Tuesday, June 30

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JUNE blog hop


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:

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 drawn.

have fun hopping! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 29

trouble maker {KAISERCRAFT & merly impressions}

hello KAISERCRAFT fans!

JUNE is almost gone and it is time for my last post at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog for this month. to create my layout i used KAISERCRAFT’s SCRAP YARD collection (available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store).


for my background i used KAISERCARD COCONUT weave cardstock and BLUEPRINT patter paper. i removed 1 cm stripe from each side of the COCONUT cardstock, rufled its edges (using PAPER DISTRESSER) and adhered it to the pattern paper with KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape

for the edge i used KAISERCRAFT BLACK ink pad and clear stamp set – FILM EDGES. then i outlined the gear wheels from the COGS template with KAISERFUSION pen – amber and sprayed the cardstock with KAISERMIST spray ink CHARCOAL and ANTIQUE GOLD

 to embellish my picture i used pattern paper from the mini PAPER PAD and PHOTO OVERLAYS – distressed, black

then i arranged orange, black and white die cuts from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack. for the title i used a saying strip from the 12″ STICKER sheet. i adhered all of the embellishments with KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape and mounting foam tape

the stamped sayings are from the CLEAR STAMP SET matching SCRAP YARD collection.

to complete my project i added RHINESTONES – black

as, as they say - may each day you masterpiece!
and have fun crafting!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 15


hello lovelies! 

today i would like to share one of my layouts i created as a design team member for SA CRAFTERS. and as usual, there is a video tutorial at the end of this blog post - 

"LIVE in the MOMENT"

for my background i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock, SA CRAFTERS 6x6 fancy flowers stencil and different colours TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads {spun sugar, worn lipstick, milled lavender and dried marigold}. after the ink has dried, i sprayed my background with TATTERED ANGELS jack frost, denim and pink bubblegum glimmer mist. then i sprayed a bit of water to create the water drops effect.

for the frame around my page i used PRIMA marketing stitch cling stamp square and chalk fluid edger knotted wood.

for my title i used various sticker alphabets from PRIMA marketing - almanac collection and fairy rhymes collection cardstock stickers and fairy belle textured stickers.

to alter the lovely oval frame from SA CRAFTERS {chipboard flourish frame} i used pink and sage coloured embossing powder.

the pattern papers are from PRIMA marketing PRINCESS collection. for the heart die cut and the stripes i used TIM HOLTZ scribbles and splat thinlits die. i fussy cut the birds and the branches from the pattern paper and i coloured the mini white roses with pink distress ink.

the beautiful SA CRAFTERS wood flag sentiments i added to my page as they were, because i believe that the wood colour matches very well this paper line.

i used various MARIANNE design foliage dies to cut the leaves behind my flowers. the flowers are...  PRIMA of course - fiesta collection, pixie glen roses and mini roses.

and here is the YOUTUBE tutorail as promised:

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a wonderful creative week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, June 11

LOVE today {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello scrappy friends!

it is my turn today over at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog and i've prepared a quick and easy layout to share with you.

this month i have the pleasure to work with KAISERCRAFT’s SCRAP YARD collection (available at the MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store). and as you can see this collection is perfect for every boyish picture you might have! the embellishments and the quotes are so versatile and the possibilities are endless!


for my background i used WAREHOUSE pattern paper and COG die-cut paper. i adhered the two layers using KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape.

to mat my picture i used a blue glossy paper from the mini PAPER PAD.

to embellish my page i used die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack and the mini PAPER PAD.

THANK YOU for visiting my today!
have a happy crafty weekend!

 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 - 


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


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,