Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hi there Friends.

Firstly, excuse my absence, I have been on an internet detox for this week….no internet here at my FIL ‘s house…I am writing this at a WIFI cafeteria….hopefully we will have internet at home by MONDAY…otherwise I may start pulling out my haiR!!!

Here is a L.O. of my dear Father-in-Law, I took this photo one morning last August after his swim. He loves swimming in fact he swims in the sea the whole year round! I have been joining him at 7am each morning!!! In fact he told me yesterday that it is time for him to throw away his beloved hat…it has a big hole in it!!

My L.O. was inspired by CSI...Case File 29. When I saw Michele’s distressed woodgrain paper I knew it would be perfect for the weathered look of my photo. So that took care of two pieces of evidence, then I rolled some striped paper into straws to use as embellishments….I had to use the sprig of flowers because my FIL often tucks Basil or Lemon Verbenia behind his ear….he has also come home with Origanum behind his ear, after his jogs.
I used a little bit of music in the background because he loves to dance. In fact he has so much energy, Bless him that he have nic-named him Duracel
I have used the Top 10 list to name a few of his many endearing characteristics.
 My journaling reads. “Papou you have always been the driving force of our sumers in Lesvos. You are the one that plans our daily excursions. The first to get into the sea and to go for long swims, you always choose the best place for us to eat and have high expectations! You have the energy to go jogging on warm summer evenings and even go cycling. You still take spare shirts with you to dances because you dance all night and need to change out of your wet shirt!
You are the driving energy of our family. You achieved your lifelong dream and built this amazing home for us at the age of 75! You know what you want and you achieve it!”
That is it for now people…I am off …I need to keep up!
have a great day!
Love Zeffy

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hot hot hot.....

Hi there Folks.
It has been super hot in Athens so I have not done much scrapbooking!
Yesterday I scrapped with friends and I made this L.O. of my sweet sweet Grand-Son.
I used  CSI Case-File #28.My sketch is from The Studio Challenges.Sketchy

This is one of many photos taken by my SIL during baby's bath time....such a Silly face...the journaling reads "Mummy in this day and age,us babies should have goggles to wear when having our hair washed!"
As you can see I did a lot of painting and stamping as I did not have many papers in my stash to match..the little wooden embellie at the bottom of the page is made by me!
Greetings...I need to go and finalise my packing, my next blog post will be from Lesvos....maybe we will do some USTREAMING too.
Keep Cool.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Son By Choice

Hi there Ladies and Gents.
Today I want to share a L.O. that I made with the last few photos that I still need to scrap from my daughter's wedding! Yes is was a 2 years ago...and I still need to get them all into an album!!
I used Case File #26 from CSI as an inspiration.I also used Melenia's sketch from Get Creative even though I changed it up a know me!
Background paper is from Prima "Songbird Collection" and the other 2 papers  and the canvas resist flowers I sprayed with my Lindys and my Tattered Angels sprays...

I hace some translucent flowers and some home-made flowers in my spray as well as a little die-cut crown ...Prima I think.
I crackled my Fleur-de-Lys using balck acrylic paint as a base and the Cool Peri Dabber on the top then I accented it with a metal fleur-de lis.
Keep cool. I am off for a little dip in the pool...the beaches are too hectic on a Sunday .
Love Zeffy.
P.S. thanks Eleni(Guru) for my clever title!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Better Late Than Never!

I am all over the place this week..not up to anything very special...I have a L.O. that I made last week-end to share.
I was inspired by CSI:Color,Stories,Inspiration Case file NO 26 and the L.O.was put on the Watch List! I am so happy.
Well it started like this.....MY Favourite photo from last year...and things that I pulled from my stash that I could potentially use.
I used blue cardstock as my base and a sheet of the free downloadables that Michele Singh designs for CSI.
I knew I wanted clouds, they were part of the evidence so I randomly added some with some white 3D paste and a spatula...what gave me the biggest headache was the photo of the statue of Robert the Bruce...I wanted to use it, believe me I had it placed all over the place!! At the end I fussy cut it  and placed it in the Garden...even though at Sterling it stands outside the castle gates!
I did not have a leaf die so I stamped the leaves using the Dylusions "Doodle Parts"stamp and fussy cut the leaves....on Sunday at the crop I die cut 4 more can see they are different...
I used my Martha Steward punch for the little gold railing that is heat embossed gold. I used the brick paper and embossed it with an Alterations embossing folder and then I inked the bricks a little too.
The "washi"tape at the bottom of the page is made by me.. I liked the design it added and architectual feel to the L.O. as did the lace under the leaves.

Here are a few photo of the crop at Perahora, near Corinth...thank-you Amalia and Co. for an amazing day!
I had to go and rescue my L.O out of Amalia's craft room...she wanted to keep it...Amalia your project from me is coming( had to promise her one in order to take back my L.O!!)
Stella taking amazing photos of the day....we each made a page for Joanna that is leaving for Chicago.(lady looking at me) I will show you the album we compiled for her in my next post.
Eleni our Guru -or Guru Gonzales fromSpeedy Gonzales...taking a break after finishing her 4th or maybe even 5th L.O.of the day! I lost have just seen that Eleni has posted pics of the album oon her blog.But First I...

Thats it ladies....wishing you a great week-end ...keep cool it is going to reach 37 degrees in Athens!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wednesday here again...WOYWW

Hi there Dear Friends.
Yes it is time for WOYWW once if you have 15 minutes to spare pop over to Julia's blog and have a look at what everybody is up too.
Yesterday I played a little, making some new things and trying some new techniques, I made a pocket/box with some of TimHoltz's craft Paper Stash( it is standing in the back-ground) I am not happy how the paper  goes when misted it gets very wonky...I also made a tag  inspired by Finnabair on the Sizzix blog, I also used an ATC for mopping up mist,and you can see my junk journal in the corner that helped mop up some of the odds and ends too.
Tag has a Distressed Doily from Alterations on it as well as some micro beads and beads.
Have a great day.
P.S. Remind me to buy a new craft mat...mine is looking bad!!