Welcome to the Gilli Rubber stamps challenge blog! Scroll down to the bottom of the blog to LINK your project with INLINKZ! You are welcome to use any stamp, but if you use Gilli Rubber Stamp you get twice the chance to win a Gilli Goodie bag and also to Guest Design for the House of Gilli! We cannot wait to come and drop by your house!


House of Gilli Challenge #2 :: Use Green!

Hello everybody!!! Here we are again with a brand new challenge for you!!! The very fist Gilli challenge was just so much fun!!! So let’s make this one a even bigger party…Spread the word! We have a few surprises!
House of Gilli Challenge #2 calls for one thing….easy breezy…USE GREEN! Yeap…put a little bit of this very eco friendly color in your creation and link over here! We will love to see you around!!! You can use any stamp for your creation BUT if you bring your Gilli you get DOUBLE chance to win! This is just too easy : )….just kidding…well it is : ).
Let me tell you now about my little project…St. Patrick’s day is around the corner and Gilli literally put on the TEE! Yeah she is dressed in green! Well, according to recent tradition you must wear green and be merry! Now if someone dare not to dress for the occasion ..you can pinch them! For real! Okay not too hard : ). I created this little Gilli St. Patrick card..that actually carry a little surprise…a cupcake!!!!!!!!!!! What is better then a cute cupcake with green buttercream to make someone happy? LOL…The cool thing is that this project idea can also be used as a nice place setting or a little goddie basket for your guest on a St.Patrick themed party!
Gilli tee was colored with copic markers…I cut the balloon card by hand and used K&Company papers and white pen. The little balloon basket is made of Sizzix bigz die cut…the basket was also decorated with copic markers..The little clovers were made from cardstock with  pattern that I created and cut by hand. All the sparkles… Stickles! I will be adding more details of this project on Gilli blog a little later today…
Now it is your turn to bring your green! No, no money here just a cute little project!! Please link you project using the inlinkz tool on the top of this blog. Don’t forget to drop by…we have a new inspiration from the DT team everyday! You don’t want to miss that!
See you around…we love reading your comments…and visiting all your cute blogs!
Oh yeah…I guess you want to know who won right the very fist Gilli Challenge…..lol…..
Nancy congrats and shoot us an email at , please add House of Gilli#1 winner on the subject : )
Oh we will be choosing a honorable mention soon….and the lucky person will be invited to be a guest DT in the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Yipeeeeeeee!!!
Huggies ,


1st House of Gilli Challenge!

Happy Monday and Welcome to the very first "House of Gilli" Challenge!  I am so honored to be the first challenger and I hope you will find time to participate in the challenge with us over the next two weeks.  This is an exciting new time for the Gilli DT, Anary the fabulous artist and owner and for our new Challenge Blog!

There will be a NEW CHALLENGE every 2 weeks here on this blog so make sure you bookmark this or become a follower on the sidebar!  During the 2 week challenge period the InLinkz will be at the bottom of this post for you to add your entries to.  This post will stay at the top during the 2 week period.

BUT WAIT---every day of the 2 weeks a member of the awesome Gilli DT will be posting their challenge project here on the blog so you can see new projects and get lots of fun inspiration!  So make sure to visit regularly and SCROLL DOWN to see all great projects each day!

**Also a reminder---the Gilli DT had a kick-off Blog Hop yesterday (scroll down to see that post with links).  To win the BIG PRIZE for the Blog Hop you need to leave a comment on this post to enter okay--so don't forget to do that today ALONG with the other requirements listed in the post below. (Make sure you do each requirement to enter)  The (2) WINNERs WILL BE chosen for the Blog Hop Prizes tomorrow Feb. 15th.

House of Gilli Challenge #1


-Use some form of Sparkle 
-Use 3 Patterned Papers
-Use at least 2 dies and/or punches
-You do not have to use a Gilli for this project
BUT IF you use a Gilli you get 2 chances okay ;)
(your entries must follow this recipe to be qualified)

What Can You Win?

-One Online Class of your choice at the Color Me Creative Classroom
(online classes include copic classes, distress inks class and cricut classes)
-A Gilli Stamp of your choice!!

This Challenge will END on Feb. 27th (link at bottom of post)
Entries must be loaded by 10 pm EST on the 27th to qualify!
One (1) Winner will be chosen randomly and posted on the 28th along with a NEW CHALLENGE!

I was honored to be asked to be the Art Coordinator (aka helper for Anary, lol) for the Gilli DT and help Anary out with her fantastic new venture!  Also on board is Wini Bell as the DT Coordinator, she organizes all the gals for us thank goodness!

This is my project for the challenge!  I used "Burlesque Gilli" for my project, I think she's super sassy and so much fun!  A great gal card to send to a good friend dontcha' think?  You can find the whole line of Gilli Stamps at Stamping Scrapping HERE!   The papers are by Basic Grey called "Marjolaine"--I loved the color combo as I think they match a peacock feather perfectly!

I used the oval and scalloped oval Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out my image and mat it.  The scrolls and feathery leaves were made with Marianne Dies sold exclusively in the UK.  The black lacy border piece was made with a MS border punch.  A few elegant black pearls finish off the card nicely.

And of course she is colored with Copics, my favorite coloring tool of choice!  I used Stardust Stickles on her peacock feather and ruffles/accents on her outfit for my sparkle.

If you would love to see more details on this card and how I colored this beautiful Gilli with Copics then head over to MY BLOG HERE for more info!

Now I hope your creative juices are flowing and you are ready to get a jump start on this
1st "House of Gilli" Challenge with us all!

Suzanne J Dean

Sitting Bride GILLI !

Hello, everyone !

I'm Yone and glad to be here showing my first GILLI here as a DT !

I decided for a different project instead of card for this
1st Challenge hosted by Suzanne Dean.
 It was fun making this box of recycled floppy diskettes.
-Use some form of Sparkle
-Use 3 Patterned Papers
-Use at least 2 dies and/or punches

-You do not have to use a Gilli for this project
You just need to post you card or project
until today, at House of GILLI Challenge Blog !
Here's my GILLI Sitting Bride project :

Closer view of the Sitting Bride GILLI !
Most of the materials were bought at Stamping Scrapping !

Materials used /Materiais utilizados :
Box made of floopy disks wrapped in scrapbooking paper.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Lacey Squares
Copic CIAO Markers (BV00, V15, E00, E11, E33,E47, C3, R20)
White/Black Gel Pen
Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glitter
Scrapbooking Patterned & Vellum Papers
Thanks for your visit !
Come back tomorrow for a New Challenge hosted by Anary !
Hugs, Yone


Waitress Gilli

Hi everyone Gilli is so versatile with an outfit for every occasion and today I decided to use Waitress Gilli.  I followed the challenge theme by using three different patterned papers in shades of lilac and used a Marianne doily die as a background.  The ribbon is Rayon seam binding which I first dampened before applying silk paint along the edge allowing the paint to run I then scrunched the ribbon and dried with a heat gun, I then added a heart punch which I further decorated with Promarkers, gold foil, glitter and a gem.  I also used Promarkers to colour Gilli.

You do not need to use Gilli to enter the challenge but if you do you will be entered into the draw twice.

Kathleen x 


Sitting Bride Gilli

Hello Friends,

It is my turn, Vivi, to show a card for the recipe challenge at House of Gilli Challenge Blog.

Recipe is:
-Use some form of Sparkle
-Use 3 Patterned Papers
-Use at least 2 dies and/or punches
-You do not have to use a Gilli for this project BUT IF you use a Gilli you get 2 chances ;

So here is my card following the recipe:

I used Sitting Bride Gilli, that is in stock at Stamping Scrapping, and colored her with copic markers: V17, V15, V12, C9, C7, C5, E01, E00, E000, R20.

I used beaded oval nesties and Martha Stweart doily heart punch. The little hearts pieces beside of Gilli I got from what came off the punch and added stickles on them and all around the beaded ovalHalf adhesive pearls are from KC.

Check out a closer view on the image:

Have you seen the new line of flowers of Stamping Scrapping Designs. They are gorgeous!!!

Dont’t forget to join my blog candy. If you don't have Gilli Stamps yet, it is a great opportunity to be in a chance to win 2 of them… If you do have, if is great opportunity to increase your collection! So don't miss that!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!! 

Hugs & Kisses,



Hey girls

Here comes my first contribution as a Gilli designer. On this card I have used the waitress Gilli, that you can buy here
 The image is painted with distress in refill, and I have used glitter on the dishes. I have used a flower punch with dry embossing and made some of the flowers my self.
 have used slightly different Kartons on this card, first a blue with clouds on, then a dark blue with dots on, one with glitter on, to the last one with blue dots.I have sewd around the edges.
I have distresses with "broken china" distress ink refill, around the whole Gilli.
 Good luck to you who are involved in the challenge, really looking forward to seeing how many people participate.
if you want you can drop by my blog and leave a message. It can be found here

Hugs from Marielle J aka Miss Stampalot


House of Gilli ~ Challenge #1

Hello ~ I'm so happy to present my Waitress Gilli card today!  The lovely Waitress Gilli can be purchased at Stamping Scrapping.  I colored Gilli with Copic markers and also airbrushed the flowers with Copics to coordinate with Gilli.  I used the Spellbinders Beaded Circle which you can find here.  The sparkle is hard to see in the photos, but I used Star Dust Stickles on Gilli's shirt and shoes, as well as, Crystal Stickles on the outline of the Beaded Circle. 

This Gilli card will most likely be a Mother's Day card, and I'll put a gift card inside for a tea shop.  Some Waitress Gilli ideas:  cards containing gift cards for restaurants, coffee, gift tags for baked goods or other delicious gifts, or a note to a friend inviting them to meet you for coffee, lunch or dinner.  I can think of many more, but I'd love for you to post your ideas! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Ann  :)


Lollipop Gilli

Hi!  Here is my version of the recipe challenge.  I used Lollipop Gilli by Anary with 3 different patterned papers: a houndstooth  black and white, a white with black flowers over the doily, and a purple and silver print to mat it all out. My die cuts are the leaves made with a doohickey die and the black scalloped trim with a Spellbinders Borderabilities die. My form of sparkle is stickles on the flowers to look like dew drops or I guess in my area it may be sleet!  I started my card by coloring Gilli with colored pencils and stamping her on the houndstooth paper and cutting out the jacket and part of the hat to piece it onto the colored image. I also added i-rock metal gems to her hat, jacket, and shoes.  I made the flowers using the flower cut out from the George cricut cartridge and the corner piece from the Sweethearts cartridge.  I heat embossed the corner piece to give it some sparkle.  I used brads with gemstones for the corners and in the middle of the bow to finish it off.  Be sure to check out http://stampingscrapping.com/ for Gilli stamps and all your stamping and scrapping supplies!!


House Of Gilli Challenge 1: Recipe

Hello Everyone,
It's finally my turn to show you all the fun I had with my awesome Gilli stamps. I decided to make something other then a card, so I made this super cute candy bar holder.  I can't wait to give it to someone special. For the challenge you have to use 3 pattern papers,2 punches or die cuts,and 1 form of bling.  First and for most the Gilli I decided to showcased is called Bloomers. My 3 pattern papers are the red with hearts in the background, the pink with a tone on tone pattern, and the white with the pink pattern. My 2 punches are the felt flower,made from a circle nestibilities, and the MS border punch. My bling is I-Rock mirrors. Well I couldn't stop there so I did a matching card and put Gilli on the Card not the candy bar holder. Well that's all for now. I hope you come and check out the other Design Teams work.

Solid Card Stock:PaperTreyInk
Patterned Paper: StampinUp
Stamps:Gilli, PTI Mega mixed messages
Ink: Memento,Versafine, Color Box dye ink
Edge Punch: Martha Stwerart loopy edge and leaf
Corner Rounder: WeRMemory Keepers Corner Chomper
Ribbon: American Crafts,PTI
Miscellaneous: Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities,I-Rock,Hershey candy bar

Enjoy and CRAFT ON!!


