Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means--a freebie in honour of the occasion!!!


https://app.box.com/s/ejbp2iql6k3m14tr5jwg

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Paul Lloyd and Guerillacraft. 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.

Interested in another freebie?

It is time for a Flash Friday over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. This time around we're offering up some luscious Lips (#F 131). You can find the freebie over in a special Happy Valentine's Day post by clicking HERE or this image can also be found in the store HERE.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and get the opportunity to spend some quality time with someone special!

Until next time,

Friday, February 03, 2017

Tag Design: Scribbles Designs Flash Freebie Inspiration...February 3rd--Lipstick


Howdy folks! I'm popping in to let you know of a change over on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.

Freebie Friday is going to become Flash Freebie. Basically, that means that instead of a regularly planned freebie, you'll now have to keep your eye on the blog because you just never know when a freebie might be offered. You might see two Flash Freebies in a month or you might have to wait two months for the next one!

For more details on this change, head over to the challenge blog. Today I've offered up two freebies--a lipstick image [#F 130 Lipstick (Free)] and its coloured counterpart [#F 133 Lipstick (Free)]. You can find the freebie over in today's post by clicking HERE or these images can also be found in the store [#F 130 can be found HERE and #F 133 can be found HERE].

General Info:
  • This tag 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.


TAG
Digital Image Details:
  • #F 133 Lipstick (Free): If you click on the name you can find this image in the store. You can also click HERE to find it in my Flash Freebie post.

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This neat 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.

Digital Embellishment Details:
  •  I used a template to create this tag. This template was purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
  • The shadow to give certain elements some depth were created with a layer style, from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

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So, be sure to follow the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog so you don't miss any Flash Freebies. Don't forget, you can find the Lipsticks from February 3rd'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 challenge, you get extra entries! That is a great incentive to use one of Sandy's images. Why not this one?

Until next time,

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #131...Lots of RED

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Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. Before I start, I just wanted to say a big HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to ME--This month marks my THIRD year with Pattie's Creations!!! I cannot believe how quickly the time has passed. Since I started back in February of 2014, there have been lots of team changes--in fact, I'm the only team member still around from three years ago, all the designers currently on the team have come on since that time. Though, there are two people that have been constant during my time and that is Pattie herself, the owner and designer of the wonderful images I get to use each month, and her sister Sandi, who is our Team Leader. Thanks so much to these two lovely ladies for all their hard work and also for believing in me and keeping me around! I look forward to my future as a designer on this team.

Right now, it is time to get back to the details of this challenge. This time around for Challenge #131, the theme is Lots of RED. You can go the traditional route with hearts and/or flowers since Valentine's Day is fast approaching; or, you can take a non traditional road like I did and make something different. As long as you use lots of RED in your project, the form it takes is up to you!

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

General Info:
  • If you have been with me for a while, you know my fondness for puns! I thought this would make a berry sweet card for my momma's upcoming birthday.
  • 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:
  • Strawberries In Basket: I love this beautiful basket of strawberries. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
  • This image has been coloured digitally.
  • Two Strawberries: This was the perfect image to add to the sentiment. It can also be found in Pattie's Etsy store.
 

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: How could I resist adding this fabulous strawberry heart frame to the inside of my card?! This image can also be found in Pattie's 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 hoping to enter..


You have until March 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Lots of RED. 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!

Until next time,

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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


Hello there folks! I'm a bit late but I wanted to let you know that I'm sponsoring the latest challenge over at The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog.

The current challenge started Sunday, January 15th, and will run until January 30th. The theme for this fortnight is Photo Inspiration. There is a picture of a dog standing in the snow with some leaves peeking through so inspiration could be:
  • Black and White + 1 colour (or two colours)
  • Winter/Snowy
  • Animal/Pet/Dog
  • Leaves/Orange Colours
Where will your inspiration take you? Be sure to head on over and check out the photo and other details on the challenge blog.

Team members had the opportunity to work with any of my designs. Winner will get to choose from the following:

EITHER
Beauty of Butterflies Kit + Floral Cats Kit + Christmas Critters Mini kit of Papers

OR
 Choice of any six mini kits from the Christmas and/or Winter section of my preview page


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: Obsidian Dawn; and 1200219 (Pixabay). 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,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Scribbles Designs 4th Birthday Bonanza Challenge & Blog Hop


Scribbles Designs is celebrating its 4th birthday this month 
and we're kicking off our celebration with a combined Challenge AND Blog Hop!

 If you are arriving here from Pat's blog, then you are right on track!
If you are just starting, you can find a full list
 of all the stops at the bottom of this post.
So blow up some birthday balloons and hang some streamers,
it is time for the Birthday Bonanza to begin!!!

Throughout the hop you will see projects created by all the
Scribbles Designs Team Members AND our two current Guest Scribblers.
Comment at each stop along the hop for your chance to win 
one of the images used in that particular Scribbler's project.
You'll have until Sunday, January 22, 2017,
at 11:59 p.m., to submit your comments.

Also, as this is our regular monthly challenge
be sure to add your birthday cards to the
 Challenge #49-Birthday Bonanza link up
on the Scribbles Designs Challenge blog.
Along with all of our regular prizes, we have some extra
 special ones in honour of our birthday this month.
Be sure to click HERE for all the info and details you need!

For my stop along the hop, I am excited to share
a project I created using the following images...
Don't forget, one lucky person leaving a comment on my blog
will have the opportunity to win Brrr-thday Chef for free!!!

Check out what I made:

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 Embellishments:
  • The pennant shapes were created from a template. This template was designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.

INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This 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.

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..

Well folks, that is it for this blog hop. We hope that you have enjoyed yourselves.
Don't forget that you need to leave a comment at each stop in order to win the
 image being offered up on that member's blog and other prizes mentioned on the main blog.

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

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to enter the challenge. There are some spectacular prizes up for grabs over the next month!!

Until next time,


Friday, January 06, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #130...Use an Animal Image

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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 #130, the theme is Use an Animal Image. I didn't get many Christmas cards done last year so I am trying to get a head start on them right now. It is definitely never to early to begin the stash.

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:
  • Pearl The Penguin: Pearl is such a cutie pie. You can find her in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
Pearl The Penguin
    • Coloured digitally. Credits include:
      • Earmuff muffs are paper pieced with a fur texture from My Free Textures
      • The background in behind the image is a digi paper from my Snow Much Fun mini kit.


Digital Embellishments:
  • The pennant shape used in behind the sentiment was created from a template. This template was  designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.

INSIDE

OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Both of these 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.
 
Digital Paper Products:
  • I have used one of my digi papers for the background on the front and inside from the mini kit called "Welcome to the North Pole".

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 February 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Use an Animal Image. 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,

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Twelve


Well folks, the final day of Christmas is here! I really hope that you have enjoyed the quest during these last 12 days. Thanks to each and every one of you who has decided to play along! I plan to start sending out the papers shortly. I'll be going through all the entries and for those of you who've played along during the entire quest, I'll send out the whole set of papers at once. It is going to take me several days to wade through all the email messages but I promise to get to each one in order of receipt as quickly as I possibly can. Your patience, as always, is appreciated.

So, how about we get on with the twelfth day of Christmas and our final day of the quest. If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

Day two: click HERE
Day three: click HERE
Day four: clck HERE
Day five: click HERE
Day six: click HERE
Day seven: click HERE
Day eight: click HERE
Day nine: click HERE
Day ten: click HERE
Day Eleven: click HERE

As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. I'll be sending you on a quest to find something or provide me with certain facts from the stores or blogs of designers that I love. Then, it will just be a matter of emailing me the answer to my query and you'll earn a free digital paper.

Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when and how you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise) AS LONG AS all your answers are sent in no later than January 12th, 2017.

Here is the paper up for grabs today...


This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Northern Whimsy Design (purchased through The Hungry JPEG). In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, 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.

Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's clue!!!

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
it is time to earn your very last one.
I hope that the quest was worth it,
and if nothing else, you've had a little fun!!!

Task:
Today's task is a bit different. Today I want you to tell me the name of your favourite digital paper from those presented during the quest. You can click the links above to see each of the different papers offered if you need to refresh yourself as to what they look like. PLUS I would also like you to give me an idea or two for possible future 12 Days of Christmas papers that you might like to see.

When you come up with a response, send an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring up my address in your email program, with the subject heading, "12 Days of Christmas: Day Twelve".

Thank you so much for joining in the quest these past twelve days. Please be sure to follow me so you don't miss any future freebies! You never know when the next one will be offered!

Cheers and best wishes for the year ahead!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Eleven


Hello everyone! It is the eleventh day of Christmas and it is time to continue the quest. Can you believe there are just two days to go?!

