Wednesday, 30 March 2011

When I say I have no card mojo.....

do you believe me now??????
the previous cards were
according to a recipie!!
this is what happens when I am
left on my own to create
a card without
guidance...
I am not embarrassed
I just thought you might like a
good chuckle!!



this last one is dear to my heart...
I am a sucker for misting!!
and the 3rd circle is a mirror
so do you believe me now
I have no card mojo?????
later.........

Last chance to enter our giveaway..

Have you given your self a chance to win this kit yet?

You only have a few more hours to enter our giveaway...

All you need to do is:

*grab our badge from the side of this blog and add it to your blog's sidebar

**post about our site and our giveaway on your blog with a link back to here and a photo of our badge and our prize

**make sure you are a follower and leave us a comment hereto let us know you have done all of the above.

Hurry up! Nadia is announcing the winner tomorrow and you never know if today is your lucky day!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sassy Lil sketches March 28th Reveal......

March is nearly over
did someone put 'time'
on full speed ahead???
I cannot keep up

Are you feeling inspired?
Do you need a sketch?
well the

has gone live
go and have a look what
the design team has done
amazing work girls....

Here is my take on the sketch


Why don't you join in you could win a prize from
the sponsors for March

Paper sponsor
http://www.nikkisivils.com/


Digital sponsor
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/


Variations upon a theme.......


when you find a recipe and it works
stick with it
I say......
I know these cards are conventional
but hey......
suits me fine
I had fun making them...
...one piece of double sided
pattern paper
a couple of flowers
some distress ink
a punch
and some kraft paper
and you have a decent pretty greeting card!!



be nice.........

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

You make my heart sing!!!

Spring is here.....
can you hear the birds singing????

Here is my project for


Do you recognise the die cut?

Yep.....Tim Holtz

head on over to
and learn how I made it!

I was too excited to sleep!!!.......

.......as I had the most exciting morning
full of fabulous good news!
My mind was spinning with ideas...
the reason for my lack of slumber?

I was asked by the uber talented
to be on the design team
of her brand spanking new sketch challenge blog
called


I am very honoured to be a part ....
of this team of extremely talented women
thank you for the opportunity Nadia!!

Make sure you go and meet the rest of the talented team.......

So to get this 'party started'


is sponsoring this fabulous kit
as the blog's first a give away!


Yep...this absolutely stunning March kit from the Nook
is full of the latest Emma's Shoppe from Crate Paper,
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose,
Webster's Trim and American Crafts ribbons and thickers...
You don't want to miss this...

So what do you need to do to be in the running for this?

Simple...help us spread the word that this challenge blog is alive.

Here is what you need to do...

**grab our badge and add it to your blog's sidebar

**post about our site and our giveaway on your blog with a link back to here and a photo of our badge and our prize

**make sure you are a follower and leave us a comment in this post to let us know you have done all of the above.

This is open to everyone even international scrappers
and you have one week, until the 30th of March.
The winner will be announced on March 31st!

Monday, 21 March 2011

You are not going to believe this......

....but I made some
cards!!!!
did you just fall off your chair??
hope you didnt hurt yourself!!



Please be kind.....
I actually had fun!!!


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Reflections of time!!.....

Is the title of my layout for
March 20th challenge
over at
spring is around the corner for us here
in the northern hemisphere
so let's celebrate
here is what I came up with

For more inspiration go
and see what the creative team have done
there are 3 prizes this month
I am sure you will find a challenge you will like.....


Saturday, 19 March 2011

Words for Women to Live By


1. Aspire to be Barbie -
the bitch has everything.

2. If the shoe fits -
buy them in every color.

3. Take life with a pinch of salt...
A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

4. In need of a support group? -
Cocktail hour with the girls!

5. Go on the 30 day diet.
(I'm on it and so far I've lost 15 days).

6. When life gets you down -
just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

7. Let your greatest fear be that there is no PMS
and this is just your personality.

8. I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok.
They know me here.

9. Lead me not into temptation,
I can find it myself.

10. Don't get your knickers in a knot;
it solves nothing and makes you walk funny.

11. When life gives you lemons -
turn it into lemonade then mix it with vodka.

12. Remember, wherever there is a
good looking, sweet, single or married man there is
some woman tired of his bullshit!

13. Keep your chin up,
only the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest.

14. If it has Tyres or Testicles it's gonna give you trouble.

15. By the time a woman realizes her mother was right,
she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.

I felt I needed to share this with you.....

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Time for tea!!!

I am inviting you to tea!
another Alice in halloween inspired page
Graphic 45 as usual!!
warning photo is bad
It has been raining all day
so there has been no light!!
the colours are bolder!
if that helps any LOL

Later....


Do you have a sweet tooth?

Then
will look after you!!

Head on over to her blog
and leave her some love!!
Later.....


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

I am stylish are you??????

Stylish blogger of course!!!!
I would like to thank my son,
husband, mother, father,
brother, friends, mailman,
plumber, green grocer,
oh and
......... Marie.......
how could I forget you????
you gave me
this award
LOL

Seriously though thank you Marie
I am honoured you gave me this award
Please pass by her blog...
you will see the most amazing cards!!!

The binding contract that goes with this award is
that I enrich your lives with 7 things about me
then I pass on the award to 7 others to bask in the glory!

ready????

1. I want to be reincarnated as a pretty teapot!...
2. I say fabulous way too much...I actually abuse the poor word...
3. My soon to be 8yr old pointed out that I also use too many exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
(they are obviously teaching something at the expensive fancy private school he attends!!!)
4. I listen to classical music and hard rock
anything in between constitutes as noise thus I need ear plugs
5. I have a diet coke addiction
6. I only love the summer because
I can wear sandals/flipflops and drink diet coke in public
becasue it is too damn HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7. I am addicted to pretty paper, glue and paint!!

wow after reading that I realise I am a
barefoot, coke addicted, sex and the city brain washed,
illiterate, glue sniffing,wanna be rock star with paper cuts and teapot issues !!

