Gecko Kisses

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 .

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

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

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fantastic Blog Candy!!!


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


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

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

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

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.


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!

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?