Wednesday, 10 February 2016


Hi Folks,

I hope you're all well, Its been a lovely day here again although there is still a nip in the air. Its great to see the spring weather making a welcome return. 

My card today is for my Ex Mum In Law from the Boys for here birthday. She loves Butterflies so I went for a CAS card with a super Dienamites Swirly Butterfly Die. 
I cut it twice so I could use the offcut in holographic as the centre parts to add some sparkle. 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Sentiment - Font Milagros Script. 
Die - Dynamites Swirly Butterfly.

Im off now to do a spot of colouring. I have a couple of images with just their faces coloured so they look slightly odd just now!!! So off to complete them. Enjoy the rest of your day xx

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Allsorts - Clean and Simple 
Crafty Friends- Use Animals/ Or Birds. 
Fussy and Fancy - Monochrome. 
Left Of Centre - Things With Wings. 
MAWTT - Things With Wings (Waves madly at my Old Teamies xxx) 
Sunday, 7 February 2016

Love is All Around!!!

Hi Folks,

Welcome to my Wee Bit of Blogland.

Im here today with a card I made for Jake to give to Lynne on Valentines Day!!! What a romantic lad I have brought up!!!! Very Cute!!!

I decided on a easel type card when I saw one over on Judiths Blog the other week. 

X Cute Heart Dies
Digi A Day for Daisies (Freebie this fortnight over on the Blog)
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Stickles Glitter Glue
Font - Lovely Melissa
Bottom Heart is Embossed with Swiss Dots Folder. 

Thanks for dropping by today.  Im off to tidy the crafty area as its got a bit messy again!! Doesn't take much!!! Also Im staying away from the wind and rain!!! Its blawin a hoolie again!!!! Stay Safe If you are out xxx 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
A Day For Daisies- All My Love (Inspiration Board)

Ive used Hearts and the Deep Pinky Red colours. 
My Time to Craft- Love is All Around. 
Sweet Stampin - All You need is Love.
Brown Sugar - Valentines/ Love
Craft Rocket Challenge - Valentines/Love
Crafty Gals - Love is in the Air. 
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart. 
Saturday, 6 February 2016

Sketch Saturday Time....

Hi Everyone and Welcome to my Wee Bit of Blogland.

Im here today with my card for this weeks Sketch Saturday

Our sponsor is  A Day for Daisies. 

I adore A Day for Daisies Stamps and thi sone just shouted to me.
Im sure Ive said before but I think Im from back from the 1920s. I love all the styles from back then. So elegant and beautiful.
Card Recipe
A6 Card
Papers Hunky Dorey
A Day for Daisies - Scent of a Rose.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Gems and Glitter from stash.

Thank You for dropping by today. I hope you have a great weekend, not sure quite what Im up to as yet!!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Alphabet Challenge - Y for You Choose.
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Passion for Promarkers....

Hi Everyone,

Today's the Day!!! My first post as a Design Team Member on Passion for Promarkers!!!! Im still pinching myself as I keep thinking its a dream!!!!

So this week the theme is

My Favourite Things...
Its all the Gorjussness in the world!!! Plus some Glitter and CAS Style cards!!!!

There are some cracking prizes to be won on the challenge too!!!
  Firstly we have Letraset who is offering one lucky winner a 5 pack of promarkers (brights).

Letraset brights
Our second generous sponsor is a brand new sponsor for us at PFP for 2016 – Di’s Digi Stamps - and they are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store. 
Di's Digital Stamps
My Gorjuss addiction is huge and its not just crafting!!! My purse, scarf, gloves, mug, old phone cover, calendar, fridge magnets, tissues and various prints around my house make me slightly addicted to Gorjuss Girls stuff. So thats my Fav thing, whats yours???? Let me know in your comment. Cause Im a Nosy Nellie!!!
Card Recipe

6 x 6 Card
Papers Gorjuss 12 x 12
Stamps - Hush Little Bunny Set
Sentiment from Gorjuss Stamp Set Purrfect Love
Stardust Stickles
Coloured with Promarkers.

