Thursday, 4 October 2018

Feature Day at Gecko Galz

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for 'The Witching Hour' over at  Gecko Galz

A quick and simple 6x6 card using an image from 'Haunted Ephemera', a pair of googly eyes and orange glitter card.


I took the image into Craft Artist and then added the sentiment, had fun choosing the right 'spooky' type font. Then put it all together and printed it out. Matt and layered into a piece of orange glitter card and stuck it onto my 6x6 card blank. 

Don't forget its the Gecko Galz Blog Hop at the end of this month, starting on the 26th, lots of fun & freebies to be had!!

I hope you'll join our Witching Hour challenge where the winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.
The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product, which can be something you purchased from the shop or a freebie.
If you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the $1 Wednesday deals!

Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team - and this month we have new amazing talent on the team, so make sure to check those ladies out! Don't forget to grab the free digi stamp on each post.

We also have a Facebook Group where there are more monthly challenges for you to play in, each with a Design Sheet to win.

Amanda xx

Monday, 1 October 2018

The Witching Hour at Gecko Galz

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of October is 'The Witching Hour'
So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!


October means three things  - Christmas is fast approaching but first the ghosts and ghoulies are training hard to give us all a good scare on All Hallows Eve! And its going to be time for the Gecko Galz Blog Hop - where you will get to see lots of beautiful samples from all our Designers and get the chance to enter into the Blog Hop competition to win prizes and grab some freebies!! Whats not to love about October!!

My first sample is a double journal spread, using  paper from 'Frightfully Delightful' and the lady from 'Haunted Ephemera'. The quote came from a web search, metal corners/brooch cameo/spider charm from The Craft Box and I used a small cobweb die and black sparkle embossing powder.




The backing paper was sized to fit the page and then I digitally flipped it so it was a mirror image on the other page. Added the words in bold and white.

My second sample is the 3 atcs which go in the pocket, all done using images from 'Frightfully Delightful'.


When I printed the first journal backing paper the writing was a little too big so I did altered it and reprinted, not wanting too waste anything I used the unwanted first print as backing paper for the atcs. I choose my 3 images I wanted to use then sized them just under 2.5 by 3.5 so they would have a border when cut up. Printed out, cut up, stuck on and embellished.


I hope you'll join in with our 'Witching Hour' Challenge, where the Winner gets a $25 shopping spree to spend at the Gecko Galz shop. (The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product... this can be one of the freebies, or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy shop).
If you sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter, you'll be kept up to date with new releases, $1 Wednesday deals and be able to claim a free digital collage sheet.
If you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog, you will see all the fabulous designs by the Design Team - and maybe grab a freebie or two.
If you haven't a blog/and or/ on Facebook, head over to the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Group where there are more monthly challenges, with the chance to win a digital collage sheet.
Amanda xx



Saturday, 15 September 2018

Feature Day at Gecko Galz

For some random blogger reason, this didn't show up when it should have done.

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for 'Putting on the Ritz' over at  Gecko Galz

An A5 card using an image from 'Deco Diva's Jewell It' and 'Gadsby Papers'  - staying with the pink theme on this challenge, the title for this should be Come Up and See Me Sometime.


I hope you'll join our Putting On The Ritz challenge where the winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.
The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product, which can be something you purchased from the shop or a freebie.
If you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the $1 Wednesday deals!

Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team - and this month we have new amazing talent on the team, so make sure to check those ladies out! Don't forget to grab the free digi stamp on each post.

We also have a Facebook Group where there are more monthly challenges for you to play in, each with a Design Sheet to win.
Amanda xx

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Putting On the Ritz at Gecko Galz

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of September is 'Putting on the Ritz'
So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!
Putting on the Ritz can have lots of meanings - art deco sparkle and shine, dressing up, glam and glitter. The saying derives from the slang saying "to put on the ritz" meaning to dress fashionably, inspired by The Ritz Hotel. 


For my first sample I did an A5 black birthday card using an image from 'Birthday Bash', sentiment done using Craft Artist 2, colour matching the pink balloons. Pink bow from stash.




For my second sample I decided to try my hand at ATC Coins


The coins measure 2.5inch. Using 'Deco Divas Jewell It' I picked 3 of my favourite images and resized them to make the coins. Printed and cut them carefully out - need to find a circle die or punch the right size! - then decorated them with bits and bobs from stash. Finally stuck the peel off letters on and went round them in a fine black pen to make them stand out.

I hope you'll join in with our 'Putting on the Ritz' Challenge, where the Winner gets a $25 shopping spree to spend at the Gecko Galz shop. (The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product... this can be one of the freebies, or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy shop).


If you sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter, you'll be kept up to date with new releases, $1 Wednesday deals and be able to claim a free digital collage sheet.


If you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog, you will see all the fabulous designs by the Design Team - and maybe grab a freebie or two.


If you haven't a blog/and or/ on Facebook, head over to the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Group where there are more monthly challenges, with the chance to win a digital collage sheet.

Amanda xx






















Saturday, 4 August 2018

Feature Day at Gecko Galz

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for 'Beach Blanket Bingo' over at  Gecko Galz

An A5 card using an image from 'Lighthouse Jewel It' - I choose this image as the colours are so striking, backed it with white card then onto blue paper to match the boat.

You can just imagine a grumpy old fisherman getting out of the boat and taking supplies up to the Lighthouse for the Keeper.



I hope you'll join our Beach Blanket Bingo challenge where the winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.
The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product, which can be something you purchased from the shop or a freebie.

If you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the $1 Wednesday deals!

Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team - and this month we have new amazing talent on the team, so make sure to check those ladies out! Don't forget to grab the free digi stamp on each post.

We also have a Facebook Group where there are more monthly challenges for you to play in, each with a Design Sheet to win.





Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Beach Blanket Bingo at Gecko Galz

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of August is 'Beach Blanket Bingo'

So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!

The past month or so, here in the UK, has definitely been Beach weather but this week its been thunderstorms, rain and more rain. Still warm though, but heavy, claustrophobic warm, it should be heating up again by the end of the week, so still plenty of Beach time left!

My first sample is a pack of four notelets, I chose four black and white images from 'Vintage Summer'.


Using Craft Artist Professional 2, I resized them to fit A5 cards, added an orange (Sunshine!!) border and then printed them out, then I just cut them out following the edge of the border and stuck them onto the card blanks. Hey presto retro notelets!

For my second sample I decided to do some atc's digitally and then print them out,


I picked three ladies from 'Summer Sweeties' and digitally cut them away from their pictures. Now, as the challenge is Beach Blanket Bingo, I decided to use a bingo card from 'Alter Me' as the background to each atc, I faded it away then added the lady and used the sentiments from 'Junk Journal Pages'.

I accidently printed two copies so I decided to cut the sentiments out and stuck them over themselves - edged in Cerise promarker -  the pink is for Breast Cancer, and these 3 atcs are my tribute to a close friend of mine who has suffered the worst kind of breast cancer and beaten its sorry ass to the end of the world and beyond! Be confident, Be brave and Be amazing pretty much sums up what I think she is, I am so proud to know her and call her my friend. And she'd kill me if she knew I was being soppy....

I hope you'll join in with our 'Beach Blanket Journey' Challenge, where the Winner gets a $25 shopping spree to spend at the Gecko Galz shop. (The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product... this can be one of the freebies, or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy shop).

If you sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter, you'll be kept up to date with new releases, $1 Wednesday deals and be able to claim a free digital collage sheet.

If you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog, you will see all the fabulous designs by the Design Team - and maybe grab a freebie or two.

If you haven't a blog/and or/ on Facebook, head over to the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Group where there are more monthly challenges, with the chance to win a digital collage sheet.

Amanda xx

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

butterfly birthday card

A lady at work was celebrating her 60th, so I wanted to make a special card - unfortunately the printer would not work, so I couldn't do a 60 sentiment and had to make do with a plain old 'happy birthday' card.


Used a 6x6 card blank, die cut a circle out of it using a die from The Range, the three smaller butterflies are from Mini Dies from Tattered Lace and the largest was a freebie on a magazine, cut the out on black card and matching Spellbinders Die Lite sentiment. Used white pearls has accents and round the circle.