Monday, 28 September 2020

Meet The Jones Family...


Evening All,

Golly the weeks are flying past now and we are almost into October!! I cant beleive it. I thought I would make a few wee Halloween Cards this year so here is the first one.  This weird looking bunch are called The Jones Family. They come from Oddball Art. 
What a weird but cute crew!!

I have made a slimline card and I dont know if I like the size of them. I felt it was too long. Nothing Ventured and all that!!! 

Card Recipe
Slimline Card
Coloured with Copics and Promakers.
Sizzix Dies

Thanks for dropping by today, Im off now to chill out, Im feeling really tired tonight. Tom and I are off to watch the second last story in the Jon Pertwee Era of Doctor Who. 

Take Care and Stay Safe,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crazy 4 Challenges - Slimline Cards. 
Alphabet Challenge - Anything Beginning with M - Monsters and Moon. 
Saturday, 26 September 2020

Splish Splash...


Hi Everyone,

I hope that this post finds you all safe and well.  I have been out in the garden today and now have come in to post this card and I did a little learning too!!! 

I bought my light box for my cards about 9 years ago and it turns out having just watched a few you tube video's that I have been using it wrong this whole time!!! Oops!!! So I have just learnt how to use it properly. I will see If I like the real way or I may end up doing it the Hazel way once again!!! 

Talking of photos I wanted a piece of wood to pop my cards on and they were quite expensive over on Ebay so yesterday while out in the woods with Belle I found this wee bit. Its quite rough and ready but I love the rustic feel to it. 
My card today is for a few wee challenges. I used my cheap watercolours. I have been making colour swatches of all my colouring mediums and of all my watercolour ones the cheapest are my favs!! They were a Crayola kids set that belonged to Tom when he was wee but he never used them so they moved into my crafty space.

Card Recipe
A6 Card
Watercolour Cold Press Paper.
Crayola Watercolours.
Nuvo Glitter Sparkle Pen in Silver.
Die from Stash.

Thanks for dropping by today, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

(On my challenge entries I am using my Didos name now as there seems to be a lot of other Hazels in Blogland and I keep getting mixed up :) xx)

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Seize the Birthday - 200ths Challenge Use Banner as Inspiration.  (I love the pastel watercolour background on the banner and I decided to use it for my card background, I teamed it with black writing to match the banner too) 
Daring Cardmakers - S for September. (Splatters, Silver, Sentiment)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions. 
Creative Inspirations - Spots and Dots or Inky Splats. 
Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Inside Out...


Morning All, 
I hope you're all doing ok during these troubled times. Its such a worry with all the new sanctions being put in place. 

Onto happier things. Im here with my creation for Fezziwigs Festive Frolics this fortnight. I would love to see your creations decorated on the inside as well as the outside. I have a Guest Designer over with me once again this fortnight. Helen is sharing her make too. 
A few weeks back on Fezziwigs when I was visiting folks blogs I saw  a card similar to mine and fell in love with it. I adore Foxes. So I popped over to where Rainey had bought it from and bought one for me too. Its a Wendy Carr Designs one. My card is slightly different from Raineys. 
The kit came with the wee insert too so its perfect for the challenge. 
I added some Glitter and a piece of ribbon to make the card sparkle and there you have it. 

Thank you for dropping by my wee bit of blogland,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Im using the Didos part of my name for my challenge entries as there seems to be a lot of Hazels about in blogland now so to save my confusion Ive decided to use it. 
Dream Valley - Make it Digital.
Dis Digi Designs - Winged or Tailed things. 

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Double Point Fold Card...

Hi  Folk's,

I hope that your all doing ok and that the new covid 19 restrictions dont affect you too much. To be honest its more Tom they affect here as I dont do visiting or going out. He can meet up to 6 friends outside. Which has stopped the idea of him having his 2 friends round at the weekend to watch a movie. These things can wait until more settled times when we are all safe. At least he is still able to go to school. 

I love joining in with Mrs A at her Butterfly Challenge. I had never heard or seen this style of card before so wanted to join in and see what I could come up with. 

