Thursday, 25 November 2021

Winter Cuties - Arty Divas Challenge


Hi lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creations for this months challenge over at Arty Divas

The winner will receive this beautiful Winter Cuties mini digital creative kit from our resident sponsor Lilli Rain Designs

I have created some vintage layouts using the beautiful Winter Cuties creative kit. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Den! Hope that you will visit the challenge to enter your lovely creations! 

Zowie Dixon

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Gypsy Soul - No 19 Vintage Emporium challenge


Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my Design Team creations for November's challenge over at No 19 Vintage Emporium

The winner will receive the beautiful 'Gypsy Soul' digital mini creative kit from 

For my first creation, I have designed a vintage card using the Gypsy Soul collection. 

For my second creation, I have designed a vintage ephemera tag using a beautiful collection of vintage wallpapers and music sheet paper. I will list everything that I have used below:

Kraft card stock tag 

Antique music sheet 

Vintage Paris postcards (Ruby and Pearl xo)

Vintage Bingo card (Pinterest)

Brass eyelet 

Measuring tape ribbon

I hope you will stop by the challenge to enter your lovely creations! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! 

Zowie Dixon

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Merry little Robin


Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing some DT creations that I have designed for 

I have created a vintage Christmas card using these stunning papers from the Merry Lil' Christmas creative kit. I just adore this little Robin!
 (My Mother used to love Robins, so every time I see one, I am fondly reminded of her) As you know, I just love anything vintage! and adding vintage to Christmas, I think is the perfect combination!

Here I have used a small Poinsettia die along with dark red card stock. The branches are created from Kraft card stock and Tim Holtz's Holiday Greens thinlit die set. I think they match perfectly with these beautiful papers! 

The vintage music paper is from my stash, and has really complimented the luxury green and red Tartan/Plaid designer papers from the kit. 

I have also created a small tag book to match my card. 

I used some Kraft card stock along with the smaller tag die from Tim Holtz's Tag collection die set. I decorated the outside with the same papers from the Merry Lil' Christmas creative kit. I also adhered a Tim Holtz Christmas word label and I added a mini paper clip as a closure. All edges of the card and paper have been distressed with Vintage Photo Distress ink. 

For the inside of the tag book, I scored and folded it into equal parts. I then decorated it with the same vintage music sheet. In the middle of the book, I added some left over scraps of paper from the kit and stapled them into the book. Quick and easy! 

On the bottom part of the tag, I used a Tim Holtz  'Happy Holidays' stamp along with Black Soot Distress ink. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Den, I really do appreciate your visit! You can find more information on the Merry Lil' Christmas creative kit here: 

Linda Israel - Youtube

Friendly Junk Journal People- Facebook

Zowie Dixon

I'd like to enter my creation into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky - Check it out

The card concept #164

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #105

Unicorn challenge blog #71

A bit more time to craft - November/December

CCC Digi Creations #131

Pearly Sparkles challenge blog #68

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Fabulous Flappers!


Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing some DT creations that I have made for Gecko Galz. 

There's a brand new challenge over at Gecko Galz this month and the theme is Magical Dreams
I hope that you will join us! 

There is only one rule and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz !! It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage image or digital papers! It's up to you!! 
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree! 

I have created two ATC'S using these beautiful images from the Screen Gems digital collage sheet and digital papers from Gecko Galz.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Den! Hope you will be able to join in with the challenge! 

Zowie Dixon

I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges: 

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

This is Halloween Challenge - Spooky cute ATC coins

Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Tonight I am sharing some Halloween ATC coins. 
This is the first time that I have ever created Artist Trading Coins and I have to say that I am now addicted! 


To make my coins, I used a 2.5 Inch circle die and black card stock as a base. For this one, I have used these beautiful papers from the Haunted House scrapbook kit from Vectoria Designs. 

I have also used these Tim Holtz Faded type stamps along with Black soot Distress ink. The cute image is from Sheet 3 Halloween images, from Lisa Altered Art. 

For this coin, I have used the same papers from the Haunted house collection and another stamp from the same Faded stamp set. I have also used black cardstock along with a multiple bat die from Impression Obsession. The spooky word labels are from Tim Holtz. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit! 

Zowie Dixon

I would like to enter my creations in to the following challenge:

Happy Haunting! - This is Halloween challenge


Hi lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creations for November's challenge over at This Is Halloween 


I have created some Halloween ATC's using beautiful papers and these wonderful cute images from Lisa Altered Art I have also used a now retired Martha Stewart Halloween border and corner punch along with black card stock. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Den! See you on the next post. 

Zowie Dixon

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Gecko Galz Trick and treats blog hop


Hello Everyone!


We want to welcome everyone to the

Gecko Galz 11th Annual Blog Hop


This is our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

We have 16 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 the image below to save)





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 2022!

·        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 Kits each quarter, 3 ATC collections, A Sentiment pack each quarter, and one jewel it collection!


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

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 28th of October and the 31st 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
Susan Renshaw
Rene Van Wyk
Kelly Parker
Anirudh Kashyap


Cathy Norton

For the hop, I have created some artist trading cards using the beautiful images from the sheet above. 

I have also used the wonderful Haunted Mansion ATC set. 

To finish my creations, I have used the Tim Holtz lace thinlit die set along with black cardstock and adhered some green sparkle gems. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Den! 

Zowie Dixon