Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gigi Spot Light - Sweden - Christina Hagstrom

"Hello Sweden"

Tina Hagstrom

If you are a paper crafter and in groups on fb or follow blogs there is no way you haven't see the card boxes that have been posted.  Tina seems to have mastered this.  I was really impressed with the theme of her boxes.  Her art and colors reach out, draw you in and make you want to hear a story the card is telling.

Please enjoy her work.

Her friends call her Tina, Christina Hagström, lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.  She has been a crafter all of her life, but a paper crafter since 2005.

She mostly makes cards but she also love making boxes and other things.  She is a stamp designer and a design team member of Vilda Stamps (


If you like to see more of Tina's creations, visit her blog:

I hope you enjoyed.  If you would like a change of being on the Gigi Zone spotlight, please submit a sample of your work and a short bio by email to

Scrappingly yours,


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Welcome to the Gigi Zone's Spotlight

 "Hello United Kingdom"

As promised I am starting Gigi Zone's Crafter Spotlight.  This Spotlight is for a artist that caught my attention with the amazing flowers she creates.  They took my breath away and I wanted to share her work.  She is from the United Kingdom,  I am happy to share what crafters are doing all over the world as well as in the US.  Please enjoy and feel free to comment.

Annie Christie lives near Halstead, Essex, United Kingdom. She loves making cards and has been making them for about 7 years. She has tried various techniques but now is mostly enjoying die cutting.  She likes the clean crispness and the professional accurate finish you get at the end. 

Her favorite cards to make are for Women as she enjoys decorating her cards with pretty papers, flowers, ribbons, lace and pearls.  She loves nature and that’s why she likes incorporating flowers into her work.  The flowers make her happy and she hopes that they do the same for the recipient.  She doesn't know a lady who doesn’t just love flowers and the thought of bringing a smile to someone’s face as they open one of her cards is her aim!  She does make cards for all occasions, celebrations,  men and children too. 

Annie runs classes for some wonderful ladies, they have a fabulous time, welcoming new friends, enjoying each others company, having a giggle, sharing their thoughts and generally just being happy!!! There are never enough hours in the day to craft, it is very addictive and very good for the soul!

She also produces and sells card packs which can by made in the style of those shown on her website.   If you would like any further information, Annie on her website