Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Kenny K's - Spring Zing

Well I have a Zingy card to show you today well I hope its Zingy as that's the requirement over at Kenny K's I did actually colour this on Sunday but you know what life's like yesterday I couldn't lift my head up most of the day and by tea time my headache set in and its still here but today I can cope with it and at least I managed a few comments last night if nothing else!!

My Kenny K image is Devilish Donna and can be purchased here. I have coloured my image with copics as I needed a more vibrant colour and then added glamour dust to the wings. This is the first time I have gone with orange hair and I'm loving it!

Out came my circle cutter and I cut a large pink circle, smaller white circle then the orange circle frame which was harder than I thought to do but managed it.

Out came my can't live without retro punches in medium and small in the center's I have used yellow stickles and a beautiful Viva Paper pen in bright pink and its just lush.

This beautiful ribbon has been in my stash for years I purchased it from Hobby Craft I just knew one day I would use it! The edge's of the ribbon have wire in so one edge I removed the wire and the other I just tightened it which I think looks superb.

A side view of the lush ribbon and I don't know if you can see more yellow and orange ribbon which I added before I decided on the circle. Paper is an odd one in my stash from Bo Bunny added to pink, orange & yellow Bazzil.

Challenges I am entering:

Kenny K's - Spring Zing
Paper Sundaes - Circles
Pan Pastel - Use a ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things
Crafts and Me - Shades of Spring

Well that's it I'm afraid need a lay down! lol

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Dilly Beans - Stitching (mine is faux)

More old paper's I could go on like this for years, just don't let on to my hubby!! lol

This week the theme at Dilly Beans is Stitching so if you know me you know that I do have a sewing machine but it scares me to bits it just won't go slow so mine is faux!!!

A couple of weeks ago Megan brought out more yummy digi's and this is one of them! Things are very tight here at the moment but this was a present to myself!!

The light here at the moment is rubbish and so the pictures really don't do these papers any justice. (just double clicked on the picture's and when they are enlarged the colours are much better)

You can spot the faux stitching on my plain bazzil pieces.

Used loads of different stickles and glossy accents on the eye and butterfly.

More cutting out from me you can see why I liked this paper what a beautiful find!

The challenges I am entering are:

Dilly Beans - Stitching
Delightful Challenge - Patterned paper
Cute Card Thursday - Winged things
Alphabet Challenge - 'B' Busy Bugs

That's me for today need to catch you now with your gorgeous creations.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend especially now the weather has picked up.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Love the theme this week at Tomic xx

Today I have coloured my image in proper daylight and I'm so happy with the whole card I just love all the detail and colours!

Whilst looking at today's challenges I notice CES had a blue & Cream theme this week and boy you should check out the DT inspiration its just amazing so I thought I'd go with these colours today, what a nightmare I've had a right job I have a massive amount of paper and couldn't put my hands on any blue only this checked paper from a really old pack of Laura Ashley my cream paper is a flocked design which looks lovely with the distress inks around the edges the flock looks fab where its hit! Anyway I am happy with my finished card.

Another Magnolia Oldie isn't she just beautiful and so easy to colour.

Over at TOMIC the theme is Friend Sentiment and DooHickey Dies which I have enjoyed putting together.

I have added some lovely blue flowers and a couple of silver leaves.

I Have used the following dies: DooHickey Wings, Doily, Mistletoe Border I have also used my Tim Holt Doily and a love heart corner punch.

My sentiment stamp is a Magnolia and I have added stickles and this fabulous lace from my stash!

I am entering the following challenges:

- Friend Sentiment & DooHickeys
Just Magnolia - Romantic Doily
CES - Blue & Cream
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Moving along with the times - Layers

Well that's my card for today I hope you love it as much as I do.

Summer is staying tonight so as always my comments will have to caught up tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Friday, 24 February 2012

I need a day light!!

Well the last few cards I have made I have coloured my images at night in my little craft room and I have been so impressed with them!!! Oh my god I woke up this morning to my poor little "Devil" who looked like he'd been cooked, that will teach me to colour at night think I need to invest in a day light!! (I have tried to tone the colour down but the image was already on my card and I didn't have time to do a new one)

My card today is for my DH's brother and wife and the image from Kenny K's is just perfect!

As you can see I have been in my old papers again and this time I only just managed to get a full piece out of my scraps for the backing piece as the rest are all cut into for the flowers. The papers I think are "Unforgettable" from Bo Bunny.

The circle behind my image has been embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder and I have also heat embossed around the black card but the powder just looks like stickles so was a bit disappointed with it!

