Friday, September 28, 2012


Well here is my first ever Criss Cross Card.  How did I do?

Here's the shot of the insert.

My first attempt was a real mess.  I glued the wrong sides together and then could not insert the inside page.  Oh well you live you learn.  I think it turned out pretty good.  

These images are Katniss and Effie from the Hunger Games movie.  They were designed by the lovely and talented Lindsay over at Sassy Studio Designs.  They are fabulous images. I colored them with Whisper Strokes, Stampin' Up and Copic markers.  As my watercolor markers dry out I am replacing them with Copics.  I really like the way they look.  I also did a paper piecing for Katniss' dress.  I found a picture of fire on line and used it for her dress.  After all she is the girl on fire.  

These papers come from Bearly Mine, Create with TLC, DBS Digi Scraps, Core 'dinations and Bazzill.  The die cut is Spellbinders and the punch is Martha Stewart as well as the flowers.  The ribbon comes from Darice. 

I made the sentiments myself.  My daughter didn't get it so I thought I would explain.  In the movie Effie uses those exact words.  I thought she could say them in reference to getting lots of gifts for Christmas.  It might only make sense in my head but it wouldn't be the first time things only made sense there.  Alicia (daughter) is constantly telling me I'm strange or weird but she wouldn't have me any other way.  I think she is just trying to soften the blow.

If you haven't read the books you should.  I felt her pain and cried for her since she wouldn't cry. I won't give away anything else if you don't know the story.  

Here are the challenges I am entering:

Fashionista #7 - Anything goes Christmas
Bearly Mine #54 - Add a sentiment
Fab 'n' Funky #140 - Starts with an "F" (fire)
Penny's Paper #95 - More than 1 fold
Simon Says - Anything goes
DYSU #91 - Scallops
Natalie and Amy - Anything goes
Heck of a Challenge - Anything goes
Stamp and Create - Anything goes

Hope you enjoyed your visit.  Have a great day!


Susan Dube said...

Great job! Love doing criss-cross cards and yours is fabulous!

Sue said...

Oh this is beautiful Robin.. isn't she a cutie.. Love the Criss Cross design and the gorgeous papers and embellishments.. the insert is fab too! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Kate said...

WOW Amazing Card. Love the designs and Beautiful Coloring Robin..

WencheP said...

Great card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I think it looks fab hun, & I think Katniss's dress looks amazing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's for our 1st monthly challenge & MAWTT good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

This is fab, I'm glad you persevered with your criss cross card.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Kim Kelley said...

BEEEE U T FULLLLL I love it Robin. The papers really set off Miss Katniss! And you colored both images perfectly! HUGS

Donna said...

Fabulous criss cross card Robin, lovely Christmasy colors, and great image, love her dress. Thanks for joining us at Natalie & Amy's
Donna xx

Pat K said...

Great cross over card. Love the images and paper piecing the fire pattern...very clever! Reading the Hunger Games is on my to-do list.

Thanks so much for joining us at Fab n Funky this week - hope to see you again. Pat K.x

Pat K said...

Hi Robin, I'm back again with my Fashionista hat on. Your card is just as lovely this time around...and I still haven't read the book. hugs, Pat K.x

Rica said...

A fantastic envelope card, fabulous colours and such both stunning images.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Barb said...

Fabulous! I love these images. Thank you for joining us at DYSU this week!

Lisa M said...

You did superbly! This a gorgeous criss-cross card. Beautiful image too. :)

Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent and creativity with us at Heck of a challenge.
Lisa xx

tiggertastic said...

wonderful make
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

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Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Jan Garber said...

I needed the explanation too! LOL! The dress is amazing with the paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous criss cross card and perfect for our anything goes at christmas challenge over at Fashionista
Good luck
Julie x
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