Wednesday 8 February 2023

Butterfly Birthday...

 Hi Everyone,

Ive been meaning to post this card here all week but I have no idea where the days vanish to!!!

I hope you have all had a decent start to 2023. Wishing you all a lovely year ahead. Im trying to craft a bit more as it really helps my mental health. Just now I am doing a Udemy Course with Gentleman Crafter and Cal Summers to learn how to make a scrapbook using my scan and cut. Im about half way through. The plan is to make it a Teddys first year book once its finished.  We have some fab pics from his first year. Cant believe he's 1 next month He is such a lovely wee doggy.
Card Recipe

 Hunkydory Set called Flight of the Butterflies Platinum Edition.
A5 Cardstock

I love the way the card has foiling on it. It makes it look extra special. I hope the colours look ok on your screens I have a new laptop and the colours look slightly off here but I dont want to mess about with it too much.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by my blog,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with Option of Female Birthday
Saturday 10 December 2022

Christmastime 2022...


Hi Everyone,

I hope this blog post finds you all well. Its been so long since I last used my blog and I had forgotten how to do things, so this post has taken a while to do!!! 

I thought I would come on and share one of my very few festive creations with you all. 
Ive not been crafting very much so I have only made a couple of festive cards. This is one of them. Its so sparkly and pretty I just wanted to share it.
Life and illness has really got in the way of crafting this year!!! Heres hoping 2023 is much more creative!!! 
I have just got a huge kallax unit from Ikea so everything in the craft room is in a real guddle!! Its guess where I put everything when I go to craft!!! Silly fibro brain fog makes me forget stuff lots just now!!! 
Ive also got a new little helper!!!! Or hindrance!!!!! Meet Teddy!!!
Teddy moved in in May. 
My beautiful Baby Belle pupper passed away in March after a brave battle with nasal cancer. 
Heres a wee pic of him just after he arrived. Hes a miniature Jack Russell. Hes not that much smaller than Belle was, about an inch littler. Still full of puppy naughty times!!! He will be 9 months old next week.  
What a cutie!! Shame he hated sleeping on his own to begin with!!! 

Anyways on to where I got my card items from...

Off White Cardstock from Amazon.
Red Mirri Card
Crafts U Print Scan and Cut File
Modge Podge Glitter Effect on the flowers.
Pearls from stash

Thanks for dropping by today.  I will try to enter a few challenges. Again, Ive not done this for about a year so forgive me If I get it all mixed up!!! 

Hope you all have a lovely festive season,

Love Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with Option of Last Minute Christmas.
Winter Wonderland- Anything Christmas Goes. 
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas.
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Creative Creases - Anything Goes with a Fun Fold. (Thank You Karen for the heads up about this challenge.)

Friday 7 January 2022

Happy New Year...

 Hi Everyone,

I have been meaning to do this post for almost a week now!!! Where do the days go???

Wishing Everyone a lovely 2022. I hope that it brings you all happiness and joy.

I am still not really making cards and stuff much. As if 2021 wasnt hard enough with Toms heart issues and hospital stay (see post below) my best furry friend in the whole world was diagnosed with nasal cancer on the 29th December. 

Im spending as much time with Belle as I can before the unimaginable happens. 
I did think that after all Toms trauma that 2021 couldn't get worse but it certainly did!!! 

Fezziwigs will still be on hold until things start to settle. I really struggled for festive cards this season and eventually bought some from The British Heart Foundations Shop in our town. I have used their website a fair few times over the last couple of months so felt it was a good trade for hand made makes.  

Ive been looking back at old pics of Belle and found this one the other day. It made me laugh lots. She certainly has been the perfect dog. Mind you 5 minutes after this pic was taken she had eaten half the book!!! 
Stay safe wherever you are,

Love Hazel xx

Monday 1 November 2021

Better Late than Never!!!


Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all doing ok and keeping safe during these weird times we are living in.
I thought I would pop on and share the make I did for Toms birthday way back at the start of August!!! He turned 17 and I gave him driving lessons for his birthday but as you will see from my post hes only had 1 and the rest have had to wait!!! 

Thank You to the folks who have reached out to me to see how I am doing.
Its been a stressful year with a couple of bereavement's and the last few months have been difficult as Tom has been seriously ill.
Tom was away at an Outward Bound Adventure of a lifetime at the start of the summer and when he came home he was under the weather. 
Initially put it down to not eating the food there as he didn't like it and he was really exerting himself with lots of outdoor adventures. (He even climbed Ben Nevis while feeling slightly unwell!!!) 
He just didnt pick up and his symptoms were all very vague. He tried to go back to school after the summer but he was so exhausted and by that stage was hardly able to eat so we went back to the Doctors. (We had already been). Thanks fully the second Doctor called the main hosp for the area and he was to go up the next day for investigations.

