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

Cats

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.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Birthday Card

Hi everybody, I hope you all had a great weekend.

Today I'm sharing a card that I made earlier in the year.


I used distress oxides on the background and the spots round the edge were stamped with a Paperartsy stamp. The main image was stamped with an Imagination Crafts art stamp and matter onto black card.

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

Sunday, 30 July 2017

SPA - Turquoise and Lime

Turquoise and Lime is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I started with some green card and used a stencil with some turquoise Glimmer Mist. I stencilled the Sweet Poppy elephants with some Dreamweaver black embossing paste then I photographed it and finished it digitally.


Thank you for visiting. 
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Summertime Love

Hi everybody, today I'm sharing with you a page that I've made for this months Art Journal Journey challenge, Elizabeth from the Altered Book Lover blog has chosen the Theme of Summertime Love. There's lots of things that I love about the summertime and one of them are sunflowers. My page is a watercolour using Neocolor 11 and Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, I used pitt pens for the writing.


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

Friday, 28 July 2017

Oriental Canvas

Good morning, my latest project for the Craft Barn DT is an Oriental canvas, you can see how I made it here.


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

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SPA - Chickens

It's been quite a while since I entered the Sunday Postcard Art challenge but have managed to make a postcard for this weeks Chicken challenge.


I made the background on the computer and printed it, then I stamped the Crafty Individuals image onto cream card and coloured it with coloured pencils. I scribbled round the edge with a red pen and added some remnant rubs.

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

Monday, 24 July 2017

Fun In The Sun

My project today is a digital page.

I'm entering it in the Art Journal Journey challenge - Summertime Love
and the 
Digitally Made challenge - Summer Fun/Patriotic.



I used Serif Craft Artist with a couple of digi kits, the image is a Gecko Galz digital image.

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

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Inchies

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

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


The backgrounds are made from scraps, all the stamping was done with Paperartsy stamps and I used felt tips to colour them.

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

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cat ATCs

Hi everybody, I have some ATCs to share with you today.


I used card from my stash for the backgrounds and stamped the Stampendous/Laurel Burch cats onto white card. The cats were coloured with felt tips, cut out and glued to the background. I stamped some paw prints and added sequins.

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

Friday, 14 July 2017

New Home Card and Gift Tag

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing with you the latest project that I've made for the Craft Barn design team, you can find full instructions here.


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

Monday, 3 July 2017

Butterfly Tag

Good morning. Today I'm sharing the tag that I've made for the UK Stampers tag swap.

I'm entering my tag in the following two challenges.
Go Tag Thursday - Butterflies.
Country View Challenges - Things With Wings.


For the background I used distress ink, stencils and mica sprays. I stamped the Stampers Anonymous butterflies onto the tag with black Archival ink and stamped and die cut the butterfly with a Stampendous stamp and die, I added a metal pointer for the body. Finally I added some tissue tape, word sticker and stapled some ribbon.

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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Undercover

Hi everyone, I hope you're all looking forward to a good weekend.

I'm sharing with you today my latest project for the Craft Barn design team, you can see how I made it here.


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

Friday, 30 June 2017

More Circles

It's the end of the June already, the year's racing by.
Today is the last day of the Art Journal Journeys Circle challenge and I've managed to make another page.


I painted the background with watercolours and used a Carabelle Studio stencil for the flowers. I added a bit more colour with Gelatos and stamped some circles. I cut some circles out of fabric and glued them to the page, the flowers at the bottom are cut out of some fabric.The quote is a Woodware stamp. I added some sequins and remnent rubs.

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

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Numbers Postcard

Hi everyone, a very overcast start to the day and rain is expected.

Today I'm sharing with you the postcard that I've made for this months UK Stampers postcard swap, the theme is Numbers.
I'm entering my postcard into the Try It On Tuesday challenge, their theme is Letters or Numbers or Both.


I stamped the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz numbers onto cream card using Archival ink then I stamped the fabulous Crafty Individuals flamingo stamp in black. I added some remnent rubs and wrote the numbers round the edge.

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

Monday, 26 June 2017

Circles

Good morning, I hope you all had a good weekend.

Circles is this months challenge theme at Art Journal Journey. I must admit that in my head my page was a lovely pastel watercolour with a few circles but I got carried away.


I used watercolours for the background and for the different circles I used Neocolours, pitt pens. Posca pen, Finnabair stamps and Archival ink.

