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Chantele Cross-Jones

Joined 2 years ago from Cardiff. Last activity 31 hours ago.

Hello all I'm Chantele (or Daisymay if you read my blog) I'm new here on Hubpages but hope to get to know some of you very soon.

I live in Neath, a little town in South Wales. I'm married to a wonderful man named Jon and have 2 furbabies (dwarf lopeared bunnies) called Jasper and Delilah.

I'm a blogger and freelance journalist working mostly for local magazines, but if you like my writing here, or any of my blogging stuff and think I could write something for you please feel free to get in touch. I write mostly fashion and lifestyle pieces but will happily write about anything. And I also work for the tourist board in Cardiff.

I've joined Hubpages because I need a new outlet for all my creativity (or my head may explode! lol!) and because I simply love to write and share my knowledge and ideas with other people with similar interests. And now that I understand it I hope I may be able to make a little extra income here too

What you'll find in my Hubs: Once I get started expect to see fashion and beauty related posts, DIY and craft posts, Home Interiors info, recipies and probably a few book and film posts too. And maybe the odd photography related hub thanks to my semi-pro photographer husband! Or anything else that takes my fancy.

I am also now the winner of the Welsh Life Style Blog of the Year! And am so proud of my little blog!

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  • 4

    DIY Easter Decorations

    7 months ago

    If your looking to add a few Easter Themed Decorations to your home this month look no further than this article on my 5 fav simple Easter Decoration DIY's I've found online. Bunnies and Chicks galore

  • 8

    Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

    7 months ago

    Great ideas for fun crafts kids can do at Easter time. From Bunnies to Chick there are lots of family friendly easter time crafts that the kids can enjoy making.

  • 6

    5 Great Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

    7 months ago

    These are 5 of my favourite ways to decorate easter eggs, most can be done by kids too so would make a great easter craft for all the family!

  • 4

    10 Gadget and Accessory Gifts for a Mac or Macbook User!

    10 months ago

    Looking for the perfect special gift for a MacBook or Apple Mac Computer user? Apple products can be a little pricy, but here you will find gifts to fit all budgets.

  • 4

    Great DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

    4 months ago

    Why buy a boring chocolate filled advent calendar when you could DIY a great personalised one and fill it with fun little gifts, your children will love it more too!

  • 6

    Easy and Cheap DIY Halloween Decorations

    12 months ago

    Time to get the whole family crafting for the Halloween season, with some great cheap and easy DIY halloween decoration ideas.

  • 4

    The Best Halloween Catwomen Costume

    13 months ago

    Looking for a great sexy costume for Halloween or a fancy dress party? Then check out this awesome Catwomen costume.

  • 13

    Great Handmade Mothers Day Gift Ideas

    18 months ago

    Need a great homemade gift idea for mothers day? Well you will find some great handmade mothers day gift ideas here. A personalised gift to suit every mum

  • 5

    Mother's Day Crafts for Kids

    20 months ago

    Need a crafty DIY gift idea for Mothers Day, want to make mum a handmade mothers day card, then check out these great mothers day crafts for kids. And make mum very happy this year.

  • 8

    Easter Card Making Ideas for Kids

    18 months ago

    Easter is another time of year when you can get the kids creative juices flowing. Why not try making an Easter Egg Card or a Finger Print Bunny Card. You'll find some great easter card tutorials here.

  • 10

    Handmade Valentines Day Card Crafts, Great for Kids to Make

    16 months ago

    Valentines Day is just around the corner so why not prepare for the day with a homemade Valentines Day Card. I have put together some of the best valentines day card DIY's I could find on the internet

  • 14

    Valentines Day Fashion and Beauty Craft Ideas

    4 months ago

    This articles gives you 6 great Valentines Day, Heart Themed Fashion and Beauty DIY Craft Tutorials for the perfect romantic look. Braid your hair in a heart, add hearts to your nails, shoes, jumper, tights - whatever...

  • 15

    Valentines Day DIY Craft Ideas for the Home

    21 months ago

    Valentines Day is just around the corner, so now is the time to look for some great romantic DIY's to help decorate your home or party venue. Best to get a head start on your Valentines DIY crafts, so check out these...

  • 10

    How to cook a Ham - Honey, Mustard and Marmalade Glazed Ham

    22 months ago

    This is a great simple recipe for a delicious Honey, Mustard and Marmalade glazed ham. Perfect for the festive seasons or as a special family meal. Great served hot or cold.

  • 12

    The Complete Works of Daisydayz on Hubpages

    7 months ago

    This is a Hubography of my entire life on Hubpages. All of my hubs categorised by their topic so it will be easier for you to find a hub you will enjoy reading.

  • 3

    DaisyDayz Loves to Cook - A Hub of All My Recipes

    6 months ago

    This is a library of all my hubbed recipes. From Slow cooker recipes to dessert recipes you will find a whole pile of great dishes here.

  • 23

    Simple Valentines Day Crafts for Kids

    21 months ago

    If your looking for a Valentines Day craft to do with your children you will find a great selection here. Valentines Love Bugs, Treat Bags and cute gifts from children to give their friends. All are simple and easy...

  • 15

    Valentines Day Food Recipes

    6 months ago

    Valentines Day is on it's way so I have comiled a few recipes to get your through a whole day of romantic food. Heart filled cakes, heart pancakes, heart shaped pizza and heart ravioli to name just a few. your sure to...

  • 6

    Garlic Chicken Recipe - A Freezer to Crockpot Friendly Recipe

    6 months ago

    This is a great simple freezer crockpot cooking recipe for Garlic Chicken. Tailored to couples, just multiply for more. Really yummy, cheap, helathy and filling!

  • 6

    Couples Cookbook - Non-spicy Chilli, Freezer Crockpot Cooking Recipe

    6 months ago

    This is a great simple but hearty recipe for a non-spicy chilli that can be adapted to your own spice taste level. Made in the slow cooker and can be used as a freezer crockpot recipe too. Super yummy, healthy, cheap...

  • 14

    Christmas Smarties Cookie Recipe in a Jar

    21 months ago

    Fancy giving your friends and family some home made gifts this year, why not try some cookie mix in a jar? This is a great Smarties, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookie recipe mix that'll fit nicely in a 1 quart...

  • 16

    Great Homemade Christmas Gift ideas

    11 months ago

    Are you a fan of home made gifts for the holiday season, then check out my top 5 gift ideas, that you can simply make yourself. Find links to the tutorials on how to make the Christmas Gift DIYS and lots of inspiration...

  • 0

    Great Christmas DIY Craft Ideas for the Home

    11 months ago

    This is a little hub of christmas craft ideas I have found online via Pintrest and You Tube. Great Christmas decoration ideas for adult crafters who want to be creative this holiday season.

  • 4

    A review of COOK frozen foods

    21 months ago

    COOK has finally landed in Cardiff. Offering chef prepared ready meals for all the family, all tastes and all occasions.

  • 6

    Coffee Shops in Cardiff - Tea & Cake in Roath

    21 months ago

    This is my honest review of the Tea and Cake coffee shop in Roath, Cardiff. It serves great coffee, tea and cake. But the service sadly just isn't great. But if your looking for convenient places to eat in cardiff it...

  • 4

    A review of Cash Generator - The Albany Road store in Cardiff

    21 months ago

    Cash Generator is a Second hand/pawn brokers type of shop. They are great for finding cheap second hand household items or for buying used DVD's, CD's or games. This is a review of the Albany Road Store in Cardiff

  • 6

    A Great Flash for Nikon Digital SLR users - The SB-700 AF Speedlight Flash

    23 months ago

    The Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash is the perfect flash for amateur and professional photographers alike. Perfect for portrait photography when your cameras flash just isn't quite enough.

  • 2

    A Great Chinese Restaurant in Bath - Hon Fusion

    21 months ago

    Hon Fusion is a great little chinese restaurant, situated just a short walk from Bath train station, making it a great place to go if your looking for somewhere to eat in Bath. The also provide chinese take away too!

  • 4

    Beauty Therapists in Cardiff - Bettina's Bay Beauty Review

    7 months ago

    Bettina's Bay Beauty is a private independently run Beauty Therapists located between Cardiff Bay and Cardiff City Centre, just on Lloyd George Avenue. This means its convenient to both city and bay residents. Offering...

  • 3

    A Hairdressers I won't be visiting again - Ania's Hair and Beauty in Cardiff

    21 months ago

    Ania's Hair and Beauty is a salon situated in the Splott area of Cardiff. I went for treatments there using a voucher but sadly will not be returing again, and am glad I never paid full price. This is an honest and...

