Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November at Gecko Galz & a Free Digi

Creating with Gecko Galz images is always easy - that's because they are so lovely! This month I made Christmas thank you notecards using the November "Blue Christmas" kit. I kept them simple, with a white card base and the same blue cardstock as a background for the images (from Blue Christmas ephemera sheet #2 & Icons sheet #2).

My next project is a Sugar Plum Fairy card. I began with a purple cardstock base and Blue Christmas paper #6 for the background. The fairy is Icon #16 with Icon #15 behind her. The brown heart is from Autumn Harvest papers #10. The blue hearts are from the Winter Wonderland papers, "Winter Garden". Lastly, I added a Tim Holtz word sticker.

And this month's free digi stamp for you from Gecko Galz. Please enjoy!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas cards

Today's post includes two Christmas cards that I've made. One is for Ooh La La and the other for Make My Monday.

This is for the "Let it Snow" challenge at Ooh La La Creations, which is my last post for the design team there. It's been great working with their wonderful products and fun challenges!

For the card above, I used a lovely image from the Passion For Fashion CD called "Victorian Winter". It was backed on two patterned papers, white cardstock and a green card base. Wooden snowflakes were added. Finally, I cut the words "Winter Greetings" from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD, (under Sentiments & Tags).

At Make My Monday, our challenge this week is "Oh! Christmas Tree". My card uses a green die cut tree on a red card base. I added a piece of green patterned paper behind the tree, gems and the word peace from Jillibean Soup.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Happy Monday!

Ooh La La Creations has a new theme up on the blog: "Pearls & Lace". We hope you will join us by linking up a project of your own.

I made a collage to share, using an image from the Say it with Words CD, called "A Woman with Good Shoes".

The background paper is #11 (Say it with Words CD), which has the lovely butterflies on it. I then punched butterflies from Page Curl #5 and die cut a pink butterfly to add to the page. The smaller background papers are #60 (green checked) from Passion for Fashion and #'s 6 (brown dotted) & 15 (blue) from Yesterday's Memories. The pearls are gems I added to the pink ribbons around the waist and in the hair.

At Make My Monday this week, the theme is "Many Thanks". I used a pretty Gecko Galz image and added layers of blue on a brown card base. The sentiment is a Jillibean Soup sticker. Simple, but I just love blue and brown and am quite happy with the finished card.

We hope you will join us at Ooh La La and Make My Monday. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shabby Chic

For Make My Monday this week the theme is Shabby Chic. I made a journal page for this challenge. The journal I used is my favorite size to work in. It is 9" x 9", made by Aquabee and has heavy grade paper (93#).

I began by spraying the page with Tattered Angels glimmer mists in Vintage Pink, It's Blue and Atlantic. After the sprays dried, I used a damp paintbrush and applied Tim Holtz Picket Fence over the page to tone down the glimmer. Then I stenciled on some leaves and flowers.

I used an image of a little girl who looks to me as if she is praying. The words on the image say "My Papa". I added wings to her and a pink doily behind her. I used a Spellbinders die to cut the heart. A piece of music paper which I stamped with leaves was also added to the page. Finally, I tore a piece of tissue paper and glued it to the top left corner of the page.

We hope you will join us this week with a Shabby Chic project of your own!