05 December 2021

Conie Fong Art & Design GDT

 Here is a project I made with Noelle's Gift Image - a 2022 calendar.  I feel more creative when I can use a digital image for something other than a card lol.  It is so easy to make a calendar thanks to Pinterest and Google.

And no, I did not cut the calendar pad, all in the packet were like that - won't buy that brand again lol.  I thought if I tried to fix them, I would make them worse, I guess the extra on the side could be used for notes.

I hope you will join in this month's Conie Fong Art & Design Facebook Group Colouring and Project Challenges.  It will be the last one for 2021.

Bizzy Bec's December Blog Challenge

 My inspiration for the December Blog Challenge is a Christmas card using some of Bizzy Bec's digital products. 

Products used
Kraft cardstock, red paper, sentiment, stars,
mounting tape, Succulent Poinsettia 1 (a previous freebie giveaway from Bec)

I hope you will join in our last Blog Challenge for 2021, as always "Anything Goes". 

Bye for now,


03 December 2021

Gecko Galz December Blog Challenge

 The theme for this month's Gecko Galz Blog Challenge is "Holly & Ivy".

For my inspiration for this theme I have used the following Gecko Galz Products - Christmas Spirit digital paper pack, Holly & Ivy digital collage set, Holly Jolly Digital stamps and Christmas Words Digital Collage Sheet

Christmas To Do Lists

Inside of Christmas To Do Lists

More Christmas To Do Lists

Christmas Card


Gift cards

Thank you for looking at my first DT post for Gecko Galz Design Team and make sure you check out the Blog and Facebook Group for lots of monthly challenges.  There are free images available for some of these challenges, as well as an ATC Swap/Challenge (images supplied) each month.

Bye for now,

Gail xx

02 December 2021

SheepSki Designs December Blog Challenge #56

 This month SheepSki Designs' optional theme over at the Blog Challenge is "Embellish It".  For my inspiration I made a Christmas card featuring My Spy

Here is the link for our Facebook Group if you would like to join (20+) SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps | Facebook.

The Etsy shop link is here SheepSki Designs by SheepSkiDesigns on Etsy and don't forget to use this code to get a 10% discount off purchases SKIANDREA10

See you in the New Year

Gail xx

01 December 2021

Morgan's Artworld Blog Challenge #12

 Welcome to the December Blog Challenge.  This month I am working with the beautiful scene  "Teddy Bear Christmas Scene".  It is a gorgeous scene for the front of a Christmas card.

I have used everyday coloured pencils for this project.  I hope you like it and will be inspired to enter our December Blog Challenge "Anything Goes"

Don't forget to visit the shop too for great images including Sherry's Pick of the Week specials.  

Wishing all my followers of Morgan's Artworld a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy 2022.  See you in January 2022 for another Blog Challenge.

Gail xoxo

24 November 2021

20 November 2021

Bizzy Bec's November inspiration

 Hi everyone,

How are you going on your Bizzy Bec's November Blog Challenge "Anything Goes" entry.  There is still time to enter and not many entries, so a win for you could be on the cards.

Speaking of cards, my inspiration this month is showcasing the My Favorite Things - Picture Perfect stamp set.

I started with a white card base;  the paper is from probably the first paper pad I ever bought.  The photo frame diecut is from Big W and the Kaisercraft gems from my stash.  There you go, a few things out of my stash and a simple card has been made.  I really think I made a good purchase with this stamp set and value for money too, 15 stamps including 7 sentiments.

Happy Days,

Gail xx

19 November 2021

Sandra Caldwell's 1st November 2021 Release

There are some great images this release from Sandra.  I have made a card with #3774 Gnome Scarecrow. The watercolour background I found on Etsy.  This image is a new release in the shop and don't forget will be on special along with the other new releases in the first 24 hours of making it to Etsy.

 Just go here, I have even set the search at the lowest price so the new releases come up first.

Don't forget to join our Facebook group as Sneaky Sandra is always adding little challenges along the way.

05 November 2021

Bizzy Bec's November Blog Challenge

 As usual the theme is "Anything Goes" and this month I think I have worked with the smallest digital stamps.  I resized them for a reason - to fit into My Favorite Things Die-namics - Photo Booth Strip.  I bought this from Bizzy Bec's but I must have got the last one.  Maybe if you are interested in one, you could contact her from the contact page on the shop website Contact Us : Rubber Stamps & Dies | Online Craft | Card Making, LOW PRICES (bizzybecscardmakingscrapbooking.com.au)

I have used some of the digital products available in the shop to make this card.

Jolly Holly digital paper 

Little Santa with Present

Little Santa Painting Toys

Little Santa and Rudolph

Don't forget to join in our "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge

I have entered Beccy's Challenges: Month Of Holiday Cards Challenge (beccyschallenges.blogspot.com)

02 November 2021

SheepSki Designs November 2021 Blog Challenge

 This month our optional theme over at SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge is "Tis the Season".  For my inspiration I made a Christmas card using "Acorn Ale".

I hope you will join in our November Blog Challenge and join our Facebook Group which also has a challenge every month.

Don't forget to use our customer discount over at our Etsy shop - SKIANDREA10

I have entered Beccy's Challenges: Month Of Holiday Cards Challenge (beccyschallenges.blogspot.com)

01 November 2021

Morgan's ArtWorld #11 Blog Challenge November 2021

 For the inspiration of our #11 Challenge on the Morgan's Blog, I am working with this beautiful image "Firefly Greyscale".  My first creation is an inspirational card using background paper from my digital stash.  I really do need to make a note of these backgrounds when I print them so I remember where they are from.  I printed Firefly over the paper, found a quote and put a bit of bling in the sky too.  You might not be able to see it, but I used some Wink of Stella on the image too. 

The second creation if a page for my Song Lyrics Journal.  I have already started doing pages with other images that remind me of a song and as soon as I saw the name of this image, I thought I remembered a song with Fireflies.  I did the Google search and found the lyrics, hence another page for my journal.  Do you remember the song? I have used a different colour combination for this one and put a bit of digital grass Imagine that Digistamp - I remember that one lol) under and around the image.

I hope I have inspired you to enter the Morgan's ArtWorld "Anything Goes Challenge for October.

The Morgan's ArtWorld shop is called Creative Art Design Studio and has great images.  Check out Sherry's Pick of the week for a discount code on her selection of the week.

I hope you are a member over on our Facebook Group.

Bye for now

Gail xx

29 October 2021

Gecko Galz 11th Annual Blog Hop October 2021

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 11th 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


(Click Right the image below to save)


Now onto the projects I have made with one collage sheet "Snow Birds".  It feels good to get so many creations from the one sheet.

4 Christmas cards

Recycled Gift pouch (upside down birds inchie is on flap at back)

Gift bag and tag

2 Tags

I wonder how many creations you will get from "Snow  Birds".

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, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment 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 giveaway. 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 28th of October and the 31st 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


Gecko Galz

Kim Rayko

Robin Francini

Gail Hutchinson


Susan Renshaw

Rene Van Wyk

Kelly Parker

Anirudh Kashyap

   Zowie Dixon

Cathy Norton

Marcia Caradinta

Carole Jones

Angela Fretwell

Gerri Herbst

Leanne Seed



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

Visit Gecko Galz at


To Join Our Newsletter and Get your Free monthly Collage Sheet go to


Sandra Caldwell Stamps - 2nd release October 2021

 This release features new Thanksgiving and Christmas digis.  I was lucky enough to work with #3259 Kitty Elf.  I have coloured her with pencils.

Another Christmas card done and dusted.  #3259 Kitty Elf will be available in the Etsy shop.  Make sure you do your shopping within the first 24 hours of release, as Sneaky Sandra just might lower the prices on them. 

Do a search on NEW or SALE or do what I do, change the filter to lowest prices.

If you want to keep up to date on what Sneaky Sandra is up to, make sure you join her Facebook Group.

I am entering Her Peaceful Garden: MAIN HOP PAGE - 2021 CAT LOVERS HOP