Saturday, 1 May 2021

The Secret Garden

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

My design work for today - I used four separate images, lady, writing paper, seed packet and bluebird/clock
I put the seed packet down first, then layered the writing paper over it and applied a transparency filter till I got the writitng where I wanted it to show, then I put the lady over the top, I decided it needed a little something else so had a mosey round my files till I came across the pretty bluebird with clock, the colours would fit perfectly, so I fiddled around with a different transparency filter to get the look I wanted.
Love how it turned out, the colours are so soft and pastel.



I hope you'll join in 'The Secret Garden' 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 

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Feature day @ Gecko Galz

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

I decided to actually make something this time, not do a digital project, I recently purchased some Tim Holtz Distress Inks and having grabbed a copy of the new Indigo Blu box magazine, the large stamp  gave me the inspiration for my card.




topper from - Crazy Manniquins
backing paper - Journal Sheets
sentiment - Tim Holtz

I hope you'll join our Blooming Beauty 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 monthly Super Deal! 
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

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Blooming Beauties

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


backing paper overlay from Neverland Digital ATC Collection
splats & embellishments from CraftArtist

Gone yellow for this challenge, my favourite flowers are daffodils so wanted to bring their colour into my sample.

I hope you'll join in 'Blooming Beauties' 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 

Monday, 1 March 2021

Walk with Nature

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



Late with my sample as my laptop decided to crash and burn, taking all my work with it, luckily I back up my Gecko Galz design kits & sheets, but not my actual makes - normally upload to here, Facebook and then Flickr so never save them......


other bits from Steampunk Curiosities Digi Kit by Daisy Trail

I hope you'll join in with this 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 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 

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Love through the Ages

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of Febuary, is of course love related - 'Love through the Ages'. If you fancy a play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop! 

Using Hugs and Kisses I chose the main image, from The Written Word Paper pack (now an atc kit) I chose the letter for the background, I love playing with the transparency filters on Craft Artist, this took me about two hours to do, but I love how dreamy and vintage it looks.

(I actually printed this out onto aged antique 'fluffy' paper what I got from Amazon, orignally for Santa letters, and it looks even more dream like, something I will use for a Valentine decorartion once I have embellished it - I have a few dried rose flower heads off of a plant, so am going to have a play with those)


I hope you'll join in 'Love through the Ages' 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 

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Feature Day @ Gecko Galz

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

Staying digital, I made a quick and simple design, this image is so lovely and it would be lovely to fussy cut round, perfect for Mothers Day! Mmmmm.......



I hope you'll join our Far East Beauty 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

Far East Beauty

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

Well, I made it through a very hectic Christmas at work, unfortunatly my role as Community Champion has meant that I've lost most of my crafting time ;(  these last few months but I'm hoping to make more time in this new year, I forget how how much I love designing something, whether it be phsyical or digitally, I've even started embroidering an old hankie of mums, its a printed flower design so I'm just going to sewing over the print and embellishing here and there, but at least its getting me crafting!

I got digital for this challenge, doing two postcards, using the newly released Far East Craft Kit and Postcards for You craft kit.




I hope you'll join in 'Far East Beauty' 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