Wednesday 29 October 2014

Fantasy mermaid xx

This fabulous image is from Aurora Wings by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff and is called
I really do enjoy colouring these images its so relaxing getting lost in my little fantasy world.
This was for my Special Niece Kerry I only managed one card for her but I made it and that's what counts.
As always I have  coloured with  my pro markers with added pearl pen, gems, glamour dust and golden leaf here and there.
Not  many flowers for this beauty as it really doesn't need too much.
Beautiful paper and card from stash think the main one is from Kanban.

As always a side view.
Couple of close ups I really was so pleased with the magical effect I achieved.
Challenges I am entering are:
Diva's by Design  -  Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers  -  Add some sparkle
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  -  Anything Goes
That's all from me hope you are all well and having a good week not long now for Halloween and all the "Trick/Treaters" Summer has a lovely cat costume so will get a picture and post it next time.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Saturday 25 October 2014

My First Wedding Postbox xx

No card today but I have a post box that I did for my Niece Sam's Wedding
its the only one I've ever done but the end result was lovely and I know that the happy couple loved it so was worth the extra stress!!!!! lol
The only info we had was she wanted Vintage and the table decorations where bird cages
and she sent cream and gold ribbons. 
Kerry helped me cover the box in paper first which was a task in its self it was a nightmare we couldn't stop laughing at the state and to top it of Kerry was unwell with her asthma so not being able to breath properly and laughing well they just don't go.
Luckily my stash is full of allsorts so its was no problem with the detail.

I sat and made some of the flowers from ribbons and added brads to the centre.
That's it I'm sorry I have no picture of it at the venue Kerry did send me one but I can't find it and I actually lost my camera that night and all my photos where on it I'm gutted as I also made them a "Mr n Mrs Smith Banner" but no pictures of that either!!!! 
 I must be more careful or say no to an extra glass of red!!!!! lol
Well that's it from me I'm off colouring.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love and Hug's Chanelle xxxx

Friday 17 October 2014

Halloween Birthday xxxx

Well hello all you lovely crafters I seem to have found my mojo thanks to my sister-in-law Cindy
Her request was for a fiftieth birthday card for her friend at work who celebrates her birthday on Halloween well I couldn't say no especially as its mine on the same day and so I just love it and everything that goes with it!!!!!!! 
My word I really enjoyed masking my Maggie's up for this, I didn't dare look until the last one was stamped.
Added lots of Halloween words and glamour dust.
The front well what do you think of my "0" doesn't it look fabulous especially with more of my Halloween Maggie's and sentiments.
Now the back I have cut out a pumpkin for Cindy to write on, along with a web border and spider.
I've even made up a box and added matching Halloween paper
so that it's protected with it being very precious. 
Challenges I am entering are:
Midweek Magnolia  -  Special Celebration  -  Halloween-50th Birthday
Totally Tilda  -  Halloween
Magnolia Mania  -  Halloween
Stamp and Create with Magnolia  -  Fall Accessory
I have really enjoyed playing with my Halloween goodies and have also made a banner for little Ruby (Kerry's bambino) her's was first as she already has her goodies out on display now I'm working on Summer's so stay tuned for more projects.
My little mate started school in September miss her so much but the main thing is she is really doing so well and loves it.  Then there's a big bonus term ends next week so with have lots of cuddle time.
Here she is all ready for her first day:
Then after school!!!!! xx
Well that's it from me today thanks for popping by today I so appreciate you coming.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxxx

Tuesday 1 July 2014

House Mouse Anniversary xxx

Back again with another House Mouse just love these stamps but find them very hard to colour properly.
Anyway this card was for my Niece Kerry and her Hubby Martin for there 4th Wedding Anniversary its unbelievable that it was that long ago I remember it as if it was yesterday.    .
I have always wanted this divine image and was determined to use it.  As always I have used my Pro Markers to colour and added lots of stickles.
Really pleased with my finished creation as they are very limited lately.
Lots of dies and punches came out for this beauty.
Found a lovely couple and a number four from my charm stash.
These fab little flowers with added stickles look lovely with punched foliage and bling.
Perfect Sentiment.
Anyway I love it and in the end coloured the image to match these wonderful papers and was soooo please.
Challenges I am entering:
House Mouse and Friends  -  #HMFMC173 -  Anything Goes
Gruffies and Guest   -  Challenge 6    -  Anything goes with the option of patchwork
Passion for Promarkers  -  Things with Wings
Dream Ocean Challenge  -  Add a sentiment
Papertake Weekly  -  Anything Goes
That's all from me sorry my posts are very rare but I have been pottering around in my garden while its been nice and enjoying planting up my new garden I have had such a pleasure this year my plants have been beautiful the soil here is so much better than my last home everything grows so well and sooo big!!! 
I have also spent a lot time with Summer and have had a great time even though she makes me exhausted by the time she leaves I just love having her and it takes my mind of other things today she went to her new school for an hour she goes again on Thursday and she loves it which is so good after we took her out for lunch and while we where at the toilet she said "I love you so much you are so kind to me"!!!!!! where that came from I don't know she says such grown up things which are so sweet, well most of them are!!!!!!! lol
If you are still reading this thanks for staying sorry it was long.
Hope you all have a lovely week and hope to see you all soon!!!!
Love 'n' Hug's Chanelle xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday 10 May 2014

