Sunday, 24 September 2017

SPA - Carte Postale

Good morning all, I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Carte Postale has to be somewhere on our postcards in the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

For the background I glued a napkin to the postcard. All the stamps are Tim Holtz stamps and I used Archival ink. I found the butterflies in my stash, I'd stamped them a long time ago and I think I used distress ink.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy your Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Septembers Inchies

Hi everyone, here are the inchies that I've made for the UK Stampers inchie swap.

The backgrounds are scraps of decorated card, I used a Crafty Individuals stamp for the images and I added some Tim Holtz word stickers.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friends Journal Page

Good morning everyone, I've a journal page to share with you today.

My Friend is the theme for the Try It On Tuesday challenge and Colour My World is the theme for the Art Journal Journey challenge. My favourite colour is green and my favourite colour combination is green and pink although there is more pink than green on my page.

I coloured the background with Distress Oxides and stamped with Archival ink. I used a stencil for the leaves. The stamps that I used are Paperartsy, Seth Apter and Kaisercraft.

I found some lovely napkins at Ally Pally last weekend, one of them had pink roses on so I cut out some roses and glued them to the page.

I added some Tim Holtz images and stamped some words with Art Impressions and Dyan Reaveley/Dylusions stamps.

The words are
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

Girlfriends make the best accessories.

Thank you for visiting me, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Seahorse Postcard

Good morning all, today I'm sharing a postcard that I made for a swap earlier in the year.

I used Samantha Braund Arts stamps and stencils.

I used distress inks to colour the background and sprayed water over it, I also used distress inks with the stencils. I used a white pen to draw dots and a black marker to scribble round the edge. The stamping was done with black Archival ink.

A close up of the script.

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

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sgraffito Art

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a very colourful piece using the Sgraffito technique. You can see how I created it here.

Thank you for dropping by. 
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

UK Stampers July ATC Swap

It's been a while since I've done any crafting or posted anything, life seems to be getting in the way. I've got some ATCs to share with you today, they were made for the UK Stampers July swap.

The backgrounds are made from card that I'd inked some time ago, I added some remnent rubs and for the images I used Paperartsy/Lynne Perella stamps, I also added some gems.

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

Friday, 1 September 2017

Altered Notebook Cover

It's the start of a new month so it's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes - no cards allowed. For my Project this month I've altered the cover of a notebook.

This is the notebook that I used. I started by covering the book with a gelli print and some torn patterned paper, then I added some thread. I coloured the centre panel with distress oxide and added some tissue tape. The Stampers Anonymous flowers were stamped with black Archival ink and coloured with pitt pens. I also stamped a couple of flowers on white card, coloured them with pitt pens, cut them out and glued them over the stamped images. The notebook was embellished with ribbon, metal charm, remnent rubs and word stickers.

The rest of the design team have made some lovely projects and they would love you to take a look. Happy crafting. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Precious Memories

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is an altered book box to keep precious memories in, you can see how I made the box and the contents here.

Thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Mans Best Friend

A digital page from me today made for the Digitally Made challenge Pets/Animals.

My page features my two lovely dogs Josh and Murphy.

I used my Craft Artist programme for the border, frame, butterflies, leaves and words, for everything else I used some of my photos.

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

Sunday, 20 August 2017

SPA - Tropical Summer

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying the weekend.
This week I'm hosting the Sunday Postcard Art challenge and the theme that I've chosen is Tropical Summer.

I've gone digital this week, I found an image on the internet and used it for the background then I had fun using the Craft Artist to embellish it with flamingos, flowers, birds, palm tree etc.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely Sunday.
Hazel. x

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Rainy Day Tag

Good morning everyone, I have a tag to share with you today, I made the tag for the UK Stampers July swap.

For the background I used Infusions and Distress Oxide. I stamped the image with an Inkylicious stamp. I stencilled some raindrops using a stencil with some Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, unfortunately they don't show up on the photo.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely weekend.
Hazel. x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Get Well Card

Hi everyone, a quick post today to share my latest project for the Craft Barn, it's a vintage get well card, you can see my card here.

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

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Hi everyone, sorry I've not done much commenting lately, hopefully by the weekend I should be visiting your blogs.

The challenge at Moo Mania and More is Cats so I'd like to enter a card that I made a couple of months ago.

I matted some paterned paper onto a white card blank. For the background I used distress ink to colour a Justrite stamp, before stamping it I sprayed some water on the inked stamp. The images were stamped with Laurel Burch stamps onto white card and then I coloured them with felt tip pens and cut them out. I added some flowers and sequins.

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

Sunday, 6 August 2017

UK Stampers - Inchies

Hi everybody, not been a very good week, on Monday we found out that Josh our dog is very ill - going to a specialist clinic tomorrow and on Thursday we said goodbye to Chandler our lovely cat, she had a good life and reached the grand old age of 20 - will miss her lots.

Today I'm sharing the inchies that I made for the UK Stampers July swap.

I used scraps of inked card and they were all stamped with Inkadinkado stamps except the mermaid, not sure what make of stamp she is.

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

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Altered iPad Cover

Hi everyone, it's been over a year since I've made anything for the Altered Eclectics Design Team, but now I'm back and for my first project I thought I would give my tatty old iPad cover a new look.

This is my iPad in it's altered case and below it is the old tatty case.

The first thing I did was to glue together all the bits that were falling apart.

I gave it a coat of white gesso and covered it with some lovely Imagination Crafts rice paper.

I added layers of acrylic paint, stencilling and stamping.

I used Stampendous stamps and dies for the butterflies. The butterflies were glued to the cover and I gave it a coat of matte medium, when this had dried I coloured the butterflies with Pitt pens and added some word stickers.

Thank you for dropping by, why not pop over to the Altered Eclectics blog to take a look at the lovely projects that the rest of the design team have made.
xxx Hazel.