Tuesday, March 31

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MARCH blog hop


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

i just can't get enough from the ROMANTIQUE GARDEN collection - the stamps are perfect for any occasion card and you can use any colour and any type of pigment you like to colour them:

HCPC 3323 large elegant word background cling stamp set
HCPC 3641 heartthrob cling stamp set
HCD1-755 romantique garden die
HCD1-747 arianna lace die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
MEMENTO dye ink pad - toffee crunch
double dots 100pc.

and here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed the hop so far! 

if you followed the right path, you came here from ujjwal gupta's blog.
you next stop is sarah miller's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
caroline duncan
giovana smith
glenda brooks
vicki dutcher
amarilys doria
kerry urbatch
ujjwal gupta
emilia van den heuvel --> ME

this hop starts today, march 31st, 2015 and closes friday, april 3rd, 2015 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, april 4th, 2015. 

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

have fun hopping! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, March 29


hello scrappy friends!

here is my last layout (for this month) with the playful 2 cool 4 school collection from KAISERCRAFT (available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS store).

this time i decided to create clean and simple page, which is really easy considering the pre-designed background papers and pre-cut embellishments of this paper line

for my background i used the HOME ECO gloss paper, which is a layout on its own! i added the cut off strip from the SOCIAL STUDIES paper, because it fitted so well the design of the gloss paper.

for the layers under my pictures i used TECHNOLOGY patterned paper and captured moments 6×4 cards SCHOOL DAYS matching the 2 cool 4 school collection. I adhered the different layers with mounting foam tape and KAISERCRAFT 6mm double-sided tape

i used die cuts from the COLLECTABLES package and stickers from the 12×12″ sticker sheet to decorate my page.

I used the "back to school" die cut from the COLLECTABLES package as a subtitle.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

come back in the begging of APRIL if you are curious about KAISERCRAFT newest release!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, March 26

you are FABULOUS mixed-media tag {SA CRAFTERS}

hello lovely friends!

it is my turn today at the SA CRAFTERS' blog and i've prepared a mixed-media tag and a detailed video tutorial to share with you - 


i created this tag as a gift to my god daughter. she is FABULOUS and growing more perfect with every single day! 

for my base i used SA CRAFTERS wood tags #2 for mini album cover set. i covered the solid part with FABER-CASTELL gesso and TIM HOLTZ "spun sugar" and "worn lipstick". when the ink has dried, i added the pattern using SA CRAFTERS "fancy flower" stencil and TIM HOLTZ "fired brick" ink pad. and a second layer with "triangle" stencil and pink paint.

to finish off my background design i stamped the brown pattern using KAISERCRAFT "diamonds" and "lattice" clear stamps. the golden edge i created with VIVA DECOR inka gold - gold.

the wooden doll and the wings are also from SA CRAFTERS - nadia doll and lily ornaments. i coloured the wings using gesso and pink distress ink and STICKLES glitter glue. for the doll i used COPIC CIAO markers.

the glittery golden-pink and white butterflies are from KAISERCRAFT "all that glitters" collection  - paper pad and collectables pack.

and here is the step-by-step YOUTUBE tutorial

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

have a lovely week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, March 15


hello kaisercraft fans!

it is a new month and a new collection for me to play with from the amazing MERLY IMPRESSIONS store! 

this month i have the pleasure to work with KAISERCRAFT most artsy collection 2 cool 4 school - crayons, pencils, paints... you can find everything in the COLLECTABLES pack!

and here is my first project with this collection- 


for my background i used ART patterned paper. i adder a layer of RANGER INK multi-medium gesso in the middle and after it has dried, i added the hearts pattern using TIM HOLTZ hearts layering stencil and RANGER INK texture paste. then i coloured the already dried hearts in the colours of the rainbow using TINK HOLTZ distress ink pads (from right to left) – fired brick, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters, tumbled glass, chipped sapphire, milled lavender.

i added some of the dark pink hearts from the epoxy stickers CANDY set to continue my heart pattern outside the “wooden frame”.

