Sunday, 9 August 2020

Bookworms for my bookworm!!

 Hi Everyone,
I hope you have had a lovely weekend. The weather has been kind to us here and its been sunny but not too hot. Tom helped me to get some gardening done this afternoon as over the next few days there are storms forecast. 
This card is to say Congrats to Tom for passing his exams.  He is going to appeal one of them as they downgraded him from the prelim result. It seems to have been very difficult this year with all final exams cancelled. 
Card Recipe
A6 Scalloped Card.
Clearly Besotted Stamp - All Booked Up
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Papers - Stampin Up
Black Embossing Powder.
Faux Stitching - Black Pen
Eyes - Glossy Accents.

I made their wee apples look like Pink Lady ones.  They are really tasty and its the only apples Tom will eat.

I loved new blogger but the last couple of posts Ive done there seems to be issues with it. The pictures wont go where I want and the line spacing seems to be off. Is anyone else having this issue or is is just me? I was thinking it might be my brain being wonky as Im having a bit of a fibro flare.

Take Care Everyone,

Stay Safe, Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Passion for Promarkers - For a Man or Boy
Sweet Stampin - Inspired by a Book, Song or Film.  Bookworm by Lucy Mangan
Allsorts - Masculine  (Entry 2) 
CRAFT - Sport/ Leisure (Leisure for Us) 

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Bow Shaped Card...

Morning Everyone,

Well its the weekend before the schools resume here in Scotland and I have to say both Tom and me are a tad apprehensive about it all. 
He has missed being at school but its quite a worry especially having seen whats happening slightly further north than here in Aberdeen. (My Eldest works there). We are trying not to worry but its such a strange time. 
My card today is for The Butterfly Challenge. Its B for Bow Fronted Cards this time.
Card Recipe
Blue Card
Papers and Sentiment from Create and Craft Club June 2020 Download. 
Buttons Stampin Up.
Stickles Glitter Glue. 
Dies from stash

Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of blogland. I hope you have a lovely weekend, its meant to be lovely here so hoping to relax in the sun,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to  enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - B for Bow Fronted Card. 
(Bow Front Card, Butterflies, Buttons, Beau Blue)
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist. 
Double D Challenge - Butterflies. 
Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Santa at Fezziwigs...

Morning Everyone,

Golly its been a busy 24 hours here!!! Tom got his exam results and has passed with flying colours. He couldn't sit exams this year due to Covid so the SQA used previous work and his prelim results to get his grades. We are very happy with them and I am so proud of how well he did, he is off to start 5th year next week. Its a bit daunting gone back after being off since March but it will be great for him to get back into a routine and see his friends more. 
This is my second creation for the Lets See Santa Themed Challenge over at Fezziwigs Festive Frolics this fortnight. 

This stamp was a find over on Ebay a while back. I love traditional Santa images they are fantastic.

Card Recipe
A5 Scalloped Kraft Card
Stamp - Paper Impressions Thomas Nash.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Glitter Card
Red Tonic Card
Happy Christmas Die Preloved from Ebay. 
Opal Pearl Drops

Thank You for dropping by, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Anything Goes. 
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge - Anything Goes. 
CardzTV - Anything Goes. 
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes.
Monday, 3 August 2020

Happy Birthday Sweet 16!!!!!

Hi Everyone, 

Today is my Toms 16th Birthday!!! Yickes where did those years go????? 

He was off camping in nearby woods last night with his friend Ben who was 16 on Saturday. They are trying to pretend they are on their summer break that was cancelled this year due to covid. Boooo!!! Thankfully they are now booked in for next summer so they will be old hands at the camping outdoors then when they go to the Outward Bound Trust.

Now those who follow my blog will know that Tom is a HUGE Doctor Who fan. I did a cross stitch card for him last year (On this post)  and also bough this one then too so have made it for this year. It doesn't have any birthday wording on the outside as it will be framed and popped on his wall.  This year I make it with plenty of time to spare. Last year I was running way behind and only finished his card the night before!!! 

I got the pattern from this Etsy Store. 
Heres a wee throwback of a tiny Tom with me just a fortnight old!!! Hes now 6 foot!!! 

Enjoy the week,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Allsorts - Make it Masculine. 
2 Sisters on the Blog - Stitching (Real) 
Friday, 31 July 2020

Tuesdays Crafternoon...

Hi Folks,

Im here today with a card I made on Tuesday afternoon. I did a Crafternoon Zoom Meet from over on the Craftworld Website.

You had to buy the items as a bundle from Craft Stash and then use them while the Tutor (Lou Collins)  showed you how to make the card as she did one too. 

I got Die Cutting Essentials magazine, a wee pot of WOW Embossing Powder and a lush wood effect paper pad from Craft Consortium for my make. You even used the with love from the demo pic on the die cuts card as part of the card. Loved that idea and I had never thought about using bits and pieces from the packaging before so its recycling too :) 

I had also never thought of using the dies as a stencil for the flowers before. Its really effective!! 

It was a really good afternoon. I wouldn't be able to go to a craft club as there would be too many people for my anxiety and I would freak out a bit so it was good to be able to sit in my crafty room and feel safe and enjoy the time. I picked up a few tips too so that was brilliant.

The Girls over there said there would be more meet ups in the future so I will be keeping my eye out for them as its a great way to learn and have some fun too. 

