Saturday, 12 October 2019

HANG UP YOUR STOCKINGS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a stocking".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used papers from the huge book I bought from Lidl, together with glittered stockings and star gems.
Looking froward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Sunday, 6 October 2019

ROSY SQUARES


HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my October make for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. I'm a little late posting...I've got a poorly Dad in hospital and he comes first. 

You can enter with any creation as long as you use PATTERNED PAPER! Easy peasy. We aim to encourage you to use up your stash of patterned papers We are all guilty of having too many. Haha!
Hazel offers a prize to a randomly chosen winner, and she is willing to post anywhere in the world.

For my card, I have used another freebie magazine set to make a simple but big card. I've got lots of birthdays this time of year so most of my cards have to be quick makes!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 5 October 2019

SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use a sentiment as the focal point".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used a "Merry Christmas" die-cut together with backing paper which I think was from a huge book of papers I got from Lidl!
Looking forward to seeing your makes. In twelve weeks, Christmas will all be over!!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 21 September 2019

JOY AT CHRISTMAS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include the word "JOY"".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used backing paper from my stash, together with a beautiful  "JOY" die cut. Finished off with a little felt holly sprig.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 14 September 2019

TARTAN REINDEER


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some gingham or check paper".
Winners are chosen at random.
I found some tartan paper in my stash and made a simple card with cute reindeer die cuts.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 7 September 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS BAUBLES



Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some patterned paper".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used freebie paper from a magazine together with a Merry Christmas bauble die. Finished off with some flat-backed pearls. 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

TUMBLING SNOWFLAKES


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use something beginning with S".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used a variety of dies together with backing paper from my stash. My "S" is SNOWFLAKES!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

POPPY GIRL


HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my September make for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

You can enter with any creation as long as you use PATTERNED PAPER! Easy peasy. We aim to encourage you to use up your stash of patterned papers We are all guilty of having too many. Haha!
Hazel offers a prize to a randomly chosen winner, and she is willing to post anywhere in the world.

For my card, I have used paper from Raspberry Road, together with an image from Ching-Chou Kuik, called "Red Poppies". I coloured her in with Copics, following lessons from Kit and Clowder.
 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 24 August 2019

SNOWFLAKES ARE FALLING


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use embossing, wet or dry".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used a snowflake embossing folder to make my card, finishing off with some ribbon and three snowflake punchies. 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 17 August 2019

SNOWFLAKE PRINCESS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"For a lady or a girl".
Winners are chosen at random
I have had a play with an old die. This is the butterfly princess die which is one of my favourites. But instead of using the butterfly cut outs, I used snowflake punchies! I glittered up the dress with Stickles and added gems to the snowflake centres. And I love how it turned out!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Sunday, 11 August 2019

PRETTY IN PINK


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"No stamp or digital image".
Winners are chosen at random.
I raided my Christmas box and found some pink patterned paper which I've used for the background, and for two layers of the snowflake. I've added some Stickles for a bit of sparkle!
Looking forward t seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 3 August 2019

FLUTTERBY WISHES


HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my August make for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

You can enter with any creation as long as you use PATTERNED PAPER! Easy peasy. We aim to encourage you to use up your stash of patterned papers We are all guilty of having too many. Haha!
Hazel offers a prize to a randomly chosen winner, and she is willing to post anywhere in the world.

For my card, I have used paper from my huge stash, I think this is from Hunky Dory, adding some shiny silver ribbon to the corners. 
 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

SILHOUETTE REINDEER REVERSED


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a reindeer".
Winners are chosen at random.
I've used a couple of dies to make my cards, yes, I made two. Waste not, want not!


Card number two is the actual die-cuts, card number one is made from the "off-cut". It was SO fiddly sticking all the tiny pieces in place (middle of the letters etc) but I think it was worth it.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 20 July 2019

FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use a diecut or punch".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used stitched edge dies, and a lovely dove die cut (couldn't decide whether to leave the middle bit in or out but decided it looked better this way!). The backing paper is another magazine freebie. 
Looking froward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 13 July 2019

SANTA BABY TRIO


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some red".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used a variety of die cuts and freebie paper from a magazine, together with some cute little stick on embellishments from Hobbycraft. Finished off with a few flat-backed pearls.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Sunday, 7 July 2019

PURPLE PANSY GIRL


HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my July make for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

You can enter with any creation as long as you use PATTERNED PAPER! Easy peasy. We aim to encourage you to use up your stash of patterned papers We are all guilty of having too many. Haha!
Hazel offers a prize to a randomly chosen winner, and she is willing to post anywhere in the world.

