Tuesday 29 December 2015

snowflakes falling xx

Happy belated Christmas to you all I hope you
All had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.

Just thought I'd show you another beautiful magnolia card I made for my niece and her hubby.
Was so pleased how my image came out after colouring with my promarkers and adding stickles.

An overload of snowflakes in wood, felt, die cuts and plenty of gems n stickles its amazing what you find in ones stash!!!!!!
Found this lovely wood tag which I painted in gesso inked with distress ink and then stamped with the perfect sentiment and more snowflakes.

Side view where you can see I managed another bow from this lush ribbon I really must find a new supplier its a must have.

Here once again a close up of more snowflakes.

Here are the challenges I would like to enter:

Simply Magnolia - Anything goesgoes
Time for a Magnolia Challenge - CAS or Fully Loaded
Midweek Magnolia - Anything Festive
Bunny Zoe - Sparkle

Well that's all from me today need to get some pain killers.  I've has toothache from last Thursday and eventually managed to see the emergency dentist today and had to have my tooth pulled.  So glad to get it sorted just need the pain to go away.

Hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve and best wishes for "2016" xx

Thursday 24 December 2015

Christmas flock x

Well I'm in love again with my Magnolia babies.  

Here is another masked image and once again first time and really please with the finished look.

Coloured as always with my promarkers and lots of added stickles, viva pearl pen and glamour dust.

Lots of layered dies for poinsettia flowers with added bling.

A large MDF snowflake which I have painted in gesso then inked with distress ink and finally covered in what I think is diamond dust (really chuncky ice).
Finished of with sentiment and gold net ribbon.

Love it!!!!

Challenges I am entering:

Time for a Magnolia Challenge - CAS or Overloaded
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a stamp/ribbon
Simply Magnolia - Anything goes
Midweek Magnolia - Anything Festive

Well its Christmas Eve so I hope you have done everything you need to do ready for the big day so you can relax and enjoy.

See you soon!!
Happy Christmas to you all.

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxx

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Christmas with a Sherri Baldy digi xx

I know I'm here again can't complain I'm doing what I love.

Another order for my sil, this time its for Ruby her Granddaughter and how perfect is this Sherri Baldy digi just like our little Ruby has beautiful big eyes.

I've been very good this year on managed to get all my crafty Christmas stash out which I've never used like these beautiful wooden shapes which have been sat in a box for ever!!!!!!
I had this beautiful bauble die which was free on a magazine cut out in gold and then backed with coloured card added a magnolia die for the tree effect and this lush gold net ribbon.
Here is a wooden tree which I painted in gesso thickly in parts for the effect. Used distress ink pads to add colour then once again found these charms and cotton twine.

Plenty of sparkle with added glamour dust and stickles.

Granddaughter Sentiment.

Side view where you can see two different ribbons one with beautiful stars and a merry Christmas one.

Challenges I am entering are;

Besties Challenge bog - Christmas Theme
My Besties UK Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas
The Cutie Is Challenge - Bingo (middle line)
All sorts Challenge - Golden's days (must have something gold on design)
Crafty Catz - Sparkle and Shine
Moving along with The Times - To A Special person at Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
DigidesignCHolidays- Winter Holidays
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Holidays

Well that's me for tonight I have my daughters baby here for the next two nights while she's doing long days at work its fun cause for some reason she really doesn't like my hubby one little bit so lots of growling, I didn't mention she's a chihuahua adorable but grumpy!!!!!!

Love and hugs Chanelle xxxx

Tuesday 15 December 2015

I just love Christmas xxx

Well im back cant believe it myself but happily crafting.

Here is one of my Magnolia Nativity cards which I just adore.

I have most of the Nativity collection but "Jacob" was my latest purchase a real must have just perfect. This is my take on a masked collection I saw on Debbie dolphins blog which ouzes inspiration I love her work and have followed her for years

This card was ordered by my sil for my niece Kerry I always have free hand on her orders cause luckily she loves everything I have made for her so far.

I have masked tilda as one of the three kings with Jacob and a palm tree managed this in one go which was a bonus.

I coloured Tilda with a lovely blue so went with this as my colour combo which I think looks lush.

Lovely side view which shows you my layered die cuts which where finished off with stickles.

Coloured as always with my pro markers.

As you can see I have used lots of different dies.

Added gems to the centres of my poinsettia flowers and lots of stickles.

Well thanks for looking I hope you love it as much as I do.

Challenges I am entering are:

Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a stamp/ribbon
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Time for Magnolia challenge - Favourite Stamp
Passion for ProMarkers -  Let's Celebrate (used pro markers)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes

That's it then my crafty friend's me and my little angel are having a girlie hour before mum gets back from the gym.  I can't believe how grown up she is now she changed schools in October to our original choice and she has totally come out of her shell I'm so proud of her.

Here she is at her first Nativity play at her new school!!!!

Love and Hugs Chanelle xx

Saturday 5 December 2015

House Mouse Christmas xx

Well its been so long since I blogged this is taking me ages to do. But at least I'm back crafting and enjoying it too.

My cards today is a mix of purples, white and silver.


 I just love House Mouse stamps so when I saw the challenge over at HMFMC#208 no red or green I knew I had just the right design.

Plenty of die cuts, stickles, gems and glamour dust to really make my beautiful mouse look really at home.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

HMFMC#208 -  Anything Christmas No Red or Green
GruffiesnGuests - Challenge#24 -  Snowflakes n Sparkle
CraftyCats -  Challenge#304-  Let it Snow
Fussy and Fancy Challenge153 - Words

That's all from me I'm totally lost with my new tablet and doing my posting so I hope you all bare with me.

