Thursday, 30 August 2012

Our first Challenge over at Natalie & Amy xx

Well the day has finally arrived for our very first Challenge over at Natalie's and Amy's I do hope you all pop across and have a go this months challenge is just perfect "Anything Goes" and just look below at the fabulous prize.

A 12 x 12 paper pack from Dovecrafts back to basis modern Christmas, The Mulberry Wood CD and a matching stamp from Mulberry Wood think of all the fun you will have with this and how perfect for all your Christmas cards this year!!!!!

This is my card for the challenge and I do love these papers just lush and such beautiful dies!

These papers are from First Edition I have mixed two sets together and they are Boho Chic and Desert Bloom which you can find over in Natalie and Amy's shop here.
Just divine is this darling stamp from Crafts and Me which as always I have coloured with Pro's and added glamour dsst to her wings, some stickles and glossy accents to the ladybugs.
Close up of the lush papers.
Then check out these must have Marianne dies just love them and these beauties are Anja Leaves and Branch Forest also cut out with the First Edition papers.
Finally a side view where you can also see my added flower and adorable brad with a pearl center.

Don't forget to check out the Shop "Natalie and Amy" shop where you can find all of the above items and many more must have crafty goodies.

Now on to the challenge blog to check out the beautiful projects that the DT have made and also our two GDT girls this month.

Challenges I am entering are:

Cupcake Crafts  -  Flowers
Bearly Mine  -  Anything That Glitters
Deap Ocean  -  Things with Wings
I Love Pro's  -  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me  -  Birthdays
Simon Says  -  Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times  -   Flying High (Hope my Fairy with her gorgeous wings counts)

Well I'm off to link up.

Hope to get a bit of crafting in today but my daughter has come home and I've had to move lots of goodies from her room :-( so may need to tidy first.  I'm not complaining though I just hope she stays but who knows fingers crossed.

Love and Hugs to you all stay safe!  Chanelle xxxxxx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Elegant Wedding creation xx

Well I'm back after the most awful week with another massive blow to my confidence which is already at an all time low!

Just when you think things just can't get any worse wham "Oh Yes It Can" Hopefully one day I will be able to share my problems with you all but at the moment things are just too bad and like a Soap!!!!!

You may find my blog is once again very quiet I have done my DT work for the next two challenges and I will be around just trying to pick myself up and carry on with home life first then my crafting and as you know I have loads of new goodies to play with!

Anyway this was a Wedding Card which was ordered from my "Forever Friends" mad friend Kerry which the theme was yes a Forever Friend image with silver and Burgundy.
Coloured as always with my Pro's and added stickles to the head dress.
Found these beautiful berry clusters at the Craft Den by Marianne Designs  and added them to these beautiful flowers from Hobby Craft.
Beautiful metal ribbon Slider from my stash which had the perfect ribbon and lovely bling.
Can you see the fabulous backing papers these are once again from Kanban just look at the shine and the silver Wedding paper used inside and out  just perfect both purchased from the Craft Den.
Used the ribbon inside as well and once again used my new Wedding Sentiment stamp  (Just thinking the sentiment doesn't look straight) with a silver ink pad.
More Bling.
An extra heart on the back for Kerry to write on and more of the lush Kanban paper.

Challenges I am entering are:

Bearly Mine  -  Anything that glitters
Cupcake Crafts  -  Flowers
Stamptacular Sunday  -  Roses and Ribbons
Simon Says  -  Anything Goes
Diva's by Design  -  Let's Celebrate
I Love Pro's  -  Anything Goes
Gingerloft  -  Metal
The Paper Shelter  -  Layers and Layers
Cherry Lynn  -  Anything Goes (Heart Cherry Lynn Die)
Crafty Catz  -  Ribbons and Bows
Dilly Beans  -  Hearts
Digi Design Challenge Blog  -  Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement
Forever Friends  -  Anything Goes

Well that's all for today just need to link up.

All you are all safe and well!  Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Forever Friends Wedding Card xxx

Another order for my friend Kerry who as we all know is Forever Friends mad!

I had a long list of orders which I am now nearing the end of which is good because today I have received some much awaited Magnolia stamps and my 2nd DT package from Natalie and Amy and some new stamps from their on line store that I just had to order on top!

This I'm afraid is very photo heavy so I hope you will still be with me at the end.
This is from the Wedding stamp set which is a must have it has three fabulous image's plus loads of extra's.  As always my image is coloured with Pro's and added some purple stickles.
Really please with the overall result and the colour scheme that was requested.
Added some beautiful flowers from my stash and Ivy die from Marianne, foliage punch and a beautiful metal butterfly.
Sentiment is from my stash and sorry not sure what make it is, church is from Magolia.  Added gorgeous cream ribbon and lilac seam binding.
View of the inside.
Lace paper is from Prima and cream paper from the sale at the Craft Den.  The heart  is a cherry Lynne die and the gorgeous sentiment was an impulse buy on Saturday from eBay and what a great buy it was, the stamp around the edge is a Magnolia.
Couldn't resist this Magnolia Wedding Car coloured with Pro Markers.
Added a plain cream heart so that it has somewhere to write!!
Yummy glitter acetate from Kanban purchased from The Craft Den.

