Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Featured Day @ Gecko Galz

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

I can't believe the year has gone so fast! Sticking with the theme of mermaids, the images are so pretty. I made three blank 5x7 cards.




I made the images ATC size and used a paint effect on the backgrounds in light blue, when I printed them, the light blue had turned into a murky grey so I grabbed a blue crayon and coloured over it, pressing lightly. Matched each mermaid with a square of mulberry paper and then added a piece of bling.

I hope you'll join our Merry Mermaid 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 August 2021

Merry Mermaids

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

I used the Mermaid Dreams Junk Journal Kit for my digital page, with vintage pictures and embellishments, this kit is really versatile.
The backing ground is actually the two matching triangle corners merged together and the main pihcture placed on top, I just played around with the transparency on both items till I liked the result. I turned the mermaids into Sirens.

"In Greek mythology, The Sirens lived on a rocky island in the middle of the sea, possibly near Italy. They sang melodies so beautiful that sailors passing by couldn't resist getting closer to them. Following the sound of music, the sailors would steer their boats towards them or jump in the water to get closer. Either way, it always ended in disaster on the rocks."



 I hope you'll join in the 'Merry Mermaid' 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 July 2021

Feature Day @ Gecko Galz

So today is my day to feature my Design Team project for the month of July over at Gecko Galz. 
I turned an atc which I  had previously made for a Gecko Galz challenge, into a topper for a 6x6 card.
I teamed the Alice atc with some papers from The Craft Box, an Alice in Wonderland kit, they compliment each other perfectly, I don't want to give the card away!

I cut about one and a half inch of the front of the card stockas I wanted to put a paper on the inside of the card. Teh butterfly and Alice are on the edge of the front bit so you can tell its two layers. The butterfly was going to go on the flower but as the Alice embellishment is reaching up, I thought it would look cute as is if she might be trying to catch it.





I hope you'll join our Sea of Dreams 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

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Sea of Dreams

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

I guess its safe to say 90% of the population has been dreaming of the sea these last few months - 
I'm definitely dreaming of the sea as we go away for 5 days next week, camping to the seaside!! Seahouses in Northumberland - expecting it too be windy and probably a bit chilly as Northumberland often is, but the campsite is by the beach/sea and I don;t care waht the weather is, though whether I have a paddle or not is debateable! 

My Customer Challenge sample is 3 digital atc's - my printer ink decided to run out, so I had to change what I was going to do, but I still loved doing them. Once I get round to buying ink I will print them out, as the mermaids decoupaged will look great I think.


I hope you'll join in 'Sea of Dreams' 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 

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