Wednesday, 5 December 2018

All Our Yesterdays,

Eveing Everyone.

By Golly its gone really cold here all of a sudden. Think we had such a mild November that we are really taking bad with the winter chill.  

I have made another festive card doing cross stitching.  Now this cross stitch was started over 9 years ago and was popped in the box and forgotten about until last week.  I decided to get it completed and sent this year. The All Our Yesterdays kit was a free one from a magazine. It did have an original mount but it was really tatty from all the years in the sewing box so I did my own design.

Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of blogland.

Im now off to complete my card making cards for the festive season!!!  Its been brilliant going back to my cross stiching so I think thats what I may do a lot more of next year,

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y and Z Your Favs or Zero Embelishemtns. ( Love All Our Yesterdays Cross Stitch kits) 
Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes. 
Try It on a Tuesday - Winter Wonderland. 
Cards in Envy - The Spirit of Christmas. 
Crafty Calendar - Its Christmas Time. 
Crazy for Challenges - Christmas Tree. 
Fussy and Fancy - Winter/Christmas.
Sunday, 25 November 2018

More Cross Stitch...

Hi Folks,

I thought I would pop by with another wee card I have made this week. 

I thought I could combine my papercrafting with a wee cross stitch design I found in Cross Stitch Crazys Winter 2018 magazine. I didnt want to make the card too fancy as I felt it would take away from the image so went with some snowflake papers and a wee ribbon. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Holographic Card
Stitched Die Cuts - Memory Box
Stitched Camper Van.
Seam Binding
Paper- Old from stash.

Hope that everyone is well, Im now off to cmplete another wee cross stitch that I found when sorting cross stitching stuff out. Its about 10 years old and was half finished so it now just needs back stitching and then that will be made up into another of my cards for this festive season,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Allsorts - Inspired by a Song (Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea)
Fab n Funky - Christmas. 
Paper Shelter - Christmas Card. 
The Card Concept - Homestyle Holiday (I have been inspred here by the Volkswagon on the cushion and the wee present) 

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Festive Make...

Hi Everyone,

Ive not been in blogland for months so thought I would pop on and have a wee catch up. 

Ive been doing something a bit different for my folks festive card this year.  I went right back to before colouring in all the time and decided to complete this super wee cross stitch card. 

I havent cross stitched for a long time so it was lovely to get back into it. I couldn't do it for so long with my carpal tunnel syndrome but it thankfully seems to have gone away. I can also see the chart with my glasses on so that really helps!! LOL.

This is a kit I bought years back and never got round to sitting and making it up.  So pleased I have and Im now onto the next festive cross stitch make for Jake to give to his g/f.  

The card kit is a Nutmeg one called Starry Night.  

Thanks for dropping by today. 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes. 
613 Avenue Create - Winter. 
Daisy Chain Challenge - Christmas/ Winter.
CRAFT - Christmas. 
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas Goes.
Craft Rocket- Christmas is Coming. 
Lil Red Wagon - Remember When. ( This kit was bought about 6 years ago and has sat every winter waiting for me to eventually get round to stitching it! Going by the pile of cross stitch kits I have Ive more than a couple more to complete yet too!!!) 
Saturday, 29 September 2018

Pink Gems Last Challenge.

Hi Folks,

Today is the last ever challenge over on a Gem of a Challenge.   Its my theme pick and its Halloween Colours.

Janet has a wee etsy store but the online Pink Gems Designs store is closing its doors on the 4th October.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Halloween Paper Pack
Sentiment Gerda Steiner Designs
Coloured with Prismacolour Pencils

Thanks for dropping by today. Its our school holidays this next fortnight. Just seems like it was summer break a couple of weeks back!!!

Hope everyone is doing well,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
As You Like It- Fav Season and Why. (I love Autumn with Halloween in it. The colours of this time of year are amazing.)
Watercooler Wednesday - Holidays (Halloween)
Cute N Crafty - Fall/ Halloween.
Aud Sentiments - 2 Word Sentiment.
Friday, 21 September 2018

Granda's 92!!

 Hello Everyone, 

Welcome to my wee bit of Blogland.

Im here today with a very special card. Its Granda Daves birthday card. He was 92 yesterday. Tom and I took it over to him after school yesterday. 
I saw this Tiddly Inks Image and you got the frame with it (I added the Grandad part)  and I just though t that would be brilliant for him. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers SU
Tiddly Inks Image - Ricky Fishing Expert. 
Coloured with Prismacolor Pencils.
Birthday Sentiment - Gerda Steiner Designs Stamp.

