Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Crafy news

Really excited to announce today that I'm going to be part of the Design Team for Gecko Galz 2018.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

On the Farm

Tag today, thought I would do a tag instead of a card for a change.

Rather a colourfull, twee tag, but never mind it looks like fun!

Gecko Galz 'For Fall' Jewel It sheet
SnipArt tree
brown tag
bits of card/paper

entering in: Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

September partner card swap

Its In the Pink for my chosen design for my partner in CardExchange UK. Image from 'Bloomin Doodles' book I got in a goody bag when I went to Tattered Lace warehouse/shop over in Clay Cross, Derbyshire. The sentiment is a Tattered LAce die 'Cherished Centres'. I wanted random colour on the card so picked four which I then decoupaged and just one from the flat topper.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


'Bugs..... I hate bugs' says one Colonel O'Neill, so I opted for the birds of this challenge.

Although I did take a photo of a black & orange bug sunbathing on a pub bench with 5 or 6 of its mates, whilst we were taking liquid refreshment on a rather warm afternoon whilst walking the dogs..... its on my phone so I found one on the internet.

File:An orange and black spiky ladybird larvae.jpg ...

and apparently its a Harlequin Ladybird larvae. Who knew they looked like that when they were 'little'!!!!

and this is what they look like when they're all grown up

Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

all the above info was found at UK Ladybird Survey and no copyright infringement was intended.

I love ladybirds,but there never seems as many around as when I was little, some 35/40 years ago.... 

Anyhoo, on with the card making -

Gecko Galz 'Blue Birds of Happiness' sheet
SnipArt wooden frame from The Craft Box
blue & white pearls
Shiny blue coubochon The Craft Box

entering in: Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group on Facebook.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Something beginning with A

Had a crafty day Friday, my mojo has gone walk about but with bribes of chocolate and scrumptious coffee, think I may just have convinced it to stay awhile.

One of the cards it this one, it turned out to better than I expected. 

The blue squares were a 'find' in my snippet drawers whilst looking for the right colour blue card. See, hoarding random bits of off cuts does pay in the end! 

Used Gecko Galz 'Nautical' design sheet 1 for the square toppers, used full size images and resized to want I wanted.
The backing paper is from GG 'Seaside Splendour' Kit with the transparency taken down so it fades away.

Luckily I had just enough to die cut the sentiment out.

entering in Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group over on Facebook.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Earlier on in the year, I used a decoupage image on its own, with no layers. I loved how it turned out so I did it again, this time in blue. love using it just with a doily and a few embellishments, a simple card but effective. Instead of a white card, I used one with a 'frosting' pattern, which looked slightly blue.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Quick card done for a friends birthday, using a Gecko Galz image and a butterfly embellishment. Very simple but looks rather elegant. One day I will get a square nesting die so I can downsize correctly!