3rd day in a row...

yep, i have posted something now for the past three days...so be prepared now for a rather long break!!!

I am just quickly showing you this gift wrapping I made last night...after finding out I was able to visit my new niece the very day she was born, I rushed out to get a present, a card...and forgot the wrapping! So with half an hour before we were to leave, I had to put this together...

It was really simple, I just wrappped a whole sheet of 12"x12" round the gift, and used a second 6"x12" sheet of co-ordinating paper to fill in the gap down the centre. I added lace and a punched trim to the joining edges, a couple of paper doilys, one which I spritzed pink, and then to finish her name with some yummy Zva bling and a huge flower :)

I really must take the time to do more of these...with a co-ordinating card it makes a lovely personal touch!


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:





& MINE!!!!

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

So here is my Winner chosen at random by my little girl...

'Alwayscharlie' !!!

Congrats!! Please email me at louizabelle@hotmail.co.uk with your address so Zva can send your prize out to you :)
And here is a quick project I made recently using a gorgeous large Zva flower and some really girly pink bling!!
Hope you all have a good day!


Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop!

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

We know that it's a busy time of year with kids home from school and vacations, so we thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! Details below.

It's CHA time which means brand new products. So please keep an eye out for them at your local stores.

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, July 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 27th 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.

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

Sooo, you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes! That's technically OVER 50 chances :)

So here is my project created using Zva crystals, flowers and leaves....
It is a clear acrylic album, that I have coloured using inks and paints. The bright blues and greens go perfectly with the brown Zva products for a masculine feel...

This gorgeous black swirl has been cut up into smaller swirls so that i could use it on mutliple pages...Zva crystal swirls are so big, you can afford to cut them into many smaller pieces!
Notice the smaller crystal flower framing the brad??
I didn't want to completly fill this clear album page because I wanted some of the photo to peek through...
More of that black swirl :) These swirls can really go anywhere!!
And as I used on the front cover, these Zva leaves are so realistic. I love to have them poking out from places, not just where there are flowers!
This flower was a white one which i spritzed with Glimmer Mists to co-ordinate with the ones on the front page...the fabric they are made from take the mists really well!!
...and finally a couple more of those crystal flowers taken from a much larger flower and swirl piece.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Maiko Miwa

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us


Imaginarium Designs Chipboard

Hi all, so sorry for being absent for so long! I have an awful lot going on at home at the moment, and those of you who know all about it will understand my reasons for putting Blogger a little lower on my list of priorities! Still, whilst I am having a well deserved chill on the sofa with my daughter, I thought I would quickly update my poor neglected blog!
So you may recall me showing you a couple of sneek peeks of two layouts I created using Imaginarium Designs chipboard...well over on their blog they are now shown in full, so I thought I would show you here too.....
The first is made using the gorgeous fence piece which comes as a 12" length. However I cut it down into smaller pieces so I could use them within clusters over the page...

The title is also chipboard but I used a black paint dauber to colour it so that it stood out.
For this 'Letting off steam' LO, I painted the swirls in black also but used Silver inks on the cogs. I then added interest to the swirls with some liquid pearls.
I really had fun creating the liquid metal effects on each side of the page. I squirted acrylic paint in a thick line down the edge of the page and held it on its side so the paint could run down. When I was happy with the effect, i quickly covered the wet paint in silver embossing powder and applied heat until it had all melted.
Check back tomorrow at 2pm GMT for the monthly Zva Creative Blog Hop, they are always so much fun and so full of inspiration!