Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Problems again!!!

Just wondering if anyone is having problems with hotmail? Mine has locked me out and says there have been spam emails sent from it and to reinstate I have to send my mobile number and they will send me a code to enter!! Well I'm still waiting!!

I had been asked by my friend for a card for her daughters birthday so thought I'd try out my new template from The Craft Box. Its a heart easel from The House of Zandra and looks so beautiful.

Love the little Bee Tilda and coloured her with my Pro Markers to match the papers which are Nit Wits. Flowers and ribbons are from stash.

Here you can see the beautiful shape.

Added Mia's name and the coloured don't look quite right on the photo but believe me they did in the flesh.

Even made the box and used some beautiful green ribbon also from The Craft Box.

I am entering this into:

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes.
Fussy & Fancy - 3 or more Embellishments

Well I'm off now to try and sort the emails again! Wish me luck!!

Chanelle xxx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Wow I have won a challenge!!!

Just had to let you know as I am so chuffed!!! I have won the challenge over at Dream Valley with my Magnolia Card which you can see here.

This is a beautiful picture frame card that we made at The Craft Box of few weeks ago with Molly Bloom stamps.

Just love this sign so its now added to my collection and I must have some of this fab twine as it just is the most perfect finishing touch!

This little fella looks so perfect and all of the images are coloured in with Pro Markers.

Perfect papers but not sure what they are called but just yummy colours so fab for these summer images.

Not been very good with the blogging again as lots of things to do at home like cleaning, ironing, decorating and the normal stress of children (who are actually adults but you would never know)!!! lol

Hope you have had a great weekend and hope to catch up with you all soon. I really do need to move into the spare bedroom as I just can't stand the heat in the conservatory just makes me feel so sick and I have such bad headaches I just end up packing in when really I should be crafting!!!!

Love & Hugs as always Chanelle xxxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Over at Crafty Purple Frog its "RED HOT"

Its challenge time again over at The Crafty Purple Frog and the theme this week is "Red Hot" so I hope this fits the bill!!! The Decoupage is one of Amy's called "Merry Seasons" and can be found here! She is just so perfect for Christmas so can see her appearing again.

The flowers are from Prima and just love the poinsettia just beautiful and the punched holly is so perfect especially with the yummy beads that are from a small Christmas spray I picked up last year.

Just look at these papers the red holly is a Cosmo cricket "Deck the Hollies" and the others are from a box I found hidden in a cupboard from "Anna Griffiths".

Here is a side view where you can see the lovely decoupage, ribbon and punched border.

Really please with the overall effect but you should pop over to see the teamies designs just outstanding and well worth a look and not to mention the prizes!!!!

Thanks for taking time to look.

Enjoy the rest of the week and don't forget its nearly the weekend!! lol

Love as always Chanelle xxx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Magnolia Frog xx

Well I have had this stamp for quite a while and have never inked him up!!! Just how bad is that cause he's such a cutie xxx

Coloured this little fella with copics and added glamour dust and stickles.

The papers are just perfect from the magnolia range "Fairytale" and added some green and yellow bazzil. I have distressed all of the edges and inked with TH shabby shutters.

Found some beautiful flowers from my stash and added some stickles to the edges.

To finish off a small flourish of green pearls and some yummy ribbon.

The challenges I am entering:

Dream Valley - Distressing (Edges)
Magnolia Down Under - Inspired by a song (Paul McCartney's "Frog Song")
Totally Tilda - Princess or a Crown (Crown on my Frog)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers

Hope you have had a great weekend!! I had Summer to sleep last night but then she sleeps every Saturday and boy we love it she is just so delightful and we love her to bits!!!

Cleared out the small bedroom today to start decorating trying to talk DH in letting me have it as a craft room instead of the conservatory as it looks so messy!!! lol

Back to work tomorrow the weekends just go far too quickly!

Love Chanelle xxx

Friday, 12 August 2011

Wow Ive been picked in the top three xxx

Im in shock I have been picked in the top three over at Totally Paper Crafts!!! A big thank you I really can't beleive it!

Here is my card! My yummy magnolia image.

Love Chanelle xxx

Team "B" Turn over at Sweet Pea Stampers

Well over at Sweet Pea Stampers we now have a new challenge every week and this week its team "B" turn so here is mine!! The theme is "Blue Crush" but I must say the card looks a lot better in the flesh as it does in my photos the light is rubbish!!!!

Coloured my image with Pro markers and added loads of stickles and glamour dust.

I have used flocked papers in cream and Peacock from "Artsy.licious" with some peal card from my stash.

Added a border in the middle and some lush blue velvet.

No flowers that matched so out came the retro punch with Viva Pearls for the centre's.

Hello to my new followers and thanks once again for your lovely comments. The card on the previous post was a "Magnolia" just a really old one which I think are the best!!

Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xxx

Monday, 8 August 2011

What a divine image xxx

Well I just love it and have some more old ones as well that I have been colouring and I must say I just adore them all and cannot get enough of them I think I need rehab!!!!

I have coloured my image with copics as I didn't have the right colours in my Pro Markers but I may need to invest in some of the colours as they are getting very dry!!! lol Added some glamour dust to the wings and flowers on the swimming hat.

These papers as well how yummy are these my goodness when Lynn showed me these I just had to have them. Its a 12 x 12 pad called Patchwork Family from Rico Design and its just so beautiful lots of vintage flowers, dots and checks a must have.

