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Monday, November 23, 2015


So keeping with my Christmas theme I created a few new ornaments using products from Canvas Corp!


I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink and Dark Vintage Green to color my 4x4 coaster blank.
Also from 7 Gypsies I used one of their Christmas tags as my image
Viva pearl pen in white
Trim by Recollections
and turquoise bling


I used Glimmer Mist in Cross My Heart to cover my 4x4 chipboard coaster. I folded a white doillie over the upper edge and adhered a metal cog embellishment from spare parts to the felt angel I got at Hobby Lobby. Then using my Viva pearl pen in white I decorated the edges. Finally I added some ribbon as amy hanger from my stash.


For this one I sprayed my 4x4 coaster with Glimmer Mist in Cross My Heart
the I adhered my Santa Image from The 7 Gypsies Christmas tag collection.
The red trim is from Webster Pages and satin bows from my stash. The wire hanger is from Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section.


For this one I used Glimmer Mist in Vintage Dark Green to color my 4x4 coaster. Next I folded a gold foil Dollie by Spare Parts over the top then adhered 3 felt reindeer's along the bottom. The bow flower was from my stash as is the organza ribbon I used as the hanger.

I challenge you to take a peek at all the amazing colors of Glimmer Mist that Canvas Corp/ Tattered Angels has and the amazing Christmas collection by 7 Gypsies and come up with ornaments of your own!
Happy Crafting

Friday, November 20, 2015

HOLIDAY MAGIC......Designs for Gecko Galz

This month Gecko Galz is celebrating Christmas with some amazing products. I was inspired to make some fun ornaments using images from Gecko Galz. I got a package of black 4x4 coasters and with a bit of Glimmer Mist by tattered angels, doillies, lace & ribbons I created some altered ornaments to give to my friends for Christmas.

As a thank you for checking out my designs Gecko Galz would like you to have this free digital stamp!

Have fun with the stamp!
Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NOVEMBER COLOR CHALLENGE.....shabby chic colors

This month I am furthering my favorite look and having my color challenge feature shabby chic inspired colors. I hope you all will have fun with this challenge and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. The rules are anything goes but you must use at least 2 of the colors shown below in your design.

Then go to the Fripperies and butterflies facebook page by November 14th and post your design and on November 15th we will announce the winner right here!
The winner not only wins a $25 shopping spree from Gecko Galz but also an amazing prize pack from one of my favorite companies!
Have fun everyone and good luck!
just remember to post your sample at:


The winner of our October Color Challenge is  who created this beautiful design!


Congrats on your win you won a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and an amazing prize from one of my favorite digital shops. Just email me at to claim your prizes!

Friday, November 13, 2015

FREEBY FRIDAY.....Shabby Chic Wonderland

My Freebies for this month have a Shabby Chic wonderland feel to them. I love the colors and designs that are associated with Shabby Chic and I wanted to share some of my favorite images with you! I hope you have fun with them all!

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


This month I did a combination for the Gecko Galz customer challenge as well as showing how to use some of the amazing products from Canvas Corp and designed these amazing Sugar plum Fairy Tree Toppers.
Using a paper mache cone I got at JoAnns, some amazing trims I had in my stash and Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, collage images from Gecko Galz, and stickles glitter glue in crystal and gold. I created my own set of Lovely little cone ladies. These can be done for the top of your tree, a table center piece, a cake topper....the sky's the limit!

The fun thing is I will be teaching this class at the Gecko Galz retreat in February!


For this Sugar Plum Fairy I started with a paper mache cone that is 7" x 3" by Darcie and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist in Red Tipped Rose by Tattered Angles. Then I layered on my ruffled trim from Miss Rose Sister Violet and liquid adhesive. Then I took an image from Gecko Galz  "Fairylands' and printed it to 3.5" tall, then I flipped it horizontally so I could have it on both sides (this can be done in GIMP or Photoshop). Adhere image to the top of the cone then I added a crown from the Gecko Galz 'Hat Whimsies'. and finished it all off with Stickles.


For this fairy I started with the same size cone as above and sprayed it with Sugared Maple Glimmer Mist and went a step further with the Glimmer Mist and antiqued my tulle trim with Old Lace &the sugared Maple to give it that vintage look, this is a wonderfully quick way to distress trims and cloth and create that shabby chic vintage feel. I wrapped the cone with the trim (Melissa Frances). Then I cut out the lady I got from Rhondas Originals and added wings to her that I found on Pintrest. The thing I love about Rhonda's Originals is her images are the front and back of her characters.
Next I adhered her to the top of the cone and added my Cinnamon Stickles to wings and Crown and ice stickles to the skirt.


Now for my third Sugar Plum Fairy I used the same type of cone and this time prayed it with Jack Frost Glimmer Mist as well as the polk-a-dot ruffled trim by Spare Parts then I sprayed a second color Sapphire to give a variegated look to the trim. I adhered trim to cone and cut out the lady with the fan  as well as the party hat from Gecko Galz 'Hat Whimsies' and the butterfly wings from below and created a magical topper. I then glued a copy to each side and added crystal stickles to her wings and to the edges of the skirt.

So I hope these inspire you to go out and create your own, like I said they are great tree toppers, table decor and cake toppers (just put down a piece of foil or Seran wrap).
Happy crafting

Please check out the wonderful products from the companies I used

Canvas Corp (Glimmer Mist)

Gecko Galz (images)

Ranger (stickles)

Darcey (cones)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GECKO GALZ 2015 BLOG HOP......Leanne Seed

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the Fourteenth and final destination of
Gecko Galz 5th Annual Blog Hop

If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz exclusive blog hop collage sheets, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to grab, the one here is
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat. 
So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third 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 paper pack each quarter and a kit club pack each quarter!
 This is a $150 value! Plus you get a prize pack from some of our favorite sponsors worth $150!
 Read on to learn how you can win!

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 14 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz.
This enters you in the contest. On November 2nd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 29 of October and the 1st of November and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Your Secret Word is;
Now that you have visited all the blogs send your phrase that all the secret words made to

Thank you for joining the hop and enjoy your free collage sheet and my samples








Friday, October 23, 2015

FREEBY FRIDAY.......Ode to Frank Cadogan Cowper

As most of you know I am a HUGE art fan and one of my favorite artist is Frank Cadogan Cowper. I love the colors he used in his paintings and wanted to share some of my favorite designs.

Happy Crafting to you