05 December 2022

Bizzy Bec's December Blog Challenge

 Today for my Blog Challenge inspiration I am using one of Bec's digital succulents and designer papers.

Tropical Floral Digital Paper 
Succulent Rose digital stamp

I have used the digital paper on a green square card and foam mounted a die cut (from Shein).  I then placed the Succulent Rose on the centre square and used one of my dies for Thanks which I cut twice, once in white and then the designer paper.

Don't forget our December Blog Challenge, our last one for 2022.


02 December 2022

A gift to my Gecko Galz followers

 It's time to give my followers a special little Christmas gift compliments of Gecko Galz.  I hope you like the collage sheet and use it for your last minute Christmas card makes.  Thank you to Leanne for giving us this collage sheet to give to our followers.


Tidings of Comfort and Joy, Comfort and Joy ...   Just right click and save


I want to thank all those who have followed my Gecko Galz posts this year and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a stress-free 2023.

Please also visit some of our other DTs to receive more free gifts.  I hope you will follow their blogs in too.  We are part of the Gecko Galz DT for 2023.




Carole Jones  (my personal favourite for obvious reasons)






Rene Van Wyck

Don't forget we also have our 24 Tags of Christmas happening each day on the Gecko Galz Blog plus our usual inspiration.  This month the theme is Christmas Dreams.

01 December 2022

SheepSki Designs December Blog Challenge

 Our optional theme for December is Tis' the Season.  This month I am working with "Christmas Eve".  I have coloured the images with everyday pencils and used one of my digital backgrounds from my stash.  The Christmas tree is a digital stamp from Conie Fong.


As a follower of my blog, you are eligible to use this discount at SheepSki Designs Etsy shop  SKIANDREA10

I hope you will join in our December Blog Challenge and you can use our theme for some last-minute cards.  We also run a Facebook challenge too, so join here if you aren't a member of the group yet.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas,


Gail

Gecko Galz December Challenges


Christmas Dreams theme for December 2022
geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com



Gecko Galz: GECKO GALZ IMAGE MONTHLY CHALLENGE (geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com)

Gecko Galz: GECKO GALZ MONTHLY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE (geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com)

Gecko Galz: GECKO GALZ STAMP CHALLENGE (geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com)

Gecko Galz: GECKO GALZ MONTHLY GOTHIC CHALLENGE (geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com)

Gecko Galz: ATC MONTHLY CHALLENGE (geckogalzscrapbooking.blogspot.com)

Our Facebook Group Challenges for December (20+) Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group | Facebook.  You will find albums for the various challenges.



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Morgan's ArtWorld December Blog Challenge



Here is my inspiration for December Morgan's ArtWorld Blog Challenge.  Don't forget our blog challenges are Always Anything Goes.

Stardust & Pumpkin 7


Here are some links for Morgan's ArtWorld you may be interested in. 

Shop



https://creativeartdesignstudio.ecwid.com/Digital-Stamps-c39029013

Facebook Group  


https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10223382508166290&set=oa.902548509949198


Now don't forget to check out our November "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

You may be interested in this video of Morgan's showcasing her animal images.




30 November 2022

Candle's Fairy

 I love Alicia Bel's digital images.  Have you taken a look at Alicia's Christmas images.  There is a challenge on The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel Facebook Group and the theme is Christmas or Winter.  I have used Candle's Fairy for my card.


For the layout of the card I have used the following sketch from The Outlawz Challenges Wednesday Sketch, turning it anti-clockwise once.


 I have entered (20+) The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel | Facebook

and Wednesday Sketch Challenge (theoutlawzchallenges-wednesday.blogspot.com)

Nearly forgot ...

I had so much on my plate this month, just realised I have not blogged my Progressive Challenge entry for November for The Outlawz Challenges.

Gail you need to get some organisation in your life!

Thank you to Wink Wink Ink for this month's image Season's Tweetings 

I am entering Outlawz Challenges: Progressive Challenge



24 November 2022

Gecko Galz November Projects


 This our November theme - Retro Christmas.  

These are the projects I have made for the theme Retro Christmas.





These four cards feature images from Retro Christmas Color Collage Sheet. Background papers on the Hi and Reindeer (pink piece) cards feature the Atomic Boomerang Paper Pack (not in the shop at the moment). 

