*NEW* $1 Mini Kit

Occasionally, you get the most amazing bargain ever!! and today is no exception. Surf, Sand and the 4th is the Digital Scrapbooking Studio’s  $1 coordinated collection, I have only made one pack, but it is most definitely worth having.
My (not so) Mini Kit : Surf, Sand and the 4th has 8 beautiful papers and 39 unique elements.
I was inspired by my recent holiday to Mykonos, the island is filled with beautiful white houses with blue windows and doors. The sea is clear, the sky is blue and of course the pelican roams around the town!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the papers.

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Here are some pages created with this kit.

A page of my Sister in Law Caroline and Me.

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A page by Lisa.

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A page by Tammy.

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Another page by me.

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A page by Robyn.

This page is by Jenni.

A page by Vick.

A kite surfer.

I’ve made an exclusive alpha for my newsletter readers, it co ordinates beautifully with my mini kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I also have this little cluster for you!

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Happy Wednesday all!
Lou x

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The Potting Shed Seed-Packet Box

Being as it was a NSD ‘weekender’ I thought I would find a little time to do a bit of crafting.

My sister has the most idyllic allotment where she grows her own vegetables and in between the rows of vegetables, she grows flowers for the vase. On her allotment she also has a greenhouse, a tool shed and a larger shed which has double doors and faces onto a tiny garden next to a stream, in this shed she has a little stove and a settee and her books, in between gardening she makes tea and shares bacon sandwiches with other allotment owners! This is her little piece of heaven.

I decided to make her a Seed-Packet box for her little shed.

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Tools that you will need.

  • printer
  • matt photo paper
  • wooden box ( a tea box would be ideal)
  • pva glue
  • cutting board, scissors
  • stamping ink
  • embellishments

Firstly you need to measure your box dimensions, do the box base and lid separately. Use either inches or centimetres. I use cm and always reduce the length by 1millimetre on each side, top and bottom.

My box base measured at 17cm x 5cm for the front and back of the base and 12cm x 5 cm on sides. So therefore I wrote down my printing measurement as 16.8 x 4.8cm and 11.8 x 4.8cm.

Do the same for the lid measurement.

Now for the top of the lid, if you have a glass top that’s a little more trickier. Measure as you would for a normal wooden top, mine measured at 16cm x 11cm, that’s because it has a bevelled top, I did not reduce the top by 1mm each side because of that.

In your scrapbooking programme ( I use Photoshop) use your new measurements to create little pages for your artwork.

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In Photoshop, work on the two longest sides of your box base and lid first, decide how you want them to look and flatten the image. I use my patterned paper number 1 and Wendy’s paper number 4 for my project.

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Now drag these images on to the other two smaller sizes you have.

The next step is to get these on another paper for printing. I worked in inches this time 8in x11in and at 300ppi like the box sides. I also added Wendy’s labels to the sides of the lid.

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Now the top of the lid.

I used Wendy’s paper no4 for the top and reduced to a size I wanted to work with.

if you do not have a glass top, you can add more digital elements to it now or later.

Here’s how I worked out my lid frame. I made a frame by measuring the width of the lid, sized the frame lengths in Photoshop as 1.4cm x 16 cm, I then place these around the edge of the paper that I have for the lid, I merged them, selected the inside and then cut away the centre of the patterned paper, make sure you are on the paper layer when you do this.

Delete the temporary grey frame and now you are left with your box frame.

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I chose my bunny and foxglove to decorate the side of the box, I duplicated each element and shadowed one foxglove and one bunny and clipped to the frame.

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Flatten your image and drag on to another 8 x 11 paper ready for printing.

I made a little label titled ‘Seeds’ ready to go on the finished box and also used two of Wendy’s journal cards which are perfect for the seed box.

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Print your two 11 x 8 in papers on matt photo paper for the best quality in colour.

Working on the actual box.

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Take off the hinges and metal clasp and keep all those little screws safe in a pot till later.

Ink the edges of your box.

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Cut out all your rectangular pieces and using pva glue, paste your box and then add your paper to the lid and base sides. (use a pin to mark where the holes are on the paper ready for when adding the hinges and clasp back on to the box)

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Cut out your lid frame and paste pva glue on the top of your lid, now add your paper frame.

Ink around the paper just a little to finish off the edges nicely.

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Allow to dry before fastening your hinges and clasp back on.

Now your box is ready for a little more embellishment if you desire.

All you need to do now is cut out your journal cards and add these with your seed packets!

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This is the perfect gift for any gardener.

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The Potting Shed by LouCee Creations And Wendy Page was used for this project.

Here is a little taster of this pretty collection.

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iNSD sales and lots of freebies

Don’t we just love a good sale! and of course iNSD is the best. This weekend I have lots of great new products PU and CU for you. Grab a coffee, scroll through my post,  take a peek at my new kits, and CU Grab bags,  view eye candy from my CT, and download a few freebies!

