Wednesday, July 1

JULY collections now available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

hello KAISERCRAFT fans!

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

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features gorgeous birds, florals, butterflies and bright colours for a modern and trendy look - not your regular shabby chic collection! and the stamp set is one you can't go without!

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features sketched florals and pretty patterns reminiscent of an english country garden.


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features cute and colourful images of elephants, owls & hot air balloons, this collection also includes coordinating 12 x 12 scrapbook albums.


this month MERLY IMPRESSIONS have also three new BEYOND the PAGE products



... and SIX new decorative dies, coordinating with the newest collections - 



have a very creative month!

 hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, June 30

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JUNE blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

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

and here is a card i made with stamps from the BLAZING POPPIES collection:


HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used:
HCPC3674 blazing poppy cling stamp set
HCPC3363 inspire me sentiments precut set
HCD1-764 blazing poppy die
HCD1-748 arianna blooms die
HCD1-712 bella rose die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
MEMENTO dye ink pad - tuxedo black
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares

and here are some close ups of my card:





i hope you enjoyed the hop so far! 

if you followed the right path, you came here from sarah miller's blog.
you next stop is mary faus' blog.

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

this hop starts today, june 30th, 2015 at 8 am and closes friday, july 3rd, 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, july 4th, 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! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, June 3

mixed-media card {SA CRAFTERS}

hello everybody!

sharing another mixed-media card today created with some of the lovely SA CRAFTERS products. i used different stencils and chipboard shapes, and there is also a video tutorial at the end of this post - 

"LIFE IS PRETTY AMAZING"



for my card i used one of the newest KAISERCRAFT collection "SCRAP YARD" {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store}.

to colour the base of my card i used TIM HOLTZ distress ink "broken china" and "tea dye". then i added a layer of pattern paper altered with SA CRAFTERS 6x6" triangle stencil and 6x6" chevron mixed sides stencil.

the quote is from the collectable pack from the same paper line. 


to alter the GEARS {chipboard gear set} i used STAMPENDOUS embossing enamel aged copper.

TIP! don't throw away the chipboard dot from the inside of the gears wheels and the chipboard left over frames - you can always use them as extra embellishments on your project. 

look at my project - i used the heart frame and the gear inside dots.


for the heart and its frame {chipboard hearts & gears 3 pcs} i used STAMPENDOUS shabby white embossing enamel. 


and here is the YOUTUBE video tutorial:



i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have a wonderful week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, June 2

JUNE 2015 release {DIE-VERSIONS}

hello DIE-VERSIONS fans!

this month we've got a real TREAT for you! 

ONE release, but two very different themes! 27 brand new dies - everything you need for you SUMMER holidays!

the first collection is with TROPICAL / NAUTICAL theme - all the dies you need for your vacation cards or layouts!



DV-487 whispers - dolphin fun
DV-488 whispers - tropical flowers
DV-489 whispers - hula girl
DV-490 whispers - mixed drinks
DV-491 whispers - tropical bell flowers
DV-492 whispers - tropical hanging flowers
DV-493 whispers - beach turtles
DV-494 whispers - jumping dolphins
DV-495 whispers - tropical flamingo
DV-496 whispers - tiki
DV-497 whispers - tiki bar
DV-498 whispers - tiki boards
DV-499 whispers - beach house


DV-474 whispers - lighthouse
DV-475 whispers - rope background
DV-476 whispers - message in a bottle
DV-477 nautical font
DV-500 life preserver border

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the second part is about 4 of JULY - just look at the festive fireworks and all those stars!

  DV-473 whispers - festive rocket
DV-472 whispers - liberty eagle
DV-469 whispers - USA
DV-466 whispers - patriotic banner
DV-471 whispers - fireworks
DV-470 whispers - statue of liberty
DV-468 whispers - independence bell
DV-467 whispers - independence kids
DV-465 whispers - bursting stars

have a lovely creative month!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 1

JUNE collections now available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

hello KAISERCRAFT fans!

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



it’s a must for some positive vibes and for any colourful creations… planners, home decor and pocket pages will look UNBELIEVABLE in this collection…it is definitely one that you want to see in person as the papers have this beautiful texture underneath the patterns



the perfect collection for all your vacation / safari / zoo pictures! you can find a paper for all of your favourite animals in it.



this collection is as close as it comes to a card makers dream! heaps of small patterns and plenty of sweet florals, there is also the great card pages that are awesome for beginners and are easy to embellish for the more advanced!


this month there is also a special treat for you - a brand new set of DECORATIVE DIES!



i hope you feel as inspired as i do looking at all these goodies!

have a very creative month!

 hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, May 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MAY blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

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

and here is what i've prepared to share with you this month:


HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used:
HCPC3502 mini vintage floret precut set
HCPC3473 tattered background precut set
HCPC3363 inspire me sentiments precut set
HCPC3545 open leaf cling stamp set
HCD1-727 vintage floret die
HCD1-736 classic leaf die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
MEMENTO dye ink pad - toffee crunch
double dots 100pc.

and here are some close ups of my project:





i used PRIMA marketing DIVINE paper line and TATTERED ANGELS glimmer mist for the splatters.

i hope you enjoyed the hop so far! 

if you followed the right path, you came here from ujjwal gupta's blog.
you next stop is glenda brooks' blog.

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

this hop starts today, may 26th, 2015 at 8 am and closes friday, may 29th, 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, may 30st, 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! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, May 24

time is a storyteller {KAISERCRAFT & MERLY IMPRESSIONS}

hello scrappy friends! 

thank you so much for dropping by! 

today i would like to share a brand new project i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS using one of my favourite KAISERCRAFT collections "ANTIQUE BAZAAR" {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}. 

on the picture is my grandma again, but about 10 years after her girly school photo, ca. 1944-45.



i used the RECYCLE pattern paper for my background. to lighten the colour of the paper i added a layer of GESSO in the middle. for the dimensional pattern i used KAISERCRAFT damask quarters 12×12 stencil and RANGER INK texture paste. once the paste has dried, i sprinkled a bit of KAISERMIST spray ink – antique gold on top of the background paper.


i used the MINI PAPER PAD to create the layers under my picture. i shaped the edges of the patter papers using MARTHA STEWART punch and adhered the different layers with mounting foam tape.
to embellish my layout i used different sayings from the 12″ sticker sheet


i also used KAISERCRAFT paper blooms terracotta and mini paper blooms coconut.
to die cut the leafy flourishes i used KAISERCRAFT decorative die foliage and MARIANNE DESIGN leafy dies. i used die cut edges and KAISERCRAFT lace natural.


 the pearly swirl is also from KAISERCRAFT – elegant pearl flourish latte. i used PEARLS champagne to decorate the die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack




i used different die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack and fussy cut elements from the MINI PAPER PAD.

TIP! if you are not satisfied with the colour of the die cut, you can alter it by adding a thin layer of KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold or any other colour. it will give a light shimmer to the paper – look at the black frame under my sentiment.



thank you so much for dropping by!

have a lovely day!

hugs 'n smiles,