Saturday, 1 June 2019

* Gecko Galz: Good Old Summertime


June is here and at Gecko Galz we have a new challenge. The theme for this month is Good Old Summertime and there are many beautiful papers and images to play with. I made two cards.

The first one is in beautiful sea green and turquoise tones matched with Vintage Photo Ink and kraft card. I love the summery feeling this gives me.

I used papers from the Country Charm and Gypsy Market paper packs. I distress the edges of the papers and inked with Vintage Photo. The Papers are matted onto a piece of kraft card which was also distressed and inked. The image is one of my favourites from the By The Shore collage set. I added some twine trim and some hessian flowers along with a string bow and the fun sentiment from Charming Words.

Country Charm                Gypsy Market            By The Shore

My second card features some of this Summer's new paper and collage images. 

Isn't this just the sweetest little girl; and what could be more summery than ice cream treats! 
The paper I chose is from a pack called Paradise Island - I cut it to size and inked around the edges with black ink. The pretty little girl is from a new collage sheet called Summer Fun which features gorgeous black and white vintage images. I found some silver sequinned net fabric in my stash and cut a rectangle to place beneath the photo to act as a mat. The netting and image were adhered on foam tape to add some dimension. I placed a strip of white lacy daisies down the left side of the image and added a grey pearl to the centre of each flower. I searched for a suitable sentiment and found this one, which I think is perfect, from the Simply Sentimental stamp set. I used a die to cut it and adhered it to the bottom right of the photo. I finished by matting the background onto white, then red card to echo the colours in the patterned paper.

  Simply Sentimental                   Paradise Island                       Summer Fun

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Good Old Summertimer 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 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: 

Boy's Card
My Time to Craft #398 Let's Get Krafty 13/06
Crafty Friends #111 Men & Boys 14/06
Creative Fingers #165 AG 14/06
A Perfect Time to Craft AG 28/06 Spotlight Favourite

Pearly Sparkles #41 It's a Man's World 28/06
Crafty Calendar Masculine 28/06
Love to Scrap #122 No Rulz 30/06
Mix It Up #26 AG 30/06
The Happy Craft Challenge #13 AG 31/06
DL Art AG 31/06
Dragonfly Dreams For a man/boy 31/06

Girl's Card
Jo's Scrapshack #284 AG 07/06 WINNER

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper AG 30/06
Love to Craft #35 AG 30/06

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


  1. Hello Carole… Thanks for sharing your vintage card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Men/Boys’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  2. Two lovely cards from you.
    Great backing papers used, really works well with images used.

    hugs Sally Bownes

  3. Hi Carole,
    I am visiting you with a different DT hat on, to tell you that your cards are FABULOUS!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Calendar. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Mia {My Blog}

  4. Your card is beautiful I love all your layering and the image is so sweet nice design.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE 2019
    Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  5. Love both your cards here Carole! But that first one with the boy and his boat is just gorgeous! I love the old-world earthy look to it.
    Hugs Monica

  6. Wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  7. Both wonderful cards. I really love the one with the little boy, the colours are so rich and vibrant. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our Male Challenge.

  8. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Friends, theme Men/Boys. Perfect card with lovely colours and image. Hugs Ela DT

  9. Two fabulous cards love the vintage image/texture and distressed look to the first one
    Carol x

  10. Hi Carole just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles.
    Carol DT x

  11. These are great classy looking cards! Look the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt


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