Saturday, December 19, 2020

Gecko Galz 25 Days of Christmas Tags Dec 19 Be Joyful


Be Joyful Tag

Another tag from this fabulous kit at Gecko Galz

holiday Tag Craft Kit

I love anything plaid, so this tag was perfect to use.

I cut it out + put a black cardstock backing on it.

A Christmas music sheet, thats been distressed edged, + highlighted in red dye ink

A fussy cut candy cane + wreath that has 3d pop dots to pop off the tag

Punched a hole on top, added a brass eyelet, then strung through red + gold metallic cord. I added a red bell to the cord as a final touch.

Now its all ready for that perfect touch on a present!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

25 Tags of Christmas Dec 15 Gecko Galz-Steampunk Tags

 Today i have made a set of Christmas Steampunk Tags

I made the tags from this Gecko Galz Sheet

Clockwork Christmas Digital ATC Set

I then cut out ladies from these 2 sheets

Ladies in Red

Visions in Green

Vintage brass clock gears on each tag

On the red tag, I added a brass propellor + the green tag, I have the lady holding a metal top hat .It is painted in black, + has a tiny brass gear and feather.

I used silk sari ribbons in rich jewel shades

Lovely Steampunk ladies all ready for Christmas


Friday, December 11, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags Gecko Galz Dec 11 Believe Tag


Believe Tag

Do you believe in Santa? I do

An oversized Red snowflake tag from Gecko Galz you can find here

Holiday Tag Craft Kit

I then cut out images from a free sheet I got when I purchased from GG during Nov. 

I edged them in red dye ink, distressed the edges, then glued them on the tag + added a dot of 3d red enamel on the corners

Believe tag is from Tim Holtz. I edged it in red, then added 2 yellow acrylic stars on either side

Some red + gold cord and a tiny gold bell finish the tag

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

This is Halloween Dec 3 Challenge


Halloween in Dec? Absolutely!

My DT creation for the Dec challenge.

I chose this cool vintage photo design from  

Moon + Stars

I stenciled a 10" canvas with stars + modelling paste

Then I added the wood moon + stars. Painted everything white, then using distress sprays, added the background color.

Edged the canvas using distress inks + wax pastes

I also added aged brass wax paste on the moon and stars

The shadows are black matte wax paste

After distressing the edges of the photo, I adhered it to the canvas

Lastly, I took a chipboard quote chip, sprayed it with distress spray, highlighted it in aged brass wax, then glued it to the top of the canvas

Arty Divas Challenge Dec 2020

 This month, as a DT for Arty Divas, the Dec challenge is Anything Goes.

I created a cute Christmas ornament with the help of the Snarky Cats

The base is a slice of birch wood.

I stamped the cat design directly onto the wood using a black permanent ink, then colored it in using distress markers

Stamped the background snowflakes in blue distress ink, then added a bit of glitter glue

Stamped the verse on some coffee dyed paper, cut out, then glued it to a piece of plaid ribbon.

Used the same plaid ribbon to make a hanger

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags Gecko Galz Dec 4

 Who doesn't love TAGS at Christmas?

They are perfect for adding to gifts, sticking in a book, journalling + more!

This months DT challenge for Gecko Galz is 25 Days of Christmas Tags

My 1st tag is an Ornament Tag

I used a ornament shaped wood base. Covered it in red suede paper. The back has the same paper.

The image in the center is from

Ladies in Red Digital Collage Sheet

2 floral metal stampings that I painted, on the top + bottom of the pic

Edge in red glittered pipe cleaner, I also used that has my ribbon

Dangling from the bottom, is a vintage glass chandelier pendant.

Once Upon a Christmas Dec 2020 GG Challenge

 As a DT for Gecko Galz, I get to create crafts and paper crafts from the most wonderful digitals!

This month was no exception

My first Once Upon a Christmas project is an altered Diorama Clock featuring these super cute Gnomes from the digital sheet Gnome for the Holidays

A Tim Holtz clock base that Ive painted in metallic red, distressed and added gold wax paste + snow texture.

Trees, snowflakes a plaid bow, + of course, Gnomes 

Let it Snow Card

The snow card features designs from 

Blue cardstock for card base. I added a distressed sheet of Christmas music, a handmade snowflake with blue glitter + distressed edges in vintage photo dye ink.

A blue winter floral image from the kit over the snowflake, with a blue pearl center

Clear acrylic snowflakes, each with a pretty blue pearl over the music paper.
Lastly, the words Let it Snow with a distressed ink edge

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