Friday, 26 June 2015

PAGE DRAFTS| HEARTS A FLUTTER VOL.1

A new release of templates here for you all to play with. Hearts a Flutter Vol.1 is a re-release from Page Drafts and is all about making those photos shine. Minimal designs and lots of white space is a great way to showcase those precious pictures and these templates are perfect for doing just that! Dont forget you can grab these at 20% off until Sunday over at Scrap Stacks!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

PRINT & CUT HYBRID PROJECT BY SANNA LIPPERT


Check out this awesome hybrid page created by Sanna our fabulous Nifty Gal who is an awesome scrapper that plays with many different styles. Sanna creates eye catching pages and projects and includes some very cool techniques.

Sanna's latest creation called 'What a Trip' uses our current release 'Sweet Thing' a tantalising kit filled with lots of delicious sugary goodness. Check out Sanna's stunning page below and for even more inspiration why not scoot on over to her blog Papierstau!

'What Trip'
by Sanna Lippert
Digital Credits:

HERE IS WHAT SANNA SAID ABOUT HER PROCESS....
I am usually a one to max. two photo per layout girl. I hardly ever use more on one page. However, when it comes to vacation photos, I like to add more on the same page to really document various events from that particular vacation.

This is why I used a grid as a base for my page. This way I can fit at least 6 photos on one page. 
and even if I only scrap say 1/3 of them, I really need a solution like this otherwise I will end up with more than one album per vacation. 

So here is what I did...
I first printed several patterned paper designs from the Sweet Thing Digital Kit with my Epson (A3) printer and chose the ones I thought matched the photos the best.

Next I printed the photos with my Canon Selphy photo printer. The photos are all printed in the same size. That made it easy to arrange them onto the page. The only thing I needed to do after arranging the photos was to cut suitable sized pieces of various patterned papers from the kit and glue them down next to the photos. Next I just took a black pen and drew some outlining around the rectangles. That way the papers stand out more from the background.

I also added some outlining along the cream cardstock too, just to combine all elements together. I like to use black as a contrast color on my scrapbook pages (and cards). After I was all done with outlining, I fussy cut some element pieces (for example the ice cream cone, the muffin and some dymo sayings) and glued them in place.

Finally I added the finishing touches including the title, some puffy stickers and wood veneer from my stash as additional embellishing and wrote the journaling. And if you know me, you know, that I cannot live without black Glimmer Glaze. You can find droplets of it on almost every artwork I make – no exception here either... :)

I hope you have enjoyed this little background info on why and how I created this page. I love using Em´s digi kit designs and creating hybrid layouts and card with them!!! This is one gorgeous kit (as they all are!) and creating with it was so much fun! I hope you will give this kit a try and go hybrid!!!

Thank you so much Sanna. What a fun insight into your process, you always create such cool hybrid pages. If your here reading this insight into Sanna's creative mind I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Have fun scrappin' and remember to...

Friday, 19 June 2015

NIFTY PACKS NOW IN STORE| CONTACT SHEETS V.1 + STAMPED LETTER MASH UP

Are you a frustrated photographer, someone that dreams of becoming a professional snapper?
Then the first new nifty pack will definitely get your fstop and aperture tingling!

I'm always on the look out for some great framing packs for my photos and being a frustrated photographer the idea came to me... why can't I atleast pretend to be a professional photographer and create some fun contact sheets with editing marks! Contact Sheets Vol.1 is gonna become your go to framing pack of choice... because now we can easily create realistic looking contact sheets using this nifty pack and those countless multiple shots your hoarding in your photo stash that would normally be discarded, can now shine too!

Contact Sheets Vol.1 includes 5X Photo blocks starting with a single frame right through to a block of 4. Try combining the multiple frames to create endless combinations resembling the original contact sheets photographers edited before processing and print production. 

Being a closet art journaler, its rare that any of my pages see the light of day but today I thought I'd share part of my process. I love to recycle magazines and old newsprint in my projects. So I got to thinking that I want to emulate that design process in my digi AJ's so why not create a mash up mixed bag of letters so that you can create some awesome journaling or title work in your projects, hence this nifty alpha pack now available in store!
GRAB THESE PACKS OVER AT SCRAP STACKS FOR... 




Friday, 12 June 2015

NOW IN THE STORE| FEELIN' CHIPPER


Feelin' Chipper Digital Kit and Alpha is a bright and light hearted kit inspired by a smile and that good ole positive feeling of happiness! It's filled to the brim with pretty flowers, butterflies and hot air balloons. With hearts and sprinkles at hand you will be spreading the love in an instant even if at times that positivity notion maybe lacking, this kit will leave you feeling good all over! 
Kit Includes: 12 X Patterned Papers, 5 X Solid Papers, 50 X Elements + an Add-On Alpha Pack. 

GRAB FEELIN' CHIPPER OVER AT SCRAPSTACKS AT A REDUCED PRICE OF...


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

COMMERCIAL USE GOODIES IN STORE NOW!

It's Tuesday Tool Day over at Scrapstacks which means I have some nifty Commercial Use products for you to use in your scrapbooking projects or as designer resources for your own digital products. They are all available until noon Wednesday at 20% off!

These gorgeous Spritz Fusions V.1 are the first volume of spritz inspired textured overlays made available to you. They are perfect for adding some nice painterly textures to your papers and other digital elements. We are also releasing a collection of vintage buttons called Bag 'O' Buttons V.1. All the buttons have a nice unique raised texture to them making them just a little bit more fancy. Try using these as flower centers, create scatters or whatever takes your fancy!


We will be releasing CU products on a regular basis so to keep up with our new releases why not subscribe to our newsletter for all the Nifty News.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Have Fun Scrappin' and don't forget to....

Saturday, 6 June 2015

GET READY FOR SOME SLEUTHING CSI CASEFILE #166 IS READY TO BE SOLVED!

This months Major Casefile #166 over at C.S.I is now live and runs until the 30th June 2015. This months Major Casefile is a fun whumsical one. With lots of fun prompts in the evidence you could easily create an imaginary world to help support your testimony which includes possibly journaling about a favourite childhood activity.

Here is the sketch and a beautiful sample page by Lisa-Marie Watling. Scoot over to her blog 'Scrap. Paper. Scissors' for close ups of her gorgeous page and also for lots of other eye catching inspiration. Don't forget you can download the digital template if you are keen to play digitally so click on the freebie prompt below.



The download link will remain available until the 30th June 2015!

So let's have a closer look at the Casefile!
'Barbie time'

'Police Siren'
by Em Stafrace
Digital Credits:
THE NIFTY PIXEL| Say What You mean Journaling Clusters V.1 & Gesso Goodness V.1
Page Drafts Sketch for CSI #166

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 #166 ends 30th June 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 either here or post your project on The Nifty Pixel Facebook wall we'd love to see them alternatively if you dont like blogging or using FB why not try Instagram using the hashtags below!!
Hope you enjoy the sketch and remember to,

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

PRINT & CUT HYBRID PROJECT BY MARIE JOHANSSON

Check out this awesome hybrid page created by Marie our fabulous Nifty Gal who is an awesome mixed media scrapper. Marie creates beautiful textured painterly backgrounds and then prints digital elements and papers to create some eye catching layered pages. 

Marie's latest creation called 'Dead Butterflies' uses our current release 'Sweet Thing' a tantalising kit filled with lots of delicious sugary goodness. Check out Marie's stunning page below and for even more inspiration watch her video showing her fabulous scrapping process!

'Dead Butterflies'
by Marie Johansson
Digital Credits:


Hope you enjoyed todays video presentation.
Have fun scrappin' and remember to...