Sunday, November 28, 2010

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog

Hi everyone !!

Just a quick post to let you all know about a new blog .... Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Blog. To launch this new challenge blog, Crafty Hazelnut is offering some candy - some beautiful My Minds Eye papers (see pic below). So, to get your hands on this gorgeous paper, and join in the fun of the weekly challenges (which begin on Jan 1st), click here and check it out for yourself.

Hope you are all well today, and thanks for stopping by.
Good luck,
Honor xo

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Challenge

Hello fellow crafties !!!

I hope everyone is well today. It's very warm where I am today, and a great day to stay indoors, keep cool and create.

Below is my latest creation, which I have decided to enter into the Mad For Markers challenge this month. The current theme is a Christmas card in non-traditional colours. I've gone for purple and green, which I think works really well together.

I love this cute Tilda stamp, and the purple flower is a Prima flower with polka dots, which matches the paper perfectly. The paper is Cosmo Cricket, from the "No Peeking" range.

The sentiment is from Bizzy Bec's digi stamps, and you can find this one, and others just like it here.

So, don't waste any time and pop over to M4M here, and enter their current challenge. I'll look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Things are very quiet here at home with both my boys away, which is the perfect environment for crafting, so I hope to be back again later this week with something new.

Thanks for stopping by.
Take care
Honor xo

Sunday, November 14, 2010

So Excited !!!

Woooo Hoooo !!!!

I just had to share my exciting news with everyone. Today I made Top 3 in the recent Mad For Markers challenge. The challenge was "Anything But A Card", and I entered my Wishing Well.

I'm over the moon, as this is the first challenge I've ever won, and I'm still jumping up and down with excitment.

Thanks to everyone at Mad 4 Markers, you've made my day !!!

So you all need to hop on over to M4M now, and check out their new challenge, which is "Christmas Cards using non-traditional colours". It's so easy, so don't miss out and get your entry in today!!!

Take care everyone, and I hope to be back this week with some new creations.

Big Hugz
Honor xoxo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wedding Card

Good Evening,

Just a quick post today to show you the wedding card I've just finished. As mentioned in my post the other day, I'm Matron of Honour to a wonderful friend and the wedding is now just over a week away.

The paper is from the new Kaisercraft "After Five" collection, and is just gorgeous. You can't see from the photos, but the paper on the bottom of the easel card is a beautiful shiny silver.

I tried to stay with the colours of the invitations, which were black and white, and I added a little blue to Tilda's dress and Edwin's shirt to go with the blue of the bridesmaids and the wishing well.

I've decided to enter this card in Bizzy Bec's challenge this month. The theme is "Cute and Sweet". I love this stamp, and think it is very cute. So hop over to Bec's blog here and enter the comp for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have all been having a lovely evening. My husband has gone out with some mates for the night, and my eldest son is in bed. So with my youngest still visiting with his grandparents in New South Wales, it's been such a relaxing night and a great chance to catch up on some card making.

Now all I need to do is make a start on Christmas cards !!!

Take care
Honor xoxo

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Good Afternoon !!

I feel like I've been missing-in-action over the last few weeks, and I haven't had any time to myself.

We've had a family holiday to Canberra to visit my new niece, and brand new nephew. My niece Hayley is six months old now, and such a beautiful girl. She's developing her own personality, and she's such a happy baby. It was so much fun spending time with her, and of course catching up with her mum and dad. Our new nephew, Michael, was born 4 days before we arrived!! I can't believe how tiny he is .... you seem to forget how little they once were. It's just a shame we live so far away. I can feel plenty of "road trips" to Canberra in the future to visit these new additions to our family.
I've also been extremely busy with a very good friend's wedding. It's coming up in just under 2 weeks, and I'm going to be her Matron of Honour. So as you can imagine, it's been a crazy time finalising dresses and all those other things a wedding involves.

I just finished making a wishing well for this wedding too, and you'll be able to see the photos below. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and have to thank my gorgeous friend Cassie for all her help and inspiration. If it wasn't for her, I'd still be staring at a blank canvas, not knowing where to begin. Thanks Cassie xoxo

My little boy Liam is visiting with his grandparents for 3 weeks now, so I'm hoping to have a lot more time for scrapping / colouring / card making, etc. etc. Fingers crossed I might even be able to get my Christmas cards done. I just need to make a "to do" list, and work through everything one by one.

Anyway, here are some pics of the wishing well. I got a bit carried away with the photos, so I hope I don't bore you with them.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care out there,

Big hugz
Honor xoxo