Monday, 30 April 2012

100 + Followers Blog Candy


Hello to You All

Well here it is - the much anticipated blog candy to say a great big "THANK YOU" and to celebrate my 100 + followers.


I have purchased the above items from the fabulous Jill at The Hobby House who kindly arranged and photographed this blog candy for me (thank you Jill), and if you haven't already checked out her new web site then you can find it here.  Jill has spent quite a bit of time pulling together a new web site for us all to drool over and the job of getting every picture uploaded takes its time, but my oh my it is worth it - make sure you keep checking back for updates every now and then.

Now this is the first time I have ever posted candy so I hope this all works out okay.  To be in with a chance to win, you will need to become a follower, post a picture of my candy in your side bar with a link back to my blog, enter your name below and finally leave me a comment and that's it.  Please only follow me if you like my work and not just for the candy.

For those overseas followers - I will post this candy worldwide so please make sure you enter.

This candy will close at the end of April and I will draw a winner on 1st May 2012.  Good luck to you all and thank you again for your continued support.

Hazel xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 129 - Congratulations!

Hello Everyone!

Another great big "HELLO" to all my new followers - I'm totally blown away by your kind words and overwhelmed at the response to the blog candy - so thank you!

The weather here this week has been pants - tons of rain and then some more rain and to finally top it off just a little more rain - yuk - me no likey!


The challenge this week over at Totally Gorjuss is "Congratulations" and what a great theme this is; there are just loads of possibilities for this challenge and if you do get stuck and need some inspiration, make sure you pop over to the Totally Gorjuss blog and feast your eyes on the awesome creations the lovely DT ladies have made for you.

Oops nearly forgot - the most generous sponsor for this week's challenge is the one and only Fantastic Ribbons.

Here is the card I made for the challenge:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Tiddly Inks "Annies Diploma"
Digi Papers:  Basic Grey "Black Tie"
Self Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E19 E17 E15 E13
Dress:  R29 R27 R25 R22
Graduation Cap & Gown:  C8 C7 C6 C5 C4 C3
Scroll / Diploma:  E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1

I have used 'Black Soot' Distress Ink around the edges of the card.

I made the little rosette thing myself without a die - I was well chuffed with myself even if I did manage to burn my fingers a couple of times sticking it together with the hot glue gun!

One final picture of the inside of the card:


And there you have it!

I do hope you can join in the fun with us - it's so great to see what you make and gives me tons of inspiration!

Thanks for popping by and having a read - I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle pip.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 128 - Boys Toys

Well Hello to Y'All

First of all a great big "HELLO" (me waving!) to all my new followers - and so many too - I just don't know what to say I'm totally speechless (for a change!).  Thank you for all your lovely comments, like I said I just don't know what to say (me blushing).

This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is "Boys Toys" so we want to see your creations centred around this theme.


Our generous sponsor this week is Heather's Hobby Haven where there is a voucher on offer to spend in their lovely store.  As always, check out what the lovely DT ladies over at Totally Gorjuss have created for you - they are so talented!

Here is the card I made:


Now isn't he just a cheeky chappie!

The recipe for my card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Kenny K "Scooter"
Digi Papers:  Basic Grey "Skate Shoppe"
Sentiment Stamp & Die:  Whimsy Celebration Circle Pennants from Quixotic Paperie
Buttons:  Cheery Lynn Buttons #3 from Dies to Die For

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hat & Trousers:  B97 B95 B93 B91
Top:  G46 G24 G21
Shoes:  E44 E43 E42 E41
Scooter:  C4 C3 C2 C1 / T6 T5 T3 / E29 E27 E25 E23

I have sanded the edges of the paper and edged them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Just one more picture for you which is the inside of the card where I have taken the layout on the front and just copied it onto the inside:


And that's it.  I do hope you can come and have some fun with us and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Thank you so much for your kind words - I may even try to get another card done this weekend - now that would be something wouldn't it!

Take care.

Toodle pip.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Don't Faint - Two Cards In Two Days!

