Saturday, 19 May 2018

Jack Russells Rule!!!

Monring Everyone,

Well what can I say!! I couldnt not buy this amazing watercolour iamge from Lili of the Valley. My heart belongs to my JRT and so I had to grab this super image. Although this one looks a bit different to my Baby Belle. 

I hope you are all having a super Saturday. Im going to watch a bit of the Royal Wedding asI love seeing all the fancy outfits. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Tattered Lace Dies 
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder
Papers from Stampin Up
Pearls from Poundland.

Thanks for dropping by today. 

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dots. 
Cut it Up - Cats or Dogs. 
Thursday, 17 May 2018


 Hi Folks,

Shhhh the kitty is sleeping!!!! 

Im here with my Gerda Steiner Designs Guest Hat on today.  Ive a couple fo cute dinky creations to share using the brand new On the Bookshelf Stamps.
How cute are these wee guys!!! Im a little bit in love with them all!!! 
Card Recipes
4 x 4 Cards
Kraft Card
Watercolour Pencils.
On the Bookshelf Stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs.
Dienamics Stitched Dies.

I have double stamped the sentiments on both cards to give a 3D effect. I also masked up the Kitty with sopecs so that the books were behind him and so was Mr Mouse teeting out!!!

If you are in the UK you can buy Gerda Steiner Stamps at Dies to Die for. 

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...

My Time to Craft - Colouring on Anything But White.
Crafty Cardmakers - No Patterend Papers.
Stamp and Fun = Creativity - Animals.
Show Us your Pussies - Furrything Goes.
Crafty Friends - Animals.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Back To Basics and Beyond...

Morning Everyone,
Back to Basics and Beyond Challenges
 Im here with a New Design Team Bonnet on . Im now on the fabby Back To Basics and Beyond Design Team. This is a brilliant challenge with the name being the big clue!! Its all about going back to the basics and learning new techiques along the way.

This fortnight the challenge is a One Sheet Wonder. 
See back to basics and beyond!! I had never even heard of this till last week. The idea is to use one sheet of 12 x 12 and get lots of cards from it.

Here is one of the many page cutting ideas that there are over on pinterest.

I have used a Forever Friends Festive 12 x 12 Sheet along with some stamps from my stash and a couple of new Lili of the Valley Sentiment Digi Stamps.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to Enter are...
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes.
Crazy for CAS - Turn around in a Circle. (Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas Top Back cards)

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mamas Fuschias.

 Good Morning Everyone,

Well the weekend is here. I hope you have lots of crafting planned. I'm just catching up on some rest as my tired is even tired just now!!! 
I won part of the Tiddly Inks Blog Hop the other weekend so got a voucher to spend instore and just had to grab these amazing flowers. I adore fuschias. I have a few in my garden. Especially wee ballerina ones like these. 

Card Recipe
A6 Card
Tiddly Inks Digi Mamas Fuchsias 
Coloured with Promarkers and Prismacolor Pencils.
Purple Sparkle Paper for matting.

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have enjoyed your visit. 

Love Hazel 

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Tiddly Inks - Florals and Plants. 
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers. 
Crafty Gals - Add a Flower. 
Fab N Funky - Garden or Outdoors. 
Card Concept - Bold Blooms 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Peep Peep!!!

Hi Folks,

Happy Thursday, I'm here with my Guest Designer Hat on for Gerda Steiner Designs today.  I got a dinky stamp set called Vrooming By. to play with. I decided that today's card with it would be a kinetic one. 
So here is my wee doggy vrooming by on his scooter. 

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Background coloured with Distress Inks.
Die Cut mechanism for the Dog on his bike from Die Cutting Essentials Magazine

If you live in the UK you can buy Gerda Steiner Designs Stamps at Dies to Die For. 

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you have a great Thursday.

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Cardz for Guyz - Mens Hobbies. 
Cuttlebug Mania - Interactive Cards.
International Art and Soul - Interactive Cards. 
Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Passion for Promarkers. Photo Inspiration.

Hi Folks, Happy Tuesday.

WOW isn't it great having an extra day of the weekend!!  Really nice of the weather to play well too!! Got lots done in my wee garden!!

So onto my post for today. Its Team A on Passion for Promarkers.  With a photo inspiration theme from Shelly.
Image may contain: flower and plant
We are sponsored by Time for Tea Digi Stamps and I had this amazing image so used her.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Time for Tea Digi Image Bouquet Girl 
Die Cut Background Tonic.
Flowers Tonic Dies
Coloured with Promarkers.
Papers From Stash
Seam Binding RIbbon.

