Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Zva November Blog Hop Winners Announced

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

Susan Lui
Andrea Ewen
Lisa Somerville
Karen Shady
Tara Orr

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....

Congrats Laura! Please email me your name and address at sueluv2scrap @ so we can send you your Zva prize. And do comment on this post so I know you've read it. Congrats again!

Before you leave, here's a card I created using a purple Zva crystal flourish:

Have a great evening and happy scrapping!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Zva Creative November DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcomes you to join us this November for a blog hop that we feel is extra special because it is the first hop for many of our new 2011-12 team members!  We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  See details below.

As you know, Zva offers 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.  If you like Zva's products you can find a list stores and online retailers that sell Zva here.

The Blog Hop begins at Windy Robinson's 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! 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, November 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 29th. 

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 30th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Windy Robinson's blog as well. 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 Wednesday... plus, 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. However, 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.

To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry

So you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes!  That's a lot of chances to win!

Here's my Zva Creative project this month. I'm featuring some lovely brown crystal flourishes.

The blog hop begins here: Windy Robinson. Your next stop is here: Jolanda Meurs

Thank you for joining us!

List of Supplies
Crystals - Zva Creative CR-03CA-119
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft Hunt & Gather Collection Watch & Search
Chipboard - Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes Vine
Template - The Crafters Workshop Template Chicken Wire

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A grungy altered toy box

I had loads of fun altering this toy box for a Tattered Angels DT project. I was about to throw the box out but thought why not experiment on it.

So this was the box before:

And this is the box after:

Quite cool, huh? I covered the box with Prima’s Printery patterned papers and misted it all over with Chalk Chalkboard. I then took bits and bobs from my stash of leftovers and went to town covering the grungy collage with Rum Punch Mist and slathered on some Espresso Bean Glam.

Some close-ups:

The lid.

The back of the box.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Basic Grey Gallery

My layout, Apple of My Eye, is up on the Basic Grey Gallery. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Me & You

This is my current favourite layout. It's something I created for My Tattered Angels and Zva Creative. I didn't use any patterned papers on it. Just some mists from My Tattered Angels, a Prima mask, some fabric, and flowers and crystals from Zva Creative.

Some happy experiments with the new mist colours from Tattered Angels which came together nicely to complement the colours in the photo.

Olive flowers and leaves from Zva Creative and black crystal flourishes, also from Zva. Gotta love that little brass filigreed butterfly too.

Thanks for dropping by. I need to get some scrapping done. Several deadlines coming up. ;)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Basic Grey Winner

My layout, Apple of My Eye, won the random drawing at Basic Grey's sketch challenge. Yay! More BG goodies on its way to me. :)