Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentines Day

Good morning all, I'm sharing a valentine card with you today.


I stamped and embossed the Woodware heart and coloured it with felt tips and a water brush. I splattered some colour onto white card, cut out the heart and glued it to the splattered card, The sentiment was done with a Dymo machine.

Thank you for taking a look and have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Door Hanger

Hi everyone, I've my latest Craft Barn design team project to share with you today, it's a door hanger and you can find how I decorated it here.


Have a lovely day and thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 2 February 2018

DCD Week 3

Hi everybody, I've my Dylusions Creative Dyary week 3 to share with you today.

I'm entering my diary in the Try It On Tuesday Fire and Ice challenge.

This is my finished diary spread.


This is how the diary came.


I painted the diary page with blue Fresco paint and stencilled the snowflakes, I added some stickles.
The jumper is part of some junk mail, it was a grey drawing that I coloured with felt tip pens. I added a few doodles and wrote "what you need on a cold and frosty morning is a nice warm wooly jumper"

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Sweetheart Box

Hi everyone, I can't believe that it's February already and time for another Altered Eclectics challenge, as always the theme is Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards of ATCs allowed.

For my design team project I've decorated a heart shaped box that had toiletries in it.


I covered the box with handmade paper, it's not a very good photo, the paper is a peachy colour not white.

I glued some lace to the side of the lid and embossed the chipboard hearts with Frantage embossing enamel. I decorated the box with a book page, lace, chipboard hearts, a Gecko Galz image. flowers and stickles.


The rest of the design team have made some lovely inspirational pieces and they would love you to visit the challenge to take a look or join in with the challenge.

Have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

DCD Week 2

Good morning everybody. Here is week 2 of my Dylusions Diary.


This is my finished spread.


This is the diary before I decorated it. I decided not to put any colour on the pages. I stencilled and doodled and die cut the triangles for the dates. I stamped the main image [Rubber Dance Stamp] and cut it out. I added the word stickers and remnant rubs.

Have a lovely day and thank you for taking a look xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

SPA - Travel

Travel is the theme for the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


Background coloured with Distress Oxides, then I stamped and embossed the Woodware background stamp. I collaged some washi tape, Eiffel Tower die cut, Tim Holtz paper doll and some flowers cut from a napkin.

Have a lovely week. xxx Hazel.


Saturday, 27 January 2018

Dylusions Creative Dyary Week 1

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend.

Today I'm sharing with you the first week of my creative journal, I'm going to try to keep the journal going all year.


All the pages on the right side of the journal are already coloured ready for decoration, so I decorated the page with some die cut circles and a Dylusions die cut that I'd coloured with felt tip pens, the diary page was stamped. The word stickers says - and so the adventure begins.

I'd like to enter my journal in the Art Journal Journey challenge - New Year, New Adventures.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Decorated Notebook

Good morning everybody, today I'm sharing my latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team - I should have posted it yesterday but I had a migraine and didn't put my computer on, I'm a bit squiffy today but feel a lot better. You can see my project here - the Craft Barn have added more goodies to their sale so why not pop over there to grab a bargain.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look, enjoy your day. xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A Couple Of Cards For Men

Like a lot of people I find cards for men difficult and I'm never happy with the results, I had a couple of cards to make quickly so I used a couple of Gecko Galz images.


I dry brushed some white gesso onto a couple of kraft cards then I stamped some images with Seth Apter background stamps. I added some tissue tape, hessian and the Gecko Galz image to the one with the car and added some denim, Impression Obsession die cut seagulls and the Gecko Galz image to the one with the ship.


I hope you're all having a lovely day and thank you for taking the time to visit. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

SPA - Secret Garden

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing the postcard that I've made for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is Secret Garden.


I glued a piece of napkin to my postcard and added a Tim Holtz paper doll - I added a bit of colour to the image. I took a photo of the card and put it onto my computer so that I could finish it digitally. I used Serif Craft Artist and images from a couple of digi kits. The quote from one of my favourite books the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.


This is the card before I put it on my computer.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

SPA - Add A Tag

Good morning, here is the postcard that I've made for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is to Add A Tag.


I used acrylic paint with a brayer on the background.
The stamps I used are
Prima - background stamp.
Carabelle Studio - tag.
That's Crafty - Lynne's Affermations word stamp, the words are Make a wish on Butterfly Wings.
Martha Stewart - butterfly stamp and punch.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

A Simple Spotlight Card

Good morning everyone, I have a simple spotlight card to share with you today, it's my latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team. You can see details here - the Craft Barn has a sale on at the moment so why not pop over to see all the bargains that are up for grabs.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look - have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Monday, 8 January 2018

SPA - Flourishes

Good morning, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I managed to spend a little time in my craft room and made a postcard for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is Flourishes.


The background is from my stash, I stamped some swirls and white circles with Fresco paint, the flower and quote were stamped with black Archival, the flower was coloured with pitt pens, I drew some swirls over the white circles.
All the stamps are Paperartsy apart from the white circles, that was a Dina Wakley stamp.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

It's been over a month since I posted on my blog although I've posted on my digital blog. I've not done very much crafting, my mojo left me a while ago and I'm still waiting for it to come back, as I've no art work to show you I thought I'd show you the Christmas elf that I knitted although he wasn't finished until New Years Eve.


I still have some yarn left so I might make him a friend for next Christmas.

Thank you for dropping by, I really appreciate it. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Coasters

Good morning everybody - I can't believe that it's December already, the year has flown by and the weather has turned very wintry - it's bitterly cold and we had our first snow yesterday.

Today I'm sharing with you some Christmas coasters that I've made for the Altered Eclectics design team. As always the challenge is Anything Goes as long as its Mixed Media or Altered Art - cards are not accepted.


I used beer mat blanks for the coasters.


I was going to paint the mats but decided to cover them with some gelli prints instead.


For the toppers I used a brayer with acrylic paint to colour some card, I also stencilled some stars with Imagination Craft Starlight paint. I stamped the images with black Archival ink.


I stamped the images onto white copy paper, coloured them with pitt pens and cut them out.


I glued the toppers to the mats.


Then I glued the cut out images onto the images on the mats.


The last thing I did was to give the mats a few coats of Decoart polyurethane varnish.

I enjoyed making the mats and will be making more.

Stamps used:
Artemeo - holly.
Inca Stamps - poinsettia.
Paperartsy/Zinski - Rudolf

Thank you dropping by, why not pop over to Altered Eclectics to take a look at the wonderful inspirational pieces that the rest of the DT have made.