Dido's Designs

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Mermaid Card...

Hi Everyone, 
WOW its a beautiful day here but theres a really strong wind picking up!!! Its a shame as you get the sunshine but then get blown away by it!!! 

Today's card has taken me nearly a week to make. Ive been really busy with Tom back at school so I decided that I would get it finished this afternoon!!! 

This is a beautiful freebie over on A Day For Daisies. I always feel with their images that because they are so delicate I want to watercolor them. Thats just what  I did here and then added some perfect pearls for accents.  
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
A Day For Daisies Digi Image. 
Coloured with Watercolour pencils and Cotman Watercolour paints.
Perfect Pearls. 
Papers Gorjuss Girl
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
Ribbon, Sequins and cheesecloth from stash.

Thanks for dropping by today. Im not sure when I'll be back as Im going to have a further declutter of my stash. Ive got rid of a lot of stuff so far and its looking much better but there's still a long way to go!!!

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
A Day For Daisies - Add Sequins.
Sweet Stampin - Spots/ and or Stripes. You can see mine well on the card insert. 
Dis Digis - Use Ribbon/lace or Twine
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Birthday
Thats Crafty - Under the Sea.
CRAFT Challenge - Fantasy. (Although Im sure Mermaids are real????)
Tuesday Throwdown, Texture. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Back To School....

Hi Everyone,

Well Our summer holidays are over. Boooo!!! Its been a sheer delight having Tom at home!!!  Cant believe thats him back off to Primary 7 today!!! Scary, just seems like yesterday he went into Primary 1!!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 CArd
Swiss Dots Backing Card
Digi Bugaboo Deacon School Sign 2
Font Traveling Typewriter.
Apple Button from stash
Coloured with Promarkers enhanced with Prismacolor pencils.
Watercolour pencil background. 

Heres a piccy of my wee manny off back to school.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Love and Sparkles


Challenges I would like to enter are..
Bugaboo - Bingo (Middle Row)
Pile it On - Bright Colours.
Addicted To CAS - Code Word School
Brown Sugar - School.
Kitty Bee Designs - Back to School
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Rainbow (If you look at my colour scheme for this card its the Rainbow!!!)
Oh La La Challenge - One for the Boys.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Sunshine Summer....

Hi Everyone,

WOW Sunshine Summers been and gone here!!! It was sunny this week Wednesday and Thursday but today has been pouring rain all day!!!! Boooo!!!!! I have to say the lovely wee sunflowers loved their sunny days and have grown lorts on them. Ive even got a couple of flower heads on them now too. 

I decided that I needed to cheer myself up so thought I would play with a wee Magnolia Stamp Ive not used for years!!!!  I spent last night colouring the Mermaid and then today Ive been doing the sea horse and the CD which I altered for the creation. 
 The above picture shows you the dimension I have on the CD. Also lots of bling and sparkle. 
The bottom piccy shows the sparkle on her tail and the wee seahorse. Love my Wink of Stella pen. 
Old CD.
Kraft Card
Magnolia Mermaid and Seahorse.
Coloured with Promarkers and Prisma Colour Pencils, watercolour pencils for mermaid background.
Wink Of Stella Pen
Opal Stickles. Pearls, green netting, Cowrie Shells and Swarovski Gems from stash
Backing Paper White Color wash embossed with Sizzix Folder.
Seam Binding COloured with PRomarker.
Sentiment Computer Generated (Font Daddys Girl) 

Thanks for dropping by, Im hoping to be back in the next couple of days as have a Back to School card to make for Tom. Our schools go back on Tuesday. Its Toms last year at primary school. I cant quite believe hes growing up so fast!!! 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Magnolia-Licious - No Cards, Summer Fun (Blog Hop too)
Daring Cardmakers - Touchy Feely
4 Crafty Chicks - Nautical
Southern Girls - Shiney.
Crafters Cafe - Great Outdoors.
Cards Und More - Summertime
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon and Pearls.
Marvelous Magnolias - Anything Goes.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Memorial Hop for Lily....

Today we are remembering Lily Chilvers a truly beautiful artist and soul taken from us too soon.
To honour Lily we are sharing projects we have made in her memory using the wonderful, whimsical and wacky art she shared with us all.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Funky Hand
Snail from the Octopode Factory. Available HERE
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Glossy Accent Eyes.
Ribbon and Gems from stash.

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Thanks  to Suzi and Alison for kindly hostessing and organising the hop xxx

Love and Sparkles
Saturday, 1 August 2015

A Wee Festive Card....

Hi Everyone,

WOW its certainly getting colder here!! Will soon be that time of year again!!!! Yikes!!! I cant believe that July has past us and its August!! Mind you going by last month the weather has changed to Autumn already. Seemingly its been the wettest July on record!!! Well my wee webbed feet could tell you that!!! 

 There is something so crisp with WOW cards. I love making them. Think they are so christmassy. Although I do struggle not to add loads of colour to them. Its one of the times I have to make myself walk away!!! 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Delicious Doodles Digi Stamp (On a Winters Day) 
Some colouring using Watercolour Pencils
Sentiment Peel Off
Swiss Dots Embossed Backing Paper.

Thats me folks. Im off to see if I can heat up!!!! Ive got a couple of cards to do this week. One is for a VIP!!! My Baby Tom is 11!!! Eack where have the years gone!!! Lots of appointments too so going to be busy.

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are..
Delicious Doodles - White on White. 
Left of Centre - Inspired by a Song (Walking in a Winter Wonderland) 
Winter Wonderland - Inspired by a Carol or Song. ( Walking in a Winter Wonderland) 
Creative Knockouts - Dry Embossing
Crafting For All Seasons - Christmas in July 
Fab and Funky - No Patterned Papers 

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.