Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Springs Muse @ Gecko Galz

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

As the world is in a state of turmoil and anguish with the pandemic causing havoc & heartbreak amongst us all, I thought I'd do something bright and cheerful for my sample, luckily I have a garden and am surrounded by countryside but not everyone is as lucky, so I did bright and beautiful. Not sure about the bottom flower....


March 2015 email freebie

I hope you'll join in 'Springs Muse' 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, Super Sunday weekly 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 or you're 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.


Stay safe

Amanda xx 

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Feature Day @ Gecko Galz

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for the month of March over at Gecko Galz.


6x6
blue backing paper Emma Ball
pale backing paper NitWit
Tonic Nuvo Vintage Drops Bonnie Blue
white flowers, 1 coloured with artic blue promarker
blue gem


I hope you'll join our Once Upon a Springtime 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 weekly Super Sunday Deals!
Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team, 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

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Once Upon a Springtime

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of March is 'Once Upon a Springtime'.
So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!

It really is spring - well, the flowers certainly seem to think so even if the weather is still wintery and blustery! My snowdrops are creating a good spread in the garden, I forgot that I'd had some from Uncle Johns garden before it was cleared. And as I type I have one daffodil which has opened - mine normally open way after everyone's has flowered and died off.

 Feeling unusually crafty, I made three samples for this challenge one 6x6 and two 5x7 -


6x6 
 image from Victorian Spring Digital Craft Kit and a backing paper.
Tonic Nuvo Vintage Drops ~ Dusty Rose



sentiment from Tim Holtz
gold frame Craft Box
pale yellow promarker

backing paper from Dreams of Spring Mini Paper Pack (printed as a full sheet and chopped in half)



Tattered Lace mini dies - 3 butterflies
sentiment ripped from a tag Craft Box
smudged ink
piece of orange tissue paper


I hope you'll join in 'Once Upon a Springtime' 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, Super Sunday weekly 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 

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Feature Day @ Gecko Galz

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for the month of February over at Gecko Galz.

In keeping with Valentines Day, I decided to do something with Paris as a feature, so flicking through my Gecko Galz folders I came across this gorgeous image of the lady with parasol against The Eiffel Tower, unfortunately the design sheet 'Parisian Dreams' is no longer available. I also used the Silent Lullaby paper from Words and Music Paper Pack as the background.



I hope you'll join our ''Age of Aquarius' 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 weekly Super Sunday Deals!
Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team, 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 February 2020

Age of Aquarius with Gecko Galz

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

You don't need to have seen Austin Powers to know too shout Groovy! Baby! when you see the groovy goodness of this months design sheet!

To be honest even though I love, love the designs, the use of colour scares me, especially the in your face vibrant colours of this sheet. So I compromised and used a filter on the image, giving a blast of colour but toning it down to my comfort level.

 5x7 card 

I die cut an image from the Whats your sign? Jewel it and stuck it over the rising sun of the main image, then choose a couple of big gems and sequins to embellish with.

My second sample is a compact journal - it reminds me of the powder & mirror compacts that were all the range up until the 80's. The only ones you see nowadays are ornamental or the original, now vintage, style from antiques/retro places....umm, I might have a couple knocking around.




Quite simple to make - cut 12 big circles in yellow, and the 12 signs & blue circles in the next size down. I used a little strips of matching yellow card as hinges, adhered to each page - hidden under the blue circles. I decorated the first page Aquarius with chameleon glitter so the colour of the image comes through, and popped a few big blue gems on - the rest I've left plain to do later.

Not sure what I'm going to use it for yet, the original plan was to use it as a birthdays/anniversary book but now I'm thinking a doodle pad or cheery Reminder through the year.

I hope you'll join in 'Age of Aquarius' 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, Super Sunday monthly deal 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, 18 January 2020

Feature Day @ Gecko Galz

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for the month of January over at Gecko Galz.

It was lovely to do a card which wasn't a Christmas one - and its my first of the New Year as well.

A birthday card using Up Up and Away, printed straight out onto a 5x7 white card blank, I then decoupaged two of the balloons to make the design stand out a bit more.




I hope you'll join our Captured Hearts 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 weekly Super Sunday Deals!

Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team, 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

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Captured Hearts with Gecko Galz

Goodbye the 2010's, Hello the 2020's!! 

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year how ever you spent it. We had a lovely time but its always over to quick and then its back to work and the same old same old!

Being a new month it means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of January is 'Captured Hearts'. So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!

I used a design sheet from Decembers new releases - J'Taime and the postcard from True Romance

Three postcards - I used the postcard and resized it to 6x4, and cut out the three couples from their various photo's. Printed them out separately and stuck them on each postcard, used a few embellishments from my stash.

They are slightly larger than actual postcards, so I can't stick them onto my old ones like I normally do, but I will probably use them as toppers for Valentines.




I hope you'll join in 'Captured Hearts' 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, Super Sunday weekly 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