Monday, 29 February 2016


Good afternoon, and thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card.
Today's one is another one of Phil Martins word dies.  This was a gift from daughter Tammy. Of course A few orders will be given to use this die.  This card is again the one I used to see how the die cut and what it would look like on a fairly plainish card.

6x6 prefolded card, some lidl card for the back layer and the die cut, the pearlised piece was from bit box run through with the music folder, just to take the plainness off a bit.  I feel if the hearts hadn't been attached to the die it could be used on many a mans card.  You get a few little heart dies as it is ( pain as they can be lost) you could add these if that's what you want.  Still I know I will use this die a lot.

That's it for today.

Hazel xxx

Sunday, 28 February 2016

This card is perfect as that's what I want to say to you all that call in to my blog.  I appreciate your comments.
 Have been missing again for a couple of days, I get a good day with this bug, then a not so good one! I have been taking things easy as I want to get rid of this for once and all.  Thankfully the sun has been out these past few days which helps to lift the  spirits!!!  It's cold which again is good as it might kill off these bugs.  So for anyone who isn't feeling to good here are some ((((( hugs)))))

My card today is one I just made to try out my new die.   The die cuts beautifully and to be honest I don't think you need anything else on the card. The die comes with these tiny little heart dies, oh boy they are so small and so easily lost.    To take the plainness off the card I used the outer edge die off a border die.

I have am liking these word dies, I like clean and simple cards.

That's all for today, thank you for calling

Die by creative expressions.

Hazel xxx

Saturday, 20 February 2016


Good morning.  Today I am showing the card I made for Calum grandson giving to his friend on her birthday.   
My friend Maureen Killen kindly stamped the image of the converse boots and sent them to me, I have had them for a little while, as I didn't have an occasion to use them until now.  Just perfect for a 12year old girl.
Backing card is Anna Marie, happy birthday by Presscut. Very simple card, as she is not a girly, girly girl.  I did a ( everything needed for a sleep over bag). Yes I forgot to photograph it.  In to much of a rush that's me. 

Thank you for your kind comments on my "Oldie"  I appreciate every one of your comments.  
Sorry I forgot to welcome Barb. To my blog, thank you for joining. 

Hazel xxx

Friday, 19 February 2016


Today is oldie Friday over at "snappycraft".   You can put up any craft that you have made in the past!

I made this wedding card with a crafters companion Die'sire die, I can't remember where the paper is from.

I am looking after grandsons today they are on half term.  Mummy is at work, she took two days off, but I told her to work and I would look after the boys, they are no trouble and not hard work.

I am glad to report that husband is well on the mend.  He is back doing his dog walking and doing little things round the house.  Yes he still can't shave and his head is full of the blister scabs but a few more days should see a big difference.   He has been lucky as I know a lot of people suffer for a long time.

Hazel xxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Good morning. Thank you for calling and thank you for all your lovely comments on Beths card I will let her read them this afternoon, I am on duty today as well.  
Today's card ( a bit of a copy of a Sue Wilson one ) is the one I made for Anna to give to mum.  She asked me to do one different from Beths.  Anna does not make cards, she will tell you she is hopeless.    No she just would rather someone else did it for her. 

Any way it's a 8x8 prefolded card. 
Sue Wilson's heart die.
Happy Birthday is from " Presscut"
Anna Marie card 

Thankfully Anna loves it.  So they are both sorted for having mums cards with them to give her a special day.   

I am pleased to say that Charlie is doing a lot better, still has a sore head, but went out yesterday and again today for a walk with the dog.  He was getting cabin fever, he just doesn't like being inside all day.  He still can't shave as of the blisters being down the side of his face near his ear.  So he is at the scruffy look stage with the beard.  Thank goodness we aren't going anywhere, so it doesn't matter.  

Any way I hope this snow that's forecasted doesn't come. 

Hazel xxx 

Sunday, 14 February 2016


Good afternoon,   Thank you for calling in.  Today I thought I would show you Beths finished card, that she has made for her mum's birthday.   Mum's birthday is not for another week or so.  They are off skiing and Beth needed to get it finished.   Blood sweat and near to tears so completed it.
She designed, cut and put it together all by herself.  She is very pleased with it, but if she had time to redo it she said she would not put the hearts on it, that they aren't needed. It is good to see she realises less is more.

