Search This Blog

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Dandelion Wishes

Hello, today's card is a lovely black and white card featuring dandelions.  Don't you just love how classy these colour's look together.

I began with a white shop brought card blank for this card and cut a mat out of mirror board to 6 1/8".  Next I cut a further mat from black card stock to 5 7/8".  The topper was printed from My Craft Studio 'Walk In Wonderland' CD.  The topper and mats were then adhered together and attached to the card blank.  The sentiment was stamped using black Staz-on ink pad and Creative Expressions 'Buttons' stamp set.    This was then die cut using spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight die.  Another die was also cut out of black card.  This was cut in half and mounted on the back of the sentiment to create a shadow effect.  the was then mounted onto the card front.  Finally using polka dot ribbon and a clear/silver ribbon a double bow was made and adhered to the top left corner to complete the card.

Happy crafting xx Hazel

Saturday, 30 March 2013


Hello, today's card is a simple butterfly card printed from a CD.

Using Centura Pearl Snow White card stock I scored and folded to make an A5 card blank.  Next some embossed mirror card in purple was cut slightly smaller than the card base to create a mat for the topper.  The topper was printed from My Craft Studio 'Walk In Wonderland' CD.  Next I stamped my sentiment onto the topper using Staz-on ink pad and Creative Expressions 'Sentimental Sayings' stamp set.

I love the colours in this topper they just make you feel happy.  Happy crafting xx hazel

Friday, 29 March 2013

Lavender Fairy Special Sister

Hello fellow crafter's  another fairy card today.

 Today's card began life as a piece of A4 Centura Pearl card stock in a lovely lavender colour from Crafter's Companion.  This was cut down to make a card blank of 5 7/8".  Next I cut a mat out of purple mirror card to 5 2/8" and adhered it to the card blank.  The topper was printed from the My Craft Studio CD 'Walk In Wonderland'.  This was adhered to the purple mirror mat.  Using Flower Fairies Friends stamp set 'Sweet Pea' from Crafter's Companion I stamped my sentiment. This was then die cut using Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tag dies.  Whilst still in the die I inked through with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  This was then adhered to the card using foam pads.

Happy Crafting xx Hazel

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Butterfly Embellished Card

Hello, today's card is a lovely turquoise fairy card.  I just love the colours in this card they just seem so inviting. 

 I started with a piece of  Centura pearl card stock in cream and cut it down and score it to make a  5 1/2" card blank.  Next a length of turquoise ribbon was wrapped around the card and tied in a bow to secure it. I cut some mirror board to 5 1/8" to make a mat for the topper.  Glitter card was then cut down to 4 7/8" and adhered to the silver mirror board.  The topper was printed from My Craft Studio 'Another Walk In Wonderland' CD and adhered to the glitter card using glue gel to make sure that it adhered to the glitter.  From some left over glitter card I die cut four butterflies using Marianne butterfly die.  These were then adhered randomly around the card.  Finally I stamped my sentiment using Staz-on black ink pad and 'Sentimental Sayings' stamp set from Creative Expressions.  This was then die cut using Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags die.  Whilst still in the die the tag was inked through using Antique Linen Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  I also made an envelope to match using some gorgeous paper I got a sometime ago from Crafters Companion.

Hope you love this card as much I as I do.  Happy crafting xx  Hazel

Thank You for Lifting My Spirits

Hello, today's card is a lovely Thank You card.  Hope you enjoy it.

I began with a piece of snow white centura pearl card stock and cut it down to make an 4x4 card blank.  Next I embossed it with That Special Touch Mica Mask 'bricks'.  Then I added distress ink antique linen to give it some colour and show up the embossed detail. Next I cut some copper coloured holographic mirrored card stock to make a mat smaller than the card base and adhered it to the base.  From My Craft Studio 'A walk in wonderland' cd I printed out the fairy topper, cut it to size and adhered it to the copper mat.  Next using Creative Expressions 'button's stamp set I stamped the sentiment with black soot distress ink and then die cut it using Spellbinders 'labels 28' die. I then cut it down to fit my card and inked it with antique linen distress ink and adhered it to the card with foam pads.  Finally I added a gem in each corner of the copper mat.

Hope you all have a great day crafting.  Happy Crafting xx Hazel

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


Today's card is a friends card that came about from a play with some Spellbinders and Marianne dies.

The base card stock is a linen effect brown A4 card scored in half to make it A5 in size.  First of all I die cut from red gingham card some flowers using a wizard die (sorry don't know the name of it).  Then I die cut from brown and beige polka dot paper some flowers using Spellbinders Daisy dies.  These were then layered up using glue and foam pads and adhered to the card front.  The leaves were then die cut using Marianne English Roses dies( using the leaf only) from green card.  I inked through the die using Adirondack Lettuce ink. The leaves were then tucked in underneath the flowers and glued.  The Folklore Birds die by Marianne were used to make the detail at the top of the card.  This was cut twice in cream and twice in green.  One cream die cut was cut in half and adhered to the card at the top.  Then a green die cut was adhered on top to give a shadowed look.  On the other green die cut I cut off the birds and a bit of the swirl to create the shape in the bottom right corner.  This was repeated with the cream card and then they were layered up.  The left over birds were adhered to the top corners.  Finally a sentiment was stamped using Watermelon Adirondack ink pad onto cream card.  This was matted with a red and white floral card and mounted with foam pads to finish off the card.

Hope you like the look of this card.  Happy crafting Hazel x

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Of Corsets Your Birthday

Bbrrrrrrrrrrrr how cold is it today too cold.  I hope you are all wrapped up warm and toasty inside today. Today's card is a corset card I made for a friends 40th birthday.

This card started life as an A5 card blank.  Holographic  mirror board was cut slightly smaller than the card to create a mat for the topper.  Next blue card was embossed using polka dot 'that special touch masks' by Ali Reeve. A piece of Centura Pearl card stock in blue was then cut into a circle using spellbinders circles dies.  This was then matted on to the other blue mat.  The corset was stamped onto fantasy film using Staz-on ink pad and Creative Expressions stamp set 'Frilly Things'.  This was then ironed as per the product instructions.  Once cooled it was cut out.  I pierced the lacing up holes of the corset and threaded a very thin ribbon through it to give it texture.  This was then adhered to the blue circle mat.

For the sentiment mirror card was cut to size.  Two pre-bought wire and beaded flowers were then attached on either side of this.  In the centre the sentiment was stamped onto white card stock and die cut using spellbinders dies, a mat was also cut out of blue card stock and these were layered up.  Below the sentiment a strip of blue paper was rippled using a rippling machine and adhered across the bottom of the card.  On top of this was placed some ribbon that I had ink a message on Happy birthday using the Xyron Design Runner.

I hope you like this card as much as my friend and I do.  xx Hazel

Monday, 25 March 2013

An Army Of Decoupage

An Army of Decoupage

So it finally stopped snowing and it is beginning to clear.  Today’s card is a birthday card created with an army theme.

Card size is A5 and was made using white card stock.  An A5 mat using gold mirror card was attached using cosmic shimmer glue.  From Crafters Companion CD Occupations an army theme background was printed, but slightly smaller than the gold mat and attached to this.  Next I printed out a decoupage sheet and carefully cut out all the pieces for a tank and soldier.  The pieces were adhered together using Pinflair glue gel so that I could get some depth to the design.  These were the attached to the front of the card.  I attached a pre-made sentiment of happy birthday in gold as well as using a sentiment from the CD saying so proud of you.  

Inside the card I attached an insert from the CD and added some text.

Hope you like this card it would make a great card for armed forces day if you changed the sentiment.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

May All Your Dreams come True

A snowy morning to all.  Today I have a card made using a topper from a CD.  I know a lot of people don't see CD crafting as crafting at all but I do, I like the fact that you can dip into it as and when you please and print off as many copies as you like.  With a piece of A4 pearlescent card stock I made an A5 card by scoring it in half and folding it.  Next I embossed a piece of blue paper using the tied together embossing folder.  This was then cut down to slightly smaller than the card blank. The sentiment was stamped from Butterfly 2 stamp set using Tim Holtz distress ink Tumbled Glass.   This was then cut to shape using Spellbinders Labels Twenty Seven.  Whilst the shape was still in the die I inked the edges with tumbled glass.  2 holes where then pierced  to make way for the ribbon.  A length of navy blue ribbon was threaded through the sentiment topper and wrapped around the blue paper.  It was then  attached behind using double sided tape.   The blue paper was then adhered to the card blank using cosmic shimmer glue.   The topper was printed from My Craft Studio Walk In wonderland  CD, the image is called ocean dream and was cut down to 5" 1/4 x 5" . This was mounted onto the embossed blue paper and glued down using cosmic shimmer glue.    An envelope was then made from pearlescent green paper to compliment the green in the topper.  I hope you like the shape of the sentiment topper I know I do it rather masculine.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Denim Felted House Door Stop

