Sunday, 29 April 2012

Teenager card!!

Well at last I have made a card I have had two good days at the beginning of the week but then down hill again and not even been in my little craft room.

Went for an hour to The Craft Den for a demo on Indigo Blu stamps, flitter Glue and mega flakes.  Met some of the lovely ladies on the DT especially Gaynor who I have been following for ages and saw all my lovely crafty friends who I haven't see for soooooooo long and well I felt so at home thank you Lynne.

But today I can share with you the only card I made for Owen's 13th Birthday.
Here is another fab old Magnolia Edwin in Crown added to Edwin's Castle and coloured with pro markers. 
These fab papers are from my stash and are just perfect for a boy card!
The 13 and the stars are cut on my cricut which is now out permantly in its new position so that I can easily use it anytime I like. 
Distressed the edges of my papers and added stickles.
This is overall picture of my card where you can see I have also used a martha stewart zig zag punch.

The challenges I am entering are:

Midweek Magnolia - Anything Goes
Craft us Crazy - Favourite Stamp/Company
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Just for Children

Well that's it from me I think I need a good shake now so that I can go and play with my goodies.

Sorry for not visiting as much as I should this week I have been having  a nosy just not felt up to staying on the computer long enough to send you all comments!

Thanks to you all for sticking with me and leaving me your wonderful comments and Wow hello new followers!

Have a great week!

Love & Hugs to everyone Chanelle xxxxx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Happy 4th Birthday xx

Hello to everyone the weather here has been so much better today and no rain but the forecast for tomorrow is really bad and looks like DH wont be at work!!!

Today I have a few picture to show you so I'm sorry its a bit photo heavy!!

The Craft Den is celebrating its fourth Birthday today and is having a week of celebrations which also include a sale table with some fab bargains! Tomorrow Kay will be doing demo's with Indigo Blu stamps see here on the Craft Den Blog!

Here is the little card I made for Lynne to celebrate.
My design today is a cross over which I have covered with Prima papers.
Used an EK success border punch which I have inked the edges.
Love the window its the boutique stamp from magnolia coloured with pro markers and I have added Craft Den cut out on my cricut with the "Story Book" cartridge.
These beautiful topiary trees and the wine cooler are also from Magnolia just love all the accessories you can get! 
Also cut out a large number four and yes cut out more flowers for the front to go with this beautiful feather and pins!! 
Here is my little craft room as you can see its very small when it was a bedroom it was only big enough for a shortie bed and my girls are both really tall do as they got older they really didn't appreciate it!! lol 
I don't know why but these last few weeks I have felt really claustrophobic in there crafting so I have moved out some of the shelves! 
The three door wardrobe is full but I can't show you at the moment its a mess on and I'll let you into a secret the pink and white drawer Rochelle gave me and at the moment they are "FULL" of my Magnolia collection !!! LOL 
These shelves I have moved into Danielle's old room in the gab as it really was too over powering in my little room!

So today I have crafted and even though I have had to go to and fro to fetch things I have felt much better and it looks so much more organised and I have my Cricut on the drawers so its ready to go so much better then setting it up every time I want to play!!! 

Challenges I am going to enter:

Just Magnolia - Spring Shades
Simply Magnolia - 2 Stamps

Well that's me for today might go and play again or do the ironing oh my decisions, decisions!!! lol

Love & Hugs Chanelle xx

Monday, 23 April 2012

The arrival of Spring.

Yes I'm back with another beautiful image from Scrapbook Stamp Society called "The Arrival of Spring"

She is such a beautiful fragile little thing and look at the yummy Lily of the Valley just delightful!!
I have sat and coloured on and of over the last few days as I've not had a very good weekend so just did bits here and there. The image is coloured in with pro markers and I have added stickles to the flowers. 
Decided to cut the image out with my circle cutter then layered it with a cream and pink circle but you really can't see them anymore. 
The sentiment is from yep you guessed it Stampinup and cut out with a nestie.
I decided not to put big flowers on my design but used my small retro punch for the dainty flowers that I have placed around the circle then added a peaper pearl in the middle with My Viva Paper Pen. 
The paper's are from Prima Madeline Collection and this sheet is the "Parsley Place" added aqua, cream and pink card and some beautiful Aqua ribbon to finish off.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafts for Eternity  -  Something New  (Digi)
Fussy & Fancy  -  Punches & Dies
Paper Pretties  PWC202 Create a card for a girl
Cutie Pie  -  Circles

Well that's it from me I'm off to the craft room as I'm still trying to re-organise my goodies!

