Sunday, August 31

SPARKLE 'n SPRINKLE spetember release party

hello crafty peeps!

and welcome to SPARKLE N SPRINKLE's september 1st reveal!

this month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced. these sets are 20% off their regular price, until september 3rd. all the new reveal sets are available on cling mounted rubber and as a digital image. the magic of the season, set #653 is the stamp set featured in this month's technique video

the sets are: 

autumn splendor #651 (digi version - DIGI651
farm sweet farm #652 (digi version - DIGI652
magic of the season #653 (digi version - DIGI653
thanksgiving friends #656 (digi version - DIGI656
bountiful blessings #658 (digi version - DIGI658
sweet holiday #655 (digi version - DIGI659

on september 3rd, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. the grand prize winner will receive their choice of: 
1) all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets 
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

the new SNS creative challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

the winner of the blog hop will be announced on september 3rd on FACEBOOK, the SNS blog, and on our blogs: 
emilia van den heuvel --> ME! 

(TOP: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person's blog title to send you to their home page.) 

don't forget to leave a comment with each DESIGNER to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE! we love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well. if you absolutely can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or designer you are commenting about. 

we hope you enjoy the new reveals as much as we do! 
wonder which designer contains the GRAND PRIZE this month?

and here is what i've prepared with the sweet holiday #655 stamp set:

to create my card i used various SNS glitters, pattern papers and white cardstock.

to create the different layers i used SPELLBINDERS labels one nestabilities die.

i coloured the gingerbread house with COPIC SKETCH MARKERS. i added the sparkle effect using different color glitters. for the roof of the house i used GM2000 cloud nine velvet glitter microfine. then i added G1029 bridal glitter to the roof decorations. and finally i coloured the heart with G1022 shell pink glitter.

i die cut the fence using MARIANNE DESIGN die. for the pine tree i used TIM HOLTZ movers and shapers die CHRISTMAS mini. i decorated the tree with GM2000 cloud nine velvet glitter microfine and adhered it to my card using scrapbook adhesives - 3D foam squares - variety pack - white.

here is a list with some of the products you can find at SNS online store:

i hope you enjoyed my project!

have fun hoping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, August 29

AUGUST cards galore with DIE-VERSIONS

 hello crafty friends!

it is the end of the month and as usual i'm sharing my work as a design team member for DIE-VERSIONS

this month i've prepared a few cards featuring our latest release " CHRISTMAS IN JULY".


i used two dies to create this card - sweet wordlets "LET IT SNOW" die and whispers "SANTA's REINDEERS" die.

i layered white cardstock on top of the dark blue card base and added a layer of pattern paper on top. before adhering the layered together i distressed their edges and stitched a white frame on the pattern paper one. 

then i decided to embellish the snowy sky with SANTA's sleigh. i covered a piece of white cardstock with double-sided tape and die cut the sleigh using "SANTA's REINDEERS" die. i removed the second protective layer of the tape and covered the die cut with white glitter to get a glittery shimmering effect.

for my sentiment i used sweet wordlets "LET IT SNOW" die with dark blue pattern paper.



for my second card i used different layers of pattern paper {MARIANNE design}, ribbon and glitter glue. 

 for my sentiment i used whispers HOLIDAY WORD ORNAMENTS die. i die cut the ornaments from white cardstock and colored them with silver and red glitter. 

 i hope you enjoyed today's post! 

THANK YOU for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, August 28


hello crafty peeps!

i would like to share a layout i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS.CO.UK, featuring KAISERCRAFT game on! collection -


i really like this collection! though the papers are designed for a specific sport, you can mix-match them and create your own set for any type of adventure! 

i started with kaisercard coconut weave cardstock, which i cut to 29 x 29 cm. then i sprayed the middle part of my cardstock with DYLUSIONS ink sprayslemon zest and melted chocolate. when the ink had dried, i added the stamped pattern at the edges using KAISERCRAFT film edges clear stamp with black ink and lattice clear stamp with TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pads – salty ocean. to finish off my background design, i hand stitched the black frame and sprinkled some blue and brown DYLUSIONS ink sprays on top of it. 

when i was satisfied with the result, i adhered the already altered coconut weave cardstock onto KAISERCRAFT game on! – player pattern paper.

the coloured rub ons borders are from the TECHNOLOGIC collection.

 to give more dimension to my layout i added two layers under my picture – i used team mate and player patter papers. i distressed their edges using TIM HOLTZ paper distresser tool.

the paper die cuts and embellishments are from the COLLECTABLES packages matching the collection – equipment and awards.

for the journalling spot and some of the paper stripes, i used GAME ON attitude pattern paper.

the rest of the embellishments – banners, quotes – are from the sticker sheets – aussie rules and soccer sticker sheets.

 to finish off my design i added black lace and black rhinestones and some more of the coloured rub-ons from the TECHNOLOGIC collection.

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have a lovely week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, August 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers AUGUST blog hop


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

i decided to go purple this months and here is what i've prepared for you:

i stamped the HCPC 3323 large elegant word background with versamark ink on green cardstock and heat emboss the set using SNS gold detail embossing powder [EP168]. after the embossing powder has cooled down, i ruffled the edges of the cardstock using TIM HOLTZ distressing tool and adhered it to the card base with mounting foam tape.

to create the oval layers for my card i used SPELLBINDERS floral ovals die and nestabilities ovals small die. i heat embossed the inner part of the second layer using HCPC 3323 large elegant word background stamp and SNS gold detail embossing powder [EP168]

for the sentiment banner i used HCPC3321 believe precut set with golden embossing powder.

to create the cardinal bird i used one of HEARTFELT CREATIONS vintage precut stamp set - HCPC3353 cardinla family. i stamped the image on creme coloured cardstock using RANGER brown archival ink and coloured it with PANPASTELS.

i created the branch, using HCPC3490 holiday mail precut set. i stamped the image on green cardstock and fussy cut the small details.

to create my card i used the following HC products:

i hope you enjoyed today's project!

from here you go to selma stevenson's blog.

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
selma stevenson
amarilys doria
alissa wells
giovana smith
candy slabaugh
kerry urbatch
sarah miller
glenda brooks
lisa nazario-gregory
mary faus
vicki dutcher
debbie seyer
lisa allen

this hop starts today, august 26th and closes friday, august 29th 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, august 30th, 2014.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, August 22


hello crafty peeps! 

i've got a new project to share with you today! to create my layout i used KAISERCRAFT game on! collection and it is all about little THEO learning how to jump in the water.

this summer we went to FRANCE and SPAIN for our summer holiday and in the beginning THEO would just sit by the pool, playing nicely with his water bucket, but he would refuse to go into the water. well, long story short, at the end of our vacation he was not only playing in the pool, but he even dared to jump in the water! and we stayed only about 10 days there. you can only imagine how PROUD we were of our little boy! 

 i started with KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock, which i altered using TIM HOLTZ bubble layering stencil and TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pads – scattered straw.

then i added the blue pattern with KAISERCRAFT diamonds clear stamp and TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pads – salty ocean.

 after the ink has dried i punched the edge pattern and layered the altered cardstock on the GAME ON! winner patter paper. before i attached the two layers, i covered the reddish pattern with RANGER multi-medium gesso.

 for the layeres under my pictures i used GAME ON! team mate pattern paper and GAME ON! winner patter paper. i ruffled their edges with TIM HOLTZ paper distresser. the paper die cuts and embellishments are from the COLLECTABLES packages matching this collection – equipment and awards

to create the flap for the picture in the middle i used GAME ON! athlete pattern paper - the only one featuring swimming motives. but as you can see, you can create a jump-in-the-pool layout using baseball papers or even basketball ones.

i've added a hidden jouranlling spot to record THEO's achievement without spoiling my design.

to embellish my layout i used paper die cuts, KAISERCRAFT mini paper blooms coconut, paper blooms sage and black rhinestones.
and a few of the stickers matching my swimming theme – swimming sticker sheet

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have a wonderful week!

hugs 'n smiles,