Thursday, December 10, 2015

Twenty-four Tags

Gecko Galz has a number of creative activities that you can participate in.  First is the Customer Challenge.  This month the challenge theme is "Far Away Places'  Make sure you go to the Facebook page and enter. plus see what others have entered.  Below are a couple of samples I have made.
This card identifies itself with Paris, France while the one below has an Asian influence.
Another thing going on at Gecko Galz is the Twenty-four of Christmas.  Also this is part of our Christmas spectacular where each week we will be giving a lucky customer a free Christmas present just for shopping with Gecko Galz (just join the Gecko Galz mailing list to find out what the giveaway is for each week). But there is more  every day when we feature a new tag write us and let us know who made the tag and the first 10 people will get a free gift (we will email you with the details if you are one of the winners). Then at the end of the week we will have two Super drawings, the first is for customers who made a purchase that week, and the second for all those who responded that week to the tags
My tag was made by putting the tag image on top of a larger tag made from a piece of gold glitter paper.  The image was colored with Copic markers and the ribbon on the package is a heavy coat of Stickles.  Santa and the small package in the corner are stickers.
Here is another card made using the sweet little girl image from Gecko Galz.  The scene through the window is from an old commercial card.  The tree and toys are stickers.
Finally I have a free image for you thanks to the generosity of Gecko Galz.  I hope you enjoy using it.
In case you don't come back to my site again before Christmas, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 4, 2015


Lunagirl Moonbeams are now working on their Christmas cards, tags etc. with the theme of "Angels" and they would love to have you enter into the fun.

I have a lot of people giving me old cards to use to recycle into new cards for the homebound.  I used one to make a scene through the window.  My Lunagirl angel....and Karen has loads of angel images---sits in front of the window reading.

Come join the challenge.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

I am wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving with this card using a Lunagirl image.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lunagirl "Chicken" Pecking

I chose to use this Lunagirl chickens image for my fall card this time.  It is hard to tell, but I added raffia on top of them to give a third dimension  to the card.  Drop over to the Lunagirl site, pick out a fall image and enter the current challenge.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gecko Galz Team Samples

Again this month Gecko Galz is spotlighting the various team members.  Today is my day.  I made a couple of tags for the Customer Challenge theme Sugar Plum Fairy.
Below are some seasonal cards using Gecko Galz images and sentiment.
A free image for you.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Another Fall Fruit Card

This Lunagirl image was put on a piece of Gelli print that I made.  In the corner are some felt flowers to embellish the card.  Come over to Lunagirl and join the Harvest / Thanksgiving challenge.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thanksgiving / Harvest Challenge

 The fruits of Fall are here and there are beautiful apples at the grocery.  That fact inspired my first card as I could almost smell a pie cooking in the oven.

It is the first week of November and the Lunagirl Moonbeams are having a "Harvest / Thanksgiving" challenge.  It will end on November 30 at 3:00 PM so get  your entries in.  If you have never entered one of the Lunagirl challenge, here are the guidelines for the challenge:

  • Any craft or medium is welcome. one of
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image and your entry will count twicage in the drawing!
  • Link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize:  Winner will be selected randomly to receive a $15 credit at!

  • Here is another card for the season.  The Lunagirl pumpkin image is on a Gelli print I made and it is embellished with small felt flowers.

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    Blog Hop


    Hello Everyone!


    I want to welcome everyone to the eleventh destination of

    Gecko Galz 5th Annual Blog Hop.

    If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  

    We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz exclusive blog hop collage sheets, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to grab, the one here is


    Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat. 

    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 $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.

    ·        Third prize is a $25 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, a new paper pack each quarter and a kit club pack each quarter!

     This is a $150 value! Plus you get a prize pack from some of our favorite sponsors worth $150!

     Read on to learn how you can win!


    First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 14 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog 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 November 2nd 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 29 of October and the 1st of November and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

    The matted circle has the head part of one of Gecko Galz lovely images.  No other images are on the card as it is a sympathy card.  The small beige square slips out of the strap and give three places for messages

    This is a partial view of the inside of the card
    This card has an unusual background.  It is wrapping paper.  I think it is perfect for this Gecko Galz image.
    One of my Christmas projects is a puzzle made from one of the background images.  Above is one of the corner pieces.
    A Christmas card using background paper and image from Gecko Galz


    Your Secret Word is;


    Now that you have it go to the next blog on the list below






    Thank you for joining the hop and enjoy your free collage sheet and my samples


    This is my collage sheet from Gecko Galz for you.  I hope  you enjoy using.

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    In the Spotlight Again at Gecko Galz

    I am in the spotlight on Gecko Galz again today.  Here are some cards I have made for the occasion.

    On this tag I colored the image slightly with Copic Markers.  I used one of the
    Gecko Galz backgrounds and stamped a sprig over it.  On top of that is a piece of leftover gold ribbon that I had cut from a bow.
    Gecko Galz is having a blog hop at the end of October so make sure you come back.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    A New Challenge Begins

    A new challenge is beginning at Lunagirl.  I began the month by making a tag.  I love using text to my tags and cards so I ripped some small pieces from an old textbook.  On top I put one of Lunagirl's great gothic images.

    Saturday, September 19, 2015

    Corner Card

    This card has a drop-down corner which is easy to make. I will try to do a tutorial on how to make it in the next couple of days.  The circle around the image is a recycled piece from a greeting card I received.  The image is from Lunagirl.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Using Lace

    Here is a card using lace as a background.  Other elements include circles made into a flower, flourish stickers, and a small bow.  The sentiment is by Our Daily Bread Designs.

    Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Lunagirl's Challenge

    Lunagirl is having a Fairy and Mermaid Challenge.  Here is a sample of one of her images.  My background, which goes great with the image, is from Gecko Galz.  They worked perfectly together.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    September at Gecko Galz

    September is "Tricks and Treats" at Gecko Galz.  All the secary artwork comes out this month.  I do not like to create anything with a Halloween, but I did make a couple for the theme.  Below is the badge for this month so you can put it on your blog and a little info about the Customer Challenge.
    The challenge runs from September 1-29 so there is plenty time to create and enter.  There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz.  It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!! 
    The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree.
    Here are some samples from me including a couple using the September theme.
    For this card I cut through the Gecko  Galz background and made t he fog wrap around the image giving it a 3D look

    The image on this card is really cute.  I thought an orange background was appropriate for the occasion.
    This is a page from an album I am making.  It is made with 3 business-size envelopes for each page.  A page holds 5 pockets in which   you can put tags or other items of embellishment.
    This is a tag that will go into one of the pockets on one of my album pages, but not necessarily on the page above.  I am creating the pages and pockets as an idea comes to me.
    Below is the freebie image sheet Gecko Galz is giving away to you.  Grab it from my page if you like.

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    My Inspirational Piece

    My inspirational piece for my final challenge before taking a break uses a cute image from Little Blue Button Stamps who is my sponsor this time.    The card base is black with a flowery designer paper cut into strips.  The image is on a black base and so is the sentiment.  Both are on dimensionals so they pop off the front.  The image is colored with Copic markers.

    Friday, September 4, 2015

    Final Week of Challenges

    The best-laid plans sometimes don't work.  I had company come in when I  usually write my post so this is late and I don't have my card created yet.  I will post my sample mid-week.
    Don't forget the challenge theme.  It is "Remembering Summer".  This is my last challenge for a while.
    This is a similar card to the one I made for week 1 of this challenge, once again using the lovely Miss Lily on the beach image kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, Little Blue Button, coloured with chameleon pens. Papers and card used to create the background were  from various bits and pieces that have built up over the years, tearing to give the idea of the sea and beach with a torn piece of DCWV summer paper text across the middle and a piece of DCWV flip flops grosgrain ribbon with a few other bits and pieces. I made the bucket and spade look shiny by covering with glossy accents, although that doesn't show here.

    Remember the movie "A League of their Own"? About the women's baseball leagues?  This freebie digital stamp from Little Blue Button reminded me of that movie.  Baseball is one of the joys and memories of summer for some. For this card I used background digital paper by Gecko Galz and colored the Little Blue Button digital stamp with colored pencils.  I created the sentiment in photoshop and added a flower, enamel dot and dragonfly sticker.  There is one last week to link up!  But there are still three weeks of summer left...  Enjoy them.
    For the second week of Remembering Summer I chose miss Lily at the beach, I fussy cut most of the image and cut the remainder with an oval classic die, the background was a piece of watercoloured paper left from another project, I think it's perfect.  Patterned paper is from the dollar stop in Simcoe as are the glittery buttons.
    For the second week of Remembering Summer, I used a lovely image from freebie section of Little Blue Button. It was digitally colored and bordered. Then I just added some flowers. Hope you keep playing along with us!Have an inspiring week!

    A special thank you goes to Little Blue Button Stamps for sponsoring this challenge and to all the great people who  have sponsored the 119 challenges I have had.  I could not have done it without their help.


    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Lunagirl's ChallengeL

    Lunagirl  Moonbeams is sponsoring a popular challenge.  It is Fairies and Mermaids.  This is the first inspirational piece I have made.
    Make a visit to Lunagirl, see the inspiration, pick one of her many collage sheets, and enter

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    Challenge #119-"Remembering Summer"

    It has been a great summer in Tennessee this year.  It has been warm, but not too hot.  We have had rain, but not too much and there is a hint of Fall.  How you remember this summer is the theme of my challenge this time.
    I made a card reminding me of the seashell we found this summer.  I decided to go with summer stripes.  The Little Blue Button image is colored with Copics.

    For my card I've used the Miss Lily on the beach image kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, Little Blue Button, coloured with chameleon pens. All papers and card used are from my offcuts box. I added the little rubber flip flops that have been in my stash for ages.

    Much though I love autumn I never really am quite ready to let summer go.  For my first DT creation "remembering summer" I've used a sweet image from Little Blue Button called "Sophie with Flower."  I colored her with colored pencils and used background designer paper by Gecko Galz.  I did use both summer and autumn colors in recognition of the changing seasons.  I kept this creation simple, embellishing with just a flower and an enamel dot.  I look forward to seeing what you make!
    Challenge #119 at the Cheerful Stamp Pad is Remembering summer, well it's not over yet as next week we are going to have a beautiful week it's cooler in the evening and much better for sleeping. Little Blue Button stamps is the sponsor for this challenge. I picked up this lovely image as a freebie on their blog. A friend was the sketch designer at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I wanted to use it which was  interesting as I flipped the sketch and used a circle. The sentiment I used is a Hero Arts seasons set, this is the Summer one.
    For the first week of "Remembering Summer", I made a card using an image called Miss Lilly on the beach which was kindly supplied by our sponsor Little Blue Button. I colored and framed it digitally and then I added ribbons, buttons and a sentiment. Hope you keep playing along with us. Have an magical weekend!
    Thanks to Little Blue Button Stamps for the sponsorship of  my final challenge.