Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wisdom

Hi there my Friends,
I hope that you are having a serene Saturday,
Yesterday morning I was able to sit for a while and put together this L.O.
I will enter it in a couple of challenges...
When Irini told me that the challenge at Get Creative was to make a L.O. about something you love, I knew straight away that it would be about my owls...I think that they are amazing animals and if you have ever seen one "Live" you will know what I am talking about.
 I did pottery in South Africa with Digby Hoets, for about 3 years,I stopped when we moved to Greece, Digbys' studio/workshop was in this huge barn-like building in his vast garden,there were many species of birds....and in the rafters above the doorway was this beautiful white Barnowl....I used to see her every Wednesday morning...asleep, sometimes awake amd staring at me!.I have also been lucky enough to have seen owls at night in the South african bush...an amazing experience...and then there is Molly the  USTREAM owl....ok you guys get the picture I love owls!!


Here are 3 owls from my little collection....I used this sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches

I will also enter this L.O. into the Love challenge of  Scrap Our Stash my friend  Helena did one too...hers is much much nicer!!
And lastly because I have frames around my photos I thought I would enter THIS challenge too.
Thats all for now.
Love Zeffy.
P.S. Take a look at Digby's site.....it made me so home-sick!
STASH used:
Pocket Full of Rosies from Sassafras.
Sizzix
Bazzill die cut border
Ranger
Handmade-flower made by me on Zeffy Scraps
Tag made by Irini (mentioned above)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Some Stripes

Hi there Ladies.
 How are you all doing today? I Hope well.
As you all know I like to enter the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge whenever I can, this week we had to show some stripes. As you all know I am busy with a Graphic 45 Steampunk DebutanteMini/Journal.
So, last night I streamed on USTREAM and I decided to do two pages of my Mini/Journal with stripes for the challenge. Here they are:

I will explain them briefly for more details take a look at the Video the first page has a pocket with two tags, the one made of aluminium and embossed with the Tim Holtz Collage and Notebook set. The second page houses a mini notebook with aquaerelle papers for the sketching of quick ideas. The gears on both pages are from the T.H. Timeworks Mask Set, which I fussy cut. The metal disk says Artful.
That is all for now ladies ..
I have to run off and get a couple of things done today..
Keep well.
Zeffy.
                             Labels: Graphis 45.
                                         Tim Holtz Alterations Dies.
                                         Texture Fades
                                         DCWV.
                                         Ranger
                                         Adirondack.
                                         Tim Holtz Ideology

Sunday, February 20, 2011

More projects.

I have always believed in doing things whole-heartedly, I do not believe in half measures. Passion is and has been a basic ingredient in my life. So when I saw the challenge on  Bird Is The Word  this month I knew that I had to do this L.O. Passion  is a state of mind, a love for certain things in my case flowers.I used the Sweetness range of Pink Paislee papers...the two pink flowers in the bottom corner are hand made.

One of my new passions is my USTREAM show Zeffy Scraps, the picture below is a mini album that I as a Guest Designer for Enjoy Scrapping, it was made from a lovely kit that Lena put together consisiting of Basic Grey's 'Curio" line.I made it live on my show,which is in Greek.
I decided to make an envelope album.It will be used for photos of a future trip that we are planning to Cyprus,out son Michael is working there.
When I heard that some of my English speaking friends were watching the Greek videos, and not understanding a word, I decided that it was time to start streaming in English  too. So on Tuesday evenings you can find me on Zeffy Scraps with Friends doing the English streaming and on Wednesday night I stream in Greek.


Have a good sunday....God bless.
Love Zeffy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Frenzy

Hi there Friends!
I hope that you have all had a productive week...its Friday again ,so its time to post some finished creations.
As you all well know,challenges on various sites are there to motivate us and to get our creative mojo going,it works with me....
So here are 2 of this weeks projects. The first is a tag that I did on-line during my USTREAM show Zeffy Scraps With Friends it is for the Simon says Stamp And Show weekly challenge, and you all know how I love tags especially Tims ' tags.
I inked and embossed and Perfect Pearled the Sizzix Alterations cage ala Tim Holtz and painted  and crackled the bird.  This tag is going to be on a blue envelope page in my Mini/Journal that I am making with Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers so I thought that the stamp fromViva Decor that I found in a little shop here in Athens matched the Fantasy Floral  design realy well I coloured the flowers with my Ranger distress inks.The cage  attached to tag with a chain and is backed with acetate because it swings.
And this is  a L.O. of  Winston my Grand-Puppy...he is SOOO cute.
For this page I used a variety of products, I will list them at the end of this post. I stitched the border around the photo with my sewing machine using a thickish thread. I was inspired by  a L.O. made by Louise that is on Sarahs Cards design team. I misted with home-made misting made out of Broken China Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls and the little rope circles are home-made to match the rope toy on Winstons bed!
This page will be entered in the Get Creative challenge to make a LO using white,blue and grey.
Thats it for now guys, off to clean and tidy my home and then I want to complete a LO with the word "Passion"
Lots O Love.
Zeffy
         product list: Alterations Sizzix
                           WRMK
                           Pink Paislee
                           Fancy Pants
                           Thickers
                            Ranger
                           Perfect Pearls

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Forever

Hi there..
I made this L.O. using the Echo Park" Be Mine "paper collection....I decided to use a photo of my daughter Taken just 3 days before her wedding.
I used  a tutorial of  Kaori Fujimoto to make the hand- made roses, although I much prefer making  roses with  flowers with 6 petals I think that the flower works out more symmetrical.
Elina had this tutorial on her blog and she challenged us to make a layout with roses...


Then as you all know Get Creative now has a page map challenge each month , I will submit this there too,so I though I would kill 2 birds with one stone.
By the way the journaling spot is cut out of a sheet of paper with the Alterations On The Edge dies.
That all for now.
Lots of love.
Zeffy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Greek Scrapbooking.


Hi there to all my Scrap Buddies.
I Hope that you are all going to have a good week.....Let my tell you a little about my LO. Firslty most of you have seen this one because I made it "live" on USTREAM My aim was to enter this page into the Get Creative challange.....which was to do a layout with blue,white and grey... well the next day when I looked at this again I decided that my grey was actually too brown and not grey enough!....So I will not enter the this challenge but here is the page anyway. The 2 aces were cut out of a sheet of  Restoration paper.
I also loved  the photo of Michael sitting on this cliff so I scrapped it too and seeing that it is his birthday tomorrow I thought I would dedicate this post to him. 
 Michael  "Happy Birthday"  may you have  a great year and may this your 25th year be a beginning of great things!!

Products used  Crate Paper "Restorations"
                       Bohemia, Bluebird 'Boys will be Boys
                       Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
                       Tim Holtz Alterations
                       Home Sweet Home, "Madison Sreeet.:
                       Graphic 45 "Steampunk Debutante"
I hope you all have a great week....
Oh yes a quick reminder Zeffy Scraps with Friends  tomorrow at 8pm this show is in English  on USTREAM and on Wednesday at  9.30pm I will be on Zeffy Scraps  for the  Greek broadcast...
Keep on Lovin
Love
Zeffy

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Laugh

Hi there my Scrapbooking Friends.
It is Saturday and Athens has a  stunningly sunny day, time for some laughter and fun.
Bird Is The Word has a challange that is almost over and we have to scrao with the word LISTEN.
Here is my submission.
I used my Echo Park kit, the papers and alphas are from the Be Mine range and the journalling spot and black chip strip are Terese Collins. The vellum doilie is made by moi! I also drew a couple of extra black swils here and there.
Remember laugh a lot...
Zeffy
ps. will laugh if this challenge is closed!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nadia Cannizo has lovely blog candy to give away...and what we have to do is show everyone our scraproom/area. Luckily for me it does not have to be during or after a project.
Here is the corner of our living room.This used to be my daughters desk  I have added more shelves and an extra layer on the desk,with a bit of shelving that I found in the store-room,this give me some extra space.

There is an open bit of space above, you can see my glasses and a Fiskars punch  that is where I rest the lap-top when I stream.The gold vitamin bottle is watr for my  dirty brushes.
I am fortunate that I get  a lot of  natural light thanks to the 2 large windows,I have closed the shutters in order to get a better photo.
Please note the box on the floor with the brown paper(old for re-cycling) I am pleased to tell you that it is no longet there I have made a plan for it...as well as some others...I will show you in a video next week...this typing takes too long!xa xa
I keep my ribbons and fibres in mens shoe boxes,they are bigger and stronger! You can see them under the desk


These drawers from Ikea are a life saver...I just swivel my chair to the left and my Big-Shot, flowers,  bling, pens, paper, punches ect ect are at hand. The big black boot box is full of  cardboard. (old)  Maybe I should move that too??
At this stage all looks well, should I add that I have taken over a large cupboard and that is where I store my paper and chipboard die cuts as well as some kits. I also  have a display cabinet from Ikea and that all the shelves have completed book on them too....and it gets worse...the dining-roon table is also often full of stuff,you know stuff drying or getting pressed or chipboard being cut.
I will leave you with a thought...this is my home ,my space and as long as I am happy and having fun...who cares if it's not spick and span and thank goodness I can work in a messy place,otherwise I would be busy tidying up all the time!
Be happy!
Zeffy

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Fairy Card

Hi there.
Today I want to share a card with you, I don't often make cards, only when I need to give them to somebody....this is for the Baptism on Saturday.
Simon Says Stamp and Show, challenged us to show some embossing this week.  So my Studio Calico paper was a light blue when I started, I inked , embossed it and glimmer misted it,I like the outcome. The faity image I bought from a friend who does decoupage.....
Just a short post I am off to complete the guest book that I am busy with...talk again tomorrow.
Love.
Zeffy

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blue..

Hi there Girls..
 Seeing that I forgot my Pre-Crop Challenge at home on Saturday, I thought I would share it with you today. Our challenge from Irini was to make a monochromatic lay-out.
I had this lovely photo from a station in Scrapbookland...oops I mean Paris...in fact the  Concorde Metro Station  I loved it as soon as I saw it and Paraskevi, Chryssa and I posed for a photo there. The walls reminded me of Tiny/Mini Alphas! That is why I thought it would be perfect for the Pre-Crop Challenge.


The blue houndstooth paper is Pink Paislee "Trellis" that I inked with Broken China Distress ink, the scrap under the photo is Basic Grey  Periphery "Chablis"that got inked with Broken China then with Pine Needles by mistake, so it turned green.....and I really wanted to use it because the swirls reminded me of the Metro's art deco enrtances....so I washed it, yes I did! And when it dried I re-inked it. I made a pocket out of the Sizzix Locket die to house my used metro tickets .
On Wednesday  the 9th at 21H30   I will be making my L.O. for  Get Creative live on USTREAM. If you would like to join me while I work please pull out your white,blue and grey papers and join us on Zeffy Scraps.
I am thinking of using some photos of my hubby and son taken at Vikos Gorge, Greece in November. As a matter of fact it is one of the deepest gorges in the world! An amazing  and beautiful experience!
Talk again real soon.
Zeffy.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Time to show some LOVE.

Hi there my scrapbooking friends.
As you know I played the game Pay It Forward and so I owe 5 lucky ladies 5 little somethings that I have made.
Yesterday we went to a crop that Irini from Get Creative organised, it was lovely to see all the gals and believe it or not I actually got some things done this time! 
I managed to get 2 of my gifts done, the one I have already given to Christina (she was there) the other is for Sofia and here it is....



I decided to make little note-books out of smoooth Aquarelle Paper,to be used for stamping images at crops, or for making notes ,or for keeping records of ideas,
they could also use it for a mini art journal when travelling.
Unfortunately I used a scrap piece of paper so Ican't remember the mane of this paper,but the roses are from the Tim Holtz Alterations, Tattered Florals and the swirl and the frame are also from the Alterations Range .
This past week at Simon Says Stamp and Showwe were challenged to show some love!!
That is what I am doing showing love and sharing too......Remember my new show on Tueday at
So enjoy your Sunday , and I hope that the gals on the 'Beach" enjoy the crop and I will to chat with some of you o USTREAM on
Tuesday the 8th at 8pm my time  GMT+2
Lots O Love!
Zeffy

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

USTREAM...new show!

Hi there  my friends.
Is it not amazing how sometimes a small or big gesture from a friend can spark off something and set you off in a direction you were maybe thinking of going? Or maybe just sparks off a new idea entirely!
As you all know I stream on Zeffy Scraps in Greek. A couple of my english speaking friends tell me that they watch anyway....Bravo takes a lot to watch a show and not understand a word!
So.....I was thinking  an english show perhaps???? Too much commitment?  Maybe a big schlepp..mmm
But...yesterday I received a parcel from America and wow what a parcel! Well that send me over the edge and I decided today, the begining of a new month that its time to start Zeffy Scraps with Friends.  I will be doing this show in English so that the rest of my friends can  share with me and join the fun.

So join me on Thursday at 7pm  for a bit of a chat and a show and tell. I will show you my "Gift Box" and I will tell you what I am planning to make.
I am hoping to host the show every Tuesday evening at 8pm as from next week.
Zeffy Scraps will continue weekly on Wednesdays at 9.30 pm in Greek...made it later so kiddos can be tucked into bed!
I hope that you all have a fantastic February and I will see some of you scrappers at the crop on saturday.
God Bless
Zeffy