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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Happy 30th Anniversary x

This is so different for me and I'm loving the change I think its been good for my mojo!!!!
 
Yesterday was My Husband's Brother and Sister in Law's 30th Wedding Anniversary and this is the card I made from Her Mum and Dad

This Rose stamp is new and its from PSX which I love at the moment I wanted it to be more special so decided to do the monochrome look which I must say looked fabulous in the flesh.

Coloured with my Pro Markers and added a few layers to the flowers with added glamour dust.

This picture is the only one which gives the true colours and the lovely Graphic45 Paper which I added to different co-ordinating card. 


My craft supplies are in more of a mess than before as my youngest daughter is back with us and so that she felt welcome I have moved lots of my stash from her room which looks lovely but not my cubby hole that looks like a bombs hit but if it means she's safe here at home that's fine with me.

The front panel has been chopped and the image is mounted on a square which is stood off which doesn't really show on my pictures.
 
Found my Anniversary sentiment and Pearl Wedding I also looked it up and the modern pressie is Diamond so added some bling gems next to my lovely pearls.
 
I know that Cindy and her Mum loved the card so I'm so glad I went for this look.
 
Challenges I am entering are:
 
Divas by Design  -  Add Ribbon
Creative Inspirations  -  Anything Goes with the Option of a Sketch
Fussy and Fancy  -  Monochromatic
Heck of a challenge  -  New (Stamp)
Crafty Sentiments  -  Anything Goes
Through the craft room  door  -  Anything Goes
 
That's me for now off to link up.
 
Hope you are all well and having a good week.
 
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx
 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

A very late "Happy New Year"

Happy New Year to all you lovely Crafter's out there!!!!!
 
I'm hoping this year will be full of crafting as last year was very quiet for me here on my poor little blog which has been so neglected.
 
I did set off with such good intentions but after making loads of card designs and colouring loads of images I was so stressed when I realised I had no cards to attach them too!!!!!!!!!!! So in the end I had eight cards four of which where an order!!!!!!! so bad 
 
On the plus side great for next year!!
 
Well on to my card it was for my Mum and Dad and my favourite House Mouse Christmas image which as always is coloured with my Pro Markers.
 
The challenge over at House Mouse was Gold or Silver and was a month long challenge over Christmas and I'm just in time before it closes. 
 
 
 
I love the colour of the poinsettia looked so lush in the flesh and perfect with the added glamour dust.
 
Think this would have looked better on a white sheet of paper to take the picture but too late now.
Love the papers but not sure what they are as from my large paper stash.
Added the little bells to the flowers which where a must have as I made a mess with some alphabet stamps and they needed covering.
Added lush gold and red ribbon with added star trim which is so perfect.
To finish the design I used my Doo Hickey Magnolia Poinsettia die added with stickles and lots of yummy berries.
 
Well I love it and even though I felt sad that I didn't manage many more I know I'm well on the way for next years!! lol
 
Challenges I am entering are:
 
House Mouse & Friends  -  Gold or Silver
(NEW)Gruffies and Guests  -  Anything Goes
(NEW)Fun Christmas Challenge   -  Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round  -  Anything Goes
I Love Pro Markers  -  Add A Bow
 
Going to try some colouring this afternoon as I've sent my daughter to Hobby Craft!!!! lol for basic Pro's as I've sent them dry with all my Christmas images.
 
Hope you are all having a lovely week and best wishes for 2014!!!!
 
Thanks again for sticking with me hope to be back soon.
 
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx
 
 
 

Friday, 29 November 2013

Happy Birthday Ruby xxx

Happy First Birthday "Ruby" xx
 
 Well today is Ruby's 1st Birthday so I've stolen this picture from Kerry's blog but you can also see her in the castle!!! 
 
Isn't she so cute and always smiling!!
 
Anyway Kerry's got so much going on that I said I'd make something from her for Ruby and I can say she loved it.
Sorry it's very picture heavy!!!!
 
 
Love this little heart which I purchased a while ago from the Craft Box just perfect for the doorway. 
 
 
 Lot's of flowers around the doorway but you all know I love flowers and added lots of stickles. 
 
 
All the papers are from Magnolia matched with plain bazzil and so perfect for the castle with dragons, fairy wands and frogs all edged with stickles.
 