Do you think I need therapy???

and the award goes to.......

1. Spoons 'n' spades...because she makes me drool every day!! LOL
2. Life with the Tucker and Wolek clan....because I have not met a more efficient scrapbooker..sweet Julie sleeps little but crafts up a storm!!!
3. Vanilla Scraps...because Karen makes me homesick..LOL
4. Elina mother scrapper....because not only is she a wonderful mum and scrapper she makes drop dead gorgoeus diaper cakes LOL
5.{A room full of colours and shapes}...because she is a busy working mum extremely talented scrapper who also wants to help new scrappers out there
6.Heather Jacob-Art and Life... because Heather also makes me homesick but is a wickedly talented artist...can I say that??
7.But first I...the story of my life....because she is my rock, partner in crime and godmother of my little stinker C3

Phew....now I need some diet coke after all that hard work...
later....

Monday, 14 March 2011

Movie Date......These are a few of my favorite things!!


A big bowl of popcorn
(made just the way we like it)
A dvd in the player
and each other
movie dates with my little man
the new challenge is up
what is your favourite pastime?
why dont you play along?
go and see the amazing layouts of the rest of the design team!!



I am a lucky girl.........


If you cruise the blog shpere
then you are clued in on
Pay it forward


well I was lucky enough
to receive these super cute earrings
from
then my dearest friend, my son's godmother
made this gorgeous little bird house
it is too cute for words!!!




Thank you ladies!!!
<3

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Need a sketch to play with?

How about this sketch?

head on over to
and see what the design team
came up with!!....


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sketchy Thursdays........

It was nice to take the time
to make a layout for fun today!
It hasn't stopped snowing
and the wind chill factor....brrrrrrrr
so......
this layout is based on this weeks Sketchy Thursdays sketch


simple layout.....consisting of
gesso
spray paint
misting
photos
word stickers
staples and we are done...
it felt like I was cheating? LOL
Later....

Studio Blog Hop rak winner is.......


Hey Helena Virpi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(chosen randomly by www.random.org)

Helena please email me your address and I will send you your gift!

I want to thank every one who joined in on The Studio blog hop
and came past my blog leaving sweet comments!
thank you....
I am working my way through my list of new followers
I intend on getting to know you all!!
beware LOL!!

If you want to take part in more challenges
how about scrapping your favourite feature!
over at
These are a few of my favorite things
Do you want to challenge your self
by making a layout with very few supplies???
then head on over to
Get Creative
Do you want the chance to win some Niki Sivils products?
then you need to take a look at the
Sassy Lil Sketches blog
If you are not shy about your age then
check out
The Studio challenge for March 6th
Later......

Monday, 7 March 2011

I am not done yet.....

If you are here for The Studio Blog Hop go here

If you thought I was done with my
Steam Punk phase
well then you are wrong....
still more paper in the pack baby....
I came up with this last week
many layers of inking and misting and masking and stamping
and lots of glitter which does not show on the photo! LOL

tomorrow I announce the winner of my rak
for The Studio blog hop!
Later.....

Friday, 4 March 2011

The Studio Blog Hop......

Hi everyone!!
The Studio Challenges and the Pencil Lines welcomes you to our blog hop!
You should have arrived here from Tessa Buys ,
but if you haven't you need to go back to the start of this list..

Irini Liolia --Thats me!!

We hope you feel inspired along the way,
as we have this beautiful sketch,
kindly designed for us by the super talented
Anna Bowkis - Founder of Pencil Lines.
Each design member from The Studio has created
their own layout, card or off the page version based on this sketch.


Here is my interpretation...


Our main sponsor for a prize on the studio blog is Scrap With V.
In order to be entered for the main prize
you must be
or
become a follower
AND
comment
on ALL blogs along the way.
There will also be some other prizes along the way
which our Design Team have kindly donated.
To win these,
you need only comment on and follow the blog
which is giving the prize.
The winners for these prizes will be announced at
the Design Team member's blog.

I am also giving away a RAK
to any new and old followers that comment on this post
and became followers of my blog through this blog hop!
I will announce the winner here soon after the blog hop ends.


The Blog Hop starts today, March 4th and runs through Monday 7th March
with the winner of the major prize to be announced on The Studio blog.
Thank you for visiting and taking part in our blog hop!
We hope you found some inspiration along the way.

Your next stop is....Julie Dix

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Was how I felt when I made this!
Yes more Graphic 45 Steam punk Debutante love
(rolling your eyes again
and yes I do have a thing about wings!!! LOL)

Stay tuned tomorrow afternoon
we are having a
blog hop
over at The Studio
later....

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Now for something different......

here is another
Steam Punk Debutante
inspired creation

I got my hands on Graphic 45's
Halloween in Wonderland
and came up with this...

Later.....

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

8 years ago we became Mr & Mrs

Yikes!
8 years!

C3 : How come I was not at the wedding?
I: You were!!!
C3: I am not in the pictures!!
I:You were in my belly!
C3:Oh good!

this kid does not want to miss out! LOL

on a scrappy note
March 1 st challenge is up at
check out what the girls came up with
Just so you know 3 challenges and 3 prizes this month
you have to be in it to win it!!!
(always wanted to say that cheesy line LOl)

Here Josephine is fed up with me taking photos....
No one is safe from my camera!!!
Later.....