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Friday, April 17, 2015



what do you get when you combine  a stunning peacock image from Gecko Galz, amazing foil embossed paper from Recolections and charming little tags a wonderful card to give to someone special.
Keeping with the theme of this week I used another image from the Gecko Galz  PRETTY PEACOCK JEWEL IT to create this card.

Other Supplies Used

Recolections Papers
Hand dyed silk ribbon
vintage white lace
tiny tags from stash
Green bows (I got these from a place on ebay)
Stickles in crystal color
Distress ink in black soot

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TAG TUESDAY......Pretty As a Peacock

The theme this week is Peacocks.....I love these majestic birds, their color makes it fun to design using images of them. So this week I used Gecko Galz Pretty Peacock Jewel It images along with papers and elements from Canvas Corp.

Gecko Galz Pretty Peacocks Jewel It Collage Set
Brown and Cream Damask paper by Canvas Corp
Glimmer Mist in Verdigris, Bronze and Graphite by Tattered Angels
Tag & lattice mini Doilie by Gina's Designs
Flowers by Spare Parts
Cheese cloth dyed rust
Pearl & Bling swirls by Prima
pearl drop trim from Hobby Lobby
turquoise lace trim from my stash
Antique Alphabet stamps by EK Success
Green satin bow from my stash
metal embellishment from my stash
Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers & Vintage Photo

Start with your large chipboard tag and spray with your three colors of glimmer mist. Next layer on piece of damask paper that you have inked the edges with both colors of ink then on top of that one the peacock image that I blew up using Photoshop and ink the edges with the same inks. Then add your pearl trim to bottom edge of tag using redline tape and layer over that the lace trim and another piece of the lace trim at teh top of the peacock image.
using your peacock feathers ink stamp love you with your mini alphabet stamps on the inside of the peacock design. Next using Verdigris and bronze glimmer mist spray the doillie then adhere to right side of peacock image. Layer on metal piece and green bow. Scatter pearl and bling swirls down damask paper.
Adhere three flowers at top of tag.
Take your dyed cheese cloth and spray with Verdigris glimmer mist and let dry then finish off tag by tying through hole.

Friday, April 10, 2015

FREEBY FRIDAY....... Flights of Fancy

This month I thought it would be fun to share with everyone some of my favorite fairy images. I love these deco style fairies and thought they would be awesome to make altered art pieces or ATC's with. I hope you have a blast with them!

Don't forget show off your designs using these images by commenting on this post and attaching your images (I love seeing them)
Happy Crafting
Leanne Seed

Thursday, April 9, 2015


So this past weekend we celebrated easter and though I am showing these a wee bit late I wanted to share with you some amazing card designs that were inspired by Gecko Galz latest Craft Kit EASTER PARADE.


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
Recollections Embossed paper
Recollections Book Print Paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Yellow Stickles
EK Success Mini Alphabet stamp set
hand dyed silk ribbon
yellow burlap ribbon by Canvas Corp
vintage pink lace trim
Organza ribbon flowers

Fun Tips; Fun colored Burlap ribbon adds a new texture to your cards


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
Vintage Photo Ink by Distress Inks
Paper Studio Paper Boy Plaid
Recollections Blue Craft It Doillies
Raffia Ribbon Embellishment from Hobby Lobby
Easter Stamp by Craft Smart
Moss Green Card stock

Fun tips; Create your own banner using a sentiment stamp and cutting your ends by folding ends in on each other and cut into points.


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
White card stock
Recollections paper Girl Plaid
scalloped trim from my stash
pink crystal gems
butterfly stamp by Prima
sentiment banner done in photo shop
scalloped card by Core-d'nations
Distress inks in Fresh raspberry, vintage photo
Tulle Ribbon

Fun Tips; Use pre-cut card stock shapes to add a fun new element to cards and ink edges using a blending tool to get that soft look


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit 
Kraft Card base by Canvas Corp
Recollections Linen Stripe Grey/Cream paper
Recollections white embossed paper
Distress ink in Vintage Photo, fresh raspberry, Mustard seed
mini roses from Micheal's
May Arts Ribbon
Mini doilies from my stash
Viva Pearl Pen in white

Fun Tips; Add a bit of pearl pen to cards for a touch of elegance.

Here are some fun Easter images for you that I found on Pinterest have fun with them!

