Saturday, 20 December 2014

A Blog Article at Daisytrail

Hi everyone I was thrilled to be invited to create some projects and write for the Daisytrail blog in the run up to Christmas. If you have not seen the article with written tutorials on the projects you see below then you can click on the link to read how they were created.

Mini Treat Kennel

Mini Christmas Book

Credits: Serif Craft Artist 2 software & Digikits

Great fun ideas and projects to try out x

Saturday, 6 December 2014

What a Wonderful Year

What a year 2014 has proved to be creating samples for TV and social media. I have been so lucky to work with a huge array of wonderful digikits that Serif Craft Artist launched both at Create & Craft and Daisytrail. The whole journey began back in March when I got to join a great group of talented people and work with the first digikit of many 'Woodland Walk'. From then on it has been jam packed with exciting projects using products created by...The talented Artists and Designers at Daisytrail with digikits such as Art Deco Cruise, Dreamcatcher and Ruffles & Frills to name but a few. Along with many guest designers including designs by Graphic Authority, Hearts Designs, Victoria Nelson, Cottage Arts and Sahlin Studio. Then there was the loveable Bagpuss and Roald Dahl collections, Digiboss, Parchment crafts and the 2015 calendars. We have made Scrapbooks and cards in many varieties, gift boxes and bags, calendars,keyrings, mini books, tunnel cards, bookmarks, wall art and hybrid projects plus much more... to show a glimpse of what can be made using Craft Artist software.

So as December is here I would like to say thankyou to Serif Craft Artist, The entire Daisytrail Team, everyone who has commented or messaged me at Daisytrail, Facebook and here on the blog its really appreciated x I so look forward to 2015 and just know there will be many more exciting projects to work on and hope I can share a few new ideas, hints and tips with you all.

Heather x
Here are just a few of my favourites from 2014

You will find the fabulous digikits in the Daisytrail shop

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Serif Parchment Crafts - Craft Artist

Hi Everyone, tomorrow (20th November) on Create & Craft TV, Serif are launching the new 'Parchment Crafts' collections 1 & 2 during their one time only deal event. Michelle will be doing some great demonstrations to Inspire you. These will be starting from 8am onwards with shows throughout the day. These digikits are compatible with Craft Artist software.

Kits in the two collections include ...
Parchment Bows, Butterflies, Florals, Flourishes, Frames, Lace, Toppers, Words

For your Inspiration here are some ideas I created...
I have listed the kits used on each project.
Pink ornate circular dimensional card
Parchment Toppers, Florals and Butterflies
 Two tone card blue & natural with 2 matching tags 
Parchment Frames, Lace, Butterflies and Words
 Vintage photo card natural and white
Parchment Frames, Lace, Florals and Words
Lilac Gift Bag / Parchment Flourishes
 25th Anniversary card lilac (gatefold & decoupage)
Parchment Flourishes, Frames, Florals and Bows
Christmas easel card
Parchment Lace, Words and Flourishes

Here are some Hints, Tips & Ideas 
using the Parchment Crafts elements

These print beautifully on different mediums including card, vellum etc so have great scope for your hybrid crafting projects. 

Currently available at Create & Craft

*The collections - digikits will be available at Daisytrail from a future date 
to be confirmed.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Christmas Card Making Ideas...

In the run up to the Holidays it is a great time to be creative and try out a few ideas. Below are some brand new Christmas Layouts I created today for your Inspiration. Focusing mostly on card front designs.They were created using some of the Christmas digikits I have in store at Escape And Scrap.  These kits are great for Cardmaking,Scrapbooking and crafting giving a lovely versatility to different projects you design and create.
Winters Wish
Glitter Fun
Christmas Sparkle
A Woodland Winter Add-On

(These Digikits are all currently on promotion)
Large card front idea created using Winters Wish. Cropping and layering papers,colouring the glittered ribbon and clustering the elements to make a beautiful textured look.
Using Glitter Fun, cropping papers and using as matching side borders. Replication of one element to give a central focus. The simplicity of this works beautifully. Adding additional glitter once printed would make this really sparkly and sweet.
A really traditional looking card front created using Christmas Sparkle. The elements were used to create a frame edge around the page, green material punched to reveal the lighter gold one underneath and word art added to complete.
I am a huge fan of blending as a tool to change things. So for this scrapbooking layout, although I guess it could as easily become a card topper too I used A Woodland Winter Add-On digikit. The kit is blue in theme but I wanted to give a golden hue to the finished page. I overlayed two natural tone papers. First one was given a hue blend and the second an overlay blend creating the golden theme you see here.

All Layouts were created in Serif Craft Artist 2 software.

You can see all my digikits and the current promotions 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Algera Designs Fabulous DSD Sale

Hi Everyone, I am having a Fabulous DSD Sale with a huge 75% saving on all Digital Scrapbooking products in my store at Escape And Scrap. This Sale starts from now until the 3rd November inclusive and is a great time to treat yourself to any digikits you fancy from my entire 'Algera Designs' range.

Please see the range in store