Gecko Kisses

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fairy kisses of love

Hello everyone,

Back at work is so hard when most people have gone on holidays. Work slows down to a crawl and the clock just seems to go backwards. I have just started watching Glee season one from the begining as I got season one and two for Christmas. Love it I have even got my little girls hooked on it.

Today's card is for the MOJO monday's 171 sketch. I have use design paper from Stampin' Up! and Love stamps from SU's Kenji set. I have used the adorable fairy from The Greeting farm and coloured her in simple colours with copics.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Xmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

I have some happier news we manage to find one our dogs that ran away a few weeks ago. We found him safe and well roaming the street not to far from us. However we believe or rather we hope that our other dog Porsha has been taken in by another family. We are still praying to get her back.

I finally got my mojo back now that I'm happier and have the Christmas spirit in me. I decided to come out a play some Blog Challenges. I have been meaning to do a Mojo sketch for a long time so I decided to follow this week's sketch # 170 and I couldn't go past the colour create challenge with their cool colour scheme of PLUM and White.

I bought a new digi stamp from Tickled Pink called Luca so I combined all three and came up with the card below

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful and safe Christmas.
Amanda

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Porsha and Rhade you have touched my life.


Hello everyone,

I've been very sad all week, as I have lost my two very precious dogs on Tuesday, they are two Miniature Schnauzers called Porsha and Rhade. My darling daughter had left the gate open or rather not shut properly and the dogs had got out.
We raced around trying to find them. We had some people see the dogs in various places around our home, but we have not been able to find them. It is very distressing as they were like our children. The oldest dog called Porsha was like our first born as we got her before kids.

Anyway before I cry....

The card above was made using the stamp sets Embrace life and Rose is Rose. I coloured the roses and the "leaves" in copics and glittered the edges. I used black, natural ivory, Designer paper from candy lane. I put faux stitching around the edges so finish of the card.

I think this card reflects how I feel at the moment.
I am entering this card at The Colour Dare - Red and Green
Gecko Kisses

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Anyone for Anya DT Call



Hello everyone,

I am entering this strange little card into the Anyone for Anya DT call. I am very excited to try out for this Challenge blog as it uses my favourite stamps from The Greeting Farm and now CC designs.
For the card I used the TGF Rachel head and coloured her in using copics. The layout is from Midnight Maddness Challenge blog with there fancy sketches. The colour scheme is from the colour Q using Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Wasabi Green.I should've added some bling and glitter to match this gorgeous picture, maybe next card.

Wish me luck in attempt to become a Anyone for Anya Design team member.
Gecko Kisses
Amanda

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Blue Bird of Xmas



Hi everyone Today's card was inspired by the song "Put your records on" as the opening line is ...

Three little birds sat on my window and they told me not to worry.


Anyway I found my favourite bird out a set of three from The Greeting Farms Vintage birds set, looked up the bluebird and coloured him in. I saw a couple of pictures with snow and I had some left over Designer Paper and silver card from another xmas card so I came up with today's card.

For the wreath I coloured the flowers from SU Artful Asian set with white gel pen, then cut them out and stuck them around a scollap spellbinder die cut. I used the sentiment from a SU stamp set but I can't remember the name.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Colour Create Challenge - ROBIN EGG BLUE, SEA FOAM GREEN and CREAM
Crazy 4 Challenges - Circles
Speedy the Cat and Friends - Circles
Stampin Royalty - Designer paper
Wild Orchids Challenge - Blue Christmas.
Mad for markers - non traditional colours xmas cards

See you around

Gecko Kisses from
Amanda

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sweet Romance




Hi Everyone,

I have a card to suit several challenges today. Firstly the Sketch is for the Midnight Maddness Challenge #79 and I absolutely love the sketch. The second challenge is the colour challenge over at Colour Throwdown - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede and Kraft (crumble cake).

I have used the TGF images from Miss Anya range and coloured them in with copics, the kraft background has been stamped with Soft Suede with SU's punch potporri love heart and the small love hearts have been punched out and the edges distressed with soft suede.
I have also added this card into Anyone for Anya - Kraft card.

