Friday, 5 January 2018

New Year New Blog Challenge at Emerald City Crafts

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year and here I am again apologising for not being around much again, I find December really stressful there is so much to do I barely get time for crafting,

So here we are 2018 and it is time for the first challenge blog of the new year over at Emerald City Crafts.

Linda sent all the design team one of her Christmas stencils and I chose Baubles. When I got it I tried to look outside the box and do something non-christmassy with it. Here is what I did

I created a fishy journal page, the bodies if the fish are from the diamond bauble and the seaweed is from the Christmas tree bauble.

It was lots of fun to do although a little basic for me but I think I am happy with the result.

Why don't you pop over to the challenge and have a go, you never know you could be the first winner of 2018.

Have a fab 2018 everyone

Take care

Gill xx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Emerald City Challenge Blog time again!

Hi Everyone,

I know I have been missing for a month but my grandson has been very poorly in hospital and crafting has been the last thing on my mind. He is getting much better again now so I am slowly getting my mojo back.

So here we are in December, it is my wedding anniversary today as well as a new monthly challenge over at Emerald City. The DT and I are having a great time looking at all your entries.

Seeing as it is December I have made a Santa wall hanging using Linda's ephemera which you can purchase on her web site.

I have made a few wall hangings lately for presents, I love them and they are so personal

I hope you have time to hop on over and enter the Emerald City Challenge or just visit and get yourselves some inspiration the entries are always fabulous

Take care

Gill xx

Friday, 3 November 2017

Little Kitties for my Emerald City November Challenge

Hi Everyone.

Its challenge time again over at Emerald City Craft challenge blog . We are getting lots of fabulous entries and it is so difficult picking the winners.

For my November design I have made a little wall hanging in an embroidery hoop for Linda herself as I know how much she loves her fur babies. I love Linda's ephemera and papers, they go together so well and are so versatile.

I added a little felt flower to the corner and some lace around the edge. The image is just so cute.

Why don't you have a go you never know you could be our next winner

Take care

Gill xx

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A Vintage Wedding

Hi Everyone,

I have just had a lovely manic weekend with my gorgeous grandsons. We went to a spooky welly walk yesterday in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and had lots of fun and laughs as well as getting just a bit wet.

So this week I have been busy making more Christmas decorations and some customer order cards. One of which has been a beautiful vintage wedding card that I can share with you tonight. I love making wedding cards and invitations and have a Facebook page for my wedding makes called Wedding Wishes so pop along sometime and have a look.

Back to the card, I love making cards with lots of layers and beautiful papers.

I have used lots of my stash on this that I have had such a long time, including lace, doilies and paper roses.

So tonight I am making a large A4 Christmas card for a special wife, watch this space and I will share as soon as I can.

Have a great week


Gill x

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