Friday, December 23, 2011

My girl, mini album *Enjoy Scrapping*

Hello my friends!

One last post before Christmas! I can't wait to get all together with my family for Christmas dinner!! grandmother will be cooking!!! YEAY!

I made a mini album which is all about my little girl Nefeli! I made it vintage and romantic because this is how she is...polite, sweet, the kind of girl any mother would wish for...I feel so blessed!

I used papers and flowers from the kit "Beautiful dreamer" by Enjoy Scrapping!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

My little wonders, Bird is the word.

Hello Everyone!
How are you? Getting ready for Christmas day?
I wish everyone a Merry Merry Christmas!!! Have fun with your family!

I know I have neglected my blog a little bit but I have had some personal issues to deal with and I did not feel much creative...

A new word is up at "Bird is the word"....


And it is with sorrow I must inform you that this is the last layout I create for BITW as I have resigned from the DT. I had the most wonderful time during my time There! Wendy is such a sweetheart, nice and polite and so cool!!! I made some really nice and talented friends and I am so gratefull for the experience! 
I will miss you guys! Of course we will be in touch through blogging! 
Wendy, thank you for everything and for your trust in me!!!

Ok, here is my two little wonders!!! I found photos of them that are almost the same! Same age , same spot! On the tag I write that many people think they are twins!!! Of course Mommy and Daddy knows how special each one is!!!

My little wonders-product list

Papers: Scenic Route
Alpha stickers: Echo Park

Envelope: Maya Road
Button, flower, vinyl heart, tickets: Purple Pumpkin
Felt duck & Stitch stamp: Sassafras Lass
Mists: Studio Calico & Tattered Angels
Felt windmill: Rainbow Splendour

Thank you everyone for visiting and leaving some love!
 I hope I will be able to visit you as well soon!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Once Upon A...Sketch, December 15th challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge here at Once Upon A Sketch...Its 10 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? 

December 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria/themeOur Christmas traditions. 

We would love to hear how everyone spends Christmas Day. Even if you do NOT celebrate Christmas, what do you do on Christmas Day?

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 

Sponsors and Prizes

We welcome one more sponsor to our blog this month!

Les Papiers de Pandore is a small French manufacturer, born in early 2010.
Earth friendly, we try to respect our environment by using recycled papers, vegetable inks, and by printing locally in Provence.
Proud of its "French touch", the brand features classical designs in soft colors.

It is SUPER exciting to have you sponsor us this month!The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team will receive these 2 paper lines from Les Papiers De Pandore!



One more sponsor for our November 15th challenge is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs . They have been so generous to sponsor us all year with their beautiful chipboard and you can purchase it through Seriously Scrpabooking. They are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to one randomly chosen winner. 


One lucky person, chosen randomly,  will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!
Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder Set (Dot Matrix)

Thank you Les Papiers De Pandore, Imaginarium Designs and Handmade By Suzanne for sponsoring our challenges this month! We couldn't do this without you. 

Have a nice day everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tea time *Bird is the word*

Hello everyone!!!
The time has come for yet another challenge at Bird is the word and you have yet another chance to win a gorgeous Tidbitz in time kit!
And the word you must use either in your title or journaling is.....


And this is my take on the challenge as a DT member! And no..there are no clocks
My DD Nefeli saw the latest Tinkerbell movie where there is a girl called Lizzy who shows to Tinky how a proper lady drinks her tea....always with the small finger up!!!!! hahahaha

The actual photo of Nefeli is not so red but...I am not good with photoshop.....grrrrr.....

I used this sketch from PageMaps to enter the challenge there!

I have decided to make a list of the products I use each time like my friend Helen Tilbury does, because I find it very helpful!

Supplies List for "Tea Time"

Patterned paper: Crate paper
Alpha stickers: Crate paper
Die cuts: Crate paper
Stickers: Crate paper
White mist: Studio Calico - Mr. Heuy
Acrylic paints: Ranger - Snow cap & Pool
Black pen: American Crafts
Thanks for visiting!!!
Have a nice day!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Santa *Scrap for help*

Hi my lovely friends!

I am currently out of Athens and this is why I haven't been around the last days!
I just found some time to make this post. I'll be back on Wednesday!

This is my layout for "Scrap for Help" challenge blog! The point of this challenge blog is to use recycled items for our projects...maybe we can help, a little bit, our poor planet....

The recycled item I used for this layout is the big scallop circle wich used to be the base of a yummy cake! :)

Supplies list for "Santa"

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Die Cuts: My Mind's Eye
Flowers: Prima & Petaloo
Stickles by Ranger
Dimensional pearl by Ranger
Star edge punch: EK Success

Please visit the blog for inspiration and to sisee what the design team has been up to and you can  purchase this amazing chipboard  at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Imaginarium Design uma super marca direto da Australia estará nos prestiginado com seus produtos....isso par nós é uma grande honra.

Here is the prize up for grabs from Arte.1  for one lucky person voted by the Design Team as the winner of this challenge!

A Arte. 1 irá presentear a vencedora  escolhida pelas nossas DTS com peças simplesmente maravilhosas  !!!

Momento divertido

Thank you very much for visiting!
Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Decorations *Once upon a sketch*

Welcome everyone to another challenge at Once Upon A...Sketch. We are already in December and the end of the year is just around the corner.

December 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme: The thing I look most forward to in December

Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward to in the next month. December is a festive month so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate Christmas what does December bring for you that you look most forward to? Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! It can be about anything December brings. 

 Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or pre Christmas traditions you might have leading up to Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather, new season fruit. 

And this is my take on the challenge! I love the happy faces when we decorate our tree! We always listen to Christmas songs and we sing all together! It is such a lovely day to remember each year!!!

To make this layout I used the Webster's Botanical Christmas kit from Enjoy Scrapping!
I have already made 2 layouts and a mini album out of this kit and there are scraps left to even make some cards!!! Beautiful Christmas kit!!!

Sponsors and Prizes
We welcome a BRAND new sponsor to our blog this month! 

Thank you Handmade By Suzanne for sponsoring our challenges this month!

The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team, will win a spot on our Design Team for the month of January. As well as that, the winner will also receive a AUD$20.00 voucher (plus FREE shipping) to spend in the store at Handmade By Suzanne!

Here at Once Upon A...Sketch we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE to participate, even those that are fairly new to scrapbooking so this is why we like to offer some prizes for RANDOMLY chosen winner so that everyone feels like they have a chance to win!

One lucky person will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!

And one lucky person will win this..
A set of My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads in 4 different collections. 


I am looking forward to see what YOU look most forward to in December!!!
Thank you for visiting! Your lovely comments really make my day!!
Thank you all!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My projects with chipboard!

Hello ladies!

As you may have noticed, I have a thing with chipboard! When I 1st began scrapbooking, I bought the big shot and I have made my collection of dies but ONLY bigz so I can cut Chipboard..LOL!!!

You can't imagine my joy when I found out that all the Once Upon A...Sketch DT was sponsored by Imaginarium Designs !!! They have GORGEOUS designs and they are SO generous!!!!
Thank you for that ID!!!!

Today I am going to share with you several projects where I have used chipboard!
ATTN: LONG POST...hehe...well...I love chipboard...

Listen to your heart
I have used this gorgeous Imaginarium Designs little frame which I painted black and I have randomly put some copper dabber paint on it.

I Adore you
I used sfragidomania heart frame which I painted with gesso and droped some glimmer mist!

Imaginarium Designs flourish which
I painted with white acrylic paint and stamped the music notes above it in pink!

 My girls in the tram having fun
I used ID for the title, the button and the girl figure .
Small button: I heat embossed it with black zing powder and then I stamped some music notes and heat embossed with white zing.
Girl figure: I painted it with acrylic, I stamped the notes and heat embossed with white Zing. After that I applied some pink glimmer glaze.
Title: I painted black and heat embossed with clear utee

 Me & You

I cannot show it because it is going to be published in Scrapbooking memories,
 but here is a close up of ID title!
I painted the title with red acrylic paint, I randomly distressed with black ink using a sponge and then I rubbed some stickles with my finger!

A moment in time
ID again!
I painted the phrase with espresso dabber and then I heat embossed it with clear UTEE.
The corner flourish was also painted with espresso, and a bit of watermelon and pool dabbers and then heat embossed with UTEE.
The window/fence, was heat embossed with walnut stain and broken china distress powders and some Ranger red pepper embossing powder and then I put crackle accents above!

Mini album "Friends" & you and me card.
This is a mini album from sfragidomania where I've used acrylic paints, stamps and heat embossing powders!!!

For this card :

Mini tutorial:
1) You paint the chipboard with acrylic paint
2) You apply crackle accents on top
3)  When it is dry, you paint it all with another color
4)  and  immediately, before it dries, you take it off with a baby wipe.
The second color stays in the crackles and you get  this awesome effect!!!
Isn't it cool????

Bouquet of rose kisses
I painted the lamp with distress crackle paint, put some orange dabber randomly and cover with stickles!

Chocolate lover
I painted the heart dark brown, apllied random gold dabber, cover with crackle accents and pour some glitter on top!

 Vintage me
I did the same as above to the letters and I covered the cage with crackle paint and orange dabber!

Here I have painted  the cage green and blue  and heat embosed it with distress embossing powder!

Congratulations!!! You made it to the end of that post!!!
I hope you got some ideas on how to alter your chipboard and don't forget to visit Imaginarium designs blog for more inspiration!!!

Check out their stockists HERE to buy Imaginarium Designs - they ship ANYWHERE in the world for real time postage costs! Just email them for a quote!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!
God bless you all!
Have a nice day!!!