Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Spring Tulips

The weather has been a bit better today, it was lovely and warm in the sun when I walked the dogs earlier today so perhaps spring will be here soon. I love all the spring bulbs that are flowering at the moment, especially tulips, so today I'm sharing a simple drawing of some tulips.

I'm entering my drawing in the Art Journal Journey Spring challenge.

I drew the tulips and coloured them with watercolour pencils. I lightly coloured the background and stamped some script and added some splatters. I stamped the word tulip but its's a bit wonky.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy the rest of your day. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Spring Journal Page

Good morning everybody, I thought we'd seen the last of nasty white stuff - it was a lovely spring day yesterday and today it's snowing quite heavily.

Rosie has chosen Spring for her theme at Art Journal Journey

Supplies used:
Paper napkins.
Hero Art flower stamp coloured with felt tip pens.
Stampendous bird stamp and matching die.
Felt tip pens to colour the bird.
Script stamp - unknown make.
Black Archival ink.
Distress ink to edge the pages with.
Matte medium.

Below are a couple of photos of my tortoise Harry, last weekend he decided it was spring and got up after his four month hibernation. Looking at the weather today I think he might decide that he got up a bit too early.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Dylusions Diary - Week 4

Good morning everybody. I have week four of my diary to share with you today.

The flower page was already printed so I just coloured it with felt tip pens leaving the white border round the flowers, I decided not to add anything else to the page. I decorated the diary page with Just Rite stamps and Hero Art stamps.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

SPA - Springtime

Good morning, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

I'm happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge - the theme I've chosen is Springtime, with the way the weather's been this week spring still seems a long way of.

I enlarged a Gecko Galz image and adhered it to my postcard, then I stamped the flowers with a Stampendous stamp and coloured them with pencils. I stamped some green leaves around the nest with a Paperartsy stamp. The word spring is a Jofy stamp.

I'm entering my postcard in the following challenges
Country View Challenge - Postcards
Moo Mania and More - Think of Spring

Thank you for looking, enjoy your Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Floral Card

Hi all, I hope you're all managing to keep warm, it's freezing where I am but I'm warm and cosy at the moment, we've got the heating on and have decided to light the fire as well.

I'm sharing with you my latest project for the Craft Barn design team, it's a simple card, not many instructions, if you want to take a look you can find it here.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely evening. xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Man On A Tightrope Postcard

Hi everyone, very cold and snowy here today.

To day I'm sharing the postcard that I've made for the UK Stampers February postcard swap.
I'm also entering it in the Take A Word Silhouette challenge.

I covered my postcard with some patterned paper that came with a Stampington magazine. I stamped some script and stamped the Paperartsy buildings in black Archival ink. I also stamped the Tim Holtz man on a tightrope and words with black Archival. The little birds were die cut with an Impression Obsession die. I edged the postcard with a felt tip.

I've added a couple of snowy photos.

Josh and Murphy enjoying a good sniff round a tree.

This photo was taken from my dining room at lunchtime.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me, enjoy what's left of the day. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

E is for Elephant

Hi everybody, still not a lot of crafting being done at the moment but I've managed to make a journal page for the Art Journal Journey challenge the theme was chosen by Rike and is Animals A - Z.

I painted the edge of the page with black acrylic paint and stamped the flowers onto a geli print, I tore the edges and adhered it to the page. I coloured the flowers with felt tips and stencilled some gold Imagination Crafts starlight paint. I used a wooden block to stamp the black elephants. The little elephant image was on the front of a card that a friend sent me.

The flower stamp is by Elusive Images.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentines Day

Good morning all, I'm sharing a valentine card with you today.

I stamped and embossed the Woodware heart and coloured it with felt tips and a water brush. I splattered some colour onto white card, cut out the heart and glued it to the splattered card, The sentiment was done with a Dymo machine.

Thank you for taking a look and have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Door Hanger

Hi everyone, I've my latest Craft Barn design team project to share with you today, it's a door hanger and you can find how I decorated it here.

Have a lovely day and thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 2 February 2018

DCD Week 3

Hi everybody, I've my Dylusions Creative Dyary week 3 to share with you today.

I'm entering my diary in the Try It On Tuesday Fire and Ice challenge.

This is my finished diary spread.

This is how the diary came.

I painted the diary page with blue Fresco paint and stencilled the snowflakes, I added some stickles.
The jumper is part of some junk mail, it was a grey drawing that I coloured with felt tip pens. I added a few doodles and wrote "what you need on a cold and frosty morning is a nice warm wooly jumper"

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Sweetheart Box

Hi everyone, I can't believe that it's February already and time for another Altered Eclectics challenge, as always the theme is Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards of ATCs allowed.

For my design team project I've decorated a heart shaped box that had toiletries in it.

I covered the box with handmade paper, it's not a very good photo, the paper is a peachy colour not white.

I glued some lace to the side of the lid and embossed the chipboard hearts with Frantage embossing enamel. I decorated the box with a book page, lace, chipboard hearts, a Gecko Galz image. flowers and stickles.

The rest of the design team have made some lovely inspirational pieces and they would love you to visit the challenge to take a look or join in with the challenge.

Have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

DCD Week 2

Good morning everybody. Here is week 2 of my Dylusions Diary.

This is my finished spread.

This is the diary before I decorated it. I decided not to put any colour on the pages. I stencilled and doodled and die cut the triangles for the dates. I stamped the main image [Rubber Dance Stamp] and cut it out. I added the word stickers and remnant rubs.

Have a lovely day and thank you for taking a look xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

SPA - Travel

Travel is the theme for the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

Background coloured with Distress Oxides, then I stamped and embossed the Woodware background stamp. I collaged some washi tape, Eiffel Tower die cut, Tim Holtz paper doll and some flowers cut from a napkin.

Have a lovely week. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Dylusions Creative Dyary Week 1

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend.

Today I'm sharing with you the first week of my creative journal, I'm going to try to keep the journal going all year.

All the pages on the right side of the journal are already coloured ready for decoration, so I decorated the page with some die cut circles and a Dylusions die cut that I'd coloured with felt tip pens, the diary page was stamped. The word stickers says - and so the adventure begins.

I'd like to enter my journal in the Art Journal Journey challenge - New Year, New Adventures.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Decorated Notebook

Good morning everybody, today I'm sharing my latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team - I should have posted it yesterday but I had a migraine and didn't put my computer on, I'm a bit squiffy today but feel a lot better. You can see my project here - the Craft Barn have added more goodies to their sale so why not pop over there to grab a bargain.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, enjoy your day. xxx Hazel.