  • 2

    Buffet Restaurant in Cardiff - Red Hot World Buffet and Bar Review

    23 months ago

    Red Hot World Buffet in Cardiff is situated in the St David's 2 Shopping Centre. It is an all you can eat buffet offering cuisine from around the world. Including Indian, Chinese, Tex Mex, British, Italian and Japanese....

  • 8

    The Perfect Anti-theft Camera Bag for Travellers - Lowepro Flipside 400

    23 months ago

    This is our review of the Lowepro flipside 400 AW SLR camera bag. We bought it due to its almost anti-theft entry system which is great for keeping your camera gear safe when you are travelling or in busy places. You...

  • 12

    A great family run Italian Restaurant in Cardiff, Wales - Zio Pin

    23 months ago

    Zio Pin (or Zio Peppino) is a great authentic family run italian located on Albany Road in the Roath area of Cardiff. Beautiful italian meals at cheap prices. Brilliant staff and cozy surroundings a perfect meal out for...

  • 4

    How to make Slow-Roasted Lamb Shanks

    23 months ago

    This recipe produces beautiful fall off the bone lamb shanks in a rich red wine gravy. A great dish for a winter warming meal, lovely and homely. This is a great recipe for a dinner party as will serve 6, or justreduce...

  • 14

    Making Soup the Easy Way - Cuisinart Soup Maker

    7 months ago

    The Cuisinart Soup Maker is an all in one soup cooking machine. From cooking your base ingredients on a fast heat plate, to boiling, simmering and blending it all into a beautiful finished soup. Here is my review of the...

  • 9

    I'm taking the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge...again!

    6 months ago

    I shall be taking the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge again. i missed completing it last time due to real life work commitments, but fingers crossed I shall manage to get all 30 hubs sorted this time. Wish me luck!

  • 2

    A Great Professional Nikon Lens - Nikon 24-70 AF-S f2.8 ED

    5 months ago

    This is my review for the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 AF-S ED lens. Nikons answer to a pro level standard zoom. This review gives details of the build quality, usability, appearance and price of the lens. It just might be the next...

  • 11

    Top 10 Easy and Cheap Fancy Dress Costume ideas for Young Women and Teenage Girls

    21 months ago

    There is always a need for a good fancy dress costume, but sadly bought ones are really expensive some times. So finding simple yet fun outfits is key to looking great for any Fancy Dress Party. Here are my top 10 fancy...

  • 12

    DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

    7 months ago

    The 1 mandatory decoration for any household at halloween is a pumpkin. But before you can get to the carving on the skin, you have to dig out all that mushy, messy flesh on the inside. This hub is all about how to...

  • 14

    Great Winter Chicken & Red Pepper Soup

    7 months ago

    I came up with a Chicken and Red Pepper soup recipe to try out my new Cuisinart Soup Maker. But you don't need one to make this recipe it can easily be made on the hob. And it was super yummy, simple, healthy and really...

  • 9

    10 Book Series similar to the Hunger Games Trilogy

    2 years ago

    if you've read The Hunger Games, and loved them just as I did, you might be wondering what to read next? Where do you go from The Hunger Games if you like the Teen Dystopia Novel Genre? On this hub you will find a list...

  • 18

    5 Simple Ways to Save Money on your Daily Household Budget

    21 months ago

    I think everyone these days is trying to cut back on their outgoings and find a way to make their money stretch a little further. The recession has hit most people across the world so we are all in a similar boat at the...

  • 2

    Gifts ideas for a 50 Shades of Grey Fan

    18 months ago

    A gift list perfect for any 50 Shades of Grey fan. If there is a 50 Shades of Grey fan in your life, I assure you they would love any one of the gifts I have found online. And these are all clean gits may I add, nothing...

  • 4

    Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe for the Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

    22 months ago

    I swear to you this slow cooker recipe is the easiest recipe ever. It really is fool proof I promise! And it is so yummy, the whole family will be fighting over the last bits.

  • 6

    Great Gift Ideas for Jewellery Makers or Beaders

    2 years ago

    Buying gufts can be stressfull sometimes. No matter who your buying for, a friend, family, neighbour, anyone! You want to get them something they will like, and generic gifts like flowers, chocolate or beauty items just...

  • 17

    Fun Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids and Adults

    21 months ago

    It's that time of year again (well almost!) Halloween is fast approaching us. And any party season means one thing - Fun crafty decorations!!! So as with most of my crafty needs I turned first to Pintrest. It really is...

