Monday, 20 June 2016


Good morning, thank you for your comments on my Canada holiday photographs.  We had a good holiday apart from the weather, rain rain and more rain.  We had it good to begin with then it went down hill.  My body clock is still playing up and I often waken up at 4 or 5 in the morning. Never mind it will get back to normal I am sure soon.

To days makes are 3 simple cards I have done as part of box I am putting together to help Beth in her fund raiser!   Feel £600 is an awful lot for an 11 year old to raise by Christmas.  She has been busy, I told her to keep things simple mainly to save her time.  I am hoping mum is up for this open after noon, as I feel it might just raise a few pounds, especially if we can get a good raffle going too. 

The two happy birthday ones are 6x6 embossed and Phil Martins die cuts.
The just for you one is 5x5 again embossed with a Phil Martins die. 

That's all for today, we are off to Perth to hopefully order our new sofa and chair.  It will be   Decisions on what fabric and colour we will go for. 

Hazel xxx 

Sunday, 12 June 2016


Just thought I would show these two photos, they were taken at the same spot just in two different seasons and three years apart.
The top one I took on our first trip to Canada in 2013 in the October the clouds looked like the sea.  This was the view on this trip and you can see the actual sea, big difference in temp too it was 1 or 2 degrees in the October and this trip it was 30, oh don't be thinking we had it good all the time oh no going over the Rockies it was down to 4 and the rain was bouncing off the road.  Oh boy we were in the clouds and couldn't see 2 feet in front of us

We were at Harrison Hot Springs! Believe you me it was far from hot! It was very cold, wet and miserable, we were lucky as we here visiting Charlies brother and could sit in doors.

We didn't take so many photos this time as we are a kind of redoing the tourist bits this year, one of Charlies sisters has gone in with a friend and opened a coffee shop and they are selling pieces of furniture that have been restored, so we stopped at Harrison Hot Springs for a few days to support her in the opening of their new venture, and to meet another brother and his wife who came up over the border from the US.  We hadn't seen this brother for 32 years, so it was lovely. Funny how family become important as you get to our age! More so as these brothers and sisters here are Charlies half ones and he was 37 when they met for the first time.

Sorry for the overload, I will get back into crafting at some point, I am trying hard to think ( scrapbooking) I want to do it for a memory of our trips, I loved doing it before but seem to have got side tracked.
Anyway that's it for now.  I bet you are all glad.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Hazel X

Wednesday, 8 June 2016


Sorry I have been AWOL!  We have been away enjoying our selves and Google kindly wouldn't let me in as they thought someone had stolen my password, yes very helpful and secure but a pain.

You will have gathered we have been back to Canada and seeing lots of nature at her best.  The weather was very hot too hot to be honest at times, yet we have enjoyed our trip.  We were delayed again  at Glasgow  but not as long as a few years ago and I wasn't ill after the journey.

Thank you for all your kind comments on my little blankets, I do appreciate them all and just hope the blankets are too!  I took a wooden hook and wool with me for on the plane and it's was the best thing ever as it passed the time away all 11 and half hours of them, I also did a lot sitting on an evening and even early in the morning. Had to buy more wool so I would have some to do on the way back, so two more blankets for the unit.

Sorry for the photo over load, I had hoped to post like I did in the past. Will show you a few more photos in the next day or two.

Thank you for calling in.

Hazel xxx

Sunday, 29 May 2016


Good afternoon, sorry I have been missing again, just been busy and I haven't been doing any cards as such, the ones I have done I forgot to photograph, in to much of a hurry to get them in the post.  
Thank you again for all your lovely comments, yes Karen it was your card, so glad you liked it! I loved when we got cards when our grand children arrived.  

I have been busy knitting these little blankets that will go the Special Baby care unit at Nine wells Dundee. Anna's piano teacher has had to give up knitting as her hands are to bad these days, she had bags of beautiful wool so I took up the offer to have some and I have been making these, just big enough for the little cots and nothing fancy.  They are always needing these kind of things up at the unit, my friend June received some of the wool and is knitting little perm cardigans with it. Mary is de lighted as her wool is being used for a good cause. 

It's been rather nice knitting again it was the one craft I loved having always on the go.when the children were little. 
Nothing much going on at the moment just time running away at a quick rate. I am goi g to post this now as our internet has been playing up. 

Thank you for calling in 

Hazel xxx

Saturday, 21 May 2016


Good morning.  Thank you for calling in.  I am so sorry that I went missing again.  Life just got in the way, how I ever managed to work full time I will never know!   I don't know if when you are working you run on a much higher rate of energy or what, I use to be able to craft, blog and work!  These days I just seem to get no where fast!  

Today's card is one I made for new grand parents, I had to make two, both were a kind of the same, I only photographed this one for some reason.  The other had a different LOTV image the lay out was the same.   

I used Anna Marie card and lace from stash, very simple easy card. 

I have to say I have no up and go craft wise at the moment, as I said just life things getting in the way.     I have a 40th card to get made along with a couple of birthday cards, I must get my finger out and get them done. 

Thank you again for calling in.

Hazel xxx 

Sunday, 1 May 2016


Good morning.  Thank you for calling in! Also for all you lovely comments on my last card.
It's not often I use lace, it's a bit out of my comfort zone.
Today I am showing cards I made using bits out of my but box!  When I was having a major tidy out of things I found these bear images ( no idea were they came from) and put them in my box saying "use them!"  So with other bits this is what I came up with.  I haven't added sentiments, I will leave that till they are needed. Thought they would make good men's or boys cards. I have made a few more I will show them another day.
I think the backing card is all from " The Works" pads there were a few big bits in the box I think I must have cut the card then changed my mind, or when Beth was here she might have asked to use it then she changed her mind! Which would count for big pieces being cut.
Nothing much on the cards for this week, apart from a meet up with Norah on Thursday. Tammy my younger daughter wants to meet Norah so she is coming with me.

Thank you for looking in.
Hazel xxx

Sunday, 24 April 2016


Good morning.  I am pleased to report it is a beautiful here.  Thank goodness in a way as we have a big family gathering arranged for this afternoon.  We have a year of big birthdays and other special dates.   Patricia and I have arranged this gathering at a central hotel to us all, where we are going to have afternoon tea, we won't have to do the hard work yet we have still had to put in a lot of organisation. Here's hoping it all runs smoothly.  I think we were mad to have it the weekend after we were away for our little meet up with our crafting friends.  Thank you for all your comments, we did have a great time.

Today's card as you can see was for a ladies birthday, were I knew I could put lace and pink on and it would be appreciated.  All very simple, back ground paper was from an A4 packet I bought from my local craft shop I can't remember who it's by!  Memory box die cut at the back of my aster flower ( heartfelt creations) happy birthday ( Presscut) and lace is two lengths joined to make it double width.

I can't believe we are nearly at the end of the month already, lots of birthdays next month so I must get busy with making the cards.

Thank you for calling in today.

Hazel xxx