First, A beautiful collab with Wendy Page Designs. The Potting Shed is now on sale at Digital Scrap Booking Studio and Pickleberrypop it’s so quaint, and perfect for all garden lovers. The whole collection is 62% off and the kit and other parts are 50% off during the  iNSD event

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by me

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by Robyn

Pickleberrypop are running their popular $2,00 event, everything in this sale are brand new never seen before products during 1st May – 4th May

Yesterday Ooh La La went live, and you can purchase this kit for $2 until Monday 4th May.            Ooh La La is a charming little treat with a fancy for French cuisine and embellishments. There are papers of intricate damask and soft, textured cardstock with hand drawn elements in patterns, dots and hearts.

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by Vick

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by Me

Here’s your first freebie.. an Alpha to co-ordinate with Ooh La La

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Today Txt Me is in store for $2! Txt Me! Is filled with fun stuff from word bubbles to your own phone and super papers in solids and patterns to scrap those phone photos or hilarious auto corrected texts that end up so terribly wrong.

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by Lisa

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by Robyn

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by Jenni

Here’s freebie number 2! again made by CT artiste Robyn.

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Be sure to check the Pickleberrypop shop for 2 more new kits Sunday and Monday!

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Ready for freebie number 3? this one is good for Commercial Use! but first let me show you my two gorgeous grab bags I have in my SugarHillCo shop.

Jill of Jilberts Bits of Bytes and I have done yet another Vintage CU Bag and it’s packed with quality products to assist you in your design. It also includes a FREE bonus pack of brushes.

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Full set of previews in store!

Bag number 2 is with my very dear friend and fellow designer Manu Scraps. This too has a FREE bonus pack… all previews are shown in store.

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Welcome to our annual iNSD blog Hop, you should have come from Scotty Girl Design and your next stop will be Mommyish

Here’s my freebie for you, I hope you like them.

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Freebie number 4!  yesterday I put this cute little mini kit on my facebook page, you can now download here too!

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I hope you are enjoying iNSD.. I’m off to do a little shopping myself and hoping to get a little crafting in today too! Bye for now.

Lou x

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What’s Fifi up to?

Will she find out when OohLaLa goes on sale at Pickleberrypop…. let’s see shall we!

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iNSD is nearing

And isn’t it exciting, it’s a great time to get in to a new hobby, I will have lots of stunning new products in my stores, HUGE sales and digital scrapbooking freebies! book mark this page for the latest news!

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Market Fresh $1 Deals!

Hi there! Yep, you read right, dollar deals!
The NEW Studio Co ordinated collection is out today, all parts are just $1 and the theme is Farmers Market.. The colours are very bright and vibrant.
I have been busy drawing lots of fruit and veg plus funky flowers too… you want see?

Market Fresh can be found in my STORE at the Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The market is open and what a display, fresh fruit and veg for your 5 a day. Flowers freshly picked in full bloom and so bright, a beautiful show for your delight.

Element pack includes 58 elements.

Paper pack includes 16 patterned papers and 12 textured plain papers.

 

Alpha Pack includes 4 alphas in 3 patterns and 1 plain style. Alphas include upper case, lower case and numerals

 

Storyboard Card pack includes 11 journal cards

Doodle Sticker pack includes 16 assorted fruit, veg and floral paper stickers.

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I created a couple of pages of The Moroccan food and food markets using this kit!

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My CT have casted their own personal magic with Market Fresh too!

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by Lisa

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By Robyn 1

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By Robyn 2

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by Deia

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by Vick

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by Jenni

Want a little sampler?

Here’s a cutie for you..

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Happy scrapping ya’all!

Lou x

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Top ‘O’ The Morning To Ya, Birthday Sale and Free Kit!

Hello everyone, I’m back from a wonderful holiday in Morocco, After spending 11 days in glorious sunshine roaming the exotic and Ancient Medina of Fez with my hubby Pete and friends it’s good to feel a little rejuvenated.

I’ve been humbled by Moroccan hospitality, enjoyed relaxing baths and massages in the local hammam, visited old Roman ruins and got lost in a maze of old fashioned market stores in the oldest streets in the world, filled with wondrous colours and smells, I have had many laughs, enjoyed the company of good friends, made new friends and enjoyed bartering… watch this space for a Moroccan themed kit!

Here’s a little taste of my holiday!

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anyway… Hey!! Top ‘o’ the morning to ya! and Happy St Patricks Day.. I have a little giftie for you..

available for one week!

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And… my stores are 50% off for one week yay! I have a birthday to celebrate *grin* I’ll stick at 50 haha!

The Studio and PickleBerryPop

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Two New Trinket Box Packs and Free CU

 

 

 

I’m posting this weeks new products early as taking a little break this week!
I have two packs of fabulous vintage style bling to adorn you scrapbook kits and pages! *no credit required* okay for freebies but must be modified.
Trinket Box 2

Trinket Box 3

You can purchase both packs together (offer for 2 weeks only) with an extra discount!
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Here’s a little freebie for all owl lovers :)

Enjoy your week!
Lou x

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