Let The Birds Sing Their Song of Love

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Gecko Galz have a monthly cross-promotional challenge. The DT were asked to create a sample where we used Day for Daisies digi stamps with Gecko Galz products and to the theme of Mother’s Day.
My offering is this small hanging – yes, I know, not my usual style!happymothersdaylynnemoncrieff
Day For Daisies Digi Stamp
Gecko Galz Solarium Digi paper
Prima flowers
Extras:- canvas printer paper, burlap, stained seam binding, pearl stickers and metal hanger, sparkle gel pens
Layer Day For Daisies digi stamp onto Solarium digi paper then print onto canvas printer paper.
Distress edges before adhering to burlap panel. Highlights some of the digi stamp with sparkle gel pens.
In wordart create Mothers’ Day sentiment. Transfer to Solarium Digi paper (the same paper as used for the main panel) then print onto canvas printer paper.
Cut into a banner shape then adhere to the main panel.
Embellish the panel with Prima flowers, yellow lace and stained seam binding.
Attach to the metal hanger
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For this months customer contest Gecko Galz are asking you to create any thing your imagination can dream up while working with any Gecko Galz product. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage image paper the limits are endless to your imagination.And what will the winner get?A Day For Dasies Stamp gift pack plus a $25 shopping Spree from Gecko Galz.Just email a picture of your project by April 29th to geckogalz2014@gmail.com or go to Gecko Galz blog site and enter your link using Mr. Linky! On May 1st a winner will be announced.
Many thanks for visiting this post.

A Man’s Home Is His Castle

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It appears I am masculine mode this week, firstly with the Lincoln cards and now this schedule post shares a birthday card I made to send to my cousin’s husband, a card with a celtic flavour to it.  Although made with him in mind it is also  monthly DT sample for Gecko Galz.
As this is a Gecko Galz post here is the supply list followed by the instructions.
Gecko Galz Digital Stamp – A Long Time Ago
Gecko Galz Digital Paper – Miss Muffet (Sixpence)
Oxford Impressions – Castle Keep (available in the U.K. from That’s Crafty)
Distress Inks – Crushed Olive, Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Versafine Black
Paper Artsty Fresco Finish paint
Mica Tile (USArtQuest)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Extras:- 7”x5” cardbase, white cardstock, canvas printer paper, seam binding and lace (stained), scrap of tartan ribbon and Kraft style cardstock (re-cycled from old packaging)

Print Sixpence digital paper onto white cardstock and castle from A Long Time Ago digital stamp set onto canvas printer paper.
Apply paint to cardstock. Repeatedly stamp text (Castle Keep). Adhere to cardbase. Distress and ink edges.
Apply inks to digital stamp image. Onto the Kraft style cardstock stamp various images and text from Castle Keep. Ink edges. Gather the stamped images and digi stamp and stained lace and seam binding. Adhere all to cardbase.
Finish the card with mica tile adhered to part of the castle image and finally staple a fragment of tartan ribbon to the card.

acelticcastlelynnemoncrieffThis is the  digi stamp of the castle printed onto canvas printer paper onto which I randomly applied inks, smudging as I applied them and heavily distressing the edge.23 october 014
Beautiful digital paper but I wanted to tone down the colours which I did with paint and then you can see that I overstamped with the text stamp from Castle Keep.23 october 002To the top of the card where I repeatedly stamped this image onto cardstock to form a border, layering with stained crochet lace.23 october 003Ribbon and lace might seem an odd choice for a card being sent to a man but it is something I never hesitate to include especially if the lace is crochet style and everything has a grungy appearance to it.
With the stained seam binding I couldn’t resist this wee hint of tartan.23 october 012Thank You for visiting this post especially if you have taken the trouble to visit yesterday. I am trying to keep this Blog active this week as I have quite a bit of catching up to do, sharing samples made over the past few weeks.