Jeans Gilli is on the Move!

Hi Everyone!  It’s Wini from LooneyBugDesigns here to share some more Gilli inspiration with you on this lovely Sunday!  So have you been having fun with this first challenge?   Are you exploring the possibilities with this amazing recipe that Suzanne Dean created for us?  3 patterned papers, at least 2 die cuts or punches and some form of sparkle.   


I wanted to use Jeans Gilli for my project today but….  I also wanted to do something a little different.  So instead of creating a card for you today I created a way for Jeans Gilli to travel everywhere with me.  Would you like to see?


For my “patterned paper” I decided to use different mediums.  To start my project off, I used a multi colored yarn to knit a cell phone bag (pattern #1).  Next I created a Flower Pin, to do this I created my own patterned fabric using the new Anglaise Lace Stamps and dye based ink for the flower petals (pattern #2).  The leaves were created by stamping more images from the Anglaise Lace Stamps onto some of the flowers from the SSD Color Me White Flower Cup that I had dyed green using Glimmer Mist (pattern #3).  To finish off the pin I couldn’t resist adding a SSD Micro Rose into the center.

The flower petals are all Classic Scalloped Circles (die cut #1) that are folded and glued together.  My Gilli image is cut out using Spellbinders Labels 8 (die cut #2).  Finally my sparkle comes from the beads on the cell phone charm that I made to match the bag.

 Jeans Gilli was colored to match the bag using my Copic Sketch Markers.  To make Gilli small enough to fit the cell phone charm I put her on some white Shrinky Dink material and then baked her in my oven.  She is so cute all shrunk down and and rocking her beads!  Because I didn’t want the finished product to be too dark and possibly not dry I colored her very lightly and made her quite pale.  She really does stand out in person – I wish you could see her!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my Gilli Cell Phone Bag!  What will you create with our recipe?  I would love to see your project!  Make sure to enter your creation HERE for your chance to win our amazing prizes!


Recipe Challenge No. 1 with the House of Gilli

Hello everyone and I hope you are having a great weekend.

It’s my turn to show you my creation for our very first challenge at the House of Gilli.

This challenge is to
-Use some form of Sparkle 
-Use 3 Patterned Papers
-Use at least 2 dies and/or punches
-You do not have to use a Gilli for this project
BUT IF you use a Gilli you get 2 chances okay ;)
(your entries must follow this recipe to be qualified)
The Gilli that I used is Asian Gilli.  Gilli has multiple personalities. I am sure you can find your favorite. The whole line of Gilli stamps (designed by anaRy Atelie ) are available at StampingScrapping.  StampingScrapping is where I purchase the majority of my art supplies. And they keep adding more.  Go check them out. Beware...they are enablers! LOL
Now, if you want to see the supplies that I used and the challenges that I entered, come over and visit me at AJ’s Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now it’s your turn to create with a Gilli and enter the first challenge at the House of Gilli. To enter, use the link available on Suzanne Dean’s blog post at the top.

Have fun!

Gilli Spa :: Be Gooorgeous!!!

Happy Belated Singles Awareness day (feb 15)!! Yeah we have not forgotten you! I did not know that there was such a day! But I think it is marvelous! A day where singles get together and mingle and have fun! No attachments! lol Hey, I always said…better bGilli_Spa_Gorgeouse alone then in trouble! So if you still out there looking for that someone or just opted out off the relations bandwagon…enjoy your day!!! Be gorgeous! Have fun!!! : )))
In honor of this very unique occasion I pulled out my little gal Gilli Spa! Humm…she looks high maintenance doesn’t she ?LOL Nah, she is a  good girl. I will tell you she reminds me that I need to take time for myself…and so should you! Be pampered…A little birdy (Zebra pattern fan ..ahem..hahah) told me Swedish massage is fantastic!!! Now I have to check that out? Have you had one? Let me know…
For this little card…I followed the little recipe prepared by buddy dt Suzanne…3 pattern papers, 2 punches and glittah…oh my word! This was actually a first for me… Come over later to my other blog if you would like to see a detail list of colors used :).






