Friday 1 February 2019

* Gecko Galz: Moonlight and Magic


It's cold and snowy here in the NW of England. I hope that wherever you are, you are warm and safe! It's perfect crafting weather, though, isn't it?

It's time for a new challenges at the Gecko Galz blog.  Our February Customer Challenge theme is Moonlight and Magic. All you have to do to enter is to make a project which follows the theme and features at least one Gecko Galz product.

For this challenge I decided to make a shaker card.
Here it is:

It's very sparkly in real life!
I used an image from the Moonbeams collage sheet. Once printed, I fussy cut the moon and the couple, adding a little extra to the moon to finish it off. I inked the moon with Mustard Seed Distress ink to give it a little more colour. I made a galaxy background using various blue and purple Distress Oxides using the smoosh, dab, dry technique. Once I was happy with how it looked I inked around the edges in Black Soot. Next I added splatters of white, black and gold paint. The image was then glued onto the background and glitter sticker strips were used to replicate swing chains. I also added some die cut gold stars and tiny dot stickers as stars.
The shaker element top was made from embossed white card, die cut to make an aperture window. Acetate film was sandwiched between the card frame and double foam tape which makes the sidewall of the shaker element. This was set aside to dry completely.
The background to the shaker is gold textured card, matted onto black card and attached to a blank white card base.
A selection of sequins and beads were chosen, placed onto the image and the shaker top was glued into place.
I decided to add some gold, wavy line stickers around the shaker top. The sentiment is from the Simply Sentimental set and was die cut and placed onto a slightly larger gold star and attached to the acetate.

Moonbeams                                      Simply Sentimental

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our  Moonlight and Magic 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  22nd 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: 

Die Cuttin Divas #405 AG 04/02
Tuesday Throwdown #424 AG 05/02
Paper Craft Crew #324 Tic-Tac-Toe 05/02
(Middle row across)
Love to Craft #31 AG 08/02 WINNER
Creatalicious Challenges #156 Love/Hearts 14/02
Papercraft Challenge #15 Love 25/02
A Perfect Time to Craft #2 AG 26/02 Spotlight Winner

Pearly Sparkles #37 It's a Love Thing 27/02
Die Cut Divas Feb Love is in the Air 28/02

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


  1. Hi Carole you have been busy today. This card is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Lovely carf Carole! Keep warm up there. We have been cold by our standards, but nothing like other places.

  3. The card truly makes me think moonlight and magic is in the air. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. Beautiful shaker card love the vintage image and great sentiment.Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
    Carol DT x

  5. So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week.


  6. Ohh, this was really great! :) So many beautiful details :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious :)

  7. Love the background and the shaker! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  8. Gorgeous shaker the background and fabulous vintage couple..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  9. Fab vintage look shaker card. Thank you for taking part in the February "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  10. What a lovely romantic card. Love the shaker. Lovely colours, well done. Thank you for entering a Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

  11. A very sweet and lovely card with cute design. Thanks for joining us over at Creatalicious Challenges.
    Love n hugs

  12. How stunning is this?! Truly magical, you titled it correctly! Thanks so much for having fun with us in this month's Papercraft Business Challenge!. Hope to see your work in March!

    - Erika from Papercraft Business DT Member

  13. Wow, this is awesome! I love all of the glitz and glamour. Thank you for joining us for our Love/Valentine's Day challenge at Papercraft Business Challenges and I hope you will join us next month too.

    DT Laura

  14. Wow, this is so beautiful with so much to admire. Truly a gorgeous creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us this month at Papercraft Business Challenges.

  15. I love everything about this! The more I admire it, the more I am convinced this is the most beautiful project to come out of the GG DT!


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