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Sunday, December 28, 2014

COME VOTE AND WIN WITH GECKO GALZ

Gecko Galz  Spectacular Gift Giveaway is now drawing to end and there are two ways for you to entered in the last drawing for the Super Grand Prize. First you can make a purchase at the Gecko Galz ETSY shop,  or you can hop over to the Gecko Galz blog site and vote for your favorite tag from the Gecko Galz 24 tags of Christmas (just cast your vote by sending an email to us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com ). Then On January 2nd Gecko Galz will announce the last 2 winners for this year and their grand prize! I hope you will come over and help them pick a winner of the 24 tags...also when you cast your vote you get an exclusive digital stamp! Also there are 3 more days left for their BUY ONE GET ONE SALE at their Etsy shop!
I hope you all have a fantastic New Years and I look forward to sharing more amazing images and designs with you in 2015!
Happy Crafting
Leanne


BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY CARD
using Gecko Galz Very Victorian art collage sheet


VIOLETS FOR YOU CARD
using Gecko Galz Very Victorian Art Collage Sheet


Sunday, December 21, 2014

I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I want to wish all my friends and followers a very happy and blessed Christmas  and a magical New Year. Thank you for following my blog I have had alot of fun this year sharing my favorite images and hosting challenges. I hope all of you will enjoy the season and share kindness and love with those who need it, be thankful for all the blessings in your lives and hug those near and dear to you every day.
I look forward to seeing you all next year where I will be sharing more amazing designs and hosting more fun challenges.
Bright Blessings to one and all
Leanne Seed



Sunday, December 14, 2014

MAGICAL SNOW TAG

This is my second tag I did for the Gecko Galz 24 tags of Christmas and I tried a new and fun technique I hope you might try your hand at.



PRODUCTS USED

Gecko Galz From Russia With Love Collage Sheet
Large Shipping Tag
Printed Tissue Paper by Recollections
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sapphire Blue and Gold
Ranger Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Stampabilities "Joy" Stamp
UTEE by B& J Art Stamps in Chunky Gold
Glossy accents
Smooch inks in Molasses, Pool, Pearl and Gold
Card stock in teal
Ribbon
beaded trim
and flower


HOW TO MAKE TAG

Take your tag and using ink blending tool cover top with your ranger inks. next cut a piece of tissue that measures 1" larger all the way around and crumple then start adhering it to the top of the tag using liquid adhesive (you want some of the part sticking up). Next take your Glimmer mist and spray onto tissue paper lightly, if you get a large spot wipe with paper towel. Let this dry for 30 minutes. While it drys cut out your image from the collage sheet (I enlarged to 5x3.5) and back with teal card stock. Next along the outer edge add glossy accents then sprinkle with UTEE and heat to create a vintage metal look to outer edge. Stamp with your Joy Stamp using your black ink and let dry. Now take your piece of beaded trim and using double sided tape adhere to the back bottom edge of tag. Then adhere image to center of tag at an angle and paint image in spots with your Smooch inks (this will create an inlay look so it resembles a Russian box). Pull ribbon through hole and place flower over hole.


Have a happy scrappy day
Leanne

Friday, December 12, 2014

DECEMBER FREEBY FRIDAY......

This month I thought it would be nice to share some Beautiful winter images with you I hope you have fun creating with them! 







I hope these inspire everyone to create something magical this month
happy crafting
Leanne

Friday, December 5, 2014

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUSE TAG

So this month Gecko Galz is having their 24 tags of Christmas and I was so inspired I created two tags, this is the first one. I combined Gecko Galz products and 7 gypsies products to create this tag/gift card holder all in one!


SUPPLIES TO MAKE TAGS

Gecko Galz Altered Christmas Collage Sheet
Papers by 7 Gypsies
Santa Image from Fripperies and Butterflies Santa Set
(see last weeks blog entry to get this set)
Large Shipping Tag
Viva Pearl Pen
Stickles in Ice
Green Ink
Brown Ink
Decorative ribbon
mini wreath
Red line Tape
Pop Dots
Glossy Accents



HOW TO MAKE TAGS
Start by inking entire tag with your blending tool using your green in.  Next layer on piece from 7 gypsies paper and use back side to cut numbers to make top band. Then cut out your bingo card from the Gecko Galz collage sheet and adhere red line tape to the side and bottom on back side remove and create a pocket. fussy cut Santa and then place on right side of bingo pocket using pop dots. Next glue on mini wreath and let dry for 45 minutes. Next add your ribbon and finish with pearls using pearl pen.

Hope this will inspire everyone to go out and create their own amazing christmas tags!
Have a happy scrappy day
Leanne


Monday, December 1, 2014

WELCOME TO DECEMBER......OUR LAST CHALLENGE OF THE YEAR!

It is hard to believe that this year is almost over, seems like we were ringing in the new year just yesterday. So for this months challenge I thought it might be fun to make it a Christmas challenge so Gecko Galz came up with this amazing little Santa sheet for you all to work with just take the sheet and use one or more of the images in a project then head over to the Gecko Galz Facebook Page and share your picture of the design with everyone there. Then on December 29th we will choose a winner and announce the winner right here on January 1st! So what do you get if you win? A lovely prize pack including a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and a IRALAMIJA SHOP digital gift pack. So Good Luck to everyone and have loads of fun!


For a large size of the sheet just email me at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com


Now for our amazing winner of the BLOG HOP IMAGE/CANVAS CORP CHALLENGE, thanks to everyone who took part there were lovley designs. Our Winner is;


She won a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree and  a gift pack of Canvas Corp Products which includes 7gypsies and Tattered Angels products!
Congrats on your amazing design!!
Happy Crafting Everyone!
Leanne Seed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TEMPLATE TUESDAY........ Paper Lanterns

This months Template Tuesday is a little Lantern I found on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/361343570076433406/
...I thought it was charming and will make a wonderful decoration to deck your halls with.






So have fun and create your own lovely Lanterns
Happy Crafting
Leanne
 

Monday, November 10, 2014

HAVE YOUR SELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS BOOK

So my Make it Monday sample this month is a fun little 6"x6" mini album which features an array of Digital stamps from the Gecko Galz 'Figgy Pudding' stamp disk. Also I combined them with amazing Christmas papers from Paper Studio and ribbon from May Arts as well as some odds and ends found around the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby. Okay so here is one of my most favorite things to do...go into a craft store and pick a section and make myself find something in that section that will inspire a project.....this time it was the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby where I found the charming rusted snow flake mini ornaments I used as my charms and also some mini swags for trim! and from these two items sprung the idea to do a mini book!


so I started with a 6x6 bare naked book by Bo Bunny and covered each page with festive holiday papers. by paper studio. Next I purchased a shaped wooden piece (but you can use chipboard too) and covered it with some great Graphics 45 holiday paper and distressed with pearl metallic paint added a paper doilie the punched the reindeer stamp using my Marvy circle punch in 3" and inked with red, green, and brown distress inks by Ranger. I layered them all onto the front cover and finished with a red bow.



The inside cover I used the angel Noel stamp to create a pocket and inked with the same inks as I used on the 1st stamp. With a piece of cream card stock and greet card stock I made a removable photo mat. On the next page I created a pocket pack with a 12x12 piece of red card stock and added a cream card stock photo mat to front along with a rectangle of green and red pop doted up for journaling as well as lace and a snowflake button with twine tied through the holes. Inside the pocket I placed a shipping tag for more pictures and tied a piece of Martha Stewart red tensile yarn through the hole.
 


for the next two pages it is the flip side of the first pocket page and another pocket page created using the same red card stock. I used a piece of my red ribbon down each outer edge of the pages and places a doilie in the upper center section of each page then using my reindeer stamp and holiday lady stamp created a pocket after inking them. I cut out a rectangle of Green and created a tag to slip into each pocket for hidden sentiments and as my pull tabs I used a piece of left over ribbon and a small snowflake embellishment. also in the second pocket page I added another shipping tag.
 


For these two pages it is the opposite side of the second pocket page and the front of the third pocket page. I took my decorative paper piece and tore in half then inked the edges with green and layered them on the outside edge of each page. Next I cut two green photo mats and using the banner stamps added text to the page. and like before I placed another shipping tag inside the pocket of the third packet page.
 


For the Next two pages I used the back side of the third pocket page and the front of the forth pocket page and taking my decorative paper followed along the design to create page toppers. Using green card stock I created a photo mat for each page and made a belly band using the small trim I found in the Christmas section. when you put this on make sure you only connect it on the non photo mat areas so your picture can slip onto the mat.
 


For these two pages I used the backside of the 4th pocket page and layered on trim at the bottom made from graphics 45 paper then the Santa stamp which I colored  with copic markers. Next I layered on my paper doilie and two photo mats in red and green. Then using bakers twine and a mini banner punch I created the banner he is holding which reads Believe.
On the inside back cover I did the same thing I did on the front inside cover creating a pocket with a removable photo mat.



For my Back cover I used another stamp and inked it again using the green, red and brown then mated it in green card stock with a piece of red behind that. I punched my holes using my crop-a-dile and added binder rings by 7 gypsies and tied on red bows and my rustic snow flake charm.

This is a great little gift to give to loved ones filled with pictures from Christmas Past!
So go out....challenge yourself and see what fun things can happen at the craft shop!
Happy crafting
Leanne

Friday, November 7, 2014

NOVEMBER FREEBY FRIDAY.......have a merry little christmas!

So for this month I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite little Christmas images with all my friends and followers. I love crafting this time of year with all the beautiful vintage images I love creating amazing cards to share with my friends and family. I hope you will have fun with all these images and create your own wonderful cards and tags!
Happy crafting
Leanne







Monday, November 3, 2014

WELCOME TO NOVEMBER......new contest, new winner and a whole lotta fun!

Hi everyone!

I want to welcome you to November and a New challenge for the month. So this month I decided to do an anything goes challenge and ask everyone to use one of the collage sheets they got on the Gecko Galz blog hop......didn't make it to the hop? Worry not you can still get all the sheets at GECKO GALZ DESIGNS just chose one from the left side of the home page and have fun.......but wait there is another twist! In celebration of me making it onto the CANVAS CORP design Team I am also asking that you use a product for either Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels or 7 Gypsies in your design. And what does the winner get for this contest? Well you get a HUGE gift pack which features Collage sheets for a year from Gecko Galz, and a prize pack of items by Canvas Corp, 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels!!!!! This is our biggest prize to date.
Just complete your projects and load them to the GECKO GALZ FACEBOOK PAGE by November 29th and on December 1st we will reveal the winner of this challenge right here on my Blog Site!


QUOTEING POE CHALLENGE WINNER

you made this very very hard on our judges you all did a fantastic job on your projects, but there can be only one winner and that was 


Amanda Hamilton

Congrats Amanda you won the prize pack of a $25 GECKO GALZ shopping spree and a gift pack from ART CULT just email me at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com to claim your prize pack.
Thank you for everyone who took part and I hope you all will take part in this months challenge!
Happy crafting
Leanne

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GECKO GALZ BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the last destination of
Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop
If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 21 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage images, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, The one here is
"LIFE ALTERING".
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz. This enters you in the contest. On November 3rd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the Gecko Galz site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 


 

Your Secret Word is;
MORE COLORFUL
Now that you have them all just email your phrase to geckogalz2014@gmail.com
and you will be entered in their drawing!
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Life Altering”
 as well as the samples I have made using the images!

(Just click on the picture for link to full size sheet)





WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS AMAZING SHEET






Altered Altoid Box Wish Box
by Leanne Seed
for this box I reporpoused an empty Altoid Tin and coverd it with stunning paper studio paper then layerd on my image from the collage sheet after inking the edges with brown ink. then I use my white paint to distress the lid edges and along the sides I layer on decorative trim then added two small pink paper roses. On the inside I layered in pieces of my butterfly paper (by Paper Studio) and a little sentiment card that reads "Make a wish  Do you have it? No believe in it with all your heart" using a piece of Jodi Lee papers. Last I put in a mini sticky pad to write wishes on.





Altered Altoid Tin Wish Box #2
by Leanne Seed
For this box I used blue paper by Bo Bummy and another of the images from the Life altering sheet as well as the butterfly from the Gecko Galz "Butterfly Wings" collage sheet. along the tops edge I used Glossy accents and sprinkled with gold UTEE and heated, it makes an amazing antique looking metal edge. also I used the Viva pearl pen around the fairy picture edge.





Birthday Girl Greeting Card
by Leanne Seed
For this fun little card I used Graphics 45 paper for the card top then layered on a mat of Bo Bunny pink polk-a-dot paper and next the image from the life altering collage sheet sized to 5x7. I inked all the edges using distressed ink in pink. I made corner decorations using fabric flowers and vintage pink pearl buttons. For the envelope I used Mark Richards bling edging and one of the pink silk flowers.





IMAGINE CARD
by Leanne Seed
For this elegant card I used the paper company paper and recolections paper as well as dresden cormers and ribbon from my stash and sequined accents I got at Hobby Lobby.



If You missed checking out one of the blogs or want to go through them again here is the rotation

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CANVAS CORP DESIGN TEAM.....I made it!

Big news to all my followers and friends, I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of Canvas Corps new design Team Members for 2015!
I will be a Crew Member on the VINTAGE CRAFTS team and I look forward to share all my fun designs with you all so keep an eye out for all the designs and products from this amazing company!
Have a Happy Crafty Day
Leanne Seed


Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist


Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist


Using 7 Gypsies Mini Printer Tray


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Friday, October 17, 2014

SKELETONS IN MY CLOSET.....card Number 5

For my final card I used another of my favorite stamps by Gecko Galz from their SPELLBOUND stamp set and thought it would be fun to team up the image with their new Coven paper pack and some wonderful washi tape I got at a retreat I went to. I covered my card base with the paper from the coven sent then layered on some cheese cloth I got at the 99 cent store (notice I love shopping there) I bunched it in spots to create amazing folds and then tacked it down with fabric glue. Next I printed out the stamp image onto cream card stock and then inked using Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage photo and Spiced Marmalade. I used the washi tape to tack it to the top of the card, Next I added a fabric flower by Spare parts and three vintage buttons down the left side leaving me with a Skeleton card you would defiantly let out of the closet.
If you feel bold you can try your hand at dying the cheese cloth to match the colors in your card or use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for a shimmery effect.
Happy Haunting
Leanne Seed


Thursday, October 16, 2014

ZOMBIES AMONG US.....Card Number 4

So with the fascination with Zombies in full force I could not pass up the opportunity to do my own version of a zombie card. So for this little spooky card I started with my cream color base and layered on some amazing papers from my stash as well as a strip of brown card stock that I tore the edges and inked with gold radiant rain inks by Luminarts then I cut out the image of the victorian girl from Gecko Galz Vintage Portraits and adhered to the left side of the card. I stamped my Halloween sentiment by Studio 112 on cream cardstock and inked the edges to give a vintage feel. Next using my cream pearl pen by Viva I added pearls around the portrait. Now for something fun I took cheese cloth I got at the 99 cents store (In the kitchen area) and created a fun ribbon I tied around the left side!
To finish I took my pebbles chalks and darkened her eyes!
Happy Haunting
Leanne




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIA DE MUERTOS! ....fun with Skullies Card Number 3

Today I thought it might be fun to go south of the boarder and celebrate Día de Muertos...or known here as Day of the Dead. For this card I started with a cream color card base and layered on black card stock then I used a piece of 7 gypsies paper from their Gypsy Pack to form the base of the Polaroid mat at the top I stamped my BOO! sentiment stamp by Studio 112 three times. I inked a paper cupcake Dolley and attached to back of the Polaroid base. Then I cut out my skullie image from Gecko Galz DAY OF THE DEAD collage set and created the Polaroid.
Next I ran a piece of black lace at the bottom of the image then on top ran a strip of May Arts Ribbon. I tied a bow using the same ribbon and placed it in the center and dangled a skeleton cameo I found at the 99 cent store (in the jewelery section).
To finish I added 6 bling to the doillie.
Ole now you are set to celebrate!
For another fun idea create the Polaroid card and instead of the skullie image add a picture of a party goer in their costume and hand out as party favors at the end of the night!
Happy Haunting!
Leanne



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEVER MORE.......Ode to Poe Card Number 2

So Today I thought I would do an ode to one of my favorite writers Edgar Allen Poe with this Hauntingly beautiful card. As always I love giving my cards a little spin with a vintage flair so what better way to do that than with Some products from 7 Gypsies. I started with a cream card base and layered on Paper Studios Newsprint Bats paper then added three different papers from the 7 gypsies Gypsy Pack. Next I used a digital stamp from Gecko Galz Midnight Hour stamp set and inked it with vintage photo and spiced marmalade and on the edges black soot. I took a piece of burlap from the Gypsy pack and stamped with my sentiment stamp from Studio 112 and added 2 buttons I found in my stash. To Finish I added a piece of ribbon from May Arts.
Also you can make this in a larger format and do an incredible wall hanging!
Happy Haunting
Leanne




Monday, October 13, 2014

ARE YOU A GOOD WITCH OR A BAD WITCH......Halloween Card Number 1

So this week I thought it would be fun to do a new card each day that celebrates one of my favorite holidays...that being HALLOWEEN! Muhahahaha! 
So the first card I am sharing with all of you is an omage to one of my favorite movies...the wizard of oz and I am using a stamp that I just adore from Gecko Galz Digital Stamp Set MIDNIGHT HOUR. So I printed the stamp on white card after sizing it to 4" x 4" then inked it with Peeled Paint by Distress inks using my blending tool. Along the outer edges I used vintage photo to give that vintage feel to it. Nect on my cream card base I layered 2 papers from Paper Studio Textured Lime Green and Polka Newsprint in Lime Green. Next I added a Strip of Black Damask vellum by Paper studio and a strip of Lime green 7/8" ribbon by the ribbon Boutique. I placed the image on the left side of the card top and on the right added a small withches broom I got at the local craft shop. and there you have a bewitching card ready to send!
You can also make them smaller for place cards 
Happy Haunting
Leanne




Saturday, October 11, 2014

HALLOWEEN MAGIC MINI SCRAPBOOK

To kick off my week of Halloween Magic I thought it would be fun to share with you a little book I did last year as a class at CKC. As everyone Knows next to Christmas Halloween is one of my all time favorite holidays so I always love cominng up with amazing little projects.
Now I have to admit something right off I was inspired by a book my friend Jan Stevens did with the little Gypsy images from Gecko Galz where she put a mirror with the book to make it interactive if you hold the mirror up to the secret messages you can read what it says...this is great fun for the kids.
Also the flower on the cover was inspired by Mellissa Francis who I met at CKC in Houston last year she was showing how to make these amazing flowers using her trims (any frilly trim will work). Now the crepe paper trim on the cover that is all my idea taking something you can find at the dollar store and just by pleating it make something stunning for all to look at. All the Collage images are from Gecko Galz and the papers are by Paper studio. Hope you have fun looking at it!
Happy Haunting
Leanne Seed