Thursday, 24 September 2015


It's time to share some spooky Halloween designer resources. With the 31st of October looming, I thought I could share some products in preparation of the Trick or Treating festivities that lay ahead of us. These three are a tonne of fun and are perfect for creating all those Halloween inspired products or projects.

The Halloween Overlays V.1 are a fun way to inject a touch of spookiness into your projects. With a mix of ephemera, florals, gothic and traditional halloween motifs you will find this pack quite versatile lending itself to a multitude of varying themes.
Creepy Crawlies V.1 are nifty lil' additions to any of your Halloween inspired design projects and perfect for outdoorsy related projects too. They include 6 unique dimensional insects.
Apothecary Labels are just the touch needed for your Halloween inspired projects. They would work just as well with any medical or pharmaceutical themed projects. Each label is slightly weathered and aged.

Oh and don't forget you can grab these CU goodies at reduced prices over the weekend.

Thursday, 17 September 2015


It's that time again Nifty Pack release day...Woohoo! This month it's all about hanging those photo's of yours, making them the hero and giving them a chance to really be shown off.

Curate It {Picture Hanging} is sure to become your 'go to' pack for displaying photo's in your digital projects. Inside you will find a selection of wall mounts and string in varying colours, lengths and spans. Plus a handy shadowed photo clipping mask in 3 different colourways so you can easily customise, colour coordinate and expertly curate your very own gallery.

We also have Volume 3 of A Tad Torn {Paper Pieces}. This nifty pack includes 10 unique torn edged clipping masks perfect for emulating a torn piece of paper or photo's in your digital projects.

So hope you find these nifty packs handy, I know I will!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


You can grab some Nifty Pixel goodies today for only $2!
That is a seriously awesome deal if you are after some great product at bargain prices.
Check out what our Nifty specials are...but be quick because they only last 24 hours!!

Saturday, 12 September 2015


Just a lil excited to be featured over at TDC this month. So if you're interested in learning a little bit more about moi head on over to the Challenge forum at TDC and look for the Designer Spotlight Interview/Challenge for September. To play along with the challenge you can download the freebie pack I put together called 'On Cloud 9' but you can only get it over at TDC :)

In addition to using all of the mini kit, you must incorporate the theme of "On Cloud Nine" into your page by using the following criteria: Share with us that one thing that has made you feel extreme happiness or euphoria. Something that gives you the sense of feeling like you're floating on air. 
Extra Criteria:
Incorporate the number 9 into your project as a main focal point. Some ideas to make the number really stand out are using it in your title work in a unique way, perhaps try clipping photos to a large number 9 to really showcase your photos, or maybe repeat the number 9 throughout your page. 
I played along here is my page using the freebie mini and some other Nifty goodies :)
by Em
by Carina
by Zeneva

The deadline for our September Challenges is Wednesday, September 30th at 11:59 pm EST. So get your subs in to be in the draw for some fantastic prizes.

Thursday, 10 September 2015


This months Page Drafts release is called 'Just a Lil Different'. They were released over at our old blog, July last year and were very popular so we thought why not share them this month with you guys. They are not too OTT but are just a little unusual to help showcase multiple papers and/or multiple photos depending on which sketch takes your fancy.

Hope you enjoy this months Page Drafts release....

Monday, 7 September 2015


This months Major Casefile #175 over at C.S.I is now live and runs until the 30th September 2015. This months Major Casefile is one that lets us look at life on the road. With lots of great prompts in the evidence and some easy to follow journaling prompts you will be on your way to capturing those precious little fur babies in your life!

Here is the sketch and a sample page by me. Don't forget you can download the digital template below if you are keen to play digitally.

NB: Freebie download available until September 30th 2015, so grab it while you can!

Let's have a closer look at the casefile + some Nifty Gal inspo for you to check out.
by Em Stafrace
by Zeneva Kovic

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 #175 ends 30th September 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...

Saturday, 5 September 2015


Sanna's latest creation called 'Hohe Wand' uses our 'Core Radiance' collection a very motivational kit for those of us that need a little nudge to get moving. Sanna is sharing with us this awesoem hybrid tutorial so easy to try yourself even if you don't have a lot of digital know how you too can create a master piece like Sanna's below!
'Hohe Wand'
by Sanna Lippert
Digital Credits:
Core Radiance Collection by The Nifty Pixel

I first print out some of the digi papers I want to play with and print some of the elements on an A3 sheet of paper. First I arrange them in a photo editing program like InDesign so they are within thedimensions of an A3 sheet making them much easier to print. This way I have plenty of elements on hand ready to cut and arrange on my artwork.

I then created a digital background by clustering and layering the elements in my photo editing program making sure the work space dimensions would fit into my printers dimensions. After printing my background I cut it out and pasted it to a sheet of 12X12 Cardstock framing it and also to provide a more rigid base as I am going add lots of dimensional texture to it.  
I added some black glimmer glaze splatters here and there along with some white marker faux splatters for more dimension. Using my trusty Crafters Workshop stencils I then applied some gold pops of texture by scraping Golden Texture paste through the stencil directly onto the background. Then I went along and stamped in black. (I like to use black so as to add some strong visual contrast.)
Now that my base is dry I can start to add the photo's and begin cutting some of the elements I printed out earlier. I chose a word art from the Core Radiance Kit to fussy cut and stagger over my photo's which helps guide your eye across the 3 main photo's and also works perfectly as part of my journaling.
After everything is glued gown and I have decided on the title I add one last little nifty trick to make the title stand out even more. Simply using a sharpie pen I outline each letter giving them a more defined appearance, I think they stand out so much more from the background.

I had such a fun time playing with the digital ements and making my own printable background ready to add some layered elements and texture too. I hope you enjoyed this Step-by-step and will give it a try!
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OMG how great was that, I loved the handy tips for creating the background first up and then outlining the alpha really finished thepage beautifully. Thank you Sanna for sharing your inspiring hybrid process and those nifty techniques too!
For even more eye popping inspiration why not scoot on over to Sanna's blog Papierstau!
Happy Scrappin' and remember to...