Dido's Designs

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Catch the Bug...

 Hi Everyone

Well Its Saturday again so here I am with my creation for this week on The Catch The Bug Challenge over with Bugaboo Stamps. This week the theme is Fall. I always associate Halloween as a huge part of Fall so here is my Wee Witch Peeking out of her Cauldron. 
Ive not used Halloween Papers for ages so it was fab to get some out!!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from stash
Coloured with Promarkers and Wink of Stella Pen for Spiders web.
Sentiment SU

Pop Over and Grab a bargain with discount off all Fall and Halloween Images.

This card is now winging its way to America for a Halloween Card swap Ive done on Facebook. Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have a super weekend,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots/Stripes
Dis Digi Challenge - Too Cute to Spook.
CRAFT Challenge - Autumn/ Halloween

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Oldie But Goodie ...

 Hi Folks,

Im here today to show you a card I made for Jake on Tuesday. Yes the card shop of Mum has been busy this week!!! LOL He was slushy and wanted a card for his Lynne. They are celebrating a year together. How sweet!!!! 
 The card is for the Oldie but Goodie Post over on Catch the Bug. Ive used Ava and Deacon. I adore the pair of them. 

Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers Gorjuss Girl
Coloured with Promarkers and Prisma Colours.
Twine from stash

Well thats me till Saturday now. Im going to just chill out the next couple of days, the last couple of weeks have been really stressful so some much needed relaxation time is due!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...

Mojo Monday - Sketch (Turned on its side)
Incy Wincy Designs - Thankful for Being You.
Unicorn Challenge - Think Pink

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wedding Day....

 Hi Folks,

Well its the school tattie holidays here and what a surprise its pouring rain!!!!  It was a glorious week last week and now its all insode things that are being done as its too wet to venture anywhere.
 Toms had a friend over a couple of times the last few weeks and he asked me to make a card for his Aunty who gets married on Saturday so here we go.  We are waiting on all the glitter drying before he goes home. Had a fabby wee lunch of party foods as a wee treat for the boys. 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
Stampin Bella Papers
Magnolia Do Bop Bride
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment Computer Generated
La La Land Die Banner.

Thanks for dropping by today, I have a card to share tomorrow too. Can you tell its rainy!!!! 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Magnoli-icious - Use Kraft Card
Oh La La Challenge - Use Kraft 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Guest Designer Time...

 Hi Everyone,

Its time for me to pick up a Design Team Bonnet again as Im one of the Lucky Guest Designers over on the Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo stamps for the next 3 months!!! Eack that takes us to Christmas!!!! Shhhh!!!! 
This week the challenge over there is a nice easy one of 
Anything Goes. 
So get over and have a wee play.  Ive used Deacon Christmas - Elf Presents.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers - My Minds Eye
Coloured with Promarkers.
Peel Off from stash

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Fab and Funky - Anything Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Christmas

Sunday, 20 September 2015

A First....

Hi Everyone,

WOW 2nd post in 2 days!!! I have been a crafty wee busy bee this weekend!!! Mind you I now have a lot of other things on so wont be at the craft desk at all this next week and a wee bitty!!! 
 Today's card is a first for me. Im entering the challenge on MAWTT. Now as some of my bloggy buddies know I owned and ran the challenge over there for a good 5 years so I never entered. Well this week I got a wee text from my mate Janice asking me to join her themed challenge. How could I refuse!!!! 
 I wanted to have a monochrome theme but with a wee splash of colour. 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Snowflake Embossing folder.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Ribbon ~Recycled from this months Glossy Box.
Sentiment HOTP

Thanks for dropping by today to see my wee bit of blogland. Like I say I have a very busy facing lots of fear things week and a bit coming up. Eack!!! Im sure it will all be fine!!! 

Love and Sparkles,

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Moving Along with the Times- Hats and Scarfs. 
Bugaboo Challenge - Bingo  (Top Line) 
Sweet Stampin - Emboss It.
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge - Christmas starting with P (Pink) 
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Layers and Texture. 
Fab n Funky - Recycle (Ribbon) 
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas/ Winter Themed. 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Wedding Horseshoe...

Hi Everyone,

Ive been busy the last couple of days making a special creation for my cousin who gets married in a couple of weeks. 
 I wanted to make something different and not the usual run of the mill card so had a wee look on pinterest and came up with the idea. I downloaded a horseshoe template and printed it on stardust gold card. Then cut it out freehand.  
I thought it would look great with a  big bit of glitter!!!
Magnolia Stamp Coloured with Promarkers,
Font on Tag Cupid De Locke
Tag Die Free from Magazine
Heart Die Cuts - Dovecraft. 

Thats me for today, Im off to see if I can heat up as Im freezing!! Maybe getting the housework done will do the trick!!!  I do have another card to get made for Janices challenge over on MAWTT. That's a very first for me!!! Entering and not running it!!! 

Hope you all have a super weekend,

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Magnolia-icious - Use Roses. 
Allsorts - Sparkle
Brown Sugar - Anything But a Card.
Crafty Catz - Special Occasion.
Left of Centre - No Designer Papers.
CRAFT Challenge - Add Some Bling
Lil Red Wagon - Try Something New. (Design)
Midweek Magnolias - Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Embellishments.
Marvelous Magnolias- Anything Goes.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Gorjuss Girl...

Hi Folks, 
Welcome to my wee bit of blogland.  I hope that alls well with you xxx
Today Im here with a Gorjuss Girl card. These are my all time fav stamps and I just bought this and another one from ebay second hand!! So they were a bargain!!!  We all love a bargain dont we!!! I also got my feather die as a bargain from a selling site on facebook!!! 
 Believe it or not the papers I have used are Forever Friends Christmas ones!!!  Just thought the colours were perfect for my Owly card. I have paper pieced her wee dress too. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Gorjuss Girl Stamp
Papers Forever Friends
Die Cut Feather (Dont know make) 
Embossed Card Using Cuttlebug.
Sentiment done on my typewriter.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Ribbon, Lace and twine from stash

Thats all for today. Ive been busy with other things rather than crafty things of late. 
Sending Hugs to All,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Crafty Creations - It takes 2. (2 Feathers x 2, 2 Papers, 2 Ribbons) 
Papertake Weekly- Animal Magic
Passion for Promarkers - All the Trimmings
Die Cutting Divas - Fun with Puns 
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Teens/ Tweens
Oh La La Challenge - Ribbons and Bows.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Rockabilly...and a find!!!!!

 Hi Everyone,

Happy Sunday. WOW Its glorious here on the East Coast of Scotland!!! Its so nice to see the sun out for a while.  I have been colouring and playing with this card since Friday night, I needed a wee chill out time as Ive been poking that big Anxiety Monster with a Stick to make it go away ( In other words doing lots of work on the CBT!) 
 Over the last few weeks Ive been trying to buy a print of this amazing image on Ebay!!! But the price goes too high every time and Im not surprised as shes amazing!!! So when Hannah Lynn released her last week as a Digi I had to have her!!! Shes Fanblimmintastic!!! She is HERE in the Etsy Store.  Her full name is Rockabilly Girl Tattoo Design.
I thought I would make her a monochrome Doll with a touch of red to spice her up. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
COloured with Promarkers and Prisma Colour Pencils.
Papers Kaisercraft Your Beautiful Set.
Ribbon - From a Glossybox Coloured with Promarker and Distress Inks. 
Sequins and Red Gems from stash
Distress Inks Tim Holtz.
Glossy Accents for her shiny red lips.

My font was done on my fabby find from the Charity Store the other day!!! Tom and I found an old typewriter!!!! We are sooooo excited to have it. It needs a bit of TLC but Im happy to clean her up. Working out her date of manufacture from her serial number she's from 1959 which ties in with the Rockabilly Era!!!  So perfect for this card!!! 
Thanks for dropping by today,
Hope you all have a super week,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create - Create Your Own...
1- Image 2 - Sentiment 3- Glossy Accents 4 Sequins 5 Ribbon
Allsorts - Lots of Layers.
Sweet Stampin - Lets Get Musical (She has a Jukebox Tattoo and lots of musical notes on her arm)
Brown Sugar - Recycle - (Ribbon) 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Plus Recycle) 
Crafty Friends - Use a Sentiment
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes.
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Fancy and Feminine

Monday, 31 August 2015

We are Sailing....

 Hi Everyone,  
WOW the weeks are flying past. Its September tomorrow. I love Autumn with its amazing colours!! Cant wait to get the camera out and take a few pics!!!

This latest card seems to have taken me ages to complete. I started it last Tuesday so thats almost a week. What with this and that Ive just not done it. I have made myself rest today though as I have quite sore ankles. Thinking its dodgy old trainers not supporting my toosies right. 
This card is for Grandad Dave. We always like to give him a card to do with the sea as he was a Sailor!! Ivce made it a rocking Stepper Card. Boy did that cause a few sweary words in my wee head!!! Eventually after 3 attempts I think it looks ok!!! There seems to be a few templates online so have a look and see what you like (and understand) if you want to make one too. 

Card Recipe
Magnolia Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers.
Do Hickey Fence and Tag
Anchor Die Cut from stash
Wee Black Pearls and Twine also from stash
Sentiment on tag - Pieces of Eight Font.

Im off now to have a quite dinner with no kids. Jake is on holiday this week and Tom is at Grandad Dave and Grans for his tea. 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Magnolia-icious - Push Pull Flip (Card in Motion (Mines Rocks like a boat.) 
Incy Wincy Challenge - Anything Goes. 
Dis Digis - Use a Sentiment 
Alphabet Challenge - No Designer Papers.
Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays 
Little Miss Muffet - One for the Boys.
Creative Moments - Fancy Folds. 
Cards Und More - Card For A man.
Sunday, 23 August 2015

Mermaid Card...

Hi Everyone, 
WOW its a beautiful day here but theres a really strong wind picking up!!! Its a shame as you get the sunshine but then get blown away by it!!! 

Today's card has taken me nearly a week to make. Ive been really busy with Tom back at school so I decided that I would get it finished this afternoon!!! 

This is a beautiful freebie over on A Day For Daisies. I always feel with their images that because they are so delicate I want to watercolor them. Thats just what  I did here and then added some perfect pearls for accents.  
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
A Day For Daisies Digi Image. 
Coloured with Watercolour pencils and Cotman Watercolour paints.
Perfect Pearls. 
Papers Gorjuss Girl
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
Ribbon, Sequins and cheesecloth from stash.

Thanks for dropping by today. Im not sure when I'll be back as Im going to have a further declutter of my stash. Ive got rid of a lot of stuff so far and its looking much better but there's still a long way to go!!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
A Day For Daisies - Add Sequins.
Sweet Stampin - Spots/ and or Stripes. You can see mine well on the card insert. 
Dis Digis - Use Ribbon/lace or Twine
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Birthday
Thats Crafty - Under the Sea.
CRAFT Challenge - Fantasy. (Although Im sure Mermaids are real????)
Tuesday Throwdown, Texture.