Tuesday, April 28

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers APRIL blog hop


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

this month i thought of using spring flowers, butterflies and little birdies for my card. well, there was no place for the bird at the end, but i suppose it is the thought that counts:-)

HCPC 3608 arianna blooms cling stamp set
HCPC 3474 heartfelt expressions cling stamp set
HCD1 748 arianna blooms 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 of my project:

i hope you enjoyed the hop so far! 

if you followed the right path, you came here from vicki dutcher's blog.
you next stop is gini williams cagle's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
vicki dutcher
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
gini williams cagle
ujjwal gupta
glenda brooks
sarah miller
amarilys doria
kerry urbatch
mary faus

this hop starts today, april 28th, 2015 and closes friday, may 1st, 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, may 2nd, 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,

Tuesday, April 21


hello scrappy friends! 

i've got another KAISERCRAFT layout to share with you today! and because it is still APRIL i used their brand new “all that glitters” collection, available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS’ online store


for the background i used the GOLDEN FLOWERS foil paper. to give it more colour i used KAISERCOLOUR PAINT – pretty pink and the new KAISERMIST SPRAY INKSantique gold.

the white bubble edges i made with TEXTURE PASTE and TIM HOLTZ’ layering stencil – bubble. when the paste and the paint were dry i stamped butterflies using KAISERCRAFT butterflies clear stamp and KAISERCARFT mini ink pad – black.

to embellish the picture i used die cuts from the PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack matching the ALL THAT GLITTERS collection. i inked the edges of the die cuts with mini ink pad VINTAGE.

to collect all the glossy butterflies i used a pattern sheet from the PAPER PAD and the GOLDEN BUTTERFLIES foil paper to fussy cut some of them and i also picked a few die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack. i shaped all butterflies with the embossing tool and adhered them to my projects using mounting foam tape and mounting foam dots.

the sticker sayings are from the 12″ sticker sheet. i used a golden pen to outline them.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

 have a wonderful scrappy afternoon!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, April 9


hello everybody! 

cou believe that it is APRIL already? and the spring is coming even in HOLLAND! :-) but the best of all is that in this month of flowers, butterflies and blossoming trees, i’ll have the pleasure to work with one of KAISERCRAFT most amazing collections “ALL THAT GLITTERS” available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

 and here is my first layout - 


on the picture is my little angel ELISE after her professional ballet photo shoot. this year was really heavy for her. she needed A+ grades on her state exams and unique performance at the audition for the school she wanted to go to. and she DID it! she got in!

meet the newest student of the ROYAL CONSERVATORY for music and dance in THE HAGUE!
we are so proud with her! she is indeed FABULOUS!
 for my background i used the GLOSS pattern paper, which altered with gesso and the new KAISERMIST spray inkspink, red and antique gold.

to create the layers under my picture i used glossy golden paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad from the same collection. then i fussy cut pink vertical stripe from a different pattern paper and decorated it with golden zig-zag edges (from CHEVRON glitter paper).

the lovely peonies i fussy cut from CHEVRON and GLOW pattern paper from the same collection. to shape the flowers i used an embossing tool and then i adhered them with mounting foam tape to my project.

the die cut sayings and quotes are from the COLLECTABLES pack and the 12″ sticker sheet. i used mounting foam tape and mounting foam dots to put them in place. 

for the glossy butterflies i used a pattern sheet from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and a few die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack.

to finish off my layout i added rhinestones soft pink.

 i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have an amazing day!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, April 8

mixed-media card with chippies and stencils {SA CRAFTERS}

good morning lovelies! 

it is time for my monthly project for SA CRAFTERS and i've prepared a brand new creation + a video tutorial to share! 

this time i decided to create an every occasion card for my best friend! i haven't seen her in awhile and i believe a hand-made card is the perfect way to send my regards and best wishes to her! 

so, here it is - a mixed-media card for your best friend:

for my background i used 10 x 15 cm white card base, which i altered with SA CRAFTERS 6x6" triangle stencil and black ink, and TIM HOLTZ brown distress ink.

for my second layer i was wondering between mint and black, but at the end i decided that though mint will add an extra colour to my colour palette, black look much better with my vintage-industrial design. 

for the third, and the final paper layer, i used pattern paper from the 6 x 6" paper pad from KAISERCRAFT antique bazaar collection.

to give extra dimension to my project, i used SA CRAFTERS chevron mix sides stencil with white texture paste and the fancy flowers stencil with black ink. to finish off my background i sprinkled TATTERED ANGELS "bahama blue" glimmer mist and "black olive" glimmer glaze on top.

to alter the gear wheels (SA CRAFTERS chipboard gears pack) i used VERSAMARK watermark stamp pad and CLEARSNAP black embossing powder.

then i applied the same combination for the square chipboard frame. the die cut sentiment and the clock faces come from KAISERCRAFT antique bazaar collectables pack.

and here is a step-by-step YOUTUBE video tutorial:

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have a FABULOUS week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, April 1

APRIL collections now available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

hello KAISERCRAFT fans!

the new collections are finally available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS store! there are some amazing designs this month!

pretty, feminine, floral and pink! what more could we ask for really :) ideal for mixed media, and MOTHERS DAY cards and creations, and the specialty page with the gloss design (it is shown in black in the image below) as its great to use with mists and inks to give it your own effects!


flea markets and trash and treasure were the influences for this collection. the woodgrain and the page with all the drawers are absolutely amazing! and i guess i feel pretty lucky, because i get to work with this collection next month!


and last, but not least, the uper bright and fun CHASE RAINBOWS collection. it is a paper line that is very on trend right now and looks amazing used in so many ways!


but wait... this is not all! this month there are NEW KAISERCRAFT decorative dies (compatible with most embossing and diecut machines), brand NEW embossing folders and misting TEMPLATES. but the best news is that KAISERCRAFT came up with its own KAISERMIST spray INKS in ten wonderful colours!

have a lovely creative week!

hugs 'n smiles,