Friday, 12 October 2018

Gecko Galz: October Delights


Today is my DT day for Gecko Galz, so I'd like to share the projects I made.

First up is my Acorn Fairy card:

The beautiful image is from the Flower Fairies collage sheet. I matted him onto kraft card, distressing and inking the edges. The background paper I chose is from one of my favourite paper packs - it's called Autumn Colours mini paper pack, and I matted this onto kraft card, distressing and inking with Vintage Photo. I added a strip of gold metallic trim along the left hand side of the background.

I added Glossy Accents to the acorns to add a little dimension and to make them shine. I die cut some leaves and flowers from cream and kraft card. I used Distress Oxides to tint some of the flowers and leaves and spritzed them with Glimmer Mist. I tucked some pearl stamen behind the flowers and gave the flowers a flat back pearl centre.

Here is a close up of the card:

My second project is an autumnal easel card featuring a squirrel:

The squirrel image is from the Harvest Time collage set and I teamed it with paper from the Autumn Colours paper. I matted the image and the paper onto gold card and distressed the edges with scissors. I added a strip of black lacy trim across the centre of the card and placed the image on top. I then adhered the cluster of gems in beautiful autumnal colours.  
I like easel cards as they look a bit special, but are extremely easy to make.

On the inside I have a strip of background paper matted with the same gold card, both are distressed. I heat embossed a greeting in gold onto a scrap of black card and adhered it to the centre. A tiny gold sticker was added to the corner. This acts as a stopper for the easel.

Here is a close up of the card:

My final project is a set of ATCs. 

The customer challenge at Gecko Galz this month is The Witching Hour, so my ATCs are based on that theme:

Here are close ups of each ATC and the products I used:

Before I finish, here are the 2 projects I made for the Customer Inspiration post. You can find the details here.

That's all from me for now!
I hope you'll join our 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'll be back on the 26th October when the Gecko Galz Blog Hop starts.
Here's all the info you need:

Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Acorn Fairy Card
Creative Knockouts #267 Fall 17/10
Cardz TV #68 AG 18/10
Jo's Scrapshack #255 AG 19/10
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #91 AG 20/10
Craft Rocket #53 Autumn 27/10 (#2)
Brown Sugar #283 Autumn 31/10 TOP 3

Vintage Journey Autumn Splendour 02/11
Creative Inspirations Autumn Glow 06/11

Squirrel Easel Card
Angie's Digital Stamps #25 AG/Halloween 25/10
A Gem of a Challenge #288 AG 25/10
Cardz TV #69 AG 25/10
Crafty Calendar Autumn 28/10
Dragonfly Dreams Autumnal Colours 30/10
Unicorn Challenge #37 Autumn/Halloween 31/10 (#2)

Patties Creations #151 AG 31/10 (#2)
The Happy Craft Challenge AG 31/10 

Halloween ATCs
Penny's Challenges #401 AG 17/10
Crafty Catz #433 AG 18/10
Creative Fingers #153 AG 31/10
That's Crafty Spookalicious 08/11 (#2)
The Crafty Addicts #53 Spook it 08/11 (#2)

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
Thanks x


  1. Stunning Autumn tone cards, love all the tiny details. Thank you for entering the "Anything Goes" challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge

  2. Gorgeous cards! I love the fall colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  3. WOW what an amazing card, love all the gorgeous details and fabulous colours. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  4. Oh wow Carole all your makes are gorgeous. You have been busy. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Great card Carole..The pattern papers are gorgeous!I loved the golden trim and the beautiful acorn fairy.Thanks for playing along with us at
    Brown Sugar Challenge and good luck with your entry.
    Explosion Boxes

  6. Wow, a bumper post full of gorgeous Autumn creations! I love the beautiful easel card and those little houses are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us at A Vintage Journey this month. Anne x

  7. I'm blown away by your fantastic autumnal creations! Such beautiful work...thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

  8. Beautiful cards,thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenge this month!
    Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  9. What a great collection of projects!! The cards are so beautiful with the rich, bold colors and all the fabulous embellishments! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  10. Wow! A fabulous collection of autumnal and Halloween projects. A great use of colour and smashing details.

    Thanks for joining us in this months challenge at That’s Crafty!
    Helen x

  11. All wonderful cards, but your Acorn and Squirrel cards are amazing. Thanks for joining us this month for our "Autumn" Challenge at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

  12. Oh Carole, your GG designs are always such eye candy and a treat. You've outdone yourself this month. Amazing! xoxo

  13. Wow! Each one is so beautiful! I don't know where you find the time!!

  14. All of these are fabulous cards/projects. Love them all. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Angie's Digital Stamps. And thanks for playing along with us at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT Angie's Digital Stamps // JFF

  15. Great ATCs - love all your other projects too!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. This is so nice! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Halloween or Autumn” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  17. Wow...fabulous makes and awesome designs...thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  18. Fun card set ... thanks for playing a Patti's Creations. Good luck in the challenge.
    Dawn DT

  19. these projects are gorgeous!

  20. Wow! What an amazing array of autumn and Halloween projects to tempt us with! I have to say the squirrel easel card is a favorite for me! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  21. You sure have been busy with your fall/Halloween projects! I love the autumn fairy with the acorns and your beautiful die cut decorated framing - and the wonderful glassy beads grounding your cute squirrel! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge!

  22. Really fabulous atcs. They're all wonderfully detailed.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at our Spookalicious challenge at That's Crafty!
    Wishing you good luck.
    Fliss DT x


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