Thursday, June 28, 2012

Zeus & Zoe - Altered Box

Hi Everyone, 

I am back again to share with you an altered box I made from one of my wonderful Zeus and Zoe kits. Now I am not usually a pink kind of girl, however this kit jumped right out at me and it was love at first sight. The kit was full of wonderful and GORGEOUS items. I adore the antique brooch and the stunning Berry71Bleu ballerina tag. This box has been put together nearly entirely out of Zeus and Zoe items, all I added myself were the Tim Holtz box feet and corners.

Did you know that Marivic can make you a custom kit order? let her know your color choices and budget and she will be able to put something simply amazing together for you too. Please send her an e-mail for all custom orders.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I wish you all a happy and creative week. 


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Zeus & Zoe Inaugural Challenge!!

Our challenge for June 15th:  Create a project that includes Mixed Media. You can drag out your mists, glitter, paint, fabric, markers, inks and anything else to create something amazing. Please gather inspiration from this image when you are creating your project. You don't have to USE the image, but certainly can if that tickles your artistic spirit.

The Zeus & Zoe kits are designed to have many vintage elements and lovely new papers to inspire you. You don't have to use a kit from Zeus & Zoe to play along. Although it might help you to be inspired!
This is Mitra's project as sample..Mitra is hosting this first challenge for Zeus and Zoe.


Our Sponsor for this month, Get Creative Embellishments by Irini will provide flower packs for the winner.

Second Prize winner will get a set of keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy.


Pls link your project using Linky tool on this sidebar Zeus and Zoe...

Our plan with our monthly challenges is to support other artists by promoting their hand make embellishments, so you are interested, please let us know!

And, a quick word about rules:

1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page
project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you want
and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing
along at Zeus & Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our blog.

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the
15th day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the
sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the
comments section please.

Information about our Challenges:-

1. Zeus & Zoe Challenges are open to anyone,
anywhere in the world.

2. Our Design Team do their best to comment
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF
your word verification. Try it and if spam is a problem
you can always enable comment moderation.

3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen. One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for
the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is
chosen by random draw.

4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact Marivic.

5. Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing
will be forfeited.

6. The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in
the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog. 

7. Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

Wow what a fabulous blog hop, a very big thank you for all your lovely comments and thank you  to everyone who became a new follower. I truly welcome you all with open arms.  

It is time to announce the winner of the metal embellishment RAK...

The winner is Ree AKA Ann-Marie (The Rusty Horseshoe)

Ann-Marie looking forward to hearing from you very soon with your contact details, you have 1 week to claim your prize, please e-mail me your address to

Friday, June 8, 2012

Welcome to the Berry71Blue/Zeus & Zoe Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!  Isn't this exciting?!  We are having a Blog Hop at
Berry71Bleu and Zeus and Zoe, starting NOW!  This is it!!

If you have arrived from Jaz Lee's blog you need to be
hopping off to Mitra Pratt's blog next!  If you have just come
to visit and weren't aware of the Blog Hop you need to go back
to the first name on the list if you would like to join the hop!

Your first stop on the hop is the Zeus and Zoe blog HERE.
Thereafter the list is as follows :-

Marivic Clifton {Zeus & Zoe and Berry71Bleu Owner} HERE
Jaz Lee {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Rebecca AKA Bexta76 {Zeus and Zoe Designer} HERE
Mitra Pratt {Zeus & Zoe & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Sandi Taloumis {Zeus & Zoe Designer} HERE
Jennifer Snyder {Guest Designer} HERE
Lisa Novogrodski-Lead {Alumni} HERE
Agnieszka Bellaidea {Berry71Bleu Designer & Sponsor Co-ordinator} HERE
Amanda Aveiro {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Cathy Cafun {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE 
Channa Suitella {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Helen Tilbury {Berry71Bleu Designer & DT Co-ordinator} HERE
Karola Witczak{Guest Designer Berry71Bleu}HERE
Keren Tamir {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Renea Harrison {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE
Vicky Varvadouka {Berry71Bleu Designer} HERE

Ending up at Berry71Bleu Blog HERE.

Yup, that's 17 blogs you need to visit!  But we have certainly made it
worth your while as we have TWO GRAND PRIZES TO BE WON!
Our main prize has been donated by Zeus and Zoe & Berry71Bleu.

Click into the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop HERE.

Click into the Berry71Bleu Etsy shop HERE.

We also have another fantastic sponsor! -
Click into the Reneabouquets Etsy shop HERE.

Renea is offering this VERY BEAUTIFUL prize pack!

we are all offering a RAK along the way too!  Here is mine!! a wonderful selection of metal embellishments.

To have a chance of winning my prize you need to comment on this post and also become a new follower!

To have a chance of winning one of the GRAND PRIZES you need
to visit EACH AND EVERY BLOG in the hop, become a follower
and leave a comment!

 When you reach Berry71Bleu at the very end of the hop you
 for a chance of winning one of the 2 main sponsored prizes!

You have FOUR FULL DAYS to hop!
Our blog ends at midnight EST on Monday 11th June 2012.
We will be announcing the winners a few days later so keep checking back
on all the blogs for the winners' announcements.
Winners have ONE WEEK ONLY to claim their prizes,
if left unclaimed we will redraw and announce new winners!

 We know our friends
in the Northern Hemisphere are wanting to enjoy the Summer so
we are making it EASY FOR YOU TO WIN in June!

We will be announcing a new challenge once the hop is over,
in the middle of June, as we have been blessed with a fantastic
new sponsor -  Wycinanka Chipboard from Poland!

Keep a look out on the Berry71Bleu blog!
Wycinanka have donated a great prize, a pack
 FULL  of amazing chipboards.

Here is a small sneak peak of my altered box project which will be unveiled later in the month. To create this box I have used a Berry71Bleu tag and heaps of wonderful Zeus and Zoe embellishments. Keep following the Zeus and Zoe blog to see this pretty project towards the end of the month. Remember that you can order your very own Zeus and Zoe custom kit from the Etsy store.


Monday, June 4, 2012

All come a hopping!!

Hi Everyone,

An amazing blog hop is coming your way.  The girls at Zeus and Zoe and Berry71bleu are having a blog hop starting June 8th. You will certainly want to come on back on the 8th to hop in on the fun! There is going to be one gorgeous Zeus and Zoe kit up for grabs, wonderful sponsors, and all of the girls will be offering separate RAKS on our blogs to give you extra chances to win something!!! woooohooooo. See you all back on the 8th June. 

Have a fabulous and creative week.