for the layers under my pictures i used TECHNOLOGY patterned paper and captured moments 6×4 cards school days matching the 2 cool 4 school collection. i adhered the different layers with mounting foam tape and KAISERCRAFT 6mm double-sided tape.

for my title i fussy cut the large blue pencil from the MATHEMATICS pattern paper and using KAISERCRAFT mini alpha stickers – black and white i wrote my title. i adhered the pencil using KAISERCRAFT mounting foam dots.

for my subtitle i used the same mini alpha stickers, which  arranged on top of two fussy cut banners from printed tape ornate.

the flowers are from KAISERCRAFT as well – mini paper blooms SEA BREEZE and AMETHYST.

i added also a few of the cardstock die cuts from the COLLECTABLES package.

the large pencil rainbow is made of fussy cut pencil shapes from the ENGLISH patterned paper. to finish my design i added different colours rhinestones and pearls, next to the same coloured pencils. i used KAISERCRAT rhinestones ORANGE, LILAC, SPLIT PEA and DARK BLUE, and HOT PINK pearls.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have a creative week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, March 11

ALWAYS live full the life {SA CRAFTERS & 7 DOTS STUDIO}

hello crafty friends!

today is mu turn over at SA CRAFTERS' blog and i would like to share my newest creation + a video tutorial i made using their lovely designs! 

"ALWAYS live full the LIFE you have imagined"

my layout was inspired by 7 DOTS STUDIO february challenge "HEARTS"

the challenge was really easy - just use HEARTS on your project! and if you ask me these pictures can carry a lot of hearts!

for my layout i mixed two paper collections from 7 dots studio:



for my background i used the "love and be loved" pattern paper from "all i ever" and "dance with me" pattern paper from "hopefully". i cut out the swirly decoration and tucked the second pattern paper under.

i stamped the background with PRIMA marketing "doily" stamp and used SA CRAFTERS 6x6 arrow stencil to create the dimensional pattern around my pictures.

i used various chippies and wooden embellishments to decorate my layout. some of them i altered with black embossing powder, others with TATTERED ANGELS glimmer glaze "black olive".

the nice foliage is from SA CRAFTERS chipboard set "leaves no.1".

the small hearts are from the wood mini hearts sentiments set.

and of course there are a lot of hearts on my page - paper doilies,  wooden embellishments, stamped images and resin ornaments.

the lovely stickers are from 7 DOTS STUDIO all i ever collection.

the flowers are from PRIMA marketing:

#538934 fiesta flowers coral sea
#301033 e-line flowers pink
#556792 miss godivas blush
#556846 miss godivas marshmallow
#553036 gillian white

 and PETALOO - spring darjeeling colleciton.

for my title i used another chipboard set from SA CRAFTERS - chipboard title sentiment family always.

i stamped the subtitle with KAISERCRAFT "life sentiments" clear stamp.

here is a list with all the SA CRAFTERS products i used on my project: 

and here you can find the YOUTUBE tutorial:

thank you for stopping by today!
i hope you enjoyed my project!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, March 2

DIE-VERSIONS spring release 2015

hello crafty friends!

if you are looking for nice spring and easter dies, you came to the right place! the newest SPRING SHOWERS release from DIE-VERSIONS is simply amazing!

DV-431 whispers - bunny watercan
DV-432 whispers - spring chicks
DV-433 whispers - spring umbrella
DV-434 whispers - easter egg tower
DV-435 whispers - rainy day
DV-436 whispers - spring bike
DV-437 whispers - birdhouse branch
DV-438 whispers - mushroom set
DV-439 whispers - straw hat
DV-440 whispers - bird bath
DV-441 whispers - flying kites
DV-442 whispers - rain boots
DV-443 whispers - frog in the pond
DV-444 whispers - closed umbrella
DV-445 whispers - straw basket

these 15 dies are perfect for every SPRING themed project and for all those EASTER cards you are planning to send!

have a wonderful sunny week!

hugs 'n smiles,