Saturday, August 12, 2017

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge ... July/Aug

Limited Runs Badge

Hey folks! I'm here today to post my card for this month's Progressive Challenge over at Limited Runs! I am cutting it a wee bit close this month but thankfully I'm getting it uploaded now.

The Progressive Challenge is actually on Facebook (FB) in the Limited Runs Group and can be found HERE. You will need to join the group in order to access the information. Now thankfully, Nikki is willing to accept mailed in entries for those people like me who don't have FB accounts. You can find her email addy in the side bar of the store (click on the image above to head there). In fact, if you don't have a blog, that is okay too. Simply send a photo and she'll add you in.

Check out the fun image that we got to work with this month...


If you'd like to purchase this image you can find it over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that will showcase all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now. The Mini Owl 1 image is available until August 13th at 12:00 a.m. for $1.00, then it will go up to its regular price.

Each round of Progressive Challenges will last for three months and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of each round.

Each  Round Lasts 1 Month:
Starts on the 15th and ends on the 13th with a winner

1st Round: 
Free Digi until the 29th of the month. Then you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

2nd Round: 
Free Digi (if you played Round 1 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00 

3rd Round: 
Free Digi ( if you played Round 2 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

We are currently in the 3rd round of this stage.


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. 
  • I have cased a card from one of my favourite designers Linda Anderson, a fellow DT member over at Imagine That Digistamp. There is just something so compelling about Linda's cards. You can find her blog HERE.

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Mini Owl 1: You can find this image in the store. Details above.
  • This image was coloured digitally using my Rebelle program.

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The 'cheers' word art creation was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. It is available in the Another Birthday Digi and Word Art Set. 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.

Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • The pennants were created using a template designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
  • I have altered these pennants with a layer style to give them a textured look. This layer style was designed by Heather of HG Designs
  • The brads are from the Brads & Buttons section of my A Touch of Class Kit available for purchase in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.


INSIDE 


Digital Sentiment Details:
  •  The sentiment used on the inside is from the Owl Always Love You set available from Imagine That Digistamp.




OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The owl paper is a FREEBIE that I previously created. It can be found on my blog HERE. I also created the matching chevron paper but haven't released it yet. It will probably be included in the same Birthday Bash kit once it is done.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiments. 
  • 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..

Be sure to pop over to the Facebook Group to find out all the details you need or visit the details page over at the store by clicking HERE.

Take care my friends and I hope to see you all again soon!

Until next time,


Friday, August 04, 2017

Monster Themed Digital Paper Freebie: Just Because!

Hey folks! I feel like I've been neglecting you guys so here is a freebie just because…


https://app.box.com/s/2tkosb9kt15ryzzwk664zebq5tg9gtaq

This digital paper is one that will become part of a future Monsters Unite kit that I am working on. It is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Chris Spooner, Spoongraphics. 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.

Some of you may recognize the paper as I had made it specifically for a recent Limited Runs card:


Original Post containing all the details can be found HERE.


Well folks, that is it for this one. Enjoy your weekend everyone. For all my Canadian readers, followers and friends, I hope you enjoy your long weekend as Monday is a civic holiday in most provinces!

Until next time,

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #137…Anything Goes

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Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #137, the theme is Anything Goes. This is definitely a popular theme as the floor is wide open; so, I hope that you'll find time to join us! I've decided to work on replenishing my birthday card stash. What will you choose to make? Do you need to make some birthday cards of your own or are you behind in your Christmas stash? Is there someone who could use a little pick me up or is there someone you should be thanking? Whatever you choose, we'd love to see what you make!

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. 
  • Go figure but I'm often inspired by the cards at Inspired By Stamping. 😉 The particular card I am casing was created by IBS team member Jo Herbert and is available in the July 7th newsletter. If you have the chance, pop by the site and sign up to receive the newsletter. There is tons of inspiration and generally a freebie available at least once a month if not more!

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Butterfly 3: Such a pretty butterfly. I've used it before and I'm sure I'll use it again as it is so versatile. You can find the image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • This image has been coloured in digitally in Photoshop Elements.
Butterfly 3

  • Butterfly 1: Another beautiful butterfly. It can also be found in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below. 
  •  This image has also been coloured in digitally in Photoshop Elements.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/62936004/butterfly-1?ref=shop_home_active_5

Digital Embellishments:
  • The little butterflies are custom shapes from Photoshop Elements.
  • The stitches around the edge are freebies I picked up at HG Designs.
  • The pennant shape under the upper sentiment was created using a brush, also courtesy of HG Designs.

INSIDE

Digital Image Details:
  • Butterfly 1: I've repeated the image on the inside. Details on this image are above.

Digital Paper Products:
  • I've used a paper from my A Grungy Christmas set for the background on the inside of my card.
 


OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The upper sentiment on the front, "There's no limit…", along with the sentiment on the inside, were both created by Paulette from Create with TLC. Each are freebies I picked up a while back. 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. These sentiments have been recoloured to suit the purposes of this project.
  • 'Happy Birthday' was added as text to the front.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the inside 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 Aug 31st to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes. 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). In addition to all the typical criterion, 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!  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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon. I still have a card AND a freebie I need to post to my personal blog. Maybe I'll get around to it next week--fingers crossed anyway.

Until next time,

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…July

http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded.

Check out the cute image that we got to work with this month...

 Strawberry Mouse - Digital Stamp

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Strawberry Mouse 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.

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.
  • Here is one of the things that is so AWESOME about creating digital backdrops for your cards. When you are in a hurry but still want to do a great job, you can re-use backgrounds or layouts that you've used before. Case in point: I'm in my head overwater right now and had to get my card done for this challenge. The image reminded me of a card I did earlier this year and the original card base--layout, papers, etc. were perfect as a backdrop for this particular card. I still had to put in a few hours to colour my image, a bit of time to tweak the card itself to accommodate a smaller sized image, and change the sentiment on the inside but I saved a bit of time by using an existing design. In the end, though the two cards may be similar, each is unique in its own way.

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Strawberry Mouse: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combination of digital painting and paper piecing. Credits include:
    • The mouse was paper pieced with a fur texture from Salic33 (via Deviant Art) and then I added shade to give it some depth.
    • Strawberries were coloured by hand digitally.
    • The sky and clouds were created using a pattern courtesy of Webtreats, Etc.
    • The grass was created from an image from Textures4Photoshop.
  • Two Strawberries: This was the perfect image to add to the sentiment. You can find it in the Pattie's  Creations Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
 

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This pun sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. It is available in the Sweet Sentiments Birthday set. 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.


Digital Embellishments:
  • The buttons were created using a template and the button strings were an existing element that I recoloured to suit the purpose of this card. Both of these items were originally designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

INSIDE

Digital Image Details:
  • Strawberry Love Heart: This is such a pretty image that works so well as a frame. This image can also be found in the Pattie's Creations Etsy store. 
  • I decided to just colour the outline instead of all the berries to give it a sort of outline silhouette look.
 

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment used on the inside of my card was also created by Paulette from Create with TLC.


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • I have used two papers from the Tooty Fruity kit, along with a paper from the Satin Fabrics kit. All these papers are from Imagine That Digistamp. Click on the wms below to find them in the store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p217/Tooty_Fruity_-_Digi_Papers.html
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p205/Satin_Fabrics_-_Digi_Papers.html

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'm busy behind the scenes as usual. So much to do and so little time to do it in! I hope all is well in your world and I hope to be back with again soon!

Until next time,

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Blog Hop: Summer Fun with TLC Creations


Hello everyone! It is officially summer in the northern hemisphere. During the hot summer months there is nothing better than dipping ones' toes in the water. I've been fortunate enough to dip my toes in the actual ocean a few times. However, it hasn't happened often since I live in the middle of the country, thousands of kilometres from the nearest coast. Now, even if I can't get to the ocean I can still dream of it and the fun of summer and today's blog hop will help. It will also help you to build up 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'll also be able to pick up a free word art creation at Paulette's blog.

You should have arrived here from the talented 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 Trio at the Beach 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:

  • Trio at the Beach: 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:
  • The pennant shapes were created from a template picked up from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper. They have been paper pieced with papers from my A Taste of Summer Kit (details below).
  • The brads I have used are also from this same kit. (link below).


INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The circular sentiment stamp is from the Dolphins set from Imagine That Digistamp. You can find it in the store HERE.
 
  • The Old is Hot sentiment is one of Paulette's sentiments as well.


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The papers used are from my A Taste of Summer Kit. The papers and the Brads are can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.

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...
***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!

Desire

Edwina

Faith

Hetty

Ileana

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

Lisa Lynn

Lynne

Rhonda Sue

Carol 

Shelly


Wendy    

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,

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge...July

Limited Runs Badge

Hey folks! I'm here today to post my card for this month's Progressive Challenge over at Limited Runs!

The Progressive Challenge is actually on Facebook (FB) in the Limited Runs Group and can be found HERE. You will need to join the group in order to access the information. Now thankfully, Nikki is willing to accept mailed in entries for those people like me who don't have FB accounts. You can find her email addy in the side bar of the store (click on the image above to head there). In fact, if you don't have a blog, that is okay too. Simply send a photo and she'll add you in.

Check out the fun image that we got to work with this month...

 

If you'd like to purchase this image you can find it over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that will showcase all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now. The Smiling Monster image is available until July 13th at 12:00 a.m. for $1.00, then it will go up to its regular price.

Each round of Progressive Challenges will last for three months and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of each round.

Each  Round Lasts 1 Month:
Starts on the 15th and ends on the 13th with a winner

1st Round: 
Free Digi until the 29th of the month. Then you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

2nd Round: 
Free Digi (if you played Round 1 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00 

3rd Round: 
Free Digi ( if you played Round 2 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

We are currently in the 2nd round of this stage.


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:
  • Smiling Monster: You can find this image in the store. Details above.
  • This image was coloured digitally using my Rebelle program.

Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • The pennant shapes were created using a custom shape in Photoshop Elements. This custom shape was designed by Heather of HG Designs
  • I have altered these custom shapes with a layer style to give them a bit of a fuzzy look like the monsters. This layer style was also designed by Heather.


INSIDE

Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • I used the same images that I used on my paper as embellishments on the inside. Image is courtesy of Chris Spooner, Spoongraphics.


OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • These sentiments were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. They are both freebies I picked up a long time ago. 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.

Digital Paper Products:
  • This is a paper that I created especially for this card. I plan on offering it up as a freebie later in the week--hopefully.

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..

Be sure to pop over to the Facebook Group to find out all the details you need or visit the details page over at the store by clicking HERE.

Take care my friends and I hope to see you all again soon!

Until next time,

Friday, July 07, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #136…Something Sweet

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Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #136, the theme is Something Sweet. I'm sure you will have no problems coming up with ideas for this challenge. There are so many images out there with candy, cake, ice cream and/or other sweet treats and just as many reasons to make a card. Maybe you'd like to wish someone a sweet birthday or let them know what a sweet friend they are to you. You could get proactive and create a Christmas card with candy canes or a gingerbread house or simply say thank you to someone who has recently been sweet to you. There are lots of ideas to explore and if you don't have any images such as those mentioned above, you can always find one in the Pattie's Creation store!

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:
  • Ice Cream Cone Trio: Such a yummy image. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  •  This image has been coloured digitally using Rebelle.
Ice Cream Cone Trio

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment on the front was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. It is a freebie I received a while back. 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. This sentiment has been recoloured to suit the purposes of this project.

Digital Embellishments:



INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • All of the papers used are from my A Taste of Summer kit which is available for sale in the Scribbles Designs store. The ice cream treats paper used in the background on the front and inside is available in the Patterned Papers section of the kit. On the front I have also used a paper from the Bonus Glitter Papers section and one from the Textured Papers section. The Patterned Papers and Textured Papers are sold individually or as part of the full kit. You can purchase the Bonus Glitter Papers along with Bonus Natural Textured Papers or once again as part of the full kit which can be found HERE.

Digital Embellishments:
  • The brads used on the front of the card are from the Brads, Ribbons & Bows section of the above mentioned kit.
  • The ice cream treat stickers used on the inside of the card are from the Sticker Elements section of the above mentioned kit as well.
  • 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 Aug 3rd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Something Sweet. 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). In addition to all the typical criterion, 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!  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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon.

Until next time,