Friday, 26 October 2018

Gecko Galz: Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

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.

This was the first image on the collage sheet that drew my attention, probably because it is one of the most colourful.

I cut the image and distressed the edges using a pair of scissors. I inked the edges in Memento Sand to eliminate any white card. I teamed the image with beautiful paper from the Spring Songs paper pack, this time sizing the paper (12 x 12 cm) to fit the blank card I was using. I distressed and inked the edges of the paper. I matted the image and background paper onto gold card and distressed the edges of that also.

Next I added some beautiful lace along the bottom edge of the background paper. I adhered the matted image, making sure to keep the background paper's flowers in view.
From a second piece of patterned paper, I fussy cut the larger flowers and the butterflies, and made sure to ink all the edges. I shaped the flowers using a moulding mat and a ball tool and glued them on top of the original paper to give some dimension. Green crystal gems were added to the larger flower centres. I added the butterflies by securing them down the centre only.

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 from the Heart #225 AG 24/10 (#3)
Penny's Challenges #403 AG 30/10 (#2)
Crafting by Designs Vintage 31/10
Lil Red Wagon #469 Damsel in Distress 31/10
Cardz TV #70 AG 02/11 (#3)
Creative Moments #155 AG 05/11 (#3)
Cardz 4 Galz #83 Let's Go Digital 07/11 (#2)
Butterfly Challenge #110 G  07/11 (Butterflies/Gold & Grape/Gems)
Crafty Creations #377 AG  13/11 (#3)

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


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I just love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh how lovely is this! I love the vintage romance feel of the image, and the paper is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  3. Beautiful and your attention to the finishing touches is second to none. Love the colour scheme. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly whee with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Super cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations. Marlene DT

  5. Beautiful card, loving your colours and such a stunning image.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  6. Gorgeous background paper, a lovely card. So pleased you shared with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Hope to see you visit us again. Caz. DT.

  7. This card is so dreamy and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges! ~Kelley DT


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