Tuesday, 11 March 2014


Good afternoon.  Firstly I want to say sorry that I haven't been commenting on your blogs for a few days.   Life has been busy, firstly husband took ill with a very nasty chest infection, which saw him in A&E at the beginning of last week.  Have to say it was a bit worrying seeing him unable to get breath, after a large dose of antibiotics he is now ok.  Always say to him what does he does he do with  his self while I am at work- well I now know that he does do quite a bit as I have found out as I have had to do those things that he does.  Plus I have had to see to cooking my own tea too. So I will take it all back.  Then Patricia, Elaine, Jenny and I were at Glasgow on Saturday. Great day out just disappointed with what was on offer at the show, never mind more pennies to spend another time. The thing I came home with that wasn't planed was picking up a really awful cold.  I don't get colds that often but oh boy I have got a right one this time.  So commenting just hasn't been top of the list.
Made this very simple birthday card last weekend, was just again playing with bits.

A 5x7 card, papers from my stash and memory box Happy Birthday.

These girly kind of birthday cards are always needed. 

That's all for today.  Thank you for all your lovely comments once again. Yes I never thought this blogging would be so addictive but I love commenting and reading what's going on with every one.

Hazel xxx


  1. What a pretty card Hazel. Sorry you and Hubby have been poorly and wish you both well xx

  2. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love the pretty papers and fabulous design.
    Sorry to hear that your hubby has been unwell and you are now suffering with a cold. I hope you are both better soon.
    Sue xx

  3. Good afternoon Sis, brilliant card LOVE that spotty paper and great design.
    Will miss seeing you tomorrow, get better soon.

    Patricia xxx

  4. Hi Hazel,

    A beautiful, very pretty card, love the die used.

    Sorry to hear about your hubby, I know how horrible it can be but your hubby's must have been bad to go to A&E, hope he is now on the mend and that your cold does not turn into the same.

    Shame about the craft show but like you say more monies to spend next time.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Hiya Hazel - this is fabulous - so sorry to hear about your hubby - glad he's getting better now - it must have been very worrying for you! Big Hugs Rachel xx

  6. Hello Hazel, Gosh poor Charlie, I hope the anti-biotics have sorted him out and that he is feling much better now, and poor you catching a cold too, I hope you too are feeling better. There are some nasty bugs going around, neither Alistair or I are 100% yet, so take care of yourself.

    Lovely card, love the dies and the pretty papers, gorgeous colours, hugs Kate x

  7. This is such a beautiful card, really pretty colours and I love the die! Sorry to hear that your husband has been ill and I'm glad that he is okay now.

  8. So sorry to hear you have succumbed to the cold, hope you and Charlie get well soon. Your card is a delight and it is better to have a few on hand for emergencies. Love that Happy Birthday die and papers too.

    Wilma x x x

  9. Hi Hazel
    How worrying for you about Charlie but glad to hear he's on the mend now. Is this what they mean about a computer virus as I'm down with a cold too and did blame Patricia for sending it down the blog but it may have been you lol!
    Lovely card chuck. That Happy Birthday die is super.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  10. hi Hazel, sorry about your hubby, glad he`s on the doing ok now.
    beautiful card, love the happy birthday die.

  11. Hi Hazel, so sorry your husband has been poorly, but glad he's ok now...gorgeous card, you really are into the card making now! I have a theory about the shows and not so many companies being there...there are so many of them now, I think it's just that they can't get to all of them! Hugs Carole Z x

  12. Hi Hazel what a fabulous girly girl birthday card, very pretty. Sorry to see your husband has been ill and now you have picked up a cold! Hope you are both better soon, sending hugs Susan xx

  13. Hi Hazel,
    so sorry to hear your hubby has been poorly, and you now have a nasty cold.
    I do hope you are both feeling better soon.
    I am one of the lucky ones and very rarely get colds, I usually suffer with maybe 1 a year, and very, very, rarely get flue, the last flue episode I got was 7 years ago, just when we were going to Disney Land Paris, and before that it was 10 years ago. My hubby had a dreadful cold after Christmas, but I never caught it.
    Love your beautiful pastel colour card. Great design too. Someone is going to have a wonderful Birthday card.
    You take care and keep nice and warm with that cold. At least the weather is warmer at the mo, well at least it is in Kent.
    Love and get well hugs to you both. Jenny L.

  14. Greetings Hazel, hope your husband is on the mend. What a lovely card design, fabulous colors and love the die cut.

    Hugs Diane

  15. Lovely card, with the way you've turned that elegant oval to its side on this pretty dp. Just read over at Patricia's that you had a bad cold. Gosh, card making would be at the bottom of my list in that case, commenting too! I sympathesize with the not catching the breath & struggling. I get like that with allergies that leap into respiratory problems. It's so debilitating & takes a while to bounce back. I surely hope that both of you will get over it quickly, and back to your usual energy. In the meantime, do the necessities. Blogging & cards will wait until you are all well again. Hugs to you both!

  16. Hi Hazel I hope you and hubby are now on the mend. How disappointing for you that you didn't spend all your dosh at the show. I tend to find that when I go, our local shops are so good at keeping up with trends it is usually only good bargains that attract.
    Great girlie card, love the Happy birthday die (I'm assuming it's a die). You can't go wrong in my books with either spotty or plaid papers.
    Take care of yourself, hugs and happy crafting, Erika. x

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  18. Hi Hazel, thanks for your recent visit. Sure hope you & Hubby are all over this cold bug or else improved greatly. Hope too, that you have some nice warm sunshine in your part of the world. South Carolina has a beautiful sunny warm day, but rain is expected tomorrow. Hugs & Happy wkend.

  19. Hi Hazel, sorry to hear that both you and hubby have not had the best of health and hope you will both be fit soon as I think your weather is improving now and you have to make the most of that.
    Pretty pink card and lovely die.
    Margaret M

  20. Very pretty card Hazel, the pastel colours are a delight. Hope you both are feeling much better now.

    Warm hugs