Monday, 1 April 2013


Well Hello to You All

I hope you are enjoying the Easter break and like me you may have eaten just a wee bit too much chocolate!

I have news for you - I have been invited to be part of the DT Team over at Paula Holifield's new Challenge Blog called "A Little Bit Crafty" - how fabulous - thank you Paula for having me.

The Challenge Blog will run once at month and new posts will be on the 1st of each month.

So, it's the first of April, and time for the very first challenge over at A Little Bit Crafty so to get you all up and running, the first challenge is "Anything Goes" - easy peasy eh!

Our three generous sponsors this week are:

So, to be in with a chance to win a prize from one of the above sponsors, get your entries in over at A Little Bit Crafty and make sure you check out what the wonderful DT girlies have made to whet you appetite.

Here is the card I have made:

This is my very first attempt at colouring sea - and you can tell, I definitely need the practise!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Lacy Sunshine - Eleanor and Pickles Digging for Clams
Digi Papers:  Nitwit - From the Sea

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks and lips)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Hat, Glasses, Ribbons and Swimsuit:  BG02 BG01 BG000 BG0000 / R29 R27 R24 R22
Bucket, Snorkel and Flippers:  C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 C0
Clams: E43 E41 E41
Pickles:  G99 YG67 YG25 / C5
Sea:  B34 B32 B91
Sand:  E55 E53 E51 E50

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
I have also used Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Ink for the Sand
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

A final picture of the inside of the card:

And that's it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun and support Paula in her new venture over at A Little Bit Crafty.

Have a great week everyone.

Take care

Toodle Pip


A Casa di Ale said...

Bellissima card, simpatica l'immagine che hi scelto colorata benissimo.
Ti auguro una buona settimana
Ciao da Ale

Lexie said...

This is so gorgeous Hazel! Love how you've coloured Eleanor & Pickles...and look at Pickles with his big pearl!

Love the layout...beautiful card.

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the design and

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Hazel. I love the image and your colouring is fabulous. The papers and design are wonderful too.
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Hazel - inside and out! Brilliant image - hope you've had a fabulous Easter! Hugs rachel x

Tanya said...

Gorgeous as always Hazel, your colouring is fantastic :)

Tags xx

Marlies said...

What a beautiful card with such a fun image! hugs, Marlies

Joan Macdonald said...

This is gorgeous and I adore that I image

Joan x

Shazza said...

fab colouring and congrats x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant image and a fabulous card.

Kath x

coops said...

so gorgeous hazel.stunning colouring and fab fun image :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Hazel, fabulous image.
Wendy xx

May said...

Congratulations Hazel so well deserved!! Your card is Gorgeous, Fabulous cute image coloured beautifully.... Love the papers & design... I too have eaten toooooo much chocolate.. Yikes!! Hugs May x x x

Sonia said...

Hi my friend, I hope you passed a beautiful Easter holiday ^_^
Your creation is wonderful as always ^_^
A big hug,

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the starfish buttons - soooo cute :o)
Debs xx

fabiola jaques said...

ce qu'elle est mignonne! trop chou et fun, biz

Christine L said...

Hi Hazel..

Congrats on your new DT position! Loving this little digi on your gorgeous card.. which is, as always, coloured so perfectly!

Hope you had a good Easter!

Christine x

Becky said...

Congratulations....What an adorable image and colored beautifully.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.

Bettina L. said...

This is gorgeous Hazel. No wonder why they picked you as this looks absolutely marvellous. I bet they love your work just as much as I do. Fabolous summer design and colouring. Hugs Bettina xx

Debbie said...

Congratulations dearie - you're in demand.I'm not surprised as you are so talented and inspiring.Another gorgeous and fun card.Hugs x