Saturday, 27 October 2018

Gecko Galz: Golden Days

I am having trouble with Blogger. 
I'm sorry, but I cannot comment on blogs that only allow Google account users to leave comments without moderation. I have no idea why and any suggestions are most welcome!

At the Gecko Galz blog the 2018 Tricks and Treats Blog Hop is running from October 26th until 31st. Hop on over - there are free collage sheets, prizes, craft ideas and so much more!

This is one of my DT cards using the free collage sheet I gave away on my main post which you can find here.

I made this thoughtful lady into a cameo-style card. I used an oval stitched die to cut the image out and matted it onto a scalloped circle of paper from the Courtly Love paper pack. Before glueing, I decided to add some gold paint, with my finger, along the edges of the image and the scallops. The background paper is from In Marble Halls and was dry embossed - again I added some gold paint along the edges and matted it onto black card. I added a strip of cream crochet lace along the bottom edge of the card and placed the scalloped circle on foam pads for some dimension.
I made some die cut paper flowers from the same paper as the scalloped circle. I carefully added gold paint along the edges of the petals, shaped them and glued them together. Golden Mini Prills were added to the flower centres. I arranged the flowers with black die-cut foliage and cream dried flowers and finished the decorations off with a hessian bow dipped in gold.

That's all for today!

There is still time to join our October Witching Hour challenge where the Winner will get 
$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 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 and get first claim on the $1 Wednesday deals!

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'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafting by Designs Vintage 31/10 (#2)
Lil Red Wagon #469 Damsel in Distress 31/10 (#2)
Patties Creations #151 AG 31/10 (#3)
Vintage Journey Autumn Splendour 02/11
Creative Knockouts Embossing Delight 02/11
Cardz 4 Galz #83 Let's Go Digital 07/11 (#3)
As You Like It Favourite Autumnal Colours 07/11
I love golden yellows and oranges as they are rich, opulent and warm.
Cardz TV #71 AG 09/11

I'd really love some feedback and welcome any new followers!  :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card I love it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. The image you used is beautiful, as is the background. I love the autumnal colours and the embellishments you used too. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this month at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  3. Ohhhh my word, how beautiful!! Wow! What a gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx

  4. What a lovely vintage woman and beautiful framing with your gorgeous leaves! That lace trim is so pretty! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey!

  5. Hi Carole x Loving your project and its lovely to have you share with us at AVJ x I have had blogger comment issues too x I have downloaded Firefox and as you can see comments are now publishing xx
    Hope this works for you xx

    Annie CG @ AVJ

  6. Love this Carole! I have heard of others having our commenting problems and a solution
    that seems to be working for others is using the Mozilla Firefox browser to leave your comments, hope that works for you! Deb xo

  7. I am totally with you on the gorgeous colours of autumn. This is a stunning card, thank you ever so much for sharing with us at AYLI. Sarah DT

  8. A gorgeous card with lots of lovely detail and beautiful colours. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT x


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