Hope you had a great weekend with lots of crafty time.

Thanks once again for my wonderful comments on my cards this week I'm loving using these new digi's and you are making it all so worth while.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Midweek Magnolia Challenge

Thought I have a play to day with my Maggie's then I might clean up the mess that has appeared in my craft room!!!

Over at Midweek Magnolia the theme is use two Magnolia Character's.
I have used Tough Edwin and Tilda as you can see I have also used the path image and may pole which are all coloured with pro markers and added stickles.
The sentiment is also from Magnolia and I have added a little bow.
Love this Prima paper its a 6 x 6 pad called "Sun Kiss" and is just lovely spring papers full of sunflowers. 
A view from the side which also shows my punched flowers and different coloured ribbons. When I started the card I did think I had some sunflowers in my stash but after a manic search there was none!! lol 

The Challenges I am entering are:

Midweek Magnolia - 2 Images
Just Magnolia - Soft Spring Shades
Sweet Stampin - More than one ribbon
Fussy & Fancy - Punches & Dies

Well that's it for now will be off to clean my craft room.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and what a start the weather in Sheffield, well it's sunny after all that rain this week its such a change fingers crossed its also sunny for you all!

Happy Crafting Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Friday, 20 April 2012

Lily Lily xx

Well as you can see I'm really enjoying colouring these Scrapbook Stamp Society digi's. I've just been to have another little look and seen some more that I like!!

Now onto my little card I must admit it did take a while to colour and I did keep leaving it for a while so that I didn't rush and make a mess. The image is call Lily Lily and can be found under the fantasy section here.
Yes its those Prima papers again Madeline Collection "Rosalee" just adore them and just gorgeous colours. I have tried to distress the paper so that it looks more like a frame then inked the edges with distress inks then added some stickles. 

Look at the Lily's so please with the colours its right what they say about practice, practice, practice its starting to pay off!! 

As you can see had a wee play cutting out some flowers then added stickles, gems and buttons.
Side view where you can see I have stickled the paper edges, added gold corners and a small piece of bling! 


The challenges I am entering are:

Stampin for the Weekend - Sparkle & Shine
Crafts for Eternity - Something New (Digi)
Total Paper Crafts - All buttoned up
Cute Card Thursday - Metallia  (Metal Corners)
Crafts & Me - Vintage
TrimboScrapMania  - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Markers  -  Fantasy

Hope you liked the card off now to colour!

Hello to my new followers thank you so much for following me and I hope you love my inspiration as I enjoy looking in turn at all your fabulous work in return!

Have a great weekend, have my fingers crossed for the weather especially as Rochelle, Brett & Summer have headed to Wales today for a weeks holiday.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Gardenia Mitzi just so divine xx

I thought I would try something completely different from my normal cute and boy do I love this image!!

I have been on and off looking at this site "Scrapbook Stamp Society" for a few weeks looking at these amazing images and gave in but I'm so glad I did I love her and really pleased with the colouring. She is called "Gardenia Mitzi".

I asked my DH what he thought and then wished I'd not bothered as all he did was annoy me!!!! said the image was placed wrong and who puts a sentiment on like that you can't even read it!!!! Blah Blah Blah won't be asking him again! lol

Anyway the image should have gone on like the one above but I had already put it onto my card and was not going to admit that was I!!!!! 

This is the overall card I have not added too many elements as I think she is perfect standing alone!
The sentiment put on side wards I mean how can you read it!!!!! 

Side view of my card I'm really loving these colours at the moment and as you can see the gold 
corners, a couple of purple Lily's with a green pearl brad. 

The Challenges I am entering are:

 2 Sisters - Image with a flower 
Paper Pretties Weekly PWC 202 - Create a card for a girl. 
Crafty Card Makers - Fantasy 
Paper Sundaes -  Anything Goes 
Joanna Sheen - Someone Special

Well my little Princess is 2 today and what a rubbish day its been we where going out for the day but just ended up going out for lunch! She has loads of pressie and is off on holiday tomorrow starting at Peppa Pig World then up to Wales just hope the weather forecast is wrong. 

 My friend Kerry who lives next door makes these most yummy cakes and let me tell you its just divine and scrummy!!!! Large Cupcake and 12 small ones aren't these just gorgeous! 

 Thanks Kerry Summer loved them and had two!!!

Well that's me done off now to see what beautiful creations you have all posted!

A big hello to my new followers and thanks again for all your supporting comments.

 Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Princess of the Valley

I'm here again with another Magnolia I know I'm so sorry but I love them and this is the first time that I have managaed to play with all my new ones and I need to because there is a new range on the way out so what is a girl supposed to do!!!

This is Princess of the Valley isn't she divine and no matter what colours you use she's just beautiful and perfect with the lovely magnolia sentiment!

If you check out Catz blog "Scrap This" you can see where I got the idea from and you will also see what an awesome blog she has with such fabulous creations and she loves the Old Maggies!!!! lol

This picture is of the whole card so you can see my different papers and the distressed edges of the papers. 
Once again I have used my Tim Holt's Butterfly edge border and Doily these are just so perfect and love the colours of the plain bazzils.  I have also put a strip of cream lace down the side with a lovely brown Leaf ribbon.
Yummy Basic Grey Curio "Upholstery" papers which are just so me as I got to cut out!!!

Added some gems and pearls to the centre and just look at the dimension just perfect.
Last one a side view. 

The challenges I am entering are:

Magnolia-licious - Blog Hop - Lace
Trimbro Scrap - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Earth Tones
Just Magnolia - Lace
Joanna Sheen - Someone Special
Crafts & Me - 3D

Well that's it from me I hope you like my little creation I'm really enjoying hiding away and playing with my stamps. Still got some un-inked little beauties still to play with so off I go.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

A Little Jest xx

Well I've sat and played today with some more newbies in between trying to organize my magnolia stamps which I must admit I gave up as I didn't seem to be getting anywhere all I have made is a mess with piles and I mean piles of stamps everywhere!!

Out of the new set my fav's where the Wizard and the Jester but I have got one or two of the others!! So today I thought I'd play with Tilda the Jester but I think she needs doing again in brighter colours.

I have used the Cosmo Cricket papers again as I do love these such beautiful distressed colours.
I have cut out two different sized circles for the layout design and added loads of liquid pearls.
I have added a bell with twine to the Happy Birthday tag which is from the cosmo pack which was for scrap booking and I don't know if you can see but down the side is a strip that says "I soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was going to happen" 
Final picture is the overall card with some added flowers and gems.

I am entering into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Someone Special
Dream Valley - Earth Tones
Paper Crafting Journey - 3 or More Designer Papers

Well that's it for now feeling a bit tired but Summer was up at 7am this morning far too early for me!! lol

Hope everyone has a great week.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Time to relax xx

Well at last I'm back with a card I have been crafting but I can't show yet as its for a GDT spot!!

As always I'm back with a Magnolia creation I must admit I wasn't that fussed on these two images but once I'd seen your fab creations with them I just had to didn't I!!!! lol
I'm really please with my colouring it does look as if it's improving probably as I'm still off work and its the only thing I can do to keep my mind occupied!  As always I have coloured with pro markers and added glossy accents onto the bubbles!  What do you think to the wine cooler and glass just a superb addition for this relaxing lady!! 
These papers are a 12 x 12 pad from Tilda and are just lush and so pretty.
Picture of the bubbly with the added strawberry and a lovely prima pebble! Oh and look at these charms a mirror and hairdryer to pamper herself with after.
The sentiment is from "Blonde Moments" and I have stamped it onto a little journal tag that is part of the paper collection.  
A small collection of flowers which are from ever increasing flower stash.
Added a couple of different laces one which I have threaded ribbon through and added a small bow and a closer look at the papers where you can see I have distressed the edges and inked.

Side view of the little creation which I really am pleased with.

I am entering the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolia - Happy Birthday
Totally Tilda - Happy Birthday
Just Magnolia - Lace & DT Call (I'm going to be brave and give it a go!!)
Craft you Days Away - Metal (Charms)
Moving along with the times - Shabby Chic
Divas by Design - Charms

Well I do hope you are all enjoying your weekend! here in Sheffield it keeps throwing it down and is quite chilly luckily I crafting in the warm so I'm a happy little bunny!

Thanks for all your wonderful comments over the last few days it just makes everything so pleasurable and so worth sharing!

Love &  Hugs Chanelle xxx