Best of 2010...

So here it is! My favourite Scrapbook Pages from this year. I certainly think my scrapbooking has turned a corner in the last 12 months and I really can't wait to see what I create in 2011!

And I think I would also add my recent Zva pages 'Together' and 'Swing' to this list too! :)


Zva Creative Projects

In addition to my 'Swing' LO that I posted earlier this week for the Zva Blog hop, I have another two LO's to show you for this month...

You can't see it but the bottom of this page has a black scalloped edge!

I felt like doing a summery LO whilst we were sitting in from the snow, shivering and wishing it would warm up!

I think I have proved that these gorgeous Zva products can go on any themed page!

Next I am going to attempt to upload my fave LO's from 2010 on my new laptop...this could take some time!


Zva Creative December blog hop winners announced!

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

Angelica Franssen
Tanya Tahir
Debbie Olson
Windy Robinson
Gail Lindner

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


Zva Creative December 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!

There is now an added twist to our blog hops, YAY! 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, December 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, December 28th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 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 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 post...you 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.

I used some Gorgeous lilac and white roses and a Beautiful purple and lilac pearl leaf to frame my page.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
Your next stop is here: Susan Lui

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us


Slipped through the net...

Here are a couple of LO's that I think have missed the 'blog boat' so to speak. Some are recent, and some are new but all for some reason didn't make this blog when they were created...no idea why though!

'Born to Cuddle'

This one was created recently for Papermaze's Blog using a colour combo.


You can guess who this one was for! I used MME Lost and Found papers...LOVE this collection!

'Ruben Joshua'
This is for a friend who had their son in September. It will be a Christmas Gift, framed, in colours that suit their living room.

'Just Being Oliver'
I remember making this one a long time ago, and I was so into it that I took it round to the in-laws one weekend so that I could sit and stitch the leaves and buttons on!

'Two against One'
And this is also a very old one but I found it the other day when I was sorting my albums out. I was just really pleased with how the layered photo came out, and the flowers were made from scraps of the photos!

Well that is something to keep this blog going for a little while! :) I had better go check on my sniffy, snotty, coughy, hot little boy!


Zva Creative First Play!

So when I finally got to have a play with my new Zva DT goodies, I was so excited I didn't know what to use first!

I was a rush to get a few pieces done by the end of the month, but I did manage a LO and a card, plus the Zva Blog Hop Project 'First Snow Play', which is here
For my LO 'Picture Perfect', I used the yummy new BG Curio papers alongside some beautiful Zva black gem scrolls and flowers to match. The photo was printed onto canvas paper so that I could pull threads from the edge to distress them...cool or what?!

My card uses a gorgeous pearl swirl and white roses. It is quite simple but the swirl makes it look more special.

So this was just half the monthly requirement so keep an eye out at the end of December for a whole lot more Zva yumminess!


Long time no blog!

But then what's different? I have been busy with family stuff, working and getting ready for xmas, so what little craft time I get seems to be totally devoted to Design Team stuff!

Still, here are a couple of bits I can show you...

Firstly, a page I have wanted to do for a while (about 18 months!) with lots of photos of Oliver from birth to a year old.

I am not thrilled about it, and the photos took forever to get ready for printing, and then cut out, but at least I now have them down on paper! The journaling talks about his likes and dislikes at this stage of his life which was really important for me to get down before I forgot the little things!

Secondly, a small xmas gift for Izabelles teacher...

In case you can't quite read it, it says 'Pens & Things' one side, and 'Mrs Waldron's' the other. Simple but pretty. I just covered two different sized tin cans (after washing them out!) and glued them together. *HINT* make sure you use some pliers to smooth the cutt top edge.No-one will appreciate sharp bits!

And I want to make something a bit more xmassy to go with it. Just saw this on Wendy McKee's Blog so might steal her fab idea!

My friend's birthday was yesterday (EEEK!!!) so I quickly made him a card today, but despite not having much time, I went a bit far with the envelope too!

And lastly, just a couple of very quick wedding acceptances I made. Both very similar but the recipients do not know each other so it doesn't matter!
I think that is me all caught up for now! Back soon with my first Zva pieces! X


November Zva 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:

Camilla Ekman: http://camillaslillasida.blogspot.com/
Ingrid Danvers: www.ingriddanvers.com
Jolanda Meurs: www.jolandameurs.blogspot.com
Susan Lui http://www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
and mine is the 5th :)

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

So my winner randomly chosen by my husband was....

Great layout! I love the ghost letters for SNOW, the misting in the background, and the great ZVA snowflake. Darling little one in the photo, too :) This layout really invited me to stay and enjoy all of it.

So Congrats BettyBee, please email me at louizabelle@hotmail.co.uk with your address so we can get your prize sent out to you.
Thank you to all of you who left wonderful comments too.
And here is a quick project I did for my craft room door using a gorgeous Zva swirl and flower!