Thursday, 19 April 2018

So Long, Farewell..

 Hi All,

Today I was off to get a wee fringe trim at the hairdressers. Its Nikki my hairdressers last week, she is off on an adventure of a lifetime to France. Its a great plan she has for the coming year. Bittersweet for me as Ive just got used to having her cut my hair. I find it very difficult to go to the hairdressers with my anxiety so takes years to get confident with my hairstyling peep!! (I also have to have someone with me for my trim so I dont get panicky) 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
Digi Stamp Boutique Image - Simply Moving Home. 
Coloured with Promarkers.
Dienamics Stitched Square Dies.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
Gems from Stash

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
CRAFT - New Home, and new Job etc. (Both new home, new job and new country as shes going to France!)
Craftaholics are Us - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes. 
Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Monthly Progressive Challenge...

 Morning Everyone,

Hope you are having a good week. Can't believe its Wednesday already. Time is flying past!!! My card today is doing the Progressive Challenge over on Gerda Steiner Designs. This is my first anniversary as I did my first one a year ago!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Digi Stamp Gerda Steiner. - Gnome Couple
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens
SU Ribbon.
Gems frm Stash
Embossing Folder from Stash.
Stitched Dies Dienamyics. 
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps Circle Stamp

I wanted to play with a monochrome feel to the card as I've seen a lot of cards over recent weeks and haven't made one like it myself for ages.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Aurora Wings Challenge - Black and White (Splash of Colour)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Delightful Digis. 
Get Creative Challenge - No Patterned Papers. 
Crafting With Dragonflies - Dies or Punches. 
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Just for You...

 Morning, 
Well almost!!! Today is flying by as per usual!!  Ive been a busy wee bee the last 24 hours making a few cards. I just needed some time out from the world and crafting is my way of doing that. 
My card today is made using the super sweet babies from Pollyanna Pickering's Sketch Book Chapter 5 British Wildlife. 
Card Recipe
Image, sentiment and Papers all from The Sketchbook Chapter 5 by Pollyanna Pickering. 
Twine from stash
4 little Rhinestones. 

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you have a super week,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Always Fun Challenge - Use Kraft. 
Daring Cardmakers - Animal Antics. 
Fab N Funky - Cute Critters. 
Sunday, 15 April 2018

Creative Crafting World Challenge...

Morning Everyone,

Happy Sunday!!! Its the 15th of the month already so that means its time for a new challenge over on the The Creative Crafting World Blog.  As always the theme is anything goes.

I have used a wonderful Pollyanna Pickering image from the recently launched Journey to the Southern Hemisphere Collection. 

I still cant believe that Pollyanna has passed away. She will be missed so much. Such an amazing wonderful lady.

I have used the wee recipe I did for this month over on the Creative Crafting World Blog for my card. It was 1 Image, 2 Embellishments and 3 Papers. I also matted the card up using Lyndas black card!! Its something else!!! Amazing stuff!!!

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers and Image from Pollyanna Pickering's Journey to the Southern Hemisphere DVD Rom
Black Card
Ribbon and Pearls from stash.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Have a Great Sunday,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers.
Incy WIncy Designs - Nature and All its Beauty. 
Friday, 13 April 2018

Woof Woof...

Hi Folks,

Argh!!! Today's the day!! Mum and I are having a Kitchen Table afternoon in aid of Maggie's our local Cancer Centre!!!

I have been a slave to the kitchen all week!!! Its all done and we just have to wait for folks to pop in for a cuppa and cake this afternoon!!

This card is one Ive made for Gerda Steiner Designs. Its a super cute doggy using the fantastic new Daschunds Acrylic Stamp set. 

I've done a spot of recycling on this card too. The background of the polaroid is actually from Belles Easter Egg. (She didn't get the choccy part I gave that to the boys but she did get a Peter Rabbit Toy) Spoilt Woof!!!
Image result for cadburys peter rabbit egg

This is so like her as if she could she would play with the ball all day every day!!!

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
Backing Paper - Etsy Ephrazy Designs.
Dog, Ball and Sentiment from Stamp Set.
Frame - PNG image
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CCEE Stampers - National Pets Day.
Fab n Funky - Cute Critters.
Rubbernecker Stamp Challenge - Recycle. (My Background on the picture)
Try it on a Tuesday - Recycle
Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Maggies Kitchen Table Day...

