Get Creative May 15th Tag Challenge

Hello lovely ladies and welcome to the house of madness ! Yes the chaos continues here at the Pap residence which is why am a little late posting. I’m in the process of moving my craft room back home and have been busy plastering,painting, scraping and modge podging not to mention carrying tons of my crafty stash from one place to the other. Although my studio is close to  home it’s a pedestrian area so no cars allowed great for the environment….bad for my back and shoulders and all my other bits.

Onto the matter at hand and  time for our second tag challenge over at Get Creative, we had such a great response to our first one and I do hope you will all join us again, it was fantastic to see so many familiar faces. The theme for the whole month of May is flowers and as I mentioned on my last post although I love them I’m just terribly challenged when it comes to creating with them. Once again I had very limited supplies due to everything being boxed up so here goes…..

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I once again made  a double side tag using my Fiskars Fuse to cut and deboss  it, I added Versamark to the flower to use as a resist  I then sponged over the tag using my magic foam and various Adirondack inks. Tiny golden seed beads used in the centre and some lovely hand crocheted flowers that I was generously supplied with by our leader and this months sponsor Irini  For the reverse of the tag I used this pretty thick felt which I cut de-bossed  and inked up and passed it through the Fiskars Fuse. It’s a great machine and does all three steps in one pass. I really love the effect of the ink and de-bossing  here. Not to leave my lovely Cameo out I cut some 350gsm card stock with this holey pattern and sandwiched it between the tags and there you have it.

Do pop over to Get Creative to see the amazing tags the rest of the Design Team have created you have until 30th of the month to upload your creations. The winner of the tag challenge will be invited back as guest designer for July and will also receive this fabulous gift from our leader Irini

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Once again please forgive my lack of visits but hopefully things will be back to near normal within the next week or so  , well as normal as they can ever be in this house.

Take care my lovelies

Marie

 

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Get Creative May 5th Card Challenge Flowers

Hello lovely ladies and happy Easter to all of my Greek friends and family !

For those of you that read my post yesterday I wont bore you with the details of the mayhem and madness that is prevailing in my life at the moment but get right down to matters at hand which is our new challenge at Get Creative . April showers bring May flowers is the theme for the whole of May always a popular theme…….except if you are me of course !!!! Cant seem to get the hang of the thingies !!! My team mates over at Get Creative have done a magnificent job so why not pop over and see their wonderful blooms. Don’t expect to find anyone at home though as its Easter ~Sunday here, the weather is glorious and everyone has left for their villages !

As I’m in the process of moving my studio most of my things are boxed up so I didn’t have too much to work with, to be honest even if they weren’t boxed up I would still have a problem !!!!!

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A quick and easy card and I love the fabulous colours, I used a favourite Japanese print and copied it onto acetate, cut the frame with my Cameo and added a little flower

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Another simple one, this beautiful hand stitched silk fabric was given to me by a lovely friend who has my good luck would have it has a fabric shop here in Thessaloniki and has given me tons of samples the only problem is they are just too beautiful to cut up but being desperate and short of time I got my scissors out !. I did make the paper flower flowers underneath I’m embarrassed to say ! The frame once again cut by my Cameo.

We are sponsored once again by Get Creative Embellishments who have this lovely gift for the winner

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We also have a wonderful guest designer this month the very talented Rania, not only a very creative lady but fun to be with and a thoroughly nice person .

Well I must dash Our boys have invited us to their new home for Easter lunch,  they have this fabulous top floor apartment with a huge 45 meter balcony and although we are guests you can image who has done all the preparations,cooking and cleaning so far……

Once again happy Easter for those who celebrate

Take care

Marie

 

ATCAS – Challenge #12 – Hosted by Christine

Hello lovely ladies !!

First of all let me start by apologising to you all for not visiting your blogs lately but there are many good reasons. `It seems the time has come for both of our boys to leave home they are moving in together which is fantastic news for them but bitter-sweet for myself and Mr P. It also coincides with our youngest sons leaving exams for high school and the Greek orthodox Easter which means we are working full-time around the clock every day, because this is their first home together we have had to start from scratch and buy everything, I had forgotten how tiresome this could be. Our day is a constant round of plumbers painters and delivery men, dismantled furniture in our living room and the pressure of exams ! It also means I will be leaving my lovely studio as now I have plenty of room at home so although I am happy to return  I feel a little sad at giving up this wonderful space. My emotions are all over the place….lots of new beginnings for all of us. Enough of my sad story and on to the matter at hand…..

ATCAS – Challenge #12 – Hosted by Christine

Time for a new challenge at ATCAS and this time our host is the wonderfully talented Christine and this is what she has chosen for her code word for the next fortnight

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Lots of scope for this one don’t you think !

Although the design team always know well in advance what the forthcoming themes will be I tend to leave everything until the last moment I just lovvvvvvveeeeee the pressure,  but this time due to all of the “goings on ” in my home life this was a BIG MISTAKE as most of my crafty stuff is in boxes and the boys have buggered off with both PC’s from home ! Luckily enough my card came together quite quickly and although not one of my best I do hope that Christine will forgive me as it is the best I could do with limited supplies.

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This is when the Cameo really comes into its own, I printed the lovely ladies and the sentiment from my Cameo library onto acetate and then cut a frame to fit around and hide the glue, that’s it !!!!

We have a wonderful sponsor again this time Clear Dollar Stamps who are offering  $15.00 voucher to be used at their store.

We would love to see you again at ATCAS and thank you all so much for your continued support we also have a DT call on at the moment  why not pop over to see the fabulous inspirational pieces by my fellow DT members and find out all of the details.

I would just like to wish all of my Greek  friends and family a happy Easter and hopefully if all goes well I might just get a quick dip in the sea as the temperature is around the 30 mark !!

Will be back tomorrow with another post for Get Creative

Take care

Marie