Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Frosted sketch Tuesday #44

Good day, 

Can you believe it? we are almost half way trough the year!!!
It's amazing and it all goes too fast. 

Well today it's Tuesday and that means it's time for a new sketch at Frosted designs.

This is my take:

This is the sketch:

As you can see, it is actually a two page sketch.... i will be honest,
I always take my precious time to create a page and it takes a lot of effort to get it the way i want it let alone i have to do two pages.....that's a No for me. hihihihi

This vintage picture is of My mother (tina) and my aunt and baby Channa.

My own handmade stick pin!

I believe the picture speak for themselves this week. 
Soft baby colors, flowers, butterflies, stick pins and charms.

Good luck, you have two weeks to enter your layout!


Friday, 22 June 2012

"Cafe du Paris" Berry71blue

Good morning Ladies, 

Today i will share my post for Berry71Blue

Remember this Beautiful tag:

This is what i thought when looking at the tag: 

I was imagining a girl shopping around in Paris, passing all the big fashion houses and trying on every single dress that she liked. Because she had a date at Cafe de Paris and she wanted to look Gorgeous!

So i made this frame page, if you look at it, i see a window display. 
After trying so many dresses she finally found the ONE.

The tag, dress doll and flowers are glued on the outside of the frame, as it was a thin frame. 

Close up of the paparazzi following her around ..........

This is my project for this month and my thought process with it. 

Good luck with the Mini Challenge and enjoy your day.

Thank you, 

PS: Sorry for the lightning on the pictures. The sun is shining here in Greece and i could not avoid it ;-)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Get Creative Card Sketch!

Good morning, 

Another sun shiny day............and the new card sketch is up at Get creative!

My take

The Sketch

As you can see i have sketch and card are almost identical this month.

A very clean card this month, not too many frills like usual from me. 
But i embossed, I stitched, i sew and colored. 

The sewing part was this Yoyo flower. 
I used fabric from Amy Butler and if you like it i sell several different ones in my shop.

The stitching part are the red stars and the coloring was a few embossed
 flowers and my last little flower from 

Our get creative team have been generously sponsored by sfragidomania 
which is a Greek chipboard Company. As i did not  want to use all my goodies in one go 
i have spread it out over a few projects. As you will see in the coming summer months.

Dont forget our sponsor this month is 

Get Creative Embellishments is sponsoring 4 packs of embellishments
2 for the layout winner 
and 2 for the card winner

You have until the 29th of June
 to upload your creations to the side bar
just follow the inlinkz instructions 
and please link you blog post not your blog other wise we cannot see what you have created!

Get Creative......

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Berry71blue Chipboard Challenge

Hello Ladies,

If you are here for the Frosted designs or Crafts & Pieces Giveaway winners click HERE


There is a great Mini chipboard challenge at Berry71blue this month!

For this month's challenge, we will use chipboards on our projects...

Paint, mist, glitter, distress, decoupage, stamp, emboss....doesn't matter how you do it, just as long as you use chipboard on your project. It could be a LO, altered art, OTP, home decor, card, tags, or any way you can creatively use chipboards.

So I hope you can join us and share us your project using your favorite line of chipboard.

Here is what you can win..

Here are the rules to follow in joining the challenge:


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 challenge specifications.
 2.   Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

 3.  You may submit as many entries as you like for each challenge
and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

 4.  It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing
along at Berry 71 Bleu TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.

 5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the
 last day of the month the challenge was posted.

6.  Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the
sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the
comments section please.

Information about our Challenges:-

1.  Berry71Bleu Challenges are open to anyone,
anywhere in the world.

2.  Our Design Team do their best to comment
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF
your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem
you can always enable comment moderation.

3,  Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen.  One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for
the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is
chosen by random draw.

4.  Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact our Sponsor Co-ordinator, Agnieszka.

5.  Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing
will be forfeited.

6.  The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in
the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog.

7.  Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!

Good luck and hope to see your projects!!


Frosted Designs & My Giveaway winners!!

Hello Ladies, 

Hop hop and the winner for my Frosted Design blog hop giveaway is:


Roxy Sunday, June 17, 2012
Hi, Channa, thanks for the chance to win! I just became a follower of your blog and I'm very excited because this is my first Greek blog!!! Anyway, as for storing my pages, well, I have a bunch in nice albums but the rest are in pizza boxes or piled on top of each other. My favorite albums and protectors are the We R Memory Keepers leather albums, nice and big! Hugs, Roxy.

I did not use random.org for this because my quest was to find a storage idea for my scrapbook pages. And roxy's idea to use albums and Pizza boxes was the best option for me. You have all seen that my space is limited and on my shelf's i can easily stack a lot of Pizza boxes and it won't be in my way or smashed.

And now for my shop giveaway prize winner:


So ladies, please contact me asap by sending me an email with your address to:


Thank you, 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Frosted design Crafting space blog hop!

Hello ladies, 

And welcome to the Frosted Design Crafting Space Blog Hop!!

Today we are showing off all our Crafting Spaces! I believe all us ladies share the same situations in our rooms. Most of the time everything is everywhere and you can never find something when you need it. Along the way you will see some gorgeous craft rooms and we will give you some storage tips! I honestly can say that i clean up after every project, reason being that i can not concentrate if i have too much stuff around me, while i am working. I have a small room so it's easily filled.

So here is my Room:

As you can see, lots and lots of boxes........
I just finished an baptism invitation order all the bottles are stacked on my desk for delivery. More information on that project in July! But my desk is still clean right?

I like to keep my embellishments, ribbons, flower etc.... in see trough boxes or vases. Just so i know what i have and where i have it. First i always put them in closed boxes, but i could never find anything. The drawers below are stuffed..... and you do not want to open them...trust me!

My tip for you, this is how i keep my ribbons in order. I cut a piece of carton and i wrap the ribbon around it. I put them in a see trough box (Ikea), in color order and i always find what i want. I have to say that it is "work in progress" as i still have so many rolls of ribbon to go

In order to be Qualify for the main prize,  become a follower of the Frosted designs Blog and that you leave a comment on the blog hop post.

So make sure you make it to the Final stop!

This is the line up for the Blog hop, just in case you get lost:

1. Ann  HERE 
2. Teresa Jaye  HERE
3. Anita  HERE 
4. Lynn  HERE 
5. Lori  HERE
6. Sarah  HERE 
7. Lydia  HERE 
8. Sassy  HERE 
9. Ashley  HERE
10. Brenda  HERE 
11. Susie HERE 
12. Laurie  HERE
13. Lori M HERE   
14. Carol   HERE 
15. Channa HERE 


For the occasion i am also giving away a small prize 
from my own shop.

One Lucky Lady will receive the following items from my shop:

You only have to do 2 things:
1. Become a follower of my blog (if you are not already)
2. Let me know how you store your scrapbook pages in the comments below. 
I am making so many pages and because some of them are very bold because of the use of lots of flowers etc... i have no clue on how to store them without ruining them. So help me out? 

The Crafts & Pieces Store

Make sure that you return back on the Frosted designs blog and mine on Monday to see the price winners!!

Happy Hopping ladies, thank you for joining us and enjoy your weekend!!


Friday, 15 June 2012

SYC Embossing Challenge!

Good morning, 

This will be my first post for today! Another one will follow.
 I don't like to do this but there was no other way. 

I will share with you today a new challenge at Scrap your crap.

EMBOSSING! wet, dry, with misting...........you pick.

This was my take:

I chose for wet and dry embossing. For the blue parts of this card i used a cuttlebug folder, and for the white butterfly i used wet embossing. I have to say that i am not a big fan of wet embossing because i always manage to ruin it. 

A lot of items used on this card are from my own shop. 

The stickpin - handmade from pearl beads and swarovski crystals.

And a little bird has told me that this same stickpin in another color is used in a project and will be shown later on today!!!

Click below if you are curious 

The Lace flower with a rhine stone center.

And the light blue half pearl and the little key.

So come over to Scrap Your Crap and show us your projects!!

Thanks for stopping by and see you later, 


Thursday, 14 June 2012

And the winners are..... Berry71blue

Good Morning Ladies, 

First of all thank you to each and every one of you for joining us at our Blog hop at Berry71blue!

Thank you for joining our blogs and we will not disappoint you, there are many challenges coming up for you to join. 

So the winners are.............

The winner of the Flower Pack from My Glittered Coated Life is...Tina Suitella!

The winner of the kit from Zeus and Zoe and Berry71bleu Etsy Shops is.....

.......Lizzy Hill!

Congratulations ladies!

You have 1 week to claim your prizes. Pls. email your address to berry71bleu@gmail.com

And the winner of my RAK is:


So desire please sent me your details to craftsandpieces@hotmail.com so i can sent you your price!!!

