Monday, 28 May 2012

Totally Tilda - Baby Theme & Blog hop

Another chance to play with an oldie!!!

As you can see from the title I'm joining in the challenge at Totally Tilda with the baby theme and this week you can even use baby Edwin, lots of yummy prizes as well and boy what great inspirational cards from the DT!!!!

On to my little card now, where you can see my old Magnolia "Baby on a Milestone" I have had it for a while and this is the first time its been inked so bad but I needed it and knew it would come in one day!!! lol
The image has been coloured in with promarkers and I have added glamour dust to the wings and some silver gems to the centres of the flowers.
All the papers are Magnolia again from different collections but all tone together beautifully and just added some Kraft for the contrast. 
Add the flowers and lush pearl leaves from my stash and the most perfect baby ribbon.
Love this sentiment another obsession of mine and from SU who have the most amazing selection of must have stamps.  
A side view of my card where you can see my favourite metal corners, Gems and liquid pearls to finish of the creation.

Challenges I am entering are:

Totally Tilda - Baby challenge and blog Hop
Crafty Boots - anything goes - Bow
Moving along with the times - Celebration - Baby
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Hip to be square
Magnolia-licious - Palette of colours
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Congratulations - Baby card boy

Well I hope you like my Baby Boy card I'm really please with the finished look.

I'm off for a bath now as I have a Doctors appointment this afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!

Will link all the entries when I get back as I have to walk today, I know I don't even like going out these days never mind walk! but my daughter Rochelle still has no car after being in a car accident a few weeks ago and like she says mine is just sat on the drive!! lol

Thanks for your lovely comments over the weekend will be back later.

Love and Hugs Chanelle xx

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Midweek Magnolia have a DT call!!

Well I have to have a go don't I!!!

I have just been looking at the entries though and there are some fabulous ladies out there trying out for this call so I have everything crossed but in the end what will be will be will just have to keep trying!!

I had a lazy day yesterday and this is the only card I actually put together but I had so much fun.
I just love this design of card with the acetate in I really think its gives such a great look.
After I had cut all my papers I was actually devastated to realise I didn't have a bride and groom!!!! Why!!! 

I did realise after I had had a strop that I had this old Magnolia couple which is adorable anyway so I quickly calmed down. As always my images are coloured with pro markers.
A sentiment stamp that I purchase last year from the Craft Box when Rochelle was getting married and look I have sat patiently cutting out these beautiful flowers it did take a while but I always find it so relaxing.  As you can see I have used lots of stickles and liquid pearls.
My new church stamp which luckily came in the post yesterday and looks so perfect especially with the flourish around the edges.  Cut out the circles to match the front and added lots of stickles. 
Here is a closer look at my wonderful flowers really frame the circle on the front so perfectly.
All of the papers are from various ranges of Magnolia and on the back I have used a congratulations sentiment on a small section of a magnolia cake stamp.

The challenges I am entering are:

Midweek Magnolia - Romantic/Chic and DT Call
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Hip to be square
Magnolia-licious - Photo Inspirations (used the grey/blues of the eyeshadow)
Moving along with the times - Celebration (no Birthday)
Zoe Bunny - Anything Goes

We well my DH has cut the lawns again today it was such hard work just watching so now I'm going to look through the blogs and leave some comments.

We don't have Summer tonight as they are all off to their Cousins wedding (Ex Husbands family) which the above card is for them to take so will have plenty of free time tonight and tomorrow to craft!

Have a fab weekend.

Love and Hugs Chanelle xx

Friday, 25 May 2012

Happy 40th Birthday xx

Well the weather is just gorgeous but far too hot to sit in!! Moaning already LOL Thank you for the lovely comments you left me on my last post I am trying to get back the Chanelle I seem to have misplaced somewhere but its such a long job!!

I didn't manage to cut grass as I remembered a card order for my next door neighbour from her DH she is forty today and he has such a lovely day and weekend arranged for her but she soooo deserved it!

My DH came home from work expecting the lawn to be done and ended up doing it himself gosh I so love him as its such a big job!!

Anyway this is my card the order was: Pink, Girly, Blingy, Cupcakes, ribbon and so on think it was an order for the pizza shop!! lol
My first ever Mo Manning image can you believe that but so perfect for the Cupcake Queen especially with the bling!! 
My papers are from a 12 x 12 pad from Tilda and its just so perfect for the vintage theme Kerry loves with the lovely roses and soft colours. 
Cut the letters out on my Cricut "Story Book" with as you can see I love and added some pearl bling. 
A side view so you can see the yummy papers and my design.
All wrapped up and a gorgeous ribbon that I kept off some chocolates my daughter bought me which was just the perfect match. I have also added the little label for "Francy Cakes" as Kerry makes the most gorgeous yummy cakes and cupcakes she was the lady who made Summers and I can tell you it was divine and I had quite a lot so I should know!!  lol 
Wednesday I had Summer for the day and boy what a busy day we had we brought out the garden furniture and washed it all ready for Summer and then we did a little bit of gardening it was such a lovely day just me and Summer! 
This is Summers new friend whilst I was doing the garden she was looking for worms howcute is she!!!! 
This is a little bit of the garden that I have managed to sort just needs some more bark chippings on then its finished looks like I've left the bird table in the middle of the garden must remember to move it.

Wow what a long post I do hope you are still with me.

The Challenges I am entering are:

Delightful Sketch -- Flowers, flowers everywhere. (flowered paper and added flower embellishments)
Truly Scrumptious - Pretty in Pink
Crafts and Me - Flowers (Papers and embellishments)
Party Time Tuesday - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Passion for Pro Markers - Birthdays

Well its a chill out day today so I'm going to grab my pens and wonderful new digis that Ignacio has sent me from Nicecrane Designs the only problem is which ones to do as they are all so wonderful! Then I need some Magnolia creations for this weeks challenges so I think I will be lost in my own little world!

Before I forget if you can remember my post soooo out of my comfort zone with the white space well can you believe I have been picked this week as Top Three over at Bearly Mine I'm so honoured and soooooo please as this was my first ever white on white!!!!

Hope you all have a fun weekend.

Love and hugs Chanelle xxxx

Monday, 21 May 2012

What an heavenly image xx

Well as you can see I'm back with another fabulous image from Scrap Book Stamp Society and this one is called Rite-of-Spring and isn't she a beauty I can't tell you how relaxing it was to colour she is just a gem!
I have coloured my image as always with pro markers and added lots of stickles and gems to really make it glisten.
A few weeks ago I went to a demo day with Indigo Blu stamps at the Craft Den and purchased some flitter glue and mega flakes and this is the effect I have around the edge of the image just scrummy!
The gorgeous orange ribbon and flowers are from my stash and the leaf is a EK Success punch.
Sentiment is from Magnolia. 
A side view where you can see the fab paper from Crate Paper - Random Collection "Vintage" added to plain card which is just perfect for the image me thinks!!!!

The Challenges I am entering are:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge  -  In the Garden
Dilly Beans  -  Flowers
Digi Design Challenge  -  Bling
Sweet Stampin  -  Fairies/Angels
Saturday Challenge  -  In the Garden
Passion for Pro Markers  -  Inspiration Photo  -  Pinks, Greens, Blue & Yellow
Papertake Weekly  -  In the garden
Zoe Bunny  -  Anything Goes

Well that's it from me will be around later doing some commenting and trying to catch up with all your beautiful creations!!

Set myself two tasks today which I'm happy because I managed to do them both which is very positive for me at the moment!  I've now been off work for seven months which is having quite a strain on our finances but I'm now at the stage where I'm just taking one day at a time and hoping for a miracle!!  Tomorrow I'm hoping to cut the lawn so fingers crossed that the weather stays nice.

Hope you all have a great week.

