Saturday, 30 April 2011

Once Upon A Sketch..........

May 1st
and we have a new sketch for you to play with

The fabulous sponsors this month will be announced soon on
so keep an eye out!!!

Here is my take on the sketch

I wanted to document this recent photo of J and C3
This brother and sister duo do not live together!
My stepdaughter is Greek/French and lives in son is Greek /Australian and lives in Athens
we speak 3 lanuages in the and sister communicate in English LOL!!
I am so happy they have finally connected because they have loved each other for years!!
So will you play???

Thursday, 28 April 2011

My Scrapbook Nook...Echo Park and a couple of cards!!!

Some of you may not know but I have been dealing
with a recent health issue
which has drained me of energy
and wonderful mother
came to the rescue all the way from Australia
and "gifted" me the April kit
I do not know what to say this is a fabulous kit,
it also helps that the papers are magnificent
I have fallen in love the "for the record"
paper collection from Echo Park.
I was so inspired that so far I have made 3 cards
and one layout (you will see it May 1st)
here are the cards....
everything is from the paper collection
apart from the bling and the misting in the second card!!!


Saturday, 23 April 2011

Sassy Lil sketches April 28th Reveal......

Here is my layout for this month
over at Sassy Lili Sketches
using Cheries fabulous
and the cute Nikki Sivils "Max and Mollie" paper collection
which Nikki so graciously sponsored us!!

and here is my little stinker
C3 was around 3yrs old here
finger painting and enjoying himself
whilst making an utter mess!!!

You should see what the rest of the fabulous design team have come up with!!
have a look here for the prizes if you enter in the Sassy Lil Sketches challenges!!!

The Studio....project Wednesday....

is featuring a mini I made on my little family
It is a mini full of facts such as likes and dislikes of each family member
it is also full of quotes about families and sons and daughters
it is a tribute to my family
I used Websters pages on a
Sfragidomania mini chipboard album

more pictures over on The Studio blog!!!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Lady in Red

The last challenge for April
over at
the last challenge is to
make a monochromatic layout about yourself!

I have to say the design team found it difficult
I think think they did a fabulous job
I love what hey came up with
why don't you
go and have a look.....

Here is my take on the challenge....

A lot of distressing and misting went into this layout
After placing the photo on a bed of misted and scrunched up paper doilies
I placed various mismatched thickers around the photo
I gessoed over the words and when they dried
misted them in various shades of red.
It is a fabulous way to use up left over letters

I wish you all a Happy Easter
Καλή Ανάσταση!!

Friday, 15 April 2011

April 15th These Are A Few of My Favourite Things!!

I am sure I have mentioned it before but I love this challenge blog
becasue it really challenges me to create!!
The challenge for April 15th is
scrap your favourite past challenge
that have been set over the last year
to learn more head on over the blog

here is my favourite DAY!!!

Why is Friday my favourite day?
well I do not have to set the alarm for the next day
getting up at 0630 is murder!!

Head on over to the blog to look at what the design team has created
fabulous layouts!!

April 15th project tutorial from Eudokia

Go and learn how to make this super cute boxes
for Easter!
fill them with chocolate or Easter biscuits (κουλουρια)
and give them to friends this Easter......
Eudokia has step by step instructions for you on
Get Creative

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Once Upon A Sketch..........

April 15th
and the new sketch for
is live

follow this sketch
and then add this criteria

Your journalling criteria for this challenge is to write the reason you chose to scrap this photo
(e.g. to remember this moment, to remember someone, to send a message to someone, because this photo makes you smile, the photo shows a personal achievement, your child's milestone etc. etc. )

Your journalling can be any type i.e. handwritten, printed etc.. and as long as you wish it to be.

REMEMBER: If you are making a card or altered project you DO NOT need to include the journalling criteria BUT you MUST use a quote somewhere on your card or project.....

for inspiration head on over to the blog and look at what
the amazing design team have created!!!!
I look forward to seeing your creations!!

and do not forget the prizes
Scrap matrix!!

Monday, 11 April 2011

And the winner is!!!!!!!!!!!

Firstly I want to say thank you!!!!!!!!!!
to all of you wonderful people
for taking the time out of your busy life to visit my blog
during the No Housework Blog Hop
and leaving such lovely comments and becoming followers
and an even bigger thank you to the 11 women who took the time
to make something of their favourite colour!
You are fantastic!!
Thus the winner of the
NO Housework blog hop challenge is
(chosen by random org)
Again thanks!!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Need a sketch to play with?

SO You need a sketch to play with?
How about this sketch?
join in the challenge

This layout is about my sweet little niece and nephew
whom I have not yet met
It is not easy watching them grow
while I am so far away!!!

So go and check out what the design team have made
(I am so proud of them LOL)
and why not take part in the challenge to be in the running for prizes!!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

No Housework blog hop!!!


to the National

No Housework Day

Online Blog hop!

If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop,

no problem...just go back to

If It's Groovy

where this hop starts and work your way through.

You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path :)

We would appreciate it if you sign up to keep in touch with us by "following"

and would love your comments!

Perhaps you arrived here from

Paper Universe (Silvana),

Hope you enjoyed that stop and the others so far!!!

We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today

and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!!

Take the day off,

put up your feet and let's hop!

As design team member of

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things challenge blog

I have a challenge for you......

if you would like to win the prize

I am offering on this blog hop

become a follower and

scrap a layout or make a card with your favourite colours!!

I could not choose my favourite colour

so I made a card using

my favourite colour combination!!

black red and white!....

So no housework just crafting!!!

upload your entry

by linking it

to the little blue frog on the right side bar of this blog

I will choose the winner on Monday morning!!!

and make sure you link up your card to

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

to be in the running for more prizes

Thanks for your visit,

please head over to see



Step into my world

and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!!!

First card challenge!!.....

..on Get Creative.........

the challenge is to make a card with a spring theme
or spring colour!

here is my take.....

..............go and see what my talented design team have created!

(please excuse the bad picture...
I have not had any luck lately
the lighting has been bad I need to find a solution.....)

Friday, 1 April 2011

The big day......

I love misleading titles......
seriously though it is a big day for

the new international challenge blog set up by

Goes live with it's first sketch for April !!
the criteria for the sketch is to
add handwritten journalling

and here is my take on the sketch....

why dont you have a go?
also go and read about the prizes
is generously sponsoring
this month......