Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Gift Tags

Good Morning,

Today I wanted to share with you all three little gift tags I made for Christmas. Things have been so busy over the last week or so, these tags are the only things I've managed to achieve craft-wise. I have found some time for colouring, however I have nothing to show for it as yet. I'm hoping over these holidays to be able to find some time to get lots done.

If I don't get the chance to post here again before Christmas, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy 2011. I hope you all stay safe over these holidays, and I hope Santa is kind to you all.
Thanks again for your support since I've started this blog, it's so encouraging to receive the kind comments you leave.
Take care,
Honor xo

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Victorian Sweetherts

Victorian Sweethearts, Blue Butterfly Stamps, are now available for purchase at Bizzy Becs.
So make sure you pop over to Bec's store to get your stamps (either EZ mounted or digi).
There are some "limited time only" sets of 6 stamps, or digis, for a bargain price .... you don't want to miss this!!!
Also, if you hop on over to Bec's store blog, you will see the 16 lucky winners of the stamp sets. Congratulations to those ladies who were lucky enough to win a prize. I hope you enjoy designing with these beautiful stamps as much as I did.
Thanks again to everyone who stopped by my blog to check out the previews for the last 6 days, and thank you all for your very kind comments. They were most appreciated.
Well, I'm off to try and get myself a bit more organised for Christmas ..... if someone has an elf lying around that they could lend me, that would be great !!! I definately need an extra set of hands to get some jobs done this time of the year.
Take care for now
Honor xo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Final Preview - Savannah

Good Morning,

We have reached the final day for the Victorian Sweethearts preview, and today we'd like to introduce to you ....... Savannah!!

Thank you for all your wonderful comments during this preview, they have been very encouraging and much appreciated. I hope you've also enjoyed stopping by the blogs of the other Design Team members - they are very talented ladies, and their creations are not to be missed.

The Victorian Sweethearts stamps wil be available for purchase through Bizzy Bec's online store on 16th December. Stamps will be available in digi and rubber. The rubber stamps will be EZ mounted.

As Bizzy Bec's is based in Australia, all international customers will receive a flat rate shipping cost of $3 for any of the Blue Butterfly stamp collections. More information about this can be found in the Blue Butterflies section on the website.

Don't forget there is blog candy up for grabs, and you still have time to enter before it closes. Just follow the link to Bec's blog to enter.

Thanks again for stopping by.
Honor xo

Monday, December 13, 2010

Introducing .... Georgia !!

Welcome to the second last day for the preview of Bizzy Bec's Victorian Sweethearts.

I hope you've enjoyed these gorgeous images, as much as I've enjoyed creating with them. It's been a privilege to work along side some amazing and talented ladies, such as the ladies on Bec's Design Team and the members of the Blue Butterflies.

So here is Georgia !!!
I've coloured Georgia with my Copics;
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Dress - V12, V15, V17
Skin - E000, E00
Boots - Spica #11 (gold)
Handbag - Spica #13 (lilac)
Bow - Spica #01 (lavender)
I've coloured the ribbon with Copic V17 to match Georgia's dress. I'm unsure of what paper range this is, as it was left overs in my stash. The flower is Prima (Gwendolyn's Bluebird). I've used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and sprinkled the butterflies with Diamond Dust.
The ribbon buckle, leaf and flower pearls all came from Bizzy Bec's.
Don't forget to head over to Bec's blog to enter the competition to win yourself a set of these beautiful Victorian Sweethearts.
Thanks again for stopping by.
Honor xo

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bizzy Bec's Victorian Sweetheart #4

Introducing ....... Violet !!!

Today is day #4 of the Victorian Sweethearts range, and isn't Violet just gorgeous!!

I decided to go off-the-page with Violet, and found a gift box that once had aftershave in it. I used Pearl Glimmermist on the box to give it that extra "sparkle".

I coloured Violet with Copics, and embellished around the side with Kaisercraft rub-on's. The pearl flourish is also from Kaisercraft.

The embellishments and charm are from Bizzy Becs, as are the Nestabilities that I bought to cut out the backing papers. Check out Bec's store here for all your scrapping needs.

Hair - E33, E35, E37
Skin - E000, E00
Shoes - Spica #02 (Pink)
Dress - R81, R85
Chair - B0000, B00
So, don't forget to visit the other blogs of the Blue Butterflies Design Team to enjoy their amazing creations. Also, make sure you enter Bec's competition to win a set of these beautiful stamps for yourself.
Thanks for stopping by.
Take care
Honor xo

Christmas Bauble

Hi again !!

This is my third post today .... gosh, I think I'd better slow down a bit .... lol

I saw these cute Christmas baubles on a blog a few weeks ago, and thought I'd try one for myself. Unfortunately I can't remember where I saw them, so I apologise for not giving their creator any credit.

I did however choose a different image, and embellished mine differently, and think it turned out quite cute.

I chose a gorgeous Magnolia Christmas image, and coloured Santa with my Copics. The Christmas bauble is from Spotlight, and is one that is specifically designed to put a photo inside. I embellished with Kaisercraft rhinestones and Martha Stewart glitter on the bottom.

It now sits pride of place on our Christmas tree. We decided to get a real tree this year, and apart from the pine needles dropping over my carpet, it's so much nicer than our usual plastic one. If it survives our cats, a real tree might just be a new tradition in our house at Christmas.
Thanks again for stopping by. Don't forget to check out Bizzy Bec's blog here for your chance to win one of 16 sets of Victorian Sweethearts stamps - I hope you've been enjoying these stamps as much as I enjoyed designing with them.
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.
Honor xo

Copics on Candles

Good Evening All,

OMG ..... yesterday I attended a class, learning how to colour with Copics on candles, and it was AMAZING !!!!

