Thursday, 27 October 2016


Hi everyone, It's Nifty Gal Sanna here and I am bringing you some awesome ATC's with a spooky flavour! Do you remember last year when I created a set of Halloween cards? Well, I used the Cadaverous Charm collection for those and I was all excited about the fact that I could actually print the images onto a full A3 sized paper which meant that I could use part of the paper for a 12X12" Layout, and the rest I'd use for some cards or ATC's...well here I am creating some really spooky ATC's wit what I had printed back then!

Firstly I grabbed all the printed ephemera and began fussy cutting the pieces. I also cut the bases of my ATC's from the Apothecary Bottle paper. The size is 2.5" X 3.5" or 64mm X 89mm. so they were ready to be dressed up.
Next using back gesso and a Crafter's Workshop Stencil, I daubed some fun webbed texture onto the background of one ATC, then I placed the wet stencil face down onto the second one and transfered the image using a brayer. 
To add some extra spookiness I splattered some black texture spray by Imagine Crafts and on and around the gessoed areas. I set these aside to dry before the fun part of dressing the cards.
I adhered some of the elements, added some bling and thread and cut some dictionary definitions to finish them off. I lastly added some outlines using my black artline pen.

I really like the spookiness of these ATC's, anyone care to swap with me?

How cool are those ATC's! Sanna got the rest of the Nifty gals all inspired and given that Halloween is just under a week away they thought it would be fun to conjure up a few old packs from the nifty couldron that are halloween inspired and work their magic. They chose to create pages using CADAVEROUS CHARM | Digital KitSPOOKY HALLOW V.1 | Page Drafts and the  STAMPED LETTER MASH UP | Alpha which is just so spookylicious its perfect for halloween inspired titles.  

If you want to grab yourself some nifty bargains click HERE to go directly to the Nifty Pixel store alternatively you might want to take advantage of the 25%OFF offer on the Cadaverous Charm Collection!

Thursday, 13 October 2016


This week I am releasing a second collection called TRICKERY. This one is filled with typical Halloween inspired goodies like spiders, insects, cobwebs & owls so is a perfect pairing for all your Hallow pages but I decided to run with a kit that would work equally well with Garden, Autumn and outdoors themed photos making it really versatile. OOH and I also have a fab pack of templates. SPOOKY HALLOW V.2 is a nicely stacked and clustered set that will surely keep you scrapping in record time.

Hope you enjoy this moody collection and freebie in all your Halloween and Autumn Garden inspired pages.

Monday, 10 October 2016


Here is the August Major Casefile #214 over at C.S.I for 2016! The Case is open and ready for you to solve but time is a tickin' and you only have until the 31st October 2016 to have the case resolved and be in the running for some great prizes plus that covetted special investigator badge. 

Here is the sketch and a couple of sample pages. Don't forget you can download the digital template below if you are keen to play digitally.
 NB: Freebie download available until October 31st 2016, so grab it while you can!
So to be in the running for some fabulous prizes head over to C.S.I and get all the challenge details there. Good luck everyone, have fun with 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 you can also tag us on IG using #pagedrafts or #theniftypixel

Hope you enjoy the sketch everyone!

Thursday, 6 October 2016


This weeks release of Nifty Packs are some of my favourites. There are 4 in total each are a customer or Nifty CT request. I love to make nifty packs, they are tonnes of fun so if you have any special requests send me an email or pm me on the Nifty Facebook fan page I'll try my best to put together a pack for you. So lets have a closer look at this weeks nifty packs...
Check out WOODY | Alpha our latest layerable/stackable alpha. This one takes me back to my art school days in the Printmaking department. I loved linocuts, monographs and woodblock printing so this one sings to my heart!
RECYCLE IT V.1 | Cardboard was a request from one of the Nifty Gals. We love to recyle and upcycle at The Nifty Pixel, thats how we roll...we're nifty peeps and this pack of deliciously torn edged cardboard pieces is exactly what an environmently aware gal would swoon over.
BLING IT UP V.1 | Sequin is simply put... a hot mess of sparkle with just a touch of paint. These little beauties were destined to dress up a star wand for my son. Unfortunately, said 5 year old decided to pick them off deeming them defunct. On closer inspection I decided these less than perfect  bits with traces of paint on them were too pretty to discard and busy extracting them!
Lastly, TAPE IT UP V.3 | Masking Tape is that go to pack of tape we all know are a staple in any digi scrappers stash. They might be plain but they are the glue that binds and well simply the best elements anchor on the planet.

I love how the nifty gals used these packs. Each design so different and eye catching. Scoot on over to our store and check out all the other nifty packs we have ready for you to play with!