Thursday 31 March 2011

Well its Shape up time!!!!

Well its challenge time again over at The Crafty Purple Frog!! This weeks theme is Shape it up and we hope to see what spectacular shapes and designs you come up with!! The green theme was just fantastic and some great entries thank you!

Well here' mine! Out came my circle cutter and wow how easy was this, last time I made a circle easel I had given up the will to live but not this time it was a doddle.

The beautiful image is Caribbean Treasure and can be found here.will lot's of stickles as always.

Used some of Tim Holts Grunge shapes and embossed them with Blonde Moments powders.

Went around the circles with my distress tool and added Viva Pearls to the base card.

Added this beautiful ribbon around the edges which really sets off the image perfectly.

Finally the card is just plain card stock which I have distressed the edges.

Well that's it!! I hope you manage to pop over to the other DT blogs for more inspiration which will get your creative juices flowing with your entries!!! lol

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and a big hello to all my new followers.

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Needed to try harder for Rochelles Birthday Card!!!

It's my first Born's Birthday tomorrow and she always says that I never put any thought into her cards so here goes!!!

This has taken me ages and I can tell you there was a lot of thought and love that's gone into it!!

I was on Heathers blog again this weekend saw her tutorial for a shadow box card so here it is!!!!

I did the card and coloured the Tilda yesterday this is from the new collection and is called Hawaiian Flower used glossy accents on the flower and butterfly.

I have this lovely little banner and birds which looks just perfect flying around the edges. The centre is a Magnolia Heart corner which I purchased from the last Valentines Collection and everything has been sprayed with Glimmer Mists.

Just love how the flowers look with these lovely pins and more coloured seam binding.

Love these gorgeous birds.

This is the view of the shadow box and I must say I'm really please with it!!!

The inside is just waiting for a plain shape for me to write on!!

Hope you like it as much as me I just hope Rochelle likes it too!!!!

I'm entering this into Magnolia-licioushighlights - Easter Extravaganza Contest Section one a full size magnolia

Sunday 27 March 2011

Another very quick Male card!!!

It was my Brother-in-Laws Birthday last week and as you know I hate male cards!!

So here is my Kenny K!! Just love colouring these images they really are just perfect!!

The background paper is from the Craft Box and is My Minds Eye paper "Stella Rose Wood grain" matched with blue and brown card.

Added this great ribbon and some brown Viva Pearls around the edges.

To finish off a computer generated sentiment and button.

Actually I thought it looked really good and was really pleased.

Hope you have had a great weekend Love Chanelle xxxxx

Friday 25 March 2011

My First Design at SPS xxxx

Well the big day has arrived so here is my first DT card for the "SweetPea Stampers".

The theme this week is "Pack a Punch" so we are expecting all your entry's this week girls as if you are anything like me I have just a few to play with!!! lol xx

This is my design and it's my first ever Sweetpea Stamp which I had for Mothers Day from my daughter!!!

I have coloured her with my copics and added some glamour dust to her fabulous wings.

I have used my large Martha Stewart punch which is a shell design for the border running down the edge and added some beautiful ribbon which I picked up at class on Tuesday night from the craft box and a Tim Holt's metal piece with one of his tags in which I have used glossy accents on.

I have also punched out retro & daisy flowers and added some lush pearls in the centres this is teamed up with Tim Holt's flourishes in the yellow bazzil which will bring out the colour of the sun behind my image!!

This beautiful paper if from My Minds Eye and is the "Stella Road" range also from the Craft Box and added plain bazzil in various colours.

Well I hope you like my design and will pop over the the main challenge blog where you will see the prize on offer and check out the other DT members creations and don't forget some of us are newbies to the team so be gentle with us!!! lol xx

Have a great weekend and I will keep everything crossed that it stays sunny for us all!!!

Love Chanelle

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Couldn't resist showing you this!!!

Went to class last night with my Niece Kerry at the Craft Box at Elsecar and she wowed us with this gorgeous creation!!! I just loved it straight away the colours really haven't shown up properly but trust me it's beautiful!!

The papers are Bazzil and Echo Park and are just perfectly matched.

We masked the images and stamped in brown as Molly looks so much better in this softer tone. Then we used the new Aqua Markers to water colour the images.

Added a lovely two toned ribbon which I forgot to purchase and its in some fab colours!

To finish off some yummy flowers, viva pearls around the edges and of course a Molly Bloom sentiment just perfect!!

Tuesday 22 March 2011

First time for everything xxx

Well its my friends birthday and I forgot the gift bag!!

I remembered that I'd seen a post on Heathers blog I think it was last week with a brown bag and so thought I would give it a go!!

I'd picked up a pack of 10 sandwich bags from home bargains last week and so away I went.

Found this lovely butterfly paper in my stash so added green bazzil and distressed the edges then inked with vintage photo ink.

Some lovely brown lace, used my nesties and found these lovely flowers and leaves in my stash. Finally the butterfly with added stickles.

The back is just the same as the front but added the with love sentiment. A magnolia tag with a magnolia sentiment on and edged in the brown ink.

Everyone who has seen it thought it was lovely so may have to have a go with one of my many stamps for a cute version!