Join me at house of Gilli challenge blog. Be sure to stop by everyday…the design team will bring you a ton of ideas and a lot of inspiration…these ladies rock! I cannot wait to see what you will bring to the party!


Challenge #1 - Recipe Challenge

Hello there, all!!! I hope you are having a great Friday!!! It is Becca here, and it is my turn to share my creation with you all for our first challenge.
I chose to use Victorian Gilli which can be purchased at Stamping Scrapping, along with all the other adorable Gilli stamps!!!
The challenge this week has been set by my lovely teamie, Suzanne Dean, and she chose a recipe. The recipe is 3 patterned papers, 2 die cuts/punches, and 1 form of glitter.

Isnt she just a doll!!! If you would like more details about my card, you can visit me at Becca's Crafty Corner.
Here is the artsy view of my card!!
I hope you hop on over to Stamping Scrapping and pick up some Gilli stamps for yourself. They are adorable!!! Then come on over and join us at House of Gilli for bi-weekly challenges!


Love with Gilli

Hello Gilli Gals!

Isn’t this exciting? A new challenge blog and a new stamp line? Gilli is so adorable don’t cha think?

Today it is my turn, Stephanie, to show you my creation for this recipe challenge. I chose to use Sitting Bride Gilli for my project. She is adorable as a bride and anything else I want her to be.

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She is a beauty isn’t she? I dolled her all up in red. I added some fibers from my stash for her boa and a red piece of netting for an accent to her hair. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4. I punched out some hearts using a heart punch and also used my MS Heart Border punch. I added a paper rose, some ribbon and a glittery die cut flourish. I also added some Ranger Stickles to the pleat of the dress.

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For my sentiment I used SSD a Anglaise Lace Circle die and stamped it using the matching SSD Anglaise Lace Stamps. The word Love is from Gilli and is Love 2. I stamped this with Tim Holtz Distress Barn Door and then went over the word with Ranger Stickles.

I have a few more pics on my blog if you would like to take a hop!

What can you do with Gilli and this recipe? We would love to come and visit you so come on and enter our challenge! The prize offering is great, be sure to check out the first post right under Inlinkz and also be sure to check out the other projects that our DT have posted!

Good luck and hope to hop in and see ya soon!


House of Gilli Hop! We have the WinnerS !

Hello Everyone! This hop was fun! Thank you all my lovely friends and designers from Gilli Design Team and Stamping Scrapping for creating such a rainbow of inspiration for all the Gilli friends! Thank to all of you that stopped by to comment and participate in our little party! You bet we will have a lot more to come!!! Stay connected, linked, glued...LOL!
So... have you linked your creation to our First House of Gilli Challenge? Ohhh, come one in! We want to see your beautiful creation right here side by side with ours!
Now…the little something you are all waiting for!! By random picking...

The winners of the House of Gilli blog hop.....are.........
Gilli Blog Hop Winners

YAYY..Congratulations!!! Brenda and MimiPaty claim your prize sending an email to anary@anary.com, please add to the subject Gilli Blog Hop Winner. Winners will have until next Monday, February 21 to contact us. If no contact is made, we reserve the right to do a  new draw. Thank you.

Thank you everyone once more! Now it is time to have fun creating for our challenge! The prize is super cooooollll



Welcome to the GILLI OPEN HOUSE hOp!


Welcome, welcome everybody! Come on in! Thank you so much for dropping by for our Gilli Open House blog HoP! Today we are welcoming the new members of the Gilli Family. Our first GILLI DESIGN TEAM! The house of Gilli challenge blog is the Gilli Design Team house! Here you will see many different projects created by the sweetest and creative bunch of all! Lots of daily inspiration just for you! You can participate too!!! Tomorrow we start the very fist Gilli Challenge and we hope you will join us! It is easy breeze…grab you Gilli Stamp, check the biweekly theme and ta-da..link your project and you are in! You can win prizes!

The celebration starts right now with the Gilli Design Team and the Stamping Scrapping Design Team bringing a load of inspiration with all things Gilli!! Thank you ladies of the SSDT for being here for this festive day!

