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