Monday 18 March 2024

Birthday Make...

Hi Everyone, 
Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland.  I hope you're all doing well this week. Its turned much more like spring here in Scotland although its still very cold at nights. My daffodils are starting to bloom. As long as Teddy and the ball dont go near them and knock the heads off!!!! 
I was making a card for a friends birthday and decided to try and push my comfort zone with this sketch. It did have me muttering under my breath. I love how the card turned out though. I had a HUGE cull of papers and am left with only "good" ones. So its a joy every time I make something. Although I am a bit loathed to cut them!!!! 

Card Recipe
A5 Card
Stampin Up Papers. 
Sentiment and Gold Dots - Craftwork Cards.
Faux Stitching - Black Posca Pen.

Im hoping to try and make at least 1 Christmas card a month now till December. I really dont want to end up doing them like I did last year in a rush and not enjoying myself. Mind you we are coming up to birthday season here!!!! Also its going to be fence painting season too. The last of the bad winter storms knocked all my fence down so the new one is up now. Its gonna take a while to paint it all.

Love and Sparkles,

  Hazel xx

Challenges I would love to enter are...
AAA Birthday Cards - Geometric Birthday.

As You Like it - Monochrome or Colourful and Why.
I love a splash of colours on my makes as it cheers you up seeing the bright colour schemes. I especially love a bit of purple!!


meg said...

Your papers look like a luxurious fabric Hazel,love the colours and your fabulous faux stitching

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautiful selection of papers Hazel and you've turned them in to a gorgeous card, Kate x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I do love the faux stitching! Looks great with the different stitches and mixed papers. Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

Margreet said...

Hi Hazel, welcome back in blogland. You made a wonderful card!
xxx Margreet

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Hazel I thought that it was material that you used especially with all that amazing stitching it is absolutely gorgeous the colours are fantastic a great take on the sketch
lolo x

Diane said...

Fabulous take on the sketch and a great way to use those papers!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketch Saturday!
Diane SS DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Sketch Saturday}

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so cool with the faux stitching! Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch Saturday :)

Jane said...

Fantastic patchwork design, looks awesome! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. I think your colours would work for the current AAA Colourful challenge if you fancied linking up there too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Sandra H said...

This is a beautiful creation x

pinky said...

Yikes you did a great job with that sketch and I love the papers with those rich colours!!