Thursday, 25 September 2014


Good afternoon.    It's a very autumn kind of day here, nice but with a chilly wind, not the best of weather for those at the Ryder Cup.  Should make for an interesting golf tournament.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on Patricia's birthday card, I love reading them all and do appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Today it's the Patricia and Johns card that I made for them, very plain but I think effective.  Our younger sister Fiona and family, Gillian & Andrew , Tammy& Derek and Charlie and I all went together for their gift.    I know she will tell you about it at a later date as they are waiting till later in October to use it.

Well Anna and I have been out and had a successful shopping trip.   She has got her replacement ring, no going over budget and a very happy girl too.  The jewellery shop staff were lovely and very helpful so it was a very enjoyable hour.  She decided she wanted another Pandora ring, her last one had a small pink stone, but she liked this one, and it's different.

Anna thinks her hands look big so not keen to have her hand photographed, she has long fingers and that's likely why she is so good at playing the piano, going to do grade 6 exam now.
I have been in work since 7.10am will be lucky to get home by that time tonight, it's not been hard work. Anna rode out with Jen the groom and helped exercise the horses and ponies, ( she is going to have a go tomorrow at clipping her pony with Jens help - poor Denise)   
So really I have had it easy.  Sitting here writing this Anna away reading - lovely and peaceful.  Beth at net ball so she doesn't get picked up till 4.25 then it's to piano, so I can't say I have done loads.  
It's just being here and not at home, where I could have done some crafting.
Well that's it for today, I have had a baby basket to do for a little prem baby who came into the world very quickly ,that quick mum didn't even have any pains just a bit of stomach ache.   But little one is fine she was 5 weeks early but weighed in at a healthy 5lbs 5ozs.  I just made one of my square baskets, that was what was asked for . 

Take care and here are some ((((((hugs)))))) for those who are needing some at this moment.

Hazel xxx


  1. Beautiful card Hazel. The gold foiling looks great. Anna's ring looks so stunning and looks lovely on her finger too. Been doing a bit of sewing today. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Hi Hazel,

    This a beautiful card for Patricia & John. Love the 50 with the swirl make a great focal statement.

    Beautiful ring you have bought, love the colour.

    Hope you have had a nice day.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Hi Hazel a beautiful card for John and Patricia the fifty looks fabulous. Love ring for Anna too! I bought a ring a few years back from Pandora which was really nice but I gave it to my daughter as she liked it too! Susan x

  4. Sitting here having a cuppa and admiring our beautiful card. All our cards are still on show.
    Have to say that "50" on the white and gold make a stunning card, we love it.
    Think it looks much crisper in real life.
    Anna's ring looks good, glad she is happy with it.

    Patricia xxx

  5. Hi Hazel,
    Early morning here, 3 am, can't sleep so blog hopping.
    Stunning card, lovely 50 with a flourish says it all.
    What a gorgeous ring too.
    Margaret M

  6. Your card is gorgeous - clean and simple but definitely not plain xx luv it xx Anna has good taste and the colour of the stone is beautiful xx GailT xx

  7. Hi Hazel, what a stunning card, love the shape of the frame and your design.
    Anna has chosen a beautiful ring and the colour of the stone justs suits her skin colouring. wishing her health to wear it.
    I'm not long home either, it was so good to sit and chill, hugs Kate x

  8. Such a stunning card Hazel, a really effective design.
    Anna's new ring is gorgeous, I love the colour of the stone.
    Sue xx

  9. Hi Hazel what a beautiful card I think it looks really classy with the gold. No wonder Patricia and John liked it.xx

    Debs xx

  10. Hi Hazel, a beautiful wedding anniversary card, love your use of dies and a perfect colour combination.
    Anna has chosen a lovely striking ring, bet she is very happy with it?
    It sounds as if you've had a busy day too.
    Well done on your guess from my question yesterday.

    Hugs Erika. x

  11. hi Hazel, what a beautiful elegant 50th card for Patricia & John.
    One of my favourite coloured stones, beautiful ring.

  12. Hi Hazel,
    fab card for such a momentous occasion.
    I love the way you have put the 50th in the card die cut, it looks very lovely.
    beautiful ring too and wonderful colour stone too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Hi Hazel
    Less is definitely more. Your card looks very classy. Love that die cut 50th. Not seen one of those before.
    What a beautiful ring too. Lovely colour stone. Anna's a lucky girl.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x