Friday, 27 March 2020

View Master Card...

 Hi Folks,

I hope you're all safe and well in this unprecedented time we are living in!!! Sending Virtual Hugs to you all cause you can still do them!! Hurray!!!! 
 Im here with a Viewmaster Creation for the Butterfly Challenge this fortnight. 

Now I remember having a viewmaster when I was wee!! Back in the day as my Tom keeps saying!!!! For some reason I remember having a Rescuers Slide show in it. 

My card has 3 images in it. I do like to make things difficult for myself, it would have been much easier to do one with sentiments!!! 
Papers Stampin Up
Stamps-  Gerda Steiner Designs - Hoppiness and Peeking Easter Friends
Sentiment Stamp - Studio G.
Coloured with Nuvo Alcohol Markers.
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thank You for dropping by today, Im not sure when I will be back as Im on to the emulsion painting in the craft room to be!!!  I have to take it a tiny bit at a time as If I do too much then Im too tired to do anything else that day and thats just no fun!!!! 

Much Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are..
The Butterfly Challenge - Viewfinder Card, Butterfly Vertical Embellishment.
Gerda Steiner Designs - Share Your Design March 2020.
CRAFT - Easter/Spring.
Cardz 4 Gals- Cute Animals.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Fezziwigs Says...

Morning Everyone,

I hope  you are all doing ok in this weird time we are all stuck in. I keep thinking Im in a bad dream and someone will wake me up soon. Im sending Hugs to everyone. 
Fezziwig Festive Frolics Challenge this Fortnight is Anything Festive Goes.  I was going to have a theme but decided that it would be much more fun to be anything goes. 
Card Recipe
Slightly Smaller than A5 Scalloped Card
Penny Black Stamp - Wonderful Christmas
Coloured with Nuvo Alcohol Pens and Prismacolour Pencils
Papers Stampin Up
Red Glitter and Clear Glossy Accents.
Sentiment - Crafters Companion
Green Glitter Embossing Powder.

Onto some happy news. Tom and I have adopted a wee kitty cat. He is called Harry. 
We got him last Wednesday and Im so glad we got him when we did as that Day the Cats Protection Closed their doors to everyone due to the Coronavirus. He sadly has been abused before so hes taken some time to get used to us. Although over the last 24 hours hes really started to relax and settle in!! 

Sending Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
SUYP - Cats. 
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Festive Goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Festive Challenge - Anything Festive Goes. 
Allsorts - Anything from the Animal Kingdom. 

Friday, 20 March 2020

New Job...

 Evening Everyone,

Im sending hugs out to everyone tonight, At least with virtual ones we dont have to social distance!!! 
What a scary time we are in and its set to get worse before it gets better I fear.  

Crafting is a great tonic at times like this and so I am hoping to get lots of blog time in. I dont use social media as it messes with my mental health and in times like this it would do it even more. 
 Onto happier things though. My Jake has a new job. He is meant to start on 1st April but Im not sure if he will be changing that day now. Hes changing department with Arnold Clarke from sales to working in the parts team. Hence the wee boy fixing his car on this card. The hours are much better and its also not as stressful.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Coloured wit Promarkers.
Papers Gorjuss Girls.
Star Die - X Cut. 
Sentiment - Computer Generated Font Champagne and Limousines. 
Clear Glossy Accents.

Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of blogland. I will be popping by your blogs in the morning to catch up on what you have all been up too, tonight, im now off to sort out my new to me stamps I received in the post today. The crafty desk is covered wood mounted stamps!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
My Time to Craft - Off the Edge. 
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes with a Masculine Theme. 
The Male Room - At My Grandfathers House. (This is like Jake as he always tinkers with his car at my folks house as they have a drive and garage so he keeps all his car fixing tools there. )

Cardz 4 Guys - Something Starting with F (Old Ford) Jakes fav kind of car and mine!! 
Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Fezziwigs Reminder...

Hi Folks,

Im just popping in with a wee reminder of the challenge over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics this fortnight. I have just announced the Top 3 from the last challenge. 
I have been really busy painting the last few days with a bit more to go. I am sorting out the bedroom upstairs converting it into a craft/study room.  

Trying to take my mind off the awful situation we are all living in just now. Lots of meditations and relaxation going on here to keep my pre existing anxiety disorder down to whats normal for me!!! Its kinda trying to get on top of me but Im not going to let it!!! 

This too shall pass, (thats my panic attack mantra)  in a few months we will be saying we got through the Coronavirus Pandemic!!!  

Sending Much love to everyone,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx
Saturday, 14 March 2020

Bunny and Chick...

 Evening Everyone,

I hope that you are all well.  Im trying to keep my mind off all this coronavirus stuff, so crafting and a spot of painting in the house. I have health anxiety already so something like this ramps it up significantly. Think I may be on a news blackout soon to stop me freaking out. 
 I decided to go for a wee Easter creation today. I was browsing in the Bugaboo Store the other day and came across this cute wee bunster. I won a voucher there a few weeks back so used part of it on him and his wee chick mate. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Bugaboo Stamps Image - Bugaboo Bunny. 
Coloured with Promarkers.
Papers From a Magazine from years back.
Dies - Tonic.

Thanks for dropping by today. 

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Bugaboo Catch the Bug - Things With Wings. 
Inkspirational - Animal (Real or Magical)

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Wine Time...

 Hello Folks,

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. I hope this post finds you all well. Its really cold here today after what looked like a lovely spring day yesterday!!! The wind is freezing and the clouds are full of snow. Although I very much doubt it would lie.
 Today's card is for Kim who is 60 in a fortnight. She likes wine so I decided on this image from Bugaboo. I knew I would be able to personalise the image. I ended up doubling the die as I wanted it to stand out and when it was just the wee blue one it was a bit wishy washy. 
Card Recipe
A5 Scalloped Card
Bugaboo Image - Frame it Red Wine. 
Paper - Gorjuss
Coloured with Marvy Le Plume Alcohol Pens
Sentiment Computer Generated - Font Smell The Roses. 
Celebrate Die - Impression Obsession
Pearls - Nuvo Drops.

Thank You for dropping by, 

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Water cooler Wednesday - All About Occasions. 
Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Fezziwig Time...

Hello Folks,

Well its Wednesday and time for more Festive Fun with Fezziwig the Penguin.
This fortnight I would love to see any card that isnt a sqaure. So get your thinking caps on!!! 
I went totally old school with mine!!! Since they came out in 1989 I have loved them. The majority of my cards that I received when I was younger were all FF bears. I also have a few of the cuddly toys.  So Ive gone for one of my stamps that I havent used in years for my card. 
Card Recipe
Forever Friends Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers
Forever Friend Patterned Paper
Tonic Basics Backing Paper
Noel Die from Stash

I used Aileens Glitter Snow for the fluff on his wee hat.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope to see you join in over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes. 
I Love Promarkers - Add a Sentiment. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Lynnes Card...

 Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my wee bit of Blogland, I hope that you are all well and having a nice start to the week. 

Im here with the card I have made for Jakes girlfriends birthday next week.
 Lynne loves camper vans so I thought I would use this stamp. I added a L to the spare wheel for a wee personalisation. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Hobbycraft Camper Van Stamp
Creative Expressions Happy Birthday Stamp.
Papers Crafters Inspiration CD. Issue 22 Happy Campers.
Coloured with Promarkers and Aquamarkers.
Clear and Black Embossing Powders.
X Cut Star Die
Glossy Accents for Windows and lights.

Thank You for dropping by , I will be back in the morning with the next Fezziwig Challenge,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CD Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes using a  Craft CD.
Sketch Saturday - Use a Previous Sketch - 4th July 2015 #368

Had to angle my shapes a wee bit.
Incy Wincy Designs - Hand Coloured.
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers. 
Sunday, 8 March 2020


 Hi Everyone,
 I hope you are all doing well and have had a lovely weekend. Thank You to everyone who was so lovely about the loss of our Kitty at the end of last week. Your words were so helpful to us.  
 I had a few days of not knowing what to do with a lot of tears as it was such a sudden loss. I now feel really tired but wanted to try and get back to normal. So brushed off the crafty stuff and decided to get creative. 
 Ive made a U fold card for the Butterfly Challenge this fortnight. I decided to get Mums Mothers Day card done. I cant beleive its ion a fortnight!! Time really is flying past!!!
Card Recipe
Gold Sparkle Card
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Collection Paper and Sentiment Postcard
Butterfly Stamp and Dies from Mrs A when I won the Butterfly Challenge a few weeks back.(Thank You)
Banner Initial Dies from Ebay.
Gold Embossing Powder.
Pearls from Stash

Im off to get sorted out for the big tidy this week. We are clearing out the spare room and going to make it a study/crafty space for Tom and I.  We (the woof and I)  are also watching the end of Crufts!! Belle loves seeing the agility although this year she has been watching it with her eyes closed!!! Lazy Wee thing!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are..
The Butterfly Challenge - U Fold, Use Your Dies, Use Floral Patterned Paper.
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Touch. 
Fab N Funky - More than One Fold
CRAFT - Feminine
Allsorts - Anything With Wings. 
Sweet Stampin - Wonderful Women. 
Creative Friday - Embossing. 
Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Fezziwigs Midway Reminder...

Morning Everyone,

Just a quick post to say a couple of things.

First, Thank You so much to everyone who commented on the post about my kitty passing away. Your thoughts and words were so kind. xx

The next one is a wee reminder that there is still a week to go over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics for the Tree Challenge. 

Here is Fezziwig picking his Favourites from the last challenge yesterday night. 

I hopefully will be back soon, my brain is not feeling like crafting the last few days. Think it will be soon though,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx