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. 
Friday, 4 September 2020

Snowman Fun...

Evening Everyone,

Can you beleive its the weekend once again!!! Time seems to fly past just now. Im always relieved when the weekend comes as we dont have school!! I worry when Tom is away there during the week. There are lots of safety measures in place but its still quite frightening. 

Last night I popped into the craft room and started colouring in this fabby new image from Lili of the Valley. Penguins with Snowman.  Im trying to use my promarkers that I dont use very often. I seem to always reach for the same ones so I decided to go outside my comfort zone. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Lili of the Valley Image. Penguins with Snowman. 
Coloured with Promarkers, background watercolour paint. 
Papers HOTP (Really Old) 
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamp.
Twine and Charm from Stasg
Glitter Glue, Fun Flock and Liquid Pearls. 
Doodling with Black Pen. 

What is everyones plans for the weekend?? Im hoping its dry as I have some fence painting to start.

Tonight Tom and I are off to watch Ghostbusters in 4K. Tom got a 4k telly for his birthday and its amazing!!! Puts my ancient ones picture to shame!! Its like watching movies in 4k for the first time again as you notice so much more with the great picture!! Poor Boy had to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol the other night. Hee hee!!! 

Whatever you are up to stay safe folks,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CRAFT - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Snowmen and Snow. 
Creative Knockouts - A Charmed Life. 
Thursday, 3 September 2020

Butterfly Challenge Card...


Hi Everyone,

I hope that your all doing ok this week. Its getting so much cooler here and autumn is in the air. 

Today I have my card for this fortnights Butterfly Challenge to share with you. Mrs A always has a great shape for us to play with and I love trying them out. This time its a curtain fold. Her tutorials are always so easy to follow.

Pauline over at Crafting with Cotnob is such an enabler!!! She keeps sharing amazing creations using papers that she finds with the links and I end up popping over to buy them!! Opps!! This one is from a lovely wee Etsy store called Pollys Paper Studio.  This kit is a Dollar Download Collage. 

My curtain is only a wee one but I like the card like this. I ended up using some of my frantage too, so now Im off to sort my desk out as theres wee bits of it all over the place. I really should try harder to be a tidy crafter!!! 

Card Recipe
A 6 Scalloped Card
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Thanks for dropping by today, stay safe folks, Im hoping to get round lots of blogs this evening to see what everyone has been up too, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - C -Curtain Fold. ( I did curtain fold and butterfly on my make)
Crafty Cardmakers - Things With Wings. 
CD Sunday - Digital Downloaded Papers.
Just Us Girls - Butterflies. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Santas Little Helpers Week 2...


Morning Everyone,

Golly here we are in September!! Who stole the rest of the year??? It certainly is flying past!!! There's a real wee nip in the air now and its much colder.

Im here today with my second creation for this fortnight over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics. I wanted to see your Santa's Little Helpers and this wee Hedgehog is helping out delivering gifts for Santa. 
I thought I would colour this wee guy in using the same colours as the stamp. I usually go for browns for my hedgies. 
Card Recipe
A5 Scalloped Card
Penny Black Image
Coloured with Marvy Alcohol Pens. 
Papers HOTP 
Sentiment LOTV
Stickles Glitter Glue.
Die Cut Holly Sizziz

Thank You fro dropping by,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Always Fun Challenge - Cute Critters. 
International Art and Soul - Include an Animal. 
Christmas Craft Creations - Christmas Animals.
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Anything Festive Goes. 

Monday, 31 August 2020

Crafty Review...


Afternoon Folks,

Im here with something a bit different today. A crafty review!!! 

I was lucky enough to get a set of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Markers in Precious Metals to play with and review over at Craftworld.

Here is my Review. 

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how good these pens were considering the price point!!

Im off now to nurse blisters on my mitten!!! :( I was scrubbing a bit of the fence out the back before it gets painted and when I took my rubber gloves off I now have blisters!! Not boding well for doing the rest of it as Ive only done about a metre today as if I do too much then I will be useless for a week!!! (and thats before the painting.) I feel it may be like the  old Forth Road Bridge. Mind you it will look affa bonny once its done!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Sunday, 30 August 2020

A Cattus!!!


Hi Folks, 

Just a quick post from me tonight. I wanted to share my latest cross stitch creation.

I have made it over the last couple of weeks. I got the pattern from Etsy. You can find it HERE.

It was a super easy pattern to follow. I have oodles of threads and some aida so its only the pattern that cost me anything :) 

Its now hanging in my kitchen beside my cacti. I love growing them and have one that started out tiny 6 years ago and its now 75 cm tall!!! Its not going to be able to stay in the window much longer as its going to be too big!!! 

I have had a very productive weekend. I have sorted out all my embroidery threads and tidied them all up. Then I have been prepping for a review of some nuvo pens that I got to use over on Craftworld.  I just need to retake a couple of pictures and then I will be posting it up. Typical, trying to take photos of sparkle and just cant get the angle right!!

Hope you're all safe, well and warm!!!! Its turned so much cooler here!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx