Saturday, December 1, 2012

Zeus and Zoe December Challenge

Hi everyone,  

It's the 1st of the month which means a new challenge for Zeus and Zoe.  It's my month to set the challenge and as Christmas is almost upon us, I decided on a Christmas challenge... here are the details.

For this month's challenge I have made it very simple.  I would like to see a Christmas project with at least 3 elements that sparkle and shine… they can be 3 of the same type of elements or 3 different elements as long as you have at least 3 sparkle and shine elements on your creation.

This could be anything metallic and shiny… think recycled jewellery, gold or silver buttons, charms, foil paper metallic inks or embossing powders just to name a few... or sparkle and bling elements like glitter and rhinestones. 

All is Bright

Well I went a bit crazy the with sparkle and shine elements on my Christmas LO.  In my fabulous Zeus and Zoe vintage kit were some lovely glittered berries, silver foil doilies, flower button with a bling centre, silver pearl trim and an aqua crochet doily, which I used in my layered details.

Some of the other sparkle and shine items I used were glitter pattern paper, Glimmer mist, metal and crystal charms, aqua and gold acrylic flowers, Kaisercraft rhinestones and sparklets.

Silver Pearl Trim from Zeus and Zoe Kit
 Glittered Berry Branches and Silver Foil Doilies from Vintage Kit
 Aqua Crochet Doily which came in my kit

List of Materials:  Zeus and Zoe vintage button, pearl trim, paper and crochet doilies, Berry branch, MME and Bo Bunny pp's, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Dienamics doily die, my2angels charm and acrylic flowers, Kaisercraft sparklets and rhinestones, Scarlet Glimmermist, 

To see all the gorgeous vintage goodies from the Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop click HERE.  Marivic will also make vintage kits to order.

For this month's challenge there will be two winners. One picked by the DT and one randomly generated. Here are the fabulous prize packs up for grabs:

The first prize goes to one lucky winner, as picked by our DT:

The lucky randomly generated winner will win:

Here are the rules:
1. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the side bar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST, not your entire blog.
2. You may submit as many entries as you would like and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
3. Post this challenge to your blog and mention, in your post, that you are playing along at Zeus and Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our Zeus and Zoe blog.
4. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the 31st day of Dec.
5. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the sidebar ONLY, not by email and not by linking up in the comments section please.

Information about our challenges:
1. Zeus and Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
2. Our DT do their best to comment on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning off your word verification.
3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are chosen. One winner is chosen by our DT and the other 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 two weeks 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. Winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post on their blog...full bragging rights included!

We can't wait to see what you come up with for our challenge!
Thank you for stopping by.


  1. GREAT challenge....& I adore that page's beautiful & works soo well with all your sparkly bits....lovely fun page....can't wait to do this one when we get home:):):)

  2. Love love love your page Cathy. And a very tempting challenge to join in on. I wonder if I'll get a chance before bub arrives. I did just accidently print off double the photos for my December daily today :)

  3. Gosh, this is such an amazing Christmas lay-out! It looks so magical and just sparkles and shines.

  4. Gorgeous layout! looks very festive!

  5. Such a beautiful project Cathy. You've done an amazing job with the All Is Bright collection - my favourite for this season! Loving all those little extra details you've added like the silver ball chain. Beautiful!

  6. This is gorgeous Cathy !! A fave for sure!!!

  7. Amazing design and colors. Love this page!

  8. What a beautiful, sparkly, gorgeous page!! Love every inch of this!!!

  9. This page is just beautiful ! I love all your gorgeous layers and that banner is a work of art just by itself. xx

  10. Hi Cathy,

    Another gorgeous page!! Love how you incorporated the silver with the other xmas colors..

    Well done as always!! Thank you!!!


  11. Just love this page Cathy! Those details are just amazing!