Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!
The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST. You should have just come from Kim – AngelDream Crafts If you didn’t, don’t worry! Just pop over to Gina’s Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.
We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.
The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!
The Birthday Prize package includes:
Filigree Frames Shape Set , Dressforms 1 Shape Set, Butterflies & Dragonflies, Grape Vines, Feathers Shape Set, Dressforms & Wings Shape Set, Steampunk 2 Shape Set, Clockwork Penny Farthing, Garden Fairies Medium, Garden Fairies Large, Damask Singles, Button Shape Set, Skylines, Landmarks, Collage Border Splash, Mermaids Shape Set, Stackable Labels Shape Set, Steampunk Shape Set, Vintage Ladies Silhouette, Dressforms 2 Miniature Shape Set, Candelabra Set, Dressforms 1 Miniature Shape Set, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Square, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Rectangle, Alarm Clock, Layered Border Victoria Small, Flourish Frame Sienna, Flourish Set Amanda, Wishing Well, Butterfly of Gears, Longstem Rose, Grape Vine Frame, Barbed Wire Frame Circle, and a Brush Caddy !!!!!
To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway,
you need to:
- Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
- After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.
- Email your answer Contest@ginasdesigns.net for a chance to win the Birthday Prize!
This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic!
Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is
Miniatures Shape Set – Guy Thing
This set is so versitile, its great for making mens cards or using on tags.
The balloons look great when coloured with paints or alcohol pens or even sakura pens for that glittery look.
Each of the shapes takes embossing powder really well too.
To be entered into my blog’s giveaway,
- Subscribe to my blog or follow me.
- Leave a comment on this blog post. – you may have to click on the “Read more” button
THAT’S IT! So easy!
So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is DESIGNS.
The next blog you will want to visit is Barb – In the Studio With Barb.
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.
Do you ever get started on making a card and it all grows out of control? Thats exactly what happened with my Mum’s borthday card this year. I started out with the new Celtic Dreams collectable die set and cut out 6 of the diamonds, before I realised it the size of the card was 9 inches square!
As some of you may know, a few years ago I got my Mum into making cards so now when I make her a card I have to try and make one that she hasnt seen before. I am finding this increasingly more dificult as the years go by!
Here is the card I made for this years mothers day
I used tonic dies and the Sue wilson Cornflower die
Today I have another project made using the the autumn poppy stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. This time I used my love of Zentangle to make a card:
I stamped the image with Archival black ink and then sat and tangled the open spaces
I cut the image out and matted on black card. I then cut a piece of white card to fit my card base, stamped the edge with black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder (this helps if you get extra spots as you don’t see them).
To finish I matted and layered the pieces and used mounting foam to give more dimension to the main image.
Why not pop over to the Chocolate Baroque blog and see what the design team have done with this fab stamp set.
I am very privileged to have been asked to do a couple of guest DT spots for Chocolate Baroque. I have a wonderful stamp set to work with and for my first project I have used a chipboard clock from Gina’s designs. and the Autumn Poppy stamp sheet below.
I painted the clock with blue Cosmic Shimmer matt chalk paint then again with their crackle medium and finally used the pink matt chalk paint. I stamped and embossed the poppies onto the back of the clock and then used mica powders to paint the poppies and butterfly. I then assembled the clock and added the flowers and butterfly.
Please do check out the blog over at Chocolate Baroque for more fabulous ideas using this stamp set.
I have decided that my blog should not just be about my creative stuff, but also important things in our lives.
Tonight, my husband and I have been and voted. I feel I have taken part in a very important part of Scotland’s history. Which way I voted is not the important point I wish to make, but the fact I HAVE voted. There are so many people saying that it is the first time they have voted, it makes me wonder why?
Our children have been along to the polling station every single time we have voted since they were born and tonight was no exception. I hope, that by including them in in the process they will learn that these things are not a chore, they are a right that our ancestors made possible by fighting to keep our countries democratic and it only takes a couple of minutes.
Sorry again to my followers I seemed to have slipped by the wayside again. To be honest I haven’t been crafting a great deal lately what with work and family I really haven’t had the time. I have to make an effort and make the time, hopefully this should be a little easier as I am going to be spending some time with my Mum soon so it will be fun to craft together.
I did spend yesterday afternoon having some “me” time at the Paperterie in Aberdeen, I watched Sue Wilson do a couple of demos (and hopefully helped her with her camera) and then spent a couple of hours in a workshop with Julia Watts where we made this wonderful card.
I had a great time and was very pleased with my results. Thank you to both Sue and Julia for coming all the way up to Aberdeen and to the Papeterie for hosting the event.
I was asked to make a birthday card for a little chap who’s birthday is on Halloween. Our sponsor over at the Crafty Bloggers Network this month is Stitchy Bear digital stamps and I found this really cool little guy to work with:
As a few of you may know, I like to watch shows on Create and Craft TV and last week was no exception. On Saturday, the lovely talented Kathryn Sturrock was doing a show with clay, I am so glad I recorded it because she made the cutest frog. I decided that I would have a go at recreating it and here is the result:
I realise he is a bit old looking as the clay had dried out a little bit but I think he is quite cute and not bad for a first attempt. I cant wait to get the cloud clay I ordered so I can see what the difference is between that and the Martha Stewart clay that I used here.
If you get the chance to see Kathryn demo then do watch as she explains things really well and does a really good job.