Saturday 31 March 2012

Midweek Magnolia Sketch

Here I am again with another Easter card and this time I have followed the sketch at midweek Magnolia, was really lucky last week and won the challenge so I am patiently waiting for the postman to bring me my secret package from "Magnolia" can't wait.
For my card today I have gone yet again with Magnolia papers with lovely little Bee's on and added black, pink & yellow bazzil to it!

Another one of my older Tilda images just love her and I also have the mini one so might do some tiny cards to put some pennies in as pressie for my niece's and nephew's! Coloured my image with promarkers and added stickles which sorry are not dry for my pictures.
Added a beautiful yellow feather, pins and flowers from my stash.
The Easter sentiment is from Magnolia and added a gorgeous yellow acrylic flower from eBay.
Side view of card with the three buttons running down the side.

I am entering the following challenges:

Midweek Magnolias  -  Sketch
Sweet Stampin  =  Easter/Spring
Craft Yours Days Away -  Easter
Cute Card Thursday  -  Easter
Delightful Sketches  -  Easter

That's it from me I'm going to pick Summer up as it was Rochelle's 25th birthday yesterday she went to a Spa in Doncaster with Danielle and tonight she's of out for a meal with Brett and then going to a comedy club!

Would like to hello to my new followers its always lovely to see new people and also great to pop over to your blogs!  Thanks as always for your lovely comments.

Will be back tomorrow!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Thursday 29 March 2012

A bit of Masking xx

Before I start on my post I want to say a big Thank You to you all for your good wishes to me for yesterday! I have so many things going on in my life that it does get me down from time to time and I seem to go into myself for a while my DH and family are a big support for me and my blogging friends out there as well if it wasn't for my crafting I just don't know what I'd do!! I have to go back at the beginning of May for more tests as I have problems with my bladder & bowels so will keep everything crossed.

Yesterday I did a bit of colouring therapy and this is my little creation.

I noticed that Deep Ocean the theme this week is masking with more than one stamp so I thought I would join in and see if I can master the art!!

I have used Edwin with "Egg", Magnolia Tree, Magnolia Swing, Magnolia Sign but then had to slip in some Molly Bloom flowers as I couldn't find any in my Magnolia box my word I need to get me some and my gorgeous new purchase from Sir Stampalot this yummy "Bunny"!!!! Finally a Easter Sentiment.
Coloured all the images with pro markers and added glamour dust and glossy accents to the egg, flower centres and Bunnys ears and feet.
Used some perfect yellow and orange paper and card from my stash and the yummy orange ribbon and here you can see where I have used glossy accents on the egg.
The corner display of flowers is from my stash just can't do a card with out flowers my word its the law and you can see where i have wrote "Easter Egg Hunt" on my sign post!!
Side view where you can also see that I have edges all the papers with orange stickles and my two gold corner.

I am entering the following challenges:

Deep Ocean - Masking with more than one stamp
Delightful Sketches - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Stamp Something
Magnolia licious - Easter
Pan Pastels  -  Brights

Well that's it from me think I need to go and play again I did start doing Midweek Magnolia Sketch but that went to pot so going to see if I can actually stick to the theme this time!!!  lol

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Tuesday 27 March 2012

75th Birthday

Well here is old "Gus" again and this time he's for a gentleman who is "75" the first request was world war but luckily she saw Gus and decided to go with him!! How lucky was that!! lol
Old Gus is coloured with my pro markers.
The papers are a lucky find in my stash I just don't seem to have a very good stock of male papers.
I have added some buttons and card candy to the corners and some spotty ribbon.
To finish of I have cut the 75 out on my cricut with the "Story Book" cartridge.

I am entering the following challenges:

Bearly Mine - 3-2-1 (3 Buttons, 2 Paper, 1 Image)
Passion for Promarkers  -  Ribbon & Buttons

Tomorrow I'm going to hospital to see about my prolapsed bladder & V/W so that should be embarrassing I have been measuring my water intake and output which was fine for the first few hours but then I didn't realise how many times I actually go to the toilet so can't wait for it to be over.

They say life begins at 40, well I'm 43 and its all be down hill for me one day I hope things will get better will just have to keep everything crossed.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Monday 26 March 2012

Oh my word Orange & Purple xxxx

I've been very naughty this weekend and haven't been commenting I so sorry but my mind has been on overdrive all weekend and I just can't concentrate just wish I had a switch that would let me have a little rest from all my worries but no!!! Anyway I'm here today so lets hope I can start again.

Yesterday I did have a little time crafting with yes you've got it another Oldie from my Magnolia's I did this a few weeks ago and thing she's lovely. She is coloured with pro markers and added some orange stickles to the flower centre's.

Another new sentiment stamps I just love these Cat Life's press sentiments so I had to have it!

What lush colours and a fab new paper from Bo Bunny but I can't remember the name I'm so bad but flowers that you can cut out that's what I love.

Added two metal corners, butterfly's, punched flowers, stickles, ribbon and a fab piece of bling.

The border punches are from EK success and this leaf one is just so elegant think I may be using this one a lot!

I am entering the following Challenges:

Totally Tilda - Tilda with flower or bunch of flowers.
Simply Magnolia - Dies, Punches & Ribbon
Addicted to stamps - Rhinestones, Flowers & Ribbon
Pink Elephant - Butterfly's
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes But must have a Butterfly,Angel or Fairy on

Well that's it I'm off to my Craft Room for a while then will be back commenting!

Would just like to say hello to my new followers and to everyone who looks at my work and leaves me lovely comments you make everything so worth while.

Oh and before I go my Easter Card won my one of the "Top Three" over at Totally Tilda so was on a high yesterday! Thank you so much.

There is still a little time to grab a bargain on my eBay listings if anyone is interested.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday 24 March 2012

My Cute little Pirate xx

Well DH went to work today so I cleaned up fast!!! so that I could play in my craft room before he got home!

Went to get my stamps out and this little fellow kept looking at me and since I haven't inked him up since I bought him thought I would give it a whirl.

All these images are magnolia and this is the first time I have inked them just love the older Tilda's & Edwin so had to have this. Coloured the images with pro markers and added a little bit of glamour dust and inked around the main image with distress inks.

These papers are from Rusty Pickle "pirate Princess" I have had for ages and are just perfect with the images well perfect since Edwin is feeling his feminine side!!

There was also a sheet of extra elements so I have used the two like paper clips at the top and added a black pearl onto each, a ribbon slider at the bottom then cut out three of the flowers and added the sentiment to add the finishing touch.

I am entering the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolia's - 1 Ribbon, 2 Pearls & 3 Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
I Love Pro Markers - 3 Different papers
Bearly Mine - Spots

Well this is so different from yesterdays Easter card but I do love it!

Must crack on with my Easter cards though and its Rochelle's birthday next week so will be busy!

I had a beautiful surprise this morning the postman brought me a gorgeous set of stamps and a divine card so will take a photo and show you on my next post! My lovely friend sent it to cheer me up and she certainly did I love it!!

Enjoy your weekend we are off to Rochelle's for tea so will be leaving comments late tonight.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Friday 23 March 2012

Easter is coming xxx

Before you start to look at my post I'm really sorry but its photo heavy as I just love it!!

I have been messing on and off with this card now for a few days doing little bits to it but the final effect I think was so worth it.

My beautiful!! lol Easter card is Tilda in an Egg masked with the path background and also a scene with the clouds but not sure what its called which I have coloured with pro markers.

Added a doohickey tag die and this must have Easter Sentiment also Magnolia which I have inked around the edges with mustard distress ink and added the little bow.

Used my Circle cutter again for the aperture from and centre layout so that I could put the acetate in the front and I just think its so with adding really makes a difference.

This beautiful corner stamp which was free in a magazine and totally forgot I had until I saw it on Donna's card over at Craftyheadcase thanks Donna and a beautiful card as always. I have coloured a few of the images so that I could layer the flowers then I have added leaves, dew drop centres, stickles and some beautiful little pearl flowers oh and have you seen my bird cage just adorable I have painted it with gesso so that it blended in.

What a little cutie just couldn't resist adding it to the corner. I have also added loads of pearls around the front circle and orange stickles to edge the papers.

The papers are as always Magnolia and again more bling around the main image.

I am entering the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious - Colour Challenge for March
Totally Tilda - Easter Tilda
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Spring is in the Air
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Moving along with the times - Easter
Simon says - Bingo (Pearls, Flowers & charm)
Crafts & Me - Light Airy Colours
Oldie but Goldie - Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
Raise the Bar - In the Garden

Well that's it from me I told you it was a loooooooong post!!!

While I was finishing the card I suddenly had a thought that I had been asked to do a male card for tonight so that's it for me at the moment!! I am so bad my memory is well lets just say "The light's on but no-one is home"

Will be back tonight to catch up with my comments as as always after messing on ebay I couldn't face the computer it just takes so long I'm sure there should be any easier way!!! Don't forget I have loads of bargains if you would like to check out my listings you can find the link at the top of my page.
I would also like to say a big Hello to my new followers its always so exciting to see you thank you so much and to everyone who leaves me comments thak you.

Have a great weekend Love & Hugs Chanelle xx

Thursday 22 March 2012

It's Stars @ Dilly Beans

Well I'm just in time to enter Dilly Beans this week with the theme "Stars". I couldn't sleep last night so I finished my Easter card design but still need to colour the images as you know I don't do it very well at night, then I sat and wondered what I could do next and here it is!

I purchased this image for Valentine's and have just put a star over the hanging heart she is called "Hanging Heart Girl" and can be found here. I have coloured her with pro markers and then just inked around the edges with pink.

This pretty star paper is from Magnolia and I have layered it with silver miri card.

Another fab sentiment from stampinup purchased it on ebay.

A side view where you can see the stickles around the edges. Added two pearls and little silver stars around the image to finish it off!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Dilly Beans - Stars
Cute card Thursday - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Thanks
Card Mad Fairy - Add a Sentiment
My Mum's Craft Shop - Lets get Digital

Well I'm off now to pop some more stash onto ebay if you fancy a look.

I have been to my Uncle's funeral today which was so sad and very stressful but on my return home I had a lovely parcel waiting for me it was some candy from Janiel from "My little piece's of Art" it was just like Christmas just yummy.

Then I looked at today's challenges and Wow I had been picked as one of the top three over at Do You Stack Up Challenge blog and a Guest Designer Spot I'm so chuffed with myself and at last a smile!!

A Lovely end to a very stressful day.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Tuesday 20 March 2012

I Demand A Recount!!!!!!

It's my BIL's Birthday on Saturday and he's fifty so I wanted a fun image for him. I have seen these images a few times when I visit Coops & Gaynor from Bugaboo and think they are fab so I decided to to purchase a few of the fun images.

This is Gus isn't he just gorgeous my DH's knees are just like these!!! lol Coloured with pro markers and then shaded around the image with my chalks can't remember the last time I used them but I think it has given a great effect.

More papers craft the Cosmo Cricket stash I found its just yummy and loads of it!!

Added an extra sentiment but didn't do it very big as he may be a little touchy about the bit 50!!

Buttons and twine to finish it off. I love it and even my DH laughed though it was a great image and that's a good sign cause he either says oh that's the best card you have ever made or why do you use dead people!!!!! He's not keen on quite a few of my stamps!! lol
I am entering this into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine - Spots
Gingerloft - Birthdays
2 Sisters - Spots & Dots
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Lots of Green
Craft Your Days Away - Men/Boys Buttons
Totally Paper Crafts - Male
Cards for Men - Cheeky Chappie

Well I'm of to play with my Easter Stamps for a bit then will be commenting.

