Friday, January 9

ME captured {MERLY IMPRESSIONS & KAISERCRAFT}

hello KAISERCRAFT fans! 

it is a new year and there are a lot of news to share and a lot of new craft goodies to work with!
i'm so excited that CHRISSY, the owner of MERLY IMPRESSIONS, invited me to stay in the team for another year! i really enjoy working with amazing ladies of this team!

this month i have the pleasure of designing with one of the newest KAISERCRAFT collections “CLOSE UP”. i really love this paper line – it has all the right images and embellishments for the perfect “in the spotlight” layout! so, i decided to begin this year with a page about me and one of the things i love best – travelling and taking pictures.

"ME CAPTURED"




for my background i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock. i stamped the edge of the cardstock using TIM HOLTZ mini distress ink pad kit 11 – tea dye and KAISERCRAFT film edges clear stamp. then i trimmed 0.5cm from each side of the LENS pattern paper, ruffled its edges with paper distresser and adhered it with KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape onto the white cardstock.


 to create the pattern on the background paper i used clear stamp diamonds with mini distress ink pad kit 3 – black soot. for the white dimensional pattern i used modelling paste and TIM HOLTZ bubble layering stencil.


i layered my pictures on an orange paper from the 6.5″ paper pad and embellished them with different die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack.


i also used 12" pattern papers from the “CLOSE UP” collection to fussy cut some more pretty images, like the vintage camera {FOCUS pattern paper} on the picture below… 


...and the film strip {FILM pattern paper}. i added two quotes from the 6.5″ paper pad in two of the “windows” of the orange film strip and i stamped the word DREAM in the third one {KAISERCRAFT clear stamps life sentiments}.


to finish off my design i added two stamped phrases using KAISERCRAFT captured moments document clear stamps and PEARLS lush.


i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have a happy scrappy weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, January 1

Happy New Year! and a very exciting NEWS!

hello scrappy friends!



i wish you all the BEST and a lot of crafty pleasures in the coming 2015!

it is 1st of JANUARY and i've got a lovely NEWS to begin the NEW YEAR with - i've been invited to join SA CRAFTERS' amazing design team! YAY! 

to introduce ourselves, we've created a special project with out favourite SA CRAFTERS' products - you can view all the different creations on SA CRAFTERS' blog. each designer has posted a picture of their project and a short video on how it is done. so, from now on, instead of just describing my creative process to you, i'm also going to show it to you on my YOUTUBE channel.

"I LOVE YOU"



for this page i decided to work with one of the summer pictures i took of EMMA - my goddaughter - full of bright colours and smiles, just as EMMA is! so, naturally WEBSTER'S PAGES "modern romance" paper line was the perfect choice for this project!

to create the background i used pattern paper, SA CRAFTERS' 6 x 6" big honeycomb stencil and modelling paste. after the paste was dry, i spattered the background with pink GLIMMER MIST.


to decorate the edges i used WEBSTER'S PAGES washi tape.


the beautiful flowers are from WEBSTER'S PAGES - poetry pink bloomers, and from KAISERCRAFT - mini white roses. the white lace is also from WEBSTER'S - winner ruffle.


because my background paper was so rich in illustrations, i carefully separated the bird cage and some of the large flowers and tucked my embellishments and picture under.


the words for the title i also fussy cut from the pattern papers. and as you can see i used different wooden embellishments from SA CRAFTERS - wood mini heart sentiments - i choose the CUTIE of course!


then i coloured the heart of the bird house (with pink liquid pearls) and added some bird to my blossoms. i used all of the wooden embellishments in their natural colour - they just look so good!


i hope you enjoyed today's post! i surely had fun creating it!

hugs 'n smiles,





Tuesday, December 30

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers DECEMBER blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

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

i really loved HC newest release and i couldn't stop myself from buying almost the complete collection!



   
for my card i used pea green cardstock and HCPC3641 heartthrob cling stamp set and  HCD1-755 romantique garden die.

i coloured the images TIM HOLTZ distress markers and added some glitter glue for glitter and glam.
to finish off my design i added silver rhinestones in the corners.




i hope you enjoyed today's creation! 

from here you go to loretta lock's blog. and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
lee ann barrett
amarilys doria
caroline duncan
ujjwal gupta
vicki dutcher
glenda brooks
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
loretta lock

this hop starts today, december 30th, 2014 and closes friday, january 2nd, 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, january 3rd, 2015. 

have fun hopping! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, November 25

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers NOVEMBER blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

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

and here is a bit of CHRISTMAS inspiration from me:

   
for my card i used dark blue cardstock and HCDP1 225 frosty blanket paper collection. before adhering all the layers together, i ruffled their edges and used double sided mounting tape to give extra dimension between the different layers.


