Friday, 22 March 2019

* Gecko Galz: Little Birds


It's my DT day at the Gecko Galz blog today. The theme for this month's customer challenge is Bless This Nest, so my projects all have a bird theme.

First up is my little 
Bird Gift Box:

The box was bought in a set of 3 from the craft store, so all I had to do was decorate the top. I started by laying some lacy trim down as the base. I placed some cheesecloth on top of this and then some natural fibres. The image, called Blue Birds of Happiness is one of the papers from the Garden Botanica paper pack, was printed to a size of  6.5 x 7.5 cms. The edges were distressed and edged with Vintage Photo ink - I curled the corners slightly and also inked the back side of the image. It was adhered in the centre on top of the fibres.
Next, I tucked moss, tiny pine cones and cream dried flowers, as well as ivory paper flowers, under the image. I added a tiny bow to the top corner and a natural tag with some hessian twine at the bottom.

Garden Botanica Paper Pack

Vintage Framed Birds

Next I made 2 cards using the Vintage Frames Kit and images from the new Lovely Little Birdies collage sheet.

The frames were printed and I used a craft knife to cut out the aperture. The lovely bird collage images were attached to card and the frame popped on top on foam tape for some dimension. The  images and frames are fancy enough and did not require any further embellishments, but I added mats in coordinating colours to finish off the cards.

Lovely Little Birdies          Vintage Frames


Vintage Little Birds Stamp

Finally, I made a card using one of the vintage stamps from the Little Birds Stamp set:

I printed the image twice. One image was cut using a stitched rectangle die. It was coloured with Copic markers and then the die was put back on so that the background could be inked and having the die in place left a crisp white border. From the second image I cut out the sentiment oval so that I could attach some pink ribbon to the coloured image and pop the sentiment on top. I used paper doilies and patterned paper from my stash to layer up the card, decorating it with lace daisies and paper roses.

Little Birds Stamps

My other projects for Gecko Galz this month can be seen here:

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Bless This Nest 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 April 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: 

Little Bird Gift Box
Crafty Creations #386 AG 26/03
Creative Friday #226 Spring 28/03
Crafting With Friends #1 AG 29/03
The Happy Craft Challenge AG 31/03 Top 10
The Crafty Addicts #58 AG/Embellish It 31/03
Ellibelle's Corner Spring/Green 31/03 Top Pick

Cameo Cards
Penny's Challenges #422 AG 26/03
Cute Card Thursday #574 Spring Fever 27/03

Vintage Stamp Card
Crafty Catz #454 AG/Square 28/03
Cardz TV #85 AG 28/03
Crafting with an Attitude #49 AG 31/03
Creative Fingers #160 AG 04/03



  1. Hi Carole all your makes are stunning I love them all. You have been busy. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. beautiful and gorgeous projects Carole
    Gr Karin

  3. Gorgeous, love,projects Carole lovev the birds. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  4. Very nice card! Love it, lots of nice detail! Thanks for joining us at

  5. Wow, love all the projects you have created here Carole!
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  6. Glorious projects Carole, I cannot imagine how much time you pent of these masterpieces! It's also a beautiful blog post! Hugs!!

  7. Beautiful projects!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCT this week x

  8. beautiful images and layouts, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  9. What beautiful cards lovely images thanks for joining us here at Penny's challenge Lyn DT x.

  10. You created such beauties with these amazign papers and images. Simply stunning each one of them and so perfect for spring!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about Spring or Something Green!

  11. lovely projects! Thanks for joining us at creative friday


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