Hi Folks,

Just a wee post tonight as im off to watch the end of Marcella!!! I forgot it was on as i've been so busy this week baking!!! 

Mum and I are hosting a Kitchen Table Day on Friday afternoon in aid of our local Maggie's Cancer Centre in Dundee.  The Maggies Centres are a place to go for love and support if you or someone close to you are affected by cancer. My Dad lives with cancer so Mum and him go to their local one quite a lot. They have a Prostate Cancer Support night once a month and Dad (and Mum) have found it really helpful thoughout his journey. 

So onto the Kitchen Table Day. We have invited lots of friends and family and they come for a cuppa and cake and leave a donation. I have made a wee batch of Scottish Milk Tablet to sell. (all monies go to the charity) Recipe is here.  I thought it would be nice to have them presented in a wee box.  I did 10. It was also cause its a brand new die I got with my fabby new big shot. 

Box Recipe
Box and Die Cut Label Sizzix
Label Sentiment  Computer Generated Font - The Wolf.
Ribbon from stash
Maggies Stickers are part of the pack you get for setting up the day.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
My Time to Craft - Bag or Box with Matching Tag. 
Alphabet Challenge - Anything But a Card. 
Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Blooming Days.

Hi Everyone,

Well its Tuesday and time for another challenge over on Passion for Promarkers. Marie is our Hostess with a Theme of Blooming Days. She would like to see your floral creations. (It can be the image or papers or embellishments. I have gone all out with all of them!!! 
We are sponsored by All Dressed Up and I have used this super image from there. Its called Jam Jars.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers - First Edition Papers New Bloom. 
Jam Jars Digi Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers.
Die Cut Frame - Creative Crafting World.
Clear Glaze.

Thanks for dropping by today, 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Stamping Sensations - One for the Girls. 
Allsorts - Be there or Be Square. 
Dis Digis - Hand Coloured Image. 
Simply Create Too- Use Die Cuts. 
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers. 
Craft Rocket - Flowers. 
Monday, 9 April 2018

Guinea Piggies...

 Hi Everyone

Hope you all have a great Wheek too!!! Love the sentiment here. Its super cute just like this wee guy!!! Hes from the Gerda Steiner Wheek Wheek Wheek Stamp set. 
I love the look on his face. Its one of slight surprise!!! Like Oops I escaped the cage!!! 

Card Recipe.
6 x 6 Card
Stamp Set Wheek Wheek Wheek. 
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Prismacolor Pencils.
Paper Gorjuss Girls.
Die Cut Pennant.

Thanks for dropping by today, Im back a few times this week!!! Its like buses with me, no posts then loads!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes. 
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes. 
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes.
Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pollyanna Pickering.

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're having a lovely weekend. Im here today with a wee card Ive just made. I made it in memory of Pollyanna Pickering who sadly passed away last week after a short illness. 

I think her legacy will live on forever in her paintings and in her Foundation. I have been blessed to have been able to play with her paintings and make samples for the shows over on Create and Craft featuring herself. 

This card is made using the British Wildlife at Heart. I think it is one of my fav dvds from her Creative Crafting World Range.  I had to stop myself from making too many samples for this shows the other month using this disc!!! 

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are.
CD Sunday - No Patterned Paper
Sketch Saturday - Sketch. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

I Ruff You...

Hi All,

How are you doing?? Im 3/4 of the way though my craft declutter and boy have I been ruthless!!!! 

Ive spent hours sorting and getting rid of all my excess. I do feel much happier now I dont have so much. 
The real reason I'm here today though is to share my latest creation from Gerda Steiner Designs with you.  The new stamp set arriving very soon is a Dachshund one!! THere are lots of cute wee doggys in it and some super dooper woofy sentiments!! 

Card Recipe
A5 Card
Papers - Free in Magazine.
Image coloured with Promarkers
Die Cut Frame. (Free when I ordered some stuff)

Thanks for dropping by today,

Have a lovely weekend when it arrives,

Hazelxx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Stamp and Fun = Creativity - Clean and Simple. 
Pile It On - Think Small. ( Dinky Doggys)