25 November 2008

Basic Grey Challenges 12

Hi everyone a card today for Basic Grey where the challenge this week is embossing. I've used a new digital design that I've made and which I've added a link to in my sidebar for anyone who'd like to download and use it for their Christmas cards, it's for personal use only of course. If you do use it, I'd love it if you'd come and let me know so that I can visit you and take a look. I've pencil coloured the image and blended with Sansodor, added a some stickles and clear sparkle gel pen then distressed the edges and sponged with distress inks. Image is matted on Bazzil card over the background of Basic Grey Wassail papers and the horizonatal panel is embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder. Added the little Christmas charm on some red cord to finish.

Thank you so much to everyone who's passed me the the awards below, they're so much appreciated and make me smile. Unfortunately I can't find anyone that I know who hasn't received them so I'll pass them to anyone visits who doesn't have them. Thanks again. TFL.

Back soon,


Rach said...

a beautiful card Chris,
your colouring is beautiful. hugs rachxx

Marlou said...

oh wow!!! love this Chris, how clever designing your own image, thanks for sharing with us :) x

Liza said...

Gorgeous card Chris, the baubles are great, your talents are endless!! There is something for you on my blog.

Liza x

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a gorgeous design and marvelous image that you've created! Thanks so much for offering it's use to us!

mueppi said...

Hi Chris
this card is wonderful like all of your works!!!
Your colouring is perfect!!!!!!!

Please, look later on my blog, there is a surprice for you!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Madge said...

Wow Chris was a stunningly beautiful card, and I will most certainly be downloading the baubles image, it is fantastic. I would also like to thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, I really do appreciate them. By the way I got the new Tilda stamps from the Stamp Club, first one I have purchased, and it is such great value as nearly all of the new collection is in there -worth considering for the future xxx

CraftyC said...

Fantastic card chris, and I do love your image, great stuff!

Poppy said...

lovely baubles, thank you for sharing.

Mada said...

This card is so very classy! Wow!

I really can't thank you enough for sharing the baubles with us. It's a gorgeous image and it offers so much - imagine the endless colour combinations one can do on that image. That's a priceless gift alright.
Thank you Santa Chris! :)

Many hugs,

Love to Doodle! said...

What a fabulous design Chris and such a gorgeous card you've created....love the colours and detail on the image...xx (and a lovely freebie - thank you)

Tab said...

oh my Chris, such a fabulous card! The bauble image is amazing, you're so clever. I love how you have distressed your papers and stuff, it look so good and your colouring is divine as usual. :0)
Tab xxx

Dawn said...

As soon as I saw this I thought Oooh! where did Chris get that stamp but then It's from you!!!
Amazing it's beautiful - thanks so much for sharing it Chris!


Sandra said...

Hi Chris,love this card,it's gorgeous,love the image,thank you for the freebie.Love the papers you've used too.
Thank you for your kind comments today regarding my mom,sorry to hear everythings not rosie in your camp either...
Take care
San x

Lynsey said...

Chris another stunning card, and how lovely of you to share your design with everyone. I will let you know when I've made a card with it.
Hugs Lynsey :)

joey said...

Hi Chris, this is a fabulous card! I love it all, the image is fabulous, and the colours perfect.I love the way you have framed it with the paper.x

Donna said...

Wow Chris, this card is absolutely amazing and so elegant. Your baubles are so brilliantly coloured :) Donna x

Sue said...

ooh chris this is gorgeous ,your colouring looks fabby and i love the baubles,thanks for the image :-)


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So I'm looking at this GORGEOUS card thinking "Hmmm...I haven't seen those ornaments before...I really love those...gotta read to see what stamp it is" And you made them!!!! AND you're sharing... YOU ROCK!! I've downloaded, and will be giving them a try soon... Thanks friend!!!
I love the coloring and shading on this card, and the distressed edges are fantastic!!
hugs, Jami

Kristen said...

That is a a gorgeous card! I love the baubles you designed-how incredible!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Another stunner!!! Wowzy-Wowzy-Wowzers!!! I love every glorious detail...the papers, the distressing, the dry embossing, the layout, the colors, the charm, the hints of shimmer, and of course your exquisite coloring!!! This is one FABULOUS Christmas card!!!

Also, a HUGE thank you for the complimentary download!!! I have saved it and hope to be able to create a card with it this weekend. I will let you know as soon as I do:o)



You so deserve the awards Chris, your work is so lovely hun. I adore your latest card. I love the basic grey papers and what a fabulous image, coloured perfectly as always. Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris what a beautiful card!
I am in awe of your wonderful talent!
Your baubles look just fabulous and your colouring is so perfect.

Love your choice of papers and your embossing.

You are such a sweet generous person to share this with us all.
Thank you so much Chris.


Tara said...

I love this Chris, it's a simple statement of Christmas and it works perfectly..... another stunner! xx

Bubbles said...

Oh Chris this is one beautiful card, absolultely stunning! Your image is amazing thank you for sharing it with us.
Apologies for being a bad blogger recently, lacking my mojo again :0(
but your cards are all fabulous especially the DL concertina using the Lilly images, I purchased those straight away to!
Joanne x

Michele said...

WOW gorgeous card Chris. I love the image and you've coloured it beautifully. I'm going to use this image in my next card. I've got a little something on my blog for you. Michele x

strawberry fields said...

Ah, I have to get some basic grey paper....I just love it!
You've made such a pretty card, Chris. I love the way you have coloured in the pretty baubles!

Vee said...

Gorgeous car Chris and thanks for sharing your image. I doubt if I could colour it anywhere near as good you though. It's beautiful. x Vee

fishlips said...

Congratulations Chris on the Awards.... Love the Christmas Card too..it's Stunning!!!!

Beth said...

This is fab! I thought it was a stamp and was looking to see where I could buy it! Thankyou so much for letting us use it! xx

Blue Daisy said...

Hi! This is a gorgeous card! and I love your blog! I'm going to add you so that I can follow your blog! Thanks again!

luv Tracyx

TaraG said...

Oh My Word, Chris! This is stunning!!!! Your image is superb and you coloured it so magnificently! WOW! I feel like I could reach through my monitor and touch them they are so realistic! I love your card design too and the embossing is perfect!
I would love to use your image. Thank you soooo much for sharing that with us! You're too kind!!!
Hugs, t

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Wow! This card is truly fantastic. I LOVE it. Your colouring is so amazing! Thank you for your sweet words about my DT entry! But every time I visit your blog I am wowed. I think you are so versatile and your cards always have that wow factor. Good luck to you for the DT!
Judy xx

Nixe07 said...

OMG Chris, I love your gorgeous card. Your colouring is just so fantastic!! Love the image, looks great.
Hugs from Moni

Katy said...

Beautiful card Chris, I am going to try a card with your gorgeous design, when I do I will link you to my blog. I adore your colouring :)


cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Chris I am so impressed always knew you were a fantastic artisit but to make downloads as well, is there no end to your talent dear. I have not forgotten just waitin for 2 more angels to match to come from America then I send them all
Hugs and thanks for the download
Jacqui x

Sandra said...

Chris, I love these baubles... I made a bauble card using your James at the demo day on Saturday, it's on my blog if you wanna sneek a peek. Have just bought a pad of the Wassail papers... they're gorge' Thanks for the download :ox
Take Care
Sandra xx

Gillian said...

These two bauble cards are gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing the downloads with us and congrats on your latest awards.

Gill x

Bev said...

Stunning!! You have to be one of the most talented people in blogland Chris, this is just amazing!

hugs Bev x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a lovely card! I love the colors and the dp you used. Thanks for the free image! I love it!