Thursday, 26 October 2017

Gecko Galz 7th Annual Tricks and Treats Blog Hop


We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 7th Annual Blog Hop!

This is stop number twelve on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 14 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 down load. 
The one here is called "Fly Free".

 Also, make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit. 
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 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 ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 2 new paper packs each quarter, a journal kit each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $176 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 13 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 on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 26th of October and the 30th 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) 

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Here is what I created using this gorgeous collage sheet:

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
Fly Free

Now have fun visiting each Blog

Cards and More Shop - Party Time Birthday Tag

Hello, my friends! 

I'm back with a new project made with products from the Cards and More Shop .

I decided it was time to use this sweet stamp set again!
I haven't for a while, and it's one of my favorites since it's called "Cake Nancy"! lol 

Instead of a card, I decided to make a birthday tag.
I thought this fun Dutch Doobadoo template would make a fun tag shape.
Here is my birthday tag:

I stamped the image on white, colored it with my markers,
and fussy cut it out. 

I cut out two of the shield shapes, 
one in white and one in patterned paper, and then distressed the edges.
I adhered them together.
I added an eyelet in the top of the patterned paper one.
I threaded some ribbons through the eyelet, and tied them with a bow.

I adhered the image in place using foam tape for extra dimension.
Then I added the "It's time to party" sentiment.
I added stickles to the stars and sprinkles,
and some glossy accents to the candles.
Finally, I added some sequins.

One last look at the tag:

These were the products used from the Cards and More Shop :

CC Designs - Cake Nancy Clear Stamp

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Please pop on over to Cards and More Shop to see all the great products they carry.

There's lots of fun inspirational projects! :o)

Have a happy day! :o)

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The Project Bin - I Love Fall

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin

I have a second project using the "New Leaf" Stamp Set,
which you can find it HERE.

This is such a fantastic Fall set...with 10 stamps!
I've been having so much fun with this set.

I do LOVE Fall!
Not really anything else to be said! :o)

The Project Bin always stamps clear and crisp!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Carta Bella - Autumn Digital Paper;
Die: Maple Leaf Dies;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Tool: WRMK - Precision Press.

From The Project Bin:

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If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."

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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Fun With FabScraps - Study Buddy's Collection

Hello, my friends!

Happy Saturday to you all!
I'm just popping in today to share a couple of cards I created using the fun 
Study Buddy's Collection from FabScraps!

There are two of them here today.
As with all of my FabScraps posts, I'll have the photos, followed by the full tutorial!
I hope you like them! :o)

First up is the Discover Card:

For this project you will need:
·        FabScraps Study Buddy’s Collection Paper Range C98 003
·        FabScraps Study Buddy’s Collection Card Kit MC98 001A: 1 – Quilt Design Page, 1 – Discover Tag
·        Cardstock – White
·        Favorite Flower Die (Spellbinders – Jewel Flowers and Flourishes)
·        Favorite Flower Center (Large Fabric Brad)
1.     Create 6 ½“ x 5” card base from white cardstock. Do this by cutting it 10” x 6 ½ “ – score at 5”.
2.     Cut card front from C98 003: 6 ¼ “ x 4 ¾ “. Distress edges. Adhere to card base.
3.     Cut next layer using the paper from the card kit: 4 ½ “ x 6. Distress edges. Adhere on top of last layer.
4.     Adhere “Discover” tag, at an angle, across the bottom of the card.
5.     Create a flower using your favorite flower die, and C98 003. Add a pretty flower center. Adhere the flower in place on the card, as shown in the photo.
6.     Enjoy!

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Second, I have my Well Done Card:

For this project you will need:
·        FabScraps Study Buddy’s Collection Paper Range C98 003
·        FabScraps Study Buddy’s Collection Card Kit MC98 001A
1 – Well Done Tag, 1 – Study Hard Ruler Tag, 1 – Striped Chevron Paper
·        Cardstock – White
1.     Create a 4 ½ “w tend fold card base: cut white cardstock 4 ½ “ x 8” – score at 4”.
Place fold at top.
2.     Cut a piece from  C98 003 – 3 7/8” x 4 3/8”. Adhere to front of card base.
3.     Add tag from Card Kit MC98 001A. Line up top of 003 with line in the pattern of tag. The tag will extend beyond the card fold. Adhere in place.
4.     Now for the inside of the card. Cut a strip from the card kit paper. Adhere it to the bottom of the card. Adhere the Study Hard Ruler Tag over it, as shown in the photo.
5.     Enjoy!

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Don't forget to head on over to the FabScraps Blog!
There's lots of gorgeous inspiration to see!

Friday, 20 October 2017

FabScraps - Happiness Card

Happy Friday, my friends!
Here's another fun card for FabScraps 
It's made with the gorgeous Wind Beautify Collection.

Here is the full tutorial for you:

Happiness Card
Nancy Nickel

       For this project you will need:
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Collection Paper Range C101 004
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Card Kit MC101 001A – One “Happiness” Tag
·       FabScraps Wild Beauty Stickers ST101 001
·       White Card Base (6 X 6)
·       Ink of Choice (Distress Ink – Iced Spruce)
·       Decorative Border Punch (EK Success – Floral Border)
·       One Large White Brad
·       Bling
1.    Turn white card base so that fold is at top. Apply green floral sticker just below fold, centering on card.
2.    Cut a piece of C101 004 at 5 5/8” wide X 4 3/4” high. I chose my stripes to go vertically.
3.    Using a decorative border punch, punch along top and bottom edge.      I used an EK Success flower punch that matched the papers nicely. You may need to cut your paper taller to accommodate a deeper punch.
4.    Ink edges of paper, and adhere in place on card, under sticker.
5.    Add large white brad through hole on “Happiness” tag. Ink edges of tag. Add foam tape to the back of the tag. Adhere in place on the card front, positioning it at an angle, as shown in photo.
6.    Finally, add some pretty bling to the punched border. I added large green rhinestones to my border. Enjoy!

 Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day! :o)

Monday, 16 October 2017

Fall Fun with Whisker Graphics

Hello, my friends!

I'm very happy to be sharing my first post as part of the
Whisker Graphics Design Team!

I'll be back with a new project each month created with 
the fabulous products from the Whisker Graphics Shop!
I'm also over on the Whisker Graphics Blog today.
You're going to want to go over there and subscribe in the sidebar. 
That way you won't miss all the fun shares from the rest of the DT,
and all the fun ways you can use these great products!

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Today I thought it would be appropriate to share a fun Fall project. 
I began with a box that I cut out using my Cricut.
Then I gathered my Whisker Graphics items and began.
I have two twines shown in the photo because I wasn't sure which one I would use.

 I ran the Plain Brown Little Bitty Bag through an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
It embossed this sweet owl on the bag.

Next, I inked the raised embossing to make it stand out a bit more.

I stamped "Thanks So Much" onto the Metal Rimmed Circle Tag, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Then I placed the stamped Metal Rimmed Circle Tag on top of the Large Red Tag, matching the holes.
Deciding that the Red Bamboo Divine Twine was the best match, 
I cut two small pieces and threaded them through the tag holes.
I took another piece of the twine and tied a bow around these pieces. 

Now it's time to assemble it all.
I put strips of score tape on the back of the bitty bag to make sure it had secure hold.

Then I positioned it in place on the front center of the box.
The tag is tucked inside the bag, with the rimmed tag hanging outside the bag.
The large red tag is the perfect place to write a sweet message.

Here's a closer look at it all put together.

Finally, I wrapped more Red Bamboo Divine Twine around the box a few times, 
and tied another bow over the bitty bag on the front. 

There you have first Whisker Graphics project!
I think it would be a great gift for so many occasions at this time of year.
How about a hostess gift for a dinner invitation?
Or fun packaging for some cookies for the neighbors?
Or even a box of candy for the special kids that come knocking very soon?
So many ways to use these fun items!

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back again soon with another project share!

Here are all the links you'll need:

Sunday, 15 October 2017

All Dressed Up Challenge #74

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the lovely "Love That Dress" image,
which you can find HERE.

A simple card with some coloring, die-cutting and layering! 

She's so elegant!
Here's a closer look:

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir - Markers;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Romantic rectangles Two;
Stamp: Hampton Art Clear Sentiment Stamp;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

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