Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Sir Stampalot challenge

What about this then girls and boys what a selection Sir Stampalot are giving away this month in the

Sir Stampalot Challenge, This Months Challenge is All Distressed.

Now I don't usually do a lot of distressing but this time I got well and truly distressed, and I am not in love with my card at all.but let me know what you think, you can be honest, you wont offend!

I have used woodware Tipsy tree and woodware bubble wreath the papers are October afternoon.
thanks for popping by love Chris xx

53 comments:

Happy Days said...

OK Chris I'm going to be brutally honest with you............ this card is fab. I love the way you've rolled the paper around the wreath. I would never have used black in such quantity on a Christmas card, but you have inspired me to be brave and try it, as I think it is stunning. x

Juls said...

I cant believe that you dont do distressing often, as this card is well and truley totally fabulous!!!! Love the colours, love the rolled back paper, and the button detail is just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Loopylou!! said...

well , i have seen this card in 'real life' i may even of touched it!!!!!! lol!!! the little wonky tree in the middle is gorgeous. I have to be honest and say that this is a blooming stunner of a card hun and you should definately distress yourself more often!!!! hugs Lou xxx

Lily said...

This is totally amazing, very creative and stylish! I love the way you rolled your paper, very clever girl!

Have a nice day!

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Chris .. well althugh its not your usual style ( which incidently i love) - this card is really different and striking. I love the button wreath and the curled edges.
The colours are right up my street too.. so a success me thinks!Well done
Lisa ;)

brenda said...

Wonderful distressing Chris.

Thanks so much because I know it's not top of your crafty list of likes, but a super job.

B x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Chris, I'm not going to lie to you that wouldn't be fair, I don't like this card, I LOVE it:D
Fabulous colours, papers, buttons and your distressed edges are to die for! So there you go, I've been totally honest with you :D xxx

Kay Carley said...

This is great Chris - love all the buttons!!

By the way 'The Look' stamp is on the cover of the September issue of Craft Stamper which is still available!! xx

Debbie said...

Lovely again Chris. You do do distressing beautifully. Debbiexx

rozzy said...

i thought i didn't do distressing either, but since trying it i love the effect. I really love your card and what a fab idea. i would never have thought to tear the paper inside a circle, but the effect you have achieved is fabulous. It was as if you at SSAL knew what i was playing with… I have just finally finished off a book I have been making to store my nesties in. the pages are all different but the covers are distressed. as soon as i get some photos i will upload to my blog and enter the challenge.
have a great week…. Hugs rozzy xx
PS hubby is playing on the village green this sunday if you fancy popping down. we are praying for good weather. there's a Jazz band, silver band and some rock n roll etc etc by hubby :)

Doreen said...

Well Chris to be perfectly honest!! I love this card, your paper curling, your buttons, I think it is just fabulous.xxx

Donna said...

Fantastic card Chris, I love the polka dot papers and the way you have curled the papers back to reveal the buttons...such a cool design :) Donna x

Jules said...

Hi Chris

What a super fantastic make .. .. I love it!! I can't believe you are not happy with it.

Perhaps you thought about it for too long before you started and then spent a long time making it .. that sometimes puts me off my creations.

Great colours and distressing and so many interesting little touches. The centre looks awesome.

I hope it grows on you once you realise how lovely it is.

Love Jules xx

Lynne K said...

This is brilliant, Chris! It really stood out on the Stampalot challenge blog because it's so unusual. Love the buttons! xx

Hope Jacare said...

I really love this Chris - it's just so different. A fabulous mix of texture and subtle colour - extreamly creative - have I said I love it....Cheers Claire x

Tracy said...

Hope your listening to everyone here Chris, YOUR CREATION IS GORGEOUS. Now don't be a stranger to distressing and the rolled back effect of your paper is striking and effective.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

It is gorgoeus, hun, and I love it! thanks for your kind words. I'm fine - keeping busy and cooking lots!

Dotty Jo said...

What's not to like Chris - this one's gorgeous! Jo x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Wow Chris mes loves this one very much,you are so clever and just all those buttons-yummy.

You did such a fantastic demo on Monday and loved watching you create.
take care,see you soon.hugs Lou.xx

Brenda Brown said...

Now listen to me dear Chris, this may not be your usual style but it is stunning. I love it, just as you say to me - unusual, different and very attractive. Fab distressing, luv the curled back paper and the buttons set it all off for me. Great job.
Luv B xxx

mustavcoffee said...

I have a little something on my blog for you, if you have time :D xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Hiya, promise I'm not any thing like fernie:D you can say what you like though, you just make me giggle, You so deserve your award:D xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful this is certainly one top notch card Chris.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Fleur said...

Hi Chrissy - What did I tell you !!! Did you listen !!! Would you believe me !!!
I just knew everyone one would love it. You know I'm biased though, because A; I adore distressing - it's just my thing and B; I just adore all your stuff.
Big Hugz & hope to see you real soon
Fleury xXx

Dawn B. said...

This looks terrific Chris.. You are really getting a great jump start on your Christmas cards.. Love the paper you chose.

Shirley-anne said...

Well done with this technique , Chris ,. Hope all is good for you there .
Love the wreath and the button embellishments on it .

Lesley said...

How gorgeous is your card - you make some wonderful cards best wishes Lesley x

Lesley said...

HI chris the camper van stamp - what make is it? best wishes Lesley x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I've just left a message but I think Mr Blogger ate it!!

I LOVE this card, it is so intersting with all the circles drawing you in to look at different things every time you see it. Just brilliant!
Clare x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow love your design, the way youve rolled back the edges for the distressing is brilliant and the papers are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Linapyssel said...

OK Chris...you asked for it


I think it´s totally awsome lovellydovelly I mitht add!!! I see you kurled the edges and if you know me that is just right up my alley!!
Keep distressing girl you rock!!!
many many hugs Lina

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Chris this is incredible!
Stunning creation I love it!
hugs
kim x

Mandy G said...

Hi Chris,
I love this card, I loved it in real life at SS on monday, it was great to see you in action if they allowed chairs I would have watched all day :)
Hugs Mandy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love your card Chris!! The button and distressing add so much interest and texture. Gorgeous!
hugs,
Chris

maxine said...

Hi Chris This is stunning I love it hugs Maxine

Mina said...

wow Chris I love how you used buttons on the wreath...stunning card as always
Mina xxx

Alicia said...

Wow Chris! This card is stunning! I love how you have added the buttons and distressed the papers. You are so clever : )
Alicia xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow chris you sure know how to get,the right effect this is just btilliant really love how you have used,the buttons,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sarpreet said...

hi there, your card is gorgeous. beautiful image. wow - lots of goodies there...

Vicky said...

Oh Chris, sorry its took a few day's to pop over, this week has flown by and I don't seem to have acheived a thing, not visited anyone yet and only caught up with my dt comments today...Bad gal..smack a hand...lol

Love this card so, so much, was only looking at that stamp the other day, going to be getting it soon...Love your design, those papers work so beautifully

Beautiful job !!!!!

Hope to be back sooner next time, take care
x
Vicky

Mackenzie said...

Hello Chris I love the card that you have used.
I had fun at Surfleet park.
Hugz Mackenzie xXx.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wowwww, the rolled paper window is COOOOOL!

pinky said...

Its gorgeous and the more I see it the more I like it!! Did you kick that hubby of yours yet lol.
Pinky

Sassylassy said...

Chris I think your card rocks. I love how you curled and opened up the focal pont as well as the corners.
Hugs Bonnie

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Chris.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

craftycrafter said...

very beautiful Chris and also very clever the way you have done all that curling, and I love buttons,I still have my mothers button tin,all my children played with it, kids wouldnt know how to play and thread buttons these day would they? anyway I suppose it would be against health and safety have a lovely weekend Dorothy

Faye said...

You've got me spinning round, right round! There's my song for you! Thanks for your lovely message on my answerphone! Now. This card. I absolutely love it. It's gorgeous. I love your duffing, and the buttons and the unusual colours for a Christmas card. Brilliant. Have a lovely weekend. Mwah. xxx

Sue said...

What a fab card, I love your curling papers and you buttons are brilliant - I have a thing about buttons at the moment, so this is perfect x

Janette said...

Hi Chris,Love this,would not have gone for black with a christmas card but thats all chnged now methinks...and love the way you rolled the paper just fabby...xxxx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Chris, the lacy border is Tim Holtz and I bought it on eBay it's in the Tattered florals set, hope that helps, Thank you for your kind comments:D xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Sorry Chris, got it wrong, the set is called Floral Tattoo. It's late or should say it's early, he he he:D xx

Mary J said...

Great distressing, Chris! I don't often use this style so it's a great excuse to practice it!

Debbie Dolphin said...

love love this this chris. I just saw this on the sirstamplalot challenge and was admiring it. Can i ask where the tree is in the centre on this or are my eyes playing tricks on me!!!lol Ive gone back to check twice.!!
love debbie xxx

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