Thursday, December 31, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!

 

Good evening to all my followers!

It is New Years eve and I have been busy creating new journals for my Etsy shop to inspire everyone to write this year. 

Journaling was my saving grace in 2020...it got me through the rough spots of this year and was a comfort when I was suffering with Depression and anxiety. I thought it would be nice to take the idea of journaling and create one of a kind books for others to help them during the tough year. 

So I thought it would be nice to offer all my followers 30% off products in my shop with coupon code NEWYEARSALE2021 and I wanted to share some of my latest designs with you. I hope your have a beautiful year and thank you for following my artistic ventures.

Have a beautiful day

Leanne Seed














Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Christmas Tags Galore!

 

Good day Everyone!

As you may or may not know Gecko Galz is doing their 25 Tags of Christmas and these are the tags I designed using their products. each day they feature a new tag and a lucky follower will win a prize each day so pop over and enjoy the ideas!!!!

Have a beautiful Holiday Season

Leanne








Tuesday, December 1, 2020

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS...........charming designs

 Christmas is a magical time of year and I made some projects that capture that magic!






I invite you to come check out all my works at my Etsy shop

https://www.etsy.com

Saturday, November 14, 2020

GYPSIE SOUL JUNK JOURNAL

 

Good Day to all my Followers!

Today I finished another Junk Journal, this one is inspired by my love of vintage Gypsies and all things boho. "Gypsy Soul" has 44 pages that feature pockets, tags and lots of tuck spots. I am having the best time creating these books and using the vintage items I have collected through the years. If you would like to see all the pages and my other works just head over to my Etsy shop at;

https://www.etsy.com/shop/fripperiesbutterfly




TOOLS USED

7 Gypsies 6x6 journal book
Trims and ribbons from stash
embossed sheets and crepe paper trim: Fun Life On A Budget
Corners & Library Pockets: Chocolate Rabbit
Gypsy Images; Gecko Galz , Velvet Rust
Papers; Bo Bunny



Monday, November 9, 2020

GECKO GALZ WHITE CHRISTMAS DESIGNS

 

Good Day Everyone!


Gecko Galz is celebrating a white Christmas this month and I have come up with some pretty little designs inspireed by their products, hope you enjoy them and if you are intrestead in purchasing my work feel free to check out my etsy shop at;

https://www.etsy.com/shop/fripperiesbutterfly?ref=seller-platform-mcnav






Saturday, October 31, 2020

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS

 

It's time for a New Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!  



This month they are having another amazing challenge this one inspires everyone to create for Christmas. 
Here is the design I did inspired by the theme.






As long as you use one of their products in creating your project you can enter with a chance to with a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz!
To join in go to their blog at 

Now if you like to create Gothic or scary works I have you covered on that too come join my monthly Gothic Challenge at:
You might just win a gift pack worth $25!

Have a beautiful day
Leanne











Wednesday, October 28, 2020

GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP

 

Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 10th Annual Blog Hop

This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 15 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 download, the one here is
"CELTIC DREAMS".
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Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already 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 FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!
Fourth 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, 3 new Craft Kits each quarter, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $264 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 15 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 at geckogalz2019@gmail.com.
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  in our Newsletter on November 1st.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 29th of October and the 31st 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) 


Zowie Dixon



SPECIAL QUOTE

Halloween Is Made Happy With Gecko Galz!


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

SOMETHING WICKED SHRINE

 

It is Halloween and I always am inspired by this holiday...it is the kick off to all the holidays and can be wickedly fun! Today I am sharing My SOMETHING WICKED altered Shrine with you. I had the best time digging through all my discarded left overs to create this shrine...so grab your empty altoid boxes and all your goodies and cast offs and create your own.





TOOLS USED

Coven ATC Set
Witch Words Collage Sheet

Wooden Shrine (in Christmas area)
Black Flowers
White Cheese Cloth
black gem stick pin
Black acrylic paint

Glimmer Mist in Tin Can

Distress Stain Spray in Vintage Photo
Viva Pearl Pen in Bronze
Distress Ink Black Soot

Metalic Flowers

Halloween Witch Sheet
Sheet no. H31 Wicked Words


ENTERED IN THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGE




Tuesday, October 20, 2020

JUNK JOURNAL TIME: Welcome To Fairy Land

 

So this junk journal was inspired by my art....I adore illustrating fairies and was excited to not only offer up a collage collection for Gecko Galz of my fairies but also created this book. I also worked with a new medium Luna Paste that created an amazing edge to the pages, but you have to love to get messy with this medium. It comes in amazing colors and when the light hits it shimmers with such beauty. Below are the tools I used to create the book in case you want to create your own junk journal.

To see all my journals just go to my Etsy Shop at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/fripperiesbutterfly






TOOLS USED

Fairyland Collage Set
Pixie Dust Collage Set
Pixie Magic Collage Set
Pixie Spring Craft Kit
Titanias Court Craft Kit
La Boheme craft Kit
Butterfly Wings Collage Set
Pixie Children Collage Set

Words and Phrases
Pixie Children

Chipboard Book
Wooden frame

Graphics 45:
Green Star Paper
Cream Tag Book (for tags)

Craft Tags
Lattice Card
Gold foil Doily
Beads
Charms
Paper flowers

Luna Paste in Moonlite Storm
Viva Pearl Pen in Cream
Distress Ink Oxcide Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz No 8 Tags

Crepe Paper Ruffle
Embossed coffee dyed paper
Vintage snippet flip book

Gold Lace
Buttons
Dupioni Silk
lace
Organza Fabric

Monday, October 19, 2020

JUNK JOURNAL TIME: Letters of Jane Austen

 

Good Evening to all my followers


As you all know I am getting way into Junk journals and last week I completed my Jane Austen inspired journal. I love Jane Austens writings my favorite story is Emma....there is something about Mr. knightly....yes I am a Mr. Knightly person not a Mr. Darcy......but besides being intreged with her writing I love the regency period almost as much as the Victorian era. So here is what I came up with with the help of some amazing products!

If you would like to check out al my journals please feel free to visit my Etsy shop at;

https://www.etsy.com/shop/fripperiesbutterfly






TOOLS USED FOR THIS JOURNAL

Prima Marketing Chip Board book

Paper by Paper Studio

Austen Junk Journal Kit by Art Smart Craft

Jane Austen Tags by Angelica Night

Jane Austen Digital paper Sheets by Vintage By Me

Emma Digital Paper by Antique Paperie

Jane Austen Regency Quotes by Janey B Journals

Cut out Regency Dolls by Gecko Galz

Shipping Tags by Tim Holtz

Craft Tags by Paper Studio

Cream Tags by Graphic 45

Paper Scraps and Designs by Fun Life on a budget





Saturday, October 10, 2020

LEAVES ARE FALLING........amazing wall plaque

 

Good Morning to all my followers!


So as alot of you know I love going into placed like Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann's and going outside the paper craft area for a challenge to create something fun for that month.....this month was no exception. I went to my local Hobby Lobby and wandered through the Autumn decor and found this charming little plaque as well as these cute leaf buttons and with an addition of a Victorian lady from Gecko Galz I created this little plaque which I am going to give to someone who works on the front line as a RAK. I got to thinking if I took off the back cord and adhered a name to it it would make a charming place setting for Thanksgiving......I love creating pieces and am happy to share them with you here!

Have a beautiful Sunday

Leanne




HALLOWEEN FUN WITH GECKO GALZ

 

So this month Gecko Galz is celebrating all things wickedly fun with not only all things Halloween but also their Annual blog hop. Today I am sharing my Halloween designs I did using their amazing collage sheets and papers.


FAB BOO LOUS CARD

Tools used

Viva Pearl pen in 
Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper by Bo Bunny
Black Seam Binding ribbon


TRICK OR TREAT LUCK CARD

Tools used

Viva Pearl pen in black
Tickets from 7 gypsies
Black Sooth Distress Ink
Tim Holts template
black lace from Hobby Lobby
Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper by Bo Bunny
Black Seam Binding ribbon


Hope everyone has an awesome month and make sure on the 29th you come join us for the blog hop!

Leanne

Saturday, October 3, 2020

SING ME A SONG......Outlander Junk Journal

 

So to finish my art week with my best friend Cat yesterday I finished my 5th Junk Journal....guess you could say I am having the best time creating these little works of art. This one was inspired by The books Outlander and is called "Sing Me A Song".



Tools Used:

Chip Board Book by Recolections
Outlander Ephemera by Retro Fantasy Co
Tartan Paper & Cover Banner by Gecko Galz
Music Paper by Paper Studios
Tiny Dragon fly charms by Bronze Earth Findings
Vintage Snippet Books and paper ruffles by Fun Life On A Budget
Large Tags by Tim Holtz
Brown and Black Ink by Ranger
Paper Doilies by Wilton
Vintage Dragonfly and pearl and ribbon tassle From Hobby Lobby


LET THE HAUNTING BEGIN!!!!

 

This month I am celebrating all things Halloween with postings of new works and ending in with Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop! I hope you all will join me for all the fun!




Fist this months Gecko Galz Challenge is "HAPPY HAUNTING" what a fun way to get your Halloween on create a fun design with a chance to win a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz! Here is a sample I did and my first ever Junk Journal called "WITCHING HOUR".


you can see the entire book in my Etsy shop at


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

MY ADVENTURES IN JUNK JOURNAL MAKING

 

Good Morning everyone!

So as alot of you know I have given into temptation and am now creating junk journals. So far I have done 3 and am now working on my fourth and have to say most challenging thus far (I will unviel it in December! Bit for now I have completed my Alice in wonderland book and wanted to share it with everyone. I had the best time creating it and welcome imput from all you lovely people on how I did.









TOOLS USED

Gecko Galz; 

Ask Alice Collage Sheet

Wonderland Collage Sheet

Wonders Of Wonderland Craft Kit

VINTAGE BY ME;

Diamond Gift Tags

Alice In Wonderland Bookmarks

LISA'S ALTERED ART;

Colorful Ballerina's Collage sheet

Sheet 0120

CHOCOLATE RABBIT;

Alice In Wonderland Junk Journal Clip art

Alice In Wonderland Junk Journal pockets

ALSO USED

Glimmer Mist in blue and purple

Rager Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Black soot

kraft pockets, key mini bag, place cards and mini envelopes by Paper Studio

Tattered grey ribbon by Left Bank Supply

paper doilies, flowers, mini black bows by Recollections 

Buttons by Sewology

Gypsy Journal cards by 7 Gypsies

Book Cover by Tim Holtz

Friday, September 18, 2020

AUTUMN CALLING! works using Gecko Galz Products

 

Good morning Everyone!


Well fall is here and I have been having alot of fun creating new cards and projects using Gecko Galz Products. If these inspire you to create your own projects make sure you enter their monthly challenge for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree with them.








PRODUCTS USED

Gecko Galz "Autumn Splendor"

Gecko Galz " Fall Into Nature"

Gecko Galz "Autumn Calling Kit"

Gecko Galz " Altered Beauties"