  • 14

    Fun Halloween Treat Ideas

    22 months ago

    Pintrest really is the font of all creative knowledge. So when I went on the hunt for halloween food ideas it was my first point of call and I wasnt disappointed. Here are the top 7 party food ideas I found, that I...

  • 9

    Simple Christmas DIY Crafts for Kids

    11 months ago

    Christmas is a great time to let the kids be creative and have some fun with simple seasonal crafts. Try out some of these simple Christmas craft ideas and make some fun cards, ornaments and wreaths

  • 9

    Books similar to the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

    2 years ago

    So Fifty Shades of Grey has been a huge success all over the world. Not everyone has the same opinion of the book, but no one can deny it is hugely popular, even beating records set by the likes of Harry Potter. If you...

  • 12

    Best Gifts for Book Worms

    20 months ago

    Buying the perfect gift for others can be very difficult and time consuming. So I hope my selection of gift lists will help you find your loved ones a great gift. This particular list deals with gifts for book lovers,...

  • 4

    Perfect Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Bake

    21 months ago

    Baking and cake making is a huge hobby for so many people, and it requires quite a lot of tools. Here is a gift list of items you could buy the baker in your life. Perfect for Christmas gift ideas or birthday gift ideas.

  • 0

    Gift Ideas for an Xbox Fan or Gamer

    2 years ago

    Got a man in your life that you cant think of a gift for. This may be the perfect gift list for you! I hope to help make your gift shopping easier with this list of great gift ideas for any Xbox fan or gamer in your...

  • 15

    The Most Amazing Chocolate Toblerone and Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

    2 years ago

    Possibly the most amazing cheesecake ever made! This Chocolate Toblerone and Strawberry Cheesecake recipe is just to die for. Be the envy of all your friends by producing this delicious dessert at the next dinner party.

  • 7

    Great gift ideas for photographers and photography lovers

    22 months ago

    Gift ideas for a photographer, amateur photographer, camera fanatic or gadget fan. These are great gift ideas for anyone who is into their photography and the dslr camera. Think outside the box a little and get a...

  • 21

    What is a Graze Box

    2 years ago

    Graze Boxes are the new British craze for healthy boxed snacks delivered right to your door.

  • 12

    Alternative Medicine - Understanding your Chakra's

    5 months ago

    Understanding your chakra system is integral to many forms of alternative medication. Knowing what areas to stimulate to help in healing and balancing the bodies energies is important for a healthy body. This article...

  • 10

    Top 10 pinned recipes

    3 weeks ago

    Pintrest is a hugely popular social networking site, based on the idea of a giant communal inboard. One of the many topics which has become popular on the site is sharing recipes. These are 10 of my favourite pinned...

  • 8

    How to make great mild Chicken Korma - Korma Recipe

    22 months ago

    Indian curry is popular all over the world, but not all of us can take the heat of a real indian curry. This is a great recipe for a yummy mild chicken korma, great for all the family and super easy to make.

  • 12

    Alternative Medicine - Relieving Pain through Crystal Healing

    7 months ago

    Alternative medicine and healing is becoming increasingly popular. Crystal healing has been around for centuries and is based around the idea that natural crystal stones contain energies that are good for our body,...

  • 21

    I'm taking the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge

    7 months ago

    I'm taking the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. Wish me luck!

  • 0

    Manchester Tart Recipe

    2 years ago

    This is a great dessert recipe for traditional Manchester tart. made using pastry, jam, banana and custard. Perfect for all the family. SImple to make, and cheap too

  • 20

    The kitchen gadget everyone should have - A Slow Cooker

    2 years ago

    The best kitchen gadget? The kitchen gadget that everyone should own?My Slow Cooker is the best kitchen gadget I ever bought. What is a slow cooker and how does it work? And some slow cooker recipes.

  • 2

    A Perfect Easy Family Recipe - How to Make Mince and Dumplings

    18 months ago

    This is a great simple family friendly recipe for mince and dumplings. Cheap and so easy to make, with simple ingredients. Its a recipe kids will love. And the traditional dumplings will remind you of Grandma's cooking!

  • 18

    Slow Cooker Recipe - Jamie Oliver's Ham Joint or Gammon in Coke

    18 months ago

    How to cook a ham in a slow cooker. Cooking a ham in Coca Cola or Coke then baking the ham in a lovely sticky aromatic glaze, it is a great yummy dish that the whole family will enjoy and will be perfect served hot or...

