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I hate gold!!!

Yes, I really do!!! I know that Gold is very trendy now. But for me it’s just very gypsy. All this golden pieces in everything make me very unhappy cause I can’t find anything what I like without golden accent!!! Wrrr… that’s why I decided to use it. Yes. Use the color which I actually hate.ย  And you know what? It’s not so bad ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gold made my projects very elegant and rich and very interesting.

This is what I chose for my projects.


Because school ends very soon I wanted to make something very special for Alex Teacher and Special Assistant. So I made 2 cards with a lot of flowers and embellishments. I used wooden texture ofย  Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Confetti – Jubilee Paper as a background.


To make my cards very dimensional I added Heidi Swapp – Hello Beautiful Planner – Photo Frames. Then I used butterflies from Heidi Swapp – Minc Foil Applicator – Minc 3D Butterflies… no I don’t have Minc machine but I think they are so cute that I just used them anyway.


Then I glued paper flowers. But I wanted my cards to be very flowery so I added some paper flowers and leaves from Maggie Holmes. To finish my cards I sadded some wooden star, diamond and heart from Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Confetti – Wood Veneer Shapes.


Last month me and my best friend were celebrating our… 18th birthdays ๐Ÿ˜‰ On this occasion we did some trip to hotel with spa to pamper ourselves a little bit. Because I took a lot of photos I had to scrapbook them of course.

My first layout is gentle and soft… this is how we felt after our 2hrs spa treatment ๐Ÿ™‚


I made 4 rosettes from Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Confetti – Fete Paper. I attached Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Confetti – Tassels to them. I added some gold circles from My Mind’s Eye – Paper Goods – Vintage Confetti as well.


Second layout I wanted to look quiet party. I created garland with some party staff like wooden party hats from Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Confetti – Wood Veneer Shapes, chipboard frames, stars, tassels and leather bows.



But I’m still not a big fun of Gold ๐Ÿ˜‰






  1. Nat

    Wow, these projects are just gorgeous! I am sure Alex’s teacher and assistant will love those beautiful cards. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I love the garland on the birthday page – just perfect. I think one of the biggest challenges with gold is actually photographing it in its full glory, and that birthday page really shows it off nicely!

  2. Julie

    Lovely card & layouts, i too wasn’t too keen on gold at first but love it now & you’ve used it beautifully

  3. Jackie xxx

    Considering you don’t like gold you have done a fantastic job stepping out of your ‘comfort zone’ and produced some great layouts. I struggles to use gold and you have given me some great ideas.

  4. Sheena x

    Glad you faced your fear & used Gold.
    These touches really add a certain opulence to your creations xxx

  5. Claire

    I guess there’s bling gold and there’s subtle gold – you’ve incorporated it subtly and with real style .

  6. Ida Rosberg

    Lovely! Love that you used the butterflies as they were! Didn’t even think you could do that! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I love gold! Hope you keep using it ‘cos you totally made it sparkle!

  7. Rachel Millington

    I used to hate gold as well but Maggie Holmes made me start to love it lol! Love your work and you’ve totally inspired me for my July post with all the circles on your best ever LO!

  8. Agnieszka

    Thank you very much Ladies for your nice comments. I tried very hard to create something good enough ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jo

    Ha, I think you rocked the gold! Love your banner layout with the cute tassels from the Confetti line.