Hope you all have a great weekend and are keeping safe and warm.

Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

Saturday 21 February 2015


UPDATED 22nd February 2015
Well I am so sorry last night I added these picture to a new post ready to write today and low and behold instead of save they where published!!!!! 
I actually added the on my tab and it was playing up and screen froze so I gave up until I noticed the lovely Gail had left me a comment this morning so sorry folks.
Any way last week I had the honour of being in the top three over at I Love Promarkers which I was so chuffed with and this week the theme is "Make us Laugh" well the sponsor is Dr Digi House of Stamps and boy have they got fab images I went with this for my Sisters birthday which is today "Airfresh Fiona"
Happy Birthday Tracey xxxxx
Pro Markers as always with a computer generated sentiment.

Loving my Bling banner just the  perfect fit.

All papers and embellishments are from my stash.

Challenges I am entering are:
I Love Pro Markers  -  Make us laugh
Crafty Catz  -  Special Lady
Cute Card Thursday  -  Floral Delight
Stamping Sensations  -  Anything Goes
Well that's it for today off to make lunch.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxxx

Sunday 15 February 2015

loving my new Besties x

Hello everyone hope you are all well.
Today I would like to share with you "Here's my Heart Bestie's Valentine"  one of my new Sherri Baldy Bestie's which I "LOVE".
This is my Anniversary card for Allan's Brother Steven and our beautiful sister-in-law Cindy this year they have celebrated 31 blissful years together xxxx
As always I have coloured using my Pro Markers the paper is a collection I won last year on a challenge blog but not sure of make.

Love the image just think the "Love" banner is a little big and covers up the image a bit too much.

Lots of yummy flowers from my stash and some punched Martha Stewart Branch foliage.
Help Needed!!!
If anyone knows where I can get the beautiful lilac lily's (I also had Ivory and Gold) from I would be so grateful they are made of clay with the added bling I picked these up at Barnsley Market at a wedding stall but when I went back the stall is no longer there.

Love the Bling letters perfect finish to the banner.

Even the inside is beautiful.
Challenges I am entering are:
I Love Promarker's  -  Wedding or Anniversary
Passion for Promarker's  -  Someone I love
Well that's all folks I am crafting even managing my family cards so fingers crossed may even start doing extra's xxxxxx
Love and Hug's Chanelle xxxx

Thursday 29 January 2015

check out this awesome dragon xx

Hello everybody hope you are all wrapped up warm and cosy. 
It sure is bad again here in Sheffield really fed up now especially as Hubby is in the Royal Hallamshire and can't get there!! 
Here is something different but so love it and I know my niece's little boy loved it!
Why wouldn't he its a dragon every little boy just loves dragons.

As always I have coloured with my lovely Pro Markers and added glamour dust here and there.

Because I went with a larger print size it was so difficult to decide on the design but was really pleased with the end look.
Inked all the edges with DI's added stickles in purple to edges of paper and as its a boy card which not good at added Tim Holts cog's inked again.

Love this side view.
Well the gorgeous image is from Rick St Dennis he has more than eight hundred of the most amazing images at his Zibbet Store link here which you really must check it out so worth a look this image is called "Get off my back dragon"

Challenges I am entering are:
RSD Facebook Art Contest  -  Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge  -  Sparkle and Shine
Simon Wednesday Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Digidesign Challenge  -  Add Sparkle
I love Pro Markers  -  Purples and Blues
Well going to colour again I'm getting  a nice little pile of coloured images all new so can't wait to make them up.
Hopefully Hubby will be able to come  home today he's had a nose bleed since Monday they have packed it and it actually stopped yesterday so he eventually got some sleep which was a good sign as before he couldn't sleep as blood was constantly going down the back of his throat.
He phoned me earlier they have deflated the packing and hopefully will remove it later so I have everything crossed that it has stopped and he can come home!!
I must say I can't believe they have not sorted it or looked at where its coming from but still sending him home I just hope it doesn't happen again.
Keep safe.
Love and Hug's Chanelle xxxxxxx

Sunday 18 January 2015

Shabby Chic New Baby Card x

That's right my craft room has been busy and I managed three cards last week so fingers crossed I will be so good in 2015.
My card today is one my daughter asked me to make for the lady she works for her request was no Magnolia image and not baby pink well I knew straight away what to use!!
My lovely Mo-Manning image she is divine and always a joy to colour.

The good thing was we knew it was a girl "Emily Rose" so lots of gorgeous embellishments.

Found these letters in my stash so mounted them and think they look perfect also found the Prima pebble so that had to be added with some extra gems.
Yummy Graphic45 baby papers.
Emily arrived on a Tuesday so just look what I found in my stash!!!! Perfect xx
No card is complete without flowers.

The most beautiful knitted lace and flower ribbon from Live and Love Crafts.  Remembered my pram die its a disgrace that this is the first time I've used it but purchased from Natalie and Amy's  Craft shop.
Another rather unloved image but perfect for the inside of my card with a beautiful sentiment.
Challenges I am entering are:
DP2  -  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl  -  Pink
Stamping Sensation  -  Dies and Punches
Moving along with the times  -  Dies and Punches
Crafty Catz  -  New Beginnings
Crafty Sentiments  -  Girly
A big hello to my new followers hope to share lots of inspiration with you all and also get fab ideas from your creations too.
Well that's me for the time being going to do some more colouring ready for the next few birthdays I have lots of new digi's to share with you all which I'm so excited to colour.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Love and Hugs Chanelle xxxxx