Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop

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Good morning and welcome everyone to the fifth destination on the Gecko Galz 5th Annual Blog Hop.  There are  14 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz exclusive blog hop collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have a different FREE Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to grab. You can also collect all the “secret” words, one from each blog on the hop, send in the phrase that they make and you will be entered into the draw to win a wonderful treat!  Keep reading to find the details of how to do that, as well as my secret word.If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning, at the Gecko Galz blog, so you don’t miss anything! 

We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:

  • First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
  • Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
  • Third prize is a $25 shopping spree!
  • And our Grand Prize is ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, a new paper pack each quarter and a kit club pack each quarter!

This is a $150 value! Plus you get a prize pack from some of our favorite sponsors worth $150!

So, sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

My FREE collage sheet is “ENFANTS,” check out the samples I created using these adorable images and don’t forget to grab the sheet for yourself.

Lisette blog hop 2015

Here are a few projects I made using some of the images. If I haven’t provided enough detail please do ask 🙂

Christmas Ornament

One of the challenges Leanne set was to create a Christmas themed project. I created a little hanging ornament. I hope you can see that it is a little snowglobe!


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Plastic shaker bubble, red tinsel pipe-cleaner/chenille stem, white glitter, red crayon (I coloured the hat and the flowers), faux snow, red gingham ribbon, velvet holly leaves, red rosebuds, wire, red bead

Lacy Pink Card




Pink satin ribbon, lace, pink paper roses, Spun Sugar distress ink (swooshed on around the edges)

Artist’s Trading Block



Selection of patterned papers (Wild Roses paper pack), paper roses, laces, gesso (smeared on and partly removed with wet wipe), Walnut Stain and Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Wooden Block


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Wild roses paper, clear crystal glitter glue, lace, chipboard heart (inked and glittered), aqua seam binding, platinum ric-rac, Walnut Stain distress ink

Flower Girl Card



Papers from Words & Music and Flower Power paper packs, brass corner, lace scrap, assorted paper blossoms, pearls

Wooden ATC




Gesso (brushed on and partially wiped off with wet wipe), wooden butterflies (painted with Blue Lagoon distress paint), paper rosebuds, blue gem, Chit Chat stickers

Dimensional ATC

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Paper from Wild Roses Paper pack, butterfly image, organza rose trim, pink ribbon

Before you buzz off, here’s all you need to know about how to win one of those amazing prizes:

First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog 🙂 **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 14 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 2nd we will draw the 4 winners at random and contact them by email. The winning names will be posted on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win, make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 29 of October and the 1st of November and your name will be entered into the draw again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win).

Your Secret Word from me is:


Now that you have it, please visit the next blog on the list below 


Terry Burnette


Michele Storms


Amanda Phillips


Gerri Herbst


Joan Liddle


Vicki Romain


Nancy Smith


Heather Hudson


Leanne Seed


Thank you for  buzzing by and for joining the hop and enjoy your free collage sheet and my samples.


Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop — 75 Comments

    • Thank you Barbara. Always difficult with the time difference, especially with clocks moving back 🙂 Decided I’d be early rather than late!!!Can’t wait for the fun to get underway.

  1. stopped by and visited last night (it was after midnight or close, so I guess it was today) then decided to wait for day light. love that your early. really like the fan card. all samples are so pretty. thanks for collage and for sharing your talent with us.

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comments Christi. With the time difference and clock changes I decided to play safe and post early! Thanks for hopping with the Galz 🙂

  2. Lisette your DT samples are stunning. I love them all! Thank you Gecko Galz for sharing this beautiful collage sheet and for another wonderful Blog Hop!

  3. Thank you so much for all the wonderful designs you have shared with us. A great variety of uses for the collage sheet images. And I love this one. I’m missing my discontinued ATC swaps. I love making them and the tags. Has been a fun hop. Have a great weekend.

    • Thank you for your kind comments Sylvia. ATCs are such fun aren’t they. Hope you find another swap soon. Enjoy the collage sheet and thanks for hopping with the Galz 🙂

  4. There are just so many wonderful things to look at today. Really loved that Christmas ornament the best. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  5. I am inspired to use my snowglobe stamp to make a shaker card with the little girl image you made into a hanging ornament so I can post it more easily. All the images are lovely and versatile. Thank you.

  6. My Goodness! I love what you did with the images on that collage sheet. That sheet would not be my usual “cup of tea”, but the projects that you created with it are just wonderful. You have inspired me to take a second look, and make something outside my typical style. I love it when that happens! Thank you.

    • That’s brilliant Holly. I think it was the same for me too 🙂 Thank you for you lovely comments and thanks for hopping along with the Galz 🙂

    • Thank you for your lovely comments Kelly and Happy Halloween to you too 🙂 Enjoy the collage sheet and thanks for hopping along with the Galz.

    • Thank you for your lovely comments Lisca. Hope you enjoy the collage sheet and good luck in the draw. Thanks for hopping along with the Galz.

  7. MrsBeez, I feel like I rediscovered an old friend. A couple of years ago, I followed your blog. Your work still amazes me.

    • Thank you for you lovely comments and so glad you like my projects. Enjoy the collage sheet and good look in the draw. Thanks for hopping along with the Galz.

  8. Where do you find the time Mrs Beez, all of these amazing projects and you still find time to chat to all of your lovely visitors.

    Have a great weekend.

    Dionne xx

  9. Lisette, your recipes and makes are just fabulous! Why , most projects on your blog are as well! teehee Thank you for the inspiration! xo

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