Translate

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Dragonfly Garden

Dragonfly Dreams is the daily challenge at Gecko Galz   #44.



Image: Gecko Galz
Dragonflies: Pixel Scrapper
Paper: Pixel Scrapper
Black pen (doodles)
WoS on wings, Copics

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day #44 Dragonfly dreams
tuesdaythrowdown-456-lawn-fawn-addadoodle

polkadoodle-17-anything-goes-craft-card-making
qkrstampede-395-anythinggoes

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Woman with Colour

Gecko Galz theme for their daily covid challenge is True Colors.

I love these combinations of colour and the bold GG image is fabulous.  I just added the blue and orange to pump it up a bit.   Just right to send to my daughter.


Image: Gecko Galz
Papers& Sentiment: Pixel Scrappers
Copics


Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day #43




Better Together

House Mouse and Friends  #315  Anything Goes with optional Better Together

Image: House Mouse
Sentiment: typed on computer
EF: Couture Creations
Copics, ribbon, white brads, white pen, Nuvo crystal drops


Shared on challenges:
dreamvalley-224-our-4-legged-friends
craftyfriends-134-lace/ribbon  ribbon
allfun-7-AG/colour
polkadoodle-17-anything-goes-craft-card-making
qkrstampede-395-anythinggoes
pinkgemk-9-anything-goes-craft-card-making












Challenge #315 AnythingGoes, option Better Together  (two or more of something) 

hosted by our Talented Teamie MISTI



Stampendous is now the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®.  Visit the store at www.STAMPENDOUS.com 
For lots more inspiration from Stampendous, be sure to check out their other sites; STAMPENDOUS! Blog,  
Find Stampendous! on Pinterest and Facebook.  
Generously SPONSORS monthly in 2020
We are Sponsored by

One Lucky Winner will receive a 
$6 Voucher to spend @ Di's Digi Stamps

AND

We have these two adorable House Mouse stamps from the Design Team for one lucky entrant too!


Join the challenge, here:  housemouse-challenge

Monday, 27 April 2020

Choo choo


The daily challenge at Gecko Galz is on day 42 of the lockdown.  Today the theme is steampower.

I used two Gecko Galz papers laid together with the top one torn at the side to expose the digi stamp of a steam engine.  The music paper and train inspired the card and now much later that song is still going round in my head!  For you musicians, I don't read music so don't know what it is, but it looks interesting.

Two digital papers: Gecko Galz (Optic Vintage Charm #8 and #9) which I won earlier in the challenge series.
Edges inked.
Vintage gentleman and Train stamps: Pixel Scrappers
Diecut Gears:  given to me by a friend, one clear embossed.
Sentiment: typed on computer, inked
Distress Inks
Dots: Ranger Enamel Accents

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-Steam Power

artydivas-20-Anythinggoes
craftycatz-503-anythinggoes
qkrstampede-395-anythinggoes

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Sunrise Sunset Angel

Today is day 41 of Gecko Galz daily challenge. This time it's "All Things Golden".

The sentiment is a little hard to read because it is in gold:
"May every sunrise hold more promise,
and every sunset hold more peace."


Image: Gecko Galz
Other: Pixel Scrapper


Shared on challenges:

geckogalz-challenge-of-day-#41

craftycatz-503-anythinggoes





Saturday, 25 April 2020

Pin-up

Day 40 at GeckoGalz daily challenge is Pin Up Girls.


Image: Gecko Galz
Paper & Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper
Distress inks
Mask: Pixel Scrapper

Shared on challenges
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-pin up girls
creativeknockouts-347-friendship
timeout-160-photoinspiration
craftycatz-503-atg w sentiment

artydivas-20-anythinggoes












Friday, 24 April 2020

Bird Bright

Scribbles challenge is "B" for Birds and/or Bunnies!

Check it out and join us, here: scribblesdesignschallenge







I chose this fun image and used unusual colours for me.  I'm trying to do things outside my comfort/favoured zone.


