Dido's Designs

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Colour Theme...

Good Morning,

WOW the weeks are just whizzing by. Today its time for a new challenge on MAWTT. Claire has picked this lovely colour palette for you to pick from and use. 
Ive used a fabby wee Rocker Card again from Paper Creator and Ive personalised it for Jakes 18th Birthday tomorrow. Yikes how did that happen!!!!  My baby is all grown up!!! 

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles
Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Allsorts - No Squares Allowed.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Lets Get Fruity...

Good Morning,

~Its time for another challenge with us on MAWTT and this week Carole wants us to get fruity!!!! So she wants some fruit on your cards or papers. I went for this fab image set from Pink Petticoat for my very CAS card. 
I think I could have made gallons of lemonade so far this year as Im sure a few others could too!!! 
I only added a wee drop of colour to the image as I didn't feel it needed too much colouring.  

Hope you like it,

Thanks for dropping by today, this week seems to have flown past, lots more gardening done, its trying to keep on top of those dratted weeks thats the issue!!! We had lovely fresh rhubarb crumble the other evening!!! Fresh from the garden!! !Yummy!!!! 

Love and Sparkles Hazelxx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cas on Sunday - Cheer Up Buttercup ( Card to Cheer you up!) 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

85 Today...

 Hi Everyone,

Today as well as being the Rest of the World's Mothers Day its My Grannys 85th Birthday. Here she is this morning with my youngest son Tom. She does away brilliantly and If I live to see 85 I would like to be doing as well as her. She still lives in her own home and goes into town on the bus a couple of times a week for her shopping!!!! 
Granny loves all things pink so I had to make her card with a pretty pink rose.

I found these fabby cards on Paper Creator the other week and they are brill. Its a rocker card with the flower decoupaged up.  More to come soon!!!! 

Thanks for dropping by today. Its been a really rainy day here so Ive managed to sort out the kitchen even more. All the rubbish is off the worktops now and its looking great!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Robyns Fetish - Lots of Layers. 
Brown Sugar -Layers
Fab and Funky - May Flowers.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Birds of a Feather...

Hi Everyone,

WOW where has this week gone too???   Its time for another challenge on MAWTT. Jessie has picked the theme of Birds Of a Feather for you.  This means we want to see birdys or feathers or both on your cards.  

I decided on this amazing Peacock Paper from Craftwork Cards. I decoupaged the Peacock so he sits out proudly from the card.
 Thanks for dropping by today, Ive been busy in the kitchen this week decorating. Its almost finished and is looking lovely. 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes. 
Crafty Boots - Things with Wings.
Whoopsie Daisy - Things with Wings
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Cooking Up a Storm...

 Good Morning,

Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland.  Welcome to my New Followers, Ive picked up a couple of new folks this last week. Thanks for joining in my wee bloggy journey.

Today Im here with my MAWTT Creation. Its me who is hostess and I have a recipe for you all.

Add 1 Digi Image to 2 Pattered Papers, Add 3 Embellishments and finally a touch of Glitter. This will make the Perfect card :)

I found this fabby image on the A Day For Daisies Blog, Can you believe she was a freebie!!! I Have had her a wee while but haven't got round to using her. Shes called Angelic Angel.  Now The wee birdies Ive made Robins as when Im on my woof walk just now theres a wee robin keeps walking with us singing away to me!! 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from stash
Card Candy, Ribbon And Stars from stash
Coloured with Prismacolour Pencils
Stickles Stardust Glitter Glue.

Thats all from me today,

Thanks for dropping by, Hope you have a great weekend when it arrives,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Boots - Things with Wings.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Sunday Sunshine...

Hi Everyone,

WOW the sun is out although it is a bit nippy. The forecast was for heavy rain this afternoon so I set aside time to complete this card I coloured yesterday evening. 

 Its another Hannah Lynn Digi Stamp from her Etsy Store. This one is called Daffodil Mermaid. My daffys didn't come to anything this year. I found out why yesterday while planting some plants acquired from my folks garden. They had all rotted :( 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 CArd
Papers LOTV
Hannah Lynn Digi Stamp 
Ribbon from stash
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Glitter - Stardust Stickles.

Thanks for dropping by, Im off to peel the spuds and carrots for our dinner. Yummy, cant beat Sunday Dinner!!! Enjoy the rest of yor day,

Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Sweet Stampin - I can Sing a Rainbow. (Her tail and Ive used all the colours for my card. Red ribbon, Orange backing card,  Yellow flowers, Green eye shadow, Blue Gems, Indigo and violet papers. ) 
Allsorts - Bring on the Bling
My Time to Craft - Spring Flowers.
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime Flowers.
Passion for Promarkers - Springtime Blooms

Friday, 24 April 2015

Welcome to the Weekend...

 Hi Everyone,

Whoop whoop the weekend is upon us. Although the forecast is for rain, rain and more rain with chilly weather too. Argh my poor plants we just planted outside!!!  
Ive moved the seeds and the new sweet peas into the kitchen for the weekend so they dont get frosted. 
So onto my card. I had a wee play yesterday afternoon while I listened to Mum on the radio.  This is the newest of my Gorjuss Stamps. I got it from Funky Kits. Its called Sweet Tea.  I paper pieced her Top and Bow for her hair. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers K and Company. (From Years ago.)
Stamp Sweet Tea by Santoro.
Stitched Stamps Bo Bunny.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Pearls from stash
Sakura White pen for Spots on Cup.

Thanks for dropping by tonight, 

Love Hazel (Didos) xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
4 Crafty Chicks - Inspired by a Book. ( Alice in Wonderland) 
Creative knockouts - Use a Tag.
Crafty Creations - Seeing Spots.
Little Red Wagon - Seeing Spots.
Crafty Cardmakers - Use Dots.
Incy Wincy Designs - Faux Techniques.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Lets Get Reading..

Hi Everyone

WOW its Thursday again. I always mean to have made other cards through the week but seem to epically fail!! So its my DT Card for MAWTT thats on show today.

This week Im the hostess and I would like you to get your reading specs on and show us your book inspired creations.  Ive gone for Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

I found Hannah Lynns Etsy store and fell in love with this image a while back. Had to get her and shes fitted in just right for the theme.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from Stash
Hannah Lynn Digi Stamp Alice
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment Computer generated Quote from Alice in Wonderland.
Ribbon from Ebay ( bought about 5 years ago)

Thanks for dropping by today.  Im really busy with the garden just now hence the lack of cards. We have been doing lots of planting, so by summer there will be loads of fruit and veg to munch on!!! (that isnt an open invite to the Slug Gang!!!!) LOL

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Use your Stuff - Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Challenge - Girls Girls Girls

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Anything But Square...

Hi Everyone,

This week on MAWTT its Kellys turn to be our Hostess. Shes picked the theme of Anything but a square card. I decided to go for this shaped one.  Its now hopefully in The USA at Mums pen pals home for her birthday!!! 

I used ever so pretty papers and a computer generated sentiment for it.  

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday 
Crafting By Design - Shaped Cards...

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Book Review....

Hi Everyone,

So this is totally different for me. No cards and colouring in but something a bit more difficult for Wee Me.  I was lucky enough to get a preview of my Lovely  and very clever to get Published Friend Lyns book The Inner Goddess Revolution so I could do a book review.  Now Im not usually a very good book reviewer so Ive embraced my Literary Inner Goddess to manage to do this fantastic book justice. 

The Inner Goddess Revolution is a book which will help you to Unlock your Inner Goddess by reconnecting with yourself  through the Divine and Magic.   The first page says it all really A Practical and Spiritual Guide for Women who want more from Life.

The book covers everything you can think of from First steps on the road to revolution to all the bumps that that road may have, and how to get  through them smoothly.  I loved the fact that throughout the book Lyn added personal anecdotes about herself and her family  on her road to embracing her Inner Goddess.   

Its not all about the reading however, you have to do some work and soul searching too to reconnect with your Inner Goddess. There are lots of practical things that Lyn suggests to help you through. 

Lyn writes from the Heart and this makes for a fresh easy read that makes you feel like shes in the room beside you just having a wee chat with a cuppa and some cake!!! 

I would highly recommend buying this book if you want to feel empowered and want to reconnect to yourself.  Thanks to Lyn for giving me the chance to be one of the first to read it and for sharing her writing journey with us all.  

Vive La Revolution,

Hazel xx