Wednesday, July 2

color combo challenge #251

hello crafty friends! 

the new color combo #251 is LIVE!

the colors this month are pink - blush - onyx - rose - olive and here is what i came up with - 


 i based my layout on color combo #251: fade into you

i used all five colours from the colour palette on my card. my creative boost came from inspiration photo #4: focus on theme: wedding/marriage. other inspiration: inspiration photo #1: pink roses {idea: rose pattern}; inspiration photo #2: typewriter font (idea: typewriter); inspiration photo #4: pearls {idea: pearl necklace};

and here are some close ups from my project:
 i started with a white cardstock and a added a hint of pink colour using FABER-CASTELL gelatos, which i mixed with water. when the cardstock has dried, i doodled the onyx frame around it and adhered it onto the pink card base.

for my sentiment i used WEBSTER'S PAGES "in love" collection. i die cut the frame using paper from the same collection and SPELLBINDERS "floral ovals" die.

i cut the pink doily with SPELLBINDERS "picot edge circles" die. then i added pink and rose coloured paper roses on top of it. i die cut the leaves with HEARTFELT CREATIONS HCD718 decorative chateau gate die.

to write the word LOVE i used PRIMA marketing clear stamp with onyx coloured ink pad. i fussy cut the different letters and adhered them with mounting tape to my card.

thank you for joining me today!

and don't forget the deadline for this colour combo is july 28th, 2014.
for more detailed information, visit COLOR COMBOS GALORE website. 

i hope you will join us at CCG!

hugs 'n smiles,

creative embellishments july challenge

hello creative friends! 

i can't believe it is JULY already and we are half way through this year!
where did the time go?...

and since it is the beginning of the month, it’s time for CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' monthly challenge! 

this month we are having a combined challenge with the gals over at PAPER WINGS PRODUCTIONS. we have our usual inspiration picture 

and the twist is to dry or heat emboss something on your project. please, let us know in your post how our picture inspired your project. 

be sure to stop by the aviary (PAPER WINGS PRODUCTIONS blog) to see what they've created and play along for a chance to win a $20 credit to their store.

and here is what i came up with - 


when i saw the inspiration picture for this month challenge, i immediately thought “exotic, tropical, adventure”. so, i decided to use a picture from my trip to INDIA and NEPAL, where i'm swimming with elephants in their own environment - an unforgettable experience for me! 

for my background i used CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' circles stamp and distressed moroccan stamp

i added extra dimension with gesso and a masking template. when the gesso has dried, i repeated the stars pattern with a blue distress ink. 

to complete my background design, i added the fancy corners using SPARKLE N SPRINKLE black detail [EP171] embossing powder and GLITZ DESIGN clear stamps. 

to embellish my picture i used CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' social hash tags chipboard set...

and view master set of 5 chipboard set. i altered the #ME title with SNS black detail [EP171] embossing powder and the picure wheel from the view master set of 5 with SNS brown embossing powder.

to finish off my design i added various travel related metal trinkets...

paper flowers and pearls.

here are some of the products I used on my layout:

challenge rules: 
* create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc. as of JULY 1st 2014; 
* please add your entry to our inlinkz box below the challenge post to be eligible for the prize. you have until JULY 31st, 11:55 pm eastern time to enter;
*  it is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS together with a link back to our blog. please make sure to reference our challenge. please no back linking; 
* combining with other challenges is permitted; 
* you DO NOT have to use CE products on your projects.

one lucky participant will receive $20 gist voucher to CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' online store!

i can't wait to see what your interpretation on this fun challenge!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, June 30

SPARKLE 'n SPRINKLE july release party

hello crafty friends! 

and welcome to SPARKLE N SPRINKLE's july 1st reveal. 

this month EIGHT new stamp sets are being introduced. until july 3rd, the sets are 20% off their regular price. 

the darling "under the mistletoe" rubber stamp set #556 is available on cling mounted rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in this month's technique video

the NEW sets are: 
feline humor #631 - (digital available) 
old friends #633 - (digital available) 
gran's chair #627 - (digital available) 
winter stream #601 - (digital available) 
a savior #637 - (digital available) 
beach friends #644 - (digital available) 
daisies #619 - (digital available) 

on JULY 3rd one GRAND-PRIZE winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. 

the GRAND PRIZE winner will receive their choice of: 
1) all the new rubber stamp sets or 
2) all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets. 

the new SNS creative challenge also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

the winner of the blog hop will be announced on july 3rd on facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs: 
emilia van den heuvel --> ME 

 and here is what i've prepared with the newest DAISIES #619 set - 

here are some close ups from my project:

and here is a list with all products you can find in the SNS online store:

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, June 24

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers JUNE blog hop


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

i decided to go purple this months and here is what i've created for you:

and here are some close ups:

for the flowers i used white cardstock, HC delicate asters precut set and HC delicate asters die. i coloured them with COPIOC CIAO markers and added liquid pearls bisque in the middle of the flower.

to cut the different layers, i used SPELLBINDERS dies - timeless rectangles and nestabilities labels 11.

here is a list with all the products you can find in the HEARTFELT CREATIONS online store:

if you followed the right order you landed on my blog from selma stevenson's blog and your next stop is linda loew's blog.

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
giovana smith
candy slabaugh
amarilys doria
lisa gregory
vicki dutcher
cibele glazer
selma stevenson
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
linda loew
glenda brooks
mary faus
sara miller
alissa wells
lisa allen

this hop starts today, june 24th and closes friday, june 27th 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, june 28th, 2014.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,