Monday 30 January 2012

My word I've found My Scrap Book Head!!!!

I don't know where it was hiding but I have found it must have been well hidden as this is the first page I have done since October 2010!!

I will apologize before you go any further as this is a photo heavy (sorry about the quality of the pictures the light today is really poor) post!!

As always my model is my Granddaughter Summer this photo is last year when we went to Barnsley for the day while we where walking around in the Alhambra there was a stall taking these old fashioned picture's and she was little gem "Loved it".

Loads of punched flowers and butterfly's my favorite though is cutting out from paper and I also picked up some amazing Prima papers so that I can just do that.

I have used plain bazzil and a sheet of Graphic 45 paper from the "Once Upon a Springtime" Collection.

On my border strips I have used EK Success and Martha Stewart punches with stickles and added lace.

Also stamped this beautiful Flower Fairy Rose and coloured her with my pro markers also stamped the vintage postcard and heat embossed with gold and then inked with vintage paper.

This is a better picture to show you this wonderful paper and see why I have added the Stamped image.

I will also tell you that I never added journalling to my pages as my DH always tells me that it looks like a child has done it but my word I have added a little tag!! lol

Just a side view so that you can see the flowers!

The Challenges I am entering are:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Moving along with the times - Blooming Marvelous
Flutterby by Wednesday - Embossing Dry/Heat (My Postcard is heat embossed)
Creative Inspirations - Someone Special

Well that's it if you are still here hope you liked my layout I hope I still have it!!! Hello to my new followers and as always thanks for all your fab comments!

Hope everyone has a great week.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Saturday 28 January 2012

My 1st Saturated Canary Image.

Well if you can't beat them join them I always say and I have been seeing these beautiful images all over blog land so I have purchased a couple and here is my first card with them.

My image is Queen of Hearts and can be purchased here.

I have used the image twice in two different sizes and coloured them both in with my pro markers!

The sentiment I inked the circle with pink and then covered it with Glossy Accents not sure what make the stamps are as I purchased them from Ebay.

Loads of punches and dies on my card the flowers are Retro in large, medium & small.
The corners are my new Memory Box die, borders are an EK Success punch and the butterfly's are a EK Success border but just used the scraps and finally two different nesties.

Centers of the flowers are a Viva Pearl Pen just purchased two beautiful pink paper pens today so need to play with them!! lol

The papers are a 6 x 6 Prima pad called "Fairy Flora" I just love these papers and have had them ages just need to start using them!

I just love the new memory box dies they are just so delicate but did find it a pain to get it to cut out properly even though I have a metal plate!

A side view! This is going to be my birthday card to my Sister in February done in January god that's a first!!!! lol

I am entering the following challenges:

Saturated Canary - Dies & Punches (I have plenty)
Allsorts - one or more Hearts
Moving along with the times - Blooming Marvelous
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thanks you all for popping over I and as always leaving me such lovely comments I am trying my best to keep up with all your beautiful posts.

Have a wonderful weekend Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Thursday 26 January 2012

Such a little oval!!

What a beautiful little card I just love it!

When TOMIC posted there theme this week thought I'd play along but how hard is an oval!! This is the only one I have and its my Small Petite Oval Nestie so it's so small but at the same time I'm really please at the final look!

Been in my scrap drawer again as I didn't need too much paper and found the beautiful floral paper I used a few days ago so went with it!

You can see my cream oval which I have dry embossed and then used my gold ink pad to highlight the embossing.

Love this ribbon its just divine and from The Craft Box you really must check out Lynn's crafty heaven just brimming with lush crafty goodies.

As the oval is so small I have used a Mini Tilda isn't she she beautiful!

Finally I got to cut out the flowers from my backing paper and just love these and how yummy with the gold stickles!

The Challenges I am entering are:

TOMIC - Oval with Embossing (I have used dry embossing)
Moving Along With the Times - Blooming Marvelous
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Song (You don't bring me flower's anymore - Neil Diamond & Barbara Streisand)

Thanks for looking and leaving me your lovely comments which means in turn I can call round to you!

Have a lovely evening.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Sugar Bowl - Sketch

This is a quick post as I have just realised I haven't got long left to enter the challenge this week over at "The Sugar Bowl" which is a sketch.

Last week I actually won this stamp "Lead the Way" in Sugar Nellie's Blog Hop and it arrived yesterday so thought I would try to join in this week!

I have coloured the image in with my trusty pro markers and added some stickles to the skirt and little pooch!

The pictures are rubbish and don't show the papers true colours but I left it so late the light is just no good! Any way the papers are My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Happy Days 6 x 6 pad with plain bazzil!

The sentiment and coloured string are from the same collection and are so beautiful the sentiment is actually thin wood.

Finally in the right hand corner are three buttons they are the right shade but once again the light has made them look odd!!! lol

Right that it for tonight I'm off to link up to the Sugar Bowl Challenge.

Hope you all have a great evening I going to look around your gorgeous blogs and leave some comments!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Kenny K's - Bling

Couldn't resist the challenge this week over at Kenny K's where the theme is - Bling I love bling and you can't ever have enough!!!

I have used the new Valentine's image for my card and as always I have coloured with my pro markers.

Love this picture you can see all my lovely bling and the lovely glisten from the miri card.

The hearts are my Cherry Lynn Heart dies and because the miri is quite thick the small hearts have not cut out properly but looks like its been embossed.

Found this beautiful star ribbon and cherub button which are just the perfect colours.

The sentiment is from Magnolia's new collection and is available at The Craft Box.

The papers are from my scrap box so sorry not sure what they are, but at least they are going down very slowly!!!!

These last two pictures are just side views so that you can see the position of the large heart.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Kenny K - BLING
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy Highlights mine is glitter & Stickles
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Valentines PPMC23
I Love Pro Markers - Anything Goes
Craft us Crazy - Valentines/Love/Animals
Moving along with the Times - Things with Wings

Well that's it from me today I'm off to play with my new stamp "Lead The Way" which I received this morning from Sugar Nellie for my Candy Win!

Thanks again for looking and leaving your beautiful comments.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Sunday 22 January 2012

Dilly Beans - Have the Blues!!

Well I've been itching to join the challenge again over at Dilly Beans but for the last two weeks I didn't have the right images so this week its having the blues so here I am again!!!

I have coloured the image with my Pro Markers and its the first time I have done blue hair so please don't be too critical with my efforts it does look better in the flesh!!! lol The main image I have gone round it with blue stickles and glossy accents on the hearts & eyes.

The spotty paper is magnolia with different blue card stock.

Made my own lolly pop flower with a material brad from stash.

Used my new Tim Holt's Butterfly border and edges it with white distress paint.

Side view where you can see the distressed edges on the papers.

I am entering the following challenge:

Dilly Beans - Having the Blues
I Love Pro Markers - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Totally Paper Crafts - Make your own flowers

Well the weekend is over but I'm still off sick so everyday is just the same to me in fact I even forget what day it is!!! lol At least I have got back into my crafting so I can escape when ever I need to from reality.

Hope you all have had a great weekend thanks for visiting me and leaving great comments and hello to my new follower!!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Saturday 21 January 2012

Love my little cupid xx

Well I think I'm on a roll never posted so many times!! lol

This year may not have had a great start at home but my crafty life has really picked up and this weekend I have won some Sugar Nellie Candy and I have been picked as one of the Top Three over at Craft Your Days Away!! My word I am on such a high!!! lol

Had a play with a couple of my new Magnolia's which I purchased from The Craft Box I just adore this range don't think there is one that I don't like.

Any way this one is once again coloured with my Pro Markers but very softly edged with blue then I have cut it out with a Nellie C Heart Die and layered it onto a heart from the same set which looks so beautiful.

The papers are from a 12 x 12 Tilda pad which I have added pink bazzil too. Distressed the paper edges and stickled as well but can't really see on my photo's.

The border is made up of cream lace, love Bo Bunny paper border and a wonderful ribbon that is like elastic and has flowers and beads sewn onto it forgot I had it but its just the most perfect match also two beautiful heart pins.

Side view but will have to add a bit of extra glue as the lace in not fixed properly.

Flowers are from my stash and then my current favourite the silver corners!

I am entering the following challenges:

Moving along with the times - Things with Wings
Paper crafting Journey - Floral
Craft us Crazy - Valentines/Love/Animals
Crafts & Me - Pins
Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten (Beautiful flower and beaded ribbon)
Deep Ocean - Sparkling/Glitter
Ribbon Girl - Blue & Pink
Craft your days away - Distressing

Thank you for taking time to leave me such beautiful comments they mean the world to me!

Going to have a look round your blogs tonight as last night we babysat for Summer and there is no way she will let me do that I have to spend my time mainly colouring!! (Shame its not my images though couldn't do that it a scribble a page then we have to turn over!! lol)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Friday 20 January 2012

It's a first!!!

Well this is the first time I have ever done a monochrome image with black & White and I really enjoyed doing it and I love the finished look!!

Also this is the first time I have inked Edwin up with his colander & Pasta it was one of my wins over at Debbie Dolphins Magnolia Advent Calendar so thank you so much Debbie and of course Magnolia!!!

I have coloured my image with my trusty pro markers and I think its ace!!

My papers where scraps in my box so not sure about what they are just know I purchased them from The Craft Box.

Loving the paper as I managed to cut my flowers from the same paper and don't they look lush.

Love the Flower on this picture as you can see the stamens I have added to the centre you can also see these fab corners that I'm really into at the moment.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under - Black & White
CES _ Vintage
Deep Ocean - Glitter/Sparkle
Sweet Stampin - Glitter/bling/shine/sparkle

Thanks again for looking and taking the time to leave your wonderful encouraging comments and hello to my new followers!!

Wont be able to comment tonight so will be round tomorrow as we are having Summer tonight instead of tomorrow!!

Have a great weekend.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Thursday 19 January 2012

Well just how cute is William with his catapult! xx

Well I think he's a real cutie and I also have some of his sister. I just adore all the old magnolia's and I always get a real buzz when I acquire a new one!!

This is another card I did for Ryley and I must say I don't normally like to do boy cards but I really enjoyed doing them this time!

Coloured William with my favourite Pro Markers.

The papers I'm not sure of as I'm trying to work through my piles of papers which isn't working as I did purchase a new pad this week on my craft night at The Craft Box so naughty!!

Buttons are from my stash and added some green string tread purchased at The Craft Box.

This lovely notice is a Molly Bloom which I love I inked around the edges and added the computer generated name. Stamped the board again on printed paper so that I could cut out the star & love heart in matching papers.

Well I like it and its so simple but effective not my normal fussy card!

I am entering it into the following challenges:

Cards for Men - Boys and there toys (Catapult)
Nadias Challenge Blog - Boys
Crafty Cardmakers - No flowers
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking hope you like what you see!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx