Thursday, May 31

smiles 'n butterflies {DT work for SKETCHABILITIES}

hello scrappy friends!

it's the end of the month and it is time for the design team reveal at SKETCHABLITIES!

this time i chose to work with the new AMAZING paper line from PRIMA "sun kiss":

and here is the WONDERFUL sketch from karan gerber i had to work with:

i outlined the banners with white pen to make them more visible. i added stamped images {PRIMA stamps}, PRIMA flowers from different collections and fussy cut elements to decorate my picture. the LOVELY green swirl is from FLOURISH with a BLING - chloe pearl flourish olive green. i cut one of them in two to fit on my project and i used some FWAB adhesive pearls olive green in the corner.

i added a lot of butterflies as well - i used MARTHA STEWART's "pop up butterfly" edge punch, "monarch butterfly"  and "large monarch butterfly" punches and fussy cut images from the pattern papers to create my butterflies:

as usual i did a lot of stitching, inking and embossing on this page.

THANK YOU for visiting my blog!

have a BEAUTIFUL swirly day! 

  hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, May 30

HOME is where the HEART is {DT work for heartfelt creations}

hello scrappy friends,

after a looong break - i'm back and scrappy more than ever:-)

as you know, today it is wednesday and it is time for my weekly HEARTFELT CREATIONS project.

this week i decided to mix different lines of paper, stamps and embellishments and here is the result:

HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used on this project:  

for the background i used 12” x 12” pattern paper from webster's pages' "WONDERFALL" collection. i placed PRIMA's "iron gate" mask in the middle and created the gate image using TIM HOLTZ’ "tea dye" distress ink pad.

i framed the pictures with two light blue stripes, punched with martha stewart's "doily lace" edge punch and placed it on a brown rectangle, punched with martha stewart's "cherish" punch set. then i fussy cut different floral elements from pattern paper, embossed them slightly to give dimension to my page and arranged them around the picture. 

i printed a smaller picture, cut a window in the fussy cut frame with decorative scissors and glued the picture inside it. i added STICKLES "copper" glitter glue to outline the frame and glued the framed picture on my layout with 3d adhesive tape. 

 then i stamped and cut the wooden fence elements with HC palisade farmstead set and HC rustic western elements die; glued them under the picture and decorated them with leafy branches {HC decorative layered basket die}. 

i stamped and cut the blossoms from two different pattern papers. i used the HC flora grande 2 set, HC flora grande 1 set and the blossoms nestabilities die. i shaped the individual petals by hand, glued the layers together and added STICKLES glitter glue to the flowers' center.

i stamp and cut the small leaves with HC distressed leaves set and the foliage shapeabilities die.  

for the title i fussy cut the big blue letters from WEBSTER'S PAGES' pattern paper, covered them with TIM HOLTZ' cotton candy crackle paint and adhered them with 3d tape. then i wrote the sub-title by hand with white ball pen and i colored the small letters with TIM HOLTZ' distress markers and the big ones with stickles copper glitter glue. 

using the HC decorative butterfly-border die i cut a border from brown cardstock. i glued pattern paper stripe and lace on top of it and added it to the upper left corner of my layout.

i hope you ENJOYED my post!

come back next wednesday for more HEARTFELT CREATIONS projects!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, May 16

a beautiful day {DT work for heartfelt creations}

hello scrappy friends! 

it's wednesday again and it is time for another HEARTFELT CREATIONS reveal! 

my project this week is featuring the AMAZING old english garden collection

HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used on this project:

 i made the base for my card from 13,5 x 27 cm light pink cardstock and distressed the edges with TIM HOLTZ' “victorian velvet” distress ink pad. i glued on top of it a 13 x 13 cm square from dark pink cardstock {i distressed its edges with TIM HOLTZ' “tea dye” distress ink. 

then i coloured a 12,5 x 12,5 cm white cardstock rectangle with pink bubblegum distress ink, stamped the dotted background image from HC tattered background set with light brown ink and distressed its edges with TIM HOLTZ' “victorian velvet” distress ink. i created the glittery frame with stickles copper glitter glue. 

using the HC tattered blossoms set and HC tattered blossoms die i stamped and die cut the layers for my tattered blossoms. i used PRIMA marketing “ledger” paper pad.  

for the leaves i used HC distressed leaves set and nested leaves nestabilities. i embossed them and then i arranged them around the blossoms. 

i stamped my sentiment of pattern paper {HC heartfelt expressions set}, cut the frame with fancy tags 2 shapeabilities die and placed the ready tag on my card.

i added stickles copper glitter glue to finish off my project!

i hope you enjoyed today's post!
hope to see you back tomorrow!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, May 15

winter fun {DT work for sketchabilities}

good morning scrappy friends!

it's 15th of the month and it's time for another reveal at SKETCHABILITIES!

the first sketch for this month is #71 and it is designed by the very creative owner of SKETCHABILITIES karan gerber.

"winter fun"

and here is the sketch:

i used the ever so cute "winter fairy tales" collection by webster's pages.

here are some close ups from my layout:

i fussy cut the cute winter village from "magic all around" paper; i used 3d tape to give dimension to my page.

the title is created with webster's pages alpha stickers and fabric tickets, which i embellished with rhinestones.

the pink ovals with cute text i cut from "once upon a time" paper - there are so many and the possibilities to use them are endless!

i fussy cut the butterflies from "little fairy tale" paper - i think they look perfect on a little pink fairy snowy layout!

the cute deer came from my background paper, as the subtitle.

i used TIM HOLTZ' bigz die "holiday lamppost" as an embellishment.

and don't forget, you have until may 29th to complete your project and link it under SKETCHABILITIES' challenge blog post.

i can't wait to see your creations!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, May 14

BLING-tastic NEWS!

hello scrappy friends!

what a better way to start the week, then with a BLING-tastic NEWS!

i've been invited to join flourish with a bling very first design team! YAY! 

over the next year i'll be presenting you their AMAZING products and designs!
i can't wait until my first package filled with FWAB goodies arrives! 

here are the rest of the talented ladies from the design team:

 a very big congratulations to everyone!  

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, May 13

water fun {DT work for scrapbook challenges}

hello scrappy friends!

i'm hosting the monthly PRODUCT challenge at scrapbook challenges.

this month i've got a pretty messy one for you - it's all about the GLITTER.
all you have to do is get your glitter glue / powder and start glittering!

the MAY theme is FAMILY and that's why i used pictures from our FAMILY vacation in ANTALYA for my project - 


as you can see i used a lot of GLITTER on my page.

i used the amazing FANCY PANTS "rusted sun" collection in combination with tattered angels screen prints  "coastal breeze". after i stamped my image i added stickles "copper" glitter glue to it. 

there is a lot of glitter on FANCY PANTS glitter cuts:

 i coloured my title with ice stickles "christmas red" glitter glue:

some turquoise glitter glue for decoration:

i hope you like my challenge!

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

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, May 9

my cup of tea {DT work for heartfelt creations}

hello scrappy friends!

we are delighted to present the OLD ENGLISH GARDEN collection. come have a cup of tea with us in our old english garden. with flower blooms as fresh as the morning dew and cracked walls as old as the dirt beneath it, this set offers a rustic flavor. the typography flows as smoothly as a calm spring breeze. Be sure to grab the custom die for maximum creative versatility and fun 3D depth! there are 6 new precut stamp sets and one beautiful new exclusive spellbinders die designed for HEARTFELT CREATIONS

and this what i've created with the FANTASTIC new release:

HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used on this project:

i started by preparing my background - i shaped the edges of a 12 x 12" pattern paper {PRIMA marketing LEDGER paper pad} with martha stewart “CHERISH” punch around the page set. then, i cut a 28 x 28 cm square from my core'dinations "rose embroidery" pink cardstock and stamped the corner swirl from HC tattered blossom swirls set in all 4 corners and the background image from HC broken cinder blocks set along the edges.

i cut another piece of pattern paper {27 x 27cm} and shape its edges with martha stewart “cherish” punch around the page set; placed it on top of the pink cardstock and stitched it with green DMC thread. i punched 4 stripes from pink and blue pattern paper using FISKARS “apron lace” edge punch, curled the edges and framed my picture with them.

then i stamped 4 middle and 1 large cups with HC china fragments set on different color pattern paper and die cut them with nested tea cups nestabilities. i coloured the edges and the large flowers with martha stewart golden glitter marker and adhered them around the picture with 3d double sided type.

