Thursday, December 27

how to create a shimmering background {DT work for PaperHaus}

hello scrappy friends,

today i would like to share with you one of my latest tutorial, created for THE PAPERHAUS MAGAZINE - how to create a shimmering background in 3 easy steps. 

 products you will need: 
white cardstock 
art anthology sorbet dimensional gel paint “LINEN”, “SPLASHED” and “FROST” 
glimmer mist “FROST” 
perfect pearls mist “PERFECT PEARL” 
tattered angels “winter crystals” glimmer screens 
tattered angels glimmer chips “frosty memories” 
prima marketing “ledger” paper pad 
prima marketing tiny alphabet stickers
quickutz “blossom” alphabet dies 
spellbinders “snowflake pendant 2010” die 
spellbinders “create a flake” die 
donna downey “organic dots” mask 

step 1: position the snowflake glimmer screens on your cardstock and spray it with glimmer mist. allow it to dry.

step 2: take a brush and carefully fill in the white snowflake images on the background with art anthology “FROST” gel paint. don’t try to paint over it, but dab it with the brush to create the dimensional effect. after the paint is dry, add some beads in the middle of the snowflakes. 

step 3: position your mask at the corners of the cardstock and add some art anthology “splashed” gel paint. allow it to dry. 

 now that your cardstock is all glittery and shimmering, you can begin building your layout. 

 to finish off my background i did some stamping and doodled the dotty pattern at the corner with copic ciao markers. then, I sprayed the glimmer chipboard element with the perfect pearl mist and add it above my photo.

to create the snowflakes i used shimmering cardstock, prima marketing pattern paper and spellbinders cutting dies. i layered them and arranged them around my picture. 

 the large letters for my title i cut out with quickutz alphabet dies and i painted them with art anthology “LINEN” gel paint. 

i added some buttons and pearls to finish off my design. 

 thank you for vising my blog!

have a wonderful cozy evening and come back tomorrow!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, December 26

inkido DT call

hello scrappy firends! 

today's post is about something very exciting - a DT call! 

one of my favourite european companies is having a DT call for 2013 and i would like to participate!

so, here are my personal TOP 10 for 2012 {click on the name of the project for more detailed information and close ups}:

6. about a boy

9. wishes

so, here they are - my favourite projects from the past year.

wish me good luck!

off to my scrappy table now:-)

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, December 25

merry christmas!

my dear friends,

with this post i would like to send the warmest CHRISTMAS wishes to you and your family!

may GOD shower his choicest blessings on you and all your friends the coming year!


hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, December 13

two GOOD, very GOOD news!

hello scrappy friends! 

i've got two amazing news to share with you today! 

the first one is that i've been featured at WEBSTER'S PAGES! YAY!

doing the happy dance right now!

the second news is a more personal one - as some of you already know my 8 months old Siamese cat went missing a week ago. after 7 days of searching and worrying, today we finally found him and he is safe at home purring next to me:-)

i'm off to bed now!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, December 9

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 9

hello crafty friends!

it's a day 9 of PAPERHAUS 12 days of CHRISTMAS giveaway and i've got another wintery project for you - 

"pink winter"

this was ELISE's first snowy winter and you can see on her face how much she is enjoying the snow! she had a really bad throat infection when it started to snow, but there was no force on EARTH which could keep her at home:-) 

today's sponsor is scrapbook circle - they are offering this amazing kit to one lucky follower:

all you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to tell us about you christmas dinner. leave a comment under PAPERHAUS blog post and check back tomorrow to see if you won!

good luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, December 8

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 8

hello scrappy friends,

today i've got a cute cutsie project to share with you. i made it some time ago, but it puts a big smile on my face everytime i see THEO dressed up like RUDOLPH:-)

and today's giveaways is a fabulous winter kit from scraps of elegance

to enter the drawing, leave a comment under PAPERHAUS blog post answering the following question: do you make cards every year or do you buy them?

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, December 7

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 7

good morning lovelies! 

it's a day 7 of PAPERHAUS christmas giveaway and we've got pretty amazing prize for you!
but first - my wintery project for today - 

"winter wonderland" mini-album, part 2

i used the following products used: 
Tilda “winter memories” and “winter play” paper pad 
RANGER “coffee” archival ink pad 
RANGER stickles “star dust” and “christmas red” glitter glue 
PRIMA marketing resin embellishments 
BASICGREY white rub ons 

 these are some extra pages for the mini-album i started in my previous post. i used the same set of pictures and papers. 

i began by covering the edges of the cardstock sheets with gesso. after it dried I stamped the text with brown ink and distressed the edges with the same color. i covered the cardstock sheets with pattern paper from TILDA’s winter memories collection. 

for the first page i used different die cuts from the paper pad. i embossed them, embellished them with glitter and layered them with 3d tape.

 i wrote the title by hand and repeated it with a red distress markers. 

for the second page i used pattern paper and a large white rub on to create the background. i cut out my picture to fit it better in my design.

i then again wrote the title by hand and repeated it with a red / blue distress markers and fussy cut different elements from the patter paper to use as embellishments.

i hope you likes my mini-album mini-tutorial.

and now - the today's giveaway - it is from UmWow Studios! enter for your chance to win a 3 month subscription! 

to enter, just leave a comment under the PAPERHAUS magazine blog post, telling us what you do to ring in the new year?

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, December 6

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 6

hello scrappy friends!

it's day 6 of 12 days of CHRISTMAS event! and i've got a mini album to share with you - 

"winter wonderland"

i'm planning to give this album as a CHRISTMAS present to my MOM.

i used:
TILDA “winter memories” paper pad 
RANGER “coffee” archival ink pad 
RANGER stickles “star dust” and “copper” glitter glue 
white snow puff pen 
TATTERED ANGELS glimmer glam “paprika” 
PRIMA resin mushrooms 
clear stamps 
the crafter’s workshop “circle explosion” mask

i'll share some more close ups and detailed information tomorrow:-)

and now to today's giveaway - it is from GAUCHE ALCHEMY and will make the perfect craft drawer or stocking stuffer! it's their limited edition holiday washi tape set and a $20 gift certificate to their store!

all you have to do leave a comment under PAPERHAUS original blog post telling us about your CHRISTMAS decoration.

hugs'n smiles,

Wednesday, December 5

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 5

hello scrappy friends!

it's day 5 of PAPERHAUS 12 days of CHRISTMAS huge giveaway!

and today i've got another wintery project to share with you - 

on the pictures - my little baby girl. we were visiting my home country BULGARIA and this was the first time she could really play in "mountains" of white snow. 

now back to today's giveaway. it is an AWESOME one as well - a COMPLETE "city sidewalks" collection from Pink Paislee!

to be qualified for the giveaway, leave a message under PAPERHAUS' original blog post telling us about THE WORST christmas gift you have ever received!

come back tomorrow for more CHRISTMAS inspiration and another AWESOME giveaway!

hugs 'n smiles,

i've been featured! AGAIN!

hello scrappy friends! 

i just spotted my layout on INSPIRE ME, being featured AGAIN in the gallery! 

i'm really really HAPPY right now! 

here is capture of WEBSTER'S PAGES gallery: 

and if you wish to see my original blog post, click HERE.

 hugs 'n smiles, 

Tuesday, December 4

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 4

hello scrappy friends,

today is day 4 of the PAPERHAUS "12 Days of Christmas" giveaway! 

and i've got some CHRISTMAS cards to get you started

and now to today's giveaway - the prize pack for today is from the wonderful team over at scraps of darkness! they have provided the DECEMBER kit for one lucky PAPERHAUS follower!

to be entered into this giveaway, tell us what your favorite Christmas song is! leave a message under PAPERHAUS original blog post and who knows - you might be the lucky lucky winner!

hugs 'n smiles'

Monday, December 3

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 3

hello scrappy friends!

are you all ready for day 3 of the PAPERHAUS "12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS" party?

today i want to share my latest wintery layout with you - 

"christmas elf"  

i've created this layout for the DECEMBER sketch challenge at PAPERHAUS.

this month the sketch was designed by the very talented julianne

i used the amazing TILDA winter collections - "winter memories" and "christmas play".

for the background i used the crafter's workshop "harlequin" 12 x 12" template, modeling paste and TIM HOLTZ' distress ink pads. 

the lovely rhinestones swirls are from flourish with a bling "kate's corner flourish silver" and the banner stamp is from MY MIND's EYE.

now for the 3rd day of the "12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS" event! today's prize is sponsored by "eclectic paperie" - an eKIT complete with project sheet and supplies!

all you have to so is leave a comment under PAPERHAUS' original blog post telling us what is your favourite   holiday tradition!

and don't forget about the december PAPERHAUS blog hop. you have time until december 12 to enter and win a fabulous giveaway!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, December 2

12 days of CHRISTMAS at PAPERHAUS - day 2

hello scrappy friends,

it's DAY two of PaperHaus "12 days of christmas event"!
and i've got another wintery project to share with you - 

mixed media WINTER paper doll canvas

i made this canvas a while ago for HEARTFELT CREATIONS.

but wait there is more! 
since it is a "12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS" event, there is also an amazing present for one of YOU!

today's PRIZE is provided from viva las vegaStamps

all you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment under PAPERHAUS today's blog post!

there you will find information about the winner of yesterday's giveaway as well.

i hope you enjoy the blog hop and the wonderful giveaways!
come back tomorrow to check DAY three prize and project!

hugs 'n smiles,