Wednesday, 20 May 2020

* Gecko Galz: Vintage Garden


I hope that you are all safe and well. 

The May customer challenge at the Gecko Galz blog is Vintage Botanicals and you still have a few days until it closes on the 29th May. We would love for you to join the challenge using one or more products from Gecko Galz.

For my DT post today, I have made an altered wooden money box:

I used the beautiful Dreams of Spring paper on each side of the box and edged it with Vintage Photo ink. I fussy cut images from the Spring Charms collage set and glued each to the background papers. Along the top edge of the box I added a strip of decorative pearl trim and some lovely ivory lace. I added a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker to each side.

Spring Charms                               Dreams of Spring

Next I made a faux set of tickets from kraft card:

I watched a You Tube video which inspired me to try this. The card was cut to size, scored and folded and the corners taken away using a hole punch. The edges and folds were aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Where the tickets join one another I stitched on my sewing machine without thread to give the perforation lines. I added papers and manuscript along with tint pieces of cheesecloth. Next I adhered some pretty florals from the Flower Garden Jewel set and Wonderful Wildflower and butterflies from the Butterfly Kisses collage set.  The numbers were cut from a bingo card from the Alter It Collage sheet. Torn washi tape and Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers were added along with white paint splashes.

Flower Garden     Wonderful Wildflower     Butterfly Kisses

My final projects were made for the Customer Challenge Inspiration post on the 1st May:

If you are interested you can find the details of what I used here.

I hope you'll join our Vintage Botanicals 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 monthly $1 deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a friendly 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 June 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:

Decorated Box:
TIOT Challenge Lovely Ladies 26/05
MAWTT #118 Flowers 30/05 TOP 3

Dragonfly Dreams May Ribbons & Lace/ Pearls 31/05
Through the Purple Haze #167 AG 31/05 TOP 3
Crafters Castle May AG 31/05
Arty Divas Challenge #22 AG 02/06
Corrosive Challenges #5 AG 03/06
Creative Cafters  #28 AG 08/06

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


  1. Pretty, sensational and artistic and colours used along with the goodies are beautiful..x

  2. Hi Carole your makes are stunning. You have been very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. this looks all fantastic and gorgeous Carole
    Gr Karin

  4. Absolutely fabulous makes love the beautifully decorated money box,vintage images and the pearl trim-stunning cards and love the decorated candle
    Carol x

  5. Oh I love these projects, Carole! Your money box is such fun! I also love the ticket strip idea. I may have to try that.
    Hugs Monica

  6. Beautiful box!! So very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! ((HUGS)) Helen

  7. Awesome!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  8. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely vintage money box with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Flowers’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  9. So pretty with lovely images

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


  10. What a super moneybox!. Thank you for joining in the ribbon, lace and/or pearls challenge at Dragonfly Dreams.


  11. Absolutely Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at The Creative Craft Challenge. DT Alka .


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