Monday, October 1, 2012

Gecko Galz October Guest Artist

This month I have the honor of being the Guest Artist for Gecko Galz, this is also the month of their Christmas release.  So I have had the opportunity to work with the most beautiful papers and ephemera sets.  For this card I used the Grandma's House Paper collection  along with this image from page 2 of the Chic Christmas collection.  The sweet little button is from the Jewel It collection Happy Holidays, perfect for this 22mm brad I made with the I -Top.  I maintained the perfect frame alignment using my Perfect Layers square and rulers using the 1/16th measurement.
I must confess, the most difficult part of card making for me has always been choosing the papers.  This is the first time I have ever worked with a complete collection like this and I love it!  It was so easy to choose papers because they were already selected to be in the right color family for me!  I printed out all the papers and the sets and it was so much fun to choose multiple papers that were all coordinated to go together with each other and with the images!  Even I could not go wrong with this set ha ha!  I will be posting all of the fun Christmas things I made with this collection in the next few weeks, I think you will love these sets as much as I do!
On a more personal note my sciatica is better and we have finally finished the floors!  I am still unpacking and trying to organize my craft room, I am almost settled in to my new space.  I should be able to get back to my regular posting again, I have really missed all of you.  I truly appreciate all the well wishes here and through emails you have sent me, it has meant so much to me.  I hope to catch up on your blogs too, I am sorry I fell behind.  Thanks for looking and thanks for not giving up on me!  ~Diane
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  1. I have just been enjoying your lovely work on Gecko Galz, you have made some wonderful creations! Congrats on being guest artist this month, GG has made a great choice with you! Hugs, Valerie

  2. WooHoo! Congratulations on the GD spot and they could not have made a better choice! This is super gorgeous! What a great holiday design! Have a lovely day!

  3. This is beautiful. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  4. Beautiful card! Looks like we have the same taste--of all the wonderful things in this collection, we chose the same image! Hope things are getting back to normal. Congrats on being the October Guest Designer at Gecko Galz.

  5. Congratulations on your GD spot with Gecko Galz.
    Oh this is so beautiful, those colours and that amazing image.
    Absolutely love what you created.

  6. Diane, yeah, yeah the floors are done and your back is better and you have posted the most diving card, hugs to you

  7. congrats, diane! such fabulous work with this collection!

  8. Wow what a fab card... love all the lace and antiquity of it all. Super picture as well.
    So glad that the sciatica is better, Diane. And that the floors are done and your craft space is falling into place.
    Wish you the best,

  9. HI Diane
    I saw your work on Gecko Galz yesterday and they all look fantastic. This is a gorgeous card, I love how you have used the image.
    Congratulations on your DT spot, you so deserve it.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  10. Hi Diane,
    Congrats on being the guest artist for Gecko Galz. So deserving of this feature as your talents are over the moon amazing. You always make such great use of the papers used and this card is awesome as only you can do. Love it!!!!
    Continued blessings for your success!

    How's the floor project going? Almost complete? Have fun~~
    XO CM

  11. Sending you a super hugs congratulations on this honor and it is so well deserved. Beautiful card sweetie. Choosing the papers are always the hardest thing for me in crafting as well. Why are there so many pretties out there? ;-)


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