Hi Everyone

Yep it's me and I'm back with my second card for this weekend - I did say don't faint! ;o)


The weather has been awful today (hailstone again - that's three times this week!) so I decided that I would spend a few moments making a little CAS card and here she is in all her glory:


So what do you think?  I do love the pink and brown colour combo - they just seem to work.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Ellie's Birthday" by Krista Smith

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Everything Else:  Pinks - R81 RV00 RV000 RV0000 / Browns - E35 E33 E34
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W00

I stitched around the card with my new friend - my trusty sewing machine.  Me thinks you are gonna see lots of sewing from now on.

And that's that.

I hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend whatever you may be doing.

Take care.

Toodle pip.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 127 - Bling it On

Hello Everyone

Well what a week - its almost guaranteed that whenever I have a few days off the weather is just horrible!

Now that me little rant is over let's get down to business.


The challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week is 'Bling it On' and our generous sponsor is Crafter's Companion.  So to be in with a chance to win - we wanna see your bling!  Ha ha I'm a poet and I didn't even know it (groan - sorry couldn't resist it lol) ;o)  As always, go and see what the lovely DT ladies have created to whet your appetite over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is the card I made:


Can you tell that I'm lovin' Saturated Canary designs yet?

The recipe for my card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Peggy Sue" by Krista Smith
Digi Papers:  The Digi Chick "She's All Girl"
Roses:  I have used a Sizzix Die called "Flowers 3-D"
Rhinestone Flourish:  The Hobby House "Fancy Flourish"
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley "Set 7 - For You Circular Sentiments"

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E49 E27 E25
Dress & Shoes:  BV01 BV00 BV000 BV0000 R85 R83 R81
Tights:  E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

And that's it as they say.  I do hope you are able to come and join in the fun with us.

See you all soon.

Toodle pip.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

My New Pen Storage

Hey Everyone

I hope you are all having a good week.

Before I continue with this post I just want to say a great big "THANK YOU" to all you lovely people out there who have become new followers - I am so totally flattered and there just aren't any words to express my feelings (me blushing!).  I promise I will get around to seeing and thanking each and every one of you individually.

I've been lucky enough to have a couple of days off this week - yep it's my fault the weather is rainy (lol) - and I decided that I wanted to make some form of pen storage system for my Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Prisma pencils and this is what I have created:


So what do you think?  I took my inspiration from the Copic Cubbies that you can no longer buy, but for those of you who don't want to make your own and are in search of some form of storage cube for your pens make sure you check out Vixx Handmade Cards where there is a link to some wonderful storage ideas for you.

Those with of you with beady eyes will see that I made the middle one a little smaller; this was my prototype and I decided that the cubbie holes just weren't big enough to hold a set of pens with the same colour shade, particularly the Promarkers and Flexmarkers, so I made some bigger ones instead!

I can't believe the amount of desk space I have recouped, it's massive as I used to have my pens stored in little plastic storage boxes on top of my desk.

Got to say I'm pretty chuffed with the results; its amazing what you can do with a bit of foam board and a hot glue gun!

Well that's it from me for now - may even get a card made tomorrow.

Thank you again for your amazing comments.

Toodle pip

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 126 - Sketch


Hello Everyone

I hope you are enjoying the Easter break.  What weird weather we have experienced over the last couple of weeks - lovely sunshine and then freezing cold and in some places horrible snow!


Anyway enough waffle from me - let's get straight on to this week's challenge at Totally Gorjuss.  This week we have a sketch to follow and this week's super generous sponsor is the one and only Joanna Sheen.  I love Joanna's shop everything is free P&P and I love the fact that her prices are so competitive too.

So, to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in her shop here is the sketch that we would like you to follow:



Remember you can flip it, mirror it etc as long as we can still see that you have all the elements of the sketch in place then you're in!

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Haley & Harley" by Krista Smith
Digi Papers:  Nitwit "Tippy Toes"
Flourish Die:  Die-Namics "Fancy Flouish" from Dies to Die For
Corner Die:  Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco A from Dies to Die For
Pennant Stamp:  Whimsy "Celebration Pennants"
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E53 E51 E50
Little Piggy:  R00 R000 R0000
Tutu's:  R85 R83 R81
Girls Top:  YG13 YG11
Titghts:  E41 E40
Shoes:  R85 R83 R81 YG13 YG11

And that's it.  I hope you all have a lovely long weekend whatever you may be doing and stay tuned the blog candy is almost here.

Thank you for all your lovely comments, they are as always very much appreciated and really brighten my day.

Toodle pip.