Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Arty Divas July Challenge-Sponsor Lilli Rain Designs


Our sponsor this month is lilli Rain Designs.


The winner will receive this wonderful Nautical Dreams mini scrapbook kit.

There will also be badges awarded to the Top 5 Designs chosen by the Design team.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A Woman in Sorrow Tag-Nevermore Designs Gothic Challenge


My entry for the Gothic Challenge this month over on the 


The Woman in Sorrow image I made into a tag. 

The image reminded me of love + loss.

Monday, July 12, 2021

FripperiesandButterflies July Challenge-Steampunk Mermaids


Over on the fripperiesandbutterflies.blogspot.com/

is a wicked Steampunk Mermaids challenge!

This is my entry. Using the design given, I made this large tag.

Distressed the edges, then layered it on gold mesh ribbon + a steampunk mermaid paper background. I distressed the edges of that paper using Vintage Photo distress oxide ink.

A ripped + distressed edge piece of marbled paper on the top.

On the top of the tag is patina brass clock hands

The bottom of the tag features a ships wheel with a vintage brass cog. A spinner in the center.

I also added some copper toned die cut coral

My trio of Steampunk Mermaids!

Saturday, June 26, 2021

July ATC Swap/Challenge Bohemian Gypsy

July ATC Swap/Challenge theme 


Create 3 cards to either swap, challenge or both!

If doing both, cards to swap must be different then challenge cards

Find your inner Gypsy + have some Bohemian fun!

You must use images + backgrounds from the 2 FREE sheets below, but you can use any of your own embellishments.

I will set up a post on the Gecko Galz Facebook page. Please let me know if your are going to swap.

I will post your swap partners on July 10

For the challenge~ 1 winner will take home a $25.00 gift certificate from Gecko Galz!!!!!!!!

An album will be set up for you to post your ATCs~

To save sheets-Right click + save

Please leave a comment on this blog post, so I know you've read the rules


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Gecko Galz Monthly DT Challenge-July Sea of Dreams



I created this ship wheel photo frame using a wood frame + a beautiful image from this GG sheet

sea shore sweethearts

I 3d her using foam tape

I used my distress oxide sprays on the frame, then added texture pastes in patina shades

A cluster of blue cheesecloth, vintage papers, a shell, starfish, flower + a verse snippet on the bottom corner

A paper flower + brass rope anchor finish off the piece


As soon as I saw this gorgeous image on the GG sheet

Mermaid Kingdom

I knew she would be part of my next project. I cut the image and made her bigger to make this 8" x 10" reverse canvas.

Cheesecloth, mod podge, pearl sprays + my imagination

The picture in the center that I added touches of vintage rhinestone chain, druzy, horn shells, pearls more

She is whispering to the seahorse....underwater magic I'm sure

The edges of the canvas are adorned in large shells I painted + sprayed, glass beads, pearls, a trident + rose compass and a large vintage rhinestone pretty


Atcs about lost love as the men sail out to sea

The ladies images are from Mystic Fantasy Collage Set

The ships are from Sail Away

The background paper is Wonderful Watercolors ATC Set

I added nautical wood accents + sticker verses

The cards have been mounted on white corrugated paper

On the backs, are the new GG ATC Backs. I used this set

Black + White ATC Backs

I think they really just finish off the cards!

Now I'm off to dream about the Sea!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Gecko Galz June Challenge-Wild West Sweetheart


YEEHAW! I found my inner cowgirl with this months Gecko Galz challenge

My 1st project is this boot kicking Old West Saloon.

I had my bff build the saloon out of wood. 

Painted it in old wood colors, then added wood grain digital paper

Yep, those saloon doors actually swing open + close!

A cow skull on the top of the building, as well as a wood wagon wheel, adds to the theme.

I also built a small bench to sit on the boardwalk.

An old cowboy sittin here, wondering where all the cowgirls came from!

Gecko Galz has these wicked awesome retro cowgirl images!

I cut some out and adhered them to the saloon rails. Others I glued them to a base so they would stand up, + also added a WANTED poster. 

Next up, I created a COWBOY BOOT Card

Got the boot shape from Pinterest. Cut it out on white cardstock.

Used some plaid paper from my stash for the main boot, + brown textured paper for the boot heel, sole + leather strap.

Did stitching with a white paint pen

I love the image of the hard working cowgirl in the center.  I glued her to another "stitched leather" adornment.

On the top of the boot strap is a red brad.

I also edged the entire card in Vintage Photo ink.


A fun cowgirl tag, using this kick ass tag from Gecko Galz. Its from their Ride em Cowgirl digital craft kit

The southwestern blank tag with a cutout cowgirl image that has been 3d to the tag.

In the corner I made a leather look corner pocket using a cut up brown paper bag that I first colored with vintage photo oxide ink, then crumpled it up, smoothed it out, then rubbed black dye ink over the crumples. Makes it look like worn leather.

A western ticket over top.

I made a rope lasso. Its hanging from the word tag. There is also a gun charm on the top.

Finished it off with a blue brad on the southwest tag.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Anchors Away! June ATC Swap Challenge


This month I have decided to switch things up abit.

There will be a SWAP + a CHALLENGE

Is that fun or what!!

You can do one or the other, or BOTH!

But, if you decide to do both, your challenge ATCs must be different from your swap ones.

The Swap

Info for swapping will be on the GG Facebook page!

I will pick your swap partners + you will have 10 days to make your cards + get them mailed.

The Challenge

1 winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate generously donated from GECKO GALZ!!

So, here are your FREE Sheets

As always, you must use images from both sheets, but you can use embellishments from your own stash.

Have fun ladies!


Right click on pictures to save.

Please leave a comment on this blog post, so I know you've been here! Thanks!

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