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Junk Journal July 2024

This is the start of my Junk Journal July 2024. I have made a concertina journal out of various scraps - mainly different shopping bags and ...

Thursday 26 October 2023

Gecko Galz Hop /Oct 26


Hello Everyone!

We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 13th Annual Blog Hop


This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop! 

We have 13 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE on each site! Each blog you visit will have a exclusive free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is


(Click Right on the image below to save)

And here are some designs I did;

I used the images from my page in several ways - firstly an altered chocolate box:

Secondly, I made some Artist Trading Tags using some Graphic 45 tags:

This picture really appealed to me so I decided it had to be framed in this baroque frame:

Finally I will share this little junk journal - small pieces of cardboard matted with black card then gel plate backgrounds, then the pictures and some penwork.


Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit, and follow that design team member if you do not already and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FIVE amazing prizes up for grabs:

·        First is a Gecko Galz Kit Club for 2024!

·        Second prize is a $75 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.

·        Third prize is a $50 shopping spree!

Fourth prize is a $25 shopping Spree!

·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, a new Craft Kit each quarter, 2 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, 1 Paper Pack each quarter, one jewel it collection, Tin Toppers, and Card Toppers!


First of all, you will need to visit all 16

blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2019@gmail.com.

This enters you in the give Away. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names  in our Newsletter on November 1st.


For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 26th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 


Now have fun visiting each Blog


Gecko Galz

Kim Rayko

Robin Francini

Gail Hutchinson

Tanis Buckton

Susan Renshaw

Kelly Parker 

Marcia Caradinta

Carole Jones

Angela Fretwell

Gerri Herbst

Lesia Schnur

Leanne Seed

During October you will see many Halloween-y projects on my blog as I am joining in with

Find Leigh's main post here

 So let's celebrate Halloween!! 


  1. Great Designs. Thank you for taking part in the Gecko Galz Blog Hop and thank you for the free collage sheet.

  2. Love your projects! Thanks for the freebie.

  3. I am swooning over that chocolate box

  4. Absolutely LOVE this collage set!! And your examples are stunning! Thanks so much! ((HUGS)) Helen

  5. Wow!!! Great projects I love the framed picture and the freebie is fantastic.

  6. My granddaughter is going to flip over your projects and the collage sheet. I am sure the next time she comes over, which will be today or tomorrow, we will be making a few cards with this sheet.

  7. Love, love, love your projects! Very cool! Thanks so much for the collage sheet!

  8. Wickedly spooky projects! Love them all! Thanks for the fabulous free sheet!

  9. Susan, i love your makes. I like the idea of framing an image--if only I had a printer that printed large enough for the gothic frame I have! Helene

  10. I have to say the Junk Journal is so bootiful!

  11. Thank you for the sheet! Love the chocolate box!

  12. Great projects love the keychains awesome idea.

  13. A lot of beautiful projects you made! They are great!

  14. awesome projects!! thank you for the collage sheet too.

  15. Great collage sheet to work with. I love your projects Susan. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

  16. Loving your Gothic Halloween projects, Susan. I especially ove the little journal. Thank you for the collage sheet!

  17. What a wicked collage sheet - LOVE it!! I really like all of your creations but that little journal is so cool. It's my fav! Those art tags are nifty...never thought of turning tags into ATC's.

  18. Great projects Susan, and thank you for the freebie

  19. Wonderful creations! Thanks for the freebie.

  20. These are amazing!!! I love the framed picture!! Thanks for the freebie

  21. Absolutely love these projects, very inspirational and the chocolate box is so cool. Thanks for the spooooky collage set

  22. Oooooo,,,, love, love, love your projects!!! And that sheet!! Outstanding work!

  23. Happy Day 26 of 31 Days of Halloween at LeighSBDesigns! SPOOKTACULAR collection of makes!
    Happy Haunting
    Leigh & Val

  24. Spooky fabulous images. Absolutely love your projects, tags are something I wanna try also, framed picture looks amazing.

  25. great job on your projects! thanks for sharing

  26. Wow, I love your projects and collage. Hugs Danka

  27. Hello Susan, eerily beautiful ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿฅ€ your works are so clean and professional! Just Gorgeous! Especially the little junk journal, the colours are so crisp + clear gorgeous pop of beautiful blue. Gothically Beautiful Thank you ๐Ÿ™

  28. Susan, I love Halloween and this sheet is spectacular! Love your junk journal!

  29. Angela Crafting With Jack29 October 2023 at 06:47

    great projects,

  30. Such an elegant looking set :) Thank you x

  31. The gelli plate backgrounds on the little junk journal are awesome.

  32. Lovely projects Susan. I like the use of blue and black together - a stunning combination.
    Thank you for sharing the Collage Sheet.

  33. Thanks for the Collage Sheet!
    Your projects are fabulous! I love the dark colours. Some great ideas and inspiration, thank!

  34. Beautiful collage sheet! And all projects that you created from it are all just awesome!

  35. thank you very much!

  36. Way too much awesomeness to comment on everything I love! Altered chocolate box: amazing! I am loving the trading tags and the little junk journal so much! The picture in the totally creeptastic yet elegant frame is just perfect!


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