Saturday, March 30

HEARTFELT CREATIONS march alumni blog hop WINNER

hello crafty friends!

i am trilled to announce that the winner of the HEARTFELT CREATIONS march alumni blog hop was chosen from my blog. 


you have won a $25 gift certificate to spend at HEARTFELT CREATIONS online shop

please email EMMA LOU {} with subject line "winner of march alumni hop" to claim your prize.

 a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us this month. 

i hope to see you on april 29th when our april alumni blog hop will begin!


hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, March 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MARCH blog hop

hello HC fans!

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

this month I decided to work with the AMAZING "vintage floret" collection:


i used "vintage floret" paper collection and the matching stamps and cutting die. 

i fussy cut the fancy door from the pattern paper, stamped and die cut the bird house and the little birdies with HC brookside manor precut set, HC bird haven precut set and HC garden romance die

after i stamped and die cut my blossoms, i shaped the petals and assembled my flowers. i added STICKLES glitter glue to make them look more vintage.

i stamped the background with HC broken cinder blocks pre set and versamark ink and added embossing powder.

i hope you enjoyed my creation!

here is the list with HEARTFELT CREATIONS products i used on my card:
if you followed the right order you landed on my blog from dina kowal's blog and your next stop is alissa well's blog

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop: 
selma stevenson
dina kowal
emilia van den heuvel --> {you are here}
alissa well
sarah miller
lisa allen

this hop starts today, march 26th and closes friday, march 29th at midnight. 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, march 30th.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, March 25

kaboodle doodles challenge #164

hello crafty friends! 

its monday and it is time for another challenge at KABOODLE DOODLES

this week the theme is "EASTER or EARLY SPRING"

and here is a little bit of inspiration from me:

i used different color cardstock, MARTHA STEWART edge punch "arch lattice" and SPELLBINDERS "floral ovals" and "lacey ovals" nestabilities dies.

for my title i used PRIMA marketing clear stamp for the word HAPPY and EASTER is hand-written.

if you wish to see more of the FANTASTIC projects the design team have created, visit KABOODLE DOODLES' blog

the sponsor this week is WHOOPSY DAISY and the winner will receive 8 images from their store.

and remember, your projects need to be posted by sunday, march 31, 2013 under KABOODLE DOODLES' blog post and the winners will be announced on tuesday, april 2, 2013. 

 hugs 'n smiles, 

Thursday, March 21

cuteness overload {DT work for scrapbook challenges}

hello scrappy friends!

another week another sketch at SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES. and here is my interpretation on it - 


and here is this week's sketch #336:

to create my layout i used PRIMA markeing "sun kiss" collection.

i begun with white cardstock, DONNA DOWNEY "hexagon grunge" mask and TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads "tumbled glass" and "shabby shutters". 

i outlined some of the honeycombs with FABER-CASTELL artistic pens to give dimension to my background. 

i used several MARTHA STEWART punches to create the embellishments for my page. i used "garden gate trim" deep edge punch, "doily lace" edge punch, "large monarch butterfly" and "garden butterfly" layering punch.

i used various stamps to colour my background - TIM HOLTZ "nature's discovery", PRIMA markeing "songbird" collection stamp and "sun kiss" clear stamp.

the flocked rub-ons are from PRIMA as well - "alla prima collection". 

for the title i used canvas alphabet letters. the pearls and rhinestones are from FLOURISH WITH A BLING...

as is the pearly swirl - FWAB "grace pearl flourish mango"

i hope i managed to inspire you a little!

can't wait to see your creations in the SC gallery!
hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, March 20

DREAM {flourish with a bling}

 hello scrappy friends!

it was my turn to post on FLOURISH WITH A BLING blog this week and here is what i created with some of their FABULOUS products:


for this layout i used the new PRIMA marketing "fairy rhymes" collection pack and loads of other PRIMA products. i fussy cut the butterflies and the fairies from the paper pack {so many amazing images in this collection}. the pearly swirl is from FLOURISH WITH A BLING "chloe pearl flourish olive green". i cut it two to fit my design better, but there are so many ways to use a FWAB flourish :-)

the pink mulberry roses are from PRIMA, as well as the bird - wood icons in a box "birds and owls". i covered it with gesso first and then i added TIM HOLTZ "tattered rose" distress embossing powder.

to create the frame around my picture i used pattern papers, MARTHA STEWART "vintage floral" punch around the edge set and PRIMA marketing "songbird" collection trim pack.

i used various pearls and rhinestones from FWAB to create the fairy look and feel of my page.

the branch chippie with from SCRAPMATTS "leaf spray". i altered it with brown embossing powder.

all the flowers are from PRIMA marketing. i used various collection to create my spray - e-line flower embellishments "fuchsia", miniature mulberry roses, "sparkling spring" fabric flowers and "miss godivas" blush blossoms.

for my title i used TIM HOLTZ "dream" cutting die. i used tick cardboard, which i painted with gesso, first and then i covered with TIM HOLTZ "worn lipstick" distress ink. when it was dry, i covered the word with "picket fence" crackle paint and the border with "clear rock candy". i added a few FWAB rhinestones and placed it on my page.

i used PRIMA marketing "alla prima collection" flocked rub ons as a doily edge under my title.

i just love the new wooden embellishments from PRIMA marketing - they are so tiny and cut and the possibilities to alter them and make them your own are endless!

i used two of my mushrooms from the "leaves and mushrooms" pack. i altered them with crackle paint and distress ink.

the pretty rub on is from BASIC GREY "sugared" collection.

here is a list with some of the products i used on this project:

have a GREAT SUNNY week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, March 19

just darling {DT work for the PAPERHAUS mag}

hello lovelies!

as promised, today i'm sharing my layout with the mixed media doll - 


i used so many different techniques and products on this page, so be prepared - it will be a really long post with lots of close ups :-)

i begun with white cardstock, donna downey "turkish grunge" mask and PANPASTELS. after i finished working with my mask, i outlined some of the masked areas to give extra colour to my background.

all fussy cut embellishments and patter papers used on this page are from PRIMA "songbird" paper collection. 

to create my flower spread i used PRIMA tasha caramel, PRIMA godivas blush and PRIMA mayfair mix blossoms {they all go so well together}. i stamped the branch with leaves with DYLUSIONS edges stamps and then i fussy cut the part i needed. the rest of the die cut leaves are made with MARIANNE design dies. 

 to colour the resign bird i used glimmer glaze "cowboy" and TIM HOLTZ distress paint "spun sugar" for the resign heart. 

i used TIM HOLTZ sizzix die "butterflight" as an embellishment. i coloured the butterflies with distress ink and stamped them with PRIMA marketing stamp. for the brown shadow flowers i used donna salazar cutting die, HEARTFELT CREATIONS stamp and RANGER embossing powder gold.

the amazing peal swirl is from FLOURISH WITH A BLING "chloe pearls flouirsh antique gold".

i stamped the doll with PRIMA mixed media doll stamp, enlarged it and created my paper doll. if you are interested in a detailed description on how i did it, click HERE for my newest tutorial.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

here is a list with some of the products i used on this layout:

have a lovely day!

hugs 'n smiles,