30 December 2014

Skating Snowman

Hi Everyone, after my son has "played" with my 'puter and made it better, (problems before and after Xmas), I am able to post.

I HAD to enter Deedee's Digis last challenge before she closes due to the new EU VAT charges. It has affected quite a few small companies, so sad.  I am entering the challenge, however as the EU VAT takes place at the end of December and before the end of the challenge, I will not be entering for the prize, just the support of Deedee, who was so brilliant when I was GDT with her digis.

Here is my card, it is for my #3 brother who is 75 next week, it's OK that I post it as he doesn't visit here, although my SIL does! So Anne here is his card, it will be with you soon. :)  I love the play on words with the Brrr, especially as I always say BRUVVA to my brothers, I know I'm eccentric! LOL.

~It's one layer, with lots of PS shadows and shading to hopefully make it look layered.

Digistamp Bear Boy by Deedee's Digis
Sentiment by Deedee's Digis
Background DP is Jilbert's bits of bytes Watercolour
Snowflake confetti by Mommyish
Patterened DP by Digi Dewi
Snowmen alpha is by Nibble Scribbles


26 December 2014

DSC # 120

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Anything Goes or 
your favourite project from 2014

sponsored by  Bugaboo Digi Stamps

I followed this colour combo and sketch

 I made 2 shapes in PS and added 2 overlays, 
shadows and embossed the holly overlay. 
This was quite a simple card to put together, 
a little longer to finish though LOL. 

Cupcake Mistletoe by Bugaboo 
Holly overlay by Brooke Gazarek at Pixel Scrappers 
Merry Christmas stitched overlay by Brooke Gazarek at Pixel Scrappers
Bow by Creative Bloom at Pixel Scrappers

19 December 2014

DSC # 119

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the theme is 

Anything Goes with a twist - 

I have coloured this in PS and used a PS brush to make the snowflake cut out around the centre rectangle, to do this I used a snowflake brush and then selected the eraser tool, you can use ANY brush to achieve this. I added a drop shadow and an inner glow to the same layer, then duplicated the layer and used an outer glow. I also used a PS snowflake brush to go over the snowflakes in the image to add a bit of colour.

DP's by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear
Image Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

12 December 2014

DSC # 118

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Christmas -
using non traditional colours

sponsored by  Lunagirl

Hi Everyone, my offering today is something that I would not normally do, however this is a challenge right? and in the end I am quite happy I had this challenge to do, as it made me think of the true meaning of Christmas and it doesn't matter what colour is traditional as long as the message gets across. So here is my offering, I used a few blending options, brushes and layers and effects in PS to get the effect near enough to what I envisaged. (I really have a lot of learning to do in PS).

The image is from Lunagirl
Digital Paper by  A Pennington at Pixel Scrapper
Snowflakes by Mommyish at The Digital Press

http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/friday-challenge-holiday-project.html  Holiday without red and green - Yep!

http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.ca/2014/12/jingle-belles-rock.html  Anything Goes

http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.ca/2014/12/aloha-friday-challenge-38-unusual.html  Unusual coloured Christmas

http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/angels.html  Angels - Yep!

http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/challenge-145-non-traditional-holiday.html  Non traditional Christmas - Yep!

07 December 2014

Snowman friends

Hi Everyone, thought I would let you see one of my Christmas cards. VERY CAS for me, but I love those happy snowmen and seeing as I had to do 80 cards VERY quickly, it had to be CAS.  Coloured digitally in PS, I followed the "Merry Christmas" Design Seeds colours.

I layered the framed top with 3D tape and added lots of sparkle. Not a good photo, it's difficult on these Winter days.

Digi by The Stamping Boutque
frame by Marisa Lerin at Pixel Scrappers
font is Tropicali script BTN Bamboo

I'm entering it into the FB challenge at The Digistamp Boutique

http://a-crafty-mess.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/challenge-2_5.html  Anything Goes/Christmas colours

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/crafty-catz-challenge-258-snowmen.html Snowmen

05 December 2014

A visit from me for DSC 117

It's time for a new challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Use a Sentiment as the main focus

sponsored by  Lacy Sunshine

My fabby image is Holly's Garland, another cutie from Lacy Sunshine and a different shape for me too. 

DP's and bow from ADB Designs 
Sentiment DSB
sketch #3 from 613 Ave

Hope you will have a looky at the other DT posts HERE

See you next time.