Zva Creative May 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, May 30th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 31st and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 1st 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.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is the very talented Gail Lindner

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us


Feeling Blue...

The past few days I have been a bit poorly with a throat infection and all the horrible symptoms that came with it. So when I had a day off from work to recover, I thought sitting at my desk and scrapping might make me feel a bit better.

Needless to say, I wasn't feeling all that bright and cheery, so ended up doing this 'blue' layout!

I had the idea to make a page background purely from photos a while ago, but wasn't sure how to add decoration, until I saw this Zva vine...As the photos are all the same, it didn't matter that some were hidden by the embellishments.

Now I am almost fully recovered, hopefully my scrapping will take a cheerier note!


Don't you just love it...

...when old school friends get in contact with you on Facebook? Well one particular friend messaged me the other day saying she had seen my scrapbooking album and would like me to do something for her! This is always flattering when the person hasn't even seen my work IRL but what she wants me to do for her is actually pieces for her wedding! Four in fact...what an honour?!

She gave me the colour scheme, and wants these 8" pages to incorporate photos of the happy couple,. They will sit on easels on the buffet table (which the one above is), the card/pressy table, the guest book table and one other which is yet to be decided.

She chose the 'Love is sweet, Please take a Treat' title, as this will be going beside a sweet buffet! How Cool?!

So fingers crossed this is what she expected, I have sent the pics off to her and am waiting to hear back!!! Nerve wracking!!!!


Today I should have been...

...doing many things besides crafting! I have a whole pile of ironing, and a house that desperately needs a once over with the duster and hoover, so after a quick catch up with a friend this morning, I return home to do it...and end up crafting all afternoon! Nevermind, there's always tomorrow!
The main reason I rushed to my craft desk is because I realised that my daughters birthday is next friday, and I hadn't even thought about the invitations for her small teaparty!

She only wants three friends (that's my sort of party!) so it took me no time at all to knock these up for her, just in time to take up to the school this afternoon!

I decided now she is nearly six, that something a bit more grown up was needed and she really is a girly girl, so I opted to use a lot of pretty Zva stash...

I embossed the backing sheet with my cuttlebug, stitched some white lace to the bottom, and added an eyelet and ribbon to the top. If I had thought about it I could have made four so she had one to keep...doh!!!

Now to go and hand them out! X


Help for Heros Cards...

A short while ago a friend asked if I would like to contribute a raffle prize to raise money for 'Help for Heros'.

This friend is an army wife herself, and I know another friend who's son was recently badly injured out in afgan, so of course I said I would put something together.

These are the cards I made to put together as a raffle prize...

I used loads of Zva swirls and flowers for these, even a crystal swirl for the little boy card!

Although this is a short post, I am now getting a bit more time to scrap so hopefully I should be back fairly soon with more to show you!


Take Note...

My wonderful Mum will be having her birthday later this week, so I decided to create her a notebook to add to her gifts. She has had a really rubbish 6 months, and was saying just the other day that she has a lot of times, dates and appointments to remember...but usually tells others to prevent her from forgetting! So hopefully a little note book like this will be ideal for her to jot things down on the go!

I used a 7 gypsies album and covered it with BoBunny Gabrielle papers. I added some thick metalic paint to the edges.

I added some different sized journalling cards and some kraft envelopes for her to slot contact/appointment cards into.

Some of the pages I left fairly plain to allow for more writing, and others are quite decorated.

Just about everything got spritzed or inked!!!

So hopefully she will like it, and keep an eye on the Papermaze Blog, Scrap, Paper, Scissors as I shall be writing up full instructions there soon x



Yep, that's how it feels at the moment. I have not only neglected my blog, but my craft table hasn't seen much more of me either lately! There are a few reasons for this...

1. The weather has been gorgeous and we are spending a

lot of time out making the most of it...

2. Most importantly, I have a lot of issues at home and with close

family which are preventing me from being able to concentrate...

3. My LSS where I work has been soooo busy,

I haven't even had time to browse and buy

the newer products coming in...

and 4. I have just had the kids off school for the best

part of three weeks, and they are not the most

understanding when it comes to 'mummy scraptime'!

oh, and 5. We also had a lovely week away...

just couldn't take all my stash with me,

but I did get loads of gorgeous photos to scrap!

So for now I shall just have to show you some of my Zva projects for April...

I fully intend on doing some scrapbooking tonight...or at least over the weekend, so I SHALL be back much sooner than next time...for tonight I am thinking mini-album with Bo-Bunny Gabrielle papers...we'll see!!!