Thursday, June 17, 2010

Time for another blog waltz by waltzingmouse!!! I'm really excited this time because I love the card I made for father's day!! I showed the card to my son asking him to keep it a secret till Sunday when we'll give it to daddy..... but he can't keep his mouth shut!!!!!! LOL..... He told me he will tell his father the surprise but he'll keep the secret!!!!! hahahahahahaha.......
So this is the card I created for father's day....

I used off beat backgrounds to create the "shirt's" design and the tie. And since I had no stamp saying happy father's day I combined a couple of stamps with alphabets...

This is some detail..

Thanks for visiting!!! Have fun waltzing!!!
I'm off to waltz myself....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hello everyone!!
It's time for another Blog Hop by Papertrey ink!!!
I received my new goodies only a few days ago and I can't wait to use them!!!
This time the challenge is to use felt on a project...
well, I was playing around with my new argyle set (which is awesome by the way!! Congrats Lisa!!) and I created some patterned papers which I HAD to use!! So with my patterned paper all ready to go, all I had to do was think how to use my felt... and what prettier than a felt flower!!!??
I decided to stay simple with this card so that the patterned paper I created would stand out!!

I cut the leaves from the delightful dahlia dies set and I used some golden wire around the center of the flower. The sentiment is from the Enjoy the ride stamp set.

...and some detail...
That's all......
Thank you for visiting!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Here I am again!! It's time for another Waltzing mouse blog hop and I made a card to participate...
I can't seem to stop using the Roses in bloom set! I think it's by far my favorite.... but I also love my newly arrived L'il Buddies!!! So I combined the two of them!
I stamped my colored cardstock with the rose from the first set. I used the circle with hearts and the happy birthday sentiment from the second set. The leaves are from PTI "Turn a new leaf" stamped in ripe avocado.
I think it turned out quite elegant!!

And here is some detail...

Thanks for visiting and Happy Birthday Waltzingmouse Stamps!!!!!
See you soon...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hiya everyone!!
Today it's my father's birthday..... so I though of making a birthday card for him to just tell how much we all love him!!
I used the stamp set L'il buddies by Waltzingmouse stamps which arrived just yesterday on my mail box! I was just thrilled to find the set cause I've been waiting for ages to get it!!!! LOL
I just couldn't hold my hands away from it!!!
So here is the birthday card I created for my dad!!

I stamped this super cute lamb in black ink and used some puffy paint for hair.... I think it was quite nice...
Used my nestabilities to cut out the circles and my copics to add details.
I embossed a strip of paper and rolled over ink in three different shades of beige, brown and black. It was fun!! I had seen this tecnhique a lot of times around the bloggoland but had never tried it out!! So this was a first!!! I also used some gems which I got from Simon says stamps just yesterday as well just to add a bit of color!
And here's a little details of the little guy!!

This card was really fun to make!!! Hope you like it as much as I did!! LOL
Happy birthday Dad!!! We love you!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good May morning everyone!!
Mother's day is just round the corner so I thought of making something for my mum and my mum-in-law, as they're both very special in my life!!
This is what I came up with...

I used a bronze sheet to cut out the butterfly and the flower and then embossed them. The "mother" I used comes from the set "Roses in bloom" from Waltzingmouse stamps, and I think it's one of my favorites so far!!! I simply love it.... and of course looooove its versatility!!
So I'm giving this to my mum and I'm making one more for my mother-in-law (my second mother!), to give them along with the card I made for them a few days ago!.
That's all....
Thanks for visiting and Happy Mother's Day to all moms!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Good afternoon!!!

I’ve got news of another candy tonight, the Create4Fun blog has reached 50,000 hits and to celebrate they are giving away a PINK Cuttlebug!

Go ahead!!! Enter and you might be the winner!!!!
Have a great day.....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy spring!!!
Spring (or better summer with those high temperatures here!) here is at its peak!!!! I think this is my favorite time of the year... two steps away from winter and just half step away from summer!!!
I've quite lazy lately taking advantage of the beautiful weather and taking some long walks with my daughter (when this is possible in a town like Athens where there is absolutely no planning for strollers...... sniff!!). Therefore I've made no new cards lately although I've got sooo many ideas in my head!!
This is a little something I made for a friend's baby last week.

And some details.....

I stamped and heat embossed the name, I stitched the flower stems and used my big shot to cut some flowers from designer papers. I used a paper punch for the leaves. I also stamped butterflies and the grass, both from PTI stamp sets....
Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting!!
And have a super beautiful, warm, sunny and happy May!!!!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Good evening!!
It is late at night (or better early in the here in Athens and I'm still up so that I can participate in the April PTI blog hop this time!! Anyway it is the best time for me to create since inspiration comes easier at this time for me!! It's always been like this..... my mind is better working at night!!! hahaha
It is the first time I've ever participated in the monthly blog hop. Every time I have sooo many ideas about a project to meet the requirements, but when the day comes I never get around to create something.... as usual inspiration doesn't come when you mostly need it!! LOL... This time though I had time to create this card for my mother-in-law for mother's day which is just around the corner. The challenge this time was to use tissue paper, which is definitely one of the hottest trends at the moment.

So here is the card I made...

And here is a close up of one of the flowers with tissue paper.

I used a leaf stamp from turning a new leaf, one of my favorite stamp sets from PTI. The base is chocolate cardstock and I think it really helps the pink and yellows I used to pop!
It came out nicely I think....
Can't wait to share with everyone participating and hop around to visit everyone's blog!!! Inspiration will surely be flowing......
Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I'm here again!! It's been such a long time searching for my mojo!!! I'm not sure I've found it yet.... but ever since I got this amazing set from Waltzingmouse stamps called Roses in bloom, my hands have been itching to ink it up!!!
The opportunity to use it is the blog waltz organized by Waltzingmouse today using one of their sets with the theme of Mother ... I'm not sure how it really works... Hope I've done it correctly....
So here I made a special card for my mum for taking part in the blog waltz today!!!
I colored my roses with my fave copics and I chose my favorite colors at the moment, lilac, purple, pink and thyme green... I didn't seem to have any ribbon to match this deep pink so I colored some white one with my copics...
love how it turned out. Hope my mum likes it too when she gets it...

And this is the inside of the card where I stamped the rose bud, colored it and added the verses...

Sorry this is such a sort post but I really have to run...
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the blog waltz today.... I'm sure the creations from all the ladies will be highly inspirational!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Long time I didn't have any time to blog and actually I had no new projects to share...
Easter has come and gone and I spent with my family taking some time off and resting for a bit...
I took sooooo many pictures of my babies... can't have enough of their pretty faces...

That's my little princess...

And my sweet prince...

I was just spending some time visiting my favorite blogs earlies and stumbled upon a giveaway by the very talented Sachiko from Tea Rose Home!!! It's a beautiful fabric... I'm thinking of fabric flowers and brooches for summer.... oh, it's sooooo springy!!!!!!
Hope I'll be back in a couple of days with a card and a project....
Thanks for visiting....

Monday, March 1, 2010

March is here!!!

Where did time go??? This is already the third month of the year!! It feels like yesterday that it was Christmas and spring is already on the way!!! Time surely flies!!
March is one of my favorite months of the year (the other one is August!!) since it's my birthday and my son's birthday too!!! He's turning 4!!! Can't even believe it how my little baby is now a boy!!! (Well I'm growing too but better oversee that!!! LOL)
Anyway.... right now I'm working on some candles for Easter. Like I said it's something godparents buy for their godchildren so that they can go to church on Saturday eve and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.... Don't know if you have something similar where you live but here Easter is a really BIG celebration.
So I took these pictures of some of the candles I decorated along with the box the candles come in.

I'll post some more tomorrow maybe.
Thanks for visiting. If you liked what I make please leave a comment!! I love all your kind words and they make my day!! I'd also love to know that I'm not the only one reading my blog!!! LOL

Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekend is here!!!!!!!!!!

Woohooo!!!! It's Friday!!
So I just thought of popping in and sharing some thoughts and plans today. No card to share as Im 'creating some candles for Easter right now. Here the godmother buys a candle for her godchild with special decoration on it at Easter. I'll share some of them later.
Weekend is finally here and it looks as it's going to be a sunny and warm weekend!! It's almost the first weekend of this year that both children are in good health (no coughing, sneezing, fever!!!!!!!) and the weather is good enough to go out. I'm planning to take Ektoras (my eldest treasure!!) to a Disney show tonight and then spend a cosy evening with hubby! So I'm planning on a special dinner menu.... I'm thinking ceasar's salad, champagne soup and a sweet, totally greek pie with phyllo and milk (hubby loooves this) as dessert!! Maybe I'll post the recipe one of these days......
Thanks for visiting !! Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Goodmorning Tuesday!!

Hope you're all well. The weather here in Athens is gloomy today. I created one card yesterday which I would like to share (cause today I'm not really in the mood of creating anything). I wanted to make a card following the sketch of CPS which I really liked.
So here is the card I made...

I found out that these flowers are indeed an addiction!!! I made one more for this card!! I'm so much into the green-purple combo these days that I decided on using these colors again!!! Xaxaxaxa... I used the "turning a new leaf" stamp from PTI and my nesties for the "leaf".
Hope you like it...
Thanks for visiting!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Monday!!

Hello all,
today I created a card for the Waltzingmouse"s first customer blog hop.

I am soooo excited to be taking part in this!!! The theme is Spring, and we were asked to make a card or a scrap-page or an altered item. The only requirement is that we feature a Waltzingmouse stamp on our project!! You should have come here from Cinzia's post. If you got lost on the way then you should start here
Sooooo ..... I used the Off beat Backgrounds (as I only own 2 Waltzingmouse stamp sets :-(...... yet!!!) to create a plaid with 3 different greens , since I believe it's the main spring color along with yellow and pink!!! Then I used green and yellow ribbon and I created two flowers (it's all about spring!!!!!) as I've seen everywhere in blogs these days. Punched the leaves and used a sentiment from a set I found in my stash and don't even know where it came from!! (lol)

So here is my card. I love the colors, they are definitely me!!! And the card describes exactly my feelings...... can't wait for spring to be here!!!!!!! Yippee!!!

The next stop to the blog hop is Genevieve P

Have fun!!! Thanks for visiting...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hi there!!!

Hi there!
Just popping in to let you know about a giveaway! How would you like a chance to win free goodies? DeNami Design is giving away 3 copies of their new 2010 catalog! Click here for all of the details! They have such beautiful and elegant images . I accidentally bumped into their blog and fell in love instantly!! Their chickies line is super cute! You should definitely check it out!
Have a wonderful week start tomorrow!!!
See you soon....

Friday, February 19, 2010

One more card...

today I made a card for 2 more challenges. One is for simon says stamp and the challenge requires 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments and 1 picture.
The second challenge is for CPS and this is the sketch we are supposed to follow...

And here is the card I came up with. I used patterned paper from Indian summer and the image is Penny Black, both bought from Simon Says Stamp.
I can't say I was thrilled when I began making the card but in the end it came out cute enough (LOL)!!!!
The punch used is Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from a stamp set again from Simon but can't remember which one (sorry!!)

Here is a close up of the picture which I colored with my (loved!!!) Copics!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Here it is going to be really hot (25C!!!) for February so we decided on a small trip!!!Yeaaaaaaa!!!!
Thanks for visiting...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

2 Challenges - 1 Card!!

It's feels like spring is just round the corner here!!! Today it was very warm and sunny. I don't know how that is done but in spring my mojo is really high up!!! Creativity is on the rise!! Do you feel the same or is it only me?
So I decided to enter 2 challenges today : one for Pink elephant

that requires the use of ribbon and one for Embellish Magazine

which requires that we use these specific colors!

At first I think the color combo wasn't my favourite but in the end I like how the card turned out. The background is stamped in midnight blue ink (although it seems black thanks to my great photo skills !!!LOL) and I used the emboss resist technique for the leaves.
Have to go!! My son is tagging my sleeve as he wants to be told a fairy tale!! LOL.....
Hope Spring is almost there for you too!!!
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 12, 2010

CPS sketch and PTI challenge

Nichole of Papertrey ink this week teamed up with CPS for a challenge!!!
This is the sketch :

So I needed to make a card for a friend's wedding and I know purple is her favorite color.... and I certainly love the combination with orange!!! Such a bright and happy color combo!
I embossed one part and inked it with snow white. The heart in the center is cut with heart nestabilities from bronze and embossed. The flower is punched with Martha Stewart's daisy punch.The rhinestones add more glimmer. I love how it turned out!!!

This weekend is a holiday here in Greece as it is the end of let's say the equivalent of Halloween's which here lasts for three weeks. Sooooo, this Sunday is the peek of celebrations here with big parades in the streets. And Monday is a holiday as it is the beginning of fasting before Easter!!! So that means we are one step closer to Easter.
And let's not forget about Valentine..... although here it is not such a big deal....
Anyway.... Hope you liked my card!
Thanks for dropping by!!! Have a great weekend!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI color contest!!!

Today PTI had a new contest! We had to use a specific combination of colors according to our name initial!!! This is the first time I have ever taken part in a color challenge and I have to admit I just loved it!! Maybe it was because I really liked the color combination for S!!!! As soon as I saw the colors a lot of ideas flooded into my head, but with 3 people sick around (hubby and 2 children) I really didn't have any time in my hands... lucky I got around to making one card before the contest is over!!!
So here is what I created.Hope you like it ... I certainly had fun making it ( among medicines and taking temperatures....
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 5, 2010

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PTI Challenge!
Hiya everyone! This is the card I created for the PTI
challenge for day 5. They are celebrating their 3rd anniversary!
Happy anniversary guys! Your work is excellent!
Anyway, I used resist embossing technique for the background
and blended 2 shades of red and pink inks. Love those girlish
colors and Valentine's day is almost here!!!! Hope you like it...
Sorry for the bad photo... I hope I'll get better at it eventually!!
Thanks for visiting! See you soon...

Stamps : Scattered Showers (PTI)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New blog in town!!

Hello!!! I have been
thinking of creating a blog for
a long time now.
A "diary" where I could share my creations, my thoughts maybe
and I don't know where else this can lead to. I don't think I'm very talented with speech
(especially written speech!!) and probably that's the reason it took me soooo long
to start my own blog.....I'm not even sure what I will write about, or if I will be a
regular blogger....and most of all if anyone is interested in reading it.... but
I thought "ok. why not give it a try??" I have no idea what I'm doing so try to
be lenient and bear with me...(Hahaha)Thanks for stopping by .... and see you soon!!!