I gave this card to my friend for her birthday the other day. :)

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Always Fun Challenge - For a Girl/Mom
Dream Valley - Add Ribbon or Lace.
Addicted To Stamps- Ribbon.
Sweet Stampin - Flowers.
Cut it Up - Flowers. 
Monday, 7 May 2018

When is a Cucumber not????

Hi All,

 The answer to my question is when its a watermelon!!! I thought I would have a different look on a Guinea Piggy Card today from the Wheek Wheek Wheek Set.  by Gerda Steiner Designs.

6 x 6 card
Papers made using the Stamp Set.
Bazzill Backing Cards.
Wheek Wheek Wheek Set.
Coloured with Promarkers, and Prismacolor pencils.

I hope you have a great Bank Holiday Monday. Its meant to be lovely here so lots of stuff planned for in the garden!! Firstly though Im off to deliver this card to 2 wee piggies called Lily and Ivy!! They are new friends as poor Ivy's sister passed away and she was lonely so she just got a new friend. Its a first for me giving guinea piggies cards but Im sure their owner will love it. 

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are..
Crafty Friends - Animals.
Pause Dream Enjoy - Lots of Layers.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Animal Magic.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Snowman Gang!!!

 Morning All,

Just a quick post from me today as its actually sunny outside so off to get some stuff done in the garden!!!  Haa suns out and Im posting snowy cards!!! 
I saw this image on last months Digi Stamp Boutique Challenge over on Facebook and I just had to get it. What a cheery gang!!! I coloured it on linen paper but you cant see the texture on my photos. 

Card Recipe
A 6 Card
Digi Stamp Boutique  - Large Christmas Snowmen. 
Sentiment Computer Generated by Me - Font - Love and Laughter.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Nuvo Pearls for Snow.

Thanks for dropping by, enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
CAS on Friday - Cute. 
ABC Christmas Challenge - K for Keep it Simple. 

Also the Digi Stamp Boutique May Challenge on Facebook. 

Saturday, 5 May 2018


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my wee bit of blogland. 

Today I'm here with  card I have been pottering about making over a couple of days. (In between DT stuff). My youngest son said when he saw it "Who's that for cause its really cool" So Im guessing it must be ok getting a teens approval!! 
Now I have a big die cutter its opened up a whole new world for my crafty playtimes!!! I got the Oval flip flop die from a magazine. Its a Tonic one.  The image was free when I joined the new Bugaboo Stamps facebook page. I love these new kids images from Jodie over there. 
My sentiment is another die from The Paper Boutique Range.  I have cut it 3 times and glued it together, then heat embossed it 3 times so it looks like quite 3D. It is also pearlescent so has a bit of sparkle to it.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from Polkadoodles  Double Sprinkles of Kraft Craft CD. 
Image Bugaboo. Jack Birthday Balloons. 
Die Cut Happy Birthday Paper Boutique.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue.
Oval Flip Flop Die - Tonic
Kirks Folly Embossing Powder.
Faux Stitching - Pen.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you have a great weekend whatever youa re up too,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
CD Sunday - Anything Goes.
Allsorts - Fancy Folds.
Seize the Birthday - Birthdays
Digi Tuesday - Anything Goes
Back to Basics - Use a Craft CD.
Make My Monday -Embossing (2nd Entry Heat this time)
Fab N Funky - Wet or Dry Embossing.
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes. (Thanks Margreet for the Heads Up xx)

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Lots of Piggies...

Hi Everyone, 

Happy Thursday!!! When will we get spring!! Im frozen once again!! We had a couple of lovely days at the start of the week and now its back to chilly!!

Im here with my Designer Hat on as Im Guesting for Gerda Steiner once again today.

I have had a great time playing with this set. 

Wheek Wheek Wheek Guinea Pig Set. 

While making this card I kept thinking of my friend who has piggies. She went to work one morning with 2 at home and came back at night with considerably more in the cage!! Ooops!! Her 2 males were not!!! Lots of babies!! The story still makes me laugh so I sent her this card!

I masked up the stamps so I could have lots too!! No piggies in my house as I think Belle would think they were toys sadly.

Card Recipe
DL Card
Stamps all from Gerda Steiner Designs.
Coloured with Promarkers.

Thanks for popping by today,

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Tuesday Throwdown. - Critter Crazy.
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Not Square.
Allsorts - All About Pets.
Dis Digis Challenge - Add an Animal.