Hazel - Girl Spy

Hazel - Girl Spy
Hazel - Girl Spy

Thursday, 3 February 2011


I have been rather stymied making cards the last couple of days because our printer needed ink and as I love my digi stamps, I could make no progress. The ink came yesterday but everything I printed off just did not work for me. Every plan I had drafted didn't look right in real life. Luckily the postie came with some goodies from La Pashe.

I had great fun just building the Cherry Blossoms which I have used to make a Mothers Day card as part of the challenge I am hosting on Docrafts. The layout is from a sketch by Katy Godbeer, one of the designers at Docrafts which is available to Club members. Apart from the Build-a-Blossom flowers from La Pashe, I used a square card blank I made myself, Core-dinations cardstock and some freebie papers and some peel-offs and domed stickers from my stash. I am definately going to try making more flowers - they look terrific and are so relaxing to make.

This is my card for the Tilda Challenge on Docrafts hosted by Carol. This was one of the cards I had planned out using a digi stamp of a wooden door and step, to which I had added pots of plants to fulfill the challenge brief of a gardening theme. In the end it just did not look right, even coloured up.

 I don't have a Tilda doing gardening so I used Strawberry Tilda and avoided red! Well, she's carrying a watering can..... I could have chosen a cooking or baking theme but I had already done that theme in my challenge (see earlier post). Carol's instructions were to use two backing papers and to use a die cut, hand cut or punched shape or border and no ribbon, lace or bows.

I am still rubbish at using my Debbie Moore punches but 'managed' a large oval on the Honour punch on freebie floral paper. I used a hand cut scalloped circle digi from Sweet Stamping Treats and a digi of a rose from Torico instead of the wooden door and popped a paper flower onto Tilda's blossom. The sentiment is computer generated and the card candy was mounted with silicon glue which took ages to set and so the candy got poked and prodded and moved when I was photographing! Promarkers were used to colour everything -shades of pink and green as well as Ivory, Almond and Blush.

With any luck my new cooker should be fitted today. I'm not going to cook on it; just stare at it for a bit while it's still pristine and I don't have to clean it all the time after Mr H has boiled water or burned toast! Which reminds me that I haven't had breakfast yet, so cheerio as I'm off to make toast for the final time on my eye-level grill,

1 comment:

  1. Both cards are beautiful Hazel, I love the flowers on the mothers day card, and of course i like the tilda, the rose is beautiful.
    Kevin xx