Thursday, 16 July 2020

Snow White...

Hi Folks,

Well did you hear my wee curses when I took the 20 pictures of my white on white card and still couldn't get it right!!! Sure it happens to us all. I even used a different background to help make it look right!! Theres a bit of sparkle on the sentiment, holly and Frostys nose but you can pick it up right in any of the pics. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Embossing Folders x2 from stash
Xcut Snowman Die
Hunkydory Holly Die
Dienamics Stitched Circle and Square Dies
LOTV Sentiment
Holographic Embossing Powder.
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thank You for dropping by today, the weather here is nice just now but Im sure that in an hour it will be rainy again. It just cant decide what to do, I would love a full day of either sun or rain not a bit of both!! 

Stay Safe,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are.

Allsorts - B for Bow, bling, branches and if I was in France Blanc for White. 
CRAFT - Christmas/Humourous.
Christmas Craft Creations - Christmas Characters. (Frosty the Snowman)

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Christmas with Summer Colours.

Good Morning Everyone,

Wednesday once again so it means its time to start a new challenge over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. Since we are in the middle of summer (hint hint Scottish weather!!!) I thought we could make festive cards with summer colours. 
I dug out another of my Magnolia stamps to play with and did a fair bit of paper piecing on it. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Magnolia Stamp and Sentiment Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics. 
Hunkydory Die Cuts.
Glitter from stash

Im not sure how much I like the summery look of the festive make, it is very cheery though.

Looking forward to seeing how many entries I get this fortnight, I had a huge amount the last fortnight so have spent a lot of time commenting on the blogs. Lots of stunning creations,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Tuesday Throwdown - Polka Dots. 
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas in July. 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Christmas in July. 
Sunday Stamps - Colour Theme. 

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Sewing again...

Afternoon Folks,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Do you have any plans? Nothing much planned here, maybe getting the grass cut as its grown so much over the last week with all the rain!!! 

Its sunny today but I am not doing much. Im really tired so best to just have a rest day then I will have enough energy to get the grass done tomorrow. Hurray Im actually doing the right thing!! I always push myself too hard and then end up poorly so listening to my wee wonky body today and chilling out!! 

This is a wee card I have made following Jules from Always with a Hearts tutorials on sewing cards.   

My stitching still needs a bit of practice so Im saying this card is a bit rustic. LOL Better than wonky!!! 

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
X Cut Heart Dies
Frantic Stampers - Banner Die.
Button from stash
My Tiny wee sewing machine. 

Thank You for popping over to my blog, Im off now to see how Harry is doing. Hes a Secret Ninja Kitty today who just creeps up on you and is suddenly at your feet as hes lost his collar. (Again!!!) so I dont hear him coming!!! 

Take Care,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes. 
Cardz TV- Anything Goes. 
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Stella's Sketch and some sewing...

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing fine. I am freezing cold this afternoon. It was a lovely morning but the rain is back on once again. Its rained here every day for about a month now!! I would like to see some summer!!! 
I decided to work outside my comfort zone with colours and went for some I usually wouldn't for this festive make!!! The poor Penguin on the top has cataracts. I popped the glaze on for his shiny eyes and then liquid applique for his fluffy hat at the same time. Had to heat the liquid applique up the following morning and his wee eyes melted a bit. Ooops!!!  

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers and Sentiment - Pre Loved from Ebay.
Coloured with Promarkers
Stickles Glitter Glue. 
Doodles by Hand.

I have been following Jules over at Always with a Hearts sewing tutorials for making your cards pretty with stitching. Here is the beginnings of my crafty work. 
Ive found that my wee machine likes the paper to be pushed though quite quickly as if not the stitches are a bit wonky. Tried just using my hand for turning it instead of the foot pedal but it made my wonky hand hurt even more. Oops!! Lesson learnt!! 

Before I go I would like to apologise for not getting to everyone's blogs as much this week. I have had a lot of entries into Fezziwigs Challenge so I  have been over there commenting a lot. Theres lots of inspiration for your festive makes.

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Stella Says Sketch- Sketch (Turned on Side and I stupidly printed the image slightly bigger than it should be) 
Ikes World - Show Us Christmas

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Fezziwigs Anything Goes Continues...

Hi Folks,

Hurray, I actually managed to not get kicked out of the internet with my changeover of provider!!! I thought I would get my wires all mixed up with the new router but I have to say I surprised myself and managed it with no errors!!! 

Im here with my midway reminder for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics.  This fortnight I wanted to see your Anything Festive Goes makes and they are all super so far. 

Here is my second make of the fortnight. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Woodware Stamp
Coloured with Watercolour Pencils and Promarkers.
Stickles Glitter Glue
Black Glitter Card for backing.
Flock for fluff on hat. 
Black Marker for Doodles.

Thanks for dropping by today. Im now off to catch up on garden chores as I beleive the forecast is for rain tomorrow so better get things done today!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Christmas in July. 
Dragonfly Dreams - No Pattered Papers. 
Just Us Girls - Word Week Rainbow. 
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No Fuss. 
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Hatty Christmas. 

Monday, 6 July 2020


Hi Folks,

Thank You for dropping by my wee bit of blogland today. Can you beleive we are another week into July!! Yickes the time is flying past!!! 

