Fun with Digiscrap

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Farm Collection (Horse)

I haven't really being working on any commercial use for a while now, been busy busy with the boys and holidays (we have seven weeks off and are currently on our second week off).

Summer is struggling to make an appearance in Scotland, we've had the odd day of sunshine here and there, but it's more often rain than sun.

Anyway, today I have a png horse shape for you. I'm currently trying to work out how to get it into an actual shape/brush on photoshop, and when I do, I'll get the rest set up for a download.

I decided to make this CU4CU, so you can use it in your own commercial use products.

Also, my standard of work should be improving as I was until recently involved in a design contest and have to say that anything you've downloaded from me before now should be consigned to the recycling bin - I've learned a lot about how to avoid jaggies, and the standards expected in a store, so you should see an improvement from here on in, and when I get a chance, I'll go back and fix everything I've offered previously.

So here is the horse anyway (I cut the shape using the pen tool, so hopefully it's sharp at 100%);

You can download it here: 4 shared

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Let's Party!

Leave a Review:

Don't like challenges and still would love to get something for Free for the birthday celebration at the Nuthouse-Scraps?
Then how about this:

Leave a REVIEW in store for a product that you have purchased @nuthouse-scraps and get these CU items for Free.


- only reviews posted between 14 and 30 may will count
- products must be purchased at the Nuthouse-Scraps

Template challenge:
I love clustering and the template created for this challenge uses clusters.

To participate simply download the free template and use it to create your own layout. Upload the layout to the Nuthouse Scraps' Gallery before the end of May and post the link in the challenge thread in the forum and you will receive a beautiful mini kit as a posting bonus.

Happy scrapping!

Use it all mini! Challenge

This type of challenge is such fun and everyone participating gets not one but two free mini kits!

Using the So Strong Mini Kit you scrap a layout using everything in the kit at least once. To be kind you are allowed to create new elements but only using items contained in the kit!

Everyone who completes the challenge and uploads their layout to the Nuthouse Scraps' Gallery and posts their link in the challenge thread in the forum will be eligible to receive the posting bonus; the So Strong Add On Mini Kit.

Scrap a qoute Challenge:
This is the posting bonus available to you for participating in the Scrap-a-Quote challenge.

All you need to do is post a layout in the gallery featuring a quote related to the theme of birthday/Celebration.

Post the most Challenge:

Clutter it Challenge:

For this challenge you get this QP made with Bee Happy megakit
this thread

All you have to do is put in a photo and clutter it with elements. You can turn it, recolor it.

Upload it to 2nd Birthday gallery and put a link in this thread.
At the end of the month you receive this bonus

Designer Inspiration Challenge:
I have a special challenge for you this month!

Go here to participate:,433.0.html

By completing the challenge you can earn this CU pack:

This pack contains:
1 bottle lid
1 duck
1 envelope tie
1 halogen spot
1 heart with glass mosaic
1 lava lamp
1 plastic pocket
1 metal sea horse
1 sheet of tulle (12 x 12)
1 paper (12 x 12)

All you have to do is:

- choose 2 items from this pack you would like to use in a kit / can think of to use
- make a color scheme with 6-8 colors to go with the kit
Please use this template:
- think about a theme for the kit and write on the color scheme
- think about a name for the kit and write on the color scheme
- come back and post your idea in this thread

All who complete the challenge are allowed to use the color schemes posted anytime and get a coupon code to grab my CU pack in the store for free (challenge runs till the end of May, coupons will be given out on June 1st :) )

2 Challenges 3 Prizes:
I'm hosting 2 challenges in honor of our Birthday Bash! You won't want to miss it because it will be one of the Niftiest challenges you've ever seen. Get the scoop on the Nifty Nuts Challenge and sign up now. I'm also hosting the Scraplift Challenge and I picked a very cool page to lift.

You can join one or both but completing both will earn you all 3 of my Earthy Paper packs.

