Saturday, October 31, 2020

Winter Blue Bird

 Welcome Back Friends,

Robin here with A Perfect Time To Craft challenge blog. Thanks to our sponsor this month Fred She Said. I got to work with Winter Bird .

I follow the instructions for a buckle card, minus the slot for the bucket. Add some glitter here and there, a bow, and you have a beautiful Christmas or winter greeting card.

Be some to create and enter into our challenge for a chance to win awesome prizes.

Thank You for visiting,


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Gecko Galz 10th Annual Blog Hop


Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 10th Annual Blog Hop

This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 15 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is

(Click Right the image below to save)

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!
Fourth prize is a $25 shopping Spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 3 new Craft Kits each quarter, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $264 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names  in our Newsletter on November 1st.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 29th of October and the 31st of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) \
Zowie Dixon

I love creating a hostess gift when ever I am invited to someone's gathering, such a nice way to say Thank You for including me!
Using the fabulous sheet Russian Christmas, from Gecko Galz, here I have created a set of 3 ornaments, using snowflakes, I found at my favorite dollar store, stacked 2 together, using hot glue to hold them together.
Punch out the images you want to use, layer them on card stock, using pop dots for some dimension, adhere them to the center of each snowflake, add glitter glue embellishments, string a ribbon, and there you have it!
A set of 3 ornaments!

No invite is complete without a bottle of bubbly! 
Create your own bottle topper in a jiffy by cutting a piece of card stock  8 1/2 " x 2  3/4"  score from one end at 
2 3/4". Using a 2" punch, die cut, or craft knife, remove a 2 " from the center if the scored area.
Add a beautiful image from the  Russian Christmas sheet, embellish with a  bow,  a spring of holly or whatever suits your fancy !

Why stop there? ! There are so many fabulous images on one sheet of Russian Christmas, I decided to add a Christmas Card, and a Thank You card to me hostess set.
I cut a sheet of 8 12" x 11" in half vertically, folded them in half for 2 cards from one sheet of card stock.  Sticking with my color scheme Navy, I created two simple cards showing off the fabulous images on the Russian Christmas sheet. I ran the front half of the cards through my Big Shot with two different embossing folders for a simple understated background. 
Die cutting or punching out simple embellishments to add to the images creates 2 quick one of a kind cards. 
Add a ribbon and or a bow for the perfect finish.

Russian Tea Cakes, 
Anyone !
I found this cute little cutting board recipe card holder in my stash, gave it a coat of white paint, a fun image,  for another  gift to add to my hostess set, recipe included!
I bet you can guess what is coming next !

Wrap up some fresh baked Russian Tea Cakes. create a tag, add a ribbon, for one yummy treat. sure to please the hostess!

There you have it, one complete hostess set using 9 images from one sheet of Russian Christmas digi images from Gecko Galz!!!

Thank You for visiting and be sure to leave me a comment and then get back onto the hop to see what my very talented fellow team mates have created!

Robin Francini

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dark Dreams

 October 1  2020

Welcome Back Friends,

Robin here sharing my projects for Gecko Galz Blog.

I created this trio of battery operated candles using the Dark Dreams Collage Set   

I added thin lace, and bits and pieces to embellish each candle. after tearing each image and inking the edges with black ink. Here they are lite up. 

I created all three of them doubled sided, thinking this trio would look so cool sitting on a coffee table.

Thanks for visiting.

Until Next time,


October 27 2020

Welcome Back Friends,

Today is my day on the Gecko Galz Blog, I made a deck of ATC cards to go with the trio of candles featured above. 

I used the Dark Dreams Collage Set. I left the edges raw, hoping to add to the darkness, and then tied with a organza ribbon,

I think these two sets would look so cool sitting on a coffee table. Thoughts

Thank You for visiting

Until Next Time


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