Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Crafty Creations...

Hi Everyone
Welcome to Wednesday!!! Wow The Summer is fairly flying past!!!!
This fortnight the challenge over on Crafty Creations is a Just for Fun one so a card thats lots of fun.  I thought this card would be great fun for a couple of friends It makes me smile when I see the sentiment.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Craftwork Cards
Flowers Punched with Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiment - Raindrop Echos Funny Friends Sayings Stamp from Whimsy Stamps
Faux Stitching Using Promarker
Im hoping today is a bit cooler that the last couple. I don't think that Im made for hot weather!!!

Love and Sparkles
Hazel x

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes.
Tuesday Throwdown - Handmade Flowers
Love to Create - Bright and Sunny.
Crafty Catz - Hot Summer Colours.
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Papertake Weekly... Its a Jolly holiday..

Good Morning and Welcome to my Wee bit of Blogland this Tuesday Afternoon xx

 Its a Jolly Holiday this week on Papertake Weekly. We would like to see your holiday cards be it Summer breaks or Christmas.  I have been singing Its a Jolly Holiday with Mary for weeks now cause of this theme. Love Mary Poppins!! Its my all time fav Disney Movie!!! 
How cute is this Wee Hels Cuppelditch Stamp!!! i love the mouse off on her boat along the canals. I would love to be able to do that, what an exciting holiday!!!
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers from Stash
Hels Cupelditch Stamp
La La Land Die Cut.
Coloured with Watercolour pencils.
Thank You for dropping by today, Not sure what today Tom and I will be up to , Jakes working so that fills a while with transporting him over town, 
Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx
Challenges I would like to enter are...
QKR Stampede - Vacation
Crafty Boots - Summer Holiday
Lawnscaping Challenge - Watercolours.
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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Whimsy Inspiration...

Hi Everyone, Well it poured with Rain the last 24 hours so I have been hiding in the crafty area making a glittery mess!!! 

Mind you today is much drier although Belle and I got cooked down at the beach!!! Thought there would be a cool sea breeze but Oh Boy was I wrong!!!

So today I have some Inspiration from Whimsy Stamps for you all. 
Remember there is still time to join the fun on the challenge. Its HERE! The theme this month is Summertime.
I have made this card using the very Pretty Juice Bar from The Moon Cookie Gallery on Whimsy Stamps.

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Juiced Bar from Whimsy Stamps
Papers Freebie in Magazine from ages ago.
Sentiment See Ds Stamp

Im off now to get Toms birthday card made. Eack Howe can my Baby be 10 soon!!! Time certainly does fly!!1

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Glitter N Sparkle- Happy Birthday
We Doobadoo Challenge - Spots and Dots.
4 Crafty Chicks - The Great Outdoors.
Digi Sketch Challenge - Theme of In the Garden
Simon Says Stamp - Spots and Dots.

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Colourful Challenge...

Hi Everyone and Happy Thursday!!!!

Its time for another challenge with us on MAWTT.

The next few challenges are hosted by me so the DT can have a break!!! The challenges are fortnightly too for the summer months so no rushing for a weekly deadline!!! 

So this fortnight I picked a lovely bright summer picture. You can either use the colours or the photo as your inspiration!!! 
summer brights

We have a fab sponsor this week one of my Crafty Buddies Clare.

Pop Over to her Blog to see her latest Creations.

Prize is a Ronnie the Robot Set of Stamps

You can find these stamps HERE!

All Clares other Stamps are Avaliable HERE!

Clares Facebook is HERE!

I used Wee Bitsys on the Beach this week as shes so cute. You can buy her from Rick St Dennis Zibbet Store HERE!
We have been to the beach a fair bit this week although its not nearly as warm here as it looks on Bitsys one!!
6 x 6 Card
Bitsy on the Beach by Rick St Dennis
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics for skin
Papers Freebie from magazine.

I have a couple of semi free days this week (still Jake taxi to work and back) as Tom is now off to his Dads so I hopefully will get round all my bloggy buddys to see what you have been up too!!!! 

Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are.

Little Red Wagon - I need a Vacation
The Paper Shelter - Holiday Time
Fresh Brewed Challenge -Seaside/ Summer
 -Creative Card Crew- At the Beach.
Try It on Tuesday -Colours of Summer.
The Crazy Challenge - My Summer Vacation

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Buttons Bows and Bling..

Hi Again

This is my second post for today!!!!

 Its Time for Some Buttons, Bows and Bling on Papertake Weekly!!!! 
I went for this Penny Black stamp that Ive had for ages. I thought she could have Blingy Ice Cream!! 
So she has some Gem styleeee Stuff!!! 

Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Wild Rose Studio
Pennhy Black Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment Handbag - Craftwork Cards
Thanks for dropping by today, Its a busy day here again with lots of fun. We are currently doing some Geocaching!! its a great way to learn more about the town you live in. ( Im stuck In Arbroath with my Agoraphobia) so its nice to explore areas and push my anxiety boundaries!!! 

Love and Sparkles
Hazel xx
Challenges I would like to enter are..
Penny Black Saturday - Buttons and Bows.
Stamp and Create - Birthdays
Through the Purple Haze -Birthdays (Blog Hop) 

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Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Challenge ....

Hi Everyone

WOW I cant believe its Mid July already!!! Where on earth has the last 15 Days gone!!!!! 

This is my Second card as Hazels Guest Designer over on Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Challenge.
Ive again used the Fabby Bugaboo Images. They are Hazels Sponsors this month.
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Papers Halloween Stuff
Bugaboo Snowmen
Coloured with Promakrers
Sentiment - HOTP
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for dropping by, I will be back in 12 hours with another DT Creation today!! Wow thats 2 days Ive managed to keep Tom off the computer long enough to manage to write a blog post!!! (Mind you when hes not on the computer we are usually off out doing something or Im busy with other things so he isnt spending all his holiday s on it!!) 

Love and Sparkles
Challenges I would like to enter are...
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
Whoopy Daisy - Christmas in July
Robyns Fetish - Christmas In July
The Glory of Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Whimsy Inspiration...

Hi Everyone,
Today Im here to show you my Birthday Card I made for my Dad. Its my Inspiration Card over on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog for this month. 
The images I picked were Shopping Octopus and Summer Fish Friend by Miss Rach. Aint they just so cute.!!!! I learned how to make my box over on Splitcoast Stampers.  My Little Octopus is all sparkly and covered in glitter!!! 
Shoppin Octopus
Summer Fish Friend
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers Old from Stash
Seaweed. Diecut floral die and also a Martha Stewart Edge Die
Font Nemo.
I hope you like what you have seen, thanks for dropping by today.
Love and Sparkles
Challenges I would like to enter are..
Glitter and Sparkle- Anything Goes.
Allsorts - Splish Splash Splosh
Digi Galore - Anything Goes.
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Creative Blog hop.

WOW I have been asked by Clare to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop. 

Its a continuous Hop Every Monday with a Host of Different Inspirational Bloggers taking part each week .  I was stunned to be asked but said yes straight away!!! 

Ive known Clare for a good while now Via Blogland and Facebook, Shes a running, designing, crafting Mummy marvel. I dont know where she finds the time or energy to fit it all in!!!! 

Ive also got her lined up to Sponsor my challenge MAWTT this week!!! 

So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

Im making a Easel Style
Wedding card for one of my friends. She wanted something personalised and very soppy so Im doing it in wedding colours with the Bride and Grooms name and wedding date on it. 

Im also trying to get lots of Christams Cards done so I can sell then at an open house Day in October!!! I cant manage to do a Craft Fair. Too many people for me so I thought I could have frienjds and family come to me. Mind you with the lovely Weather over the last few weeks Christmas Cards are far from my mind!!! 

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?
Im not sure I differ too much from other folks who also craft. I do like to spend hours on my colouring and I hope that it shows in my creations!!! Shame I dont want to spend hours tidying up after myself once Ive made my crafty mess though!!!! 

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I create because its my getaway from all my worries!!!  I have Generalsied Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia so when Im in the crafty area its the only time the anxiety seems to go away. Give me a pen and all day everyday to create and I may be cured!!(Mind you I would need a housekeeper to look after the house and a Chef too!!!!) 

4. How does your writing/creative process work?
With my creations I usually start with a theme. I like to follow blog challenges so that helps. Then I pick my image and colour it then think oops I should  have picked papers first!!( I do this every card!!!)I then make my card up and add whatever I feel it needs. Ive been a lot more focused on my card placement since I did a course about 6 months ago about Clean and Simple cards. Its really made me think where does this go and will the card look too top heavy or just right. 

Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to Join the Fun.


I have known Pami for a few years now and I love her colouring, Shes doing the same course as me over at Kit and Klowder and WOW Is all I can say Shes rocking the course!!! Her colouring is out of this world!!!


Susan is behind me in the queue for a ride in David Tenants Tardis!!!! (with DT of course)!! I admired Susans cards for a while before she started on the Team with me at MAWTT. 

I found Lyn a few years back out in the Blogosphere while doing a blog hop. Lyn is a writer not a cardmaker and has become a great friend over the last 2 and a bit years!! 

Well thats me done I hope you have enjoyed my Creative Blog Hop and its let you know a wee bit more about me. 
Thanks for dropping by today,

Love Hazelxx

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Paper Piecing...

Hi, Welcome to the Weekend!!! Hope its a sunny one for you all.

This week on My Time to Craft weare Paper Piecing. I love doing it but dont seem to enough!!! 
Ive gone for My Gorjuss Foxy Girl and some fab Gorjuss Papers too!!! I gave this card to one of my friends as a thank you for some fabby stuff she gave to me the other week. 
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Gorjuss Girl Foxy
Gorjuss Gilr Papers
Coloured with Promarkers
Thanks for dropping by my blog today, 
Love and Sparkles

Challenges I would like to enter are...
Fussy and Fancy - Its All About Girls
QKR Stampede - Paper Piecing
4 Crafty Chicks - Inspired by a Song (Foxy Lady) 

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Whimsy Challenge Time..

Hi Everyone and welcome to my little piece of Blogland.
 Today is the start of the monthly challenge over at Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog.

The theme quite rightly for this time of year is Summer Time!!! (Hint hint weather!!!) 

I have created a pair of flip flops using the Lovely Sunnie Digi Stamp from the Marika Collins Collection
The Idea for the Flip Flops came from this great blog HERE!
Papers and sentiment Free in magazine.
Sunnie Digi Stamp
Coloured with Promarkers.
Opal Pearls for round the flip flops
Seem Binding for the thongs.
Im hoping this post schedules ok as im out this afternoon at the hospital with Tom for his Cardiology Review. He has a hole in his heart so they need to keep a check on it. 

Edited... Tom got on great at the hospital and doesnt need reviewed for another 3 years!!! Hurray!!!! 
Love and Sparkles
Challenges I would like to enter are...
Fab and Funky - Feels Like Summer.
Incy Wincy Designs - Summertime Activity (a walk on the beach) 
The Crazy Challenge- My Summer Vacation
The Ribbon Girls - Summer Themed.

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