christmas card with us at TioT's.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous criss cross card love the papers and embellishments
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card hunny love the colours too! hugs me xx

Lisa Andersson said...

It´s gorgeous! Love the shape and all the lovely details.
Hugs, Lisa

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the criss cross design, very clever 😍❤️

Lols X X X

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Very nice creation. Thanks for joining us for our Ribbons and Lace challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas challenges. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, HJ DT

Pamellia said...

What a fun holiday creation Lorraine!! Love the red and green for Christmas, so traditional and reminds me of home! Love the design, so unique and so much fun! Brilliant :)

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely Christmas card Lorraine and there's certainly lots of layers here.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

LOU said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. Love the colour and poinsettia.
Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Lou DT xo

Cindy said...

Beautiful card. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.