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. 

Moonlit Nights Oversized Tag

Each month Gecko Galz hosts a whole range of challenges using their collage images. This month's Fantasy challenge is of this little fairy riding a snail. I just love her and made this oversized tag (9"tall) with her. 

Papers are from Fairy Hugs and Club Scrap, the flowers, lace and fibers are from my stash of goodies.

Gecko Galz May 2024 Fantasy Challenge

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Light the Way

 Hi all!

Hope you've been well...been away from crafting for a while but trying to get back into the swing of things. Today I have a a fun make using the Steampunk images from Gecko Galz for this month...

I made this 8x12" canvas using lots of different mediums - paints, glazes, inks, glitter and more. 


It's lighted!!

 I just love how it turned out. What do you think?