Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Gecko Galz: Blooming Beautiful



Today is my DT day at Gecko Galz. 
This month the theme is Blooming Beauty and to enter you just need to use at least one Gecko Galz product. There are thousands to choose from, so head over to the Etsy store, grab a cuppa and have a perusal! You have until the 29th April to enter.

My first project is an ephemera folder using handmade tea stained papers from music manuscript and book pages, along with Gecko Galz digital papers and vintage photos.

 I used a beautiful image from the collage set Cutie Pies for the front of the folder.

Inside the folder, Country Charm ATC set papers acts as the backing paper. On the left side I added a glassine envelope full of Gecko Galz sentiments and added an image from the Colours of Spring collage set.  Tucked behind are lengths of lace and trim.
On the right I made an oval card topper using an image from the Ain't She Cute. collage set which was free in one of the October Blog Hops. Some vellum papers and gems were tucked into the envelope.
My second project is a pair of notecards that just say 'Hello':

I used beautiful paper from the Linen Closet ATC pack  and kraft card. I distressed the edges of the card and image and inked them with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I added some twine trim across each card and three small burlap flowers I stamped the word ;hello' onto craft card using a Lawn Fawn stamp and black ink.

The images I used are from the Spring Charms Collage Set. 

My final work was very simple, but I think it is quite elegant and eye-catching:

I used paper from C'est La Vie ATC set and an image from Ain't She Cute collage set (free in one of the Gecko Galz October Blog Hops). I simply fussy cut the image, inked around the edges with Vintage Photo and adhered to the paper. I haven't made this into a project yet, I'm deciding on whether to have it as a journal cover or as a greeting card.

I'll show my projects for the Customer Inspiration post before I sign off. If you want more photos and details you can find them HERE.

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Blooming Beauty 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 May with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:
Current Gecko Galz Challenge : "Blooming Beauty"
Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Ephemera Folder
TGI Friday Challenges Very Vintage 23/04
Love to Craft #57 AG 30/04
Mix It Up #48 No Stamping 30/04

Crafty Friends #151 Girls 29/04
Get Creative #100 AG 30/04
Love to Scrap #144 Spring Forward 30/04
The Crafting Challenge April AG 30/04

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


  1. suchs sweet and beautiful cards Carole

    Gr Karin

  2. Hi Carole all your makes are gorgeous I love them all. Have a good day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Wow, talk about vintage. This really amazing!!! Love all the fine details. Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.

  4. Right up my street as I love junk journals and making ephemera, thank you for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge.
    I,m also from N W England, Southport. X

  5. Wow!! I love these projects! The ephemera folder is gorgeous! This would make such a lovely gift.... Hmm.....now I'm inspired!! ;)

  6. Lovely projects, Carole! I love the ephemera folder, what a great idea! Would also work to make a folder for pre-cut and prepared die cuts, maybe sentiments or such.
    Hugs Monica

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  8. Beautiful project - thanks for sharing it with us at the Love to Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge too.

    Helen x

  10. I love the colors and textures. Awesome use of techniques. Well done! Thank you for entering your projects in Get Creative Challenges. Look out for Challenge #101, coming soon.


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