Monday, October 16, 2017

October Time

The minute October arrives most people and all the stores think of Halloween. The theme for October at Gecko Galz  is "Things That Go Bump in the Night

I really don't do Halloween cards.  However, I did make a popup card which took right much time.  I apologize for the size of the Gecko Galz raven, but I wanted a realistic size for my fence.

Above is the outside of my card with a pumpkin which has been embellished with Stickles.  Below inside is the jack-o-lantern which pops up.  It took a while and a couple of tries to him him to pop up.

Since I don't do Halloween, I made a couple additional cards using some of my favorite autumn paper from Gecko Galz.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Touch of Autumn

This month the theme at Gecko Galz is "Autumn".  I tried to make three different cards using my favorite images from Gecko Galz.  I love the different backgrounds Gecko Galz has.  This is only one of them and I have used it in two different cards.

I am really pleased with the chalk background  I made on the card.  It matches pretty well with the background of the image.

This is one of my favorite images of a bee.  I used a woven mesh as a mat under it

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More Ocean Samples

Gecko Glalz  is continuing this summer with the theme "Ocean or Sea". Here are some unusual cards with the theme.

The first card I will probably not make very often.  It is so time-consuming.  However, I really like the way it turned out.

 One side opened.

The following card was a fairly quick and easy.  It is a flip card.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

By the Sea

By the sea brings thoughts of mermaids, the theme this month at Gecko Galz.  Since I was working with mermaid images, I thought watercolor backgrounds were appropriate.

I especially like the way the image on the second card fits into my watercolor background.

Lastly I created a tag using some more images from Gecko Galz.

Don't forget that Gecko Galz has $1 Wednesday.   You can really get some outstanding image sheets for a $1.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Card for the Doc.

I had to make an unplanned trip to the Dr.'s office the other day and he waited on me so I sent a "thank you".  This was the closest I could make a stethoscope.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Under the Big Top

I treated the theme "Under the Big Top" with the following GG images.

The card below uses two of the Gecko Galz images in an unusual way.

A Little Country Charm

I know a number of the other Gecko Galz team members used farm animals for the theme "Country Charm", but I decided to use images of people who were symbolic of the theme.  I hope you enjoy seeing the cards I made.

You can't really see it, but I filled the front of this card with little raindrops made from Stckels.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Alice in Wonderland

I'm late; I'm late for an important date.  Yes it is with Alice.  Gecko Galz is everything Alice this month.  Won't  you join us for an adventure back into our childhood story.

After these cards were posted I created an Alice journal page which is shown below.  I wasn't able to  post earlier as my PC was in the shop.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


The theme at Gecko Galz this month is Fairy Garden.  Here are a few samples.  The weird coloring in the main image is due to my printer running out of ink, but it was perfect for my backgrounds.  I hope you like what I created.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Geeck Galz's February Challenge

Customer ChallengeValentines are over at the Gecko Galz Scrapbooking website/  We hope you will join in on the fun.  Show us your favorite Valentine creation.

This is a check or money holder.  Hopefully you receive one of these filled with cash so you can go craft shopping.
This interesting background is a recycled card that I had received in the past..  I cut it apart and am using it for a mat.

And your free digital for this month is below.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Here are some Winter Wonderland ideas using the great digitals from Gecko Galz.  I hope you like what I have done with these designs.  They are part of the Customer Challenge "Let It Snow".
I trimmed the bottom of the front of this card with two different lace borders.  The flower resembles a "frozen" flower as I used some cracked glass on top.  The little snowman is raised a little with a dimensional dot.  Also if you look closely, you will see the snow on the image is also dimensional.  I  used Liquid Applique to obtain that effect.
This is a very simple card, but if you will look closely you will see that the front is a little unusual because it has aa turned up corner with the image over it revealing the base layer.

This is a very simple card.  The main feature is the tinsel trim around the image.

Using a Gecko Galz image again, I made a tag with the word "Believe" stamped on the snowman designer paper.  Using these Gecko Galz images is so much fun to use  and they are so flexible.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tags of Christmas

During the month of December the members of the Gecko Galz Design Team are creating Christmas tags.  Today is my day.

I knew I wanted a shiny background for my Gecko Galz angel tag so I cut a box that at one time held a bottle of perfume.  After cutting it into the shape of a tag, I attached an angel on  top of a piece of lace which has been attached at the bottom of the tag.
For this tag I covered a shopping tag with Christmas designer paper that had snowflakes on it.   I attached the two Gecko Galz images and stamped a greeting.  A piece of ribbon with snowflakes on it competes this tag.

I again covered a regular tag with designer paper..  I added a Christmas sticker and cut the angel image and greeting apart and used only part of the greeting.

Please go and visit Gecko Galz Scrapbooking website to see all the sample tags from the other team members and learn about all the challenges and giveaways.