Thursday, 26 March 2015


Got a text yesterday from Lesley my boss asking if I would like to make the "thank you "cards for the speakers at today's meeting?   Yes no problem male or female?  No answer, so went ahead and made both, kept them simple as I didn't have much time and needed to get them finished for when I was going to get Beth.  Whom by the way said to say "THANK YOU" for all your lovely comments about her design of her party invites.  She so enjoyed herself.

Any way my cards.

Sorry photos not very good as the sun was a bit bright and then I noticed I had smugged the thank you. So it was a quick restamp and cut on again.  But you can see what I did very quickly.

I embossed the male one on the White card with a spotty/dotty SB folder, the navy card is SW Art Deco one.   The " thank you" is one I have had for a very long time, but felt it was right for a male card.    The female one is pearlised card for the card itself, SW striplet and backing paper from one of the "works" pads of 12x12. The " thank you" stamp is a LOTV one.  Very simple but works.  Lesley was pleased with them, and seeing how it took her till after I had finished them to let me know what she needed, I am glad I just went ahead.  I had a gift to make, and yes I forgot to photo that after I had to hush to change the "thank you".   It was just a little wicker basket with 6 individual mini shower gels, this gift was for the Young lady who had helped Lesley set up things for the meeting.

Well it's time for me to be off to get Beth.   Have flowers and a card to drop off on route.  Then to the post office .  All go Beth has to be back into school as again by 5.45pm they are doing another preformance of " Joseph " they have done very well having put on two shows already.   Anna is off show jumping.   With mum being away all day and dad in Edinburgh it's a late one for me.  

Hazel xxx


  1. Good afternoon Sis, loved these when you showed them last night.
    Brilliant "Man" Thank You and a beautiful "Ladies" Thank You.
    A really, really busy day for you, take time to draw breath.
    Patricia x

  2. Beautiful Thank You cards Hazel. You are one amazing lady with all the things you do for everyone. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Hi hazel.
    2 lovely cards. I really like the female one best
    I'm no good when it comes to guy cards. I really struggle somehow. My hubby says it's ok I just need more practise that's all x

  4. Great job Hazel and at really short notice by the sound of it!! xx

  5. Well done Hazel fab cards despite the small amount of time you had to do them in,. Susan x

  6. Hi Hazel,
    These are just perfect, clever you to do them so quickly, I think I would have panicked.
    Phew, I thought I had a busy life but yours takes the biscuit.
    Maureen xx

  7. These are gorgeous Hazel, such beautiful and elegant designs.
    Sue xx

  8. These are wonderful Hazel but I do hope you get some quality rest before the day is over. remember the saying 'the willing horse always gets the heaviest load', do take care.
    Margaret xx

  9. Hi Hazel
    So much for you slowing down missy lol!
    Great cards, especially done on the hoof. The Works paper looks lovely, as did Patricia's.
    Thanks for the reply about the 48 hour thing. Blimey, if that had been in when I was at school, me fingers would have been down me throat lol!
    Oooh, and the Sun kissed Fleur is one single die that cuts loads of different sized flowers in one go. You can get a matching stamp for it too, I think, but I haven't got that.
    Now, feet up with a cuppa for you!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  10. Gosh you are always on the go Hazel, you are supposed to be doing less. andy way your little cards are fab, lovely die and a no nonsense one for the male cards. You take care, hugs Kate x

  11. Two fab cards and perfect for both make and female recipients and love the look of the Works paper too xx hope you had time for a chill out tonight xx GailT xx

  12. Two wonderful cards Hazel, love the elegant designs.

  13. Hi Hazel,
    These are two lovely cards! I really love the pretty pink and white ladies one but I also love the man's card too.
    I thought I had a busy week - but yours is all go all day !
    Take care and don't overdo things.
    Love Myra xxx

  14. Two lovely cards Hazel, hope you managed to get some rest! Hugs Carole Z X

  15. Morning Hazel. Two lovely cards. I really like the striplet card, and the one for the pesky males.... Spot on... Oops lol no pun intended there : 0

    Have a lovely if not busy day.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  16. Hi Hazel, it sounds as if you are very busy. I love both your cards, one male and one female, covering both bases. Love the background under the die on the female card.
    Enjoy the weekend, hugs Erika. x

  17. Hi Hazel
    Brilliant card for the men. Love the one for the ladies, must try and get into the Works, that background paper looks gorgeous.
    Hope you get to rest when you finally get home.
    Saba xxx

  18. Hi Hazel,
    what great thank you cards.
    great designs as usual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. Hi Hazel love both cards great designe on both,but the Striplet one just takes the edge for mee.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  20. You are a true artist to whip up these lovely cards so fast, and especially with minimal directions on the request. The male version was very cool, but you will guess that the SW version grabbed my eye. (You are such an enabler with these fantastic I need it, right?!). Really made such an elegant card, and these folks are so lucky to have you available on such short notice! Great cards. TFS & Hugs. (DH was much better today). Happy wkend.

  21. Hi Hazel. Love both your cards. Well done at such short notice. Hope you are taking a rest this weekend. My wrist is improving but not good in the mornings. Takes a while to get it working, but I keep exercising and back to physio on Tuesday.

  22. I'm impressed by your fast cards Hazel, the male is perfect for a guy and the second one is fabulous, they must be lucky to have you around to make such precious cards with a short call.

    Love and hugs

  23. hi Hazel

    Can't believe I haven't visited your blog for so long. your thank you cards are lovely. Beth's cards are really something special and so personal to her friends.. I hope you are are well. I really must email you and have a chat.

    Take Care

    Tina XX

  24. Hello Hazel Just found you Curtesy of Jenny L visiting my blog Both cards are perfect for the occasion I'm now going to look back at your other beautiful occasions x

  25. Hazel, thanks for your visit. Hope all is well in your part of the world. The dogs do 'chill' best of all. Three of them went to the park for a romp, so are all tuckered out just now. Sadly the oldest grey is not doing well, and is hard to watch. Something will need to be done very soon now, we can see it, but the DD can't let go just yet. Vet says he's not in pain, he still eats, and when it's time for her to come home, he gets very happy. At night she gets him out and he walks in the pool, but then needs help to get out & walks very slowly back inside. Mostly he just lies in his bed and waits for someone to pet him. Happy Easter. Hugs too.