Tuesday, 24 November 2009

I have moved

Just found out that there are still 9 subscribers in this blog, so I thought I should let you know that I have moved to a new address www.clips-n-cuts.com.
I have posted an update about it but maybe you didn't read it. So come join me in my new place and view all my weekend videos and cards. I'll be waiting you there!

Friday, 30 October 2009

I have moved

It's official! I have moved at www.clips-n-cuts.com !!
This blog will continue to exist just to let people know were to go for new content. The whole content of this blog together with users' comments has been moved to the new location.

Moving from blogspot to my own domain gave me the opportunity to be more flexible.It's also easier for you to download the free templates I'll be posting since you get them directly instead of using third party sites such as rapidshare, torrents etc.

So please visit my new site! I am editing the new video and I guess it will be ready to post in a few hours together with the template!

And don't forget to subscribe to the new feed over there!
Thank you!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Random stuff

Just some random stuff today...

I have finished recording and editing the video for the coming weekend. I love to make videos and read your comments!!!!

I am also gonna give a free template for you to download and cut with your scissors (pdf version) or let your digital cutter do the work (.dxf version)
So stay tuned!

I am also quite busy trying to move my blogspot over to wordpress and in my own domain name, more on this in a couple of days!

Finally I have been waiting my new order of Hero Arts stamps, BasicGrey paper pads, adhesives and other goodies for ever! Where is the mailman?!?!?! I'll make a post with photos of my new supplies as soon as they arrive.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Far out - Rocket card video!

Remember the rocket card I've made a couple of posts earlier?
Well here is an instruction video on how I've made it!
I hope you like it and enjoy it, more to come soon!

For a list of materials used please read this.

Friday, 23 October 2009

ATC Swap

I have finally finished and send my 10 ATCs for "The Hero Arts Friendship ATC swap"!
It took me hours to decide the final design but here is a sneak peak of what i've done...

I don't want to spoil the surprise so I'll post mine together with the ATCs I'll receive from the other girls at the European group. I can't wait!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Making a booklet

Don't you just love this instruction video by Kristina Werner on how to make your own sketchbook?
But what happens if you don't have this stapler or the one you have does not open to use it on top of a pillow?
Well here is a video I've made for you! Hope I've helped
Excuse my bad lighting, I'll make sure to fix that for the next recording.

A tall card!

Todays card is a really tall one!
I've made it to take part at this week's challenge at Caardvarks

The sentiment and the rocket are stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. All the other white details are made with the gel pen (LOVE IT!!). I have used a circle punch to make the planets and I distressed their edges a bit. The planets and the rocket are glued with 3d foam adhesive to pop up!

Click here to see a "how to" video for this card!

Materials :

Friday, 16 October 2009

I love Christmas

Here is a card telling you why I love Christmas so much!

Christmas decoration and gifts! What more can you ask?
Making the card was really fun, I just made 3 triangles out of a green paper which I distressed using my scissors and I also used some distress ink by Tim Holtz on the edges. I have glued the triangles the one on top of the other. I used 3d foam glue only on the bottom of the triangles to make them pop.
The gifts are just squares of designer paper wrapped in ribbon. Some faux stitching using my white gel pen and we are ready!

Love That Sparkle Clear Stamps (Hero Arts)
K and Company - Brenda Walton Collection - Small Wonders Boy
Red & Green Gem Stones (Hero Arts)

If you like it just leave me a comment! Thanks girls!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Hero Arts ATC Swap

I have decided on the design of the ATC I am creating for the European ATC swap.
It's so cute!
But I have to make 10 of them and I only got the time to make 4... the weekend is coming so I'll catch up ...
Should I post a sneak peek? No I don't want to ruin the surprise!

Blog Action Day

Sunday, 11 October 2009

My new sketchbook and a notebook!

Following Kristina's idea and instructions here is what I came up with

A fun sketchbook where I keep my ideas, I tend to take it with me in my bag all the time so I can quickly sketch whatever comes to mind and it's already half full!

They say "an elephant never forgets" so here is my notebook where I write my TO DO list. This one instead of frames to draw it has just lines to write, as simple as that ... but always in my bag and very useful.

Love them both! Thanks Kristina!

As I've told you a couple of post ago I am in the process of creating a template and make another one based on the same instructions but for another use... I'll let you know when I am done and share the template as well.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Paper piecing card

Taking part at this weeks challenge on the Hero Arts blog
Here is my entry ...

It's a clean and simple card I've made using the CL177 Hello bird and CL320 Designer fruits stamps by Hero Arts.
I have embossed the apples on patterned papers before cutting them out and I also used some faux stitching.

Friday, 9 October 2009

New Supplies!!!!

New supplies just arrived! So happy they are finally here.
Living in Greece is great but finding scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies here is impossible.
So I get everything online!

Take a look at my new supplies:

  1. Ranger Inkssentials Blending Tool great tool for applying distressed ink, already had one but one is never enough, I prefer not to have to change the little foam pads all the time
  2. Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Foam, 10 Per Package to accompany the first one...
  3. Ranger Inkssentials WHITE OPAQUE PEN (x2 so I don't have to order every time)
TGIF so hopefully I'll be creative tonight. Stay tuned for updates!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

ATC Swap on HeroArts blog!

I have signed in for the Hero Arts ATC swap! I am so excited!
I am currently experimenting with the ATCs I am gonna make and by mid November hopefully I'll post 10 ATCs... the 9 I'll receive from the other girls of my group and one I'll design!
You can read more about it here.

In the meanwhile I am also working on a project based on this one by Kristina Werner.
Hopefully I'll give away free .pdf or .doc files for the inside sheets as well as a video on how it looks like! It's gonna be a booklet but I am not currently revealing the purpose of it!
Thank you Kristina for the inspiration!

And I have to start creating scrapbook pages again... all these great summer photos are still waiting...

Friday, 25 September 2009


Here is a photo card for my daughter I've made for participating to this weeks Hero Arts challenge here.
I have actually created a frame using my border punch and i glued some stamped and embossed images on the frame.

Stamps used: Hero Arts Clear Sparkle "Mushrooms" , CL306

The coloring of the stamps was done by using distressing Tim Holtz ink and a foam blending tool. I have also used foam dimensionals for a 3d effect.

Here are a couple of more detailed photos.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

A cherry hello!

There are some days that I can make three or four cards in a row and I like them all....
Well today was NOT one of these days.... no inspiration at all...
So here is what I finally did after hours of cutting and clipping and coloring and throwing away projects....
It is going to take part in a couple of challenges here and here

The card is made by using the "Designer fruit" stamp set by Hero Arts ( CL320)
I have stamped the front of the card using Versa Mark and I embossed using clear embossing powder. The cherries are painted using Tim Holtz distressing inks and I have also used a circle punch and brown silk ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Robot Card

Another robot card is here!!!

It seems that many friends and their kids have their birthday this month.
So here is a card for a boy who is turning four next week.

The stamp is "Robots" by Hero Arts CL242 and the cardstock is from an old collection by Cosmo Cricket .
It's been a creative weekend, hope it's gonna be a creative week as well!

Hello Friend

"Hello friend" card in autumn colours using distressed inks.
Don't know what was the problem with lighting when I took the photo but the base cardstock isn't black ... it's dark brown actually...

Materials used:
Distressed inks by Tim Holtz,
Hero Arts Sparkle Clear sets "Love that" CL218 and "Designer fruit" CL320,
K & Company Recycled cardstock,
white details embossing powder by Stampendous and
chocolate satin ribbon from my stash.

Quick and easy to do but I had such fun making it, because my 3,5 year old daughter was stamping with me! Here is what she made!!

We are the Robots!

A Happy Birthday card featuring the "Robots" CL242 clear design stamps by Hero Arts.
It's taking part to this weeks Hero Arts challenge "Man Week". You can check it out here and here.

And look at a couple of more detailed photos focusing on the eyes ( So Cute!!!)

and on the embossed saying.

Materials: Distress Tim Holtz inks, K & Company Recycled Cardstock 12x12, Stampendous Detail white embossing powder, Robot stamps by Hero Arts and finally my husbands nuts!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Mushrooms say Happy Birthday!

I am back from vacation and it was about time to start stamping again!
So here is a birthday card I've done today using distressed and embossing techniques.
Really fun to do!

and here is another more detailed photo

Materials used:

Cardstock: K&Co BW Small Wonders Boy 12x12, K&Co Recycled 12x12
Stamps: Butterfly Garden, Sparkle Clear "Mushrooms" set and Sparkle Clear "Hello Birdie Set" all by Hero Arts
Inks: Distressed inks by Tim Holtz
Embossing powder: Detail Black and Detail White by Stampendous

If you like it leave me feedback! Thank you!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Gift Card Holder

This is a gift card holder, a card I've made for taking part at the "June 2009 Class" of twopeasinabucket.
You can check out the class here

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Kristina's #54 Color Inspiration

These are the colors for this week's Kristina's challenge!

I decided to make a simple baby card and I loved those colors cause it turned out to be a card for a boy or a girl.

Thursday, 11 June 2009


Here is a bookmark I made last night for a friend, she is a cat owner and reads many books!
She is gonna love it!

For the base I used K & Co Recycled 12x12 Cardstock, earth browns.
The stamp is Purrfect Friend by Sugar Nellie and the designer paper is also by K & Co Floral Paisley from their Brenda Walton Mira collection. The gem in the cat's collar is olive gemstone by Hero Arts.
For coloring the girl and the cat I used my watercolor brush and distress inks by Tim Holtz.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

8 months

This is a 8x8 scrapbook page I did using "Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock", a lot of buttons and a rocket that I used my Craftrobo to cut it out.

I used this scrapbook page to take part at this weeks challenge on twopeasinabucket. You can see the challenge here.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Scrapbook Pages

I am trying to make a scrapbook album for 2009.
Τhe target is to complete about four pages per month and make an album with the most important things that happed this year.
I am way too far from my goal... but I have six more months till the end!

Here are some of the pages I have created so far

Birthday Card

Here is a card I've made for a little boy who is turning three....

Monday, 25 May 2009

Color Inspiration

Kristina's challenges are always inspiring.
Here is this weeks color challenge

And this is the card I've made!

I needed a card for a newborn little girl, and it turned out clear, simple and bright!