Dido's Designs

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Granda Daves 90!!!

 Hi Everyone,

Golly no posts for a fortnight then a few!!! They are certainly like buses!!! 

This card is for a very special Man. Granda Dave the boys Granda. Hes a wonder as he is still very active and driving at the grand old age of 90!! 
I like to make Daves cards nautical as hes loved the sea and boats since he was a lad. In fact the other week he was telling Tom and I about a part of a wreck we went to see just off the shore here in Arbroath. He was there when it happened way back in 1938 and could recall going out on a boat with his Dad to see it!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Linen Card
Papers from stash
Coloured with Promarkers.
Die Cuts - Various Makes. 

Thanks for taking the time to drop by my little bit of blogland,

Love and Sparkles,

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Birthday.
Oh La La Challenge - Anything Goes. 
Come and Get It Challenge - Lots of Layers. 
Stamping Sensations - One for the Boys.
Challenge Up Your Life - Inspired by a Song. (Various Sea Shanties as Dave was in the Navy when he was a lad.) 
Alphabet Challenge - O for Ovals.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Clean and Simple....

Hi Everyone, 

This week our theme is  Clean and Simple .... On Passion for Promarkers.

We are sponsored by Bugaboo who are one of my fav stamp companies. I have used their Rose Digi for my creation.

I coloured the rose using a little help from the Kit and Clowder Create and Learn Class from last month!!! 
Card Recipe
A 6 Card
Embossed Swiss Dots Card
Coloured with Promarkers.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles,

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Crafting When We Can - Fav Medium. (Pens)
Fab N Funky - Inspired by Nature. 
Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Beautiful Butterflies.

Hi Everyone,

Im such a bad blogger these days. Ive not posted for 2 weeks. I have no idea what i've been doing either!!!! Im here today as its Tuesday with my DT Creation for this week on  Passion for Promarkers.   The theme is Beautiful Butterflies.

Our Sponsor this week is 2 Cute Ink with a prize of 3 Digis. 
I was doing an ATC swap last month with a theme of "Quotes" so combined the 2 things. I love this quote although I dont know who said it or where it came from. My life has changed so much over the last few years!!! 

ATCs 3.5" x 2.5"
Quote made using Traveling Typewriter Font on Computer.
Indigo Blu Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers.

I used a technique I learnt over on Kit and Clowder for the Sunset sky. 

Well thats me for today.  Hope you are all doing well. Sending Hugs to Everyone,

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Glitter n Sparkle - Clean and Simple
Broken Fairy Challenge - Things With Wings. 
Dis Digi Challenge - Anything With Wings. 
My Time to Craft - Something That Flies. 
Fussy and Fancy - Lets Fly Away. 
MAWTT - All Kinds of Everything (Butterflies) 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Make it Digital....

Hi Everyone, 

This week its a Make it Digital Theme on Passion 
Golly the fortnights truly fly past!!! 
We are sponsored this week by Dis Digi Stamps.

Di's Digital Stamps
My Mum wanted a wee card for her friend as she was poorly. So this was what I came up with. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Kraft Card
Papers from stash
Digi Stamp Boutique. Digi Flower Vases. 
Coloured with Promarkers.

Thanks for dropping by my blog today.  Im hoping to get some gardening done. The weather is certainly turning a bit cooler so its time to harvest all the veg. Lots of onions are ready in my wee garden and we have had loads of fabby new potatoes. Scrummy!!! 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Allsorts - Fabulous Florals. 
Friday, 19 August 2016

Oh Nooo....

 Hi Folks. 
My Oh Nooo is the fact that Lili of the Valley now have some digi stamps!!! Yickes!!!!! This could be dangerous!!!! 
 I love their cute wee images so I must have some restraint!!! I only bought this one the other day as I thought I really should make a few festive creations. I decided on a CAS card as my lovely Friend Sue is hostessing on MAWTT and I thought I would join the fun. Cant believe its over a year since I left the team there!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Linen Card
Lili of the Valley Digi Cold Hands Warm Heart.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Glitter card from stash
Glitter - Stickles.

Thats all from me today.  Im busy doing this months create and learn class from Kit and Clowder. So have been focusing on it. I ended up doing this card yesterday afternoon as I was listening to my Mum on her Hospital Radio show and couldn't watch Alyce too. 

Finally today I got this wee beauty!!!! 
Im 3 lb away from my initial target!!! Hurray!!! If you had said to me in January that I would be sitting here significantly lighter I would have laughed!!!! Slimming World is sooo easy to follow and works a wee treat!!!

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would Like to Enter are...
MAWTT - Clean and Simple. 
CRAFT - Christmas. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Back To School....

 Hi Everyone,

Well its that time of year again when schools back. The weeks have just flown by here and we cant say we've had much good weather to be out. 
 Big changes here this term. Tom is off to Secondary School. Which handily is at the bottom of our street!!! After almost 7 years of going from this side of town to the other this Mum has lost her school run badge!!! Tom is off to the Academy with their colours being Black and Gold, hence the card being that colour. Big big chaneg as there is only him and 1 other boy in his primary class off to it as the rest of the class are going to the other secondary in town. Tom is a happy lad who makes friends easily so Im sure he will do just great. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Linen Card
Papers from a Stack n the cupboard.
Coloured with Promarkers
Stitched Dies Dienamics. 
Cant remember the other Die Company for the letters. (oops) 

Im off now to try and heat up!!! Its freezing and raining here today. Feels very much like October and not mid August,

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch (Turned on its side.) 
Allsorts - Spots and Stripes. 
Simply Create too - Back To School.
Aud Sentiments - For a Child with a Sentiment. 
MAWTT - Back to School. 
Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Hip to Be Square....

Hi Folks,

Its time for Passion for Promarkers again. This week the theme is Its Hip to Be Square. 
I wasn't sure what to do so went with this sweet wee card.  

Ive had a rummage through my crafty stuff and found these dinky stamps so had a wee play with them.
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Dawn Bibby Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers.
Backing papers from stash.
Ribbon and button from stash.

Im off now to enjoy the rest of our summer break!! Tom goes back to school next Tuesday. Time has flown past over the weeks.  I cant beleive he's off to secondary school.

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I'd like to enter are...
AAA Craft Challenge - Stitching (Clean and Simple) 
Left of Centre Challenge - Hip to Be Square. 
Crafty Boots - Use a Stamp. 
Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Meet Wallace...

Hi Folks.  Don't all collapse in a heap!! Yes Im here with a new card!!! 
Eventually I have my ear bug (Labyrinthitis) almost away so its a joy to sit and colour again without feeling like im gonna fall over!!!! I was having to craft at a weird angle last month as looking down at the desk was making me really dizzy. What a horrible bug to get!!! 
Anyway onto the card I have today . Its made using Wallace from Lindsay Masons Digi Etsy Store. 
Digital downloadable image - "Wallace"
The shop is here.  Lindsay has so much more that just digi images to sell. Pop over and grab a beautiful creation made by herself!!! There are some stunning pieces of mixed media. 
Ive coloured my background using the fabby Northern Nights technique Alyce taught over on Kit and Clowder too. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Kraft Card
Wallace from Lindsay Mason Designs.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Papers Graphic 45
Dies- La La Land, Dienamics and Doo Hickey.
Stardust Glitter Glue

Im typing here with a doggy on my knee. I think that means that once Im finished Im off for a walk!!!!

Enjoy your Day,

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to enter are..
Unicorn Challenge - Animal Kingdom.
Allsorts - A Touch of Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy - A Walk in the Garden.
Simply Create Too- Lots of Sparkle
Thats Crafty - Birds of a Feather.
4 Crafty Chicks - Fav Designer. Lindsay!!! From when I started my Crafty Journey I found Lindsay and her adorable Cherry Cat Stamps and there my love of her creative ranges arrived!!!

Just had a wee look back and managed to see Lindsay a couple of years at demos near me!!! Top pic was the first time in 2008 and the one of both of us is 2009!!!!
Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Christmas in July...

Hi Folks,

Is me who is Hostess this week on Passion for Promarkers and we have a Christmas in July theme. 

We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies who I totally love. This image is one I bought last Autumn and really hadn't had the chance to colour up!!! So grabbed it and played when I got this chance!!! 

Card Recipe
8 x 8 Card
Papers Craftwork Cards.
Digi - A Day for Daisies. Vintage Tree Party. 
Coloured with Promarkers.

Thanks for dropping by today. Im not blogging as much as I used to. I seem to be busy doing other things. Mostly prepping my meals since Im on a diet!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Challenges I would Like To Enter are...

Crafting By Design - Christmas in July.
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes.
Sunday Stampers - Colour Theme.
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge - Add a Sentiment.
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Ice Cream....

Hi Everyone,
This week on Passion for Promarkers the theme is 
Summer Days....

Ive used one of the Sponsor Digi Stamp Boutiques images. Hes Called Ice Cool Monkey. Im thinking a better name is try to tempt Hazel away from her diet!!! LOLOLOL .  

Ive given him 3 flavours. Vanilla, Strawberry and my fav, mint choc chip!!! 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Ice Cool Monkey from Digi Stamp Boutique.
Papers Freebies years ago from a magazine.
Coloured with Promarkers.

Thanks for dropping by today. Im now off to relax (and not think about ice cream!!!)  as Tom is at his Gran and Grandas today and Jake is foo out so I am home alone!!! 

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Left Of Centre - Animals.
Allsorts - One for the Boys. 
Alphabet Challenge J for Jungle Animals. (Although Im not sure he is ok with his clothes on??) 
CCEE Stampers - Ice Cream.