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Card section

Hi friends,
Been keeping very busy with all these new things to prepare in view of Easter.
Today there has been a new addition of a section with Cards on my blog. You can find it in my page index, go ahead take a look tell me what you think?
see you soon ;)


Spring is here ...

Hello there friends,
Spring is here and now summer is just around the corner yupieeee! So I decided to give my blog a Spring face lift, and I hope you will like it! I will be posting pictures of many new Springy things I am making in view of Easter coming up ... so keep visiting my blog and feel free to leave your comments.

here are two new Spring time cards ...

See you soon,
love ~ marilia


flower time

Hi all,

Today is a lovely yet a little chillie Sunday but the sun inspired me to create paper flowers.
I will show you some pics of what my paper flowers turned out like.

For these flowers I used Tim Holtz "Ideology" papers, the Tim Holtz distress inks, Heidi Swapp's color shine, my gluing gun and a few metal embellies. Yes, you guessed right, I am a Tim fan myself & I absolutely adore all his products & distressing techniques!

So a bit about them ...
First I cut out the patterns with my eclips & then I painted every layer with different colours.
I used three different layers for each flower. The Heidi Swapp's shines I used in the middle layer of each flower in order to give them a bright & sparkling effect!

After colouring, distressing & drying them with my heat gun (to speed up the process) I glued each layer on top of the other with my gluing gun.  And at the last stage, after they had dried I glued the metal embellies in the centre of each flower.

And here is the final outcome ...

have a lovely Sunday ;)


fun in the sun

Hi there everyone, today may be a little grey and miserable but our mood is sky high knowing that Spring is just around the corner ... I decided to begin my day by making a Spring time wreath.

With this wreath I will participate in the Scrapbookers Greece ~ March Challenge - Spring is here!
Wish me luck!

I wish you all a lovely day,
till my next post
bbye for now



Get Creative
March 5th Card Challenge
the mission: to create a card with an envelope on it.

here is my attempt

thumbs up if you like it ;)

Athens, 2nd Crop 09/03/2013

On the 9th of March I particiated at the 2nd Athens Crop which was organised by the Scrapbookers in Greece. It was actually a Crop-aoke with loads of extremely original carnival outfits, amazing singing talents loads of fun & cropping. I am attaching some pictures from this fun day full of surpises & sweet little gifts.

this was the kit we were given ...

... and the day's project was to make a mini album with its little box ...
some of the sweet little surpises of the day ...




Hello friends it's been quite long since I last posted here.  Loads of things to get together, loads in mind to make & yet a lack of inspiration! oh well it happens some times  ... until ...

TODAY YEAH!!  a new idea came up while I was trying different distressing & spraying techniques.

the supplies I used to make this vintage art frame are:
  • Ranger Tim Holtz distressing inks (antique linen, gathered twigs, walnut stain, black soot)
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists (sweet cherry, amethyst, mustard & chartreuse)
  • Ranger Dyilusions mist (melted chocolate)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology washy tapes (symphony, nostalgic)
  • Scrap papers, glue, brads, and Glossy accents
tell me what you think?
thanks for visiting