Marching on with the Galz

Is it me or did March just whizz by? Whilst February seemed to drag its heels, March seems to have been and gone in a flash. As we approach the month’s end it’s my turn to feature my DT projects over on the Gecko Galz blog. Now it’s well worth your while buzzing over and taking a look at all the fabulous projects my teamies have been creating and at the same time you can grab a whole bunch of free digital stamp images that Leanne is sharing.

You can pick up my free image at the end of this post and see what I created with it. I have to say that Leanne has chosen well for me this month! I hope you enjoy my March creations, you can find out all the details by clicking on the photo’ and the link will take you to the original post. There are also a couple of new projects and, as previously mentioned, the free digital stamp.

Shabby Chic Egg Crate


Easter Rabbits Cards



Vintage Easter Bunny Card


The Cutest Bunny with scraps card


Chicks Tag


Easter Egg Ornament


My Easter egg ornament was the quickest thing to make thanks to the beautiful vintage image from the Holiday Icons digital kit. I used Mod Podge to apply it over a wooden egg decoration then sanded down the edge before applying a little Walnut Stain distress ink followed by a coat of Mod Podge glossy to seal.


A coordinating bow picks out the colour of the flowers, which are highlighted with a smidge of glitter.

Finally, I made a little trinket box using the free digital stamp that you can grab for your collection. You can imagine how thrilled I was to receive this particular one!


I covered the box with some honeycomb paper that was another Gecko Galz freebie a few years ago. You can pick up some lovely free papers over on their Pinterest board. I removed the background from the digital image and layered it on to the paper before printing. I inked the covered box with Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Wild Honey distress inks.


I coloured the image with Polychromos then added some organza rose trim to the lid. Please help yourself to this beauty!


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My little chickadees

Good Morning! It looks like Good Friday is going to be a sunny one, although probably not warm, so I’m hoping to take advantage by getting out and about to walk off my Hot Cross buns 🙂 Before I go, I thought I’d share this sunny Easter tag with you. Don’t forget there’s still time to link up your Easter projects with our current challenge over at Crafty Boots.


This is another of my Gecko Galz DT projects. The image is from the Holiday Icons kit and I’ve teamed it up with papers from the Kitchen Sink and Easter Parade sets.


I’ve added lace and coordinating pearls and topped it all off with some cheery gingham ribbon.




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Bunny egg love

I thought  that today I’d share with you the Easter card that I have made for Mr Beez. He’s not one for buzzing over here, so hopefully it will remain a secret until Sunday!


This was super quick and easy to make thanks to having some egg nesting dies. I’ve used paper from the Gecko Galz Kitchen Sink Pack and some brown cardstock.


The bunnies are also die cuts whilst the hearts are punched.


The words were printed from my computer using my current favourite font – Moonflower Bold.

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Floral bunny

I have another Easter card to share today, this is one of my Gecko Galz DT projects and it features a little character that you may just recognise:


I used this little bunny a lot last Easter so was very pleased to see it was part of the new Spring Gems digital stamp set. I added the Happy Easter before printing it out and then stamped down one side using Cotton Candy Dsitress Ink.


I used scraps of fabric, a scrap of lace and a button threaded with twine to embellish, not forgetting to add a mini sweetheart blossom over the tail.



I’m also sharing this over at Crafty Boots Challenges where we have reached the halfway point of our Easter themed challenge and at Double D Challenges for their Easter challenge. Hope you can join in and share your Easter projects too.


If you’d like to see the details of the other project I’m sharing over at Crafty Boots, you can take a look by clicking on the photo’. Hope you can join in and share your Easter projects too.


And if you’d like to see my previous projects featuring today’s bunny you can find them here:


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Easter neutrals

As much as Monday’s make me groan, this one doesn’t seem quite so bad with the knowledge that there is an extra long weekend to look forward to. As Easter sneaks up on us, we have reached the halfway point of our Easter themed challenge over at Crafty Boots. Buzz over and take a look at the new inspiration this week from the DT and our guest designers.

I’m sharing a new variation of a card that I shared last week:


Here’s the previous incarnation, click on the pic to see the original post:


For the neutral version I simply printed the same image and text out onto some kraft card and then layered it all up with white and more kfraft.


I wrapped white seam binding around one edge before adding it to the base card and then topped it all off with a bow. I had a long debate with myself about adding flowers and as you can see, in the end I decided not to. Probably a good choice as I made a batch of these to post to friends so now I should be able to pay regular postage!

If you’d like to see the bunny tag that is on the Crafty Boots Challenge Blog, click on the photograph below 🙂


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Lucked out

Good morning. I’m not sure where Saturday went but Sunday looks like it might be a good one. Although it’s still cold, there is the prospect of the sun coming out to play so Mr Beez and I are going to venture a little further for our daily walk.

Over at the  Stampotique Designer’s Challenge Blog. Jackie has asked to see the “luck of the Irish” in our St Patrick’s Day themed projects for Challenge #236. I’ve chosen to make a postcard:


Now I’ll be honest and tell you that this is went through many modifications before I was happy with the end result and a lot four leafed clovers are lying around on my craft space floor, not to mention Agatha dressed up as a shamrock! I used green distress inks – Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and, of course, Lucky Clover – to create the background, spritzing with a little water to create a mottled effect. Using the same inks, I added a little random stamping.


I used Agatha Star and one of the 3 Dwarfy Gnomes, stamping them directly on to the background and then paper piecing a second. The lucky balloons were punched using Tim Holtz’ clover paper punch. The words are printed from my computer.



I’m also sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their “Make it Green” challenge.

Now, I feel a bit sad about my shamrock Agatha, even though I didn’t feel she looked quite right – would you like to take a little look?


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Vintage Easter

I love vintage images and I think that is, in part, due to all the memories they evoke. I always remember the Easters’ of my childhood with fondness, partly because they were great family occasions but also because there was something special about the design of Easter eggs and their packaging. Which is why I find it quite odd that when I look at some vintage Easter images I find the animals can look quite fierce or deranged. Today however I have used the most fabulous image, one that I know would have had me mesmerised as a child. Take  look at the card I have created:


To me there is something magical about those eggs hanging down like little lanterns and that bunny is just the cutest little stallholder I ever did see. The image comes from the Gecko Galz Holiday Icons kit and I copied and pasted it on to some paper from the Kitchen Sink paper pack before printing it out.


The Egg Hunt image, which you will see me using a lot this Easter, is from the Easter Parade digital kit.  I created mats and layers from chocolate cardstock and a yellow check paper that is also from  Kitchen Sink.


The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Wishing you a lovely weekend and thanks for buzzing by

Late night bunny tags

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I wish I had a themed project to share with you but alas, this year, I just haven’t had a moment to get with the green. After the antics of the past few days, preparing all the cooking kits for work, today I am having an office day – the last one before Easter. Consequently, I have been busy getting Easter cards and gifts ready for some of my colleagues so that I can take them with me today. I’ve created some little treat bags full of goodies:


Apologies for the quality of the photographs, it was after dark that I started creating these so capturing everything on camera was tricky!The bags are from Paperchase. As I plan to pop these in people’s pigeon holes at the end of the day, I decided to create some tags to go on them:



The base tags are ones created by Heather Hudson and I added the text and Magda Polakow’s cute bunny digital stamp before printing them off. Next, I coloured the bunnies with Promarkers, popped on a little egg and added ribbon plus bows for the girls.



Don’t forget we have an Easter themed challenge over at Crafty Boots and I am loving the entries we have had so far. Please do share your projects with us if you can.



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Daisy, dots and a bear

Well I survived my ordeal yesterday and although it was, as predicted, cold and dark as we went about our labours, there was a sense of achievement once it was all done. Take a quick look at stage one when we made up 18 identical kit boxes:

storage unit

That was the easy bit!

Anyway, on to today’s project – a card that I originally made as one of my Crafty Boots DT pieces but never quite got around to sharing here:


It’s that super cute bear, designed by Magda Polakow, that was a free stamp in Craft Stamper magazine.


I’ve teamed it with some paper from Craftwork Cards .


Today I shall be continuing the great packing quest, this time on my own front drive. At least there will be daylight and hopefully, if Mr Beez is on the ball, a regular supply of hot coffee!!

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Easter colours

Now I know it is only Tuesday but it already feels as this week is running away from me! It’s a busy one and, because I was away at the weekend, I feel like I have started on the back foot. Today I have the prospect of a very long day in the storage unit where I will be working with colleagues to sort out our equipment kits ready for Easter. It will be cold, cramped and dark, not to mention very, very tedious. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d brighten up the day by sharing this Easter card:


This fabulous image is from the Gecko Galz Spring Gems digital stamp set. I’ve simply added the greeting and then mounted it onto mats and layers of purple and yellow cardstock. Coincidently, these are the colours of my work attire for Easter. Whilst I love this colour combination for Easter crafting, it wouldn’t be my first choice in the fashion stakes!!!


A few coordinating flowers and a matching bow were all that were required to complete the look.


We have just begun our Easter themed challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges and I hope you’ll find time to join in the fun and link up your projects.

Meanwhile, if you happen to be passing the Big Yellow Storage Unit hot coffee and cake is always appreciated 🙂

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