Monday, February 28

love music, love to dance

hello lovely friends!

one more month passed by with many EXCITING challenges. and again i'm playing with PRIMA's BAP challenge. i just can't stop!:-) it is quite simple - the sketches are AMAZING and i ADORE all of their products!:-)

this month sketch was a bit tricky - you had to create a big heart shape as your background and you had to use 3 pictures:

and here is what I came up with: 

i called it "LOVE music, LOVE to dance". on the pictures is my little ANGEL ELISE, when she was almost a baby and she loved to dance - if there was music, she would be dancing. i took many, many, many pictures of her dancing, but she looks so cute in her ballerina outfit, that i couldn't decide (for years now) which are the most nicest ones. so, you see, this 3-pictures-sketch was just made for me:-)

i used the SWEET "jack and jill" paper line - 30 x 30 sheets and the 6 x 6 paper pad (for the die cuts and the flower).

the heart is created entirely from E-LINE flowers - different shapes and sizes, and one of the CABANA PETALS to add some colour:-)

i've created this flower using the "tattered florals" die from tim holtz and the PRIMA "jack and jill" pebbles. i've added gesso and "spun sugar" distress ink to my pictures to create a frame without putting more paper layers.

i've tried different alphas for my title, but nothing looked quite right. so, i've decided to use my hand writing.  the BIGGEST challenge here was to make the letters equal:-) i've stamped the pink frame with PRIMA song bird clear stamps.

i hand stitched some notes to add extra music look and feel to my project:-)

have a WONDERFUL march everybody!:-)

hugs 'n smiles,

PS i just spotted my layout on PRIMA's blog! YAY!!!

Thursday, February 17

MME blog challenge #20: love everything about

hello crafty friends,

here is the february sketch challenge from MME. one more of anam stubbington's LOVELY sketches, themed "love everything about...":

here is my take on the sketch:

the picture was taken on my 30st birthday party, where the theme was "BE A FAIRY TALE CREATURE". i'm dressed like TINKERBELL and my hubby is CINDERELLA next to me:-)

for this layout i've used paper from two vintage MME paper lines - "bella bella" and "bohemia". i've stitches a lot (again) on this layout. there is also a lot of glitter and all of the accents are sprayed with perfect pearls:-)

to create the butterfly i used the AMAZING martha stewart "monarch butterfly" punch and for the flowers -  the "tattered florals" die from tim holtz.

the heart is made with the newest die from marianne design.

some die cuts from the MME "bohemia" paper line - bungalow "the two of us"

for the title i used the "wonder" quote (a present from CARLA from simpel scrappen - the best scrapbook store in the netherlands:-). i had two of those, but they were with blue letters, so i coloured the letters pink, added some glitter and cut out only the title to create the 3d effect.

and of course, i hope i will be the lucky winner this month:-)

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, February 15

february's prima pick and palette

PRIMA's product picks for february will make your heart flutter!

soft pinks and rich reds are sweetly intertwined with GORGEOUS fabrics, LUSCIOUS pearls, and SPARKLY crystals to create some of the most UNIQUE and EXQUISITE products on the market: all hand-made by PRIMA!

this month's pick includes:

audrey rose
delightful day
dechire & floret flowers
fabric ribbons
candy gems
gianna flowers
melody papers and journaling cards
say it in crystals lace and trim sets
the new heart canvas album 
and so many more gorgeous flowers!

go check the PRIMA website for more details!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, February 3

january BAP {prima marketing}

hello bloggers!

today i want to share my latest layout with you. it is based on the january BAP sketch from PRIMA marketing:

i used the LOVELY "jack and jill" paper line from PRIMA marketing. the soft colours and sweet design were just perfect for THEO's baby picture. i stamped the border with the "jack & jill" collection stamp and colorbox brown ink pad. then i made my "PENNY blossoms", using the 6 x 6" paper pad from the same collection. i cut my blossoms with the WONDERFUL "tattered florals" die from tim holtz.

 as you can see i've stitched a lot on this layout - with my all time FAVOURITE DMC metallic stranded cotton tread. i coloured the rhinestones with COPIC CIAO.

the blue PENNY blossom is also hand-made by me. for the center i used a pebble from "jack and jill" collection pebbles. they are so CUTE!

for the title i used INKADINKADO alphabet stamps and some STICKLES glitter glue.

well, that's about it:-)

i'm off to my scrappy corner now:-)

hugs 'n smiles