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Tuesday, April 21, 2015



This week I wanted to celebrate all the colors of the garden and wanted to start with a card that was inspired by Gecko Galz Provence Garden collage set. I love sun flowers, I think they are such happy little flowers that remind me of sunshine.

Gecko Galz Provence Garden Collage set
Black card stock
Script background stamp by Hero Arts
Yellow Stickles
Black and White Gingham ribbon by Basic Grey
Gold shimmer Card stock by Paper studio

It is a simple little card but is a wonderful way to brighten anyones day who gets it!

Friday, April 17, 2015



what do you get when you combine  a stunning peacock image from Gecko Galz, amazing foil embossed paper from Recolections and charming little tags a wonderful card to give to someone special.
Keeping with the theme of this week I used another image from the Gecko Galz  PRETTY PEACOCK JEWEL IT to create this card.

Other Supplies Used

Recolections Papers
Hand dyed silk ribbon
vintage white lace
tiny tags from stash
Green bows (I got these from a place on ebay)
Stickles in crystal color
Distress ink in black soot

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TAG TUESDAY......Pretty As a Peacock

The theme this week is Peacocks.....I love these majestic birds, their color makes it fun to design using images of them. So this week I used Gecko Galz Pretty Peacock Jewel It images along with papers and elements from Canvas Corp.

Gecko Galz Pretty Peacocks Jewel It Collage Set
Brown and Cream Damask paper by Canvas Corp
Glimmer Mist in Verdigris, Bronze and Graphite by Tattered Angels
Tag & lattice mini Doilie by Gina's Designs
Flowers by Spare Parts
Cheese cloth dyed rust
Pearl & Bling swirls by Prima
pearl drop trim from Hobby Lobby
turquoise lace trim from my stash
Antique Alphabet stamps by EK Success
Green satin bow from my stash
metal embellishment from my stash
Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers & Vintage Photo

Start with your large chipboard tag and spray with your three colors of glimmer mist. Next layer on piece of damask paper that you have inked the edges with both colors of ink then on top of that one the peacock image that I blew up using Photoshop and ink the edges with the same inks. Then add your pearl trim to bottom edge of tag using redline tape and layer over that the lace trim and another piece of the lace trim at teh top of the peacock image.
using your peacock feathers ink stamp love you with your mini alphabet stamps on the inside of the peacock design. Next using Verdigris and bronze glimmer mist spray the doillie then adhere to right side of peacock image. Layer on metal piece and green bow. Scatter pearl and bling swirls down damask paper.
Adhere three flowers at top of tag.
Take your dyed cheese cloth and spray with Verdigris glimmer mist and let dry then finish off tag by tying through hole.

Friday, April 10, 2015

FREEBY FRIDAY....... Flights of Fancy

This month I thought it would be fun to share with everyone some of my favorite fairy images. I love these deco style fairies and thought they would be awesome to make altered art pieces or ATC's with. I hope you have a blast with them!

Don't forget show off your designs using these images by commenting on this post and attaching your images (I love seeing them)
Happy Crafting
Leanne Seed

Thursday, April 9, 2015


So this past weekend we celebrated easter and though I am showing these a wee bit late I wanted to share with you some amazing card designs that were inspired by Gecko Galz latest Craft Kit EASTER PARADE.


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
Recollections Embossed paper
Recollections Book Print Paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Yellow Stickles
EK Success Mini Alphabet stamp set
hand dyed silk ribbon
yellow burlap ribbon by Canvas Corp
vintage pink lace trim
Organza ribbon flowers

Fun Tips; Fun colored Burlap ribbon adds a new texture to your cards


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
Vintage Photo Ink by Distress Inks
Paper Studio Paper Boy Plaid
Recollections Blue Craft It Doillies
Raffia Ribbon Embellishment from Hobby Lobby
Easter Stamp by Craft Smart
Moss Green Card stock

Fun tips; Create your own banner using a sentiment stamp and cutting your ends by folding ends in on each other and cut into points.


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit
White card stock
Recollections paper Girl Plaid
scalloped trim from my stash
pink crystal gems
butterfly stamp by Prima
sentiment banner done in photo shop
scalloped card by Core-d'nations
Distress inks in Fresh raspberry, vintage photo
Tulle Ribbon

Fun Tips; Use pre-cut card stock shapes to add a fun new element to cards and ink edges using a blending tool to get that soft look


Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit 
Kraft Card base by Canvas Corp
Recollections Linen Stripe Grey/Cream paper
Recollections white embossed paper
Distress ink in Vintage Photo, fresh raspberry, Mustard seed
mini roses from Micheal's
May Arts Ribbon
Mini doilies from my stash
Viva Pearl Pen in white

Fun Tips; Add a bit of pearl pen to cards for a touch of elegance.

Here are some fun Easter images for you that I found on Pinterest have fun with them!

Monday, April 6, 2015

APRIL DESIGN CHALLENGE....Pretty Little Butterfly

Hello everyone!

This month has started with a crazy bang with my computer deciding it would rather live a life of a rock rather than a laptop! With that said I apologize for how late the challenge is this without further ado here is this months challenge. So this month I was inspired by all the butterflies that I have seen in my garden this spring and found this wonderful butterfly to inspire you. So I ask that you use this butterfly somewhere in your design and then upload an image of your project to the Fripperies and butterflies face book page at . Then on May 1st I will announce the winner of the challenge here and on my facebook page.
The winner will get a $15 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and a prize from another one of my favorite amazing vendors. Good luck everyone!

Now to announce the winner of the March challenge, I am pleased to say it is ANNE MILLS with here stunning card. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Good luck to everyone and I cannot wait to see what you design this month!