Friday, December 30

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers DECEMBER blog hop


it is the last friday of the month and it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers DECEMBER blog hop! and yes, from this month the blog hop will start always on the last FRIDAY of the month!

when i was little we would exchange gifts on NEW YEAR's EVE as well. it was something for the little ones in my home country, so naturally when i got my babies, i brough this tradition with me in the NETHERLANDS  -

HCPC-3749 snow kissed spruce cling stamp set
HCPC-3748 gift wrapped presents cling stamp set
HCD1-7104 ornate sleigh presents die
HCD1-7100 botanic window die

other products:
double dots 100pc. -3D foam circles
ART INSTITUE GLUE -dries clear
SCOR-PAL measuring & scoring board
SIZZIX vagabond 2
SILVER embossing powder
TIM HOLTZ clear embossing ink
TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads
 white and blue cardstock
SIZZIX embossing folder
TIM HOLTZ distress markers

and here are some close ups:

i hope you enjoyed my project!

if you followed the right path you came here from kathy clement's blog and
your next stop is gloria stengel's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
kathy clement
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
gloria stengel
vicki dutcher
sarah miller
alissa wells
archana joshi

this hop starts today, decemer 30th, 2016 at 8 am and closes monday, january 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm 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 HC blog and on HC FACEBOOK page. they just need to email HEARTFELT CREATIONS at with "winner of december alumni hop" in subject line.

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

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, December 14


hello scrappy friends!

it is time to do some HOPPING over at BOBUNNY's blog and i would like to share the layout i've created for the BOBUNNY and 3L scrapbook adhesives Blog Hop. it features the gorgeous FELICITY collection and a lot of 3D foam products from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L.

on the picture are my two favourite girls - WILLY and ELISE - being funny and trying the nerves of the photographer :-)


PATTERN PAPER: felicity, always, parasols, romance, serendipity, trellis / FELICITY
6x6 paper pad: FELICITY
 noteworthy: FELICITY
combo sticker: FELICITY
layered chipboard: FELICITY
 double dot jewels: AQUA, MOCHA
glitter paste: SILVER, SUGAR
stickable stencils: OH MY STARS
laser cut chipboard: FAMILY
tools: palette knife assortment pack, soft grip scissors

3D foam squares
crafty foam tape white

creamy acrylic paint - PINK

and here are some more CLOSE UPS and some TIPS & TRICKS on how i did it:

use the stickable stencil with GLITTER PASTE to alter the background paper.

fussy cut the flowers, the parasols and the clock faces from pattern paper, emboss them slightly and adhere them using foam tape.

TIP! use mounting foam tape to adhere your embellishments directly onto the glittery layer. the normal double sided tape doesn't like sticking to glitter paste or other media sometimes :-)

add rhinestones and GLITTER PASTE to embellish your fussy cut images.

use a chipboard piece for the title.
TIP! to obtain even pink colour, cover the chippie with pink paint first (or gesso) and then heat emboss it with embossing powder of your choice.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

make sure to stop by BOBUNNY's blog and leave a comment for a chance to WIN a lovely PRIZE!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, December 13

CUTE CHRISTMAS BAUBLES {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty peeps!

today i would like to share my first project for DECEMBER for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog and it had to be CHRISTMAS themes of course. 
this month i have the pleasure to work with the most adorable KAISERCRAFT collection PEEK-A-BOO {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS'  online store}. this collection is perfect for both little boys and little girls and combining it with any of the BEYOND THE PAGE MDF products form KAISERCRAFT, you can create the perfect gift for  grandparents and aunties!

there is also a short tutorial on how i created them in this post!


decorative die - SNOWFLAKES
decorative die - GEO TAGS

spellbinders - nestabilities, LABELS 1
DISTRESS STICKLES - broken china
STICKLES dry glitter - THISTLE
white poinsettia flowers
seambinding ribbon - pink and white

here are some close ups of my project with a short TUTORIAL on how i did it:

STEP 1: cover the visible areas of the  MDF BAUBLE DECORATIONS with KAISERCOLOUR - white paint and allow them to dry naturally. don't forget the small side edges!

STEP 2: once the paint is dry, cover the the front of the  BAUBLES with blue and pink STICKLES -glitter glue or dry glitter. use your fingers to smudge the glitter on the baubles for even coverage.

STEP 3: measure the back side of the baubles and cut pieces of pattern paper and pictures to fit it. ink the edge of the pattern paper shapes.

STEP 4: cut out the sentiments from the paper pad and die cut different embellishments using cardstock and KAISERCRAFT dies. 

STEP 5: assemble everything together using double sided tape and mounting foam tape as shown on the picture. add rhinestones to decorate the die-cuts.

STEP 6: add the ribbon bow and a small white flower. to create the hanger for the bauble, use pink and blue hemp cord.

 i hope i managed to inspire you today!

i'm off to hang these cuties on our CHRISTMAS tree!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, December 12


hello crafty friends! 

i'm just popping by today to share my first project for december over at INDIGOBLU blog. this month the theme is COUNT you BLESSINGS and creating THANK YOU gifts! so, i decided to create a cute card for any friend you wish to cheer up!

if you wish to see more close ups and a detailed list of all the products i used creating this card, head over to the INDIGOBLU blog.

have a fabulous weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,