Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Diamonds and Pearls


OK folks so no Diamonds but we have the pearls!
have you ever made a card that you like but know that its not really you. well that's how I feel about this one . I have coloured my baubles in Distress inks then gone over them with glossy accents then stuck pearls in, the stamp set is woodware bubble wreath available from Sir Stampalot.
Thanks for all your kind comments regarding my son, he is settling into school a little better thank goodness.

Oh yes and this one is dedicated to you Pinky, thanks for hurrying me up !!!!!!
back soon love Chris xx
I thought I would enter it into Creative Belli Challenge B themed embelishments_ Baubles

83 comments:

Stamping Seasons said...

Oh Chris, you are so hard on yourself, I love this card, its so simple and elegant. A nice change from the norm.
Hugs
Tracy

Sheila said...

Oooh Chris these are so elegant!!, love those baubles,.. oooooooh you monkey mmm I feel a spend coming on :-).. love the colour combo on this too.
Hugs
Sheila xx

pinky said...

Whoohoo and I'm first to comment, I think. Well I just love it, its so expensive looking. I think I would love baubles like these hanging on my tree!! Love the little pearls you have added Chris, really makes them 3d. That's one gorgeous stamp set. And yes I am suitably impressed!! Hugs
Pinky

Doreen said...

Wow Chris this is so classy and elegant, I love what you have done with the baubles, it is beautiful.xxx

Debbie said...

OMG Chris, this might not be you, but it is deffinatly ME!
I LOVE IT...
My friend has just bought this stamp set and a wreath in the same vain, cannot wait to show her what you have done, its stunning.
Especially love the pink cardstock. Debbiexx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow - it might not be you - but its definitely me lol!
I absolutely love it ! Those pearls are so elegant ..
But i am waiting for the fairylight xmas card ... you know the one lol
Lisa ;)

Faye said...

Chris!! How can you not be sure about this gorgeous creation?!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! In fact, I love it so much, I may the stamp set just so I can case it! Big hugs. xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

its really beautiful chris. It looks very elegant.
love debbie xxx

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely, how gorgeous - and how patient and careful you are with your cutting out!!!! Hugs to you, Jo x

Sassylassy said...

Oh WOW how cool! OMGosh I love this creation. Absolutely amazing! You could sell these little gems as card embellishments. You may not think it's you but I think it ROCK!
Hugs Bonnie

Lindsey said...

Oh.Wow! I love it! It is so elegant, the pearls look fantastic and that border is inspired! What a fabu;ous creation!
Linds x

lisa said...

It may not be your normal style but I still love it Chris. I love how they hang from the pretty pink paper and they look so glamourous with their pearls.
Glad things have settled down with your Son. Big school is such a huge step isn't it.
Hugs Lisax

Crafty Chris said...

OMG Chris I love it, so effective and beautiful, so glad to hear your son is settling in.well.
Chris x

Sally H said...

Wow! That is gorgeous, Chris! Very elegant and what beautiful colours. I love it! It was lovely to talk to you the other night. Glad to hear things are going a bit better for your son.

Happy Days said...

Chris this is a truly fantastic card, I love, love, love the stamp and what you've done with it. The colours are just beautiful too! I'd be thrilled to have this on my mantlepiece!

I do know what you mean about making a card that you like but know it's not you - I've done a few of them lately :/ but I'm hoping this weekend that I can have a play with stuff that is totally my choosing.

Take care Claire x

Fleur said...

Hi Chris, it's beautiful, it's gorgeous & it's elegant. Why don't you love it too? Love how you divided the colours.
I really do love it
Hope you had a good day x
Big Hugz Fleury
xXx

Brenda Brown said...

Chris this is breathtaking, I could never come up with an idea like this - so simple but so elegant. I love it so much I want to copy it and make it for my Christmas cards.
Luv B xxx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Chris,
Well i thinks its fab it has that contemporary feel!!
save it for your posh friends!! lol x
hugs
Suzie Qx

Mandy G said...

Hi Chris,
It was great to see you and the gals today in my little shop !!
I just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I really, really love this card this is the one that has me eyeing up the woodware set !!
You have used it in such a brilliant way, as always Lovin your work :)
Hugs
Mandy

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Chris, I love the way you've cut the border under the lights, clever! and the colour of the top paper is great and it goes so beautifully with the pearly ornaments, all in all a smasher, well, I love it!!
Glad to hear that your son is doing better this week, big hugs :0) xx

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness Chris...you have got the most creative sole! Everytime you make a card you just blow me away with your talent! I absolutely love this hole idea you have come up with. These ornaments are so rich and creamy and delicate! Wow girl!!!!!

Lynne K said...

Wow, Chris, this is fabulous! I love the design, and the way the two background colours are separated by the stamp. I swore I wouldn't buy any more Christmas stamps, but I might have to change my mind now! xx

Jules said...

Hi Chris

You are wrong.