Challenges I am entering are:

Forever Friends  -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge  -  Fancy and Frilly
Digi design Challenge -  Wedding, Anniversary and Engagement
Divas by Design  -  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter  -  Anything Goes
I Love Pro's -  Transport  (Wedding Car)
Bearly Mine  -  Anything Goes
Gingerloft  -  Metal (Butterfly)
Lollipop Crafts  -  Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin  -  Wedding and Anniversary

Well that's me for today just off to finish my second wedding card and then hopefully have time to look around your blogs before bed!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Over at Midweek Magnolia it's pink, brown & white.

Well I was late for this weeks challenge as my head is just all over the place but I managed to sit this morning and colour in my new beautiful Australian Kangaroo with Tilda stamp from the new release and I just love it.

I also have the one with the Kookaburra bird just need to google that one to see the colour's but just look at her boots just perfect!!!!

Anyway the theme at Midweek Magnolia's  is "Pink, Brown and White" I must hold my hand up though there's not much white on my design.
Isn't this just such a sweet image I love the Kangaroo hes just so cute and as always I have coloured with my Pro's.
Pink and Brown are so perfect together.  
Cut the image out with my oval nestie and the background is Cherry Lynn Trellis where you can see on both I have added beautiful baby pink Paper pearls.
The background Pink and brown paper is from a 12 x 12 pack a purchased years ago from QVC but looks perfect with the brown.  Used my EK Success punch for the borders down the side and the most perfect baby pink ribbon.
The sentiment is also from Magnolia.  Added some flowers, punched leaves and pearl bling to finish off.
Overall picture which I do like must be the beautiful colour choice for our theme today.

Hope you can come along and play in this challenge and make sure you pop over to see the fabulous designs by the DT just divine.

Challenges I am entering are:

Bearly Mine  -  Anything Goes
Diva's by Design  -  Anything Goes
hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia  -  Favourite Image
Forever Friends  -  Anything Goes
Crafters Companion  -  Best Friends
Lollipop Crafts  -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge  -  Punches and Dies
Crafty Catz-  Animals

Well before I go another picture of Summer on her Train good job we have the room for it! lol

That's me totally done in now I can't believe how long this post has taken either my computer is on go slow or its Mr Blogger!!!!!

Love and Hugs to everyone Chanelle xxxxx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Happy 40th

A fun 40th card with this fun Handyman from Buggaloo.
Coloured as always with Pro's.
Mixture of papers and blue bazzil. Always find it so difficult to do Male cards as all my papers are so pretty.
Numbers are cut out with the Cricut "Story Book" cartridge. 
Flashlight Sentiment came with image and Birthday sentiment computer generated.

Challenge I am entering are:

Paper Pretties  -  Square Cards PWC219
Paper Pretties  -  Anything Goes PPMC52
Allsorts  -  Going round in circles
Crafty Catz  -  Anything Goes

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Monday, 13 August 2012

Yes another Forever Friends card xxxx

I know I haven't coloured a Magnolia all week but having withdrawals!!!!!

More new stamps but the main image is from my niece Kerry so good that we always share.

As always I have coloured in with my Pro's and added glossy accents to the Forever Friends symbol.  The sentiment banner is computer generated.

Papers are from Tilda and Papermania and this No 1 stamp is forever friends.
Another newbie and coloured with Pro's.

The inside I have added the forever friends loved heart bear and the forty I have cut with my cricut   then just added the sentiment for husband. 
A heart to write on and yes another new forever friends stamp but when I gave it to her she just love it!!!!! 

Challenges I am entering are:

Forever Friends  -  Something New (Stamps)
Paper Pretties  -  PPMC52  Anything Goes
Allsorts  -  Going Round in Circles
Crafty Catz  -  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter  -  Going round and round (Circle nestie and spots on my paper)

This was my Granddaughter yesterday she so loves the camera.  Can you see the train track well its out all the time  and we even have the train because Mum and Dads house is too small.

Well that's its from me today just going to link up!

Love and hugs Chanelle xxx

Friday, 10 August 2012

A Dog is not a toy xxx

The longstanding campaign aims to raise awareness of the consequences of treating dogs as gifts or toys. Every year hundreds of thousands of children plead for the latest fad or top toy on the market, only to discard them a few weeks after Christmas when the novelty wears off. Unfortunately, the same perception is also apparent with dogs. We are continually seeking to change this.

