Thursday, February 28

a birthday card

hello lovelies! 

i've got a brand new BIRTHDAY card to share with you.

if you follow THE PAPERHAUS MAGAZINE blog {which i strongly recommend - a lot of fabulous and inspirational projects are posted there} you probably have seen it already, but i thought i should share it here as well. 

to give extra dimension to my project i inked and distressed all the edges with RANGER "coffee" archival ink. i stamped the cherry blossoms on a white cardstock, die cut them and attached them to the card using 3d adhesive tape. i embossed my flowers, colored them with TIM HOLTZ "milled lavender" distress ink and coloured the rhinestones in the middle with a pink distress marker.

i stamped the bird houses on pattern paper and colored them with distress markers.

 the sentiment is from the pattern paper. i simply adjusted the size to fit in the decoravtive chateau door frame die cut and added it to my project.

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

have a fabulous thursday!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, February 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni design team blog hop

hello scrappy friends!

it is the last tuesday of the month and it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni design team blog hop.

it starts today {thuesday, 26 february 2013} and it closes friday, march 1st at midnight. the winner will be announced on saturday, march 2nd at noon. the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from heartfelt creations to spend at their online SHOP.

just hop along, enjoy our creations and make sure to leave a comment on every blog.

"there is only one like you" card

for this card i used HEARTFELT CREATIONS' delicate asters collection.

and here are some close ups:

for the flower i used white cardstock, RANGER archival ink "jet black" and the delicate asters precut stamp set. after i stamped the images, i die cut them with the delicate asters die and i coloured them with TIM HOLTZ "milled lavender" distress ink.

to finish off my asters, i added GOLD gala glitz in the middle.

i cut the sentiment from the delicate asters paper collection, inked the edges and adhered it to my card using 3d adhesive tape.

 i hope you enjoyed my creation!

if you followed the correct order, you came here from SARAH's blog
and your next step will be LISA's blog

here is the complete list in case you get lost: 
Emilia van den Heuvel {me}

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, February 23

a HAPPY announcement!

hello scrappy friends!

finally i can share my BIG HUGE HAPPY news with you - 

it is official - i'm one of the 2013 COLOR COMBOS GALORE design team members! YAY!

together with these amazingly talented ladies

Janet Perafan-Babar - USA

Kelly Holbrook - USA
Jinny Newlin - USA
Fi Kenward - Australia
Camille Robinson - USA

Beck Beattie - Australia
Emilia van den Heuvel - Netherlands
Meihsia Liu - USA
Meredith MacRitchie - Canada
Sara Noendeng - Australia
Stephanie Bryan - USA
Trudi Harrison - Australia

Mebae Kasumi - Japan
Ana Castro - Brazil

i can't wait to get started!
and i hope you'll join me in this new adventure!

have a lovely evening!

Thursday, February 14

submission call @ PAPERHAUS

hello crafty friends! 

did you hear the NEWS - the SUMMER submission call is OPEN!

the summer issue will be all about MIXED MEDIA.


we are looking for 
altered projects
mini albums 
mixed media 

in the following themes: 


submissions for publication can be sent to

for more detailed information and submission guidelines, visit the PAPERHAUS magazine blog.

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, February 13

beach bum

hello scrappy friends!

it's an anything goes day at PAPERHAUS magazine blog and i've decided to warm up the cold winter days with a summer layout - 

beach bum

while half the world is shivering in cold, the rest of the world is experiencing glorious summer days, so it is never too soon or late to scrap your summer memories and remember the long fun days of summer.

for this layout i used the amazing "follow your heart" collection from MY MIND'S EYE, white cardstock and a lot of stamps, masks, pastels and ink.
i used the crafter's workshop "chicken wire" 12 x 12" template with PANPASTELS to create the image on my background. the banner-like frame is created with various MME clear stamps.

i wrote the title with fabric "thickers" alphabet. i colored the letters with “vintage photo” distress ink. for the banner i used paper left-overs - banners and doilies look so perfect with this paper line!

i used masking tape and rhinestones as decoration elements. 

the banner on the picture below i cut from the detail strip of the pattern paper. i added 3d adhesive tape under it and attached it to my page. the doily heart is made with MARTHA STEWART deep border punch.

as a finishing touch i decided to write the picture titles by hand.

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

here is a detailed list with the products i used in this project:

have a fabulous day tomorrow!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, February 12

an early valentine card

hello crafty friend!

it's almost VALENTINE's day and at PAPERHAUS magazine we thought of giving you some more ideas to help your creativity floating when creating hand made gifts for loved ones!

here is my card - 


to create this card i used two different TILDA collections - SEWING BIRD and WINTER MEMORIES, pearls, glitter and a lot of LOVE of course!

have a lovely week and an unforgettable 14 of february {i know mine will be;-)}! 

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, February 11

FWAB is going retail!!!

hello scrappy friends!

i've got an AMAZING NEWS today - FLOURISH WITH A BLING is finally going retail!

to celebrate this new adventure FWAB have put together FANTASTIC value packs in themes to entice crafters as well as offering them at a discounted price. 

contents: FWAB kates corner - black & silver; FWAB chloe flourish - pearl & black; FWAB grace flourish - pearl & black; FWAB jasmine puffy flourish - white & black; FWAB jessie flourish - black; FWAB luke flourish - black; FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs - black & pearl; FWAB rhinestones 100 pack - silver; FWAB flowers silver x 3

contents: FWAB bella flourish set - wine; FWAB elise flourish & flower set - black & silver; FWAB kates corner flourish - silver; FWAB chloe flourish - purple, pink & pearl; FWAB grace flourish - red, teal & plum; FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs - olive green; FWAB rhinestones 100 pack - silver

FWAB trents fence; FWAB lees tree; FWAB chloe flourish - blue & baby blue; FWAB jessie flourish - black; FWAB luke flourish - chocolate, silver & denim blue; FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs - copper, chocolate & blue; FWAB jack - black; FWAB grace - chocolate

contents: FWAB adam vine; FWAB taylah's toadstools; FWAB lees tree; FWAB jack vine - green & olive green; FWAB chloe flourish - red & olive green; FWAB jessie flourish - red; FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs - red & antique gold; FWAB rhinestones 100 pack - silver

contents: FWAB nicky's beach huts; FWAB taylah's toadstools; FWAB up in the sky; FWAB trents fence; FWAB lees tree; FWAB jack vine - green & olive green; FWAB luke - chocolate; FWAB jasmine puffy - orange; FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs – mango;  FWAB chloe flourish – olive green & blue

contents: FWAB nicky's beach huts; FWAB taylah's toadstools; FWAB up in the sky; FWAB trent's fence; FWAB lees tree; FWAB jack vine - green

contents: FWAB kate's corner - silver; FWAB chloe flourish - pink & purple; FWAB jasmine puffy flourish - lilac & hot pink; FWAB jasmine laser flourish - pale pink; FWAB grace flourish - pearl & pink; FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs - purple, pink & pearl; FWAB rhinestones 100 pack - silver; FWAB pink flowers x 3

contents: FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs - rose pink, olive green, purple, antique gold, blue, teal, pink, mango, copper, plum, chocolate, red, pewter, latte, black & pearl

contents: FWAB adam vine; FWAB luke flourish - chocolate; FWAB kates corner - black; FWAB chloe flourish - antique gold; FWAB jack vine - olive green & black; FWAB grace flourish - pewter & latte; FWAB elise flourish & flower set - antique brown; FWAB adhesive 100 pearl packs - antique gold & pewter; FWAB flowers - 2 x chocolate, 1 x latte blossom; FWAB adhesive rhinestones 100 pack - antique brown

but wait - there is more! 

FWAB is offering a free JASMINE laser flourish with the first 50 FWAB value pack orders. the only thing you have to do is write in the comments section of your order how did you find out about FWAB  going retail. 

have a lovely BLINGY day!

hugs 'n smiles,