Monday, 4 May 2015


Good morning,   Firstly I see I have two new followers?  Welcome to blog I will check to see who you are and if you have a bog I will pop over to see your work, I love seeing what others make and do.   I am in work early today, then I must get on and finish the day time invitations, I am awaiting the bride to be to let me know what is wants on the inserts, but I can get them made up to the point that it's just the inserts to be put in!

Ang Duck was asking to see what the invitation were like. Well I have photographed just 8 of them as 50 was rather hard to photograph.  Now these were a fair bit of work, 50 striplets to die cut to start with, then it was cutting the card them embossing it, cutting the backing papers and of course then putting them together.

The request for these was no fuss and no frills, she loved the regal striplet and that with Papermania Capsule Collection papers in pale green was her choice.  The day time invitations are gate fold ones. I will show them later.  She didn't even want evening invitation stamped on the front. In a way that was a blessing as it would have been a other die cut.

Thank you for all your kind comments on Beths gift bags, I don't know how they got on, I did message but haven't heard.   I will get told all about I know doubt on the way to school.

Right I'd better get a move on and get to work.

Hazel xxx


  1. Good morning Sis,
    You have been so busy with "invitations" of late.
    Gillian's then these and they are all brilliant, even prettier in real life.
    Simple (although the lots of work in each one) classic, and very effective.
    Patricia x

  2. These are really elegant Hazel and I can see the hard work with all the layering xx

  3. Gosh what a busy time you have been having Hazel but so worth it! I'm sure you will be glad when it is all behind you, but such a wonderful achievement - and so personal!! Hugs Christine xx

  4. Hazel those evening invitations are just so elegant, simple elegance!
    They look very classy!
    You are very talented lady,
    Love and hugs
    Sandra xxx

  5. Good morning Hazel have you had a nice weekend with the weather being so nice but now it's raining once again here.
    These are wonderful invitations you have done a wonderful job with all the invitations.
    You'll be glad when they are all done wont you.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. These look stunning Hazel, such a beautiful and elegant design.
    Sue xx

  7. Hi Hazel
    Wow, you have done Gilligan proud. Just pure elegant simplicity.
    I made my own invites, day and evening, 12 years ago, before I got the card making bug so I can appreciate all the hard work and love that has gone into your beautiful invites.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

    1. Who the heck is Gilligan?
      Sorry, Hazel that should have been Gillian. . . . Bloomin predictive text lol!
      No curtsey required either chuck , just the odd tug of the forelock hahaha! x

  8. Hi Hazel,
    These are so beautiful, elegant and deceptively simple - but one wrong cut and you're snookered!!
    Maureen xx

  9. Good morning Hazel my these are all so very elegant and beautiful they may look simple but I know just how much work goes into doing invitations, I did them for both my daughter's weddings. well done you have every right to feel both proud and pleased with yourself.
    Enjoy your day
    With love
    Margaret xx

  10. Hello Hazel, what beautifully elegant invitations, that is a particularily lovely striplet and the background is gorgeous, both colour and embossing, you have made the most wonderful job of Gillian's wedding staitonery, hugs Kate x

  11. Now these have given me the perfect idea for when daughter sets the date! Other Striplets would work too Love the colours and be interested to see the gatefold invites
    PS (I'll whisper this) Happy Birthday
    Just tried to leave a comment on Sandra's blog and it won't let me!

  12. Hi Hazel,
    oh these are so fab.
    Love that striplet die and what you have created with it.
    So perfect for batch cards.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. these are just beautiful Hazel and to have made 50 of them - wow - thats amazing! Hugs rachel xx

  14. These are so lovely Hazel all that cutting must have seemed never ending but so worth it.
    Margaret M

  15. Hazel, these are really beautiful. I love the elegance of them. Perfect for a wedding. I would have thought after doing Gillian's you wouldn't have wanted to see another Wedding themed card for the rest of your life!!
    I am certain the bride will love them
    Hope you have had a fabululous special day today, wink wink.
    Love Saba xxxx

  16. Hazel these are gorgeous - wow I bet you are cranking your die cutting handle in your sleep!! like you say a bonus they didn't want s sentiment on the front - I take my hat off to you as I think I would buckled under the pressure xx GailT xx

  17. Hi again Hazel
    Just been having a saunter around blogland and I believe a very Happy Birthday is due.
    Hope you've had a great day.
    May babies rule lol!
    Ang x

  18. Hi Hazel, these are really beautiful, love the design and color elegant.

    Looks like it`s your birthday.. Best wishes and hope you had a wonderful day..
    Pam x

  19. Hi Hazel
    Very elegant and love the colours
    Wendy xx

  20. Lucky bride to be is all I can say. Lucky to know someone that can help her wedding day be a special day with elegant simple stationary. Our daughter had me sweating blood and tears with her invites lol not that she was a diva or bridezilla she was thinking more about me bless her ( I think) ! Lol. She just wanted them low key, vintage but right so I didnt look like an amature numpty lol anyway Hazel, you have been non stop with some kind of invites for what seems forever ! Looking forward to seeing the daytime one's.
    Have a good day - if you can.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  21. Hi Hazel,
    Your Invitaion cards look really lovely. Deceptively simple as there is a lot of work involved.
    Aren't striplet dies useful!
    Hope the rain has eased!
    Love Myra xx

  22. Wow Hazel so many invites What would we do without Sue's striplet die's
    they are really beautiful. Hug's Lynda xx

  23. Hi Hazel

    Beautifully elegant invites. They should be so proud of you, you have really made their day so very special. It's a real keepsake.

    Big Hugs Hazel

    Tina XX

  24. Hazel you've done a super job there, very classy and elegant invites. That striplet die is just lovely.
    Bet you'll be glad to get the job done and dusted?!

    Hugs Erika. x

  25. Hazel these are lovely. I am sure the bride to be will be very pleased with them.