Friday, 28 December 2018

Gecko Galz Snow Queen - Featured day

Welcome!!

Today is my featured day at Gecko Galz!

The theme for the December is: Snow Queen


Do join in the Gecko Galz Customer Challenge, there is still time!

There is only one rule: you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!! 
 It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 
Join the mailing list for the newsletter and receive the monthly free collage sheet.
Join the Facebook group where you can also get images!

Here are my cards featured for the Customer Challenge:




I used the following Gecko Galz products to create my card:
Snow Queens Collage Set
Frozen Mini Paper Pack
Time Flies Collage Sheet
Jardin Collage Set
Various things from my stash


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Rene


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Deck the Halls...with Gecko Galz

Welcome! 

Today is my turn to Deck the Halls over at Gecko Gals

I've made a name card for the festive table:



The background is from the Gecko Galz Starlight Starbright ATC Collection.
The image is from the November 2018 Collage Sheet Newsletter freebie.
Subscribe to the newsletter to receive a collage sheet every month.

Just by following the blog you can win some lovely prizes.


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Hugs 
Rene

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Gecko Galz - Snow Queen

Welcome!

It is the first of the month
and
my first post as part of the DT at Gecko Galz!

The theme for the December is: Snow Queen


You can win a lovely shopping spree by taking part!


My card for the Customer Challenge:

I used Gecko Galz products to create my card.
It can be found here.



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Rene

Friday, 30 November 2018

Get Ready for Christmas!

Welcome! 

Christmas is right around the corner!
To help you get ready
we at Crafting By Designs have a fun challenge.

Our fabulous sponsor:


My card using the supercute Birthday Puppies that I changed into Christmas Puppies!


Don't you agree, they are totally adorable!

Come and join in the fun!

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Rene

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Putting on the Ritz

Welcome! 

It is challenge time at Gecko Galz.

The theme is: Putting on the Ritz


I've made a card using an image from the collage sheet Retro Lolita.


The image was matted and damask print backing paper was added to the card.
I've added rhinestones and rhinestone flowers for some more glitz...


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Rene

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Enjoy The Little Things

Welcome! 

It is time for a new challenge over at Crafting By Designs!

The theme is:

Our fabulous sponsor is:


The DT received images, papers and sentiments to play with:
Sentiments - Little Things

I used all the sentiments to create my cards:
(I will do separate posts for each card)







Come and join the challenge!


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Hugs
 Rene

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Mothers Day

Welcome! 

It is time for a new challenge at 

The theme this week is 

MHK Designs is the fabulous sponsor


I lost my Mother on 28 April 2018
It left a void in my life

BUT

There are so many wonderful people in my life
that I can find the peace and strength to continue my journey.

This card says it all
and I dedicate it to you all that reads this post
Love you, you make my life happy!


Image used: Mum's the Word

I went vintage and shabby chic.
Hope you like it

I would like to enter the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #281 Get Well OR Sympathy Cards
Although this was made as a Mother's day card, it can be 
used as a comforting card, both as get well and sympathy.

Polkadoodles Crafting Wk 18 - Anything Goes



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Rene

Monday, 7 May 2018

Sending Kindness

Welcome! 

I've made this card for the Outlawz Colour challenge.

The challenge required shades of grey - monochrome 
plus a colour.

I suppose only a splash was needed but I showered it with
ORANGE


I used an image from Graciellie design: Sending Kindness
and used the sentiment from the set.
Pencils and soft pastels were used for the colouring.
 Layers are cardstock from my stash.
2 blingy rhinestones adds a final touch to my square card.


Hope you like it!


Challenges I want to enter:

CFC #198 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
There are flowers on my card
I've added Orange!



There are flowers on my card!


Just Us Girl #439 - Word Week - Shadow
I added shadows around the stem and leaves

A Gem of a Challenge - #218 Sympathy/Get Well
I think my card fits in this category


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Rene

Showers bring Flowers

Welcome! 

I made another card for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays:



The background was made with watercolour paint and some gold splatter
Paper and satin ribbon and a few stamens finish off the picture 


Challenges I would like to enter


CraftyCatz challenge #415 ATG with optional twist, add flowers...
I have added flowers!

Cardz 4 Galz Clallenge #70 April Showers
2 kids under umbrellas with rain coming down

Challenge Up Your Life - #90 Watercolour (Aquarell)
My background is watercolour 

Polkadoodles crafting - Wk 18 - Anything Goes


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 Rene

Showers and flowers

Welcome! 

The Monthly Anything Goes Challenge for May is up at Crafting by Designs

My card:




from the sponsor:


I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:

CFC #198 - April Showers Bring May Flowers

CAS-ual Fridays - The Challenge Blog
I think it fits the theme perfectly with flowers and rain and all the bugs that get active.


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Hugs 
Rene

Friday, 30 March 2018

Paris in Spring Time

Welcome! 

It's time for a new challenge at Gecko Galz!

Customer Challenge 

I'm entering my card in the Gecko Galz challenge! 





The Gecko Galz product I've used is all from the Parisian Dreams Paper Pack!
I've added some bling flowers to create a layout type card.



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Hugs 
Rene

Sunday, 18 March 2018

St Patrick's Day

Welcome!

The theme of the current challenge at Crafting By Designs is St Patrick's Day!

Our fabulous sponsor is The Paper Shelter.


This is my card using: Nap in a Cap


I'm adding my card to the Outlawz Colour Challenge for 13 March 2018



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Hugs
Rene

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Some more Green

Welcome!

I'm entering a card in the Gecko Gals Putting on the Green Challenge



I've used an image from the Visions in Green Collage Sheet that I won last month in the FB Challenge. I matted it on various papes and added some elements. 

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Rene

Bring on the Green!

Welcome!

I'm entering a card in the Gecko Gals Putting on the Green Challenge


I've used an image from the Visions in Green Collage Sheet that I won last month in the FB Challenge. I matted it and added some rhinestones. CAS and I love it!

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Hugs
Rene

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Out of this World!

Welcome!

Wednesday came and Wednesday went and now it is Sunday!

There is still time for the weekly challenge at Crafting by Designs!

The theme: Out of this World!

Our fabulous Sponsor:




My card that was made for this challenge using Patchwork Star and added to the CBD blog on 17 January already!



I used patterned kraft paper for the background. It really looks like a galaxy! The image was coloured with pencils and attached with foam dots. 3 rhinestones finishes it all off...and my yellow watermark adds a bit more colour ;)

I entered my card in the OUTLAWZ Sunday CAS challenge for 14 January 2018. I squeezed it in before cut-off yesterday!

Surprise, surprise, my card was picked as favourite!! That means I will be a Guest Designer for a next challenge!


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Hugs

Rene

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Washi Tape

Welcome!

It is that time of the week! Time for a new challenge at Crafting by Designs!

The theme is Use your Washi Tape.

Our generous sponsor this week is the fabulous A day For Daisies. They are one of my favourite digital stamp stores. Please visit them and see for yourself what they have!





I got to play with the Freehand Butterfly 2

Here are my cards using Washi tape in two different ways:







Hop over to the challenge and enter for a chance to win some lovely images from ADFD!

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Hugs
Rene