Wednesday 20 February 2013

Get Creative: Great day

Good morning all, 

It looks like it's going to be a nice day here in Athens, Greece!
The sun is out and the birds are singing so let's seize the day.

Today is the 20th of the month and that means a Sketch Challenge at Get creative. 

My take:

The sketch:

As you can see it's a very romantic card. 
Paper used is from Graphic 45, the birdsong collection. 

As the paper itself is very "busy" i did not want to add too many things. 
So i choose to layer the paper with a chippie and 
the back and front of the paper , added some  flowers & pearls to finish it off. 

For some more inspiration head over to Get creative and you have until the 27th of February to add your creation to our blog. 

Good luck and have a great day, 

Friday 15 February 2013

FD; Bold & Bright "flowers whisper beauty"

Good afternoon all, 

Yes, this is my 2nd post of the day, does not happen very often.

Today it is also time for a challenge at Frosted designs. As you might have noticed, our DT team has grown with some beautiful talent. Some tinny things will change, just pass by FD and all will be explained.
The new ladies will show off their talent in March.

We have to say goodbye to;

Lori M.

The challenge for FD today is BOLD & BRIGHT!

Be Bold! Use bold colors and bold patterns
on a card, layout or off the page project!

For this layout i used a lovely picture of my little friend Leo.
The picture was made at his parents wedding in October. Inspired by the bright flowers 
in the picture i used paper from the Prima Marketing Collection " Zephyr".

There was some fussy cutting involved in this layout and i made several layers of it. 
Bright Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red come back in each layer and the cluster of flowers. 

I colored the chandelier in the same colors with copic markers.
Below you can see a little bit of all the layers. 

It was a fun layout to make! ( while in syros, hahaha) 
For more inspiration please pass by Frosted designs. 
The whole team have made some beautiful creations for you. 
You have 2 weeks to enter your project and we can't wait to see yours.......

Have a great weekend!!
And thank you for passing by, 

PS: I Love you, Scrap Africa Challenge #14

Good morning all, 

Today is the first reveal for the new DT team at Scrap Africa!!!

As we all know, February is the month of Love........

This is my take on the challenge;

And this is the inspirational picture:

The Challenge is to use HEARTS as your main accent on your craft project. 

Below are some details of my LO.
The picture was taken in the Athens Zoo, at the beginning of January. 

So cute, a mother and baby chimpanzee. They had their backs to the audience
 because it was feeding time and they were hiding there findings. 

I have added 7 hearts to this LO. 

The 2 cupids i first sprayed green and after added the crackle paint. 
On the picture below you can see  all the layers in this layout.

So hop over to SCRAP AFRICA for some inspiration.
You have until the 28th of February to upload your creations. 

Thanks for stopping by, i will have two posts today.
My 2nd will be this afternoon. 

Have a great day!

Thursday 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's day!

Good evening all, 

Hope you are all having a loving day today?

This will be a very quick post just to wish you all a happy valentine's day!

I have made a few cards for today that i entered in a challenge for Flying unicorn.

I also made something yummy today French Macarones.
First time i made them, actually the 2nd time. 
The first time it did not work at all, i trough the mixture straight in the garbage. 
But this time it worked and below you can see how it worked out. 

Yummy, Yummy!

I wish you all a nice evening, we are going for diner now.

thanks for stopping by, 

Monday 11 February 2013

Love beauty & Celebration

Good afternoon, 

I hope everybody had a nice weekend? I  enjoyed being home after being stuck for 1 1/2 week in Syros, finally on Wednesday a ferry came and we could come back to Athens. 

I will share with you today two layouts, that i made while in Syros. 
They are for different challenges and here they are:

"I love your beauty"
The first layout is for Berry71blue & Once upon a sketch & Flying Unicorn

For Flying Unicorn the challenge is "in the pink"
The challenge is to have at least 75% or more pink, the word : LOVE visible, flowers & 1 metal embellishment. As i did not have any metal embellishment i used a button that i had from a sweater that i bought in syros as i was running out of clothes.

For the Berry71blue the challenge is White Space.
White space is the portion of a page left unmarked in visual arts.

For Once upon a sketch the challenge is Love and this is the sketch.

The journaling is written on a heart and is hidden behind the picture:
I love your beauty
A person can be beautiful on the outside, but true beauty comes from the inside. 
You have it both!


 " Celebration"

This layout is for Sketchabilities & Flying unicorn.

This is the sketch fir sketchabilities: 

For Flying unicorn the challenge is to use black accents. 
I think it is quit obvious as  i used black buttons, wings, i stamped the little hearts with black ink and i used black dylusion spray on the background and on the hot air balloon. 
The paper and Hot air balloon are all from Fabscraps. 

Thanks for stopping by, 
Have a great day!


Tuesday 5 February 2013

" Love with a twist" Get creative

Good morning all, 

Hope you are all enjoying your day?
It's the 5th of February that means a Card challenge at Get creative
I have  noticed that in Blog land love is in the air.........

Also at Get creative and this is my take:

Do you notice the twist?????

Create a valentines card without using 
RED or any other colors in the Red Family ( pink etc....)

I used the Prima Marketing Jack & Jill stamps. 
There are plenty of other colors to use for a valentines card. I mainly used kraft paper for this card, i like to use it and it combines very well with any other paper. 
I am in love with these two, i think they are so lovely. 
Tomorrow i will share some other cards that i made for valentines day. 

Our sponsor for this is:

They are sponsoring this felt embellishment kit all a little bit bigger than a euro.  

It looks like we are stuck on the Island of Syros a few days more! 
The ferry companies have been on a strike for the last couple of days so
 hopefully we will be back in town soon. We are not able to leave because 
we took our car to the island so........not complaining, i am just running out of supplies!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday 2 February 2013

Scrap Africa DT team

Good afternoon all, 

Just a quick note from me.

As from yesterday i am a dt member of :


I am very happy to be chosen for this team. 
Scrap africa had two challenges a month on the 1st and 15th of the month. 
For each you have two weeks to create something beautiful. 

So hop over to SCRAP AFRICA and play along!
The reveal & introductions for the new dt team will be on the 15th of February.

Have a good weekend, 

Friday 1 February 2013

Little cupid! Love & Heart FD challenge

Good morning all, 

Happy Friday & Happy Month!

February is here, 2nd month of 2013. 
It's the month of Love, Hearts, Pink, Red, Flowers, Chocolates....
Need i add more. 

At Frosted designs the challenge is to use the word LOVE & at least one heart.

There will be some slight changes at FD, one of them is that we will have 2 challenges a month. 
Meaning you will have 2 weeks to create your craft project.

This is my take on the challenge:

I used a picture of Little Leo and i turned him in to a Cupid Angel on his own 
cloud spreading the love around.
I used 8 hearts in total, flying away like balloons. 

Treasure Happy Life, Love, Hugs & Valentine Kisses

At the moment i am travelling with my husband on one of the Greek islands, Syros. It's about 4 1/2 hour ferry ride from Athens. The weather for me is perfect, clear sky, sunshine (just enough to get some heat) .
I brought some crafts supplies to play around with during the day. But i did not bring our good camera? 
I had to carry a few items with me on the boat and the camera was too much. 
So this was my scene yesterday, trying to make a picture with my tiny camera:

The sun was too bright on our balcony so i stuck the layout to the railings in order to make some descent pictures. Funny right? 
Below you can see the view from our balcony, pretty amazing.

Have a good day and a good weekend!
Enjoy and thank you for stopping by.