Hope you have a lovely evening.

Love Chanelle xx

Monday 19 March 2012

Red, White & Blue

Well this is a late post for me but my little baby "Dusty" was poorly all yesterday and I slept on the sofa last night with her because she was so bad but this afternoon she has started to pick up so fingers crossed.

I have a Saturated Canary to share today which was actually a freebie how cool is that and this is the first time I've coloured her up and shes just delightful just love her!

I have coloured the image with pro markers and I am really pleased with the colours they look great with these papers.

I purchased this pad a few weeks ago and decided I would use them on this card but when after I thought gosh I have nothing to match with these colours! lol Can you believe it I think I need to do some shopping!

Anyway I did manage to find this small piece of navy ribbon but I noticed on my pictures that you can see my extra embellishment the large blob of glue!! lol

Sentiment is stampinup and I have added red liquid pearls around the edges.

The challenges I am entering are:

Gingerloft - Birthday
2 Sisters - Spots & Dots
Card Mad Fairy - Add a sentiment
Crafty Catz Week - Red, White & Blue
Cute Card Thursday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Ribbon - Birthday

Well that's it from me tonight, think I will try to get some sleep!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Sunday 18 March 2012

Happy Mothers Day xx

Well this is my last Mother's Day card and this time it's for my Mum. I hope you are all having a lovely Mother's Day all you ladies out there! I've been and had a lovely lunch with my two girls just the three of us it was perfect.

This is my take on the less is more!! I love that challenge but just can't stop adding.

Well as you can see its that Woodware stamp again I mean how lucky was I that Kerry bought it!! lol Really must invest in it though and the Dad one as well will be perfect for Father's Day.

This paper is just divine and can you believe I only purchased one sheet well me thinks I need some more!! Teamed it up with a mustard & purple bazzil and its just a perfect match I love it!

The sentiment stamp I have used my distress inks for the background in mustard, lipstick and dusty concord and my word what a great match. These beautiful lavender sprigs both so different but just perfect with the seam binding are a nice little find in a garden centre a few weeks ago (My daughter hates going out with me as I'm always looking out for goodies I can play with).

You can't really see but this wonderful piece of bling from Zva but its shimmers in different colours like its coated in AB

I am entering the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps = Recipe Rhinestones, flowers & Ribbon
Pan Pastels - Add a flower
Delightful Sketch - Someone Special
Moving Along With the Times - Special Lady
DYSU - Favourite Colour - Purple

Had a lovely night with Summer we did a chocolate flower and iced "Mummy I Love You" and added lots of white chocolate buttons with the bits on!! well we didn't add that many because she was eating them faster than we could get them on!! lol

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.

Love & Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday 17 March 2012

Look what the post lady brought me!!

This is the second card I made for my friend the request for this card was green, orange, yellow, cream & a duck! I have had it made up for a few days I've just been waiting for this cute little duck to pop through my door and boy am I glad I added him to my small collection he's so cute!!

I have coloured my image as always with pro markers I seem to be getting better at putting the colours together these days.

Out came my circle cutter and made the circle apperture front and the circles for the middle. I found this perfect paper I had just had enough to finish this card and added the plain bazzil in all the correct colours.

This is a side view so you can see I have added acetate to the front panel think its made a fab effect I also cut the Marianne die foliage for behind the duck. .

The inside of my card is again Kerry's woodware Mum Sentiment which I adore its words are so perfect thanks again Kerry I have also made my Mums card with it!! Must have it! Added some flowers from the main paper which I have shaped and some yummy bling!

Of now I'm on birthday cards now so while I'm on a roll I must crack on!

The challenges I am entering are:

Just Magnolia - Green
Delightful Sketch - Some One Special
Moving along with the times - Special Lady
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Simon Says - A bit of green
I Love Pro Markers - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Circles
Dutch Magnolia - Spring is in the air
Sweet Stampin - Lots of Green

Hope you are all having a great weekend so far!

Love & Hugs Chanelle xx