Tuesday, December 29

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers DECEMBER blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

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

i'm not sure if you've heard the sad news about PENNY O'DELL. she passed away earlier this month and we {the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers} decided to dedicate this blog hop to her memory!

it has been raining for a whole week in HOLLAND... the weather is cold and windy and i'm beginning to miss SPRING. but since i can't bring it faster, all i can do is craft spring and sunny projects and hope that the winter won't be too long.

so, today's HEARTFELT CREATIONS inspirational project from me is a glittery spring card, full with blossoms and little birdies -




HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used:
HCPC3646 fluffy birdies cling stamp set
HCPC3644 birds and blooms cling stamp set
HCD1-756 birds and blooms die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares

here are some close ups from my project -

i used white card base, which i altered with TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad "WORN LIPSTICK". the second layer is made of silver cardstock - i ruffled its edges and adhered it to the card base using mourning foam tape.


i die cut two large ovals using SPELLBINDERS oval majesty die. i distressed the edges of the first one with TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad "WILD HONEY", cut it in two and adhered it to my card. then i coloured the middle part of the second with TUMBLED GLASS distress ink pad, added STICKLES glitter glue to its edge and adhered it on top of the first die cut oval.


i stamped the birds on a branch image from HCPC3646 fluffy birdies cling stamp set and the three birds from HCPC3644 birds and blooms cling stamp set with embossing ink and heat embossed them using silver powder. i die cut some of the images with HCD1-756 birds and blooms die and the rest i fussy cut by hand. to colour the stamped images i used TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads "WORN LIPSTICK", "WILD HONEY", "PEELED PAINT", "TEA DYE" and "TUMBLED GLASS". then i slightly embossed the coloured images using HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit and adhered them to my background with double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares.


to finish off my design i added while pearls and pink ribbon bows.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

if you followed the right path, my blog is first on this list and
your next stop is caroline duncan's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
caroline duncan
amarilys doria
glenda brooks
vicki dutcher
regina m. hamilton
kathy clement
gloria stengel
kerry urbatch
sarah miller
alissa wells
gini cagle
lisa allen

this hop starts today, december 29th, 2015 at 8 am and closes friday, january 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, january 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,

34 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty card, Emmy! Happy New Year!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a beauty my friend! I love everything about it!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a sweet card! I love the glitter on the birdies and the pearls in the corner! Happy New Year!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

it is raining here, too, for days now! love your creation! it perked me up!

Alicia

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Barbara Swavely said...

I love the glittery effect of the birds, very pretty! Thanks for a chance to win! Bswavely60@gmail.com.

Caroline D. said...

Maybe Holland and North Carolina are cousins.... it's rained a whole week here too and still raining! Your card is so pretty and cheerful!

Regina Hamilton said...

Such a beautiful card.

StampingbugKerry said...

Very pretty. Love the sheer bows with those sweet birds. The sparkle is perfect!

Susies Cue said...

We can't even think about spring yet! Got 16" if snow in 3 days❄️

2amscrapper said...

Just love all the sparkle--and the ribbon trim is a perfect sparkly choice too.

Jan from Long Island said...

Oh what a pretty card...I love those sweet, colorful, sparkly birds!

Cindy Chalmers said...

I love the dimension and colours you've used....really brilliant!

tallulah1 said...

Love your treatment of those birds. Definitely made them "springy". Thanks for sharing.
Janelle R

Trinastreasures said...

Love the birds and bloom set. Your card is beautiful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty colored birds!

Muriel Kelly said...

That really looks like spring -so pretty
Muriel

Judy said...

Very pretty card, love the glitter on it. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

Sabrina said...

Very pretty card!!!

debi brown said...

Beautiful card, I like it!!

Sharon Reed said...

Such a cute card

Darcy Shannon said...

The birds with glitter are so cute and I love the colors. Beautiful card.

Regena said...

oh my those birds are adorable!!

Margie Malone said...

What a sweet card. Yes, you inspired me to make something with those dies.

SussiPoppins said...

Hi, these birds are so cute! hugs

C. M. Taylor said...

Wonderful design and layout! Love the colors.

Theresa said...

Love the coloring and glitter on your beautiful card!

Sue D said...

So pretty--I like the colors, the sparkle and the bows.

St. Petersburg CutUp (Veronika) said...

Great job!

Candy Slabaugh said...

Very pretty!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the bright colors and those birds are adorable .

D.Ann C said...

What a lovely card! I especially like the 3d birds and the offset oval layers! So sorry for the team's loss!!

Rebecca Billard said...

Beautiful card! Love the birds!

Clickersister said...

Love the birdies! They are so cute and colorful! Thanks!