Come and join us at the Hop to discover how versatile Gilli Stamps can be and see how you can make Gilli your own! Just check each project out…each Gilli seems to have its own personality!!! But wait there is more!!! You can be one of the 2 winners that will be randomly selected!

Two winners randomly selected from comments from the participant blogs will win a  GILLI STAMP SET and a sample pack of Cryogen Paper.  

How can you participate and be eligible? Check it out….

Keep in touch by becoming a follower on “House of Gilli Blog”

Post a comment on each participant blog 

Post a comment on the very first challenge post at “House of Gilli” which will start tomorrow February 14th.

Comments will be open until February 14 at 11:50 pm EST

Let the fun begin! Let’s HOP!!!

Sunday February 13

  1. Ann: http://annfran9093.blogspot.com/
  2. Becca:  http://beccascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
  3. Billie: http://www.billiesscrappetique.blogspot.com/
  4. Cindy: http://bluebirdflats.blogspot.com/
  5. Dionne:  http://deezcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/
  6. Froggy: http://www.froggaritavilleblog.net/
  7. Karen:  http://karensfunblog.blogspot.com/
  8. Marielle: http://rastahobby.blogspot.com/
  9. Sheri: http://twitterpatedwithpaper.blogspot.com/
  10. Stephanie: http://mycardshack.blogspot.com/
  11. Vivi: http://handmadebyvivi.blogspot.com
  12. Wini: http://www.looneybugdesigns.com/
  13. Yone: http://artesdayone.blogspot.com/


Monday February 14

House of Gilli blog

1st Gilli blog Challenge – Hosted by Suzanne J. Dean



Call me old fashion but I think is adorable to celebrate Valentine’s day! I do believe we should bring love to our everyday lives. But it is kind of sweet to have a day solemnly dedicated for that special one : )..Yeah it is time to celebrate the one that drives you mad, but also Gilli_Senorita_Amor_detmakes you smile! Oh love..lol. One cannot live without it.

My special valentine card was created using Gilli Senorita! As you will noticed a little trim gave a whole new look to this romantic girl.  During this whole project I could hear gorgeous guitars solos and castanets  playing along with each drop of glue : ).  Nothing more passionate then a Spanish dancer swirling around her chosen one…the melodies, the strength, the fatal eye look! Pure passion.

I colored my Gilli Senorita with copic markers. I love the possibilities of decorating her mantilla…so I used pearl pen and stickles…the tips are super thin so it was a breeze to make the tiny accents. You just need to follow the stamp design. The added touch gives such a delicate feel to the image. To create the romantic background I used Anglaise Die cut () in conjunction with the matching Anglaise Stamp set from Stamping Scrapping Stamp Designs. I added a little handwritten touch to the cardstock background using white pen. It is kind of cool how the white pen worked over the metallic cardstock…so much fun. Now I have to say that no Spanish inspired card can go without a nice fan…so I added a  little handmade fan with bows for an extra flair : ).

I hope you enjoyed my little passionate project…now it is time to hop around and feel the love of my lovely designer friends!!! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Welcome to House of Gilli!

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Hello Hello everybody! We’re here! The “House of Gilli” is open for you all! What a dream come true!!!!! A blog challenge just for Gilli!!! The Design Team is sooo excited and anxious to bring you lots of inspiration. We hope you will join us for the fun!!! You will get to know each of our members a bit better while they post their creations on our very first “Gilli Challenge!” Ohhh my,oh my!!!!!!!!!! Be prepared for a lot of treats!!!!!!!! They are sooo cool!!!!!!!! To kick start the fun, my friend Susanne J. Dean will host the very first challenge right here on February 14!!!

We will start the celebration on February 13, by joining the Gilli Design Team and the Stamping Scrapping Design Team for the “Gilli Open House Blog Hop!”. The Hop will start right here. We will post all you need to know to participate! Don’t forget to keep in touch! You don’t want to miss it…..you will never have seen sooo many cool people in one day gather under so many of roofs  blogs!!!!!!!! Did I say there will be prizes? Yeah!!!!

See you soon, right here!!



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