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,

Tuesday, January 30

ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS designer challenge – JANUARY 2018

hello crafty friends,

it's almost the end of JANUARY and it is time for the very first ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS designer challenge for 2018! 

and since VALENTINE'S DAY is only two weeks away, this month the theme is 

if you wish to participate in our challenge, all you have to do is to create a card suitable for VALENTINE'S DAY. 

and here is a bit of inspiration from me -

"VALENTINE shaker card"

tor today's challenge ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS a $20 GIFT CARD to use on our website to 3 winners.

to enter simply leave a comment on the ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS challenge post and tell us "what ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS dies or stamp sets would you use to create a VALENTINE’s CARD??”

 we will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing. the winners will be announced on FRIDAY, february 2nd on the ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS blog.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!


hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, January 22

NEW release focus – JOSET van de BURGT

hello crafty friends!

happy MONDAY to you all! a wonderful week awaits you filled with joy and smiles!

today is a very special day - it is a NEW RELEASE day over at ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS featuring the amazing designs of JOSET van de BURGT.

here is a card i created with a few of her lovely dies - 


joset designs - entwined egg die
joset designs - small flowers die
joset designs - trio of leaves
joset designs - word 3 HAPPY HOLIDAYS die sets
soft finish cardstock - TIMELESS sampler pack
clear double-sided adhesive 3mm

if you wish to see more inspirational projects from our design team, head over to the ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS blog.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

come back tomorrow as another great release is coming your way!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, November 24

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers NOVEMBER blog hop


it is the last friday of the month and as usual it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers NOVEMBER blog hop! since there are only 31 days until CHRISTMAS i decided to create a festive christmas card using FESTIVE HOLLY collection.

if you followed the right path you came here from deneen treble's blog and
your next stop is martine smith's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
kathy clement
vicki dutcher
amarilys doria
gloria stengel
emily niehaus
deneen treble
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
martine smith
sarah miller
alissa wells

this hop starts today, november 24th at 8 am and closes monday, november 27th at 11:59pm 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 HC blog and on HC FACEBOOK page on wednesday, november 29th. he/she just needs to email HEARTFELT CREATIONS at with "winner of the november alumni hop" in subject line.

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

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, November 15

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends!

thanks for stopping by!
today i would like to share part one of my november DT reveal for MERLY IMPRESSIONS with you.

this month i have the pleasure to design with one of KAISERCRAFT newest collections - ROSE AVENUE {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS’ online store}. this collection is the perfect mix of shabby chic vintage, featuring beautiful rose images with a soft pastel colour pallet.


clear stamp - HONEYCOMB
mini designer template - BUTTERFLY SKIES

BOBUNNY - rose gold
EK SUCCESS - piercing bugs 
PRIMA MARKETING - got flowers

and here are more close ups and some TIPS&TRICKS on how did it -

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

have a lovely & creative WEEK!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, October 11


hello everybody!

today i would like to share one of my most recent layouts i've designed for BOBUNNY using their most adorable CHRISTMAS collection - "CAROUSEL CHRISTMAS".


collection pack - CAROUSEL CHRISTMAS
pattern paper - wishes / CAROUSEL CHRISTMAS
doubled dot paper - SUGAR, VINTAGE
glitter paste - SUGAR
Spray - GOLD 
stickable stencil - WINTER FUN
foil transfer - SENTIMENTS gold 
medium doilies
tools - palette knife assortment, scissors

TIM HOLTZ embossing ink
TIM HOLTZ paper distresser
MARTHA STEWART doily lace edge punch

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

use GLITTER PASTE and a stickable stencil to create the shimmering layer on the pattern paper.

using the foil transfer sheets, add cheerful phrases to your project.

TIP! before adhering the fussy cut images, emboss them slightly using a ball stylus and adhere them with mounting foam tape.

add pearls and swirls to decorate your project.

for my title i used a chipboard phrase from DUSTY ATTIC. i covered the chippie with embossing ink and then a layer of STAMPENDOUS! embossing enamel and heat embossed the set.

and here is the step-by-step YOUTUBE tutorial:

i hope you enjoyed today's project!

THANK YOU for stopping by today! and have a lovely week!

hugs n' smiles,