Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Angels Sing!

Here is the Christmas Challenge image for June from Gecko Galz. 
The little dots you see (and many you can't see) are glitter. 
It's so hard to capture the sparklie goodness.


Beautiful in Yellow

This is the Card Challenge image of June for Gecko Galz.
Now normally I stay away from yellow because to me it's a scary color - LOL!! 
But I conquered my fear and went with it.

I have some language flash cards...this one is Russian for Beautiful. 


Deadly Beauty

Hello Friends...

This month's Gothic Challenge images at Gecko Galz

I love her stark beauty!


Monday, June 17, 2024

Steampunk Opportunity

 Hello Friends...

Hope you are surviving the heat - the "Real Feel" temps here have been over 100 here today and it is expected to continue for at least 7 more days before we "cool off" into the upper 80s - LOL!!

Today I have a fun Steampunk card using the current challenge image at Gecko Galz....

I think the sentiment fits her perfectly ;)

Monday, June 10, 2024

Mermaid Embroidery Hoop Plaque

 A new creation for the Gecko Galz Fantasy Challenge. Each month Gecko Galz shares an image to be used for the current month's challenge. This is the Fantasy Challenge image and what I made with it...

I printed the image on regular copy paper then I applied baby oil over the entire image. I let it dry for 3 days. This process creates a translucent image. I used an old embroidery hoop for the frame, added lots of die-cuts and some real shells to finish it off. 

This is what it looks like in the window...it really does look like she is under the sea! So pleased with how it turned out.

Gecko Galz Fantasy Challenge 0624

Signs of Summer Flamingo Welcome Sign

Hello Everyone

 New month of challenges over at Gecko Galz. Today I have a project that fits into both the monthly challenge (Signs of Summer) and their quarterly challenge (Altered Wall Plaques). 

I used images from the Flamingo Court Junk Journal kit plus lots of diecuts and the fun plaque that had a funky photo decoupaged on it. A couple coats of paint and a whole new plaque appears!

GG Monthly Challenge 2024

GG Quarterly Challenge 2024



Monday, May 27, 2024

Pastel Christmas

 This month's Christmas challenge at Gecko Galz was a pretty pastel christmas tree.  Here is what I made with it... I filled it with pink, blue and diamond gems. 

Gecko Galz Christmas Challenge 05/24

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Floral Dreamland Cardfolios

 Hello Friends -

I hope you've found some time to be creative.

Today I finished up a couple cardfolios for the Gecko Galz Monthly Challenge - Floral Dreamland.  I made 6 cards to tuck inside each one. I left them fairly simple to allow the recipient to decide what sentiment or occasion they would like to use them for.

These are the folios - I used images from the Carved Flowers paper pack to decorate the covers.

And each folio is large enough to hold 6 cards and 2A envelopes. I also tucked in a book of stamps into each one to help with postage when they use them.

I used images from the May Card Topper kit to create the cards. I simply love the dreamy images of them all... This is set #1.

And this is set #2. 

I hope you enjoy these goodies and they inspire you to make a few of your own.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

With Love

 So very excited to share this project with you today. Rather than another card I have been trying to think of a way to use the Gothic Challenge image from Gecko Galz. WELLLLL I did it and I love how it turned out. ....

Isn't she awesome? I loved the image and knew I wanted to do something special with her and I finally came up with an idea rummaging around with things piled on my desk. This is one of those wooden boxes that wood die-cut embellishments come in!! You see THIS is why I never throw anything away - I knew I'd use them one day - LOL!!

So, I broke out a couple of the cross members to open up the outer compartments and painted it black. I then cut the image so each piece fit in the little boxes. I again went to my stash for spooky looking pieces and came up with these great wood bits. AND I was so lucky to find these faded looking roses to embellish it with. I think they match the colors of the image perfectly. 

Hope you enjoy!

May 2024 Gothic Challenge

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Discover Fairy Swan Card

The Monthly Card Challenge image at Gecko Galz is this darling fairy riding a swan and this is the card I made using it.