Monday, 12 November 2018

* Gecko Galz: Christmas is Coming

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Today is my DT day at Gecko Galz and I have made a couple of Christmas cards.

Waiting for Santa

The gorgeous main image is from the Winter Wonderlands, a free collage sheet from the 2016 Blog Hop. I teamed this with some ephemera elements - all from Gecko Galz collage sheets (bingo card from Altered Christmas; the robin on a holly bush is from Winter's Garden; holly sprig and bow is from Christmas Haberdashery). The edges of the images were inked with Vintage Photo and the edges of the focal image were distressed with scissors. I laid the images onto red polka dot paper from my stash with a strip of gold sequin waste laid diagonally. Some elements were glued glued directly on to the background, whilst other were popped on foam pads for dimension.


Who doesn't love robins on Christmas cards? This next card actually uses one of the papers from the Garden Botanical paper pack as the image. 

 I distressed and inked the edges of the image and matted it onto gold card. A strip of design paper from my stash has been matted onto gold and placed vertically onto some entwined holly-embossed white card. For embellishment I added die cut pine cones and needles.


This retro lady Christmas card was the card I made as Customer Inspiration for the Gecko Galz November challenge which is Jingle All the Way. You can see more about this here.

This lovely lady is from the Retro Christmas collage sheet and I teamed her with some colour matching paper from the Winter Wonderland paper pack. 

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Jingle All The Way 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 1st December with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:

Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Waiting for Santa
Creative Fingers #154 AG 15/11
Jo's Scrapshack #259 AG 16/11
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #93 AG 18/11 (#2)
Crimbo- Crackers #171 AG 19/11
A Gem of a Challenge #231 AG 22/11
Cardz TV #73 AG 22/11
Crafting with Friends #75 AG 23/11
Morgan's Artworld #11 AG 27/11 (#2)
613 Avenue Create #215 AG 30/11 (#2)
Angie's Digital Stamps #26 AG 30/11 (#2)

Cardz TV. #72 AG 15/11
Crafty Catz #347 AG 15/11
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #411 AG 16/11
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #40 Anything Christmas 18/11
Moving Along with the Times #84 Winter Animals 21/11
Craft Rocket #54 Christmas is Coming 26/11
Crafters Castle #11 AG/Holidays 30/11
Ellibelle's Corner Christmas 30/11

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


  1. oh these are just so beautiful. I particularly love the last project with the gorgeous blue and snow flakes, this is stunning. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you. Annette DT for

  2. Sweet cards, robins are so lovely, thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Craft Rocket too. Xxxx

  3. I'm commenting on your first wonderful vintage feel card. It looks sooo rich. Thanks for entering our challenge at LPCF this time around.

  4. Gorgeosu cards . Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  5. Hi Carole all your cards are gorgeous. I just wouldn't be able to choose a favourite. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Hi Carole I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Winter Animals. Hugs Jackie DT

  7. These are all gorgeous Carole. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  8. Such a beautiful assortment of cards, love those vintage styled images. Just gorgeous!
    So perfect for this month's Crafty Wednesday challenge. Thanks so much for linking up and please come join in again soon!

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  10. LOVE the traditional feel of your cards, they are so beautiful and so very different, BUT I'm here for your first card, I love the images, the gold "holed" background and your paper, a Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge at Morgans Artworld this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld

  11. Beautiful creations, lovely designs! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  12. Great designs - thanks for sharing them with us at the Crafty Catz Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge.

  14. I can't pick a favorite! That retro one is just fantastic, so full of sass! I love the bird one, the way you matted that red paper and the layers!And on the first, I especially love the little bit of punchinello,er,sequin waste, which is so much easier to spell!

  15. Robins are one of my favourite birds! Your card is really beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#54 – Christmas is coming}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#23 – Men’s world}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#23 – For a man}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  16. Fabulous project! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Cheryl DT for

  17. Lovely holiday cards! The vintage themes are so pretty! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s November Challenge! –Tasha ☺


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