Monday, 27 September 2021

PEACE AND JOY

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Include the word "JOY"".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Make and Create
"Soft Colours"Design Pad
30 sheets

I've had a horrible week which has left me feeling so sad. No one has died but still so sad. Hence, late post. I'm so sorry.
I've had the stamps out again for my card today. The image and sentiment have been stamped onto some backing paper and heat embossed, adding a few pearl drops here and there.

Looking forward to seeing your makes (and to happier times!)
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 18 September 2021

PLAID DEER

 




Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Use some check, plaid or gingham".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Bo Bunny
"Butterfly Kisses"
Layered chipboard

I have used my last little scraps of this lovely plaid paper, together with a fews dies, and finished off with a simple sentiment.
I've had a very busy week at work, so glad I've got the weekend off!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx




Monday, 13 September 2021

CHRISTMAS BAUBLES

 


Good morning bloggers! I'm a  bit late posting this. So sorry to all! So it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "use some patterned paper".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:
Crafter's Companion Metal Die

I have used a sheet of patterned paper which I've cut with a curved die, adding an embossed sentiment.

The reason I am late is good old Covid! I tested positive and although I've not been too poorly (backache and nausea were the worst symptoms), it's completely thrown me out of kilter. There was so much confusion with the Covid app, and Test and Trace and emails, all telling me different times to isolate. I was finally allowed back to work last Friday, thank goodness!

Normal service has now been resumed!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx




Saturday, 4 September 2021

MORE SNOWFLAKES

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Something beginning with S".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:
Leonie Pujol Embossing Folder
"Scribbley Wishes"

I've used the same backing paper I used on last weeks card, along with some die cuts and a piece of snowflake ribbon. Aded and embossed sentiment to the corner. I love these colours together!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

THINKING OF YOU

 


Good morning!
It's a new month so it's new challenge time at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge but you must use some patterned paper or card. Hazel offers a prize each month and is willing to post anywhere in the world so anyone can enter, and you can enter as many times as you like! This month's prize is this:

Make and Create
"Soft Colours" Design Pad
30 sheets

I have made a floral card using a few dies and some beautiful floral paper. I cut the sentiment twice, once in floral and again in solid green, layering them up to give a shadowed effect.

I'm feeling rough. I thought we had got through our little Covid nightmare but I've just done another lateral flow test and there's a feint line so it's a PCR test for me, and no work! I'm so fed up!

Looking forward to seeing you makes.
Hugs
Fiona x


Saturday, 28 August 2021

EMBOSSED SNOWFLAKES

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Use embossing, wet or dry".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:
Make and Create
"Moonlight Magic"
Paper Pack
30 sheets 10 designs

I've made a card using backing paper from a freebie magazine kit, onto which I've layered a circle cut from snowflake embossed card, adding a sentiment cut from the same backing paper.

I've had a bit of a week. My son tested positive for Covid last Sunday after visiting his girlfriend in London. We put him in prison (his room) and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. 
On Tuesday, I became ill, husband followed suit on Wednesday. Both of us tested negative. On Thursday, we all tested again, ALL negative. Son's girlfriend, negative. Her brother who travelled with my son, also negative. Symptoms have been similar to a minor cold but with very bad aches and pains, especially back pain.
Feeling a bit better today but we're still awaiting my son's PCR test results, should've had them yesterday :-(
Onwards and upwards we go!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx


Saturday, 21 August 2021

AURORA WOODS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "For a lady or a girl".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Hobbycraft Merry Christmas Tree
Clear Stamp



I have used another colouring I did in a Kit and Clowder class. The image is called "Aurora Woods" and is from Ching-Chou Kuik. You can find it here. I colured her in with Coics and added white gel pen for the snowy effect.
I've simply layered the image up on some backing paper rom Michele R Designs (it's beautiful soft snowflake print but you can really see that in the photo!).
I've had a wonderful week, managed to get tickets for TWO Foo Fighters concerts next year! So happy!!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx


Saturday, 14 August 2021

CUTE CHRISTMAS ROBINS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "No stamp or digital image".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:
Hobbycraft Clear Stamp
Xmas21

I have used a freebie HunkyDory kit to make my card, a beautiful kit I'd forgotten I had!

