Monday, 18 November 2019

Feature Day @ Gecko Galz

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

Tis' the Season is fast approaching (eek!), so I thought I'd best get round to doing some Christmas cards, I've already bought one present but unfortunately decided I liked it too much to give it away and its now hanging with my other bits and bobs on my little display branch in the other room. Oops.

paper from HunkyDory

I hope you'll join our Peace on Earth 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 Super Monthly 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

Monday, 11 November 2019

Fall Colours @ Digital Whisper

Its such a freezing cold day today! Its that cold and wet even my George the Beagle didn't want to go chase our chickens around when he was let out for his toilet break, he stood waiting patiently with Quinn the Collie to be let back in and that NEVER happens.

Been up since 6.30am, had to take Andrew to work, then sit in an empty freezing house (not mine!) for one and a half hours waiting for Log burner fitters to arrive, supposedly 8 / 830am but in actuality 9.30. There's only so many times you can walk round a house and up/down stairs to keep warm!
Then it was off to the hospital with my step mum for her appointment whilst dad house sat the fitters.

My feet are still blocks of ice even though our heating is on, and the laptop fan is making my hands & knees cold.

But there's lots of people who are in worse situations than me, so I shall thank myself lucky I can switch the heating on when I want and stop with the petty grumblings.

Over at Digital Whisper, this weeks theme is Fall Colours, so decided to do a matching piece to last weeks entry, which is the previous post on here.

words from alfawrites on Facebook

This time I used an original photo taken by me at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, a National Trust estate and a favourite of ours along with Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, under layered by the image from the Gecko Galz design sheet and played around with various transparency and effects.
She's representative of Mother Nature looking over her seasonal changes.

entering in: Digital WhisperFall Colours

                                                                    Amanda xx

Monday, 4 November 2019

Falling Leaves @ Digital Whisper

Early finish at work today, so after having lunch, felt inspired to craft and decided to do something digital. I found an image I could play around with, which would fit the weeks challenge over at Digital Whisper.

image from Gecko Galz 'Autumn Bliss' design sheet 
The quote comes from my favourite EVER film, 'Serenity' by Joss Wheddon.

I used the Transparency Editor on the CAP2 program, and set it to conical, then had a play to see which  'see through' bits looked best. I then used a spray paint tool and filled in bits with matching colours from the leaves, brown/orange and a blue.

 Amanda xx 

Friday, 1 November 2019

Peace on Earth

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

The Trick or Treat blog hop was a huge success. lots of visitors, freebies and gorgeous design team makes! So thanks to everyone who took part.

Two cards for my samples for Peace On Earth, I love nature at anytime of the year, currently I can be found wandering round woods looking for fungi to photo.... one hour, 132 photos later. So I decided to base my cards around nature/animals/scenes.

top two images from Christmas Filigree
bottom one from Snow Much Fun Jewel It

image cut out from Christmas Cuties
embossing folder from Crafters Companion

 I hope you'll join in 'Peace on Earth' 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