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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!

Sunday, December 25, 2016


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 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

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.


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!

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

Friday, December 2, 2016


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 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 get going and join in!
Good luck

TAG YOUR IT!!! Christmas tags with Gecko Galz