Dido's Designs

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Baby Baby...and Huge Changes....

Good Morning Everyone, WOW Thursday again!!! Where does the time go to???

I hope that if you have been struggling in the heat that you are a tad cooler today. It missed us so we just had the usual cool weather with rain!!! 

This week on MAWTT its Wendy who is Hostess and she has picked the Theme of  Baby Baby so all your wee tooty baby cards please.  
I always seem to make baby boy cards.  Think its cause I have 2 boys!!!

This week also marks a HUGE Change for me. This is my last challenge on MAWTT. Ive stepped down from being the Owner and DT Coordinator and have left the challenge in the Capable hands of Wendy. I wish her and all my Team Mates the Very Best for the Future.  Its been a very difficult decision to make. Ive run the challenge for over 6 years without a break so now is the time for me to have a free Thursday!!!  Im not saying goodbye though just See You Soon as I will still be in blogland. 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from stash
Elizabeth Bell Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers and Enhanced with Prismacolour pencils.
Sentiment Pink Petticoat from ages ago.
Stardust Stickles Glitter.

That's me for today folks,

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Incy Wincy Designs - Colour Inspiration.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Happy Birthday Papa Bear!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Today is my Dads Birthday!!! Hurray!!!! Happy Birthday Pappa Bear :) 

I thought I would make a cheeky card as he asked me for fluorescent yellow golf balls for his birthday,  he finds them easier to follow playing golf!!!  Gus from Bugaboo is just right and he came with the sentiment too!!!  Gus looks nothing like my Dad (heehee!!!) 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers 7 Gypsies
Coloured with Promarkers.
Yellow Sakura Pen for the Ball.

Ohhh looky at me!!! I got my first pair of glasses on Friday. Im still working out what I need them for!!! Not the computer but I can see to read books much better!!! Hurray maybe I will be able to colour better too. Although when doing this card it was great close up but I need to stretch over to get my pens so my eyes were going wonky then!!! 

I was meant to go to my folks for my lunch today but had to come home as Ive got a bit of a tummy bug. Now cosied up feeling sorry for myself. :( Know I dont feel right, as I never miss out on birthday cake and right now don't even feel like that!!!! 

 Thanks for dropping by,

Love and Sparkles,


Challenges I would like to enter are...
Brown Sugar Challenge - Summer Fun (Although my Dad isnt just a Fair Weather Golfer!!! Mad the cold days they go out!!!) 
Creative Corner - Happy Birthday.
Sweet Sketch - Sketch 
Shopping our Stash- Masculine
Top Tip Tuesday - Name that Tune (Happy Birthday- Altered Images. Link to You Tube Video)
Get Creative - For the Boys/Fathers Day. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Sew Easy....

Good Morning and Welcome back to my Wee Bit of Blogland.  

Im here today with my MAWTT Challenge creation.  This week Emily is our Hostess and she has the theme of Sew Easy.. So we would like to see stitching on your creations.  It doesn't have to be real.

Ive gone for one of my older Gorjuss Stamps. Ive paper pieced her dress to go with the background papers. 

Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Papers Free in Magazine.
Gorjuss Stamp
Circle Dies Whimsy
Coloured with Promarkers.
Stitching Sakura Pen
Gems from stash

Thanks for dropping by today. Its been a really busy week here again in the garden. Ive also been making Thank You Cards for school as Toms last day this term is today so 6 weeks of happy holidays are now upon us!!! Hoping the weather takes the hint and we actually get some summer!!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Always Playing with Paper - Nautical Theme
Eureka Stamps - Paper Piecing
Allsorts - Use a Stamp Not a Digi

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Inspired by a Song...

Good Morning,

WOW its Thursday again and I've Still not visited my craft desk!!! Its been ages!!! My mojo has well and truly vanished.  Todays card was made in April for a friend of my Folks.  

So onto the card, its for MAWTT which is hosted this week by Lena who has a fabby prize for you all too.  

(!5 Unmounted Rubber Stamps)

See would like to see your Song inspired cards and creations. 

Ive gone for Paul Wellers Sunflowers. Which is very apt this year with my HUGE Sunflower growing spell Im having!!! 

The card is made using elements from Hunky Dory. 

