Saturday, December 28, 2013

Altered Matchbox

Hi everybody......
I hope that you all have had a blessed holiday and have had a jolly good time.....i made some altered matchboxes at the beginning of December,that I would like to share with you

I am sure that you will recognise the Graphic45 ballerina from the "Nutcracker Sweet" paper ..
I have resorted to making my own matchboxes so that I can customise the size according to the size of the images.
 I added a lace skirt under the ballerina image and I added some tulle in the matchbox behind the balletshoes.....because tulle equals tutus....
I have also made a matchbox using the gingerbead is the video...
keep well...take it easy...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WOYWW 231 and a Card

Hi There....
Yes it is Wednesday again...time to look at some desks and try and spot some busy bees on WOYWW. This is how I left my desk last night after streaming on ZEFFY SCRAPS.

I altered some Prima had some flowers on it and I made this tag...once that was done I started making a matchbox.that is to become a Christmas tree can spot the Gingerbread men that will adorn the box....I like to make my little boxes from scratch!!

The card above is made for Eleni's card challenge on Get Creative. She challenged us to use a mask or stencil on our card....I used both,and I was totally inspired by Tom Holtz!!
That is it for today!!
Keep well.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Blue Me

Hi there
A quick post of a L.O. I made last night.
I was inspired by the Case File 95 on C.S.I

I had the need to journal more than I needed to scrap this week.
My journaling reads.
"The blue in me is the timid little girl that could not speak a word of English when she went to school.The blue in me is the cold and hungry child wanting to go home.The same blue girl hates winter sunsets for that reason.
The blue in me is the anxious teenager that always worried about what her younger and rebellious siblings were up to!
The blue in me is the young woman that wathched her mother battle with cancer.The same blue woman worries if cancer will appear in her body too.
The blue in me is the child that lost her mother tragically.A woman in blue that did not say good-bye to the one she loved so much.
A blue woman that was so sad that she almost lost the man she loved because she was so wrapped in her grief.
The mature woman of todayis still blue even though she puts on her brave face and her big smile.
The blue in me worries about my family's future.I worry about our financialcrisis. I wonder when we will be re-united.I mourn lost friendships. I stress about my childrens future. The blue in me is afraid to ask if things will get better or worse.....The blue is in me...."
bE HAPPy!!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

So Much Love

Hi there Dear Friends...

Lately I have been wondering and in fact journaling about how much a single heart can LOVE???
I have been very busy with life these last few weeks and I wanted to kick start my creativity again...
What a better way than making a couple of cards?

Get Creative hosted a crad challenge for October and the 2 lovely ladies Marie and Puccarina inspired these two cards.....Marie I loved your White Heart!

So  first up was Puccarina's Card Challenge. to draw an image or hand write on our card...when I first read this challenge I had no clue what to make!!! But Marie kick -started the creativity yesterday ...and I drew hearts! And doodled a little..............
Second up is my Heart Card for Marie's add a heart on our card..
Believe it or not the colours of this card were inspired by the taupe envelope from Hero Arts....
I used some of the vintage crochet lace I picked up in Lesvos this summer....the other piece is on Eleni's card....Just love it!
Happy week-end.
Love .

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Hi There,,,
Please could someone put off the FFW is spinning out of control!!
Desk in choas as per usual...

Star box and tag completed.
Dabber paints all dried up!! What a waste of money!
Need to cover my mists...little Nino is coming for a visit ....
oh and I am so happy my L.O. Heart Thieves was on the CSI.WATCH LIST

Pop over to Julia's blog she is on holiday but you can see lots of othe interesting desks on WOYWW 228
Keep well.
p.s when it stops being gloomy and little one goes home i will make a video about projects on desk.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Heart Thieves

Hello there.
Today I want to show you a L.O.that I made for Color, Stories, Inspiration Case File 92.
I used a photo of my Sister and my Daughter, they are like two peas in a pod!!

This L.O. came together paper has curled a little due to misting and masking...I left it as such to add to the shabby chic style.
The blue papers and flowers are from the free downloadables on the CSI site.
This is the prompt and I loved the image as soon as I saw I used the picture...
For  my evidence I have: Gems, bookpages, a cabouchon (look carefully) hearts,velvet, a dangle. hand-made flowers and a piece of lace.
I imagined this page looking like a Police Case File...ha ha  sort of!!
My testimony, is on a Library card and reads...Valentine and Raphaella. NEVER underestimate these 2 sparkly characters! STRONG & DYNAMIC.
My card is tucked in between two layers and my journaling at the bottom of the page says"Two beautiful woman that are talkative,and sparkly. Often spotted in Shopping Malls. Never trust them! They love jewellary and often steal hearts!

have a good week-end.
PS...I made it on the CSI.WATCH LIST

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Back Again

Hi there.
 I am back again....
2 posts in one day.....
Anyway you all know that national Card day just went Get Creative is doing Card challenges...lots of them take a look.
 First up is my card with many layers for Irini's Challenge

Next is my Vintage Girls card made with an image off Prima's papers...this is Erina's Challenge to use a girly image.

And lastly we have a card for Natasa's Challenge here we had to use water soluble color....I used my Twinkling H2Os to add color to my Prima" Every Day Vintage" image.
Ok Gals...go make cards!!!


Hello there...
Another wednesday, I won't even count how many more till Christmas.
You know the story, here is my messy desk and pop over to Julia Dunnit's blog to see more desks on WOYWW.
I was on a ROLL yesterday!!

By the way the towel is covering my tray of seems to help keep my Grandson's busy little fingers off them!!
3 Cards for Get Creative and my J page for The Craft Barn Alph/Dictionary Challenge...on time!

I chose to Journal the word JILT....I wanted a very blue page....
Keep well I am off to photograph my cards...
Happy week.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Such Little Time Together

Hi there Scrapbooking Friends.
Another week has flown by and this passed one was totally HECTIC!
 Anyway today I took the morning off to scrapbook, and as usual for a Sunday I did a page for CSI Case File 91 and I use the page sketch from Once Upon A Sketch

The photo is of Pano and I taken in South Africa earlier this year...papers used are 'Wayfarer" from Bazzilbasic.
As you know for CSI we need to use 2 evidence details and 1 testimony.
This week I have :
 Wet media, metal, tearing and ribbon.
My  journaling is a love letter to my honey(in the envelope) and some journaling on the page saying how little time we have together and how he has to travel thousands if mile to see us every three month!
On a sweeter note I want to share a photo of some cupcakes made by my daughter Raphaella, served on my late Mom's wedding china...
Oh yes and by the way I put this L.O.together on can watch the process here...
Zeffy Scraps on video
Keep well.....catch up on Wednesday(if I remember)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Epic Friendship.

Hi There Dear Bloggers...
Firstly an apology to all of the WOYWW ers....the week has flown by and I never got to many desks...sorry.But I have returned home and it has been HECTIC!
Thank goodness that America is 6 hours behind Greece, other
wise I would have missed the deadline for my CSI Case File 90
One of the bits of evidence was to use Triangles...and this is why I chose to scrap this photo..loved the triangles on the wall....funny enough I never repeated them on the L.O....
here is the Case File,,,,
I have a cool cat, my hubby...the stripes I used are a photo of a Zebra that I took on this particular holiday.  My background has polka dots, I have tied some twine on two spots on my page and I have used 3 different alphas.
As for the white space...let us not even go there...never ever get that one right!!!CAS not my style!
My Testimony is a little bit like a diary and then I get all mushy and journal about how DH is my best friend and how he was a best friend before the romance...
That is it for now...need to go and unpack my stash...if I have not  done much by tomorrow morning I may even bring myself to share the mess with you...
Keep well ,hope you all have a happy week.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Morning Ladies.
Week 225 on WOYWW the weeks are flying by! I missed last week and I so wanted to show you The Rugby Rat that my daughter week.
This week we have some Magnolia stamps on some altered matchboxed....they are going to be Christmas Tree decorations.
This is as far as I got with the boxes...I will  stickle the images a little and glue everything down once I am home.....I started packing late last night, as we are leaving tomorrow evening...this is the mess I have as I write this post!!
The sheet is still on the couch as it is the best internet spot in the house....great place to relax with our i pad!
keep well...oh yed this is my USTREAM working on the match box.

Love Zeffy!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hello Again

Hi there.
I managed to do some jouraling yesterday...woopee!!!
I missed out on the O and Z on the Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary Challenge but I have managed to do G!!
I settled on the word Grow even though the words Genesis and Germination caught my eye.... So my page is very much inspired by these words.....the thingy that looks like a vase was meant to be a sead pod, or a womb....I added old magazine paper to a cardstock circle and tore it in half......
I painted my flowers and leaves with watercolors and then fussy cut them whilst talking to friends on Skype, the orchids are cut from a magazine.......
Have a good week!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Hi there....
I have been lying low for a while, because I had a sweet little boy things where a little hectic.
My little Grandson loves my desk, especially when I am sitting there...
so crafting flew out the window.....he has gone home now, so this morning I managed to scrap some photos of him that were taken last Summer.
I used the colors from CSI Case File no.89...I used limited supplies, my L.O. looks as if it is ready to go into an old fashioned scrapbook....very out at the moment.. but I managed to use Polka dots and Alphas for my evidence, my dictionary paper says grandparent and grandson and for my testimony I used little alphas as part of my journaling and instead of a bracket I boxed my journaling.
My papers are from a 6x6 Prima pad "All About Me"..I also used some metal washers to add little detail.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Hi there People....
JULIA will be happy today as this is a short post.....
Due to the very busy little hands hanging around my desk today.....
I keep some of his things on the desk so when he runs off with something,at least he can keep it...
You can spot a tag I made around midnight last night...busy hands were asleep..
The tag is going to the lucky winner of my Challenge fact it is going to the runner up as the winner has not sent me her address...I hope that is fair...
I have added the stamped dress form onto an ice-cream stick,,,got to love dress forms....
My Sisters surprised me for my birthday...I am still getting over the intensively emotional surprise visit!
Have a a fab week.
Love Zeffy.
Ps..the green thread is the beginning of daughter is going through a crochet binge...she is currently crocheting a mouse!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Owl maybe not cut my cake!!!

My birthday cake.....made by my clever Daughter Raphaella.....thank you baby...
And my O page for theThe Craft Barn Alpha Challenge
talk again later.....going to admire my cake and lovely tags some more......
ps show you the tags in my next post....
xx Zeffy

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A late WOYWW post.222

Hi there Bloggers

Late this afternoon I realized that it was Wednesday and the day  that we snoop around fellow crafters desks onWOYWW
My desk is chaotic to say the least.....
My daughters plus my little Grand-son are here....he loves this desk...
Yesterday I received another tag for my challenge from Erina and today I received an envelope from my friend Christinawho kindly sent me some stamped images and some goodies...( video tomorrow)
You can also spot my Dressform from Jeanette and some dressforms that I have been making as well as some Ouzo bottles that I found today.
Keep well I need to dash off...will snoop around tonight when things calm down.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Page I Almost Scrapped!

Hi there .
Late yesterday evening I decided to make my L.O for CSI Case File #86 I knew without a doubt that I wanted to use this photo, so I went through my limited stash amd pulled some papers and embellishments...looked at them and said "No!" don't think this will work....
A little later I decided to just do the background and see how that works, so, I added the 3D paste and mist and just make the L.O. and whatever I went for it!!
I am rather pleased with the result...I have managed to use scallops, art mediums, architectural features (stairs in pic)and I have tied the string round the tree and my banner.
I used Ali Edwards "Today" prompts.and have written about the day the photo was taken....a year ago!
I love the tree from Dear Lizzy that I used a perfect symbol for a family.... don't you think?
Keep well.
Have a peaceful Sunday.
And a good month...
Love .

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Hello Friends.
 I have been on holiday and have not been up to much crafting.
I did however take some time out to create a L.O. for CSI they have a special challenge on this month in collaboration with the magazine Scrap 365.
I used a photo of me taken in the bush in South Africa taken earlier this year...I was sitting at a watering hole hide....watching the hippo and just takeing time to reflect and explore the avenues of my mind....
My title was inspired by Bird is The Word which I though was worlked perfectly with the "Testimony" prompts of Case File S365- I wrote some of my journaling on 3 tags the one being transparent and I used words, open,adventure and drive...
For my evidence I have  a piece of map,stripes,metal,and something transparent.
I used the sketch from Sketches With A Twist can you spot the safety pin?
Thanks for stopping not forget I have my birthday Dress form Challenge still running and I have been receiving some beautiful pieces...this is my latest video, showing some lovely projects from Katerina.Handmade By Katerina
The lucky name for Kit 1 will be drawn on the 6th of September and the name for Kit2 will be drawn on the 14th of September.

Keep well...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesdays are Just Flying By!

Hi there Fellow WOYWWers
 The weeks are just flying by and I have missed a couple of Wednesdays, so here is my desk today.

Things are  rather hectic,  as 2 of my children are here, you can spot the one suitcase in the distance, and my workspot has also turned into my sleeping space! So I will not show you the area behind the desk.......
On my desk you see an old book I picked up yesterday, a dressform I made using a doll...see her in my green caddy, link to instruction video on my You Tube channel.
Some brand new rub-ons from Ideology....need to use them soon.Some photos under the book,time for a L.O ot two!
And lastly some lovely tags decorated with dresses ,sent from some very talented ladies for My Birthday Dress-form Challenge....see video below.
Before you pop over to Julia's blog  to check out some other desks, have a look at the view, a beautiful yacht with 3 masts sailed in this morning.....
Keep well,
God Bless.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This and That

Hi there....
Today I have various things to show you,
Firstly I have my pages for The Craft Barn Alpha and Dictionary Challenge the letter this week is D and I asked my Hubby to choose a word...he said "Death" without even thinking. A challenge indeed!

On the brighter side I am doing Joanne Sharpe's Doodle Arts and Letters on-line course A lesson well worth every cent I paid!!
I really needed to get out of my art rut....and I needed to learn some new skills, so I am loving the class...2 of my pages....I have far to go!

These are Garden Doodles...I copied Joanne's page.

 Water colour doodles....a first for me....what fun...I want to try another using only 3 colours!

And lastly  some Greek Octopus.
I thought I would add some doodle inspiration...I took this photo today.....I would love to see what doodles you come up with


keep well.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Unforgettable 1st. Summer

Hi there..
I am very happy today because eventually I have scrapped one of my favourite photos from last Summer !
My title and page design was inspired by the lovely sketch at OUAS and my colours and embellishments as well as my journaling was inspired by the lovely Case File #82 at Color,Stories,Inspiration
For my evidence I have: rubons (unforgettable),hearts,doodlong,starburst,wet medium and lots of masking.
My testimony is written in cursive and it celebrates my G.S first Summer.
some of the journaling reads.
"I'll never forget how you loved the sea,you were always so happy. It was a hot August you were only 8 months old."
The journaling around the border of the page mentions some of the things we did that summer.
Keep well.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Some Findings and WOYWW 217

Hi there My Friends.

The end of July is here and we are well into the second half of the year...
My workdesk for WOYWW 217 is our topic today.

This is my table at my FIL house on the island of Lesvos...I went junking and have found more things to add to My Dress Form Birthday Challenge prizes

 My finds include 3 bound books for altering, they are perfect with  beautiful poetry.(will be difficult to cut themup!) Some white flowers, 5 spools for  making Brussels Lace,chrystals, some bling, some metal handles, got to love the bird...I love the leaves they are perfectly aged Iwant to use them on the dress form I am making...a bee..that will be stashed by me! And some metal decorations, that I will be sharing in my RAK
In the background are some clay dress forms that I made.
I leave you with some inspiration.....My favourite tree, The Olive Tree.

I hope to visit your blogs later to do some housework.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Summer Fun

Hi there Friends.

I have been so distracted with my Birthday Challenge.....but today I thought I have to make a L.O.!!!
I have brought some photos with me to scrap and  I loved these 2 of my son Michael and my sister's son George....the Terrible Twins we call them. They were having crazy fun just before going home after spending the whole afternoon on the beach with the whole family...Michael is holding his shorts and Papou's house keys..

I was inspired by Case File No.81 on CSI and I decided to use the sketch form Sketches With A Twist the twist was to use plain cardstock as a is a pic of my desk just before I started...

I always pull what I could use from my can see the buttermilk cardstock in the pile....I used an acrylic cork and some Walnut Stain Distress Ink to stamp the circles...

So my evidence includes Fleur de Lys, bird, jute/twine, circles amd textured paper...I thought that the circle stamp with the swallows was perfect for Summer...I love the way they dive down for water in the evenings!
I started with the 6 word testimony promt but then I landed up journalling all around the edges of the paper and I also journalled in a curve around the corners.

 The girls at Scrapbooking Greece have summer challenge on too, so I am also entering this L.O. there.

Friday, July 26, 2013

My Birthday..and My Dressform Challenge.

Hi there Dear Friends..
I hope that you are all enjoying your Summer, and those of you that are in the middle of Winter, I hope that you are keeping nice and warm and doing some crafting.

Seeing that I am always away from all of my friends for my birthday each year. I have decided to celebrate this year with a challenge and some prizes!
I have decided to host a challenge on my You Tube Channel.

As you all know I am on a dress-form I am challenging you all to make a tag or a card with a dimensional dressform on could even use a silhouette or even alter a dressform, the choice is yours....I would like to see dimension, bling and some metal.
 Here are some of my dressforms.....details about prizes are at the end of this post.

Ok that is some inspiration for now the challenge goes like this.....
I have 2 kits.
The first is for a lucky draw...all comments made on my You Tube Videos concerining this challege, will be noted and added to the draw. I will have a winner on the 6th of September the day after my Birthday
The second and bigger kit will be a drawn from the projects submitted to me..this will be drawn on the 12th of September.
Here is a video detailing the prizes.
Please feel free to ask any questions you have concerning the challenge.
Keep well.
Love Zeffy