I hope you like the card.

GECKO Kisses

love Amanda

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Marcela


Hi Everyone,

Well its another dreary day, we have gone from being on strict water restriction due to low dam levels and no rain to almost flooding, it seems to be raining everyday or look like its going to rain, but the most disappointing things NO Thunderstorms! I love thunderstorms so I was hoping for a good season over the next summer months.

Any how....

It's my cousin's daughter 2nd birthday this weekend and I have made her a special card using the sketch from Anyone for Anya?. I used the ballerina Anya as she is so cute and fit in well with Marcela. I coloured her to look like Marcela with copics and added glitter glue to the tiara and tutu.
The colours are from the Colour Challenge at Stampin' Royalty - Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz and So Saffron.

lots of Gecko Kisses
Amanda

Friday, November 5, 2010

Colour Q


Hello Everyone,

I've been busy making xmas cards, you know the ones I was doing through out the year LOL!

No matter how many times I say I will make Christmas card through out the year I never do I leave them to the last minute.

Anyhow I fell in love with in love with colour combo at Colour Q. The image is from the Greeting Farm Lollipop Anya, and I was going to use a sentiment but I couldn't decided what type of card it was so I left it.


Gecko Kisses
love Amanda

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Geetha


Hi Everyone,

I made this card for a lovely lady at work. She is my supervisor and I have it on good authority she is celebrating a big milestone, so Happy Birthday.

I used the colour create colour challenge of Aqua, puple and white.

I coloured the image to look like my friend with copics and I have used SU Whimsical words and Love Life sets.

Thank you for looking

Gecko Kisses

Amanda

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Yee Haw!


Hello everyone,


I found I am doing more girl cards than boy cards, so I decided to make a boy card. I have been eyeing off Sheriff Ian from TGF for a while and finally found the right colours to colour him in. The Colour Dare and Colour Throwdown both have Poppy Parade, Pear pizazz, chocolate Chip as there main colours for the there challenge. However Colour dare also has very vanilla and Colour Throwdown has So saffron. I used both to fit both challenges. I followed the incredible sketch from Midnight Maddness and was going to do the fancy design, but it was for a boy so I stayed with the simple design. I am also entering this card into the Card for Men challenge which requires a masculine birthday card.

I hope you like the card.

See you around
Gecko Kisses
Amanda

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wedding Flowers card


Hello everyone

Today's card was my second larger card and I did it with the new Colour Create Challenge (pink, green and cream) in mind.

Wanted to make a wedding card, but something different. I keep seeing all these gorgeous couple stamps which I intend to buy but money in a little tight, so I went with the gorgeous gerbras from Flourishes. The Sentiment is from Stampin' Up!. The flowers were coloured in copics with RV02, RV13, YG11, YG06. I added glitter glue to the edges of the pink card and butterflies and added pearls for finishing touches. I added faux stitching around the edges to qualify for the Wild Orchid Challenge of stitching and because of the striped DP I qualify for Speedythe Cat's Friends Challenge of stripes.



Thank you for looking
Gecko Kisses
Amanda

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Plum Cute Baby Congrats


Hello everyone,

I made today's card with 3 challenges in mind. I wanted to create a baby congratulations card.
I knew I was going to use the Midnight Madness Sketch #74 and then I fell in love with colour combo challenge at Colour Throw Down, which is Perfect Plum, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I also wanted to add some stitching to qualify for the Wild orchid challenge. My challenge is to enter the WO challenge a few times.

I had already chosen the stamp from whiff of joy and colour her in copics v17, v95,bv00, e29, e47, e49,e37.

