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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!
Leanne




Sunday, December 25, 2016

MY WISH FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS


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 onth...it 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
Leanne



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.

OUR WINNER FOR NOVEMBER


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!
Leanne

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
Leanne



Friday, December 2, 2016

TAG YOUR IT WITH GECKO GALZ


So this month Gecko Galz is having an amazing challenge and even bigger and better giveaways!
The challenge is to create a tag using one of their products...be it a stamp, collage sheet or papers it is up to you, as for me when I made my sample for the challenge I used the free gift with purchase collage sheet entitled " Merry Christmas Pinups" along with a digital stamp from their "Oh Christmas Sayings" set. I also added paper from paper studio, lace and ribbon from my stash, red bling and jingle bells, red flower from Spare parts and ink by Ranger distress "Festive Berries".
Tags are so much fun to make and take very little effort and make packages that much more fun to get!






Now as for the amazing giveaways Gecko Galz is having each day they will feature a new tag by one of the many design team members and all you have to do is comment on the tag and the next day come see if you were the winner and do it again. Each day they will be giving away a new prize! But wait there is more, if you make a purchase not only do you get the sheet I used for my tag but also you get placed in Gecko Galz weekly purchase and win where you can win a $25 shopping spree with them! It is there December to remember give way...so get going and join in!
Good luck
Leanne

TAG YOUR IT!!! Christmas tags with Gecko Galz

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NOVEMBER COLOR CHALLENGE......... Have your self a vintage Christmas


This months challenge is all about Vintage Christmas colors! For this challenge we are asking you to use colors from Christmas past and design a charming project.  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 December 14th and a winner will be picked on December 15th. Good luck

OUR WINNER FOR OCTOBER

NO ENTRIES FOR OCTOBER SO NO WINNER


Friday, November 11, 2016

FREEBY FRIDAY..........Lets Be Thankful

this month I am celebrating all things thanksgiving with my Freebies. I feel thanksgiving is an over looked holiday when it comes to crafting, but in fact this is the perfect time of year to craft...make seating cards, table decore, cards to wish loved ones peace and joy. So I hope you have fun with the images and create amazing things to show how thankful you are for the season!
Happy Crafting
Leanne







Wednesday, October 26, 2016

GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP.....Leanne Seed


Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 6th Annual Blog Hop

This is your Sixteenth stop on a wonderfully Wicked Blog Hop
We have 16 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, the one here is
"Icart Beauties".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  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!
 This is a $100 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 16 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop 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 October 31st 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 27th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 








Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Icart Beauties”






If you missedany of our blogs hop back and check them out!




















Now for the secret phrase from Gecko Galz
" Crafting with Gecko Galz is ever so much fun"

Now email the phrase to us at
to be entered in our super fab giveaway!
Thank you for taking part in this years blog hop.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

OCTOBER COLOR CHALLENGE........Be spooky


This months challenge is all things Halloween! We want everyone to tap into your spooky side and get your creepy on.  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 November 14th and a winner will be picked on November 15th. Good luck

OUR WINNER FOR SEPTEMBER

SORRY NO ONE ENTERED SO THERE WAS NO WINNER


Friday, October 7, 2016

FREEBY FRIDAY.....A little bit Spooky

This month it is all things Halloween so I thought it might be fun to share some spooky little images with you!

Happy Crafting
Leanne







Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FALL INTO AUTUMN DESIGNS WITH GECKO GALZ

This moth Gecko Galz challenged all the Design team to come up with Autumn Harvest designs to inspire everyone for their customer challenge and this is some of my designs I wanted to share with you.




I invite you to head over to Gecko Galz and take part in their monthly challenge " Fall Into Autumn"
where you could win a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz!

Craft on my peeps!
Leanne

Saturday, October 1, 2016

STRANGE THINGS........Halloween Cards

STRANGE THINGS

So recently I discovered some amazing crazy stamps by STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS, I was so inspired by the wacky, Edward Scissor hands style that I ended up getting some stamps and stamping on plain paper then blowing up the images a bit to the size I needed. Their stamps will inspire and delight you! Then I mixed their designs with CANVAS CORP Halloween papers (because they have wonderful papers inspired by Edgar Allen Poe) glimmer mist and paints to create an array of card designs.








Also used were sentiment stamps by Canvas Corp, star stamp by stampin up, Ranger Distress inks, and May Arts Ribbon.

Happy Crafting Everyone!
Leanne

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SEPTEMBER COLOR CHALLENGE..........Terracotta Dreams


This months challenge is all about Terracotta and ivy! I think of Italy when I look at this image and how with age comes beauty.  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 October 14th and a winner will be picked on October 15th. Good luck

OUR WINNER FOR AUGUST

AMANDA 



Friday, September 9, 2016

FREEBY FRIDAY........Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch

It is the beginning of fall this month where the winds are turning crisper and the pumpkins are plentiful so I thought it would be fun to share some wonderful pumpkin images with all of you!

Happy Crafting
Leanne