Monday, 31 December 2012

My Top Five of 2012!!!

I decided to join in Debby's favourite five of 2012 which I must say was very hard even though I have been hit and miss with my blogging!!

Pop over to Debby's Blog and check out the lovely crafters who have joined in there work is just awesome and she also has some yummy candy!!!

My first card is back in January and is for Valentines my little cupid!!

My second card is from the 16th Febuary and I just love these lush papers!!

My third card is from March "Easter is Coming" Came in top three with this over at Totally Tilda.

Now I really am finding this too hard also from March my Mothers Day card which I just adore so simple but yet so beautiful!!! I actually won a GDT spot over at DYSU with this one.

April Summers Birthday Card Going Banana's.

In April I found Scrapbook Stamp Society and fell in love!!

Another fabulous image from Scrapbook Stamp Society I just so love colouring these beauties its so relaxing!!

May also saw my two slots over at Midweek Magnolia as GDT which was so special especially when I then became a DT member on the next call!!!

Last and well over the five is my card for my Niece Kerry on the arrival of Baby Ruby Lilly which was commissioned by her mum!!!! Its a fabulous Mo Manning image and I just adore it and I must get more of these Graphic 45 papers just adorable!!

Sorry Debby I just couldn't do it and its a good job I've been in and miss with my post or I would have been in a bigger mess!!!

Hope you like my choice its so hard especially when we get to play with such beautiful stamps and digi's.

I would also like to thank the ladies over at Midweek Magnolia, Amy and Natalies and Bearly Mine Designs for allowing me to stay on the DT's over the last few months and I hope that 2013 is a fabulous year with lots of crafting and lots of new goodies!!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Over at Amy and Natalie's the theme is your favourite things

Well I'm back with a DT card for Amy and Natalie's Challenge Blog I have been awol for the last few due to life getting in the way but even though this is late I've managed to join in today.
I really struggled with my Christmas cards this year and missed out quite a few so today I have made a "New Years" card to try to make it up!!

This image is from the new range of "SWALK" its called "Cat's Miaow" and as always I have coloured it in with my Pro Markers. Used this image as the lady its for loves cats!!

These yummy papers are from First Editions and its called "New Leaf" the flowered sheet is just lush as its pre-glittered and the co-ordinated ribbon if from Dovecraft, back to basics "Christmas Vintage".

These papers are just perfect for my love of cutting as you can see I have cut out a few flowers and doubled them up then added stickles to the centers.

Perfect sentiment is from a set from SU and as with the image I inked them with a Memento ink pad called "Rich Cocoa!".

Another few flowers.

Now why don't you pop over to Amy and Natalies Challenge Blog and check out the DT creations you won't be disappointed!

Then for all your crafty needs pop over to the Shop where you can purchase all your basic needs and much, much more.

Challenges I am entering are:

Creative Inspirations Paint  -  Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss  -  New
Simon Say's  -  Anything Goes
Paper Pretties  -  PWC238  -  New Year
Party Time  -  PTT100  -  Anything Goes

We stayed at Forest Holidays just near Sherwood Forest for Christmas in an amazing eight berth log cabin with its very own hot tub it was heaven and just lovely being with Summer to open all her pressies and spend time with my family even though my youngest daughter didn't go!!!!

Christmas Eve in the hot tub, well my Dad, Sister, Daughter Rochelle and her Hubby Brett!!
We ended up having to wake sleeping beauty up Christmas Day and she ran down the corridor clapping and cheering!!!

Bless my little Angel she came home with Chicken Pox!!!! 

Here she is covered in lotion opening some of her pressie that where too big to take.

Well thats it from me I'm off to finish another DT card and link up the challenges.

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Check this out 40% off over at Bearly Mine Designs xx

You really must check out Donna's sale over at Bearly Mine Designs she has a

 "MASSIVE 40%"

off all digi's its an offer you really don't want to miss!!
What are you waiting for Crafters it's on until 31st December and she has the most gotgeous papers
for all occasions!!!!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Love this House Mouse Image xxx

Well here I am with a commissioned card for my SIL for my Niece Kerry I can now post it as I know she has it and well she loves it!!
I really love how the image looks especially the glow of the candle and as always I have coloured with my Pro Markers.
Traditional colours and the most perfect poinsettia paper but I'm sorry not sure what make it is as it was just a loose sheet in my Christmas box.
The beautiful lace and velvet ribbon was a purchase from The Craft Box as is the lovely checked!  The 25th December embellishment is also from my stash.
Poinsettia was cut using my Spellbinders Nestie which can you believe was unopened added a snowflake brad, berries and leaves which are a Tim Holts die.
Sentiments are from woodware.

Another not very good photo I just cant get the right light even with my day light its still so dark here.

Challenges I am entering are:

House Mouse  - HMFMC135  -  Christmas Hugs & Kisses
Paper Crafting Journey  -  Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen  -  With Love at Christmas
Simon Says  -  Merry Christmas
Divas By Design  -  Anything Goes
Fab and Funky  -  Add Ribbon/Lace
Deep Ocean  -  Santa is Coming to Town

Well that's all from me I'm off to try to finish my Family cards!!! lol

If I don't get them finished I can see a trip to the card shop!

Hope you are all ready for the big day and not like me!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

When the Snowman Brings the Snow!!!

