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Saturday, December 26, 2015

STAMPERS SAMPLER....I've been published

Hello all my friends and followers!

I was very happy to see that two of my cards have been published in the winter issue of Stampers Sampler. My samples feature products from Canvas Corp, Viva, and Gecko Galz.




Check out all the wonderful card artist in this issue like Lynne Moncrieff, Dominique Auclair- Bennani, Frances Peets and more!

Friday, December 25, 2015

THE REASON FOR THE SEASON



I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the reason for this season, I want to wish all my followers and friends a very merry Christmas and a day of peace and joy that will spread into a year. I feel the reason for this season was that we were given the biggest gift of all and what we can give back is to live in peace with one another. So what I hope is that everyone who reads by blog entry today will take this challenge, for the next year to live your life like Christ did with no judgement of others, forgiveness, kindness, and joy. 
Do not judge those around you rather welcome them as friends. Forgive those who do bad to you and hope that they will find their way to a better life. Be kind to all those you meet even if it is hard to be kind....at the end of the day you will feel better that you were the better person. And live your life with joy live it to the fullest make each day count, hug your loved ones as often as you can, laugh as many times as the day will let you, and live every day as if it was your last.
I hope all of you happiness in the new year and thank you all for coming by and following all my artistic adventures for this year. I look forward to sharing more inspirations next year with you.
So being that it is the season to give I thought it would be fun to give you all some Digital coloring images....sit down with your family today and color together, laugh and love.
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Leanne











HAPPY CRAFTING TO ALL!





Thursday, December 24, 2015

GETTING MY CHRISTMAS ON WITH CANVAS CORP

For these charming tags I was inspired by a variety of Canvas Corp products and of course my favorite time of the year Christmas Time.


SEASONS GREETINGS TAG

Chip Board Tag sprayed with Graphite Glimmer Mist
Journal page and tag by 7 Gypsies
Digital Stamp by Gecko Galz
Viva Pearl Pen in Red
Trim by Recollections
Stamp Greeting by Canvas Corp
Paper by Recollections
Ribbon Flower from Stash



COMFORT AND JOY TAG

Chip board tag  sprayed with Graphite Glimmer Mist
Christmas tags by 7 Gypsies
Paper Doillie by Wilton
Image from Gecko Galz
banner paper by paper Studios
Trim by Recollections 


I wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year. Thank you for following my works and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!Happy Crafting
Leanne


Sunday, December 20, 2015

GETTING INSPIRED WITH GECKO GALZ

This month Gecko Galz offered an array of wonderful products to play with and here are some of the projects I created using them!



HAVE FUN CARD


EXPLORE YOUR WORLD CARD


TIS THE SEASON CARD


WHITE CHRISTMAS CARD




ICE CRYSTALS TAG

To Create this tag I started with a chipboard tag from Ginas Designs and streaked on white acrylic paint. Then I took a piece or corrugated chip board and cut it a wee bit smaller than my tag and streaked on my white acrylic paint again. I took my picture from Gecko Galz Snow maidens and distressed the edges with my white paint and did the same thing to my scraps of papers from Canvas Corp and 7 Gypsies as well as the tag by 7 gypsies. Next I took a fabric flower from my stash and distressed with my white paint and let it all dry.
Next I added my crochet lace along the bottom edge of my tag then layered on my corrugated chip board using liquid adhesive. Next I layered on my two scraps of paper and then the image of the girl and tag and flower. Then after they are dry I added my silver bells along the bottom edge of the image pushing the shft into the grove and adding a bit of glue to hold in place (they will still jingle).
I took stickles in "Crystal" and added to the edge of the tag to create an icicle effect then around the corrugated board. to finish I added ribbons that matched my image.


GECKO GALZ FREE STAMP

please help your self to the above stamp


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DECEMBER COLOR CHALLENGE....putting on the red and Green

This month I am continuing the Red and Greentrend with my color challenge and featuring fun holiday colors to play with! You are welcome to use this months free image to create a special project for this challenge. 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 January 14th and post your design and on January 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:


And here is a special little card I did to give you some inspiration to join in our fun challenge.




 also share my banner on your blog and I will send you a special surprise, just email the link to your blog to me at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com
And I will email back your free gift!


WINNER OF THE NOVEMBER CHALLENGE

MARGARET ASHBY




Happy Crafting
Leanne




Sunday, December 13, 2015

SHOP SHOUT OUT........Creations by Cat

So I realized I have not really done a shop shout out in a very long time and thought it would be fun to talk about a new shop each month who does hand made gifts just in case you are ever looking for an amazing gift or some fun inspirations. So this months shout out is one of my favorite Etsy shops CREATIONS BY CAT. She is an award winning soft sculpture doll artist who has been published is art dolls quarterly, but she is doing these amazing little flower divas that I adore so I wanted to share them with you. They make perfect little gifts and look great on a Christmas tree or just hanging in a window or a fan pull! you can check out all her dolls at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Creationsbycatw





And if you buy two you save $10 with the coupon on her shop page!

And if you want to see her soft sculpture dolls visit her shop THE QUEENS PAVILLION at


Her works are one of a kinds 


this is a tree top angel!

Hope you enjoyed her work and please pop by to view all her work!
Have a crafty day
Leanne


Friday, December 11, 2015

FREEBY FRIDAY

So for this month it is all about the red and green and Christmas joy so I thought it would be fun to share with all of you some amazing images that I love. I hope you can use them in your Christmas crafting!









Thursday, December 10, 2015

CHRISTMAS JOY TAG


So keeping up with my tag theme this month I combined the wonderful products of Canvas Corp and Gecko Galz to create this vintage shabby chic tag. Using Canvas corp 7 gypsy's tags as well as Glimmer Mist  from Tattered Angels I created a one of kind vintage feel. Then I added a whimsical Christmas image from Gecko Galz "Snow Maidens" collage set and trims by Recollections. For an added vintage look I added Distress nk in Vintage Photo to the tag edges as well as spraing my seam binding ribbon with glimmer mist.





PRODUCTS USED

Santa Tags by 7gypsies
Glimmer Mist in graphite
Distress ink by Ranger in Vintage Photo
Girl image from Gecko Galz "Snow Maidens"
Paper doillie by Wilton
Trims and Fiber by recolection
Cream seam binding
banners from Paper Studios
Alphabet stamp from Hero Arts


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

TIS THE SEASON.....tags a plenty

So this month it is all about decking the hall and wrapping packages and Gecko Galz is having their 24 tags of Christmas and guess what I was the first tag featured! I love Christmas and I especially like giving gifts and all that goes into it, so I made this tag to go on one of my packages that I will give this year. Hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to go out and create your own tags. remember email the tag name to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2014@gmail.com and if you are one of the first 10 people you get a free gift from them!


TIS THE SEASON TAG

So for this tag I used the following Products

Gecko Galz Very Vintage Christmas Collage  Set

Chipboard Tag from Gina's Designs

Santa's Journey Ephemera tags by 7 gypsies

Red Fringe by Recollections

Paper by 7 gypsies

'tis the season Stamp by Canvas Corp

Viva Pearl Pen in red

Red and Green seam binding ribbon from my stash

Distress ink in Festive berry & Crushed Olive

Glimmer Mist in Antique Green & Red

Decorative bow from my stash



HOW TO MAKE TAG

I took my chip board tag and sprayed it on both sides with my two shades of glimmer mist and let dry. then took a piece of my 7 gypsies print paper and cut it to a wee longer than the tag and tore the top edge and inked with my vintage Photo ink. Then I adhered to tag front and folded down the torn edge to create a cuff effect. Next I took my Santa picture and inked the edge with Distress ink in festive Berries and layered on just below the cuff and to the right.I then took my two tags from the 7 gypsies Christmas tag collection and inked their edges with red ink and adhered slightly over the santa image at the bottom of the tag. Next I took my red trim and layered it on using red line tape at the top and bottom and at the top glued on a festive red bow and let it dry. Next I stamped with my Canvas Corp Tis the season sentiment stamp and added red pearl pen on the back ground paper. And to finish I tied both green and red bias ribbon through the tag hole.



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

FAR AWAY PLACES....... Gecko Galz Customer Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It is hard to believe that it is already December! And Gecko Galz is hosting their final customer challenge of the year. This month the theme is "Far Away Places" now there is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!
I thought I would share with all of you the piece I did in hopes it will inspire all of you!


For this card I used Gecko Galz Giddy Up Girl collage set and Roads less Traveled paper pack
as well as sentiment stamp from canvas Corp
Other papers by 7 Gypsies
buttons by Basil Basics
Ribbon by Basil Basics
Wire stars from Hobby Lobby
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo


Happy Crafting
Leanne