Thursday, 7 October 2010

Its a Beautiful Day

First of all don't forget to enter Our Sir Stampalot Challenge the theme is Autumn breezes, buttons and bow(s)
scroll down to see the amazing prize this month, or click on the link.

This is something my lovely ladies made on Monday night when I did an SU party, This is as near to a mans card as I get, I hate making Men's cards but really enjoyed making this, I think its suitable for male or female.
just feel there is a bit of a gap top left hand side but buttons where to big as this card only measures 3  1/2"  X  2  1/2"
any suggestions welcomed.

  The linen thread bow is just hiding the word friends which is stamped from Tiny tags and the pheasant and all the gorgeous leaves and grasses are from the stamp set called AUTUMN DAYS.  I have used the small jewelry tag to punch out the tag.
everything on the card is using SU products even down to the inks.

sorry I haven't been around so much still not feeling myself, and have got a poorly boy at home today, hence why I have managed to post something, cant do the hoovering or the dusting makes to much noise!!! Any excuse!!


brenda said...

Hi Chris

It's perfect as it is, I think the empty space sets of the pheasant perfectly. Big and Juice Spice I imagine ?

I did try and ring you yesterday to see how you were, then today been unable to as the power went early and is only just back. Phone was working but can't access the phonebook without power !

I try you shortly.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

I think its a great excuse.
I love the card - the leaves and pine cones are gorgeous ... not sure about the birdie lol!!
Hope you feel better soon
Lisa ;)

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Chris. Just looking at it makes me think I am have a lovely walk in the countryside.
I adore those cute little tags, me thinks they will have to go onto my Christmas list!
Clare x

Doreen said...

I love this as it is, Chris it is perfect.The space just draws the eye to the

Sally H said...

It is totally stunning and perfect as it is. I love it. I have that set on my wish list and I love the tiny tags! I am sorry to hear you are still not yourself and that you have a poorly boy too. Hope you feel a bit better soon. I'm off to have a totally slobby evening as Meg and steve are out and I have had three late nights at work... chocolate, TV and my pyjamas I think!

Francesca said...

What a wonderful creation

dolcreations said...

You have done some awesome stamping here Chris! How do you come up with all these wonderful ideas~I love how the colours run into each other....especially the pine cones! Hope you and your son feel better soon!

Brenda Brown said...

HI Chris
I don't think the space needs filling either - it gives it an open feel and distance - just is if the pheasant was in a field??
Love the stamps and colours you have used and those tags are super cute on it, and yes definitely for a man.
Hope you get rid of this thing that's pulling you down real soon.
Take care and look after yourself.
Luv B xxx

mckinkle said...

Sorry to read that youve not been well Chris, I do hope you and your son make a full and speedy recovery :)

This card is superb and I have to agree with Brenda, the white space really does make you look and enjoy the pheasant more. I love it!

Keryn x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Chris
Sorry to hear your still not 100% but your card certainly is, its perfection, love the colours and the stamps Off now to check them out, and now I have just noticed they are SU, I thought it was from SSalot.
Chris x

Renkata said...

Very elegant and beautiful card.

Happy Days said...

Hi Chris

Cracking card hunny. I don't think it needs anything, it's just perfect! Love the colours and the stamps you've used and what cute sized card!

Hope your son makes a speedy recovery and that you soon start feeling a bit perkier. Perhaps this indian summer they're forecasting will help!

Claire x

Jennifer said...

So beautiful Chris. I am loving your Autumn cards. Can almost hear those leaves crunching under foot! xx Jenny xx

pinky said...

Its a gorgeous combination of colours and stamps Chris, simply perfect and certainly missing nothing!! You amaze me how you can work with so many stamps and they all come together so well. So sorry to hear you are still not feeling 100%. I really hope you are taking it easy, to heck with the housework. Its the only thing that will definitely wait for you to get better lol. Hugs


HI Chris - this is perfect just as it is - nothing more is needed. The Autumn leaves are fabulous - love the colours and the mini easel design.
Hope you and your Son are soon feeling better.
Love, Sylvia xxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Chris
Gorgeous card...didn1t know you did stampin up ...i go home next Thursday and on the Sunday go to Bicester as my friends have started to do Stampin up and they can take a guest...really looking forward to it...ow!!!! you bit poorly ...big kiss from meeeee

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Chris mes love this,what a great card and very lovely colours.
Those leaves look amazing and the guy himself too-all just perfect.
Hope you are both feeling a bit better?
take care,see you soon.

Linda W said...

Hi Chris, I think this card is great as it is. Love the vibrant autumn colours and the pheasant is great for a man's card. Hope you're feeling better soon. Linda x

craftycrafter said...

wow Chris what a great card it says autumn I also used this pheasant stamp from su but my card wasnt half as good as this love it Dorothyxxx

Hetty said...

