Saturday 23 January 2021

Mind The Gap...


Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland. I hope that you are all doing ok and are not struggling too much with the goings on over the world just now.  I think it seems much scarier this time with the new strains of covid and the fact that we aren't able to be out in the garden as much due to the cold of winter. Booo!!! 
Mind the Gap made me smile and think of the exciting times I used to have on London on the tube!!! I lived down there for a while when I qualified as a Midwife. I lived right over from Big Ben in the Nurses home for St Thomas Hospital. Prime location to explore the city and no need for a clock as you just looked out the window!!!!!! Its like a whole different persons life now when I think about it as I cant get out of our town now without a panic attack!! Silly Faulty Brain!!! 
 Anyway enough waffle!! My make is for the Butterfly Challenge which has returned from its holidays!! Hurray!!!! 
Its a gap card we were asked to make by Mrs A.  I also played with my Scan and Cut for the butterfly. Its a layered one with all the colours peeping through!! Or at least they would be if I hadn't been so generous with sparkle!!! 

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
K and Company Papers.
Creative Expressions Sentiment Stamp 
Perfect Pearls
Dienamics Stitched Die Set.

So thats me for today. I am off to have a relaxing evening with a nice cosy bath and some pampering!!! Tom is at his Dads till tomorrow so I am home alone with the beasties. I just found The Great Pottery Challenge so will no doubt be watching more of that too!!! 

Stay Safe,
Love and Sparkles,
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Butterfly Challenge - G for Gap Card.
I have Gap Card, Butterfly, Gingham, Geranium and Granny Smith. I missed out on the Gold!! Ooops!! 
Daring Cardmakers - Your So Square. 


meg said...

Love the shape of your gap and your fabulous background paper,perfect with your fabulous butterfly

Jackie T said...

Hi Hazel this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mrs A. said...

Another fab twist to the gap card. I love the way people are coming up with different ways of joining 'The Gap' I love your wavy curves. Thankyou for coming and playing in the first butterfly challenge of the new year.
Hugs Mrs A.

GerJanne said...

Hi Hazel,
So nice te read of your time in london. I know where it is, because I was there a several times. And you are a midwife!! Marvelous work! And now you arn't working anymore?
Your card with the gap ;-) is wonderful!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous design Hazel and wonderful bright colours, love it.
Enjoy your pampering evening, Kate x x

Bunny said...

I've never seen a gap card. It looks great. Yours is a lovely shape and the butterfly is lovely. [Bunny]

aussie aNNie said...

Stunner of a card for Mrs A's challenge, love your brilliant idea here. xxx [a winner]

Margreet said...

Nice to read about your time as a midwife in London.
Since yesterday we are forbidden to go out between 21.00 PM till 4.30 AM, so new rules again.
Your card is marvellous. Love the shape of the gap and your butterfly!
xxx Margreet

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Hazel, a lovely sentiment and fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Crafting Queen said...

Great card and looks like you are having fun with your machine. Hugs Anesha

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Hazel! I had a go a this challenge too and will post tomorrow. It's funny how we can look back at the things we did when younger, how brave we were then! But you know we are still brave when you think about what we are going through right now. So don't be hard on yourself! Think of all the positive things you do and remember how amazing you are!! Hugs Pinky

Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous gap card Hazel, I love the butterfly and the beautiful background paper you used, awesome design!
Hugs, Tammy

Renate said...

Wonderful, an evening of me-time. I hope you enjoyed it.
Your card has become super fun. Cheerful colors and a nice model.

-xiss- Renate.

JanR said...

Lovely card! I've never seen one quite like this before! Such pretty papers too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

EmmaT said...

Beautiful cardx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great make hun, really need to have ago at one of these!

Stay safe
Hugs Shell xx