Tuesday, January 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JANUARY blog hop


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

it is our first blog hop for this year and i thought of creating a cheerful and bright project with HEARTFELT CREATIONS' last january {2015} release -

HCPC3644 birds and blooms cling stamp set
HCD1-756 birds and blooms die
ZVA CREATIVE crystal flourish clear
RANGER embossing powder - gold
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares

and here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed my project!

if you followed the right path you came here from glenda brooks' blog and
your next stop is amarilys doria's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
alissa wells
vicki dutcher
caroline duncan
glenda brooks
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
amarilys doria
ujjwal gupta
kathy clement
mary faus
sarah miller
gini cagle
lisa allen

this hop starts today, january 26th, 2016 at 8 am and closes friday, january 29th, 2016 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, january 30st, 2016. 

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

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, January 24

CHERISH TODAY {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty peeps!

i would like to share my latest layout with you, which i designed using KAISERCRAFT's treasured moments collection {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS’ online store}. there is also a short tutorial on how to alter your background using CLEAR stamps and KAISERMISTS at the beginning of this post -


for my background i used WONDER pattern paper. i placed my picture on the paper and marked its position using a pencil. then i took RANGER archival ink black and KAISERCRAFT clear stamp " BOTANICAL" and started stamping around my marks. i didn’t use the stamp design completely instead i stamped random parts to create the frame-like image.

 after the black ink has dried, i took the flower stamp from the clear stamp set matching the collection, TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pad – WORN LIPSTICK and SHABBY SHUTTERS, and stamped the image several times on my frame.

after that i took the clock face and the dictionary words from the same stamp set and stamped them randomly onto my background paper.

as a final touch i sprinkled KAISERMIST spray ink – PINK, CANDY and ANTIQUE GOLD on top.
to create the layers under my picture i used different pattern papers from the mini PAPER PAD and die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack. i shaped the edges of the pattern papers using MARTHA STEWART edge punch and adhered them with MOUNTING foam tape.

the wooden heart is from KAISERCRAFT’s lucky dip wooden shapes – HEARTHS. i altered it with STAMPENDOUS copper embossing enamel.

 for the flowers cluster i used stickers from the 12″ STICKER sheet, die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack and fussy cut images from the mini PAPER PAD. before adhering them to my design i shaped them with EMBOSSING tool and altered them with STICKLES star dust.

 i used stickers from the 12″ STICKER sheet also as subtitles or random quotes.

the intricate design under the sticker word is made with KAISERCRAFT’s charlotte dream rub-ons set. i used the same set to add the leafy edges to the background paper.

as a final touch i added few gems from RHINESTONE sparklets – CORAL pack.

here is a list with all products available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS’ online store:

i hope i managed to inspire you today! have an amazing weekend! and don't forget to scrap! :-)

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, January 21

INDIGOBLU january challenge "anything goes"

hello crafty peeps!

i would like to share with you the first INDIGOBLU challenge of 2016! we thought to give you a free hand with your IINDIGOBLU stamps, so this month's challenge is "ANYTHING GOES"

any creation you have made with your INDIGOBLU stash and not entered before, is what we'd like to see. 

and here is some inspiration form me - 


to create this card i used INDIGOBLU juliet A6 red rubber stamp

 i used GOLD embossing powder and heat embossed the image. after it had cooled down, i coloured the background using TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad MINI KIT #4 {spun sugar}, MINI KIT #9 {dried marigold} and MINI KIT#10 {squeezed lemonade}.

then i coloured the flowers the the butterflies using INDIGOBLU english cottage artist's acrylic paint "CINDERELLA", "GOLDFINGER" and "BANANA CUSTARD".

here are some close ups of my project:

i hope you enjoyed my post today!

if you need more inspiration, go to INDIGOBLU challenge blog where the rest of the design team is sharing their creativity. here is the direct link to the "ANYTHING GOES" challenge post. 

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,

Monday, January 18

i've been featured! YAY!

hello crafty friends!

i've got a wonderful new to share with you today - TWO of my projects have been featured on the PAPERCRAFTING studio website today! YAY!

i created both projects for SA CRAFTERS and there is also a detailed YOUTUBE tutorial on how to make them yourself at the end of my original post.

the fist one is "WORDS of WISDOM" mixed media card, filled with amazing chippies and wooden embellishments:

my second project is another mixed media card "FRIENDSHIP". i've created this one for my best friend, because i really think this quote describes perfectly how i feel when we are together! :-)

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

make sure to visit PAPERCRAFTING STUDIO website for more inspirational projects from artists from all over the world!

and as usual - have fun creating!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, January 8

CHERISHED MEMORIES {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends!

today i would like to share my very first 2016 layout with you! 

this month i’ve got the privilege to work with KAISERCRAFT's TREASURED MOMENTS collection {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS’ online store}. i really enjoy fussy cutting, layering and playing with the delicate butterflies and lovely blossoms featured in this paper line.

i used the RECALL pattern paper for my background. i cut off 2cm from two of the sides of the RECOLLECTION pattern paper, inked its edges with TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pad – BLACK SOOT, distress them and adhered it on top of the RECALL pattern paper with KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape.

then i stamped the butterfly pattern using clear stamp – FLUTTER and BLACK ink pad, and sprinkled KAISERMIST spray ink – CHARCOAL on top.

to create the layers under my picture i used pattern papers from the mini PAPER PAD and different die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack. i layered them, inked their edges and embellished them with rhinestones – BRONZE.

i fussy cut the black butterflies from a glossy pattern paper from the mini PAPER PAD, shaped them with EMBOSSING tool and adhered them to my page with MOUNTING foam tape.

to finish off my design i added STICKLES diamond glitter glue to some of the die cut images and adhered them together using MOUNTING foam tape.

here is a list with all products available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS’ online store:

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

so get your papers and join me in 2016 creative adventure!

hugs n' smiles,