26 August 2011


Yep... you read right. If you pop on over to Wicked Princesses and sign up to chat at the forum, you could be the lucky winner of a free Wicked Princesses scrapbooking kit.

Here is what Krissy wrote in the newsletter today:

Want to win a free kit? Id love to see lots of chatter on the forum when I come back from my break so why not come on over to the forum and have a bit of a chat to be in the running to win a FREE kit! All you need to do is register on the forum tomorrow with your name and post count then chat chat chat away for the week that I am and when I get back the princess with the most posts during that time will win a free kit :) Easy peasy :)

Got to be in it to win it and there is also a cybercrop next weekend for extra fun. So what are you waiting for... head on over and start chatting now!

15 August 2011

Scrapbook Kits DT Layouts for August

Hi all,
I realise I forgot to share my 1st of August layout for Scrapbook kits by Scrapping with V so here it is:
 This one is of my sister who just turned 40... much to her horror. Its using an older Kaisercraft collection. I really wanted to get rid of the papers and this seemed like a good layout for them, due to the reds and purples. Mature colours? LOL I don't know.

 And here is my layout for the August 15th sketch. Its using the gorgeous Making Memories papers from the Je tádore collection. Love this one. The photo is of my niece Keisha and her best friends. Perfect colour scheme for the photo.

Thanks for looking and for commenting. Always appreciated to know so many lovely, talented friends are stopping by :-)

Holly xo

Wedding Frame

Hi everyone,
I just got back from a trip to Auckland yesterday so haven't been home to do much scrapping or sharing in the past week. Most of my scrapping has been for DT committments too, however I have just posted up my latest altered project over at Altered Project Inc, which you can find here.

Here is a photo of the finished item:
 And some close ups.

The frame was created for my mother in laws birthday last week. She loved it but it was a bit annoying when DH said 'Here is something Holly just whipped up for you', like it took me 5 minutes. Men! Pfft LOL It was the only gift she got from any of the family that day so she definitely appreciated it. Oh and it did not help that she had to cook half her birthday dinner and then her husband accident spilt his beer all over her plate mid dinner. Thankfully after a few seconds of smoke coming out her ears, we were all able to laugh at the rediculous situation. Got to love dinner with the in laws!

Hope you're all having a fabulous week :-)

07 August 2011

Wicked Princesses August Kit Creations

Hey everyone,

This month I got to play with the Somebunny kit from Wicked Princesses. This kit is filled with WRMK papers in bright pinks, reds and other bold colours. Soooo not my strong point so I have to thank Krissy for making me scrap outside the comfort zone. Here are my kit creations:

As you can see this kit is quite diverse, as I've managed to make layouts featuring kids, boys, and romance. Its huge too so there are still materials remaining to make more layouts or cards, so great value kit. Head on over to the WP store to check it out along with other fabulous kits. There is also an August sketch challenge to inspire, with chances to win vouchers and other great prizes.

Have a great day.
Holly xo

04 August 2011

Cards and Stuff

Hi All,

Cheery Lynn are having a DT call, so I thought I'd have a go by submitting some recent projects. Here are two cards I have made in the past month or so, featuring die cuts, punches and other bits and pieces. I don't actually have any of the fabulous Cheery Lynn designs, so I have used a collection of other dies to create these cards.

 This card uses Spellbinders nestabilities label 5; Tim Holts tattered florals. I love the floral die a it creates such lifelike roses. And much cheaper than buying pre-made roses.

 This card includes Spellbinders nestabilities doily motifs, Marianne creatables doily, Martha stewart butterfly punch  border punches, Cuttlebug circle die (which has been cut to look like a pram. I also used the nestabilities die as a stencil to create my larger circle area. This card has some hand sewing as well.
Thanks for looking.

Holly xo

03 August 2011

Fur Friends

This is my layout as guest designer at From Screen to Scrap this month. I had a certain idea in mind with this one, but it did not turn out anything like I wanted. We all have those days I suppose when a creation is just not what you hoped. Ahh well... at least I managed to scrap a picture of my other cat for the first time. They are both getting kind of old so I wanted to make sure I had layouts featuring each of them before ... well I'm sure you can guess why. Our cats are like family and have been with me since I was a teenager. Felix (the furball) is 15 this year and Villain (the siamese) is 13, so they aren't exactly kittens anymore.

They both have their quirks.

Felix is not an overly social cat. She won't sit on a person but is ok being picked up and cuddled. She will sit near you...and purrs at everything. She is also the guts and the boss in the house. She eats everything yet she is so skinny. Always has been. Yes, the fur is misleading.

Villain is a people lover. She prefers to sit on you, no matter if its the middle of summer. She is like a baby really and we do treat her much that way. She also knows that Felix is boss and sometimes I wonder if she even gets to eat much dinner... despite being extremely round. She still chases her own tail even at her old age of 13 lol

02 August 2011

Scrapbudz August DT - Chocolate Brownie inspiration

Hi everyone,
Its new challenge time up at Scrapbudz and this month the inspiration is latte and cream with a chocolate browning colour scheme. Yum! So create a layout in those tasty shades of brown and cream using either a cream or kraft base cardstock. Can't wait to see you take on the challenge.

Here is my DT layout for the challenge:

Materials: Kraft cardstock; Basic grey paper; Thersa Collins paper; My Minds eye paper; Chipboard clock; American craft thickers; dymo labeller;  Ranger Tim Holtz distressed ink; cardboard.