Sunday, 8 October 2017

A Handmade Christmas

Hi Everyone,

This year I have decided to have a change and make all my tree decorations. I have lots of bits and bobs and lots of ideas for decorations in nice neutral colours and I am sharing the first of them with you today.

This is the beginning, they are cardboard toilet roll holders that I flattened and made a bunting / flag shape by cutting an upside down V. I then painted them with bronze acrylic paint from The Works.

I added a mat of music paper and a fancy top boarder and finished off with some mini pine cones I picked from a friends garden a few weeks ago. 

I am really chuffed with the end result because I love to recycle and re-purpose. I have some lovely chunky logs from the same garden so once my hubby has cut them into discs I will get going on them as well. I also have some fabulous large pine cones from another friends garden so I am going to have a good look at Pinterest for some inspiration.

Have a great week


Gill xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Emerald City Craft Challenge - October

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I haven't been around much, I have had a poorly hubby and mummy over the last couple of weeks so I have been concentrating on them..

I am even a day late showing you my DT work for Emerald City Craft challenge so a slapped wrist form me to me.

Here is a lovely gift bag made with the Madamoiselle Digi downloads from Linda Simpson Designs. Pop over and see Linda's website there are some fabulous items and downloads for sale.

Why not check out all the DT designs on the challenge blog and even enter one of your projects, as always it is Anything Goes

That's it from me short and sweet, I have a brand new great niece that I have to make some lovely bits for. I will share everything when its done

Take car and have a great weekend


Gill xx

Sunday, 3 September 2017


Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a good week and had a chance to pop on over to the Emerald City Challenge Blog.

I have had a week of orders to make which I cannot share at the moment so I have decided to share a journal page I did a few weeks ago using Dina Wakley silhouetted women stamps. I love her art and was very excited to receive these stamps.

I am going to have another play with these this evening and make some nice contemporary cards with them.

Have a great week and I will be back soon

Love Gill xxx

Friday, 1 September 2017

September Challenge over on Emerald City Crafts UK

Hi Everyone,

The September Challenge has been launched over on Emerald City Craft challenge blog.

For my DT sample I have made a tag using the So Cute  papers and ephemera from Linda's fabulous range. They are all available on Linda Simpson Designs.

Why not pop over to the challenge and have a go you never know you could be a winner.

Have a great day

Love Gill xx

Monday, 28 August 2017

Christmas is coming ......

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I didn't manage my post last week it was a busy weekend followed by a week of an horrendous tooth infection, extraction and pain.

I have managed to catch up on orders and cards I needed to make for family birthdays and I have started on Christmas. I have made a couple of DT projects for Emerald City Crafts UK so watch out for them on the challenge blog in November and December. I have also started the odd card so will show you one I love using the freebies and inspiration from this month Papercraft Essentials

The gnome stamps and die cuts are fabulous. I have made loads so will be adding to the collection of Christmas cards over the next few weeks,

As it is Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK I am having a PJ and craft day, I want to get some art journaling done as it is a while since I have done this. Whatever you are doing have a great day


Gill xx

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