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

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Flourish Postcard

Good morning, it looks like it's going to be another scorcher today, I hope you're all enjoying sunshine wherever you are. I'm now back online after five days without the internet - it seemed longer.

I'm sharing with you today a postcard that I made earlier in the year for a UK Stampers swap the theme was flourishes.


The card was coloured with Fresco Finish paints and the Creative Expressions swirls were stamped with white acrylic paint. I put some tissue tape at the bottom and stamped the main image [Paperartsy] directly onto the card. The moth at the bottom was stamped onto card, coloured, cut out and glued to the card. I added some Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy the sunshine.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Tiny Dancer

Good morning everyone, we had a lovely sunny day yesterday and it looks like it's going to be the same today.

Years ago when I was on the Gecko Galz design team I did a few digital pieces, the other day I was going through some things on my computer and I found a few projects that I never finished so I decided to finish one and share it with you.

I'm entering my piece in the Digitally Made challenge, the theme is Quote.


I used Serif Craft Artist and Gecko Galz digital images.

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

Monday, 12 June 2017

Butterfly ATC

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend, today I'm sharing an ATC with you.

I'm entering my ATC in  The Artistic Stamper challenge - Winged Things.


I uses distress oxides to colour the background and stencilled some butterflies with Decoart crackle paste, when the paste was dry I sprayed the butterflies with raspberry Color Bloom. I stamped the Finnabair butterfly onto card that had been coloured with distress oxides, I cut it out and glued it to the card, you can't see from the photo that I put some Crackle Accents on the spots, I added some gems on the body and doodled round the edge.

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

Saturday, 10 June 2017

One For The Boys

Good morning, today I'm sharing my latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team Project, you can see how I put it together here. The photo is a bit dark, it's a bit brighter in real life.


Thank you for looking, have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Inchies

Good morning everybody, first I would like to welcome my new followers Kate, Janice, Jackie, Petrina, Elke and Soozyb, thank you for following me, I hope you enjoy looking at my projects.

I haven't done much crafting or blogging for a while, at the beginning of the year I decided to sort out my craft room as it was a bit of a mess - it still is a mess but I've decided to have a little break from it. I'm going through everything and have got rid of a lot of stuff that I haven't used for a while and never will, you can imagine how much stuff I have after over 20 years of paper crafting.

Today I'm sharing with you some inchies that I made for the UK Stampers April inchie swap.


All the inchies were made from scrap card and stamped with Inkadinkado inchie stamps.

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

Friday, 19 May 2017

About Town Journal Page

Good morning all, I have another project that I made for the Craft Barn design team to share with you today, you can see how I made it here.


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

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Altered Photo Album

Good morning everyone, it's sunny - a good start to the day, let's hope it stays like it for the weekend.

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a photo album that I've altered to house some of the many postcards that I make, you can find the details here,


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

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Blue ATCs

Hi everyone, I'm sharing with you today the ATCs that I made for the UK Stampers April ATC swap.

I'd like to enter my ATCs into the Try It On Tuesday challenge - Little Things Mean A Lot.


The background was coloured with broken china Distress Oxide.
I stamped some script with plum Archival ink, Paperartsy dots with forget-me-not Archival ink and the Honey Doo Craft flowers were stamped with Cobalt Archival ink. I embellished them with a flower, sequins and the Paperartsy word stamp.

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

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Archiving

Good morning everyone, I'm here to share with you my latest piece for the Craft Barn design team, it's a card using Archival ink, you can see how I made it here.


Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Paris Journal Page

It's almost the end of the month and that means my month of hosting the Art Journal Journey challenge with my theme of Magical Mystery Tour will have come to an end. Thank you everyone that took part your work was fabulous - I enjoyed visiting your magical places with you.

I have one more page to share, we went to Paris years ago and I loved it and have always wanted to go back - I was so happy when my old London bus took me there.


I covered my page with a sheet of Imagination Crafts rice paper and then added some Gecko Galz images, then I stamped some images using Invoke Arts stamps, I added them to the page together with some flowers and gems.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Quirky Bird Fridge Magnet

My latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team is a fridge magnet using a Joggles Quirky Bird stamp, you can find full details of the magnet here.


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

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Santorini Sunset

I'm hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, my theme is a Magical Mystery Tour, there has been some wonderful entries and I've enjoyed looking at them, Bluebeard and Elizabeth has made some gorgeous pages of Santorini and it reminded me that I did a painting of Santorini last year for an online workshop that I was doing. It's not that good and it never got blogged but I was quite pleased with it, so on this very cold day my old London bus has taken me to be in the lovely sunshine at Santorini.


