Saturday, 21 September 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

I hope you are seeing this post as I am away working this weekend :(

This is just the start of a lot of weekend working for me right up until the end of October but at least it keeps my out of mischief, but means less time spent in the craft room :((

It's challenge time again over at Totally Gorjuss and this week's theme is "Dotty".  We have two prizes up from grabs this week from The Ribbon Girl and Heather's Hobbie Haven, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in these stores, then make sure you get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is a proper close-up of the image - can you tell I've been playing around with the black and white image above ;)

Enough pictures I hear you cry so here is the full card:

I am just loving this new set of Bildmalarna Little Winged Friends stamps, and have just seen the new Christmas ones - looks as though this is going to be expensive $-)

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Little Winged Friends - Mushroom
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lost and Found - Halloween (this is on offer at just £5 at the moment - grab one while you can)
Oval Die:  Die-namics - Oval STAX Set 1 and Oval STAX Set 2
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Love Mini Tickets
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Ticket Die
Corner Die:  Die-namics - Photo Corners (I cut this down to size a little)
Button Dies:  Cheery Lynn - Buttons # 3
Twine:  Ribbon Girl - Card of Brown Earth Mix Hemp Twine (gorgeous stuff this is)

I have coloured the image with a mixture of Copics and Twin Touch Markers (TT):

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  TT - BR99 BR100 BR101 BR104
Clothes:  TT - BR95 BR112 BR97 BR107 / Copics:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Boots:  E49 E47 E44
Mushrooms:  E43 E42 E41 E40 / R39 R29 R24 R22
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W00

You will also see that I have used a stamp around the paper to make it look distressed and this is a Kaisercraft Clear Texture Stamp called "Distress" from Bunny Zoes and let me tell ya - at just £2.95 for a stamp which measures 5cm x 13cm, then these are just a MUST!

I have outlined the image with my Copic Air Compressor using E44
The papers have been edged in Walnut Stain Distress Ink

And that's it! Thank you for dropping by.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip


rachel said...

such a cute card Hazel - sorry to hear about the weekend working - sounds yuk but needs must! Big Hugs x

bluebell-flowerwood said...

hello this is a nice card. hope you enjoy your working weekeds. you have to work when its ther. there is always time to do your own work late. crafting hugs bluebell-flowerwood.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just stunning, hugs Pops xxx

Sue said...

Awwww that image is just adorable and coloured so beautifully too.
Sorry to hear that you have to work weekends, I hope you find some time to relax and unwind soon
take care
hugs Sue xx

Liselot said...

Such a sweet card Hazel!

Lyndsey Turner said...

Lovley card, love the sweet image and fabby papers and layout. The distressed stamping around the edge looks fab. ( I have this stamps still unikned - might have to get it out now lol!!!) xx

Ellen said...

Your card is so beautiful, love the colours and the stamp is so gorgeous !!
Hugs, Ellen

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

I love Bildmalarnas and this is an absolute sweetie Hazel! The stamping around the edge looks brilliant too, fabulous layout too! Sorry you have to work every weekend that does not sound like fun!! Susan x

marion said...

Pure cuteness Hazel, hugs, Marion

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, cute image.

KAth x

CarmenAlice said...

Great colors, fantastic and beautiful card. Have a good weekend.

Vicky said...

Oooh so gorgeous hunni...:o)

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

fabiola jaques said...

quel amour, elle est adorable, biz

Betty said...

Beautiful card Hazel love the inking around the design

Pia S said...

What a sweet boy image! I really like your design, with the combination of DPs and your fab arrangement of the string!

vicki said...

hazel your cards always blow me away they are so lovely! I love the image and how you coloured it in black and white too! and how cute are the buttons!!

It sounds like your working very hard at the moment so I hope you spoil yourself when you can!

have a lovely week



coops said...

so stunning hazel.the image is gorgeous and i love your fabulous design and colours :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable.

Karen Petitt said...

Beautriful card Hazel - am so envious of your colouring skills x