Wat een schitterende creatie

gr hetty

Lynne K said...

Oh, wow, Chris, I absolutely love this! Perfect as it is, and suitable for anyone, male or female. Couldn't think of a better card to represent autumn. I'm going to need that set.

Hope you and your poorly boy are better very soon. xx

Tracy said...

Hi Chris,
Not been myself either, hope your on the up love, great creation love your colours and stamping.
Take care sweetie, and hope your son is feeling better soon.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheryl said...

this is fantastic hun it does not need anything else,as its perfect as it is just shows the image off to perfection,brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Denise (peanutbee) said...


Shirley-anne said...

Chris , I hope you and you youngster are soon better .
Now if I were to add anything to white space above fowl it would be a light tan leaf cut out and slightly curled and adhered about 2nd scallop down and 2nd green leaf in just a litle higher than the darker leaf above fowl's head .
But having prattled on the card is devine as is .

Tania said...

Like your new blog look and this card is to cute!Left a little something on my blog for you hope it brightens your day-Tania

Suzie Q said...

Hi Chris,
sorry to hear your both poorly! :(
it didn't interfere in your card making skills though!!
this is stunning and what a great sample for this stamp set its brill!!
Suzie Qx

Dotty Jo said...

What a beautiful card Chris - love your Autumn shades and images! Those little tags are adorable! Jo x

Jules said...

Hi Chris

Sorry to hear you and your son are not well at the moment.

Your creation is gorgeous. One of my old bosses would love this .. .. every year he appears on my doorstep with a brace or two of pheasants for me.

Hope you get sorted soon.

Love Jules xx

pink lady said...

What a gorgeous card Chris, the colours are beautiful. I love the white space...think it really sets off your pheasant image. Hope you both feel better soon x

Mandy G said...

Hi Chris,
I love the card its so different but eye catching, and I love the tag idea :)
Rally sorry to hear you are feeling poorly, but I am off to Ally Pally tomorrow to pick the wool for your socks so I hope to cheer you up soon !

Annika said...

I actually love that white space on left - it really makes the design and stamping on right stand out! Wish I could stamp like you - or that I had some similar nature stamp at least, lol

Kay Carley said...

And it's A Beautiful Card Chris!! I think it looks lovely as it is without anything extra added to it.

So sorry to hear you've been under the weather - hope you are back to full health soon. xx

Sue said...

It's gorgeous Chris, just the way it is. It's hard to believe it's so small,you've set everything out in such perfect proportion.

Coincidentally I received a Pheasant stamp in the post today from Clarity Stamps - you've given me lots of inspiration to work with :)

Really hope you manage to lift yourself out of the doldrums (and your son too). I'm feeling rather blue myself since my son went off to Uni - didn't think I would miss him this much.

Take care,


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful! I so love your fall colors and design! Stunning Chris!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Chris, this is really lovely, the colour is perfect for the season and although I struggle with men's cards you've managed beautifully! That pheasant is stunning and cut out perfectly!
Hope that you both feel much better soon :0) xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

OH WOW Chris i love this. Its sooooooooo stunning. I should of come to you when I needed advice on an autumn card. Its gorgeous
love debbie xxxxxxxxxxxx

rozzy said...

Simply Stunning. I love it! You have given me great inspiration to use that set of stamps. i bought it a month or two back and haven't even put them on the woods yet!
Hope you have a lovely weekend
hugs rozzy xx

Alicia said...

Wow! This is lovely! Definately suitable for male or female I think!
Alicia xx

Angela said...

Oh Chris, I'm sorry you and your son are feeling poorly! Take care of yourself! Plenty of chicken soup ;)...

What a beautiful card this is. I love the fall leaves you've stamped around your card. So elegant! I love your work, Chris! big hugs, Angela

Dawn B. said...

I hope you all get to feeling better soon..This card is perfect for a manly card.. I am terrible at Manly man cards..:)

Donna said...

Wow chris, this is stunning, love the stamps you have used and the gorgeous warm autumn colours...deffo scrummilicious :) Donna x

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!!!!!! Love this, utterly gorgeous, Love the shape, the way the layers add dimension, and your gorgeous colours and images, truley beautiful and stylish! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Faye said...

I just LOVE the colours on this totally gorgeous man or woman card. What an absolute stunner. xxx

Fleur said...

Hi Chris your card is gorgeous. I really do love this SU set & must get it. You have done an absolute fantastic job. It was lovely to see you yesterday. Thanks for letting Mac help, she loved it!
Catch up soon
Big HUGZ Fleury xXx

Chris said...

