Friday, October 2

OCTOBER collections now available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

hello KAISERCRAFT fans! 

after a long month of waiting OCTOBER is finally here! and with it the newest collections from KAISERCARFT {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS store}! 


a combination of soft colour palette of burgundy hues, beautiful hand drawn butterflies and feminine florals with a touch of the ORIENT. 


featuring a whimsical images of butterflies, tiaras and dandelions, this collection will leave you enchanted! you will be covered in fairy dust and led to a wonderland!


features fun festive patterns and a bright colour palette for a modern feel.


but wait - that's not all - this month there are also FABULOUS dies, matching the collections:


there are also 9 very special word dies - for all those cute messages you want to leave on your projects - 

and many more wonderful products - just have a peek in the RECENTLY ADDED tab.

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, September 29

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers SEPTEMBER blog hop


and WELCOME to the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers SEPTEMBER blog hop!

i finally got my set of one of my favourite HEARTFELT CREATIONS recent releases - SPARKLING POINSETTIA collection and i couldn't wait to start creating. for today, i've prepared a fancy CHRISTMAS card with sparkling poinsettias and a hand made push pin -

HCPC3684 sparkling poinsettia notes cling stamp set
HCPC3682 sparkling poinsettia swirl cling stamp set
HCPC3680 sparkling poinsettia cling stamp set
HCD1-766 sparkling poinsettia die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares

and here are some close ups of my project:

for my background i used white cardstock, which i stamped with HCPC3684 sparkling poinsettia notes cling stamp set and embossing ink. then i heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder and coloured the cardstock with a mix of TIM HOLTZ distress ink TEA DYE and OLD PAPER.

the greenish leafy swirls i stamped with HCPC3682 sparkling poinsettia swirl cling stamp set and embossing ink, heat embossed with gold embossing powder and fussy cut the swirls. then i coloured them with TIM HOLTZ peeled paint distress ink.

for the poinsettias i used HCPC3680 sparkling poinsettia cling stamp set and HCD1-766 sparkling poinsettia die. to shape them i had the best helper ever - HEARTFELT CREATIONS' deluxe flower shaping kit. once i was satisfied with the result, i coloured the poinsettias with WORN LIPSTICK, FIRED BRICK and SQUEEZED LEMONADE distress ink pads and adhered a few gold pearls in the middle of the flowers.

i added a ribbon bow...

... and a hand-made push pin.

i hope you enjoyed my project today!

if you followed the right path, my blog is first on the list and
your next stop is vicki dutcher's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
vicki dutcher
amarilys doria
ujjwal gupta
mary faus
kathy clement
glenda brooks
alissa wells
sarah miller
gini williams cagle

this hop starts today, september 29th, 2015 at 8 am and closes friday, october 2nd, 2015 at midnight EST. and as usual, the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the participating blogs. all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at HEARTFELT CREATIONS.

 the winner will be announced on the participating blogs at noon on saturday, october 3rd, 2015. 

NB! the winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be draw.

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, September 23

JOY at CHRISTMAS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello KAISERCRAFT fans! 

as you know, this month i have the pleasure to work with KAISERCRAFT’s HOLY NIGHT collection {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store} and what is the best thing to create with a CHRISTMAS themed line – a family layout, of course :-)


for my background i used KAISERCARD vanilla weave cardstock. i decorated the edge with a pattern stamp from the BLUBELLE stamp set and INK PAD vintage.

 then i cut out two 1cm stripes of the WISE MAN pattern paper, inked and ruffled its edges with TIM HOLTZ PAPER DISTRESSER and, after rolling one of the corners, adhered it to the cardstock with KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape.

 to cover the cardstock in the corner, i tucked in a die-cut from the PAPER PAD under the pattern paper. then i took the two red pages with text from the same PAPER PAD, cut them to match the width of the background pattern paper and adhered them all together.

to create the layers under my picture decorate my picture i used pattern papers from the PAPER PAD.

then i used a lot of different die cuts and stickers from the the 12″ STICKER SHEET, the PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack.

i fussy cut glossy flowers and leaves from the glossy papers in the mini paper pad. i adhered them to the layout using MOUNTING foam tape.

all the foil embellishments are fussy cut from the ANGELS foil paper.  i layered the stars onto die-cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack and used RHINESTONES RED to decorate them.

to create this layout i got inspired by MY CREATIVE SKETCHES september sketch:

it is an awesome challenge site, that i've been following for awhile now, with a new inspirational sketch every month.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a wonderful week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, September 21

INDIGOBLU september challenge "autumn days"

hello crafty friends!

it's another month and there is another challenge at INDIGOBLU challnege blog! this month it is a fabulous one - create a project inspired by those warm and leafy AUTUMN DAYS! and use INDIGOBLU stamps for your creation of course!

here is a bit of inspiration from me -

to create this card i used two different INDIGOBLU stamp sets -

LIVE LAUGH LOVE A5 red rubber stamp



and here are some more close ups:

for my background i used reddish card base and white cardstock. to alter the white panel i used TIM HOLTZ layering stencil "BUBBLE" and different colours distress ink {fired brick, dried marigold and spiced marmalade}.

to finish the edges i used INDIGOBLU english cottage artist's acrylic paint metallic gold.

to heat emboss the sentiment, the leaves and the dragon fly i used gold embossing powder.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

if you wish to see more fabulous AUTUMN projects from our design team, follow this LINK.

check out the RULES and join us for the opportunity to win some fab stamps and a guest spot on the DT for the next challenge!

i can't wait to see your creations this month!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, September 10

PEACE, HOPE, LOVE {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello KAISERCRAFT fans! 

it’s SEPTEMBER already and it is finally time for me to finish those last year(s) HOLIDAY pictures. every year we take a lot of pictures in front of the Christmas tree - the family, only the kids, with presents, with cats… you get the idea :-) and every year i promise myself that this year it will be different… that i’ll sort the CHRISTMAS pictures by january and finish the album by february… 

well, it is september already and i just finished my first CHRISTMAS layout with one of my favourite pictures from last year. to create my layout i used KAISERCRAFT’s holy night collection, available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store.


for my background i used KAISERCARD vanilla weave cardstock. i stamped a frame along the edge with a pattern stripe clear stamp from the BLUBELLE stamp set and KAISERCRAFT ink pad VINTAGE.
then i took BABY JESUS pattern paper, cut off 1 cm stripes from two of its sides, ruffles its edges with TIM HOLTZ paper distresser and, after rolling one of the corners, adhered it to the cardstock with KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape.

to cover the cardstock in the corner, i tucked a sticker from the 12″ sticker sheet under the pattern paper. then i sprayed the background with KAISERMIST spray ink – ANTIQUE GOLD.
after the ink has dried, i added a dimensional pattern with a mask from KAISERCRAFT damask quarters 12×12 stencil and RANGER texture paste.

 to decorate my picture i used die cut elements from the MINI PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack.

 for the title i used a quote from FAITH patter paper.

 all the foil embellishments are fussy cut from ANGELS foil paper. to decorate them further i used rhinestones red

 THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today!

have fun crafting!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, September 4

SEPTEMBER collections now available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

hello KAISERCRAFT fans! 

and welcome to SEPTEMBER! it's another month and a fresh set of KAISERCARFT collections are available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS store!


features pretty snowflakes and CHRISTMAS baubles in beautiful pastel colours! just looking at these papers makes me feel like i'm in a dreamy winter wonderland!



add a rustic touch to your CHRISTMAS memories with this festive collection. colours, textures and patterns take on a natural feel that will have you spreading the peace, love and joy.



the third collection, is all about family - vintage timepieces, keys and floral patterns will evoke feelings of nostalgia.


 this month there are also a lot of CHRISTMAS themed beyond the page products, including albums,  a gift box and a garland.

flourish scenes - sleigh scene
flourish scenes - nativity scene
beyond the page - christmas garland
beyond the page - mini trinket organiser
beyond the page - gift box
beyond the page - gift album
beyond the page - christmas tree album
beyond the page - mini bauble album
beyond the page - mini star album


there are also new embossing folders and decorative dies.

i hope you will enjoy these new products!

hugs 'n smiles,