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.