Saturday, 23 January 2021

Mind The Gap...

 

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland. I hope that you are all doing ok and are not struggling too much with the goings on over the world just now.  I think it seems much scarier this time with the new strains of covid and the fact that we aren't able to be out in the garden as much due to the cold of winter. Booo!!! 
Mind the Gap made me smile and think of the exciting times I used to have on London on the tube!!! I lived down there for a while when I qualified as a Midwife. I lived right over from Big Ben in the Nurses home for St Thomas Hospital. Prime location to explore the city and no need for a clock as you just looked out the window!!!!!! Its like a whole different persons life now when I think about it as I cant get out of our town now without a panic attack!! Silly Faulty Brain!!! 
 Anyway enough waffle!! My make is for the Butterfly Challenge which has returned from its holidays!! Hurray!!!! 
Its a gap card we were asked to make by Mrs A.  I also played with my Scan and Cut for the butterfly. Its a layered one with all the colours peeping through!! Or at least they would be if I hadn't been so generous with sparkle!!! 

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
K and Company Papers.
Creative Expressions Sentiment Stamp 
Perfect Pearls
Dienamics Stitched Die Set.

So thats me for today. I am off to have a relaxing evening with a nice cosy bath and some pampering!!! Tom is at his Dads till tomorrow so I am home alone with the beasties. I just found The Great Pottery Challenge so will no doubt be watching more of that too!!! 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - G for Gap Card.
I have Gap Card, Butterfly, Gingham, Geranium and Granny Smith. I missed out on the Gold!! Ooops!! 
Daring Cardmakers - Your So Square. 

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Fezziwigs Challenge...

 

Morning Everyone,

Im here today with my latest challenge over on Fezziwigs. I decided to have another fortnights Anything Festive Goes as usually in January folk are missing their mojo so an easy challenge is right up all of our streets!!! Onto brain thinking ones from the next one!!!


Card Recipe
A6 Card
Stampendous Stamp
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes
Nuvo Aqua Shimer Silver Pen

I wanted to try out stamping more with my gilding flakes. I bought a magazine last month as I had seen so many folk make amazing cards with the free stamp set that I had to have it!! Ooop!!! Thats my excuse anyway!!! 

I hope that you are all doing ok, I have had a quite a busy couple of days here, now a nice relaxed Wednesday ahead!! 

Stay Safe,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...

Monday, 18 January 2021

Pet Sympathy Make...

Morning Everyone,

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. I hope you are all doing ok during these worrying times. I cant beleive we are over halfway through January!! 

My card today is one I made for my neighbour the other day. She had to get her elderly kitty put down. Its always hard to say goodbye to our furry friends. They are such a huge part of our families. 

I found a brilliant site for SVGs called Dreaming Tree.  This is one of their free files. Pet Paw SVG.  It comes with the envelope file too so you can have them matching. 

Card Recipe
A6 Card
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Clearly Besotted Sentiment Stamp
Heart Charms from stash

Thank You for dropping by today, Stay Safe wherever you are in the world. 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Allsorts - Something New. (My Scan and Cut)
Creative Knockouts - Something To Say. 

Friday, 15 January 2021

Another Foxy Post!!!

 

Afternoon Everyone,

Well its not often I have 2 posts in one day but I wanted to get my last Bugaboo Birthday Challenge make done and on the blog so that tomorrow I can do some other stuff :) 

This image is a freebie over on the Challenge blog today so quick go grab it!! Hes a cute wee fox!!! 
Card Recipe
A6 Kraft Card
Bugaboo Image - Free on the Catch the Bug Page.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Papers Stampin Up
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and Gems from stash.

Tom is off to his Dads tomorrow so I am going to sort out my A4 card as its in such a mess and then watch some of the Udemy Scan and Cut Course I signed up to the other day. Ive learnt a lot already and Im not very far through!! I hope you have a great weekend whatever you are up too. 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CRAFT - Anything Goes

Foxy Time...

 

Hello Folks,

I hope that all is well with you. Its been really cold here. Lots of rain!! There was snow forecast inland but nothing here. You certainly wouldn't want to go out even if we could!!! 

This card is another for the Bugaboo Birthday Challenge.  I have played with some other new things today and not just the scan and cut!! Ive got my new gilding flakes out!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Grey Card
Bugaboo Image - Fall Autumn Fox (I cut him out of his usual background)
Coloured with Copics.
Paper - Stampin Up
LOTV Sentiment
Cosmic Shimmer Silver Gilding Flakes.

I made the flakes extra stars and also the shimmer around my sentiment.

I hope that whatever you are up to today its a good day,
Stay Safe,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...

Cute Card Thursday - Whats New (My Gilding Flakes) 
Crazy 4 Challenges -Something New 

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Make Us Laugh...

 

Morning Everyone,

I hope that you are all doing ok. Where is January going?? Its flying past here!! 
Todays I have my card for yesterdays theme over on Catch The Bugs Birthday Challenge.
Its make us laugh and this wee image made me laugh lots. Cute wee bear floating by. I have cut his ribbon and made it slightly longer than instore so it would fit my make. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Bugaboo Image - Bear Balloon 02
Coloured with Copics.
Background Colour - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Embossing Folder from Darice
Birthday made on Scan and Cut.
Nuvo Glitter Pen for Sparkle.

I watched a tutorial over on Craftworld on how to ink your embossing folders. I thought it would work really well with this folder for the card. 

I am off to do a mindful movement class today. I have found that I have more to do these days now everything has been moved online. I dont know what I would have done if I didn't have my mindfulness support with Breathworks as its been a huge help for me with the fear and anxiety of the current situation.  They do some free course just now for during a Global Pandemic. 

Stay Safe Eveyone,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...

Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions. 
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die Cuts or Embossing Folder. (Embossing Folder for me) 
Sweet Stampin - Something New. (New Technique and my new scan and cut) 
Lets Squash it - Embossing Folder and an animal.


Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Bugaboo Bingo.

 

Evening Everyone,

I hope you are all doing ok today. This is my second post today as I wanted to share my Bugaboo make for yesterdays bingo challenge. 
Its so cold today that I have been crafting for most of the afternoon as there's not much else you can do. There's snow warnings for inland but nothing for here, although the clouds look heavy with it. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Bugaboo Image - Flash Freebie Yesterday. Thanks xx
Coloured with Promarkers.
Bree Merlyn Papers.
Martha Stewart Glitter. 
Velvet Ribbon (Recycled from Christmas Cracker)
Die from stash

Thanks for dropping by this evening. Im now off to do a live meditation on Insight Timer before Tom and I watch our latest episode of Doctor Who. 

Stay Safe Folks,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Ribbon, Die Cut, Sentiment. 
Passion for Markers - Favourite Colours (Love Red and Teal together)
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes.
Allsorts - Fav Colour.

Fezziwigs, week 2...

 

Moring Everyone,
Im here today with my second make of the fortnight for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. 

My wee theme was Anything Festive Goes. Just to get us warmed up for the coming challenges!!! 
Can you tell what I was playing with again!!! My wee scan and cut!!! This is a pattern from the Canvas Workspace. I thought it would be nice on the wee bottle of fizzy stuff I got for Mum and Dad.  

Recipe
White,Gold, Red and Green Card.
Gold Brad.
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Gold Glitter Pen for the shimmer.

Today is shopping day here! Argh!!!! Im off out early so that I dont see many folks. There seems to be more idiots out this time than during the last lockdown with folk not obeying social distancing!! Little wonder that things are not getting any better!!! 


I hope you are all safe and well, sending hugs to anyone who needs them,

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Shopping Our Stash- Whats New with You. (My Scan and Cut) 

Monday, 11 January 2021

Bugaboo Day 3...

 

Evening Everyone,

I hope that you are all doing ok today. We have been about washed away with lots of rain. Glad its been though as its washed all the slippy ice away that was underfoot. Its been really scary going out for a walk with Belle the last few days as the pavements have been treacherous. 
My make today was made with my new toy!!! :) Hurray for Santa and his Scan n Cut!!! I made a dinky tote bag for birthday sweeties. 

Recipe
Scan and Cut Tote Bag SVG from Gentleman Crafter.
Digi Stamp - Mouse with Candle. Bugaboo
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers Stampin Up
LOTV Sentiment Tag.
Twine from stash.

Thanks for dropping by today,
Stay SAfe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Always Fun Challenge - New (My Scan and Cut and the Digi is new)

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Off on its Jollies...

 


Evening Folks, 

Well its Sunday, hurray I know what day of the week we are on!!! Its like every day is the same just now!!! 

My mojo has definately gone off on its holidays!! I dont have the oomph to make stuff but I made myself as I knew I would feel happier if I pottered about in the craft room for a while. I think a lot of folks are feeling really stressed just now as I see lots of mojos are missing. Im trying to use my mindfulness to keep me going but its difficult. Ive started to not watch the news again as it exacerbates anxieties!!  

Its another make for the Catch the Bug Week Long Birthday Challenge. Last year when I joined in little did I know that my cards would all be used my MIL in March as she had just come out of hospital and then we went into lockdown. I wonder if we will be getting out of lockdown for good this March?? 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Bugaboo Image -Hedgehog Flower.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp
Stampin Up Papers.
Sewing Machine.

Tonight Tom and I are off to watch some Doctor Who. Over the last year we have watched loads of the Classic Era. We have just started watching the Colin Baker ones now. (So far we have done Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison) Its a good job my Ex Hub has a whole library of them on DVD. Its kept us going. We down whatever we are doing at 7pm and have our hours watching. 

Hope you have a lovely Sunday evening, Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx 

Challenges I would like to enter are...