Friday 29 November 2013

Happy Birthday Ruby xxx

Happy First Birthday "Ruby" xx
 Well today is Ruby's 1st Birthday so I've stolen this picture from Kerry's blog but you can also see her in the castle!!! 
Isn't she so cute and always smiling!!
Anyway Kerry's got so much going on that I said I'd make something from her for Ruby and I can say she loved it.
Sorry it's very picture heavy!!!!
Love this little heart which I purchased a while ago from the Craft Box just perfect for the doorway. 
 Lot's of flowers around the doorway but you all know I love flowers and added lots of stickles. 
All the papers are from Magnolia matched with plain bazzil and so perfect for the castle with dragons, fairy wands and frogs all edged with stickles.
These beautiful sparkle letters are from Zva and I love them. 
Added DoeHickey grass around the bottom and more flowers dotted here and there.
Top view.
Beautiful picture of the little princess being protected by the cute magnolia dragon which is on a wobbler. 
Close up with added viva paper pearls. 
Kerry loved the little sentiment I found she said it was so perfect.
These photo's where from a photo shoot she had and I just loved this one so it had to be used!! 
Made this picture into a shaker and I love it just perfect. 
Added different ribbons on the book rings to finish it off.
Top view of the castle.
She's had a very busy day with opening all her pressie's then on to see Santa but it was spent with Mummy and Daddy so it was perfect!!
Challenges I am entering are:
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge  -  Beginner  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  -  Anything Goes with Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday  -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge  -  Favourite Things (Bling, Stickles and Flowers)
Southern Girls Challenge  -  Lumps and Bumps
I Love Pro's  - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations  - Anything Goes
Songbird Challenge  -  Die another Day
Party Time Tuesday  - Anything Goes
 Well that's all from me at the moment just need to link up and then my craft room needs cleaning up and I just don't know where to start it's soooooo bad!!!!!!!
Sorry I've been quiet again but I hope to be over to see you all over the next few day's.
Hope you all have a lovey weekend.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Monday 18 November 2013

House Mouse Cutie xx

Today over at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge the theme is favourite things so this card is just perfect I adore all House Mouse stamps, I love the colour combo pink/brown and my all time favourite flowers.
Found this beautiful love heart cherub in my stash she is just perfect for my new baby card.
Lot's of pink paper pearls.
This sentiment is just perfect for our little "Evie".

Adorable image coloured as always with my Pro Markers.
Finally a arty shot.
Challenges I am entering are:
House Mouse and Friends  -  #HMFMC158  - Favourite things
Fab 'n' Funky  -  Anything Goes
Moving along with the times  -  Furry Friends
Crafty Ribbons  -  Anything Goes with Ribbons
Heck of a challenge  -  Frame it
Well thats me for tonight, not been good with commenting this weekend as I'm trying to do cards for my niece Kerry she's not been crafting as she's back at work full time, doing home improvements and any spare time obviously is precious time with her little gem so I offered to do Ruby's 1st Birthday cards for her!!
As usual I have stuff all over as these have to be just right for my crafty buddy. 
Check out her blog for a super cute picture of Ruby she's just adorable!!!
Thanks once again for visiting my little blog and leaving me lovely comments.
A big hello to my new followers I'm so chuffed.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Sunday 10 November 2013

Magnolia Christening Card

Not done much crafting again but in my defence my Granddaughter has been here for a couple of days in the week and yesterday she slept over for our usual sleep over where she gets up at the crack of dawn and we end up watching TV and doing jigsaws from half seven and even though we have a pile its amazing how many times you can do the same one!!!! lol
Well today I am sharing with you the Christening card I did for my SIL to give her daughter Kerry my beautiful Niece and hubby Martin on Ruby's Christening Day.

Found one of my favourite old Magnolia's which I coloured in with my Pro Markers to match this lush paper from pion which I purchased ages ago from Live and Love Crafts.

I added stickles and pearls around the card and found this beautiful ribbon slider in my stash.

Had a relaxing time cutting out the flowers from my second sheet for the beautiful display of flowers.

A side view I'm just sad that my pictures are not showing the beautiful colours.

Added extra flowers again lots of stickles and pearls which I also added to frame the main image with my lovely new ribbon.

Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia  -  Shabby Chic/Vintage
Totally Papercrafts  -   Use Glitter
I love Pro's  -  All that Glitters
Simply Magnolia  -  Anything Goes
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post my Mum is doing really well she came home Tuesday night but didn't start to come round while Friday. 
Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend here in Sheffield the weather was lovely today the sun was out but still cold but no rain!!!! lol
Love and Hugs Chanelle xx

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Forever Friends Birthday

Well thank you all so much for all your lovely comments on my return to blogland its so encouraging to know that your all still there!!!!!!
I have just received my Magnolia Ink Magazine and I must say its so much better than the last few I nearly didn't order it but since I've had it from issue one I needed it and it was lovely to see Julie from my former DT team Midweek Magnolia with her beautiful Christmas Stocking its just wonderful so well done Julie how lovely to be published in such a fab magazine.
Now onto today's card and its a "Forever Friends" bear which I have coloured and paper pieced the pressie.

Decided to do the image on a circle design with lots of added stickles and pearls.

Lots of beautiful foliage and a fabric brad on a punched flower.

More flowers and lovely checked ribbon with some bows that are just a great match.

These papers are from my stash they are Pion - cakes which I purchased from Live and Love Crafts when they first opened.

A side view of what I think is a lovely card.
Challenges I am entering:
Joanna Sheen  -  Food for thought - I'm hoping my papers will comply with the theme.
I Love Promarkers  -  All that glitters.
Bunny Zoe  -  Ribbon
Bearly Mine  -  Anything Goes
Well that's it for me today I really have had a busy week was up early Monday as I had to take my lovely mum into hospital for a hernia op, then Allan to Doctors then in the afternoon hospital with Allan then my monthly Doctors appointment then ended the day nicely with hospital again to visit mum as they wouldn't let her out!!!!
Off to link up challenges then sort pots before I get to sit and read my mag properly.
Thanks again for all your lovely comments and I'm sorry I've lost a few followers but would like to say a big hello to my new ones I do so appreciate you all popping by and leaving me comments then I can return the compliment and pop over to you!!!
Hope you are all having a lovely week Chanelle xx

Friday 1 November 2013

Well hello out there!!!!

I know its been five months since I last posted that's sooo bad but you know sometimes life takes it toll and we can't function as normal which unfortunately for me that's been longer than five months but I hope to make a fresh start with my little blog. 
I have been having a good nosey on all your beautiful creations and my word they have been awesome, my commenting has been almost none existing but I hope that I will be back on track as the days go by.
Anyway my card today is a request from my daughter, one at the girls at work was moving and she said she liked sparkle to lots a stickles.
Lots of die cuts and punched flowers as i had nothing in my stash which co-ordinated.

This beautiful castle is from Magnolia and as always I have coloured with my pro Markers.

Found the perfect blue ribbon, blue pearls on a string and this lovely net ribbon which you can find at Live and Love Crafts along with gorgeous goodies that a real must have.

Close up of the castle.

A fabulous key which looks like it was made for a castle and a lovely wooden house which I have just inked with spun sugar distress ink pad.
Sweet Home sentiment is also from Magnolia as is the lush paper.
Challenges I am entering this into are:
Midweek Magnolia - Lots of layers
Magnolia-Licious - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes with ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles

Well thanks for looking I have made other cards over the last few months but very few and only for very special events otherwise I have been naughty and shop bought!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend hope to be back soon.
Love Chanelle xx

Thursday 30 May 2013

Its challenge time over at Natalie and Amy's and its "Fantasy" xxx

Today's challenge over at Natalie and Amy's is "Fantasy".

So here's my creation where I have used  a Wizard "Trying to Read" from Mo Manning where he is conjuring up more inspiration!!!!!

As always I have coloured in my image with Pro Markers and added stickles here and there.
My papers are once again "First Edition  New Leaf" from Natalie and Amy's.

This fabulous banner is from Hanglar and Stanglar and the sentiment is Magnolia.
Distressed around the edges of the image and inked with distress inks available from Natalie and Amy's.
Better view of overall card but colours not that good once again the light here is really bad today.

Really pleased with the overall card no embellishments!!!! lol  

So pop over to Natalie and Amy's challenge and see the inspiration from the DT and of course enter your creation with a chance to win £15.00 to spend in the shop where you will find gorgeous goodies and all your basic crafty bits and bobs.

Challenges I am entering are:

Paper Crafting Journey  -  Masculine Cards
Simon Says -   Anything Goes

Well I'm off now to make tea and to link the challenges.

Hope everyone is well and I hope you all have a fab weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xx

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Delighted to be GDT over at Forever Friends xx

A big apology to the ladies at Forever Friends as this should have been posted yesterday!!!!

Anyway I'm here at last and with a very special card which is for my Guest DT post over at Forever Friends where the theme is "Pastels"!!! 

It was quite a while back that the design team chose me as there Forever Friends favourite and was unable to do a card but the lovely Diane gave me more than one chance to have another go and I'm so glad she did as it made me start crafting again!!! 

Although this week I have struggled to create with the devastating loss of my precious baby I am please with my design and I know the lovely lady who it's going to will love it.

I just want to say a big Thank You for all your lovely messages about the loss of Dusty.  
The first few nights where so hard I kept hearing here bark to go for a wee as in the last few weeks we have been going out lots but then realised that she wasn't there!!!! 
The house feels so empty and I just feel so lost.
I chose this lovely Teddy from the love range and teamed it with Prima Papers them coloured as always with my pro markers.

Decided to do a tag card instead of my normal 8 x 8 and I love it so you may be seeing more of these.
The inside I stamped around the edges with the rose stamp from the same collection I did this in black and Spun Sugar but the Spun Sugar looks quite smeared on the pictures.
Added some pearl swirls and this lovely pom pom ribbon.
These papers are so feminine just love the soft pastel tones.
Added some foliage with my Magnolia Die and flowers from my stash.

Beautiful co=ordinated ribbon from stash

Thanks again to the lovely ladies at Forever Friends for the chance to be GDT and don't forget to pop over to see there fabulous designs and the fab prizes on offer for this challenge. 

Challenges I am entering are:

Without Words  -  Bring Forth May Flowers
Card Mania  -  Flower Power
Scrappy Frog  -  Free Challenge
Dream Valley  -  No Squares allowed
Totally Gorjuss -  Anything goes with Swirls
Allsorts Challenge   - Add some sparkle
Totally Paper Crafts  -  Don't be square
Paper Crafting Journey  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons   -  Anything Goes with Ribbons
Delightful Challenge  -  Add Ribbon
Crafts and Me  -  Floral Frenzy
Anything Goes  -  Shaped but not Square

Thanks for popping by my blog and I'm so happy as I have a new follower welcome and I hope you like my little creations and will be by to check out yours too!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend and didn't overdo things!! lol

Love and Big Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Tuesday 30 April 2013

So sad xx

Had such a devastating day!!!

Dusty: May 2000 - April 2013

Today my beloved baby went to sleep!!  

It's the hardest thing I have ever had to do and I'm totally devastated!!!!

No crafting has been done this week as I have spent my time with my baby.

Chanelle xxx

Friday 19 April 2013

Some Bunny Loves You xxxx

Summers 3rd Birthday was yesterday and here is the card I made!!! 

 You may think its rather old but she said it was her favourite card but then again I am her Best Friend so didn't expect anything less!!!! lol

Was going to use my new Clown Tilda which I did buy especially but after colouring it I started colouring another image and my little baby came in from the garden and walked on it!!! lol
These gorgeous papers are from Live and Love Crafts and I have had them for a while but I think they are lush!!!  The top sentiment is from SU and used more flowers and pearl bling from stash.

Love you charm is also from Live and Love crafts, Sandy has the most fabulous charms the only problem is picking which ones you want as if your like me I wanted them all.

Decided to use my Ballet Bunny Tilda which I had for Easter and never used she is perfect for my little Angel.  Magnolia Banner where I wrote Summer and lovely Gold Pearl Gems on the background paper also from my stash.

Flowers and Pearl bling is from my stash.

As always an Arty shot where you can see the depth of the finished creation.

Challenges I am entering are:

Marvelous Magnolia  -  Bling it on
Anything Goes  -  Heavy Metal
Deep Ocean  -  Flowers and Fantasy
Crafts and Me  -  Bling it up
Paper Pretties  -  PWC254  -  Happy Birthday
Live and Love Crafts  -  Bingo - Metal/Flowers/Pearls
Oldie But Goldie  -  Make it Girly
Magnolia-Licious  - Buttons, Bows or Beads
Dilly Beans  -  Flowers
Crafts for Eternity  -  April Showers Bring Spring Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey  -  Use a Sentiment

Just to let you know I have put some crafty goodies on eBay if anyone would like to grab a bargain!!!!

Well had a very stressful day. 

Took Rochelle, Brett and Summer to the airport as they are now in the sunny canaries and on the way back I took a wrong turning, 

Mrs Sat Nav said everything was ok and she carried on telling me the way home!!! 

Well that's what I thought she is now in the bin as she took me an hour out of my way!! lol 

Luckily my Dad went with me but he didn't know where we where either as he's only a back seat driver!!!!!

Anyway I eventually got home popped some pills and went to bed as I had a lovely headache just dreading going back next week.

Well I'm off now I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and the weather is nice and sunny.

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx