Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday's Post WOYWW

Hi there...
From a very very hot Athens.....The photo I have today is of my balcony...I have taken my journalling box upstairs and I have spent the past 3 mornings journalling on my balcony with my morning coffee. I stay up there until about 10am...then it starts getting hot...
The page you see is a bad water-colour painting....waiting for it to dry so that I can journal around it...
If you want to eye out somemore crafty workspaces pop over to the  Stamping Ground to have a peek.
Oh yes... before I lof off I want to mention that I will be streaming this evening at about 22h00 on Zeffy Scraps
Keep cool.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Colors of Me...

Hi there my Friends.
Another Sunday has rolled by,this week my L.O. for CSI was finished yesterday. So without further ado here it is. Oh yes it follows on the previous L.O. you know the "I am Queen of my Castle" type of scene, the who am I? Kind of feeling....
A close-up of my flowers.
My page design was based on Elina's sketch on the Get Creative blog chaleenge, and my title was inspired by the word COLORS from Bird Is the Word.
Ok.Now something about how I set about making this L.O. I first cut out a circle on scrap craftstock and masked My Minds Eye paper using watered down Gesso. I then stitched around my circle (Darker grey as that was the circle that was masked) I then carefully cut around the circle with my craft knife and added 2 papers, pink is Echo Park and the music is a free downloadable from CSI.

Then I stitched a red border around my L.O. and painted the border with silver acrylic paint....took ages to dry and wrinkled my paper..
I made some flowers and added a lot of bling and Stickles
My journalling was done around the page and I have described some of the things about me eg. passion being the colour I am usuallly positive and how sometimes I may not be so cool and charming as I am always dashing around trying to get stuff done to the best of my ability...ect ect....Some of the journalling in the circle is not visible, but that's ok as it is repeated in the border journalling..
Be postive and PASSIONATE.
Love Zeffy.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yes it is WOYWW again!

Hi Ladies.
It is Wednesday again so it is time for me to share my desk with you again...
Last night I was a busy bee...I re-organized my acrylic and rubber stamps..
I had originally had them is plastic sleeves,but they were all bunching up into one corner and the file was all lopsided, then I thought to sew a sean down the centre of each sleeve so stamps would be in compartments...but that never worked as  they then just would slide out of the sleeves and land all over the floor....
Now I have found file pockets with studs, so each pocket closes...we will see how this work...the studs may drive me crazy...I want things to work quickly..I hate fussing around!

I did sew a seam down some of the pockets so that I can use them for my smaller stamps. See video for more details and a more in depth look at my enviroment.

After watching the video I have spotted my next project...I need to tidy up the pizza boxes with papers as well as that old white box with my dies...the one under the ribbon box! never ends..
Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Ground and see what all my other friends are up to!
Have a good week.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I am Zeffy....

Hi there Ladies..
Today I want to tell you a little about a L.O. that was almost trashed!!
Late on Sunday afternoon/evening  it gets dark here at about 9pm and that gets my South African mind a bit confused!!
Anyway it was my SIL birthday and I had spent the whole week-end making him a Notebook/Journal, see video at the end of post.
So when I got home I knew I wanted to scrap this photo that my uncle (6 years older than me) took of me when I was abot 13...his son had discovered it and had posted it on facebook a while back...and it triggered memories of my youth and how I felt about myself...
I always enjoy the challenges on Color Stories inspiration and I knew this photo would be perfect for the case file....I also knew I wanted to write and write a I treated this page almost like a journal..I wrote about how I was brought up in a classical old-fashioned way....I never got praised for anything and I was a good kid...believe you me..I looked after my siblings,behaved and I made endless platters of meze! And yet I  always felt shy, timid almost as if I was an inferior child....I was always the little Greek girl, different growing up in an S,African enviroment...never allowed on play dates nor school trips!!
One day at about 16 ...maybe even closer to 17 something just clicked!! And I thought well hell, why are these girls better than me??? I can do this, this and that and maybe even better...that is when the gate of my mind opened up and I allowed myself to become the princess that I was not allowed to be!!
I almost never posted this L.O. and I had no intention of blogging about it.....but I guess some things are just meant to be....You guys need to know that today I am Queen Z!! ( I still think this L.O. needs some work..but at least the story is told and that is what scrapbooking is all about!!!)
I am mistress of my home and family...I even wear a tiara when the housework drives me crazy and does not allow me to scrap....I wear it and say " I am the Queen of my castle."..and then I see how quickly I can get things done so that I can play!!
Thanks for reading this is a video of my Son-In Law's Journal/Notebook. I did not photograph the project.

Thank-you for all of your lovely and kind comments in my previous posts,,they make me happy!
Keep well....

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I know it is late ...very late for WOYWW ...but it is still Wednesday here in Athens.
Yes, yes, my desk is completely rigged up for the photo today! Why you may ask? Well firstly I have just finished my mystery project...and was about to shoot the video.(No.1)
Secondly, I wanted to show you the two ATC's I have received...funnily enough the ones from very far have arrived first. Oh you all know that we did an ATC swap on Julie's Blog the Stamping Ground she also hosts Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday.
As I was saying the 4 from the UK have not arrived but, (No3) Princess Judy from Arizona sent me 2 ATC's and they are both so special as well as a  little note and a post-card .
My second ATC (No 4) arrived from Cape Town, yesterday and this one is so special because I was born in South Africa and have seen elephants up close...Amazing creatures. Thank -you Belinda Basson your Atc is stunning and so is your card... feel bad as I did not send cards...I owe you one ladies!!
And last but not least in the corner of my desk there is a little photo booklet  sample made from re-cycled envelope( No2) that is a very interesting tutorial on Get Creative, I like to make little saples to have in my idea file.Take a look it makes a great quick gift!
Anyway Ladies that is all, I am basically all scrapped out after our marathon cyber-crop here in Greece...see my previous posts.
Good-night I am off to snoop around and see what fellow crafters all over the world are up to.!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Hi there girls I am all scrapped out!!
After falling into bed exhausted last night I got up early this morning to make my last item for the Cyber challenge on Scrapbookers In Greece.
I am late in posting , as this evening we had a power failure, and my daughter Raphaella and I sat on the balcony in the dark and just lights, no TV, no internet....a much needed break. And now blogger will not upload the post is written and waiting!!
Here are a few more things I made for the cyber crop.
This was for Katerina' challenge, she had drawn a page map.

This little booklet was made for Roulla's challenge, "to alter and decorate something."

This darling little bound book already has a home, as my sister was looking for a gift for a school teacher, so she decorated the inside pages this evening and hopefully Antrea's teacher will like it...she
loves butterflies, and this booklet had 2 on is that for coincidence.
Anyway this booklet started its life as a spagetti box, I had started it at the crop on Saturday, I had added chipboard onto the cardstock, then painted it with Faded Denim Distress stain and the added a liberal dose of glitter, it was a challenge by the Greek Glitter Queen after all!!
I bound the interior of the book...and then decorated it with flowers and bling.

Happy Baby was made for Eleni's Bingo challenge I misted, added washi tape ,2 pattern papers and some flowers

My last project was this card with a window, which was Natassa's challenge, she wanted us to use a Smiley face...perfect.
These little people were designed by Faye, for Nino's Baptism invitation, so I used them, I made a card with a window so that I can also enter this card for the challenge at Get Creative.
p.s.this post was written very late on Monday night!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It is me again...

Hi there again
Last year when we went to Scotland for the first time, a wish that I have had forever. I heard what was being planned for the Queens Jubilee, a huge pageant on the Thames, I decided that I would love to see such a spectacle. Unfortunately I did not manage to go to London to visit the Queen.Some details here

Last week as I watched on TV I knew I had to make a L.O. to commemorate the event.I am so lucky that the superb team on Color Stories Inspiration came up with a perfect challenge for case#22, and once again I must thank Michele Singh for her free printables, as I had no Britannia supplies in my stash!
I used Sketch#42 from Frosted Designs as a base, I hope  that the girls there like my take.
My page is a bit wonky as I painted and misted the music mask, I loved the music on the river.I also used 2 trims and 2 brads to the L.O.I  also had to have a bunting , did you see how good those vessels looked?
I need to leave you know so that i can go and work on some more challenges..
Keep scrapping.

Sunday Morning

Hello Ladies.
Today I want to show you what I managed to make yesterday for our on-line crop at Scrapbookers in Greece
Here is the tag for Irini's challenge.
And here is my L.O. for Nektaria's challenge,she had challenged us not to use any scrapbooking I used corrugated board from packaging,some baby wipes for my grass and paper from my misting box for my rhinos and my clouds and my flower..I also used my fingers to make my red little flowers...oh yes there also is a little 3D paste in the back-ground
The design of this Lo was inspired by the challenge on Get Creative that wanted us to be inspred by the sun.
OK I am off to make one or two more L.O.s
Love Zeffy!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Let's See Your ATC!!

Hi there my Friends.
Today is a super exciting day here in Athens, because Scrapbookers in Greece are having an on-line crop.
So today I am here to inspire you to make some ATC s to showcase your art....ATC is short for Artist Trading Card see here.
I like my cards to be dimensional and all know I love flowers nd lots of embellishments!
I also like my cards to have a word and something metal on them.
Besides that you also know that I LOVE re-cycling or up-cycling as it is also you will see candy-wrappers as well as daily ephemera such as stamps or othe images on some of my cards.
I did a USTREAM show on Zeffy Scraps last night, but I lost the I made this short video to show you the 2 ATCs I had made on the show.
Here are a couple of my ATCs that I recently made for a swap on the Stamping Ground
ATC.s I made last night.

And so I wish you all a creative week-end..if you have made an ATC that you want to share leave a comment and I will pop over to your blog and take a look..

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It is Wednesday

Hi there ladies..yes it is Wednesday again even if it is only 00H10 as I write this. I do not have an interesting desk to show you is so tidy it is boring!! if you want to see some real interesting desks pop over to The Stamping Ground
I do however  have an album to show you, I completed this on Sunday night, so I will share some photos and a video with you...
I used a paper line called Summer Fresh from Simple Stories. The kit worked beautifully with this project as it had many blocks  that I used for tags and for journaling spots, as well as  a lot of stickers and other images for embelishments..and I have plenty left-over for some L.O.s.
Here are some pages...Ihave used a couple of papers that are not from Simple Stories as well.

And here is a photo of my grand-son and his dog Winston after a noisy  Sunday  Family brunch
Have a happy Wednesday and I am waiting for my much excitement!