  • 44

    My HubPages Earnings - A story from the beginning

    7 months ago

    This hub is a summary of my hub pages progress and earnings from the very beginning. I hope to show new hubbers how much you can make hubbing around a normal everyday life.

  • 8

    How to cook potatoes - The Perfect Way to Roast Potatoes - Garlic Hedgehog Roasties

    21 months ago

    Want to the best way to roast potatoes? How to get your roast potatoes nice and crispy? My garlic roastie recipe is great as an accompaniment to a sunday dinner or served with an italian dish.

  • 2

    Photography Guide - Tips on how to choose a 35mm film for your camera

    21 months ago

    Have you taken up film photography but are having trouble getting your images the way you want them. Maybe you need to consider using a different type of film. This is a guide on how to chose the right film for your...

  • 8

    How to make muffins - The Best Dark Chocolate Muffin Recipe

    18 months ago

    This hub gives you a recipe for dark chocolate muffins and instructions on how to bake muffins. This is a simple and quick muffin recipe that would be fun to bake with your children.

  • 13

    Places to visit in Cardiff, Wales

    5 months ago

    A guide to visiting Cardiff City - If your coming for a long stay or just a day or two this guide will help you work out what you want to see and how to plan your visit.

  • 2

    Slow Cooker Recipes - Sausage and Mixed Bean Casserole Recipe

    2 years ago

    poor mans sausage cassoulet - yummy, cheap and family friendly sausage casserole recipe. Can be made in the slow cooker or in the over. Simple and filling on a budget!

  • 39

    Funny and Rude Place Names in the UK - silly street and road names

    22 months ago

    Silly, funny, naughty and rude sounding place names in the UK. Whether you live in Twatt or Crackpot or on Bell End or Bonks Hill I'm sure you'll find these funny!!

  • 9

    Book Review - Divergent by Veronica Roth

    2 years ago

    A book review of Divergent by Veronica Roth. What I thought about the book and whether I would recommend it. A teen dystopia novel, based around Tris the heroine of the tale in a society that values virtues above all...

  • 3

    How to make Pie - The Very Best (and easiest) Sausage Pie Recipe

    2 years ago

    A really easy recipe for sausage pie, with bacon, leeks and double cream. A great family meal, perfect for kids or fathers day.

  • 22

    A short trip to Paris - Tips on travel and attractions in Paris

    21 months ago

    A short trip in paris - tips of how to get there, where to stay and what to see. Helpful information on the paris metro, eiffel tower tickets and how to make the most of your short stay in Paris

  • 14

    100 Useful Things you can buy with/for a Pound (quid!)

    5 months ago

    A whole hub about what you can get for just £1. In the current financial climate, money is needing to stretch even further. So knowing what bargains are out there I hope will help you a bit!

  • 9

    Places to see in Cardiff Bay, Wales

    5 months ago

    Looking for places to visit in wales, or fun places for kids in Cardiff Bay. This is a definitive guide to attractions and places to see in Cardiff Bay.

  • 37

    How to make the perfect Rocky Road - An easy chocolate rocky road recipe for kids

    21 months ago

    A great simple recipe for a yummy Rocky Road treat. Combining Chocolate, biscuits, marshmallows and other ingredients to make this great yummy treat.

  • 2

    Slow Cooker Recipes - How to make a simple moroccan Lamb Tagine in the Slow Cooker

    22 months ago

    A simple yummy recipe for a lamb tagine in the slow cooker! Its easy, its yummy, its healthy and its cheap (ish!) This gives you a great aromatic sweet moroccan stew that can be served over couscous, rice or vegetables.

  • 9

    Slow Cooker Recipes - Lamb with Figs Recipe for the Slow Cooker

    2 years ago

    A great ethnic recipe for Lamb and Fig Tagine made in the Slow Cooker. This rich dish is great served with couscous, and will be a brilliant way to get new ingredients into your kids. The lamb is very tender thanks to...

  • 18

    Easy Slow Cooker Recipes - Best Sausage Casserole Recipe for the Slow Cooker

    18 months ago

    The best, most filling sausage casserole/cassoulet recipe for the slow cooker. Yummy and fairly healthy, guaranteed to be a big hit with all the family.

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    Tips for a White Wedding on a Budget - How to lower your wedding costs

    2 years ago

    Looking for tips on how to save a bit of money while planning your weddings then read my article to find some great money saving tips.

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