Thursday, 19 January 2017

Shiney Tail...

 Hi Folks,

Happy Thursday!!! I cant beleive its the 19th Jan already!! Where has the month gone?? The nights are getting lighter already I noticed. I love longer days!! 
 Todays card is another one for the Bugaboo Birthday Celebrations!!! I love Bugaboo!! You maybe noticed this in my creations!!!
I played with the distress inks again for this one!! (See last card for more messy play!!) I did paper piece her bikini top and her fin but then smothered them in glitter so you can hardly tell now!!!  You gotta be glittery if you are a mermaid though!!! 
Card Recipe
A 6 Card
Bugaboo Ava Mermaid Digi Stamp
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.
Background Paper - Watercolour Card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks on it.
Pearl from stash
Dolphin Charm from Lets Make Cards Magazine (At least 7 years old!!)
Clear Acrylic Glaze on the bubbles.

Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of blogland today, Im off now to tidy the craft desk then sort out my next DT Creation for Tuesday!!!

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Bugaboo Birthday Bash Day 4 Bingo. (Full House for Me!!!)

Cardz for Galz - Movie Madness (Splash) 
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 
Crafting By Design - Anything That Shines. 
Fab n Funky - Use Ribbon. 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes. 
Tuesday Throwdown - Fav Colouring Medium (Alcohol Pens) 
Sunday, 15 January 2017

Seahorse Sunday...

 Hi Folks,

So Im back again!!! WOW this blogging is a habit the now!!!  Today I have a card I have made this afternoon while just playing at the craft desk. Im actually trying to not think about CHOCOLATE!!!!  The more I think about it the more I really really NEED some!!! 
 It is working though and those urges are leaving the building.  
Janice messaged me first thing today with her latest creations for Bugaboos Birthday Celebrations so I thought I had better catch up!!! 
My background was made using my Tim Holtz Distress inks and some water. My fingers are all blue now and its not just the cold day!!! 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Background Card - Tim Holtz Distress Inks 
Digi Bugaboos Freebie this week. Seahorse. 
Coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment Dawn Bibby Stamp
Sequins from stash
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.
Stitched Circle Dies - Dienamics 
Banner Die Doo Hickey.
Stickles In Icicle on Seahorse Back and some water drops.

Thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Its the final episode of this seasons Sherlock tonight so Im gonna watch it!!!

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I  would like to enter are... 
Bugaboo - Birthday Week Sketch Day 2.
Challenge Up your Life - Self Made Background. 
Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday Goes. 
Through the Purple Haze - Happy Anything.
Shopping Our Stash. - Stickle Me Elmo
Saturday, 14 January 2017

Meet Foxicorn....

 Hi Folks,

Eeeeackkkk!!! How cute is little Foxicorn!!!! I adore all things Foxy and Unicorny so this is my new fav image!!!!!!  Hes a freebie just now on Knitty Kitty Digis Facebook Page!!!!  Hes been made to Celebrate Craft Addicts Challenge Blogs Makeover. I love him!!!!! 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Digi Foxicorn
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens
Kirks Folly Fine loose Glitter - Unicorn Horn
Sentiment - Handmade on Computer Font=Rose Wine.
Glitter Card from stash

Thanks for dropping by today. Im hoping to get some more crafting done this weekend. 

Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/ Monochrome
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter. 
Words to Craft By - Change. (Believe is what I needed to do in myself to change over the last year with my weight  loss journey!)
Craft for the Craic - Pick Me Up. 
CAS ual Fridays - Everything Turns to Gold. (Hee hee this made me think of Mr Gold Rumplestiltskin on Once upon a Time!!! Boy do I have a wee crush on that baddie!!! Gonna have an issue when I watch Trainspotting 2 when hes back as Begbie!!!) 
Also entering the Facebook Challenge for the Foxicorn over at Knitty Kitty Digi Stamps there xx
Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Bugaboo Bling...

 Hi Everyone

Today I'm here with my first Design Team Creation for Passion For Promarkers of 2017!!!!! 

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo who as you may know if you follow my wee bloggy I adore!!! 

The theme is BLING!!!!! 
I gave this card to my Folks as a wee thank you for our fabby festive season!! They really spoilt me and my boys!!! We are so lucky to have them xx
Card Recipe

6 x 6 Kraft Card
Papers - My Minds Eye Miss Caroline
 Coloured with Promarkers and Aquamarkers.
Stickles Glitter Glue Birdy Tail.
Gems coloured with Promarker
Rub on Sentiment Royal and Langnickel. 

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Ive a busy day pushing my agoraphobia to its limit!!! Scary stuff but its gotta be done to help keep it in its box!!

Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes.
Allsorts - Cats or Dogs
Glitter n Sparkle- Anything Goes. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

Meet Eggbert!!!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Wee Bit of Blogland.

Meet Eggbert. I fell in love with him on Friday when I saw he was a freebie this week on Bugaboo!!!!  Grab him while you can!!! 
I've been using my light box for my cards and I really need to learn how to make the white look white and not slightly cream looking. Sure I need to fiddle this the camera to get the settings sorted!!! May find a wee freebie photo course to have a play!!! If anyone knows of one please let me know. Thanks xx

Card Recipe
A 6 Card
Bugaboo Digi Eggbert Winter.
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs
White highlights Prismacolor pencil
Stardust Stickles
Papers Top
Snow Cuttlebug Folder
Bottom My Minds Eye.
Sentiment Coloured with Spectrum Noir

Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of blogland today.

Im back tomorrow with my first DT Creation of 2017!!! Golly the days are flying past already!!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch

Daisy Chain Challenge - Add Some Sparkle.
Sparkles Christmas Forum - Lots of Glitter.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes (CAS)
ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Goes and B for Balls of snow, blues and Brrrr it's cold!!!
Cutie Pie Challenge - Winter Warmers. 
Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year xx

Happy New Year!!!!

I wish you all the best for 2017, hoping its healthy and happy for you all.  
 I decided to make a planner for my meals this year!! So funnily enough I used a wee cupcake image from the lovely Alyce at Kit and Clowder for it!!! The free image and colouring tutorial is HERE!   

Cupcakes sadly dont really have much part in my life anymore but once in awhile is good and a paper one on my planner is perfect!! Zero Syns!!! If I plan my meals then Im really not tempted so it works brilliantly for me. Its also good for saving money as I know exactly what I need to buy and how much of it!!! I don't buy if its not on the list!!! 

Recipe for my planner.
A4 Diary from Lidl
Cupcake from Kit and Clowder. 
Sentiment Handmade on Computer (Font Junkos Typewriter) 
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
White Highlights Prismacolour Pencil
Stickles Glitter Glue for sparkle.
Papers old from stash. (Halloween ones) So perfect for me!!! 
Dies - Dienamics

Before I go here is a wee piccy of me last Christmas versus this Christmas. If you really want to loose some weight this year then I would recommend Slimming World. Ive done it online since February and as you can see I look a bit different now!!! Im 4 stone 7lb lighter and Ive lost 45 inches from my body. Ive also evaporated my high blood pressure!!! Definitely going into 2017 fitter and healthier!!! 

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Technical. (die cutting)
Glitter and Sparkle - New Beginnings.
Allsorts - Something New (My Planner) 
My Time to Craft- Something New (Again the Planner)
Friday, 30 December 2016

21 Again?????

 Hi Folks,

Welcome to my Wee Bit of Blogland. 

Today is my Mums 21st Birthday?!?!?! (Im sure she says shes been that age since she really was 21!!!) I wont tell you her real age but she certainly doesn't look it. Im hoping the anti ageing is in the genes!!!! 
The card Ive made represents Me, my boys and their Pretty Kitty Daisy. Shes the prettiest wee white cat ever. Shes a real Heaven Sent Beastie as my folks really needed a lot of fur loving and thats all I can describe her as!!!! 

Card Recipe
Central Stepper Card Kanban from Years ago.
Digi - Knitty Kitty Digi (Worlds Best Mum) 
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens
Swiss Dots Embossing FOlder.
Banner - Do Hickey
Hearts - La La Land 
Sentiment Peel Off (Was gold coloured black with spectrum noir) 

Thanks for dropping  by today.  Im off to tidy the crafty area so I can start making a mess in it again in 2017!!! Where did 2016 go???? 

Love and Sparkles Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes.
CRAFT - Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes. 
Saturday, 24 December 2016

Pretty Polly!!!

Hi Folks,

Today Im here with a Non Festive Creation to share.

My Poor Mum has had an eye issue for ages and yesterday had a wee op for it. (for the 4th time!!!). Dad and I have been winding her up that she would be getting an eye patch and a parrot instead of getting it fixed, so we decided to give her a silly Pirate card when she went to the hospital.  
Im happy to say that neither Dad or I now have a black eye from being bopped cause of our cheekiness!!! Mums eye isnt too bruised either so fingers crossed its all systems go!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Linen Card
Papers- Fancy Pants Designs (Childish Things)
Digi Stamp A Random Fan. Pirate Adventure.
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Ahoy There Die - X Cut
Ribbon from Stash
Stickles Glitter Glue and Glossy Accents.

Wishing You all a Lovely Festive Season,

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes.
Just Add Ink - N for  Nautical and Naughty Me and Dad!!!
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Pick Your Own Sketch.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Passion for Pros...

Morning All, 

Im here today with news of the last Passion for Promarkers Challenge for 2016!!! Its a HUGE Challenge too with Loads of prizes!!!  

The theme is Dies and Punches. 
So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Winsor & Newton (formerly Letraset) are offering one lucky winner a Student Designer pack of 24 promarkers
884955042915 W&N Promarker lifestyle_0255RWinsor & Newton Promarker Student set
DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher.
DigiStamp Boutique logo
Bugaboo stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $30.00 voucher.
bugaboo badge
Dies to Die For are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a £25.00 voucher.
Dies to Die For logo
Di’s Digi Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
Di's Digital Stamps
A Day for Daisies is generously offering one lucky winner a prize of a $12.00 voucher.
2 Cute Ink are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 3 digi images.
2 cute ink logo
Clearly Besotted Stamps are generously offering one lucky winner a prize of 1 (in stock) stamp set.
clearly besotted stamps
Wow we are sure you’ll agree our sponsors have been super generous once again this year!

 My card winged its way to my friend Janice! Cat Love and Bugaboo Love combined!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers - ? No Idea except that they came out of my Christmas paper drawer.
Glitter Card for Snowflakes.
Bugaboo Digi - Meowwy Christmas Cats.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Ribbon from stash
Die and Punch Marianne Designs Big Snowflake and Dovecraft Wee Ones.
Stickles Glitter Glue. 

I hope you're all getting ready for Santa calling on Sunday. I just have a couple of gifts to wrap then thats me all sorted. Gotta buy some seasonal veg as thats what Im taking to my folks for our Chrimbo Lunch.  Its Roasted Winter Veg Slimming World Style!! ( we are having a steak and roast spuds too!!!)  Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of Blogland today,

Love and Sparkles,

Challenges I would Like to Enter are...
Glitter and Sparkle - Christmas with Glitter.
Bugaboo  - Make Us Laugh.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Cute.
Creative Knockouts - Festive Fun.
Thursday, 15 December 2016

Last Christmas Card for 2016!!

Hi Folks, 

Hurray!!! Its done!!!

Mind you to be honest I haven't made many Festive Cards anyway this year!!! This is the last one. (Well unless I have forgotten someone!!) Which is possible with my festively addled mind!! LOLOL
 This card is for the boys Gran and Granda Dave. Margaret always likes a religious themed card and when I made my other religious one the other week I printed the image out twice so I could do this one too. Sadly the store who I got this from seems to have shut down in the last couple of weeks as when I went to try to link it for the card its now closed. :( 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers - Authentique. Traditional Collection.
Digi Cornish Heritage Stamps
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs. 
Star Dies - X Cut.
Golden Rod Stickles Glitter Glue. 

Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of blogland today. Im now off to wrap some pressies. (not mine but Jakes things for his girlfriend)

Love Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas.
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Inspired by a Song. (Away in a Manger) 
Fab n Funky - Glitter and Sparkle.
Try Stampin on a Tuesday - Sketch and Twinkle Twinkle Theme. (I reversed the sketch)
Lil Red Wagon - Christmas Carols. (Away In a Manger) 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Silent Night