Wednesday 3 June 2020

Fezziwigs and Flowers...

Hi Folks,

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland,

I hope you're all well and not struggling too much with the lockdown and the restrictions its causing.  It feels like we have been in it forever now. So glad that the daily deaths have dropped and I hope that they continue to do so. What a terrible year. Especially now with the awful things happening in the US as well. Frightening times to be living in. 
On a happier note Im here with the next challenge for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. 
 This fortnight I would like to see your cards with anything to do with the Christmas Story (Nativity) on them. Now if it wasn't for it, we wouldn't have any Christmas at all. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Free from Magazine. They are Trimcraft ones.
Stamp - Hero Arts - Peace on Earth 
Black Embossing Enamel
Adirondack Inks
Memento Galaxy Gold Ink.
Die Preloved.

Lots of folks here in blogland have been sharing their gardens so I thought I would show you a couple of pics of mine today. Of course its now really dull when its been so sunny over the last week!!! 
I bought this hanging basket after spying it while standing in the queue outside Asda the other week. Its Petunias and they are putting on  quite a show. 
Here is some of my lilac tree. Its been beautiful as well. The scent is stunning and not too over powering. Its almost past now as the colours on the flowers are fading fast.

I have 2 of the sunflowers just starting to pop their shoots up though the soil. Its been so cosy the last week its really encouraged them to grow!! 

Thats all from me for today,  Im not about as much its because Im off to paint the summer house and its going to be a fair bit of work.  Didnt realise that I would have to wipe it all down with methylated spirit to lift the previous waterproof layer of paint before redoing it!! Im going to do a side a day so I dont get too tired. (Weather permitting though!!!!) 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes. 
Christmas Craft Creations - Use a Die Cut. 


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful show of flowers and petunia are my fav..
A beautiful card, embossed fabulously . Great colours..x

Sandra H said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card love every thing about it gorgeous flowers too! yes we are in a sad world at the moment stay safe x

meg said...

A beautiful card Hazel love your stamp

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, very elegant. Enjoy your painting.

Jackie T said...

Hi Hazel this is a stunning Christmas card. I love it. We are living in very scary times. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Hazel, a beautiful card, lovely silhouette image and a lovely background, beautifully designed too.
Your blooms are beautiful, I love lilac flowers. Good luck with the painting of the shed, take care, Kate x

Margreet said...

Great Christmas card, Hazel.
Love the photos of your flowers.
Good luck with painting!
xxx Margreet

Margarets designer cards said...

Wonderful christmas card,
Gorgeous flowers, your plants are doing well/

Kim said...

gorgeous christmas card.
and lovely garden pics!
Kim x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, I love that black embossed image! Beautiful flowers too!
Hugs, Tammy

Lady Joyful said...

Really lovely Christmas card, Hazel! I love the colours on it. Please note that to be eligible to be our winner or honourable mention you should include our challenge graphic in your blog post. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Cardsbymaaike said...

Fab card, I love the blue against the black, so pretty. Thank you for playing at Christmas Craft Creations

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Hazel, a fabulous embossed scene.
Your hanging basket and lilac are pretty, I have some gorgeous foxgloves in my garden, they are really tall this year.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Pop's Cards said...

This looks gorgeous I love the papers you have used, your flowers look so nice, hugs Pops x

mixamatoasties said...

So beautiful Hazel and I am loving the photos of your garden!


Rosmarie said...

I love the deep black of the silhouettes, which stand out beautifully against the night sky! A very beautiful Christmas card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT this week. Beautiful pics from your garden!! Rosi x

Majda said...

I love how you created a beautiful Christmas scene.Blue colour against the black - so pretty.
Thanks so much for joining us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
Majda DT

Rachelle Oltean said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that embossed imagery and your layout is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Christmas Craft Creations “Use a Die Cut” Challenge!
Rachelle : ) DT

Lynda said...

Simply stunning - very effective. Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda DT