I hope you like my Favourite things. Thanks for dropping by my wee bit of Blogland today, Im off now to try not to think about food!!!! I started dieting yesterday and all I can think of is chocolate and crisps!!!! Think crafting may be a huge distraction in the coming days!!!!

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Crafty Catz - Kids
Craft Rocket Challenge - Clean and Simple.
Cute Card Thursday - Ladies Only.
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes.
Eureka Stamps - Add Some Sparkle.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Looks Like Reindeer!!!!

 Hi Folks,

Haaa sometimes I really struggle to come up with a good post title!! Today was one of those days!!!! 
Ive make a festive card. I really want to have a few christmas cards made every month this year!! Well that's the plan!!! 
 I like this cute wee reindeer who I got in December from Bugaboo. I cant seem to find him in the store there though :? Ive used some really old papers too. I love them but decided I really have to not just look at papers but actually use them too!!!! (EDITED. Oops It seems I got my animals mixed up!!!! This is a Moose and not a reindeer!!! He is HERE in the bugaboo Store!!! Kinda makes my post title a bit wrong!!!! Only Me!!!!! ) 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Stampin Up
Bugaboo Deer Digi. (Oh Deer its a Moose!!!)
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Ribbon Anna Griffin
Wooden Hearts from stash
Glitter- Icicle Stickles Glamour Dust.
Deer Horns have Flock on them.

Thanks for dropping by today. Im trying to take my mind off tomorrow. I have the Dental Hygienist coming to the house. Mind you my teeth are sparkly already as being a huge dental phobic Im always cleaning them!!!! 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Catch the Bug - Photo Inspiration. (Mind you I dont think I would try to hang Baubles from that Big Guy!!!) 
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes.
ABC Christmas Challenge - B For Baubles. 
Fab N Funky - Christmas.
Use Your Stuff - Sequins or Glitter #glitteraddict 
Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Spots and Stripes....

Hi Folks,
Happy Tuesday.

 This is my last week as Guest Designer on Cardz 4 Guyz. Thanks to the Lovely DT for having me on board. 
The theme this week is Spots and or Stripes. I have a bit of both on my creations. 
I have a folder in my crafty area with loads of stamped images that I mean to colour and never get round too!!! Im sure a lot of you do too!!! So I had a rummage and found this wee cutie. Im sure hes at least 5 years old!!!! The stamp that is not the wee lad!!! 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Image Old LOTV One
Papers Freebies in a Magazine
Sentiment Daisy and Dandelion Sticker.
Buttons from stash
Coloured with Promarkers.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope if you are in the US that you haven't been too badly affected by the storms over the weekend. The Uk is now set to get the aftermath of them with heavy rain the next 2 days!!! Just right to sit and colour in!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Addicted to Stamps - Masculine.
Cute Card Thursday - Masculine.
Rubys Rainbow - Animal Magic
Incy Wincy Designs- Bingo. (Twine, Red and Button)

Left of Centre - Lots of Layers. 
Saturday, 23 January 2016

Sketch Saturday...

 Hi  Folks.

 Its my Second DT Post with the Lovely Team over on Sketch Saturday. 
This week we are Sponsored by Drawn with Character and you could win 3 Digis from them. 

I decided to go for a Cute romantic card as one of my friends got engaged at Christmas!!! :) Congrats to Claire and Scott!!! 
I masked off the image to have the sky buyt now I wonder if I should have done the whole top sky. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Paper Forever Friends
Digi - Drawn with Character - Bird House Spring Love.
Stitching Bo Bunny Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers,
Sky Distress Ink.
Sentiment Computer Generated.
Heart Die Cut  X Cut

Thank You for dropping by today, Im off to see if I can beat this cold once and for all. My folks have both had if for weeks and this is my first week up and I still feel wooly headed!! I know no change there!!!LOLOLOL

Enjoy your weekend, what ever you are up too,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Cut It Up - Love is in the Air.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

My Dad... My Hero!!!!!

Hi Everyone,
I dropped by to show you a card for a VIP today. My Dad!!! 
This card sums my Dad up in one!!! 
Here is a wee bit about the last year. I usually don't post much about private things but I am so proud of what Dads done I want to let the world know!!! 
The last year has been ever so tough for Dad, Mum and our Family as last March Dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Prostate Cancer. 
Due to the nature and metastases of his cancer he cant get it removed or have radiotherapy. He is being treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy every 4 months (a jab in the bum) which at this stage is working very well in helping keep the cancer shrunk and has stopped it from spreading further.  He gets 4 monthly bloods done and also visits his oncologist then too. 

We as a family have had a great amount of support from the Local Maggie's Centre in Dundee. Dad goes to a monthly Male Cancer Meetings and Mum has done a Mindfulness Course and they both go up lots for support, cuppas and cakes!!!! 

So Dad decided he would like to give something back!!! 

He thought about it and at his local Kirk (St Andrews Arbroath)where he is an elder he decided to do a sponsored Kilt Sunday!!! There was a brilliant turnout of kilts and folks with Tartan Trews, hats and scarfs and lots of sponsorship. 
He also did a Tartan Quiz too with cryptic answers. (Im sure Mum and I had a few sleepless nights trying to help him think up clues for that!!!) 
Roll onto today!!!! 
 (Left to Right.  Lena Whyte, Mum,Valerie Busher (Maggies Centre) Ross Niven (Maggies Centre)   Lady Fiona Fraser (Dundee Cancer Research Centre.) Bill Low, Mary Nicol and Margaret Low. Dad is at the Front in his Kilt) 
He, Mum and some of his Kirk Friends who had got involved as well went up to Maggies and presented them and the  The Dundee Cancer Research Centre with £900.00 each!!! Amazing!!! £1800 in total was raised. Im so proud to think that with something so horrible going on that my Papa Bear would not think of himself but others. Its the type of person he is. Always puts others before himself. 
My Papa Bear and Me on Christmas Day 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers From Tesco Paper Pack
Sentiment Inky Impressions
Ribbon and Button from stash. 

I have made the ribbon on the card a Prostate Cancer one.  Its a very common cancer and even as we speak there are new treatments being researched and approved so we hope the future is going to be ok. 

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Fab and Funky - Buttons and or bows.
Crafty Catz - Word Art.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Exciting News....

Hi Folks,

Well this year seems to be getting better and better craftwise for me!!! 

I was asked to join the Uber Talented Girls over on Passion for Promarkers as part of the DT!!!! Yes Little Me!!! I did have to read the email a few times just to make sure. Well What could I say!!! YES!!! So I start with them at the beginning of next month.  Im so looking forward to it. 

Love and Sparkles

Blue for Who...

Hi Folks, Its Rudolph here!!! Yes I have succumbed the the horrible cold that my folks have both had. My nose is so red and sore!!! Its not stopped running since Saturday evening!!!

Anyway, onto todays card. Its my Guest DT one for  Cardz 4 Guyz  and the theme is Blue. 
Well I couldn't have a Blue Boys card and not have Doctor Who on it!!!! Its a HUGE thing in our house!!

 The Quote is from Peter Capaldi's first Episode of Doctor Who The Time of the Doctor just after hes regenerated into Capaldi from Matt Smith.  #Geek  Heres Tom with the wonderful Peter Capaldi
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Stamp Police Box by Viva Las Vegas Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment Font -Doctor Who.

Thats all from me for just now, I will be back later with some news!!!!  Thanks for dropping by,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Fantasy Stamper - All About the Boy.
Alphabet Challenge - W for Windows (In my Tardis)
Brown Sugar - Movie Madness (Doctor Who the TV Movie)
Crating for the Craic - January Blues (My Colour Scheme)
Crafting for All Seasons - Monochrome.