Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Feeling Blue!!!!!!

Well it's true I am feeling very blue at the moment and finding it hard to shake myself out of it and even my card ended up blue!!!!!

Over at D'Arcy's the theme is Monochromatic so I thought I would play along as its the first card I have made in a week I'm just so naughty!!!! lol
As you can see I went with  Blues and as always I used my pro markers.
I really enjoyed colouring this lovely image "Under my Umbrella" which you can find here!
These are the same papers I used on an earlier card from Glitz  Design Vintage Blue !! 
In the corner of the paper you find these beautiful flowers I have two sheets so decided to cut them out for depth and added stickles and knotted up some beads on string for the flower centers.  Also used dies and punches for the leaves.
A different view so you can see the raised effect!

Challenges I am entering:

D'Arcy's  -  Monochromatic
Crafts and Me  -  Anything Goes 
Simon Says  -  Anything Goes
Paper Pretties  -  PPMC50 Two Designer Papers or more
Party Time Tuesday  -  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine  -  Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss  -  Pearls  (Liquid Pearls)

Well that's all I'm off to link up!!

Hopefully will be back commenting as well fingers crossed!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Some Fab News I needed to share xxx

I've been asked to join the new DT of Natalie and Amy who have just opened their new Craft shop here in the UK, which you really must checkout as they have some wonderful goodies and lots more arriving every week!!!!!

We're going to be having our first challenge in August so I hope you'll head over to the challenge blog and become a follower you can find the link here!!!!

Plus Natalie and Amy are also still holding a draw for some crafting goodies which you can enter to win a secret prize and the more that enter the more prizes on offer.

Congratulations to the other 5 ladies that will be joining me on the team with Natalie, Amy and Shell can't wait to work along side you all and share our inspiration.

Thanks again to Natalie and Amy for picking me for their first DT team!!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Midweeks Magnolia - Inspirational Picture

Wow it's soon come round to team "B's" turn and this week we have a fabulous inspirational picture just take at look at this how Yummy is!!!!

Can't wait to see what you come up this week based on the picture.
This is just the perfect image to go with my yummy papers and I so enjoyed colouring it in and as always used my Pro's added some glamour dust and a ditty background then made it stand out more with liquid pearls.

Well I decided to use some fabulous "Pink Paisley" papers and the colours are just perfect for this.

Flowers, leaves, heart pin and bling all from my every increasing embellishment stash!
This gathered tulle and pearls on a string are from Live and Love Crafts and if you pop over there at the moment she has 20% of  everything blingy!!!  The pearl bow is from eBay.
Distressed my papers and inked around them and then added my lovely metal corners.
I  tried ever so hard not to cover up this little fairy on the paper but then like a Muppet I added the heart pin and you can hardly see her!
A closeup of the embellishments.
Don't forget we also have a fabulous "Magnolia" prize so come on over and join in!!

The Midweek Magnolia girls have come up trumps again with fabulous creations which you can find here!

Challenges I am entering are:

Tilda Town  -  Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious   - Inspirational Picture - pastels
Magnolia Stamp Lovers  -  Sugar Tilda Only
Crafts and Me  -  Anything Goes
Card and Scrap  -  Wings
Zoe Bunny  -  Swirls and lace
Paper Pretties  -  PWC216 Birthday Cards
Divas by Design  -  Happy Birthday
Allsorts  -  Distressing
Southern Girls  -  Angels and Fantasy

Well thats it from me for the time being will be back later to have a look at your blogs!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments you have left me on my last post I so love these new images and now want to start playing with my Sweet Pea stamps again!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and hopefully the sun will come out later as in Sheffield at the moment it's rather overcast but so warm!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Check out these new images at Crafts and Me xx

Well I'm back at last with a card and boy did this take some making I coloured the image as soon as it popped through the letter box as I'm so in love with these new images from Crafts and Me.

As soon as I saw the DT girls show casing them I knew I had to have them and as I get the newsletter I also got 10% off so even happier!!! This amazing image is called "Misunderstood" by Robin Pushay and can be found here! 

I have also had a go at the backgound but still kept it light just need more confidence to do the fab dark ones that you see the DT have done!!

As always I have coloured in with my Pro Markers and added gamour dust and some liquid pearls.
Loving these papers they are Glitz  Design Vintage Blue and just added some blue bazzil.
I have also followed the sketch over at Simon Says and the theme which is favourite thing which mine is embellishments!!!!
A beautiful Zva blue bling swirl added to flowers from my stash, my new leaf die and some beautiful beaded foliage from Live and Love Crafts.
A beautiful Cats Life Sentiment edged with distress inks which I have also edged all the papers with and you can also see my yellow silk and blue organza ribbon.
In the Corner's I have added Ivy die from Marianne with gold liquid pearls and a fab gold metal butterfly.
Side View where you can see my leaves so much better.

Challenges I am Entering are:

Simon Says  -  Sketch and Favourite Thing
Crafts and Me  -  Ribbon and Bows
DigiDesignChallenge  -  Mystical (Fairies/Mermaids Etc)
I Love Pro Markers  -  Sparkle
Divas By Design  -  Anything Goes
Southern Girls  -  Angels and Fantasy  
Paper Crafting Journey  -  Swirls and pearls
Cute Card Thursday  -  Fairy Nice
Deep Ocean  -  Fantasy World
Cutie Pie  -  Glitter and Bling
Bearly Mine  -  Girly Birthday Card

On Thursday I went to Parkgate in Rotherham with my Sister and Summer and because she was such a good girl she got to go on teh merry go round twice!! lol
She really is such a joy to spend time with and talks none stop now even though some of it we don't understand its just so cute!!
Hope you are having a great weekend the weather here in Sheffield has been lovely even though a little overcast but so much nicer than rain!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Natalie and Amy are having a DT call

Check this out my blogging friend Amy has joined forces with Natalie to open their own Craft Shop and are currently having a DT call for their new challenge blog Natalie and Amys Challenge which you can find here!!!

I used to be on the DT for Amy's Crafty Purple Frog shop and I can tell you she is such a wonderful person and so lovely to work with so I bet this is an awesome team to be on!!!!!!

Anyway I have entered the DT call and wanted to let you all know in case you would also like to try out or even just pop over and look at the new shop which is just wonderful and you can find here!

Love and hugs Chanelle xxxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Shabby Chic Baby Card

Well I'm here a day later then planned but I have had no desire to be creative this weekend just been a couch potato and on top of that I have had my youngest daughter here for the last three nights which has been so nice as I don't see her very often due to circumstances far beyond my control.

Another of my old Magnolia babies isn't she so sweet and so perfect on the cloud with the flowers down the side.

Well as you can see lots of Magnolia papers and once again from different collections but together so perfect just added some pink and white card which I have distressed the edges and inked with pink.
Loving this pink mesh ribbon have a full reel of it and wish now that I had also bought it in baby blue.  I have used my Tim Holtz Butterfly and doily edge dies, Cherry Lynn hearts and a sizzix small tag.
Here you can see the small tag with a  Magnolia Sentiment and lush pink ribbon with baby printed on in silver.
As always a side view so you can see all the texture and detail of the dies.
Finally Summer and Dusty "do you think Dusty is asking for a ride on the train" lol  
I took loads of pictures last week when the sun was out but the little monkey just wouldn't look at me and have selected hearing I think!!!!!

Challenges I am entering are:

Totally Tilda  -  Tilda with Sentiment
Magnolia Down Under  -  Baby Shower (Photo Inspiration)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers  -  Tilda Only
Just Magnolia  -  Bingo (Pink, Flowers and Ribbon)
Stamptacular  -  Wings and Bling
Dilly Beans  -  Sparkle and Shine
Totally Paper Crafts  - Lots of layers
Delightful Challenge  -  Bling and Bows
Passion for Pro Markers  -  Gingham/Checks

Well I'm hoping to get to your blogs tonight as I can see on my side bar your fabulous work and I'm itching to have a look!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend the weather here was lovely and just a few showers but so much nicer than just rain!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Candy Winner xx

Well at last I'm here with my Candy winner!!!  

Sorry its a day late but lots going off at home yesterday!!

Anyway I enlisted my Granddaughter "Summer" to draw a name out and the winner is:

Congratulations Kelly just email ( me your details and I will post if of straight away for you and I hope you have fun with the goodies!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who joined in with my candy xxxxx

Be back later with a card I hope!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Candy is now closed

Morning just a quick note to let you know that my candy is now closed and I will be back later to let you know who the winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chanelle xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Thank You Candy xx

Edited to stick on top while 14th July 2012, Thanks Becky your a star!! xx

This is my first ever Candy and its a big "Thank You" to all my lovely followers and to everyone who visits my blog and leaves me such beautiful encouraging comments.
BNIP Magnolia Tilda with basket
Prima 6x6 En Francais Pad
Prime Journaling Notepads En Francais
Prima Flowers in same range
Hobby House Pearls
Zva Bling
1 Metre of each Blue, Brown and Rust Marianne Lace

Over the last months you all know that my posting and leaving comments is always very hit and miss because of the reason I am at home my mood changes and sometimes I find it just so hard to concentrate on things.

You have always supported me and encouraged me so I just thought I would offer you this candy! I obviously can't promise big changes here but I will still be here and I always look at your beautiful work its just the comments that I'm bad with.

Any way to enter my candy you need to:

Become a follower but only if you like what you see on my blog and not just for the candy.

Post a picture of my candy on you blog is you have one and link it back to me.

Leave a comment below and I will pick a winner on the 14th July 2012.

Thanks again for visiting and I hope you love my Candy even I can't believe there's a Tilda in there!! lol

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The big 50 xx

Another order a request for "Sister" who's 50 obviously!!! As always I have used a Magnolia image and papers. 
This image is so sweet and sends lot's of love so was perfect.  Coloured as always with my Pro Markers.
Added some extra little love hearts to look as if they are from where she is blowing.
This magnolia paper is one of my favourites as I get to cut out the flowers which you know I love.  Added some lush velvet ribbon and a ribbon slider.
The overall view where you can see all the detail added stickles, liquid pearls Doily, punched border and craftwork cards sentiment.
Side view where you can see the raised detail.

Challenges I am entering:

Cutie Pie  -  Glitter and Bling
Crafty Boots  -  Bingo  Middle line  (Pearls (Liquid) Stripes, Blue)
Magnolia-licious  -  Red White and Blue
Ol but Goldie  -   Flower Power (used an old Slider)
Addicted to Stamps  -  Someone Special

Well that's it for now going to pop and make tea then back to commenting.

Would also like to say a big hello to all my new followers and don't forget you can still join my candy here!!

Its been a beautiful day in Sheffield and we have even managed to get the lawn cut (not me my Dad) had a lovely afternoon with Summer who's been playing on her train which her Mum and Dad bought her for Christmas and now its re-homed here which was a great surprise!!!.

Hope you have all had a beautiful day.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Midweek Magnolia - We want to see Edwin.

This week at Midweek Magnolia the theme is "Edwin" so come on crafter's show us what you  can do!!!!

Its my Dad's birthday coming up so I thought I would make his card and because he thinks he's Gordon Ramsey what could be better than Edwin with his Pasta!
I have coloured Edwin with my Pro Markers and then shaded around the edges I must admit I do think this looks good even though I say so myself.
The sentiment is made up of woodware words which is just so useful.
The papers, Wooden tag and twine are all from the Minds Eye Kraft Fun Day range and just superb for male cards.
I really need to buy myself a banner die as I love the effect this one is just hand cut.

Please pop over to Midweek Magnolia the DT girls have some fabulous creations to feast your eyes on and give you some inspiration for your entry!!!!

Then of course the prize is awesome and direct for Magnolia.

Challenges I am entering are:

Magnolia Down Under  -  One for the Boys
Top Tip Tuesday  -  One for the Men
Addicted to Stamps -  Some One Special 
Cards for men  -  Happy Birthday

Well I hope you like my little Edwin I'm really pleased with him and I know my Dad will be.

I'm off now for a nap I've just got back from the Dentist, I know again!!!!  This time it was just for a clean OMG!!!  its was never like that when I was younger I've had to have injections to numb the area and my goodness it was not nice and to add insult to injury I have to go back next week for the other side! God do I hate the dentist!!!!

Hope you are having a lovely day the weather in Sheffield was overcast and raining this morning but now we have SUN!!  

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx  

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Big Birthday

Today I have a gift envelope for an order for my friends Son she thought the image was just perfect for an 18 year old!!

Just love this Kenny K image she's just lush and coloured with copic's thought I'd have a play with them as they don't get out much now!!  lol
Cut out the 18 with my Cricut and added some buttons and ribbon.
Papers are from my stash and I'm sorry but not sure what they are.

Challenges I am entering are:

Kenny K's Krafty Krew  -  Big Birthday
Cupcake Crafts  -  Numbers
Cards for Men  -  Happy Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday  -  One for the Men

Well I had a bad turn today I don't know what came over me but I have cleaned the house from top to bottom!!  

When my DH came home we had a good talk as I have asked him to be careful cause I don't know when I will be doing it again!!!  lol

Off to make his tea now then back to check out ya blogs!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Paper Shelter has a DT Call & 1st Christmas card of 2012.

Over at The Paper Shelter its time for another DT call so I thought I'd give it a shot as I love digi's and colouring in!! lol

You can use any digi to take part in the call so here is my entry.

A few weeks ago I was the lucky winner of "Joeys Candy" part of which was $20 to spend at Sassy Cheryl's digi's and since then I love them!! This weekend I had a look at the bargain bin and can you believe this beautiful snowman "Fat Thankful Snowman" was in there at $1.
As always I have coloured in with Pro Markers and added way too much stickles to his cheeky face!! lol
The papers are Dove Craft "Let it Snow" papers which I have had for a couple of years which are just fab and pre glittered.  As you can see my Tim Holtz Snowflake border die has come out and addded some blue gems and stickles.
Had the sentiment stamp for ages and these beautiful snowflakes are Magnolia I did buy them last year but ashamed to say I have just opened them today also added gems to the centers and stickles.
The only stipulation was that you leave the image free of embellishments it was hard but I have succeeded!  Fingers crossed as there's so much talent out there.

Challenges I am entering are:

2 Sisters  -  Christmas in July
Saturdays Challenge -  Pastels
Crafty Catz -  Spots (Backing Paper)
Paper Take Weekly  -  Anything Goes + added stickles
Crafters Companion  -  Ho Ho Ho its Christmas
Lolly Pop Crafts  -  Christmas in July
Ladybug Crafts  -  Christmas in July

Well I'm so happy that I have started my Christmas Cards as I know a lot of you ladies have been doing them all year and I do normally start two weeks before or like last year the weekend before as I'm always on my last legs!!!! lol

I do believe that the Sun has just come out in Sheffield I just wonder for how long!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Blowing Bubbles xx

Yep that's right another little beauty that just popped into my basket at Magnolia!!! She's just so dreamy and love that the bubble's are hearts even prettier.
My image as always is coloured with Pro's and added glamour dust to her wings and heart bubbles.
The papers as you can see are various Magnolia collections but all tone so beautifully together.
The beautiful sentiment is from Kaisercraft and I have added Magnolia DoHickey wings to each side and Tim Holtz butterfly border down the side..
Beautiful flowers, pins, bing and lovely pearl foliage from stash.
Here you can see the wonderful papers and the perfect bling.

Challenges I am entering are:

Just Magnolia  -  All the B's (Blooms and Bling)
Tilda Town  -  Favourite Tilda (Just adore all my Tilda's but my fav's are the old baldies)
Digi Design Challenge  -  Pile on the Flowers
Saturday Challenge  -  Pastel Colours
Southern Girls  -  Pearls  (pearl foliage)
Ribbon Girl  -  Girly Cards
Deep Ocean  -  Sea of Love/Lovely card
Paper Take Weekly  - Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Chickies  -  Anything Goes
Zoe Bunny  - Girls, Girls, Girls
Forever Friends  -  Summer Fun

That's another long post and overload of pictures, thanks for stopping with me.

Would also like to say a big warm welcome to all my new followers I hope you find inspiration on my blog and thank you for all the wonderful comments I have had.

I am still having a bit of gum ache but I have another appointment on Wednesday so I'm hoping it will be gone by them.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend if the weather is anything like it is in Sheffield its another craft day for me!!

Before I forget my candy is still open if you would like to enter its here!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx