Thursday, 20 April 2017

BERRY71BLEU DESIGN TEAM REVEAL APRIL MOOD BOARD - EXPLORE - 20th April


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and the
Everything Old is New Again.
For this challenge I have taken a Journal cover to glam up.
HERE IS HOW
 Step 1
Take a plain journal chipboard cover and some strips of canvas
 Step 2
Cover chipboard journal with Gesso


 Step 3
Add the torn up scraps of canvas
Step 4
Cover this with Gesso


STEP 5
Take a stencil and texture paste and cover the entire front

Step 6
Your journal cover should look like this

Step 7
Add lots of embellishments to the wet cover

Step 8
Cover these with Gesso
  Step 9
Allow to dry then spritz with various colour sprays, I used brown, gold, aqua and blue

(I removed the flower as I wanted to fit the keyhole in). 
PRODUCTS USED 
Chipboard word EXPLORE - CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS
Chipboard Journal - Poundland
Various other chipboard and burlap flowers from my stash
Brown brads
Door knob from my husbands garage bits
Various spritzers.
CLOSE UPS



AND NOW FOR THE PRIZES

Our Sponsor this month is:


Established in 2000, 7gypsies has enjoyed being a part of the craft and scrapbooking industries. 7gyspies has taken a few journeys along the way, with the caravan’s final destination with Canvas Corp. 

a bit of the 7gypsies story…
A young architect who wanted to be a painter met an Australian school teacher with a penchant for collecting things. They married and traveled the world together, having 7 kids on 3 different continents. As age mellowed them, they settled in the southwestern US and began designing for the scrapbooking industry, drawing upon a lifetime of traveling and experiences. 
  
The Canvas Corp family welcomes this amazing brand, with a penchant for preserving the original inspiration behind the brand.  This catalog brings together vintage and brand new 7gypsies products.

the gypsies today… 
With a focus on preserving the inspiration for the brands and the product line, the 7gypsies development team has designed a number of vintage inspired collections that have a look of the past but are relevant to the creative market today. We have converted a considerable amount of products to production in the USA, while continuing to source world-wide to find the most exciting products, designs and technologies.  We are excited to release our most exciting collection Architextures™ which is going to take the 7gypsies brand in many wonderful new directions. 


7gypsies give the winner of the challenge one of their "Junk Packs" - a collection of vintage papers, handmade papers, fabric, tags and more with a writing and lettering theme. No two are alike. AND  as an there is a chance to win a additional prize - if you both submit an entry for the Berry71Bleu Challenge & the current Canvas Corp Brands Challenge you are eligable to win a second prize. You will find a link to the Canvas Corp Brands April Challenge under our Challenge board in the right sidebar. 


You have until April 30 to link up you project by using the linky tool in the right sidebar! Link up your project for the Canvas Corp Brands Challenge in their blog.
MANY THANKS FOR VISITING TODAY
BYE FOR NOW
XXX

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

GECKO GALZ DESIGN TEAM EASTER CARD 12th April

Hello lovely crafters and welcome to my blog and my latest card for
Today, as Easter is almost upon us,  I have an Easter Card for you. 

GECKO GALZ PRODUCTS USED
Easter Wishes Digital Collage Set
Moments In Time Mini Paper Pack
Butterfly Wings Digital Collage Set
FROM MY STASH
Pearl card, fancy square die, foam flowers, stamens, foam, aqua blue cardstock, 6x6 card blank, pearl string, brown chalk ink, foam pads.
HERES HOW
Cut a sheet of pretty paper to 6x6 inches and distress the edges using scissors or a distress tool, adhere to card front
Cut down  aqua cardstock to 5.5x5.5 inches, distress and adhere
Cut another peice of pretty paper to 5.25 x 5.25 inches, distress edges, adhere
Die cut a fancy frame, 
Cut out the Easter greeting picture, distress edges, adhere to blue cardstock
Matt onto another sheet of pretty paper, adhere with foam pads
Add the fancy frame in the back 
Cut out two aqua butterflies, add pearls, adhere
Make some flowers, add stamens and adhere.


FREE STAMP

Many thanks for visiting today, I do hope you followed along.
I would love it if you became a follower of my blog, just click on the followers link in the left hand side bar. And dont forget to look out for all the FREE STAMPS we have at Gecko Galz.
Bye For Now.
xxx

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE APRIL EDITION OF CREATIVE INSPIRATION MAGAZINE


Creative Inspiration
Yay I have been published with all these layouts!!!!
 HOME
I hope you had a look at the magazine, there is so much inspiration there. If you click on the names under each layout you will find the instructions on how I made each one.
Do come back again soon.
Bye for now.
xxx

Monday, 3 April 2017

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT AND A THANK YOU CARD

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Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. 
I have an exciting announcement to make along with a 
Fabscraps thank you card.
I have made the fabulous FABSCRAPS DESIGN TEAM.
I am so honoured and delighted and cannot wait to get started.
Their products are second to none, and are great quality and design. I know you will love working with them as much as I do. 
So to say Thank You I have made a Fabscraps card.


For this card I used the
JUNGLE MIST COLLECTION PAPER RANGE - C78
The Jungle Mist Journal Pack, Jungle Mist Pictures and a chipboard Dragonfly.
I Also used
Embossing powder
Pearl card stock in white
Green card stock
Handmade flowers
Stamens
Peach and Green foam to make the flowers
Flower dies.
INSTRUCTIONS
Cover a 6x6 inch card blank with one of the pretty papers
Cut a pretty paper to 5x5 inches, matt onto green card, adhere
Cut out the 'thank you'  title, matt onto green card stock, adhere
Add the frame in two parts
Die cut a pretty square frame, add a green matt, add the flamingoes
Make some pretty flowers and adhere 
Add one of the leafy branches
Adhere the dragonfly
Finish off with some foam leaves.
I hope you like my card. I would love it if you became a follower of my blog and visit again soon.
Bye for now.
xxx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

GECKO GALZ DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - 1st April - March Alice's Tea Party Challenge - WITH FREE STAMP

Morning lovely Gecko Galz. Today I have two cards for you, for our March Alice's Tea Party Challenge, AND A FREE STAMP. 

For these cards I used the 

Mad Tea Party Mini Paper Pack

AND THE
Time Flies Digital Collage Set
I ALSO USED THE
Charming Words collage set

FREE STAMP

I hope you join in the fun.
Many thanks for visiting today.
Bye for now.
xxx

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

CARDS AND MORE CHALLENGE No.10 Anything Goes with Sentiments - With Love

 Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest card for CARDS UND MORE Challenge No. 10 
Anything Goes with Sentiments with a surprise package from
Dutch Doobadoo.




HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD
Cover a 6x6 inch card blank with one of the papers, ink edges
Cut a 4x4 inch square from pretty paper, ink edges, matt, ink edges
Cut the soft board frame to fit the square paper
Adhere these to center of page
Die cut a fancy frame, adhere to center
Die cut a rectangle, ink edges and add a vintage photo, adhere
Die cut a mini envelope
Die cut a mini rectangle
Stamp the rectangle with a sentiment
Adhere both to corner of card using foam pads
Decorate with assorted flowers.
xxx

PRODUCTS USED

SENTIMENT STAMPS

Penny Black - Clearstream Forever & Always Sentiments

VINTAGE IMAGE


PAPER PADS
Studio Light PAPER PAD - 15 x 15 cm - PP SL 02


DUTCH DOOBADOO SOFT FRAME BOARD
Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Softboard Art - Frame

FOAM PADS

3D Foam, 1.9 mm thick - 5x5mm adhesive pads


CARDS AND ENVELOPES
Joy!  Crafts - Kraft Paper - 10 cards & 10 envelopes 16x16 | 17x17cm

PAPER ROSES
Papierröschen ø 15 mm - PFIRSICH - CREME

INKS
Ranger Mini Distress Ink - Barn Door
FANCY FRAME DIES
Creative Expressions - Stamps To The For - Snowflake Scrolls

 RECTANGLE DIES

My Favorite Things The-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT-506)

CUTIES MINI ENVELOPE DIE

CUT-IES - Little Presents - Mini Envelope - Stanze

Items from my stash - Green leaf.
XXX
DON'T FORGET THERE IS A FAB SURPISE PRIZE FROM DUTCH DOOBADOO


 Many thanks for visiting today I do hope you pop back soon.
BYE FOR NOW

xxx