Friday, 15 November 2013

The winner of my challenge over at Get Creative

Good morning everyone!
It's been a long time yet again!!
We have been painting the house
need I say more??

but on to all things creative....
The winners of the card challenges 
over at 
have been announced
we had over 297 amazing entries!!
Of course it took the design team
 a week to decide on their winners
head on over to the blog to see the winners
the design team have also added their favourites on their blogs
so drum roll......
the winner of my 3 layers or more card challenge is

and my favourites are

as I love these cards so much...
I would like to send you all a token gift so ladies
please email me at

I have some more news....
 will be taking a break for a few months
but we will be back in a few months bigger and badder LOL!!....
till then 
Get Creative!!....

Friday, 18 October 2013

be inspired and inspire others.....

The word for 
this month 

So here is my Design team layout

my inspiration for this layout
is our 18yr daughter
who made it into 
we are extremely proud of her
and she is so excited to be out on her own discovering herself 
and the world!

so my only advice to her
(apart from the usual motherly nagging)
Be inspired
inspire others

lots of misting, modelling paste and layers!
and some bling for added sparkle!!

will you join us this month??

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Anything Goes.......

Over at 
yep the first challenge of the month which ia the layout challenge is
so come and play along!!

The design team were sponsored a digital kit by
she is also the sponsor for the challenges this month
the winners of the challenges will win a printed paper pack of the digital kit

here is my layout using the kit

 and some close ups

hope you find time to play!!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Travel buddies......

Well our 18yr old was in town
so we headed out of Athens for a few days
to beat the heat! HA
we went to TOLO in the Peloponese
and it was hot hot hot!!
we melted but we had some really good quality family time!
and I caught up with a scrappy friend who I had not seen in years
many photos were taken but this one is my fave as I 
just aimed the camera to the back seat and 
these two were good sports and tried to accomodate
thye were both plugged in (ipods)
the layout is my Dt layout for
and the word for August is

J was wearing a bright yellow sundress (seriously cute)
so I went with yellow and black 
and then my printer decided to print the photo in red HA!!!
Ah well i still like the powerful colour combo!

some close ups

hope you find the time to play along with us at 

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Summer tags........

Over at 
the August TAG challenge 
is all about summer
we want you to inspire us with a summer tag

here is my tag

All 3 challenges this month at Get Creative
are being sponsored by

You have until August 25th 
will you play along???

Monday, 12 August 2013


Celebrating me is the title I have used for my Dt layout over at 

some close ups.....

still time left for your

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Red hot TAGS!!!!!!!!........

We are having a red hot TAG challenge over at 
your challenge is to make a 
red TAG 
with only one other colour!

make sure you head on over to the blog and see what our guset designer
and some more inspiring creations from the design team

here is my take on the challenge
I was on a roll and made 3 tags

so will you play along??

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Are you lovin bloglovin????.....

Ok folks tomorrow no more google reader!
but say hello to bloglovin!
read more about it here
and if you like
 you can follow me 
just hit the button on the right side bar

Thursday, 27 June 2013

fingers crossed.......

this will be the last time I neglect this blog!
Yes it has been a long time..
Unfortunately after Greek orthodox Easter
my MIL fell and broke her hip
(classic elderly lady break)
well after 20 days in hospital and me by her side all day
she finally went home, she was bedridden for a month
doctors wanted to make sure the bone healed and
due to her loss of memory and dementia they were afraid she would get up and walk 
thus causing damage to the break!
we found a woman to live in with her
and look after her
I thought this would make my life much much easier
I dont know where to begin
on any average day I have to deal with doctors physios shopping pharmacists
then there is the drama between the two new roomies!!!
I tell you I have been pulling my hair out!!
I did manage to make a layout for 
and our word this month is 

here is my take on the challenge and it is loosely based on 
fabulous sketch for the month

here are some close ups!!

make sure you head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team created!

I also promise to come by your blogs and leave some love!!!

till next time!!!!!!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May day mayday...may day mayday.....

ok now the title was supposed to be a pun (sorry!!)
Ok now down to business
May 1st today and
what a month it is going to be!!
in 4 days we celebrate easter (Greek Orthodox)
then we celebrate Mothers day (YES!!!!!!!)
then my sons 10th birthday
then my mums 65th birthday
then my dad's name day
then my 45th birthday (YES!!!!)
then my brother's 42nd birthday....
and yes we are broke by the end of the month 
and 5 kilos heavier from all the cake wine and food LOL
ok so i am being dramatic hahaha
back to the challenge over at 

pull out your flowers ladies and get busy
the challenge is to use flowers on your layout
paint them draw them cut them...
rubons die cuts stickers crocheted... 
we dont care what you do get as creative as possible
take a look at what the design team created
(man they complained when they saw the challenge LOL)
BUT they are super talented and created some amazing layouts

well here is my take on the challenge
and I had to use this gorgeous photograph of our little girl who
kicked off the birthday season by turning 18 (OMG)
on Sunday!!.....

this is one of my new floral crocheted and beaded embellishments they will be in the 
shop soon 

my good friend 
is sponsoring this month layout challenge
so we will be waiting for you to play!!!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

We are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....

is back!

has been working hard behind the scenes to update the blog
and challenge us with new words
I think you will love this word

and here is my layout for the design team

this is C3 with his best buddy from kindergarten
they go to different schools now
(they are in the 4th grade)
but their friendship is going strong 
and they see each other every week
They became firm friends when Elias (the one in blue)
came to C3's rescue in the playground.
Unfortunately the other children would grab C3's glasses and jump on them
(who brings up children like that??????????)
 my son was so afraid to play with the other children
in fear that they would break his glasses so he played on his own
Elias went up to him one day and asked if he wanted to play with him
and that was the begining of their friendship...

In this picture we are on holidays in Mani the Peloponese with Elias's family
the boys here are having a rest
a quiet moment before their next adventure!

some close ups

materials used

Basic Grey wander embark
guaze misted with Dylusions
corrugated card ctock
a piece of vellum with a nautical printed on it (thank you Roula Fournaraki)
various Alphas which were painted and inked
plus various embellishments all from my stash

Hope you come and play along!!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Tag you're it!!!!!!!......

Over at the

we have our very first 

I hope you find the time to play along 
you are free to make what ever you like!
An easy fun challenge

here is what I made
make sure you head on over to the blog to see what the design team created
lots of gorgeous inspiration for you!!

this tag was made from scraps!
supplies used

black cardstock from 7 gypsies Gypsy Market 
the alphas are from the same paper pack 7 gypsies
the stamped images are borrowed from Eleni Gratsia (thank you)
the metal embellishments are from my stash

Hope you come and play along with our first challenge!!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Monthly posts looks like its becoming a habit!!.....

I cannot believe its been a month since I last posted!!!
We are still house hunting its keeping me busy
plus every day life has been busy....
I have found time to play and create
a medley of layouts and altered items believe it or not!!
So let's get on with the show LOL

1st altered item a matchbox that holds a mini album
made at the scrapbookers in Greece crop

then a couple of days later
with the help of a very good friend
I made this fabulous fabulous (channelling my inner girly girl)
box with a mini
I love it to bits and want to make another one
(insert scoffing and laughter....where will i find the time????)

and now for some layouts....

this layout was for the Get Creative layout challenge March 15th...

the challenge I set was to remake one of your first layouts
using the same photos but with the style you create now...
check it out I would love for you to play along
Get Creative

so here is one of my first layout using some ancient Basic Grey (well it wasnt then LOL)
the little man in the picture is my sweet little boy...
he is so adorable holding the phone upside down
they grow up so fast!!!

and this is my interpretation now
lots of misting stamping washi tape etc.....

well that's all folks....