Saturday, 31 December 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR ....almost!!

A quick hello
I have been MIA as I decided to take a break from the pc!
It was fabulous, 
Christmas was quiet 
and now I am adding the finishing touches
to the dining table for tonights celebrations
I hope from the bottom of my heart 
is a better year for all you folk here in Greece.

I wish you all a fabulous happy healthy and wealthy 

on a scrappy note
it is already 2012 in Australia and 
has the January 1st challenge is up for all to see....
here is my take on the fabulous sketch by Nadia Cannizzo
the journalling criteria this time
 is to write about your most memorable New Year celebration 
Mine was back in 1997
when G and I didnt make any plans for New Years eve
we fell asleep in the afternoon and did not hear the phone ringing
(party invitations)
so we ended up drinking 2 bottles of champagne by the fireplace
it was a fabulous night!

products used....
Imaginarium Designs chipboard  for the title"You and Me"
Pattern paper Studio Calico Primrose
Maya Road Lemon and Salmon metallic mist
Orange muslin/fabric (I do not know what it is called fabric) 
a generous gift from Mitra Pratt 
....thanks sweetie...
btw I owe a post about the fabulous things she sent me!!
metal accents from this etsy shop
Crate Paper chipboard teapot
Glitz sticker Vintage accesories male female
Basic Grey Curio Butterfly
Jenni Bowlin chipboard button
Graphic 45 ,Curtain Call and Boardwalk borders Steampunk Debutante dies cuts
Black rose from  I am Roses
other metal accents from my ancient stash!! 

So head on over to the blog
and see the incredible layouts by the design team and 
read about the fabulous prizes for January!...

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

December 20th 2011......Get Creative

head on over to
we have a card sketch to inspire you
for maybe a last minute christmas card

Unfortunately we
say goodbye to 
 from the card team 
and say
hello and welcome to

head on over to the challenge blog and see what the design team have come up with
I thought I would join  the girls this time..
here is my take on the sketch

produsts I have used
Craft card stock
bazill teal coloured cardstock
Glitz Designs  What Nots die cuts
Border, curtain call Graphic 45
Black tag (gift from Enjoy scrapping)
blue ribbon, Jumbo

Unity stamps is sponsoring this months prize
will you play?

Thursday, 15 December 2011

December 15th layout sketch challenge......

 it's the 15th
there is a sketch to inspire you
over at 

here is my take on
the sketch....

 which I flipped on its side....

stash used:
pattern paper: sassafralass for Studio Calico
pattern paper scraps: Basic Grey and Crate Paper and K.I.Memories
heart banner: What nots from Glitz Designs
chipboard title: Imaginarium Designs and Maya Road
embellishments: Crate Paper and vintage minature playing cards mine
Mist: Studio Calico Mr Huey pickle
Distress ink peeld paint
background stamp: Designer woodgrain Hero Arts

Unity Stamps

Unity Stamp Company

 are sponsoring
this month
so come and play.....

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A chippie here a chippie there......

What on earth am I talking about?
Chipboard of course...
I want to share with you some of my layouts and altered items using chipboard
why you ask
well why not ?? LOL
Seriously though

are having a design team call
I thought I would try my hand
I am already lucky enough to be using their products as 
Imaginarium designs sponsor

so on with the show we go....
here are my 10 fave creations using 
starting from most recent

Here I have used Imaginarium Designs numbers, 
alphas toy train, little boy and a swirl, 
they have been painted and some have been glittered!

In this layout I have used chipboard from Sfragidomania 
I painted the chandelier in gold and white then added bling for added detail, the little table has been spritzed with glimmer mist and touches of gold added for detail then smothered in glossy accents

In this layout I have used the clock and cog parts from Imaginarium Designs
The chipboard was gessoed then misted and then I flicked blue paint all over them...

In this layout again I have used Imaginarium Designs cogs 
and two titles the cogs were colour washed blue also used as a mask 
and the titles misted in black for dramatic effect!

This gorgeous butterfly from Imaginarium designs
 was painted black then outlined in rock candy stickles I think
...something glittery anyway!

This layout was so simple yet so effective I think.... but I'm wierd
the chipboard is from Basic Grey and all I did was spray paint over the chipboard for a dramatic effect...
I am such a drama queen!!

In this layout I have used the cloud + rainbow and sun from Maya Road 
and sun glasses  from Basic Grey
a lot of  misting and inking went on here! LOL....

This layout is full of left over chipboard Alphas from American crafts and  Basic Grey
I think its quite obvious what I did here....LOL

This is my all time favourite layout
I used Basic Grey chipboard alphas and number
the letters were inked in 3 colours then covered in a mix of glossy and crackle accents
I just love the effect

my final creation is this completely crazy looking birdcage
 using the Tim Holtz die (thank you eleni) as I do not own a die cutting
machine..I am open to donations LOL LOL!!!
Truly it does look better in real life....
the chipboard was gessoed then
 misted in white then inked in blues and Green 
and of course smothered in crackle accents
of course copious ammounts of bling was adhered!

and that concludes this walk down memory lane with my use of chipboard


Friday, 2 December 2011

Get Creative...December 1st challenge....

