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Monday, January 16, 2017

TUESDAYS TAG.........Snow much fun

So this year another thing I will be sharing with all my followers is a new tag design each month on the third Tuesday of the month. 
Not only will I share with you how to create fun tags to give but also share with you a little freeby image so you can create something fun with it yourself! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this little design.
Happy Crafting to you all


Products you will need

Chip board shipping size tag by Ginas Designs
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels in Jack Frost color
Hand made paper from Texas Art Supply
Snow Girl image from Gecko Galz "Snow Maidens" collection
Ranger Distress ink in "Blue Print Sketch"
Stickles in "Ice" color
Paper Cupcake Doillie by Wilton
Felt snow flakes by Hero Arts
Ribbons by May Arts
snow flake stamp by Stampin Up
Viva Pearl Pen in White

Start by spraying your Chipboard tag with Glimmer Mist and let dry. Next Ink edges with Blue ink and stamp front with mini snow flake stamp. Then Layer on strip of silver and black mandala paper.

Next around edge of paper strip add stickles and let dry at least 45 minutes.

Next take doillie and then cut out image of snow lady and ink edges with blue ink. Adhere image to solid part of Doillie to create a frilly edge at it's top.

Next adhere image to upper part of tag then layer on sentiment and felt snow flakes and stickles to create icicles.

Next add pearls using your Viva white pearl pen. And finish by tying ribbons through hole.

Friday, January 6, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY........The Art Of Beauty

Hello to all my amazing followers!

As we start a new year off I am changing things up on my blog to inspire and delight all of you. It starts with Freeby Friday each month on the first Friday of every month I am going to share with you some of my favorite artist from around the world with amazing images that you can use in your crafting or you can just share with others. Now here is the twist this will also be our challenge each  you ask. Well all you have to do is use one of these images  and create a project with it then post your image to my Facebook challenge page at
then on the first of next month we will share the winner who has the chance to win prize packs from amazing companies like Prima, Bo Bunny, Carta Bella and more! Good luck everyone!

Now about the artist I am showcasing today
Chie Yoshii's oil paintings explore timeless psychological themes with a contrasting mix of techniques and styles.
On the one hand, the brushstrokes and the luminosity of her panels are reminiscent of traditional Flemish paintings, in which the details, the quality of shading, and the softness of each character’s complexion are presented in a masterly manner. On the other hand, the subtle symbolism and compelling presence of the figures bring an unexpected air of accessible modernity.
Much of her work is inspired by the relationship between human psychology and mythical archetypes. The enduring themes are woven into surrealities filled with symbols and visual narratives. The enigmatic images embody contradicting elements such as novelty and nostalgia, innocence and sensuality, and strength and fragility, mirroring the complexity of our psyche.
Chie Yoshii was born in year 1974 in Kochi, Japan. She moved to the US to complete her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art in 2000 and studied with a realist painter Adrian Gottlieb from 2002 to 2008. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including Dorothy Circus Gallery in Italy, Urban Nation in Germany, Thinkspace in Los Angeles, and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
I hope you enjoy her images

to see more by this amazing artist visit her website at 

Happy Crafting

Thursday, December 29, 2016

LET IT SNOW.......another tag for the season

Now for this tag it is more to celebrate winter, tags are amazing to put on anything and this would make a great topper for house warming gift in the winter and tag around a bottle of champagne for new years just any time and any gift

Products you will need to create this tag

Chip board shipping tag
cuddle bug snow flake embossing folder
White acrylic paint
Felt snow flakes
ribbon and lace trim
tassel upholstery trim 
tag and vintage mini ruler by 7 gypsies
Gecko Galz "Snow Babies" collage set
Gecko Galz "Words of the Season" collage sheet (change to sephia color)
Scotch quick dry adhesive
Red line tape
Copper paint
Vintage Photo ink by Ranger
Glimmer Mist in red tipped rose color

Start by embossing your tag using the cuddle bug machine and embossing folder then dry brush tag using white paint leaving some areas un painted. Next print image of girl and sentiment onto card stock and cut out, then distress edges with copper paint. ink edge of tag with brown ink. Lightly spray snow flakes with glimmer mist and let dry. with white paint distress ruler.
 Now you are ready to layer on images, ruler, tag and snowflakes using liquid adhesive.Using red line tape adhere trim to bottom of tag and layer on another snow flake.
To finish take rim and ribbon and tie through hole as well as a tassel from trim. 
this is a wonderful shabby chic design.
Remember Gecko Galz is having a challenge this month where you can enter your own tag designs to win amazing prizes!
Have fun creating!

