Friday, December 30

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers DECEMBER blog hop


it is the last friday of the month and it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers DECEMBER blog hop! and yes, from this month the blog hop will start always on the last FRIDAY of the month!

when i was little we would exchange gifts on NEW YEAR's EVE as well. it was something for the little ones in my home country, so naturally when i got my babies, i brough this tradition with me in the NETHERLANDS  -

HCPC-3749 snow kissed spruce cling stamp set
HCPC-3748 gift wrapped presents cling stamp set
HCD1-7104 ornate sleigh presents die
HCD1-7100 botanic window die

other products:
double dots 100pc. -3D foam circles
ART INSTITUE GLUE -dries clear
SCOR-PAL measuring & scoring board
SIZZIX vagabond 2
SILVER embossing powder
TIM HOLTZ clear embossing ink
TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads
 white and blue cardstock
SIZZIX embossing folder
TIM HOLTZ distress markers

and here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed my project!

if you followed the right path you came here from kathy clement's blog and
your next stop is gloria stengel's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
kathy clement
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
gloria stengel
vicki dutcher
sarah miller
alissa wells
archana joshi

this hop starts today, decemer 30th, 2016 at 8 am and closes monday, january 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm 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 HC blog and on HC FACEBOOK page. they just need to email HEARTFELT CREATIONS at with "winner of december alumni hop" in subject line.

NB! the winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,


Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Beautiful card!

Patty O'Malley said...

What a sweet card, Emmy! I love all the dies you used to create such a warm scene.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

What a sweet creation. My hubby is Dutch, from Rotterdam- his two brothers still live in Rotterdam. Hubby came to the U.S. over 50 yrs. ago though. We honeymooned in The Netherlands.

Anne Smith said...

Wow beautiful card thanks for sharing !

Helen Budz said...

What a sweet card. It's a great idea for starting my Christmas cards early. Thanks for sharing the New Year's eve tradition!

Sue LD said...

Nice tradition. I like all the embossed presents.

sharon g said...

So many great layers. I really love the trees and snowflakes. Great look.

Lisa said...

Super cute! Love all the colors and die cuts to create this fun Christmas card.

B. Poteraj said...

The glitter paper looks good with the embossing. Very festive. It is a nice look.

cghundley said...

Lovely card and love
the layers and the
Carla from Utah

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun pile of presents under the tree!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you embossed all of the presents.
The church window die cut and the snowflakes
make a perfect picture.
Fantastic card.
thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year

Candace Noon said...

This card is amazing, love the embossing and detailed gifts.

Regena said...

what a beauiful card!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful layering on your lovely card! Love the pile of packages and the trees!

Preety said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing :)
Cheers and happy new year

Michele K. Henderson said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love the idea of exchanging gifts on New Year's Eve too! I sometimes wish Christmas could be celebrated earlier in the year! Have a wonderful new year!
med kaerlighed og fred (I hope that's right)

sammi said...

Beautiful card, Emmy. Thank you for sharing the story of your New year's tradition. Have a wonderful 2017!

Sammibug in Ohio

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a soft and beautiful card Emelia! I love the presents under the tree. Thanks for sharing your sweet family traditions with us. Happy New Year!

Sara Barker said...

Such a wonderful tradition and a lovely card to depict it! I love those spruce trees and how you've layered them up with the snowy background, the window and gifts in front! Gorgeous!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love the embossed gifts!! So pretty!!

Jackie P said...

Nice tradition and very sweet card. Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

I love the distressing and that window die and the fab coloring on the presents!

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card! Love those treeas. The presents are beautiful.