Παρασκευή, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2011

I have already told you that I will make all of this year's presents by myself. The gift season is open now as we are approching December (In Greece we have some major saint-days this month)

I have made several journals and this is what I will show you today. They are not of my usual "grungy" style as they are intended for other people. The one I will show you today is for a friend that has some health "adventures" and has to stay at home all alone for three weeks. She likes writing and drawing so I embellished only the half pages and left the rest blank to accomodate her sketches.




Δευτέρα, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2011

I promised Christmas projects, so here we are.

These are a few post-it pads I made, as a part of an order from a client. She decided to offer handmade gifts to her friends and I was trusted to make them. Thanks - I hope they like them!







Πέμπτη, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Ήταν να μην πιάσω τις κάρτες. Τα κορίτσια φταίνε που με ξεσήκωσαν και κάποιες φίλες που μου ζήτησαν να τους φτιάξω κάρτες, οπότε πάλι καρτούλες θα σας δείξω.





Δεν έχω ξανά ασχοληθεί ιδιαίτερα με κάρτες, οπότε έκανα μια βόλτα από το blog της Hero Arts, όπου βρήκα πολλές ιδέες. Έφτιαξα, λοιπόν, τις παρακάτω



I made the next one using a digital stamp by Hero Arts, following the recipe they gave:




Με την ευκαιρία θέλω να ευχαριστήσω πολύ τη Μελένια, που όχι μόνο διάλεξε την κάρτα μου ως νικήτρια στον διαγωνισμό του Get Creative, αλλά την ανάρτησε και στο blog της.

Many many thanks to Melenia, not only because she has given my card the first place at Get Creative Challenge, she presented it also in her blog.

Next time expect some christmas staff. We decided with my daughter to make this Cristmas a "Crafty Christmas". It means that we will make all the gifts and decorations by ourselves and we will try not to buy anything. We will do our best anyway! So keep in touch and wait for our projects!

Κυριακή, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Two cards and a LO for equal (on second thoughts not equal!!!!) challenges.

The first is for Passion for Promarkers. The stamp is from Stampendous (last year's but I used it this year as it was an after-christmas bargain). The snowman is colored with Promarkers - my favorite markers- . I will also play at Christmas stamping





The following is a scraplift (hmm ) of one of Vicky's cards which I liked very much - I hope her child is getting better!-. She is a constant inspiration and very creative. I will also play with 2 sisters, Rogue designs, Totally Gorjuss



And finally the LO - made for a friend- I will submit it in the Scrap for Help challenge. In this LO, I challenged myself to use neglected scraps and pieces from my stash. I never make boys LOs, so I almost lacked corresponing elements. I am very happy ,however, because I recycled several pieces. The backing paper is from a 7Gypsies packaging, the flower tops are taken from an old doll of my DD, and the doily was found in a cookies' box.



Πέμπτη, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2011

When I am tired and cannot think properly (usually after a bad work day and innumerous chores), I cannot create anything complicated. But I CAN create something- and this something is journals, notepads, sketchbooks etc. It is a standard process and I love making them.

Last month I had a terrible week at work, so I made a bunch of small journal books intended for christmas presents. Alas, I have not decorated them, but there is still time. You can wait for my relating post- I hope before Christmas.

Today I will show you a small journal I made, but with a different technique. I decided to make a totally recycled book and I thought - you will not believe it- to recycle bandages.

So, I made a book out of bandages using a lot of glue, my mists, craft wire and UTEE on top, to harden the cover.











I will submit it at SSS&S

Τρίτη, 8 Νοεμβρίου 2011

We are already in the middle of the second week of November, and the crop Saturday is over. I will not post any pictures of 30 scrapbookers working like crazies, but I want to tell you that it was fab!

Thanks Zeffy and Eirini for all the hard work you did before and during the crop- it showed! I hope that you will make it again soon!

Eirini's lesson was - what else? A layout page based on Nadia's sketch for the November challenge of OUAS. Although I am not good following sketches (I feel caged and the good ideas fly away from me), I will submit it. Girls, if you feel that the implementation of the sketch is far too stretched , it is OK. I will also submit to Stampman as they always have interesting challenges.

Here it is



I almost forgot to tell you that I made the black flower myself!!!!!, using a technique that Zeffi, showed us in her lesson.

The journaling says: " I started scrapbooking,
in order to remember you always as you were"

It is my first LO since I do not know when, but I could not resist using art journaling techniques even here.

Παρασκευή, 4 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Hello bloggers.

A quick post to present my journey journal from my last trip to Mani. We stayed for 5 days in a "tower-house" (the unique houses of Mani).

We had a wonderful time and I wanted to record it somehow. For those who read my blog, is common knowledge that I never complete my vacation journals when I try to compile them when I get back. During summer vacations, I used an art journal, but I wanted something more descriptive of the actual trip. So, I made a "smash" style journal before I left and had it ready to fill it with details during the trip.

It worked fine, I "journalled" easily, with minimum stuff (only one bag to my hubby's relief), and I returned with a detailed journey book.