Friday, 27 March 2015

flower power

image from Gecko Galz 'Marie's garden' sheet 1
Hobbycraft pink & green pearls
blue paper from stash
Do Crafts 'Simply Floral' backing paper
Fuchsia Pink, Almond, Pastel Blue promakers
blank flowers
cap2 generated sentiment

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

scrap page

of my paternal grandfather Ted. My most strongest memories of him are he loved to hum, never heard him whistle, he always hummed, not in tune neither, rather randomly and he smelt of extra strong mints. (I now know he suffered with his stomach and the mints used to calm down his heartburn...)He passed away in 1991 and Grandma survived him by eleven years, until 2002.
100% digital.

digi kit - 'Grunge it' by ?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

what do you get

when you cross The Pet Shop Boys with a Digitally Sweet challenge and the Gecko Galz????

the answer:

image from Gecko Galz pinterest page
various digi kits used.

One of my favourite songs 'Rent'.
100% digital.

The lyrics, lady & the bottom 2 sentiments are the top layer,
The material is 2nd layer, faded.
Everything else was on the white page and either faded or turned grey to match the grey tones in her dress.

No copyright infringement intended.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

one of those

cards that are so hard to make yet sadly have to be.

I chose to do a nice, simple yet different design for my sympathy card, looking through my Gecko Galz images, I found this one from the February email freebie (sign up to the newsletter and you will receive the monthly freebie sheet)

image from Gecko Galz newsletter freebie
backing paper from the Coquette papers (no 3) Gecko Galz
almond promarker
Hobbycraft white pearls
lace doilie
white organdie ribbon from Celebrate
Using Cap2,a 6x6 work page. I cut out the image I wanted, and resized it - cropping the image to get clean edges. I picked the backing paper and changed the colour of it, using the colour pipette to pick the colour out of the background to the image, so it matched, making the background paper a tad darker.
For the sentiment - this original said Jardin Botanique, so I drew a square to fit over that, again matched the colour of the background of the image and then added my own sentiment, changing the font to match the original words, then simply overlaid it. 
I grouped everything together so if I needed to resize, everything would move together as I checked how the finished card would look.
I then ungrouped everything so I had the backing paper and topper separate ready to print off.
I opened up another work page. this time A4 to match my printing paper, and copied & paste both images into it, this kept the images the same size as I had originally done them. (if you change the 6x6 page into a A4 page, the images increase in size so you have to resize them again!)
Printed them off and then started to assemble the card.
To edge the topper and also the backing paper, I used Almond promarker (wide tip), this just takes the whiteness off and gives an 'edge' to whatever you are using.
Its a beautiful image, and I love how it turned out.
        Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group on Facebook - birds & bees

Monday, 16 March 2015

being green

Over at wicked Wednesday, the challenge was 'going green' either with a majority of green or a with a recycling theme.
I had just finished a 'cricketing'  themed birthday card where I used the green paper, corrugated card & twine so this challenge was a perfect way to use the leftovers. When finished, I wrote reduce, reuse, recycle on the leaf.

atc - I make all my atc's from cereal box packaging
green paper - old sheet music book cover, a charity shop find.
corrugated card - some cardboard packaging
leaf - from a crafting friend in a swap.
button - from The Tin, antique shop find.
twine - garden twine
entering into: wicked wednesday atc blog - going green

check out the DT's designs, especially love the 'ass' one and the other entries, some great ones, all totally different.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


Using a Poppyseed Graphics image, fairy of January - I resized it to fit an atc, coloured her in with promarkers and stuck some matching coloured gems on.

entering into: wicked wednesday atc blog - pick 3   using flowers, wings, gems

Thursday, 5 March 2015


100% digital postcard done in CAP2, using a postcard from Lunagirl, overlaid with a sewing pattern from yahoo search and merged together so you can see the original writing on the card, I cropped/cut and re-coloured various images from the yahoo search and popped them on top, embellished with various blue bits and bobs, using the colour palette tool to match them up.

entering into: lunagirl moonbeams - vintage sewing
                       digitally sweet challenges - anything goes