Saturday, 10 August 2013


Well Hello Everyone!

How are you all?  Have you missed me? ;o)

I've had a busy old month; first of all my Brother-in-Law passed away at only 57 :o( and then I have just gotten myself married!  You will see my new name on my watermarks.

Hopefully everything is now getting back to normal, so I should be able to start crafting again - I've missed it so much.

So to get things back to normal - it's Saturday which means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and our theme is "Hot Colours" which is perfect given the weather we have had over the last week or so.

Our sponsor this week is Crafters' Companion so if you want to bag yourself a voucher to use in their on line store then what are you waiting for? Get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and you're in with a chance to win and as always, make sure you check out what the wonderfully talented DT ladies have made for you.

Here is my card:

Do you see the new name ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Elisabeth Bell - Summer Time Peekers (these are on offer so grab them while you can!)
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Stella Rose - Mabel
Square Die:  Spellbinders - Decorative Elements - Lacey Squares
Large Cloud Die:  Doohickey - Cloud & Flag
Small Cloud Die:  Joy Crafts - Clouds
Large Flower Die:  Joy - Floral Flourishes - Flower 3
Centre Flower Die:  Doohickey - Clover with Flowers
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E29 E27 E23 E21
Swimsuit:  YR18 YR16 YR12 / BG15 BG13 BG11
Bucket:  BG15 BG13 BG11 / YR18 YR16 YR12 / YR23
Starfish:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Sand:  E55 E53 E51 E50

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And that's it.

It's good to be back and thank you for dropping by.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Well big congratulations Hazel so pleased to hear about your recent nuptials! Sorry to hear about your BIL such a young age. Your card is adorable beautifully coloured as always. So pleased to see you back in blog land! Susan x

Sue - bearhouse said...

So sorry to hear about your BIL.
Big congrats again to you and your new hubby!
Your card is gorgeous, such a sweet image and I love the sunny colours and wonderful detailing
hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

So sorry to hear about your BIL , so sad - but a very big congrats to you on your wedding .
Loved the pic on FB looked gorgeous .
Fab card - i love the orange
Lisa x

Carol Willis said...

So sorry to hear about your brother in law.
Congratulations on your marriage.
Love your card, beautiful image and gorgeous layout.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

rachel said...

Love your card Hazel and yes I did miss you! You've been busy though! Congrats on becoming Mrs FRance!!! Sorry about your brother in law. Bg Hugs xx

kanda said...

Congratulations on your marriage Hazel. Lots od godd wishes for the future to you and your new hubby.

Fabulous card, so sweet and cheerful xx

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear about your brother in law - such a young age. Life can be so cruel at times.On the flip side Wow Hazel congratulations.I'm so pleased for you.I hope you'll be very happy.Your card is adorable.I love this cute image and so beautifully coloured.The oranges on your card are fab too.Have a nice weekend as a newly wed.Sorry it's been so long I've just had trouble getting on top of things.Hugs Debbie x

Samantha said...

Hi Hazel, Many congrats on your wedding!! sorry to hear also about your BIL too! so sad! great to see you got your watermark sorted too! I was wondering if you needed me but great to see you sorted it! yay!!
FABULOUS card hunny LOVE the colours too! xx

Liselot said...

Hi Hazel,

It sure sounds like a very busy month! Congrats on your wedding and sorry to read about your brother in law.
Your card is great (as usual).

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh wow, Hazel! Congratulations!!! Love the new surname! Wonderful happy news hun.
Love your card, so sunny and gorgeous. Really sweet stamp too.
Sorry though to hear about your brother-in-law. My daddy was only 56 when he died, which was a real shock, so I know what it is to loose someone you love well before their time.
Hugs, Wends xxx

marion said...

So glad to see anohter one of your fab creations, this feels so much like summer, so lovely made. I hope you are doing fine and I wish you a lovely and happy weekend, hugs, Marion

coops said...

fabulous cards hazel.really sweet image and i love your summer colours ;D
huge congrats on your wedding but so sorry to hear about your brother in law.

xx coops xx

Shazza said...

congratulations to you but sorry to hear about your BIL, that is so young :-(

Loving the card and welcome back x

Pia S said...

What a month you've had - both a wedding and a funeral...
Your card is adorable, I really like upir pick of hot color, and the orange paper has such a nice distressed look.

May said...

What a month Hazel, Its lovely to have you back...Happy & sad times bless you...Sorry about the loss of your BIL..I hope your sister is doing ok....Big Congratulations to Mr & Mrs France.. I hope you will show us lot a pic or two...Your card is Adorable as always...Hugs May x x

Pat said...

Lovely to see you posting Hazel and with such a beautiful card, love the image and the gorgeous colours. So sorry for your loss, but many congratulations on your marriage, wishing you both all the best.

Pat xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Big Congrats on your recent wedding, Hazel! That's wonderful!

But so sorry to hear of your brother-in-law's untimely passing. Sending big hugs!

Love your sweet card! Darling!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

Kat W said...

We did miss you Mrs France! Love the new watermark and lovely to have you back in the crafting world!
What a fab card - love the hot orange colour :-)

Hugs, Kat xx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...
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Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So sorry to hear about your BIL.Congrats to you and your new hubby!Your card is gorgeous. hugs, Helena

Betty said...

Congratulations on your marriage Hazel. I love this pretty card lovely and summery

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

fabiola jaques said...

oh mais qu'elle est jolie et charmante!! biz