Before I go can I ask you all if you can spare £3.00 for the Fathers Day Fundraising that Macmillan Cancer Support are doing. Just text DAD to 70550. 
Macmillan are a Fantastic Charity and so helpful with supporting folk fighting cancer and family and friends who are helping them go through it.    My #thankyoudad words are ....  #thankyoudad for being the bravest, bestest Hero I could ever have xx

Heres me and My Dad out gardening together at the start of April just a couple of weeks after we received that horrible news no one ever wants to hear.

Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

To the Happy Couple...


Its me back again with a wee post for this weeks MAWTT. This week its Gail's first shotty at being hostess and she's picked the great theme opf To the Happy Couple. Well its that Time of the year when there's lots of wedding so perfect challenge to get your creations done!!! The challenge can be for anniversaries or other Happy Couple occasions too!!! 

My Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Sparkly Glitter Paper from Hobbycraft
Tiddly Inks Digi Stamp 
Coloured with Promarkers
Ribbon And Hearts from stash

The ribbon and hearts are actually pink but they seem to look a bit red in the photo. 

Thanks for dropping by today. Its been another week out in the garden here. The weather is quite good so my sunflowers (all 60 of them) are fairly starting to grow!!! I cant wait for them to flower!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are..
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes.
Saturday, 6 June 2015

Ebay Sale....

Good Morning Everyone,

Just a wee post this morning to say there's still time to grab a bargain in my Ebay Sale.  Theres lots of goodies there from Penny Black, Stampotique, Indigo Blu to Stampin Up and Clarity!!! 

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a lovely weekend. 

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx
Thursday, 4 June 2015

Happy Birthday...

Hi Everyone,

This week on MAWTT we are celebrating our birthday slightly early so we want to see your Birthday Cards. 

Can you believe MAWTT is almost 6!!! Im in with the foundations I think!!! LOL Been there since the very beginning!!! Eack!!! 

I made this card a few weeks back for my neighbour to give to a friend. Ive had a real crafty block of late so hoping that I can sort it by decluttering the craft area. Scroll down for the link to the start of my declutter clearout!!!!  
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from Stash
LOTV Pre Coloured Image
Sentiment Computer Generated.

My HUGE Sale is on over on Ebay just now. Theres Penny Black Stamps, Stampotique Stamps, Stampin Up Stamps and lots of other items at a Bargain Price!!!! Oh did I mention the Papers!!! Lots of 12 x 12 Ones too!!! See HUGE Clearout!!! Mind you Ive used my 20 free listings for this month so hoping Ebay will give me an extra 100 free soon!!! 

Love and Sparkles
 Challenges I would like to enter are..
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.
The Crazy Challenge - Use Ribbon or Lace.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Hi Folks,

Ive just dropped by today to let you know Im selling lots of my Craft Stash off. I have way too much that never gets used so I would rather sell it and know that someone else was getting use from it.   Here is my link on Ebay.  I will be adding more over the next week!!! 
Please Pop over and have a browse. Im happy to combine the postage on all items too.

Love Hazelxx

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Texture Time...

Good Morning,

Its time for another challenge with us on MAWTT and this week Mrs Duck has picked the theme of Texture. I decided to go for textured card with some ribbon.  I found the template for the card in a magazine although I have to say it took a bit of working out!! 

I hope you like it. Im not sure what to use it for. I shockingly have bought my Dad a Fathers Day card!!!! So this might be for his Birthday!!! 

Ive been busy this week sorting out and decluttering my bedroom. Stupidly overdit it and now my anxiety is playing up!!! Ooops! Should learn but never listen when my body says stop!!! SO having a few chill out days. 

Anyways, Hope you are all doing well, I don't seem to  blog as much as I used too, Sending Hugs to All who need one,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
 Cards 4 Guyz - Checks or Gingham. 
Quirky Challenge - Shirts, Shoes or Ties. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

CAS Chinese Card...

Hi Everyone,

Golly its freezing today, Ive ended up popping the central heating on to get cosied up!!! Mad at almost the end of May!!!! 
I thought I would show you a card I made this morning for a wedding reception we have been invited to in July. 
The stamp was free in a magazine (Cardmaking and Papercraft) this month along with a few other Oriental ones. They are stunning. I colored the image in with my promarkers.
Im off now to get organised for dinner. Not sure what to make but at least with the cooker on I will be even warmer!!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Paper Shelter - Flower Power.
Crafty Creations - All Creatures Great and Small.
Passion For Promarkers - Come Fly with Me.
Oh La La Challenge - Circle and Squares.