Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Decorate the Tree Week 2


Ho Ho Ho!!!!
 Happy Wednesday!!!
Im here with my second make for FEzziwigs Festive Frolics. This fortnight I would love to see you Decorate the Tree...

My make was snaffled by my Mum!!! I took my box of cards over to her to pick the ones she wanted to send and she kept this one for herself as she loved it!!! 

Card Recipe
Merry and Bright Diorama free set from Papercraft Essentials Magazine.

Isnt he a Jolly Santa!!! Busy day for us today so this is just a wee short blog xx

Thanks for dropping by.

Stay Safe,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Dream Valley - Lots of Layers.
The Library Challenge- The Night Before Christmas. 
Allsorts - Anything With Santa, Elves or Angels. (Christmas) 
CRAFT - Christmas.

Monday, 23 November 2020

Congrats Card...


Afternoon Everyone,

Well here we are in to another week. I hope if you are in lockdown you are coping ok. We are in Level 3 here in the East Coast of Scotland. To be honest I dont really notice much difference except Im not ferrying Tom about to his out of school activities. 
Mum wanted a Congratulations card for a Lady who works for the Dundee Maggie's Cancer Centre. She has become the Lead Worker there. My folks have used the Dundee Maggie's Centre a lot since my Dads diagnosis with Cancer 5 years back. They provide much needed support and help during folks cancer journey. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers Stampin Up.
Embossing Folder.
Stamp Kanban. (I think this stamp is over 10 years old!!!) 
Coloured with alcohol pens.
Sequins from stash
Stickles Glitter Glue
Sentiment Computer Generated - Font Calamity Jane.

I have quite a busy week this week. Today I have tidied my car and given it a clean as we are off to Dundee to a routine hospital appt for Tom on Wednesday. I will need to sit in the back of the car as Dad is driving us there. It will give my car a good run as its hardly done any miles in the last 8 months!!!  I could have made a new Belle out of all the dog hair I hoovered up. Oops!!!

Stay Safe Folks,

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...

Dis Digi Designs - Emboss It. 
Cute Card Thursday - Sentimental

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Nutty Birthday Card..


Evening Everyone,

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. I hope you are all doing ok just now. What has everyone been up to today?? Its been a lovely sunny day here. 
Tonight's card is Toms card for his Dads birthday tomorrow. He wanted something with nuts on it and I found this image in Bugaboo's store and thought it was perfect. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Bugaboo Image - Nuts About my Dad.
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolour Pencils
Watercolour Pen for Sky
Black Posca Pen for Doodling.
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamp

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Sweet Stampin - Happy Birthday (Happy Birthday to the Team over there xx) 
Catch the Bug Challenge - Bingo (Sentiment, Bugaboo Image and No DP)
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes with a Masculine Touch. 

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Butterfly Challenge - F for Flag Fold...


Morning Everyone,

I hope that all is well and safe where ever you are in the World. Im here today with my make for the newest Butterfly Challenge. 

I have no idea where time is flying to but I nearly missed this one!! 
Its a Flag Fold and I have never done a card like this before so it was great fun to learn again. Thanks to Mrs A for her fabby tutorial as always. They are brilliant and so easy to follow. 

White and Kraft Card.
Stampin Up Papers.
Francoise Read Woodware Peel Off Stickers.
Dies from stash
Coloured with Prismacolour Pencils
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Stay Safe Folks,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - F for Flag Fold. (I have just done the Flag Fold and Butterfly this time) 
Fab n Funky - Handstamped or Die Cut Sentiments.
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Decorate the Tree...


Morning Everyone,

Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland. I hope that you are all doing ok during these troubled times. 

Im here this morning with my creation for this fortnights Fezziwigs Challenge. 

I want to see you decorate the tree. You are open to do loads of different things.

My card is for my son Jake and his partner Lynne. They love going to see the Tractor Pulling in summer under normal conditions so when I saw this image way back at the start of February I knew it would be perfect for their card. Top Tip though is to remember where you have put your printed out image!! Spent ages looking for it!!!!! 
Card Recipe
A5 Kraft Card
Papers HOTP
Coloured with Alcohol Markers and Prismacolour Pencils
Stitching done using my wee machine
Die from Stash
Stickles Glitter Glue.

I have no idea where this week has gone to so far, Its flying past once again. In a fortnight when this challenge ends its going to be December!!! How did that even happen!!! For the fact its been such a strange year its gone really quickly, thank goodness!!

Stay Safe Folks,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CD Sunday - Anything Goes using a Digital Image.
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas/ Winter. 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas. Add Some Glitter

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Guest Designer at 52 CCT...


Morning Everyone,

Welcome back to my wee bit of blogalnd.
A few weeks back I was the Winner over at 
I now get to be Guest Designer this week with their theme of Red and Green Christmas. 
Card Recipe
A6 Kraft Card
Stamp Free Premium Member One from Craftworld. 
Embossing Folder from stash
Stampin Up Ribbon
Sentiment and Die Preloved from Ebay
Coloured with Promarkers and Posca Pen.
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thank You for popping over today. I hope wherever you are in the world that all is well and you are as safe as you can be. We have gone up a Level in our Tier System here. The only change that really affects us is Tom has to wear his mask at school all day now.  As I wasn't one to go out much before its not really much different. I am liking the fact that a lot of things are now online as it means for the first time I get to enjoy things I couldnt before!! 

Stay Safe Folks

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Krafty Chicks - Christmas. 
Try It on a Tuesday- Traditional Christmas Colours. 

