Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A Hugs Card (and my first Tutorial at TTT)

It is meant to be the longest day today (UK) which is great (unless it rains all day like it did yesterday).  However, the down side is that the days will start getting shorter from now onwards.  I always dislike this day for that very reason.  We've not even had our summer and already the days are getting shorter !!!

Anyway, to cheer me up, there is a new challenge today at Top Tip Tuesday, and the theme to play along with this week is "Cross It" - either a criss cross card, or use ribbon / twine / paper weaving in a "criss cross" way.

Not only was this my first week of actually following a tutorial on the challenge (last week was a "free for all" tipper week), I actually offered to write the tutorial (there is nothing like jumping in at the deep end !!!).  But to be honest, I had wanted to make a criss cross card (or a 'hugs' card) for a while, so when the opportunity arose to make one as a tutorial for TTT, how could I turn it down!!!
I do hope that you can follow it, and I really look forward to seeing your creations this week.

Click here to see my tutorial.  It is a great type of card for putting gifts in for friends, like gift certificates, theatre tickets, holiday vouchers etc.

Our featured Tipper will receive a prize from Stash Books, and our random entry winner will receive 5 digis from Di's Digi Download.

For my card, I've used an adorable image from Wiff of Joy, that was given to me by my lovely Incy Wincy & StampFairy teamie, Chris - Thanks so much Chris, I really love it.

Card Recipe:
Please pop on over to the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our "Cross It" challenge.  I really look forward to seeing your tips and creations this week. I'd also love to hear your comments on my first tutorial for TTT.

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting.


Uhooi said...

Wow,, This card is a nice, sweet and creative,,


Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! GREAT JOB! with the Tutorial I knew it would be great! fab job hunny! your card is AWESOME! and just perfect! thanks for being a great teamie! your off to a perfect start! you GO GIRL! xx

Lisa Minckler said...

This ROCKS!!! I followed your tutorial to a T...perfect job on your first and awesome tutorial! Your card is beautiful :)
Thank you for the great inspiration, chica. :)

Christine L said...

Hi Annette.... beautiful card - I love how you've done it with the ribbon tie, but for some reason I can't get to see the tutorial! But I'll keep trying.....
Christine x

Kristine og Elisabeth said...

LOve the card, a real inspiration!

Bettina L. said...

Love the card:) It's perfect with the colours and the design of the card. And wow what a great tutorial you made on the criss cross card at the TTT page;) It was the perfect jump you made;) Such a great teamie:) Bettina

Caroljenks said...

Annette your tutorial on TTT is just amazing! You are obviously a natural 'Tutorial Writer' ;)
I had never made one of these cards - until I had the opportunity to see your tut early for our DT cards and I'm so glad I did! I will be making many more 'Hug' cards I think!

Your card is fab too - I love the colours and your image is so sweet.

Carol x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful tut! You made it look so easy.
Huggies ~
Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, wonderful card Annette.

Janette said...

Beautiful card, love these so will pop over and look at your tute..thanks for that....Thank you for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Elaine Stark said...

This is a fabulous tutorial, I love your card too. Elaine

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card, Netty. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial too! So glad you joined us this week at Crafty Catz! Hugs, Dawn


Hi Netty
A gorgeous card,thankyou for sharing this with us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Bev said...

Beautiful card, the colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at WOC x

Antonella said...

Congrats on your tutorial! Great card... I had to link up a similar tutorial I did a while back! You keep dragging me (see arm twisting) into these challenges... Hugs, antonella :-)

Eiglas said...

Lovely project Annette!
Love your papers and pallette!