Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE June Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:


One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and the Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

As you know, Zva offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project. 

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, June 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 28th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 29th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

Here's my Zva creation. To coordinate with my vintagey layout, I've decided to feature some beautiful brown crystals and flowers from Zva this month.

This photo was taken at Baker Street Station in London. I love the look of this tube station, with all its old brick walls, photos and general historical feel. To complement the photo, I used a brown and blue palette from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle line.

I ripped open the centre of the top patterned paper to create a frame for my matted photo, revealing glimpses of the Bo Bunny butterfly patterned paper beneath. The photograph was popped up using super thick dimensional foam dots.

The layout is embellished with Zva's lovely large brown blossom and a brown crystal flourish. I decided to let the crystal flourish float about half an inch off the raised photo. Journalling's on the small manila tags which have been inked and stamped to age them.

Popped-up butterflies layered high for more dimension, and lots of ripped edges.

Product List:
Flower & Leaves - Zva Creative CRB-04CA-114
Crystal - Zva Creative FL-04CA-107
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection (Gabrielle Dot, Flight & Elegance)

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
And as this is the last stop in the blog hop, I'm linking you back to Kim as well.

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us

Graphic 45 event!

Graphic 45's Diane Schultz and Aimee Fililmoehana are coming to Singapore for a one day only event on 27 August!

I'm so going to be there. :)

Details of the event which is hosted by PaperMarket are here: Vintage Inspiration.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Hi there! I'm still away on vacation so here's another pre-scheduled post. It's a canvas board for Tattered Angels featuring Pink Paislee's Daily Junque line with TA's Color Kit.

I used Dark Denim glimmer mist, Organic Garden glimmer glam and Pewter glimmer glaze on the canvas over a leafy Prima stencil. I like how Dark Denim actually looks like denim when it's misted over canvas.

Some close-ups:

Lots of layers over muslin, trims, seam binding and patterned paper.

A little positive message on the canvas.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sit. Good dog.

Here's my second layout for Tattered Angels using Pink Paislee's Daily Junque line with TA's coordinating Color Kit.

Don't you like the title? :) Yep, that's our little puppy who's growing so fast.

I created the background using Organic Garden glimmer glam and Aquamarine glimmer mist over a TA glimmer screen.

The manila tag was misted over a TA glimmer screen and stamped with Pink Paislee's butterfly stamp.

Oh yes, this post was scheduled. So while you're reading this I'm probably catching a West End musical - my favourite thing to do while in London. :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Off To Wales

All this month, the Tattered Angels DT will be showcasing the Tattered Angels Color Kits designed to coordinate with Pink Paislee's latest collections. I'm creating with Pink Paislee's Daily Junque line with Tattered Angels Aquamarine Glimmer Mist, Dark Denim Glimmer Mist, Organic Garden Glimmer Glam and Pewter Glimmer Glaze.

Here's my first layout, Off to Wales, of my daughter's school trip to Wales, UK this summer.


The background was created using Organic Garden glimmer glam and Aquamarine glimmer mist on a white cardstock over my favourite Tattered Angels compass glimmer screen and clear stamp.

Here's a close-up of the glam and mist at work:

I didn't use much embellishments on this layout, just a framed font from Tattered Angels and layering of Pink Paislee die cuts using foam dots.

And also lots of stamps from Pink Paislee.

Thanks for dropping by and do check out the Tattered Angels blog for more Color Kit inspiration.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Right Where You Should Be

Here's a layout I created for PaperMarket using Basic Grey's Hello Luscious collection and some Zva Creative flowers, leaves and crystals.

Some close-ups:

Lots of hand-cut details, layered with distressed paper, muslin and doilies.

The very pretty Zva butterfly crystal sitting atop a flower cluster with hand-crinkled seam binding.

This layout is also up on the Basic Grey gallery.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Basic Grey Gallery

Two of my latest Basic Grey projects are up on the BG gallery:

This card, Enjoy the Journey, for Zva Creative;

And this layout, You Are Right Where You Should Be, for PaperMarket using Zva Creative's flowers and crystal butterfly swirl.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Zva May Blog Hop Winner!

Before I announce the winner of the Zva Blog Hop, I'd like to share a card I created using Zva's lovely butterfly crystal (CRB 03CB 111).

I used Basic Grey's Hello Luscious collection and that beautiful pink butterfly swirl crystal from Zva. All material used on the card (except the doily) are available from PaperMarket & Laines.

Now for the May winner....

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE March Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:


One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

And the winner from my blog is:

Robin, please email me at sueluv2scrap at with your full name and mailing address so we can send your Zva goodies off to you. And drop me a comment on this post to let me know you've read this. Congrats again!