Sunday, 28 August 2016

CSI - Case File 210

Hello Everyone,

CSI has released its last challenge for August and it is my last as their guest. It is a super happy and colourful challenge:

My layout:
Summer Joy
Mediterranka |  Fruit Crush
Katie Pertiet | Layered Template 443
Kate Pertiet | Messy Stitched Borders
Katie Pertiet | Palm Trees No.1 Brushes
The Nifty Pixel | Cosmo Bloom Elements
The Nifty Pixel | Adrift Brushes and Stamps

How I solved the case:
Evidence: vertical stripes, clouds, trees, triangles, animal
Testimony: inspiration word, 'move' in journaling.

Head over to the CSI forum to get more details and play along.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Captivated Visions - Silent Battles: Stress

Hello Everyone,

A fabulous new mixed media bundle has been released this weekend by the collaborative team of Captivated Visions and Studio Basic Designs:
Available here:

 Captivated Visions and Studio Basic Designs | Silent Battles: Stress
Captivated Visions | Artified: My Wish For You

There is so much in this bundle. I love the inked faces that Captivated Visions has created. To check these out, pop over to Sweet Shoppe Designs:

Thank you for visiting today.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Captivated Visions - Over It

Hello Everyone,

This weekend Captivated Visions has released a fabulous, bright and colourful kit in collaboration with Libby Pritchett, 'Over It':

Available here:

Snail Time
Captivated Visions & Libby Pritchett | Over It Digital Kit

Thank you for visiting today. :)

Saturday, 13 August 2016

CSI - Case File 209

Hello Everyone,

CSI has released its latest challenge on the forum:

I always love the images Debbi adds to the Case File. They always give great inspiration and character to the challenge.

My layout:
Time By The Shore
The Nifty Pixel | Adrift Digital Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Adrift Brush and Stamp Set

How I solved the case:
Evidence: stripes, scallops, tone-on-tone paper, clip, string, metal, nautical elements, wood, fish.
Testimony: Inspiration words - trio, explore and pretend.
Colours: I used all of them

Thank you for visiting and I hope you get a chance to join the challenge. :)

Captivated Visions - Those Wings

Hello Everyone,

Captivated Visions has released a delicious new collection full of digital mixed media papers, fabulous embellishments, more paper and much desired gesso. Introducing, Those Wings:

 Available here:

Fly girl Fly
Captivated Visions | Those Wings Bundle
Captivated Visions | Artified: Overspill

Captivated Visions | Those Wings Bundle

Thank you for joining me today. Hoping you all have a creative and productive weekend.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Captivated Visions - Blending Tutorial

Hello Everyone,

Every week, Captivated Visions releases a tip or tutorial on creating digital scrapbooking. This week, it's all about Blending - blending papers and blending modes - to achieve certain effects.
To learn more, please visit the Captivated Visions blog post.

For the tutorial, I created a page that uses many of these techniques. The photo itself is poor quality, I know, but sometimes it just captures that moment.
Girls Only
Captivated Visions | Artified: Threadbare
Brook Magee, Amanda Yi & Captivated Visions | Toucan Do It
Captivated Visions | To Be Continued
Captivated Visions | Aquarelle

If you are interested to learn more about my process or any tips and tutorials on blending or other digital techniques, please visit the Captivated Visions blog.

Thank you. 

Saturday, 6 August 2016

CSI - Case File 208

Hello Everyone,

I am super happy to announce I am a Special Investigator over at CSI for the month of August. To begin the month and my guest role, there is a gorgeous new Case File to solve:

My layout, of my eldest daughter:

I used a lot of different elements from mainly 3 designers. I will try and include most in my credits:
The Nifty Pixel | CSI 208 Page Drafts Template
The Nifty Pixel | Cosmo Bloom Elements Pack
The Nifty Pixel | Dreams Come True Elements Pack
The Nifty Pixel | A Tad Torn V1
The Nifty Pixel | Curate It V2
Captivated Visions | Wake Up and Be Awesome Digital Kit 
Captivated Visions | Messy Marks: Dates 2016
Captivated Visions | Aquarelle Digital Kit
Scrapaneers | Champions Metal Style
Katie Pertiet | Tidewater Elements
Katie Pertiet | Hexa Words No3
Katie Pertiet | Star Glows No2

How I solved the case:
Evidence: map print, clouds, filmstrip, buttons
Testimony: Create a numbered list & Inspiration words: go, direction and lost.

This is the monthly challenge, so it is open until August 31. Hope you can join us. Head over to CSI for more info.

Thank you for joining me today. 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

The Nifty Pixel - Ride With Me

Hello Everyone,

This week, The Nifty Pixel has released a great big bundle of gorgeousness:

Available at The DigiChick here:

I had fun playing with the layered templates, papers and elements and made two layouts:
Ride On

Let's Go

It's on sale this weekend at a massive 55% discount. Total bargain! Have a look at the store for more inspiration from the Creative Team HERE.

Thanks for coming by. :)

Scrapaneers - Birthday Challenge #2

Hello Everyone,

Scrapaneers is turning 3, so are having birthday celebrations all week. YAY! I always like a party! There are great challenges and fabulous prizes all week long. If you are toying with the idea of learning digital scrapping, or even slightly interested in it, head over to the SCRAPANEERS BLOG to learn what Scrapaneers offers, and perhaps even take use of the 35% discount offered all week. It caters for all skill levels.

For Day 2, the challenge is to work with this gorgeous inspiration board:

So much to be inspired by!

I chose the mermaid, the sprinkles on the cake, the pink blossom, the colours on the flags, and I also used the quote:
Captivated Visions | The deepest and darkest ocean
The Nifty Pixel | Adrift Elements Pack
The Nifty Pixel | Contact Sheets V.2

For more information about the challenges, please go to the Scrapaneers Blog.
Thank you for joining me today. :)

Monday, 1 August 2016

Digi Scrap Parade - The Nifty Pixel

Hello Everyone,

Today marks the first day of August and also the bi-annual Digi Scrap Parade which The Nifty Pixel participates in. In short, a range of designers offer freebies focused on a theme. This time it is titled, 'On This Day'. To find out more and collect your freebie, please head on over to The Nifty Pixel blog.
This is the mini-kit you can collect:

My layout:
Every Moment Matters

Join the fun and pick up some freebies along the way. If you sign up for The Nifty Pixel newsletter (from The Nifty Pixel blog) you can also have the layered template that I used in my layout. :)

Thanks for joining me today.