Saturday 21 December 2013

Frosted designs: Friday challenge: "my favorite things"

Good afternoon all, 
It is friday, and it is time for the friday challenge at Frosted designs.
This time the challenge is hosted by Katie Hollister and her challenge is:

A song from the movie "the sound of music" called my favorite things.
This is the song:

Raindrops on ROSES and whiskers on kittens,

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen MITTENS;
BROWN PAPER  packages tied up with STRINGS;
These are a few of my favorite things.

CREAM-COLORED ponies and crisp APPLE strudels;
Doorbells and sleigh BELLS and schnitzel with noodles;
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their WINGS;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with BLUE SATIN sashes;
SNOWFLAKES that stay on my nose and eyelashes;
SILVER-WHITE winters that melt into springs;
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites,When the bee stings,

When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my FAVORITE things,
And then I don't feel so bad. 
So the challenge this time is to use any combination of these words as part of your layout or project, at least 3 must be used.I have underlined 12 words since it is the 12th month of the year. For example, the color cream, Angel 'wings' and roses. I can already think of some yummy combinations!! Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create! 
This is my take on the challenge:

I used the following words
from the song:

Brown paper (behind the
WISH tag)





Thank you for passing by, have a great weekend!


Tuesday 17 December 2013

Frosted designs: Angelic giftbox

 Hello everybody, 

With the spirit of the holidays in my mind, i created this altered matchbox. 
I am using this as a gift box for under the tree for christmas.
I really love shabby chic, its always very romantic and angelic. 

This is the front of the box:

And this is the back:

I used paper of the Delight 6 x 6 paper pad of prima marketing. 
Below are some close ups of all the tinny details that i have put on this box. 

The only thing that i need to figure out is what gift to put in the box? 
Any ideas?
I believe the box is a gift on it's own!

It's great to create your own gifts, packing and cards for the holidays, it gives  the extra personal touch.
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!


Monday 16 December 2013

Scrapafrica: Snowflakes, Glitter and masking!

Good morning all, 

For the next two weeks we have the following challenge at Scrap africa:

Snowflakes, Glitter and Masking!

This is my take on the challenge:

Lots of layers in this layout. I used a winter picture of my friend roan from last year. 
As in Greece, there is not much snow where i live!

So how did i use all the challenge items:

Snowflakes: on the design paper, i used a snowflake diecut and added them all around the canvas and i ussed chipboard snowflakes.

Glitter: i used silver glitter on every part of the layout. 

Masking: i used a mask of on the design paper and canvas paper and after i sprayed blue/turquoise spray ink.

It was great to make this layout because i love these winter blue colors. 

thank you all for stopping by and dont forget to hop over to Scrap africa for some inspiration and to add your layout or project!!!


Friday 15 November 2013

Get creative winner & top 5

Good morning all,

TGI!! Yeeehhhhhh

Today we announce the winners of the Get Creative October card challenges.

I want to thank everybody that participated in the challenges, we had a great response of  297 entries.

Here are 5 of my favorite entries for my Embossing challenge:

And the winner is :

Please contact me on in order to claim your price. 

and the final announcement for the day
Get Creative challenge blog
 is taking a well deserved break
we will miss you all
we will be back in a couple of months
with a blog makeover and new fresh challenges!
See you soon
Get Creative


Wednesday 23 October 2013

Frosted designs

Hello everybody, it's Channa here!!

Today it's my day to show you what i created with some  beautiful products of the Frosted designs store. 

First 5 random facts about me:
1. I love wearing layers of clothes and boots, that's why i love the winter. 
2. Me and plants are no friends. so no green hands.
3. Sky-diving and bunjee jumping are still on my to do list.
4. I fear cockroaches but i am always the one catching them.
5.Ironing is not my favorite household job.

So here is my layout:

I used a picture of my husband when he was just a little boy, so cute. 
Paper used is from Fabscraps i love this collection. 

As a background i used a mask and dylusion sprays and added 
some embossing powder to create a little bit of texture.
I used the same powder on the clouds.

Flowers used are from prima marketing.

I want to thank you for stopping by today, 
Have a good one!


Tuesday 15 October 2013

Scrap africa: Resisting challenge

Good evening all, 

Two posts on one day?

Yep, now it's time to have a look at the "resisting"challenge of my dt colleague Elena Smoktunova at Scrap Africa.

The challenge today is all about resisting, whether you use embossing, crayons, glue, gesso or any medium that resists paint, inks etc.

This is my take on the challenge, i made a card this time with embossing resist and distress ink.

I used a stamp of boofie!!
I love to use this stamp for baby cards because it is so cute. 

Some roses from my stash, i always take white flowers as you  can use your sprays to color them in any color you want. I used "london blue dylusion ink"'

Have a look at the SCRAP AFRICA BLOG, my fellow dt members have made some
 beautiful creations for your inspiration. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great evening, 

Get creative : My embossing challenge!!!

Good morning everyone
time for our 8th card challenge


Channa (moi!)

is setting your card challenge

your challenge is:

There are many options with embossing. 
 Double embossing? 
Use your imagination and use embossing on your card.
 I have made three different options
 but I am sure that there are more options possible.

Here are my cards to give you some inspiration:

Dry embossing, use it as a background on a card 
and create layers :

This card is double dry embossed with an embossing folder and square nestabilities folder so you get an empty space:

With this card i used a stencil, added watermark ink to get the image of the stencil. After i added black thick embossing powder to get the image. It did not get all the embossing powder, but you dont always have to be neat. It gives a nice texture on your card:

Also the background is tissue paper that i took from my spray box. Every time i use any of my sprays i place it in a box with some tissue paper. If you re-use the tissue paper all you colors get mixed up and make a great background. 

This is my prize:

for your card to be valid in this challenge please read the rules

The rules for the month of card challenges are.....

Your card must be new and made for the challenge

You may enter one card per challenge

You may enter as many challenges as you like

dont forget all card entries this month will be entered into a random generator and the winner will win a fabulous prize from our sponsor this month

you have until
Sunday 10th of November
to upload your card to the side bar!

We have lots of card challenges this month so have a look at 

Thank you for stopping by, 

Monday 7 October 2013

Frosted designs ; Grand opening blog hop!!!

Good morning all, 

Woop woop!!!
Welcome to Frosted Designs blog hop.... starting the week of October 7th we are show casing some of the Design teams work and sharing with you so of the products that inspire us all. 

You have come to my blog from : Jeaunes

Here are the rules:

The rules are simple this time.....

1. You are going to "hop" to each of the blogs on the list. Each of these designers will have a different word on their blog that you need to "collect".

2. Each designer is going to showcase a project they made using products from the Frosted Designs store as well as showcase some of their favorite products! They may also be giving away prizes of their own!!

3. Once you have "collected" the words, you will have a phrase. You are going to email this phrase to We will pick one random winner to receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Store! (Gift Certificate does not include shipping.)

So here is the blog hop line up:

I created a card for this blog hop with lots of prima goodies:

items used:

Prima delight 6 x 6 paper pad
Prima delight flowers 12 pack
Prima delight flowers 8 pack
Prima delight laser cut wood

I love these shabby chic products, its very romantic, soft and lovely to combine something beautiful. 

My blog hop word is:

Besides the prizes that you can win we also have a lot of extras
Use: GRANDOPENINGCHANNA and receive 30% off your entire purchase!!
This includes everything in the  IN THE US STORE ONLY!
This discount is valid from October 7 - 13 only.
So have a look in the FROSTED DESIGN STORE for your shopping.

As an another extra prize from me: leave a comment, become a member and you will receive this card and some extra goodies from me! i will pick a random winner by the end of the week

And now you are headed to: SANDEE

Happy hopping, 

Thursday 3 October 2013

Scrap Africa: Sketch time!!

Good evening all, 

It's sketch time at Scrap Africa!
We have a lovely sketch for the next two weeks .

Fall has also arrived in Athens, Greece ( and i love it!)
It's better to craft when it is raining outside and you don't have to feel guilty 
staying in because the sun is shining. 

Here is my take on the sketch:

This is the sketch:

Some close ups:

I used a picture of my friend Sonja and her son Roan. 
I believe they had a day at the beach in Holland and i made a summer, beach layout with it. 
Using some real shells ( below) and a color combo of green, blue and yellow. 

 Thank you for passing by and have a great day!

Friday 27 September 2013

Frosted designs: Texture challenge

Good evening all, 

Just came home from work and i am ready for bed. But we received a new couch today and it is lovely, so as soon as i came home, changed clothes and sat down i fell............yep a sleep!!! 

But woke up again to do my post for Frosted designs. I hope you all have found your way to the shop?
It is lovely, Barb and Amanda have done such a lovely job with the store. The store offers beautiful goodies and different kits. so have a look at the FROSTED DESIGNS STORE!!

The challenge is "creativity with texture"
This is hosted by Lydia Wiley

This is my take on the challenge:

I used a lovely picture of my friend kim and her daughter larissa. 
They had a photo shoot together just before Little Vince was born . 

The papers and flowers just fit perfectly with the picture. Soft tone colors, layers of diferent papers, lace, and of course lots and lots of flowers. 

My texture is created with Gesso, Modelling paste and sand. 
I used it with 2 different masks from my stash, i left it white and after sprayed it with the dylusion ink. 

Products used of the Frosted Designs Store:
( click on each product and it will bring you straight to the site)

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!