Gorjuss Little Thoughts

Hi, everyone! Care for some Gorjuss little thoughts? They come in the shape of bookmarks. And this post features just a few and I hope you like them. I made these on the first day of the New Year while enjoying some special time colouring with my niece. A great year started and I have already got lots of ideas and crafts to share with you.


bookmarksAs usual, I used the Avery Elle die to cut a lot of bookmarks out of kraft recycled card. I get this card from Klipa, a shop worth buying from (and I love the little gifts you get with your order). All of them have Gorjuss stamps and for this winter I used the collectables: ‘Holly’, ‘The Hatter’ and ‘The Scarf’. The ones in this post show the latter and hopefully soon, I will share the others too.:-) For those who don’t know me, Gorjuss is a constant presence in my life. For those who do, there’s no surprise in seeing or receiving crafts made using Santoro stamps.


imgn0251Now, I love colouring with Derwent Inktense pencils. They are very rich colours and using some waterbrushes you can play with the intensity you wish to get on your designs. My thoughts were to obtain a similar colouring to the original Gorjuss design and make little adjustments, nothing else. You can see some sparkling on the hanging hearts and on the shoes, but also on top or bottom part of the dress.
At the top of each bookmark, I added a sentiment from the big ‘Holly’ stamp set: ‘gorjuss little thoughts’ and there is green & white Fancy Twine tied too.

I would like to thank you for stopping by and I look forward to sharing crafts with you soon,

Gorjuss Birthday Song

Good afternoon, everyone! A Gorjuss birthday song is streaming online today. This one is for a special girl who turns 8. She makes us smile and fills our hearts with joy. Happy birthday, dear! May you have a blessed life!
Tradition is to make her a birthday card using one Gorjuss stamp. I have some new ones and I used the ‘Little Song’ set for this. Santoro released some beautiful designs this year.



Now, back to the card, I have used a lot of recycled card lately. It feels natural and I like the way my crafts look like using it. So, the base card is top folded. I stamped the Gorjuss girl using my new precision stamping tool (a great one). Then, I added the heart and some musical notes. Having this tool makes the life of any craftmaker super fun and easy.

I coloured the images using inktense pencils.



And then, I added dimension using some glossy accents on the heart, headphones and phone, plus some clear Wink of Stella on the headband and shoes. To give a finished look, I trimmed a thin piece of card and glued it on the bottom part of the front base. I coloured it using the same inktense coloured pencil as the one for the heart.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a lovely afternoon,