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!


Lady Gilli flourish card

*Please click on the picture for a closer view*

Andi here to share my card for our current challenge hosted by Melanie- flourishes! Now I have to admit I feel like I cheated as I chose paper that had flourishes hee hee. You can see them in the bottom left of the card and also below my sweet flying bird. I am obviously in need of some flourish dies ;). 

I used the lovely Lady Gilli on my card tonight and gave her a satin evening dress to go with my elegant card. I coloured her dress using the following copic colours- BG70, 72, 75, 78. I then added some crystal lacquer I had on hand to give it that satin sheen I just love. I had a satin shirt in the early 90's..it was in style then to be fair...and I just loved the way it felt against my skin and I like to imagine she is also enjoying the smooth silkiness of her evening dress. 

Well that's all for me today. I hope this helps to inspire you along with the other DT eye candy we have posted so that you play along with our current challenge. We would love for you to join us!!

Cheers, Andi 


Baloon Gilli

Hello Friends,

Today is my turn to show you a card for the flourish challenge over here at House of Gilli Challenge Blog!

Here it is:


I used Balloon Gilli from Gilli Stamps and colored her with copics markers V17, V15, V12, G24, G21, G20, E337, E33, E53, E11, R20.

I stiched my card using sew easy.. Love it! sooooo easy..lol Flowers are from recollections.  Paper is from my stash!

I hope you like my card and come on over to play with us!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Cozying up with Gilli !

Hello there,

It’s Jo again. anaRy asked if I would mind filling in for Dionne for the next couple of challenges while she is moving. I am very happy to do so.

The House of Gilli has some pretty fun challenges coming up for you. Are you excited? Did OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAanyone go out shopping on “Black Friday”? Are you all rested up ready for the challenge? I sure hope so.

This challenge is to create a project using flourishes within the project.

I am using Cozy Gilli for my card. I have colored her with my copics. Can’t you just see her lounging on the rug in front of a roaring fire with a hot cup of coco?

The papers I used are from the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Christmas Collection as well as a Fancy Pants Designs Saint Nick Collection


I cut the bottom of the card with a Paper Trey Ink die and added a little bit of a white gel pen stitch to make it show up a little more.

My Flourishes were made with my Slice. I tried to match up some of the flourishes that are in the paper. I also added a chipboard star and some red hearts that I punched out to the area on the papers that had this design. I put them on foam OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAdots to give the card a little dimension. The little “ Happy Holidays” stamp is a Studio G set I picked up at my local Walmart. The ribbon is some that I had in my collection.

I sure hope that you have been checking out the other beautiful cards that the Gilli DT’s have been posting. They sure are inspiring. I hope that you will join in on this challenge and let your creative side shine. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.


Frills and Swirls!

Gilli Cozy_CozyHolidays~

Hello everyone. anaRy is in the house. Today is thanksgiving and I have to thank all of the Gilli DT for the spectacular work they do each challenge. They hold the house for me and I could not be more thankful ; ). Thanks to all of you that come to participate in our challenges..and all the winners that had to wait a bit so I could deliver their goodies (I am glad to say we are up to date!).  Thanks for you patience and I hope you will be sharing your projects with us!

Gilli Cozy_CozyHolidays aWell moving on…My project to day is all about a cozy holiday! A new take in a holiday card Smile. I used Gilli Cozy stamp and colored her with copic markers. LOL every time I see this stamp the first thing I notice is her little cute finger…LOLPapers from Authentique, DCWV and BoBunny.  Ribbons from mike’s…my old stash lol. This was my first time using copic xpress and I love it! You should try!

Signing off wishing you a cozy holiday season and see you all soon!




PJ Party with Gilli!!!

Hi Everyone!!!  This is a super easy and funnnn challenge!  Just pull out those beautiful flourishes and post your lovely creations for a chance to win a super goodie!  I'm using the very cozy and adorable PJ Gilli.  I paper pieced her pj's and added a bit of flower soft to them, as well as some shading with Copics.  The rest of Gilli is colored with Copics, and I did give her a teeny haircut to match up with the hair length of the birthday girl who's getting this card.  :)  Thanks for stopping by,  Ann


House of Gilli Challenge #21, Flourishes

Happy Monday everyone. Today is the start of our new challenge, Flourishes. I am thrilled to be your hostess and hope you will stop by and join in :)

For my card, I decided to use Fairy 2 Gilli, isn't she a beauty. I colored her with my Copics, using the Cryogen White card stock, I love using the Cryogen because it just sparkles. For my Flourishes, I used a die from Memory Box, Elegant Scrollwork and I just really love this die.

So, stop by and join in on our Flourishes challenge, we cannot wait to see all your wonderful entries :)



Fairy 2 GILLI in shades of Blue !

Hi, Everyone !

I'm Yone and today is my turn to show 
my Monochromatic Challenge for the House of GILLI !

It have colored for the first time this cute Fairy 2 GILLI!

Hope you like my shades of Blue card ! 
You can check more pictures at my BLOG !

Hugs, Yone


Girly Gilli

Happy Thursday everyone. Hope you all are enjoying the Monochromatic challenge, I see some wonderful entries. Today I am using Girly Gilli

isn't she a cutie. I have to tell ya, I showed my Mom this card last night and she really loves this image. I used my Copics to color her and hopefully she looks apple green :)  A very dear friend gave me the ribbon and I thought it was perfect for this challenge.

You still have time to stop by and join in on our Monochromatic challenge, I hope you will :)


My Monochromatic Gilli

Good day everyone! Andi here to share my inspiration card for the current challenge. I used my adorable Angel Gilli that sweet Anary had stamped for me and included in my DT kit when I first started. I have to admit I haven't done many cards in this style so to keep it simple I only used my copics from the E colour family. 
Her wings are 40, 41, 43
Hair is 29, 35, 37
Face 0000, 000, 00, 11 and 91 for the cheeks
Her dress was colored using E's I hadn't used before so I felt good finally being able to justify buying them tee hee! They were 70, 71, 74, 77. They look almost purple don't you think?
I outlined her in E 50 to give her an angelic glow

What co ours do you think you will use to play along with our monochromatic challenge?

Happy crafting, Andi


Graduate Gilli

Hi Everyone!  It’s Wini, from LooneyBugDesigns, with your Monochromatic Inspiration project for today!  I can’t wait to see what you create – be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter your project  into our challenge for your chance to win a great Gilli Goodie.

I used Graduate Gilli today.  I started with a piece of Glossy Paper and used my Paisley Impressabillities to create the background texture.  Then I added Alcohol Ink in Black and Silver Mixative to color the paper.  I added some black lace and some black I-Rock faux brads.  Some Black Recollections Mulberry Mini Roses (my favorite roses of all time) to anchor the card and add some more texture.  My scalloped oval is cut from silver foil and I used dimensionals to give it some added depth.


Gilli is colored with my Copics.  I sometimes struggle with getting enough dimension when I color with blacks – but I keep practicing.  I added some silver pen to accent some of the folds in the graduation gown.


I can’t wait to see what you come up with for our Monochromatic Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today!  And don’t forget, if you would like to order some of your own Gilli stamps – just send an email to anary@anary.com and let her know what you are interested in!


Classy Gilli wearing Blue Green

Hello Friends,

It is my turn to show you a card for the Monochromatic Challenge over here at House of Gilli.

Hum, it was quite difficult for me to decide which stamp I was gonna color this time but then I thought this one would be nice for the monochromatic challenege.

Here is the Classy Gilli:


Isn`t she a cutie??  I colored her using copic markers BG78, BF75, BG70, E11, E00, R20, BG10.

I used the beaded oval nestie and the standard one to place my Gilli.
I cut the bottom paper with Martha Stewart punch and then punched another piece of paper few butteflies to place near the flowers.. These background paper is from DCWV.

I hope you like my card and come on over to play with us. Anary will give a gift bag to one lucky winner.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs & Kisses



It is an E party!

Gilli Shopper_Lets Go

Hello hello everyone! Here I come with my Gilli monochromatic project! I loved this theme. I chose to do my card in earth tones…or maybe it was brown bag tones ? LOL. Anyway I decided to make a little funny card to joke with all my dear friends shoppers and partners in crime! lol

Gilli was colored with copic  and all the details in her Gilli Shopper_Lets Go aclothing made with white pen and copic multiliners. I was so glad to be able to make her shirt so feminine…just like her hair pins. I cannot tell you how many more ideas I have for this image. I hope to be able to share with all of you soon! : ). Papers are Authentique, Echo Park and MME. Frills were made using my silhouette sd cutter. Punches from Ek and Martha Stewart. No surprise all that blings is stikles! LOL

I hope you will have time to make a little project and join us for this challenge! Perhaps after that trip to the craft store ; )…lol

More details over my blog!

See ya’ll! Hugs



Angel Gilli


Hi There,

It’s Jo and I am back with my project as guest designer. This is my take on the monochromatic theme this week.

I am using Angel Gilli for my card. Isn’t she pretty. This is the second time that I have used Angel Gilli and I love coloring here. anaRy has desOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAigned her so that you can create pleats in her gown if you like. Coloring pleats and folds are one of my favorite types of coloring at the moment. I kept the card more on the simple side because I didn’t want to take away from Angel Gilli’s beauty. She is colored in the earth tones of copics.


The papers are from My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas collection. I love this collection of papers it is muted but yet with very pretty designs. I have also added a few brown pearls and brown satin ribbon to finish it off. I hope that you will jump in and give the monochromatic challenge a try.

I also want to take a moment to thank anaRy again for inviting me to be a guest designer. This has been fun.


The Very Glamorous Sitting Bride Gilli

Hi, Welcome to Challenge #20 which is to create a monochromatic card or project.  Love this challenge and can't wait to see all the unique ideas!  Remember if you use a Gilli stamp on your project, you get an extra chance at winning a Gilli Goodie, but you still get a chance to win even if you don't use a Gilli stamp.  I chose Sitting Bride Gilli for my card, only I made it into an anniversary card:
If you look closely, you'll be able to see the big diamond Gilli received on her anniversary.  ;)  Thanks so much for stopping by,  Ann


Eeek- I forgot to share my Gilli card for the recycling challenge!

Andrea here and I can't believe I forgot to share my Gilli card for the recycled challenge- please forgive my addled brain lately lol. 

I had actually made this card up previously for the fall colour challenge but after seeing how it fit in with the recycling challenge it worked perfect here too! I had these leftover card pieces from a different card I had made and coloured up my cute!! Lil Gilli girly stamp. She is so sweet and petite! I also re-used the button on my card from another craft that I was tossing out. Can't throw away a perfectly good button!

I hope you had fun playing along with the recycling challenge and are now crafting to play along with our current Monochromatic challenge. 

happy crafting everyone! Hugs...Andi


House of Gilli Challenge 20: Monochromatic

Hello Everyone,
I'm the hostess for this challenge. I love using monochromatic colors it gives you a very subtle yet beautiful look. I decided to use the new HOUSE stamp for this project, and a different type of fold on my card. I also picked a color that went well for winter. Enjoy and come back and check out my teammates take on this challenge.


Mini Spa GILLI

Hi, Everyone !

This my first project using this Mini Spa GILLI Stamp 
that I got from AnaRy ! Isn't it cute ?

It's a Recycle and Texture Challenge, 
so this Card was made from 
several recycled items, such as : envelope,
Prima Say It In Pearls cardstock leftover, 
"A Special GILLI Text"stamped image 
and Textured Papers.

See more details on this card at my BLOG !



Shopper Gilli

Happy Thursday everyone. Isn't this a wonderful challenge "Recycle and Texture", hope you will join in.

I used Shopper Gilli for this challenge and added green bag to her little tote. For my recycled I used and old birthday card from my hubby and for the texture I used a Sizzix folder. This really was a fun challenge for me, so I really hope you will join in :)


Celebrity :: Lady Gilli

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Hello everyone,

This is Jo Ham, anaRy recently asked me to be a guest designer this month for The House of Gilli. I have to tell you I was thrilled when she did. Gilli stamps are some of the cutest stamps. Oh and Gilli just recently celebrated her 1st birthday. anaRy designs Gilli to be used in many different ways. She draws the images so that you can add your own creativity like adding a sleeve length or drawing a design on a dress. The possibilities are endless. I think that is one of the things that first caught my eye. anaRy also is very passionate about the quality of the stamps and that they are made in the USA. The stamps are deeply etched so none of the extra ink where you don’t want it. I can’t say enough about anaRy, she is one of the sweetest people I have meet.

I have been a crafter most of my life and I started stamping back in 1994 when someone gave me a card with a single image stamped and embossed on it. Boy I thought wow, I have to learn that. After lots of looking around, reading and traveling out of state to find stamps they started to catch on. I started with some stamps, markers and went on to stamp my first card. Then as it caught on more I got into embossing and coloring on different types of papers etc. We use to have two stamp store here but have since both went out of business like many. I started teaching at the stores and had so much fun teaching other the wonderful craft. Then the internet and stamping started taking off and that is how I found much of my supplies that and a local convention in Ocean City Maryland. I was introduced to Copic markers after taking a class in October of 2010 with the talented Suzanne Dean and I have not looked back since. Taking her class advise “practice, practice and practice some more”. I still feel like I learn something every day. I have meet so many wonderful people along my journey.

My card today is made with Lady Gilli

Lady Gilli was invited to a party and was able to walk down the red carpet. The challenge for The House of Gilli is to use texture and something recycled.

I created texture with my cuttlebug embossing folder for the layer at the bottom of the card and on the lenses of the camera.

The recycled items were items that were used in a note that was sent to me. The bakers twine and the Gilli postage and par avion that were stamped on the note. Of course I had to add a little bling. A girl can never have too much bling when walking the red carpet.

I hope you enjoyed my card, I know I had a blast making it. I will have a couple more photos on my blog

Have you been watching the site to see all the DT’s great inspiration for this challenge? Aren’t they fabulous?

I hope that you will join in on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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