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Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's a brand new month at

and their holiday sheets are
I had SUCH a good time playing with the new images,
here are a couple of smaples I made for you:
Products used: Xmas Time digital stamps
From Russia with Love
Red Cardstock
Amanda Sok Photo Mask
Unknown Border

Very Victorian Art (woman)
Fairies Digital Stamps
Just Words Digital Stamps
Robyn B Merry Wishes Paper
Dido Designs Photo Mask
Berna Datema Border

This month our Cross Promotion partner is
and the image and papers are lovely!
The lovely lady is by 
from the Angelic Jewel It Collage Sheet
and embellies, earrings and background paper are by
 else is by
What do you think?

Also, don't forget about our
December Christmas Customer Challenge!
You can find all the deets

Thanks for coming by and wherever you are,
remember to be merry!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Challenge #197 at
The Order of the Opus Gluei 
is SNOW!
We have snow in Canada.
MOST of the year, it seems.
Naah, that's an exaggeration.
Some folks south of us think we live in igloos
(honest!  I was asked that once!)
But we have real houses.
Some with fireplaces.
God bless the fireplaces.

credits:  Gecko Galz, Pavlinka Designs.

You have until December 13th to link up with us
in the comments

 The Order of the Opus Gluei

Hope it is warm where you are!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


credits: my own photo, Maya de Groot, Joanne Brisbois

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stencilled Skyline

The theme for the week at

and the theme for this week at 

So, I stencilled a skyline!
using a Balzer stencil, a Gecko Galz birdie and faires
from Lisa's Altered Art.
The rest of the stuff is stash.
Why the birdie?
I didn't have a large gorilla.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


credits:  Joanne Brisbois, Rebecca McMeen, Marta Van Eck, Holliewood Studios

Thanks for coming by!

Christmas Joy!

That is the theme for the

I think this tag fills the bill..
.The sweet little guy is from the
Christmas Cutie Collage Sheet.
I just love his jammies...

YOu can find all the Gecko Galz images

You stilil have time to enter the November Challenge, check it out!

Christmas Feast

Are cookies a "Feast?"

I think so.
All my christmas cards are made!
(Now to address them and send them out...)


This is for Collage Obsession

I am such a Happy Camper today, making art to my heart's content.

credits:  Emka Designs, Itkupilli, Out With The Fairies,
Tumblefish Studios, Courtney's Designs, Bella Gypsy, 
Kimeric Creations, Berna Datema, Joanne Brisbois

Thanks for stopping by,I hope you are having as much fun as I am!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My first Christmas Project!

Hi folks!
It's been weeks since I created anything and let me tell you, 

Not a good feeling, either.

So it seemed like the perfect way to get back 
into the swing of things by being a 
Guest Designer for
Challenge #13
with a Christmas Theme!
I made some fun ATC's:
The bases for the ATC's are Heather's 
Vintage Victorian Chic Shabby  
Christmas Bingo ATC Cards
and can be found

Those adorable trees are her 
Non Traditional Christmas Tree tags 
and are available 

The sweet little girls are from the
Christmas Joy Collage Sheet
and can be found in the
Etsy shop
Here are my ATC's in more detail:

Aren't they fun??
(if a little bit blurry)

While we are talking, I don't want to forget to let you know about
an exciting GIVEAWAY 
at Artistic Adventures!
All the deets can be found

Thanks for coming by today,
 I hope to be up and about in blogland 
real soon and to stop by and see you!

Have a funny day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Poobah Rosemary has invited us, in this time
of Thanksgiving and family to reflect on our blessings
and create something with the following theme:

That, my friends is Challenge #196 at

I took her idea literally and altered a photo of a lake that I took
a very long time ago...
 and I suspect the woman is deep in thought.

I hope you join in with our challenge.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gecko Galz blog Hop!!

Hello Everyone!

I want to welcome everyone to the 6th destination of

Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop

If you started here you might want to go back and start at the

beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything! 

We have 21 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend,

 each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko 

Galz collage images, 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 



Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog 

so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our 

drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your

 time and enjoy the hop!

We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:

·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year.

 This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper

 set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12

 different sets! This is a $144 value!

·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year!

 Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This 

is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each

 month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 


·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz 

PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage

 sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire

 year! This is a prize worth $330!

Read on to learn how you can win!

First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a 

comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you

 have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 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 3rd 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 site and your name goes in again for a better chance of 

winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you

 another chance to win) 


Your Secret Word is;


Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet 

as well as the samples I have made using the images!

(Just click on the picture for link to full size sheet)

If You missed checking out one of the blogs or want to

 go through them again here is the rotation

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

I have made some samples using the 


Collage Sheet,

Moonlight Collage Sheet,Gypsy Market Paper,
Wings: Heaven's Gate Designs,
Moonlight Collage Sheet, Cardstock, White Pen,
Stickles, unknown bling
Moonlight Collage Sheet, Mayflower Paper by Song In My Heart,
Be Thankful digital Stamp, Vintage Thanks Collage Sheet
 Moonlight Collage Sheet, Coven Paper Pak
Gecko Galz Ballerina image, In Other Words Digital Stamp
freebie brushes from Brusheezy
Moonlight Collage Sheet,Midnight Magic Collage Sheet,
sign, drink, and toadstools: Hidden Vintage Studio 

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping!!

Challenge #195-Treat Yourself!

Last Challenge for Soartful

Well, the time has come for us to end our delightful 5-year journey
of artistic bliss over at

It's sad to say goodbye, but the DT
has too many other things that need our attention now.
Life is busy, as you all know.
And it has been one heck of a great ride!

Please visit us
and participate in our final challenge:
Thank you all for being such loyal followers of
our challenge blog, and remember to always be