Hazel - Girl Spy

Hazel - Girl Spy
Hazel - Girl Spy

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sunny, wintery afternoon.

When in doubt, mention the weather! Why I struggle with the title is beyond me; maybe I should wait till after I write the blog? I have been catching up on my emails and trying again without success to upload cards onto the do-crafts site. Trying just makes my computer go mental and then I lose the Internet connection. I have regained my mojo but cannot prove it, except here!

This is a card I made a while ago following a template sent to me by Bernadette (berniebear) from the Magnolia magazine. It is so simple to make and has a certain wow factor when opened. I have made a couple more but have yet to photograph them. The Tilda is Tilda with Fall Flowers, coloured with Promarkers and mounted on a panel of scalloped card sent to me by Bernadette which I decorated with flowers and leaves punched from core-dinations card and various pearls and beads. The star was covered with Papermania double sided Christmas Paperpack paper.
It's lovely to use because each side co-ordinates.

This card is for my daughter Sian who loves peas and pea-related things. I thought she'd appreciate the joke and the digi-stamp is brilliant (Pollycrafts, I think)

I made this card using the Fat Cat digital stamp download offered in Issue 61 of papercraft essentials and the free papers it contained plus Liza's free digi 'merry' sentiment and my new eyelet setter. I was having a fiddle, as you can tell. The fat cats are really brilliant and great to colour up with the ever-faithful Promarkers.

The last couple of days have been busy. I took my mum to the Elderly Persons Mental Health Assessment unit on Thursday and the good news is she has been discharged after 30 months of assessment and no deterioration of her condition. Her memory loss problems are not indicative of Alzheimer's or dementia and so we are ecstatic. Between me and my sisters and Mum we manage the situation but my wish would be that Mum interacted more with people her own age as its hard to vent to your children or complain about them, which she needs to do - we are such bossy bitches! When we were coming away from the hospital to have a wee treat (a lunchtime snack in the cafe at Crafts 4 U 2 do - win,win for us both!) Mum said "What was I there for again?" I told her that she had memory problems and she replied "Do I?" which set us off giggling. Humour is such a relief especially when Mum still has it in her to have a laugh.

After our lunch at Fir Tree yesterday (I has the most delish mushrooms and roasted garlic on wholemeal toast) to which Morag had come as she had Friday off, we went to find Leigh Cat and Dogs Home. Morag is missing her dog Miles so much and her house is so empty that she is considering rescuing a dog. To me, if she is thinking that then she should go for it. I thought we'd have plenty time but had not reckoned on the heavy traffic on the East Lancs Road - we got there just in time to turn back as I had a doctors appointment to meet - looks like another gynie referral in the offing - so we are planning another expedition next week! It will be fatal if I am exposed to dogs - I will want to take them all home and Mr H will pack his bags - he has threatened to do so.......hmmmmm. No, don't be tempted H.

On that note I had better say cheerio before my daydreaming goes any further!

Hazel x


  1. Hi Hazel, I'm glad it was good news about your Mum. I love your cards - the Magnolia one is stunning! x

  2. Beautiful cards Hazel - Glad your Mum is ok - its very hard to determine if a person has Alzhiemers as its only truly diagnosed when the person dies. It must be so hard for you and your sister trying to keep on top of things, after all, mums are always a daughters best friend.

    Sending hugs to you all.

    Kimmi xx