Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Good afternoon, what started as a nice day is slowly turning out to be back to normal weather these days. Rain is not far off, and it's beginning to get very dull. At least I got the dogs walked when it was nice.
I would like to welcome my latest follower - Mary H ( Carolina Cards) thank you Mary for your lovely comments on my cards.   Of course thank you also to all my other followers who leave lovely comments too.
Today's card came about after last week Big Sister Patricia ( summerhousecraftsblogspot ) handed me a box of stamps ( haven't got round to playing with them yet) plus an envelope with the cut out die That I have used on my card. Saying "see what you can do with this". Now I have tried the die cut out on a few different papers, but just didn't like the look of. Anyway this what I came up with.

The die is very fancy and I thought I would try and keep it simple so that the die took centre stage.
My aster flower is made from tissue paper. Saw Sue Wilson doing this a few weeks ago and liked how it looked.
It's off to work for me now, so playing with card and paper will have to wait till later or maybe it will be tomorrow.

Hazel xxx


  1. Wow Hazel, what a gorgeous card. I have never seen this die and boy you have used it brilliantly. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Oh my Hazel I LOVE that die.....never seen it either. Guess that's another one I need.
    It is so beautiful the background needed to be simple to make it pop. Great job and another die to add to my list!
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Hazel!! Lovely colour too. Hugs Christine xx

  4. Hi Hazel! I came here from your sister Patricia's blog to suggest you come and play in the Snippets Playground sometime :)

    Love your blog, both you and your sis are so talented. And this die is AMAZING!! I neeeeed it :) Beautiful card indeed.

    Now following you.

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Oh! My! Word! Sis that is absolutely stunning, stunning,stunning!!!!
    See, you can make cards and beautiful ones at that.
    You have fairly done that Die Cut justice, your flower is also brilliant

    Patricia xx

  6. WOW!! Absolutely stunning Hazel, the die is gorgeous, and your colour theme is wonderful, love your flower made with tissue paper. Is this a SBs die?, anyway it's one everyone should have. Hugs Kate x

  7. I love it Hazel what a fabulous die! Susan x

  8. Hi Hazel,
    what a super ,super, card. You have made wonderful use of that wonderful die. I too have never seen this die, must look out for it, when I go to the NEC.
    I think it's a must have.
    Love your superb aster flower. Not seen this before. The colour is great too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. This is stunning Hazel. Such a beautiful die and I love the delicate flower too.
    Sue xx

  10. beautiful card Hazel, love what you have done with the die, as you say, the die says it all. loved playing with mine.


  11. Ooooo Hazel .. .. this is gorgeous. I love it!!!

    Such a fabulous die and a stunning flower.

    One very beautiful card.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  12. this really is stunning Hazel - fabulous card - the die is beautiful and the flower is wonderful x

  13. Wow Hazel what a fab die and you were right to keep it simple as it just speaks for itself...gorgeous flower, beautiful card, hugs Carole Z X

  14. That is a stunner Hazel...extremely elegant and the flower is superb!! xx

  15. Hi Hazel
    I think Patricia has unleashed something now. There will be no stopping you.
    Gorgeous die cut and love the flower.
    Have a great week.
    Ang x

  16. Stunning card Hazel. That die cut looks amazing and the flower really sets it off.

    Kat xx

  17. Hi Hazel, WOW! WOW! WOW! This is stunning, what a beautiful, delicate die and you have decorated it so perfectly with just a single flower that looks so beautiful, love the colour too. See there always was a card maker in there somewhere, it just needed to be let lose lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. Gorgeous card Hazel and a beautiful die and how you have used it is perfect - like you say the die does all the work and the flower you have made is fab xx you are a brill card maker lady, keep up the good work xx GailT xx

  19. Hazel, this is a lovely soft elegant card. I love this die if this is the one you meant. It looks very intricate and some of those can be difficult to cut. What company is it? It is so beautiful, and your white cut-work against that dreamy blue made a wonderful card. TFS & have fun playing. Thanks to you, too, for becoming a new follower.

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