Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Hi Everyone

Hello to my new follower - Michelle Lawson - thank you so much for visiting me, I am totally flattered.

How are you all?  I have my main man down poorly, my little man down poorly and my Mum is poorly - I'm running around like a headless chicken!

I had a great time at the GNPE show in Harrogate; I got to meet up with lots of lovely ladies from Blogland and spent a whole load of money too - we are worth it though aren't we ;o)

Now this is a long post so I hope you will stay with me.

There is a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge where the theme this week is "Spring".

Don't forget you can bag yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store.  Wouldn't it be great to win with lots and lots of new products in the Dies to Die For store; but as always you have to be in it to win it so dig out your dies, Big Shots, Sizzix, Cuttlebugs, Grand Caliburs and starting crafting.

Now there are a few rules to observe which are:


* All entries must have at least one Dies to Die for product on
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must link back to the Dies to Die for Blog
NO back linking, new projects/cards only please
* Only 2 Entries per person please
* Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not be eligible for the prize

So what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at Die-ing for a Challenge and make sure you check out what the lovely DT girlies have made - beautiful as ever.

Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of my favourite stamps from Wee Stamps called Spring Bringer; she is just adorable and I'm hoping she will bring some Spring weather for us really soon.

Here is the full card:

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Lavender
Stamp:  Whimsy - Wee Stamps - Spring Bringer
Corner Die:  Magnolia Doohickey - Cute Corner
Flowers Die:  Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms
Butterfly Die:  Cheery Lynn - Mini Dimensional Butterflies
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fish Tail Banner

The image has been coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E34 E53 E51 E50
Clothes and Wings:  RV00 RV000 RV0000 / Satin (PM) / Antique White (FM) / E0000
Flowers:  R27 R22 R20 / YG63 YG61

I have outlined the image with Phthalo Blue Tint Pan Pastel
The papers have been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
I have used a generous amount of glitter on the wings

Here is a close up of that gorgeous Magnolia Doohickey die:

As you can see I have covered over all the little holes with pearls.

And here is a final picture of the flowers:

To make these I die cut them out on normal white textured card and then coloured them with the Pale Pink Promarker and the darker colour is a Copic R22 - easy peasy huh, you can create whatever coloured flower you like.

Have a great week.



Pia S said...

This is such a sweet card with plenty of gorgeous details! I love your corner die cut and how you've covered it with pearls. And your flowers are beautiful, I like how you've colored them to match the flowers in the fairy's hair.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a gorgeous card Hazel. Love the corner die its so pretty and looks lovely with the pearls. The flowers are gorgeous too - more dies for my wish list! Hugs Susan x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous hun, love that corner die
Hugs Kate xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous card Hazel the detail is amazing.

Joan x

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card ♥

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Hazel. I love the pretty image, gorgeous papers and beautiful detailing

I hope your family are feeling better soon and that you stay well.
take care
Hugs Sue

Chris said...

Hi Hazel,
What an absolutely stunning Card, I love everything about it.
Chris X

Loopylou. said...

oooh this is just gorgeous hun!! have an awesome day. Hugs Lou xxxx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card. xxx

rachel said...

beautiful card Hazel - glad you enjoyed Harrogate - I've got to save my pennies unfortunately so couldn't go - but I was there in spirit xx

Christine L said...

Hi Hazel

Oooh what a gorgeous pink card... love all Sylvia's images.. and then you show me all those wonderful dies.... you do realise I'm a die-aholic don't you???

But I do love how you've coloured the flowers... will have to give them a try as I THINK that may be a die that I actually bought on Saturday!

Christine x

debby4000 said...

Oh what wonderful sweet card.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Really pretty card hazel, love those flower and that die is gorgeous
Hope everyone feeling better soon
Hugs Kelly

Doreen said...

Love this beautiful card,gorgeous image and

Sonia said...

What a terrific card my dearest friend^_^
Fabulous image^_^
Have a lovely day,

coops said...

so stunning hazel.your details are really beautiful and i love the pretty image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Hazel,
this is simply delightful,
loving your colour combo,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

marion said...

Lovely card and such a lovely kitty on the bottom, hope you do not mind, I copied it to my blog, it is so lovely. hugs, Marion

Pat said...

Beautiful card Hazel, sweet image and great bp. Hope all your family are soon feeling better.

Pat xx

kanda said...

Wonderful card Hazel. Gorgous colours and such a sweet image. The flowers look fabulous - I just bought that die so will have to have a go xx

Kat W said...

Absolutely beautiful and it is definitely bringing thoughts of spring :-)
I have the same flower dies and will have to try your colouring idea - they look so lovely!
Hope your family are feeling better soon.
Kat x

Lisa Jane said...

fa as always - love the little flowers and that gorgeous corner ... i see you used the pan pastels around the image .. no sign of the markers yet though lol.. have you tried them?
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Yes I love what you have done with the flowers.
Fabulous card, sweet image and wonderful colouring.

Kath x

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful flowers that you made! Your card is also beautiful, and love the doohicky corner die. It is an all round gorgeous card.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous Hazel! I wondered how you'd coloured up those flowers, so thanks for explaining! Fabbo!! Love the doohickey, very clever with the pearls! Beautiful card hunny. Big hugs from New Zealand, Wends xxx

May said...

Beautiful card Hazel, Love all the wonderful elements, Flowers, Pearls, Die-cuts.. the image is Gorgeous.. Simply Perfect!!
Glad you had a great time at Harrogate!!
Hugs May x x x

Eileen said...

Such a sweet pretty card Hazel. Love the perfectly coloured image and beautiful pastel colours you have used. Gorgeous
Eileen x

Lyndsey Turner said...

Love this card, such a sweet image and just love your corner and fabulous flowers - not forgetting the gorgeous papers too xx

fabiola jaques said...

oh mais trop chou!! biz

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gosh Hazel, your colouring of this cutie is indistinguishable from the pre-coloured topper you used in the more recent post. It is perfect! Another super pretty design with lovely embellishment and very pretty flowers. Hugs, Lesley

Tracy said...

Stunning card Hazel, loving that new Magnolia die and your flowers look amazing. Tracy xx