Tuesday, November 24

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers NOVEMBER blog hop


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

as CHRISTMAS is approaching fast all i can think of is poinsettias, CHRISTMAS trees and presents! and of course what is better than a hand-made card full with sparkles and glitter!!!

today's inspiration is from me is a vintage CHRSTMAS card created with my all time favourite HEARTFELT CREATIONS' release - SPARKLING POINSETTIA collection -

HCPC3684 sparkling poinsettia notes cling stamp set
HCPC3681 sparkling poinsettia candle cling stamp set
HCPC3683 joy to the world cling stamp set
HCPC3680 sparkling poinsettia cling stamp set
HCD1-766 sparkling poinsettia die
HCST1-401 deluxe flower shaping kit
double dots 100pc. -3D foam squares

for my background i used white cardstock, which i stamped with HCPC3684 sparkling poinsettia notes cling stamp set and embossing ink. then i heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder and coloured the cardstock with a mix of TIM HOLTZ distress ink TEA DYE and OLD PAPER.

for the poinsettias i used HCPC3680 sparkling poinsettia cling stamp set and HCD1-766 sparkling poinsettia die. to shape them i had the best helper ever - HEARTFELT CREATIONS' deluxe flower shaping kit. once i was satisfied with the result, i coloured the poinsettias with WORN LIPSTICK, FIRED BRICK and SQUEEZED LEMONADE distress ink pads and adhered a few gold pearls in the middle of the flowers.

the greenish leafy swirls i stamped with HCPC3683 joy to the world cling stamp set and embossing ink, heat embossed with gold embossing powder and fussy cut the swirls. then i coloured them with TIM HOLTZ peeled paint distress ink.

for my sentiment i used HCPC3681 sparkling poinsettia candle cling stamp set with gold embossing powder. i gave a bit of colour to the white cardstock using TIM HOLTZ old paper distress ink.

i hope you enjoyed my project today!

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

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

this hop starts today, november 24th, 2015 at 8 am and closes friday, november 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, november 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!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, November 21

INDIGOBLU november challenge "winter blues"

hello crafty friends! 

it's 21st of november and as usual there is a new challenge at INDIGOBLU challenge blog! it is winter, it is snowing at some parts of the world already, the days are shorter and colder and that's why we decided that "WINTER BLUES" will be perfect theme for this month challenge! all you to do is create a card / layout / mixed media project, using INDIGOBLU stamps

here is a bit of inspiration from me -

to create this card i used the following INDIGOBLU products -


and here are some more close ups:

for mt card base i used blue and silver cardstock, which i adhered together with mounting foam tape. i stamped the image using  REBECCA snow queen A6 red rubber stamp with watermark ink, applied RANGER silver embossing powder and heated. 

to finish off my design i added silver rhinestones to the snowflakes.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

if you wish to see more of the gorgeous "WINTER BLUES" projects from our design team, follow this LINK
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,

Tuesday, November 17

OUR LITTLE FAIRY {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends,

can you believe that it is NOVEMBER already? a new month comes with new KAISERCRAFT collection at MERLY IMPRESSIONS. this time i have the pleasure to present to you KAISERCRAFT's lovelies girly collection "FAIRY DUST"!

i absolutely adore this paper line – the fairies, the butterflies, the soft colour palette – everything is just the way i like it!


for my background i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock, which i altered with FINNABAIR 12 x 12 stencils mask BUTTERFLIES and TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads TUMBLED GLASS and VICTORIAN VELVET. after the ink has dried, i sprayed SILVER mist on top and stamped the flourish from the CLEAR STAMPS SET, matching the collection, using RANGER INK adirondack acrylic paint dabber - SILVER.

to create the layers under my picture I used coconut weave cardstock and pattern papers from FAIRY DUST 6.5" PAPER PAD. i ruffled their edges with PAPER DISTRESSER and adhered them with MOUNTING foam tape to my background.

i used die cut elements from both the PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES Pack to decorate my page.

i also fussy cut more fairies and butterflies from the foil pattern paper from the FAIRY DUST 6.5" PAPER PAD.

to assemble the flower cluster i used PAPER BLOOMS – amethyst… 

… and die cuts made with KAISERCRAFT's decorative die – BERRY VINE and KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock. i coloured with TIM HOLTZ distress ink pads TUMBLED GLASS and VICTORIAN VELVET, and after the ink has dried, i added a bit of glitter using STICKLES glitter glue – FROSTED LACE and SILVER.

here is a list with all the products available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS:

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have FUN creating!

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, November 2

NOVEMBER collections now available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS

hello KAISERCRAFT fans! 

after a long month of waiting NOVEMBER is finally here! and with it the newest collections from KAISERCARFT {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS store}! 


beautifully sketched florals and postmark stamps give this collection a classic FRENCH shabby chic feel. this timeless paper line exudes relaxed elegance featuring soft whites, muted blues and elegant timepieces that will whisk you away to the breathtaking province of FRANCE. 


featuring hues of blue and deep red, the "SAIL AWAY" collection will have you dreaming of your own seaside escape! set sail on the high seas with sketched ships, anchors and lighthouses as you capture your holiday memories with this nautical inspired collection.

TIP! look out for my KAISERCRAFT post next month - you might just see some nautical pages! ;-)


and as usual there are also FABULOUS dies, matching the new collections:


this month KAISERCAFT has a special treat for you - the PU leather "JOURNAL PLANNER" in three fabulous colours - BLUSH, BREESE and BLACK! each planner includes 5 x dividers, 30 x plain journal paper, 60 x calendar/lists paper and 9 x clear plastic pockets. they measure 8.5 x 9 and are available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store.


and many more wonderful products - just have a peek in the RECENTLY ADDED tab.

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, October 29

FAMILY CHRISTMAS {kaisercraft & merly impressions}

hello scrappy friends!

it is almost the end of the month and i would like to share my third and last layout i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog. and of course i used the amazing KAISERCRAFT’s SILVER BELLS collection (available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store). 

for this layout i chose to work with a picture of all of us at CHRISTMAS -


for my background i used KAISERCRAFT ballet weave cardstock, KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock and MERRY CHRISTMAS pattern paper. i cut off 0.5 cm from each side of the coconut cardstock, ruffled its edges with PAPER DISTRESSER and adhered it to the ballet cardstock using KAISERCRAFT 12mm double-sided tape. then i sprinkled KAISERMIST spray ink – turquoise and put it away to dry. 

then i took the MERRY CHRISTMAS pattern paper and cut off 1.5 cm from both of its sides, ruffled its edges with the PAPER DISTRESSER and added the snowflake-like dimensional layer using CHRISTMAS QUARTERS 12×12 stencil – the snowflakes square and TEXTURE PASTE. after the paste has dried i sprayed KAISERMIST spray ink – turquoise and red on top and adhered the pattern paper on top of the cardstock base.

i added a blue sticker edge from the 12″ STICKER sheet to finish my background design.

then i measured the WREATH die-cut paper and cut off the excessive parts so it would fit in one of the corners. to adhered it i used MOUNTING foam tape

for the layers under my picture i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock for the first one and different patter papers and die cut borders from the mini PAPER PAD and the COLLECTABLES pack. i adhered them together using MOUNTING foam tape
the title banners are from the COLLECTABLES pack and the 12″ STICKER sheet.

to decorate the die cut embellishments i used RHINESTONES – soft pink.

as a finishing touch i added some more pink and blue foil baubles from the FOIL BAUBLES pattern paper and from the pattern paper mini PAPER PAD. i embossed them slightly and adhered them to my layout with MOUNTING foam tape

to “hang” the baubles i used RHINESTONE strips – pink and RHINESTONE strips – ice.

i hope i managed to inspire you today! 

and don’t forget to come by in a few days as i'm going to announce the newest KAISERCRAFT release {which will be available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store}!

hugs 'n smiles,