"A dog is for life, not just until your bored with it ".

If you agree...copy and paste this into your blog....thank you x
Copied from Exclusively by Mel xxxx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Midweek Magnolia - Dies & Punches

Well I'm back but running a bit late with this post for the Midweek Magnolia challenge which the theme this week is Dies and Punches.

I would also like to thank everyone who entered our Olympic theme last week you really went to town with your creations and I  just loved all the different images everyone used especially the none sporty ones.

My excuse for being late is my daughter who is a beautician and nail technician wanted to do me a set of nails to cheer me up as I really don't look after my nails with crafting and then biting them so I now have a beautiful set of polished nails but can't do anything with them!!

As you can see another Oldie has come out to play today and I have tried to so some folds on the dress but not too happy with the finished result need more practice!!!
As always this little beauty is coloured with Pro's, added some glamour dust to her wings and stickles to the centers of the flowers.

I have used my new yummy Prima "Tea-Thyme" papers which are lush I can't get enough Prima papers just love them!  Added black card and the main back paper is from Pink Paisley. 
Well the theme is dies and punches so the image is cut out and layered with my circle nestie and to the side is some perfect green silk ribbon.
For my foliage I have used a Marianne die and some L'em punches.  The sentiment is from Cat's Life and I have used a EK success circle punch to cut it out. 
Just look at these papers lush or what.  Added a few flowers and another EK Success foliage punch.
A side view of the punch and die detail.

Challenges I am entering are:

Tilda Town  -  Vintage
I Love Pro's  -  Vintage
Diva's by Design  -  Female
Simon Says  -  Bingo (Ribbon, Free and Blooms)
Papertake Weekly  -  Anything Goes
Dream Valley  -  Die Cuts and Punches
Songbird  -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge  -  Birthdays

Off to link up now! 

Can you believe it three days on the trot with my postings, will say thought that I still haven't caught up  yet with all your blogs I am trying to get back on top of it as best I can.

Its a beautiful day here in Sheffield so I hope that you all have great weather too.

Love and hugs Chanelle xxxx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Forever Friend Beefeater xxxx

Can't believe it either that I'm back two days running!!!!

Here is another of my many orders and yes its a Forever Friend!!!
Just purchased some new stamps as my friend is obsessed with them and wants all her cards to have them on!!!!

But I must say I really enjoyed colouring this little fella with my Pro's and just added some glamour dust to his ruffles,.
Just divine Basic Grey papers from the "Little Black Dress" range just wonderful for Male cards.
Perfect twine and my new sentiment stamp with is just spot on!
A closer look at these wonderful papers which I have added black stickles to the edges and the 60 is once again cut on my cricut with the "Story Book" cartridge.

Challenges I am entering with this card are:

Papertake Weekly  -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away  -  Olympic Dreams 
Crafty Card Makers  -  Olympics
Paper Crafting Journey  -  Anything Goes
Forever Friends  -  Something New  (Stamps)
Delightful Challenge  -  Birthdays

Well that's me for today I will be back tomorrow with my Midweek Magnolia card if you hurry up there's still a few hours left for your Olympic cards!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Monday, 6 August 2012

What a fun image xxx

When I was asked to make a 60th Birthday card I thought I have a great image but you really do need a sense of humour, didn't want to be offending anyone especially on there birthday xxxxx
I actually saw this image and thought of my BIL as he had a nasty operation in march on his bottom so thought it would be great for his birthday.

As always my image is coloured with Pro's just love the shading looks perfect and I have added glossy accents to the hearts and flower centers.
These papers I have had ages from QVC thought they where perfect for a male card.
Cut these circles out with the circle cutter just don't know where I would be without it!!  The sentiment is from a set of Personal impressions words.
Love these colours and just added a bit of brown ribbon.
The 60is cut out on my Cricut with the "Story Book" cartridge.
I did show this to my customer so I know she likes it and now I can crack on with the rest of her order which is mainly "Forever Friends".

Challenges I am entering are:

Party Time Tuesday  - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey  -  Anything Goes 
New No Matter Which Challenge  -  Anything Goes  (1st Challenge and Blog Hop)
New Song Bird  -  Anything Goes (1st Challenge)
Divas By Design  -  Flowers
Delightful Challenge  -  Birthdays

Well this is just short and sweet from me today as I am feeling rather low and have been for the past few weeks my crafting is the only thing that keeps my mind focused on anything at the its that bad and at least my Friend Kerry is keeping me going with her orders as I have no interest in anything else!!!

Take care and Thanks for all your lovely comments I do hope to make it round to you too!!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx