Thursday, May 31, 2012

There is a winner & some bragging..

 Hello everyone!

 Sorry for the delay! I would like to thank everyone for your lovely comments!
I used and here are the results:

So the winner of the magazine is:

"This one is COMPLETELY awesome, Vicky- you totally kicked my butt on this sketch!! Love all the yellow- everything is amazing- I love the buttons too!! Fab work girl, keep it up!!!"

Thank you Erin for your comment but I don't think I can compare my work with your outstanding creations!!! Please send me an email with your address here:


One more thing that made me really happy was the fact that I was lucky enough to be featured 3 times last week:

The color room:


Thank you again for visiting and for lifting up my spirit!!
I appreciate it!
Love you guys!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Childhood Memories & small giveaway!

Hello everyone! 

I made this layout to showcase some Purple Pumpkin goodies!

Don't forget, there is a sale on the 25th HERE at 7pm (Brisbane time) which is 12pm EEST Greece time) and you better be quick because they sell out FAST!!!

My layout is based on Melenia's inspirational sketch for Get Creative and the colors are from White with one challenge. (they look a bit yellow but they are cream/vanilla)
I must also say that I was very much inspired by one of my favorite scrappers Belinda Spencer!

Here is the sketch:

This is ME aged around two years old.. I think...LOLOL

I am SOOO much in love with Purple Pumpkin buttons!!! I feel so lucky I am in their Design team!! Yeay!!!
Aren't they the cutest ever????

Materials used for "Childhood Memories"
Cardstock: American crafts
Doily, buttons: Purple Pumpkin
Chipboard title, frame, dress, butterfly (as a mask): Imaginarium designs
Flowers, pearls, resin corners: Prima
Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels
Template wood grain: The Crafter's Workshop
Tickets, film strip: Tim Holtz

I am so proud because it is finally here!!!
The feeling is just great..I couldn't believe it!
Now I am waiting for the rest to arrive but they take a while...

They have sent me two copies so I am giving one away!
Just leave a comment and become a follower!
I will pick a winner on Tuesday the 29th!

Thank you for visiting me!!!
Have a nice day!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"You made me a mother" - Berry 71 Bleu

Hello my lovely friends and followers!

Isn't it a magical feeling to be a mother??? I never thought I was able to love unconditionally another human being...When I had my 1st baby, I instantly new that I could give my life for thinking and my view of the whole world changed! It is such a strong feeling...and when I was pregnant to my 2nd baby, I was wondering if I could feel SO much love again...I was worried...but when I hold her in my arms, my love just doubled! As simple as that...

You made me a mother...
Thank you!!!

Look at this amazing tag...thank you once again Marivic! It is just amazing!

 Hidden journaling (in Greek)

You still have plenty of time to play along with us at Berry 71 Bleu! There are some really nice prizes waiting for you!!!
I can't wait to see your creations!
Have a nice day!

Materials used:

Papers: Prima Songbird line 
Flowers:Prima Songbird pkg of 12 flowers
Alphabet stickers: Prima Alpha Stickers Songbrid
Prima 4 songbird note cards
Pearls: Prima
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Golden & Aqua sheer ribbon

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"A flight at the park"

Hello friends and followers!

I wanted to scrap some photos from our visit to a huge park here in Athens called "Tritsis park". It has lakes with ducks,fishes and turtles and small or big wooden bridges, a lot of green everywhere! Trees, flowers, grass to play ball, coffee house and playgrounds! We could not see the whole park due to the lack of time but we will visit again soon! There are even horses in there that you can ride!!!

I decided to play with a few challenges such as CSI #19 and the sketch from Sketchbook365 by Morag Cutts. Also a new challenge blog "The happy scrappers"

Color: I have used all the colors
  • Use pleating -- pleat ribbon, paper, etc.
  • Make paper rosettes. 
  • Book papers
  • Use circular accents.
  • Birds
  • Use floral prints.
Write in the form of a diary entry or as a series of diary entries. (on the tag)
Inspiration Words:  flight (they loooved the ducks so I used that for my title)

Here is my take:

and this is the sketch:

Of course it is a great chance to show off a few amazing Purple Pumpkin buttons and twine colors!

Materials used:
Papers: Webster's pages, Fancy Pants
Flowers: Webster's pages, Prima
Letter stickers: Sassafras
Die: Spellbinders
Buttons and twine: Purple Pumpkin (they have a sale on 7pm (Brisbane) Friday 25th May)
Inks: Ranger
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Resin bird:Prima

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sweet fairy *Purple Pumpkin*

Hello my lovely followers!!!

How was your weekend?
 I hope that all the sweet mothers out there had fun and lots of hugs and kisses!!!
I sure did!!!

In this layout you see my sweet little fairy Ioli! 
I have used Webster's pages "Winter fairy tales".

And here is a close up of the romantic flowery Purple Pumpkin buttons!!!
The yellow doily is also from PP and it is cut in two!
 This way you can use the other half on another project!!!

The thing I love about PP products is that they are so versatile! They can be used either on a modern and clean or artsy layout but also on a romantic,vintage,shabby chic one!!!

Materials used:
Paper,trim,border bling: Webster's pages
Cage,flowers, pearls: Prima
Big butterfly die: Cuttlebug
Small butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Buttons & doily: Purple Pumpkin
Inspiration: The shabby tea room
Have a nice day and week!

Monday, May 7, 2012

"I love my bread" - Purple Pumpkin May sketch

Hello my friends!

There is a very inspirational sketch, designed by the lovely Crece ,over at Purple Pumpkin blog!!!
You have until the end of the month to link up your project! 
Visit the blog for more inspiration! The girls from the design team have created beautiful layouts!!!
Of course the winner of this challenge will get some seriously cute Purple Pumpkin products!
You should give it a go!!!

This is my take on the sketch! I feel very artsy lately! This is my DD Nefeli, holding the whole bread and eating with passion! She is actualy sitting ON the kitchen table but I decided to cut her shape and make her sit on top of the yummy PP embellies!!

I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil to make the dots but the colors were too intense, so I went over them with some gesso using a credit card (you can see a tutorial here). I love those big eyes and fluffy lips....

To stick them down I used a lot of foam pads!

I hope you were inpired enough by the beautiful sketch to participate in our challenge!!!
I can't wait to see what you'll create!!!

Materials used for "I love my bread"
Paper: Simple Stories - October afternoon
Chipboard stickers: October Afternoon
Letter stickers: Simple Stories
Acrylic paints: Ranger
Pearls: Prima
Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels
Handmade buttons,flowers,doily,vinyl heart: Purple Pumpkin

Thanks for visiting!!!
Have a nice week!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Berry 71 Bleu May challenge "Mother"

Fisrt of all, Happy Scrapbooking Day everyone!!!

for the month of May?  It's a really sweet challenge set 
by talented team member Amanda Aveiro who says:-

In honor of Mother’s Day I am centering the challenge
 around your favorite quote/poem/song about Mother’s. 

So you need to create a project about a mother - you, your
mother, your mother-in-law {you get the idea!} & you MUST
include a quote/poem (or a line or two, etc from one) or some
song lyrics - just something like that to personalize your page.

If you visit the site Amanda has given various examples to 
get your creative juices flowing, and she has also put together
a really cute little technique video about altering chipboard
so click on over and have a watch!


As always there are a few basic rules to follow:

 1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page 
project as long as you follow the theme or challenge of the month.

 2. This challenge is open to anyone anywhere in the world.

 3. Pls post your ACTUAL project post using the link tool 
on the sidebar and DO NOT link to your ENTIRE blog.

 4. Please SERIOUSLY CONSIDER turning off your word 
verification if comments are important to you:)

 5. You can submit as many projects as you would like 
and combine your entry with other challenges.

 6. Please mention in your blog post that you are playing 
along at Berry 71 Bleu TOGETHER with a link back 
to our blog. Thank you!

 7. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT May 31st 
Central Standard Time. Winner of the challenge will receive
 a prize collection kit from our sponsor this month. 

8.  Each month we will have at least TWO prizes on offer.
One will be based on MERIT and voted on by our entire
design team whereas the other will be selected by
random draw! So players both have a fair chance!


This month I am very excited to tell you that our sponsor
is none other than my boss over at Les Papiers de Pandore,
Julie Blanc!  Who is sponsoring the MERIT prize with a 
whole collection pack of "The Scent of Camelias" paper

Julie's papers can be purchased DIRECT from the Pandore site
HERE  and you can also find Les Papiers de Pandore on 
FACEBOOK, where you can join in their monthly challenge
for the chance to win big too, by posting your creation there
using Pandore products (the challenge can be found on the 
Pandore blog each month). 

 Here is the link to EXACTLY what YOU COULD WIN.

The Pandore blog is a FEAST FOR THE EYES to follow,
although it is in French, if you use Google Chrome it gets
automatically translated for you if you like.

All Pandore papers are made from 100% recycled paper,
which does not impair the quality at all, in fact the quality
is superb, and each collection has custom acrylic stamps
designed to co-ordinate with it too!

It is also printed in France using 100% vegetable dyes - 
so it is very environmentally friendly yet so incredibly
BEAUTIFUL.  Projects using Pandore papers will be
up on the Berry 71 Bleu blog as the month progresses.

The RANDOM winner will receive this prize pack from 
Zeus and Zoe and Berry71bleu Etsy Shops: 

Isn't that a beautiful tag, and look at all those stamps!  
The challenge winners for April have already been announced
on the blog and if you don't want to miss any updates there is
also a "follow by e mail" gadget in the sidebar, so sign up &
never miss out on any Berry 71 Bleu inspiration again!  Good night :)