using the HC tattered blossoms precut set and HC tattered blossoms die i stamped and die cut the layers for my tattered blossoms. i coloured them a bit with TIM HOLTZ' “tattered rose” and “victorian velvet” distress ink pads, embossed and shaped the petals by hand and layered the flowers. i added STICKLES “golden” glitter glue in the middle of the blossom to make it prettier.

using the HC distressed leaves set and nested leaves nestabilities i stamp and die cut the leaves. i used 3 sizes for the different blossoms. to match the cups pattern i stamped and cut few posies with HC posy patch flowers set and HC posy patch die; embossed their petals, added a rhinestone in the middle and glued them with 3d tape around the tattered blossoms.

i used PRIMA "almanac" alphabet stickers {the words} and pink puffy alphabet for the title.

and here is the exciting part:

you can WIN the entire new release! all you have to do is leave a comment on the HC blog by may 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $141.99. The winner will be announced on next wednesday's blog. 

purchase the entire collection by clicking HERE and SAVE $15.99! T

NOTE! the nested tea cup shapeabilities is not part of the IWIA set and must be purchased separately.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, May 4

scrapbook challenges BLOG HOP with a twist!

hello scrappy friends!

tomorrow is the NSD and there will be a lot of celebrations everywhere! that's why we {the SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES team} decided to start early and give you an extra day to join our BLOG HOP with a TWIST!

and the puzzling twist is that you will have to make 12 stops on our BLOG HOP and at each stop you will collect a new piece of the puzzle - a total of 12 puzzle pieces. and what you will find hidden in these puzzle pieces?

the blog hop sketch

here is my piece of the puzzle - #2 of 12:

even the prizes for this blog train are a mystery! there is a hint though in each piece can you guess what they are!

prizes will be given as follows:

to the SC member who participate in the HOP ON section:

to the SC member who comments on all the participating blogs in the PUZZLING BLOG HOP:

and to one lucky random brand new member who joins the site between 4th and 6th of may:

and because is the NSD and to fit in the celebrating mood i'll send a prize filled with scrappy goodies to one lucky follower of my blog!

all you have to do is become a follower and leave me a comment in the comment section to tell me about it!

if you followed the correct path, you cam here from the SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES' blog.

your next stop will be CATHY's blog!

please remeber that because we are an international team some posts may not be up right away. but be patient - they will be up soon.

for our digi members because of the “mystery” nature of this blog hop we will not be providing a digital template of this blog hop sketch. we hope you understand!

have an amazing NSD and loads of FUN hopping!

hugs'n smiles,

Wednesday, May 2

LOVE is patient {DT work for heartfelt creations}

hello scrappy friends!

it's wednesday again and it is time for my favourite weekly post - my HEARTFELT CREATIONS project!

this week i got to work with the absolutely fabulous picture from LINDA and WILLIS.

so, here it is - my layout for this amazing and inspirational couple - 

"LOVE is patient and kind" 

heartfelt creations products used on this project:

i started by distressing the edges of my cardstock with TIM HOLTZ' “broken sapphire” distress ink. i cut rectangle from pattern paper and shaped its edges with MARTHA STEWART “3 dot” punch around the page set. then, i cut a smaller rectangle from yellowish cardstock, rounded its corners, distressed the edges and coloured them with “broken sapphire”. i stitched the yellow cardstock rectangle on top of the pattern paper rectangle and then i stamped the frame around this picture with HC daisy patch swirls set.

using the picot edge circles nestabilities die i cut out few circles from pattern paper. i stamped the circular sentiment from HC agape love set on a yellow cardstock and added it on top of the large blue picot circle. then, i stamped the LOVE sentiment in the middle to create my title. 

i stamped various sizes flowers with HC botanical floral 2 set and HC botanical floral 1 set and die cut them with rose creations shapeabilities; embossed and shaped the individual petals by hand. then i punched few starburst flowers and glued them in the middle of my blossoms. i attached the different layers with a brad and sprayed the purple flowers with glimmer mist “delphinium”. 

using the HC belle rose die i cut few leaves with swirls, embossed them and arranged them around the picture. to finish off my layout, i added rhinestones and glitter glue.

i hope you liked today's post!

come back next wednesday for the may NEW product release!

hugs 'n smiles,