Yep its me again two days in a row and with a card!!! lol

Well its the last challenge of the year for Team B over at Midweek Magnolia so I wanted to do one last card since I have been absent for so many of the challenges but the lovely ladies on the DT have kept my seat warm for me to return so "Thank You" to everyone of them such great girls!!!

The theme today is just perfect for the weather outside it's when the Snowman brings the Snow, we want to see Snowmen on your designs and if you don't have a Magnolia Snowman a snow scene!!

My design today I have masked the old snowman with Tilda throwing snowballs.
Had fun colouring this scene and as always used my Pro's.
Not a very good picture but it was the best of a bad bunch!  
Used spellbinders snowflakes, felt snowflake and matching brad for the corner along with a lovely sentiment I purchased from eBay.  Love the effect of the liquid pearls so perfect for snow.
Another fab Christmas sentiment and as before its from eBay added some blue gems and inked around the edges.
My lovely tree is from Tim Holtz as is the lovely foliage and the poinsettia is from Magnolia.  Plain navy card, Magnolia Snowflake paper and mini dotti/Festive Fun paper's from Bearly Mine.

Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog as the DT girls have once again made the most beautiful creations to get your creative juices flowing!!!

Stickles, Liquid Pearls and distress inks can all be found here at Natalie and Amy's plus lots more lovely goodies for all your crafty needs.

Its a Magnolia Challenges  -  Christmas card with Edwin or Tilda
Magnolia Down under Challenge  -  Bingo (Snowflakes, glitter/sparkle & doo Hickey die)
Tilda Town  -  Celebrate Christmas
Marvelous Magnolia   -  Snowflakes
Simply Magnolia  -  Christmas Themed Card or Project
Zoe Bunny  -  Celebration

Well that it from me I'm of to do more Christmas cards as I'm way behind!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxxx

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Anything Goes Over at Bearly Mine xx

Its time for another challenge over at Bearly Mine for team "A" and this week the theme  is "Anything Goes" so come on your crafter's wow us with your magical designs. 

For my design I have used Bearly Mine Festive Fun papers which you can find here!

Can you see my booby!!!  

I didn't notice till I'd uploaded and it was too late but the tree's are lop sided!! lol

My new Tilda isn't she just beautiful and as always coloured in with Pro Markers.
Tree's are a Tim Holt's die and glittered around the edges and added perfect pearls.
Magnolia poinsettia die with different brads in the center's and the blue berries are from Magnolia.
Final touch ribbons and a bauble brad.

Just love the design and think these will be my Christmas cards shape this year as I'm just starting!! lol

Don't forget to pop over to The Bearly Mine Challenge the girls have once again excelled with there wonderful designs xxx

Don't forget to pop over to Natalie and Amy's Craft Store to stock up an all your basic craft needs plus lots more and remember its free postage if you spend over £10.00.

Challenges I am entering are:

Joanna Sheen - Christmas
Dream Valley  -  Christmas
Sir Stampalot -  Treemendous

Well thats me for now will be back later to have a look at all your beautiful work!  Things seem to be getting more on track with my crafting so hope to be here more often!

Love and Hugs to you all Chanelle xxxx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Bearly Mine Christmas Sale

Check out Donna's Christmas Sale which is on until Tuesday the 11th December 2012.

Well worth a look at all the yummy papers and at an even better price!!!!!

I now have my laptop back and the only problem I'm having is getting onto my dashboard it just will not allow me on so once again I'm on my Sister's!!!!  If anyone has any ideas would really appreciate you getting in touch or leaving me a comment!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Special Baby xx

I'm here again this time my card was for my Sister-in-Law for the birth of my Niece Kerry's first and last baby!!! lol

To check out her adorable baby "Ruby" click here!!

She really is just gorgeous and so much hair!
This image I have had for a while it was an image I choose when I won Joey's fab candy and it was just perfect.  Coloured as always with my Pro Markers and added stickles and pearl drops with my Viva Paper pen.
Papers are a mixture of Graphic 45 & Pink Paisley added to kraft.
Distress inked around the papers and image and added these wonderful ribbon flowers, leaves, pins and wooden dummy which I just sponged with my spun sugar distress ink pad.
Can't make a special card with out some bling.
Closer look at flower arrangement.
Love all these baby pictures on the Graphic papers just so vintage.
Perfect sentiments and loving the net and string of pearls.
Covered all the card sides and added the big love heart for them to write on with the lovely sentiment which I found on eBay.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Papertake Weekly  -  Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen  -  Anything Goes Excluding Christmas
The Pink Elephant  -  Make it Girly
Flutterby Wednesday  -  Punch it
Totally Gorjuss  -  Anything goes with sparkle
Forever Friends  -  Glitter and Sparkle
DP2  -  Favourite colour combo Pinks and Green

Off to link up now and then have some supper as we have had no tea!!

Sorry I'm still not commenting but the dongle is a nightmare I have a Three, Voda phone and T-mobile and want to throw them all I have now given in and took my laptop and dongles to the doctors where I hope it will be sorted!  Tonight I'm on my sisters and hers is just fine so fingers crossed it can be fixed

Will be posting my cards that I have made for the new baby but not until after tomorrow as the first time I went I forgot the cards and pressie you know I have a fuzzy head!! lol.

Thanks for staying with me!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx