Sunday, August 30


hello crafty friends! 

it is the end of AUGUST {where did the summer go, right?} and it is time for my latest post MERLY IMPRESSIONS. for today i’ve prepared a pink and girly layout using the amazing KAISERCRAFT's FLY FREE collection {available at the MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store}. 


my layout is inspired by KAISERCRAFT august sketch challenge:

to create my background i used PARTNER pattern paper, which i altered with GESSO and KAISERMIST spray ink ANTIQUE GOLD

to mat my picture i used a slightly bigger dark brown rectangle made of KAISERCARD coffee bean weave cardstock. for the layers under the picture i used different colours pattern papers from the mini PAPER PAD. i ruffled their edges with PAPER DISTRESSER and adhered them with MOUNTING FOAM TAPE

to decorate my picture further i used die cuts from the PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack and fussy cut butterflies and birds from the BOND gloss paper.

i even added a little pink butterfly in my niece hair, because she is so cute and pink :-)

and a lot more butterflies and RHINESTONES silver to my background. i slightly embossed the butterflies and adhered them with MOUNTING FOAM TAPE.

to finish off my design i added die cut blossoms and a few paper flowers – paper blooms HOT PINK and mini paper blooms – COCONUT.

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have an amazingly creative and a very happy week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, August 25

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers AUGUST blog hop


and WELCOME to the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers AUGUST 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
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares

and here are some close ups of my project:

i hope you enjoyed the hop so far! 

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

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

this hop starts today, august 25th, 2015 at 8 am and closes friday, august 28th, 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, august 29th, 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,

Friday, August 21

INDIGOBLU august challenge "frame it"

hello crafty friends!

it's another month and there is another challenge at INDIGOBLU challnege blog! this month it is a really easy one - all you have to do is "FRAME IT"! and use INDIGOBLU stamps for your creation of course!

here is a bit of inspiration from me - 

to create this card i used INDIGOBLU stamp sets -

LIVE LAUGH LOVE A5 red rubber stamp



and here are some more close ups:

for the background i used various TIM HOLTZ' distress ink pads - worn lipstick, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade and peeled paint. when the ink was dry i doodled the white border by hand.

then i stamped the grassy border with TIM HOLTZ embossing ink pad and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

 to die cut the frame i used SPELLBINDERS floral ovals die and silver cardstock.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

if you wish to see more fabulous FRAMED projects from our design team, follow this LINK.

check out the RULES and join us for the opportunity to win some fab stamps and a guest spot on the DT for the next challenge!

i can't wait to see your creations in the gallery!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, August 20

two cards with FLY FREE {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty peeps! 

today is my turn over at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog. as you know this month i have the pleasure to work with KAISERCRAFT's FLY FREE collection {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store}. and i can’t get enough of it! the colours are simply amazing and the butterflies and the birds are to die for! 

here is what i’ve prepared for you today:



to create the base for my card i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock – 15 x 21 cm, which i folded in two. i used the mini PAPER PAD and SISTER pattern paper to create the colourful layers.

i fussy cut the white printed rectangle from the SISTER pattern paper and used TIM HOLTZ picked raspberry distress ink to ink its edges. to distress it even further i used KAISERMIST ink sprays – PINK, RED and ANTIQUE GOLD. then i adhered it to a slightly larger rectangle made of KAISERCARD coffee bean weave cardstock using double sided tape

for the flowers, the birds and the butterflies i used fussy cut elements from the mini PAPER PAD and die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack. i embossed the different elements and adhered them with MOUNTING foam tape to my card. 



for the base of this card i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock – 15 x 21 cm, which i folded in two. i used TIM HOLTZ picked raspberry distress ink to ink its edges. then i added a layer of KAISERCARD coffee bean weave cardstock and a pink pattern layer {from the mini PAPER PAD}. to adhere all the layers i used double sided tape and MOUNTING foam tape

for my sentiment and the large butterflies i used die cut images from the COLLECTABLES pack

to finish off my design i added a few paper flowers – PAPER BLOOMS hot pink and mini PAPER BLOOMS – coconut and white lace.

i hope i managed to inspire you today! 

keep crafting!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, August 12

a SMILE is CONTAGIOUS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends!

it is AUGUST already and today i would like to share a layout i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog. this month i got to work with the most amazing collection from KAISERCRAFT's newest release – FLY FREE {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}. 


to create my background i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock, which i layered on GAL PAL pattern paper. before adhering the two layers i used a PRIMA marketing mask and TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads {SHABBY SHUTTERS and PICKED RASPBERRY} to create the flowery pattern. then i stamped the edge using KAISERCRAFT ink pad BARK and CLEAR STAMP film edges, and ruffled the edges with PAPER DISTRESSER.

to finish the design of my background i stamped the small butterflies from the FLY FREE collection stamp set and added the leafy sticker border from the 12″ STICKER sheet.

to frame my picture i used pattern papers and die cuts from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack.

the large butterflies i fussy cut from the BOND gloss paper and altered them with STICKLES glitter glue – STAR DUST.

the birds corner is also from the BOND gloss paper. i embossed the birds and adhered them with MOUNTING foam tape.

 for my title i used fussy cut words from the BESTIE pattern paper.

to finish off my design i added a few paper flowers – paper blooms HOT PINK and mini paper blooms – COCONUT.

here is a list with most of the products used on my layout:

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have a lovely creative month!

hugs 'n smiles,