I got some preloved papers from Ebay a while back. I dissected some of them for the butterfly and the hydrangia bloom for the bottom of the card. 
Card Recipe
Followed Mrs As Tutorial Over on the Butterfly Challenge for sizes.
Papers Preloved from Ebay.
Stamped Sentiment - Gerda Steiner Designs. 
Gems from stash

Thank You for dropping by this evening, stay safe folks, We will get though this scary time!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are..

The Butterfly Challenge - I think I managed to get everything this time. If you count my  gems as diamonds and dandelion yellow:) 

Allsorts - My Lovely Garden. 
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes. (Vote for Your Favs)

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Happy Birthday Granda Dave...


Morning Everyone,

Its Granda Dave's 94th Birthday today!!! Here is the card I have made this year for him. I always make one with a sailing style and I got these stamps free in a magazine a few weeks back and decided that they would be my ones for this year. You got the die and some stencils too. I fussy cut the images. I had a real issue working out how to do my layout. I had a stepper card made but didn't like how it looked so decided to go for this style. 
Card Recipe

7 x 7 Shaped Card

Stardust Backing Card.

Papers Stampin Up

Images Phill Martin Stamps

Die Phill Martin. Doodles by hand.

Stamped and Heat embossed.

Coloured with Alcohol Inks. 

Thank You for dropping by today, I hope that you're staying safe and well during these difficult times.

Love and Sparkles, Hazel xx

Challenge's I would like to enter are...

(I am now using just the Didos for my name on blog challenge entries as there seems to be a lot of Hazels about. xx)

Daring Carmakers - Masculine Makes. 

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes. 

Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Seize the Birthday - Diecuts with Stamped Sentiment. 

Watercooler Wednesday- Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist. 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Autumnal Card...

Morning Everyone,

Well its certainly more like Autumn here in Scotland. You can smell the coolness in the air when you get up in the morning. I do love the colours of the  season but I dont like how the nights get shorter so quickly!! 

Today's make is done using a die but embossing it. I followed this Jennifer McGuire tutorial over on You Tube. I dont know if you can see it but I added a little sparkle too.

Card Recipe

A6 Card

Spellbinders Leaf Die

Creative Expressions Sentiment Stamp.

Coloured with Aquamarkers and Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.

Thats all from me for today. I hope you are all safe and well. My plan for today is to get some fence painting done. I just do a tiny bit as I get tired quite easily. Its meant to be a lovely day so will be nice to be outside. 

Love and Sparkles,



Challenges I would like to enter are...

I am now just using the Didos part of my name for challenge entries as there are a lot of Hazels in blogland. Stops any confusion. (Mostly mine!!!) 

Passion for Promarkers - Leaves and Foliage. (I used Letraset Aquamarkers.) 

Sisterhood of Crafters- Autumnal Inspiration. 

Shopping Our Stash - Make a Mess (My fingers after the splattering of the paint!!!) 

CAS Mixup - Embossing With Dies. 

Dream Valley - Embossing (Wet or Dry)

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Interactive Week 2.

Morning Everyone,

Welcome back to my wee bit of Blogland. 

Its the start of week 2 with my interactive themed challenge over at Fezziwigs Festive Frolics.  Argh who stole September!! Time is flying past!!! Im not enjoying the nights being earlier. Neither is my furry purry as hes brought in much earlier for the night now. 
I have gone for another super cute and easy card this week using a Hunkydory Kit with a Slider element. This week its the Snowmans turn. These cards are great and I love the matching inserts with them. I just added a wee touch of glitter to finish it off. 

Please Pop over and Join the fun.

I hope that you're all safe and well. Sending Hug to everyone who would like one. Socially Distanced though the internets the safest way :) xx

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes. 
Make My Mondays- Christmas in September. 

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Magical Fairy Door...


Evening Everyone,
Welcome back to my wee bit of Blogland. I hope you're all doing ok and are safe and well. Golly it doesnt take long for things to turn around with Covid!!! The numbers are going up rapidly here. Thankfully theres not been any more deaths in the last couple of days. Im guessing that there will be a big lockdown again soon, instead of the local ones that our Government are implementing. Stay Safe folks xx
I have been in the Craft Room for part of the afternoon. I was stuck making a card and its taken me days to get it done. I will be showing it next weekend as its for a birthday then. After I got over that hurdle I decided to play!!! Hurray!!!! 
I have been looking for Copic ideas and tutorials to get to know my pens a bit better and I came across Sandy Allnocks Art Classes.  This was part of a free class with Festive Backgrounds. Perfect for someone who hosts a Christmas Challenge!!! My card is nothing like Sandys as she has 2 wee foxes on hers kissing under some mistletoe. I liked the idea of the wee hidey hole in the tree though so went with it. I can just imagine the first snow falling and the wee Fairies in their house with a lovely cosy fire. 

Card Recipe
A6 Card
WOW Smooth Card for Colouring
Joanna Sheen Fairy Door and Sentiment Stamp
Tree Freehand coloured by Me.
Colouring with Copics.
White Uniball Signo pen for snowflakes
Icicles Stickles for a touch of glitter. 

That's all from me for today. Im now away to tidy the craft room as its a bit messy now and then Tom and I are watching the last 2 parts of a 6 part Jon Pertwee Doctor Who story. 
Keep yourselves safe,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

P. S When I enter challenges I am now just going to use the Didos name as there seems to be a few Hazels about and I think its maybe a bit confusing seeing us all and knowing who is who on linkys xx. 

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors. 
Allsorts - I Love (My new pens!!!!! First Snow and All things Magical.) 
Crafty Catz - Glitter and Gems. 
Colour Crazy - Anything Handcoloured Goes. 
Cute Card Thursday - No Patterned Papers.
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Goes. (Thanks Brenda for the Heads up xx)

Thursday, 10 September 2020

New Pens...


Hi Folks,

I hope you're all doing ok and that things arent too bad wherever you are in the world with the Covid issues. We have just had a talk from the First Minister here and it seems like we are slightly going backwards. Think it needs done before the virus gets out of control too much again and we end up in the situation we were in way back in March. 

Enough scary talk though. I was really lucky to manage to grab a bargain on Ebay and got myself some copics!!!! I love them already!!!! 

I had a play yesterday evening with them after watching a Masterclass over on Craftworld at lunchtime. It was by The Frugal Crafter Lindsay Wierich. Her You tube channel is here.  The Masterclass was done using spectrum noir tri marker pens but since I dont have them I tried to match up with the closest colours I could in my copic set. I also used some of my prismacolour pencils to finish it off.  

Card Recipe

A 5 Card

Digi - Bird of Paradise Free from the Frugal Crafter

Coloured with Copic Markers and Prismacolour pencils

White Highlight Uniball Signo Pen

Sentiment Stamp from stash

Doodles with Black Pen

Im now obsessed with making colour swatches like Lindsay has for all my pens!! I may be some time as I have a whole lotta promarkers to get done as well!!! It will keep me out of mischief for a while!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...

Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions. 

Try it on a Tuesday - Neat and Tidy. 

Allsorts - Hand Coloured Image. 

Sweet Stampin - Anything But a Birthday Card. 

Daisychain Challenge - CAS. 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloured Goes. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Fezziwig Says Interactive.

Morning Everyone,

Big Wave to my newest followers. Thanks for joining in my happy wee crafty tribe xx

Weeeeeee, said the Pingu!!!  Its time to get interactive over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics this fortnight and I have a slider card to share with you all. How much fun does this wee guy look like he is having!!! 

He was made using a kit I got ages ago from Hunkydory
The kit even had beautiful inserts. I added some stickles glitter glue to enhance the front but other than that it was all just parts of the set I used. 

I hope you are all doing fine this week. I dont seem to have been doing that much in the crafty room. I have been starting to wind the garden down for the winter. Hate when the plants start to need cut back and the flowers wilt. The beautiful bright colours all go and its left just green again. 

Take Care,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
International Art and Soul - Include an Animal. 
Unicorn Challenge - For a Child. 
A Place to Start - Children's Card.