The class was held at Chandon Craft (click here for their website), and our awesome teacher, was Mandi-Lee Klinger. Mandi is incredible. She is so talented, and even after three classes with her, I still walk away amazed and learning many new things each time. So check out Mandi's blog here, and be prepared to be gobsmacked!!!

In my pics below, we made 2 candles in the class (the smaller candle with the holly, and the candle with the little boy). We even made a gift tag to go with the candle, which was very cute and very clever!! I was so excited about these candles, that I came home and made a third one today for a Christmas gift for a family friend. And I'm sure over the next few days I'll be making a few more ..... they are just so gorgeous and perfect gifts. However, they don't just need to be for Christmas. I'll definately be making some for birthdays, christenings, etc.

So, I just wanted to share with you all these gorgeous creations, and thank Mandi for her time and generosity in sharing this class with us all. I'm already looking forward to the next class, and the next amazing installment in Mandi's designs.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the next Victorian Sweetheart release - I'm sure you'll love her just as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by.
Take care,
Honor xo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ruby - Victorian Sweetheart #3

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you've all been enjoying these gorgeous images, designed by Giulia.

Today is Day #3 of the Victorian Sweethearts release, and I'd like to introduce you to Ruby.

Isn't she just beautiful!!
I've coloured Ruby with copics (of course!! ... lol), using the following colours;
Dress - G00 & RV00 (using the feathering technique)
Umbrella - G000, G0000
Hair - E33, E35, E37
Skin - E00, E000
Shoes & Bow - Spica #02 (Pink)
Umbrella - Spica #08 (Torquoise)

The paper used is Papermania's Rose Garden, with matching die cut embellishments.
Other product is Kaisercraft's pearl flourish, Prima flowers and Flowersoft (Sweet Pea).

Remember there is blog candy up for grabs, so be sure to check it out here.

Don't forget to stop by the other Blue Butterflies Design Team Members and check out their amazing creations.

Thanks again for stopping by, and I'll see you all again tomorrow for more exciting designs.

Honor x

Friday, December 10, 2010

Victorian Sweetheart #2

Introducing Victorian Sweetheart No. 2 - Olivia

Click here to enter Bizzy Bec's blog candy to win yourself a set of these gorgeous Sweethearts.

I have coloured Olivia with Copics, using the following colours.

Skin - E00, E000
Shawl - B0000 and the colourless blender
Dress - B00, B0000
Dress and Bow - RV0000, RV00 and clear Spica
Headband - Spica #01 (Lavender) and Spica #13 (Lilac)
Hair - E35, E37
Shadow - C1

On the stool, I have used the "Paper Piecing" technique, with Bella paper "Ever After" range (Joyfully). For more information on paper piecing, click here to visit Bec's blog for a tutorial.

For the rest of the card, I used Bella paper "Ever After" range, Prima flowers, Bizzy Bec's birthday wishes circle digi stamp, and Bella ribbonz.

So, be sure to stop by again tomorrow for Day 3 of the release of these gorgeous Victorian Sweethearts.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's Olivia creations, you will see some amazing designs and beautiful cards.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your comments, they are very much appreciated and most encouraging.

Take care
Honor x

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Good Morning !!

Introducing ....... Charlotte !!!

Charlotte is our first "Victorian Sweetheart", in the Blue Butterflies Collection. This collection has been designed and created by Giulia - an amazing artist.

Bec has 16 prizes to give away, with 16 lucky winners. More about that at the bottom of the post.

Today we are showcasing "Charlotte", and here is my design.

I have coloured Charlotte with Copics, with the following colours;

Hair - E53, E55
Skin - E0000, E000
Shoes & blouse - BG32, BG34
Dress - BV00, BV02
Flowers - Spica #2 (Pink)
Hat - Spica #12 (Silver)
Had Band - Spica $01 (Lavender)

To create the bookmark / tag, I have used black cardstock, paper from the "Sweet Branch" Collection (Splendid), ribbons from my stash and Prima flowers "Gwendolyn's Bluebird".

OK, now for some prizes. 16 lucky winners will each receive a set of digi images of all the Victorian Sweethearts, plus a bonus surprise of a set of round digi sentiments.

Winners will be announced on 16th December 2010.

Here's how to enter;

- Place this logo below, and announce the Blue Butterflies stamps on your blog.

- Become a follower of Bizzy Bec's blog (if you aren't already) here.

- Enter your name in the linky on Bec's blog.

It's that simple!! Good luck everyone, these stamps are something you don't want to miss.

Thanks for stopping by.
Honor x

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Exciting News from Bizzy Bec !!!

I am sooo excited to announce that I am now a member of the Blue Butterfly Stamps Design Team over at Bizzy Bec's!!! Yay ... woo hoo !!!

Bec and the design team are very excited to introduce to you ..... Blue Butterfly Stamps !!!

Starting 12am, 10th December 2010 (Perth, WA time), we will be showcasing a new stamp image each day. There are 6 images to show you. These will be available in rubber stamps and digi stamps at Bec's online store.

Here is a sneak peak of some of the images.

I would like to introduce to you the other members of our design team, so make sure you check out their blogs and see the amazing creations they have all made. I am very proud to be on this team and work along side these incredible ladies.






You won't want to miss the release of these stamps, and there will be some awesome giveaways, so remember to stop by here and check it out at Bec's blog.

Take care,