Saturday, 15 December 2012

Morning all.....

over at 
we have a gorgeous sketch for you....
designed by
Melenia


this is my interpretation......






the die cuts are from my fabulous 
(cant get enough of this machine)
and the little flowers and hearts are from 

so if you have time make sure you play with the sketch!!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

I couldnt keep my promise!.....

I know I promised that I would be back soon....
and that I would fill up my ETSY shop with some cuteness
but
a life ended suddenly and we are all reeling from the shock
and the loss is more now that the funeral is over...
I ask myself one question every day
Why was such a young life taken?
I do not get any answers and I probably never will....
thus my disappearance again!

I do have some layouts to show you
I will start with one for
this weeks word is

I found this super cute photo (a little blurry) 
of Christian and thought I have to scrap this!
So here is my design team layout
Create-ing
(no it is not a spelling mistake)
I purposely wanted to use my fabulous Studio Calico "create"stamp
so I just added the ING



supplies used

K&Company blue pattern paper
white cardstock
Tim Holtz masks
Cameo die cuts (zipper camera and wavy film strip)
Sassafralass stickers
Dylusions mists
American Crafts thickers
Create stamp Studio Calico
modelling paste

some close ups






See you soon with some

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Near on a month's

absence
from this blog!...
yet again I have negelected this little ol blog of mine
once again due to family issues
you cannot say I am not consistent LOL
Anyway here is my 
layout for the 
challenge
(thank you Wendy for your patience)




the barabed wire frame and chevron patterns are masks I made with my new little baby
my CAMEO.....up till now I have never owned a die cutting machine
and I had been drooling over Marie Papadopoulos cards which she had made with the Cameo
and when Studio Calico had a offer on the machine I snapped it up
(gift from my mum)
the chevron stirps are also from the cameo
I am in love with this machine it has so many possibilities


So I played with gesso to give some texture
and played with my Dylusions

some close up!




the design create art stamp is from Studio Calico
Breathe was cut with my cameo!!

Hope to be back soon!!


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Corniest title ever!!........

A smile for every season!
could I be any cornier????
what am I talking about?

well the word for this forthnight
over at 
 is 

SPRING/SUMMER/WINTER/FALL

and I decided to use all the words
you can shoose one or use all like I did
head on over to be inspired by the rest of the design team!


I enjoyed playing with this one
I used embellishments to tell the story of the seasons
 behind the black and white photo of C3
thus the corny title LOL LOL LOL

so here is the layout


and here are some close ups


flowers are handmade by me....




more handmade goodies....


will be restocked on the 29th of October
lots of new embellishments and little doilies like the one you see above!!
I think you will love them as much as I do....

later.................

Monday, 15 October 2012

it's my turn......

to set the card challenge over at 


just to remind you
for the month of October
we are celebrating cards
for two reasons
firstly because 
Get Creative turned
 2
and secondly
to celebrate world card making day
which is celbrated the 1st Saturday of October

so my challenge for you today 
is to create a card
using this sketch


I made two examples



the winner of my challenge will win some 
floral embellishments from



so head on over to 
and check out the previous challenges
the challenges will be running until the 29th of October
so you have plenty of time to enter
the winners of the challenges will be announced on the 30th of October...

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Music......

Our two kids are crazy about music
they love all types of music
they have a classical background and 
they need to have music on all the time
as they mature their tastes in music change too
the eldest  (I am sure I am going  to get this wrong)
so I will say she listens to Heavy Metal subgenres
which has also influenced the youngest
and this is their "thing"
brother and sister time
I never judge what they listen to...
my only problem is they crank up the volume to avoid hearing
my sweet voice!!!!!!!
I was told on the weekend I am a nag
I can tell you that shut me up for all of one minute 
I reflected on their words and then 
 I nagged 
to ask why they think this 
hahahahaha 

soooo......
this weeks word
at 
is none other than
MUSIC...
and here is my take on the challenge
make sure you head on over to the blog 
to see what the rest of the design team created
well worth it!!



and some close ups...




lilac pink flower ....Get Creative Embellishments




materials used

music pattern paper October Afternoon Good Cheer collection
lots of corrugated card board
Imaginarium Designs chipboard little boy and girl holding hands


Niki Sivils alphas
rosette was first stamped with a music score stamp
scrabble letter and rose quartz heart from my stash
lots of Gesso gauze and dylusions inks!
the luscious lilac flower, spiral and crochet heart from my Etsy shop
will be updating it soon with more luscious flowers 

see you soon!!!!!!......

Monday, 1 October 2012

Get Creative!!!!!!!!!.........in October

Good morning everyone
welcome to
Get Creative's 
annual month of card making!

We had such a fantastic response last year 
that we will do it every year!

October 6th is

 World Card Making Day

so in honour of this we will hold challenges all month

13 challenges in all
and 13 prizes 

of course it is a double celebration
as we celebrate
Get Creatives
2nd birthday!!


so come and join us in an hour 
10 am EEST
as we kick off with the first challenge
of our month of challenges





Καλημέρα
Καλώς ήρθατε στον ετήσιο μήνα
δημιουργίας καρτών
του Get Creative!

 Είχαμε τέτοια φανταστική ανταπόκριση πέρσυ
που θα το κάνουμε πλέον κάθε χρόνο!

Στις 6 Οκτωβρίου είναι η

 Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Δημιουργίας Καρτών

και για να την τιμήσουμε θα έχουμε προκλήσεις όλο τον μήνα

συνολικά 13 προκλήσεις
και 13 βραβεία 





Φυσικά η γιορτή είναι διπλή
καθώς γιορτάζουμε
2α γενέθλια του
Get Creative!!





Ελάτε λοιπόν μαζί μας σε μία ώρα

στις 10 πμ ώρα Ελλάδας
καθώς θα ξεκινήσουμε με την πρώτη πρόκληση
για αυτόν τον μήνα γεμάτο προκλήσεις.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Summer and Scrapbookers in Greece

My dear friend 


has taken over the reigns of


from 

and she has set a new challenge
 on the Scrapbookers in Greece


the challenge has a theme and a sketch

the theme...summer vacation memories

the sketch

and here is my take on the theme and sketch!



and some close ups


and another....
 I have hidden journalling on the tag 
which has been stamped with distress inks 
and a chevron stamp from Studio Calico


and another just incase you missed something hahahah


supplies used

pattern paper Basic Grey little black dress collection
various scraps of cork , corrugated cardboard
gesso
Dylusions
Glimmer mist chalkboard
Distress inks
pharmecutical gauze
twine
various embellishments from stach
American crafts thickers
and rubons which were placed discreetly under and on the photo also under the gauze
(in an attempt to use up as much stach as possible!!)
chevron stamp Studio Calico


....later.....



Monday, 24 September 2012

Catching up......

Ok
a little red faced here!!!!!!!!!
this post was supposed to go live tomorrow
 as the following layouts are from my conrtibution a design team member at 
I was unable to show them to you this summer 
as I had problems with my computer which I hope 
will stay away!...
If I go missing again it is because I am expecting my mother from Australia tomorrow
we have not seen her in 6yrs so there will be a lot of catching up to do
I promise I will find the time
 to come by and see what you have all been up to!

this layout is for the new word (soon to go live) on BITW which is
Touch


supplies used
bazil grey card stock
hambly rub on
lilly bee designs rub ons
rosette from Mitra Lee (xxxx)
roses (I am roses misted with Dylusions)
carbochon
paper tape ancient Tim Holtz (I think)
silver wings (Amy Petrou)
doily and crocheted hearts (Get Creative embellishments) update with new goodies coming soon!!!

Story






if you have come this far......
congratulations

Thursday, 19 July 2012

7 day heat wave + no functional computer = delay in posting my layout for Bird Is The Word!

Dont you love long titles?
means I do not have to explain to you why I have been MIA
so let me show you my DT  layout for 


the word for this fortnight is 
'Reach'



okay so the title of the layout seems a little dyslexic
but it reads
Your dreams are within REACH

here is a close up of the crochet spiral embellishment I used on the doily


Supplies used

bazil cardstock
white paintJ enni Bowlin gray stamp pad
many many many stamps mostly from Studio calico
and my favourite chicken wire mask
corrugated cardboard spraypainted white
white doily
and a star pin from Maya Road
Amy Tangerine brad

head on over to the blog to see the amazing work of the design team
so many different style!! fabulous





Tuesday, 3 July 2012

BEYOND......................

Here is my first layout as Dt member for 


the word this week is 

BEYOND

and here is what came to mind....



materials used

Black Bazzill cardstock
white paint
xxx punch Artemio (thank you Aliki)
pink embellishments Get Creative Embellishments of course LOL

head on over to the blog to see the incredible layout the design team have created!!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Get Creative in July



Well its been a while since I have been able to make a layout for 


I finally got my act together
Get Creative this month is winding down for the summer months
there will only be 2 challenges this month One for layouts and the other for cards
the same will happen in August
this is only temporary as it is summer here in Greece and generally life slows down
We wont be going any where I am  afraid
so hopefully that will mean lots more scrapping!!
Anyway 
here is my take on the challenge this month which is a sketch designed by

head on over the blog to see the sketch
I have flipped the sketch only to suit the photo


materials used

 Bazill Orangecardstock
Fancy Pants pattern paper little guy rough and tough
Jenni Bowlin orange buttons
black and white twine (thanks Karen)
Americcan Crafts thickers
moustache gift from (Natasha Teologlou)

make sure you head on over to the 
to see what the rest of my amazing design team have created!
Our sponsor this month is

so come and get creative

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

I am back and she's giving it all away!!!!!!

No not me!
Helen
aka
ah now you know who I am talking about!
well look at what Helen is giving away on her blog
the giveaway is running till the end of June


thanks Helen!!..

Ladies and gentlemen I am back
the problem with my laptop has been solved
basically has to do with the temperature of the machine it self
I have 3 fans blowing on it at the moment only because I am sitting in the hottest room in the house my craft/office!
I will be back soon with layouts, cards and
more stuff in the shop to show you!

later....

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Sad but Ecstatic.........

I am a typical gemini! Ha
I am sad because I step down from my design team position on 
Once Upon A Sketch at the end of the month!
BUT
I am super ecstatic as 3 of my girls on my design team over at 
have made the design team at 
(follow the link to read about it)

I am so proud of you!

and wait it doesnt stop there

I am proud to announce I
join the design over at 
I love this challenge blog 
and the freedom of creativity one has with 
just one little word!


ok back to Once Upon A Sketch and my last design team layout after
18months on the team!!
The challenge for June is birthdays

and here is my take on the challenge and sketch!


dont I look goofy ???LOL LOL
anyway supplies used

Pattern paper Basic Grey Wassail
Butterflies are fussy cut from Basic Grey pattern paper ambrosia
I added my white and cream mists and used various masks (thank you Cathy)
the dress form is from Imaginarium designs
the background stamp is Glitz Designs
an orange doily from my stash
and the embellishments the orange crochet star flower and the dusty pink thread spiral are hand made by me I sell similar in my new Etsy Shop





Design Team Call!



As you may all know I am on the design team of 
and my term is coming to an end, so the girls are having a design team call!!!!

here is what you need to know.....
Since we only play the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, we don't have a challenge today but we do have something fun to post!  We are having an Open Design Team Call!  Please read below for all of the details! 

Another Design Team term is coming to an end here at Use It Tuesday and we are looking for a new team of creative crafters to inspire us to new stash-using levels.

This will be Use It Tuesday's 3rd Design Team call and we are looking for people with all experience levels.

Term: July 1 to December 31, 2012

Requirements:
- have an online gallery and/or a blog
- if you have a blog, you need to be a follower of Use It Tuesday to apply :)
- have a Facebook account or a willingness to make one
- be able to work with deadlines
- make and post 2 inspiration projects per month
- comment on players’ projects
- be a team player
- have a positive attitude

Interested? Please email the following completed application to UseItTuesday@gmail.com bySunday June 17th.

1. Name
2. Links to your online galleries and/or blog
3. Your previous DT experience, if any.
4. Please tell us a little about yourself.
5. How did you hear about our DT Call?
6. Have you played with us previously?
7. Please tell us why you would like to be on our team.
8. Please share one fun fact about yourself.



So go and apply I had a great time and managed to use up a respectable amount of stash!!