Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Bags and card

Hi Everyone, sadly this is my last GD post for Deedee Digis, I have enjoyed the experience and fun so much this last month and want to thank Deedee for the opportunity to be GD for a whole month, plus the use of her fabulous images and sentiments, also for being the kindest and most generous person I could have been GD for. Also  Kathy D for help with the intermediate challenges I decided to do as well.

For my last GD post I decided I had to do a little extra, so a card and 2 bags is my offering today.  I used Deedee's "Dashing through the snow" kit to make the digital paper in PS to use on the card and the gift bag and that fabulous penguin image.

I used a cut file for the gift bag by Shirley's Cards Here and used the jpeg shape in it, to make the shape in the card. I made the gift bag slightly larger to accommodate the canvas bag.

I suppose this is quite a simple project, I'm not one to over embellish as you know, but not quite CAS either. I'm actually quite pleased how the set worked out and I Love those penguins they are such fun. The sentiments are from the same kit.  I have just realised I haven't made a gift tag, - no problem will do it and add it before giving this gift. Oh! yes and I WILL pretty pack the canvas bag with the same DP paper I made.

This is a picture heavy post - you have been warned LOL.

The set
The gift bag
side view of the bag

The card
The canvas bag

I added Decoart Snow Writer and then glitter

The effect peeled off after I moved the bag to a different location oh! well. at least it didn't mark the image.

To prove the bag was able to be packed into the little Gift bag.

Gingham DP by Just So Scrappy
canvas bag from Hobbycraft

Monday, 27 October 2014

Snowman card

Hi Everyone, here I am again with another of Deedee's digis, I'm having a lot of fun this GD month.  My card today is another one of the Snowman tags I used from the Snowman tag kit, but I decided to do an "over the top card" it includes the sentiment from the kit, with a little addition from me.

I used DP paper from Delicious Scraps, the large snowflake was printed on A4 card, using a glitter style effect from ADB Winter Frost Glitter styles in PS, then cut using a file from Birds Cards,  I also added lots and lots of glitter with Glamour Dust.

Sunday, 26 October 2014


Hi Everyone, due to the talented Marie - Greece being hostess of the Addicted to CAS challenge this month, I decided to show her that I can VERY occasionally do a little CAS LOL.  Whether this will be allowed I'm not sure, but here goes.  It's a lampshade cut from a file I found on the web years ago, so sorry I do not have who it is designed by.  The tree die was a freebie in a magazine either last year or the year before.  VERY simple, cut the shade and trees out of vellum, stuck the trees on the shade and glittered them. - Simples!

Friday, 24 October 2014

DSC # 111 Steampunk

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 


sponsored by  Lunagirl

Hi Everyone, our challenge this week is completely out of my comfort zone, so much so that I had to find out what "Steampunk" meant, yes of course I have seen it around and greatly admired what had been achieved,  I didn't understand it, but that is what a challenge is isn't it? 

Anyhow, this is my offering and I have to apologise for my efforts. I did what I think it means. Science fiction with Victorian tendencies.  I think!  Perhaps someone could correct me, if I am wrong.

I have used Luna girl steam punk numbers 1,2,3,8,9,10,11, and Stitchy bear sailship and paper numbers 1,2,3,4.  

I placed the images into the surreal world of Steampunk, imagining that the ship was going up into the new world through the frame, which is a PS Brush by Elbereth-de-Lioncourt and the man was asking the lady with the bike to fly off with him, he already is halfway there with the flight! shapes on his feet.  The clock represents time she doesn't have to go with him.  The balloon leaflet is hanging from the frame, again in the surreal world.  I used a few PS masks, blending options, overlays etc, I won't bore you with the the how to's.  I may go back to this and play more when I have time, I think there is so much more than could be done. I'll blog it when I do.

This was hard work, but when I got into it I quite liked the surreal world, where imagination can be set free outside the norm.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

This is a whopper of a plug!

Hi Everyone, I have enjoyed the free Dearie Dolls images so kindly given by Mary Ellen Smith on her blog Here for a few years.

Because of her kindness I felt it my duty to do a whopper of a plug for her book about a little pig who is frightened by Halloween.

This is the link to Amazon where it is available. 

I hope you don't mind me doing this, after all it's the only way I can thank her for all the images I have had.

Thank you Mary 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Christmas card

Hi Everyone. Here I am with my GDT post for Deedee's Digis with, would you believe it, a Christmas card, now that is something I don't usually do this early LOL.  I thought this magnificent Stag / Moose coming out of the forest looked so peaceful, it had to be the Peace on Earth sentiment included on the Winter Woods kit.

I printed and cut out the stag and background and printed his head and antlers again, which I cut out and 3D layered on the background layer, I added lots of glitter - of course.

I cut a 3D frame & box card on my Cricut with a file from Shirley's cards, I think it suited the image coming out of the woods.  I cut some snowflakes and added bling to the centre and a bow to one of them.   The sentiment colour was matched to the image and I embossed it in PS, the DP by A Heimann in 2012 was also matched from it's original colour to the image. I cut the included box and added the DP and a snowflake, plus a label for the addressee. I forgot to take a photo of the card in the box with the ribbon around it duh!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Black and Orange

Hi Everyone, as GD I saw that I could use another of Deedee's images, however, I have done a bit of playing in PS and have achieved something I haven't done before, nothing new on that front LOL.

I used the original image, clipped to a circle, added a layer mask to show the cat only, and a graphic pen filter, this way I left the original layer whole, but made the rest into a, shall I call it a "line drawing?"  I have to say this was all in "playing" I didn't know what I would come up with and something I hadn't done before, but I love the effect.

I then had to do something with it, I searched my files and came across one I hadn't used before, not unusal, as I have more than I should have!  The cutting file is by Krewella Kreations here. The paper is also from KK. I changed the colour in PS to match the card. I changed the sentiment from the file too, as I found this freebie (no longer available) by When the Scrap Hits the Fun blog, and liked it,  after cutting out I added 3D gloss to the nose and eyes of the cat and paw pads then added ribbon. Something New - 1. new use of PS filters. 2. Digi is new 3. Haven't used the cut file before, so I suppose that is new too.