Saturday 27 July 2019

A summer birthday

I used to blog a lot ... in fact, now I wonder how I had the time to do so. My husband, John, died in November and since then I've only been blogging my own challenges. It's strange that I've actually had more time to do things, but just couldn't bring myself to share. I've still been crafting ... mainly commissioned cards ... lots of them, so I still have plenty to share.

So, here I am blogging a card that is nothing to do with my own challenges. I hope this is the start of more to come ... trying to get myself going into the right groove again.

A commissioned card using the photo provided of the little boy who will be 2 years old. The background papers are DCWV summer collection from a few years ago.I used lots of puffy stickers and the numeral 2 from stash. The card blank is an A5 that opens sideways.

This is for:

Crafty friends 115: summer colours
Fabrika fantasy 32: summer
Pile it on 156: boys of summer
Ellibelle's crafty Wednesday June/July: summer
Creative craft cottage 120: summer
Scribbles 79: a slice of summer
Double trouble 33: kids and babies
Aud sentiments 232: for a child
Unicorn 45: baby or for a child
Make my Monday 101: for a guy - any age
Dare 2 B artzy July: mascuine birthday
Crazy 4 challenges 494: masculine birthday
Double D: birthday
Creatalicious 167: anything goes + option: bright and fun
Lil patch of crafty friends 110: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 395: anything goes
Penny's 440: anything goes
Word art Wednesdays 396: anything goes
Cardz tv 94: anything goes
Paqperbabe 98: anything goes
Polka doodles week 30: anything goes
Classic design team 7: anything goes
Love to craft 36: anything goes
Creative crafters 18: anything goes
Corrosive 7: anything goes
Creative fingers 168: anything goes
Papercraft business 20: anything goes
Your scrapbook place July: anything goes
A place to start July: anything goes
Creative inspirations July: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 53: anything goes
Not just cards July: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 7: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 96: anything goes
DL.ART July linky


  1. Fabulous card Hazel, so adorable and sweet!! So very sorry to hear of your loss, it all takes time that is for sure! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. What a cutie...Leon looks like he's really enjoying his ice cream the theme and background paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  3. So sorry for your loss...hopefully crafting will bring you some peace. I think your card is pretty adorable - like the little one it's intended for. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble. I hope you'll find your way back to us again for more challenges!

  4. Wow - a fabulous birthday card with all those fun sweets. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. Hi Hazel, so sorry for your loss. This card is amazing and just perfect for a two year old. I cards personalised with a photo and all those fabulous embellishments work perfectly together.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  6. wonderful personalised card Thank you for joining us at Creative Cra ft Cottage Good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  7. What a fantastic card. Love everything about it. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck.
    Gina xx

  8. Hello Hazel... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your lovely cards with us. Thanks for entering your birthday card into our ‘Summer colours’ Challenge. Lovely how it is personalised with a photo of the little boy. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon. Sorry to hear about your husband.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  9. Fabulous birthday card! So much fun! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  10. How much fun is that ice cream! Great card.
    Thanks for joining us this month at A Place to Start.
    Scarlett xoxo

  11. So sorry to hear about your Husband. I think this creation is fantastic! What a happy little boy! It just must to have been quite fun working with that photo and all of the FUN papers and stickers! I am sure the Mom was quite pleased with this outcome! Sending thoughts and prayers. I do find crafting quite therapeutic! Be well! Thanks so much for playing along at The Double D, Birthday Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  12. Oh Hazel it breaks my heart to read about the loss of your husband. I'm sorry you've struggled to get back into the groove of things. This card is beautiful, and definitely hopefully the start of something great for you! I love all the puffy stickers. The layout of the card works great to frame Leon's cute face!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

  13. I too am so sorry to hear of your loss and I can only imagine how difficult it is to get motivated & inspired! Glad you have your crafting to keep your mind occupied. This is an adorable card and what a cute little guy! You've showcased him beautifully!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Birthday’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  14. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  15. It's a great card! I hope you'll take time to show some more.
    Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  16. Hazel.. It's so good to see you posting outside of your own fun amazing blog challenges. I am so sorry for your loss I am sure there has been a lot of adjustments and hope crafting helps. I am glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments your beautiful card. Thank you. Hugs

    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments
    Creative With Stamps
    Catch The Bug
    Always Fun Challenges
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Creations In Pink
    Crafty Gals Corner
    Crafty Catz

  17. Very cute, Hazel! Thanks for sharing with us at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

  18. Wow, Hazel, this is just too adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

  19. What a great and bright card! I love the personal touch. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge. Good Luck x

  20. What a lovely card and Im sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday challenge, hugs XoX Alli C - DT

  21. It's a really beautiful card Hazel and love how you personalized it with the cute photo!
    So nice to see you joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge, thank you so much for playing along!

  22. He's adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

  23. What a fabulous card and he's a real cutie pie. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  24. Adorable card for Leon! At first I thought it was a scrapbook page because it's so bright and festive with baby's photo. Thank you for joining the challenge fun at Double Trouble. (So sorry to hear of your loss, Hazel. <3)

  25. A wonderful, sweet (excuse the pun) personalised card. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM, we hope to see you visit us again. Caz DT

  26. Lovely creation...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends. And good luck...Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz CF.. DT xx

  27. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at NJC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  28. What a cute fun Vibrant card!!
    Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one.

    Lesli – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

    Visit my blog - Vintage Scraps Canada.

  29. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional bright & fun” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

  30. Fabulous card Hazel. It is nice that it is personalised. Thank you for joining in the Slice of Summer Challenge at Scribbles Designs and apologies for the really late comment.


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