Tuesday, January 15

more than yesterday {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends,

and welcome back to my blog!

today i'm sharing my first project for the new year - a layout i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog featuring the amazing EVERLASTING collection from KAISERCRAFT's newest release and KAISERCRAFT's 12×12 CORRUGATED cardboard sheets {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}.


 KAISERCARD - white smooth cardstock
12×12 CORRUGATED cardboard sheets
PRIMA marketing - paper blooms
PETALOO - paper flowers
MARTHA STEWART - edge punch

and here are close ups of my project and some TIPS & TRICKS on how i created it:

TIP! use a sponge to smudge a bit of texture paste or gesso onto the cardboard to soften its colour.

then, using different materials and pattern paper, create the layers under the pictures.

embellish your page using different fussy cut images, paper flowers and coloured rhinestones.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have an AMAZING week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, January 7

HAPPY NEW YEAR and some great news!

hello crafty friends!

happy new year and all the best to you and your families and friends!

i've got some great news to share with you today!

i'm so excited to announce that i'll be joining the amazing BOBUNNY design again in 2019. this will will be my third year that i have the opportunity to design for this wonderful company and i'm really trilled about it!

and also this year it will be my 5th year in the incredible MERLY IMPRESSIONS design team! 
i'm so blessed to be able to design together with the amazing ladies from MERLY IMPRESSIONS and i love the wonderful kits CHRISSY puts together every month for us!

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have an awesome creative week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, March 31

Friday, March 30


hello crafty friends!

and here are the STEP_BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS on how to create this card: 

STEP 1: cut a 6 x 12″ panel out of WHITE soft finish cardstock. score and fold in half to form the card base. cut a slightly smaller panel from patterned paper and adhere it on top of the card base using mounting foam tape. 
STEP 2: using die set - STITCHED SQUARES {the second and the forth largest dies in the set} cut the ‘frame’ from pinkish pattern paper. {by carefully centering the smaller die inside the larger one there is a dotted edge at the outside and a clean edge along opening.}

 STEP 3: using die set - BUNNY,cut the bunny from WHITE soft finish cardstock and pink patterned paper.

 STEP 4: using die set - SPRING BASKET, cut the brown basket and the EASTER eggs from patterned paper and the grass from soft finish cardstock - CELADON GREEN. adhere the elements as shown in the photo below and in the main project photo using foam tape for dimension between the layers.

STEP 5: for the sentiment, die cut the tag from patterned paper using the smallest die from
die set - DASHING RECTANGLES. adhere the tag so it is tucked slightly behind the basket and over the pink frame. die cut the words using die set - words 3 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS. adhere the words as shown, overlapping a blade or two of the grass.

 THANK YOU for stopping by today!

please, share your creations using ELIZABETH CRAFT designs products on our ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS FAMILY facebook page!

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, March 17

BEST FRIENDS {merly impressions & kaisercraft}

hello crafty friends,

a new month has begun and though the sun is still hiding, KAISERCRAFT have released an amazing summer collection inspired by the sea - BEACH SHACK {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}.

and here is a project i made for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog featuring the BEACH SHACK collection and KAISERCRAFT's 12×12 CORRUGATED cardboard sheets -


 decorative die - NOTE PAPER
decorative die - DIAMONDS
PRIMA marketing - paper blooms
IMAGINARIUM designs - BEST FRIENDS chipboard phrase
TIM HOLTZ distress embossing powder - WEATHERED WOOD
TIM HOLTZ - embossing ink

and here are close ups of my project and some TIPS & TRICKS on how i created it:

cover the chipboard with embossing ink and distress embossing powder, heat emboss the set. 
TIP! add a few layers of embossing powder to cover the chipboard completely!

embellish your page using different colour rhinestones.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have an AMAZING weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, March 15

SURPRISE! happy birthday ELS blog hop!

hello crafty friends! 

it's ELS van de BURGT's birthday and what better way to celebrate but with a surprise BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP with the ELIZABETH CRAFTS design team! 


we hope you will join us in making ELS birthday special, by dropping by our ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS FAMILY FACEBOOK GROUP and wishing her a happy birthday! 

the hop started at the ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you might like to head back to there first so you don't miss out on any of the fun!
 well now it is time to leave my blog as you continue along our BIRTHDAY HOP. your next stop is to the talented ELENA ANDERSON.
don’t forget to pop on over to our ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS FAMILY FACEBOOK GROUP too to wish ELS a happy birthday!

here is the complete blog hop list if you need it:
elizabeth craft designs blog
tanja kabe
frances byrne
karen nofziger
samantha klaebe
christine pooler
selma stevenson
ek gorman
laura gilhuly
luciana telesca
ekaterina oleynik
sandy diller
marilyn scheller
sara torzullo
katelyn grosart
emilia van den heuvel --> me! 
elena anderson
kelly booth

to celebrate ELS' birthday, ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS are giving out a GIFT when you place an order over $25 on the ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS web site. You will receive 10 sheets of stickers with every purchase over $25. This special promotion applies to all orders placed from today thursday 15th march until the end of day on monday 19th march.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,