Thursday, 17 April 2014

"Happy" Cards....

 Good Morning Everyone. 
WOW Its Thursday again, It will soon be back to school time. I cant believe how quickly the last fortnight has gone!!!

This week on MAWTT, Judith has chosen the theme of have the word Happy on your card!!! So mine is a Happy Birthday card for My Aunts Husband who will be 60 soon!!! Eack He doesnt look a day over 50!!
I made this card about 3 months ago and now looking at it I cant believe how much my colouring in has changed since then!!!! There is so much I would change If I hadnt given it to Mum already!!! LOL I must be learning a few things!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Image (Digi Cant recall where its from Oops) 
Coloured with Promarkers.
Papers Old from stash

Thanks for dropping by my blog today, Im off to get the shopping sorted out now as hopefully at the time this post schedules it should be arriving!! Hurray for online food shops!!!

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to enter are....
Digi Chooseday - 2 Backing Papers.
Use your Stuff - At The Movies (Caddyshack) 
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

More funtime...

Hi Everyone.

Well today has been a very sleepless one!!! I stayed up to as the kids were coming home at 2 this am. Then I had to catch up with all their tales of Madeira. I ended up in bed at 3 but got up again just before 6 as wanted to see if I could see the Eclipse. (Sadly I didn't) Then was back up at 9am so Im shattered and off to bed very soon!! 
 A few weeks back Alyce at Kit and Clowder did a fabby tutorial on colouring this image in. I missed it but bought the image since it was Tiddly Inks (Farie Fae Catches a Star) and last night coloured her in wth almost the same colours that were used. Im sure Ive not done it as well. I really should be more organised as the Tuts only stay up for a fortnight!! Oops Mys bad!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Scalloped CArd
Farie Fae Catches a Star by Tiddly Inks
Papers Websters Pages.
Flowers from stash
Fence Do Hickey
Butterfly Craftwork Cards.
Colored with Promarkers, Copics and Spectrum Noirs.

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Off to watch some Midsummer Murders then bed!! 
Love and Sparkles 
Hazel xx

Challenge I would like to enter are....
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Celebrations. 
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes.

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Play Time....

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a great weekend. I have been busy playing today. Its been lovely just to muck about with my pens. I have followed the Lovely Alyce over at Kit and Clowders Free Colouring Tutorial she did last night with this ever so cute Saturated Canary Image called Pixie Nerd. 
Now I didnt use all the same pens as Alyce as I dont have a huge amount of copics. (I only have the skintones) so this was done using my promarkers and Spectrum noirs to get the colours similar to the Copics she suggested. Mind you I kinda added a bit of glitter to her wings!!( I am an addict!!!). I used my cotman watercolour paints to do the background at the top and again the pros for the base. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Paper Santoro
Saturated Canary Pixie Nerd Image
Flowers, pearls, lace, Pins and Cheesecloth from stash.
Skin Copics
All other parts mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs. 

Thanks for dropping by today, I did mean to have lots of cards made this week with the boys being away but I dont know where the time has gone!!! Ive done a lot of other stuff and caught up on DT things.

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are.....
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings.
Sweet Stampin - Flowers.
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute.
 Thanks for dropping by xx

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

All at Sea....

Good Morning and Welcome to the Weekend!!! WOW this week has gone so fast.

Its time for another challenge on My Time to Craft and this week we want to see you All at Sea..

Well these boats arent at sea but once the tide comes in they will be! 
I love this digi from Delicious Doodles and have used it before. (Not often I reuse my digi images, it must be well loved!!!) 

My boys have been away on holiday this week and Im really missing them. I did think I was going to make lots of cards but Ive not done many, Just caught up with huge household things like a wardrobe clearout and sorting their rooms out!
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers MME
Delicious Doodles Digi. In the Harbour.
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment SU

Thanks for dropping by my blog today,

Love and Sparkles 

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easter Time...

 Morning Everyone,

Well Its Thursday and time for another Challenge on MAWTT. This week Sue is Hostess and she wants to see your Easter Creations!!
 I won some Digi Images from Milk and Coffee the other week and fell in love with this wee bunny. Hes a real cutie!! I just had to play!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Kraft Card
Milk and Coffee Digi Image
Coloured with Prismacolours.
Sentiment See Ds
Paper Free Pink Petticoat.
I have my boys away this week so I have been really busy with sorting out their bedrooms!! Never seem to have stopped. I am fed up with looking at socks and trying to sort them into pairs!!! 
Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx
Challenges I would like to enter are....
Papertake Weekly - Sprung Has Sprung
Card Mania - Easter.
Crafting From the Heart - Easter.
Crafty Boots- Easter.

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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Lets get Wild...

Good Morning and hurray its the first day of our Easter Holidays here in Arbroath!!! Hope the weather heats up a bit though as its stilll really cold!!
 This week on My Time to Craft its all about Wildlife!!! So we want to see your wild animals!! I went for a Snow Leopard in this fab digi from Delicious Doodles! Im so last minute with my make this time I usually have my cards all done weeks before but didn't this week!!
 Yes its another Christmas Card!!! I really need to get lots of them done!!
Ive added lots of glitter to her cape but Im not sure you can see it in the piccys. 

Card Recipe
A5 Card
Papers and Border SU
Sentiment Anna Griffin
Coloured with Promarkers.
Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thanks for dropping by today, Hope you have a super weekend, 

Love and Sparkles 
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter my card into are...
Delicious Doodles - All Seasons in One Day (Winter) 
Daring Card makers - Colour theme.
Chrimbo Crackers - Anything  Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - G for Glitter.
 Thanks for popping by to comment xx

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

So Sweet...

Good Morning, Welcome back to my wee bit of blogland. Its time for another challenge on MAWTT.  Sarah would like to see your So sweet cards. So anything with food or an image you think is really sweet. I went for a sweet Hot Chocolate. 
Im not sure if I have said in blogland before but the best hot chocolate I ever had was in Harrods about 18 years ago!!! Oh Golly 2 hot chocs and scone and jams were £10.00 That was sooo expensive but worth it!!! 
Im off today to get the boys stuff packed, they are off on holiday next week to Madeira with my Parents. Im looking after their cat while they take my boys off. Seems a fair swap!!!  Jake goes tomorrow though as hes off to a Boys 
Brigade Queens Badge Completion Course over the weekend so need to be organised!!! (Very Proud Mum here!!!) 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Papers Authentique
Image - Been in my stash for years (Cant recall what it it)
Coloured with Promarkers. 

Hope you have a super Thursday,

Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
I Love Promarkers - Clean and Simple.
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.
Christmas Card Challenge - Favourite Colouring Medium (My Pens) 

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Its all Beary Nice...

Good Morning Everyone,WOW Its the last weekend in March!! Remember everyone in the UK that the clocks go forward tonight by an hour so we get lighter evenings again!!!:)

 The theme this week on My Time to Craft is Beary Nice so its all about the Bears!!!! 
 I adore my Lindsay Mason stamps and just dont get enough time to play with them all!!! So decided I would stamp one up for the challenge. 
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers from stash
Lindsay Mason Stamp and Sentiment
Colored with Promarkers. 

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that whatever you are up to this weekend its good fun. We have haircuts today, im like a shaggy dog just now, will be glad to see out from my fringe again!!

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are....
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes.
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes.
Charisma Cards - Clean and Simple
Rubys Rainbow - Happy Birthday 
Creative Card Crew - Animals
 Thanks for visiting xx

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Friday, 28 March 2014


 Good Afternoon from a very cold Scotland. Brrr its gone chilly again!! I was hoping the weather would be taking note that its summertime from Sunday (the clocks change!!!) but no Im like a wee icicle!! The central heating has had to go back on.  
 Today I have one of the latest releases from Delicious Doodles to share with you. When I saw Blossom I just had to get her!! What a pretty image. 
I played for ages yesterday colouring her in!! I have been doing the Kit and Clowder Colouring course and although I dont have copic pens Ive been taking not of all the handy hints and tips Alyce gives you!  My Wee Blossom also has a huge amount of glitter on her but you cant really see it too well on the pictures. From the Butterfly to the flowers to the polkadot background!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Scalloped Card
Blossom from Delicious Doodles
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Papers Magnolia
Sentiment Bo Bunny.
Gems from stash
Glitter Kirks Folly

Thats me for today, I will be back tomorrow with a cute card for My Time to Craft.

Hope you have a super weekend when it arrives,

Love and Sparkles


Challenges my card fits the Criteria for are...
Delicious Doodles- Mother or Special Female
Stampin for the Weekend, - Spring Colours.
Cute Card Thursday - Floral Delights.
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes.
Oh La La Challenge - To a Special Lady.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sketch and a Fun Look Back!

Good Morning Everyone, 
This week on MAWTT its Reds turn to Hostess.
She would like you to case this card. This was one of Reds very first cards and she thinks its ugly, I really like it!! 
Here is my card in full. I have to say I had a total nightmare getting a photo of it right with the sparkly cardstock!!! Took about 60 pictures and still not happy. Im quite impressed that I have again used old stuff!! This was part of a Kanban set I bought a few years ago!! 
Card Recipe
Kanban Cardstock and Sentiment
6 x 6 Kraft Card. 
Now as well as that we would like you to share with us your first blogged card. This was Reds first one hence sharing. (We didnt want her to feel alone in her sharing)  Here is Mine from 14 August 2008!!! Golly Ive been blogging for a wee while then!!! 
Its Toms 4th Birthday card!!! Eack he will be 10 this year!!!!  I used Paper Nation stuff for it. Very basic but cute!!!  
It was fun but also sad looking back my blog at the start. I started to blog the month before my Granda passed away so there was a lot of memories of that sad time. I love blogging and have made the most wonderful friends from it!!!
Looking back my cards have changed dramatically and so has my colouring!!!
Love and Sparkles Hazelxox

Challenges I would like to enter with my card (the new one) are....
Fab and Funky  - Christmas
Clear it Out Challenge - Use Green.
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes.

Thanks for dropping by xx

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