Gecko Kisses

love Amanda

Monday, October 4, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies


Hi Everyone,

I made this card for the basic grey challenge - sparkle. I chose the Basic Grey's Cappella's bravo as I love Blush colour running through it. The borders I have used chocolate chip, very vanilla and wild wasabi as those colours were also in it. The punches were chocochip, sage shadow and blush. I ummed and ahhhed on how to position the 3 circles to make them fit but ended up as shown. I coloured the SU Butterfly with copics G21, G94,G07,E49 and E95. I then added glitter glue all over the butterfy then heat gunned the poor thing to death at it created a golden spritz effects with green shimmer through it when moved around. I added the TGF sentiment as I was aiming for a reflective card for Sympathy. I added pearls to fill in the spaces.

Thank you for looking

Gecko Kisses
love Amanda

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sparkly Elf


Hello Everyone,

Today's card is the TGF's elf as a christmas theme without using traditional colours. I love purple and I had been eyeing off my eggplant paper amongst whisper paper on my desk for a while. I love the colour combo. I have used SU designer paper in eggplant and to create the background. I coloured the elf in copics BV08, E08,E2, and E21. I have used a snowflake punch and added some rhinestones and glitter glue for a bit of glitz and sparkle.

Gecko Kisses

love Amanda

Monday, September 27, 2010

mad for markers design team call


Hi Everyone,

Mad for Markers is having a desing team call and I have decided to try out for it.

The following links to my previous work to show my love for Copics. Wish me luck .

http://montygonza.blogspot.com/2010/09/wedding-card.html

http://montygonza.blogspot.com/2009/10/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-25.html

http://montygonza.blogspot.com/2009/11/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-27.html

http://montygonza.blogspot.com/2010/08/so-glad-were-friends-mermaid.html

http://montygonza.blogspot.com/2010/07/colour-create-mermaid.html

These link are some of my favourite images I have coloured with copics.

Gecko Kisses
from Amanda

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Simon Says challenge

Hello Everyone

I made today's card for the Simon Says Challenge which is a lovely sketch by Jay Jay. I had to play along. The theme for the card is a masculine Christmas. I used the gorgeous Santa Ian from The Greeting Farm and followed t he sketch. I used my new designer paper from SU in cajun and marina mist and the boarders are crumbe cake formly known as kraft. I used copics E08, E35, C100, E29. I added silver pen to his buckle and silver brads. The brads were added after I tried to be clever and used the single hole punch so that the background card came through the paper to act like brads, but i punched one set crooked. So the brad are hiding my mistake.

I hope you enjoyed the card.
Gecko Kisses
Amanda

Friday, September 24, 2010

MOJO Throwdown


Hi everyone,

I have made this card with two challenges in mind. Colour Throwdown using river rock, mambo melon and Pacific Point with the Mojo Monday's sketch.

I used the stampendous Fresh bloom a stamp I had to have but never really used. I added a bit of bling to the flower by added rhinestones and glitter. I sponged on the flower edges pink passion as it came up better.

Thank you all for looking

Gecko Kisses
Amanda

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fantastic Blog Candy!!!


WOW RIGHT!!!

Lothian Crafts Online are celebrating their 4th birthday and are giving away Tilda's and promarkers.

How cool!
POP over here to have a look at how to enter.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Coriander in my garden


Hello everyone,

I made this card for the Quixotic Challenge - how does your garden grow? I used SU Designer Paper and colour Coriander Fairy with copics from Sweet November Stamps. I added glitter to her wings. I added some paper flowers from Forever Flowers and attached them to the card using assortment of coloured brads. The stripped Ribbon is from Stampin' Up! as well as the sentiment.

I have also used a ribbon and bow and a tag for the Wild Orchid Challenge - Ribbons and Bows and for the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge of tag it.


Gecko Kisses
from Amanda

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cream, Red and Gold Geisha

Hello everyone,

I made this card for the colour create challenge - Red, Gold and White/Cream.
I chose cream, red and Gold. I followed the SC214 Sketch with the Jolly Holiday Designer paper. I coloured in my favourite Geisha (from TGF) to match, using a gold pen to flowers. I am really please with how it turned out. I used real red SU marker to create the faux stitches, and added gold brads. I couldn't decide what sentiment to go with it as it looked "Christmasy" but I don't know if Geisha is appropiate for Christmas, so I chose Warmest Wishes(from SU) to cover anything.



Wanna another challenge I am running a colour challenge see below to enter.

Thank you for looking

Gecko Kisses

love Amanda

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wedding Card


Hello,

This is my first attempt at doing a deluxe card on the same calibre as magolia cards that I have seen around in BlogLand. I used some satin roses and sprayed them with glimmer mist. I also sprayed the whole card wtih the glimmer mist. The image from TGF was coloured in the warm and cool grey copics as I was aiming for a Golden Wedding Anniversary card and them being grey haired. But it can also be used as a black and white photo for a wedding I suppose.

I added punchie butterflies and added pearls so I could enter it into the Wild Orchid challenge which is pearls and pins.

Sorry it is blurry due to the scanner. But it almost creates a great effect I think LOL.

Thank you for looking don't forget my Colour challenge below

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Montygonza Colour Challenge

Hello
Sorry for the delay I had a sleep in.
Colour challenge for today is :

Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and White
Here is my entry.

Please feel free to try this colour combo yourself and add your creation below. If I get more than ten creations I will add some candy for some lucky person to win.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blueberry MOJO


Hello Everyone,

Today's card was made for the MOJO Monday's sketch #155. I used the sketch using the Blueberry Designer Papers from SU. I really love theses colours but the colour scheme was actually inspired by a work colleges knitted top. It had flowers in blue, cream and beige so I tried to copy that. When my new DP order came in the papers all matched the centre peice, so I was really really pleased.

The colour scheme is Not quite Navy, Sahara Sands, Natural Ivory, Pacific Point and Whisper White. I used paper flowers from Forever Flowers, and I stamped Vintage vogue flowers in White onto some Not quite Navy paper, and Not quite Navy onto Sahara Sand paper. The petals are from Winter Roses. All images are from Stampin Up!

Thank you for looking,
My colour challenge is tomorrow so come have a look
Amanda

Friday, September 10, 2010

Colour Dare Challenge


Hi everyone,

This card was made for the Colour Dare Challenge.

Very Vanilla Pretty in Pink Cherry Cobbler Garden Green

I used my new Delightful Decorations stamp set and went to work. As I don't have garden green or cherry cobbler ink I used Red Riding hood and Glorious green instead. I added gold strands to complete the decorations.

Thank you
For looking
Amanda


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bunny Mine


Hello Everyone,

Today's card is for the Tickled Pink Stamp Monthly Challenge sketch. It one of my favourites I have used this sketch several times. I used some of my SU Designer Paper and cut into squares.

I used baja breeze since I have alot of left over scraps and used my new Expresso Card stock for the card. The image is from Sweet November Stamps with the two bunnies and the sentiment although very small says alot "BE MINE" from SU. The bunnies were coloured with copics and I used faux stitching to help finish off the image square.

Thank You for looking.

Amanda

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fishy Five


Hi Everyone,

Happy Father's Day!

I made this card last night for the Speedy the Cat and Friends Challenge. We had to five of something on the card and I chose the Fish. The main four fish and seaweed are from Ocean Commotion from SU and the fifth fish is the very cute Anela from Sweet November Stamps. I chose the colour theme and layout based on the fish, (plus it is a great way to use up scraps).

I will be back with more cards!
Amanda

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Baby card set


Hello Everyone,

It is raining at my place and I don't think I've seen this much rain for five years or more.

Today's card was made for two challenges this week Colour Create Challenge - pastel purple, mint, and yellow and I followed MOJO sketch #154.
I'm not overly impressed with my effort, I will have to redo this card as I stuck things on crooked and I think the amethyst inked image is to pale for the card. What do you think?

Amanda

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MMSC#69


Hello Everyone,

It's starting to warm up here so I am very happy. I created this card for an Ebay customer who wanted a more personalised version of soldier card in my store. I used Priscilla's Midnight Madness Sketch #69to help create this card.
I used TGF soldier and change the wording on banner from the TGF three bunnies set. All paper is from Kaisercraft.

Thanking you for looking

Amanda

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mermaid colour challenge

Hello everyone,

I decided to give myself a challenge a colour one. Your welcome to try this combo yourself.
The combo is -

Black, Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry.


This is the card I create with the colours. I used Current Ebbtide from Sweet November Stamps and coloured her in with copics to match the colour combo. As Copics didn't have a Rich Razzleberry colour for her hair I used R59 and R29 to create the shades then went over it with V09. I added Glitter glue to her crown and around the borders. The sentiment and Designer Paper from Stampin' UP!.

I planned this card with several challenges in mind : the midnight maddness sketch #68, Speedy The Cat's Friend's challenge - Frienship, Wild Orchid - make it sparkle and Stampin' For the Weekend - Anything goes.

Thank you for Looking
Amanda

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cards for men decoupage


Hello everyone,

Today's card is for the cards for men challenge decoupage. I have entered my card although you have to click on the picture to understand what I have done.

I layered the Peter Pan image from The Greeting Farm to create a 3d image. I was going to show you various angles so you can see the different layers but my memory card is mysteriously missing.
Thank you for looking,

Amanda

Monday, August 16, 2010

Vintage Madness Anya




Hello everyone,

Following the Midnight Madness #67 sketch I decided to make a card for several challenges.
I used Soft suede, Soft Sky, bashful blue and very vanilla. The flowers are from SU Vintage vogue and I colour Fancy Hat Anya with copics to match the colour scheme. I paper peiced her hate with the same Dp as the backgroud. I used a blue button, and some blue sheer ribbon and tied them together with silver cord, the other button is just glued on.
The card is being entered into the following challenges:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #67 - Sketch.
Colour create challenge - Duck egg Blue, Ivory plus one other colour (suede)
Speedy cat and Friends Challenge - flowers
Anya Ink - recepie three flowers, 2 button and 1 ribbon
wild orchid - one for the girls
Allsorts challenge - paper peicing.
Thank you so much for looking.
Amanda

Saturday, August 7, 2010

So glad we're friends Mermaid

Hello Everyone,

I made this card for two challenges today.  The first challenge is Wild Orchid Lace challenge.  I thought I missed out on the challenge and I had no lace.  I found some lace and went to work into trying to fit into this week's Priscilla Midgnight madness sketch.    I fell in love with the little otter so I and as soon as I saw him I knew he'd fit this sketch.   I coloured Shimmer Redkelp with copics and coloured the jewelry with white gel to make them look like pearls then I added crystal effect to make them pop.  The bubbles and Sentiment is from SU's Best Yet and circle circus Stamp Sets.

I really love how it turned out.  Thank you for looking.
Amanda

Friday, August 6, 2010

Super Super Duper Candy at 1000 Sheets of Paper!!!

Wow  Ever wondered what 1000 sheets of Paper look like well here it is



Looks great doesn't it.   You can win  this plus some fantastic candy over at A thousand sheets of paper
Amy is celebrating and she is giving away 200 sheets to five lucky random commenters, plus this MEGA CANDY!
 
Wanna know what is included? There is:
  • Sweet November Coral Reefweaver, Chanter Heartsong, Coriander Fairy and Darby & Penelope
  • CC Designs Lil Emma Bug, Cherry Emma and Halloween Hansel
  • The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Dressy set, Fairy Chloe and Fairy Eva
  • Tickled Pink Lil Lolita Ivy and 60's Mod Ivy
  • Simply Betty Stamps Lola and Miller
  • Stamping Bella Maisy Ketto
  • Christy Croll Appley bowl Huggabug (since I couldn't include one of her fab Tiddly inks digis)
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Fairy Girl
  • Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl "Just a girl"
  • Kraftin' Kimmie Drucilla and lots of little extras
  • Lili of the Valley Tiptoe fairy

 Awesome  head over to the blog now and start commenting for your chance to win.
Amanda

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pink, Orange and Saffron Thank you

 
Hello Everyone.   This was my first attempt at making my own flowers and using buttons on my card.  It was easy to make:  I just punched out three scallop circles, crushed them and put them through the SU Crimper several times until they were able to be peeled apart to make six.  I also tried an normal circle punched and it seemed to work fine.  I attached the button using Crystal Effects.
 
I layered the Rain Miss Anya image by stamping it twice and used dimensions to pop it up to create the 3d effect.
The colour scheme is for the Colour Create Challenge which we had to use Pink, orange and Saffron and over at Speedy Cat and Friends we were asked to make thank you cards which I did.

I better go as my little darling has a middle ear infection.

Thank you for looking
Keep Safe
Amanda

Monday, August 2, 2010

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY!!!!!


I made this card to celebrate their 2nd birthday. I participated in the last year and it was alot of fun. I decided to use Wendy stamp and I paper peiced the dress and hair ribbon. I have also added faux stitching. The Papers are from Stampin' Up! Vintage Vogue. I used copics to colour her in and if you look closely I have added things to the book to celebrate The Greeting Farm's birthday.

Can you see Marie???


Just so you don't think I'm a stalker or anything, this was the photo given on the blog after several TGF fans wanted to know what Marie looked like. Like most people I was surprised at how young she was. I can't believe I've been buying and playing with TGF stamps now for under two years, WOW.
Congrats on your success and I hope to be buying more TGF stamps in the future.


Please head back to the main blog list to find out who is next.
I will be part of the Blog Hop and at the end will give my TOP Five blogs/cards, maybe it will be yours.
Enjoy yourselves, thank you for looking
Amanda

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I'm Spotty for you!


Hello everyone,

I made this card with several challenges in mind. I used the beautiful sketch at MOJO Mondays, I'm almost too late to enter it but I will get it there on time. Over at Simon Says they want spots lots of spots. I haven't done Simon Says Challenge for a while so I though I better play along, so I used a Rich Razzleberry ribbon as my inspiration, which led my to the other challenge I haven't played for along time Anya Ink which was black and White plus another colour. So I knew I had to use the Rich Razzleberry. I found the closest Copic to use which was R59 and coloured in her dress and feather as I didn't want too much colour. Since it was going to be black and white I found some dotty black and white DP from Kaisercraft and followed the sketch. I added dots to the dress for more dottiness and around the borders.

I hope you like it.
Amanda

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Get Well for a Friend or Friend


At my work a friend of mine asked me to make him a Get Well card for him for a friend of his that was going into hospital. He told me she a jet black hair, loved blue, pink, silver and purple. Loved lipgloss, PJ's and cupcakes. I think I covered most of that request what do you think?

Looking forward to celebrating TGF's second birthday. I have a little surprise in store with my card I can't wait.

Amanda

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Spider Henry

Hi this card is serving several purposes today. Firstly my daughter is going to a 5th birthday party for a boy in her class. They are having a superhero costume party and she will be going as Wonder Woman. I needed a card and I have been dying to use this Free Digi from Whiff Of Joy, called Spider Henry. I think he is just gorgeous.

Secondly I am entering him in the Priscilla's Midnight Madness Sketch 63. I went for the clean and simple version this time around as flowers on a boy's card probably wouldn't go down very well, unless I made them monster flowers or evil ones (LOL).

Thirdly I have am also entering him in the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge where you had to make a masculine card. I am a mad fan of Faith's and she had a new online store called Mark's finest Papers, which has her one line of stamps and papers plus stocks Flourishes stamps.

So there you go. Look forward to seeing you all in Blogland.

Amanda

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wild Orchid bottle tag


I made this bottle tag for my Mother in Law so that she could dress up bottle of wines when giving them out for presents etc. I have used the vintage Vogue flower set from SU.

I am entering this Bottle tag into the new Wild Orchid say it with flowers challenge #1.

Thank you for Looking
Amanda