Παρασκευή, 25 Ιουνίου 2010

Some time ago I won the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge with the step card I made for my sister's birthday.

The prize was stamps from Shirley's 2 Girls. It is a small stamp company that has fabulous stamps and sentiments. As they are going digital at the moment, they have all their acrylic stamps only 2$ each. And here is what they sent me:


They are all so cute! I can't wait to use them!

By the way I want to mention an other new small company. It is called sfragidomania which means "stamps' mania" in Greek. The owners are two very friendly girls, Efi and Katerina, that are dedicated scrapbookers themselves- so they know their staff.

They can make whatever you wish - I currently ordered a Greek alphabet, as everything I can lay my hands on, is in Latin. I also bought some mini- books and when I left I had my a bag full, as the girls gave me many presents as well. Thank you girls!







Τρίτη, 22 Ιουνίου 2010

I had the Africa napkins for a long time and was planning to put them in canvas for a corridor decoration. However, I decided to use them in an Ikea mirror. I want to make two of these, but I have not decided about the second one yet. Sorry for the glimpse of myself in the mirror, but I could not make a clear picture from an other angle.









I couldn't resist, so I submitted it in



Κυριακή, 13 Ιουνίου 2010

Finally, we came to the end of the school year. My daughter is in first grade and is of mixed feelings: she would like to play all day but she doesn't want to lose her friends and her favorite teacher.

We were lucky this year to have a great teacher, so I had to make a thank you card for her. As we also have to go to a birth ceremony and a party, I spent my Saturday night making cards and I enjoyed it.

Unfortunatelly , in our busy lives there is rarely time to spend without disturbances: children, chores, telephones etc. Saturday night is the only night that I can stay up late, as I do not have to go to work next day, and is late enough for all the others to forget my existence and let me spend some time in peace.

So I made the card for our teacher using the fabulous papers that my scrap friend Melenia sent me.

Stamp: Stampendous the monkey and SeeD's the rose
Inks & markers: Tim Holtz's Distress and Promarkers
Papers: Core' dinations and Melenia's gift










I will enter to the following challenges:
One of the procedures that get on my nerves is the measuring- cutting of small pieces. So I did it once for both cards.

I used:
- Papers: My mind's eye Bloom & Grow and Core'dinations
- Sarah Kay stamp and Papermania Fairy Prince
- Distress Inks & Promarkers






And finally a quick card for a party for a boy:

I used:
- Plain Cardstock
- Digi stamp dragon and sentiment with Hero Arts
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations

The telephone daemon striked again! I have to leave straight away as they take my dad to the hospital. So goodbye for now!

Πέμπτη, 3 Ιουνίου 2010

Yesterday, arrived my monthly packet of crafting goods.

I try to shop only once a month , with no success I should admit. Every time I shop, I promise myself that I will not buy anything else this month, but I always "need" something more.

l have seen this stamp a long time ago, but it seemed to slip away from me, in exchange of something more fancy or pressing etc.

Last week I bought it and I couldn't let it in the drawer even for a day.









I used:

- Clear Stamp & papers: Coolkids by Kars
- Cork pad and wooden star
- Tim Holtz's Distress inks and Promarkers
- Palm tree and castle are hand drawn

I will submit to the following challenges: