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Sunday, December 14, 2014


This is my second tag I did for the Gecko Galz 24 tags of Christmas and I tried a new and fun technique I hope you might try your hand at.


Gecko Galz From Russia With Love Collage Sheet
Large Shipping Tag
Printed Tissue Paper by Recollections
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sapphire Blue and Gold
Ranger Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Stampabilities "Joy" Stamp
UTEE by B& J Art Stamps in Chunky Gold
Glossy accents
Smooch inks in Molasses, Pool, Pearl and Gold
Card stock in teal
beaded trim
and flower


Take your tag and using ink blending tool cover top with your ranger inks. next cut a piece of tissue that measures 1" larger all the way around and crumple then start adhering it to the top of the tag using liquid adhesive (you want some of the part sticking up). Next take your Glimmer mist and spray onto tissue paper lightly, if you get a large spot wipe with paper towel. Let this dry for 30 minutes. While it drys cut out your image from the collage sheet (I enlarged to 5x3.5) and back with teal card stock. Next along the outer edge add glossy accents then sprinkle with UTEE and heat to create a vintage metal look to outer edge. Stamp with your Joy Stamp using your black ink and let dry. Now take your piece of beaded trim and using double sided tape adhere to the back bottom edge of tag. Then adhere image to center of tag at an angle and paint image in spots with your Smooch inks (this will create an inlay look so it resembles a Russian box). Pull ribbon through hole and place flower over hole.

Have a happy scrappy day

Friday, December 12, 2014


This month I thought it would be nice to share some Beautiful winter images with you I hope you have fun creating with them! 

I hope these inspire everyone to create something magical this month
happy crafting

Friday, December 5, 2014


So this month Gecko Galz is having their 24 tags of Christmas and I was so inspired I created two tags, this is the first one. I combined Gecko Galz products and 7 gypsies products to create this tag/gift card holder all in one!


Gecko Galz Altered Christmas Collage Sheet
Papers by 7 Gypsies
Santa Image from Fripperies and Butterflies Santa Set
(see last weeks blog entry to get this set)
Large Shipping Tag
Viva Pearl Pen
Stickles in Ice
Green Ink
Brown Ink
Decorative ribbon
mini wreath
Red line Tape
Pop Dots
Glossy Accents

Start by inking entire tag with your blending tool using your green in.  Next layer on piece from 7 gypsies paper and use back side to cut numbers to make top band. Then cut out your bingo card from the Gecko Galz collage sheet and adhere red line tape to the side and bottom on back side remove and create a pocket. fussy cut Santa and then place on right side of bingo pocket using pop dots. Next glue on mini wreath and let dry for 45 minutes. Next add your ribbon and finish with pearls using pearl pen.

Hope this will inspire everyone to go out and create their own amazing christmas tags!
Have a happy scrappy day

Monday, December 1, 2014


It is hard to believe that this year is almost over, seems like we were ringing in the new year just yesterday. So for this months challenge I thought it might be fun to make it a Christmas challenge so Gecko Galz came up with this amazing little Santa sheet for you all to work with just take the sheet and use one or more of the images in a project then head over to the Gecko Galz Facebook Page and share your picture of the design with everyone there. Then on December 29th we will choose a winner and announce the winner right here on January 1st! So what do you get if you win? A lovely prize pack including a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and a IRALAMIJA SHOP digital gift pack. So Good Luck to everyone and have loads of fun!

For a large size of the sheet just email me at

Now for our amazing winner of the BLOG HOP IMAGE/CANVAS CORP CHALLENGE, thanks to everyone who took part there were lovley designs. Our Winner is;

She won a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree and  a gift pack of Canvas Corp Products which includes 7gypsies and Tattered Angels products!
Congrats on your amazing design!!
Happy Crafting Everyone!
Leanne Seed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TEMPLATE TUESDAY........ Paper Lanterns

This months Template Tuesday is a little Lantern I found on Pinterest
...I thought it was charming and will make a wonderful decoration to deck your halls with.

