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

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