Tuesday, June 20

BEAUTIFUL & ADORED {merly impressions & kaisercraft}

hello crafty friends!

i know i've neglected my blog the last few months, but what can i say - life happens most unexpectedly and i was busy cooping with it... now everything is back to "normal" - as normal as it can be in a house with two kids, two cats and everything that comes with them - and i promise to share all those projects i've created, but never posted here.

i'm starting with a layout i created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog featuring the amazing SAGE and GRACE collection from KAISERCRAFT {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}. the shabby chic images and the lovely colour palette of this collection, makes it perfect for any girly picture you might have.

"BEAUTIFUL & ADORED"





decorative die - MINI FOLIAGE
clear stamp - HONEYCOMB

MARTHA STEWART - edge punch

and here are more close ups and some TIPS&TRICKS on how did it -

tailor-made BACKGROUND tutorial in a few easy steps:

STEP 1: alter the cardstock using the designer template and KAISERMIST.


TIP! flip the template to create a mirror effect, but don't forget to clean it first!


STEP 2: use corrugated cardboard and pattern paper to design the background layers.


STEP 3: once you know what colour paper you would like to use, distress the white cardstock using distress ink and clear stamps.


STEP 4: shape the borders of the middle pattern paper with an edge punch and smudge GESSO onto the corrugated cardstock.


STEP 5: flick KAISERMIST - different colours - on top of the different layers.


close ups of the ready project: 


you can use a combination of die-cut words and stickers to create your title.




use rhinestones and pearls to decorate the die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack.





THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a lovely & creative WEEK!

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, June 3

2017/18 KAISERCRAFT design team application

hello KAISERCRAFT fans!

today i've got a very special layout to share with you. this is my submission for the second round of the 2017/2018 KAISERCRAFT design team call out! i'm very happy and honoured to be chosen to go the second round and to have the pleasure to work with their brand new paper collection LILAC WHISPER.

i decided to use a black and white picture of my daughter, because i thought it will be perfect for the sentiments featured in this paper line. my title was of course easy to assemble - i've seen nothing but JOY from this little girl and she never sees to amaze me!

"BEAUTIFUL JOY"


LILAC WHISPER collection
12×12 LILAC WHISPER sticker sheet
LILAC WHISPER collectables
COCONUT weave cardstock
rhinestones - ISLAND LAGOON
rhinestones - LILAC
decorative die - TEXTURE WOVEN
decorative die - MINI FOLIAGE
decorative die - FOLIAGE
decorative die - ornate charm
GARDEN THEMED mini wooden flourishes
corrugated cardboard sheets
BLOSSOMS mini designer templates
paper blooms -ICEBERG
paper blooms - AMETHYST
mini paper blooms - SAGE
mini paper blooms - AMETHYST
KAISERmist WHITE
KAISERmist WISTERIA
KAISERmist ANTIQUE GOLD

and here are the close up progress pictures together with some TIPS & TRICKS on how i did it:

distress the cardstock with gesso. leave it to dry and sprinkle KAISERMIST different colours on top of it.


using the mini template and lilac coloured ink, create extra pattern on the corrugated cardstock.



cut to panels from pattern paper - larger than your picture - distress their edges and adhere them on top of each other using mounting foam tape.


TIP! you can create a pattern or match the pattern from the paper, using wooden shapes.


mat your picture onto white cardstock, adhere it on top of the pattern paper panels and create your design around it using paper blooms, collectable shapes, die cuts and stickers.


 and here are some close ups of the finished project:









i hope you enjoyed my project today!

wish me GOOD LUCK and keep your fingers crossed for me, please!

have a wonderful weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,




Friday, May 26

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MAY blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

it is the last friday of the month and as usual it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MAY blog hop!



HCDP1-265 berry cafe paper collection
HCPC-3731 berry blossoms cling stamp set
HCD1-793 berry blossoms die

other products:
double dots 100pc. - 3D foam circles
ART INSTITUE GLUE - dries clear
SCOR-PAL measuring & scoring board
SIZZIX vagabond 2
MEMENTO dye ink pad - TUXEDO BLACK
 white and yellow cardstock
TIM HOLTZ distress markers
STICKLES glitter glue - diamond and copper

and here are some close ups:



i hope you enjoyed my project!

if you followed the right path you came here from amarilys doria's blog and
your next stop is sarah miller's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
kathy clement
gloria stengel
archana joshi
vicki dutcher
martine smith
amarilys doria
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
sarah miller
deneen treble

this hop starts today, may 26th at 8 am and closes monday, may 29th at 11:59pm 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 HC blog and on HC FACEBOOK page on wednesday, may 31st. he/she just needs to email HEARTFELT CREATIONS at info@heartfeltcreations.us with "winner of may alumni hop" in subject line.

NB! the winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, April 20

i'm officially a COVER girl!

hello crafty friends!

it is always special when you hold a magazine with your creations inside, but it is EXTRA SPECIAL when the editor puts one of your designs as a main project on the cover of the magazine! well, this is what happened to me... today i'm officially a COVER GIRL for SIMPLY CARDS & PAPERCRAFT! YAY!


you can here your copy of the magazine HERE!

all the products used in my projects are from MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store.

THANK YOU for stopping by!

have a wonderful weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,


Wednesday, April 19

the biggest adventure {INDIGOBLU}

hello crafty friends!

it is time for the mixed post over at INDIGOBLU blog and since it is all about telling stories this month, i decided to create a card with another one of my favourite INDIGOBLU quotes.

here are some more close ups:





THANK YOU for stopping by today!
have a wonderful week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, March 31

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MARCH blog hop

hello HEARTFELT CREATIONS friends! 

it is the last friday of the month and as usual it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MARCH blog hop!

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

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
vicki dutcher
gloria stengel
kathy clement
deneen treble
alissa wells
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
gini cagle
emily niehaus
sarah miller
archana joshi

this hop starts today, march 31st at 8 am and closes monday, april 3rd at 11:59pm 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 HC blog and on HC FACEBOOK page on april 5th. he/she just needs to email HEARTFELT CREATIONS at info@heartfeltcreations.us with "winner of march alumni hop" in subject line.

NB! the winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,