Thursday, March 10, 2011


A party at Gillis house

I’m so EXCITED! and let me tell you why? I was asked to be the GUEST DESIGNER AT THE HOUSE OF GILLI CHALLENGE BLOG!! Everyone is unbelievably nice and so helpful. So if you would like to join in on the challenge just click on the link and it will bring your right over to the blog. The Challenge is GREEN. You do not need to use a Gilli girl stamp but if you do, you get extra points. Their is even more great news they have a store, you can find almost anything but most of all you can find Gilli’s Girls Stamps and they are the best. So if you click right here it will bring you to the store and you can see All Gilli’s Girls Stamps designed by Anary, She even has some NEW ones since the last time I was their, Cowgirl Gilli Stamp, Duty Gilli Stamp and Celtic Gilli Stamp their is even more NEW ones. So I put my order in and if you put your order in you will have a Gilli Girl Stamp and get double points. I’m really happy with the way the Stamps are made. They are red rubber and deeply etched so you get a nice clear image every time. For the door handle, lock and mail slot I used Smooch color Silver.

A party at Gills house

Here we go, I’m going to try and tell you about my card. It is 5 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches. The doors are the same. I made 2 strips for each side 5 1/4 inches long and 3/4 inches wide, then scored each 1/4 inch 3 times. It kind of makes like a hinge so the doors can open and close. I hope you understand. I do have to tell you the doors are a stamp that I found on line and I copied and paste it in Microsoft word so I was able to enlarge the door to the size I wanted then to be. Now if you want to try to make the card, no promises, you need to let me know you want the door so if you leave a comment leave your email address and I will send the doors to you, remember it is in Microsoft word so if you will have a problem with that then it will not open. Also the windows are not cut out I cut the windows out and used Acetate and glued it to the back of the doors and to my surprise the glue did not show after it dried. The glue I used was Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

A party inside of one of the doors

See how nice the Acetate held and you see no glue. You also can so a little of the hinge of the door so you can get an idea.

A party doors open

Here is a picture with the doors wide open so you can see how everything looks. The 2 stamps I used are called Victorian Gilli Stamp she is on the left and Fairy Gilli Stamp is on the right. I did cut Fairy Gilli Stamp wings off because this is a party for just regular people. Copic Markers I used on the doors are E99, E53, E59, E25 and E33.

A party out side door

A party wreath of clovers

I do want to tell you about the wreath I have on this door. My really good friend Holly crochets and she will send me some flowers and last time she sent me these shamrocks. What a perfect place to put then. So I made a little wreath and put a little metal bow on the front with some scrappers floss colors line and green to tie everything together. I do want to say a BIG THANK YOU AGAIN TO HOLLY BECAUSE I LOVE ALL THE THINGS SHE SENDS. I have Arthritis in my hands and I can not crochet anymore. That why I say Thank God for Copics.

A party room

Her Wallpaper is from Made by Memory Box paper called Brioche. I think Gilli did a wonderful job fixing up her house for her party. I did use copic markers. On Victorian Gilli she is the one on the left for her dress the copic I used are G20, YG63 and YG67. Her hair E35, YR20 and YR21 and skin E11,E02, E00 and R21. Then for Fairy Gilli Her dress G00, G02 and G05. Her hair E11, E15 and E17. I added some dots on her dress with At You Spica Pen color Olive.

A party button

This is a button I found. I thought it would look nice as a wall ornament. I punched out a small shamrock and put it on the button and added some Stickles glitter glue color green. Sorry I do not know who made the punch, no name on the punch.

A party table

Here is the table of course. I punched out two Color Crayons it is a punch from Emagination for the legs of the table. Cut some card stock in half at an angle and added some 1/4 inch Christmas ribbon for the edge. Punched out another shamrock on the tablecloth to help it look festive.

A party flowers

Yes we have to have something on the table. What better then flowers. I made then with Flower Soft. Colors yellow/orange, yellow,light blue and purple. The leaves are from Martha Steward punch called Frond.

Gilli Fairy image Gilli Victorian image

Here are the close ups of the girls. I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone has a wonderful week end.


Allsorts- Luck of the Irish

ECP challenge- GREEN

Telln's Place-St Patrick's Day

Raise the Bar- Create your own Green

Fairy Knoll- St Patrick's Day

Fairly Fun Friday- It's my Party

If the Shoe fits Scrap it- St Patrick's Day

Delicious Doodles- Use Green

Cards Cupids- Green

Hugs, Patricia


Anonymous said...

Wow Patricia, your creation is so amazing hun!! Down to every little detail you've put into this!! A stunner!! Congrats on your GDT spot too sweetie, well deserved!! :) Have a great weekend!!HUGS

Nannieflash said...

Hi Patricia thats one gorgeous card, love all the detail youve put into it. with hugs Shirleyxx

The Bug said...

Simply Stunning Patricia! I absolutly love it! What amazing detail and so creative! Congrats on being the FIRST GILLI GUEST DESIGNER!!
Hugs, Wini

Alison said...

This is a gorgeous card, Patricia. I love what you have done with the doors and the little wreath is fab. I wish I could crochet- I love the flowers you see on people's cards but I tried to work it out from a book and got nowhere!
Hugs, Alison x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly pat! this is absolutely breathtaking! all that detail and work! you are truly an artist! wow!

you said "enter my challenge". i no longer have my challenge so that threw me a little - lol.

hugs :)

Roxann said...

Patricia, all I can say is "WOWZER"!!!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Gorgeous card, Pat! Love it!
Huggies ~

Rosemarie said...

I just love you party card. You are so talented.

paperfun said...

Pat, this is amazing. You did such a great job. I love the doors. Very cleaver to make your card a "house" party for the house of Gilli.

I love all the details. Well done.


Rose Petal said...

Wow Patricia. This is a fantastic creation. You have put so much work and detail into this, absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Joynana said...

Wow, that is such a fabulous project. I love the doors and the fact that they open. YOur coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Cor* said...

There is definitely a girlz rule party going on here. I LOVE the doors and the fact that the glue does not show! Wonderful layout Patricia. Thanks for joining our party at FFF this week.

Steph said...

Wow! That is so pretty. Thanks for joining the Card Cupids challenge this week.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Patricia! I just can't even believe this card! Wow, you sure have put a lot of work into it and it is so adorable! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place St. Patty's Day challenge. Good luck and I hope to see your work again!
Hugs, Sarah

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Hi Patricia. No wonder you've been asked to be a guest on Gilli's design team. This is an amazing project. So much detail. Stunning project. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Happy Days said...

Wow this is gorgeous hun. Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles. I hope you'll join us next time.

Good luck

Claire x

P@tricia said...

Hi Patricia!
I love this card, it´s stunning!
How much details, beautiful colors and the stamps...the best!
I love these doors, can you send it to me, please?


Lisa said...

Wowzer Pat! Great details on how you created this FABULOUS creation!! I absolutely love it! I love everything! The flowers look so real and I love the crocheted shamrocks! In fact, I love all the shamrocks! Very Irish and festive!!
Big Hugs!

Jane said...

A lovely card love the image thanks for playing at Tellens Place this week
Luv Jane xxx

mckinkle said...

Goodness me Patricia, this isnt a card its a little work of art.

Ive seen paintings with less attention to detail than youve got on here, it is so very special.

You're very lucky to have a friend who supplies you with such fabulous crochet flowers and shamrocks!

Thanks for playing along with our 'Something Green' challenge over at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Terry Oulboub said...

WOW! Patricia, this is amazing! I saw the windowed doors first and thought oooh, how cute! Even the crocheted shamrocks got my attention with that cute bow charm. Never did I imagine such detail added - love the use of flower soft and the way you 3D'd the vase! The table cloth looks like real lace and fabric! I love the shamrock button on the wall as a picture. You really pulled out the stops and made a magnificent creation! You're the perfect designer for any blog! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place this week for our "St. Patrick's Day Celebration!" :~)

Teri said...

Beautiful hun! Love all the details you have added.
Thanks for playing our 'Green for St. Patrick' challenge at Delicious Doodles, and good luck!
Teri x

arlene_king said...

What a wonderful card!!! I would love for you to send me the door stamp on Microsoft Word, my email address is Thanks so much for the great idea, keep them coming.

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow! Such an awesome card! So creative too! Love the doors and everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us a Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

scotspanda said...

fabulous card, love it love it love it!!

thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week @ Allsorts


Amanda xx

Beverly Montez said...

This is so unique. Love it! You put so much work and talent into it. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday.

Rosemarie said...

Hi again Patricia,
Had to go over this beautiful card again. Please send me the patter for the door.
Thank you