Monday, March 25, 2013

Zva Creative March DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our March blog hop! We are excited about month's hop and look forward to sharing our new work with you!Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE

I decided to make two projects today, this month the designers are using a color story of their choice so my first instinct was to go with my usual first instincts, clear crystals and white pearls. Both of my projects are using new Zva that was released at CHA in January:

This tag was made with a base of Melissa Frances' Attic Treasures paper, roughed up around the edges and my signature 'flower cluster' which consists of a Prima flower surrounded by various silk/paper flowers and stamens. The crystal flourish is called, simply, Flourishes. I also added some of those flower shaped crystals, which are also new...they're called Mini Flowers. There's a bit of antique lace, a wooden heart and some hemp as ancillary details. The sentiment is from Verve's Fairy Tales set. As a last minute thought, I attached a heart shaped doily behind the tag.
This project uses:
CR-06CA-101 (Flourishes-Crystal Clear)
CRW-06CA-148 (Mini Flowers Crystal-Clear)

For this card, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I also used Maja Design's new Vintage Spring collection papers. I kept the color scheme rather light, only using the 3 colors. There are 2 Zva Creative flowers glued together with a Natural Jute bow/heart locket attached as well. The banner is called Pennant Trim die from Verve. Sentiment is also courtesy of Verve's Egg-stra Special set. I attached pearl flourishes and dots to accent the card.

Zva Creative products used:
CRB-06CA-111 (Flourish-White Pearl)
FL-04CA-135 (1.5" Graceful Roses- Taupe)
PE-02CB-101 (Dots-Pearl (White) 0.3cm, 0.5cm & 0.8cm)

If you would like to play along with our design team, 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!
The Blog Hop starts today, March 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 26th. 
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 27th on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! 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.
*Hop over to Zva's facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is 
Evgenia PetzerEnjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on April 29th for our next Zva blog hop!

Stamps: Fairy Tales (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Attic Treasures (Melissa Frances)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black 
Accessories: Truly Madly Deeply seam binding collection (Verve), Ameruse Duchess Mix flower (Prima), wooden heart (Kaisercraft), Victorian lace, hemp, paper distresser, stamens, tulle accents, antique lace, heart doily
Size: 6" X 6"
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Stamps: Egg-stra Special (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Spring Basics collection (4th of April, 5th of April) Maja Design, Soft Suede, White, Confetti White
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Pumice Stone distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Pennant Trim die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), Flowers Lattice #2 embossing folder (Sizzix), heart charm, paper distresser, sewing machine, Natural jute, paper piercer, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestability (Spellbinders)
Size: 5 1/2" Square


  1. Well they're both just so beautiful! The gorgeous flower cluster draws your eye down first but then that beautiful crystal flourish draws it right up again! Whew, so pretty. Love the soft blues, beiges and creams on the card. That pearl flourish is wonderful and love the little pearl accents on the pennant trim too.

  2. Each of them is more stunning than the other if that's possible... love the soft shabby chic look.

  3. Oh My Goodness these are beautiful,I really love your to take a look at the rest of your blog! :o)

  4. Beautiful flowers and wonderful crystals-beads!

  5. Даже и не знаю, какая мне нравится больше...Обе великолепны!

  6. So very pretty - I especially like the the colours in the card.

  7. How I do love bling!! Delightful tag and card, Andrea.

  8. Exquisitely beautiful tag and card! I love white pearls and clear crystals too! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  9. Wow! Your works are so cute! Pretty-pretty-pretty!!!

  10. simply gorgeous! LOVE the soft and beautiful tag and that card is amazing! TFS!

  11. Wow! Gorgeous cards, love the flower clusters and the flourishes - sooo pretty!

  12. beautiful cards,
    bye from France

  13. Beautiful card, great use of rhinestones!

  14. lovely card, so delicate and pretty, love the pearls by zva

  15. Your card designs are always truly breathtaking! I just love these two gorgeous pieces of art.

  16. Stunning & so pretty! Thanks for helping out with the hop Andrea:)

  17. This is my first visit to your blog and all I can say is WOW! You do some incredibly beautiful work! Thanks for sharing and I'll be stopping by often!

  18. I simply love the Easter card. So beautiful.

  19. Oh your cards are simply beautiful, just love them, great inspiration. BFN x

  20. HOLY COW your card and tag are so detailed!!! LOVE iot very much sweets xox Amy :)

  21. These are both Gorgeous but I especially like the first one. Beautiful

  22. Very very beautiful projects!!

  23. Your tag and card are both beautiful.

  24. O M G!! Ive been following you ,and you keep on Amazing me more and more! Anything you do is absolutely Stunning in every way.Thanks so much for your beautiful inspiration! "Happy Spring" :)

  25. You are blinging and pearling up a storm, Andrea! Lovely work and that wooden heart is a fabulous addition.

  26. What a fabulous Easter card, just loved it!

  27. Andrea - As always these are gorgeous! I'm not sure which one I like better. Your pieces are always so elegant. They have a classic feel. Thanks so much for sharing!

  28. beautiful tag and card - gorgeous detail

  29. Gorgeous tag! I love that flower cluster. The card is pretty too. I wouldn't think to use pearls and jute on the same project. It looks great!

  30. Your card is utterly amazing but your tag has stolen my heart. wowowowow

  31. Tag & card are so beautiful love the swirls & colour combination of your card design.x

  32. Wowzers! All this talent floating in cardville.

    PS-I have blog candy. I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.


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