Friday, April 29, 2011

A Piece of Cake

Hi there Friends.
As you all know my baby turned 21 on Easter Sunday...Saturday was a busy day baking and preparing,so late on Saturday night I needed to work out a way to decorate Raphaella's cake. the quickest way for me was to use my Sizzix Tattered Florals and some alluminium...
I started this lay-out on USTREAM  on Zeffy Scraps and I have just finished it. I used Dovecraft paper called Piece of Cake and decorated my L.O with the cake decorations......I used the sketch from Once Upon A Sketch I have secret journaling in the pocket behind the pulls it out using the bracket as a tab.And I have many many reasons to scrap this photo....believe you me.
You will notice the little heart buttons, those I I hope that the DT on Simon Says stamp and Show like them!
And lastly seeing that 21 is the beginning of a new phase in my babies' life I thought that the girls at Bird is the Word would like to see this LO too.
Girls love and leave you I have about 15 young adults coming for dinner so i need to go and get my food ready..
Be good.
Love Zeffy.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Guest Book

Hi there Friends,
I hope that you have all had an eggceptional Easter! I hope that you did not eat as much as I did!
Today my cousin Paris and his wife Miranda Baptised their 4th baby,  Photini, a beautiful little girl....this is my gift to her.
 I used Echo Park "be Mine" paper kit...Prima flowers and Theresa Collins chipboard pieces...the vintage pictures are from Heartwarming Vintage.The pram is from a Websters Lullaby Lane.

I made this Guest book on my USTREAM channel called Zeffy Scraps so if you want more details you can take a look at the videos there...
I will soon have a video posted on You Tube
Have a great week,chat again real soon.
Love Zeffy

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Scrapbooking Friends

My dear Scrapbooking Friends.
A quick post to wish you all a Blessed Easter

My morning started very early today, I quickly made these two candles for myself and for my daughter Raphaella who is turning 21 tomorrow.Then we went to morning Mass for Holy Communion,

When we got back I started making our easter cakes called Tsourekia, I made 3 batches ,because I am giving at least 12 away in easter hampers.....this is what my kitchen looks like just now.....

Anyway need to fly....oh yes... candle has Sizzix bird and some SEI papers  I think??? will confirm
wishing you all Peace and  Blessings.
Love Zeffy 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Greek Orthodox Traditions,Candles for the Holy Light

Hi there my Scrapbooking Friends,
Today I want to share with you these three candles that I made for my nephews.
Let me first tell you why we have candles for Easter. At Midnight Mass the priest comes out of the alter with the Holy Light (see here ...amazing!) chanting "Christ has Risen" This Holy Light has been delivered to all Orthodox churches throughout the world....We take the light home and light our oil lamps,and try to keep it burning for as long as possible.
As in all things these days, candles  have become very commercialized and the shops are filled with fancy candles! God-Parents usually buy one for their Godchild,and as I have baptised my nephew I make a candle for him and his two brothers each year...
The boys are getting old now, Peter is almost 15 and and the little one almost I kept the candles very simple this year....ok ,I was also challenged by Simin Says Stamp and Show to show a Tim Holtz technique.

I used Tim Holtz, Lost and Found Salvage Stickers, for Peter's candle he loves movie making and has help do the lighting at the school plays so I used two vintage theatre tickets on his candle, I mounted them onto cardstock first and the distressed and inked them.
For Nicholas's candle I used the bookplate from the Tim Holtz Tag die,  I cut grunge paper, then I embossed with Broken China distressed embossing powder,then I inked with Vintage Photo. I used the Alphas from the Salvage Stickers,and then finished the whole thing off with a good slick of crackle medium...metal elements are alcohol inked..
On the last cadle for Andreas I used the soda pop stickers that I glued into old bottle tops...
That is it for now.....I also want to tell you that I will be streaming again next week on Zeffy Scraps on Tuesday and Wednesday at 21H30 GMT+2
I wnat to take to wish you all a very blessed Easter full of forgiveness,love and hope....
God bless

Friday, April 15, 2011

A video and a request

Hi there Friends,
Here is a video of my Mariposa Mini and Box,I will give this to Kosta and Maria this week-end.
Last week end we were at a lesson given by the sweet Natalie Kalbach and I had a list of names from a few girls, sorry girls I misplaced the list, so could you please mail me with you contact details so that I can get in touch with you.
Thank ing you ....have a great week-end.
Rushing off...lots of love

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mariposa Mini

Hi there my Friends.
By the grace of God and the support of my local and international friends I have another copleted project!!
Last night on Zeffy Scraps with Friends I completed the box to house the mini, it is a re-cycled box from an exclusive perfumerie...
I also bound the mini last night on USTREAM only to undo it and re-bind it this morning with beads as spacers between the pages, thanks Kathryn for the cool suggestion.
I will do a video of the project tomorrow, but if you want to take a look at how it was made pop over to my USTREAM videos at the above link. As the title suggests the papers I used are from DCWV the Mariposa range....thanks Weezie!!
Here is the box.

And here is the mini...

I am planning to enter both these project into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge for this week...
Keep well girls take care...I will see some of you on Saturday at  the lovely Natalie's lesson.
God Bless.