Monday, March 2

DIE-VERSIONS spring release 2015

hello crafty friends!

if you are looking for nice spring and easter dies, you came to the right place! the newest SPRING SHOWERS release from DIE-VERSIONS is simply amazing!


these 15 dies are perfect for every SPRING themed project and for all those EASTER cards you are planning to send!

have a wonderful sunny week!

hugs 'n smiles,




Sunday, March 1

MARCH collections are 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!



this collection features feminine colours, butterflies and masses of sparkle.  it includes six speciality papers highlighted with glitter and foil. 


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this collection is perfect for layouts featuring cute and cuddly cats and dogs. it includes four papers and a sticker sheet specifically for cat lovers and the same for dog lovers. 


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the third collection this month is perfect for bringing your concert, theatre and school play memories to life.


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you can also find the brand new KAISERCRAFT decorative dies (compatible with most embossing and diecut machines) and several new BEYOND-the-PAGE products.
have a lovely SUNDAY!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, February 26

TREASURE MEMORIES {sa crafters}

hello crafty friends!

i've got a brand new layout to share with you today! 

"TREASURE MEMORIES"



i've create this layout using the amazing products of SA CRAFTERS. i used a stencil, a few chippies and a lot of their lovely wooden designs.

on the picture - my three favourite children in the world, the cutest cousins and most devoted friends - THEO, WILLY and ELISE.

here is a list with all the SA CRAFTERS products used on this project:

the pattern papers are from WEBSTER'S PAGES "everyday poetry" collection.











and here is the video tutorial:


THANK YOU for visiting me today!
have a GREAT week!

hugs 'n smiles,




Tuesday, February 24

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers FEBRUARY blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

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

this month i decided to create a card using only two colours - white and pink, and a bit of brown ink for the sentiment:



HEARTFELT CREATIONS products used:
HCPC 3323 large elegant word background precut stamp set
HCPC 3474 heartfelt expressions precut set
HCD1-748 arianna blooms die
HCD1-747 arianna lace die
MEMENTO dye ink pad - toffee crunch
COLORBOX fluid chalk ink pad - rose coral
double dots 100pc.





i hope you enjoyed the hop so far! 

if you followed the right path, you came here from lisa gregory's blog.
you next stop is lee ann barrett's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
giovana smith
ujjwal goel
kerry urbatch
glenda brooks
mary faus
loretta lock
amarilys doria
gini cagle
lisa gregory
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
lee ann barrett

this hop starts today, february 24th, 2015 and closes friday, february 27th, 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, february 28th, 2015. 

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

have fun hopping! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, February 14

SHINE canvas {CANVAS CORP}

hello crafty friends!

i've got a FANTASTIC NEWS to share with you today!
it is official - i'm joining CANVAS CORP BRANDS creative crew for the next year and i'll be creating side by side with the most amazing ladies!

to introduce ourselves and to help you get to know us better, each member of the crew created a 4×4 stretched canvas showing our personal style and what we like best.

here is mine - 

"SHINE"

for mine i choose light clean colours, shimmering silver and a cat! as you can guess i LOVE bright colours, glitter and shimmer and most of all i {HEART} cats! 

when my daughter saw this canvas, she liked it so much that she took is for her collection. and this is the best place any art with cats can be!


i used 4 x 4 stretched natural canvas. i sprayed the canvas with different colours GLIMMER MIST: patina and turquoise blue for the sky and sunflower for the sandy ground.

after the canvas has dried i stamped the harlequin frame using brown ink and SAVOR THE MOMENT cling stamp set. then i took the smallest stars from the SHINE cling stamp set, covered them with SILVER high impact metallic paint and stamped them randomly on my background.

then i drew the kitten on a white cardstock using FABER-CASTELL pitt artistic pen black and coloured it with  GLIMMER GLAZE black olive. to create the blue ribbon around his neck i used LIQUID PEARLS.


for the title tile I used mistable paper, which i sprayed with GLIMMER MIST sterling. after the mist has dried, i stamped the word SHINE using the SHINE cling stamp set and SILVER high impact metallic paint. after the paint has dried, i fussy cut the title by hand and inked its edges with black ink.


to die cut  the branches i used TIM HOLTZ' mini branch and leaf set and CCB e-flute craft tiles. once all of my embellishments were cut and dry, i attached them with 3d tape to the canvas.

here is a list with all the different CANVAS CORP products:
we have many great creative plans for 2015 and we hope you will join us by following along on our blog, INSTAGRAM pages and FACEBOOK pages. here are the links for all of the brands, so you can easily follow your favorite brand or all the brands.

CANVAS CORP:

7 GYPSIES:

TATTERED ANGELS:

we will also advertise all contests, new products and other information on our canvas corp brands INSTAGRAM, so we would suggest you follow this one for sure. 

enjoy the creative journey of viewing each of the 4×4 canvases on CANVAS CORP blog.

please take the time to vote for your favorite canvas!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, February 11

cheerful memory {SA CRAFTERS}

hello crafty friends!

today is my turn over at SA CRAFTERS' blog and here what i've created with their amazing products - 

"CHEERFUL  MEMORY"



for this layout i decided to work with a picture of THEO, taken last summer. he looks so naughty on this photo - just his usual self! 

while looking at THEO's picture i thought KAISERCRAFT "close up" collection would be perfect for it, because it is a CLOSE UP of THEO - of his cute little face and of his friendly mischievous character.

for my background i used "DEVELOP" pattern paper, which i altered with stamps and paints. 
i used BLACK ink pad and DISTRESS clear stamp to create the extra black pattern on my background. then i added the dimensional white arrow layer using TEXTURE paste and SA CRAFTERS 6 x 6 arrow stencil. after the paste has dried, i splashed TATTERED ANGELS glimmer glam "CELEBRATE" and glimmer glaze "COWBOY" on top of all the layers.



to embellish my layout i used the 6 x 6 paper pad - i fussy cut the film strips and the small cameras from there. the cute paper clip is from SA CRAFTERS - chipboard paper clips. i altered it using VERSAMARK watercolour ink and MIXE'D MEDIA black embossing powder from CLEARSNAP.



for my title i used wood FLAG SENTIMENTS set 2, without altering the piece, and a photo frame from the COLLECTABLES pack.


to create the clock i used SA CRAFTERS chipboard clock set. i used the small sized clock and the inner circle from the set. i coloured the inner circle with i altered it using VERSAMARK watercolour ink and MIXE'D MEDIA black embossing powder from CLEARSNAP.  for the clock chippie i used SPARKLE 'N SPRINKLE sienna star embossing powder. the clock hands are made from wood and covered with black embossing powder {wood clock hands}.


to create the stacks of vintage cameras i used KAISERCRAFT COLLECTABLES pack6 x 6 paper pad, FOCUS patter paper and 12 x 12" sticker sheet.



what i really love about SA CRAFTERS products is that you can create really great embellishments from unexpected left overs. i took the plastic arrows from the 6 x 6 arrow stencil, coloured them with glimmer glaze "COWBOY" and used them to decorate my page.


and here is the video tutorial you can find on my YOUTUBE channel:


i hope you enjoyed today's project!

thank you for visiting my blog!

hugs 'n smiles,