Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hi there my Friends.
As you know I started a mini using 7 Gypsies "Mykonos" papers about 2 weeks ago, and summer lethargy has kicked in....I could not seem to get down to completling it!!!
So I want to thank the team on Simon Syas Stamp and Show who jump started me into getting on with it....they want us to show them a word...so my word is SUMMER the title of my mini and the way I am feeling right now!

I am glad to say the mini is almost done, hopefully I will photograph it and video it tomorrow morning....I love minis with photos inside of them, they have soul!!
I would also like to let you know that tonight at 22H00 on Zeffy Scraps with Friends on USREAM I will be making another pin cushion....Join me,for a chat.
Keep cool....

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pin Cushion

Hi there.
Today I want to share with you a project that I made late friday night.
A pin-cushion for my stick-pins. I used  glass box ,foam from some packaging,and a pice of velvet from some old track pants, as well as some enbroided tulle.
See video at the end of post.

That's all for now from a very windy Athens.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


 Hi there ladies.
The week just flies by,we had a lovely week-end in Aegina.
Now its time to quickly show you another L.O. that I made on my USTREAM channel Zeffy Scraps with Friends
I used a photo taken of me at my daughters wedding, this L.O. is for the wedding album.
Prima "Madeline " Papers feature here. The paper that forms the base of the L.O. is glimmer misted with "Starfish"and then stamped  to create more depth, for more details please refer to USTREAM recording.

This colours of this L.O. were inspired by this weeks colour combination  at
 Color Combos Galore
 I used the sketch from the Get Creative blog...and my title was inspired from the blog,                           Bird is the Word
Here are some details....oh yes I must tell you that the buttons and the styled label were inspired from the lessons on Miss Arts Papercrafting School

That's all for now!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Another L.O.

Hi Girls.
I am very happy ,because yesterday I managed to eventually scrap these photos that I had printed  last year....I knew that I wanted to make a collage with them, my crazy family having summer fun!
I used the colors from this weeks Color Combos Galore and the sketch from Sassy Lil'Sketches ok I used a little artistic license on this one!
Here is the color combo and the sketch that I used.......
Have fun....love Zeffy..
Product used :Pink  Paislee ,Creative imaginations "Cream Doily".Crate Paper chipboard accents "Potrait",Jillibean corrugated cardboard alphas.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Little Things

Hi there my Friends.
We must always remember that it is the little things in live that count,the little please and thank-you,the smile.....
In my case the little thing that gave me pleasure on Friday was finding unbleached coffee filters....perfect for flowers,I thought!!

So this week-end I made a card for the Get Creative card challenge, which was to decorate a card using 6 embellishments.
Here is my card......

It goes without saying that I made my own flowers using the Tattered Florals die and I used a napkin pasted onto cardstock for the base of my card.
Find JOY in the simple things in LIFE...
Love Zeffy

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tags and more Tags!

Hi there Girls.
Summer is here, lugage is  out, and much paking is happening ,maybe that is why tags are all the range at the moment.....
Simon Says Stamp and Show wants some tags as does the Get Creative Blog.
Here is a L.O. that I made with an old photo of Raphaella.

I used Nadias' sketch from Bird is the Word as well as the word AMAZING
The Get Creative challenge was to decorate and use more than one tag as an embellishment....my tags are decorated with beach toys, the spade is made from re-cycled  packaging. ....Please note the toilet paper butterfly that I made ages ago !
Keep cool..have a swim or two..
Love Zeffy
products: BG Sweet Threads paper and stickers.
                GCD Studio .Lovely collection,used for the sand.
                T.H. Alterations Mask.
                Ranger Distress inks.
                Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Girls

Hi there Bloggers.
It is 1 am on Tuesday morning ,after a hectic day...where does time go?
On Sunday afternoon I got some time to scrap and  Nadia Cannizzo was my inspiration. I did 2 L.O.s about my 2 daughters and I will enter them into 2 challenges.
I was very inspired by June 1st Challenge at Once upon A Sketch to scrap and journal about a woman in your life...I knew I had to scrap this photo of my first baby, now a stunning woman.
I used Websters Pages, of course, this is the Vellum page from Ladies and Gents ,that I have backed with white cardstock, I used Nadia's page-map too .The scrap of lace is the last bit that I had left over from Faye's wedding dress!

The second page is of my second daughter Raphaella a photo taken in the church at Faye's wedding.The poor girl got so hot and bothered dressing her sister that her curls dropped out of her hair! Anyway Raphaella is always a pillar of strength!
I used Nadia's sketch from the June Sketch Challenge at the My Scrapbook Nook

Here is my take, I used Websters Pages, I cut up "Sunday Afternoon" ( How is that for a Pun!!) from Ladies and Gents to form the strip that Nadia has behind the photo on the map. The blue paper is from Ladies and Gents "Gromed Traveler".

Kim thank -you for the owl punch!!
Time for bed...owl say good-night..

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June the 1st...

Hi there my Scrapbooking Friends.
Firstly ,have a good month!! ca you believe  we are in the middle of 2011...
get yourselves a cup of coffee this is a long post.
Yesterday afternoon I was wondering what to work on ,on USTREAM on my show Zeffy Scraps with Freinds  so I did some serious blog hopping and I felt challenged by numerous things.....so I decided to challenge myself and combine the various challenges into one layout!!
Here is the L.O.
Butterfly Kisses was inspired by the beautiful Gabrielle papers from Bo Bunny and their challenge on their blog to do a L.O. inspired by fabric.....I loved this photo and my inspiration came from the girls sashes!!
You might wonder what the next photo is all about?? Read on....
Well it all started with the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog that wanted us to show our favourite stamp...the result will not be entered !!!
I have always admired the Color Combos Galore challenge,and I loved the colors this month ,here they are..
So I used the colors in my L.O. and while browsing on this site, I went onto Helena Virpi's blog, where I discovered Studio L3 and Linda is responsible for the experiments that happened last night, her Grungy Monday celebrates the great TIM HOLTZ we had to use a technique TIM used on his Christmas tag in 2007!!
The conclusion is I stamped with my favourite stamp...embossed,dabbed,rubbed,,,,,made a boo boo,,,,used gel medium and gesso ....embossed, dabbed, rubbed!!!  I came to the conclusion that my stamp had a very intricate pattern (That is why I love it!) for this technique and maybe my background should have been black! As Tim suggested....but I used the all the samples anyway ,to make background paper,flowers and leaves for my L.O.

And lastly, I want to take this opportunity to celebrate and thank, all of the Scrappers and Artists out there is" Scrappy -Cyber -World" that inspire me daily.....thank-you, I salute you!
God Bless you all.