Thursday, June 30

LIKE STARS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello scrappy peeps!

JUNE is almost gone and i still have one more layout to share with you featuring the whimsical MERMAID TAILS collectionGLITTER CARDSTOCK and BURLAP {all the products are available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store}. i created this project for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog - 


rhinestones -ROSE

TIM HOLTZ mixatives - SILVER ink

WHITE gel pen
SILVER embossing powder
heat gun

close ups of my project with a few TIPS & TRICKS:

take four sheets from the BURLAP STACK – 6×6 paper pad and adhere them to KAISERCARD weave cardstock - PAPAYA. the joints can be covered later with pattern paper and embellishments.
TIP! remove a few treads from two of their sides before adhering them to give your background a ruffled look!

for the dimensional layer use TIM HOLTZ layering stencil BUBBLE and RANGER texture paste. smudge GESSO around the stenciled areas to soften the colour of the burlap and sprinkle KAISERMIST spray ink – AQUAKAISERMIST spray ink - WISTERIA and TIM HOLTZ mixatives - SILVER ink. allow the background to dry.

for the shiny silver fishes and turtles i used the clear stamps matching this collection and distress ink pad – CLEAR embossing. then i heat embossed them with SILVER embossing powder.

 i decorated the die cuts and the embellishments with different colour rhinestones – LILACAQUAMARINE and ROSE.

i hope you enjoyed my post today!

have a great day and come back soon!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, June 28

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JUNE blog hop


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

today i would like to share another card i created with the colourful and sweet BERRY CAFE collection -

HCDP1-265 berry cafe paper collection
HCPC3731 berry blossoms cling stamp set
HCD1-793 berry blossoms die
HCD1-778 fleur borders and pockets die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit

other products:
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares
ART INSTITUE GLUE -dries clear
SCOR-PAL measuring & scoring board
SIZZIX vagabond 2
 COPIC CIAO - cadmium yellow {Y15}
self adhesive pearls - white
pink cardstock
white cardstock
STICKLES  - gold
STICKLES  - star dust

and here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed my project!

if you followed the right path you came here from alissa wells' blog and
your next stop is vicki dutcher's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
alissa wells
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
vicki dutcher
mary faus
gini williams cagle
sarah miller
kathy wright clement
loretta lock
emily niehaus

this hop starts today, june 28th, 2016 at 8 am and closes friday, july 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, july 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,

Monday, June 27

PERFECT MOMENT {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello scrappy peeps!

HAPPY monday and a very successful week to all of you! 

today i'm sharing another layout i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog featuring the whimsical MERMAID TAILS collection and GLITTER CARDSTOCK from KAISERCRAFT -


TIM HOLTZ mixatives - SILVER ink

mounting foam tape
WHITE gel pen
SEAHORSES cutting die
MARTHA STEWART – punch around the page set – CHERISH

close ups of my project with a few TIPS & TRICKS:

to create the 3D-effect fussy cut one of the corners from the SEA TURTLE pattern paper and adhere it with mounting foam tape to the DOLPHIN pattern paper.

to give your background a distressed look sprinkle KAISERMIST spray ink – WHITE and SILVER ink.

TIP! you can adhere the left over sparkly dots from the punched border to the background paper to mimic water drops!

use MARTHA STEWART edge punches to shape the layers under the picture.

to decorate my page i used die cut sea horses from burlap {BURLAP STACK – 6×6 paper pad}. 

TIP! adhere the title strip on a white cardstock to make it pop out from the background.

i used flowers from PAPER BLOOMS - sunset and PAPER BLOOMS - hot pink to create the flowery corner. the foliage is cut with decorative die - MINI FOLIAGEdecorative die - FOLIAGEglitter cardstock - LAGOON and weave cardstock - COCONUT.

 to finish off my design i added rhinestones – LILAC.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!
have a LOVELY week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, June 21

INDIGOBLU june challenge "BROWN & TEAL"

hello crafty friends!

it is the SUMMER SOLSTICE today and the weather in HOLLAND is getting a bit summery! it is not warm yet, but at least the rain has stopped :-)

since it is 21st of  the month there is a brand new fab challenge over at INDIGOBLU challenge blog - "BROWN & TEAL"! we believe this is a favourite colour combination of most of us and that's why KAY thought it will be the perfect theme for this month!
and as usual, we'd like to see anything "BROWN & TEAL",  as long as you use INDIGOBLU stamps in your work.

here is some inspiration from me -

to create this card i used the following products -

BROWN embossing powder
heat gun
STAMPENDOUS embossing enamel

and here are some close ups from my project -

thank you for stopping by today!

if you need more inspiration, go to INDIGOBLU challenge blog where the rest of the design team is sharing their creativity. here is the direct link to the "BROWN & TEAL" challenge post. 

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! 


hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 13

BE YOURSELF {merly impressions & kaisercraft}

hello crafty peeps!

THANK YOU for stopping by!

can you believe that we are almost half way through the year?... and so far it has been so much FUN! today i would like to share my latest project with you featuring the whimsical MERMAID TAILS collection from KAISERCRAFT {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store} and a lot of fussy cutting - 


close ups of my project with a few TIPS & TRICKS:

to compete the under-the-water scenery, stamp different images from the clear stamps set with
clear embossing ink directly onto the background paper and heat emboss the set. 

TIP! to make the STICKER fishes pop, outline them with a WHITE gel pen.

to create the 3D background use the SEA FOAM pattern paper as base and adhere different fussy cut elements from the SEA TURTLE pattern paper and RIPPLES pattern paper, and fussy cut flowers from the mini PAPER PAD on top of it.

TIP! trace some of the words from the title with a glittery GEL PEN to make them pop!
i did the same with the fishes too :-)

to decorate the page use die cut elements from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack...

... and stickers from the STICKER sheet.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

have a LOVELY & PEACEFUL weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,