Love and hugs Chanelle xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

I have some fabulous news to share xx

Well I can share some fabulous news with you all I've been invited to be on the Creative Team over at Nicecrane Designs and I'm soooooooo excited to be doing something so different to my normal cute!!

Thank you Ignacio for having me I just hope I can do your images proud!
Just pop over to the shop you will be blown away with all the beautiful designs from digi's to pre coloured images just so many wonderful designs which I will admit to not seeing half of them yet as I just get lost looking at them all!!! 
My first card is actually with a freebie that I received after commenting on a recipe box on Lisa's blog "you made me ink" she has such a fabulous creative mind I just love her and her great creations. This is from a collection called Adorable Alice Volume 3.
Coloured with Pro Markers and added to the lush Graphic 45 Halloween papers.
Added a pocket watch image which I have used sepia accents on and velvet ribbon.
Added some gems as well as you all know I love bling!

Hope you like my design I have some fabulous images now waiting to colour!! More Alice, some Flower Children and nonsense drollery images.

I am entering the following challenges:

Digi design challenge  -  Bling (added gems and stickles to the header)
Anything Goes  -  Black and One Colour (Green)
I love Pro markers  - Anything Goes

Well that's ended my weekend rather nicely!

Thanks for looking and leaving me your encouraging comments they really mean so much.

Love and Hugs Chanelle xx

Friday, 18 May 2012

Mickey Mouse xx

Well another totally different image!

I had a request for a 1st Birthday card for Nephew and he loves Mickey!

Well I actually googled Mickey Mouse images and found loads so this is one of the images I decided to do.
I coloured my image with my pro markers first and it looked lovely but then I decided to sparkle him up and wow I love it.  I have also added ribbon to the balloons!! 
Used my "George Basics" cartridge out and cut out the number one and the banner style nephew.
Threaded the letters onto some ribbon and finished it off with the bows at each end.
Added stickles and loads of little stars scattered around. 
I hope she likes it as my DH says its very plain!!! 

Here are the challenges I am entering:

Delightful Sketch - Add ribbon
Cute Card Thursday  -  Touch of sparkle
I Love Pro Markers  -  Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge  -  No Designer Papers
Joanna Sheen  -  Happy Birthday
Crafty Card Makers  -  Happy Birthday  -  Balloons
Crafty Boots  -  No Girls Allowed
CES  - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away  -  All creatures Great & Small
Truly Scrumptious  -  Anything Goes

Well  I'm off to finish a Grandson card with, yes Micky Mouse so will show you that one tomorrow!

Had a lovely few days yesterday I had Summer and today I have spent some quality time with my youngest daughter Danielle who I very rarely see so it was lovely.

Well its Friday so I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and the weather is nice for everyone.

Love and hugs Chanelle xxxx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Soooooo out of my comfort zone!!!!

Well this is my last week as Guest DT over at Midweek Magnolia's and boy they really made me come out of my comfort zone this week but I do actually love the finished card but I wont tell you how many I did actually start or the pile of white card scraps I ended up with!!! lol

You must popover to look at all the beautiful creations that the DT have come up with just fabulous!

Anyway on to my OTT card.
My new stamps actually came last week but I sneaked them into my craft room while hubby was at work. Here is the new Tilda with Seahorse she is just amazing and looks so perfect sat on the prirates barrel. As always she is coloured with Pro Markers then added stickles.
My word think I went mad with the white dies the main ones I used are Tim Holtz doily edge and tree edge!!
The sentiment is SU and is supported with a pin from Tim Holts not sure of the correct name as I have thrown away the package and the leaves are all from Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings.
This spikey foliage which I think looks so perfect for the a sea scene is Festive Greenery also Tim Holtz and I have added some lovely little shells sent to my buy the lovely Anne.
Here is a side view where you can see I have also added white liquid pearls, stickles, tulle and gems to finish of the design.

The challenges I am entering are:

I Love Pro Markers - Anything Goes
Passion from Pro Markers - Colours from the inspiration photo
2 Sisters - Girlie
Cup Cake Craft Challenge - No designer Papers
Bearly Mine - Dies
Joanna Sheen - Happy Birthday
Gingerloft - Under the Sea
Just Magnolia - More than one stamp
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - All creatures great and small
CES - Anything Goes

Well I do hope you like my little creation I do think it was soooo worth the effort and it was nice to come out of the comfort zone!!

Still wading my way through my stamps it's not going very quickly and takes up so much time!

Hope you a are having a great week.

Love and hugs Chanelle xx

Monday, 14 May 2012

Sorry no card tonight!!!!

Well I have no card today as I haven't crafted all week!

But today I have started to sort my ever increasing magnolia collection!

Before I show you what I've been up too, here is a recent picture of my Granddaughter Summer on her holidays a few weeks ago in Wales she really is the ray of light in my life.
Last week I had a brain wave (well I would if I had a brain!!) I remembered seeing these pockets for ATC's and thought they would be so perfect for my Mini collection as I really can't justify a proper Magnolia Binder at the moment and even found the binder in Danielle's wardrobe just perfect! 
Just look at the small space the file takes up and its sat perfectly next to my magnolia magazines and my collection of Copic's!
Will show you my idea for all the rest when the postman brings my goodies but my word think this job will take me a while. 
I will tell you I am so please as the binder hardly takes up any space the pockets are really good quality and the best of all all my Magnolia sentiment's are all stamped and stored in here as well and I will let you into my secret because I know Allan never looks at my blog I have 28 Mini Magnolia's and I really didn't realise that I had that many so I wouldn't like to say how many standard ones I have.

Well that's it from me today! I seem to always moan on my blog so I wont tonight I will just say that I have hardly left any comments over the last week but hopefully I will be back to my normal dizzy self soon and pop around to see you all!

I know I will be posting Wednesday as I have the card already done for my 2nd week as GDT at Midweek Magnolia and boy I can tell you it really stretched my little brain!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Guest Spot over at Midweek Magnolia's

Well you knew it just couldn't last!! I can't breath without thinking about them or is it because they are all over the craft room as I've still not cataloged them properly yet!! lol

Any way I am so excited to be sharing this card with your today as it's for my Guest Spot with Midweek Magnolia's boy I was so high when I received the email as when I applied I really never dreamed I would be picked!!!

On to my card and I'm sorry but its a picture overload as I just love it!!
When Suzi emailed the themes I thought about the scene straight away but then I wanted to go with pink and thought it would be way over my head to colour them all in pink but I went with it and boy am I glad!
The Tilda Wizard is just my favourite from this collection and I just adore the castle. My first thought was the dragon to go with them but up popped the frog and I think it goes well as Tilda is just about to turn him back into a prince so he can go and find his princess in the pretty castle!! (Think I am spending far too much time on my own) lol
Love the castle looks lovely in pink and the flag have glossy accents on them and the turrets are glamour dusted.
Isn't she just so precious and so me.
Don't think the frog is very pleased though being pink Urgh!!!  But look at the perfect sentiment that I found in the sale bin at the Craft Box!
The dies I have used are Tim Holtz Butterfly Border and Doily Border along with Memory Box flower and EK Success Leaf punch.
A side view of the card and the last picture where you can see the fabulous pink bling and my pearls you can never put too much on a pretty girly card!

The Challenges I am entering are:

TOMIC - Bingo My line is Flowers, Magnolia Papers and Pearls
Crafts and Me - Punches and Die Cuts
Cutie Pie - Monochrome
Just Magnolia - Swirls and Pearls
Craft Your Days Away - One for the Children (Granddaughters 2nd Birthday card)

Well thank you ladies for inviting me to share with your followers my creation and I will be back again next week as its a two weeks spot but thinking head is still on for that one!!!!

Had a fabulous week in blogland I Won first prize at Craft Your days away then Crafty Card Markers, Spot lighted at Joanne Sheens, Top Three at Craft and Me so I'm a happy little bunny!

Will be round later to comment but first I have a few jobs to do!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx