Saturday, November 23, 2013

13@rts & CSI #99

Hello my friends!!!
One more guest investigation at CSI for the current challenge #99 and 13@rts!!!

And this is my take on the challenge!!


I have used the colors of the palette,
Evidence: Butterflies, fabric, floral
Testimony: Inspired by the word fly

Totally in love with all 13@rts mixed media stuff!!!

And the colors of Ayeeda mists....WOW!!!

Gałązki pomarańczowe - pęczek 12 szt.

Purple Pumpkin: Fabric button, the piece of fabric behind the photo, crochet border.
Scrapmatts: Chipboard butterflies

And I love that photo LOL:

So that's it for now!!!
See you soon!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas is near - Scrapmatts

Hello my dear friends!!! Here is a little box that I made in order to put a Christmas gift inside!!
I Have painted the chipboard tree gold and spread some green paint randomly with my finger above it! I have also used two pieces of Christmas words!!
 And Here is a door hanger for decoration!! I have used the reindeer which was painted gold and then I added some red stickles and the tree was painted green with distress stain, after that I covered it with stickles and added some red stickles to look like ornaments! I have also used the Christmas word "I believe"!!!
I hope you give it a go and make your own gifts and decorations using Scrapmatts Christmas collection!!!
Please find the links of Scrapmatts products I used below!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

CSI #98 Guest detective!!!! - 13@rts 1st DT work!!!!

13 arts Guest Detective - Vicky Varvadouka

My name is Vicky Varvadouka, I am a happily married mum of two little girls (Nefeli 6 & Ioli 4) and I work in a big company in Greece . Scrapbooking is my passion and a way to express my self! I love the feeling of freedom every time I scrap! It is an emotional outlet and a routine getaway! I love it because I leave a legacy and a piece of my self to my children! I started making layouts in September 2010 and have been obsessed ever since. My kids are the main source of inspiration for my work and the primary subjects of my layouts. I am a person who loves to experiment with anything new so my style keeps evolving. My work has been published in scrapbooking magazines and I have been a designer for several challenge blogs, manufacturers and on line shops.
What is your favorite color(s) to work with? Happy bright colors!! 
What would you say is your "fingerprint" on your scrapbook pages? (i.e., what do most of your pages have that make it your signature style?) Misting and to be more specific, you will always see small color drops in all my backgrounds and I also love whimsical handmade embellies!
What do you find most challenging when working on a layout? What I always try to achieve is balance!!!! In both colors and design!!!
What is your favorite part about CSI--the colors, the stories, or the inspiration? The inspiration in general!! I find inspiration in all the clues! The photo, the colors, the theme...everything works together to bring out the best result!!
Confession time. Okay, fess up! What secret do you not want to admit but are willing to confess here?  I always feel intimidated when I am chosen to join a new team! 
To see more of Vicky's work, please visit her blog, My Embellished World.

Can you guess how excited I am??
My new "boss" (hehe) Aida Domisiewicz and 13@rts are sponsoring CSI, one of the most popular challenge communities! I have always loved working with color combinations! They really help keeping balance to a layout! So, this is my first work for 13@rts and let me tell you I am in LOVE with their products!!!


The flower is 13@rts, Chipboard heart by Scrapmatts, fabric button & twine by Purple Pumpkin

I was soooo impressed by the look of this amazing product by 13Arts "glass microspheres"

I was inspired by Emma's Stafrace inspiring sketch!!

And, here is my testimony:
I used the colour scheme and 
Evidence: Polka dots, book pages, stripes

Here is the fabulous collection that one lucky CSI player will win:
Why don't you give it a try???
See you soon!!xx

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Winners of Scrapmatts giveaway!!

Hello ladies, thank you soooo much for your lovely comments!!! I really appreciate it!! It is time to announce the 2 winners of this precious giveaway!!!!
p.s. sorry for the delay 

And the lucky people are..................

Ladies, please send me your contact details in English by email!!! 
Have a nice day everyone!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My farewell post for Green Tara along with 13@rts,Purple Pumpkin & Scrapmatts products!!

"Mixed media canvas"

This is my farewell post...I had a great time creating with Green Tara's amazing products!!!
A HUGE thank you to Alison O'Reilly who believed in me and for all the lovely goodies she sent me!! She is VERY generous and a big thank you to Di Garling for being a wonderful coordinator!!
It has been a wonderful experience!!!

Now, let's go on to my projects!
I had a blast creating this canvas which is a gift to a friend! All mediums used are 13@rts and flowers/ribbons are of course Green Tara!

Here you can see a red lace pearl flower, a cream cherry blossom, Aster batik, olive satin rosette and cobweb ribbon!!
And that cute babushka button by Purple Pumpkin!!!

and here I have used the Aster batik, red lace pearl, a moss wild rose and cobweb again.And PP cream fabric button!

"Photo album"
I love making albums so here is one with yellow and lilac/purple colors!

A big butterfly with a magical tail which is actually a huge Green Tara cluster with:
lilac camelliaazaleas, roses and cherry blossoms!!
Isn't this PP butterfly button the cutest???

"Photo album"
and another one with: Aster batikazaleas,cherry blossoms,roses, lace, diamante trim,twisted organza pearl! (on the wires)cobweb,lace, satin frill, organza

The pink button and pink crochet doily are Purple Pumpkin!!

"Christmas tags"
For these tags I have used sequin ribbon, gold fine metallic mesh and self adhesive trim gold!
All chipboard pieces are Scrapmatts!!!!

Thank you Green Tara!!
Have a nice day!!!
Hugs from Greece!!xx
Vicky Varvadouka

Vicky Varvadouka

Monday, October 21, 2013

Giveaway time from Scrapmatts!!!

Hello everyone....I am so excited to announce that I have an awesome giveaway up for grabs for two very lucky people!!
 Thanks to the generosity of Scrapmatts owners, Sofie and Andrew Rossides,there are two amazing chipboard bundles worth over $35.00 each to be given away!!!! 

This is the wonderful prize!!
 Now, all you have to do to qualify  is:
  •  be a follower of my blog
  •  leave a comment for me on this thread
  •  head over to Scrapmatts and comment on a few of the lovely creations in the gallery.
  • Like the Scrapmatts Facebook page found here.

You will have until Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone to meet the requirements, and then Monday October 28, 2013 I will randomly draw 2 names.

 I will then need you to contact me with your mailing address, so that Sofie can get your package in the mail to you.

Good luck!! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

13@rts!!! A new DT position for me!!!

I am really honored and blessed to be given this opportunity to design for the Polish scrapbooking company 13@rts along with these amazingly talented ladies!!! See the announcement ---->Here!!!

WOOHOO!! I am very excited and I can't wait to get started in November and for 8 creative months!!!

Look at what I got!!!!! Early Christmas for me!!!

Thank you soooo much Aida Domisiewicz!!! <3
Please check out 13@rts gorgeous products----->HERE!!!
Have a nice day!!!