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Thursday, 12 January 2017

2017...A year of possibilities

Hi Everyone, Rob and I spent New Year with family in Somerset which was enjoyable. Along with long walks on the beach wrapped up warm and Poppy dog being as zany as ever. 

Wishing everyone a Happy 2017

It seems to have taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things upon our return but with the cold weather outside I have been enjoying a little digital play this afternoon.
Yes you may have guessed that with Valentine's looming it would be love themed. 

Here is a layout created using a few kits combined.... 
Angie Hinksman - Heartfelt
Daisytrail - Parchment Flourishes 
Intermixture - Algera Designs
Some colour edits, transparency effects, blending and shadow added.

So here's to a creative and adventurous year ahead


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Handmade Christmas Projects

** Merry Nearly Christmas **

Today I am showing a couple of handmade things I created this season

A little shabby chic shaped hanging decoration
I crocheted some flower shapes and added mixed buttons.
Arranged and stitched them onto a triangle of felt.
Interspersed  twists of natural vintage style ribbon to add detail.
Then glued a 2nd triangle on the back to hide all the stitching.

A mini mixed media canvas
I made the frames using air dry clay and a mold.
When dry they were painted gold and glittered.
Painted and glittered a small canvas as the background.
Added lace and card then arranged the frames on the canvas.
  Decorated with a  few little elements and some stick on lettering.

Hope you enjoyed seeing them.
Have a Sparkly Christmas everyone
Love & Hugs


Monday, 12 December 2016

Festive Season Ideas

It has been a long time since I blogged and with the glitz and sparkle of Christmas crafting, tree decorating and gift wrapping I thought it would be nice to show a few digital layouts I have made so far this festive season.  If they inspire you please feel free to create your own layouts based on the ideas shown.
A card front with repeated imagery, lace, word art and delicately blended snowflakes and wording.
Lots of blending, mixed tones and some magical stars.
Layering, shadow, colour editing and clustering.
Adding line edges adds depth to the matt and layering on this.

I have nearly finished a hand crafted project too which I will photograph and write about very soon.
Whatever you are creating, hope you are having fun.


Credit to Foxeysquirrel, The Nifty Designers and Algera Designs 
for kits, papers and elements used in creating these.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Algera Designs - Commercial closure and changes

Hi Everyone,
This is to confirm that 'Algera Designs' has now officially finished trading commercially.
A huge Thankyou to all my customers over the years, what a great journey it has been.
I will be continuing the Algera Designs blog with new Digital Scrapbooking ideas and Inspiration.

Love and Hugs
Algera Designs

Monday, 20 June 2016

Algera Designs - Closing Down Sale

Hi Everyone, I have decided to close my online store at Escape And Scrap and will cease trading at the end of June.  Thank you so much for all your custom, support and encouragement over the past four years.

I truly appreciate each and every person who has bought products, created Gorgeous layouts, posted likes and comments. My awesome Design Team and fellow Designers in store and many more.

I am having a Closing Down Sale with all products in my range now priced at $0.99 

so if you would like to take a peek and grab a bargain please click on the link below

Algera Designs