Friday, 30 January 2015


Hello Everyone! It's Friday and that means another new release! Can you believe the Scrap Stacks store has been trading for a week!? I know right...crazy! I am still on a high from the store launch but there is no rest for the wicked and I have been busy sorting out some packs that I endearingly call 'The Nifty Tool Kits' (might have to come up with a cooler name).

If you scrap like me... you'll have your fave packs from every designer and well I thought, why not offer versatile packs that can be used in any of your creations, be it digi scrapping, art journaling or mixed media projects. 

These handy packs will vary and mainly consisting of paints, textures, photo clipping masks. Over time I will introduce other cool products to help you really flesh out your designs. I know these great little bridge builders will become my 'go to' packs in my stash...How about you?

So, here are my first ones I hope you find them useful in your next project!
Carrie Shirley Randolph
Zeneva Kovic
Barbara Sokee
Em Stafrace (Me)

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by. Em x
P.S If you'd like to see the Tool Kits closer up, click the store tab below.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Whoops, I am a bit behind on this one arghh. The LCOM Sketch Challenge #108 is live on the LCOM blog, woohoo! To get all the details on the challenge scoot over to Let's Capture Our MemoriesThere is a cool prize up for grabs and well worth having a play and joining in on all the fun. Digial can grab the templates below as a gift to you. ENJOY!
Sorry this freebie is no longer available :(

There is also a cool card sketch to co-ordinate.

We'd love to see any pages you guys create so don't forget to share with us at our Facebook page or here in the comments form by sharing a link to your blog post or gallery upload.

Thank you for stopping by. Have fun and remember to...

Saturday, 24 January 2015


Oh yes they do and today is the day when mine were answered! I am so excited to be able to announce, no wait come on lets face it...SCREAM EXCITEDLY... to the world that my little shop is finally open!

...can be found here at one of my fave places...
If you have'nt heard of Scrap Stacks before here is a little low down. It's a fantastic site not unlike Pinterest but instead is solely dedicated to all your crafting projects. Everyone is welcome to join in to collate and share all your amazing creations in categorised galleries. This is a fantastic way to showcase every piece of artwork you have made and organise them according to type, design team, style, year...its entirely up to you how you curate your galleries!

With such a fun and cool way to share projects it has as you can imagine become incredibly popular with well of 7000 users which means basically there is so much scrapping and crafting inspiration in one delicious spot you can't help but get all crafty. So, if you are looking for somewhere to showcase your work, collate it all in a fun way and have a boast worthy gallery of your own then why not consider Scrap Stacks! I promise you won't be disappointed.

After two years the store was a natural progression and no doubt will transform this community into an even greater resource for inspiration. There are many amazing designers joining the ranks at Scrap Stacks and I am so excited to be amongst some of the best in the industry. I cannot wait to learn from these women and keep my eye on teh gallery goings on, there will be an endless array of inspiration to help with my creative process too he he.

This weekend is going to be tonnes of fun at Scrap Stacks. Our Scrap Stacks Facebook Social Circle will be hosting lots of fun challenges and competitions with heaps of opportunity to win some great coupons for some retail therapy in the store. We would love you to join so pop on over and check it all out by clicking the image below!
All the deets on the grand opening is below...
So why not grab some bargains and with every purchase over $15 you get
this free amazing collaborative kit by the designers called 'Great Things Ahead'
This is my contribution.

Em Stafrace

So here is my first kit as a legit digital designer. It's an eclectic meshing of vintage and modern styles with just a pinch of bling thrown into the mix. Who says no to an extra dose of razzle ever he he... ya gotta love a little glamour!

Look at these Add-On Packs created to coordinate with the main kit!

Barbara Sokee
Zeneva Kovic
Zeneva Kovic
Zeneva Kovic
Em Stafrace
by Sanna Lippert
by Sanna Lippert

Finally...yep finally you can get our 'PAGE DRAFTS' as layered digital templates....YAY!

Sanna Lippert
Allie Marie
Em Stafrace
Natascha Broers
Em Stafrace
Zeneva Kovic
Em Stafrace

OOOH and lastly,
These funky little Journal Card + Elements Pack are fun play with and were offered to tehe newsletter sunscribers but I decide to share it here with you guys too since its sucha a spesh day and all! This pack will look awesome paired with any modern style kit but imagine what fun you could have printing these off then adding ink, mists or some other bling to them! Not a bad little versatile mini to add to your stash for both digital and hybrid scrapping!
 So I was thinking maybe we should have a competition!!!
Click the image below to download your freebie and then create a project, any project be it digital or hybrid so long as you use this awesome freebie pack in the design. Take a high res photo of your hybrid project or if you're doing a digi project resize it so its 600px on the widest side and either post on the The Nifty Pixel Facebook wall or email to me using 'PLUS SIDE COMP' in your subject line.

Newsletter competition closes midnight Feb 15th Australian EST. The winner will be announced Feb 16th Australian EST and will receive a $5 gift coupon for a spot of shopping at my store over at Scrapstacks!

Cut and colour these handy pocket fillers. I used Tattered Angels mists brushing the pigment directly onto the cards and misting them too. I have an inkjet printer and although I did have any issues with ink bleed I would suggest being careful when using wet mediums as it may cause the printer ink to bleed on ink jets. All the circle elements in these cards have been sized so that you can use a 2.5" circle punch for the larger one and a 1" circle punch for the small 'good Vibes' element, this should make cutting a whole lot easier.
Here is a simple Pocket Page to show you how great these cards look!
Em Stafrace

So there you have it, The Nifty Pixel is now open for business, woohoo what an exciting time! I hope you like the January releases and look forward to seeing some awesome pages using the packs. Ooh and in two short weeks the February kit will be released so keep an eye out for the sneak peek on that one in the coming days!

Have an awesome day gettin' all creative & always remember to...

Wednesday, 7 January 2015


This weeks Casefile #151 over at C.S.I is a fantastic challenge. This one runs for an extended time until the 31st January 2015 so you have plenty of days up your sleeve to get all creative. It's a goodie for those of you that love to add lots of texture in your projects, also there are plenty of opportunities to add stamping techniques and to use up some of those ribbons, threads or fibres gathering dust in your stash!

One of the testimony prompts is to handwrite your story a perfect opportunity to practice for those of us that freak out about messing up or you could alternatively use the word prompts and journal about your cranky pants side ;) So why not pop your creative thinking hat on and try something a little different with these fun prompts!

We are also offering the psd and tiff files as a free download for those digi scrappers out there, so grab this freebie while you can by clicking the image will only be available for a short while!

Sorry, this freebie is no longer available :(

So let's have a closer look at the Casefile and Sketch...

Below are two gorgeous pages that perfectly showcase the casefile and sketch. The first one is by France who shared it on The Nifty Pixel FB page so I thought we'd showcase it here, how fantastic is her artwork? It really pops with that shock of candy pink and those cute photos make it doubly sweet! I also popped over to the CSI gallery and spied this amazing page by Debbie Standard. OMG what a fab page. I love the photo is such a great way to personalise your photo's with just a touch of typography! Both sensational pages ladies!

'2nd Birthday'

Page Drafts Sketch for CSI #151 by The Nifty Pixel

So to be in the running for some fabulous prizes head over to C.S.I 
and get all the challenge details there.

Just a quick reminder Casefile #151 ends 31st January 2015. Good luck everyone, hope you enjoy the challenge and I look forward to seeing all your amazing projects so don't forget to share a link here or post your project on The Nifty Pixel Facebook Pagewe'd love to see them!

Hope you enjoy the sketch and remember to,