Blue Christmas Craft Kit papers
Merry Christmas sentiment 
Santa image from Classic Christmas sentiments (not in shop at the moment)


For my choice project I have used gloss photo paper to print an image from Background Check Stamp Set and then coloured parts of it with Copics and Markers.  I hope you like this effect.

  


I hope you have enjoyed my 2022 Gecko Galz posts and will join me in 2023 again with more goodies from Gecko Galz.

Gail







21 November 2022

Arty Divas November Blog Challenge

This challenge we are featuring a collage sheet called Little Robin.  If you are looking to buy any of Lilli Rain Designs gorgeous collages, please contact Zowie Dixon (@artby_zowiedixon) • Instagram photos and videos.  You can see all the collages available on Lilli Rain Designs







LILLI RAIN DESIGNS ARTY DIVAS BLOG 

Arty Divas challenge

Lilli Rain Designs

Arty Divas challenge

Lilli Rain Designs

Don't forget the monthly challenge starts on 21 November 2 pm GMT.  See you there. 

 Our monthly challenges are always "Anything Goes" and our resident sponsor is Lilli Rain Designs. 

20 November 2022

Bizzy Bec's Mid-Month inspiration

 It's another Christmas card for my inspiration today.  You can never have enough of them.  


Little Santa with Present Digital stamp

I hope you are getting heaps of Christmas cards made. You will find the older digital images on special at the moment.  There are 60 to choose from. Infact all digital images are on special so be sure to grab some of your favourites now.

Don't forget  our Challenge ends at the end of the month and of course it is always "Anything Goes".

Bizzy Bec's  Shop https://www.bizzybecscardmakingscrapbooking.com.au/

Bizzy Bec's Blog Challenge https://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com/


01 November 2022

SheepSki Designs November Blog Challenge

 Not long until Christmas, it's scary in October and panic stations in November.  To get you in the mood, our theme this month is Gems, Glitter, Sparkles.  I am using "Mini Vases". I have paper pieced the vases and put sparkle on them and the sentiment, with a couple of gems in the opposite corners. The chipboard corners are from Make It Crafty (sob, sob, sob, wish Zoe still had her shop).  The vases and the background paper are both digital papers from Etsy and "Thinking of You" sentiment is from Scrapmatts.



As a follower of my blog, you are eligible to use this discount at SheepSki Designs Etsy shop  SKIANDREA10

I hope you will join in our November Blog Challenge and don't forget if you don't feel like being sparkly that is OK.  Our themes are always optional.

Morgan's ArtWorld November Blog Challenge

 



This month I have created a journal page with Masquerade 3 Greyscale.




I hope you like my journal page.  Here are some links for Morgan's ArtWorld you may be interested in. 

Shop



https://creativeartdesignstudio.ecwid.com/Digital-Stamps-c39029013

Facebook Group  


https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10223382508166290&set=oa.902548509949198


Now don't forget to check out our November "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

You may be interested in this video of Morgan's showcasing her animal images.


27 October 2022

Gecko Galz 12th Annual Blog Hop

 

Hello Everyone!

 

We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 12th Annual Blog Hop

 

This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop! 

We have 16 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE on each site! Each blog you visit will have a exclusive free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is

"HANGING WITH MY GNOMIES".

(Click Right the image below to save)


 

And here are some designs I did:








Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:

·        First is a Gecko Galz Kit Club for 2022!

·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.

·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!

Fourth prize is a $25 shopping Spree!

·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, a new Craft Kits each quarter, 2 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, 1 Mini Paper Pack each quarter and one jewel it collection!

 

First of all, you will need to visit all 16

blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2019@gmail.com.

This enters you in the give Away. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names  in our Newsletter on November 1st.

 

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 27th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

 

Now have fun visiting each Blog

 

GeckoGalz

Kim Rayko

Robin Francini

Gail Hutchinson

Mia

Susan Renshaw

Rene Van Wyk

Kelly Parker

  Zowie Dixon

Cathy Norton

Marcia Caradinta

Carole Jones

Angela Fretwell

Gerri Herbst

Lesia Schnur

Leanne Seed

 

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We are the music makers,
    And we are the dreamers of dreams,

 

Visit Gecko Galz at

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24 October 2022

Gecko Galz October Challenge


 This is our October theme over at Gecko Galz Challenges and here is my project for Bohemian Rhapsody, a junk journal.
















I have used a mixture of the following products to put this journal together.

La Boheme paper pack
Gypsy Caravan Paper