Monday, November 12, 2018

Using Nuance powders

Made a buncha backgrounds using my Nuance powders 
(which you can buy from Magenta )

So I made this quick card using my tree die and the 
saying from Tim Holtz small talk.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Lest we Forget

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row

This photo I took this summer in my neighbours garden.
Was perfect for my Remembrance day tribute.

Take a minute to remember

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Black and White

One of the ladies in our tuesday card group has been doing poorly.

Made this card for her - hope it cheered her up a bit.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Autumn Cards

Thanks for stopping by today.  Sharing a couple of cards and ATC's I made last month for a few of my groups.

The Cat is from Lost Coast - just luv this guy !!!  The cat is embossed, painted, then fussy cut out and layer on with the harvest moon that was sponged in behind....and some wheat grass stamped on....


some punched out oak leaves to add more colour for the fall.

Then A couple of different sayings....

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Christmas is coming

Hi there and welcome to my second last post for Gecko Galz.  Have been on the design team for a year !  Had the opportunity to make some fab cards (and more).

Today I am sharing a Christmas card made with an image from the Winter Children collage set. The image is covered with Glossy Accents.  Background paper is all GG also.

Added some ribbon and sprinkled stars all over....semi vintage looking.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Gecko Galz Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Eleventh stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

We have 18 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend,

 each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko 

Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog 

you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for 

you to down load, the one here is


Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit 

and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email


us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So

 sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:

·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!

·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.

·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!

·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz 

PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each 

quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 2 new paper packs each

 quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it 


 This is a $150 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 18 blogs and leave a 

comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you

 have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of 

the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a 

link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz 

This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will 

randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we

 will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO

 GALZ ETSY STORE between the 26th of October and the 

30th of October and your name goes in again for a better 

chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend 


you another chance to win) 

Blog Hop - Gecko Galz

Welcome to my blog - Hope you are enjoying the

This first item I made using the Fairy Dust collage sheet.
And the background paper is also from Gecko Galz.

I put some stickles on my image - once it dried I covered it
with glossy accents.  Takes forever to dry but well worth the

The background paper is also Gecko Galz.
This is really quite simple to put together.
And a little velcro to keep it closed.

My Next make is a bit of a cross over to Halloween.  I know a few 
people with their birthday on Halloween and thought this
would be a good one.  
The oval that I cut out - used it to put the saying on
embossed in white. (no waste right)

This is one of my FAV images from the Fairy Dust Collage for this
book mark.
Using distress inks for the background and spritzed some water
on it. 

This vintage looking Christmas card - on the image it 
was embossed with UTEE then I cracked it.
Doing all the layers -adding the snowflakes -ribbon-bling
and lace.
The large snowflake I embossed the tips with white.

My final make to share is this canvas - 4 x 4.
Background is covered in washi tape.
Image was clear embossed - all the edges ripped and layered.
Added the saying and dragon fly's - and done.

Thanks so much for stopping by - do leave a message and be sure to check out all the other blogs on this hop - ENJOY !!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Halloween Treat Bags

Okay - it is another Gecko Galz post and today I am sharing the treat bags I made !!!

Using images from the Day of the Dead collage sheet - fussy cut them out - embossed them for that shine !!  Then attached to the treat bags.

This sugar skull I added some googly eyes....think it makes him a little bit creepier !!!

And the Black Cat (always have to have one for Halloween ) A cats eye was added....

Bit of ribbon to tie them up.  Now who wouldn't want one of these.

Check out the Gecko Galz etsy shop for this collage sheet  - and many many more.

Don't forget the blog hop starting in two days !!!  Maybe win some shopping at the Gecko Galz Etsy shop.....

Monday, October 15, 2018

couple quickies...

Luv working with the sugar beads over the images....Makes for a couple of quick cards to layer together...

And of course - the saying on the inside has to be appropriate...hehehehee

Saturday, October 13, 2018

B & W birthday Card

Hello hello - thanks for stopping by.

Today is a black and white card I made for grandsons birthday.
He is in his early 20's - maybe a bit rebellious since he left home.
So really did think this stamp was suitable LOL.

Using the Technique Junkies stamp for the image.  And Lost Coast Designs for the background.

I just layered the black and white cardstock under the image - did some roughing up on the edges and tearing on the final one.

Then some pop up on the back to mount onto the checkered floor.

thats it for now TTFN

Monday, October 8, 2018

Today is HIZ birthday !!

Yep - my man is another year older !!!

Using a Joy Fold card - and cant remember where the image is from 
 but the saying is from Art Impressions....

on the inside ...

The rest of the saying - and some washi tape....

Thanks for stopping by !!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday

It is WOYWW ... been a few weeks since I posted...glad to be back.

Have been working on Christmas cards- have about 12 made that I need/want.  and....most of the birthdays are done for the year now (thank goodness) but ready to start all over again in a couple of months.

So trying to work on this. And making more of a mess.... 

Well it is looking like an explosion of paper and stuff all over my desk !!!  trying to figure out a new 'interactive' card. 

trying my patience ... lol.  Just hope it works out in the end then I will be a happy camper hehehee.

Anyway - check out more desks over at StampingGround to see what others out there are working on.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Its Halloween month !!!

Oh ya - and so the month begins !!!
Using images from the 
Day of the Dead
Collage sheet from Gecko Galz !!!

I painted this coffin in black and purple.  Added some jewels down the sides....Then on top I fussy cut out the Catrina image and clear embossed her.  Tucked into the cloth and some roses.

On the inside - lots of flower and again the Sugar Skull image was fussy cut out and embossed then tucked in among the flowers.

Don't forget the blog hop this month
from October 26 to 31

Will be a blast - and a chance to win something from

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pop Up....

Hi there - thanks so much for stopping by.

Today I am sharing a card I made for my step daughters birthday.
Pink is one of her Fav colours....sssoooooo.....I worked with pinks and silver for this cool pop up card.

Ok - and don't laugh....I tried to do a video OMG - if you only saw the chair stacked with bins to try and set up my IPAD on ... pretty pathetic...

so...going forward I obviously need to figure this out.

Anyway - here it is ...hope it works !!

BTW - I ordered the dragon fly and the punch from my Stampin UP buddy - Sandi - here is her link....

Monday, September 24, 2018

bookmark ... etc......

Welcome to my blog ...  Today I am sharing a bookmark I made for Gecko Galz.

Using an image from the 'Visions in Green' collage sheet.
This book mark is made using the 'putting on the ritz' theme this this lady looks like she is, as per the defination....

put on the ritz
phrase of ritz
  1. nORTH AMERICANinformal
    make a show of luxury or extravagance.

and she looks like is dressed as per the life of luxury.

Background paper is also from Gecko Galz.

I Also put together an ATC

using an image from the 'Tres Chic 2' collage sheet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

here it is !

From this ...

To This.....

The saying is from Lynne's Affirmations
Set 2

Friday, September 14, 2018

Birthday Shaker Card

Well I made these cards a couple of months ago - first ones ever !!!

Because it was a September birthday card thought I would wait to post.

The orange one is the first I made - so didn't turn out as well - but again not too bad hehehehee.

The blue one is the one I gave...the image was stamped and embossed onto paper that I did the shaving cream technique on.

Then just layered from there.  These are so cool....

My new Sarcasm stamp is from Technique Junkies -
and the little monsters if a set from my son from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by - TTFN

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Love that face.............

Hi thanks for popping by today !!

Just playing around in my craft room - thought it was time
to start using up some of the stamped images I have laying around.

This Monkey face is from Carmen Veranda

and the saying is from River City
Rubber Works 

TTFN ..............