I can see a diamond.. .. .. a diamond of a card. I love this to pieces - it is truly amazing.

I don't know where you get all your brilliant ideas from .. .. but I am glad you get them and glad that you share them. Thank you.

Love Jules xx

Linda W said...

Hi Chris, wow, what a lovely card. I love the stamps and the colours you have used and the little bows - really gorgeous! Sorry I missed your last blog - not been to blogland for a while. I'm glad your son is OK. Settling in to a new school can be difficult and I can imagine how he must have felt missing his bus. Hope to see you soon! Linda x

Tracy said...

I think this is gorgeous and elegant, the pearls are a lovely touch.
So pleased your son is settling in better now.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cherie said...

Hi Chris, It's blinging marvelous!!! Love the colours,
hugs cherie

Juls said...

love the pale pink and the gorgeous pearls! HUgs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Chris this is excellent, what a elegant and very classy card the CAS style is perfect so are those wonderful baubles I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Nina Macaulay said...

Wow what a fab card!!
Love the way you cut out the background and those pearls look great on the christmas ornaments!
Well done on a great card, makes me think I should get on with my christmas cards too!!

Have a good weekend

hugs Nina xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Chris!! I so love the non-traditional colors and the sheer elegance with the added baubles. So creative and beautiful!!
hugs,
Chris

Cheryl said...

Chris, your card is gorgeous! I love the design and the pearls. Anyone would love to receive this beautiful card.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I love this Chris. The design is FANTASTIC and the baubles are gorgeous. Clare x

Sara said...

Wow, what an elegant card, this is so pretty, I love the pearly baubles and gingham ribbon, I`d like these hanging on my own chrissy tree, really lovely Chris, hugs Sara xxx

Annika said...

Perfect, stunning, elegant and striking and sooo pretty. I'm running out of words here!!! Love it!!
Hugs
Annika

Shirley-anne said...

INSPIRATIONAL! Love this idea . I betcha there will be 100's trying this idea out soon.
Love your creation from top to bottom .

Janette said...

Ohhhh I LOVE this soooo much, it's so gorgeous and those baubles are amazing.xx

Lily said...

Hi Chris, this is totally classy and elegant! Love the soft colour from the pearls and this is so creative, brilliant!

Hugs,
Lily

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow thats a gorgeous traditional looking card, love how youve split the two papers and the pearls really do a fabulous job. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wowzer Chris - this is so beautiful. Love the soft colours and the way you've separated the two-tone background with the swirls. Very luxurious baubles - those pearls are delish!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Nicola said...

Chris this card is so gorgeous. Loving the colour, image and those pearls. Hugs Nicola xx

Beryl said...

Hi Chris. Not back blogging entirely but hoping to get back into the swing now the weather's changing and the nights are drawing in. I love this stamp (saw it for the first time in a mag. recently) and you should be well pleased with this gorgeous card. Love the dimension and colours.
Beryl xx

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!there Chris,you know i love this card and it is so elegant/pretty.
Your ideas are amazing and i just love to see what you get up to.
It was great to catch up Thursday and have stamped the Christmas tree-very yummy.
take care,hope you have a lovely weekend.
see you soon,hugs Lou.xxx

Sonja said...

Hi Chris,

It's a pearly beautiful card. I already become in a x-mas mood when I see it ;)

regards,
Sonja (scrapadoe)

Nicola said...

Oh Chris, its stunning and certainly has the wow factor. The baubles are amazing and those bows are so sweet.
The 'in' colours for xmas cards at the mo too. Lovely to see you on Tuesday, really enjoyed it.
Nicola xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow! Stunning! Love the gorgeous Christmas baubles. Kim

Sue said...

Hi Chris, It's lovely and so very girly - a very different take on the traditional Christmas card. It's fabulous and very classy, not to say that your usual cards aren't classy, LOL.

Take care

Sue
x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

This is amazing! I am visiting for the first time at your blog and absolutely love your work! You have a great syle! Thanks for inspiring me!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVIN' the layout with the half pink and half white. FANTASTIC looking!

suzARTe said...

Such a lovely card Chris. Its so refreshing to see non traditional colours used in a Christmas card. There is a little something for you on my blog, come visit when you get the chance.

Loopylou!! said...

well chris my lovely i love this card! i love how you added some yumminess to the baubles with the pearls and the bit at the top is so pretty wth the cut out little border.
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Chris
Your card are amazing have sent for this set and some more from you my... Grandson comes on tues .for my Birthday so he will bring all my goodies and another frienf comes on Wed so more goodies ...cant wait
luv
Sylvie
xx
love to all the family

Dolly said...

Oooh, so pretty Chris - love it.
Love Vicky :)xx

Ida said...

Hi!
Wow!! Your card is gorgeous!! STUNNING!!

