Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Vintage Fezziwigs...

 Morning Everyone,
Golly the last week has flown past. I haven't been on the computer much as Ive been so busy sorting out the Crafty Room and other bits and bobs. With good weather I ended up out in the garden a bit at the weekend. 
Im here today with my latest challenge over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. 
I would love to see your Vintage makes. 

Here is my first one of the fortnight. 
Messy inky fingers and desk after making this card. 

Card Recipe
A6 Card
Image Stamp - Francoise Reed.
Sentiment Stamp - Phill Martin
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sparkle Nuvo Glitter Pen

Thats all from me for today. Hope you can join me over on the challenge,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
International Art and Soul - Natural Christmas. 
Sweet Stampin - Shabby Chic/Distressed.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Shaped Cards Week 2...


Morning Everyone,
Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland.
I hope that you are all doing well. Im here today with my make for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics.

 This fortnight I wanted to see your shaped makes. 

I went for a snow globe shaped make this week. 

SVG  Snowglobe File Birds Cards. Freebie!!!! 
Clearly Besotted Stamps
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolour Pencils. 
Sentiment stamp free with magazine.
Background sky paper - LOTV Cloudy Evening Skies. 

I am off to revamp the crafty room today with a little help from my Dad :) My folks are my extended covid bubble so we can still mix which is a blessing :) 

Stay Safe Folks,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Dis Digi Challenge - Shaped Makes. 
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas. 

Sunday, 21 February 2021


Morning Everyone,

I hope that you're all doing fine today. Its a cooler day once again here but spring is definately in the air. Ive been outside for a bit this morning just to get some fresh air. I did a wee spot of tidying in the garden ready for spring. Its lovely to see all the bulbs starting to wake up :) 
This wee guy is getting a bird eye view of the land while he flies his kite!! What a cutie!! 
This card was initially going to look a bit different but I had a hiccup with the scan and cut!! I do like the way it turned out though!!! 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 CArd
Clearly Besotted Stamps - Under My Umbrella
Coloured with Copics.
Landscape Stamp - Stampendous
Background Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Hi! done on Scan and Cut Font - Bubble Mint
Sparkle Nuvo Aqua Sparkle Pen

Thanks for dropping by today. I am having a nice relaxed day. I was at a virtual mediation retreat yesterday so am still feeling chilled out from that. 

Stay Safe Everyone,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Sweet Stampin - Cards for Teens or Kids.
Alphabet Challenge - Woodland Flora and Fauna.
Creative Inspirations - Animal Antics. 
Thursday, 18 February 2021

Chocolate Wreath Make...


Morning Everyone.

Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland. Im here with a card I have been pottering about with over the last few days. 

Its not made of chocolate but its chocolate brown card. It was meant to be totally CAS but I added the glittery pinecones as it was too stark. I had cut out the gold ones for a make before christmas but then decided that I didn't want to use them so popped them in my scraps box!!! Glad I kept them now!!! 

Card Recipe
7 x 7 Scalloped Card
Chocolate Brown Tonic Card
Wreath SVG From Laser Cut Lace.
Xcut Pinecone Die
Glitter Card from stash

I hope you have a great Thursday. I dont have much planned.

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Use Your Stuff - Whats Your Favourite. ( Well my scan and cut is rapidly becoming my fav tool and my all time fav thing is glitter!!!! )
Jingle Belles - Lets Get Texty

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Im not square...

 Morning Everyone,

Golly its gone from really wintery Scotland to spring in the last couple of days!!!! 
Yesterday was lovely, I have lots of daffys popping though the ground and one even has a bud. There are a few snowdrops through as well, so things are looking brighter!!!
My post today is for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. This fortnight I have banned squares and rectangles!!!! I want to see your shaped makes!!! 

As well as an addiction to my scan and cut I seem to have one for Dreaming Tree SVGs too!!!! 
This one is apt for last week. Its called Snowed In!!! 

Lots of pretty sparkle on the card. 


I used lots of plain coloured cardstock
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder for the House Bricks
Oodles of Stickles Twinkles Glitter Glue.

I was very surprised when I did the inlinkz for the challenge as the day it ends is in March!!!! Hurray, another month nearer normality!! Hopefully Tom might just get back to school later that month!!  Pupils who are doing practical subjects are getting to go in to do their practical tests but Tom is doing all academic things so hes still stuck at home with me!! Poor Lad :( 

Stay Safe Folks,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes with a Fancy Fold. (Z Fold)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (Add Some Green)
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes. 
 The Holly and the Ivy- Anything Christmas Goes.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Guest Designer Time...


Morning Everyone,

I hope you're all doing well. Im here today as a Guest Designer over on
 The theme is Oh So Cute.
What could be cuter than these wee guys. Both my boys loved meerkats when they were wee.
I loved getting messy with my distress inks for this card, no makes for ages with distress inks and then 2 in a fortnight!! Must play with them more often!!! 

Card Recipe
A6 Kraft Card
The Gangs all Meer Stampin Up Stamps.
Meercats and Cactus Coloured with Promarkers
Background - Distress Inks.
Crafters Companion Wood Effect Embossing Folder.
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for dropping by today, I didn't get all my sorting out done over the weekend as I ended up having a huge flair up of my fibro and was really sore :( Hoping to get it done over the next few days,

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Incy Wincy Designs - Animals or Buttons.
Allsorts - Masculine
Just Add Ink - Blended Background. 

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Tick Tock...


Hi Folks,
Welcome to the Weekend!!!! For the fact that we are in lockdown time does seem to be passing quite quickly.
What is everyone up to this weekend? I am not doing much crafting but do need to have a good tidy up of the house!!! I am also boing to be having a big blog visit as I have only been managing to comment on entries to my wee challenge over the last few days so think I will spend a while tonight catching up on everyones weeks. 
My creation today is a clock for my craft room. I didnt have one in it since I moved my stuff to what was Toms old bedroom. When I saw this clock svg file set over on Dreaming Tree I knew I had to buy it and all the bits for it and make my own. 
I really like it as its full of sparkle and it lights up!!! It took a while to make, the tutorial videos over at Dreaming Tree are fantastic though and it talked me through with no issues. I was a bit perplexed by the clock mechanism but worked it out and now know how long Ive been crafty for.

Items Used.
  • 4 Sheets Of 12X12 Black Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet Of 12X12 Nickel Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Pansy Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet Of 12X12 Purple Pattern Paper (I used Gorjuss Girls Papers)
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Black Pattern Paper
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11  Gold Foil Paper
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Glitter Paper
  • 1 Sheet of 8.5 x 11 Orange Vellum
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Yellow Vellum Paper
  • Styrofoam Ball ( 1.4” In Dia.)
  • Clock Mechanic ( 3/8” Shaft / 2.5” Hands ) 
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Golden Wire ( 12 Gauge )
  • Ribbon
  • Gems from Hunkydory
  • Fairy Lights 
  • Lace
  • Velcro Dot ( 3/8” In Dia.)
  • Memento Ink
Thanks for dropping by today, stay safe whatever you are up to this weekend, 

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Catz - Add Some Metal. 
Creative Artiste - Anything Mixed Media Goes. 
CRAFT - Not a Card.
We Love to Create- Anything Mixed Media Goes. 

Friday, 12 February 2021



Afternoon Everyone,

I hope that all is well with you and yours. Its still quite snowy here. Its melting quite quickly but its very white outside still. I love looking out at it. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Penny Black Stamp - Gossamer
Embossing Powder WOW Platinum.
Sentiment Stamp -Stampin Up
Stamped with Close to Cocoa Ink.
Watercolour paint and pens. 

My main picture today looks quite yellow. :( I really need to work out my light box. The lights from it are making everything yellow and Im really having to edit to get my pictures anywhere near the colours should be.

It would seem that this is an ongoing.... 10 year issue I have!!! I just looked back at my first entry into the Less Is More Challenge and I have a very yellowed picture on it too!!!! I think it must have been their first challenge as my date on it is 12.02.1. I still love the card I did then. Although I can now manage blending a bit better!!!!  Its here.

I hope you are all going to have a nice weekend. I dont have much planned, just some tidying up!!! Boooo!!!  

Stay Safe everyone,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Less Is More - Chocolate. 
Happy 10th Birthday to the Challenge there. 
As You Like it - Stamps. Rubber, Clear or Digi. (I love old rubber stamps on wooden blocks) 
Penny Black and Friends- Anything Goes. 
Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Take Your Pick Week 2...


Good Morning from a very Snowy Scotland!!! 

Golly we dont get snow like we have had over the last 48 hours very often!! There is oodles of it and its brilliant snowman building snow!!! 

Im here this morning with my latest make for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. This fortnight I would like you to take at least 3 items from my list and use them for your makes. 

I coloured this image in before christmas and then used my scan and cut to cut the outline out. It sat for weeks on the desk as I didn't know what to do with it. Then I decided on this make. 

The ribbon is a velvet one that was on our Christmas crackers. I kept it all as I thought it would look fab on some cards!! 
My items from the list for this make are red, gold, green, glitter, ribbon, gems and if I was pushing it texture from the ribbon :) 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Digi Stamp - Graciellie Designs Winter Wishes. 
Sentiment Stamp Freebie.
Coloured with Alcohol Markers (Mix of Copics and Promarkers)
Papers - My Minds Eye
Ribbon and Gems from stash.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that all is fine wherever you are, 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Passion for Markers - Celebrations. 
Unicorn Challenge - Use Flowers. 
Dream Valley - Add Some Green. 

Friday, 5 February 2021

Butterfly Challenge...


Morning Everyone,

Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland. Hello to my newest follower Antje x
 Im here today with a wee card I made for the latest butterfly challenge. Its a bit outside my usual comfort zone. 

Mrs A wanted to see some Herringbone on your creation. I hope you can still see mine in the background of the image.  I started with a herringbone template that I cut from my scan and cut. I didn't much like it and then the post peep arrived with a magazine, stamps  and stencils! Then my inspiration was tweaked and I worked out what to do!!! The magazine was on a half price offer that day over on Craft Stash. 

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
Indigo Blu Stencil and stamps. (Mixed Media 2 Magazine)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stampin Up Close to Cocoa Ink Pad.
Hemp from stash

This was such great fun to make once I got the idea, lots of messy fingers!!!! 

I hope all is well with you and yours. Its meant to be a very snowy weekend here. So I am going to have a huge crafty sort out!!! Ive been meaning to do it for ages. All my stamps need a tidy up!!! 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - H for Herringbone.
(I have my butterfly,  herringbone, hemp, and the 3 colours :)  Happy Dance!!!) 
Sisterhood of Crafters- Create your Own Background. 
Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds. 
Fab and Funky - Anything Goes.