Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WOYWW 189 and Feelings About A Crop.

Hi there..
Today I will not show Julie and her hoard of followers my desk,because it is the dumping ground of the aftermath of a very successful crop and week-end with scrappy friends...
Lucky for me I have my old dinning table 4 meters away from my desk and this is it today....
Two projects from the Athens crop that we attended on Saturday...Our one project was sewing a beauhootiful felt owl patiently cut by Puccarina, she put together 50 kits all of her own!
The second project was a shabby chic mini inspired by Donna Downey  This amazing kit was put together by Katerina and her energetic and very talented DT of Scrapbooking In Greece.
The next photo is of the spoils of the week-end! Secret Santa and  precious RAKS from special friends.
Before I log off I would like to say a big thank-you  to Katerina for co-ordinating this very successful event, I mean the girls had even printed stickers for the packets and bands for the scrap-buckets on each table!
Katerina, you, and each and everyone on the SIG team did their bit, I know that each and every one of you gave a little extra and I do not mean just of your precious time, but also money out of your pockets, to make our kits nicer and out experience at the crop more special.

Have a fantastic day.
Love Zeffy.
P.S. Thank-you too to all the Greek companies that always sponser our events....we all know who you are!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sweet 16

Hi there Girls.
Another quick post....I have a scrappy friend over for the day....I have just finished a L.O for CSI so I thought I would share.
This is my sweet Niece Athina.

All of the paper embellies are from Michele's free printables on CSI.
I used most of the evidence, even though we only need to use, metal, pleating, texture paste, scallops,cupcakes and a teacup.
For my testimony I mention how Athina is entering a new phase in her life now that she is about to turn 16....
Just by the way the photo was on Athina's Facebook page, she had used an app to change it up...I just copy/paste and printed it.....Athina I hope you do not mind, but this was my only option seeing that you live so far away.
Have a good Sunday....I will be back real soon with more scrappy goodness.
Love Zeffy.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Some hand-made embellishments

Good evening, from a very cold Athens.

It has been freezing here so I have been cocooning and creating...
I made the flowers and the butterflies..these are packed in two packets for 2 special ladies and they will be some of the prizes for the lucky draw at the Athens Crop on Saturday!

The metal birds were a find at my local toy shop they are made by Artemio. The foil flower is embossed and it was a lesson on Miss Arts Paper Crafting School....the other flowers are made out of up-cycled vellum..thanks Roula and some tulle...I added the feathers...I am hoping that these will match the Shabby Chic mini album that we are going to make with Katerina
I am very excited because 50 ladies from all over Greece will be meeting on Saturday for a full day of scrapbooking fun, the best will be that I am going to meet lots of cyber buddies in person!!
So I bid you goodnight so that I can go and pack my Secret Santa gift...( Santa will make a special late visit!!)
Lots of love Zeffy...
P.S I still need to photograph my journal properly... maybe next week.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WOYWW 188....My Journal

Hi there People...
A quickie post...
1.My desk is tidy!!!
2.My Journal is done..

3.My videos are uploaded onto You Tube..

4.Need to fly off to the bank.
5.When I get back I will post proper photos...
6. Pop over to  The Stamping Ground to see what all the other crafty people are up to.
Keep well.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

CSI No 52

Hi there .
This morning I actually  sat down and made a L.O. My first in over a you all know my Dad passed away and I think my mojo disappeared too....
I always enjoy CSI challenges and this week is their birthday week so pop over and take a look. Lots of fun stuff going on!

I used the sketch from Sketches In Thyme#98
This is my take on the challenge, I used some photos taken by me on Christmas Eve.

I used string, craft paper, tags, eyelets, washers and numbers...
My testimony, was handwritten on the tags and at the bottom of the page.

Seeing that blogger will not allow me to upload photos today I have made a video instead..
Keep well....
Love Zeffy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WOYWW 187 Binding Disaster!

Hi there dear Bloggers..

It is Wednesday the 2nd  of January 2013......Wishing you all a very happy New Year!!
I gave up making resolutions long ago...I try my best each day and deal with what comes my way...
Last night I thought I had this $#@% Journal all wrapped up!! I am  doing Shimelles' JYC but mine took its own path, as usual....
As you have seen from pevious posts I had started this album at a class given by FLO from Atilolou Flo Designs at PACS link as I am a little cheesed off.. I gave no heed to basic album structure and construction (Thinking that she had it all worked out!)... I just went ahead and glued down. the papers and pages....turns out covers and pages are the same size...and I did not have enough spine movement or space so the pages were just popping off the spine as they turned!!!
Late last night I thought I solved the problem...this was my desk this morning!!
I let it sit...late last night I was not thinking clearly due to New Year celebrations..I thought my problem was solved by hot glueing in one of Tims.. binding hoo pages popped out of book.... obviously as they are the same size as covers!!! Pop over to The Stamping Ground to see more desks.

                Read on, if you like to hear the rest of the story....
So I ripped out the binding rings.....vigourously!!
Here you can see the last 2 pages of the book that I had glued down in Flo's class...I came home and re-inforced the binding with my sewing machine...just as well I did not do the rest of the pages...or else my spine would have torn! pages do get a bit chunky I must confess...that is why I always do my covers last....
So this is how I left think a little and to post this post....I know I need to go and see how much I  can trim off already finished pages!!  Oh bother!
Wishing you all the best for 2013!!!