Friday, 20 March 2020

* Gecko Galz: Springtime


Today is my DT day at Gecko Galz.

Gecko Galz is running daily challenges with fabulous prizes to help you colour your world and to hopefully take your mind off the worrying times we are living through at present.
You can find the daily challenges 

Our customer challenge theme this month is Once Upon A Springtime, so I made some springtime projects.

Set of spring tags:

I created some backgrounds using PaperArtsy Infusions in Emerald Isle and a stencil. The tags were die cut and the edges inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some twine ribbon to the bottom section of the tag and fussy cut some images, from the beautiful Botanical Blends collage set. The lovely images are popped on foam dots for dimension with a piece of natural cheesecloth behind. Words were chosen from the Charming Words collage set and attached to the ribbon. The tags were finished with a twine fastening and a bow.

The next two tags were created the same way, but this time the backgrounds are brayered Distress Oxides.

I also created a spring time card. The lovely image is from the Garden Children collage set and the paper is from the Linen Closet paper pack. 

I teamed these with kraft paper die borders and added a hessian ribbon with some lace flower trim. The die cut flowers and foliage are Tim Holtz (Funky Florals 2) die cuts, coloured with distress inks.


And finally this is a collaged canvas that I made for my  Customer Challenge inspiration post. Details of this can be found here:

I hope you'll join our Once Upon A Springtime 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 1st April 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:
Love 2 Create #3 AG 23/03
Crafty Catz #498 Twine/Ribbon 26/03
A Perfect Time to Craft #3 AG 27/03
Craft Rocket #68 Flowers 27/03
Classic Design Challenge #3 AG 28/03
Moving Along With The Times #116 (2/3) Anything, but a card 29/03
Love to Scrap #131 AG 30/03
Crafters Castle #27 (2/3) AG 30/03
Mix It Up #35 AG (2/5) 30/03
Unicorn Challenge #52 Flower Power 31/03 TOP 3
Cardz TV #110 (2/3)AG 27/03
A Bit More Tme To Craft #112 AG 30/03
Creative Inspirations Pretty Pastels 01/04
Crafty Gals Corner 205 Use Flowers 07/04
World Wide Open DT Challenge March AG 12/04

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


  1. wow! you've been busy, Miss Carole! Your vintage themed creations are extra sweet and beautifully done. I enjoyed the darling tags, and then your lovely card, and then WOW! You have a canvas, too! Thank you for sharing! hugs, de

  2. Hi Carole your makes are stunning. They are all so beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. beautiful tags and gorgeous cards Carole

    gr karin

  4. All are just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    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

  5. SO incredibly pretty, each and every one, Carole!!

  6. Wonderful set Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  7. Just love this gorgeous set! The designs are beautiful. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

    What a lovely spring set thank you so much for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs Terry xxx

  9. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  10. WOW your projects are gorgeous. And yes you have been busy. Love those thags and the card is super as well. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  11. these tags and card are such perfect spring time creations! they are happy and beautiful! xo

  12. Beautiful tags and cards. Your tags are very 'spring' and pretty

    Thank you for joining our 'Anything But A Card' Challenge at MAWTT, good luck with your entry Carole


  13. I love all the projects you have done here, Carole. But those tags are stunning. The backgrounds set the flowers off so beautifully and the added texture is so pretty.
    Hugs Monica

  14. All of your projects are lovely. I especially enjoy the spring time flower tags. Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog. ~Tracy, DT member

  15. Beautiful projects - all so bright and cheerful.

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  16. What beautiful projects! I love them all! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

  17. I love... the tags could you post the link to buy the graphics for the floral tea cups?

    1. Botanical Blends can be found here:


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