Friday, 13 November 2020

My Finished Wish Upon a Star...


Hi Folks,

Happy Friday!!! So here she is my mixed media Wish Upon a Star Lady. I am so proud that I completed the course!! It was done by Ida Anderson Lang.

Now I know she is not quite same as the portrait that Ida did but she is mine and I love her. I think I need to work on my realism for facial characteristics if I am to do any more, but I think she looks more ethereal with those huge eyes.  

I asked Tom if he liked it and as a typical teen he said the background was nice!!! Thats like if I make a rubbish card I tell myself I have nice gluing!!!  I did send a pic to my eldest and he said it was Ace!!! So Im going with that!!!! 

Items used for my Creation
Watercolour Paper
HB Pencil
Derwent Watercolour Pencils
Prismacolour Pencils
White Acrylic Paint
White Posca Pen

I am still having a HUGE issue with my antivirus software and visiting and commenting on some blogs. It just wont even let me onto them now!! I think I may uninstall it and reinstall it over the weekend and see if that stops the problems. 

Stay Safe Everyone, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Mixed Media Academy - Colour Challenge (Use at least 3 of the colours)
The Girls over there would like to know our Current Mood too.  My mood is full of hope for the future this week. I am currently doing my mindfulness course and have just started week 4 which is all about self compassion. 
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes Mixed Media Option of Black

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Anything But A Card Week 2... Star Tutorial.

 Morning Everyone, 

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. A Big Hello to my Newest Followers, Nice to have you here on my wee blog xx 

Remembering those we have loved and lost today on Remembrance Day. 
Poppy from my garden x

For this fortnights Fezziwigs Theme I have the Anything But a Card one. Last week when I posted my Finnish Star over on Craftworld a few folk asked me to make my own wee tutorial. Rather than use the one which I linked to previously.

So here goes. This is very picture heavy so grab a cuppa and enjoy learning how to make  Finnish Stars. 

You will need...
Paper or card  (12 x 12) You can use other sizes but to make it easier to follow I have used 12 x 12
A Paper Trimmer
Glue of your choice.
A Ruler
Scoreboard. (Optional) I found it easier to work using the lines to keep me straight)
Wee pegs or clips to hold parts in place while the glue is drying. 
Whatever you want to decorate the star.
Something for hanging your make.

Step 1

Cut your card/paper into 1" strips.
Separate into 2 bundles of 6.

Step 2

Mark 2 of the strips at points 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 so you have the centres.

Step 3

Glue the first 2 pieces together at the marked points. I have used a scoreboard to keep my paper straight. You will have a cross now.

Step 4

I have used a different colour card so you can see where to place the next piece of paper.
Add the next strip of paper to the cross where indicated in the picture. Glue it to the cross piece.

Step 5

Next add the next strip at the opposite side. Glue it onto the piece underneath it too.

Step 6

Turn your paper 90 degrees. For this step you weave the papers. Over under and over. Gluing in place. 

Step 7

This is the same as the step above but on the opposite side. Over under and over again. Glue in place.

Your creation should now look like this. 
Next you take the other 6 strips and repeat steps 2 -7

Allow it all to dry if it hasn't already. 

Step 8

Now, take strips at right angles to each other and twist them round as in the picture and glue them together. I used a wee bulldog clip to hold in place till the glue dried.

See how it has the twist in it.

The next picture is how not to do it!!! 

I made the error so you dont have too!!! 

Do the correct twist fold on all 4 corners and then again on the other star side. 

Step 9
(Nearly There!!)
Now lie the top star part onto the bottom one in line with the strips that are not attached.

Step 10
Thread the strips of paper though the centres of the curved loops and glue to them. (I again used the wee bulldog clips to hold in place while the glue dried.)

Step 11
Once the glue has dried, trim off the excess paper so you have neat edges.

Step 12

High Five!!! You made it!!!!  
Now you can decorate in what ever style you want. Add a ribbon or string if you want to have it hanging some where. 

You can make them using most sizes of paper. I have found that really fancy patterned papers dont look quite as good as simpler ones but thats just my taste. 

Here is how I decorated this one. 

Spellbinders Die
Marianne Snowflake Die
Noel Die Preloved from Ebay.
Glitter Paper and Stickles Glitter Glue. 

I hope this has been of help to you. Please let me know if you have made a star using the tutorial, I would love to see your takes on it xx

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Ikes World- White on White or Anything Goes. 
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas / Winter.
Daisy Chain Challenge - Christmas is Coming. 
Sparkles Christmas Forum Challenge- Gold Silver or Glitter. 
Monday, 9 November 2020

Wee Robin...

Morning Everyone,
 Golly the weeks are flying past!!! Cant beleive its another Monday once again!!! 
What is everyone up to this week?? Are you back in lockdown. We are on a tier system here in Scotland and our level is 2 so no lockdown just being very careful and no visits to other folks homes unless you are in their bubble. 
Here's a wee robin card I made at the end of last week. 
I used an old personal impressions stamp by Lindsay Mason and I added some extra bits of holly to it as the branch looked a bit sparse. 

Card Recipe
Black Circle Scalloped Card
Lindsay Mason Stamp
Stencil Clearly Besotted.
Coloured with Alcohol Markers and Distress Inks.
White Posca Pen for snow
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thanks for dropping by today, stay safe, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Winter Wonderland- Festive Things With Wings.
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act.
Paper Shelter- Christmas is Coming. 
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes using an Old Stamp(Think mine is about 10)
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Christmas Critters.