Sunday, April 29, 2018

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…April


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Hey folks! First I just want to say sorry to all my loyal friends, followers and readers. Unfortunately, life has thrown me a curveball and for the last six weeks or so my life has been turned upside down. As such, my time on the computer has been significantly reduced and has greatly affected my ability to keep up with all my work--both behind the scenes and on my blogs. I haven't been able to get the freebies done I normally would have for this time of year and have sadly had to take a leave of absence from one of the teams I am on and drop a couple other things. I hope I am back 'full time' again with the next few months but until then I miss you all and hope that you understand!

One of the things I am trying hard to not drop the ball on is my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge. May will mark my FOUR year anniversary with this progressive challenge and I REALLY want to stick with it for as long as I am able. I just love Gerda's work!

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

https://gsd-stamps.com/products/gnome-couple

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Gnome Couple 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 is my project and related 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:
  • Gnome Couple: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combo of techniques including digital, patterns and paper-piecing. Other credits include: 
    • The beard and eyebrows were paper-pieced using an image courtesy of Meditations (aka Robert Owen-Wahl) via Pixabay
    • The girl's hair was paper-pieced using an image courtesy of Pezibear (aka Petra) via Pixabay
    • The dress was paper-pieced using a fabric texture courtesy of Premium Pixels
    • The apron and hat on the girl gnome were paper-pieced using a patterned paper purchased from 7th Avenue Designs
    • The male gnome's top and hat were paper pieced using a patterned paper from my Naturally Cool Kit (more details below).
    • The boots on both, along with the belt were filled using a pattern from Web Designer Lab
    • The male gnome's pants were created using a pattern from Croaky via Deviant Art
    • The buckle was filled using a pattern from Jessica Johnson via Design Cuts
    • The grass was created using an image from Textures4Photoshop
    • The sky and clouds were created using my Rebelle program

 Digital Embellishments:
  • The pennant shapes were created using a brush from Heather Green of HG Designs.
  • The doily was created using a brush designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

INSIDE


OVERALL

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Both sentiments are from the Thank You X Ten set 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:
  • The paper used as a background on the front and inside and also to paper piece the male gnome's outfit is from my Naturally Cool Papers 1 set of the Naturally Cool Collection.

  • The paper used to paper piece the banners and doily on the front of the card is from the Solid Papers section of the Naturally Cool Collection.

 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. Today is actually the 29th wedding anniversary for hubby and me so it is time to leave the computer and go spend some time with him. Take care all and I hope to see you again soon.

Until next time,

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…March

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Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded. Before I start I just want to give an apology to my followers and friends as I have not had the time to create a St. Patrick's Day freebie. Sadly, nor will I have the time to do an Easter one. My life has sort of imploded and I'm dealing with a chaotic mess in my personal life. As such my time on the computer has been cut back considerably each day. I hope that you guys understand. As it is, I'm desperate just to try and fulfil all my challenge commitments and of course getting my progressive challenge cards done too. Thankfully, I managed to get this month's project for Gerda completed on time.

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

Cat in Bookshelf Digital Stamp

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Cat in Bookshelf 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 is my project and related details...

General Info:
  • This bookmark 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.
  • This is the perfect image to make a bookmark. My current one has almost fallen apart and it will also make a great Mother's Day gift as well, if I could only get it printed and sent on time...sigh...

FRONT

 Digital Image Details:

  • Cat in Bookshelf : You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combo of techniques including digital and paper-piecing. Other credits include: 

INSIDE
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • One of my own.

OVERALL

 View of what the front and back combined look like...



View of what the inside combined looks like...


 Both will be folded in the middle and then glued back to front with magnets added on lower bottom corners.

Digital Paper Products:
  • The paw prints in the heart shapes digi paper is one that I created that will be part of an upcoming mini kit for The 12 Months of Christmas if I can ever manage to get it finished!!!

 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. Take care all and for those of you who celebrate, I wish you a wonderful Easter weekend!

Until next time,

Friday, March 02, 2018

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #144…Lots of Green

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hello to all my friends, followers and readers out there in blogland! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #144, the theme is Lots of Green. Spring will soon be here and with it, we'll start to see a plateau of greens all around us again as nature starts to bloom. Additionally, with St. Patrick's Day coming up, green will be making another big splash. The great thing is that it doesn't really matter what theme you take your project in, as long as the colour green is prolific, you are good to go! 

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 just love Panda Bears and thought that this image would be perfect for a birthday card! As you can see, I've made use of the colour green in my choice of papers.
  • You may also note that I'm using the same layout I used for a recent card. I've fallen in love with this layout so I'm sure you'll be seeing me use it again and again!


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Playful Panda: A cuddly image suitable for a variety of creations. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.


INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The 'cheers' plaque is from 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.
  • The sentiment below the 'cheers plaque' is from the Pandas set by Imagine That Digistamp (see details below).


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • All three of the papers used are from the Pandas set by Imagine That Digistamp. You can click on the watermark below to find the set in the ITD store.
https://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p376/Pandas.html


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 5th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Lots of Green. 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 it won't be too long before I  see you all again.

Until next time,

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…February

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Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded. Is anyone else having a difficult time with this month having two to three less days?! Sheesh! Apparently I need every last minute of every day each month! I'm lucky I got it done in time since the challenge ends in roughly 12 hours! I have had to stay up past midnight just to make sure I got it uploaded!

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

https://www.gsd-stamps.com/products/spring-bunny-friends

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Spring Bunny Friends 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.

FRONT
 
Digital Image Details:
  • Spring Bunny Friends: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combo of techniques including digital and paper-piecing. Other credits include: 

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment is from 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 graphic items for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The green accent piece on the front was created using a layer style from Heather Green of HG Graphic Designs.


INSIDE

OVERALL
Digital Paper Products & Inside Sentiment:
  • All papers used and the inside sentiment are from the Egg Lamb from Imagine That Digistamp. Click on the name or preview below to find it in the ITD store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p375/Egg_Lamb.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 hope you join me again on Friday when I announce the latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations!

Until next time,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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: The CoffeeShop Blog; Textures 4 Photoshop and Sheila Reid (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.



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 a cute little Party Favour (#F 156). You can find the freebie over on the challenge blog 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,

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge ... Jan./Feb

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 past challenge...



If you'd like to purchase the Sweetheart Flowerpot image you can now find it at the reduced price of $1.00, until the challenge is over. Then, it will go back up to its regular price. You can find the image for sale over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that showcases all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now.

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


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 & Sentiment Details:
  • Sweetheart Flowerpot & Love Grows: You can find this image and sentiment in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured digitally using my Photoshop Elements program.


INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment on the inside 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:
  • All the digi papers are from an Imagine That Digistamp set, Ticket to Bliss. Clicking on the watermark below will take you to the set's location in the store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p147/Ticket_to_Bliss_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..

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, February 02, 2018

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #143…Love is in the Air

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Hello to all my friends, followers and readers out there in blogland! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #143, the theme is Love is in the Air. February is the month of love and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, this is the perfect month to create a card for someone special in your life. So, it is time to get in the mood and sing that old song from the 70's written by John Paul Young and sung by Tom Jones. Here, I'll even start off the first couple of lines for you. It is certain to get those feelings of love stirred and get you in the mood to create a card for someone near and dear to your heart!

  ♩ ♫  ♪  ♪ ♫ ♩♩ ♫  ♪  ♪ ♫ ♩
 Love is in the air...everywhere I look around
Love is in the air...every sight and every sound
  ♩ ♫  ♪  ♪ ♫ ♩♩ ♫  ♪  ♪ ♫ ♩

Now, while you are either humming along or cursing me for the earworm I just stuck you with, check out the my card and details.  I hope that I haven't forgotten anything important:

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:
  • You Moove Me: Such an adorable image perfect for any love related card. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
  • This image has been coloured combining a couple of different techniques. Additional 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:
  • The sentiment is from 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 graphic items for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The papers used for the background are from Imagine That Digistamp. The cow patterned paper is from the Cow Patterns Digi Paper Pack and the red textured paper is from the Ticket to Bliss Digi Paper Pack. Click on the respective preview below to find each set in the store.
https://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p956/Cow_Pattern_digi_papers.html

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p147/Ticket_to_Bliss_Digi_Papers.html

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 March 1st to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Love is in the Air. 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,

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…January

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 image that we got to work with this month...

https://www.gsd-stamps.com/products/panda-in-love-digital-stamp

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Panda in Love 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.

FRONT


Digital Image Details:
  • Panda in Love: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combo of techniques including digital, layer styles and paper-piecing. Other credits include: 



INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment is from 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 graphic items for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • All papers used are from the Ticket to Bliss Digi Paper Kit from Imagine That Digistamp. Click on the preview below to find them in the ITD store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p147/Ticket_to_Bliss_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'll see you again on Friday when I'll be back with details regarding the newest challenge at Pattie's Creations!

Until then,