Distressed the edges of all my papers before putting the design together added a magnolia sentiment, ribbon and a few flowers.

I love it the colours are just so perfect for the papers.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean - Sea
Simply Magnolia - Sketch
Totally Paper Crafts - Holidays
Dream Valley - Distressing

Thanks again for all your kind comments and once again welcome to my new followers.

Have a fun week Love Chanelle xxxx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Crafty Purple Frog xxx

This was supposed to be posted last Thursday but I had trouble adding the detail to my image so here it is late!!!!!!

The theme over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge is "Anything but a card" so I have used a Craft Work Card Bag template.

I have used my new Marianne Die again I do love it and I have used some silver Miri with it which really looks fab.

The image is from The Purple Frog and is called Dark Royalty and can be found here.

The Paper was a pressie from my last birthday and is a foiled paper from "Tricks & Treats" Specialty Collection. You can see the side view here with all the flowers here. Loads of stickles as ever and a purple bow to finish off.

Inside are five pockets all with a tag inside to add personal photos.

Hope you manage to pop over to see the DT girls there is loads of beautiful inspirations and this week we also have three new DT ladies who have joined us Kym, Mona & linda so pop over and show them some love and best of all is the lush prizes on offer.

Hope you are enjoying the final hours of the weekend I'm now on the final countdown and feeling very sorry for my self!!! lol.

Love & Hugs as always Chanelle xxxxx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Beautiful new paper xx

Well the challenge over at TOMIC is Circles and over at Just Magnolia it's Anything Goes & Glitter so I thought I would play along.

I have the most beautiful paper that I purchased a few weeks ago from The Craft Box from Crate Paper "Bouquet" and two fab coloured bazzils.

The circles where cut with my EK Success circle cutter and as you can see you just can't go wrong its just so perfect. After I cut the circles I have distressed the edges before layering them all together.

Had a really hard job trying to decide which Tilda to use but I think this was a good choice she is coloured with Pro Markers and added stickles.

Used my new Marianne die also from The Craft Box and boy I'm loving it.

For the easel rest I have cut two more circles out then stamped a LOTV sentiment and punched small retro flowers to circle around it with stickles for the centre's.

Side view where you can see the lush paper so much better.

To finish off I have added retro flowers with flowers from my stash and from the beautiful paper cut out flowers with loads of stickles and I don't know if you can see it but the middle circle I have edged it with coral lace.

Hope you like it.

I am entering this into:

TOMIC - Circles

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes & Glitter.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend trying to chill out today as I am back to work on Monday!!!!!

Love as always Chanelle xxxx

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Back to class xx

Wow went back to craft class last week at The Craft Box and my word Lynne has done a fabulous job not only with the new shop which is enormous but there is a beautiful bright classroom and new kitchen!!!!

This gift tag envelope was what we made in class and even though I didn't manage to finish it in class as soon as I got home I applied the finishing touches.

The papers are My Minds Eye but not sure of the range.

The beautiful Molly Bloom stamps from the new summer range which are so gorgeous which we coloured with Pro Markers.

As you can see we did some decoupage detail to the Ice Cream cart.

I need this beautiful postcard stamp which we used its just so versatile and a must have.

The lovely ice cream sundae image is just so yummy and looks fab with the extra glitter.

To finish off there are buttons, glitter, ribbon and glossy accents and if you like this well stayed peeled as last nights piece was another stunner.

Thanks again for all your lovely comments and welcome to my new followers I am slowly catching up with my comments so by the weekend should be 100%.

My garden is nearly weed free and just one wall left to paper in my bedroom so things are slowly getting back to normal!!

Enjoy the rest of the week I'm off to Wentworth Garden centre today with Summer to see the Farm and then when I get home I need to put the finishing touches to this weeks DT project for Crafty Purple Frog so its a busy day.

Love as always Chanelle xxxx

Monday, 1 August 2011

A very late DT Card!!!!!!

Well just as things looked as if they where back on track I lost it again!!!!

So here is my DT card for Sweet Pea Stampers where this theme this time round is "Button it up"

I know this is early but its my first "Halloween Card" and she looks beautiful once again coloured with Pro Markers with added glamour dust and rock candy.

Here are my buttons and a lovely wooden one just perfect for the theme and Halloween.

My papers are My Minds Eye "scary sparkles and plain purple & black bazzil!!! My friend Vicky over at Kips Cards told me about these gorgeous papers as she knows its my favourite time of the year as I was born on Halloween but lets not say anymore on that!! lol

Just to let you know as well Vicky is now a DT member of Make it Colourful which she so deseerves as her creations and colouring are just out of this world!!! Congratulations Vicky.

Added the fence with loads of rock candy on makes it look just right.

My little ray of sunshine who is looking rather dirty as she had a busy day in the garden and as you can see loves my peg basket!!

Well I am actually off on holiday and thought I would get plenty of crafting in but because things have been a bit difficult for me I have let everything go to pot!! I have started to try to get my gardens in order front and back and its taking for ever and to top it off I have started to decorate my bedroom!!! My DH says that I stress myself out as I should do one job at a time.

Well one day I may be sorted!!!

Have a great week and don't forget to pop over to see the DT girls creations you will be amazed!!

Love & Hugs to everyone who looks at my blog and leaves me beautiful messages I hope to be able to pop over to see all your beautiful work in the next few days.

Love Chanelle xxxx