Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Not Just Cards...

Hi Folks,

Im back again with another Design Team make. This time its for a challenge which I have just started on the Design Team for. Its called Not Just Cards. Its a monthly challenge starting on the 11th of each month.

I wanted to make something that wasnt a card for it and when I saw the felt patterns over at Lili of the Valley I knew exactly what I would be making. I totally love foxes. I even call my doggy my fox dog as she has a real foxy wee nose.

Tail the Fox Pattern over here at Lili of the Valley.

I have made him my own style with his nose placed slightly differently and also I wanted him to look patchwork so used white thread for the stitching. I like him but have to say it took me way outside my comfort zone making him. I won't be on the Great British Sewing Bee anytime soon!!!

Thansk for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything With a Critter Goes.
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes. 

Back To Basics with a Stepper Card.

Hi Everyone,

Im here today with 2 posts!!! You dont get any for ages then they all come in 48 hours!!! 

My first creation is for Back to Basics and Beyond.  This fortnight we would love to see your stepper cards. 

Now this was my birthday card for my Papa Bear!!!! His birthday was at the end of last month. He loves a good old BBQ so thought this image was just the ticket!! 
Card Recipe
Stepper Card
Digi Bugaboo - A Kids View BBQ
Coloured with Promarkers.
Glitter Card from Poundland.
Dies from Stash

I will be back in a wee while with another make and its not a card!!!! 

Hope you are having a good week,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Get Creative Challenge -Shaped Cards. 
Catch The Bug - Anything Bugaboo Goes. 
Crafty Catz - Summer Fun.
Simply Create Too- No Patterened Papers.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Passion For Promarkers Hip to be Square...

Hi Folks,

Happy Tuesday.  Its time for another challenge over on Passion for Promarkers. 
This week its Lisa who has picked the  theme of Hip to be Square.
The Sponsor for this challenge is Uniko Stamps.
My card was for Tom the other week as he won the top Prizes at school for English and Business in his year and also got a certificate of excellence too. Very Pround Mum!!! My wee Geek here has his tie in Toms school colours.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Tiddly Inks Geekatude Digi Stamp 
Blackboard Comes from Tiddly Inks School Boy and Extras Set
Coloured with Promarkers
Peel Offs from Stash

Challenges I would like to Enter are..
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Anything Tiddly Inks Goes.
Saturday, 7 July 2018

A Gem of a Challenge says Teddy Bear Time...

Morning Everyone,

Happy Weekend, I hope you have a lovely one planned. Mine is all about craft!! I so need to sort out eh crafty area!! Its turned into a bit of a creative explosion once again!!!  Oops!!! I am definately not a tidy craft person.

So today its time for another super challenge over on A Gem of a Challenge Marianne has picked the brilliant theme of Teddy Bears. I have used the Baby Boy Sleeping pre coloured image and the Barclay Papers which tie in perfectly from Pink Gems Designs. How fab are they!!!

Card Recipe
Circle Cards cut with Stitched Dies.
Baby Boy Barclay Papers
White Ribbon SU.

Thanks for dropping by, I will be hopping round blogs tonight as Tom is off to his Dads so computer time for me!!!

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...
As You Like it - Favourite Celebration and Why... New Babies. I love new babies and the gift of life. Its so precious. I was a Midwife long time back and to be with folk when they become parents is an amazing opportunity to get, Its truely a wee miracle!!!
Moving Along with the Times -  Male Themed.
Crafty Cardmakers - At Least 2 Dies.
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes. 
Wednesday, 4 July 2018

A wee male card...

Hi Folks,

Oh can you tell its the summer holidays!!! I have been punted off the computer while my Tom gets writing!!!  Hence the lack of posts and comments, mind you the wonderful sunshine is anpother reason. Catch it while you can here! Today has actually turned cooler again now. Its because we are right on the coast, the haar comes in and blocks the sun.  

 This card is for another Tom who was 80 last week. He used to train guide dogs so thought this fab wee precoloured Lili of the Valley stamp would be just perfect for him. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from Stash
LOTV Pre Coloured Simply Print Image. Mans Best Friend.
Font Computer Generated - Moms Typewriter.
Die Cut Border.

Thanks for dropping by today. I am now off to catch up with some blogs and then get some cards made.  Its been so nice out but when its really hot you just dont even want to craft!! It fair puggles you!!!

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Paper Shelter - Celebrate.
Use Your Stuff - Monochromatic.
The Paper Players - Celebration.
Allsorts - Baby Animals.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Simple Christmas Card...

