Saturday, 28 November 2015

Decorating The Tree

Hi everyone, all my decorations are in the attic at the moment, it will soon be time to find them and have fun decorating the tree. So in the meantime I had fun decorating a virtual Christmas scene today using a digi kit called

Paper overlaid and blended plus a grunge effect applied to complete.
Wherever you are in the world, hope you have a lovely time crafting and creating in the run up to Christmas.


Friday, 27 November 2015

Algera Designs - Important Customer Notice about .Pack Files for Craft Artist Users.

As many of you know I have been designing digikits to sell online since July 2012. As part of that service in early 2013 I began adding the optional download of a ready made pack file for any Serif Craft Artist users having checked this was permissible.

As of yesterday I and other Designers received notification that this is no longer permissible to do in relation to legal clauses for the use of Serif software. I can only apologise to all my customers for no longer providing ready made pack files in my online store.

All purchasable downloadable products are still available in png and jpeg format, compatible with photoshop, photoshop elements and craft artist. 
(When purchased you can create your own .pack file if you wish to.)

I hope that this will not cause too much inconvenience for many of you. 

Algera Designs

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Intrigue & Mystery Quotes

Do you ever inadvertently start off with one thing in mind and end up at a completely different point than you imagined? Well today that was me and so this post came about because of that. I was looking for quotes and Inspiration when I came across the three you see below. 

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
Albert Einstein

“The world stands still in the moments that I am watching you, watching me.” 

“I am intrigued. I am fearless.” 

They all seem strong in their message which I Love
I then created this layout with those thoughts in mind
using Unforgettable 

Do you have any quotes that you love?
If so please comment on this blog post would love to read them.

Have a great weekend everyone

Friday, 13 November 2015

Pretty As Can Be

I have some Scrapbook and Cardmaking ideas to show you today. The framed photo was my inspiration for the colour change to a (dusky pink) for a Glittery chic scrapbook page. This was achieved by using colour picker, altering some elements, layering papers and adding some blends.
The Glitter Fun and Dreamscape - digikits were used to create it.

For this card front idea clustering elements on the top and bottom of the frame 
makes beautiful central detail.
Made using the new Magical Christmas digikit.

Some of you may recognise this but for any of my new blog visitors this is created using a combination of
Frame It is a layered window frame kit, you can add elements from other digikits to make the most adorable decorations, cards etc... 

Hope you are enjoying the ideas, more coming soon.

Have a Happy Weekend

Monday, 9 November 2015

Christmas Inspiration Series 2

Continuing the Christmas inspiration...
There are many different ways to create an advent calender yourself. This would be great for a young child or if you are like me well some big kids too.
Using your software chose an A4 page layout landscape style.
Choose a digikit to suit your project, I used the Magical Christmas digikit for this.

1. Place a Patterned background on the page
2.Place a plain paper centrally and crop to a rectangle
3. use a material, make it smaller then replicate 25 times 
(group 24 of the squares and save one for day 25)
4. choose a font of your choice and put in the numerals
5. Decorate with elements to suit the page
6. Add a heading to suit i.e. a name
7. Angle day 25's square to complete. 

Then it is your choice once printed how to take the idea further:

1. Cut each square on 3 sides, to make doors and create a pretty picture page to go behind it.
2. Just have the front page as a wall hanging and 25 small sweets/gifts to give out as each day is ticked off.

Decorate with glitter or other things you love.

You may have many other ideas
Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below and share inspiration with others

Algera Designs