If anyone is over on Craftworld my name over there is Hazel-Didos. Look me up and give me a wee shoutout and I will follow you xx 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Cards x 2
Craft Consortium Wood Texture Papers 6 x 6.
WOW Embossing Powders.
Dies from Die Cutting Essentials Magazine (Issue 65)
Distress Inks. 

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you all have a great weekend, I have to mount Toms birthday card and Ive started another wee cross stitch so thats what I will be up to, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CRAFT- Summer. 
Watercooler Wednesday- Anything Goes. 
Always Fun - Use Stencils. ( I used the die as a stencil)

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Santas On His Way...

Morning Everyone,

WOW its almost the end of July!!! How did that happen??? I feel like the last 5 months have morphed into one giant one!!!  Think especially since we have had no summer here, its rained for weeks so it doesn't feel like the holiday season. 

Im here with my card for this fortnights Fezziwigs Festive Frolics Challenge.

I would love to see all your Santa's on the creations!!! 
I love this super cute wee Santa from Clearly Besotted. I got all these stamps free with a magazine!!! 

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Scalloped Card
Clearly Besotted Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Embossing Folder Preloved from Ebay.
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of Blogland,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas in July. 
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes. 
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge Anything Goes with Option of Twine. 
Jingle Belles Rock - Photo Inspiration. (I have gone with the colours, sledge and the tree.)
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite Embellishment. (My Stickles, I use it on nearly all my cards.) 
Monday, 27 July 2020

Sewing Time...

Afternoon Everyone, 

I hope you are all doing ok. Its really heavy rain here again today so I have been busy learning about sewing on my cards once again. Practice makes perfect (or better than earlier versions!!!)
Im slowly getting there, least im not scared of using the machine now so thats a huge step in the right direction. The lovely Jules at Always with a Heart has some super tutorials over on her blog and this card is done using the last one she did. 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
Papers HOTP 
Clearly Besotted Stamps
Coloured with Alcohol Pens and Prismacolour pencils.
Stickles Glitter Glue
Loose Glitter Glue.
Square Stitched Dies.
My Wee Sewing Machine.

Thank You for dropping by today, Im now off to have a wee blog hop and then get dinner prepped. Its second days roast beef in the slow cooker so not really that much work. It always tastes so much nicer on day 2 so looking forward to dinner time!!

Take Care

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Christmas with the Cuties  - Christmas Animals. 
International Art and Soul - Christmas Card based on a Song or Carol. (Rocking Robin) 
Stampin Sensations - All Creatures Great and Small. 
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July. 
Aud Sentiments - Wings and a Sentiment

Friday, 24 July 2020

A bit different...

Hi Folks,

Well the weekend is upon us. It looks like it will be quite nice weather here. Makes a change as its been really wet all week. Not much good for making the flowers grow!! We need the heat as well.
I coloured this card a little differently. I have done flat colouring (Apart from his wee face). So none of my usual shading. I just wondered what it would look like. Tom says its really nice and I should try it more often.  
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers free in Magazine.
Bugaboo Digi - Knobbly Knees Christmas Sack.  (Flash Freebie just now although I already had him)
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment Forever Friends
Ribbon Stampin Up
Liquid Applique for Hat Fluff. 
My Wee Sewing Machine. 

I have also learnt with this card not to sew on a stuck down piece of paper!! It makes it much more difficult and then you need to replace the needle!!

Thats me completed the Fabby Christmas in July once again with Bugaboo. Thanks to all the lovely DT Folks over there and Jodie for the brilliant fun week once again. Its been lovely and I think that it was such special memorial sharing Julies creations with us all. 

Enjoy the weekend when it arrives,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes. 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Christmas in July 

When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney!!!

Morning All, 

I hope that you are all doing ok this Friday morning!! Golly another week flown past!!! 

What do you all have planned for the weekend? I am home alone on Saturday evening so will be finishing off Toms cross stitch birthday creation!! Much easier to do when hes not in as I have been having to listen to make sure hes not on his way downstairs and then rushing to hide it all!!! 
This is my second last card for the Christmas in July challenge over on Bugaboo Stamps.

I love joining in and being inspired by the DT over there.
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card.
HOTP Paper and Sentiment
Coloured with Copics, Promarkers and White Acrylic Paint.
Stickles Glitter Glue. 
Ribbon from stash

I wanted a starry night sky for the card but I think I have come away with a blizzard!!! The pile of dots in the corner is a newly found by me constellation!!! LOL

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Bugaboo Christmas In July - Photo Inspiration. 
Christmas Kickstart - Starry Starry Night. 
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in July.

Thursday, 23 July 2020


Evening Everyone,

I hope you have had a good day.  Its been quite changeable here weather wise but I got the washing all done so thats a plus!! 

My wee Ducky here is having a fabby time sledging. Im sure hes shouting wheeeeee!!! 
This card is for the Bugaboo Christmas In July Challenge. Another one for the box. (Im now filling box 2!!!)
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Craftworks Cards Papers
Bugaboo Image - Winter Birds Sled. 
Coloured with Promarkers and Aquamarkers.
White Sakura Pen for highlights. 
Stickles Glitter Glue
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted.
Snowflake Button from Ebay Years ago.

Thask for dropping by today, Im off to have a bit of a blog hop then watching some telly with Tom later. 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Passion for Promarkers - Bingo (Button, Image and Glitter.)