December 13, 2019

Home For The Holidays Blog Hop

Hello my lovely friends!

It’s been such a long time since I blogged. Nowadays IG is grabbing all our attention. Really it feels great to be back in my blog and writing to you.

It’s been such an intense year. Lots of good vibes, loving words and support from all of you, especially through the period that I was having problems with my hands. I feel so blessed that I have you all as friends and really wish to THANK YOU one more time for your love and support. You are the power that makes my creative gears move.

Of course, it was not only a joyful year. Yep, it had its downs and I mean deep downs! I struggled with very sad emotions and I felt so depressed sometimes, that I could barely breathe. At some point I got a very bad review by a couple of people, who would supposedly help me to promote my art. They spoke so little of my work that they really broke my heart. So, a lot of that was the reason why I slowed down with my crafting. And on top of all that, two teenage daughters trying to show me that they can rule the world by themselves LOL.

Anyways, my dear friend Cathy Frailey organized this Christmas Hop and sent me an invite a couple of months ago. I found it was a great opportunity for me to be among good friends and talented ladies and also have some fun with Christmas crafting!

I decided to make a shadow box that looks like a home. I made one last year and now I’m thinking maybe I should make it a tradition haha. Each year a new Christmas Home. I’ll think about it. ;)))

Welcome all to Home for the Holidays Christmas Hop.

I had bought a set of desk organizing boxes from IKEA. It’s the LANKMOJ set and probably it’s discontinued, because I found it in the clearance section at 4 euros!
I’m not the desk organizing type. I’m just a hoarder, so the boxes were sitting there with layers of dust on them lol. One day, as I was tiding up my space to prepare for Christmas decorations, it struck me. I would make a new Christmas Home-shadow box!

The title of this Hop reminded me of Karola’s Witczak amazing paper collection “Home for Christmas” so that was it. To decorate the inside of the boxes, I used various Christmas miniature ornaments, that I buy every year when I visit the toy stores haha.

I really hope you enjoy the project and get some inspiration for your creations. You definitely want to hop on to the other ladies’ pages in this group and get loads of inspiration for your Christmas craftings. Below you’ll find the list with all the links.

February 6, 2019

Venetian Mask for Stamperia YouTube Hop #StamperiaHop

Hello my lovely friends!

Welcome back to my blog! I know it’s been a while, but today I’m here with a very special project, exclusively designed for Stamperia.
Yup, this is so exciting, because it’s the first time Stamperia sponsors an International YouTube Hop, and I feel so honoured to be part of it.
Thirteen artists from around the world, got together to create a great variety of scrapbooking and mixed media projects. Loads of inspiration and so gorgeous video tutorials are offered to you, plus 10 Mystery Boxes sent out by Stamperia to 10 lucky viewers. You don’t want to miss that! So read the rules that follow, very carefully, and you may be one of them!!!
I really hope you enjoy the video.

Start your hop here:

At the end of this video you will find the link to the next. 
Here is also the full playlist of the Hop:

To enter Stamperia giveaway you MUST:

* WATCH + LIKE all the 13 videos
* Leave a COMMENT on each video telling us what you liked the most of the project
* SUBSCRIBE to the 13 channels and to Stamperia channel

Not mandatory, but please share and tag your friends!
You have time until FEBRUARY 10TH to watch, comment and subscribe.
Winners will be randomly chosen among those who follow the rules and will be announced on February 12th ONLY in our FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM so make sure you follow us!
Once the winner are announced, they must contact before February 17th to claim the prizes

For my creation I was very much inspired by an iconic element of Italian culture and that is the Venetian masks. Really very difficult to find the right words to express my admiration for this kind of art. Ornated to perfection, each one has its own history and value.

I decided to use a color palette as a base for the mask, because Italy has a great tradition in fine arts and many famous painters were born there. The effect of mirror on the palette is a symbolism, because I strongly believe that on every palette one can see the reflection of the artist it belongs to.

As I’m always interested in creating rich textures on my projects, I used a variety of pastes from the Stamperia Media Line, which gave me exactly the effects I was looking for.

At the end of this post, you will find a list of supplies that I used for this project.

Again, thank you so much for visiting and please leave me your comments. I’d love to hear from all of you and also answer to any questions you may have about the project.

List of materials

- Extra Light Soft Clay
- Flexible Molds “Small Frames”
- Stencil G 21x29,7 cm “Violin”
- Pasta Scultura
- Scrapbooking Paper double-face “Music”
- Scrapbooking Paper double-face “Music Turquoise Texture”
- Mix Media Crackle Paste
- Mix Media Glue
- Mix Media Gloss Gel Paste
- Contour Paint Gold

Acrylic white gesso
Acrylic paints
Glazing medium
Clear plexi color palette
Mirror mist for plastic
Paper masks

Paper flowers

December 20, 2018

Glow in the Dark - Winter Magic YouTube Hop #WinterMagicHop

Hello dear friends and crafters!

Wish you all have the Happiest Holidays 
with lots of Joy together with your loved ones!

Today I’m so thrilled to share with you a project I created for my participation to the most exciting event of the winter.

Welcome all to

In this amazing Mixed Media event, 21 artists from all around the Globe united to share many tips and techniques of our art!

You will have the opportunity to watch 21 different process videos and enjoy a great variety of ideas and inspiration for your next creations!

Start your Hop here
and have Fun!!!

Scroll down to find all the video links of this Hop
and read carefully the rules for the giveaways

This hop is sponsored by over 30 amazing and well-known brands and they all offer fabulous gifts for our viewers.

So, make sure you read carefully the rules below, in order to get the chance to win one of the many gorgeous goodies offered.


  • 14 Craft Bar - 30€ voucher to the store
  • CreArtive Corner- 25€ voucher and shipping
  • Craft Box - 1 x kit of products
  • Fanatsy - 2 vouchers for Dies and Chipboards - 1,000 rubal each, free shipping if nothing added to order.
  • Woodouts - a kit of MDF bases
  • Studio75 - $25 voucher + shipping
  • Whichcraft Do You Do - AUD 40 (excluding shipping, for Australia only)
  • Cuts2Luv - 15$ voucher plus shipping
  • Lindy’s Gang - 6 x $25 voucher
  • Expressions Craft - One Gift Hamper with free shipping within India
  • Snip-Art - goodie bag, for Europe contestants only
  • 7 dots studio - $20 voucher
  • Finnabair - 1 x goodies bag
  • CrafTangles- 1 x goodies bag (with products worth Rs 1500) + free shipping within India
  • DCWV- A prize of paper stack.
  • Tubby Craft- 2 x goodies bags (with products worth Rs 1000 each) + free shipping within India
  • Rubber Dance Stamps - 20€ voucher to the store
  • Kora Projects - 30€ voucher (Spain)
  • 2crafty chipboard - $25 dollars of chipboards + free shipping worldwide
  • Stamperia - 1 mystery box + international shipping
  • Artnewwave - Mixed Media Jewelry (US)
  • Freetany Flowers - 15 sets of flowers + free shipping (1 winner)
  • Bee Shabby - $20 value prize + free shipping worldwide
  • Creative Embellishments - $30 voucher for store. doe ship international US Based
  • iCraft - 3 x goody bags (with products worth Rs 1000 each) + free shipping worldwide
  • Lemon Craft: 1 mystery box + international shipping
  • Mitform Castings - 1 x USD50 value castings, only for the EU and US
  • Uniko: in stock stamp (any value) + free shipping worldwide
  • The Paradise Corner: 3 x 25€ voucher (Spain)
  • Wycinanka - 10 goodie bags
  • Lady E design: 1 x goodies bag (4 die sets) + international shipping
  • ScrapBox: 1 x $20 voucher + free shipping
DISCLAIMER: Due to the magnitude and international nature of the hop, in case that some of the prizes don’t reach their destination, please understand that is not something we - the artists - have control of. 
Once winners are chosen, we have the obligation to send all their contact information to the sponsors, who in turn will contact the winners directly. Other than that, we hold no further responsibility.

For this event, I chose to share a project where I'm showing how to build a multi layer background, by combining different types of pastes. The result is urban grunge and I incorporated into it a holiday flair, by putting warm fairy lights into the bulbs.

You will find a full list of supplies at the end of this post


Phoebe Tonosaki -
Maria Lillepruun -
Juliya Tirskaya -
Noura Pompilla Mejia -
Heather Thompson -
Natassa Blazaki -
Martina Stoycheva -
Elena Martynova -
Emilia Sieradzan -
Olga Ravenskaya -
Aleksandra Mihelič -
Arantzazu Sangrador


To enter the sponsors giveaways you MUST:
* WATCH + LIKE + COMMENT the 21 videos 
* Add your COUNTRY in the comments 
* SUBSCRIBE to all 21 channels

- Not mandatory, but please share and tag your friends!! - You have time until JANUARY 4TH to watch, comment and subscribe. - Winners will be randomly chosen among those who follow the rules and will be announced on January 6th ONLY in our FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM so make sure you follow us!! - Once the winner are announced, they must contact before January 12th to claim their prizes

With this creation I'm entering the SASPC 2018 November-December Special Challenge

List of Supplies

- Viva Décor Concrete Effect Paste
- Finnabair Graphite Paste
- Finnabair Plaster Paste
- Finnabair White Crackle Paste
- Finnabair Heavy Body Gel
- Liquitex Matte Medium
- Aves Apoxie Clay
- DecoArt Media Black Gesso
- DecoArt Traditions - Quinacridon Gold
- DecoArt Metallics – Tin
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Transparent Red Iron Oxide
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
Paynes Grey
- Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish
- Finnabair Impastos – Dark Chocolate
- Pentart Mineral Powder
- Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint – Brass Faux Finish
- Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Cloudy Blue
- Tim Holtz Bigz Large Die 6"X8.75"-Industrial #661817
- Deep edged cotton pregessoed canvas 15.75” x 15.75” (40x40 cm)
- Vintage light bulbs and caps from hardware store
- Fairy lights from toys store
- Cut images from "Street Art" by Christian Campos
- 7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-On "Build"