Added this lush red ribbon, a beautiful silver corner and a couple of black feathers.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Kenny K - Embossing (Dry embossed & heat Embossed)
Joanna Sheen - Love is in the air
Allsorts - Anything Goes

Well that's it today I hope you all have a great weekend.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Dug out an oldie xxx

I'm back today with one of my first purchases from Sugar Nellie a few years ago its a Leanne Ellis design which if you check out her work its just so beautiful.

I have coloured my image with pro markers, the wings are stickles and the clock face I have added glossy accents. The image looks so much better in the flesh the shading looks fine but not sure now in the pictures think I need a lesson on shading around my image.

Didn't want to put too many flowers on my card so I have just made a lollypop flower and added a brad to the middle.

How good am I more papers from my stash these are Blonde Moments "Spring Fling" papers and I have had them for ages but thought they where perfect for spring! My border down the side is a Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" punch

Added this beautiful piece of bling, yummy yellow ribbon and stickled around the edges of the papers.

The Challenges I am entering are:

Moving along with the times - Lots of Layers
Paper Pretties - Punches or Die Cuts (PWC194)
I Love Pro Markers - Time
Crafts & Me - Shades of Spring
Divas by Design - Bling it up.
Simon Says - 3 Different Papers

That's it from me today! Sorry I've not been round commenting much but I'm finding it hard to concentrate on things at the moment with things at home I just wish I could get my personal life sorted out!! Fingers crossed that one day it will happy again!

A big hello to my new followers and to everyone who leaves me gorgeous comments they always cheer me up.

Love & Big Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

More gorgeous paper xx

I would just like to say thank you for all your comments on my last post I really wasn't happy with the card but I do love the design!

Anyway today I'm back with one that I am happy with I just love these papers, more beautiful flowers for me to cut out and that always makes me feel happy.

These papers are from Bo-Bunny and are the "Kitchen Spice" collection I must add that I have had these several years but since I am off work I seem to be working my way through my stash. Just love the cutout flowers they look beautiful and are all edged with marmalade distress inks.

This cute little mini Tilda was a gift from my niece Kerry when I wasn't able to go to the NEC. I have coloured it with my pro markers and added glamour dust to Tilda's wings and the bunny's tail.

The ribbon which is just the perfect colour was actually off a bale of towels from next I just knew it would come in one day.

Added a gorgeous diamante heart ribbon slider, glass beaded leaf, magnolia sentiment and two beautiful pins.

Side view of my easel card showing the two wooden buttons on the base.

The challenges I am entering are:

Magnolia-licious - Spring
Magnolia Down Under - Sketch
Crafty Card Makers - Recipe
Saturday Challenge - Bingo Ribbon, Flowers & Glitter
Crafts & Me - Distress
Crafty Ribbon - Paws
Truly Scrumptious - All creatures great & small

Well thats it from me I'm off to comment on all your beautiful posts!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Thought I'd have a go at something different!!!

Now I'm wishing I hadn't bothered!!!

Whilst looking through yesterdays challenge blogs I saw that Donna from Craftheadcase had once again created a bendy card which is just fabulous and so I thought I would have a go!!!

Today I thought I would finish my card as last night we had our darling Granddaughter Summer and boy I did wonder why I had bothered with the something different!! Maybe its because I feel down today but here goes anyway thought I would give you all a laugh!!

This was going to my my Mothers Day card but I think it will just be a template! lol

My main Tilda is from the Candy I won on Debbie Dolphins blog at Christmas, mini cherub and this wonderful ribbon wreath stamp all coloured with pro markers but as you can see the main image I have paper pieced.

The papers are from Magnolia the colours where a bit bright so I have distressed them with vintage paper and I have added bazzil to them! The butterfly border is one of Tim Holt's.

The beautiful Tag and sentiment are from Magnolia and added so lace from my stash.

A picture of the center of the card whilst laid flat!

The challenges I am entering are:
Craft Yours Days Away - Paper Piecing
Allsorts - Anything Goes

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Boy I have more new followers thank you all so much! Thanks again for all your lovely comments each one is so special and so encouraging!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xx

Friday, 17 February 2012

Fairytale xx

Well I'm still off work and cracking on with birthday cards this one is my great niece who's birthday is in March. I normally do my cards the night before so I bet there will be a lot of amazed friends out there!! lol

The challenge over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is "Fairy Tale" and I thought I would play along!
I do love the finished card and its just perfect for little Izzy who when she's not doing rugby tackles likes having her nails painted!! I have used Tilda "Princess with a Frog" coloured with my pro markers and I have added glamour dust to her beautiful wings!

This idea with the poles and and bunting I actually saw in one of my magnolia ink magazines and so this is my take on the idea instead of using skewers which I didn't have I have painted some wooden sticks that my niece found in her works canteen!!

The ribbon has tiny love hearts on the edges and looks lovely wrapped around the poles and a little bow on the top to finish them off, the bunting flags I have glued to some beautiful pink & white twine then added the bling letters.

Found these perfect Princess papers in my stash and I aren't they just divine!

Added this cute little tag with my new "Princess" sentiment on and some flowers at the bottom of the poles to finish them off!

The challenges I am entering are:

Magnolia Stamps Lovers - Fairy Tale
Just Magnolia - Tag
Nadia's Challenge - Party
Totally Paper Crafts - Ribbons & Bows
Diva's by Design - Wings & Things
Simon Says - Tag it

Well that its for today!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

What gorgeous paper!

A few weeks ago I picked up this fabulous paper from Prima its called "Madeline Collection" and I have been picking it up everyday until last night I had a mojo spurt!!!

I am in heaven not only is its just the most yummy colours and design but I get to cut out the delightful flowers and I must say that's my thing and I still have three quarters of the page left how good is that!!

Over at Totally Tilda you need Tilda in a hat so my image is Tilda in a Beret and I have coloured her as always with my pro markers then edges with distress inks.

Gosh I'm in love with this paper! Over at TOMIC you need to use three different patterned papers, 2 or more embellishments and 1 image well this fits the bill.

Out came my Memory Box corner die which I'm also loving at the moment and this wonderful crochet circle and brads I can't tell you how lang I've had this circle it just sits in my stash waiting to be used and today its just the perfect colour!

The flowers I have cut out and edges them with distress inks shaped them and used pinflair to glue them in place.

All of the edges have been distressed and I have added stickles on the flowers and on the red berries glossy accents.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Tomic - 3 Patterned papers, 2 or more embellishments & 1 image
Totally Tilda - Tilda in a hat
Magnolia Down Under - One Word Sentiment
Crafts & Me - Distressed
Craft us Crazy - Favorite Colour/Embellishment Mine is the colour pink oh and I love brown lol
CES - Three Layers or More

Thanks for your wonderful comments on my Cute Critter I was really impressed with how it turned out as I am today I just love this think its the cutting out it very therapeutic and I just love it!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Loving my Little Critter!

Its a new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends Challenge and this week the theme is "Make Wishes Come True" for mine I have made a Birthday Wish.

Before I go on I would just like to say a big Thank you to Christine at "Nanaseaside" for my lucky candy win on there fabulous Blog Hop!!

This little Critter is "Sleeping Under Flowers" and I have to say its the first time I have inked it up and boy I love it so we may be seeing lots of him! As always I have coloured with my pro markers and I just love it looks so beautiful!

The lovely sentiment is from stampinup and I have layered it onto two punched retro flowers.

Lush papers are Basic Grey "Sugar Rush" added to plain coloured bazzil.

Punched the Martha Stewart Love Heart border added some yummy orange stickles, seam binding and some extra bling!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends = Make a wish come true HMFMS113
Moving along with the times - Cute Critters
Anything Goes - Bingo (Animal, bling, ribbon & punches)
Truly Scrumptious - All creatures great and small
Alphabet Challenge - A for Animals
Zoe Bunny Crafts Challenge - Celebration
I love Pro Markers - Nature

Hope you are all having a great week.
I would like to say a big hello to my new followers thank your for following me its a great honour and thanks to all you lovely blogging friends who always leave me such encouraging comments I love reading them they always make my day!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Sunday, 12 February 2012

A last minute Valentine Card xx

Happy Sunday to everybody! Had a lovely night with Summer except she was up really early this morning coughing and a snotty nose so she couldn't breath with her dummy in!! Anyway had loads of kisses and cuddles so its always worth it!

Needed a none fussy Valentine card so tried to keep this one simple!

Well a different Edwin comes out to play today and isn't he just so perfect and sweet for Valentines!

Used my Magnolia heart die tag and Ek Success border punch just look perfect.

The picture above and below show the gatefold card with the added front piece loving these at the moment and a great way to help use the piles of papers I have!! lol

Over at Just Magnolia this week the theme is Pink, Pearls and lace I have managed to put these elements onto my simple card!

Above & below pictures taken of my beautiful Prima "Jack & Jill" papers just perfect as they are especially for Valentines and have heaps of hearts on!!!

I am entering the following challenges with my card:

Just Magnolia - Pink, Pearls & Lace
Magnolia Mania - Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - Love is in the air
Simon Says - Love is in the air
Fussy & Fancy - Valentines
Gingerloft - Love is in the air
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes

Well that's it from me I need to go and catch you with my commenting.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx