Sunday, June 22, 2014

Design Team Member: Gillian Ross

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Time for another design team member feature!  This time?  It's Gillian!

Gillian Ross from Made with Sparkle

  • designing for CASology & Uniko Studio.
  • loving white cardstock, glossy accents, Stampin' Up ink pads, dimensional stickers, stamps, stamps and more stamps.
  • creating with stamps from Uniko Studio, Clearly Besotted, WPlus9 & Avery Elle (to name a few), but if I like a stamp set, I will buy regardless of the company.  Even paying the ridiculous customs charges from the U.S!
How Did You Get Into Card Making?
One of my friends gave me a hand made card and I was touched by the sentiment and thought that went into it.  That Christmas I decided to make all my own cards, bought a card kit and the addiction started. A few years down the line, I am a card making addict with a much lighter bank balance to prove it. 

Why do you like Clean and Simple Design?
I love the impact a perfect clean and simple design can have.  Normally, one aspect takes centre stage and it has to be perfect for the design to work.  I love other styles of designs too, I just can't pull them off. 

Any advice for fellow crafters when it comes to finding their own design style?
Just try everything and anything.  Remember it is only a bit of paper, so if you don't like it, recycle and start again.  My style has changed dramatically since I started out card making!


  1. Such good advice Gillian. It's fun working with you on this fabulous team!

  2. I can sympathise with the lighter bank balance! And love the CAS style of your cards, you have definitely nailed this style!!! x

  3. Your style is fab, I love your designs. My bank balance has been hit hard this last year but I haven't yet ordered from the US, I don't think it will be long before I just have to! lol x

  4. Great advice. Since I need to buy all my supplies overseas (usually from the US and sometimes from the UK or the Netherlands), I'm still afraid to 'waste' anything. But by now, I have stocked up a good supply of white cardstock, so I guess I'd better go and 'play' some more.

  5. Great advice and interview Gillian! Love being on CASology with you!

  6. Gillian, I am a big fan of your beautiful CAS cards, they are always so elegant and pretty! It is a pleasure being in the DT with you at CASology!

  7. Great advice Gillian as I am game to try most new techniques. My style has also changed since I started doing CAS cards. I can always tell a Gillian card (just like Ardyth) as they are so unique.

  8. Hi Gillian, It's lovely to find out more about you and your card making, I love your style, very classy :D Gay x

  9. Hey, Gillian! Love your answers and your creations! Always so sweet! ;)

  10. Great to find out a little more about you, Gillian ... your cards are always so lovely, thanks for the inspiration! Anita :)

  11. That is so true, Gilly! Making cards through the years is a really evolving process, not only in terms of products and tools, but in terms of our own styles. I love your advice to relax about it and remember it is only paper! This is all about having fun after all!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Hello Gillian nice to meet you! Thanks for the great advice.