Dido's Designs

Monday, 30 November 2015

Anything But a Card....

Hi Folks,

So its Monday and on a Monday on Bugaboos Catch the Bug Challenge the Girls have Anything But a Card Inspiration!!! 
I decided to Give Santa a small reminder to come visit me and my boys!!!! 
I loved making this and got really messy. Not been a big messy crafty peep for so long!!! Mind you the dog wasnt too chuffed with her glitter fur!!!! The hoover looks pretty though with its gold sparkle now!!! 
Old Emulsion Paint
Digi Used - Deacon Christmas - Candy Cane.
COloured with Promarkers
Gold Kirks Folly Glitter Glue (seemed to be finest)
Peel Off Stickers
Memory Box Snowflake Dies
Gold Frantage.
White Flock for Fur on hat.

I cant believe its December tomorrow. Im waiting patiently on our Wee Elf coming back to play!!! his name is Andy and boy does he get up to some mischief leading up the Christmas Day!!!!  Last year he poured some of my glitter all over Toms bed, tied Tom up with toilet roll and made a family picture of us all look like we had rudolph noses!!! Hes great fun to have around!!!

Thanks for dropping by today,

 Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to Enter are...
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is Coming.
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Christmas Gifts.
Sweet Stampin - Sparkle and Shine.
Winter Wonderland - Sparkle and Bling.
CRAFT - Winter.
Fab and Funky - Christmas
Sunday, 29 November 2015

Gorjuss Holly....

 Hi Everyone,

WOW Dont reel back in shock its a card from me thats not a bugaboo one!!!! I have just uploaded 3 for the next few weeks though!!! 
 I got a fab set of Gorjuss Girl stamps from Funky Kits the other week and just haven't had time to play. So today once I finished Guest DT stuff I thought I would make a festive card with one of them.  THey are mini Gorjuss Girls and are great for a quick colour in!!! 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Kraft Card
Mini Gorjuss Girl Holly.
Papers Anna Griffin.
Dies - Spellbinder Frame and Memory Box Snowflake. 
Peel Offs from stash
Coloured with Promarkers.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you are all toasty and warm, We have had snow but it didnt stay.

Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Sugar Bowl.- Anything Goes.
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes.
Pile it On - Red and Green. 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Die Cuts and/or Punches. 
Inky Impressions - Traditional Christmas Colours. 
Rubys Rainbows - Christmas With a Metallic Twist. 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

If the Shoe fits...

Hi Everyone,

WOW its the Mid Term Holidays here so I have  wee Tom off school for a few extra days. 2015 has certainly disappeared rapidly.

Today Im here with my Bugaboo Catch the Bug Card for this weeks Challenge.

Today the Girls have a colour theme for you all.

Ive gone for a feminine card this week. Its my neighbor's birthday soon so I thought I would make her a nice card. 
I hope you all like it. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Digi -  Heels Big Bow.
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers old from stash

 I was outside my comfort zone with these colors but love the card now its made.

Before I go here is a wee week of dates for your diary!!!!

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up too,

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Boots - Spots and Dots.
Get Creative Challenge - Birthdays

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Hi All,

Happy Weekend. Hurray 2 days of chilling out!!! Sounds like fun!!!! Shame I have to complete the Christmas Cards for the year!!! Busy time!!! 

Today on the Catch the Bug Challenge we have a Bingo Theme for you.  Ive gone for No Designer Paper, Texture and Bling.  Ive also used one of this week's new releases!!! How cute are this wee family!!! The Digi is on special offer just now so grab it while its cheap!!! 
                                                                 Card Recipe
C6 Hammered Card
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment Lindsay Mason
Black Rhinestones from stash

I hope you like my CAS style card. Enjoy your weekend whatever you're up too, 

Love and Sparkles

Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes.
4 Crafty Chicks - Inspired by a Song (Do You wanna Build a Snowman)
Creative Knockouts - Non Square Card.
I Love Promarkers - Traditional Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Let it Snow. 
Friday, 20 November 2015

Freebie Friday...

Hi Folks. WOAH I almost forgot to post this card as Im mega mixed up with the days this week!!!

Ive been really busy sorting out and tidying up the big cupboard in the kitchen this week. It was the coal cupboard when the house had a coal fire but its been my shove it in, shut the door and forget about it cupboard!!!!   Its now all clean and painted with new lino and storage and looks great!!!
Todays card features the ever so cute Gingerbread Girl from Bugaboo Stamps!!! for the next week you can get her FREE in store!!!!! 
Card Recipe
5 x 5 Card
Digi Girl Gingerbread - Cocoa
Papers free in magazine.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Card Candy
Stickles Glitter Glue.

Thanks for dropping by, I will be back tomorrow with my weekly Guest DT Creation for Bugaboo too. Sending Hugs to all who would like one xxx

Love And Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Its beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Thank You,

Hi Everyone,

Well its Saturday again and time for another challenge on Catch The Bug.  This week its Give Thanks.  I decided that I wanted a very bright cheery card. I didnt realise how much the printer gubbed up the black though!! Grrrr!!!
I am home alone this weekenmd so lotsa of crafting for me. Its great to just sit and play for a while. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Basic Grey Marrakech
Bugaboo Digi - Bee Flower. 
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment Computer Generated.
Flower Shape Spellbinder
Sentiment Computer Generated.
Ribbon recycled from Glossy Box.
Glossy Accents = Bee Nose and Ladybird.

I hope you all have a super weekend.

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Crafty Creations - Give Thanks.
Stamp N Fun = Creativity  -Sketch

Crafty Cardmakers - Thanks
4 Crafty Chicks - Ribbons.
Cuttlebug Mania - Thank You.
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist. User the Letter B = Bee
Fussy and Fancy - Thankful.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Meet Voluptuous Valerie...

 Hi Folks.

Today is New Release Day over on Bugaboo Stamps and this week Jodie has given us Voluptuous Valerie to play with.  Isn't she a beauty!!! All set in her party clothes for a Christmas Do!! 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
HOTP Papers and Sentiment. (Ancient from stash)
Coloured with Promarkers.
Lots of Stickles Glitter Glue.
Liquid Applique for Fluff n her boots.

Thanks  for dropping by my blog today,

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Use Some Red.
Crafting For the Craic - Something Glittery.
Crafting For All Seasons - All Dressed Up Girly.
Come and Get It Challenge - Lots of Sparkle.
The Glory of Christmas - Glitter.
Saturday, 7 November 2015

Anything Goes....

Hi Folks,

WOW Saturday again. Where does the time go to????

Im here with my Bugaboo Catch the Bug Card for this week. The theme is Anything Goes. 

Ive used the image Christmas Words - Believe.
Card Recipe
C6 Card
Digi Christmas Words Believe from Bugaboo
Papers from stash
Sequin Ribbon.
Coloured with Promarkers and Prismacolour Pencils

I hope you have had a good week. The weather here has been very wet with lots of terribly thick fog. I was really scared (more than the usual agoraphobic mad way I am) the other day while out in it as you couldn't see in front of you.

Have a Super Weekend,

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Jingle Belles - Bring Us Your Figgy Pudding (Santas Drink of Milk and cookies.) In Our House Santa for some reason always gets grapes. Jakde decided when he was about 3 thats what Santa wanted so still we do it 15 years later!!
Crafty Catz - Winter.
Cute Card Thursday - Food and Drink.
ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Very Cute (My wee Santa)
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas/ Winter Theme
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Bright or Sparkly Colours.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Black White with a Pop Of Bright.....

 Happy Halloween!!!! My fav day of the year is here!!!! 

This week on Catch the Bug Challenge the theme is Black, White with a Dash of Colour. So here is my creations. And for Halloween it had to be a Cute Halloween Image.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Swiss Dots Embossed Papers.
Digi - Skelekidz Girl
Coloured with Promarkers
 Sentiment Stamp Whimsy
Glitter Stickles
Ribbon and Gems from stash

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you have a lovely Halloween whatever you are up too.

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Get Creative - Halloween Colours.
Tuesday Throwdown - Too Cute to Spook.
Shopping Our Stash - Go Paperless. (No DPs)
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Halloween Hues)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Halloween.
Cards Und More - Halloween.
Creative Knockouts - Halloween Time

Friday, 30 October 2015

Freebie Friday....

                                                           Hi Everyone,

Its Friday so that can only mean one thing over on the Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge and yes thats Freebie Friday!!!!!!

Go over and Grab this Happy Wee Santa before he goes back to full price!!! 

Card Recipe
Circle Cut out using Die namics Circle Stitched Die
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers Free in a Magazine ages ago
Sentiment Computer Generated Font Snow Winter.
Buttons, Ribbon and Twine from stash

Thats all from me today. Im hoping to get out in the garden later as I still have some cutting back to do. Its been so rainy here the last week though that its been difficult to get it done.

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I Would like to enter are...
CRAFT Challenge - Shaped Cards. 
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles 
Fab and Funky - Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Circles 
Winter Wonderland- Anything Christmas Goes.