Saturday, 24 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Firstly I need to apologise for my lack of commenting; I have been having horrible problems with blogger and the 'comments' section over the last couple of weeks, (even though everything else on there seemed to be working fine), so much so I had to get one of our IT bods at work to finally sort it out for me which he did today - thank you Rich - you are a lifesaver and I hope you enjoy your bottle of wine!

So I will be getting round to see you all over the next few days - I have been looking I just haven't been able to comment - weird :os - but thank you all for your comments - you really are the best.

I would like to say a big "HELLO" to my new follower - thank you - I'm very flattered that you have chosen to follow my work :o)

It's Saturday again (where did the week go too?) and that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the theme is "Not Square" and our super generous sponsor is The Hobby House.

Now I have to admit, I really struggled with this challenge as everything I seem to make is square so I decided to make the square a little bit bigger at the sides and made a rectangle - ha ha ha ;o)

Here is the full card:

I've had this fab stamp from Sugar Nellie for quite some time but just never got around to inking her - a bit like all the other rubber stamps sat in my cupboard un-inked - bad Hazel!  I keep telling myself that I will rectify this and I will use the stamps I have bought before buying any others, but as always, I end up seeing some stamps that 'I just have to have' and the cycle continues!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie - Fifi Goes Shopping
Papers:  Carta Bella - Winter Fun
Big Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflowers Set 2
Small Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflakes
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Banner Die:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags Stax
Border Die:  Doohickey - Mini Zig Zag & Scalloped Lace
Sentiment Stamp:  Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E35 E34
Jacket, Hat and Doggie Jumper:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N0 (shading)
Boots:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N7 N5 N3
Presents and Bags:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N7 N6 N5 N4 N3 / B01 BG000 BG0000 /
E43 E42 E41 E40 / N1 (shading)
Dog:  E35 E34 E31 E30

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have used absolutely oodles of Glamour Dust on her hat, jacket, boots and doggie jumper and all over the snowflakes but as usual you can't really see it on the picture due to my rubbish photography skills!

If you like the scalloped die there is a whopping 40% discount off it - and it comes with another border die too - click HERE to go and have a look - what a bargain!

One final picture where you can see I have copied the layout through to the inside of the card:

And that's it.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your lovely comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care

Toodle Pip


Анюта-та said...

Вау!Очень красивая новогодняя открытка получилась!

Caroline said...

Hazel this is beautiful, firstly the image is adorable and is coloured so beautifully and secondly the layout and papers are gorgeous. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

Debs said...

Totally awesome card - stunning image so beautifully coloured and gorgeous DP's.
Have a fab weekend.
Debs xx

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card.

Lisa said...

Hi Hazel, Gorgeous card! I love the papers/colour combo and FAB image.

Have a great weekend :-)

Lisa x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Hazel. I love the sweet image and you have coloured her so beautiful. The papers and layout are gorgeous.

I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Anja said...

Your card is so beautiful, Hazel! You've colored this sweet image perfectly and i love those papers and Cheery Lynn snowflakes.
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Anja

Loopylou. said...

oh swoon Hazel, this is stunning hun, I love those blues and browns together
huge hugs Lou xxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Hazel... Glad you have fixed blogger.. Thanks for popping by my blog and your comments.

This card is gorgeous, love that stamp and those colours are fab for christmas makes.
I struggle with this theme challenge too.

Have a good weekend
Hugs Kelly

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fabulous

Eileen said...

This is fabulous Hazel. Love the colours you have chosen and used so perfectly. Great image... hmmm might have to get this one.... love the papers you have used and of course gorgeous design and layout. PERFECT !!!
Eileen x

Eileen said...

got it :)
Eileen x

Lisa Jane said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the turquoise and Kraft colour combos. So pretty
Lisa x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Hazel, this is soo pretty :) I love the colours, blues and browns go so well together! :D Such a cute image too and I love the snowflakes :)

Tags xx

marion said...

What a fab card, thanx for visiting my blog, it's appreciated. Have a great weekend, hugs, Marion

Fabiola said...

superbe, magnifique papier et tampon, jolie mise en scène, elle est

Isabelle Linnér said...

First I want to thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments on my blog;)
This is a beautiful card and wonderful stamp. So nice coloring and I love this color :)
hugs Isabelle

Sharon said...

Your work is amazing Hazel. Love this card and stunning image. Nikita sends loads of love, hugs Sharon xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

how beautiful inside and out, gorgeous colours and a fab coloured image.
have a lovely weekend Hazel.

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Hazel, love the gorgeous image and papers.
Fab colouring a always.

Donna x

Lisa said...

Another fab card. Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad blogger is working again for you. Hugs Lisa xxx

rachel said...

such a beautiful image Hazel - love it to bits! Hugs rachel xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, I love the image and the colours and your colouring in is fabulous
Lindsay xx

coops said...

so stunning hazel.i love this image and your icy colours and sparkle are fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Sonia said...

Oh dearest friend,you have always gorgeous stamps to share on your fabulous cards^_^
This is wonderful,perfect coloured..and beautiful papers^_^
Happy weekend,

karen said...

This is gorgeous Hazel, hugs,Karenx

Pat said...

Super card Hazel, great design, the image is gorgeous, beautifully coloured too. Hope you have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Shelby said...

Glad you got around to inking her up and she is just so darn sweet and of course you've colored her to perfection. Love the color palette you've used and the rectangle looks wonderful.


Gvendalen said...

Fab card, Hazel! hugs, Helena

Christine L said...

Hehehe methinks you cheated a bit by making a long card square in the middle!! But there's a rebel in all of us.... right?? LOL

Love this fab card hon... gorgeous colouring of a fab image... and that perfect sentiment stamp!! One day, I'll order from PTI! But my wishlist grows bigger...... :(

Christine x

kanda said...

Just fabulous. Your rectangle card is just as super as your square cards. Wonderful colours and that really is a lovely stamp. Hope you have a good weekend xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous Hazel , love those papers Hugs Elaine

Pop's Cards said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous sweetie hugs Pops x

Kathleen said...

Totally beautiful card, love the shades of blue and the different size of the card.
Sweet image and fantastic colouring.

Kath x

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet card! Your papers coordinate perfectly with the colors of your image, and it's a really nice layout!

monny2 said...

Beautiful colouring, & your colour choices are beautiful Love it!

monny2 said...

Beautiful colouring, & your colour choices are beautiful Love it!

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful image and love the layout and papers simply fabulous and your comment did make me giggle
Hugs Kate xx

Planetsusie said...

Well it isn't square Hazel - definitely a rectangle - lol! Sorry you have been having so much trouble with your blog - thank you for popping over and leaving me a comment when you were up and running again. Blogs are brilliant when they are functioning beautifully! Once again this is a beautiful image, I'm glad you have used it to show us this creation. I must admit to having far too many stamps that I haven't used.

I love the colours and the embellishments. They all go together so well.

Amazing design.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

May said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, lovely image coloured just beautifully.. Love the layout! Fabulous inside & out.. Hugs May x x x

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous image and a totally fabulous card, as usual!!!

Bettina L. said...

This is absolyutely stunning Hazel. Love the design with the turquoise/blue, brown and whites and how you've designed this with snowflakes and sparkly colouring. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx

Susan Flynn said...

Very pretty Hazel! The image is just so very sweet and beautifully coloured, as always. Hugs Susan x

Samantha said...

Grrrrrrrrrrr Naughty BLOGGER! I am so pleased you got that sorted and you could share another flipping awesome card with us! LOVE the colours and the kraft and blue is a winner for sure! hugs me xx