Thursday, 28 April 2011

Purple & Lace xx

Well you wont believe the mess I woke up to this morning in my craft room!!! Boy its bad but I needed to do my DT work and get some birthday cards sorted!!

This week over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge the theme is "purple & lace" what a yummy combo!! Thanks to everyone who entered and to the lucky winners and boy we have just hit 100 followers that's just amazing and can only get better!!!

Here is my design.

I have used the Pyramage sheet for this beautiful lady called "Eglantine" she can be found here and as always there is two per sheet!!

The papers are from my stash a very first scrap book from QVC which I think is Anna Griffiths.

As always a bit of bling and loads of purple stickles.

These little retro flowers may be a bit of an addiction at the moment they have appears in force on my last two cards!! lol

Two layers of lace but the colours don't really show on my picture, there is a cream layer and lilac above.

Hope you can pop over to see my fellow DTs creations everyone is so beautiful and unique and the prizes up for grabs are just fabby.

Thanks & welcome to my new followers as always you leave me such encouraging comments that always make me smile!!!!

Monday, 25 April 2011

My first Teddy Bo xxx

Well I have just finished my first Teddy Bo image and I must say I do love it and all the others I have bought to colour!!! lol

Also just a little snippet but starting tomorrow over at the Teddy Bo store there is a sale on buy three and get the fourth Free!!!!!

I have coloured this little beauty in with my copics and added glamour dust to her wings.

I have used my magnolia tag die as the challenge over at Teddy Bo is "tag it".

Thought the swing was lost on the layout so hand cut some branches and added some punched small retro flowers and added stickles to the centres.

The papers are from my stash and just edges them with my new Firefly stickles boy this is a beautiful colour!!

Think I may have gone over board with the blossoms!!! But its looks lovely xxx

I am entering this into:

Teddy Bo Challenge - Tag It
Crafty Emma's Challenge 33 - Spring Colours

Well I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter the weather has been fab well except Saturday when we where stuck in floods!!!! lol

A big hello to my new followers and as always thank you to everyone who leaves me such encouraging comments.

Love Chanelle xxxx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Recycle time xxxx

Well I think my mojo has gone or I'm brain dead as I really struggled with the recycle theme this week over at Sweet Pea Stampers.

Anyway I have used a brand new image from the Crafty Purple frog called Silk dance you really must pop over as Amy has added some gorgeous new sheets that really do shout out "WOW".

Added loads of stickles to my image but she really didn't need it!!

My recycled items where to my daughters disgust!! flowers made from her blue dress (in my defence it was in the charity bag)!! two blue buttons of a top and the yellow mesh which came on a bouquet of flowers.

Added some beautiful blue bling and butterfly's.

The papers where from my stash and the border was a martha stewart doily punch.

Please pop over to check out the other girls ideas you will be amazed!!!!

Thanks for sticking with me over the last few weeks I think I'm nearly back to myself!! well in my own little world and really appreciated all your lovely comments.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Summers 1st Birthday xxx

Tomorrow is Summers first birthday!!!

I can still remember the day she came into our lives, she is just so adorable and the most precious little girl in the world to us!!!

Here she is with her best mate sat watching "Pepper Pig" and just look at those legs all full of bruises from her crawling.

I have used one of Molly Blooms new release available at the Craft Box here! Coloured with copics.

Her card is made up of plain bazzil and Jack & Jill Prima papers available here.

Cut out some balloons in the same papers but the 6 x 6 range and added brown bazzil as the string a brown bow.

I have used my favourite Love heart dies for behind the image and some yummy bling and plenty of stickles. To finish off Summers name and 1st birthday cut on my cricut from the "Story Book" cartridge.

Sorry I have been absent all last week but I did mention I was starting a new job well its knocked me for six I can tell you and I just feel really down. I just can't concentrate on anything at the moment even cleaning the house!! lol.

I feel really bad for not blogging and letting my teamies down over at The Crafty Purple Frog for missing the challenge this week and I really hope that this week will be better and I will get back to my usual dizzy self!!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments for my last post they really have cheered me up all week.

Love Chanelle xxxxxx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Molly Blooms

Well I have had a really busy weekend and what a beautiful weekend it has been!!

My daughter booked her wedding for next September then last week decided she would like a Christmas wedding so has brought if forward to the 27th December this year!!!