 
These beautiful sparkle letters are from Zva and I love them. 
 
 
Added DoeHickey grass around the bottom and more flowers dotted here and there.
 
 
Top view.
 
Beautiful picture of the little princess being protected by the cute magnolia dragon which is on a wobbler. 
 
 
Close up with added viva paper pearls. 
 
 
Kerry loved the little sentiment I found she said it was so perfect.
 
 
These photo's where from a photo shoot she had and I just loved this one so it had to be used!! 
 
Made this picture into a shaker and I love it just perfect. 
 
 
Added different ribbons on the book rings to finish it off.
 
Top view of the castle.
 
She's had a very busy day with opening all her pressie's then on to see Santa but it was spent with Mummy and Daddy so it was perfect!!
 
Challenges I am entering are:
 
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge  -  Beginner  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  -  Anything Goes with Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday  -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge  -  Favourite Things (Bling, Stickles and Flowers)
Southern Girls Challenge  -  Lumps and Bumps
I Love Pro's  - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations  - Anything Goes
Songbird Challenge  -  Die another Day
Party Time Tuesday  - Anything Goes
 
 
 Well that's all from me at the moment just need to link up and then my craft room needs cleaning up and I just don't know where to start it's soooooo bad!!!!!!!
 
Sorry I've been quiet again but I hope to be over to see you all over the next few day's.
 
Hope you all have a lovey weekend.
 
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx
 
 
 



Monday, 18 November 2013

House Mouse Cutie xx

 
Today over at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge the theme is favourite things so this card is just perfect I adore all House Mouse stamps, I love the colour combo pink/brown and my all time favourite flowers.
Found this beautiful love heart cherub in my stash she is just perfect for my new baby card.
Lot's of pink paper pearls.
This sentiment is just perfect for our little "Evie".

Adorable image coloured as always with my Pro Markers.
Finally a arty shot.
 
Challenges I am entering are:
 
House Mouse and Friends  -  #HMFMC158  - Favourite things
Fab 'n' Funky  -  Anything Goes
Moving along with the times  -  Furry Friends
Crafty Ribbons  -  Anything Goes with Ribbons
Heck of a challenge  -  Frame it
 
 
Well thats me for tonight, not been good with commenting this weekend as I'm trying to do cards for my niece Kerry she's not been crafting as she's back at work full time, doing home improvements and any spare time obviously is precious time with her little gem so I offered to do Ruby's 1st Birthday cards for her!!
 
As usual I have stuff all over as these have to be just right for my crafty buddy. 
 
Check out her blog for a super cute picture of Ruby she's just adorable!!!
 
 
Thanks once again for visiting my little blog and leaving me lovely comments.
 
A big hello to my new followers I'm so chuffed.
 
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx
 
 

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Magnolia Christening Card


Not done much crafting again but in my defence my Granddaughter has been here for a couple of days in the week and yesterday she slept over for our usual sleep over where she gets up at the crack of dawn and we end up watching TV and doing jigsaws from half seven and even though we have a pile its amazing how many times you can do the same one!!!! lol
 
Well today I am sharing with you the Christening card I did for my SIL to give her daughter Kerry my beautiful Niece and hubby Martin on Ruby's Christening Day.


Found one of my favourite old Magnolia's which I coloured in with my Pro Markers to match this lush paper from pion which I purchased ages ago from Live and Love Crafts.

I added stickles and pearls around the card and found this beautiful ribbon slider in my stash.

Had a relaxing time cutting out the flowers from my second sheet for the beautiful display of flowers.

A side view I'm just sad that my pictures are not showing the beautiful colours.

Added extra flowers again lots of stickles and pearls which I also added to frame the main image with my lovely new ribbon.

 
Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia  -  Shabby Chic/Vintage
Totally Papercrafts  -   Use Glitter
I love Pro's  -  All that Glitters
Simply Magnolia  -  Anything Goes
 
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post my Mum is doing really well she came home Tuesday night but didn't start to come round while Friday. 
 
Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend here in Sheffield the weather was lovely today the sun was out but still cold but no rain!!!! lol
 
Love and Hugs Chanelle xx
 
 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Forever Friends Birthday

Well thank you all so much for all your lovely comments on my return to blogland its so encouraging to know that your all still there!!!!!!
 
I have just received my Magnolia Ink Magazine and I must say its so much better than the last few I nearly didn't order it but since I've had it from issue one I needed it and it was lovely to see Julie from my former DT team Midweek Magnolia with her beautiful Christmas Stocking its just wonderful so well done Julie how lovely to be published in such a fab magazine.
 
Now onto today's card and its a "Forever Friends" bear which I have coloured and paper pieced the pressie.

 
Decided to do the image on a circle design with lots of added stickles and pearls.

Lots of beautiful foliage and a fabric brad on a punched flower.

More flowers and lovely checked ribbon with some bows that are just a great match.

These papers are from my stash they are Pion - cakes which I purchased from Live and Love Crafts when they first opened.

 
A side view of what I think is a lovely card.
 
Challenges I am entering:
 
Joanna Sheen  -  Food for thought - I'm hoping my papers will comply with the theme.
I Love Promarkers  -  All that glitters.
Bunny Zoe  -  Ribbon
Bearly Mine  -  Anything Goes
 
Well that's it for me today I really have had a busy week was up early Monday as I had to take my lovely mum into hospital for a hernia op, then Allan to Doctors then in the afternoon hospital with Allan then my monthly Doctors appointment then ended the day nicely with hospital again to visit mum as they wouldn't let her out!!!!
 
Off to link up challenges then sort pots before I get to sit and read my mag properly.
 
Thanks again for all your lovely comments and I'm sorry I've lost a few followers but would like to say a big hello to my new ones I do so appreciate you all popping by and leaving me comments then I can return the compliment and pop over to you!!!
 
Hope you are all having a lovely week Chanelle xx
 
 
 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Well hello out there!!!!

I know its been five months since I last posted that's sooo bad but you know sometimes life takes it toll and we can't function as normal which unfortunately for me that's been longer than five months but I hope to make a fresh start with my little blog. 
 
I have been having a good nosey on all your beautiful creations and my word they have been awesome, my commenting has been almost none existing but I hope that I will be back on track as the days go by.
 
Anyway my card today is a request from my daughter, one at the girls at work was moving and she said she liked sparkle to lots a stickles.
 
Lots of die cuts and punched flowers as i had nothing in my stash which co-ordinated.


This beautiful castle is from Magnolia and as always I have coloured with my pro Markers.

Found the perfect blue ribbon, blue pearls on a string and this lovely net ribbon which you can find at Live and Love Crafts along with gorgeous goodies that a real must have.

Close up of the castle.

A fabulous key which looks like it was made for a castle and a lovely wooden house which I have just inked with spun sugar distress ink pad.
 
Sweet Home sentiment is also from Magnolia as is the lush paper.
 
Challenges I am entering this into are:
 
Midweek Magnolia - Lots of layers
Magnolia-Licious - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes with ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles

 
Well thanks for looking I have made other cards over the last few months but very few and only for very special events otherwise I have been naughty and shop bought!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend hope to be back soon.
 
Love Chanelle xx

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Its challenge time over at Natalie and Amy's and its "Fantasy" xxx

Today's challenge over at Natalie and Amy's is "Fantasy".

So here's my creation where I have used  a Wizard "Trying to Read" from Mo Manning where he is conjuring up more inspiration!!!!!

As always I have coloured in my image with Pro Markers and added stickles here and there.
My papers are once again "First Edition  New Leaf" from Natalie and Amy's.

This fabulous banner is from Hanglar and Stanglar and the sentiment is Magnolia.
Distressed around the edges of the image and inked with distress inks available from Natalie and Amy's.
Better view of overall card but colours not that good once again the light here is really bad today.

Really pleased with the overall card no embellishments!!!! lol  

So pop over to Natalie and Amy's challenge and see the inspiration from the DT and of course enter your creation with a chance to win £15.00 to spend in the shop where you will find gorgeous goodies and all your basic crafty bits and bobs.



Challenges I am entering are:

Paper Crafting Journey  -  Masculine Cards
Simon Says -   Anything Goes

Well I'm off now to make tea and to link the challenges.

Hope everyone is well and I hope you all have a fab weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xx