I have a week off work now so hoping to get a lot of crafting done and in between, keep my daughter busy...her boyfriend has gone on holiday for two weeks so she's a bit forlorn!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx


Saturday, 7 August 2021

CHRISTMAS PENGUINS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Include a penguin".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Hobbycraft
Merry Christmas Tree
Clear Stamp

I have used a colouring for my card this week, just for a change. This was a Kit and Clowder colouring class rom a while ago, and teacher, Alyce, challenged me to colour a black tree instead of the traditional green. Love how this one turned out. 

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx



Sunday, 1 August 2021

PRETTY IN BLUE

 


Good morning!
It's a new month so it's new challenge time at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge but you must use some patterned paper or card. Hazel offers a prize each month and is willing to post anywhere in the world so anyone can enter, and you can enter as many times as you like! This month's prize is this:


Mix & Match
"Floral Elegance"
6" x 6" Paper Pack

I have used backing paper which, coincidentely,  is from the same pack which is our prize this month (obviously not the VERY same pack, I haven't pinched a sheet!). It is a beautiful collection of papers, probably my favourite.
I used a couple of stamps which I've embossed with silver up, and finished off with a couple of butterflies and flatbacked pearl hearts.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx


Saturday, 31 July 2021

GOLDEN REINDEER

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Include a reindeer".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:


I was in a bit of a rush making this card....can you tell?! Lol! 
I have used some stamps with Versamark ink, and gold embossing powder, stamping the images onto background paper before heat embossing. 
I like it but might just do it again because it's not perfect.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 24 July 2021

RIBBON AND SNOWFLAKES

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Use some ribbon or twine".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Cherry Green Designs
"Frankie Sunbathing"
Unmounted rubber stamp
Includes seven elements

I dug out some beautiful snowflake organza ribbon, intent on making a "present" card but I just couldn't get the bow right. So I went with a simple wraparound, adding snowflake die cuts and embellishment, with a diecut sentiment, all in white. Turned out ok I think!
I had a little visit from an old work colleague yesterday, with her new baby. Cuteness overload! Little Dorothy was absolutely fascinated with our ceiling fan. It's the simple things!
Then, my daughter cooked our tea. She said they'd learned about 70's food in school last week and wanted to cook us the same....turned out to be a Vesta Chow Mein!!!! It was nice but not something I want to have again.
Hopefully going to fit in a bit of colouring today now the weather has cooled down.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx


Monday, 19 July 2021

MICROBEAD ANGST

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Use a die cut or punchie".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Make and Create Paper Pack

I thought I'd try something a little different for me this week, soon regretted it!
I cut this rather intricate Christmas tree from double sided sticky, with the intent of using microbeads. It was THE most fiddley thing I have ever done....and the beads didn't quite stick to the top part ( I may go over this with glitter?). It doesn't look too bad though.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 10 July 2021

RED TREES

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Use some red".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:
Cracking Foiled Collection
Contents include 4 x A4 foiled and die cut topper sheets
plus 10 deisgner papers with toppersand borders

I have been thrifty with this card, one little strip of paper and two dies! The wording is supposed to be straight but it wasn't haven't it when it came to sticking it down! Added some star gems to finish the card off.
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 3 July 2021

REMEMBERING ROBINS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "For a man or a boy".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:
Make and Create Paper Pad
"It's a Beautiful Day"
3 x 10 designs

This theme makes me a little (lot) sad....and I'm still drawn to make a card for my Dad who is no longer with us. I went with a simple one, using a freebie magazine pack. I just had to feature a robin. 
I've had a rough week and wished Dad was here to offer advice; then I realised he wouldn't actually give advice (he rarely did!) but he'd just make me a cup of tea and tell me everything will be fine. And he was right most of the time!

