Sunday, 29 October 2017

Bump in the Night

Cutting it fine to enter this month's Gecko Galz challenge but I managed it! Hurrah!! Sadly other things have got in the way today, more on that later on in the week.

Anyhoo, managed to pull together a 6x6 card for 'Bump in the night' I loved this image as soon as I saw it last year, just waiting for the right make to happen.


image from Gecko Galz email freebie
lace & charms from Craft Box



It looks sepia, but its actaully black/white with a bit of grey. Though I do like the colour of the photo better to the actual card! It is a card but I made it look like a cover of a book, or a journal of some kind, maybe the 'gentleman' on the front?? The tales of his far away travels on this planet, but like a creature of habit, he always returns to where he was.......... buried.






Thursday, 26 October 2017

Crafty news

Really excited to announce today that I'm going to be part of the Design Team for Gecko Galz 2018.


Along with a written application, you had to send in 4 of your makes, so I ended up, after lots of deliberation choosing these:


pretty box (made from A4 card) using a Fripperie & Butterflies design sheet


Christmas card in non-traditional colours using Gecko Galz imagery


Easter card using a Fripperie & Butterflies image with Gecko Galz backing paper


heart shaped easel using a Lunagirl image and Gecko Galz backing paper

After being accepted, you then had to make a 4x4 item which summed up your crafting style, so I think is me - Butterflies, lace, doily and pearls!


card using a Gecko Galz image, backing paper & lace Butterfly from The Craft Box, everything else from stash.

So looking forward to starting as a member of the Design Team in December.



Gecko Galz blog hop 2017



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Something beginning with W

Over on the Gecko Galz facebook page, one of the challenges is 'W', as its October and getting close to Halloween I thought I'd go with...... wings. But then I came across the 'Wizard of Oz' domino sheet and spotted the witch images and thought they would be perfect to do as a set of 3 atcs, for a swap I'm doing, killing two birds with one stone as they say.

As I will be posting them, I decided to do them digitally and then add something flat to keep the postage down. All I did to the images was write something silly on them.


I then printed them off and stuck each one to an atc base - I cut up used cereal packets for mine. Out came red glitter, washi tape, promarkers and a silver pen.


I particularly like how red glitter works on Wicked.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

On the Farm

Tag today, thought I would do a tag instead of a card for a change.

Rather a colourfull, twee tag, but never mind it looks like fun!


Gecko Galz 'For Fall' Jewel It sheet
SnipArt tree
gems
leaves 
brown tag
bits of card/paper

entering in: Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

September partner card swap

Its In the Pink for my chosen design for my partner in CardExchange UK. Image from 'Bloomin Doodles' book I got in a goody bag when I went to Tattered Lace warehouse/shop over in Clay Cross, Derbyshire. The sentiment is a Tattered LAce die 'Cherished Centres'. I wanted random colour on the card so picked four which I then decoupaged and just one from the flat topper.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Birds/Bugs

'Bugs..... I hate bugs' says one Colonel O'Neill, so I opted for the birds of this challenge.

Although I did take a photo of a black & orange bug sunbathing on a pub bench with 5 or 6 of its mates, whilst we were taking liquid refreshment on a rather warm afternoon whilst walking the dogs..... its on my phone so I found one on the internet.

File:An orange and black spiky ladybird larvae.jpg ...

and apparently its a Harlequin Ladybird larvae. Who knew they looked like that when they were 'little'!!!!

and this is what they look like when they're all grown up

Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

all the above info was found at UK Ladybird Survey and no copyright infringement was intended.

I love ladybirds,but there never seems as many around as when I was little, some 35/40 years ago.... 

Anyhoo, on with the card making -


Gecko Galz 'Blue Birds of Happiness' sheet
SnipArt wooden frame from The Craft Box
blue & white pearls
Shiny blue coubochon The Craft Box

entering in: Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group on Facebook.