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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Alice in Wonderland ATC Set

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a lovely crafty week.

I have set myself a new Facebook Page up this week called Wedding Wishes. You will know how much I love organising weddings and creating all the stationery and decorations so I thought I would showcase them all and you never know if a bride to be likes what she see's I may have another direction to go in further down the line.

I said in my last blog that I was going to have a go at doing some ATC's and that is just what I did, It is my first attempt so let me know if I should carry on or give it up altogether!!!!


I created the backgrounds with mini inks from Papermania

The stamps are from Indigoblu




Not the best photo's I must admit but I hope you get the idea

I hope you all have a good week, I am off to do some planning for Wedding Wishes. Don't forget to pop a long and let me know what you think

Take Care

Love Gill xx


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Claudia's kaartjes: Happy Holidays

Fabulous card I love all the layers. Thank you for entering in to Emerald City Crafts Challenge xxx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Man Cave

Hi Everyone,

I didn't get a chance to blog last week as we had a fab day out at Woodfest in Wales so this week I am showing you my design for Emerald City Crafts UK Challenge Blog. This month is challenge #2 and we are hoping for the fantastic response we had in challenge #1.

The challenge is always anything goes so I made a hanging welly boot for a man cave and gifted it to our Rick, Linda's husband, as he is an avid gardener.


I have used papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts and you can buy these on Linda Simpson Designs. The boot was on sale in Dunelm, I always pick up bits and bobs I can re-purpose especially when they are cheap.

So tonight I am going top have a go at making some ATC's (artist trading cards). I have never made them before so will share with you if they turn out well. I think I will go for an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Crafty Play Day

Hi Everyone,

Hope you have had a great week with lots of crafting.

I have had a crafty play date with my good friend Linda Simpson today and we had a great time making acrylic pour canvases and making backgrounds with Tim Holtz oxide inks.

My acrylic pour is still wet so I can't photograph it yet but I can share the journal pages I have made using the backgrounds


Linda very kindly bought me some Tim Holtz Dolls home from America so I have used some with Tim's ideology ephemera for this travel journal page


This one has Mike Deakin's latest downloads called Dream


And finally I just love the Dina Wakley Silhouetted Women. A little purchase I have made in the last week. I just know I am going to get loads of use out of these.

On leaving Linda's I have to pass Hobbycraft.......... well I say pass I never actually make it!!!
Made a little purchase or two or ten while I was there.

Have a fab week whatever you are doing, work for me tomorrow I'm afraid

Take care

Gill x

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Wedding

Hi Everyone,

Well it's all over, the wedding I have been mentioning for months and what a fabulous day it was.

We arrived at Trafford Hall in Mickle Trafford on Friday to set everything up and from then on everything went smoothly. We had a wonderful day at the wedding and the bride looked stunning as did her new hubby.

I promised I would share with you some photo's of my crafty makes and am made up I can now do that.

The theme was navy/rustic with a bit of bling


In this display there is one of 20 different chalk boards I made. The rest were up the drive to the venue


One of the table settings before the gypsophelia was put in the vases


The marquee all set up


Post box, guest book and two of the button holes


This is the table plan, I think this is my fave, I had a vision in my head and it turned out exactly as I wanted


This is a photo board. I used a silver framed mirror and added some gold Inka paste to the relief. I then added some burlap and handmade lace flowers.


I can't take credit for the alter, this was set up by a lovely wedding company called Sweet-pea and Ivy


Finally here are the bouquets I made

I think it is my dream to go into the wedding planning business I have loved every minute of this - what am I going to do with myself now???????

To finish off here is one of me and my hubby and the bride and groom



I'll leave you now.....I think I need to lie down ;-)

Take care and have a great week

Love Gill xx


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Curious Cats

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a fab weekend, the sun has been shining and I have been shopping in the Works for a few bargains.

I want to share a card with Kevin's Gang cats from IndigoBlu stamps. I am not usually a cat person, I know a lot of you are, but these little fella's are so cute I couldn't resist.


I coloured the cats with Promarkers and cut them out. I then inked the background and stamped some foliage from IndigoBlu Victorian Garden stamps. I finished off with a little bee and the sentiment from Kevin's gang stamps.

I am going to have a go at entering the following challenges this week

Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

All done but my pic has uploaded side on arrrggghhhh. Any tips on changing this in future let me know

Must go now more wedding stuff to make. Just one more week and I can share

Take care

Love Gill xx


Friday, 7 July 2017

Exiting Times - There's a new Challenge Blog in Town

Hi Everyone,

Today is the day that the Emerald City Crafts UK challenge blog starts so why not pop over and see the fabulous makes from the Design Team to give you some inspiration for your own entries.

The theme will always be anything goes so get your creative juices going and join in.

Here is my entry for the first challenge. Hope you like it, I obviously used Emerald City Crafts papers and ephemera to create this standing heart for your boudoir.



Talking of anything goes here are two cards I have made this week


I made this one using a Mo's Digital Pencil image....so cute don't you think


This one was for a colleague who was leaving, Can you tell he is into music?

Let me finish off with some links to the rest of Emerald City Crafts Design Team 







Soooo let me know what you think of the challenge blog and of course leave me a message 

Take care

xxx