hey there....
have you done your Christmas chopping yet??
I havevnt done a thing
and I am starting to stress
how stupid is that???

anyway on to more fun stuff
here is my take on the 

if you are wondering....the little boxes under the tree are the embellishments 
I am adding to my Christmas presents this year!

here are some closeups of the fabulous chipboard from

I covered the chandelier in gold
and coloured the candles with white gel pen
and then added bling
cute huh!!

and this is the cutest little table
I misted it with Glimmer Mist Tattered leather
then slightly outlined the sides, the drawer and the handle with a gold pen
then covered it with glossy accents
I would have prefered crackle accents but I didnt have any!

make sure you go and check out what the amazing design team have come up with

This months sponsor is

Unity Stamp Company

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Once Upon A Sketch!!!....December 1st

Yes its the first of December!
Yikes that's all I am going to say about it!

Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December.
Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings.
Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit.

Here is my take on the challenge

the sketch was designed by Nadia Cannizzo

The chipboard I have used is from

this months sponsor is

so head on over to 
and be inspired by the amazing design team!!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Weekend Recap...........

Friday Evening:

Watched vintage James Bond with the boyz
 accompanied with popcorn and wine!!

Saturday: all day

Flower workshop at 

here is the end result

10 gorgeous handmade flowers!
Zeffy is wickedly talented
and I kept saying over and over again
what a fabulous lesson/workshop I took.
Flowers are not my go to embellishment for a layout
I enjoy the latest trend in scrapbooking with the flower laden
layouts and marvel at their beauty
Its just not my style...which is cool....
 but I wanted to learn how to make flowers
and jumped at the chance to learn
If you live in Athens contact Zeffy
she is one talented lady!!
Thank You Zeffy!!.....

So after the workshop
I stayed on a little longer and made a Christmas tag
and of course the beautiful Poinsetta i had just made took
the centre stage...
what do you think?
I love it...LOL

After I stamped my image and misted the background
I applied a layer of Gel medium 
and sprinkled this gorgoeus translucent glitter
It sort of shows up on the tag.....
then started layering and embellishing!


We surprised our little man with a trip to the 
War museum

I was blown away by this cannon....
look at the detailed engraving....
Somehow it seemed ironic something that could cause so much destruction
 could be so beautiful!!..

This part of the museum freaked me out
I cringed looking at these weapons

No comment

One very happy little man!!!!!


Friday, 18 November 2011

Once Upon A..Sketch....giveaway!!

Time for a giveaway over at Once Upon A..Sketch
because we are feeling a little generous 
and just to thank you for your support.. 

You have a chance to win this gorgeous album kit featuring Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection...

"Limited Edition Melissa Frances" Kit Contents (kit by Scrap That! - Canada's best kit club) 
Envelopes and Tags Book
5th Avenue 6 X 6 Paper Pad
5th Avenue Sticker Book
5th Avenue Diecuts
2 Mini Envelopes and Tags
Trinkets & Baubles
Diamond Chandelier Drops
“Mom” Expressive Transfer
Vintage Architectural Molding Appliques
Crepe Paper - Light Blue, Pale Pink, Cream, Pastel Green
4 ZVA Pink Transition Mini Roses
6 ZVA Cream Mini Roses
Vintage Seam Binding

All you need to do is: 

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3) Link your blog, or Facebook Page or wherever you posted about this giveaway on the bottom of this post using the Inlinkz button. 

The details
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*you have 1 week from today - this giveaway will end on midnight Friday November 25th ( Australian Eastern Standard Time) 

Good luck!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Get Creative....November 15th

2nd post for the day
I seem to be chasing my tail these days more chit chat
here is my layout for the November 15th sketch challenge over at 
my layout came out exactly as I was feeling that day
truth be told I actually love the end result
the photo is a little dark...
but the photo is one of my favourites.....

the layout is based on this sketch designed by 

for more inspiration and information about this months prizes
head on over to the blog

I will be entering this layout in the November challenge for

Kraft It Up
here are some close ups of the journalling

Once Upon A....Sketch

November 15th challenge has gone live
the sketch is gorgeous

 and the journalling criteria is inspiring

Journalling criteria: This time the journalling criteria focuses on YOU as a woman OR ANY female in your life. What is the best thing about being a woman? Motherhood? Shopping? Make Up? Girls nights? Gossip? Your journalling can be as long as you wish and in any language, but you must journal at least 2 sentences on the best part of being a woman.

lots of wonderful prizes 
go and read all about it

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Get Creative crop......

On Saturday 5th
 had a crop
we had a lot of fun
taught us to make 2 beautiful flowers 
and I tried and I say tried as I am no teacher!!!
to show the gals how to approach a sketch.
We used 
November 1st sketch

I showed them not to feel restricted when following a sketch
so here is one of the layouts
This is C3 in his Madi Gras outfit this year..too cute!!

I flipped the sketch on its side and moved the pic and embellies over to the right!


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Once Upon A .......Sketch November 1st challenge

It's November 1st and the first challenge is up for

Journalling Criteria for this challenge:
You need to journal at least 2 SENTENCES on WHEN you started scrapping and WHY?

here is my take

using this sketch!

Yes I flipped it on its side!!..LOL

To see what the rest of the design team created head on over to the
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and the 

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