Category Archives: Ginas Designs

Teacher gift

Today I am sharing with you this cute teacher gift for Phillip’s P6 teacher who he said has been the “best teacher ever”. I cut the file for the box on my silhouette along with the pinwheels and the name for the chocolate bar.

I got the idea for it from Deann’s video class over at Ginas Designs

Desk Tidy Teacher Gift

Every teacher needs chocolate right?

Personalised chocolate bar

 

Art journal Finnabair style

I decided to follow the video in the Gina’s designs newsletter and make an art journal page. I prep aired the page first by coating it with gesso and once dry, I used Radiant Rain sprays to give some colour to the background. I had some flowers and butterflies in colours that I would never have used so they were great for this project.

  
Supplies

Gina’s designs chippies , prima flowers and butterflies, twinkling h2o’s and radiant rain sprays, Julia nutting stamp

Congratulations to my Winner of the Gina’s Designs Birthday blog hop!

Ginger Jarnagin won the Miniatures Shape Set – Guy Thing that I am giving away here on my blog. Congratulations!!! Please follow the steps below to claim your prize!
The Grand Prize winner has been announced over on the Gina’s Designs Blog
1) Please email Gina at Contest @ ginasdesigns.net(without the spaces – or just click the link and hopefully you can skip step 2 and 3 if I have done this right 🙂 all you have to put in is your name and address)
2) Place “Birthday Blog Hop Winner” in your email Subject line
3) Please state what blog you won on and the shape set you won
4) Please provide your mailing address

*****If we don’t receive your email by Friday June 5th at 5pm CST a NEW Winner will be chosen****

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us, and stay tuned for more from Gina’s Designs Lasercuts!

Ginas Designs is 3 years old – come and win some prizes

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!

Ginas Designs Blog Hop Prize Photo

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:

  1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
  2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.
  3. 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

MiniaturesGuyThing

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,

  1. Subscribe to my blog or follow me.
  2. 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.

Amy – Amylove Crafty Kingdom
 

Guest design spot with Chocolate Baroque

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.

 

 

Time and Prima wait for no (Wo)man

Today I have for you a clock made by Gina’s designs decorated using the papers from my warehouse box from Prima. The box I got was packed full of goodies and in amongst it were some wonderful papers which as usual I didn’t want to give away (we have all been there I’m sure) so I decided to use them to decorate my clock with.

Wooden Clock with Prima Papers and flowers

I decided that the second hand really wasn’t the right colour (bright red lol) so I coloured it with copics (alcohol pens) and distress paint. The feathers are covered with wow embossing powder as is the string along I used.

Art Journal Cover

Art Journal Cover with chipboard from Ginas Designs

Hi everyone, I have the front of my Art Journal to show you today. I have been taking part in a group on Facebook called Journal 52. Each week we get a prompt and make an art journal page using that prompt as inspiration. I have been thinking about art journaling for a wee while now and this kind of gave me a shove in the right direction. I have 4 pages inside this binder which I may or may not share over the next few weeks.

Art Journal Cover with chipboard from Ginas Designs

I glued the chipboard and letters onto the binder cover, added a layer of creased tissue paper and then applied gesso once it was all dry. I painted the whole thing with vintage photo distress paint and then scraped some broken china distress paint over the chipboard and letters using a sponge. I then applied gilding wax to the raised parts to define them again. The steampunk lady was decorated using Distress paint and embossing enamel and powder.

Supplies
Gina’s Designs : Steampunk Lady, Gears, String alongs -Steampunk
Martha Stewart Paper clay
Prima Flowers
Vintage Taupe and Shabby Blue embossing enamel
Verdigris WOW embossing powder

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dream wall hanging

Dream wall hanging with ginas designs laser cut chipboard

Hi blog friends, today I have a wall hanging for you using one of my Prima Doll stamps (I love these cute dolls they are so much fun) and chipboard shapes from Gina’s Designs

Dream wall hanging with ginas designs laser cut chipboard

I painted a piece of card from an empty box using Distress paints and left it to dry. I made the dimensional flowers by stamping my Chocolate Baroque flower stamps and embossing onto coloured vellum and I added a bit of extra colour with gel sticks in order to match them to the paints, then I cut them out and layered them up fixing with a brad.

I stamped out the Prima Doll and then her dress onto some patterned paper and stamped a couple of flowers onto the dress before cutting them out and assembling her.

Once the paint on the cardboard was dry I added stamped flowers in a really light colour before adding the doll and flowers with glue. The “dream” frame is a chipboard piece from Gina’s Designs Delicate Frames & Ornaments Shape Set which I painted with distress paint and then used an embossing pen to cover each bit and then I embossed each section before moving onto the next, in order to achieve the different colours. The fern is from the Fern Fronds set and I used distress ink to colour it.

 

 

New Clarity Stamp – Filigraphy Balloon

Clarity Stamps Filagraphy Balloon Card

and I LOVE it! There is so much detail in this stamp it is Gorgeous with a capital G. I can see me making a lot of cards with this one.

I used the stamp with black archival ink and embossed it with clear powder then I created the scene with distress inks and masks and this months NDC stamp (they are mega useful too).

I made the card for the first Sketch Challenge over at Ginas Designs – you should have a go there is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs!

Clarity Stamps Filagraphy Balloon Card

Supplies:
Clarity Stamps Filigraphy Balloon, Happy Word set and NDC stamp
Ginas Designs Cardstock Doily Set Intricates
Fancy Pants Papers

Challenges:
Ginas Designs First Sketch Challenge

Typography index file box

Graphic 45 Typography File Box

Hi Bloggers, today I have for you a box I have made using my delicious Typography papers from Graphic 45 that I got this month. I needed a box for my record cards, so I went ahead and made myself one, the index cards are made by cutting up the alphabet paper to create the indexing part (warning, there is no “o” on the paper!)

Graphic 45 Typography File Box Inside Graphic 45 Typography File Box

Supplies:

Typography paper by Graphic 45
Steampunk Shape Set
Hinge Straps Shape Set
Cardstock Doily Set Steampunk
Beads and buttons from my stash
Cardboard box

I am entering this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create – Anything goes
Papertake Weekly challenge – New Year,New Stash
Crafting from the Heart – Anything Goes/Pearls or Buttons

Inky Chicks #20 – Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments – Anything goes/Buttons and pearls
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