Tuesday, June 28

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JUNE blog hop


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

today i would like to share another card i created with the colourful and sweet BERRY CAFE collection -

HCDP1-265 berry cafe paper collection
HCPC3731 berry blossoms cling stamp set
HCD1-793 berry blossoms die
HCD1-778 fleur borders and pockets die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit

other products:
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares
ART INSTITUE GLUE -dries clear
SCOR-PAL measuring & scoring board
SIZZIX vagabond 2
 COPIC CIAO - cadmium yellow {Y15}
self adhesive pearls - white
pink cardstock
white cardstock
STICKLES  - gold
STICKLES  - star dust

and here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed my project!

if you followed the right path you came here from alissa wells' blog 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:
alissa wells
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
vicki dutcher
mary faus
gini williams cagle
sarah miller
kathy wright clement
loretta lock
emily niehaus

this hop starts today, june 28th, 2016 at 8 am and closes friday, july 1st, 2016 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, july 2nd, 2016. 

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

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 27

PERFECT MOMENT {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello scrappy peeps!

HAPPY monday and a very successful week to all of you! 

today i'm sharing another layout i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog featuring the whimsical MERMAID TAILS collection and GLITTER CARDSTOCK from KAISERCRAFT -


TIM HOLTZ mixatives - SILVER ink

mounting foam tape
WHITE gel pen
SEAHORSES cutting die
MARTHA STEWART – punch around the page set – CHERISH

close ups of my project with a few TIPS & TRICKS:

to create the 3D-effect fussy cut one of the corners from the SEA TURTLE pattern paper and adhere it with mounting foam tape to the DOLPHIN pattern paper.

to give your background a distressed look sprinkle KAISERMIST spray ink – WHITE and SILVER ink.

TIP! you can adhere the left over sparkly dots from the punched border to the background paper to mimic water drops!

use MARTHA STEWART edge punches to shape the layers under the picture.

to decorate my page i used die cut sea horses from burlap {BURLAP STACK – 6×6 paper pad}. 

TIP! adhere the title strip on a white cardstock to make it pop out from the background.

i used flowers from PAPER BLOOMS - sunset and PAPER BLOOMS - hot pink to create the flowery corner. the foliage is cut with decorative die - MINI FOLIAGEdecorative die - FOLIAGEglitter cardstock - LAGOON and weave cardstock - COCONUT.

 to finish off my design i added rhinestones – LILAC.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!
have a LOVELY week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, June 21

INDIGOBLU june challenge "BROWN & TEAL"

hello crafty friends!

it is the SUMMER SOLSTICE today and the weather in HOLLAND is getting a bit summery! it is not warm yet, but at least the rain has stopped :-)

since it is 21st of  the month there is a brand new fab challenge over at INDIGOBLU challenge blog - "BROWN & TEAL"! we believe this is a favourite colour combination of most of us and that's why KAY thought it will be the perfect theme for this month!
and as usual, we'd like to see anything "BROWN & TEAL",  as long as you use INDIGOBLU stamps in your work.

here is some inspiration from me -

to create this card i used the following products -

BROWN embossing powder
heat gun
STAMPENDOUS embossing enamel

and here are some close ups from my project -

thank you for stopping by today!

if you need more inspiration, go to INDIGOBLU challenge blog where the rest of the design team is sharing their creativity. here is the direct link to the "BROWN & TEAL" challenge post. 

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! 


hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 13

BE YOURSELF {merly impressions & kaisercraft}

hello crafty peeps!

THANK YOU for stopping by!

can you believe that we are almost half way through the year?... and so far it has been so much FUN! today i would like to share my latest project with you featuring the whimsical MERMAID TAILS collection from KAISERCRAFT {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store} and a lot of fussy cutting - 


close ups of my project with a few TIPS & TRICKS:

to compete the under-the-water scenery, stamp different images from the clear stamps set with
clear embossing ink directly onto the background paper and heat emboss the set. 

TIP! to make the STICKER fishes pop, outline them with a WHITE gel pen.

to create the 3D background use the SEA FOAM pattern paper as base and adhere different fussy cut elements from the SEA TURTLE pattern paper and RIPPLES pattern paper, and fussy cut flowers from the mini PAPER PAD on top of it.

TIP! trace some of the words from the title with a glittery GEL PEN to make them pop!
i did the same with the fishes too :-)

to decorate the page use die cut elements from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack...

... and stickers from the STICKER sheet.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

have a LOVELY & PEACEFUL weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, May 31


hello crafty friends!

i've got a wonderful NEWS to share!

yesterday was the first installation of KAISERGALLERY! and i was one of the lucky girls to be featured in its very first edition!

this is a fun new addition to KAISERCRAFT's blog where they choose their favorite KAISERCRAFT projects for the month and pop them up on their!

i feel really honoured and very HAPPY!!!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, May 20


hello blog hoppers!!! 

we here at DIE-VERSIONS have collaborated with two awesome companies: JOY CLAIR STAMPS and DL.ART to come up with a fun and festive CELEBRATIONS blog hop. we want to showcase how well our three companies products work together. DIE-VERSIONS makes very intricate and lovely dies; JOY CLAIR makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies. 

The CELEBRATIONS blog hop will take place on wednesday, may 18th, thursday, may 19th and friday, may 20th. over the three days all design team members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming CELEBATIONS that come around this time of year, ie....weddings, baby showers, baby births, graduations, father's day, and of course birthdays! All design team members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!! 

if you follow the right path, you came here from steph ackerman's blog and your next stop is leeann mckinney's blog.

here is the complete line up for the third day of the CELEBRATIONS  blog hop:
emilia van den heuvel --> ME!

 if you should get lost along the way just head back over to the DIE-VERSIONS blog!

there will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. DIE-VERSIONS is giving away a $50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the DIE-VERSIONS storeJOY CLAIR STAMPS is giving away three $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the JOY CLAIR online store, one each day and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 GIFT CODE to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!!

 The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies DIE-VERSIONSJoy Clair and DL.ART blogs on sunday, MAY 22nd.

i hope you have enjoyed the CELEBRATIONS  blog hop!

 be sure to leave comments on on all the blogs for a chance at winning one of the many prizes! 

and have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,