Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well.

Before I get started I have a little bit of news to share .....

I've just found out that I was Runner Up in the Simply Cards & Papercrafts Card Designer of the Year for 2013!!


I am so very chuffed and will share the designs I entered some time soon.

Tuesday already so that means it's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly where our theme for this week's challenge is "Anything Goes" - easy peasey huh!  There is also an optional extra to make something to celebrate something new like a new house, new baby etc or what about a new techique you've never done before, it's entirely up to you.

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Lili of the Valley so why not come and join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly and as always, make sure you check out some of the incredible creations the DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

I have gone with the "Anything Goes" theme and here is the card I have made:

Yup, another CAS card - I am loving these at the moment - there is a certain person responsible for this who will remain nameless although she knows who she is and I'm not sure whether to thank her or hunt her down!  Heh heh heh only joking, she has really inspired me so it will be a definite THANK YOU!

The recipe for the card is:

Leaf / Swirl Die:  Craft Ann - Flourish 3
Butterfly Die:  Die-namics - Butterflies
Senitment Stamp:  Clearly Besotted - Thanks a Bunch
Self Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the die cut butterfly with Copics:  YR18 YR16 YR12

And it's as easy as that!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a good week.

Ta ta for now.


Pop's Cards said...

Afternoon sweetie, this is gorgeous loving the colours too so summery, I have to let you know I am moving house, lets see you try to find me then pmsl, huggles Pops x x x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Hazel a fab design and card! Big congratulations on being runner up - Wow!! Susan x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Hazel, just read you great news, Congratulations.
Love this CAS card, off for a little browse to see what else you've been up to.
Avril xx

Planetsusie said...

I can't tell you how pleased I am for you Hazel, I think you should have won though!!!!! LOL. Seriously, you make wonderful cards and have both inspired me and given me advice so you are really worthy of this!

Well done to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

I think, it was spooooo awesome, that you got this far, and who knows, it may be just a tiny detail, that made the difference, you just never know, and also depending on, WHO was looking at it that specific day, maybe if it had been another person, it had won, it´s definitely worth it that´s for sure. It´s gorgeous hun and in my eyes you ARE a winner, no matter what. You really do make such awesome work always.
have a great day and lots of fun, that´s what it´s all about.

Clevercrafter said...

Lovely CAS card, something I find quite difficult to do myself.
Congratulations on being runner up, well done you.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Beautiful card, it looks amazing!

Debs said...

Huge congrats on your news - so well deserved.
Love this super stylish card.
Debs xx

marion said...

very lovely, hugs, Marion

Thea said...

This is so beautiful Hazel, just love the little details how you make this card!

Hugs Thea

fabiola jaques said...

mais que c'est joli, finesse et délicatesse, biz

rachel said...

congrats on your news Hazel - really well done - love your card too xx

Kat W said...

A gorgeous CAS design Hazel and such a vibrant colour combo - love it!
Huge congrats on being runner up at Simply Cards and Papercraft and look forward to seeing your designs :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Gail Townsend said...

Congratulations on your news. Love this card, I am a big fan of CAS. Gail xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow Hazel! Was just popping in to say Happy New Year! But now must say Congratulations too! Awesome news. Look forward to seeing your entries. Been super busy over Christmas with house move, but will be around more soon xxxx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card and congratulations on being a runner up.You deserve it.Just seen your entries in the magazine.Amazing.Hope you are okay dearie.Big hugs Debbie x