Saturday, 12 January 2013


Hello To You All

And a great big "HOWDY" to my new Followers.  Thank you ever so much for choosing to come and follow me, I am very flattered and I do appreciate it.

Is it me or has it turned REALLY COLD this week - brrrrrrr - it's freezing - let's hope the white stuff stays away.

It's Saturday again so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where the theme this week is "Spotty".  Our lovely new sponsor for this week is Bunny Zoe, so to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend on their web-site then get your entries in.

As always, make sure you check out that the lovely DT girlies over at Totally Gorjuss have made to inspire you.

Here is my card:

I was asked to make a 60th Husband Birthday Card with a Garden Theme and as you can see I have used some 'Spotty' paper, there are some 'Spots' around the blue flowers in the top right-hand corner and of course there are 'Spots' on his handkerchief! ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally
Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Big Guy's Garden
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Mix & Match Banners
Buttons & String:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000
Dungarees & Hat:  E44 E43 E42 E41
Shirt:  BG78 BG76 BG72
Shoes:  W8 W6 W4
Basket:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Tomatoes:  R29 R24 R22 / YG67 YG63 (stem and leaves)
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image and papers have been outlined and edged with Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Here is a final arty picture of the inside:

And there you have it.

I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us.

Thanks for stopping by and if you leave my any comments they are as always, very much appreciated.

Have a great weekend and keep warm!

Ta ta for now.


Loopylou. said...

wow this is awesome Hazel. I find those men cards so hard to do!! The papers on this one are just perfect and I love that stamp. Have a fab weekend hun
huge hugs Lou xxx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Hazel what a fab male card! Love the combination of papers and layout and of course the image! x

Christine L said...

Perfect card for a man Hazel... love your layout and image, and yes, I spot your spots!!

Christine x

flossbite said...

A lovely card Hazel, you make mens cards look so easy!! Thanks for all your inspiration. Toodle hugs Fiona xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Hazel. I love the image and the papers and layout are fabulous.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

mags said...

A super male card. The image is super for any gardener and love the twine/string which carries the gardening theme on.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great male card hazel
Have a good weekend
Hugs Kelly x

Liselot said...

You did a great job on this male card Hazel, they are always so difficult to make.
And I'm glad to read that I'm not the only one that hopes the white stuff stays away (I love it on cards and photo's, but not on the streets).
Have a good weekend,

Sonia said...

Wonderful car dearest Hazel^_^
Beautiful image and gorgeous papers and colors used^_^
Happy weekend^_^

Carol said...

Fab male card Hazel, love the papers you've used. Carol x

Gemma said...

Oh this is fantastic hunni and such a great image too...

Happy crafting!!

kanda said...

Hi Hazel. Super male card. Love those papers and the fab Mo image. have a good weekend xx

marion said...

Fabulous men's card, love it, have a fab weekend, hugs, Marion

CarmenAlice said...

The perfect card for a man with a passion :) Have a nice weekend!

Pat said...

Great male card Hazel, the image is super as is the colouring and layout. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

karen said...

Brilliant card Hazel! hugs, Karenx

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous male card Hazel.
Hugs Tracy x

Faye said...

Hiya Hazel. These papers are completely perfecto for this image. An all round superdoop card. Hope snow stays away for you. Have a fabby Sunday. X

rachel said...

fabulous card Hazel - love the colours and these papers are fab - loving the big guy too! Hugs Rachel xx

Elaine said...

Another fabulous card Hazel...and a guy's card always deserves a medal in my opinion since I am soooo bad at making them myself! Obviously you have no problems with them.
Perfect image and colouring, great choice of papers and spot on with the embellies. The recipient will treasure it :)

Big hugs
Elaine xx

scrappymo! said...

Great guys card. The inside is as wonderful as the outside! Love the way you positioned the spotted flowers at the top of the inside too!

What a wonderfully coloured image. Wish he'd drop some of those tomatoes off at my house...I have an urge for a lettuce and tomato sandwich now!

Donna Mosley said...

Fab card Hazel, love the image and design. Ooh! those papers are yummy.

Donna x

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card. I love the colors you chose for his card and the way you colored him. I have to go to Mo's and get this before summer, perfect image for my hubby. You made a fantastic card for a male.

Anne-Marie said...

I'm always on the look out for inspiration for male cards, and I'm not above stealin' good ideas, so you might see a "twin" poppin' up on me blog...hahaa! Spot on, Hazel!

Claire Murphy said...

Hi Hazel, what a fantastic card! I love the layout. Love the way the inside coordinates with the front...brilliant. The image is great and the colouring amazing!
I really enjoy reading your articles in C & P magazine, such an inspiration and great tips, thank you!
Hugs, Claire xx

coops said...

fantastic male card hazel.really stunning papers and design and i love the fab image ;D

x coops xx

Kathleen said...

This is just fabulous, love the image and the total make up of the card, brilliant.
Strange but round here it seems to be the women who are the gardeners. I hate my Hubby going in the garden as he just cuts everything down, or hoe's new shoots out.
Enjoy what's left of your weekend and thanks for your lovely comment.

Kath x

Debbie said...

What a fantastic card for a man.Awesome image coloured to perfection. The papers you've used are lush.Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving me such lovely comments.Enjoy the rest of your weekend dearie.Big hugs Debbie x

May said...

Fabulous male card Hazel, Love that image, perfect papers.. Love the colours... Hugs May x x x

Samantha said...

Fabulous card Hazel I Love all the colours and textures and also love the shading so perfect, have an awesome weekend!

Shelby said...

This is a perfect male birthday card! Love the rich colors and of course your coloring is fantastic.


erzibügelchen said...

Hi Hazel,
it is a fantastic card! So beautiful paper and a perfect image!

Best regards from Germany

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wonderful card Hazel, I love this image , your great papers and fabulous design. janex

Patricia said...

What a fantastic card, perfect for a mans card and the colouring is stunning.
Love the layout, and papers.

Patricia xx

downrightcrafty said...

on catch up sorry hun, not been for a while but love this image and the layout with the string, you do masculine so well
Hugs Kate xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is simply stunningly gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Pia S said...

This is a super garden themed card for a man! I like the combination of spots and squares, and I LOVE the wood pattern, such a great male detail!

fabiola jaques said...

quel talent! elle est trop bien ta carte pour un homme, et ça c'est difficile a faire, biz

Becky said...

What an awesome Birthday card Hazel, the inside looks awesome too.

Victoria said...

Ooooo one of my favourites :) Love the layers of paper and the string across. Soooo classy!

Victoria said...

PS Socks is not happy without his slave!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful card Hazel, love the colours you've used and a great image perfectly coloured.

Fab layout as well.


PS - No snow here yet (over on the Lincs coast), I'm disappointed myself as I love the stuff!!!

Anne said...

What a lovely card Hazel, I have these papers and they've just been sat there've put them to perfect use here. In fact ...I like everything about it!

sallysbitz said...

Oh this is great inside & out. Smashing layout & combination of papers x

hugs sally x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, I love the image and the layout and those papers are amazing
Lindsay xx

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is a fab male card Hazel.Love the design with the layers, string and choice of colours. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx