Monday, 6 April 2015

A Gorjuss Gift

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a great Easter weekend if you celebrate it.
It was lovely to be off work for 4 days straight.
We managed to get out for lunch  enjoyed a few walks in the unexpected sunshine
over the last couple of days.
Anyhoo, I got a copy of the Creativity Magazine which had a 
Santoro cover gift this time, so I decided to have a bit of a play!
I make loads of cards to sell for charity & as a result, I like to be as
 thrifty as I possible when making them!
Here's what I made using the freebie & some stuff mainly from my scraps box!

Decoupage, buttons & paper were from the kit.
The ribon is upcycled from a christmas gift set & the lace was
a scrap from another project,
To be thrifty, I often split the decoupage & use every second layer to
make another image. You'll see a card I made using this in a mo!
The sentiment was cut with a Tattered Lace die.

Again, a scrap of lace, the gift set ribbon & some of the ribbon tags from a top.
The sentiment tag was part of the kit & I added a peel of greeting!

This is the second layers of the decoupage matted & layered then placed on an oval die cut.
The ribon is from another gift set & the lace is from my stash!
After I had stuck it on, it srtuck me that it would have looked lovely as bunting!
Bling from my stash & sentmiment from another Tattered Lace die

A kraft base for this one, a Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch added a
little bit of detail. The sentiment was a Tonic tape runner, which has lots od
different fonts. The little flower is from Do Crafts I think, 
it's been kicking about my stash forever!

Last one for now, I used papers from my scrap box,
the sentiment is another font from the tape runner, a Tattered Lace 
die cut heart button & some die cut flourishes to embellish
as well as a scrap of lace & some upcycled ribbon!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. gorjuss makes Dawn!!! Glad you had a good weekend! Big hugs Rachel xx

  2. Wow Janet, these are beautiful. I love freebies and using scraps, it certainly keeps your brain active. Chris xx

  3. Hi Dawn your cards are gorgeous. I must get a copy of that magazine the frebbies look fab. Hugs Jackie

  4. Dawn, these are absolutely lovely, You made such a great selection of cards and so cleverly too. Vee xx

  5. Cracking makes Dawn! love the colours on these. Jo x

  6. Beautiful cards Dawn and I love the fact that you've not spent a bomb on them too with all your thrifty stash! Hope you're keeping well.
    Helen x

  7. Hi there, I just love Gorjuss girls. I have a ton of their stamps. I assume that these freebies were printed images? The "girls" are not known well on the North American side of the pond, which is too bad, I just adore them. Just thought I would share.

  8. Gorgeous cards Dawn, love them all, such fabulous colour combinations you've used. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment Dawn, appreciate it.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

  9. These are brilliant Dawn, you did well getting five lovely cards from the one freebie xx

  10. These are utterly gorgeous Dawn, love them all my friend, hugs xxx

  11. A fabulous collection of cards Dawn, you did a brilliant job with that kit.

  12. A great selection of cards, and love how you've re-cycled the bits and pieces x

  13. Fabulous creations Dawn, you have been busy. Hugs Jennifer xx

  14. These are fabulous. Love the papers and embellishments.
    Linda xxx

  15. these cards are very beautiful and great designs Dawn
    Gr Karin

  16. These are all fabulous cards Dawn, I can't choose between them :o)

  17. A plethora of gorjussness here Dawn, love them. Carol x

  18. I agree with Carol Dawn a super plethora of gorjussness fabulous makes thank you for sharing with us and thank you also for visiting my blog crafty friend crafty hugs Judith xxx

  19. Gorgous cards Dawn and such lovely images. You have been busy xx

  20. These are so magnificent, Dawn! Love those images and the lovely color combos, especially the ones done with kraft. Cards made from my stash and scrap piles are absolutely my favorites. :-D We seem to be in somewhat the same boat recently -- I've been MIA on my visits but have had major computer problems and just got my new computer up and running. Still learning a totally new operating system (grrrr) and am still missing a couple of major software programs which I need for my photographs and my printer. Haven't had time to comment on everything you've done during my absence but I'll get caught up one of these days (in about 5 years!) :-D

  21. Hiya Dawn, you did a fab job, love all of them. Hope you are well xxx

  22. you did so great using all your scrap things
    all adorable and I love that Gorjuss image soo soo cuuteeee
    Love them all and you are so creative and did you sell all
    hugs, Monika (still the birthday girl cause today still 10 April LOL)


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Dawn xx