Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Nifty Pixel - New Releases

Each week, The Nifty Pixel releases some new products at the DigiChick and as they are a new release, they are 30% for the next few days. This week are some fabulous essentials for all digital scrappers:

[click on images to be taken to the store]

My layout, which holds a photo of my grandparents in the 1930's:

All products used are from The Nifty Pixel, mainly from:

Thank you for visiting! :)

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Scrapaneers - September Champions

Hello all,

Each month at Scrapaneers, within the Champions membership, there is a fantastic release of techniques to learn, videos, a kit and usually some templates and/or styles. It's great value for the whole bundle and I am learning a heap! I love it!

This month, the focus is on paint and paint effects. When I do paper layouts, I love adding paint to my work and as such, want to add this same effect on my digital layouts. The kit this month is from Amanda Yi, 'You are fabulous'. Colourful, bright and happy:

My layouts, attempting some paint effects:
Amanda Yi | You Are Fabulous Digital Kit
Amanda Yi | You Are Fabulous Paints
Dawn Inskip | Slovenly Brushes
Just Jaimee | Gelato Brushes
Katie Pertiet | Watery Spot Brushes

Sweet Moments
The Digital Press | See You In September Digital Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Pick Your Destiny Digital Kit - Borders
Katie Pertiet | Splatters No.2
Katie Pertiet | Watery Spots
Kara Dudley | Shape Shifters - Squares

This month also, my top layout, 'Fabulous' is one part of four layered templates downloadable for Champions members. Seriously, there is so much offered as part of the membership, it is a must have if you are a digital scrapper, or wanting to learn. To find out more, please go HERE.

Thank you for popping by. :)

Sunday, 13 September 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Designer Spotlight Challenge

Hi all,

The amazing and very talented Em Stafrace of The Nifty Pixel is this month's current designer featured over at The DigiChick. To read more about Em, please go HERE to the DigiChick forum.

You will also be able to pick up the freebie that is being offered for the challenge:

[click on the image to be taken to the DigiChick]

And my layout, using all The Nifty Pixel products:
Cloud 9
The photo is of my eldest daughter and myself. I wanted children since I was a child myself, so was over the moon when I finally had my first of what was to be three children. The photo was taken just over 9 years ago. It's hard to believe so much can happen within that time.

Thank you for coming by. :)

CSI - Case File #176

Hello all,

CSI have released their fortnightly challenge - #176 and I'm happy to say I'm a Special Investigator for this interesting challenge:

My layout:
I am slowly working my way through my family heritage photos. This photo is of my mother (although I'm sure she wouldn't like to be considered, 'heritage') and although it is a little blurred, I still love it because it's very meaningful to me.

I solved the case as so:
COLOURS: I used all the colours
EVIDENCE: music elements, animals, stitching, spiral notebook punch, flourishes.
TESTIMONY: Inspiration word: music
Journaling reads: This photo was taken in 1964 at the beginning of your university studies.  You graduated with a Bachelor of Music. Here you are, holding a Guarneri violin, made in Italy in 1643.  It was on loan to you for the duration of your studies from the Elder conservatorium, Adelaide.  You were chosen amongst many to have the privilege.

To see more about the challenge and to check out the Design Team inspiration, please head HERE.

Wishing you all a happy day.:)

Monday, 7 September 2015

Kraft+ September Challenge - 2nd Layout

Hello all,

I would just like to share my second layout for the Kraft+ Challenge.

Here is the fabulous sketch again by Em Stafrace:

[click on image to be taken to the challenge]

And my layout:

 This is of my youngest daughter sitting at the front of our house having a moment. I think I may have gone over-the-top with the paint on this one, but I was enjoying myself and couldn't help it! :)

For more details on the challenge please head over to HERE.

Thank you for looking.

Kraft + September Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I didn't realise, but Kraft+ accepts digital layouts. It's a 'Yay' from me who has been doing mainly digital this last year. The talented Em Stafrace is a guest on the site and came up with this fabulous sketch to follow as part of the challenge:

[click on the image to go to the site]
Seeing as I love triangles, and I'm happy they accept digital layouts, I ended up making two layouts for the challenge. However, I have to do two posts for them to be able to link up. So here is the first layout:

The photo is of my eldest daughter. She was sitting around in our backyard tree when I brought my camera outside and took these candid shots. 

The challenge is on all month, please go HERE for more details.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

CSI - Major Case File #175

Hi all,

CSI has just released its latest Major Case File for the month - #175. I have the honour of being a Guest Designer, or rather a 'Special Investigator' for the month. I love this case file and the Page Drafts sketch by Em Stafrace:

My layout:

I solved the case as so:
COLOURS: I used all the colours
EVIDENCE: polka dots, plus signs, hearts, animals, flowers, leaves, bows, pocket
TESTIMONY: Inspiration words: love, hello; List prompts: 'Today I saw'. Journaling reads: Today I saw...+ you three cherubs playing together + the three of you laughing and giggling + a lovely family moment + us being together and enjoying our time + the sun shining.

The case file is open all month, ending the last day of the month.  Head HERE for more details.

Thank you for coming by, hoping you are having a wonderful day. :)

Thursday, 3 September 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Passion Play

Hi all,

The Nifty Pixel has just released another gorgeous kit, Passion Play at The DigiChick. It's part of the quarterly Hatchery offered at The DigiChick (TDC). The Hatchery being a release of colour co-ordinated products offered by the designers of TDC. This quarter is Indian Summer. Absolutely delicious:

My layouts:
This first layout is of my maternal grandmother.


The following is a photo of my maternal grandmother when she was 19, and my grandfather in the background. The photo seems to be double exposed. I don't think the film was wound on properly, which is why there are two images on the one photo. I'm really enjoying delving into these old photos and thinking about my dear departed grandparents. I feel very fortunate to have access to these photos.
Music is your Passion

As it's a new release, and part of the Hatchery, there is a saving of 30-50% of the products for the next few days only.

For more information and inspiration, be sure to head over to the The Nifty Pixel blog.

Thanks for coming by. :)