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Friday, August 8, 2014

FREEBY FRIDAY; THE GIRLS OF SUMMER

Hi My Lovlies

It is that time of the month again........time for a few freebies for your crafting stash! This month I decided to celebrate the girls of summer with some amazing vintage images from my collection. 
I myself love the beach and it is truly summer when you visit the seaside....hear the surf.......smell the salt in the air........and have a fresh shrimp poboy on the pier......ahhhhhhhh now thats summer!
I hope you have fun with these lovely ladies and as with all my images please feel free to share your designs with us here!

Happy Crafting
Leanne









Thursday, August 7, 2014

VERY VINTAGE CARD

This month Gecko Galz is having another amazing challenge and the inspiration is all things vintage. So when I was considering what I wanted to make for the challenge I was inspired by a vintage doilie I found at an antique store in town. 


To make this card I started with a cream card base and layered on a piece of Gecko Galz country charm paper and inked the edges with Vintage photo distress ink. Next using Scotch liquide adhesive I adhered the doilie to the center of the card then I layered on paper flowers from Paper Studio and prima and vintage buttons. Next using my Marvy 2.5" scallop circle punch I punched out a picture from Gecko Galz "Beauties in black and white" and inked the edges with my Vintage photo ink. Using foam squares I poppped it up over the large flower. This will make a wonderful birthday card which I plan to give to my mom!
So now it is your turn to create something vintage for the Gecko Galz  VERY VINTAGE CHALLENGE. For all the rules and to see what fabulouse prizes you could win go to the Gecko Galz Blog at 





Happy Crafting 
Leanne

Friday, August 1, 2014

FRENCH POSTCARDS AUGUST CHALLENGE

Welcome to August!

It's time for another wonderful monthly challenge and like before I am teaming up with Gecko Galz . This month the theme is FRENCH POSTCARDS  and Gecko Galz has designed a stunning collage sheet for you to use. 
The rules are simple create anything using at least one of the images from the French Postcard collection and then post it to the Gecko Galz facebook page at 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gecko-Galz/173142716052920
Then on September 1st we will announce the winner of the challenge on the facebook page and right here!
the winner will recieve a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and a wonderful prize pack from With Wild Abandon! Good Luck everyone, just touch the image below to be taken to a downloadable image.



VERY FAIRY CHALLENGE WINNER!

We want to congratulate Anne Mills on winning our Very Fairy Challenge in July


Anne won a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree and a Jodi Lee gift pack!
Congrats your card was amazing!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TEMPLATE TUESDAY! Nothing Like A Little Take Out

So this month I was perusing Pintrest one of the happiest places on earth and I came across some adorable ideas on using take out box templates and thought this would be fun items to feature on my template Tuesday for July. so grab the template and have fun creating your own gift boxes.

Happy Scrapping
Leanne

Some Amazing Ideas







Grab your template below




Friday, July 18, 2014

ALL THINGS PRETTY AND PINK

So this month Gecko Galz  has teamed up with the company with Wild Abandon and if you have never seen their amazing digital stamps you are sooooo missing out on some lovely works. For my samples I loved their background papers and Flights of fancy stamps and came up with these two amazing cards.



FLIGHTS OF FANCY CARD

for this card I used one of Gecko Galz beautiful Ever After papers as my card base then added the Fleur des Les strip from With Wild Abandon as well as their winged dress form digital stamp. I inked the stamped image using yellow, pink and orange inks from Distress inks. I tied a piece of hand dyed silk ribbon around the waist and layered a strip of pink chiffon rose trim down one side of the Fleur paper strip and down the other side I used my Viva pearl pen in cream to add pearl accents. Using pop dots I layered on my mannequin.



TAKE FLIGHT CARD

For  this card I layered on a piece of paper from With Wild Abandon as well as their winged Marie Antoinette digital stamp. I also printed out the shabby chic frame from Gecko Galz fab frames collection and in photo shop I printed my sentiment "Take Flight". Using distress inks I inked Marie and the center of the frame and well as the outer edge of the card.
Then I added some amazing vintage fringe  along the edge to give it that girly girl flair!

ITEMS USED
Gecko Galz Ever After Paper Pack
Gecko Galz Fab Frames Collage sheet
With Wild Abandon Winged dress Forms Stamps Set
With Wild Abandon Black and Pink Paris Papers
With Wild Abandon Brave Girl Digital Stamps
Vintage Trims
Cream Pearl Pen by Viva
Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, picked raspberry

So if you want to create your own amazing pretty in pink cards check out all the products from Gecko Galz and 

Happy Crafting
Leanne

Friday, July 11, 2014

FREEBY FRIDAY.......AT THE BALLET

When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a prima ballerina, I mean what little girl didnt dream of wearing those fluffy white tutus and flying across the stage with the greatest of ease. But alas and alak I did not have the ankles to do toe shoes so I stuck with modern dance and jazz for 15 years. But I still have a soft spot in my heart every time I see a picture of a ballerina. I thought it would be nice to share some vintage ballerina images with all of you to use in your crafting. Have fun with them!
Happy Crafting
Leanne










Tuesday, July 1, 2014

JULY FAIRY MERRY CHALLENGE

First let me start by saying WOW! The entries into the summer cheesecake challenge were AMAZING! But as with all good challenges there can be only one winner and the June challenge winner has been crowned!
Congrats to DONNA MUNDINGER




She created this adorable tag and won a erray of goodies. Now Donna to claim your prize just email me at geckogalz2014@gmail.com and I will send over your prizes


Now on to the NEW CHALLENGE
this month I  thought it would be fun to do something whimsical and ethereal so Gecko Galz came up with an exclusive collage sheet for me to use. This month I ask that you use one or more of the images from the FAIRY FROCK collage sheet to create a paper crafted project then go to the Gecko Galz Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gecko-Galz/173142716052920?ref=hl
and upload your image. Then on July 29th we will have a guest judge come in and judge all the entries and one lucky winner will get a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz plus a digital gift pack from WEBSTER PAGES!
So grab your image if you want a copy sent to you email me and in the subject area please put "Fripperies and butterflies challenge images" and I will email you the sheet.
Have fun and good luck!
Happy Crafting
Lee Anne