Gecko Galz

Gecko Galz

Saturday, January 30, 2016


This month Gecko Galz got their sparkle on which inspired me to do a little card making and crafting that also has some sparkle and shin!


For this card I used Gecko Galz Deco Divas collage set
Paper by Recolections
Vintage lace from my stash
Stamps by Hampton Arts
Twine from my stash


I used

Gecko Galz Mandela and Wreaths Digital Stamps
An old CD which I removed the silver from
Alcohol Inks in Stream & Lettace 
Gold paint by Deco Arts
Acrylic paints
Jewel piece from my stash
Crop a dile


So for this altered art piece I was inspired by the mini script "L" I found at Michael's. I took corrugated and sparkle paper by Recollections and layered them together. I inked the outer edge of the corrugated paper with Distress in in hot pink. Using red line tape I added my Tutu trim from my stash to the L and with a white Viva pearl pens added pearls around the outer edge of the L.
Next I layered on the L to the left lower corner and cut out the butterfly and fairy image by Gecko Galz butterflies and flower fairies collage sheets and decorated the 4x4 design. I printed the words glamour Girl on a piece of white card stock and cut it out then inked it. Last I added pearls around the glitter papers using my pearl pen. I have this sitting in my studio as an inspiration piece!

Have fun using Gecko Galz in making things to sparkle and shine!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Freeby Friday........Over the Rainbow

So this months Freeby Friday is all about the wizard of Oz so I wanted to share some fun images with you to help you create some fun crafts.
Have fun with them and craft on

Friday, January 15, 2016


This month I am adding a bit of spice to the color challenge with colors of cyanne, mustard, and nutmeg to the mix.  You are welcome to use this months free images 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 February 14th and post your design and on February 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:

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
And I will email back your free gift!

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just email me at the above address to claim your prize!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

WINTER BIRDS.....with Canvas Corp

Hi to all my lovely friends and followers!

So this month is January, and when I think of January I always think of the cold and ice that usually is blowing around outside. So outside my front door I have this huge bush with ivy growing through  (our english ivy has gotten way out of control) and in the winter birds sleep there and hang out in the day time. I love seeing them because they are all fluffed up to try and stay warm. So as my Christmas cards this year I was inspired to do some winter bird cards, being an artist as well as a paper artist I thought it would be fun to hand draw my cards and to create my wintery background using TATTERED ANGELS Glimmer Mist in Pearl and Jack Frost Blue on water color paper. Then using a black sig pen just hand drew my adorable winter birds then sent them out to all my loved this inspired me to do cards each month for birthdays so as I do them I will share them here. Now here is my challenge for you get some glimmer mist in what ever color you like create an amazing back ground and then stamp, draw or collage a card and post it here. Why you ask well then I will on the 1st of February select a winner who will get a free bottle of Glimmer Mist and a pad of water color paper and maybe a little hand drawing from me! Have fun!

Friday, January 1, 2016

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLDEN......Gecko Galz January Challenge

So I thought I would start this year with glimmer and Glam and spend January sharing glitzy and shimmery projects for you to do. Gecko Galz is having their first customer design challenge for the new year and the theme is ALL THAT GLITTERS and to inspire you I did not only a card but a 4x4 design that now sits on my design desk. if you would like to enter the challenge head over to the Gecko Galz Blog Site at
I hope everyone has a Glitzy New year and shines bright like a diamond!


I used Gecko Galz Deco Divas collage set
Glittered Corrugated paper by Recollections
Alphabet Letter Set by Stamping Up
Viva Pearl Pen in White
Vintage lace from my stash
Fringed twine by Recollections


I used Gecko Galz Flower Fairies Collage Sheet
Glitter Corrugated Paper in Silver by recollections
Wooden L Shape from Michaels
Pink Glitter Paper by Recollections
Viva pearl pen in white
Fringe trim by Melissa Francis
Pink Ink
butterfly image by Gecko Galz