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.