Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Oh Deer...

 Morning All,

Well it seems to have decided to be spring once again here. The weather cant make up its mind what its doing!!! 
Im here this morning with my first make of the fortnight over on Fezziwigs. Where did the last 2 weeks go??? 

I would like to see Deer on your makes this time.
We are really lucky up here and quite often when Im out with Belle we see them grazing!! 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers and Image Wendy Carr Designs. 
Sentiment- Stamp from stash.

I cant seem to get to the website for Wendy Carr, It keeps saying its crashed. If I can get it back up and running I will get the link working then :) 

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes. 

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Tag Time...


Morning All,

Well what a weird weekend we are having. It was heavy snow here last night. It was lovely and warm in the morning and I didn't need a jacket on for my dog walk!!! Strange weather. 

I got a wee bundle of items from Ebay the other day and there were some tags in it. I thought I would have a play and make a tag. 
Before I make a tag in the future though I will plan my image much better. I wanted a bee for Tag Tuesday and thought I had the perfect bee but it turned out to be a giant killer bee that filled the tag!! Ooops!!!

 Hunkydory Prisma Colour Inkpads. 
Flowers and sentiment - Joanna Sheen
Bee from Stash
Bee coloured with prisma colour pencils 

Thanks for dropping by today, I am almost finished painting the bathroom now!! Hurray!! I have been pacing myself and its so frustrating as I would love to just do it all in one day but I know if I do that I end up feeling really ill for weeks. I think thats progress though as before I would have just rushed though it. 

Stay Safe Folks,
Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Tag Tuesday - Bees. 
Allsorts - Butterflies, Birds or Bees. 
Daring Cardmakers - Lets hear it for the bees. 
Moving Along with the Times - Animals/ Birds. 

Friday, 9 April 2021

Harry's Portrait...


Morning Everyone,

Phew I made it!!! Only just!!! I wanted to get Harrys portrait finished for today so I could share it over at Paint Party Friday. I just managed last night. I just need to frame it now and pop it up with the one I did of Belle. Although I now love this more more. Here is the Belle one in this post. 

I ended up doing lots of painting this week but not of the lovely pretty on paper type. This week was doors and skirting boards!!! Booo!!! Now onto the ceiling and walls!!! My wee lets sort the door hinge in the bathroom has turned into a lets revamp and decorate the bathroom!!! Ooops. 

Doing Harrys portrait has been a nice respite from the decorating. Although all our bathroom stuff is in the crafty room!! 

I loved doing the portrait. I was sort of following one of Colin Bradleys pastel pencil course. Although it was a different looking kitty he coloured and he only used 6 pencils. I ended up using a lot more as Harry has quite the mix of colours in his fur. He even has some bits that are 2 tone. I couldn't work out how to do his whiskers as they are even 2 tone. The tips are white and the bases are black. My colours arent exactly the same as his as I just didnt have enough pencils or know how to get it perfect. So its a homage to Harry. 

Im now off to repaint the ceiling in the loo. Argh!!! Its going white from a magnolia colour so lots of coats of paint to hide the shining though cream!! 

Stay Safe and have a lovely weekend whatever your up too,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Santa Week 2


Morning Everyone,

WOW Going by the weather you would think it was going to be Christmas soon!!! Its freezing and there has been snow the last couple of days. It didnt lie but there has been a few flurries. 

Im here with my inspiration for Fezziwigs Challenge this fortnight. 
I would love to see your Santas.
Here is my second make. Its a stamp I bought on Ebay ages ago. Think its a fair few years old. Its a Buzzcraft Bear Essentials one. I loved the way that they were coloured on the packet so I decided to try and do something similar. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card.
Buzzcraft Stamps
Papers -Free from Magazine.
Coloured with Promarkers and Prismacolour Pencils
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thats all from me for today. I will hopefully be back Friday with more of my kitty portrait. Its been a bit more difficult that I thought it would as Harrys fur is quite a mix of colours. 

Stay Safe Folks,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Passion for Markers- Animal Antics.
Unicorn Challenge - Include an Animal. 
Christmas with the Cuties - Spots or Snowflakes. 

Friday, 2 April 2021

Paint Party Friday...



Hope all is well with you today. 
Im here today with the first peek at my latest drawing. 
Its a wee pastel work of Harry. Its to go with Belles one that I did last year. Its here. 
I tried to get Harry to pose so I could get his markings right but he was having none of it so Im going to try again over the weekend. 
Its meant to be quite cold on Sunday so the plan is to get some of it done then. 

Today is the first day of stay local instead of stay at home here in Scotland. Im getting my haircut next week for the first time in 5 months. Its badly needing done so will be happy to see the hairdresser. 

Stay Safe wherever you are.

 Have a Happy Easter Weekend if you celebrate it,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel x

Paint Party Friday with my make. 

Thursday, 1 April 2021

2 Makes...

 Afternoon from a very warm East Coast of Scotland!!

 Its been a beautiful day here. Ive done a wee drop of weeding and pottering in the garden. Then I came in to rest and made a couple of matching cards. 
I got some Prisma Colour Inks the other week and so have been playing a bit seeing what colour blends I can come up with. I wanted to try a monochrome make. Then I went for a much more zingy colour scheme. I like it better. 
Not sure if you can see the sparkle on the Dragonfly. Its so difficult to catch it in the light at times. 
Card Recipe
A6 Cards
Prisma Colour Inks
Indigo Blu Stamps that were a freebie years back in a magazine. 

I hope are all all looking forward to the long weekend. Its our school holidays after Tom comes back at noon tomorrow. Hoping the weather stays really nice so I can get up to date in the garden. The grass was only cut last week and it looks like it could do with being cut again!!! 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Less Is More - CAS Inking. 
Allsorts - Anything Goes with Monochrome Option.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Santa Says...


Hi Folks,

Holy Smokes where has March gone to?? Vanished in the blink of an eye!!! 
Im here with my newest make for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. 

Santa Says that he would love to see your makes with him on them!!! 
I love seeing all the different ways Santa is portrayed.
 My first make has a very vintage feel Santa on it. My second for next week is cute and whimsical.
I love vintage images. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers Old HOTP
Coloured with Promarkers.
Stars Posca White Pen
Ho Ho Ho done on Scan and Cut.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope your all doing well. I have been trying to do some stuff in the garden. Its been very mild here but there has been a lot of wind. Least its not been raining. Although there are some jobs in the house to do too. You want to be outside just now though as we have all been cooped up so long with the lockdown here this time.  

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Anything Festive Goes. 
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge - Anything Goes (Option of Include a Star) 
My Time to Craft at Christmas - Winter Wonderland. (Scene)

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Kite Card...


Afternoon Everyone,
Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. I hope that you are all doing well. I cant believe the clocks spring forward here in the UK tonight!! Hurray for the lighter evenings. Lots of pottering in the garden to do :) 

I missed one of the last challenges over at the Butterfly Challenge and Im sure if I didnt do this card now I would end up missing this one as well!!! Ive a todo list as long as my arm and trying to do it and pace myself is quite the task! However sitting crafting doesn't tire me out so that was this afternoons plan!!! 

White and Red Cardstock
Creative Expressions Stamp for Inside
Free Stamp from Magazine for Outside
Butterfly done on Scan n Cut.
Papers Stampin Up
Prism Inks for Sky
Darice Embossing Folder for Cloudy Skies. 
Ribbon from stash
Nuvo Glitter Pens for sparkle on Butterfly.

I did try to make this card last night but the papers were all wrong so it went in the bin. Im much happier with this one. 

Hope you have a lovely Saturday evening,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - K for Kite Fold. 
I have Kite Fold, Butterfly, Knots and Kilimanjaro
Bastel-traum - Butterfly. 
The Card Concept - Butterflies. 
My Card is Clean and Layered. I love the wee butterfly on the photo and the vibrant colours on its wings. 

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Favourite Festive Stamps Week 2...


Good Morning Everyone,

I swear the week go faster and faster here!!! I cant beleive its time for another Fezziwigs Creation.

This fortnight I wanted to see your Favourite Stamp makes.
Well I couldn't not have a Lindsay Mason stamp as one of my favs. I have so many of her stamps and this festive Snowman is stunning!!! Hes a simple stamp so I decided not to embellish the card and I just did doodles to match the markings on the stamp.

Card Recipe
A6 Card
Lindsay Mason Snowman Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers.
Doodles Background Posca Pen.

Things are slightly more normal here. Tom is off to school in the mornings for 3 hours. He has a subject a day. The classes are being split so there's only a small number in each room. 

Hope you are all doing ok,

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafting Happiness - Outdoors. 
Make My Monday - Clean and Simple. 

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Lynnes Birthday :)


Afternoon Everyone,

Golly I swear someone is stealing days!!! I have no idea where they go to!!! 
Im here today with Lynne's birthday card. Its for Saturday but she doesn't look on my blog so I know its ok to share it :) How adorable is this wee hare!!! 
I love the Hunkydory sets, they are super sweet. I just got the latest one too and its stunning!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Hunkydory Set Meadow Hares Club Set. 
Enamel Dots from Stash
Lynne done on Scan and Cut. 

I posted it up to their house yesterday with Jakes card for her too (Mum Free Card shop once again!!!) 10 minutes later Jake called and he has to come down here this week as he has a dental issue than requires treatment so he could have collected them here at a distance!! Think he will come and get her presents though. We can see him from a distance in the garden although I hope its not as cold as it is today as its turned back to winter!!! 

Hope you are all doing ok, sending hugs,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Spot - Spring has Sprung. 

Daring Cardmakers- Spring Thing.