Sunday, 22 September 2019

* Gecko Galz: Autumn Glories


Today is my DT day at Gecko Galz and I  have some autumnal projects to share. I love the colours of autumn on crisp, sunny days, but I'm not too keen on the damp and cold that often accompanies it here in the North West of England!

My first project is an autumnal coloured card:

I used papers from the Autumn Harvest paper pack and the main image is from the Pixie Magic collage set. I distressed the edges of the papers and inked them with Vintage Photo. I added a doily, some cheesecloth and lace and then the image on foam pads. I made a little cluster of flowers and leaves and fibres along with a clock embellishment and finished by adding a brad and some gem stones.

Next I have a couple of tiny scalloped edged kraft cards, perfect for holding gift cards:

I used the Autumn Colours Paper Pack and enlarged images from the Thankful for Fall Jewel It sheets. The paper and images were distressed and inked. Black lacy trim was adhered across the patterned paper and the images are raised on foam pads for a little dimension. Some bronze thread was added behind each image for some texture and shine. The die cut kraft paper flowers were secured together with a metal brad. Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers were added as sentiments.

The next projects are decorated embellishment boxes. I made these to go with my Happy Mail for the runners-up of our Facebook page give away.

The boxes are the standard plastic trays with a lid. I decided to make a topper to tie around the box. On the back of the topper is a strip of green ribbon, held in place by more patterned paper, that ties at the side of each box, keeping it secure for mailing.
I cut a piece of kraft card and used Fabritack glue to adhere some gathered lace trim around the edge. Patterned paper was distressed with scissors and adhered on top of the card and lace. Tiny gems were adhered around the outer edge of the paper. Alpha stickers representing vintage typewriter keys were added to make  the words 'Bits & Bobs' and 'Craft Box'.
The images are from  the Thankful for Fall Jewel It and were cut with a circle die and inked around the edges. Die cut mats were cut from antique gold paper and a pearl, ivory doily acts as a frame. The image and doily were glued onto the patterned paper with a strip of twine ribbon beneath it. Finally the sentiment, one of my favourites, was distressed, inked in Vintage Photo and adhered to the topper.

And here is a sneak peek at some of the embellishments in the box:

For the September Customer Challenge, I created two Steampunk Autumn cards. All the details can be found here.

I hope you'll join our Steampunk Autumn Challenge where the Winner will get a 
$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 October 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: 

Autumn Layer Card
A Gem of a Challenge #18 AG 24/09
Crafty Calendar Lots of Layers 28/09
Crafting with an Attitude #55 AG 29/09
Classic Design Team Challenge #9 AG 29/09
Aud Sentiments #236 AG 30/09
Creative Inspirations Lace & Pearls 30/09
Ceativ Fusion #14 Autumn 30/09
Crafty Gals Corner #199 Fall Colours 08/10

Pair of Autumn Cards
Penny's Challenges #448 AG 24/09
Cardz 4 Galz #105 Welcome Fall 25/09
CRAFT #528 Autumn/Weather 25/09
*Cardz TV #98 AG 26/09
Crafty Cardmakers #241 Autumn Colours 29/09 TOP 5

Embellishment Boxes
Crafters Castle #21 AG 29/09
Love to Craft #38 AG 30/09
Brown Sugar #293 AG 01/10
Corrosive Challenges #9 AG 03/10
Not Just Cards AG 09/10

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


  1. fabulous and gorgeous cards and the steampunk are stunning Carole
    Gr Karin

  2. Hi Carole your makes are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. wonderful selection of makes in gorgeous autumnal shades thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar

  4. These card is really fantastic and creative!!! I like it!!
    Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
    Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT

  5. Hi Carole I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog September Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

  6. You get so much detail on your cards. They are just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

  7. I love to study your much fun. The layers are intriguing. Thanks so much for sharing these with the world. ~hugs, Bev

  8. Such a beautiful card. Love the autumnal colours and gorgeous details. Thank you for playing along at Creative inspirations, good luck
    Gina xx

  9. Simply beautiful! I love the vivid colours and the textured elements you have added.

  10. The pair of Autumn cards are just stunning!! I love the layers, and the sentiments are beautiful. Great colours!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

    Lemon Biscuit

  11. All of your cards are absolutely stunning!! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with your pair of Autumn cards! x

  12. Carole, your projects always fascinate me. I am amazed at your creativity and how you have so much texture on your projects and yet it never feels over done. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs Monica

  13. Carole, these projects are so beautiful. Love all the details. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  14. you outdid yourself with these! they are so gorgeous! xo

  15. Beautiful creations. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

  16. Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  17. The vintage images are so fun! Love the details.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Fall Colors challenge.


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