Thank you for dropping by.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Love ATCs

Good morning everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
Today I'm sharing the ATCs that I made for the UK Stampers March ATC swap, the theme was love.


I used a stencil on the background with distress inks and added some music tissue tape and stamping. The main image was stamped onto a separate piece of card - I think the lovely heart stamp was free in a magazine.

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

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Mad Tea Party Journal Page

Good morning all, it's a lovely bright morning here - a bit chilly though.

I'm linking my page to the Art Journal Journey challenge the theme is Magical Mystery Tour.

My old London bus whooshed me through the swirly tunnel to visit the Mad Hatter's Tea Party,


I decided to have a go at a digital page and for the background I used one of my photographs of a field of buttercups.


I added images from a My Craft Studio programme called Make A Date. When I was happy with the result I printed it and glued into my journal.


I painted the swirl with white acrylic paint and stamped the Emma Godfrey swirl with black Archival ink. I stamped the Paperartsy bus onto shrink plastic with Stazon and shrunk it, I glued it to the page. I cut some words out of an old Alice In Wonderland book, stamped some Indigo Blu words and a Non Sequitur clock and added them to the page. I doodled round the edge of the page.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Good morning everyone, today I'm sharing a postcard that I made for the UK Stampers March postcard swap.


I used brushos and a Paperartsy/Lin Brown script stamp on the background. The Finnabair butterflies were stamped onto brusho coloured card, cut out and glued to the postcard.

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

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The World Of Zinski

Good morning everyone, it looks like it's going to be another lovely day, I'm sharing my latest Craft Barn design team project with you, it's a journal page and you can see how I put it together here.

My project was inspired by my magic bus taking me on trip to Zinski Land, I found that the inhabitants were so friendly and I had a lovely time with them. I'm hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge and my theme is Magical Mystery Tour so I'm linking my visit to the challenge.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Be Creative Birthday Card

I have a card to share with you today.


For the background I sprinkled some brushos over a stencil and sprayed with water. I stamped some leaves with cobalt Archival ink and some script with black Archival ink. The grass was stamped with plum Archival ink. The words were stamped and cut out.

Stamps used
Paperartsy/Lin Brown - leaves and grass.
The Artistic Stamper - words
Unknown script stamp.

Thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Art Journal Journey - Magical Mystery Tour

Good morning everyone, I'm so happy and thrilled to be hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme that I've chosen was inspired by the Beatles song Magical Mystery Tour. Imagine there's a magical bus or train or whatever mode of transport you choose and it's there to take you on your mystery tour - it could take you anywhere, into the future or the past, into one of your favourite books, a country you've dreamed of going to, anywhere your imagination takes you.
I've chosen and old red London bus as my transport and for my first tour it whisked me away to see the sights of London - I wonder where it will take me next.


I painted the background with gesso and acrylic paint and stamped some images onto tissue paper and glued them to the page with matte medium. I printed some photos of London and stamped some images onto white card, I cut them out and glued them to the page. I gave the page a coat of matte medium and when it had dried I used my pitt pens to colour the tissue paper images.

I hope you can to enter the challenge - thank you for looking, have a great weekend. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Altered Playing Cards - G and H

I'm falling very behind with the Altered Playing card challenge at Maremi's Creative Cafe, the challenge has reached the letter M and I've only just finished the letters G and H, the words we were given are gears and hearts/humming bird.


On the background I stamped and embossed the Paperartsy gears with gold powder. The Deep Red flying man was stamped onto card and cut out. I added some metal gears..


I used a Carabelle Studio heart mask and distress ink on the background and I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower and coloured it with distress ink. I embellished it with a couple of small humming birds and some sequins.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Inchies

Hi everybody, it's a beautiful bright morning here, a good start to the weekend - let's hope it lasts.

It's a long time since I made any inchies so when I saw that the UK Stampers had an inchie swap I decided to join in. We had to make six inchies and the theme was Anything Goes.


The backgrounds were made from card scraps.

Stamps used are
Carabelle Studio - hello
Paperartsy/Zinski - little monster
Clearly Impressed - dream
Finnabair - bubbles and take flight
Inkylicious - meow

Thank you for looking - have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Monday, 20 March 2017

SPA - Vintage Gents

Here is my postcard for the latest Sunday Postcard Art Challenge, the theme is Vintage Gents.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.