Tuesday, 22 October 2019

* Gecko Galz: Gypsy Fortunes 2


Before I begin my DT post, please let me remind you that we have the Gecko Galz Blog Hop taking place from the 24th to 27th October. 
There are lots of free collage sheets, fabulous prizes to be won and tons of inspiration. 
I hope you can join us.  

Today is my DT day at Gecko Galz and I have 2 new projects to share.
The theme for this month's challenge is Gypsy Fortunes and I have stuck to this theme for my makes. The challenge is open until the end of the month, so there is still some time to play along.

Here is my first card:

I decided to opt for a shabby vintage style, using lots of distressed layers and natural fibres and textures.  The floral paper is from the Flower Power paper pack and the green paper is from the La Boheme Kit. I combined these papers with kraft card and a corrugated card tag threaded with twine. The beautiful image is from Gypsy Beauties  and it is popped up on foam tape for dimension. I added some ribbon to the tag and adhered the sentiment from the Journal Toppers kit on top. I added a frayed, calico flower and arranged some leaves and florists' moss around it. The butterfly is die cut and has a wooden bead as its body and flower stamen for antenna.

My second card is more colourful and uses one of my favourite 
colour combinations:

Again this is a layered card. Each layer is inked around the edges with Vintage Photo ink. The blue paper is from Pixie Dust and the orange paper is from the Never More paper pack. The beautiful image is from the Gypsy Spirit collage set, whilst the sentiment is from the In Other Words Stamp set.
I added some shabby ribbon along the bottom section of the card and placed the sentiment onto mats of patterned papers, then popped it on foam pads on top of the ribbon. I finished by adding some die cut flowers which are paper pieced and a ribbon tied into a bow with a blue flower head.

These are my other two Gypsy Fortunes projects:
(if you wish to find out how I made them please click here)

Gypsy Fortune Teller Booth

I hope you'll join our Gypsy Fortunes 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
Do come and join us!

I'll be back on the 24th October for the Blog Hop!
And then again on the 1st November 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: 

Shabby Vintage Card
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1942 AG 28/10
Creative Fingers #173 AG 30/10
Crafters Castle #22 AG 01/11
Dream Valley #212 Add a Sentiment 02/11
Lil Patch of CraftyFriends #116 AG 02/11 TOP 3

World Wide Open DT AG 12/11

Blue and Orange Card
Cardz TV #100 AG 24/10
Crafty Catz #479 AG 24/10
Classic DT AG 28/10
Love to Craft #39 01/11

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


  1. Hi Carole your cards are gorgeous. I love the images you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Carole, I am always smitten by your use of color. Your cards are gorgeous, and I love the textures in your tag (and the cards, of course). Thanks for the inspiration! hugs, de

  3. These cards are gorgeous Carole, such beautiful images and wonderful colourful designs- all of them!
    Thank you for sharing your amazing work at Crafty Catz.

  4. Such wonderful cards! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  5. You have done an amazing job with these pre-coloured images, each and every project is absolutely gorgeously designed and the colours are just perfect for each image. Great work. I love them all. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  6. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry they are stunning gr monique DTmember

  7. Love you art so much! Thanks for the Sheet!

  8. These are all gorgeous Carole. I particularly like the way that you framed the image in the card entered in our challenge. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

  9. Gorgeous shabby chic cards! They are fabulous! Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

  10. Gorgeous Project!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team
    Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Angela DT Member for https://worldw

  11. Gorgeous card Carole! Love the flower and the butterfly. Nice touch. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  12. These are both gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  13. Wow, Carole, these are gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

    love Mags B x

  14. Gorgeous creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx


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