Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Hi there bloggers!!  I am so excited, cause today, I am a special guest at A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge Blog!!  Thanks so much girls for the opportunity to be a part of this great challenge blog!!  This weeks challenge theme is all creatures great and small, which is quite an easy theme for you girls out there.  This fabulous challenge blog posts challenges every Tuesday and have some super prizes so be sure to submit your cards girls.
hope you like my card,its different for me, saw the crackle glaze done at the NEC by jo and I just love doing it its so much . the stamp set is a crafty individuals which I bought from the NEC also.
hope you are all ok love chris xx

69 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is fantastic Chris! I love it!
Hugs, Clare x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning,love it looks great on the,crackle,bacground,well done on your GD post too,hun so well deserved hugs cheryl xxxxx

Doreen said...

Simply stunning Chris,I love the stamp.xxx

Debbie said...

GOOD MORNING CHRIS. CONGRATS HOW GREAT, NO WONDER THEY ASKED YOU, YOUR WORK IS STUNNING, AS IS THIS "BIRD CARD", LOVE IT. THE CRACKLE GLAZE IS SUPER. DEBBIEXX

Sheila said...

Congrats on the GDT spot Chris, they made a great choice by asking you hun, your creations are fantasitc!.
I love this Chris that crackle glaze looks fabulous!, love the brown tones on this too.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Crafty Chris said...

Congrats Chris on the GD spot well deserved and your card is stunning love the crackle effect.
Chris x

Lisa Jane said...

Hey there Mrs... well done on the GD.. you didn't forget then lol
love that cracked paint background .. and now i know how its done.. watch out lol
I will try and get a card done this week.. but it won be a bird lol
Lisa x

Juls said...

wow this is just stunning!!! Love the real vintage look!! Hugs Juls

Loopylou. said...

oh oh oh oh !!! a chris post and omg is it beautiful, love it hun. congrats on your GDT hugs Lou xxxxxxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome card Chris love the crackle effect and the image this has a vintage look to it which I so adore.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Happy Days said...

Congratulations Chris. I totally adore this card and will have to get some crackle glaze as it beats PVA glue hands down.

Claire xx

Faye said...

Oh Chris this is a stunner, that crackle looks ace. xxx

Sassylassy said...

Gorgeous card! Congratulations on your guest spot that is awesome.
Hugs Bonnie

Zoechaos said...

Enjoy your guest spot :)

This card pulled me here from the dashboard it is glorious. Love the sentiment down the spine and your signature buttons :) Colours Yum Yum and that stamp is great. altogether WOW XOXO Zoe

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Chris, simply gorgeous! crackle is so much fun you never know just how it'll end up. This is a brilliant card:0)
Well done with your special guest spot (I always knew you were special anyway:0) )xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris this is one gorgeous card love the crackle background its fabulous. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

brenda said...

Clever girl you and what a great creation you came up with for them.

Had fun at the weekend, hope you did as well.

B x

Jacee said...

Hi chris, what a lovely card, I love the colour choice, the crackle looks fabby, a really super card, love it!!
Hugs Jacee

Katina said...

This is an absolutely stunning card Chris!! Congrats on your DT spot - very well deserved! xx

rozzy said...

Hi Chris, congrats on your GDT spot. thats a stunning card. i cant seem to master the crackle paint.. may be i need more practice lol
Hope to see you soon
hugs rozzy xxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Chris, the crackle looks stunning, have had a little play but never put it on a card ~ as of yet!
Thanks for being my guest, catch up soon
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Chris,
wow i love your card especially this crackle effect stunning!
hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine while it lasts x
hugs
Suzie Qx

Angie said...

Hi Chris super card love the crakle effect and the vintage feel fab. congrats on being a GD at a spoonful of sugar
Hugs Angie x

maxine said...

wow Chris this is stunning I love the crackle glaze and the image. Two more things to add to my long crafty list lol. I hope you're well and having a lovely week hugs maxine x

DesignerDiva said...

Stunning card Chris lots of gorgeous details and the crackle is fab.
Next time your heading this way give mea nudge and maybe we can meet up for a coffee
Laurie x

Tracy said...

Hi Chris,
I saw your creation over at a Spoonful Of Sugar, it's so gorgeous, I love the crackled effect, fabulous.
Have a good week
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Beryl said...

Super card Chris. I love your crackling and the stamps used and colours a lovely.
Beryl xx

Nina Macaulay said...

OMG Chris!
I saw this card over at The spoon full of sugar earlier today but didn't have time to take a closer look but I thought it looked fab!
And here it is again on your blog! Its your card! I'm so pleased it popped up again! I love the colours or the fact that there isn't much colour hehe! Lovley vintage feel, I esp. liked the look of the crackling too, Good job!
And congrats on being guest designer :O)
Regards Nina xx

Lou said...

Hi! Chris this i just adore,love the paint effect and the bird/branch look amazing!!
Big Congrats on being GDT,
hugs Lou.xx

Cheryl said...

This is stunning! Congrats on your GDT spot. You certainly rocked the challenge. Beautiful work!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Chris! I just love your technique and the crackled background. It is gorgeous!
hugs,
Chris

Jules said...

Hi Chris

A great project.

I love the look of your crackle glaze very much.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Chris, love the crackle effect.
luv
Debby

She said...

Lovely card Chris and congratulations on your GDT post, well deserved. S x

Clare said...

Morning Chris ,

This so stunning.......................
love the paint effect.

Love Clare xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Chris!
Love your amazing creation!
hugs
kim x

louise said...

Just perfect chris and I am loving that crackle also,I hope you will show me how to do it.
Bigs Hugs Louise xx

Nicola said...

Oh it's gorgeous Chris, love everything about it. The image is wonderful, as is the crackle glaze background. Sorry I didn't see you yesterday at Bromley hall, missed you!
Hope to see you soon
Love Nicola xxx

Nicola said...

Chris I love this alot. It is amazing and so love the crackle glaze. Hope you are well. Hugs Nicola xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card, Chris. I love the crackle glaze. I have some and think I might try it out. Congratulations on your GD spot.

Nikki x

lisa said...

I love using the crackle background too. It's great for stamping and colouring on isn't it.
It looks great with your bird.
Hugs Lisax

Jojo said...

This is lovely Chris,you have perfected the crackling technique. I love the writing down the spine of the card along with the little buttons. The colours are different for you but you always seem to get everything to match. See you soon.
Jo xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautiful birdie book! Love the vintage feel! So good to see some creations from you! Hugs, Lesley

Sue said...

Wow! I love this card Chris, it's gorgeous. I love the bird stamp and it all works so well with that colour combo and the crackle glaze!!! Perfect card!

Sue xx

Donna said...

Gorgoeus coffee colours on this card Chris, the crackle glaze looks fantastic :) Donna x

Sally H said...

absolutely gorgeous, Chris! I know what you mean about those backgrounds. I'm addicted too. It works well with matt tester pots and watered down PVA

Lily said...

Wow, Chris, this is totally stunning, love the crackle effect too.

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Chris,hoping you and yours are happy and well.
That image is awesome !Love the background. Love the cut out on side of card .Stunning card .Love the Autumn hues ..my favourite .
Hugs Shirley-Anne

rozzy said...

Hi Chris
thanks for stopping by…we nearly stopped by for real just minute, steve had been to the opticians this afternoon.. i was looking at the baby calves on the main road, they are just sooo cute.
Glad you liked the Fish :) It was back in january.. so not to worry :) I have been waiting for that punch to become available again as i couldn't wait to replicate them. i think I should try a wedding version too lol
Hope all is well with you.
Must meet up soon
love and hugs rozzy xx

Mary J said...

How elegant, Chris, just gorgeous honey!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Chris, love the vintage feel!
Clairexx

Sue said...

Love it, especially the effect of the crackle glaze and i love your little cut-out, you always manage to make your cards unique. Hope to catch up with you soon
Love Sue
x

Annika said...

Hmmm. that crackle glaze looks totally faab! Care to o a tutorial, lol???
Hugs
Annika

Kay Carley said...

Hey Chris - how are you doing? Love the elegance you've created with this card. xx

Claire Phillips said...

Wonderful card Chris - I really love the crackle glaze finnish. I have the Tim Holtz paints but find they don't keep very well. Lovely image and fab colour! Cheers Claire x

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Chris, I am just catching up as I have been to Cyprus for a wedding. I think you got the better weather though by the sounds of it, although ours wasn't at all bad.
Love this card a great style and one you should do more of it suits you. Love the crackle and the CI stamp.
Hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Arline said...

Great card-really unusual!x

Alicia said...

This is stunning Chris! Love the neutral colours and the crackle...amazing job!
Alicia xx

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card - great layout

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Chris - love the natural colours and the crackle background. Congrats. on the Guest DT spot - you so deserve it, your work is amazing.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Chris said...

Hi Chris! Congrats on your gdt spot and WOW what a fab card, you've done them proud. Love the crackle, it's so addictive isn't it :) and the stamp is so pretty too. Sorry I missed you at the NEC, I didn't get there this time, hope you enjoyed it anyway and that one of these days we'll meet up. Also hope you're surviving the hols LOL, have a good week. Hugs, Chris x

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, great layout and colouring, Happy St Georges Day and Happy easter, have a fab weekend with this weather

pinky said...

Hi stranger:( haven't been over here in ages so sorry about that. Up to my eyeballs as usual lol. Lovely to see you as a guest dt on another blog and what a beautiful card you have produced. Its such a gorgeous shape and wow to the images!! Hope you are keeping well Chris, and hope you and the family have a lovely Easter together. Hugs
Pinky

Sophie Doodles said...

Wow! Stunning card Chris! The crackle background is amazing!
Lots of Love
From Sophie Doodles XxXx

uhooi said...

The cards are creative and interesting,,

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April Diva said...

Love the muted, elegant style to the card. Crackle background has worked a treat. Hugs, Pauline x

Angela said...

Gorgeous! Love that crackle finish! hugs, Angela

suzARTe said...

Another beautiful card, I love how the bird, leaves and stem have been done with printed paper

creativchen said...

Dear Chris, wow, it is simply stunning your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, I love it. I do love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! How creative and so beautifully done. Please take a look too on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.

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