If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

Day two: click HERE
Day three: click HERE
Day four: clck HERE
Day five: click HERE
Day six: click HERE
Day seven: click HERE
Day eight: click HERE
Day nine: click HERE
Day ten: click HERE

As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. I'll be sending you on a quest to find something or provide me with certain facts from the stores or blogs of designers that I love. Then, it will just be a matter of emailing me the answer to my query and you'll earn a free digital paper.

Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when and how you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise) AS LONG AS all your answers are sent in no later than January 12th, 2017.

Here is the paper up for grabs today...


This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Amanda Ilkov (purchased through The Fancy Deal) and 8 Red Fish Creative (obtained from Design Cuts). In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, 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.

Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's clue!!!

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
it is time to earn paper number eleven.
It is a very well know fact that, all good designers
 and card makers go to heaven!!!

Task:
Head on over to the Christmas/Winter/New Year section of the Lunagirl store and let me know the FULL NAME of all the digital collage sheets that have the word ANGEL or ANGELS in the title. Hint: I've set the link below to go to the Christmas/Winter/New Year section of the store to make it easier to find.

Click HERE to head there now!

When you come up with a response, send an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring up my address in your email program, with the subject heading, "12 Days of Christmas: Day Eleven".

May the happiness you experienced during the holidays, last the whole year through! See you all tomorrow for day number twelve, the final day!!!

Cheers! 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Ten


Hello all! It is Tuesday, January 3rd, and it is the tenth day of Christmas! It is time to continue the quest.

If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

Day two: click HERE
Day three: click HERE
Day four: clck HERE
Day five: click HERE
Day six: click HERE
Day seven: click HERE
Day eight: click HERE
Day nine: click HERE

As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. I'll be sending you on a quest to find something or provide me with certain facts from the stores or blogs of designers that I love. Then, it will just be a matter of emailing me the answer to my query and you'll earn a free digital paper.

Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when and how you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise) AS LONG AS all your answers are sent in no later than January 12th, 2017.

Here is the paper up for grabs today...


This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Creative Fabrica and HG Designs. In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, 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.

Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's clue!!!

On the tenth day of Christmas,
it is time to earn paper number ten.
I'm running out of things to say, so I'll just say,
good tidings to all animals, children, women and men!!!


Task:
Head on over to the Sami Stamps store and let me know the NAMES of all the images in the Christmas and Gifts section that have a GIFT BOX (or also referred to as a PRESENT) in them. Hint: In the left hand sidebar, you'll see the CATEGORIES listed. Click on the Christmas and Gifts section to narrow down your search!

Click HERE to head there now! 

When you come up with a response, send an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring up my address in your email program, with the subject heading, "12 Days of Christmas: Day Ten".

May your travels this year be safe ones! See you all tomorrow for day number eleven!!!

Cheers!

Monday, January 02, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Nine


Hello to all of you on this first Monday of a new year! I hope that you are on the start to a wonderful week as the hustle and bustle of the new year begins!

It is the ninth day of Christmas and it is time to continue the quest. If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

Day two: click HERE
Day three: click HERE
Day four: clck HERE
Day five: click HERE
Day six: click HERE
Day seven: click HERE
Day eight: click HERE

As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. I'll be sending you on a quest to find something or provide me with certain facts from the stores or blogs of designers that I love. Then, it will just be a matter of emailing me the answer to my query and you'll earn a free digital paper.

Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when and how you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise) AS LONG AS all your answers are sent in no later than January 12th, 2017.

Here is the paper up for grabs today...


This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Design Lover Studio (purchased through The Hungry JPEG). In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, 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.

Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's clue!!!

On the ninth day of Christmas,
it is time to earn paper number nine.
We're nine days in, just three more to go,
All in all, I think it is going just fine!!!

Task:
Head on over to the Kitten Scraps store. Type in 'Christmas' into the advanced search button located on the upper right side and let me know the NAMES of THREE sets that have a PENGUIN image of some nature in them. Hint: At the top and bottom of the selections you can click to go from one page to the next. Your should easily be able to find three sets in the first five pages as long as you have typed 'Christmas' into the search box to narrow your choices.

Click HERE to head there now!

When you come up with a response, send an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring up my address in your email program, with the subject heading, "12 Days of Christmas: Day Nine".

Wishing you bright days ahead in 2016! See you all tomorrow for day number ten!!!

Cheers!