Friday 31 May 2013

Frosted designs Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to the Frosted Designs 

May Blog Hop 

You have hopped to my blog from :


This is my take on the sketch:

The paper that i have used is from one of our sponsors for this Blog Hop, 
Graphic 45!!! From the secret garden collection. 

Based on the paper and picture i wanted to created a "garden" scenery. 
The picture was taken a few weeks ago in St. Anna in Evia, Greece. 
It fits perfectly with this collection. 

I have used:
Flowers, Chipboard, Butterflies, Ribbon, die cut, dylusions spray ( green), pattern paper, Metal embellishment, tearing, layering, masking, misting on this layout.

There are 7 wonderful and incredibly talented hosts that will inspire you, along with 2 awesome sponsors!!!!

The first sponsor is Molossi They are 100% Australian owned and operated, with over eight years industry experience and access to the much loved paper craft brands and experts. They have gorgeous chipboard and they have recently branched into producing their own chipboard designs as well as being a scrapbook distributor! Molossi is situated in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales, and their warehouse is located in Wilberforce and open by appointment only. 

Would you like to know the prize????

 $30 Chipboard Pack!!!

Our second sponsor is the awesome Graphic45.  Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. 

Graphic45 is giving us some 12x12 papers 
in their Reneissance Collection!!!

So without further ado, here are the details of the blog hop!!!!

Here is what you need to do....

1. You need to hop to each of the blogs listed on the hop!

2. You need to make a project that uses this sketch.... 
3. As you hop along, our designers are going to show you how they used these items and techniques on their projects. You need to pick 3 of the items/techniques on this list to use on your project! (You can use 2 items & 1 technique, 3 techniques, 3 items, 2 techniques & 1 item.... you get the idea!!)

Cuttlebug embossing/diecutting
Dylusions spray
Seam binding
Metal Embellishments
Masking tape
Pattern Paper
Embossing (dry or heat)


3. Make a card, layout off the page project using the sketch and 3 of the items/techniques from the list. Link up your project at the bottom of this post!

4. Come back to Frosted Designs and leave a comment telling us that you have hopped to all of the blogs & submit your project!! 

The hop begins at 12:01 am, Central Standard Time on May 31st, 2013 and will end at 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time on June 5th, 2013.  The winners will be announced on June 7th, 2013 on the Frosted Designs blog.  

In order to be eligible for the prizes above, you must hop to each of the blogs, come back here and leave a comment telling us you have done this and also submit a project! Good luck! 

Your next stop on this blog hop is


If you were to get lost along the way, here is the blog hop order:

3. Traci,

Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping!!!!


Monday 27 May 2013

Frosted designs; Punches

Good Morning, 

The challenge for Frosted designs for the next two weeks is to use:
 Punches, one, two, three??? you decide!
I decided to make a card this time:

I used two different punches: One for the borders and for the butterflies. 
Little tilda is waiting on a bench..... in a secret garden. 

As you can see i made a lot of layers in this card. 
For the coloring of the tilda i used distress ink. 

For a change i made a card this time, and i think it's the first card i have made for Frosted designs. 

In a few days from now we will have a Sketch Blog hop:

I hope you will join us for this challenge ? 

And i want to see you at our blog hop on the 31st!!

We will have a some great prizes from different sponsers.................

Have a good week, Channa

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Get creative: It's tag time.

Good afternoon, 

Enjoying your evening ? 

Also at Get creative it is time for a new Tag challenge.  
We are not diverting from the challenge of the month so also for your tags 
the challenge is to use Lot's of flowers on your tag. 

I love flowers, you will hardly see a craft project of mine with out any flowers. 

This is my take:

I used 12 flowers for this tag!
For making a tag i always look at my left over box to get inspiration. 
How much paper do we not use after making a card or layout? 

I first looked at the flowers in my collection and than i searched for matching paper. 
Above you can see a little zoom in on the flower cluster below on the tag. 
I was very generous with the flowers because i always try to keep things??? why??? i dont know! 
I know we are all the same, we go with the trends and add as much paper and embellischments to our
stash as possible as soon as something new comes out. 

So use your stash, for sure you have some flowers, punches, die cuts, coffee filters
 anything that you can make flowers with.

Have a look at the get creative blog to get your inspiration. 
All our DT members have a different take on the challenges and it is always so amazing to see what is created at every challenge. 

So that was my 2nd and last post for the day. 

Good night and sleep tight!!


Scrap Africa: Follow your dreams.....

Good morning all, 

I hope you are all enjoying your day!

I will have two posts today, and the First one is for Scrap Africa

It's time for our new challenge and the challenge is to use at least one chipboard. 

This is my take:

We are sponsered by 

And we received some chippies in the mail, and i used this one. 

I chose to combine it with paper of Bo Bunny of the Prairie chic collection, lovely colors. 
My little friend Ava is playing with a Pooh bear ball and i decided to use that for this challenge. 
I rememberd that i bought a mask for 50 cents in a sale at a store here in athens. 
It is normally used i think to decorate a baby room, but i thought it would be handy one day for crafting. 

Below you can see the chipboard i used, that is actually round but i cut it in half and
 placed it behind the picture. 

Here you can see the pooh bear mask, i sprayed it on some left over paper and cut it out. 

I really loved the colors of this paper, so happy & bright. 

So hop over to Scrap africa to see what my lovely fellow Dt members have made. 
You have two weeks for this challenge so i can't wait to see what you will make. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday 13 May 2013

Frosted designs: black and white and......

Good afternoon, 

I hope you all had a great weekend? 
Mine was very short as i had to work on saturday. But i had a good sunday!

Yesterday i tried to add this post for Frosted designs as sunday is my reveal day but blogger was not having it???? 

So the challenge is to use Black and White and another color. 
If you have looked on the Frosted designs blog you can find tons of inspiration. 

My choice was Black, White and Pink. 

I used paper from Prima Marketing that was already black and white. 
I colored the roses with some dylusions ink and after used some modeling paste to create some texture on the back ground. 

All flowers used are from "another dt boss" Irini Liolia" of Get creative embellishments.
She makes crochet flowers, and had her little etsy shop. 
Have a look at it because they are so lovely to use on cards and layouts.

On the above picture you can see the flowers and the chicken wire back ground. 

So have a look at Frosted designs. 
 All the designers have revealed their inspiration for you .

Thank you for stopping by, have a great week and evening. 


Sunday 5 May 2013

Get Creative: Card Challenge

Good Afternoon, 

Happy easter to all my greek blog friends! 
I wish you all the best, health for you and your families. 

For my husband it was an early day today, as he was in charge of the lamb.
As it is a tradition to eat lamb at easter time, as i dont eat lamb i could stay a few hours more in bed and i had more time to prepare dessert. 

The lamb:

And dessert:

Today is obiously also the day for our card challenge at Get creative. 
The challenge for this month "April showers bring may flowers"
So make a card with many flowers. 

This is my take on the challenge:

I made a card from left overs, the greek ladies will recognize the paper from the last crop that we had. 
The flower is made from several layers of flowers. . 

So you have until the end of the month to enter your card. 
I am off to enjoy my days off, as monday and tuesday are public holidays. 
We are taking are new bikes out for a right tomorrow in Evia and enjoy the sun. 
It is getting very hot here in Greece, i believe summer is here???
From wednesday i am back in training and that is it with the holidays until i have earned some holiday days. 

Have a great week, enjoy your sunday!


Wednesday 1 May 2013

Scrap Africa: Snap, Click & Smile

Good Evening all, 

I have been absence for a while, due to unfortunat family reason. At the same time many many happy changes are happening in our lives, In a month and a half we are moving appartments & after 2 1/2 years being unemployed i have a job and i will be in training for the next month. So i need to get back in to rythem, with working, household, and crafting. It will take some time but i will get there. So today it is time for a new sketch at Scrap Africa. 
All the lovely ladies have created a variety of different takes on the sketch so have a look at the Scrap Africa Blog to get your inspiration. 

This is my take:

I used a beautiful picture of my little friend Roan. I think he is so gorgeous and perfect to scrap at all times. 

Our guest designer for this challenge is the talented Debbi Tehrani, that we all know from CSI!!!

I have used some new stash from Bo Bunny! I have to get my Mojo back, and slowly it is coming. 

You have until the 14th of may to upload your project at the SA blog. 

I am off to bed, this weekend will be very busy. Greek orthodox easter is here, very late this year so a lot of activities are around the corner ( that will require a lot of visits to the gym after if you get what i mean FOOD!)

So for all my greek followers, have a good easter and for all the rest have a great weekend. 

Kisses, channa