Friday, December 09, 2016

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Freebie Friday Inspiration...December 9th--Wreath 2


Howdy folks! It is time for some Freebie Friday inspiration over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. This time around we're offering up a cute little Wreath (#F 137). You can find the freebie over in my Freebie Friday post by clicking HERE or this image can also be found in the store HERE.

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.


FRONT


Digital Image Details:
  • #F 137 Wreath 2: The great thing about this wreath is that you can dress it up for a number of occasions! You are only limited by your imagination. If you click on the name you can find this image in the store. You can also click HERE to find it in my Freebie Friday post.
  • This image has been coloured digitally. Credits include:
    •  Wreath is 'paper pieced' with elements from MiraEl Art.
    • The ribbon has been altered using two layer styles from HG Designs.

    Digital Sentiment Details:
    • This wonderful banner is another fabulous sentiment created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
    • I have coloured it digitally to match the colours of my project.



    OVERALL
    Digital Paper Products:

    • I have used three digi papers from my Glitteratti 1 set.

    Digital Embellishments:
    • The shape used for matting are basic shapes created in Photoshop Elements.
    • The shadows to give certain elements some depth were created with a layer style, from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


    Challenges I am hoping to enter...

    http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/

    So, don't forget to mark you calendars every Friday to head on over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to grab the latest freebie up for grabs. Don't forget, you can find the Wreath from December 9th's post HERE. It is a great way to add to your SD digi stamp collection. Remember, when you use an SD image on a project that you enter into our monthly challenges, you get extra entries! That is a great incentive to use one of Sandy's images. Why not this one?

    Until next time,

    Sunday, December 04, 2016

    Blog Hop: Baking Up a Holiday with TLC Creations


    Hello everyone! Soon it will be Christmas and one thing synonymous with Christmas time is baking.  As such, it is the perfect time for a baking blog hop presented by TLC. And of course, you know what that means--you get some great freebies to add to your TLC collection as well!

    Many of us on the Create with TLC Design Team will be hosting a spot during the blog hop. All of us will share a creation that we have made using at least one if not more of Paulette's elements and just YOUR luck, the image that we all use will be available for free download on each blog hop stop along the way!

    You should have arrived here from the lovely Ileana's blog. If you are just starting, you can find a full list of all the hop stops at the bottom of this post.

    For my card, I got to use the Ice Cream Sundaes Vintage image you see below; so, be sure to head on over to Paulette's BLOG and leave her some love if you grab it!

    To save image, left click to bring it up in the lightbox in its full size and then right click and scroll down to 'save image as'.

    Time to check out the card I created...

    General Information:
    • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop).

    FRONT

    Digital Image Details:
    • Ice Cream Sundaes Vintage: As mentioned previously, the image used on the front is the freebie that Paulette is allowing me to offer up on my blog. You can grab it above. 

    Digital Embellishments:

    INSIDE

    Digital Sentiment Details:
    • This is one of Paulette's sentiments as well.

    Digital Embellishments:
    • The ice cream embellies used on the inside are from Imagine That! Digistamp. They are in the Ice Cream Treats kit and you can find it in the store by clicking HERE.


    OVERALL
    Digital Embellishments:
    • The shapes in behind the image and sentiment are basic shapes created in Photoshop Elements.
    • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style, from Sheila Reid, also with Pixel Scrapper.
     
    Digital Paper Products:
    • The digi papers are also from Imagine That! Digistamp. They are from the Ice Cream Parlour Digi Papers kit and you can find it in the store by clicking HERE.

    Challenges I am hoping to enter...
    ***Please note that if the word verification appears, ignore it and simply click the 'publish' button**

      Next stop on the route is Lisa Lynn. Click HERE to head there now!

      If you missed any of the stops along the way, here is the complete list. You are definitely going to want to check out what all my fellow team members have in store for you!

      Deanne

      Faith

      Hetty

      Ileana

      Lisa D. <-------- That's ME

      Lisa Lynn

      Lynne

      Rhonda Sue

      Edwina

      Shelly

      Be sure to say thanks to Paulette over at:
      TlcCreations  


      http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.ca/

      Well that is it for this one. I hope to see you again soon!

      Until next time,

      Friday, December 02, 2016

      Free Snowflakes Digi Paper Digi Paper available at Scribbles Designs


      Hello everyone! I'm just popping in to let you know that the latest freebie is available over on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for all of our Freebie Fridayer fans!

      While winter doesn't officially start until the 21st of December, it is already cold here where I live and we've had snow on the ground since last Thursday!  With all those snowflakes out there, I was inspired to create a digi paper to honour the winter season that will soon be upon us. Sandy originally offered up the snowflake image as a freebie in October 2015. You can find both the original image AND the paper you see below in the preview, by clicking HERE. The original image can also be found in the store HERE.

      Here is a preview of the paper...

      Another creation under the Scribble Doodle Designs label! This free paper is six inches by six inches (1800 pixels x 1800 pixels)--the perfect size for card making! It is in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Jessica Johnson, Creators Couture; and of course, Scribbles Designs. As mentioned above, you can download it over on the challenge blog as today's Freebie Friday offering.


      Don't forget to mark you calendars every Friday to head on over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to grab the latest freebie up for grabs. You can find the original image and the digi paper from December 2nd's post HERE. It is a great way to add to your SD digi stamp collection and to your Scribble Doodles Designs collection. Don't forget, that when you use an SD image on a project that you enter into our monthly challenges, you get extra entries! That is a great incentive to use one of Sandy's images.

      Have a wonderful weekend and take care until we meet again!

      Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #129...Anything Goes Christmas or Winter

      http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

      Hello to you all! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #129, the theme is Anything Goes Christmas or Winter. Can you believe that we've just one month left in this year?!  Another year that has seemingly zipped by. As we get ready for the holidays, now is the perfect time to get any last minute Christmas cards or other winter type cards created.

      Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

      General Info:
      • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.

      FRONT

      Digital Image Details:
      • Pattieboops Holiday Bear: A rather adorable image perfect for my hubby's Christmas card. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
      Pattieboops Holiday Bear
        • Coloured digitally. Credits include:
          • Bear is paper pieced with a fur texture from My Free Textures
          • Wooden shelf background is from FW Studio
          • I have used four different layer styles (hat, ribbon) from HG Designs
          • The background in behind the image is a digi paper from the Christmas Confections kit created by Correen Silke available at {Computer}Scrapbook.com. It has been recoloured to suit the purposes of this card.
          • The little heart patch on the paw is from Point and Poem. It was obtained in a limited time bundle from Design Cuts.

      Digital Embellishments:
      • The beads are from the Christmas Confections kit mentioned above and the brads are from the Tis the Season kit created by Jeanine Baechtold, also available at {Computer}Scrapbook.com.

      Digital Sentiment Details:
      • The sentiment was created by Kristy from Imagine That! Digistamp. It is included in the Beary Merry Christmas kit and you can find it in the store by clicking HERE.
       

      INSIDE
      Digital Image Details:
      • Christmas Lights: This string of lights was the perfect set up for the sentiment. It can also be found in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below. 
      • The image was coloured digitally.
      Christmas Lights


      Digital Sentiment Details:
      • The sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

      OVERALL
      Digital Paper Products:
      • I have used one of my digi papers for the background on the front and inside from the kit called "The 12 Days of Christmas 2014".


      Digital Embellishments:
      • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiment. 
      • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

      Challenges I am hoping to enter..

      You have until January 5th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes Christmas or Winter. I really hope that you will be able to join us. Don't forget that along with all the typical rules that apply to the majority of challenges out there (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules), you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise). We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images. If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN! You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge. Easy Peasy right!

      Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget...Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

      Until next time,

      Wednesday, November 30, 2016

      Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge...November

      http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

      Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded. Check out the adorable puppy image that we got to work with this month...

      https://gsd-stamps.com/collections/holiday-digital-stamps/products/naughty-puppy-digital-stamp

      Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Naughty Puppy for free. If you decide to hop on and play along in the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge, then you can purchase this digital by clicking HERE (or on the watermark above to head to its location in the store). This way you'll receive next month's digital stamp for free. Although, given how little time left there is in the challenge, you'd need to work REALLY, REALLY FAST! ;)

      Here are my card and details...

      General Info:
      • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.
      • Sadly I thought I had more time. Unfortunately, the challenge closes in less than 13 hours and it is already after 12:30 a.m. and I desperately need to head to bed. So, that means I will be back as soon as I get online tomorrow to add the inside of this card and the rest of my details. It is a new day and I'm back with the remaining details!

      FRONT

      Digital Image Details:
      • Naughty Puppy: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
      • This image was coloured digitally. Credits include:
        • Bear is paper pieced with a fur texture from My Free Textures 
        • I have used four different layer styles (hat, ribbon) from HG Designs 
        • Wood used for the floor is from FW Studio. It has been recoloured.
        • The background in behind the image is a digi paper from my A Grungy Christmas Mini Kit (details below). I just recoloured it slightly so that it wasn't so dark. 

      Digital Embellishments:
      • The snowflakes are from the Christmas Confections kit created by Correen Silke available at {Computer}Scrapbook.com.

      INSIDE

      OVERALL
      Digital Sentiment Details:
      • Both sentiments were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. Both have been recoloured to suit the purposes of this project.

      Digital Paper Products:
      • I have used two of my digi papers for the background on the front and inside. One is from the kit called "A Grungy Christmas" and the other is from "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".

      Digital Embellishments:
      • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiment. 
      • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

      Challenges I am entering:

      Challenges I am hoping to enter...

      Well guys, that is it for this one. I can't believe we're at the end of the month already.  I hope you join me again on Friday when I announce the latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations and let you know about the latest freebie over at Scribbles Designs. Talking about Scribbles, it is the midway post tomorrow so I hope you'll go over and take a peek. It is also the start for the December challenge at The 12 Months of Christmas. It's a busy couple days ahead. Ends of the month/beginning of the next always are! So stay tuned and I'll see you all again real soon!

      Until next time,

      Friday, November 25, 2016

      Scribbles Designs November 24th Freebie: Honouring Movember


      Hey folks! I'm popping in to let you know that a new Freebie Friday Image is available, over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.

      It's Movember--the hairiest  month of the year!

      Never heard of Movember? Well be sure to go and check out my post on the Scribbles Designs blog to learn more about this important cause which focuses on bringing much needed awareness to men's health issues.

      For those of you who are new to Scribbles Designs this past year, I wanted to bring to your attention three great previous freebies that Sandy has provided, plus a digi paper that I offered a while ago, all perfect for Movember themed projects, available again in today's post:
      • #F 05 Moustache
      • #F 100 I [heart] Moustache
      • #F 101 Waffle Moustache 
      • Moustaches Digi Paper

      PLUS for one week only, we're taking one of the Movember related sentiments out of the store's vault and sharing it as well for FREE...

      #074 MoVember Season

      So, be sure to head on over to today's post and grab this sentiment--remember, it will only be available for free until next Friday, then it goes back into the store vault. You can find the four previous freebies mentioned above along with the limited-time free sentiment from November 24th's post HERE.

      Have a great weekend my friends!

      Until next time,

      Thursday, November 24, 2016

      Happy Thanksgiving America!

      Hello and happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, followers and readers! We had our Thanksgiving up here in Canada back in October, so now it is our southern neighbour's turn.

      This paper, like the one I made for the Canadian Thanksgiving (you can find it HERE), is versatile enough for any fall related project. Take a peek...



      This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from HG Designs. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders. 

      So, if you do happen to live in the States, enjoy your feast today. I'd love for someone to have a great big slice of apple pie and let me know how good it was. For everyone else around the world, happy Thursday! 

      Well that is it for this one! See you again soon!

      Until next time,

      Friday, November 18, 2016

      Scribbles Designs November 18th Freebie: Pie 2


      Hey folks! I'm popping in to let you know that a new Freebie Friday Image is available, over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.

      While those of us living here in Canada have already celebrated our Thanksgiving, our friends south of us in the United States will be celebrating theirs next Thursday. On this special day of giving Thanks, family and friends often reunite and a big part of this reunion is Thanksgiving Dinner. And of course, at the end of every great Thanksgiving dinner there is generally pie. Sandy's got a cute little pie just waiting to be baked into something special. You can find Pie 2 from November 18th's post HERE. Alternatively, you can find it in the store HERE.

      Have a great weekend my friends!

      Until next time,

      Tuesday, November 15, 2016

      I'm Sponsoring...The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog


      Hello there folks! It is time to announce my latest sponsorship over at The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog.

      The current challenge starts today, November 15th, and will run until November 30th. The theme for this fortnight is Christmas. Now is the perfect time to get any of those last minute Christmas cards finished.

      Team members had the opportunity to work with any of my Christmas designs. Winner will get a total of 30 papers (i.e. two sets of twelve + one set of six; one set of twelve + three sets of six; or five sets of six) OR a total of 24 papers and two sentiment sets within the Winter or Christmas theme.

      I hope that you'll consider playing along in their challenge. If you need some incentive to get you started, you can use this paper...

      https://app.box.com/s/ejbp2iql6k3m14tr5jwg
      This digital paper is in 3600 x 3600 pixels (i.e. 12 inches), in jpg format and published at 300 ppi. Credits include: Marisa Lerin (Pixel Scrapper); and Petr Kratochvil (Public Domain Pictures). To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

      You can find out all the details you need to enter the challenge over at The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog. To head to the main challenge blog, click HERE. I hope to see some of you there!

      Until next time,

      Friday, November 11, 2016

      Freebie: A Day to Remember

      Hello friends. Once again, November 11th has rolled around. A day that should always be remembered.

      On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918, the battlefields drew quiet as the hostilities ceased. Thus bringing an end to World War I.

      Each of us living in Commonwealth countries around the world, should take a moment today to remember and honour those who have bravely fought in ALL wars to help keep the peace and keep us safe.

      Each year I try to honour this day in my own small way with something special. Here is a digital paper I created for anyone interested. 

      https://app.box.com/s/hnrinysfogv54f8lt9f5cvn8ns31cu47

      This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Eva-Katerina (Deal Jumbo), and Rita from The Coffee Shop Blog. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

      MAY WE NEVER FORGET!