Image: Scribbles - scribblesdesigns-513-hatch
Paper pieced
B.paper & Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper
Washi, sequins



Shared on challenges:
cutecardthursday-631-dotty
creativeknockouts-347-friendship
modsquad-birds
ikesworld-131-p-is-for-paperpiece
creativemomentsofcraft-189-anythinggoes










Thursday, 23 April 2020

Oh-oh!

Halloween is the theme of Gecko Galz daily lockup challenge #39.


Image:  Gecko Galz
PPaper & bits: Pixel Scrapper
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-halloween
showusyourpussycats-53-cats
asyoulikeit-favourite-non-birthday-occasion Halloween because of all the gruesome and ghastly bits you can use and my grandkids love it even though it's not a big celebration here in NZ

abitmoretimetocraft-114-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraftextra-april-anythinggoes
artydivas-20-anythinggoes






Grace Kelly

The Gecko Galz daily challenge #38 is Hollywood Glam.

Grace Kelly; always absolutely fabulous.


Image: Gecko Galz Hollywood Glam sheet
Sentiment: Pixel Scrappers
Roses Die: Poppy
Film strip: Pixel Scrappers
Glossy Accents, KindyGlitz,  gems
PPapers & bits: Pixel Scrappers


Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day- hollywood glam

artydivas-20-anythinggoes
qkrstampede-394-anythinggoes
creativefingers-184-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraft-114-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraftextra-april-anythinggoes


Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Moonshine

Moonbeams is the daily challenge #37 at Gecko Galz.



Image: Gecko Galz
P.Paper: Pixel Scrapper
Top sentiment: Pixel Scrapper
Bottom Sentiment: PaperXtra
Glossy Accents, Kindyglitz

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-moonbeams

digichoosday-16-anything-goes-craft-cardmaking
artydivas-20-anythinggoes
pennyschallenge-469-anythinggoes
creativefingers-184-anythinggoes

Flower Shower

Friends are the flowers of life - never more true than now.



Image: Pixel Scrapper
Lg Diecut: Spellbinders
Small diecut: Spellbinders
Stamp: Kaisercraft
Tag die: unbranded
Banner die:  Unbranded
Corner Punch: Couture Creations
Sentiment: typed on computer
Corner dropout from die
Butterfly: Pixel Scrapper
Pearls, lace




Shared on challenges:
daranddiane-4/showers-and-flowers
creativeknockouts-346-spring-is-on-way
craftycatz-502-anything-goes/ppiecing
allsorts-568-flowers-andor-showers
diesrus-143-spring-flowers

creativecraftcottage-128-cas-or-fully-loaded fully loaded
cinspirations-april-showers-flowers
craftycalendar-april-challenge-add-butterfly
simon-says-flower-power/
lilpatchofcraftyfriends-130-anythinggoes





Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Nurture Nature

Back To Nature is the theme of GeckoGalz daily challenge Day36.

Yes, you guessed, we have bunnies in our garden.  I have a wild-ish woodsy bit that bunnies, pheasants, quail and other birds visit (as well as just wandering around on the lawn) - it must be a food pantry for these critters.

Image: Gecko Galz
PPaper: Pixel Scrapper
Elements: Pixel Scrapper

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day 36 -backtonature
doubleD-april-showers-and-flowers
creativeknockouts-346-spring-is-on-way
timeout-159-garden or library
allsorts-568-flowers-andor-showers

cutiepie-146-theme-bunnies-bears
cinspirations-april-showers-flowers
pennyschallenges-469-anythinggoes
pinkgem-8-anything-goes-craft-card-making

HM Floral Bathtime

House Mouse & Friends #314 MIDWAY REMINDER:  Anything Goes with option of Flowers




Isn't this appropriate during the covid19 crisis with that soap pump?  Mousie and birdie are having fun amongst the flowers while following all the instructions to keep their bubble safe.

Image: House Mouse CD
Additionally coloured with Copics
Hello Die:  Lawn Fawn
Clear heat embossed
Flowers die: Couture Creations
Copics, Rose printed ribbon, pearls, WinkofStella

Shared on challenges:
dreamvalley-223-things-with-wings
modsquadchallenge-April-nancy-birds/
trimmiescraft-552-create-your-ownflower/embellishment
cutecardthursday-630-wings
die-cut-divas-april-animals

craftycatz-502-anything-goes


Chall # 314   -  Anything Goes/Option Flowers    -  Host MIA



We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)

 

And our lovely hostess Mia will be giving away this lovely prize!
Join us here:  housemouse-challenge

Monday, 20 April 2020

Fun v Dignified

Incy Wincy challenge this time is - "Use Your Own Initial To Embellish/Decorate".  Check out the DT inspiration, and join us here:  incywincydesigns








Thanks to My Besties for the image, get it here:
mybesties-Winter Poinsettia 432














I used C: Cat, cobweb, confetti, cord

Image: My Besties - Winter_Poinsettia 432
Coloured with Copics
Die: unbranded
Sentiment:
WinkofStella, silver pen, white pen
cat button

Share on challenges:

colourcrazy-15-anything-goes-colouring
colouringinscrapland-abril-Anythinggoes opt embossing
aaabirthday-12-dots-andor-stripes dots
showusyourcats-challenge-53-cats
polkadoodle-16-anything-goes-craft-card-making

qkrstampede-394


Queen Mum

Theme for the daily challenge #35 at Gecko Galz is To Mom.

I decided on a gift tag.  I was particularly pleased to find the Queen of Hearts and the love ticket and that gorgeous floral paper tag.


Image: Gecko Galz
PPaper tag: Pixel Scrapper
Elements: Pixel Scrapper


Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day- To Mom
creativecraftcottage-128-cas-or-fully-loaded loaded
dreamvalley-223-things-with-wings
cutecardthursday-630-wings

allfunchallenges-6-anythinggoes/easter
abitmoretimetocraftextra-april-anythinggoes

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Friend Surreal

Day 34 of the daily challenge at Gecko Galz theme is Surreal.


I chose this wonderful image and added a few bits.


Image: Gecko Galz
Paper, script: Pixel Scrapper
Butterfly stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Label die: unbranded
Sentiment stamp:
Distress inks, gold pen, gold acrylic paint splatter











Shared on challenges:

geckogalz-challenge-of-day-34 SurrealLife
aaabirthday-12-dots-andor-stripes dots
creativecrafters-27-anythinggoes
artydivasc-19-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraftextra-april-anythinggoes
craftycatz-502-anything-goes
creativefingers-184-anythinggoes



Art Nouveau

Day 33 of the GeckoGalz daily challenge with the theme Art Nouveau.

Image: Gecko Galz
PattPaper: Joanna Sheen
Die: Poppy


Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-33 ArtNouveau

abitmoretimetocraft-114-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraftextra-april-anythinggoes
craftyfriends-133-anything-goes
crafterscastle-april-28-anythinggoes
pennyschallenges-469-anythinggoes


Friday, 17 April 2020

Book Travel

The daily challenge at Gecko Galz theme is travel.  Hmm not much travelling being done at the moment (today we were supposed to be in Sweden!) so armchair travel seemed appropriate, and this gorgeous image is perfect.

Image: Gecko Galz
Papers: Pixel Scrapper
Sentiment: typed on computer
Distress Inks
Glossy Accents

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-TravelTime
timeoutchallenges-159-inspiredbywords
simon-says-knock-on-wood/

letscreate-158-ag-option-through-window
southerngirls-teamLou-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraft-114-anythinggoes
jansdigis-april--anything-goes
morgans-artworld-challenge-4-anythinggoes

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Black and White

Today the daily challenge at Gecko Galz is black and white.

I'm going to send this to our daughter, who is finding it difficult to cope with not going out to work (her own business), having an adult child who left home and then came back for this lockdown, a partner with no work at present and no hobbies,  and they share their little house with another couple as well.  She wants some quiet time to be alone, but there's nowhere to go  …  I'm sure that's a familiar theme.  I thought it might make her laugh … and have a wine of course!

Image: Gecko Galz
Patt.paper: Pixel Scrapper
Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper
Stamp: Kaisercraft
Gems, tulle bow (see close up)

In real life the bow shows up well, but I can't get it to photograph ... this is as good as it gets.


Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-black&white
pennyschallenges-468-anythinggoes
southerngirls-teamLou-april anythinggoes
qkrstampede-394-anythinggoes
creativefingers-184-anythinggoes
allfunchallenges-6-anythinggoes/Easter
crafterscastle-april-28-anythinggoes
abitmoretimetocraft-114-anythinggoes






Cornflowers Birthday

At the Crafters Cafe we are featuring flowers.  See what the design team have done and enter here:
crafterscafechallenge

Thanks to our sponsor Sheepski for this pretty image.  Get it for yourself, here:







Image: Sheepski -
Coloured with Distress inks as watercolours
Papers: Pixel Scrapper
Doily die: Spellbinders
Sentiment die:
Sentiment typed on computer
Wink of Stella


Shared on challenges:
simon-says-knock-on-wood/
doubleD-showers-and-flowers
cccdigicreations-113-add-flower/flowers
aaabirthday-12-dots-andor-stripes stripes
ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-april-

BugsBlossomsButterflies
audsentiments-/249-birthday+Sentiment
colourcrazy-14-anything-goes-colouring
jansdigistamps-april-anything-goes
abitmoretimetocraftenge-114-anythinggoes


Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Flapper

Flappers are the theme at Gecko Galz for the daily challenge.  It was a period of glamour and change after the first world war, and the emergence of movie stars.



Image: Gecko Galz
Patt.paper: Pixel scrapper
Elements: Pixel Scrapper
Distress inks
Stickles Platinum

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day-30 Flappers
lovetoscrap-132-for-girls
craftyhazelnuts-patternedpaper-april

crafterscastle-28-anythinggoes
qkrstampede-393-anythinggoes
creativefingers-183-anythinggoes
craftyfriends-133-anything-goes

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Tea for Two

I have been enjoying Gecko Galz daily challenges using their products. They are having this daily challenge while the lockdown is in place so we have something to do!! Today the theme is … you guessed it, Two for Tea.

I remember when I was a child finding a hidden spot in the garden to have a tea party with a friend.  Luckily we had lots of space, trees and outbuildings, so there we lots of lovely spots to hide away.

I like the old floral paper and the doily which seems to go with this image.   I painted the butterflies with Wink of Stella.
Image: Gecko Galz
Papers Pixel Scrapper
Elements: Pixel Scrapper
Sentiment: Pixel Scrapper

Shared on challenges:
geckogalz-challenge-of-day- Tea for Two
ellibelles-april-bugsblossoms&butterflies
dreamvalley-223-things-with-wings
simon-says-spring-moodboard/
cutecardthursday-629-ribbons

cutiepie-146-theme-bunnies-bears-B butterflies
cinspirations-aprilchallenge-april-showers-flowers
craftygalscorner-206-easterspring
craftycalendar-april--add-butterfly

HM Relaxing Flower

House Mouse & Friends #314  Anything Goes with option of Flowers



Image: House mouse
Coloured with copics
EF: Craft Concepts
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Flowers: Martha Stewart
WinkofStella

Shared on challenges:

cinspirations-april-showers-flowers
dare2bartzy-april-pastel
creativemoments-188-agoes/somethingtolookforwardto
colouringinscraplando-april-ag/embossing
colourcrazy-14-anything-goes-colouring

cccdigicreations-113-add-flower/flowers
morgansartworld-4-anythinggoes
qkrstampede-393-anythinggoes






House Mouse and Friends  # 314  ANYTHING GOES / FLOWERS
hosted by our Talented Teamie MIA
who will be giving away this awesome prize:
We are thrilled to be welcoming back our AWESOME sponsor,
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)


 




Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we have suspended the sponsorship prize from Simon Says Stamp but would like to thank them for their support and we all hope that this crisis is over soon.

Join in the challenge here:  housemouse-challenge