Hi Chris! Sorry to read that you're not quite better, hope you shake it off very soon and your little boy too, no doubt you've been carrying on with everything that you normally we all do :). A big sigh from me for your card, it's so beautiful and those autumn colours are gorgeous against the white, and such lovely stamps and stamping. Love this style of easel card you've developed, the elegant bird and those cute little tags, I think it's just perfect as it is. You've made want to go and stamp leaves immediately :), thanks for such wonderful inspiration. Hugs, Chris xxx

maxine said...

Hi Chris this is stunning I hope you had a lovely weekend hugs maxine x

Mina said...

now I hate to disagree with a friend but its perfect as it is and the space really shows the image and colours of to their best...I would have loved to have been at your SU party
Mina xxx

louise said...

Hi Chris love you card and the colours my Dad would adore this. Lovely to see you Saturday even though no time to chat you looked very busy.
Hugs Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Chris, beautiful colours and fab images.

Sara said...

This is lovely Chris, it doesn`t need anyting else, it`s balanced well and the colour combo is gorgeous, It was lovely to see you on Saturday, sorry I didn`t get to chat more, hope we can catch up soon, love Sara xx

Mel said...

Hi Chrissy, this is a stunner. I love it. I was just looking at my stamps of this set the other day.(i didnt get much further than looking mind and wondering what to do). Superb card. Love Mel xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

This is fantastic. Honestly I stared at it for more than 3 minutes! It's a work of art. Love everything about it - all the rich colour and overlapped stamping. Totally amazing.


Cheryl said...

This is a great card for a man. I love the autumn colors.

Loopylou!! said...

oooh chris this is just gorgeous,i think it looks amazing just as it is hun, just gorgeous. Hope little man is feeling better and you are feeling a bit more yourself. huge hugs Lou xxxx

Mary J said...

Oh Chris, I'm so sorry you were not feeling yourself - I hope you are feeling better by now!

Wow, this card too my breath away - I would love to produce something so original!

Beryl said...

Oh my goodness - I'm so pleased I had a little time to visit a few blogs tonight - this card is fabulous. I love the colours and design and the pheasant is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow is that ever STUNNING! I love those rich colors against the white...they really POP!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Chris,
Thank you for your lovely comments x
you have just jogged my memory I was at the beach too when the ladybirds descended all those years ago and the sea was red!! i had an apple and couldn't eat it as the ladybirds took over!!!
those were the days!
Suzie Qx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi again Chris, just a quicky to say Thank you for your kind words and support. I can't believe what that woman did to you, so rude. I would have had steam coming out of my ears. I bet that would have looked really funny :0)
Hope that you're feeling better now than you have been lately:0) xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, thats a fabulous easel card and so right for a male of the species, love the coloures to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Chris
I just love everything about it!!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Karen x

BA said...

chris this is a wonderful autumn card!!really stunning
xoxo BA

Nikbee said...

This is a gorgeous card Chris. I love the colours and the stamping is all fab.
I hope you and your son are feeling better soon.

Nikki x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Chris this creation appeals to me big time, what wonderful stamping and the Pheasant reminds me of the Famous Grouse Whisky ad, lol. This is fabulous I love it.
Lorraine x

Tracey said...

Chris, this card is stunning. In fact all your latest ones are fantastic. So clever.

Hope you are feeling better and that your little one is getting back on his feet.

See you soon


Jane said...

Simply stunning, love it, good luck with the challenge. Jane x

pinky said...

Sorry to hear you are having problems Chris, hope things pick up again soon. Thinking about you. Hugs

Kay Carley said...

Just had to stop by to say thanks for the squeak!

I'm also looking forward to seeing what your class created at the weekend!! xx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card!
Gorgeous work wonderful colours!
kim x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is perfect just as it is,lovely card and image, hope your feeling better,hugs Liz xx

Nicola said...

Oh Chris this is stunning, loving your choice of colours,the pheasant's tail drifting off the edge and those cute little tags!
Nicola xxx

Linapyssel said...

Hey my dear frend!!

How is every thing? I´ve been thinking a lot about you hoping that you are feeling a little bit better not feeling so blue. I wish I culd hug you! I´ve been away from blogland for a few days crying my eyes out missing my mother in law! She was put to the final rest on friday and I it is by far the hardest thing I´ve ever done. She ment the world to me...and all of us.
Well Chris my friend I hope you are doing better, please let me know!!
Hugs lina

Hope Jacare said...

I absolutely love this format and your mix of colours and imagery are perfection - I really really like this - can you tell? Cheers Claire x

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's a beautiful's a beautiful card! Hugs, Lesley

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