Friday, 30 January 2015


Good morning I hope your are not suffering from having to much snow, I know that a lot of you live in the north of England and you seem to have got more than us here in the east of scotland, we have what I call a good dusting, but oh boy it's cold.   Not into work till I pick Beth up, so I can stay in and keep cozy, and cranke that handle and get more striplets cut, I still have a few for the main ones to do. Then I have the 50 for the evening invites to do.

This card was sent to younger daughters Godfather who has been having radiotherapy all this week ready for surgery next week.   I used the same Image as I used on Charlies Birthdsy card, as I wrote on the insert that this is what he has to do. " Feet up watching his TV with a cup of tea or coffee". Rest and "positive thoughts". Now like with Charlies the LOTV card has a cream tinge to it and of course it wasn't till I looked at the photo that I saw how much my sentiment card looked so white so off that came and a more cream coloured one added, but I popped it in its envelope and posted it off- yes I did not re photo it.  

5x7 prefolded card.
Papers are from a Forever Friends 12x12 pad
LOTV image 
Sentiment cut with Sue Wilson die 

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my little "thank you" card I feel that a "thank you" card no matter what size is important, so if we can make from that pieces of waste card great, the other will come from a the full sheets of card but that will be a bit of cutting, I might just have to pop back down and ask Adrian at our local craft shop to sweet talk him in to cutting them. He kindly cut the card for the invites on his A3 guillotine for me.

Well I am off the make myself another cup of tea and get going.
Take care and wrap up warm if you are going out.  

Hazel xxxx


  1. Good morning Sis,
    Sam will love this card, the fact that you have actually thought to send him a card will bring a tear to his eye!!!
    He will not notice the difference in colour I am sure

    Patricia xxx

  2. Great card Hazel. It's amazing how many different shades of white there are. Makes life difficult when you want to use scraps for sentiments etc.Keep warm. Hugs Christine xx

  3. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love the image and beautiful papers.
    Take care in the cold and snow.
    Sue xx

  4. Morning Hazel. Just love everything about today's card. Not a nice thought though for the reason behind it. I do hope things go well.
    Have a good day.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  5. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the papers you have used with this adorable image, it will certainly help cheer him up, hugs Carole ~Z X

  6. Hi Hazel what a great card I love the image
    and the design is great.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my cards.
    and yes the car is still feeling good. And i.m loving it.

    Debs xxx

  7. Great man card Hazel, love that LOTV image.
    No snow here either.

    Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

  8. Hi Hazel,
    Really like your card and very touched by the reason you have sent it! I do hope it brings a smile and even a tear as your Sister says . Do hope that the operation goes well.
    Our snow came and went in about 6 hours but we are nearer the coast in Lancs so don't get so much. Very thankful.
    Pretty cold here though.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Love Myra x

  9. Hi Hazel,
    that's a great idea a nice cup of warming tea in such dreadful weather.
    We have been very lucky here in my area of East Kent with the weather, although it's still very cold.
    Love this fab male card, and your super design.
    Love LOTV images they are just the best.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hallo Hazel
    Mooi beterschap kaart
    Fijn weekend
    Groetjes Gerrie

  11. Hi Hazel, we are very cold and have snow, and more forecast for through the night and tomorrow.
    Love your card, I love thse LOTV images and your colours and design are fab.
    Have a good weekend whatever you do, hugs Kate x

  12. Hi Hazel this is such a lovely card and so thoughtful of you too, I do hope it works your positive magic for him and he makes a really good recovery.
    Do take care in this cold weather, off to do a sewing.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    With love
    Margaret xx

  13. Hi Hazel
    A thoughtful reminder to your friend that there are people who care and who are rooting for him. I'm sure it will raise as much of a smile as a tear.
    You will have muscles like Popeye by the time you have finished those invites lol!
    Take care and have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  14. Wonderful card Hazel, agree with all that`s been said, he will love this I`m sure.

  15. Love the image on this one, great card. xxx

  16. Hi Hazel,
    Brilliant card, love the papers you have used, you can't go wrong with lily of the valley, all of their images are fabulous.
    It sounded like the perfect image for it's recipient!
    Warm hugs
    Sandra sxxxx

  17. A lovely card and just what the doctor ordered Hazel! Susan x

  18. What s lovely thought and love this image, perfect for all those male cards that prove difficult to make sometimes - colours are gorgeous and no doubt he will be well-chuffed with it xx GailT xx

  19. Perfect card for the recipient, the colours are gorgeous, love the image.

    Stay warm and have a wonderful day.

    Warm hugs

  20. Good morning Hazel,
    I love the image & very fitting for your recipient I wish him the very best & good recovery he will love this card I'm sure Hazel. Also a great image for a man card,I love it.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  21. a brilliant card Hazel - love this image - its perfect for many men! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

  22. a brilliant card Hazel - love this image - its perfect for many men! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

  23. What a perfect card for someone going through this situation.Had to laugh about your spotting the color diff in your photo. I do that ALL the time! Actually it doesn't glare out at you, and probably only you noticed it. Everyone else would have thought "Design decision". Love that S/B oval cut elegant. Loved the cheery plaid and I'm sure the recipient will as well, and appreciate your thinking of him just now. You're good to have as a friend!! Good luck with coaxing somebody into helping with the magnitude of that die cutting you must do. Your poor arm. TFS & stay warm. Heard it's awfully cold your way. We're mid-40's today, looking for cold rain. Better than ice or snow though. Happy Sunday.

  24. Good Morning Hazel. Love your card and I'm sure it will be much appreciated too. You always feel better when you receive a card. Glad to hear the invites are going well, it certainly is a lot of repetitive crafting. Hope to catch up soon. Hugs Rita xxx

  25. Fabulous card Hazel. I have done Garrys birthday card using the same image. Great minds and all that. Can you email me please regarding the wedding embossing folders. Hugs Rita xxx

  26. Hazel this Card is Very Beautiful I Love Lili Of The Valley Stamps, and the Toppers, I hope your well.
    Hugs from Sam xxx