Im here with a  card I made yesterday. It was very changeable the weather so in the afternoon I just pottered about in the craft room and played with one of my magnolia stamps. 
This fortnight on the Butterfly Challenge Mrs A would like to see Accordian Cards so this is what I came up with. I also found to my huge delight (but not the delight of the Bank Manager) Digital Papers the other day from this site here.  I have used some of my new papers on the card. Im now waiting on a new USB stick to store them all!!! ooops!!! 
Card Recipe
Gold Sparkle Backing Card
Pink Card Stampin Up.
Magnolia Tilda Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers.
Dies - Do Hickey, Creative Expressions and Pre Loved from Ebay.
Butterfly Pearls from Poundland. 

Ive not coloured a Tilda for ages so it was great fun just to sit and colour her. I know she isnt everyone's cup of tea with her no mouth but I do love them.

I should be back on Wednesday with my midway Fezziwigs Creation. Im off to get it set up now as Im changing broadband provider and although it should go well tomorrow I will get myself in order just in case. So if im MIA its cause either Ive plugged the new router in wrong(Huge probability) or theres a wee glitch!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - A for Accordion Card. 
I have Butterflies, Accordion, 2 Papers, Apple Blossom and Apricot. 
CD Sunday - Anything Goes -Digital Papers. 
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act. 
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Twist. 
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes with Summer Fun Optional. 
Girlz Creative Crafts - Butterflies. 
Saturday, 4 July 2020

Mr Whippy with Sprinkles and a Moomin!!!

Hi Folks,

Happy Weekend to you all. Its a miserable one here with dull weather and its quite cold again. So just the usual Scottish Summer then!!! 

Ohhh to have a wee Mr Whippy, that would be lush. Not had one of them in years. I dont tend to eat many sweet things these days as it seems to exacerbate my anxiety so I stick to mainly savoury treats. Mind you its not safe to buy them here as the seagulls wait outside the ice cream shops beside our harbour and swoop you to steal them. They do the same with your chippy teas!!! 

Shell and I have a wee agreement that this wee guy (and his buddies) looks more like  Moomins than  hippos so thats why I have said hes a Moomin!!
Card Recipe
A6 Card with Square cut out in middle.
Hippo with Ice Cream from Clearly Besotted
Sentiment- Hero Arts.
Background Waves - Free Stamp from magazine. 
Coloured with Nuvo Pens.
Craftwork Cards Card Candy

Thanks for dropping by today. I will be back soon with more birthday cards for the box. Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes. 
Aud Sentiments - Summer and a Sentiment
Moving Along with the Times - At the Beach. 
Fab and Funky - Sunshine Colours. 
Lil Red Wagon- Summertime Fun. 
Allsorts - Summertime
Sweet Stampin - Holidays.
Thursday, 2 July 2020

CAS Thursday...

Afternoon Everyone,

I hope that you are all well. Im here with a wee card I made last night. I had stamped the image and did the background for it the other day, just needed to colour the flowers and make the card up. 
I was sitting pottering about for ages as I was listening to an audiobook while I worked. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Stamps - Clearly Besotted. 
Frantic Stamper Banner Die
Embossing Folders from stash.
Coloured with promarkers.

I saw a wee tutorial the other day on doing a background using alcohol inks. So I coloured my background in before doing the rest of the card and sprayed it with alcohol ink to make different. 

Im off to make some birthday cards as I seem to have run out of ones that are in the box for emergency cards. 

Enjoy your day,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CAS on Friday - Sketch.
CRAFT - Thank You.
Sweet Stampin - Create your Own Background. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Fezziwigs Fun...

Good Morning,
WOW!!! Its July and we are on day 101 of our lockdown here in Scotland!!! Time has gone quite quickly here but there has been the odd day that seems to have taken about 72 hours to go past!!! 
Today Im here with my latest challenge with Fezziwigs Festive Frolics.  I decided on an easy one for the next 2 weeks.

 Anything Festive Goes. 

I have another Z fold card for the challenge. How cute is the wee snowman!!!! I did a wee drop of paper piecing with this wee card too. 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
Penny Black Snowman Stamp
Paper K and Company.
Sizziz Tree Die
Happy Christmas Die Preloved from Ebay.
Coloured with Prismacolour Pencils
Stickles Glitter Glue.
Flock for his hat. 
Sizzix Snow Embossing Folder. 

I hope that you can join in the fun with me over on Fezziwigs. 

Stay Safe Folks,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Anything Festive Goes. 
A Place to Start - Shaped Card. 
My Time to Craft - Colouring on Kraft. 
Allsorts - So Cute. 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spots or Stripes. 

Monday, 29 June 2020

Double Z Card 1.

Hi Everyone,

Golly its been a changeable day here. Sun was out earlier then the storms came!! Boy was it raining!!! Im sure the weeds love it as they seem to pop up much quicker than my flowers!!!! 
This is my creation for the Butterfly Challenge this fortnight. I am cutting it fine with my time. I did make something else but I didn't like it so it went in the bin!!!

I have been inspired by Pauline to use my Graphic 45 Papers more!!!  Her cards are always amazing. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card made in to a Z Fold one.
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Papers and Sentiment
Die Cut Butterfly (Sizzix) 

Sorry about the darkness of the photos. I think it was due to the light being strange as I took the pics during the bad thunder storm.  My wee butterfly is 3 layers but you cant really see it. Theres the blue paper then green and white for definition. 

Off now to get the dinner sorted. Enjoy the week. I will be back on Wednesday,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenge I would like to enter are...
Butterfly Challenge - Z for Z Fold Card. I did the Fold and the Butterfly.