Friday, June 07, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #159…Weddings

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Hello there everyone! I'm back here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #159, the theme is Weddings. June is a popular month for weddings; so, if you have any wedding cards to create, here is an opportunity to enter our challenge. However, if you don't have a wedding to attend in the near future BUT you know of a wedding anniversary coming up, then you can go that route instead. That is what I have decided. At the end of April, my hubby and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and I wanted to make him a special card to honour this special occasion in our lives.

General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It was printed out already but I never had the chance to take a photo of it. 
  • Our wedding colours were peach and ivory so I'm happy I was able to incorporate some peach into my card.


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Digital Images Details:
  • Heart Wreath With Bow can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring, layer styles and 'paper piecing'. Credits include:
    • I used an actual heart shape to digitally 'paper piece' the hearts. These shapes are courtesy of DesignerCandies 
    • I used a layer style on the bow courtesy of HG Designs 


Digital Embellishments:
  • The numbers are courtesy of Danyale Lewis, creator behind Etc. by Danyale. I have changed their colour to suit the purposes of this project.



INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details: 



OVERALL
Digital Paper & Embellishments:
  • The papers, tag shape and border are all elements purchased from a set designed by Euonia Meraki purchased as part of a bundle via The Hungry JPEG.
  • 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 July 4th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Weddings. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully it won't be too long before I see you all again.

Until next time,

Friday, May 03, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #158…Birthdays

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Hello everyone! I'm back here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #158, the theme is Birthdays. Spring is a busy time for birthdays in my household. My mom celebrated her 75th birthday at the start of March, my hubby and I celebrated our birthdays at the end of April, and my dad celebrates his 79th birthday just a few days from now! I have had lots of occasions to make a birthday card and so for this challenge I made one for my hubby.

General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It was printed, assembled and handed out on April 22nd.


FRONT

Digital Images Details:
  • Party Gnomes can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. 
  • This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and paper piecing. Credits include:
    • The beards were paper pieced with an image from Robert Owen-Wahl
    • The hats were paper pieced with my Dots patterned paper from the future Birthday Bash Kit. Details below.
    • The overalls were paper pieced with a paper from the textured papers section from my A Taste of Summer Kit. Details below. 
    • The shoes were paper pieced with a leather texture from Textures 4 Photoshop
    • The grass is a couple of different images also courtesy of Textures 4 Photoshop
    • The sky and cloud background is one I created with my Rebelle program
    • The rest of the elements were digitally painted in Photoshop.


Digital Embellishments:
  • The button and string are created with templates designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
  • The tag shape template I used for the pennant was designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.




INSIDE

Digital Images Details:
  • 3 Balloons is also a Pattie's Creations image. It was a freebie offered up on the challenge blog.


Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment was a freebie 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 vintage items for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used to paper piece the gnome's hats and also for the little pennant shape accent on the front is my Dots patterned paper from my future Birthday Bash kit. It is available as a FREEBIE and you can find it HERE.

  • I also used another of my FREEBIES on the front of my card. You can find this one by clicking HERE.
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/2017/04/freebie-alert-card-linky-party-happy.html


  • Finally, the blue textured paper that I used to paper piece the gnomes' overalls plus for the background of the front and inside of the card and the yellow textured paper used as matting are from the Textured Papers portion of my A Taste of Summer Kit. You can purchase these papers or the entire kit over in the Scribbles Designs store by clicking HERE.
 


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and 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 June 6th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Birthdays. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully it won't be too long before I see you all again.

Until next time,

Monday, April 29, 2019

Freebie Alert: A Special Anniversary Celebration

Today marks another very special day in the Décosse household. Exactly 30 years ago today, I walked down the aisle and met the love of my life at the alter. There, we exchanged vows and pledged to love each other for always. Our life together hasn't always been easy. In fact, it seems that there have been more downs than ups some years. However, through it all, we haven't wavered in our commitment to each other.

Unfortunately, it is the end of tax season up here in Canada and since my hubby is a Tax Professional he is hard at work until around 9:00 p.m. tonight. Thus, we are not going to get to spend too much time together today. Hopefully though, we'll be able to go out and celebrate this coming weekend instead.

So given that I won't be able to spend time with my hubs until later this evening, I spent this afternoon creating a digital paper to share with you all in honour of this special occasion! Of course, now I am behind in six other important things on my 'to do' list but I neglected you all so bad last year, I'm trying hard to make it up this year!

Below is a preview of what the paper looks like…


I thought this symbol of two intertwined hearts was the perfect symbol for a paper honouring our anniversary! This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Vectorious (purchased through Inky Deals) and Marisa Lerin (Pixel Scrapper). 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.

That is it for today but I'll be back on Friday with my post for the latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations.

Until that time,

Monday, April 22, 2019

Double Freebie Alert: Happy Birthday to Me & My Hubs!

Hey folks! I'm guessing you didn't think I'd be back with another freebie so quickly, did you?! Not only was it Easter weekend, it was also my birthday on Good Friday AND is my hubby's birthday today, Easter Monday.

As you have learned by now, special occasions for me and my family members, mean presents for YOU too! It was a packed weekend so I wasn't able to get out the first freebie on my own birthday like I normally try and do. Instead, today you'll be getting both freebies--one in honour of my birthday and the other in honour of my hubby's special day. Without this man by my side I'd be lost. He is my entire world and I love him dearly. Thus, I want to take this opportunity to wish my amazing hubby a very happy birthday!!!!

I really liked the foil paper I made for the 12 Days of Christmas and got some good feedback on it. I've seen it printed out on a card and it looks pretty realistic. That is why I decided to make a matching set of foil papers for today's double freebie--one in purple and the other in green.

Check them out...


These digital papers are 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. To grab them, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the two papers, their preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

One or the other of these textured papers will go really well with the following free birthday papers offered up in the past. If you don't have them yet, just click on any of the previews below to be taken to the original page on my blog where each can still be downloaded for free!




Well that is it for today! I hope to see you all again soon.

Until next time,

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!!!

To those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter!

As always, I will leave it up to the Easter Bunny to bring you some sweet treats or fragrant ones. My gift to you is this digital paper in honour of today…

https://app.box.com/s/qnrqnqveit6xs1vy0bqmqbwbzm3tditl

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Olga Belova (via Creative Fabrica) and Julia Dreams (via Deal Jumbo). 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.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Until next time,


Friday, April 05, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #157…Flowers

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Hello folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #157, the theme is Flowers. Spring is officially here and hopefully that means that the snow will be gone soon and we'll start seeing lots of green and then other beautiful colours as the flowers start their new cycle. In anticipation of that event, it is a great time to make a card with some flowers on it.

General Project 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. 
  • I had a lot of fun with this card but it took me a long time to finish. There was a lot of delicate paper piecing involved and layering to get the effect on each of the pieces of the fairy outfit I wanted, which meant adding layer masks and doing a lot of precision work. Unfortunately though, all the glitter and sparkle on the hanging fairy outfit pieces seems to be lost when the image is shown this small. Hopefully it will be more noticeable when I print it out. Even though you can't really see the effects I am talking about, I think it was still worth the work.


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Digital Images Details:
  • Fairy Clothesline can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. I saw this image in the store and just had to use it. So adorable and can be used for a lot of reasons making it a great versatile image!
  • This image was coloured in digitally using digital colouring and 'paper piecing'. Credits include:
    • The image used to digitally 'paper piece' the wooden posts is from Blessed Print 
    • The image used to digitally 'paper piece' the rope is from Eva-Katerina
    • For the fairy wings I have used a texture from Julia Dreams as the base, then overlayed it with a digi paper texture from Studio Denmark, then finally screened some 'fairy dust' from 2 Little Owls
    • For the middle image on the clothes line I have used a texture from Julia Dreams as the base, then screened a different 'fairy dust' texture from 2 Little Owls
    • For the far right image on the clothes line I have used an image from Amanda Ilkov as the base, then screened a third coloured 'fairy dust' texture from 2 Little Owls
    • The grass is a couple of different images courtesy of Textures 4 Photoshop
    • The sky and cloud background is one I created with my Rebelle program


Digital Embellishments:
  • The butterflies used as accents are from MyStocks.
  • I have created a frame of flowers using an image from Mikibith Art.



INSIDE 
 

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used on the inside is from the Cupcake Fairy set from Imagine That Digistamp (appears to no longer be available in the store). I have recoloured it to suit the purposes of this project.


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The purple glitter paper used for the background is from my Glitteratti Set 1.



Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind 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 May 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Flowers. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully it won't be too long before I see you all again.

Until next time,


Monday, March 18, 2019

FINALLY!!! 1st FREEBIE of 2019!

Hmmm...I haven't done a very good job so far of handing out holiday themed freebies yet this year already having missed Valentine's Day and Family Day. I tried sooooooo hard to get this one uploaded last night in honour of St. Patrick's Day before heading off the computer but alas it wasn't meant to be.

However, in my defence, I have been fighting two back to back viruses roughly the last five weeks which of course has put me behind in everything again. Just to let you know, I have actually started a love themed paper which I'll post as soon as it is done. Thankfully, love is in fashion all year around too. However, before I get any further behind it is time for a St. Patrick's Day themed paper…or well a belated St. Patrick's Day one.

Wether you are Irish or simply Irish at heart, here is a new St. Patrick's Day themed freebie for you. Thankfully, it also shares some spring colours so it can be useful for any number of springtime projects.

Hope you like it!

 
 https://app.box.com/s/631m7tge1nz8jwfg2iq0imdl5y4wloz1

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Rhonda Tonkinson (Eyeinspire) and Elif Sahin, Pixel Scrapper. 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.

Now it is time for me to get back to work on my newest Christmas mini kit for April's 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Until next time,

Friday, March 01, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #156…Babies, Babies, Babies

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Hello there everyone! I'm back here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #156, the theme is Babies, Babies, Babies. Spring is in the air and with that the mind goes to thoughts of birth and rebirth so it is the perfect time to make a card for a baby in your life or in anticipation of one to come!

General Project 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 Images Details:


Digital Embellishments:
  • The duckie pin and the baby feet (recoloured) are from Raye's Design.
  • The frame, along with the word art for 'baby' and also for 'boy', was designed by Melo Vrijhof, Pixel Scrapper.


Digital Paper Details:



INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The 'beautiful boy' sentiment used on the top is a freebie 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 vintage items for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.
  • The 'happy first birthday' sentiment is one I created for the purposes of this card.


Digital Embellishments:


Digital Paper Details:



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The duckie paper used for the background is from Raye's Design.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and 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 April 4th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Babies, Babies, Babies. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully it won't be too long before I see you all again.

Until next time,

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: All Papers Mailed!


Hey folks! Given that it is the end of February, I would hope to heck this would be done already and thankfully I can say it has been. I actually wanted to post this and let everyone know a few weeks ago when I mailed out the last of the papers for The 12 Days of Christmas but unfortunately I ended up getting a bad virus that set me back a bit, not allowing me to publish this post until now.

Here are the stats for this past year:
  • a total of 15 people participated during at least two days of the event.
  • 9 people completed all 12 Days of the quest.
  • 2 people came in just under and completed 11 Days.
  • 1 person got the first 8 days done.
  • 1 person got 6 days finished.
  • 2 people got four of the days complete.
  • 1 person got 2 days completed.

Thanks for letting me know about one of your favourite designers. There were a couple stores that a haven't been to in quite a while and there were a few that I had never heard of before! I now have some new places to check out!

As far as the set goes, here is the preview for it which I've also added to my designs preview page (along with some other Christmas sets as I haven't updated it since my hiatus starting in April)...


If you didn't get the chance to join in the quest but happen to be interested in purchasing this set, just leave a comment to let me know and I'll get it uploaded to the Scribbles Designs Store.

If it happens that you participated during any of the days but have yet to receive your papers, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know and I'll resend them.

The Christmas Quest is finished for another year. For those of you who participated, I truly hope that you enjoyed yourself and I hope to see you again next year. For those of you who weren't able to join in, I hope that you will be able to find the time to do so next year. The quest always runs to about the middle of Jan to ensure that everyone has time to complete it. However, if there are some people out there that would like to see it extended for an additional week to help give them the time to participate, then let me know and I'll consider it.

It was my hope to get back on track with my regular holiday freebies but due to being sick during Valentine's week, I wasn't able to. I am hoping that I can still manage to make a love themed paper but it obviously won't be until March now.

Well my friends, I hope that you are doing well and avoiding all the viruses out there. If you live in the northern hemisphere, I hope that you are staying warm as well.

I'll be back on Friday with my latest Pattie's Creation project so I'll see you again then!

Until next time,

Friday, February 01, 2019

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #155…Love, Love, Love

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Hello there everyone! I'm back here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #155, the theme is Love, Love, Love. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, love is definitely in the air!

General Project 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 Images Details:
  • You Moove Me can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop. This image was coloured in digitally using a variety of techniques including layer styles and paper piecing. Credits include:
    • sky cloud background created in my Rebelle Program
    • grass is an image courtesy of Textures 4 Photoshop
    • the cows themselves have been paper pieced with cow fur textures courtesy of My Free Textures 


Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment is one I created for the purposes of this card.


Digital Embellishments:
  • The hearts used as accents are from Point and Poem. They were obtained in a limited time bundle from Design Cuts.
  • The ric rac ribbon is from the Winter Romance kit designed by Correen Silke and is available at ComputerScrapbook.
  • The banner shape in behind the sentiment was designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.



INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details: 



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and 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 February 28th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Love, Love, Love. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully it won't be too long before I see you all again.

Until next time,