25 September 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 22 - Punched Shapes or Die Cuts





Hi everyone hope you're all looking forward to the weekend and we're nearly there!!! Here's my card for DU2DS where the challenge this time is Punched Shapes or Die Cuts, so there are many possibilities including punches, nestabilities, dies, pre-cut chipboard etc. I've punched some snowflakes for my card from my background paper which is by K&Co and the name escapes me at the moment but I'll update when I check. I've used my new digi image 'Christmas Card Crisis' and watercoloured with distress inks then added stickles, sparkle glaze pen and silver glitter pen which hardly shoes up at! A straightforward card design as I wanted the image to be the main focus. To finish off I tied a red ribbon at the top and added some gems to the centres of the snowflakes.

If anyone is going to Ally Pally on Saturday I hope you'll shout as I'm going too and meeting up with some of my blogging friends for the first time which is brilliant. Have a great weekend. Chris x

37 comments:

stephanne said...

Please teach me to digi!! What are you doing after the image is printed that lets you colour with distress inks? Or is the secret in the print? Well, this card is beautifully coloured and love how the image is center stage :)

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Ehat a perfect image!! love the overall card with the snowflakes & gems the colours for the papers go so well with the colouring, something I've never done a digi!! Hope you have a great weekend, don't spend too much xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning chris, i can't believe its been so long since i last visited here. YOu have been so busy again with so many gorgeous makes, i am just loving them all. This image is so perfect for crafting buddies! will have to go take a look at the newest digi images. Have a lovely day hope you have something nice planned for the weekend, hugs Linda x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant, love the image its so true.
Might see you Sat it all depends on Sis.
luv
Debby

Rach said...

Hiya Chris,
this is a fantastic card, and that image is going to be reflective of a lot of us this year i think...lol.. your colouring is fantastic, such depth... love looking at all the details that you have added to your drawing..hugs rachxx

Sandra said...

This card really makes me giggle :o) Check out all her really neat stash! I wish my crafting area was that tidy.
She probably fell asleep because she spent all day and night tidying her stuff!! hahahaha
Love the card Chris... gorgeous warm colours.
Have a great weekend!! Miss you already xx

Tessa said...

fun card!! love the image

Marimer said...

Es un gran trabajo, colorear esa imagen como lo has hecho es de una gran profesional, como dices es el tema principal y no has querido eclipsarlo, genial, una leccion que tomo, porque se debe priorizar en cada card lo importante.
Feliz reunion y feliz fin de semana. Bss

June Houck said...

I'm with Marimer...this was a lot of work. But my first thought was, "WOW! What an image!!!" I always love to see your beautiful cards, but even more so lately. I like these new images you are using, and you color them brilliantly. You are amazing.

Terrie B x said...

Hi Chris:)
Your card is `stunningly beautiful` as are all your cards!!!great to catch up!!
Have a fab time at Ally Pally:)xxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris what a fabulous image, I suspect I could be in that position with all the cards Ive still got to do. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxxx

mckinkle said...

lol! Its not just at xmas that Im a bit like this! My life seems to be spent at my desk!
What a beautiful card Chris, so wonderfully coloured!
Keryn :D

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Chris, the scene you've created is gorgeous and beautifully coloured!!
Clairexx

Angela said...

This is just amazing, your shading and color choices are just wonderful! I wish I could do that... thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle said...

This is a great image Chris, so much in it, I know a few friends who'd appreciate the humour too!
x Michelle

jdmommy said...

Chris, this image is such fun!! Put a smile on my face right away!! Great job with the coloring!!! TFS!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Chris this is amazing!
Wonderful work!
hugs
kim x

Margaret said...

OMG. I love that image. Great job on the coloring. Your card is awesome!

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Chris and superb image.That will be so me this year.Think most will be getting hand bought cards...lol
Cass xxx

Donna said...

Hi Chris, I absolutely love this digi image and its just perfect for all us stressed crafters creating so many crimbo cards...fab colouring as usual :) Donna x

Kim Dellow said...

OMG I can so relate to that piccy LOL! Love it! See you tomorrow. Kim

Sue said...

oh chris,this is fabulous,what a great image and coloured brilliantly...love it:)

sue
xx

Karen said...

Hi Chris,

This is just stunning. I love how you get such depth in your colouring and the intricate detail in this image. I just love it.

Have a great weekend.
Karen x

P.S. Nutcrafters are doing the digi set as a one-off for Breast Cancer Awareness and as far as I know have no plans to do more digi - I suppose it will depend how this one goes and the main reason was to raise the funds for the charity.
K x

Fiona said...

Wow Chris, this new image of yours is fantastic. That was me last year. This christmas I'm trying to be more organised and have done 30 so far. Enjoy Ally Pally
Fiona x

Georgia said...

This is incredible Chris!!! I love all your cards, but this definitely has to be one of my favourites that you've made! I just love this image and the colour scheme is brilliant, love it! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Larissa said...

Great card Chris. Very lovely image and great colouring as always. Very cute ribbon.
Have fun tomorrow!

Hugs,
Larissa

Dawn B. said...

Pardon me as I pick my jaw up off the floor. What an incredible job you did here. This must have taken you forever to color. Just incredible. Waving hi from across the pond...Hugs.

Dawn B. said...

Wait I a minute. This is YOUR image. Just incredible. I have to check this out.. I want it...

Bunny-Zoe said...

Wow Chris, this is simply stunning such a great image and beautifully coloured as always. Hugs Nikki x

Tara said...

You drew this image Chris? It's AWESOME!!!!! What an amazing card..... I'm not sure what to say because it's taken my breath away, lol!!! Fantastic and amazing will do for starters, you're one clever lady!
I was aching to go today and I'm so sorry to have missed you...... are you going to the NEC in November?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hugs Tara xx

Julie said...

What a fantastic image Chris, I'm with Sandra though her craft area is far too organised lol!

Karen said...

Gorjus card Chris, love that image.

Love Karen x

freaky said...

What a fantastic card!! The image is so funny and so true *g* I love how you colored the image, it's perfect!!
A very great job!!

LG; Nicole

Kathy said...

Chris is there anything you can't do?? WOW what a fabulous drawing filled with lots of wonderful details!! Love it!! Tell me how can you print on heavy paper? I have tried and just can't do it!!
Love your coloring!! You already know that!! Your shading is unreal (in a good way!! LOL)! Just love this card!!
:)Kathy

kim-paperbabe said...

Now Chris, I have to say sorry for missing this gorgeous, gorgeous image, far too busy with the run up to Ally Pally but this is an awesome drawing, so fabulous, wonderful amazing colouring and we can all relate!!!
It was so wonderful to meet you IRL I had the bestest time really looking forward to the NEC and the cake recipe will be emailed to you too. Enjoy some stamping time and looking forward to seeing your dimensional flower too!
Big HuGs Hun, Kim :)

Chrissie said...

Just fabulous Chris, can tell you've been there and done that (me too!) lol!
BTW I wish I had that craftroom!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh this image makes me giggle. It is all too true, and a reminder that I ought to get going on my Christmas cards or I'll be in her predicament soon!! Your coloring makes this looks like a page from an illustrated book. I hope you realize how amazing you are!