for the CHRISTMAS wreath i used the foliage die from HCD718 decorative chateau gate die and the green paper from the HCDP1 225 frosty blanket paper collection. i fussy cut the small poinsettias from the pattern paper and added STICKLES glitter glue champagne to them.



for the sentiment i used HCPC3561 christmas sentiment circles precut set with COLORBOX pigment ink ICE. after the ink has dried, i die cut the sentiment using SPELLBINDERS small circles.


to finish off my design i added a silver ribbon bow.


i hope you enjoyed today's creation! 

from here you go to vicki dutcher's blog. and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop: 
emilia van den heuvel --> ME 

this hop starts today, november 25th and closes friday, november 28th 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, november 30st, 2014. 

have fun hopping! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, November 21

MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello scrappy friends! 

can you believe that it is just one month until CHRISTMAS... again... and this year we will take our family photo... again... but i haven't put even the pictures of ELISE's first CHRISTMAS (from about 12 year ago) in an album yet... 

 so, i rolled up my sleeves, got KAISERCRAFT's newest YULETIDE collection on my craft table, pictures from ELISE's first christmas and this is the result - 

"MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS"



i used two different papers to create the background. for the first layer i used KAISERCARD stone wave cardstock. to alter the cardstock i stamped the corner pattern TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad tea dye and KAISERCRAFT clear stamp lattice. then i added a second layer with KAISERCRAFT clear stamp bubble wrap and KAISERCOLOUR paint mocha.


for second layer of my background i used the MERRY die-cut paper from the same collection. i sprayed it with DYLUSIONS red spray and added extra dimension with modelling paste and TIM HOLTZ layering stencil. after everything has dried, i stamped the sentiment from the YULETIDE collection clear stamp set and separated the holly leaves carefully from the upper side.


to create the large poinsettia i used TIM HOLTZ poinsettia die and red and green pattern papers from the small paper pad. i inked the edges of the leaves and stamped the brown pattern on the green layer with KAISERCRAFT distress clear stamp. to create the center of the flower i used LIQUID PEARLS.


the holly branches around my picture i cut from the papers from the small PAPER PAD and the FESTIVE 12 x 12″ patter paper. i shaped them using an embossing tool and adhered them to the background using mounting foam tape and KAISERCRAFT mounting foam dots.



the cute SANTA CLAUS next to my picture is from the COLLECTABLES pack matching the collection as well as most of the other die cut embellishments.


for my title and subtitles i used stickers from the 12″ sticker sheet, which i adhered with mounting foam tape.



and finally i added red rhinestones to finish off my design. 

i hope i managed to inspire you today! 

have a lovely scrappy weekend! 

hugs 'n smiles,


Saturday, November 15

merry and bright {MERLY IMPRESSIONS}

hello scrappy friends!

it is almost CHRISTMAS and all the paper craft companies are releasing the most amazing CHRISTMAS collections! KAISERCAFT is no exception! you can find the very merry and really beautiful YULETIDE collection at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store

and here is a bit of inspiration from me - 

"MERRY and BRIGHT"



the shabby vintage look and feel of this paper line is just what i was looking for to create layouts with all the pictures i have from CHRISTMAS past!

i created this layout for the NOVEMBER sketch challenge at MERLY IMPRESSIONS. this month the sketch is design by our very own DEBORAH WOOD:


for my background i used KAISERCARD stone wave cardstock. i softened the colour in the middle by adding a thin layer of RANGER gesso and then i sprinkled red spray on top of it. after the gesso has dried, i stamped the frame using TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad tea dye and KAISERCRAFT clear stamp grundge background. then i added a second layer with KAISERCARFT clear stamp bubble wrap and KAISERCOLOUR paint mocha

to finish off my background i added two red 12″ pattern stripes with different motives.



i used stickers from the 12″ sticker sheet matching the collection, which i adhered with mounting foam tape.


i used RANGER STICKLES gold and christmas red to finish off the background design and to alter some of the die cut elements.


after all the ink and paints have dried, i started arranging my page. i used two small pictures (7,5 x 10 cm) and an image from the TRADITIONS foil pattern paper as a central point of my design. i decorated the pictures with die cut elements from the COLLECTABLES pack matching the collection…


… fussy cut elements from the pattern papers from the small PAPER PAD


and ribbon from the KAISERCRAFT lace pack – natural. i adhered my embellishments using mounting foam tape and KAISERCRAFT mounting foam dots.

i hope i managed to inspire you today! 

don’t forget you’ve got until 1 pm on 13th of december, 2014 to add your creation to the gallery under the MERLY IMPRESSIONS' november sketch challenge. we will then choose our favourite layout to win a fantastic prize – a £25.00 voucher to spend on anything you want from the merly impressions online store. how awesome is that!

have a great scrappy day! 

hugs 'n smiles,