 Hi Folks,

Happy Sunday, WOW Its a stunning day here. Love the summer days. We tend to get a lot of haar here on the coast so it misses us but not today!! Its glorious out! 
 I wanted to get another wee festive card made and went for a quick one. Its meant to be like the eclipse technique I keep seeing but Im not sure it totally fits that bill since its all white. I added a glitter background so you can just see that behind the Noel. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Glitter card from Poundland
Noel - Sizzix Big Die

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend, I will be popping round blogs later in the day to see what everyone has been up to this weekend, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafting By Design - Christmas. 
Fab N Funky - Quick and Easy Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Christmas. 
Thursday, 28 June 2018

Sweet Treats...

Hi Everyone,

Happy Thursday. Its not just any Thursday though its My Dads birthday!!! Hurray!!!! He doesnt keep as well as he used to. Hes like to bionic man with his fautly bits being replaced and fancy machines inside him!!! 
This isnt his card, I will share that another day. 
There are so many challenges with Sweet Things as their theme I thought I would have a play and join in.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Precoloured Lili Of the Valley Image
Papers and Sentiment - Crafters Companion Sweet Treats DVD rom

Thanks for dropping by today, Im off to walk the woof and then get the dreaded housework done. Boooo!!!

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to Enter are...
CD Sunday -  Things to Eat.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Food/ Drink
Use Your Stuff - Mood Board.

Allsorts - Sweet Treats.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Back To Basics

Good morning,

Happy Hump Day!!! We are on a countdown to the school holidays now!!! The end is in sight!!! Friday at 1.20!!! Then 6 whole weeks of not having the alarm going off really early!!!

This frotnight on Back to Basics and Beyond we are doing Spotlighting...

Spotlight Technique
Lots of samples on Pinterest here
Tutorial  - You Tube Here

I love spotlighting and decided on a slightly different idea for my card. So heres a wee porthole from a boat looking out to sea.
Card REcipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from Stash
Images  and Sentiment - Sheena Douglas
Circle Dies
Wave Die from X Cut
Coloured with Promarkers and Sakura Pens.

Thanks for dropping by today, enjoy your Wednesday, Im off to do some gardening!!! The weeds are trying to take over again!! Nothing new there then!!!

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to Enter are...
City Crafter - Seaside.
Always Fun Challenge - Fun at the Beach
Cupcake Inspiration - Cupcake Under the Sea

Stamp & Fun = Creativity - Summer.
Daring Cardmakers - What a Wonderful World.
CCEE Stampers - Oceans.
Cute Card Thursday - Circles.
Cardz for Galz - Summer Fun
Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Passion for Promarkers Weather..

Hi Fokks,

Well its Tuesday and the that means its time for another Passion for Promarkers Challenge.

This week Julie is Hostess and she would like to see your weather creations.  Now I didnt know it would be a heatwave when I did this icy card the other week!!! I love the summer heat though!
We are sponsored by Dis Digi Stamps.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers - Hobbycraft Kraft Papers
Stamp - Marianne Designs (Free in Magazine a while back)
Sentiment - From Stash. Its ancient and I found a pile of them while tidying my cupboard.
Coloured with Promarkers and Sakura Pen
Clear Acrylic for Ice.

Thanks for dropping by today, I have a busy evening so Im chilling out so I dont get too tired. Its Toms Prizegiving at school! Proud Mum time!! (Mind You Im always proud of my boys!!)

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Quote
Alphabet Challenge - G for Great Outdoors.
Time Out Challenge - Warm. Im sure hes nice and cosy with his scarf and headband.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Pink Petticoat at the Lovely Studio...

 Hi Folks

Well the weekend is well under way!! It goes so quickly!!!  Im here with a card I made the other day for a lovely lady who retired from our local butchers on Saturday.  
 Did you know that Pink Petticoat Designs are still on the go but at Lizs website The Lovely Studio!!! I love the simplicity of the images and papers. Ive had a few new items this last week!!! Oops! 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers - Quatrefoil
Sentiment - Tiny Hello

I bought a new stapler to do this card. Ive not had one for ages, no idea where my last one went too. No doubt it was kidnapped by a son and is now lost in one of their rooms!!

Enjoy your Sunday, its meant to be roasty toasty heere so fingers crossed as I have a BBQ planned for dinner.

Love and Sparkles,

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes.
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes.
Feeling Sketchy - Sketch

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes.