Dido's Designs

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Ohh Its a Jolly Holiday....

 Hi Everyone, 

Im here tonight trying to be happy with the shocking summer we are having!!! Singing It's A Jolly Holiday with Mary from Mary Poppins. Its been rain every day this month and at times I have had to pop the central heating on as its been so cold. 
 This wee froggy looks like hes having a happy holiday at the beach. We went to the beach last week with the bandy net. ( a wee net on a stick) Tom had a blast but all we caught was stones!!! Ive made him stand out from the card a wee bit. Hes also got froggy spots made using the blender pen.  Its also meant to be the horizon and the sea that he is standing in front of. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Scalloped Card
Bugaboo Image - Freebie Last week. Beach Frog Lifesaver.
Sentiment Lindsay Mason Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers from stash
Bow and Charm also from stash.

The twine has been knotted in a Berkley Knopt that you use for fishing. Wanted something sea related for it and had a look at knots. Im off now to get sorted out before Tom comes home. He's been at his Gran and Grandas today.

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Catch the Bug - Colour Theme 
Cardz for Guys - Something beginning with T (Twine) 
City Crafter - Masculine Birthday Card. 
Passion for Promarkers - Jolly Holiday 
Digi Chooseday - Animals
Tuesday Throwdown - Summer Fun
CRAFT Challenge - Wish You were Here.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Happy Anniversary...

 Hi Everyone,

Today is my Mum and Dads 46th Wedding Anniversary!!! Happy Anniversary Mumma Bear and Pappa Bear.
 Wishing them all the happiness in the world.  Don't they look so young!!! That was before I came along and made them age!!! Hee heee!!!!!! 
 On Tuesday when the new release came out from Bugaboo I just had to get out as I thought it was perfect for this card. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Scalloped Card
Papers LOTV Taster Set.
Sentiment Computer Generated ( Font Daddys Love)
Ribbon Recycled from Tea Towels I got from Next ages ago. 

Here is a piccy of my Arum Lillies. I cant work out where the flowers are going to come from. I also am in for a surprise as not sure what colours they will be. I bought a Black, white and purple one but one of them hasnt grown so I will need to wait and see. Tom bought me the Little Meerkat who is guarding them from the slugs!!! 
 This pic is my dwarf lillies. The flowers are just about out on them.

Can you tell what Ive been up to this summer instead of crafting!!! 

There are also about 60 Sunflowers all standing tall in the garden too.

Im off now to have a chilled out day. Jake is off to Aberdeen to stay at his girlfriends and Tom is at his Dads so its just me and the furbabies!!! 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are....
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - A Flower in your Image
Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo ( Centre line) 
Allsorts - Use a Butterfly.
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Im So Excited....

Hi All,

Well Im blown away with excitement!!!! I came 2nd Overall in the Bugaboo Christmas in July Week!!! That means lots of pennies to spend on Digis and a Guest Designer Spot from October to December!!!  Fabby dabby doo!!!!!

Cant wait. Thank you Janice for telling me all about it all. You know the best bit was all the fun we had last week with our giggles and messages to see how each other was doing!!! 

Love Hazel xx

Sunday, 19 July 2015


 Morning All.

Well Who woke the Mojo Monster up!!! Heres a card I did last night!!! I cant believe how much Ive been enjoying crafting this last week. Having not wanted to do it for so long Ive really enjoyed myself!!! This is it for this week though as Ive got to clear the craft desk as Tom has a project he needs it for. 
I really liked the cuteness of the wee card I made on Friday so went for another one today. Its very CAS. Ive got a piccy of it with a white background and a black one as its so difficult to take pics and get the colours just right when your card is mostly white and pale. You just cant pick up the texture very well and the colours seem to change a bit :( 
Card Recipe
Circle Card Made using Spellbinders Die
Coloured with Promarkers
Swiss Dots backing papers
La La Land Banner Die
Glitters Kirks Folly
Gems SU

Thanks for dropping by, its pouring rain here this morning so hoping it dries up later. I really need to get out and sort the poor battered sunflowers after yesterdays wind and overnights rain they are looking a bit bedraggled. 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Catch the Bug - Bingo (middle line down) 
Sweet Stampin - No Designer Papers.
Allsorts - Use a Banner or flag. 
My Time to Craft -Christmas In July. 

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Well Ive....

 Posted for 7 days so decided to make it 8!!!!! 
Hiya, Happy Weekend to you all.   
Hope you have great things planned.  Its terribly windy here this morning so staying in the house to keep safe. 
Can you believe this is my 8th card in 8 days!!! Golly me thats like unheard of for Little Old Me!!!! Mind you the rubbish Summer has had a lot to do with it!!! 
 Today's card is for my Neighbour to give her friend. She asked for one with a Dog on it and it had to be girly. Think Ive managed that!!! I got this stamp for my birthday from Janice (Thanks xxx) Its its first time inked.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Scalloped Card
Lili of the Valley Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Papers Lili of the Valley Sample Pack
Twine and flower Charm from stash
Glossy Accents on shoes and Stardust Stickles Highlights. 

Thanks for dropping by today. I have another 2 cards to get done in the next week so Im sure I will be back with at least one of them

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are.

Dis Digi Designs - Hand Coloured Image
Art Impressions Challenge - In with the New (My fab new stamp) 
Seize the Birthday - Birthday Anything Goes.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Bugaboo Day 7!!!!

Evening Everyone,

WOW this is the latest Ive posted a card in a long time!!! Its been a very busy day and evening here. 
I wanted to get my card for today over on The Catch The Bug Challenge popped on my blog though. Please excuse the colours its getting dark now so my colours are a bit off.  Now I know why I take photos during the day!!!

Card Recipe
Circle Easel Card
Coloured with Promarkers.
Papers MME
Ribbon SU
Sentiment Computer Generated (Daddy Love) 

I want to say a huge thank you to Janice who got me involved with this crafty week. Its been a blast Quine!!! Also the work the Girls over at Bugaboo have put in has been amazing, what great cards all week to give us some inspiration. 

I will; be back in the morning with another card!!! Golly no idea whats come over me!!!

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...,
Catch the Bug - Pick a Pressie (Mine is Glitter, Ribbon and
Daring Cardmakers - Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas Colours. 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Get In Shape 
Papertake Weekly - Don't be Square

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Bugaboo Day 6!!!!

 Hi Folks,

WOW its a miracle Ive blogged for 6 days!!!! Wonders will never cease!! 
Its day 6 on the Bugaboo  Catch The Bug Christmas in July Week.  Today Ive gone for the snowman and used lots of the colours in the photo too. 
 Im fair getting through the festive cards so that s good. Dont think I will be sending too many out as the price of postage is huge these days. Its a shame as I love doing snail mail stuff. :( 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Bugaboo Digi Image Winter Goodies
Papers MME
Coloured with Promarkers. Highlights Sakura Pen.
Sentiment HOTP Stamp
Gems SU

Thanks for dropping by today. Im now off out to garden before we get the shocking rain that's forecast for the next 48 hours!!! Grrr Summer definitely missed us this year!!! 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Catch the Bug -Day 6 
Oldie but Goodie Photo
Crafting By Designs - Christmas in July. 
Passion for Promarkers - Candy Crush ( Marshmallows and rolos with hot choc!!Yummy)
Crimbo Crackers - Something Cute. 
Craft Challenge - Christmas in July. 
Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Bugaboo Christmas In July...

 Hi All,

Well Ive made it to day 5 of the Christmas in July Challenge over on Catch the Bug!!! So I so far have 5 more Christmas Cards than I did so I would say Im organised!!! Hee hee!!!
 Can you spot the Tomato!!! Well its really the bauble but once I coloured it I thought oops!!! Christmas Tomato!!! 
The doggy has a shiney nose too.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Doodle Bug
Image - Kidz Christmas Boy with his Dog Bugaboo
Funny Sentiment - Lindsay Mason Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers
Stickles Glitter Glue.
Clear Glossy Accents. 
Buttons from stash

Thanks for dropping by today. Im hoping to get the grass cut this evening. Its drying up today so fingers crossed that I manage. Its done nothing but rain here the last week. We really should have booked summer and not just had permanent Autumn!!! 

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...

Catch The Bug - Bingo with Humour. (Diagonal - Bugaboo Image, Players Choice (Traditional Colours) Snowflakes)  Humour is Sentiment and Wee Doggy with his Reindeer Hat!
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas In July.
Sweet Stamps -Traditional Christmas Colours. 
Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Skating on Thin Ice...

 Hi Everyone,

WOW I ve made it to day 4 of the Bugaboo Christmas In July Challenge. I have to admit that Janice and the weather are keeping me going through it. If it was sunny I think I would be outside more!! (Thank You xxx)   I do need to feed the plants today though so off outside after this has been posted!!! 
Today is my fav card so far on the challenge. I love how it came out.  I had a wee issue with the printer ink running when I put the glaze down though. Oops!! 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Scalloped Card
Papers Kanban
Coloured with Promarkers
Goodies from stash
Ice- Crackle Glaze.

Thats me for today,.  Hope you enjoy the rest of Tuesday. Im off to be a geek and see how Pluto is looking!!! Love space stuff!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are..
Catch the Bug- Recipe 3 Embellishments, 2 Papers, 1 Ribbon.
Digi Choosesday - Use an Old Collection. My papers are at least 5!!! 
Holly Jolly Challenge - Winter Wonderland.
Oh La La - All that Glitters

Monday, 13 July 2015

Bugaboo Christmas Day 3...

Hi Everyone.

Well its day 3 on the Bugaboo Christmas In July Challenge and Ive managed to rustle up this wee card. Its a Colour theme today. I loved the colours but wouldn't normally associate them with this time of year. 
Im doing well as thats 3 cards made for Christmas now!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Scalloped Card
Papers from stash
Bugaboo Image 
Coloured with Promarkers and Sakura Pens

Thats me for today, I appear to have caught a bug of some sort as the world is very spinny and its either freezing or boiling in my body so off to relax the rest of the day and get rid.

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx
Catch the Bug Challenge - Colour Theme,.
Come and Get it Challenge - Christmas in July.