Sunday, 24 September 2017

SPA - Carte Postale

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

Carte Postale has to be somewhere on our postcards in the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


For the background I glued a napkin to the postcard. All the stamps are Tim Holtz stamps and I used Archival ink. I found the butterflies in my stash, I'd stamped them a long time ago and I think I used distress ink.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy your Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Septembers Inchies

Hi everyone, here are the inchies that I've made for the UK Stampers inchie swap.


The backgrounds are scraps of decorated card, I used a Crafty Individuals stamp for the images and I added some Tim Holtz word stickers.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friends Journal Page

Good morning everyone, I've a journal page to share with you today.

My Friend is the theme for the Try It On Tuesday challenge and Colour My World is the theme for the Art Journal Journey challenge. My favourite colour is green and my favourite colour combination is green and pink although there is more pink than green on my page.


I coloured the background with Distress Oxides and stamped with Archival ink. I used a stencil for the leaves. The stamps that I used are Paperartsy, Seth Apter and Kaisercraft.


I found some lovely napkins at Ally Pally last weekend, one of them had pink roses on so I cut out some roses and glued them to the page.


I added some Tim Holtz images and stamped some words with Art Impressions and Dyan Reaveley/Dylusions stamps.

The words are
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

Girlfriends make the best accessories.


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

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Seahorse Postcard

Good morning all, today I'm sharing a postcard that I made for a swap earlier in the year.


I used Samantha Braund Arts stamps and stencils.

I used distress inks to colour the background and sprayed water over it, I also used distress inks with the stencils. I used a white pen to draw dots and a black marker to scribble round the edge. The stamping was done with black Archival ink.

A close up of the script.

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

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sgraffito Art

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a very colourful piece using the Sgraffito technique. You can see how I created it here.


Thank you for dropping by. 
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

UK Stampers July ATC Swap

It's been a while since I've done any crafting or posted anything, life seems to be getting in the way. I've got some ATCs to share with you today, they were made for the UK Stampers July swap.


The backgrounds are made from card that I'd inked some time ago, I added some remnent rubs and for the images I used Paperartsy/Lynne Perella stamps, I also added some gems.

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

Friday, 1 September 2017

Altered Notebook Cover

It's the start of a new month so it's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes - no cards allowed. For my Project this month I've altered the cover of a notebook.



This is the notebook that I used. I started by covering the book with a gelli print and some torn patterned paper, then I added some thread. I coloured the centre panel with distress oxide and added some tissue tape. The Stampers Anonymous flowers were stamped with black Archival ink and coloured with pitt pens. I also stamped a couple of flowers on white card, coloured them with pitt pens, cut them out and glued them over the stamped images. The notebook was embellished with ribbon, metal charm, remnent rubs and word stickers.

The rest of the design team have made some lovely projects and they would love you to take a look. Happy crafting. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Precious Memories

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is an altered book box to keep precious memories in, you can see how I made the box and the contents here.


Thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Mans Best Friend

A digital page from me today made for the Digitally Made challenge Pets/Animals.

My page features my two lovely dogs Josh and Murphy.


I used my Craft Artist programme for the border, frame, butterflies, leaves and words, for everything else I used some of my photos.

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

Sunday, 20 August 2017

SPA - Tropical Summer

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying the weekend.
This week I'm hosting the Sunday Postcard Art challenge and the theme that I've chosen is Tropical Summer.


I've gone digital this week, I found an image on the internet and used it for the background then I had fun using the Craft Artist to embellish it with flamingos, flowers, birds, palm tree etc.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely Sunday.
Hazel. x

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Rainy Day Tag

Good morning everyone, I have a tag to share with you today, I made the tag for the UK Stampers July swap.


For the background I used Infusions and Distress Oxide. I stamped the image with an Inkylicious stamp. I stencilled some raindrops using a stencil with some Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, unfortunately they don't show up on the photo.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely weekend.
Hazel. x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Get Well Card

Hi everyone, a quick post today to share my latest project for the Craft Barn, it's a vintage get well card, you can see my card here.


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

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Cats

Hi everyone, sorry I've not done much commenting lately, hopefully by the weekend I should be visiting your blogs.

The challenge at Moo Mania and More is Cats so I'd like to enter a card that I made a couple of months ago.


I matted some paterned paper onto a white card blank. For the background I used distress ink to colour a Justrite stamp, before stamping it I sprayed some water on the inked stamp. The images were stamped with Laurel Burch stamps onto white card and then I coloured them with felt tip pens and cut them out. I added some flowers and sequins.

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

Sunday, 6 August 2017

UK Stampers - Inchies

Hi everybody, not been a very good week, on Monday we found out that Josh our dog is very ill - going to a specialist clinic tomorrow and on Thursday we said goodbye to Chandler our lovely cat, she had a good life and reached the grand old age of 20 - will miss her lots.


Today I'm sharing the inchies that I made for the UK Stampers July swap.


I used scraps of inked card and they were all stamped with Inkadinkado stamps except the mermaid, not sure what make of stamp she is.

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

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Altered iPad Cover

Hi everyone, it's been over a year since I've made anything for the Altered Eclectics Design Team, but now I'm back and for my first project I thought I would give my tatty old iPad cover a new look.


This is my iPad in it's altered case and below it is the old tatty case.


The first thing I did was to glue together all the bits that were falling apart.


I gave it a coat of white gesso and covered it with some lovely Imagination Crafts rice paper.


I added layers of acrylic paint, stencilling and stamping.


I used Stampendous stamps and dies for the butterflies. The butterflies were glued to the cover and I gave it a coat of matte medium, when this had dried I coloured the butterflies with Pitt pens and added some word stickers.


Thank you for dropping by, why not pop over to the Altered Eclectics blog to take a look at the lovely projects that the rest of the design team have made.
xxx Hazel.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Birthday Card

Hi everybody, I hope you all had a great weekend.

Today I'm sharing a card that I made earlier in the year.


I used distress oxides on the background and the spots round the edge were stamped with a Paperartsy stamp. The main image was stamped with an Imagination Crafts art stamp and matter onto black card.

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

Sunday, 30 July 2017

SPA - Turquoise and Lime

Turquoise and Lime is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I started with some green card and used a stencil with some turquoise Glimmer Mist. I stencilled the Sweet Poppy elephants with some Dreamweaver black embossing paste then I photographed it and finished it digitally.


Thank you for visiting. 
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Summertime Love

Hi everybody, today I'm sharing with you a page that I've made for this months Art Journal Journey challenge, Elizabeth from the Altered Book Lover blog has chosen the Theme of Summertime Love. There's lots of things that I love about the summertime and one of them are sunflowers. My page is a watercolour using Neocolor 11 and Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, I used pitt pens for the writing.


Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Oriental Canvas

Good morning, my latest project for the Craft Barn DT is an Oriental canvas, you can see how I made it here.


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

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

SPA - Chickens

It's been quite a while since I entered the Sunday Postcard Art challenge but have managed to make a postcard for this weeks Chicken challenge.


I made the background on the computer and printed it, then I stamped the Crafty Individuals image onto cream card and coloured it with coloured pencils. I scribbled round the edge with a red pen and added some remnant rubs.

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

Monday, 24 July 2017

Fun In The Sun

My project today is a digital page.

I'm entering it in the Art Journal Journey challenge - Summertime Love
and the 
Digitally Made challenge - Summer Fun/Patriotic.



I used Serif Craft Artist with a couple of digi kits, the image is a Gecko Galz digital image.

Thank you for visiting, have a good day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Inchies

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

Today I'm sharing some inchies that I made for the UK Stampers June swap.


The backgrounds are made from scraps, all the stamping was done with Paperartsy stamps and I used felt tips to colour them.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day. xxx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cat ATCs

Hi everybody, I have some ATCs to share with you today.


I used card from my stash for the backgrounds and stamped the Stampendous/Laurel Burch cats onto white card. The cats were coloured with felt tips, cut out and glued to the background. I stamped some paw prints and added sequins.

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

Friday, 14 July 2017

New Home Card and Gift Tag

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing with you the latest project that I've made for the Craft Barn design team, you can find full instructions here.


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

Monday, 3 July 2017

Butterfly Tag

Good morning. Today I'm sharing the tag that I've made for the UK Stampers tag swap.

I'm entering my tag in the following two challenges.
Go Tag Thursday - Butterflies.
Country View Challenges - Things With Wings.


For the background I used distress ink, stencils and mica sprays. I stamped the Stampers Anonymous butterflies onto the tag with black Archival ink and stamped and die cut the butterfly with a Stampendous stamp and die, I added a metal pointer for the body. Finally I added some tissue tape, word sticker and stapled some ribbon.

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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Undercover

Hi everyone, I hope you're all looking forward to a good weekend.

I'm sharing with you today my latest project for the Craft Barn design team, you can see how I made it here.


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

Friday, 30 June 2017

More Circles

It's the end of the June already, the year's racing by.
Today is the last day of the Art Journal Journeys Circle challenge and I've managed to make another page.


I painted the background with watercolours and used a Carabelle Studio stencil for the flowers. I added a bit more colour with Gelatos and stamped some circles. I cut some circles out of fabric and glued them to the page, the flowers at the bottom are cut out of some fabric.The quote is a Woodware stamp. I added some sequins and remnent rubs.

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

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Numbers Postcard

Hi everyone, a very overcast start to the day and rain is expected.

Today I'm sharing with you the postcard that I've made for this months UK Stampers postcard swap, the theme is Numbers.
I'm entering my postcard into the Try It On Tuesday challenge, their theme is Letters or Numbers or Both.


I stamped the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz numbers onto cream card using Archival ink then I stamped the fabulous Crafty Individuals flamingo stamp in black. I added some remnent rubs and wrote the numbers round the edge.

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

Monday, 26 June 2017

Circles

Good morning, I hope you all had a good weekend.

Circles is this months challenge theme at Art Journal Journey. I must admit that in my head my page was a lovely pastel watercolour with a few circles but I got carried away.


I used watercolours for the background and for the different circles I used Neocolours, pitt pens. Posca pen, Finnabair stamps and Archival ink.

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

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.