So we are busy sorting all the arrangements!! This weekend has been spent looking for flowers and today at a wedding fayre. So you can appreciate not much crafting.

Thought I would show you my card and basket from my Molly Bloom class at the Craft Box in March.

My first tent card and I love it was so surprised at how easy it was and I love this My Minds Eye paper!! I think there is 7 different images used on this card so you can image the class was so quiet as we coloured!!!

This basket was actually our first project of the day and isn't it just so beautiful.

Can't wait to get my hands on this beautiful Martha Stewart punch its just perfect for the handles!

More colouring images and love the bobble ribbon and mine is the opposite way round to everyone else's as if you know me I often don't listen properly to instructions!! But I like it best my way!!

Well that's it from me I'm off for a relaxing bath as I'm back to work tomorrow after quite a while off and I can tell you I'm a little nervous!!

I have also just purchased my first Teddy-Bo digi's so will have a colour with them before bed!!

Hope you have all had a great weekend and thanks again for all your beautiful comments and to my new followers this week.

Love Chanelle xxxx

Friday, 8 April 2011

The theme is Mother/Hero over at Sweet Pea Stampers xx

This week the theme over at Sweet Pea Stampers is Mum/Hero and we know it was Mothers Day last week but I'm sure everyone out there really doesn't need a reason to send a just because to that special lady!!!

This week my image is "Forest Blue" which I just love I have tried to get a softer look with the AquaMarkers and think I have acheived it so I'm really please.

I have made a gatefold card this week and covered everyside with coloured bazzil and Prima papers "Annalee" which are just so sweet and perfect for my image.

Found a selection of lush flowers in my stash just crying out for this card and the must have butterflies.

A strip of gorgeous lace under the image.

Sorry to bore you with the photos just was so impressed with the card I had too!!!!!

Finally the inside of the card and a picture taken so you can see the design of the card.

Well I hope you are still with me after all these photo's I just wanted to say a big Thank You to everyone who entered the Pack a Punch theme and a big congratulations to the winner the card was awesome!!!!

Hope you manage to pop across to the other DT ladies and see there amaxing designs and to obviously enter this week as the fabulous prize is from Lynette at Sweet Pea Stamps a $10 voucher to spend in her store!!!

Well thats it from me I have my orders today to cut the lawn!!! So must do it before the lordship gets home!!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments I just love reading them and they give me such a boost!!!!

Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xxxxx

Monday, 4 April 2011


This is my one and only Greeting farm image which I actually won over at Marcea's last October as blog candy!!!

Thought I would ink her up as she's so lonely and sad for not being used!!!

I have coloured the image with my copics and used glamour dust on parts then just inked around the edge with my distress inks and to finish stickles!!!

These papers are just perfect for my colours and are "Curio" from Basic Grey.

The flowers are an assortment from my stash and the centres are pearl brads and a lush material one from Laura Ashley then added some foliage with my EK success punch.

Stickled the edges added a few pearls and this perfect peach seam binding!!

Hope you have all had e a great weekend and all you Mothers (Mummy's) out there have been spoilt!!

Love Chanelle xxxx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Found myself a new chair!!!!

Well she certainly is a little tinker and look at her new chair!!!! Don't think Dusty looks so please though do you????

Here are a couple of beautiful cards we did in class a few weeks ago at The Craft Box!!!

Just love these and it's something I will certainly be having a go at my self just love them!!!

We distress inked the background and then sprayed a mist on for the fabulous shimmer and then did some stamping and kiss stamping which turned out fab!

Cut the spellbinder out and inked this as well then stamped this beautiful sentiment and butterflies on and also stamped some extra for the 3d effect.

The 2nd card we stamped the beautiful large butterfly and coloured and stickled it.

Cut the background papers and layered a couple of circle up for this beautiful effect with the ribbon.

To finish we added this great sentiment which is just perfect!!

I can tell you I am loving these classes and learn so any techniques and card designs but to top it off its great company.

Well its just a quick post as I'm sat doing my DT work and playing with my new Aqua Markers! I was so impressed with them on the all day MollyBlooms class that I have decided to invest in them!!!

Will be back later to do my blog hopping xxxx

Hope everyone has had a great Mothers Day and being spoilt rotten!!

Love Chanelle xxx