Have a great day Love Chanelle xxx

Sunday 20 March 2011

Isabella's 2nd Birthday xxx

Had a fabulous day at the Craft Box yesterday with Claire from Molly Blooms we made a beautiful tent card and a yummy Easter basket but before I show you thought I would show Isabella's birthday card which of course is Molly Blooms!

We did this style of card the other week at class at the Craft Box and thought it would be perfect for a 2nd birthday!!

The papers are just so pretty and are Annalee & Sweet Fairy both from Prima.

The beautiful images are all Molly Blooms and I have coloured them with my copics.

Added some glamour dust her and there but not a lot as the images are just perfect on there own.

The window was for Christmas and had snow on the sills so I have cut them out and added a flower pattern behind to make it look like the garden!

Buttons,heart,gingerbread man and lovely bunting to decorate this side.

My new Magnolia Tag, LOTV sentiment and some lovely flowers for the bottom.

A close up of the lovely Prima papers for the main card they are just so pretty and just perfect!!

Hope you like it as much as me!! Will post my projects on my next post!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my new Dt post!

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend, I have Summer here but she was up really early and is now asleep so thought I would quickly do my post xxxx

Love Chanelle xx

Friday 18 March 2011

I'm a Sweetpea Stamper!!!!!!!

Well you could knock me over with a feather I'm so excited!!!

A few weeks ago I entered the Sweetpea Stampers DT call and after checking out the other entries I had resigned myself it was not to be!!

You should have seen all the talent!!

But last week I had an email which I can tell you threw me really as I didn't think I stood a chance by WOW WOW WOW I'm on the DT and I'm so excited as I just love everything about these stamps so now I'm in heaven I already get the chance to work with the decoupage sheet which are awesome over at The Crafty Purple frog and now this!!!!!

Anyway my first posting will be next week so I thought I would just do a card to post my appreciation that I'm on the team and plug this weeks theme which is Scallops and you still have 6 days left to enter!!

I love this Bo-Bunny paper it's from the Sophie collection called wildflowers.

The image is Flowing in blue from ching-chou kuik which I have coloured with copics.

My scallops are the border which I have used an ek success punch and my scalloped nesties.

Added some beautiful blue mesh ribbon and punched some retro flowers, a tiny bit of bling and to finish off a sentiment from LOTV.

You really must check out the other girls blogs as well they are so talented!!

Thanks for your lovely comments and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! I'm off to the Craft Box for a Molly Blooms all day class tomorrow with my niece Kerry which is just what I need to take my mind off things around me!!!!

Thursday 17 March 2011

Going Green xxx

Hi everyone!!

Well its that time again over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge and this time the theme is Going Green!!

So here we go I have used Green-Sea-Turtle in Decoupage and you can find it here and as always I have added stickles.

The papers are from my stash and just added some plain coloured bazzil to them.

I had these lovely skeleton leaves given to me for my birthday and the flower is a prima finished off with foliage (MS branch) punch.

This lovely tag is a magnolia and the sentiment from LOTV just inked around the edge with distress inks.

Added butterfly's a MS punch, pearls and a lovely big pearl brad all from stash.

the prize this week is a £10.00 voucher to spend at Crafty Emma's store and boy you should check it out as she has just taken delivery of some new yummy stash!!!

Thanks for looking and leaving me such encouraging comments you always make my day.

Will be back later to share some fabulous news with you all!!!

Now you must pop over to the other DT's blogs and check out there inspiration!!

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Technigues at Craft Class

These cards are just so different and not really me but I do enjoy learning new techniques and well it was a craft class!!

Actually I really enjoyed myself and its back there tonight at the Craft Box and the bonus is its cute!!

We played with the miri card to make it look like metal.

Tim Holts die and letters and the lovely set of male stamps but can't remember the range!!!

The second card we used a piece of tissue paper with glue to get this effect and inked it up before stamping the image.

The acetate is dabbed with Tim's inks and left to dry before we stamped the clock images on and wiped off.

The picture just doesn't show the background that well just can't take a good photo.

Thanks again for all your lovely comments for my Mum she is doing really well but is now really worried as she is waiting for the main operation and is so nervous!!!

Have a great day Love Chanelle xxxxx

Sunday 13 March 2011

This is a winner xxx

I was so excited when I popped onto Anita's blog this week "Just a pigment of my Imagination" and found I'd won a Pollycraft Digi!!!

Well as I've never had one of these beautiful images before thought I have a go with it and here is my creation.

I have coloured her with my copics and just added a tiny bit of glamour dust.

Down the side I have added beautiful cerise pink seam binding with a lovely green ribbon slider.

These Prima "Paisley Road" papers are so lush the colours so vibrant and look fabulous with this image and design.

The design I have used was one that Lynne at the Craft Box had created using the Jack And Jill papers this is my take on it!!

Just loving it and no stickles what a miracle but there are some added gems dotted around and some flowers that I cut out of the papers to add some definition.

Thanks for looking.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the Christening, Dusty and my Mum. Mum had her ten minute routine operation last Monday and since then has been really poorly the operation they did wasn't done correctly and so she has been in so much pain and to top it of everytime they allowed her home she has been rushed back in so she is really fed up!! Fingers crossed she is now on the mend!

Hope you have all had a great weekend!!!

Love Chanelle xxxxx