Monday, September 30

GUEST spot and a winner

hello scrappy friends!

last month when MARIVIC invited me to be a guest designer at ZEUS and ZOE, i was absolutely trilled! I really LOVE her work and the hand-made tags she creates are amazing!

here is what i did with one of her master pieces -


and here is a sneak peek of the amazing kit i had the pleasure to work with:

i started with a white cardstock, a masking template from PRIMA marketing and a vintage doily stamp. to mask the large doily on my background I used yellow PANPASTELS. 

then i stamped the doily with JENNI BPWLIN "lemon drops" acrylic paint dabber {incl. in my kit}. after it was dry, i drew the frame around it and spattered a bit of GLIMMER MIST to create the artsy effect. 

when i finished my background, i started arranging my papers. i placed my picture on a few layers of pattern paper and distressed their edges. 

 i colored the large white ribbon from my kit with the yellow paint dabber and added it under the picture.

my main goal was to create a layout to display the wonderful hand made tag, by using matching embellishments and similar colors {all combined in a beautiful kit from MARIVIC}.

i cut out the small fabric flowers from piece of ribbon and added a pearl in the middle. 

to finish off my page i used washi tape and a lot of pearls and die-cut swirls.  

with the rest of kit i created also an any occasion card:

 i covered the card base with JENNI BOWLIN "lemon drops" acrilic paint dabber. then, using the SPELLBINDERS gold labels die i cut out three layers of different patter papers. 

i adhered the first two layers with 3d tape to my base. then, i cut out the middle part of the smallest one to achieve a window-like effect and adhered the lovely embroidery from my kit to it.

i added flowers, chippies and glitter glue to finish off my design. 

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

and make sure to visit ZEUS and ZOE for a wild selection of vintage goodies! 

and now to the WINNER!

last month i had the please to offer to one of my followers this amazing FABER-CASTELL design memory craft set:

 using RANDOM.ORG i selected one lucky winner: 

#35 svetla! CONGRATULATIONS!!! enjoy your prize!

please, send me an e-mail with your addy, so i can get your prize to you!

i really appreciate everyone who entered this giveaway! a BIG THANK YOU to all of you! i hope you will continue to follow my artsy adventures and i'll be back soon with more GIVEAWAYS!!!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, September 24

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers SEPTEMBER blog hop


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

here is a little bit of inspiration from me - a sparkly christmas card:

i hope you enjoyed my creation today! 

if you followed the right order you landed on my blog from dina kowal's blog and your next stop is vicki dutcher's blog.

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop: 
selma stevenson
dina kowal
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
vicki dutcher
caroline duncan
alissa wells
cibele glazer
mary faus
linda payne
debbie seyer
 candy slabaugh
lisa allen

this hop starts today, september 24th and closes friday, september 27th at midnight.

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, september 28th.

hugs 'n smiles,

DIE-VERSIONS blog hop winners

hello crafty friends!

we finally have winners from the DIE-VERSIONS blog hop. 

but before i get to the winners i want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that made our first blog hop a huge success!

so without further ado - the winners:

the grand prize of a $50 gift certificate to the DIE-VERSIONS store  goes to....

{drum roll}

 the five $10 gift certificates from the design team blogs go to:
from LORI’s blog: #16 MONICA 
from ANNE’s blog: #27 MIRIAM 
from EMILIA’s blog {ME}: #4 ALICIA NDC 
from PENNY’s blog: #49 DAVID STROHMETZ 

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!

please send an e-mail to to claim your prize.

hugs 'n smiles,

Monday, September 23


hello scrappy friends!

i was so excited when SOFIE {the owner of SCRAPMATTS} has asked me to be a GUEST DESIGNER of SCRAPMATTS for the months of august and september. i've been admiring their beautiful chippies for some time now and i was thrilled to have the chance to play with them!

today i would like to share a layout i created using the CB4007 frames 02 set -


on the picture is HAPPY ELISE with her new pink summer dress.

i based my layout on KAISERCRAFT saturday sketch:

i used KAISERCRAFT "up, up and away" and "chanteuse" collections and a lot of colourful glitters and embossing powders from SPARKLE N SPRINKLE

i started with white cardstock from KAISERCRAFT "coconut wave", KAISERCOLOUR "pretty pink" acrylic paint and KAISERCRAFT "bubble wrap" background stamp. 

after my design was dry, i added the dimensional butterflies, using PRIMA marketing "butterflies" mask and modeling paste. then i spattered a few different colours of GLIMMER MIST to create the artsy effect.

to frame my picture i used SCRAPMATTS' CB4007 frames 02 set. i cover the chippe with two different colours embossing powder from SPARKLE N SPRINKLE - sage {EP351} and melon twist {EP402}. to finish off the decoration of the frame, i added SHELL PINK GLITTER {G1022} to the small blossoms.

to adhere the glitter i used SAKURA glitter pen - really handy for the small details.

for the chippie butterflies i used embossing powder {PRINCESS ROSE - EP387} and glitter {BRONZE SPLENDOR - G1012}.

to decorate my page i fussy cut the paper flowers from KAISERCRAFT pattern paper. i embossed them and added white pearls in the middle. i used also ribbon roses to complete my flower cluster.

for my title i used two different set from SCRAPMATTS - CB1198 scrapwords 06 and CB6071 assorted words 07.

here is a list with some of the products i used on this page:

i hope you enjoyed today's post!

come back tomorrow to join the monthly HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers blog hop.

hugs 'n smiles,