Hugs Ida:o)

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is gorgeous,I have also dropped by to say that this will be my final visit to your blog for at least a few months, I am going abroad to get married, and coming back to moving house, settling down before I can come back online. I appreciate your kind comments and your visits to my blog, I will try to update it from time to time, but I can not promise. I will miss blogland, take care and catch up soon, from me - wondering if anyone will miss me in blogland...

Donna said...

Oh wow Chris...this is so stunning and elegant...the bauble look amazing...I'd love to have these on my tree this Crimbo...gret news your son is settling in at school now...what a worry for you :( Donna x

louise said...

Chris I love this card, its pink and I love pink cards, the baubles look fab , its perfect. It was great to see you all on Thursday you always brighten my day.
Louise xx

BA said...

stunning card chris, really love your xmas card
xxoo BA

Clare said...

Oh, Chris this is so elegant, just love the gingham ribbon!
Love Clarex

Nikbee said...

A really gorgeous card Chris. I love the pearls on the baubles.

Nikki x

Mel said...

Hi Chrissy, i love this card, its soooo beautiful. Crisp and clean and fresh and yummy. umm i'm making myself hungry, pass the chocolate ! Love Mel xxx

Mary J said...

I know what you mean, Chris. When I make a distressed card, it just doesn't feel like my style! But you have done a wonderful job with this CAS card - so effective!

pinky said...

Drumming my fingers impatiently,,,,,.....come on Chris I need more inspiration!!
Pinky

Kay Carley said...

This is lovely Chris! I just love the simplicity of the card and the way you've decorated the baubles is fantastic!

By the way the comment that you left on my blog made me chuckle!! (So much for having a couple of weeks off - all I've been doing so far is catching up with stuff!) xx

Robin Parker said...

Stunning decorations. Very ingenious way to make the baubles pop. Great job and thanks for sharing at the belli challenge.

Jennifer said...

Oooh this is devine! Just up my street. Infact I've just had a good nosey around your blog and all your creations are stunning. Following you now xx Jenny xx

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty. Love the pearls you decorated the ornaments with. :)

Tania said...

Wow, love the look of the pearls on the stamped image.Will have to try this. You have such great ideas.Have a great week.-Hugs Tania

Leanne said...

Hi!
Thanks for stopping by my blog & your kind comment. Your work is marvellous. This one in particular is superb.-Lea

Angie said...

Hi chris what a great card i love the baubles they look fab, your cards are inspirational i had to buy woodware's tipsy trees after seeing your fab card most of my christmas cards will feature these wonky trees they're great.
Hugs Angie

6 wacky women said...

Wow Chris, such a gorgeous card!!
The pearls and detail on the ornaments is so beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

Karen x

brenda said...

Hi Matie

I'm on big time catch up, off to look round, but this one is devine.

Hopefully back into blogland again unrestrained.

B x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Chris, hope you've managed to get some crafting done?
Thank you so much for popping over to my blog, you always leave the nicest (and funniest) comments, it's always lovely to hear from you :0) xx

Linapyssel said...

Ahhh, this is super gorgeous Chris!! It´s so devine and stylish!!
A Chris card in my book!!!
Thank you for beeing such a sweetheart leaving me lots of support now that we lost our beloved Eva. Our world is just falling appart.
I try to be brave and keep on beeing the happy person that I am, but It takes a lot so thank you for beeing a deaar friend!
many hugs Lina

Melody said...

This is just so pretty and elegant!

Jane said...

Stunning, absolutely love it, well done. Jane x

Chris said...

Hi Chris and my goodness, it's been so enjoyable catching up with what you've been creating since I was last here! Everything is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous variety and designs. This card is so elegant and so beautifully balanced, I love the baubles and the pretty pearls! I was sorry to read your Son had a bad second day at school with the bus and good for you sorting the bus company and making it easier for all who catch it. I hope he's well settled in by now, I know secondary school can be very daunting at first. Thanks for your sweet comment the other day, things still not quite sorted here and everything is chaos in the house but I suppose it all takes it's own sweet time :D TTFN hugs, Chris x

Dawn B. said...

This is an amazing card.. I LOVE the way you added the pearls.. This is so elegant and beautiful.. If this is not your usual style I hope you venture into this area again because this is wonderful.

maxine said...

Hi Chris this is stunning and so elegant. I hope you are having a good week hugs maxine x

Monica said...

These are the lovliest baubles I have seen. The pearls look so elegant.

I think I am going to become your follower.

xxx Monica

Angela said...

Oh so stunning!!! I love how elegant those ornaments looks. Love the beautiful baubles embellishing them. Sweeeeet! big hugs, Angela

Alicia said...

Oh my God! This is stunning! It may not be your style, but it certainly is mine! I love it!
Alicia xx

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, this is sooo pretty!!!! I just love your *baubles*!!!! The scalloped edge is gorgeous, too!!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I LOVE this card! It may not be you but it is GORGEOUS. Fab colours, brilliant design and those little bows on your baubles...perfect! Hugs, Lesley

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