Felted House Door Stop

Hello today’s blog is about a door stop I made recently from a pair of jeans and a few scraps of fabric.  First I cut out all pieces for the door stop.  Then I began building up the house picture that you can see on the front. Next I got a piece of red fabric and cut it to the shape of the house and chimney.  Then I cut out four windows from white faux fur.    From some green fabric I cut out a roof and a door.  The windows and door were then felted onto the house.  Once all of the individual pieces where felted to the house I felted the actual house to one of the side panels being careful to get it central and to allow for seam allowances once it was sewn together.   The roof and chimney were then felted so that it looked like part of the house.  After this was all felted I added on some fabric to look like smoke coming out of the chimney, again this was felted to secure it to the side panel.  With all the felting done it was now time to start assembling the door stop.  First I had to fold and sew the handle together.  Once it was complete it was then a tricky task to sew it onto the top.  Getting it central was a bit tricky but I got there in the end.  The next job was to sew all four side panels into a tube like shape.  Once this was done and with the tube right sides of fabric on the inside I began sewing on the top.  The bottom then had to be added but leaving an opening to turn the fabric the correct way and also to fill with rice or dried peas for weight.  Once turned the right way I filled the top of the door stop up with some scraps of felt I had and then added some dried peas for the weight.  The opening was then hand sewn to close up the seam to stop the peas from escaping.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  Happy Crafting  xx Hazel

Friday, 22 March 2013

Scheduling Failed

Good morning fellow Crafter's it's snowing here today so it's a day indoors crafting for me.    I tried to schedule today's post  last night to post for today but somehow i failed.  I will have to look into it more and see where I went wrong.    If you want to see todays post its below under yesterday date titles A Little Bird told me.............You're Adopted.   Pop by tomorrow for a sewing project i did.  Happy crafting hazel xx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

A Little Bird Told Me........You're Adopted

Today's post is an adoption card for two little boys I know.  The actual card base was cut from Centura Pearl card in silver using Spellbinders Scallop Square die.  Next the topper was die cut using Spellbinders Labels One die.  This was inked through the die using Tim Holtz distress ink Evergreen Bough.  The topper was then stamped with Creative Expressions Robins stamp set and black Staz-on ink pad.  Distress inks were then used to water colour the two birds so that they didn't resemble Robins.  The sentiments were computer generated and printed on to white hammered card stock and die cut using Spellbinders framed fancy tags one.  This was then all mounted up using foam pads.  Hope you like it as much as the boys did!

Happy crafting  xx Hazel

New Home

Hello and welcome to today's blog post.  I chose a new home card as I thought it was quiet appropriate as the blog is new and this is it's home.

The base card was made using 300gsm card stock in white.  I hand stamped the whole card background front and back using polka doodles garden neighbours stamp set and archival ink black.  I then used Tim Holtz distress stain vintage photo to colour the card stock.  Next I began to make my topper.  I stamped a lock and key with perfect medium clear in pad and then embossed it with Debbie Moore’s metal magic copper and cut it out.  I stamped a border with cracked ice border stamp from Kanban to frame the lock and key.  Using creative expressions cosmic shimmer glue I mounted up the lock and key to compete the topper.   The topper corners were then rounded using a corner rounder and it was then matted onto copper coloured mirror board again rounding the corners.   New home wording was then stamped using clarity stamps letter box stamp set.  First the blocks were stamped in archival black ink and the letters were added afterwards.  These were then cut out and mounted on foam pads.   Happy crafting! Hazel x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Something Blue

Welcome to my brand-spanking new craft blog! Whether you're joining me in the small hours of the night or during the day I hope that you will pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and join me in my crafting antics.

For my first blog post I have created a card made from IndigoBlu poppies stamps for their first blog challenge.  The theme is blue, I have used tumbled glass, faded denim, broken china and black soot distress inks to stamp and water colour my images.  For the sentiment I die cut a topper using spellbinders blossom 5.  This was then stamped with the sentiment from IndigoBlu poppies stamps.  This is my first blog challenge so wish me luck!

That’s all for today happy crafting x Hazel