Complete the Nifty Nuts Challenge and you will receive Earthy

Complete the Scraplift Challenge and you will receive Earthy II

Complete both challenges and you'll receive Earthy III

Scrap-a-layout Challenge:
Scrap a Layout Challenge in the forum

Let's see some beautiful layouts again this month in the gallery. Every time we run one of these challenges we get some really beautiful layouts.

1. Take a solid or lightly printed background and about 1/3 down one side make 4 small boxes.
2. In 2 of the boxes put solid color and in 2 of the boxes put photos.
3. Now put some decorations under all 4 boxes and one on top of each of the boxes with the solid colors.
4. Now 1/3 down from the top on the other side of the paper put 2 paper strips.
5. On top of the paper strips put 3 photos.
6. Using an Alpha set put a title below the 3 photos.
7. Now put a ribbon down the side under the photos.
8. Finish it off with some more decorations placed under and around the 3 photos.

Place your layout in the gallery and then come back here and place a link to your layout.

If you complete this Challenge you will recieve this Kit from Acorn Designs.

Celebration Time Challenge:
May is Celebration Time at the Nuthouse so here is a challenge you all can't resist!

This are the rules!

1. Buy my Scrapkit Celebration Time! in the store HERE
2. Scrap a layout with this kit
3. Post the layout in our Gallery (please add to the store model # this: Wilma-323)
4. Post a link to this topic at the Nuthouse-scraps Forum to your post in the Gallery and you will receive a $ 5.00 Coupon from me to spend in my part of the store!!!

At the end of the month I will choose 1 lucky winner who will also get an article or kit of their choice out of my store!

Birthday font Challenge:
Birthday Surprise

Come celebrate our Nuthouse Birthday with us!
We have a fun Font Challenge for all of you.
Complete the challenge and get this Birthday Surprise gift!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Caterpillar (Layered Template)

I got the idea for this from my boys visual timetable that I have pinned up in the house, and as I've been doing some classes, and as I was playing around in photoshop, I ended up with this caterpillar. I'm not sure if its any use to anyone, but feel free to grab it if it is.

I've been playing around with the custom tool, with shapes and merging papers together.

Here's one i made merging some papers with all the different layers (I quite like the way the little boots all blended in together. I had to make the face and nose a separate layer as I thought it would be easier for merging/recolouring.

Anyway, I'm quite proud of my first attempt at a layered template, (and I'm starting a design class over at Hummie's world next month so things can only get better).

Click here to download the PSD template and PNG's, and as always, any problems with it, let me know, and thank you for all your comments, I love reading them.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Construction Collection: Excavator Cut out

I have another freebie for you today. A cutout shape of a construction site excavator. (I thought might be good for construction kits).

I used some of the paper from this grab bag (with the designers permission) to make the freebie, but can't say anymore than that as the contents are hush hush at the time of writing.

The shape I salvaged from some rubbish I was getting shot of from my boys room, and I now have a big stack of 'junk' that I intend to turn into Commercial Use freebies but it'll take some time, I'm off of holiday next week (meaning lots of seaside elements are on the way :)), and I'm in the middle of writing a 1500 word essay for my latest Open University course, and it is a struggle, I keep scrapping!

Anyway, if you're a designer, click the image above to check out the grab bag, it's a good buy, with some great products inside (some of which you can see peeking out the top).

And finally, my latest CU offering (if it's popular I have some other construction shapes I can make up but I really must get my essay done. It's due in tuesday.);
Click here to download.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Woodland Collection ~ Bridge #2

I've extracted another bridge from the photos I took at the country park a couple of weeks ago. I just love all those wooden bridges, and there was so many different kinds there, but I only snapped three, so I'll get the last one done for you shortly.

Download here

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Woodland Flower #1

Today I have a flower for you, I don't know the name of it, but thought it looked very pretty hanging on the tree, so I'd like to share it with you;

Download here

Monday, 2 May 2011

Castle Collection ~ Window #1

I don't know if anyone is interested in this sort of thing, but as I got a clear shot of it, and as I quite like it myself, I thought I would share this window with you. It was taken on one of the castle buildings, but I haven't a clue how old it is;
Download here