Saturday, 29 December 2012


Hey Everyone

Did you all have a nice Christmas and get everything you wished for?

I hope so - we went to my Sister's this year as it's the first Christmas they have had off for 10 years (they are both in the medical profession), so it was really nice and just to put the icing on the cake we managed to get a few minutes on Skype with my Nephew who is serving out in Afghanistan. Got to say it brought a lump to my throat when his little 18 month old daughter was telling him how much she missed him and was blowing him kisses and telling him she loved him - awww!

I'm going to be cleaning out my craft room this weekend - gulp - as I have so much stuff I either can't find anything or forgot where I put it - so wish me luck! ;o)

Well it's Saturday again - already - so that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the challenge is "New" and our generous sponsor is Lili of the Valley.

New can mean pretty much anything - a new house or a new baby or just anything new you have that you have used on your card.  So, to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend in the Lili of the Valley on line shop get your creations made and posted over at Totally Gorjuss and don't forget to check out what the lovely DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:

I just love these Saturated Canary designs and this digi stamp is NEW along with the Cheery Lynn Doily Die, the Prima Flowers and the Doohickey Die.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Pack Light - by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 - Blush from Dies to Die For
Doily Die:  Cheery Lynn - Nautical Wheeler Doily from Dies to Die For
Flowers:  Prima Serenade and Encore (oh my how gorgeous these are!)
Die Cut Leaves:  Doohickey - Clover With Flowers
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Stax from Dies to Die For
Lace, Ribbon, Charm and Button:  From my Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Top:  B00 BG000 BG0000
Trousers:  R85 R83 R81
Handbag:  B00 BG000 BG0000 / R85 R83 R81
Suitcases:  E31 E30 E0000 / E37 E35 E34
Camera:  C6 C4 C2 / E37 E34
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I added some Stardust Stickles to the Flowers for a bit of bling

One final 'arty' shot of the inside:

And that's it.  There's just one more thing to do ....


Thank you all for all your support and comments throughout 2012 - you are all just the best!

Toodle pip


scrappymo! said...

Happy New Year to you too, Hazel!

What a gorgeous have been busy making cards already! I love this image and your new dies are beautiful. The inside of your card is fabulous with that pretty doily used n the inside as well.

I have been tidying in my craft room too. Hope to finish it tomorrow night so i can get back to creating!

Magda said...

Beautiful in- and outside!!
Gorgeous details Hazel.
Wish you a lovely, healthy and beautiful new year
Lovely regards

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Hazel. I love the image, your colouring is amazing and the papers and details are all so pretty.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year
Hugs Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you ad a good Christmas. This card is a stunner, love it.

Christine L said...

So fabulous Hazel... love that image and how you've coloured it... and your DI shading too... (Do you do that with a paintbrush?)

Oooh and that blush DP with the kraft... looks so fab!

Christine x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Hazel - fabulous details - soo pretty xxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Your Christmas sounds great with family. Glad you had a good one.
Your card is beautiful, great image and wonderful colouring. The details on this creation are gorgeous.
Have a very happy new year hazel.
Hugs Kelly

Sharon said...

Am pleased you had a lovely Christmas. Bless your nephew in Afghanistan. Your card is amazingly beautiful Hazel. Gorgeous embellies and love the peek at the inside too. Hugs Sharon xx

Craftdee said...

What a beautiful card... inside and out! Love the image,the papers, ooh, and those dies too ;-) I've got to clean out my craft room too - we're renovating and I have to literally empty the room, groan! We're re-flooring four rooms, which means emptying all four, but it's my craft room I dread :-) Hope you have a great New Year, Donna ☺

Lisa Jane said...

sounds like you had a wonderful time and i had a tear in my eye just reading your post .
What a pretty card .. love the spring colours .. definitely brightened up this grey miserable rainy day
Lisa x

Tanya said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas Hazel :) It must be so sad for your nephew and his family to be apart especially at this time of year :(

Your card is gorgeous, I love that digi :) and those papers are fab!

Best wishes for 2013! And thanks for all your comments and help this year :)

Tags xx

coops said...

oh wow so beautiful hazel.stunning pretty papers and details and i love the sweet sc image :D

xx coops xx

Samantha said...

Hazel this card is a real stunner your so talented! WOW WOW WOW! lOVE the colours and the style too! so bountiful and love the new doily die too! its a real cracker! hugs me xx


CarmenAlice said...

Stunning card!!The layering and dimension are perfect! Happy New Year :)

Vicky said...

Simply fabulous Hazel...and I so love the colours too hun...:o)

hope you had a lovely Christmas sweetie...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sonia said...

Absolutely adorable card my friend^_^ Love the beautiful image and the papers used^_^
Big hug,

Isabelle Linnér said...

Wow, so nice card with so many beautiful details. The little cat :)
You have also made the card so nicely inside.
hugs Isabelle

Robin said...

This is so beautiful! The inside is gorgeous too! Love your coloring! Have a Happy New Year! Hugs, Robin

Kathleen said...

As always a fabulous and classy card, great image and fabulous die cuts and stunning embellishments.
I apologise if I have not commented on some of your postings but it has been quite a trying time for me this Christmas and totally lost the will to comment on anyone's card.
It sounds like you had a really good Christmas and I wish you a fabulous 2013 and looking forward to seeing all your creations in the New Year.

Kath x

Lisa said...

Wow Hazel, what a way to end the year...this card is stunning and I love the colour scheme. Glad you had a good Christmas and here's to a Fabulous New Year. Hugs Lisa xxx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful card, Hazel! This is one of my very favorite SC images. Your coloring is always so beautiful.
So glad you had such a lovely Christmas with your family.
Have a wonderfully blessed New Year!
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

Linda Palmer said...

Hazel this is gorgeous, so stunning. The coloring is awesome!!! Beautiful papers and design. I love this card.

Jennifer said...

Hazel, this is wonderful! I adore your colouring and all the incredible layers! Wonderful stitching and distressing details!

A Casa di Ale said...




Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous creation as always, Happy New Year huggles Pops x x x

Caz said...

Gorgeous card Hazel. I love this image and your beautiful colouring is divine. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Caz x

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Hazel and I love your lovely new diecut hiding behind the image and it looks lovely with the bow, flowers and minitickets too. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, Love that image your colouring is amazing... I had Christmas day off this year whoo-hoo.. I work in the NHS! so I hope your sister Had a wonderful time!!

Wishing you & your family Hazel A Happy New Year... Hugs May x x x

Susan Flynn said...

This is a real corker Hazel! Love the papers and beautiful doily and flowers its all so delicate and pretty! x

fionalawlor said...

Wow Hazel this is stunning! I love this Saturated Canary stamp she is gorgeous and your colouring is amazing :)
Fiona L x

MagsB said...

Just beautiful! The doily is so gorgeous - and how sweet is the little cat charm?! Fabulous card!

All the best for 2013!

love Mags B x

Anne said...

Hi Hazel what a stunning card. Good luck with the craftroom clear out!
Happy New Year

Nenny said...

Divine, divine, divine! Love this card to bits Hazel! Fabulous image and beautifully put together card. What a fab start to the new year! Hugs, Wends x

Natali Yarkova said...

Такая замечательная , нежная и смешная получилась открытка :)
Мечтаю выиграть маркеры и тоже научиться так виртуозно раскрашивать штампы !!!