I have used an image from Aurora Wings, coloured in with Copics, and mounted onto background paper from Michele R Designs. The sentiment was printed on my PC.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 6 July 2019

HEARTY CHRISTMAS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"For a man or a boy".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used a snippet of Christmas paper (I think from Dovecraft) together with three embellishments from a Hobbycraft pack. I've doodled stitching around the edge of the paper and added a little silver bow.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Sunday, 23 June 2019

WASHI BIRDIE CHRISTMAS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use washi tape".
So another quickie card, well it was after I'd spent half an hour looking for my washi tape! Teamed up strips of washi with a cute birdie and a peel off greeting.
Whizzing off the the hospital now, hoping Dad's not as fed up as he was yesterday!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Monday, 17 June 2019

ICED GINGERBREAD PEEPS


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"non-traditional Christmas colours".
Winners are chosen at random.
This card is totally NOT what I had planned but as I was rummaging through my Christmas box I spotted these cute little Gingerbread people and thought I'd use them instead. I cut them out and then applied Diamond Glaze to make them stand out. Doodled around a matching snippet of paper, and added some twine. Job done!
I've got a week of work now. Got so much to do. I'm hoping to make a few Christmas cards in advance, and hopefully set up blog posts! I'm doing my first ever craft fair in a couple of weeks so busy making things for that.
And my poor old Dad is still in hospital. He's doing ok, literally just need to get him back on his feet! Visiting him often and making sure he's doing his exercises!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 8 June 2019

VINTAGE WINTER FUN


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Winter fun".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used a vintage image which printed off with a green tint for some reason (new cartridge) so I layered it onto green card to bring the colour out more. I'd saved the "Merry Christmas" wording from a previous card, where I used the rest of the cut (what is the word I'm looking for?!).
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

BEARY CHRISTMAS WISHES


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a bear".
Winners are chosen at random.
I am late with my post. I've got a poorly Dad in hospital and time is just passing me by. Bless his 88 year old heart, he's trying so hard to keep his spirits up so we don't worry. Love you Dad, just want you better!
So another simple card from me using freebie paper from a magazine, edged with gold ink with a little sentiment added.
I'll try not to be late next week!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 1 June 2019

BUTTERFLY BIRTHDAY WISHES


HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my June make for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

You can enter with any creation as long as you use PATTERNED PAPER! Easy peasy. We aim to encourage you to use up your stash of patterned papers We are all guilty of having too many. Haha!
Hazel offers a prize to a randomly chosen winner, and she is willing to post anywhere in the world.

For my card, I have used paper from my huge stash, I think this is from Hunky Dory, adding some shiny silver ribbon to the corners. 
 Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 25 May 2019

SILVER WISHES


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include some silver".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have once again been rooting through my stash. I found bits from another freebie pack, cut out a few bits and edged them with a silver pen. I've added doodles with the same pen around the edge of the card.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 18 May 2019

CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a candy cane".
Winners are chosen at random.
I've used snippets from Nitwits "Still Joyful Hearts" collection. It was a very quick make because I've been so busy at work, extra hours mean no time for play!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

STAINED GLASS CHRISTMAS TREE


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a tree or two or more".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used a stained glass window effect tree-shaped die, black layered onto pink card, and a piece of backing paper from my stash. The silvery ribbon was another donation from my neighbour!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 4 May 2019

JINGLE BELL RUDOLF


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a bell or two".
Winners are chosen at random.
I've used a cute little reindeer die to make my card, adding a gingham bow and jingle bell.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

TINY DANCER


HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my May make for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

You can enter with any creation as long as you use PATTERNED PAPER! Easy peasy. We aim to encourage you to use up your stash of patterned papers We are all guilty of having too many. Haha!
Hazel offers a prize to a randomly chosen winner, and she is willing to post anywhere in the world.

For my card, I have used paper from my huge stash and a variety of diecuts cut from shimmery grey card. Couldn't stop singing the Elton John tune while I made this!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Sunday, 28 April 2019

LET IT SNOW MAN


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"For a child".
Winners are chosen at random.
I'm late again with my post, my only excuse being that I'm shattered! Went back to work last Tuesday and it's done me in! Onwards and upwards!
For my card today, I've used a cute little snowman diecut and some old peel offs I found in my stash.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 20 April 2019

SILHOUETTE SCENE


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Include a building".
Winners are chosen at random.
It's good to be back! I've been AWOL due to having a little operation....funny story involving my appendix! All ok now, I'm very lucky as it could've been a lot worse.
For my card today, I have used just two diecuts and dotted around some Stickles....very quick and easy.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 23 March 2019

SENTIMENTAL SILENT NIGHT



Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Inspired by a Christmas carol or song".
Winners are chosen at random.
This card is a little sentimental to me. I have used paper from Papermania "Silent Night" collection along with a printed scroll....words from "Silent Night". It's sentimental because when I first discovered Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, a LONG time ago, I made a card using papers from the very same pack, AND I WON! And here I am on the design team! 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 16 March 2019

ROCKIN' ROBIN


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"No patterned paper".
Winners are chosen at random.
I've made a card using a beautiful robin die. Instead of faffing around with different coloured card, I used my Copics to colour him. I've added some Stickles to his hat and flat-backed pearls for the berries.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 9 March 2019

RECYCLED SANTA


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some gold".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have recycled an old Christmas card, cutting out Santa, and edging it with Copics. I've added flat-backed pearls and a peel-off greeting.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 2 March 2019

VINTAGE SANTA


Hope you are all well. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. Each weekly challenge is "Anything Goes as long as it's CHRISTMAS" with an OPTIONAL theme, which this week is
"Use some gold".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used backing paper and matching tags from Michele R Designs, together with a wooden star I found in my stash (it was actually on tags off a top I'd bought!).
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx