Wednesday, 22 May 2019

* Gecko Galz: Dapper Men and Sassy Ladies


Today it's my DT day at Gecko Galz

Before I get on with my projects, were you one of the lucky winners of the awesome shopping spree give aways for our 8th Birthday celebrations?
You can check here on the Gecko Galz blog and on individual DT blogs - mine is here.

For this month's DT projects I've made a pair of female cards and a pair of masculine cards. 

Here they are:

Firstly, for the female cards I used one of my new favourite Gecko Galz collage sheets called Funky Card Toppers

I love the vintage images, the colour scheme and the slightly snarky comments. All of the images on this collage sheet are fabulous and would make a super little gift if wrapped in cellophane or placed in a box. I had plans to do this, but sadly time ran away ...

I teamed two of the images with teal coloured patterned paper from the First Class Passage paper pack and tangerine paper from the Smitten paper pack. I used layers and mats, with black inked edges, and added a side banner with hand made, die cut flowers and leaves.

Funky Card Toppers    First Class Passage    Smitten

The masculine cards use two images from the Mad About Men collage sheet and they are teamed with patterned paper made by enlarging two ATCs from the Time Flies ATC set.
The first is a Dapper Flapper man to fit in with this month's challenge theme:

He has some gold sequin trim behind his image mat and a die cut, pierced, kraft banner, backed with black card, with Alpha Stickers to spell out 'Hello'.

My second masculine card has black and antique gold card as mats and layers and beneath the image is some black lacy trim. The die cut Happy Birthday was cut twice, once with black card and once with kraft card, so that two sentiments were made at the same time

Mad About Men    Time Flies ATC

Earlier in the month I posted my customer challenge inspiration projects. There are photos below and if you want to know more you can see the details here.

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Dapper Flapper 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 weekly $1 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 June 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: 

Sassy Ladies Cards
Dream Valley #202 Only Girls Allowed 25/05
Get Creative #80 AG 31/05
Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday May Feminine/Add Sentiment 01/06
Incy Wincy Embellishments 01/06
(Die Cut flowers and pearls)
Crafty Cardmakers #234 Birthdays 02/06
Paper Funday #5 AG 02/06
The Crafty Addicts #60 AG 04/06
Crafty Creations #391 AG 11/06

Dapper Men Cards
*Cardz TV #89 AG 24/05
Crafting from the Heart #243 AG 26/05
PIP #1920 AG 27/05
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #106 AG 31/05
Artistic Inspirations #215 AG 01/06
Angie's Digital Stamps #31 AG 01/06
613 Avenue Create #221 AG 01/06
Corrosive Challenges #5 AG 01/06

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


  1. Hi Carole your cards are stunning. Those are fabulous images you have used. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. beautiful cards you have made Carole
    Gr Karin

  3. Oooh, Carole! They're all so fabulous! I love the combinations of those two paper collections: First Class Passage and Smitten! The masculine cards are fabulous as well! You just made my shopping list much longer! :o)

  4. Beautiful cards, Carole! You have such an amazing eye for color combos. I get so inspired visiting your blog. Thank you
    Hugs Monica

  5. Very nice cards. I think my favorite is the aviator birthday card....he looks so handsome! Thank you so much for joining our challenge this week at PIP Challenges!

  6. All cards look amazing, love the different papers you have used. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative this month for our Anything Goes Challenge.

  7. What a lovely set of cards. Thank you for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

  8. So many amazing creations. These vintage image are gorgeous!!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  9. Such a cute card!!!
    I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

  10. I can't think of any designer whose work I love more than yours. Truly.

  11. Stunning selection of cards love the vintage image and brilliant sentiments.Fabulous masculine ones too
    Carol x

  12. Fab cards, thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog! Good luck with your entry!!
    Hugs Donna (DT) xx

  13. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw. Donna - DT Member


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