Wednesday, April 30

a vintage birthday card {creative embellishments}

hello lovely friends! 

it is my turn today over at the CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' blog and i've got a new project to share! 

every time i look at the amazing swirls and vines from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS, i cannot stop thinking vintage, whimsy and dreamy. 

so, for my post today i decided to create a vintage birthday card with some of my favorite chippies!

for my card i used a pink card base and i added a lot of different cardstock and pattern paper layers on it.

i stamped the last layer with the CE distressed chicken wire stamp and brown ink to give extra depth to my project.

i used two sets of chippies to embellish my card - bird cage four pieces set and flourish set 17.

i altered the cage chippie with TIM HOLTZ brown distress embossing powder and added the pink bird detail with RANGER INK pink liquid pearls.

then i cut the flourish from flourish set 17 in two to fit my design better. i altered both parts with a white embossing powder first and then with a sage coloured one.

to finish off my design i added mulberry roses and glitter glue.

here is a list with some of the products i used on my project:

have a lovely week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Tuesday, April 29

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers APRIL blog hop


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


and here are some close ups of my project:

to create this card i used HEARTFELT CREATIONS' vintage floret paper line. i fussy cut the sentiment from the pattern paper and decorated it with rhinestones.

i fussy cut the flower vines from pattern paper and added one extra blossom to create a 3d effect on my project.

the lovely swirly decoration i cut with HC decorative chateau gate die.

here is a detailed list with all the HEARTFELT CREATIONS products, used on this project:

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

in case you got lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
vicki dutcher
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
amarilys doria
giovana smith
cibele glazer
glenda brooks
lee ann barrett
candy slabaugh
mary faus
alissa wells
lisa allen

this hop starts today, april 29th and closes friday, may 2nd 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, may 3rd, 2014.

have fun hopping!

hugs 'n smiles,

embellish your embellishments {MERLY IMPRESSIONS}

hello crafty peeps! 

it is my turn on the MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog today and i've got a short tutorial to share with you – embellish your embellishments! 

as you all know every KAISERCRAFT collection comes with a package of collectables, sticker sheet and a small paper pad - all things necessary to embellish your layout / card / OTP. and they are all FANTASTIC!!! 

but sometimes you just need something different, something more fancy… 

 so, here are a few tips, i came up with, on how to EMBELLISH your EMBELLISHMENTS -

"ME & YOU"

for my project i used KAISERCRAFT blubelle collection. i used a lot of die cuts and fussy cut elements on my page and here is what i did to make them even more pretty:

1. RHINESTONES – KAISERCRAFT has a wide range of rhinestones – in every colour and matching every paper line. there is nothing easier than adding a few rhinestones to your embellishments to make them sparkly and happy!

here i used KAISERCRAFT rhinestones strips silver to outline the sentiment or to create one from a simple piece of paper.

2. LIQUID PEARLS – a great addition to every project! i used two different colours on my page – bisque and baby blue.

3. GLITTER GLUE - it gives in an instant luxurious look & feel to your page.

4. DOODLE or draw on your creations – it always gives a personal touch to your creation! i added a simple border to these stickers…

… and coloured the frame on this die cut, using KAISERFUSION PENS.

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

i hope i manage to give you some fresh ideas and i can't wait to see how you are going to EMBELLISH your EMBELLISHMENTS!

have a wonderful week!

hugs 'n smiles,