Thank you again for joining and please come back in a couple of days. We will be having a new challenge here with an amazing prize from our sponsor, Wycinanka.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Frosted designs Sketch #43

Good morning all, 

Hope you all had a good nights rest. Here in Greece it is super hot, in order to get to sleep we had to turn on the AC. I believe the weather forecast stated that this Thursday it will be 39 degrees celcius.....pffff

But today is another Tuesday, and that means another sketch for Frosted designs:

This is my take:

and this is the sketch:

Remember the wedding that i decorated 2 weeks ago? 

I made this layout a few weeks ago and gave it to the wedding couple as a wedding present.
For some reason i did not make a picture of the whole craft project? i guess i was to busy and everything went so quick. 

But i made a picture shadow frame, and i added items to the page and in the frame of the wedding decoration items: 

Ribbon - used for the wedding favors 
Sand - used in the vase for the table decoration
Pink wooden roses - used for the wedding favors
Wooden sticks - used in the Lanterns and vases
Peonies - used in the vases
little gold heart - used for the wedding favors.

I thought it would be a nice way to remember their beautiful wedding day using elements of their wedding decoration. 

The lace flowers are handmade by me and some similar ones can be found in my newly stocked shop. 

It's a double layered lace flower and i added leaves on top and a paper rose on top.

Keep in mind you still have a few day to enter in my shop giveaway!

Here is the link:

And we have a blog hop at Frosted designs starting this Friday:

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, 8 June 2012

Blog hop at Berry71Blue & Zeus and Zoe

Hi Everyone!
Isn't this exciting?!
We are having a Blog Hop at
Berry71Bleu and Zeus and Zoe, starting NOW!

This is it!!

You would have arrived here from Cathy Cafun
blog and next you need to hop off to Helen Tilbury blog.

If you have just come
to visit and weren't aware of the Blog Hop you need to go back
to the first name on the list if you would like to join the hop!

Your first stop on the hop is the Zeus and Zoe blog HERE.
Thereafter the list is as follows :-

Marivic Clifton {Zeus & Zoe and Berry71Bleu Owner} HERE
Jaz Lee {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Rebecca AKA Bexta76 {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Mitra Pratt {Zeus & Zoe & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Sandi Taloumis {Zeus & Zoe Designer} HERE
Jennifer Snyder {Guest Designer} HERE
Lisa Novogrodski-Lead {Alumni} HERE
Agnieszka Bellaidea {Berry71Bleu Designer & Sponsor Co-ordinator} HERE
Amanda Aveiro {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Cathy Cafun {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE 
Channa Suitella {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Helen Tilbury {Berry71Bleu Designer & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Karola Witczak{Guest Designer Berry71Bleu}HERE 
Keren Tamir {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Renea Harrison {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Vicky Varvadouka {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE

Ending up at Berry71Bleu Blog HERE.

Yup, that's 17 blogs you need to visit!  But we have certainly made it
worth your while as we have TWO GRAND PRIZES TO BE WON!
Our main prize has been donated by Zeus and Zoe & Berry71Bleu.

Click into the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop HERE.

Click into the Berry71Bleu Etsy shop HERE.

We also have another fantastic sponsor! -

Click into the Reneabouquets Etsy shop HERE.

Renea is offering this VERY BEAUTIFUL prize pack!

we are all offering a RAK along the way too!  Here is mine!!

All from my own shop:

Click for the Crafts & Pieces shop - HERE

To have a chance of winning my prize you need to comment on this post!

To have a chance of winning one of the GRAND PRIZES you need
to visit EACH AND EVERY BLOG in the hop, become a follower
and leave a comment!

 When you reach Berry71Bleu at the very end of the hop you
 for a chance of winning one of the 3 main sponsored prizes!

You have FOUR FULL DAYS to hop!
Our blog ends at midnight EST on Monday 11th June 2012.
We will be announcing the winners a few days later so keep checking back
on all the blogs for the winners' announcements.
Winners have ONE WEEK ONLY to claim their prizes,
if left unclaimed we will redraw and announce new winners!

 We know our friends
in the Northern Hemisphere are wanting to enjoy the Summer so
we are making it EASY FOR YOU TO WIN in June!

We will be announcing a new challenge once the hop is over,
in the middle of June, as we have been blessed with a fantastic
new sponsor -  Wycinanka Chipboard from Poland!

Keep a look out on the Berry71Bleu blog!
Wycinanka have donated a great prize, a pack
 FULL  of amazing chipboards.


Here is the tag that I will be using for my Berry71Bleu project
this month!  Keep following the Berry71Bleu blog to see how
I use it & remember that you can order your own from the
Berry71Bleu Etsy shop or put in your very own custom order!