Thursday, 17 April 2014


Good evening,  I can't believe it's Friday tomorrow where has the week gone???  I have had a busy week back at work, mainly with ironing, it's times like this that I kind of regret saying 12years ago when I only had Anna's ironing to do that I would do all the ironing, how stupid was I ???  Little baby clothes, and she was little, now she is 5ft 4ins. Plus I am sure they most have been changing twice a day while I was off as there was a mountain of the stuff and of coarse it gets added to every day.
Went to the Easter service for the school this after noon - when did they stop  doing the true meaning of Easter?  The little ones did a play about the selfish giant.   When was that to do with Easter ??? I must be getting old!!! Well I am that but?
Now the school got a new teacher at the beginning of the new school year, she was a very good teacher and at the end of last term it was announced that she was leaving today, now poor Beth is just 9 and she has not yet had the same teacher for a whole year, we were hoping she would get that this year.   Anyway the girls made her a Oragami box and asked if I would make a card.  I remember this at 9.30pm last night - panic! So this is what I came up with, sorry I use my new Sue Wilson again, for one is so nice to work with.

It was a very quick and easy card to do, I die cut into my pre folded card, backed it with purple Lidl card, die cut the Sue Wilson bow die and the centre of the Granada one out of the same Lidl card, added three gems from my stash, I also had the white centre which I added the sentiment.   
 " Sorry you are Leaving"  but I left it off just incase the girls didn't like this card as I would have been able  to use it for another occasion.   They loved it and so did Mrs Brown.

Now this is the box the girls made, I have got to say they are both getting very good at making these, the roses are thanks to Patricia, the girls had asked her if she would be kind enough to make them some.   I think they made a lovely box, and again Mrs Brown loved it.

Well that's it for tonight I think an early night is required, girls off tomorrow and I have the lovely job of taking Anna to get, well she is hoping to get some Dr Martin boots, now this is might end in disappointment, as Anna takes size 8 - not small footed is our Anna and she has narrow feet at that, I kind of know she won't get them, but you can't tell her, but she doesn't like uncomfortable foot wear so I know she won't have them if they don't feel right. Thank goodness.
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my card for Elaine and Doug.  
Have a lovely Easter. 

Hazel xxx


  1. It sounds like you have been very busy Hazel, I don't envy you doing all that ironing!
    Your card is stunning, I am not surprised the girls and Mrs Brown loved it. Such a gorgeous box too, she is sure to treasure these.
    I hope your shopping trip goes okay tomorrow and that you enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.
    Sue xx

  2. a super card and box Hazel - wonderful stuff - my girls school is very traditional - they do the easter story and we had a wonderful assembly before they finished school when they sang non traditional songs but they all carried the easter messages. Have a great break over easter. Big Hugs Rachel x

  3. Good morning Sis, sorry I am rather late with my comment. Was not looking at Blogs yesterday afternoon ...... busy, busy then Elaine arrived in the evening.
    I just love the effect that Die gives, your card is stunning. The Origami Box is beautiful, not surprised it was loved and of course will be treasured.
    Enjoy your day

    Patricia xxx

  4. What a fabulous card Hazel and the girls did a great job with the box too!! Hope that mountain of ironing is shrinking and that you can enjoy the weekend!! Easter blessings xx

  5. Hi Hazel what a fab card and love the box too! Wish Patricia was my sister to make me some flowers!!!! I know what you mean about Easter I keep saying to my husband that at the end of the day we are a Christian country why can't we celebrate it and I'm not a churchgoer. Everything has to be so politically correct these days in case you ruffle anyone's feathers! Rant over, hugs Susan xx

  6. Not surprised the card was a hit it is fab and the box too and as always fab flowers from your sis xx Hazel I did send a reply to you about my monthly wander on 11th April but on checking I have sent it to 'no-reply blogger' - derrhh!! xx so I will have to work out how to send it to you again as I don't have your e-mail address - have a fab Easter weekend xx GailT xx

  7. Morning Hazel beautiful card i love these die so I dont mind keep seeing them. And the box the girls made is stunning. Have a lovely Easter.
    Debs xx

  8. Hello Hazel, beautiful card, such a pretty elegant die, love your colours too.I love the girls box, it is stunning, love the embellishments and the colours. Have a great weekend, hugs Kate x

  9. Hi Hazel
    No wonder teacher loved the box and card. Both are fabulous. Sue's die is super.
    Selfish giant? Its crazy, just like Christmas gets lost in a whirl of commercialism.
    Hope the ironing disappears soon.
    Ang x

  10. Hi Hazel, you have been busy! Your card is gorgeous, I love that die, which is on my wish list! The girls made a beautiful box, what a lovely send off the teacher had! Happy Easter, Carole Z xx

  11. Such a wonderful card Hazel, it's very pretty, have a wonderful Easter.

    Warm hugs

  12. A beautiful card, so elegant and I love the purple. The box is gorgeous too!

  13. Gorgeous card Hazel and what a pretty box the girls made. I'm not surprised Mrs Brown loved them.

    Sorry I've not been commenting recently but I've had a lovely catch up with all your lovely projects.

    Kat xx

  14. Hi Hazel, I'm with you on so much of this 'removing the true meaning' behind so many of our religious holidays. Civilization seems to forget why these celebrations were started, but I guess all we can do, is hold it in our own hearts. It seems to be the way of the world - all over. Sad. I just try to respect the holidays of each religion if I can. Your card is lovely. I am entranced by the lacy effects these dies create, and wish we had a USA source. Loved the purple & white. Your 'girls' did a fabulous job with the origami box, and I'm sure their departing teacher will treasure this special handmade remembrance. I thought I recognized Patricia's beautiful roses. Well done, ALL of you. Hope that the boot shopping trip ended happily for all. TFS, Happy Easter & many Hugs.

  15. Beautiful card Hazel...I was watching Sue demo these at the weekend....had to sit on my hands! I so love these new dies.
    Great box too.
    Hope you got the doc's ok? I'm with you shopping in towns, give me the countryside or beach any day instead.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  16. These are beautiful Hazel, your girls are as talented as you lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. Beautiful card Hazel, very effective & that bow die is just beautiful! A fabulous box too, I'm sure it'll be treasured! I have a little award for you over on my blog & I have candy too if you fancy entering!
    hugs Jo x