So have fun and create your own lovely Lanterns
Happy Crafting

Monday, November 10, 2014


So my Make it Monday sample this month is a fun little 6"x6" mini album which features an array of Digital stamps from the Gecko Galz 'Figgy Pudding' stamp disk. Also I combined them with amazing Christmas papers from Paper Studio and ribbon from May Arts as well as some odds and ends found around the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby. Okay so here is one of my most favorite things to do...go into a craft store and pick a section and make myself find something in that section that will inspire a project.....this time it was the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby where I found the charming rusted snow flake mini ornaments I used as my charms and also some mini swags for trim! and from these two items sprung the idea to do a mini book!

so I started with a 6x6 bare naked book by Bo Bunny and covered each page with festive holiday papers. by paper studio. Next I purchased a shaped wooden piece (but you can use chipboard too) and covered it with some great Graphics 45 holiday paper and distressed with pearl metallic paint added a paper doilie the punched the reindeer stamp using my Marvy circle punch in 3" and inked with red, green, and brown distress inks by Ranger. I layered them all onto the front cover and finished with a red bow.

The inside cover I used the angel Noel stamp to create a pocket and inked with the same inks as I used on the 1st stamp. With a piece of cream card stock and greet card stock I made a removable photo mat. On the next page I created a pocket pack with a 12x12 piece of red card stock and added a cream card stock photo mat to front along with a rectangle of green and red pop doted up for journaling as well as lace and a snowflake button with twine tied through the holes. Inside the pocket I placed a shipping tag for more pictures and tied a piece of Martha Stewart red tensile yarn through the hole.

for the next two pages it is the flip side of the first pocket page and another pocket page created using the same red card stock. I used a piece of my red ribbon down each outer edge of the pages and places a doilie in the upper center section of each page then using my reindeer stamp and holiday lady stamp created a pocket after inking them. I cut out a rectangle of Green and created a tag to slip into each pocket for hidden sentiments and as my pull tabs I used a piece of left over ribbon and a small snowflake embellishment. also in the second pocket page I added another shipping tag.

For these two pages it is the opposite side of the second pocket page and the front of the third pocket page. I took my decorative paper piece and tore in half then inked the edges with green and layered them on the outside edge of each page. Next I cut two green photo mats and using the banner stamps added text to the page. and like before I placed another shipping tag inside the pocket of the third packet page.

For the Next two pages I used the back side of the third pocket page and the front of the forth pocket page and taking my decorative paper followed along the design to create page toppers. Using green card stock I created a photo mat for each page and made a belly band using the small trim I found in the Christmas section. when you put this on make sure you only connect it on the non photo mat areas so your picture can slip onto the mat.

For these two pages I used the backside of the 4th pocket page and layered on trim at the bottom made from graphics 45 paper then the Santa stamp which I colored  with copic markers. Next I layered on my paper doilie and two photo mats in red and green. Then using bakers twine and a mini banner punch I created the banner he is holding which reads Believe.
On the inside back cover I did the same thing I did on the front inside cover creating a pocket with a removable photo mat.

For my Back cover I used another stamp and inked it again using the green, red and brown then mated it in green card stock with a piece of red behind that. I punched my holes using my crop-a-dile and added binder rings by 7 gypsies and tied on red bows and my rustic snow flake charm.

This is a great little gift to give to loved ones filled with pictures from Christmas Past!
So go out....challenge yourself and see what fun things can happen at the craft shop!
Happy crafting

Friday, November 7, 2014

NOVEMBER FREEBY FRIDAY.......have a merry little christmas!

So for this month I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite little Christmas images with all my friends and followers. I love crafting this time of year with all the beautiful vintage images I love creating amazing cards to share with my friends and family. I hope you will have fun with all these images and create your own wonderful cards and tags!
Happy crafting