Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Floral Thanks...

 Hi Folks,

Happy Tuesday. Golly its gone quite cold again here!! I really do wonder when summer will arrive!! Hopefully in time for the school holidays. Our schools come off a week on Friday!!  Looking forward to a later alarm top get us all up!! 
 Todays card is a thank you one for my folks. They do an awful lot for us so its nice to send a wee thanks every now and then.  I was inspired to do this card the other day while blog hopping and I saw Lols had a stunning one with gold embossing on it. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Black Card.
Stamps Free in a magazine.
Gold Embossing Powder.
Washi Tape from Poundland
Aquamarkers and Watercolour Pencils

Thansk for dropping by today, Enjoy the rest oif the day. Mine involves the dreaded housework!! Yuck!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - Wet or Dry Embossing,
Inkspirational - Use Small Stamps (Stamp Size is 5cm x 5cm)
CCEE Stamps - Blooming Flowers. 
Creative Knockouts - Washi Wonders.
Sunday, 17 June 2018

Lazy Weekend...

 Hi Everyone,

Well Ive had a lovely weekend, just totally chilling out with not a lot on. I have spent lots of time colouring in and its just what I needed!! Just like my garden needed the huge storm we had last night. I was never so happy to have a really heavy rain. We havent had much at all for weeks so it was really needed. My garden will hopefully spring to life now its had a proper water and not just me and a hose!!! 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Tiddly Inks Image - Bathing Beauty
Papers - Printed out the other day for a different card from Pollyanna Pickerings Garden Birds DVDrom
Coloured with Promarkers and Aquamarkers.
Sea Foam- Acrylic Paint.

I got the fabby Tiddly Inks Fan watermark from the Tiddly Inks Facebook page.

Thanks for dropping by, I will be back later in the week,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I  would like to enter are...
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Colour Theme.
Pile it On - Holidays. 
Dis Digi Challenge - Summer Fun. 
Cute Card Thursday - Sun, Sea or Sand
Through the Purple Haze - At the Beach. 
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Colours. 
Fab n Funky - Bring Me Sunshine
Ikes World - Inspired by a Song - Oh I do Like to Be Beside the Seaside. 
Cute n Crafty - Summer Fun
Stamp n Fun = Creativity - Travel/Holidays

Thursday, 14 June 2018


Hi Folks,

Well errrr ummmm!!! I made my Dad a Fabby Fathers Day card last week and then had a look back at my cards for him over the years!!! I had only used the exact same image 2 years back on his birthday so here is my Dads Fathers Day card take 2!!!! I can safely say I love my Bugaboo Images as it was the same image twice. Worst bit is I have bought it twice now too!!! Oops!!! Whit a Dafty!!

This one is made using the Pollyanna Pickering DVDrom Sketch Book Chapter One Garden Birds. Now I know he will like this as he loves Pollyanna Pickering stuff and bird watching in the garden. Well until Daisy the kitty starts birdwatching too rubbing her tummy!!! 

2 x 6 x 6 Cards
Pollyanna Pickering Sketch Book Chapter One Papers and Image
Die Cut Dad free alphabet Die from a Magazine.
Ribbon - from Jake.
Pearls from Stash

The ribbon is recycled. Jake brought a whole pile of it back from his work. He had to take it off items that had been wrapped with dark blue ribbon for festive sales but the items then went on general sale so no longer needed their pretty bits. He did ask the Boss if he could. (Its ok its his Dad too). 

Off now to have a look round the garden to see how much damage Storm Hector has done. There are a few plants missing parts and my peony is now headless. I brought the flower in and popped it into water. Hoping it will last a few days.

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
CD Sunday - Second Time Round (Ribbon) 
Paper Shelter - Ribbons, Buttons or Pearls.
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions - Fathers Day
Everybody Art Challenge - Recycle it. 
Try it on a Tuesday - For the Boys.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Back To Basics and Beyond...

Hi Folks,

Well its Wednesday and time for another challenge over on Back to Basics and Beyond. 

The theme is Heat Embossing.  Now I dont heat emboss as often as I should, I love the magic of the embossing powders heating and the end results!!!

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Black Card
Tim Holtz Stamps (Not used these and had them over 5 years!!)
Distress Inks
Kirks Folly Embossing Powder.

Thanks for dropping by today, Im looking forward to seeing everyones makes using embossing,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
heArtful Stamping - Anything Goes with a Stamp
Inkspirational Challenge - Power as Inspiration. (Power in the Wording and Nature)

CCEE Stampers - Use a Virgin Stamp
Retro Rubber Stamps - Old Stamps ( At least 5 years old!!)

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Passion for promarkers. Make It Manly

Morning All,

Hope you are having a good week. Its time for Team A to play on Passion for Promarkers. 

