Friday, 20 December 2019

* Gecko Galz: Christmas Dreams

I'm so glad you are here!

Christmas is almost here and so I am sharing the last of my Gecko Galz Christmas cards today.

I made three similar cards in terms of style and layout.

Card 1:

The gorgeous Santa is from the Purple Passions Collage Set. I distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo, then matted onto gold die cut card. The background paper is from the Winter Wonderlands Paper Pack. Its edges were distressed and inked and it was matted onto dark blue cars with a shimmery finish. I popped some gold mesh trim along the left side of the card and anchored it down with the image mat, popping it up on foam tape for dimension. I made a poinsettia using white glitter paper and inked the edges lightly. I added some gold Prills to the flower centre and arranged it with some die cut leaves on the right side of the image.

Card 2:

I used the same Santa from the Purple Passions Collage Set for this card, but changed the background paper. This time I chose one from the La Isla Bonita Paper Pack. I distressed the paper and the image and matted both as before. I added the gold mesh trim across the bottom portion of this card and adhered a die cut sentiment to secure it in place. Again I made some flowers from white glitter paper and inked the edges to match the papers. They were adhered in place along with some gold foliage.

Card 3:

This time I used a beautiful little angel image from the Christmas Blessings Collage Set. I teamed it with an enlarged Sentimental Celluloid ATC as my backing paper. The gold mesh trim was added beneath the image mat and a poinsettia flower and gold leaves added to the right side. I die cut a Christmas sentiment and added it to the top of the image.

Cards 4

These last cards are simple, quick and easy ones. The images were cut to fit the inside of the decorative die cut frame and then they were popped onto small square cards.  The images are from Winter Wonderland (free blog hop set) and Reindeer Way Jewel It collage sets. 

I hope you'll join our In Dreams 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 have another Gecko Galz blog post today which you can find here.

I'll be back on the 1st January with my new Gecko Galz project.

Here's all the info you need:
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

Paperminutes #619 Christmas in Orange 24/12
Paper Funday Challenges #12 AG 30/12 (2/4) --
Creative Inspirations Festive Fun 31/12 (2)
ABC Christmas Challenge Y for Yuletide 31/12
A Vintage Journey Holly Jolly Christmas 02/01
Winter Wonderland AG 02/01
613 Avenue Create #228 AG 03/12 (4) TOP ROCKER
Crafty Gals Corner #202 Tis the Season 07/01 (2)
Not Just Cards  Dec AG 09/01 (3)
C R A F T Challenge #539 Christmas 09/01 WINNER

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


  1. Awesome cards!!! Love them all so much!!

  2. Very pretty, shabby and vintage cards! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  3. Hi Carole all of these cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Beautiful collection Carole..gorgeous images and I love all your details, the gold and flowers..gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Once again, a home run out of the park. I want to touch them all, so textural and well-designed, xoxo

  6. Merry Christmas, Carole! Let's both keep on making well into the years to come. Hugs!

  7. very beautiful cards!
    🎅🎄 Happy Holidays! ⛄❄

  8. Beautiful cards, thanks for playing paperminutes this week.
    Merry christmas!

  9. These are lovely cards.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  10. Your cards are gorgeous, Carole! I am always to inspired by your cards and how you lay them out!
    Hugs Monica

  11. Who wouldn't love to get one of these cards in the mail. Beautifully done!! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  12. Gorgeous cards!
    Thamks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. Wow! These cards are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  14. What wonderful cards, I love the vintage images and the beautiful colour palettes you chose, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Holly Jolly Christmas challenge! Deb xo

  15. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)


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