She did have fun and just loves doing it all herself.  Now Anna has asked me to make her card, she isn't into card making.  I often wonder if she feels out done by little sister.

Thank you for all your kind comments on my last card.
Update on Andrew, he had a bad dose of the flu, and thankfully he is on the mend and like the calpol add you know he is better.
I am now nursing my dear husband, who unfortunately has shingles, so he is not very well.  He has them down one side of his head and neck, which isn't very good as it's effecting his ear.  So I have been busy as I have to do things that he normally does, while I am doing other things.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Hazel xxx

Tuesday, 9 February 2016


This is a card I made for a challenge over at " Cotswold crafters " blog. Just a fun challenge. 

Very simple easy card. Crafters Companion Die'sire die, can't remember which, and I am over in Perth looking after grand son so can't go see.  I stuck it on to pink sparkly card that I got from the works, it doesn't die cut well so using like this will use it up the Die'sire die has the circle out of the centre so I just popped the LOTV image in having die cut it out with a circle die. 
4 pearls just to finish off. I made it as an easel card for a change.  It's now in Tammys box of girly cards for when Andrew gets an invite, granted he has decided no more girly party's.  

Thank you for love you very much appreciated comments.  
As I said I am looking after Andrew while mum goes to work.  Andrew started being unwell on Saturday and at one point they thought he had Scarlett fever, thankfully that's been ruled out, he was swabbed and tested for loads of things yesterday, to see what's the matter with him. He is now full of the cold on top of the sickness, high temp and rash.   As for granny she is feeling better.  
Well one wee boy is needing a cuddle.  

Hazel xxx

Thursday, 4 February 2016


Good morning!  I hope you are all well?   Thank you for coming in to see what I have been up to again!   This was a card for a friend whose birthday was last week so I can show it.

Again I have used my tartan embossed prefolded card and the tartan papers - just love them!
I cut the outer edge of my heraldic die first in pale lilic then again the whole die in the tartan, I glued the pale lilic flat unto the card the foam mounted the tartan outer up, then placed the centre down in the   hollow if you know what I mean?   I then cut the Sue Wilson ribbon and large bow in the tartan then the small bow in the pale lilic.   Again a simple card.  Just seem how marked my back board is I have a feeling that's the old one.

Well my cold took hold well and truely and I ended up being in bed most of wednesday feeling very rough, but last night I went to bed having rub good old fashioned Vicks vapour rub on my back, chest and the soles of my feet which I cover with socks and had a good nights sleep getting up in the morning feeling so much better.  Nothing to beat the old  remedies!!!

Yesterday Beth came here after school to start making a card for mummy's 50th at the end of the month, after much debate as to what card and colours to use she then had to choose what dies to use, she managed to get some cut out, so I will see how far we get on next week, we might have to fit in another after school day, as they are going away skiing so it has to be finished.  I will show it when she has finished it.

Hazel xxx

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Good morning.   I hope you are all safe and no storm damage.  We are ok, but OMG! We had it bad over night, and we are on the east coast!    I hate to think how those on the west have faired?

Thank you for your comments on my 50th card.  I do love reading them all.  Today is a card I made for Andrew grandson to give to one of his many girl friends at school.  Lexi  sent Andrew two invites for her party, and when Tammy asked her dad was one meant for someone else? The answer was NO! She wanted to make sure he would come.    He went but decided girls party's are not fun.  Oh how that might change???

I made this card with a LOTV image ( which I discovered yesterday they have discontinued the coloured art pads back in January) I hope they replace them with something else.  Apart from that the other bits came from my bit box.  The special friend die cut I used from another scrap of the back ground paper, the heart was from the box I put spare die cuts into. How many times do we cut something out then think NO! That's not going to work, so in it goes to the box.  The little plastic flowers were from a bag of buttons they I got when I was making pendants and button necklaces.

Nothing going on here todsy, it's s case of staying in and keeping warm and safe.  I hope you do the same.

Hazel xxx