Wednesday, 1 November 2017

* Gecko Galz: Santa Clause Lane

Hello Crafty Friends!

Firstly, let me extend a very warm welcome to my new followers: Helen (2amScrapper), Hazel Harler, Christi Conley, Iris Soscia, Handy and Beverley Cole. I am delighted that you joined me :)

Wasn't the Gecko Galz Blog Hop so much fun? 
If you missed it you can still go here and follow the links to help yourself to some free digital collage sheets. We'd love to see what you create with them, so be sure to come and join our Facebook group so you can share!

The winners of my little give-away are listed at the bottom of this post.

Hands up ... who can believe it's November?
Now that the clocks have gone back one hour, it doesn't come light here until 7am and it is dark again by 4.30pm. Trying to be positive, though, aren't dark, chilly nights just perfect for getting busy being creative and crafty?
 Now on to business ... it's time for a new challenge at Gecko Galz
This month our customer challenge theme is Santa Clause Lane - a great excuse to make a few greetings cards for friends and family! Christmas is just around the corner now!

I made a couple of nostalgic cards. All of the paper products, except for some coloured card, are from Gecko Galz.

Card #1 Santa's Car

The image is from St Nicholas digital collage sheet - I simply printed it, cut it out and used it as a card topper. I distressed the edges with scissors, then inked them with my favourite Vintage Photo ink. I matted the image onto gold card and distressed the edges, as before.  The music sheet is from Christmas Carols collage sheet. Again this was inked and matted onto gold card. Both of these mats were popped on foam pads onto of the background made from the Merry and Bright paper pack. I added two thin strips of gold trim along the left edge and made a poinsettia (from the music sheet) which I edged with red pigment ink and added Prills to the centre. I die cut a sentiment in red and gold card to finish off the card.

Card #2 Santa's Tree

The image for this card is from Christmas Dreams Digi Kit. I added some crystal Stickles to the snow on the tree. The edges of the image were distressed and it was matted onto green card. The background paper is from the Merry and Bright paper pack - again this was distressed and inked. Green satin ribbon and ivory lace was attached along the bottom section of the paper and then it was matted onto distressed green card. Some pearl trim was added, along with some vintage style Alpha stickers to spell the word 'Joy'. The image was popped on foam pads. A cream poinsettia was made - it's edges were inked with red and Prills were added for the centre. Some die cut pine leaves were arranged along with the poinsettia.

St Nicholas                                    Christmas Carols                       
Christmas Dreams                     Merry and Bright


That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our 'Santa Clause Lane' challenge. 
The winner and DT Favourite get a whopping $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.

The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product ...
(this can be one of the freebies, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, or of course you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month.

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a Private Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 26th with more Gecko Galz Christmas projects.

Here's all the info you need:

   Time now to find out the winners of my little give-away ...

They are:
*  Iris Soscia
*   Hazel Harler 
*  Helene Huber
Please email me your full address at
and I'll get your prize in the mail as soon as possible!

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

Santa's Car
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #357 03/11
Crafting from the Heart #181 (#3) AG 04/11
The Merry Christmas Challenge #41 07/11
A Snowflakes Promise #45 (#2) 12/11
Deep Ocean #167 Inspired by a Song (Here Comes Santa Claus) 13/11
Inspiration Destination #137 AG 14/11
A Perfect Time to Craft Nov AG (#2) 26/11
Creative Ladybirds #31 AG 29/11
Crafty Girls #41 AG 30/11

Santa's Tree
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #68 AG (#5) 04/11
Hiding in my Craftroom. #324 Any Holiday 04/11
PIP #1744 AG (#2) 04/11
TTCRD  AG 31Oct- 6 Nov
Crafty Creations #353 AG 07/11
Creative Moments #130 AG 13/11
Crafting By Designs AG 25/11
Classic Design Team Challenge (#2) Nov 26/11
Creates and Makes #16 AG (#2) 26/11
The Crafty Addicts #42 AG 05/12

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