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Saturday, May 31, 2014

MAY WINNERS!!!!!!

Hi Everyone

Can you believe another month has come and gone? And with that I am here to announce the winner of my Circus Challenge. First I want to thank everyone who took part it was so much fun seeing what you came up with...what a talented group of people you all are!
So with out Further ado let me announce the winner, help me say congrats to Wendy Waldorf for her amazing little Circus Tag!


Wendy you have won a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz so you can head over to their website choose your products then email them your choices! Thank you for joining my challenge and congrats again.

In June I will have another little challenge so check back here and see what the challenge and prizes will be!
Also on June 1st Gecko Galz will be hosting a new challenge "The Ladies of Long Ago" where you can win some amazing prizes including another shopping spree with them and a prize pack from Opticillustions be sure and check them out (just click the banner below).



Friday, May 30, 2014

BANNERS ABOUND

So this week my work mate Kaydee is celebrating her birthday and of corse why buy a card when one can be made then I saw that one of my favorite challenge blog sites City Crafter Challenge was having a birthday banner challenge and I figured what a fun inspiration! So I took that challenge and with help from Gecko Galz and Opticillusions I created this charming little fairy card for Kaydee.


So for this card I used the Free gift collage sheet "Butterfly Girls" (you get it when you make a purchase at Gecko Galz this month) and the party hat and cup cake from the "birthday bash" collection, also I got the banners from Opticillusions "The Measure of Time" pack. The paper is Graphics 45 and a paper doilie by wilton and added some Ranger Icecicles for bling.

I also did a great mermaid card for my friend Julie who loves mermaids and this time I used the banner as a decoration rather than the usual banners.


So for this card I used another Gecko Galz Image for the "Nouveau" collage sheet along with GCD papers, vintage pearl buttons, May Arts ribbon and paper banners.

So I thought it might be fun to share one of my favorite banners and you can go forth create an amazing card or other project and enter the City Crafters challenge yourself!


And here is the link to the challenge group



Happy Crafting Everyone!
Leanne





Thursday, May 22, 2014

FLOWERS AND PEARLS

Good Morning everyone!

So this week Red Rubber Inspirations is doing a brand new challenge "More Precious than Pearls" and I thought it might be fun to dig out my Viva pearl pens and create a few cards. I LOVE these pens because you can do just the size you want based on how hard you squeeze the pen. And if you have not seen them before they are amazing and come in an array of colors.


Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's online and a multitude of online shops carry them and it is well worth the money investing in a white and cream color pen, it is one of my staples.
So I came up with three cards that I wanted to share with you that not only feature the pen but also amazing products from Gecko Galz and charming little flowers!


A DAY FOR ROSES CARD

for this card I used a Gecko Galz Image from their "Garden Treasures" Jewel It Set, Coordinations papers, EK Success punch, White Pearl Pen, Mini Roses from my stash, Teal seam binding ribbon, embossed paper from JoAnn's.



YOUR MY CUP OF TEA CARD

For this card I used Papers by K & Co and card stock by Coordinations, the image is from Gecko Galz  "for the birds" collage set, Teal seam binding ribbon, mulberry paper roses in teal, manilla tag, Stamp sentiment, butterfly finding by Webster Pages, Cameo from my stash.



HELLO FRIEND CARD

for this card I used Coordinations yellow card stock, White pearl pen, Printed paper by Paper Pizzaz, Image from Gecko Galz  "Spring beauties", Hello Friend stamp sentiment, yellow crochet trim from my stash and organza flowers with pearls from JoAnns.

I hope this inspires you to go get a pearl pen and start creating your very own  cards with pearls!
Happy Crafting
Leanne





Tuesday, May 20, 2014

TEMPLATE TUESDAY; Fairy Frocks on parade!

Hi everyone!

Recently on an outing online at  my favorite place on earth, Pinterest I came across some amazing designs by Kell Belle studios.
She had designed some amazing little Fairy frocks using a bodice template she created and I thought it might be fun to share some of her designs and her template with all of you! Then I thought a bit more about it and thought wouldn't it be fun to hold a little challenge for my followers to take part in, so hop over to the Kell Bell Studio at http://kellbellestudio.blogspot.com/2012/06/paper-couture-xxv-ballerina-muse.html 
And build your own fairy wardrobe  and enter my little challenge and you can win a digital blog candy goody bag from Gecko Galz, Jodi Lee, and more!
Happy Crafting
Leanne





Just add your link in the comment section of this post and check back on the 31st where we will announce the winner! Have a fairy good time creating your frocks!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

LET'S HEAR IT FOR MOM!

So this week Luna Girl is holding a new challenge where she has asked everyone to create vintage mothers day projects and being it just happens to be mothers day this Sunday I thought it would be fun to not only share some cards I have done but also share some sweet little designs with you so you can make your own mothers day projects. So hop over to Luna Girls blog and enter your own designs...who knows you might just win!



And here are some cards I came up with this year!


QUEEN BEE CARD

for this card I used A digital stamp from Gecko Galz, Graphics 45 paper, Tim Holtz banner stamp, Antique pearl buttons.


HAPPY MOTHERS DAY CARD

for this card I used Gecko Galz Texture Jewel It Sheet, Little Yellow Bicycle Papers, Martha Stewart Punch, and Ribbon from Hobby Lobby


VINTAGE MOTHER CARD

For this card I used Gecko Galz Sweet Mommy Collage Set, Vintage lace, Viva Pearl Pen, papers from my stash.


TOTAL-TEA COOL MOM CARD

For this card I used papers from my stash, Gecko Galz Tea for Two collage sheet, vintage lace, vintage finding, gold mesh ribbon.


LOVE AND ADORE CARD

For this card I used Gecko Galz  Icart Ladies collage set, Word Tickets by Tim Holtz, Graphics 45 papers, Paper Studio rose.


BEAUTIFUL MOTHER CARD

For this card I used Gecko Galz Natures Bliss Jewel It page, Melissa Frances Paper, vintage lace, distressed metal star from Hobby Lobby.



And now for some inspiration for you to create your own amazing cards and projects!









Happy crafting everyone!
Leanne

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Art Of Vintage




This month Gecko Galz has teamed up with another amazing company to show how other companies blend so well with their products and we were lucky enough to work with products from VINTAGE BY ME and I used their Jane Austen images to create this little altered frame.



In photoshop I added the text TODAY TOMORROW ALWAYS and printed it out onto cream cardstock to 4"x 6". Next I took my frame that I purchased at the 99 cents store and added pearl white paint to the outside with a sea sponge for a great texture. Once that had dried I added two drawer knobs with E6000 to either side then I added 4 antique square metal buttons to the inside corners with the same adhesive.
Next after that has all dried I added some lovely lace and ribbons from May Arts, Webster Pages, 
and M & J Trims as well as my vintage velvet flowers on the top of the frame.
Last I added my little vintage inspired trinkets to the inner base plus a lovely feather ephemera piece from GECKO GALZ  Violets are Blue Collage set.

Vintage is always in style and items like this one makes wonderful mothers day gifties, so feel free to take my ideas and create your own versions!

Happy Crafting
Leanne Seed


Friday, May 2, 2014

FREEBY FRIDAY.......CHILDHOOD MEMORIES!

Today is another freeby Friday and the kickstart for a wonderful May and I thought it might be fun to start the month with some whimsical fairy tale images for you to use in your crafting. As a child I adored fairy tale books with amazing art and these are some of my favorite images and I hope you have fun with them!
Happy Crafting
Leanne