Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Dapper Flapper & Gecko Galz are 8!!

Yep you read that right! Gecko Galz turns 8 on the 15th of May, so to celebrate, over at the Gecko Galz blog - we will be giving away 8 prizes worth $50 to spend over at the Gecko Galz Etsy Store.

And at the Gecko Galz Etsy Store there will be a Buy One Get One Free sale!

And that's not all!!

 Each DT member will be using their own blog to give away a $25 shopping spree! So check out all the  Gecko Galz Desgin Team Blogs to see all the ways you could win the $25 shopping spree!


To win my $25 shopping spree over at the Gecko Galz Etsy Store all you need to do is leave me a comment saying "HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY GECKO GALZ"

On Wednesday 15th, I will announce a winner on here!


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

A definition of a Flapper, sourced from Wikipedia

"Flappers were a generation of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, smoking cigarettes, driving automobiles, treating sex in a casual manner, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms."

Stylish dresses, bobbed hair, cigarette holders, bling, bling and more bling and lots of dancing!!

I once learnt the Charleston - as a 11/12 year old in a school panto - to dance along to 'Puttin' on the Ritz'.

Very Random.

Moving along....

I ended up doing three cards with the same image from Deco Divas Domino & Circle Jewel Its - the first try was with the red background and the black topper - which didn't look right, but I did like the black and cream look so went on to make this card: 

Using a cream 5x7 card blank.
image and sentiment printed onto white card, then cut out and layered onto black card. I coloured a plain flower with a black sharpie, stuck a cream rose on for the middle and added a couple of cream and white pearls on.

For the second card,  I played around using the pattern from the outside of the image, I cut and resized it to make a border for the card:

Using a white 5x7 card blank
image & border printed on white card, used a corner punch on the corners then layered onto gold mirri card, used gold peel offs to edge the image to make it stand out, then went a bit mad with silver and copper gems. To make the whole card stand out, I used a thicker copper peel off to edge the outer frame.

For the third card, using the original red background card:

Using a 5x7 white card blank.
I printed the image out again but this time on cream coloured card, used a black promaker to edge the topper then stuck it to the card front. Recycled an '18' diamante stick on, which I didn't need, into matching embellishments along with 2 red gems.

I hope you'll join in with the 'Dapper Flapper' 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 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 


  1. Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz! you've made a truly elegant card! thanks for the giveaway opportunity! xo

  2. Your cards are all so gorgeous! Thank you for the definition of flappers too!
    HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY GECKO GALZ! I'm excited about the celebration and giveaways!

  3. Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz! I have only recently found the teams blog. So cute!

    1. Hi, congrats to you, you've got a $25 gift voucher heading your way!! Will be on touch Friday to let you know how to claim xx Amanda