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Friday, September 15, 2017

FRAME FRIDAY........Dream, Sparkle and Shine


The best gifts you can give are ones from the heart that you made. And one of my favorite gifts for birthdays, weddings,baby showers are one of a kind frames. I adore these blank frames you can purchase through Michaels. So I used some amazing music paper that had a wonderful shabby chic look about it and layered it on the front. Then I ink the back with Ranger distress in and spray with sealant ( I feel all areas should be decorated). Then I added this amazing decorative flower I found at JoAnnes and added a wonderful digital stamp (I recommend the Gecko Galz Simply sentimental stamp set). Distress the sentiment and mat using gold glitter paper. Then you wrap it up and give it to someone special!
Have fun creating frames!
Leanne




Friday, September 8, 2017

Freeby Friday.....fall art to die for



This month I am sharing some amazing autumn images by artist Aurika Piliponiene. I love how whimsical her work is and they will make amazing cards, atc's, and place cards to share with special people this fall. Have fun with them!
Leanne












To see more by this talented artist go to  http://www.jam415.com/artist/Aurika-Piliponiene/74

Monday, August 28, 2017

DOWN BY THE SHORE WITH GECKO GALZ



This month Gecko Galz asked all their design stars to go down to the sea shore...but I also was inspired by one of their collage sheets and went beyond the sea shore to a magical realm as well. I hope these works inspire you!


BRAVE SOUL CARD

for this card I used 
Paper by paper studio
ribbon by May Arts
Brave Soul Stamp by recollections
Mini Sea shells
Viva pearl pen in white


SEA SIDE SWEET HEART PLAQUE

background image & Swim sign from  Gecko Galz by the Sea Side Splendor kit
Unpainted frame from Hobby Lobby
Netting
Sand
Sea shell
mini umbrella


BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL CARD

For this card I used 
Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters, Vintage photo & Faded Jeans
Fibers from Martha Steward
Shaped tag by Paper Studios
Ice colored Sticles
Viva Pearl Pen in White
Be your own kind of beautiful stamp by Canvas Corp



SPECIAL THOUGHTS CARD

For this card I used 
Name plaque by Bo Bunny
Muslin fabric
Alchol Inks in Stream & Eggplant
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo & Faded Jeans
Viva Pearl pen in gold & Cream
Tulle Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Crystal color Stickles
Special thought stamp by Canvas Corp


CELEBRATE CARD

For this card I used 
Celebrate stamp by Canvas Corp
Muslin Fabric
Glimmer Mist in bronze, gold and Graphite
ribbon from May Arts
Crystal colored Stickles
Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Black soot

Friday, August 18, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY....... Asian Beauty


This month I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Asian illustrations, I love how whispy and magical these images are they are perfect for creating cards for any occations.
So this month I thought it might be fun to start something new for all of you who partake in my free images, just create a card or ATC using one of the images below then email me a picture of the complete work at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com by September 14th and then on the 15th I will pick a lucky winner and they will win a blog candy prize pack of goodies from some of my favorite shops. Good luck to everyone!












Happy Crafting
Leanne

Monday, July 31, 2017

GECKO GALZ DESIGNS FOR JULY


This month with Gecko Galz I got my summer on and created some fun little cards using their amazing products. I hope you are inspired to check out Gecko Galz and all their fun products.
Happy Crafting
Gecko Galz



THE ADVENTURE BEGINS CARD


To create this card I used Gecko Galz SAFFARI JEWEL IT SHEETS

Papers by Paper Studio
Inks by Distress ink in Vintage Photo & Rusty Hinge 
Stickles in ice
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby



BE INSPIRED CARD

For this card I used Gecko Galz Saffari Jewel It
Be Inspired stamp by Stampin Up
Papers by 7 Gypsies
Viva Pearl Pen in Rust
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Glimmer Mist in Money bags
Vintage buttons




MERMAID DREAMS CARD

Gecko Galz Collage set PRETTY MERMAIDS
Paper by Paper Studio
Glass Gems by Paper Studios
Viva Pearl Pen in white
Dream stamp by Inkadinkadoo
Ink by Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon & shabby Shutters


Friday, July 28, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY.........Mermaid Dreams

This month I have decided not to focus on just one artist but a number of artist that have done some amazing mermaid art. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.












Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ALTER IT WEDNESDAY........Dream About A Mermaids life


So keeping in the vien of this months theme "Mermaids" I wanted to share a little design I did using Gecko Galz mermaid image and dream words. I also took a 4x4 block and painted it with Dragonfly Glimmer Mist then streaked it with white acrylic paint to give a distressed look. Then took my paper piecer and poked two holes in top of  block and place wire with rustic stars then distress it with the white paint. using liquid glue place mermaid on block and hite glue with pearl beads.
brush on stickles in Turquoise to tail and place word banner over her head.
adhere on shell and glue little pearl to hand.
Have fun creating your own mermaid shrine!
Happy Crafting
Leanne



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

STAMPERS SAMPLER.......I have been published


Hello my crafting friends!

I have been published again in the latest copy of Stampers Sampler...it is my favorite issue each year that features Halloween cards and I was lucky enough to have 4 cards published this year.
So this has had me thinking that I am really going to try to be a guest artist with the publication....all I have to do is come up with 24 cards...wish me luck.
Keep on crafting
Leanne




Page 73

BOO TO YOU CARD


Page 81

BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL CARD

and 

BEAUTIES AMONG US CARD





page 84

BOO CARD

Monday, July 24, 2017

LIVING IN A MERMAIDS GARDEN....customer challenge for Gecko Galz



This month Gecko Galz is having an amazing customer challenge where they asked everyone to create a mermaid Garden inspired project and this is what I came up with for this month.

MERMAID MAGIC MINI ART JOURNAL


I created this art journal using Gecko Galz Tiny Mermaids collage sheet

I also used and made papers by me using glimmer mist in money bags and Ranger Distress inks in Peacock feathers & Shabby Shutters.
Glass bling by paper studios
Chip board book by Recollections
Embossed paper from Recollections
shell stick pins by K & Co
Charms by Blue Moon
netting from local craft store
Deco Art Metallic paints in patina and antique gold
Newsprint pockets by Recollections

I invite you to create your own mermaid project and enter Gecko Galz Mermaid Garden challenge by the 29th.

Happy Crafting
Leanne

Friday, June 30, 2017

CHARMING DESIGNS......with Gecko Galz

This month I created amazing designs working with Gecko Galz beautiful products!



For this card I used Gecko Galz Circus Life Collage Sheet


This card I used Gecko Galz Industrial Stamp Set


For this card I used Gecko Galz Midsummer Dream collage sheet


For this card I used Gecko Galz Midsummer Dream collage sheetand amazing paper from DCWV.

Friday, June 23, 2017

FRAME FRIDAY.....Be Bold And Brave be YOU!



This months frame inspiration is dedicated to all those amazing women who have battled breast cancer. Through bravery, boldness and being themselves they are all amazing in my eyes. Cancer is an awful hurdle that anyone has to go through and I celebrate those who have to do it. Also it is call for all my amazing followers to get checked yearly so you will be around for a long long time, you are all special and if we can beat it by getting checked out then we have taken a winning step forward!
Happy Crafting
Leanne


Friday, June 16, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY....... Carnival Life with Olga Suvorava


Today's freeby Friday  celebrates the art of Olga Suvorava....here work is a breath of carnival full of whimsical colors and and people. I hope you have fun with the images and go out and look this talented artist up and see all her amazing works. Happy crafting!
Leanne