26 October 2011

Feeling A Bit Special

Hi all,
Today has been a bit exciting, being featured in 2 places today. My submission for the Helmar October challenge was featured today on the Helmar USA facebook page.

Also, my guest design submissions to Words or Whatever were featured on their blog... here.

I'm definitely on a roll with my creating this week too. Seems like the creative mojo has returned after a bit of a break due to the stress and burn out of work. So that's pretty exciting too!

Here is my favourite creation from my WOW guest design work:

The layout stand was painted in browns roughly and then using Helmar crackle medium and white paint, I created the antique look with the darker colours showing through beneath the crackles. I love the way this turned out. It will be a great way to display my favourite layouts.

 This chipboard title was also done with some paint layering and Helmar 2 step crackle medium.

Materials: Kaisercraft velvet ensemble paper, mini pad, rub on, journal tags; black & white cardstock; WOW title.

 Materials: Kaiser velvet ensemble paper; Bo bunny paper; Prima flowers and bling; kaiser flowers; WOW title.
 Materials: Coordinations cardstock; zva bling; prima flowers; WOW title.
Materials: Making memories paper; kaiser blooms & rub on, WOW title.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Holly xo

25 October 2011

Never Blue With You

Hi all,
Two posts in one day. Woot!

I was on a bit of a creative role last night after coming home to another acceptance email from Scrapbooking Memories magazine. That's 3 now... but still waiting for the first publication notice. Still... exciting stuff!

Here is a layout I did last night inspired by the current Helmar challenge.

This one was using the Kaisecraft Ivy and Blae collection papers and journal tag, with Kaiser rub ons, mini blooms; American crafts thickers; flower and brad.

Thanks for looking.

Holly xo

Perfect Sentiments Card Challenge

Hi All,
A quick share for the Perfect Sentiments weekly card challenge. My mum is booked in for an operation tomorrow so it was a perfect time to play along with this challenge, which is to create a get well card with embossing.

I thought I'd try a round card for something different.

I actually contemplated trying out for this DT as although I'm not much of a card maker, I loved the idea that it would motivate me to make a different card each week rather than having to throw one together at the last minute like I currently do. Instead I'll just have to play along as often as I can.

Such glorious weather here in Queensland today. Definitely wish I'd spent my day outside instead of at work!!

Holly xo

23 October 2011

First Anniversary

Today is my first wedding anniversary with my husband Simon. Its hard to believe already a year has passed since our big day. It has simply flown by! This time 12 months ago we would have been at Mt Coot-tha taking photos in the natural bush settings with our bridal party. Or just about ready to jump back into the limo and head back to our reception venue for some pre-dinner drinks and nibblies.

Our wedding day was amazing and perfect in every day and it meant to world to finally marry my best friend after around 8.5 years together. It really is crazy how much time flies when you're having fun though.
 Our weekend was spent in Brisbane city at a hotel, with dinner at a lovely resturant on Eagle Street Pier last night and lots of other nice meals and a movie yesterday. Overall very relaxing and it was nice to have Simon plan for a change hehe

This is the card I made for my husband for our first anniversary. Nothing too flash. But he still loved it because it was hand made. And it came with tickets to the ultimate music festival... Soundwaves. Yep, I'm such a cool wife haha At least that's what his facebook status is telling everyone. And the first annisersary present is meant to be paper.

19 October 2011

Up 2 Mischief

Hi everyone,
I just had to play along with the current A2Z Scraplets sketch and finally had the chance to do a layout using the very cute Party Animals collection by Kaiser, teamed with a very cute A2Z Scraplets chipboard title.

Here is my layout:

This layout is featuring my nephew Connor who lives in Melbourne. The journalling reads: Connor this photo was taken in Portland in September 2011. I wasn't there but wish I was because I miss moments like these with you.

The chipboard title was painted in Orange Kaiser paint and glossed in mod podge.

18 October 2011

Blog Award... Thanks :)

What a lovely thing to come home to. The very talented and kind Annette has given me a blog award and how perfect, considering I have quite the butterfly obsession.
Thank you so much Annette xo
Please everyone be sure to pop over for a visit to Annette's blog.

To accept the award, I must answer the following questions and then pass the award on to 10 other blogs
1. Name my favorite color/colors - Green & Blue

              2. Name my favorite song – Impossible to pick but possibly Themata by Karnivool
3. Name my favorite dessert – Chocolate!!!
4. What 'wizzes' me off at the moment? – The insane stress of my job and the fact that its taking way too long for them to recruit some support to my role.
5. My favorite pets – My two kitties - Felix and Villain
6. Black or white?  Black
7. Biggest fear – Driving. I do still drive  but only to work and very few other places. 
8. Best feature - My organisation skills lol 
9. Everyday attitude – Resiliant and easy going 
10. What is perfection? – The ability to live life to the fullest with those you love and to think more about the experiences than the material assets 
11. Guilty Pleasure-  Chocolate of course!
12. When I am upset I... sometimes cry, or vent or listen to loud music and drink wine haha

I would love to pass this blog award out to the following ladies:
Be sure to check out the blogs of these lovely talented ladies who are just a few of the amazing people who's work I love to be inspired by.
Holly xo

14 October 2011

Boys In Blue

Hey everyone,
Today I wanted to share my latest kit creations for October, using the fabulous Boys in Blue kit from Wicked Princesses.

Such a great kit hey? And how cute are my nephews. Those are my 3 youngest nephews, Connor, Jordan and Riley.

There are some big and exciting things coming up very soon at Wicked Princesses. Be sure to keep an eye out for the details soon.

Holly xo

12 October 2011

Quick card share

Hi All,
I went to a co-workers wedding last Friday and made a card for the event, inspired by a great tutorial I saw on the Kaisercraft blog a while back.

I have lots of creations to share over the next week or two. Its been a bit crazy in my life lately so not as much time to create and share but I'm getting back on top of things so I hope you'll pop back soon :-)

Holly xo

04 October 2011

New Kits at Scrapbook Kits

Hi all,
Here are my latest kit creations using the fab kit Jules sent me from Scrapbook Kits for October. The colours were so not ones I am used to working with so it was a bit challenging but I am very happy with my end results. And I have so much left over that I could probably create at least another 2 layouts from this kit so fabulous value.