Looking forawrd to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona x





Thursday, 1 July 2021

BLUE CORNFLOWERS

 


Good morning!
It's a new month so it's new challenge time at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge but you must use some patterned paper or card. Hazel offers a prize each month and is willing to post anywhere in the world so anyone can enter, and you can enter as many times as you like! This month's prize is this:

WO Products N.V. Netherlands
Paper Pack with Foil
18 sheets

I have used a selection of dies, cutting paper from Mix & Match "Floral Elegance", a bargain pack from The Works, only £1!!!
I also cut and layered the flower and leaves, colouring them in with Copics to try and match the blue in the paper...it's close enough. I also coloured the peel-off with Copics to match.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx



Saturday, 26 June 2021

SNOWFLAKE CIRCLES

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Include a snowflake or two or more".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:


WO Products N.V. Netherlands
Paper Pack with Foil
18 sheets

I have used a variety of dies to make my card. Different sized circles and snowflakes, and of course, kept the off-cuts to make this card in opposite! Two for the price of one!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

 


Saturday, 19 June 2021

WASHI CHRISTMAS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Use some Washi tape".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Craft Sensations Design Pad
"Love Life"
A6 100 sheets

I've never been a great fan of Washi tape but have to say, I really love how this card turned out. It was a bit fiddly to make, that Washi has a mind of it's own! Simply (?!) folded strips of tape over a piece of twine and snipped the ends. I've added a little stamp to finish the card off.
Looking forward to seeing yourmakes.
Hgs
Fiona xx

Sunday, 13 June 2021

BROWN CHRISTMAS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Non-Traditional Colours".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:

Funfair Helter Skelter Clear Stamp
and
Life is a Carnival Paper Pack

I've gone for browns for my non-traditional colours. This is the last snippet of my favourite snowflake paper teamed up with pearlescent brown card. I've added a couple of die-cuts, finishing off with a big snowflake to hide the fact that the backgrond paper is missing a corner!

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx





Saturday, 5 June 2021

WINTER FUN

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Winter Fun".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this:


Stamp Set by Studio Calico

I have used a cute little stamp, simply coloured with Copics, I wanted a muted effect. This has then been die-cut and I've added some felt snowflakes (which I'd forgotten all about!).

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx



 


Tuesday, 1 June 2021

POPPING POPPIES

 


Good morning!
It's a new month so it's new challenge time at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge but you must use some patterned paper or card. Hazel offers a prize each month and is willing to post anywhere in the world so anyone can enter, and you can enter as many times as you like! This month's prize is this:

Signature Collection by Sara Davies
Crafty Fun
48 sheets

I've been at the poppies again! This is one of my favourite dies to use and I love the backing paper too. 

Hope you're all enjoying a little bit more freedom, catching up with family and friends. 

Hugs
Fiona xxx


Saturday, 29 May 2021

STARRY BEAR

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Include a bear".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this: 
Acrylic Stamp Set

Well, work has definitely got in the way of play this week. Completely forgot to make my card but luckily, I already had in mind what I wanted to make. Super quick bit of die-cutting this morning!
(Thank you Hazel for being very understanding!)

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx



Saturday, 22 May 2021

SILVER CHRISTMAS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Use some silver".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this: 

Crafter's Companion
Gemini
"Thinking"
Stamps and Die Set
15 pieces

I have been at my stamps and embossing powders again. And added a couple of wooden stars which I've glittered in silver.
Hope you are all keeping well. 
Hugs
Fiona xx


Saturday, 15 May 2021

CHRISTMAS CANDY CANES

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "candy canes".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this: 
Acrylic Sentiment Stamps

I have used a candy cane die to make my card, it was a labour of love sticking this together. Then once I was done, I got annoyed with myself for not using the opposite bits to make two! Oh well! We live and learn.
Hope you are all well. Don't forget to phone a friend or two. There're a lot of anxious people out there right now. You might just make someone's day!

Hugs
Fiona xx


Saturday, 8 May 2021

OH CHRISTMAS TREES

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Include a tree, one or more".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this: 




I have used a set of three tree dies to make my card. I love the simplicity of this one, simple makes my husband smile!
Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx

Saturday, 1 May 2021

DING DONG CHRISTMAS BELLS

 


Good morning bloggers! It's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge . As always, it's an "ANYTHING GOES" challenge as long as it's Christmas related, with the optional theme this week of "Include a bell or bells".

The winner is picked randomly each week and Hazel is willing to post the prize anywhere in the world! This week's prize is this: 



I have made a simple (but fiddly!) card using a couple of dies, adding flat-backed pearls for my holly berries. 
I've had a very busy week, lots of viewings at my Dad's house so hopefully that will sell quickly. I've also started a huge crafty destash. I gave a boxful of stuff away this week, mainly stamps that I never use, but the recipient was so thankful.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Hugs
Fiona xx