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Merry Christmas to all my followers,

I want to thank you for your on going support and for following me and all my crafting high jenks. I know it has been a bit sparce this year but I had a sick parent then a rather unexprcted death so life has been in a nutshell a wee bit wonky. But I wanted to take a moment and say merry Christmas to all of you and tell you what I wish for you as we go into 2017. My wish for all of you is a wonderful holiday season filled with love, joy and over flowing happiness. Hold your loved ones close to you and tell them every day what they mean to you because you just dont know how the cards may fall in the future. Show kindness to strangers, love to your friends and family, and call people for no other reason than to tell them you were just thinking of them. Do a random act of kindness every week or can be small like send scrapbook products to someone who may have nothing because they lost it in a flood, or going by and petting the strays at the pound. Look at each day and find something beautiful to hold onto this too can be small like a sunset, the giggle of a child....but most of all live your life to the fullest and enjoy 2017.
Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years

Thursday, December 15, 2016

DECEMBER COLOR CHALLENGE....Strut like a Peacock

This months challenge is all about Peacock colors! We want you to show off your peacock colors...blues, greens and purples.  You are welcome to use this months free images to create a special project for this challenge or anything from your stashes. I hope you all will have fun with this challenge and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. 
Now for the rules 
this is an anything goes challenge create anything you want, but you must use at least 2 of the colors shown below in your design.

The winner will win a gift pack of goodies from my favorite online shops
so all you need to do is post your design to the Fripperies and butterflies face book page at

entry's must be posted by January 14th and a winner will be picked on January 15th. Good luck

This will be my last color challenge because of lack of intrest thanks for all who took part this year.


Friday, December 9, 2016

FREEBY FRIDAY............Merry Christmas to All

So for this months Freeby Friday I am sharing some amazing Christmas images with you that may inspire you to go and do some charming tags!

Have fun with them and dont forget if you create with them share an image here or on my FB page.
Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SANTA STOP HERE! and take a peek at this tag

Welcome to my blog and I am sharing how I made the SANTA STOP HERE tag pictured below.

Products you will need

A shipping tag or chipboard tag
white acrylic paint
red ribbon
trim from Hobby Lobby (in Christmas wrapping area)
Lace trim
Gecko Galz O Christmas saying stamps & St. Nicholas collage set
Festive Berries ink by Ranger Distress Ink
Jingle bells
Scotch fast drying liquid glue
red line tape
small crafting clamp

print out "santa stop here" digi stamp and Santa image sized to fit tag center, ink stamp in red and cut around all images.
Paint your tag in a shabby chic style (leaving some of the natural color to peek through) and let dry. take santa image and stamp and dry brush white paint to look distressed.
layer at bottom of tag your lace trims using your red line tape then brush with white paint and let dry.
adhere the Santa image to center of tag and using festibe bead trim create a wreath around him, it is easiest to do a small section at a time using your crafting clamp to hold it in place as it dries.
Now take more of the trim and tie around top of tag them brush all trim with white paint in a shaby chic manner.
take your ink distress tool and brush lace with red ink (not allot) then layer on your sentiment using a pop ot to raise up "Santa".
To finish tie ribbon and trim through hole and add jingle bells to end of trim and brush with white paint. On back of tag stamp "to" and "From" and now you are ready to use!

Dont forget Gecko Galz is having a customer challenge where you can win amazing prizes for creating your own tags!
Remember leave a comment here then on today's Gecko Galz blog for your chance to win a great prize!
Happy Crafting