Back in my craft room xx

Well at last I've been able to go back in to my craft room and here is my first card now I can actually find my stash and its actually all in the correct place so I'm a happy Bunny!!
Life has had so many ups and downs these last few months well to be honest the last four years but I have stopped counting but I am hopeful things are getting back to some normality if there is such a thing.  Over the last few months I've also had the carpel tunnel done in both my hands which has been very restricting and is still quite painful but hopefully will mean in the end no more pain when colouring!!!!!!! lol 
Anyway on to my card as you can see it's a Thank You card and is for my Sister-in-Law's Mum and Dad who gave my the gorgeous clock below which I love and will treasure always.
My fabulous new House Mouse stamp which I purchased from Ebay was so lucky found some amazing designs that I had never seen before.
Here is my beautiful clock which is just fabulous and fits in with my decor just perfectly.
Close up of the stamp which is called Eek Eek Eek!!!!! The sentiment stamp is from SU. 
House Mouse and Friends have from this month started with the option of the current theme which is Sunny Days but now you can join in with Anything Goes.
As always I have coloured in with my Pro Markers added lots of glamour dust and viva pearls.
This divine paper is from The Craft Box at Elsecar I hadn't been for months and my Niece Kerry took me as we where both desperate for a craft fix mine really was "A Paper Fix" lol xx
Flowers as always and the perfect co-ordinated "Thank You" ribbon.

Side Shot.
Another ebay purchase which I had to have stamped onto white card then inked with Tim Holtz ink pads.
The inside I have added another SU sentiment.
Challenges I am entering are:
House- Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge  - HMFMC169  - Sunny Days or Anything Goes
Gruffies and Guests - CH#5  -  Anything goes with the option of Spring
Dream Valley  -  Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girl  -  Flowers
Stamping Sensations  -  Anything Goes
Now on the my "Four" year old Granddaughter I really can't believe she's four!!!  Anyway this is with her mummy Rochelle my eldest daughter.
At the riding school.
Birthday Girl!!!!!
She looks a real doll in the outfit!!!!! lol
Anyway if you are still reading thanks for taking the time to visit my blog I have lost a few followers but I do understand as I've really neglected this space.
Anyway I always love reading your comments and will return the compliment and pop over to see your wonderful work which I have been viewing just not commenting.
Have a wonderful weekend Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Happy 30th Anniversary x

This is so different for me and I'm loving the change I think its been good for my mojo!!!!
Yesterday was My Husband's Brother and Sister in Law's 30th Wedding Anniversary and this is the card I made from Her Mum and Dad

This Rose stamp is new and its from PSX which I love at the moment I wanted it to be more special so decided to do the monochrome look which I must say looked fabulous in the flesh.

Coloured with my Pro Markers and added a few layers to the flowers with added glamour dust.

This picture is the only one which gives the true colours and the lovely Graphic45 Paper which I added to different co-ordinating card. 

My craft supplies are in more of a mess than before as my youngest daughter is back with us and so that she felt welcome I have moved lots of my stash from her room which looks lovely but not my cubby hole that looks like a bombs hit but if it means she's safe here at home that's fine with me.

The front panel has been chopped and the image is mounted on a square which is stood off which doesn't really show on my pictures.
Found my Anniversary sentiment and Pearl Wedding I also looked it up and the modern pressie is Diamond so added some bling gems next to my lovely pearls.
I know that Cindy and her Mum loved the card so I'm so glad I went for this look.
Challenges I am entering are:
Divas by Design  -  Add Ribbon
Creative Inspirations  -  Anything Goes with the Option of a Sketch
Fussy and Fancy  -  Monochromatic
Heck of a challenge  -  New (Stamp)
Crafty Sentiments  -  Anything Goes
Through the craft room  door  -  Anything Goes
That's me for now off to link up.
Hope you are all well and having a good week.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Thursday 9 January 2014

A very late "Happy New Year"

Happy New Year to all you lovely Crafter's out there!!!!!
I'm hoping this year will be full of crafting as last year was very quiet for me here on my poor little blog which has been so neglected.
I did set off with such good intentions but after making loads of card designs and colouring loads of images I was so stressed when I realised I had no cards to attach them too!!!!!!!!!!! So in the end I had eight cards four of which where an order!!!!!!! so bad 
On the plus side great for next year!!
Well on to my card it was for my Mum and Dad and my favourite House Mouse Christmas image which as always is coloured with my Pro Markers.
The challenge over at House Mouse was Gold or Silver and was a month long challenge over Christmas and I'm just in time before it closes. 
I love the colour of the poinsettia looked so lush in the flesh and perfect with the added glamour dust.
Think this would have looked better on a white sheet of paper to take the picture but too late now.
Love the papers but not sure what they are as from my large paper stash.
Added the little bells to the flowers which where a must have as I made a mess with some alphabet stamps and they needed covering.
Added lush gold and red ribbon with added star trim which is so perfect.
To finish the design I used my Doo Hickey Magnolia Poinsettia die added with stickles and lots of yummy berries.
Well I love it and even though I felt sad that I didn't manage many more I know I'm well on the way for next years!! lol
Challenges I am entering are:
House Mouse & Friends  -  Gold or Silver
(NEW)Gruffies and Guests  -  Anything Goes
(NEW)Fun Christmas Challenge   -  Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round  -  Anything Goes
I Love Pro Markers  -  Add A Bow
Going to try some colouring this afternoon as I've sent my daughter to Hobby Craft!!!! lol for basic Pro's as I've sent them dry with all my Christmas images.
Hope you are all having a lovely week and best wishes for 2014!!!!
Thanks again for sticking with me hope to be back soon.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx