Monday, 1 November 2021

Better Late than Never!!!


Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all doing ok and keeping safe during these weird times we are living in.
I thought I would pop on and share the make I did for Toms birthday way back at the start of August!!! He turned 17 and I gave him driving lessons for his birthday but as you will see from my post hes only had 1 and the rest have had to wait!!! 

Thank You to the folks who have reached out to me to see how I am doing.
Its been a stressful year with a couple of bereavement's and the last few months have been difficult as Tom has been seriously ill.
Tom was away at an Outward Bound Adventure of a lifetime at the start of the summer and when he came home he was under the weather. 
Initially put it down to not eating the food there as he didn't like it and he was really exerting himself with lots of outdoor adventures. (He even climbed Ben Nevis while feeling slightly unwell!!!) 
He just didnt pick up and his symptoms were all very vague. He tried to go back to school after the summer but he was so exhausted and by that stage was hardly able to eat so we went back to the Doctors. (We had already been). Thanks fully the second Doctor called the main hosp for the area and he was to go up the next day for investigations.

That was the 1st of September and he was admitted that day and was in for 3 weeks. He has had infective endocarditis. (An infection in the lining of his heart.) He has a small congenital heart defect (a little hole)  and the bug (Strep Mitis) got into his system and went to work. He had so many tests. Very brave lad!!!  He was on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks. 3 in hosp and 3 at home with me being trained up to do them at home for him. Our kitchen was like a wee medical room with all the drugs and stuff!!! 
He now has 2 appointments next week at the main hospital in Scotland for Congenital Heart issues. He will find out then if they want to do heart surgery as once you have had endocarditis you are more likely to get it again and it may be a safer option to have the hole closed. So its been a very stressful time all round for the poor boy. 

He feels much better now and has just about caught up on his school work! He is such an academic lad. 

My make was meant to be shared way back but as you can imagine I have been a tad distracted! I still havent really been in the craft room much. My mojo has well and truly hidden! Very stressed out worried Mum here!! 

The tent has a tealight in it so it lights up at night. I added some extra bits to it as one of the only days Tom went out over the summer after his adventure trip he went fishing with a friend. They caught mackerel but Toms ones were too wee so had to go back in the sea. Im quite relieved at that as I dont think I would be able to gut a fishy!!!

Thanks for dropping by today.

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes. 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes. 
Alphabet Challenge - O for Outdoors.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes. 
MAWTT - Anything but a card.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Fezziwigs Hols continue.

 Morning Everyone.

I was meant to restart Fezziwigs Festive Frolics today for the winter season. Due to a number of wee bumps in the road in real life over the last couple of months I have decided not to resume at the moment. 

I hope everyone is doing well and has had a lovely summer. 

Fezziwigs will be back as some point in the future. I do have a huge pile of wedding stationary for Jake and Lynne that I need to start working on so I cant give a date at the moment. 

Stay Safe Folks,

Love and sparkles,

Hazel xx

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Best Friends...


Evening Everyone,
Its gone from really hot here to freezing and raining tonight!!! Its really miserable. Least I dont have to water the garden tonight now!!! 
I have been playing in the crafty room and here is one of my makes I have done. I watched a  transparent water tutorial by Sandy Allnock and made my own card using the idea. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Stamps from Clearly Besotted.
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics.
Splashes Posca Pen
Doodling by Hand.
Transparent glue for bubbles. 

I hope you are enjoying the summer. I have been in the garden a bit. I cant do too much or I end up exhausted. Its lovely to just potter about though!!! 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Allsorts - Sun, Sea and Sand. 
Inkspirational - Maritime. 

Crafty Catz - Add Some Doodling. 
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act. 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes. 
(Inspired by the friendship between the wee fishy and the shark) 

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Fezziwigs Holidays...

 Morning Everyone,

Just a wee reminder that my Festive Challenge is now off on its Holidays until the 18th August. 

I have posted the top picks from the last challenge HERE!

I am going to have a few weeks chilling out and enjoying the summer, it may involve tidying and revamping the crafty room!!!! 

I will no doubt have a few cards made as once you start sorting out crafty stuff you end up playing !!!! 

Love Hazel x
Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Dads Birthday...


Hi Folks,
Yesterday was my Dads 75th birthday!!!! 
We had a lovely day, Jake and Lynne came down and we got to see her engagement ring in real life rather than via video call!!!! 
Dad loves a wee Highland Coo so I used this super cute one for his make. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Coloured with Prismacolour Pencils
Papers Stampin Up
Dad and Happy Birthday on Scan and Cut. 
Ribbon from Stash

Thanks for dropping by today, enjoy your day,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 
Allsorts - Use Designer Papers. 
Sweet Stampin - Something Beginning with B - Birthday and wee Bull.

Monday, 28 June 2021

Plaited Fold Card...

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. Im here today with a card I made last night. 
I had to finish another one off and wanted to join in with the Butterfly Challenge. I seem to have missed a few over there. 
Its a plaited fold card you had to make for this one. So here is my contribution. There are some butterflies on the backing papers. Ive stupidly stuck my watermark over them on the second pic!!! 
Card Recipe
Card made is a 6 x 6 One.
Papers and Toppers are Hunkydory.

I hope you are all doing well. I am now home alone!!! Tom is off on his holiday's for 2 weeks. He is just outside Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland. Hes there with the Outward Bound Trust doing lots of outdoor activities!! The last one being climbing Ben Nevis!!!

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx
Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - P for Plaited Card
I have Butterflies, Plaited Fold, Plum and Peach xx
Daring Cardmakers - Into the Garden.

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Week 3 of Fezziwigs.


Just a quick reminder that there is an extra week on this challenge.  

Please Pop 

for the linky.

I will then be on a running the challenge holiday for the summer. I might just play in the craft room though. Once its tidied up!!!

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel x

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Cold and Frosty -

Morning Everyone,

 I almost forgot to do this post. Im sure my brain has already packed its bags and toodled off on its holidays!!! I would say its melted in the sun but we have not had much of it here on the East Coast of Scotland!! 

My make today is for Fezziwigs Challenge, its week 2 of 3 this time. Its usually a  fortnightly theme change but Im having a break from the end of the month till August for the challenge so this time its a 3 weeker. 
Im sure the saturation on the top pic is a tad off. This photo is much closer to the colours. 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Daisy Mae Stamps
Coloured with promarkers and prismacolour pencils
Background Hunkydory Prism Inks.
Papers from Stash

Thanks for dropping by. I am trying to catch up here in blogland but I keep getting waylaid. Real life is getting in my way!! How dare it!!! 

Stay Safe Everyone,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Anything Festive Goes 
Krafty Chicks - Christmas.  

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Cold and Frosty


Morning Everyone,

I  seem to have missed a week here in Blogland. I have been resting a bit and trying to do wee garden jobs when I feel up to it. 

Today Im here with this times Fezziwigs.   Ive decided to have a wee break over the summer this year. My batteries really need a total rest and recharge. So this challenge will be running till 29th June and then the challenge will restart on the 18th August.
My theme for this fortnight is 
Just in time for Summer in the UK!!! 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Scalloped Card
Stampendous Stamp (Free in Magazine)
Coloured with Distress Inks for sky and copics.
Stickles Glitter Glue. 

Thanks for dropping by today. Its been very close here but no sun the last couple of days so hoping we get brighter days over the next week. 

Stay Safe Folks,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Stamping Sensations - I Love ...CAS styles, Colouring, Glitter. 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Winter Fun. ( I would love to go to the Alps to stay in a wee house like this!!! Lots of relaxed fun!!!) 
Dis Digi Designs- Show Sparkle.
Alphabet Challenge - E for Easy Simple Card. 

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Guest Designer at The Male Room...


Hi Again, 
Second Post of the day here!!!  Not often that happens. 
I was lucky enough to win a challenge a wee while ago over on The Male Room and I was asked to be a Guest Designer. 
The challenge is to make something for Dads and or Grandads. 
I have gone for a wee Fathers Day Gift using my Scan and Cut.
Its a wee light box. I now cant remember where I got the files for it though. Oops!!
Please pop over and join in the fun with the team over there,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Allsorts- Any Celebration (Not Birthday)
Creative Knockouts - For the Boys.