28 February 2012

I love poppies

On a grey day like today, what better than a field of poppies to bring a bit of colour into our lives? I'm not claiming this is some amazing page: rather, I was simply wanting to show I'd followed one of the excellent tutorials from www.digitalscrapper.com

If you are into digi scrapping and want to learn some great tips for getting the best from Photoshop Elements then you must sign up for this site. The brilliant thing is that the tuts are free, and get sent out each week. You can also sign up to some great classes. too.

This particular tut was all about using paint chips - how to create them and use rules and grids and all sorts of stuff I've never really explored before.

Go on, I dare you to join up!

5 February 2012

A get well card ...

Not only did I actually make card the other day, I also remembered to take a photo of  my creation. I used some free papers that came with a craft mag, not the flimsy shiny type that are no use to man nor beast, but the better quality, matt finish papers. I also got my Spellbinder dies out and a scrap of ribbon. The sentiment was simply printed out on card with a little help from my computer and trimmed deliberately on the skew-wiff (straight lines and 90 degree angles are not my strong point!). Add a few blooms and bling for the flower centres and all was done.

1 February 2012

Digi double

I have managed to catch up with my digi Circle Journal entries and amazingly, met the final deadline in spite of all my hiccoughs on the way. The first is Cod Wars!

This was for a 'Year of my birth' entry and was a challenge as some of the topics I'd normally have chosen for this theme had already been used by other digi scrappers - and I wanted to make sure my page was different. I browsed around the website and looked for the defining events of the year in question ... and my fancy was tickled by cod!

The final CJ was all about 'my home town' (or 'why should I visit yours!). I live in a very small village but we're blessed with lovely walks, scenery, valleys , sunsets and all-sorts, so I thought I could create a page that celebrated all this.

I've had a great time taking part in the CJ. Maybe next time, we should do a digi round-robin scraplift theme! Any takers?