Friday, 22 April 2016


Good afternoon, thank for all your lovely comments on my anniversay card most appreciated, also for calling in to see what I have posted! Nothing crafty. Sorry!
Have been away meeting up with a group of friends that I meet last year at the "Cotswold Crafters" retreat.  We have all stayed friends since and decided to meet up again. The retreat was at Birmingham, which to be honest was just a little to far for mine and a few others old bones.  This time we arranged to meet at Carlisle not far for the north of England ladies and us Scottish ladies! Just over 3 hours for myself who was the driver, across to Perth to pick up Patricia big sister, down to Glenochil to pick up the lovely Norah  then on to near Falkirk to pick up Jess.  Norah had encounter Patricia, Jess and myself so she had the other five to meet for the first time, Margaret who comments under " Margaret Corgi Owner" ( she is the one with the crutches) had the scary job of meeting all of us! We have known each other for a couple of years yet first meet up with her. Lots of (((((hugs))))) folk in the car park and in the hotel must of wonder what was going on!!! These mad women hugging etc.  Funny it's like that when we meet up with other crafting friends that we have met via blogs!

I have met the most wonderful friends from being firstly on Sue Wilson's blog then going into see what other crafters have up on their blogs.  The ladies we met up with don't have blogs yet comment on lots.
Right hand side starting :- Myra, Saba, Norah, Maureen, Diane, Jess, Patricia and myself, this was taken yesterday morning after breakfast so Margaret wasn't there that's why I have put the extra photo up.    Saba got one of the two friendly police officers who had came in for a coffee to take the photo.
We had a wonderful time, chatting, laughing, retail  therapy and wonderful evening meals. We could not fault any of the staff at the hotel, shops, restaurants even when I had to ask for direction from folk they were all so friendly.
Oh I have again to say I have got some of the most wonderful friends,
all from really clicking on their icons on Sue's blog.  Ang Duck, Christine Harrop, Kate ( culliesocks)  Rita ( RMG creations ) Sandra ( Cotswold crafter) to name a few.

Right must make a move

Hazel xxx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


Thank you for your comments and for coming in to see what I have posted today.   It's another card my friend asked me to make, this was requested for her to give to her bridesmaid and husband who are celebrating their golden anniversay,  she didn't want 50 on it.  That was fine with me, so I put the two hearts on to represent their two hearts.

It's an 8x8 card, I cut two of Sue Wilson hearts out backed them with gold card and replaced the open heart die back in,  the sentiment is one that I cut down my " a special friend " die cut to just say" a special"  then added the anniversay one.  The swirls are the swirls from my memory box 50th die, again I cut it down, lace and ribbon from my stash.

Nothing exciting happening here.   Oh by the way afternoon tea was yummy, proper China cups and saucers, side plates and cake stand, little cake forks.  Lovely service from young girls who had beautiful smiles and a sense of humour.  All in all a lovely afternoon.

That's all for today.

Hazel xxx

Sunday, 10 April 2016


Good morning.  Thank you for calling in today to see what I have posted.  Also thank you for all your kind comments on my wedding card.

Today's card is another one that I made for my friends box.
I cut two pieces of card using Sue Wilson's Orion die. I did one using the top cutting edge die and the other with the button one to give different effects, Asters flowers and my crafters companion "Special Friend die"  the midfle piece of card is from the "Works 12x12 pad" the flowers and sentiment were cut for the same card.
My friend was very pleased with the cards I spent, I am at the moment making a few more she has now asked me to make.

I am off out for afternoon tea up at Dunkeld Perthshire with my younger daughter and little grandson, this afternnon.  I am hoping the weather stays dry, as the A9 is not the best roads at the best of times.

Have a lovely day what ever you are doing.

Hazel xxx

Monday, 4 April 2016


Well I would say good morning, yet that wouldn't be true about the weather we have up here. It's pouring with rain, very dark and totally miserable. 

Thank you for coming in to see what I have up on my blog, nothing exciting, just a wedding card,  using a LOTV image, I still can't get over them  discontinuing their topper pads.  
My friend who asked me to make her cards for her box phoned asking if I would be kind enough to also make a wedding card too!  I have tried to keep it as flat as possible for her posting.  Talking about that my postage bill wasn't bad at all for my package of cards etc.  £3.20 first class. 

For this card I again used my all time favour spellbinder embossing folder, LOTV image, and some lace from my stash.  

Nothing much happening here, I am still having trouble with Google keep signing me out and yesterday it was saying my password was wrong so I have decided to leave it for a few days and will try signing in again, I am not stressing myself over not bring able to sign in to google.  
Take care and I hope your weather is better than ours. 

Hazel xxx