Friday, July 31


hello lovelies!

SPARKLE N' SPRINKLE and DIE-VERSIONS are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released DIE-VERSIONS dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research. Almost every one has been touched by cancer is one way or another. either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer. 

the DESIGNERS from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you. 

not only are we debuting NINE new DIE-VERSIONS low profile dies (JULY 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal), SPARKLE N' SPRINKLE is also revealing THREE stamp sets for this AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. 

 the SNS sets are: 
SURVIVOR 713 (digi version DIGI713T
AWARENESS 714 (digi version DIGI714T

a GRAND PRIZE winner will be chosen from comments left on the DESIGNERS' blogs and will be announced on august 4th. you won't know who the MYSTERY DESIGNER is until after the joint blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the designers. 

the WINNER will be announced on the DIE-VERSIONS facebook page, the SPARKLE N SPRINKLE facebook page, the DIE-VERSIONS blog, and on the SNS blog and will receive a $25 gift certificate from BOTH DIE-VERSIONS and SPARKLE N' SPRINKLE

and here is what i prepared for this AWARENESS CAMPAIGN -

to create this cars i used dark pink and white cardstock, different embossing powders, a stamp and a die.

the card base is 10 x 15 cm. i cut out 9 x 14 cm rectangle from white cardstock and heat embossed the background using SNS AWARENESS 714 stamp set and SNS Petal Pink Embossing Powder [EP220]. i repeated the word awareness and the ribbon image as many times as necessary to complete the background. after the embossing powder had cooled down, i distressed the edges using TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pad.

for the bra i used DIE-VERSIONS whispers SURVIVOR BRA die and white cardstock. to colour the die cut i used SNS Petal Pink Embossing Powder [EP220] and SNS Antiquities Embossing Powder [EP266].

   if you followed the right path, you should have come from ERET's blog. your next stop is DIANE's blog. if you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the DIE-VERSIONS blog or the SNS blog.

here is the list with all the participants:
Emmy --> YOU are here

(*tip: click on the designer's home tab or the title of her blog if you have any issues with the link.)

we hope you enjoy the AWARENESS joint blog hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.
we also hope that we have inspired you as well!!!

thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the DESIGNERS' blogs to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE. (we love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.) 

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, July 29

BEAUTIFUL REASONS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello KAISERCRAFT fans!

this is my third layout for JULY and as you already know this month i have the pleasure of designing with the most girly paper line from the newest KAISERCRAFT release – SECRET GARDEN (available at the MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store). 

so, here it is – THEO in blue and grey - 


to create the background i used KAISERCRAFT elephant ears weave cardstock and ROSES pattern paper. i cut off 1 cm from each side of the pattern paper, ruffled its edges using TIM HOLTZ paper distresser, then i adhered it a bit tilted onto the cardstock and doodled the white borders with a white ball pen.

the dimensional layer under the picture is created with TIM HOLTZ layering stencil bubble and RANGER texture paste
for the grey borders on the pattern paper i used the colour rub-ons from CHARLOTTES DREAM collection and then i sprinkled all the layers with KAISERMIST spray ink charcoal.

i used pattern papers from the PAPER PAD to create the layers under my picture.

to embellish the layout i used die cut elements from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack, which i altered with rhinestones – silver.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a lovely week!

 hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, July 22

cards with SECRET GARDEN {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty peeps!

popping in today to share my second post for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog. as you already know this month i’m presenting KAISERCRAFT secret garden collection {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}. 

this week i’ve prepared two all occasions cards using embossing folders, the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack matching this collection - 


for my first card i used KAISERCARD cherry weave cardstock for the card base and KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock for the second layer. the card base is 10x15cm and the white cardstock layer is 0.5cm shorter from each side. 

after i cut out the white cardstock, i embossed it with KAISERCRAFT embossing folder SMALL LEAVES, inked its edges with TIM HOLTZ mini distress pad PICKED RASPBERRY and spattered PINK and RED KAISERMIST on top.

after the mists have dried, i added the rest of the layers using pattern papers from the mini PAPER PAD and die cut elements from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack. i adhered all the layers with MOUNTING foam tape and curled the edges of the banners. 

the main sentiment i fussy cut from PATH pattern paper.

 to finish off my design i added RHINESTONES lippy red and mini paper blooms COCONUT, which I altered with TIM HOLTZ mini distress pad PICKED RASPBERRY.



for my second card i used KAISERCARD premium cardstock GREY for the card base and KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock for the second layer. the card base is 10x15cm and the white cardstock layer is 0.5cm shorter from each side. i shaped the edges on the bottom layer with a corner punch. 

to emboss the white cardstock i used KAISERCRAFT embossing folder DAMASK. then i inked its edges with TIM HOLTZ mini distress pad STORMY SKY and spattered KAISERMIST spray ink DENIM on top. 

to create the layers under my sentiment i used PAPER DOILIES, the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack from the secret garden collection. to adhere the layers i used MOUNTING foam tape.

to finish off my design i added RHINESTONES strips clear and RHINESTONES silver.

 THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a lovely creative week! and don’t forget to check MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog regularly for more inspirational projects from our design team!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, July 21

INDIGOBLU july challenge "precious metals"

hello crafty friends!

a new month means a new challenge at INDIGOBLU challenge blog! and this month the theme is... challenge 30 - PRECIOUS METALS

just think megaflakes, metallic paints, anything that reminds you of precious metals, and of course INDIGOBLU stamps!

for the complete rules and how to enter, follow this LINK.

and here is a little bit of inspiration from me to get you started -

to create my card i used one of my favourite INDIGOBLU stamp sets - BLAZING POPPIES red rubber stamp -

and here are some close ups from my project - 

for my card base i used red cardstock - 15 x 21cm, which i folded in two. then i took a 10 x 14,5cm piece of white cardstock and coloured one half with INDIGOBLU english cottage artist's acrylic paint metallic SILVER and GOLDFINGER.

then i stamped the image with blazing poppies red rubber stamp and RANGER jet black ink. after the ink has dried i coloured the poppies with INDIGOBLU english cottage artists acrylic paint postbox RED.

for the small flowers i used INDIGOBLU english cottage artists acrylic paint PARK LANE mixed with a bit of INDIGOBLU english cottage artists acrylic paint PANTRY WHITE to get a lighter tint.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

if you wish to see more of the amazing inspirational PRECIOUS METALS projects from our design team, follow this LINK

check out the RULES and join us for the opportunity to win some fab stamps and a guest spot on the DT for the next challenge! 


hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, July 14

so SPECIAL to ME {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends!

popping today with a new project i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog.

this month i have the absolute pleasure to work with one of KAISERCRAFT newest collections – SECRET GARDEN {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}. this collection has a lot of sweet floral and butterfly patterns perfect for girly shabby chic creations, but also grey and blue papers for those cute boy pictures. 

my first project this month is a shabby chic layout featuring a family picture of me and the kids - 


for the background i used POSY pattern paper. i added floral edge using a sticker from the 12″ STICKER sheet. then i inked the edges of the pattern paper with TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pad PICKED RASPBERRY and i drew a frame using gelly roll pen - WHITE

after the ink has dried i stamped the doily pattern from the CLEAR stamp set matching the collection with TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pad PICKED RASPBERRY and sprinkled KAISERMIST spray ink RED and PINK on top.

after the mists have dried, i adhered half of the BLOSSOM die-cut paper to my background. i embellished it with KAISERCRAFT pearls – PEARL colour. then i created the layers under my picture using papers from the mini PAPER PAD and die cut elements from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack.

 i added also various stripes with sayings from the 12″ STICKER sheet

for the flowers i used die cuts and fussy cut elements from the ROSES pattern paper. i added STICKLES star dust to the flowers and leafy swirls cut with the FOLIAGE decorative die

the title and the sub-title i created with die cut elements from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack
to finish off my design i added dots and hearts from EPOXY STICKERS candy.

 i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

and THANK YOU for dropping by!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, July 1

JULY collections now available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

hello KAISERCRAFT fans!

and welcome to JULY!
it's another month and a fresh set of KAISERCARFT collections are available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS store


features gorgeous birds, florals, butterflies and bright colours for a modern and trendy look - not your regular shabby chic collection! and the stamp set is one you can't go without!


features sketched florals and pretty patterns reminiscent of an english country garden.


features cute and colourful images of elephants, owls & hot air balloons, this collection also includes coordinating 12 x 12 scrapbook albums.

this month MERLY IMPRESSIONS have also three new BEYOND the PAGE products

... and SIX new decorative dies, coordinating with the newest collections - 

have a very creative month!

 hugs 'n smiles,