Monday, April 6, 2015

APRIL DESIGN CHALLENGE....Pretty Little Butterfly

Hello everyone!

This month has started with a crazy bang with my computer deciding it would rather live a life of a rock rather than a laptop! With that said I apologize for how late the challenge is this without further ado here is this months challenge. So this month I was inspired by all the butterflies that I have seen in my garden this spring and found this wonderful butterfly to inspire you. So I ask that you use this butterfly somewhere in your design and then upload an image of your project to the Fripperies and butterflies face book page at . Then on May 1st I will announce the winner of the challenge here and on my facebook page.
The winner will get a $15 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and a prize from another one of my favorite amazing vendors. Good luck everyone!

Now to announce the winner of the March challenge, I am pleased to say it is ANNE MILLS with here stunning card. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Good luck to everyone and I cannot wait to see what you design this month!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FAB FABRIC CARDS.......step into the fairy Garden

At The Gecko Galz Retreat I did a class that taught everyone how to color fabric in fun exciting ways. I love discovering new ways to create amazing backgrounds for my cards and I will admit these ideas were a blast to do!


For this card you take your 4" x 6" piece of cotton and using distress inks in Fadden Jeans, Crushed Olive and Vintage photo you will run it down the length of the fabric in stripes using your blending tool. Then with a wet paint brush add water and let the colors bleed together.
also used on this car: Gecko Galz image, Martha Stewart tinsil yarn, sentiment stamp by Canvas corp, Viva pearl pen in white, stickles in clear.


For this card I used Metalic Crayons by crayola and with a hand held grater I got at the dollar store I grated gree, orange and gold onto my 4" x 6" cotton piece. Take a piece of parchment paper lay down your fabric with the grated crayon on it then add a piece of wax paper and another piece of parchment paper. Using an iron on a cotton setting run over piece allowing the crayons to melt into the fabric. Peel away the wax paper and there you have it.
other tools you will need: Images from Gecko Galz, stickles in Clear, Tulle ribbon


Now for this card I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to color my background fabric. I used Bronze and brown, and graphite colors and layered them on spraying from a close distance to get the intense rust looking areas. This gives a great vintage look to your fabric.
Other Tools Used: Gecko Galz images, stamp by Canvas Corp, May Arts Ribbon, Viva Pearl Pen in copper, Stickles in clear.


Though Alcohol Inks are normally for nonporous surfaces I have discovered if you use the blending solution or rubbing Alcohol you can actually dye fabric in a cool way. I layered on the following colors, Denium, Mermaid and eggplant then squeezed on my blending solution letting the colors blend together. It ends up being very dreamy looking it works even better on silk!
other tools used: Gecko Galz images, Hero Arts stamp, stickles in clear, cream tulle ribbon, viva pearl pen in cream.

Have fun creating with these awesome background ideas and please if you have any background ideas you would like to share comment on this entry I love learning new techniques!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TAG TUESDAY.......ribbons and lace

So I thought it might be a bit fun to offer up a new tag design each Tuesday for my followers and this week I have decided to use amazing products from Canvas Corp to do my little tag!

Shipping size tag
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Verdigris & Bronze
Canvas Corp lace & Kraft paper
pearl button
blue and white bakers twine by Bo Bunny
mini wooden ruler from Hobby Lobby
paper leaves from Hobby Lobby
vintage lace trim
Black Soot ink by Distress Inks
Torn fabric ribbon
Red line tape
glossy accents

begin by lightly misting your tag with your glimmer mist and let dry!
Cut out piece of lace paper to size of your tag and tear top and then ink edges with your black ink.
on back of print paper add red line tape to bottom and two sides leaving 1" at top free of tape. Fold over non taped area to form a flap then adhere the piece to top of tag (this will form a pocket). With red line tape tape down flap. Take your button and pull blue and white twine through holes and adhere to center of flap with Glossy accents.
Spray you mini ruler with your glimmer mist and let dry. Next take your leaves and using your ink lightly ink the edges.
layer on your piece of lace, your mini ruler and leaves to bottom of tag as shown. Finish by pulling strip of fabric through hole as your ribbon tie.
Here is a great little tip, hit the second hand shops to find old evening and prom dresses to cut into strips for the tattered ribbon.

Happy Crafting