That was the 1st of September and he was admitted that day and was in for 3 weeks. He has had infective endocarditis. (An infection in the lining of his heart.) He has a small congenital heart defect (a little hole)  and the bug (Strep Mitis) got into his system and went to work. He had so many tests. Very brave lad!!!  He was on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. 3 in hosp and 3 at home with me being trained up to do them at home for him. Our kitchen was like a wee medical room with all the drugs and stuff!!! 
He now has 2 appointments next week at the main hospital in Scotland for Congenital Heart issues. He will find out then if they want to do heart surgery as once you have had endocarditis you are more likely to get it again and it may be a safer option to have the hole closed. So its been a very stressful time all round for the poor boy. 

He feels much better now and has just about caught up on his school work! He is such an academic lad. 

My make was meant to be shared way back but as you can imagine I have been a tad distracted! I still havent really been in the craft room much. My mojo has well and truly hidden! Very stressed out worried Mum here!! 

The tent has a tealight in it so it lights up at night. I added some extra bits to it as one of the only days Tom went out over the summer after his adventure trip he went fishing with a friend. They caught mackerel but Toms ones were too wee so had to go back in the sea. Im quite relieved at that as I dont think I would be able to gut a fishy!!!

Thanks for dropping by today.

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes. 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes. 
Alphabet Challenge - O for Outdoors.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes. 
MAWTT - Anything but a card.

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Fezziwigs Hols continue.

 Morning Everyone.

I was meant to restart Fezziwigs Festive Frolics today for the winter season. Due to a number of wee bumps in the road in real life over the last couple of months I have decided not to resume at the moment. 

I hope everyone is doing well and has had a lovely summer. 

Fezziwigs will be back as some point in the future. I do have a huge pile of wedding stationary for Jake and Lynne that I need to start working on so I cant give a date at the moment. 

Stay Safe Folks,

Love and sparkles,

Hazel xx

Saturday 3 July 2021

Best Friends...


Evening Everyone,
Its gone from really hot here to freezing and raining tonight!!! Its really miserable. Least I dont have to water the garden tonight now!!! 
I have been playing in the crafty room and here is one of my makes I have done. I watched a  transparent water tutorial by Sandy Allnock and made my own card using the idea. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Stamps from Clearly Besotted.
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics.
Splashes Posca Pen
Doodling by Hand.
Transparent glue for bubbles. 

I hope you are enjoying the summer. I have been in the garden a bit. I cant do too much or I end up exhausted. Its lovely to just potter about though!!! 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Allsorts - Sun, Sea and Sand. 
Inkspirational - Maritime. 

Crafty Catz - Add Some Doodling. 
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act. 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes. 
(Inspired by the friendship between the wee fishy and the shark) 

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Fezziwigs Holidays...

 Morning Everyone,

Just a wee reminder that my Festive Challenge is now off on its Holidays until the 18th August. 

I have posted the top picks from the last challenge HERE!

I am going to have a few weeks chilling out and enjoying the summer, it may involve tidying and revamping the crafty room!!!! 

I will no doubt have a few cards made as once you start sorting out crafty stuff you end up playing !!!! 

Love Hazel x
Tuesday 29 June 2021

Dads Birthday...


Hi Folks,
Yesterday was my Dads 75th birthday!!!! 
We had a lovely day, Jake and Lynne came down and we got to see her engagement ring in real life rather than via video call!!!! 
Dad loves a wee Highland Coo so I used this super cute one for his make. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Coloured with Prismacolour Pencils
Papers Stampin Up
Dad and Happy Birthday on Scan and Cut. 
Ribbon from Stash

Thanks for dropping by today, enjoy your day,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 
Allsorts - Use Designer Papers. 
Sweet Stampin - Something Beginning with B - Birthday and wee Bull.

Monday 28 June 2021

Plaited Fold Card...

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. Im here today with a card I made last night. 
I had to finish another one off and wanted to join in with the Butterfly Challenge. I seem to have missed a few over there. 
Its a plaited fold card you had to make for this one. So here is my contribution. There are some butterflies on the backing papers. Ive stupidly stuck my watermark over them on the second pic!!! 
Card Recipe
Card made is a 6 x 6 One.
Papers and Toppers are Hunkydory.

I hope you are all doing well. I am now home alone!!! Tom is off on his holiday's for 2 weeks. He is just outside Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland. Hes there with the Outward Bound Trust doing lots of outdoor activities!! The last one being climbing Ben Nevis!!!

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx
Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - P for Plaited Card
I have Butterflies, Plaited Fold, Plum and Peach xx
Daring Cardmakers - Into the Garden.

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Week 3 of Fezziwigs.


Just a quick reminder that there is an extra week on this challenge.  

Please Pop 

for the linky.

I will then be on a running the challenge holiday for the summer. I might just play in the craft room though. Once its tidied up!!!

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel x