Saturday, December 15, 2012


Gecko Galz is pleased to have as our Artist Guest for December an amazing and talented paper artist Lynne Moncrieff. what makes this a special artist is not only her wonderful works but also we are pleased to announce that Lynne is one of our newest members of the Gecko Galz Design team (so you will be seeing alot more from her in 2013). A bit about Lynne,
In 2006 when Lynne was in search of a new hobby she stumbled upon
stamping. That hobby quickly became a passion!
She is  self-taught and likes to create a variety of items from
cards, tags, altered art, jewellery, etc. She likes to incorporate
re-cycling, household items and utilise scraps as much as
possible.  Without intending to it appears that a piece of lace
always finds its way onto a piece of art, even masculine
themed art! Her style is most definitely vintage with her friends
providing the lovely name of "Queen of Vintage Romance"
and she supposes that does sum up her style. She enjoys spending
time aging trims, tags etc with coffee/tea/walnut ink crystal
baths, very relaxing!
She was a reluctant blogger but at the suggestion from friends who
told her she had nothing to lose, she started her Blog, Adorn in
December 2009 and have not looked back. It has  provided the
most wonderful opportunities to be on a variety of DTs (and
Guest Artist). Amongst others, in the past she has been on two
DTs for suppliers of digital collage images. At present she is on
DTs for Oxford Impressions, The Stampsmith and Crafty
Individuals and a challenge site, Fashionable Stamping
Challenge site and now Gecko Galz.
With collage images she likes the versatility of printing onto a
variety of surfaces and also image transfer as well as she also likes to
incorporate her beloved stamps.
She has been published in several Stampington & co
publications:- Somerset Studio, Sew Somerset, Somerset Life,
The Stampers' Sampler, Take Ten, Somerset Holidays and
Celebrations and Somerset Studio Gallery.
Crafting is definitely her passion but so is reading, She has
always been a Bookworm.  She has also started collecting
vintage buttons, lace, CDVs and vintage postcards.
Below is a sample of her wonderful works and to see more works by this talented artist visit her at
her blog

Vintage Inspired Tusst Mussy

Steampunk Seamstress canvas bag

Altered Parisian jar

Vintage roses Journal

Tiny dancer hanger

We hope you enjoyed Lyynes work and starting in January visit her gallery on the Gecko Galz website to see more from her.
Lynne is also our pin it to win it sample this month on Pinterest so pop over and repin her sample for a chance to win a fabulouse Gecko Galz simple and easy and you might just be our winner!
Have a happy scrappy day
Gecko Galz

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Hello to Everyone!

As alot of you know we have been hosting on our website our 24 tags of Christmas...what is this exactly? Well each days for 24 days we will be sharing a new tag with instructions on how you can create it! Our design team members have created some amazing tags that are sure to inspire you and help you dress up all your Christmas packages...or decorate your tree....or use for place card holders....oh there are just oodles of things one can do with tags!
If you have not checked them all out I thought it would be fun to share with you the ones we have already posted (by the way you can still hop over there and get the instructions on all these we have set up an archives). Each day we have a new tag along with a super savings deal on products to make the tag $1 collage sets...or half price paper packs. So come check them out at .
For now enjoy the tags from our talented design team members

Metal Wonderland Tag
Leanne Seed

Christmas Joy Tag
Carole Salisbury

Christmas Baby Tag
Gerri Herbst

Holiday Chic Tag
Starr Timmons

Little Angels Tags
Jean Wyatt

Naughty or Nice Tag
Helene Huber

Santa Tag
Jan Stevens

All things Christmas
Hazel Harler

Remember there is a new one daily so come check them all out!
Happy Scrapping
Gecko Galz

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Hi everyone!

We love the holidays and what better way to celebrate than with  us giving away products and hosting challenges. First lets get to our first winner of the season and that is the winner of the November Pin It To Win It on our Pinterest page, congrats to Diane Bove she has won our ANGELICA Stamp set Wooohoo...and to think all she had to do was pin the picture to win! But dont fret we are having another pin it to win it  contest this month on our Pintrest site so run over and pin might just win it!
Next a number of our Design team members will be having challenges and giveaways on their blogs where you could win a $25 shopping spree on the Gecko Galz website so we invite you to check them all out at the following links;

Leanne Seed.....starts Dec 7th

Debi Ryan.......starts Dec 3rd

Heather Hudson.......starts Dec. 1st

Helene Huber.........starts Dec 3rd

Jessicca Moore........starts Dec 10th

We hope you can stop by and take part in everyones challenges and cotest.
Next we are having a challenge here on our blog, we want to see what everyone has done with our products either from the free sheets you get each month with the newsletter...or the blog hop goodies....or even our free cyber Monday images....or things you have purchased. Just leave a comment to this thread and a link where we can view your project (or you can email us your entry to make sure you mark it Gecko Galz Blog Challenge Entry) and then on December 30th we will choose three winners who will win 1st second and third place for their designs. and what will you win? First place will win a year of collage sets (each month you will get all 5 of our collage sheets for one full year). second place will win our digital stamp set each month for a year (that will be a total of 12 stamp sets) and our third place winner will recieve their choice of one FREE collage sheet each month for a year! not bad for doing what we all love doing and that is creating fun projects.
And let us not forget each week we will be giving away a wonderful prize all December long to one lucky customer who has made a purchase that when you buy you can win.
And our last contest this month is on our Gecko Galz Facebook page....

Good luck to everyone!
Gecko Galz

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Come Check Out Our 24 Days of Tags

Hi Everyone!

well it is official Gecko Galz has kicked off the holiday's with our wonderful 24 days of  tags. e invite you to come to our website at and check out the tag of the day and learn how to create it. Our amazingly talented design team has created 24 wonderful holiday tags for you to recreate  and each day we will feature a new design with the instructions on how to do it.
Also we are having our big Holiday sale where each week we have a new and diffrent sale as well as a new lot of $1 collage sets and each week we will draw a winner for a fab prize from all those who made a purchase! So come one come all join the adventure and tap into your inner elf this holiday season!

Metal Wonderland Tag
Leanne Seed

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Winners and Sales!

Hello Everyone!

Okay we are running a bit behind but we have the list of winners from our Blog Hop Challenge so we want to say a big congrats to the following winners and for their amazing projects they created using the collage sets from the blog hop.

  • First Prize will be a YEAR of collage sets from Gecko Galz...that is 5 sets each month for 1 year starting in January 2013. WINNER IS: AMY DOWER for her hidden secrets box
  • Second Prize a $25 shopping Spree on the Gecko Galz Website  WINNER IS: WENDY LYNN for her wonderful fairy lady (see below)
  • Third Prize 1 free collage set each month for 1 year!  WINNER IS: PETRA BERGIN for her whimsical christmas card.

  • design by Wendy Lynn

    Everyone did amazing works congrats to all of you and have fun with all the products and keep an eye open for next years blog hop!

    we are extending our Cyber Monday Sale for the next week so dont fret if you did not get to make it to our sale yesterday it is still going on. Also check out all our design team blogs for alot of them are giving away a free image in celebration of Cyber Monday...collect them all!
    For all our sales go to

    Friday, November 23, 2012


    We would like to invite all of you to come and check out all our huge Cyber Monday deals.
    On Monday November 26th hop over to the Gecko Galz Website at and check out all the savings during our Cyber Monday Rockin Deals. It includes the Buy One Get One sale buy any regular price product from our shop and get a second of equal or lesser value FREE! Also we will have a collection of digital collage sets that will be only $1 a set, this is our first ever $1 sale. And if that were not enough if you spend $50 or more you will get an exclusive gift set of a digital paper pack, digital stamp set, and a beautiful collage set. And our last amazing goody if you purchase a $25 or more gift certificate you get a FREE $5 gift certificate for yourself! It is going to be a great Cyber Monday with us and we have other fun goings on all day!
    Have a great day
    Gecko Galz

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

    November Artist Spotlight: Yvonne Dacey

    Hello everyone!

    We are very excited to share with you another amazing paper crafting artist, Yvonne Dacey! Yvonne was Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  Retired after working 30
    years as a provincial government employee and enjoying retirement to the fullest.  I have very supportive husband and two grown children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. I have done various arts and crafts most of my adult life, ceramics, pottery, stained glass, paper tole, but got into the paper/rubber stamp world, making cards, ATCs, etc. in 2009 and now on to digital art as well.   I don't seem to have a particular style, I'm in love with the ever changing types of art (collage, mixed media, stamping, digital).  
    So it is our great privlage to share with you some of Yvonnes amazing peices she created using Gecko Galz projects. Please enjoy!

    For more of her stunning designs head over to Gecko Galz main section or to Yvonnes blog at

    Have a wonderful and safe holiday full of whimsy and creating!
    Gecko Galz

    Friday, November 2, 2012


    Hi Everyone!

    We wanted to thank everyone who took part in our pin it to win it on Pinterest. Congrats to
    Wendy Wells Waldorf
    She won Gecko Galz Digital Stamp Set "Vintage Christmas"
    Wendy just send us an email at and we will send you prize pack.

    We will be having another pin it to win it this month just go to our pinterest page at

    Happy Pinning
    Gecko Galz

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012


    Hi Everyone!

    First we want to thank all of you for taking part in our 2nd annual blog hop we had so much fun and we are already looking forward to next year!
    And now for the lucky winners of our Blog Hop Prize packages, the names were selected by

  • Third prize is one free digital collage set each month for an entire year, you get to pick the collage sheet you want each month and we send it off to you! This is a $24 value  goes to
  • Second prize is a $50 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it! Goes To

  • First is the ephemera collections for each month for an entire year Starting in January of 2013. That is 60 different sets! This is a $120 value Goes To


  • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 5 collage sets for the entire year! This is a prize worth $240 Goes To


  • Our Blog Badge Placement Prize a $25 shopping Spree on the Gecko Galz Web Site Goes To


  • Our October 26th badge placement prize which is Novembers collection Goes To
  • Jocelyn

    Thankyou to everyone who took part and entered our contest, Ladies if you could please email us and make sure we have an email address that can accept files that would be awesome!
    Now dont fret if you did not win because everyones a winner with Gecko Galz, we have one last FREE page for all of you who checked back to see the winners just click on the picture below and it will take you to a page where you can save the large version.

    • Now for something truely fun another chance to win a great gift from Gecko Galz we are having a contest where all you have to do is take the collage sheets you collected and use one or more images and create a project using them. Then post a thread here to the image or you can email it to us at . Then on November 24th The Gecko Galz design Team will choose 3 winners who will win the following;
    • First Prize will be a YEAR of collage sets from Gecko Galz...that is 5 sets each month for 1 year starting in January 2013.
    • Second Prize a $25 shopping Spree on the Gecko Galz Website
    • Third Prize 1 free collage set each month for 1 year!
    Good luck to everyone and check back here on the 25th to discover who our winners are!
    Happy Halloween
    Gecko Galz

    Friday, October 26, 2012


    We want to welcome you to the 2nd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop.
     We are the first stop on your “hop” welcome to our blog! If you started here you are in the right place to get started!  
    We have 15 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz FREE collage images, that we are giving you! Each blog you visit will have a different Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, ours  is "Yee Haw". Also make sure you collect all the secret words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can enter to win our wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
    We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
    • First is the ephemera collections for each month for an entire year Starting in January of 2013. That is 60 different sets! This is a $120 value
    • Second prize is a $50 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
    • Third prize is one free digital collage set each month for an entire year, you get to pick the collage sheet you want each month and we send it off to you! This is a $24 value
    • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 5 collage sets for the entire year! This is a prize worth $240
    Read on to learn how you can win!
    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 all eleven words and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to the Gecko Galz website where you will email us the phrase the words make up. 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 our website and 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) 

    Finally, we are having one more give away! If you post our Gecko Galz badge (found on the Gecko Galz Blog) on your blog or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Gift Certificate worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).
    For now Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Yee Haw”
    As well as the samples I have made using the images

    Click on the image to be taken to a full size image!

    Howdy Card
    Leanne Seed

    Leanne used K & Co paper as well as brown dot paper from Bo Bunny. Using a Marvy circle punch and blowing up the image to 4" she punched out the image and inked the edges with brown Distress ink in "Vintage Photo". Next just around the brown belly band she tied a piece of twine she got at her local craft store then adhered to the center of the card. She stamped the word Howdy (the stamp is from B & J Art Stamps but you can use the font "Bleeding Cowboy) in brown then pop dotted to center of the card and on either side added 4 red buttons she got in a bag from JoAnns. This is  an easy card that only takes minutes to do!

    Kick Up Your Heels Card
    Leanne Seed

    For this card Leanne started with a piece of Bo Bunny Paper as her base then cut out a belly band from the Bo Bunny Brown Dot basic card stock and adhered to the center of card front. She took the image of the cowgirl on the horse and enlarged it to 5" tall and using the font "Bleeding Cowboy" wrote Kick Up your Heels is brown and grey (just highlight the words and choose the font color you want). Then inked the edges with her "Vintage Photo" Distress ink and placed on ceter of card front. Next she tied around a piece of cord as her ribbon embellishment and finished with 4 blue bling she got at her local scrapbook store (Archivers). 

    Now go to the next site and collect the First word plus your FREE collage sheet.
    The Blog officially opens at 9am central standard time!

     Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 

    Have a Happy Scrappy Day
    Gecko Galz

    Monday, October 15, 2012


    Hi Everyone

    I thought I would try this again and get the badge on there the right way (sorry for the trouble below). Anyway we would love for all of you to help us spread the word about our annual blog hop! All you have to do is place the blog badge below on your blog site, facebook page or website.... then in the comments section let us know it is on your site with a link to the site and on the 26th one lucky person will win the November product collection from Gecko Galz...thats right the digital paper pack, the digital stamp collection and all 6 collage sets just for putting a badge on your blog or facebook page. We look forward to seeing all of you on October 26th!

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Count Down To The Tricks And Treats Blog Hop

    Hi everyone!

    We are 16 days from our second annual Tricks and Treats Blog Hop and that means fun freebies, great prizes, and wonderful designs from all our participating Design team members! The Hop will begin on October 26th at 9 am central time and run the entire weekend. There will be 16 diffrent Blogs to visit and each will have a FREE collage sheet for you to grab along with tons of project ideas and lets not forget our 4 amazing prizes that Gecko Galz will be giving away to 4 lucky hoppers! So mark your calendars, get your treat bags ready and join in the hop.
    you can help us spread the word  by placeing the blog badge below on your blog site then in the comments section let us know it is on your site with a link and on the 26th one lucky person will win the November product collection from Gecko Galz...thats right the digital paper pack, the digital stamp collection and all 6 collage sets just for putting a badge on your blog or facebook page. We look forward to seeing you on October 26th!
    Happy Scrapping
    Gecko Galz

    Sunday, October 7, 2012


    Hello to everyone!

    We are weeks away from Halloween and all the design team members have been hard at work getting you ready for the hautingly spooktakular celebrations ahead with their inspiring Halloween projects. We here at Gecko Galz thought it would be fun to hold a fun little contest for all our followers here on our blog site. So all you have to do is come up with your own Halloween project using Gecko Galz Halloween products and post a thread in the comments section of this post and on October 31st 2012 we will choose a winner! And what does the winner get? You will get the new digital stamp set Vintage Christmas as well as the Grandmas House Paper set.
    Now worry not we won't leave you hanging we want to share some great Hauntingly beautiful designs from our Design team to get your creative juices flowing, enjoy them and have fun!

    Haunted Necklace
    Starr Timmons

    Haunted Book
    Carol Salisbury

    Little Witch wreath
    Sherri Levington

    Poe Triptyche
    Gerri Herbst

    Halloween ATC
    Sharon Rogers

    Witch Tag
    Debbi Ryan
    Cute Little witch Tag
    Paula Williams

    Never More Card
    Hazel Harler

    Gypsy Mini Book
    Jan Stevens

    Pumpkin Card
    Helene Hubner

    Boo Card
    Joan Liddle

    Witchy T-Shirt
    Jules Eickmeier

    Halloween Treats Card
    Kristin Rhodes

    Halloween Pocket Ornament
    Heather Hudson

    Witching Hour Card
    Lee Anne Seed

    Happy Scrapping everyone!
    Gecko Galz

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Meet our Guest Artist For October; Diane Bove

    This month Gecko Galz is extreamly pleased to have as our guest artist an amazingly talented paper artist Diane Bove. Without further ado let her tell you a bit about herself!

    I am excited to share my passion for paper
    crafting with you. I think we all have so much
    creativity built up and hiding in each of us, we
    just don’t know how to access it. It’s intoxicating
    to feel so proud of what you just made, and the
    pleasure you get from giving it to someone is
    amazing. I am an excellent organizer, I love to
    help people through example and
    encouragement, and I love to create beautiful
    handmade cards. It is so empowering to take
    paper, digital stamps, dies and embellishments
    to create beautiful handmade cards. I have a
    background in sales and marketing. I live in
    Michigan with my wonderful husband and I have
    two adult children, who inspire, encourage and
    indulge me in everything I do. Along with card
    making, I am passionate about cooking. I love to
    experiment and make up new recipes, which my
    family loves to taste test. I collect antique
    cookbooks and I love to read through them to
    see how women lived at that time in history. I
    have participated in card clubs and card swaps.
    You will find my blog at


    Christmas Notebook
    Diane used Gecko Galz Grandmas House papers and Vintage Christmas Digital Stamps.

    Holiday Fun Card
    Diane used Gecko Galz Winter Time & Old
    Fashioned Christmas collage sheet, Gecko
    Galz Grandmas House Papers and a
    beautiful piece of red ribbon.

    Under The Mistletoe
    Diane used Gecko Galz A Rockwell
    Christmas & Alter It collage set for the
    images and the paper is from Gecko Galz
    Grandmas House Paper set. And to finish
    it she added a little poinsetta flower.

    Christmas Take Two Card
    Diane used Gecko Galz Christmas Chic
    collage sheet and Grandmas House papers  
    to create a chic classic Christmas card.

    Holiday Packages Card
    To create this winter wonderland card
    Diane used Gecko Galz Christmas Chic
    collage set and our Grandmas House

    Let It Snow Card
    For this stunning card Diane helps us step
    back to the art deco days using Gecko Galz
    Chic Christmas collage set, papers from
    Grandmas house by Gecko Galz. Add in
    some amazing trim and some little appoxy

    You can check out more of her work on the Gecko Galz website at
    or follow all her paper crafting adventures on her blog site at

    Happy Scrapping Everyone!

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Buy 4 Get One FREE at our Etsy Store!

    Hi Everyone!

    Starting today when you buy 4 collage sets at our Etsy Store you get a 5th free! Just that easy and there is no limits so if you purchase 8 you get 2 free and so on! So stock up and take a peek at all the new works we have!

    To check it all out just go to

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    Come Join Us for our 12 weeks of Christmas

    It has started our magical countdown to Christmas and this year we have an erray of wonderful things in store for all our followers and customers. First we are hosting our 12 weeks of Christmas where each week for the next 12 weeks we will feature an amazing project that will help you get ready for the holiday season. each week we will give instructions on how to make each of the projects along with FREE Gecko Galz goodies to help you create them.
    This week we help inspire you with ways to trim the tree by creating two amazing paper mache ornaments.

    so come join us each week for another fun and inspiring gift idea.

    to go to the Gecko Galz site click below

    Sunday, September 9, 2012


    Hi everyone!

    This month when you spend $25 or more at the Gecko Galz Online Shop (Either our website or our Etsy shop) you will recieve absolutly FREE the mini paper pack "Country Girl" which has 6 8x8 digital papers and a sheet of ephemera, borders and jurnal tags. So we invite you to stop by and see all the spooktacular new things we have for you!
    Happy Scrapping
    Gecko Galz