Saturday 28 December 2019

GOOD-BYE 2019


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

"Any Christmas or New Year card".
The winner is chosen at random and the prize this week is this: 


Couture Creations "Be Merry and Classic" 6cm x 6cm paper pack.

I have used the freebie set again to make this card, adding flat-backed pearls to the corners.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday 21 December 2019

SIMPLY 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 the word CHRISTMAS".
I have used a freebie magazine set to make my card, I think it was Hunky Dory but can't be sure.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday 14 December 2019

SIMPLY MERRY


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 the word MERRY".
The prize this week is this:

Make & Create Pad
30 sheets
10 designs

I have made a simple card using a couple of stamps and doodling around the edge, finished of with a holly sprig.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday 7 December 2019

QUICK AND EASY 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
"Quick and easy".

I have used a vinyl die-cut to make my card. This was intended to go on a bottle but I couldn't get it to stick!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Sunday 1 December 2019

BEE HAPPY



HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my November 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 freebie magazine goodies. I love this set. It came with some stamps too which I can't wait to try.


Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday 30 November 2019

THINGS WITH WINGS


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
"Things with wings".
Hazel offers a prize for the winner and is willing to post anywhere in the world. This week's prize is this:


Love to Craft Festive Fun 6x6 Paper Pad.

I have made a simple card using a cute robin stamp, colouring in just the breast with Prismacolour pencils. And I've had a little doodle around the edge of the card.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx
                                                            

Saturday 23 November 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS 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 something beginning with the letter R".
Winners are chosen at random and the prize for this week is this:


I have used some gorgeous tartan paper together with a "Merry Christmas" diecut, and then stamped a reindeer directly on to the backing paper. 
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx


Saturday 16 November 2019

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
"Use some glitter".
Winners are chosen at random and the prize for this week is this:

I have used backing paper from a big book of papers I bought from Lidl, together with a "Silent Night" diecut, and a glittered angel.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday 9 November 2019

BUTTON WREATH



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 buttons".
Winners are chosen at random and the prize for this week is this:

                                                          
I have raided my Mum's button tin again, making a simple wreath from neutral buttons and adding a little gingham bow.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday 2 November 2019

SNOWY HOUSES


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 H".
Winners are chosen at random.
I chose "H" for houses! I've used a set of dies to build a little scene, white card on a golden shimmer brown background. I've yet to decide whether to add glitter or not!
Finished off with a "Winter Wishes" peel-off.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Friday 1 November 2019

HAVE A LOVELY DAY


HELLO BLOGLAND!
I am here today with my November 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 freebie magazine goodies again. Coming to the end of this set now! 

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday 26 October 2019

WE WISH YOU A MERRY 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
"Make your own background".
Winners are chosen at random.
I used Memento Dusky Pink ink on a piece of white card, then used Versamark ink and silver embossing powder with a musical note stamp. This was my background panel to which I added a cute singing Santa, and embossed sentiment in the corner. 
In true "Fiona" style, I have just noticed the panel is upside down but hey-ho! We'll just have to sing standing on our heads!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx



Saturday 19 October 2019

BLUE 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 a flower".
Winners are chosen at random.
I have used freebie paper and white card with a big die-cut poinsettia. I used navy to pick up the colours used in the paper....but I do love my blues anyway.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

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