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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy & Sad xxx

Good morning to everyone I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and looking forward to a Happy New Year just hope 2012 is a much better year!!!

Last Tuesday the 27th December my Daughter got married it was luckily a beautiful day even though it turned cold after lunch there was no rain and we had a beautiful day up at Whitley Hall in Sheffield.

Here is the card I made for them and yes its a Magnolia with Magnolia papers lots of gold going on as well!

Coloured the image with Pro Markers and added some Glamour dust the shoes are red because if you look down the photos you will see Rochelle's wedding shoes!! lol

Found this beautiful sentiment stamp at The Craft Box and I just stamped and embossed it around the edges with gold.

Lots of flowers, beads and a gold corner from my stash.

Also used some of my new dies for some different texture and effects.

Rochelle's Dorothy Shoe's which are just fab!

A picture of my youngest daughter Danielle with Summer, Dusty and Bernard the house rabbit on Christmas day!


Now for the sad news I have decided to step down from my DT positions on the Crafty Purple Frog & Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blogs as at the moment I cannot give them 100% and feel that its only fair to let someone else have a chance. I would like to thank them for all there love and support to me over the last few months I have so appreciated everything you have done for me and will miss working with such wonderful ladies!!!

You will have noticed that my blog is very quiet at the moment and that is because I have very personal things going on at home at the moment and even though I have been off work for the last couple of months not much crafting has taken place as most of the time I can't face it or just sit looking at my stuff with no idea what to do!! lol I even contemplated buying my Christmas cards but eventually managed to do them.

Hope to sort myself out soon and start to comment on all your beautiful work again! I have been having a nosy from time to time just not leaving you much deserved comments!!!

Any way think that's long enough hope you all have a fab evening and Happy New Year to everyone lets hope that 2012 is going to be a better year!!!!


Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Crafting for fun xxx

This is a card I did for my Niece's 21st Birthday and which I'm loving the beautiful Tilda can't you just tell I've got a problem when ever I want to craft these are the first images I go for!!!

Coloured her in with Pro Markers and added glamour dust to her winds and glossy accents the the over sized heart!

My papers are all Magnolia as well from different collections all edged with stickles.

Added the beautiful metal corner, flowers and ribbon from stash. Punched out the leaves and the 21 is cut on my expression from the "Storybook" cartridge.

I am entering the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Young at Heart
Ginger Loft - Bingo - my line is Ribbon/Glitter/Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo - My line is Glitter/Punch or Die/Ribbon
Magnolia Down Under - Charm & Bling (Hoping my metal corner with do as a charm!)


Thanks again for all your beautiful comments and well wished for Dusty and my Mum. Just been to see Mum tonight and she is doing really well.

Dusty had a check up on Saturday and they changed her medication need to take her back next Saturday for her stitches out and fingers crossed she will have got rid of her infection as she has me up several times in the night which is no fun when your on your own and then to still be greeted with puddles in the hallway every morning well need I say anymore!! lol

Hope you all have a great week.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Its Challenge time again at SPS

Hi everyone!! Well I'm very pleased with myself this week as I've managed to get my card made for this weeks challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers and this week the theme is "Remember".

Wasn't quite sure on the theme but I do love my card even though I don't seem to be on the same wave length as the rest of the girls!! lol

I just adore this image from The Crafty Purple Frog she is called Night Rose and can be found here. Just love her eyes so I have put glossy accents on them to really make them pop.

Added loads of stickles and tried to make the flower as large as as possible could.

Added some black ribbon to my papers which are plain black card, silver Mirri and some Halloween paper from my stash.

Flowers are also from my stash and the little banner is a magnolia stamp which I have just used a silver pen to write "Remember" in.

Please go and check out my teamies blogs as there inspiration is amazing as always and I hope to see you join in with our challenge as the prize is just perfect!!

A little update on "Dusty"!!

She was a very poorly little girl on Monday when I brought her home and couldn't walk and stand properly for a few days. She is on antibiotics for a water infection, still on a pain killers and isn't eating properly. Yesterday I popped out and bought her a cooked chicken which she really enjoyed so it looks like I will be going again today!!


On top of that I have just taken my Mum into the Royal Hallamshire in Sheffield as she is having a hysterectomy this morning so everything is crossed for her.

On a brighter note it was my Birthday on Monday and I really didn't want to leave Dusty on her own but my family had booked for us to go out for a meal.

Her is my little Angel dressed as a cute little witch!! You should see some of the photo's she really does clash with the carpet!! lol


Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such wonderful comments, also a big Thank you to my teamies over at The Crafty Purple Frog & Sweet Pea Stampers for all your support over the last few months you girls really are ace!!!.

Hope I havn't bored you all with such a long post hope everyone has a great weekend.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday, 29 October 2011

I just adore this baby!!!!

Even though I say this myself I just adore this image and how perfect does he look on my card!!

I have teamed this little fella with Magnolia paper and Kraft card and I love it!!

I have not done much crafting over the last few weeks but a lady asked me to make this for the birth of her Grandson and well she loved it!

Coloured the image with my Pro Markers and added some Gold bits also with a Pro Marker and I must say these gold and silver pens are must haves just look perfect and are available here!

Added these wonderful flowers, a Tim Holt's corner, fabulous ribbon and the beautiful little metal boy Charm all available here.

Found this wonderful sentiment on Ebay from Stampinup and added the little feet punch outs.

A side view hope you like it!

My Magnolia stamp collection is now just so big!! to say that I didn't like them at first is so shameful if you could see my collection!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

TOMIC - Bingo my line is - Magnolia Paper/Metal Embellishment/Ribbon & Bows

Die Cut dreams - So Charming with at least 1 Metal Charm

Magnolia Mania - Vintage

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

We are having Summer tonight so will be colouring!

Monday is my Birthday I know but I'm a nice witch!!! lol

Dusty has to go back to the Vets for another operation as her lumps have now returned in three weeks when I went to the Vets he wasn't very optimistic about operating as he said that they had returned far too quickly and that we really needed to think about what we want to so anyway we have its what we want can't just give up on her she's our baby!!! So fingers crossed!!!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Just felt like crafting xxx

Well I actually felt like crafting last night after weeks of just moping around!!
Allan is still working away and its just not the same being all alone!!! lol

Anyway "Dusty" is obviously feeling much better as she's being a right pain running around like a complete nutta and barking at every little noise which would be fine apart that its just not funny when your on your own!!

I have also had to move my new craft room round as where the desk was meant my back was to the door and you may say I watch too much telly but was a little scared so had a move around!! lol


I adore this magnolia I think she is so beautiful and loving these colours! (Pro Markers)

The tag is a magnolia die and the sentiment is a stampin up stamp which I purchased through ebay!

Added some beautiful flowers from my ever growing stash thanks to Lynn at The Craft Box.
Purple & white card from the pick and mix range at the Craft Box and the beautiful design paper is from Ann griffin.

Finished off with stickles, perfect pearls and which seam binding.

Thanks for looking and leaving your wonderful comments off now to make a Baby card!!

Enjoy the rest of the week and thank goodness its nearly Friday!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge time!!!

Well its that time again for another fab challenge over at TCPF and the theme this time is "Thank You"!!

Thanks for everyone who entered our Layers Challenge your creations where just so beautiful and so many!!

The image I have used for this card is called "The Legend of Dinigfield Peacock" Decoupage and can be found here dont you think she is just so beautiful

The whole card is just made up of coloured card not a DP anywhere!!! but loads of stickles.

The lovely tags are from Magnolia and are so pretty especially with the perfect ribbon.

Flowers from my stash and an EK success punch for the leaves.

Hope you manage to play along this week up for grabs is some of Amys fabulous images and if you pop over for a look you will see she has added some new images to the shop.

Couldn't resist showing you a recent picture of Summer on her holiday doesn't she look so cool!! this is a proper scrapbook picture.



A little update on Dusty she is a lot better this week but she is still a little swollen but if you actually saw her racing around the garden you would never know that she had had an op!!!.

Would like to say a big hello to my new followers and thanks for all your beautiful comments. Thankfully its friday tomorrow so hope to have time to visit you all.

Have a great weekend!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Check out my super cool header!!!!!

Just loving my header how cool is it!!

Lynn had some headers as candy mine was an extra just for followers and I am delighted to have won it as its perfect seeing as my birthday is Halloween!!!!

Thanks again Lynn I adore it.

You can check out Lynns blog here she also has some free headers!!!

Well here is my DT work for The SweePea Stampers late as usual but the main thing was it was on the Challenge blog when it went live yesterday.

If you pop over to the challenge blog you will see that its now every two weeks so it gives you longer to make your gorgeous entries so come on and have a go.

This time round the theme is Thankful here goes!


This beautiful butterfly stamp was actually some candy I won at the Sweetpea blog last year and have never inked!!

Yummy papers are Basic Grey and are from The Craft Box.

The butterfly is covered with Tim Holts Rock Candy looks great close up but not so good on the pictures! Loads of stickles and flowers are from my stash.

Hope you get a chance to enter this time round as the prize is fab and well worth a try!!!!

Now to the reason of my absence and lateness of this post!!! My baby "Dusty" went to the vets with some nasty mammory lumps and had to have an operation on Monday. I had to take her back today for a check up and to see if the results where back!! The Vet said that all the scars where healing well "Bless" her she has four and that the lumps where benign except the largest which was cancerous but they felt that they had taken everything away. We now need to keep an eye on her and hope they dont return!!!

I'm gutted at the moment and just keep giving her loads of TLC on top of that my DH went to work away on the same day!

Hope to start getting around to all your blogs in the next few days.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Thursday, 29 September 2011

My word I am running sooooooooo late xxx

I really am so late but today Summer came back from her holidays and I haven't seen her for two weeks!! I can't tell you how much I have missed her beautiful little face but it was so worth the love I had when she first saw me!!!!!

Anyway this is my DT work for The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge! This week the theme is "Layers" I really enjoyed making this as the new "soon to be released" images are so beautiful well they all are really but just love getting all the new ones!!!

For this challenge my image is Pyramage Silentness and boy is she beautiful I really just need to learn how to take photos or I need a really good editing programme so if any of you have any tips they will be so welcome!!

The ribbon is from my stash and just perfect for these yummy papers.

The papers are Bo-bunny-Peacocks along with purple card.

Love the look of the big pearls placed on the ribbon.

The flowers are from my stash added stickles and punched Martha Stewart Butterfly's to finish off.

Please take a look at my fellow DTs work as as always they are totally awesome!!

Thanks for all your beautiful comments on my previous post!!! It was so worth all the work as Kerry adores it!!!

Hope you are all having a fab week.

Love as always Chanelle xxx

Saturday, 24 September 2011

An extra special card xxx

This is the card I made for Kerry's mum to give her! She wanted a special card as she always ends up buying one as Kerry makes all the family cards so here it is!!!

The boutique.

The inside took me a while to decide what to do but in the end I loved it and I know that Kerry did too but most of all so did her Mum!!!

On the main scene I stamped the couch and then paper pieced it in co-ordinateing paper. Stamped the two lovely Tildas and added a bag charm.

My coloured boutigue window which as with all the elements where coloured with my pro markers.

If you noticed one of my tildas is in her underwear just waiting to try on all these beautiful clothes and matching shoes (a girl can never have too many shoes!!)

when I purchased this old magnolia I did wonder what I would do with it and its been sat in my box of magnolias just waiting to adorn the boutique wall!

A closer picture of the girls just how sweet are they.

The papers are from The Craft Box and are just gorgeous its a 12 x 12 book of double sided papers from Panduro - Tilda called Springtime and even if I think so my self ifs just perfect for this card.

Added loads of stickles, liqiod pearls, flowers, die cut flourishes, charms (cosmetic bag, hand bag and the three beautiful coat hangers).


Thanks for looking hope you are all having a fab weekend and thanks for all your lovely comments on my last two posts it means so much to me!!!

I am entering this into:

Die Cut Dreams - Flowers (at least 5)
Crafty Boots Challenge - Things with Wings
Stamp Fairy Challenge - Glitter
Card and Scrap - Charm
Bows & Berries - Glitter


Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Friday, 23 September 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers - Theme "Fall"

Its been a long time since I did a challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers but I'm so happy to be posting today and a big "Thank You" to my fellow DT for allowing me to stay on the Team!!!!

This week the theme is "Fall" and I must say I really enjoyed making this little card and just love the colours!


My beautiful image is coloured in with Pro Markers and just a little bit of glamour dust you know you can't have enough!

The flowers are all from The Craft Box. Lynn has really gone to town with the new flower range as well as her new ribbons just so lush and so worth a visit! The leaves are an EK Success foliage punch.

Loving the purple & green bazzil just goes so perfectly with the Basic Grey papers.

And finally the finishing touch stickles "perfect".



You must also pop over to the DT girlie's blogs are they is just so much great inspiration going on and the prize is just fab!!!!!

Can't wait to see your entries!

Thanks again for taking the time to look at my work and for your lovely comments.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Love & Hugs

Chanelle xxxx