This week we would like to see your Make it Manly Creations. Perfect for this time of year.
We are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and I got Lil Lazy Gnome to play with.

Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers Stampin Up
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment Computer Generated.
Sun Doo Hicky Die.

This card was for a guy we knows birthday last week. He happily loved it.

Im off now with my Jake to get some shopping, I cant manage to get too far from home and our local Aldi is about 20 mins away so he has said he will take me up!! Happy Mum and he gets to pop stuff he wants in the trolley!!!

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Friends - Happy Birthday.
Crazy for Challenges - Masculine.
Sweet Stampin - Dad of Special Man.
Simply Create - For a Man.
Craft Rocket- Birthday
Sunday, 10 June 2018

Piecing and Piercing!!!

 Morning All,

Happy Sunday!!! Its all abou the Rrrrrrr's here today!!! I have done some paper piecing and piercing!! See an R of a difference!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from Stash
Coloured with Promarkers.
Piercing using  Stampin Up Set.
Snowflake Embossing Folder from Stash

Im off to catch up on some telly today. Im really tired so having a bit of a chill out. Enjoy your Sunday whatever you are up too,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes. (Christmas Fun)
CAS on Friday - Embossing
Double D Challenge - Teal and Red.
Crazy for CAS - Lift a Card. 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Exciting Pink Gems Designer News....

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I have an Exciting blog post!!! Im now a Proud Designer over on The Pink Gems Designs Team. 

The Pink Gem Designs Store is full of amazing sweet digital images and papers, They are precolured or you can colour them up yourself!! 
A Gem of A Challenge
This fortnight the challenge over on A Gem of a Challenge is Mostly Yellow!!! 

So I  played with this precoloured wee bee. How sweet is he/she. Im not sure if its a boy or girl one. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Lemon Drizzle 
Glitter Glue
Seam Binding.

Thanks for dropping by today, enjoy the weekend whatever you are up too. My weekend is full of crafting and chilling out. I need to start pacing myself but when I feel ok I do loads then exhaustion takes over again!!!

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thrusday - Anything Goes.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Wee Angus,

Hi Guys,

Im here tonight with another festive make!! I have realy worked hard making sure I have enough cards for December this year as it was such a rush last year and it takes the fun out of it a bit!!! 
As soon as I saw this image I knew just who would be in recept of this card. When I was wee my Aunty Sheen and Uncle Andrew had a Wee dog like this called Angus. Although he was totally black I have gone for dark grey on my wee one.
Card Recipe
A6 Card
 Little Claires Scottie with Baubles. 
Papers from Stash
Coloured with Prismacolour pencils.
Gems, ribbon and Holographoic card from stash too.

Thanks for dropping by tonight. Im off to watch a programme about good and bad carbs on the Iplayer!! Sadly I love bad ones a bit too much so need to curb them!!!!

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes.
Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Furry Friends
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Magic Card for my Magic Dad!!!

 Hi  Everyone,

Well Im getting organised and here is my first of 2 cards this month for Papa Bear. He has a birthday as well as Fathers Day this month!! So busy with pressies for him!!! 
This is the Papa Bears Day Card. Its a Magic one!! (Although when I tried to impress the kids last night they werent! My kids are 21 and 13.)  
 I found a tutorial here for this one. It took me longer to make that it should have as I went for my own sizes and then got my head mixed up. (not difficult these days!!) 
 I love it. Its something a bit different to usual!! 
Card Recipe
A5 Card
Papers from Stash
Brads from stash
Coloured with Promarkers and Sakura Souffle Pen

Thanks for dropping by today, enjoy the rest of the day whatever you are up to,

Love and Sparkles Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cardz for Guyz - Fathers Day.
Unicorn Challenge - Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown - What a Guy. 
Crafty Cardmakers - Man or Boy. 
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes. 
Monday, 4 June 2018

Baby Baby...

 Evening All,

Well who stole the summer??? Its back to like winter here tonight and Im almost thinking of popping the heating on. The big light (Can you tell Im Scottish) is on in the living room and its only just after 6.30!!! 
 Ive been playing with some super cute Pink Gems Images and I came up with this wee card for today. I seem to have a lot of friends having babies in the next few months!! Im terrible for making boy cards though. Think its cause I have 2 boys myself. Really shouldn't be scared of pink!!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Spellbinder Fancy Circle Die
Dienamics Stitched Die.
Image - Baby Animals (Pre Coloured Version) Pink Gem Designs

Thanks for dropping by today,  I hope you have a great week. 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are..
Allsorts - Baby Baby
A Gem of a Challenge - 3 of Something. (3 animals, 3 papers.) Just for fun entry x