Thursday, 20 January 2022

* Gecko Galz: Buddha Notebook



At Gecko Galz this January, we're having a busy month. 
All month long, until the 29th, we have the blog customer challenge and the theme is 
We also have the monthly Image Challenge and the monthly Christmas Image Challenge, as well as 4 Facebook challenges. 
We hope you can find some time to join in the fun.

The winner of the Customer challenge will get a $25 Gecko Galz Etsy Store voucher and the runner up a $12 voucher. There are plenty of free Gecko Galz images if you don't already own any. Each blog post has a free image to collect and, if you sign up for the monthly newsletter, there is the chance to claim a free collage set each month.  Also if you make any purchase of $2 or more you receive a free image.

My Pre-Raphaelite, tri-fold Customer Inspiration project can be found here.

For my DT day at Gecko Galz I decided to make an altered notebook to keep all my DT information together. I chose an image from the Beautiful Buddha collage sheet.

I distressed the edges of the Buddha image and layered it onto papers from the Winter Palace ATC set. I added lacy die cut borders made from kraft card to match the hard cover of the notebook, inking the edges with Vintage Photo ink. I embellished the Buddha with tiny gemstones and Stickles. I found some lovely natural coloured flower trim in my lace collection and added this to the base of the panel, adding a gemstone on the centre of each flower. Tim Holtz 'Small Talk' stickers with inspirational words were inked and added along the dark blue mat layer. To finish I added strings of gold flat-backed beads that have a metallic lustre.


My Pre-Raphaelite, tri-fold project can be found here

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Pre-Raphaelite 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 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 February with more Gecko Galz projects.

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

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Buddha Notebook:
The Sisterhood of Crafters Colour Blue 23/01
Try it on Tuesday In With the New 25/01 Top 5
Unicorn Challenge Layer it Up 28/01 WINNER
(new notebook for new year, new collage sheet and paper set)
Colorful Options Jan Blue 28/01
Penny's Challenge #513 AG 01/02

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


  1. Oh wow Carole your makes are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. WOW this is gorgeous Carole! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


    P.S. Are you aware of the new color challenge that began just this month? It’s called COLORFUL OPTIONS CHALLENGE and the January color is BLUE … I hope you’ll come share this beauty with us.

  3. 💙💙💙 these! Your altered notebook if fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Colorful Options Challenge. Hope to see you next month! Cheers, Makira CO DT

  4. YAY! Me again! I'm so happy you've come to share in our fun at the Colorful Options Challenge. I hope you'll come back each month for a new color to create with. Good Luck!


  5. Your notebook is stunning ! love it

    Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge

  6. Wow what an amazing job you have done here Carole. So beautifully put together. You certainly will get lots of joy using it for your DT projects. Thanks for sharing at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. Uniquely beautiful!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Colorful Options!
    Diane CO DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Colorful Options}

  8. This is a lovely card, Really nice. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    Echt een toffe kaart, kei leuk!! Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Penny's Paper crafty challenge
    DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge

  9. This is so pretty! Nice colours and I love the frame!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty!
    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
    *GDT* Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog

  10. Very beautifulll. Thank you for playing along at the Unicorn challenge. Looking forward to see you in the next challenge.

    Greetings Marga dt

  11. This is beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges.

  12. Wow this is a stunning make! Beautiful.


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