Thanks for dropping by, Im not blogging as much just now as needed to take a step back from it all,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Boys, Boys, Boys. 
As You like it - Favourite Girl or Boy (Well since I have 2 of them I better say Boys!!! It works quite well though as im not a girly girl and love a bit of talk about cars.)
Crafting By Designs - You're the Man. 
Cards for Guys - All At Sea
Saturday, 15 September 2018

Pink Gems... One for the Girls...

Hi Folks,

I hope you are all doing well.  Im here today with a creation for A Gem of a Challenge. This fortnight the theme is One for the Girls. 
I love this wee image called Chole with Dandelion so had to play with her.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Chloe with Dandelion
Papers - Halloween also from Pink Gem Designs
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sparkle - Glamour Dust.
Border and Cricle - Die Cuts
Embossed Swiss Dots Background.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches.
The Paper Shelter- Embossing
Cute N Crafty - Kids.
Dream Valley - Girlie.
Get Creative - Sparkle and Bling.
Whoopsi Daisy - Purple Theme. 
Saturday, 1 September 2018

Pink Gems.

Hi Everyone,

Its time for a new challenge over on A Gem of a Challenge. 

This fortnight the theme is Anniversary, Wedding or Engagement.

I decided on a cute Wedding Creation.

I have used  Mr and Mrs Bear Digi Stamp. This is the precoloured version.  I teamed it up with the Paris Vintage Style Papers.   I added a tonic Mr and Mrs Die Cut and some faux stitching to finish it off.

Thanks for dropping by today.

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Back to Basics, Aperture Cards.

Hi Folks,

Its time for a new challenge over on Back to Basics and Beyond.

This fortnight we would like to see your Aperture Cards.
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Embossing Folder
Bugaboo Penguin Stamp Little Penguin Winter
Coloured with Promarkers.
Stickles Disco Ball Glitter Glue. 

This is another of my creations for the Maggies Penguin Pile. I am making lots of Festive Pingu Cards and donating them to the local Dundee Maggies Centre here for them to sell. This summer theres a Penguin Parade all over Tayside with funds being raised for Maggies. 

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Passion for Promarkers...

Hi Folks,

Happy Tuesday.

Its time for another challenge on Passion for Pormarkers and this week the theme is Happy Birthday.

We are sponsored by Unkio Stamps.
My card is Toms 14th birthday card. I picked something that was close to his heart this summer. We have had lots of fun playing on the rope swings at different places we go with Belle the dog, so thought a wee lad on his tarzan swing would be fab.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Digi - Andy on Tyre Swing from Pink Gem Designs
Owl Gerda Steiner Designs.
Background Watercoloured.
Tree drawn by me.
Image coloured with Promarkers.

Here is the man himself on one of the local rope swings.

Thanks for dropping by today, I will try and pop by lots of blogs soon, Ive been quiet in social media life this last week as catching up on real life stuff. ( like weeds in the garden!!! Argh!!! Summer Sun then lots of rain means over grown stuff!!!)

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Dragonfly Journeys - Dog Days of Summer.
Allsorts - From Boys to Men.
Crafting With Dragonflies - Male Cards.
Seize the Birthday - Birthday.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Turtle Time,

 Hi Everyone,

Im here today using the super sweet Turtley Great Stamp set for a couple of creations. 

I love this set. (But then I love all the sets that Gerda Designs!!! ) How cute is the turtle and his friends.

My first creation is a cute wee shadow box.

For my second creation I had a play with alterative colours for a turtle. So hes a bright rainbow guy.
 I added a wee party hat on this guy. Its from the Daschunds Stamp Set.  Love that you can mix and match all Gerdas set. They compliment each other so well. 
I watercoloured the background and then fussy cut the turtle out.  You can buy dies here that coordinate with the set though. 

Thanks for dropping by today,  enjoy your day, 

Love Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are..
Shadow Box
CCC Digi Creations - 3 of a Kind.
Cute N Crafty - Animals.
The Library Challenge - Jungle Book.
The most intriguing first lines in Puffin classics – in pictures illustration by Marc Martin
Creatilicious Challenge- Anything Goes (No square or Rectangle Cards)

Rainbow Card.
Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Animals
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes.
Addicted To Stamps - Phot Inspiration. (I went for the Colour scheme. )