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Friday, 5 October 2012

A Facebook freebie

Well, I had a Facebook page before but I had a few problems with someone on my personal page (long story), and deleted the lot, but I'm back now, and not only have I got a brand new Facebook page - I've made my very first template:
I also made a layout from it (to check it worked out alright - and it did - once I deleted the other two circles I'd originally put into it).

Here's the layout I made using Acorn Design's 'Billy Joe Scarecrow'.


I'm probably biased of course, but I thought it came out quite nice.

Anyway, enough of the waffle - if you would like this template (and I hope you do), you can get it by visiting my new Facebook page (the link with take you to the page where you can choose to like me - or not).


Thursday, 4 October 2012

More template layouts

I made another layout today using a template from Creatively Obsessed Design's, this time I used 'Big Pics - Vol 1'.

I love using big photos in my layouts, although that's because I forget the actual size is 12x12 inches, anyway, for this layout I wanted the effect of my son expanding out of the 'frame'. I just love doing extractions, and when we're out and about these days I always keep this in mind and try to take 'action' photos.

The kit I used for this layout is 'Billy Joe Scarecrow' by Acorn Designs, it has some great elements in there but I went for the minimalistic look on this one, but take a look at the preview, it's so cute (and you can click the image to visit the desginer's store);



 
Here's my layout anyway


And the template kit I used


 (Click the image to visit the store)













Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Creatively Obsessed Designs

I've been accepted on another Creative Team and it's very exciting: Creatively Obsessed Designs makes the most gorgeous templates.

I joined in time to participate in Berry Sweet Scrap's October Template challenge and  used the free template to create this:


The kit I used was 'Indian Summer' (Aquarius) as I think the colours are just gorgeous, and I love the look of all those dried autum-y flowers and leaves.

This template has three sections for photo's and I used them all to scrap my youngest son out playing, and although I've followed the template quite strictly for this one (with the exception of a few extra elements), you don't have to.

Templates are used as a start to creating those digital scrap-booking masterpieces, and for my next one I think I'll be a little more creative, but I wanted to share this one with you, and I wanted to thank Creatively Obsessed Designs for allowing me on her creative team.

If you would like to join the challenge this month, the template is free, and you can find it here: Berry Sweet Scraps.
Saturday, 22 September 2012

Commercial Use (CU) Grab a Nut - Fall

I've been away a while (computer problems), but I'm fixed with a new laptop now so I have no excuse not to start blogging about the great kits and commercial use goodies you can find at Nuthouse-Scraps.com.

They're offering something brand new in store now; a Store CU grab bag, and with the weather starting to turn, what better than 'Fall?'

This CU grab bag contains:
- 1 set of 8 colorful .JPG and .PNG patterns (containing seamless tiles and .PAT file for PS) by Acorn Designs
- 1 set of 9 .PNG patterns (black on transparent background), .PAT file included also by Acorn Desings
- 1 mixed .PNG element pack (contains 12 realistic elements / exctractions) by Aquarius Design
- 1 set of 6 beautiful rub-ons (.PNG) by Joyce de Jonge
- 1 pack layered element templates (.PSD files and separate .PNG files) by Kimberly Cameron
- 1 set of 5 PSP Glitter tubes for PSP9 and up (glitter tiles in .JPG included for other programs) by Lise-Lotte Sunesen
- 1 set of 5 glitter alphas ready to use (upper case + numbers) by Lise-Lotte Sunesen
NOTE: Lise-Lottes files come all in ONE zip for easier downloading
- 1 mixed elements pack (8 realistic elements / extractions, 1 paper) by ManuScraps
- 1 mixed elements pack with 11 .PNG files (realistic extractions) by Zesty Digi Designs


Click here to visit the store, you won't be disappointed. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

CoolScrapsDigital January Quickpage Contest

Here is the quickpage I made for the CSD quickpage contest (January), we got to play with Oh My by Cocotounette.


You can download it here: 4shared direct download

You can visit CSD for more great quickpages here: CoolScrapsDigital
Sunday, 11 September 2011

Studio Design Contest Week 2

Somehow, not sure how, I got through to the second round (which is all I wanted to achieve at this stage so I'm happy now).

For week 2 we had to create our own palette with the theme 'Summer Afternoon', and as I'm English and love a cuppa on a hot day, I based it on that, although I really wanted to do a sort of tea at the ritz kit but I didn't have the time or resources to do that.

Anyway, here is what I came up with;Link

(I used the name I'm going to be designing with one day instead of the funwithdigiscrap one)


You can downlaod the kit here
Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Dawn Chorus (Mini Kit)

The Studio is having their annual design contest, so as I've been tinkering around with learning to design I'd thought I'd enter as it's always good for experience, the problem being that the first week of the design contest clashed with a very busy week for me at home.

My son turned eight, so I spent most of yesterday building the lego set he'd got, then I've got my new puppy who keeps me on my feet and I've got my mum staying for a week, so my entry was a bit of a rush job, and although I'm not expecting to get through the first round it was good to have a deadline to work to, without one it can take me weeks to put anything together. I only just finished it in time, but had to stay up until 1am to finish it.

So here's my entry, the theme was daybreak, and I decided to name mine Dawn Chorus.

You can download it here
Thursday, 1 September 2011

Next Designer Contest (The Studio)

The Studio is having their annual 'Next Designer Contest'. It's runs through September and anyone is welcome to try their hand at designing:

No need for sign ups, just post your Round 1 entry in Next Designer Contest Gallery by September 5, 2011 no later than Midnight (24:00) EST and you will automatically be listed as a competitor.


All challenges will be posted 6:00 a.m. EST and due by Midnight (24:00) EST per the scheduled dates:
  • Intro's begin August here in the Forum, through Round 1
  • Round 1: Challenge begins Sept. 1st, Due Sept 5th
  • Round 2: Challenge begins Sept. 8th, Due Sept 12th
  • Round 3: Challenge begins Sept. 15th, Due Sept 19th
  • Round 4: Challenge begins Sept 22nd, Due Sept 26th
  • Winner announced Sept 30th
The contest is open to anyone interested in becoming a Designer, whether you are brandnew, established or even just for fun!

Our top 10 finalists from Round 3 will all win an exclusive, brandnew, CU Grab Bag from theStudio Designers.

Our top three finalist from Round 4 will win Designer Contracts at theStudio as well as a bamboo wacom pen tablet.

Click here to visit the 'Next Designer' contest thread in the forum




Digiscrap Forum September Blog Train


Hello!

You should have arrived here from Dutsji Designs, if you've come to this blog first, you can start the blog train here

Here is the mini kit I created for the September blog train;


You can download it here (4 shared)

And your next stop is here (Designs by Angel /Scrapping with Angel)

...and here is the reason I've been sidetracked and left this to the last minute;




Sunday, 24 July 2011

Christmas in July - Progressive Scrap

The Studio are having a christmas in July event and I signed up to the build a snowman progressive scrap.
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