Friday, September 12, 2014

We're off to the movies with 'That Hat'

This week Melidy designs is off to the movies, so grab your popcorn and settle in for "That Hat":

This kit is packed full of everything you could possibly need for your movie related pages with 12 patterned papers, 6 solids, a full gold outlined uppercase alpha and over 70 elements! This kit has elements to cover all your movie needs - from trips to a famous Studio Park, to family movie nights, outings to the cinema or nights at the drive in!

Plus there's also a co-ordinating Film Cell alpha to add that little extra touch to your pages:

Here is the page I scrapped with the new kit (click here to see more inspiration from the rest of the CT):

And if you want to pick up some coordinating freebies head to Melissa's blog and Facebook page you'll find one contributed by me! Head on over, but make sure you 'like' Melissa's FB page. Don't forget about the speedscrap later tonight for the opportunity to get the matching add-on to 'That Hat'.

Have a magical weekend!

Creative Team news for Melidy Designs & Speedscrap announcement

Got some cool news to share. Melissa from Melidy Designs asked if I would consider coming on board to her creative team and scrap using her latest design kits. Was really easy saying 'yes' to her invite and looks like she got a few new ladies added during her CT call last month. Keep an eye on her blog, she has a new kit releasing this Friday 12 (Europe time) and if you head over to Mousescrappers there's also your chance to participate in a Speedscrap and receive a bonus mini kit to accompany her latest release 'That Hat'.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hello my Digi GIMP World

Has it REALLY been 4 years since I last posted here. Where has the time gone...
The truth is work and family have taken over and the blog with scrapping has had to take a backseat. Hubby and I have only this year managed a first over-seas holiday in 7 years, flew into Sydney from Wellington for an 11 day South Pacific cruise - also a first! Plenty of good times had and had to book our next for February 2015. According to the countdown only 172 days till embarkation day, just can't wait.

Looks like digiscrapping has also suffered a long absence of 3 years, but have opened GIMP of late and started a bit of digiscrapping by participating in weekly challenges at MouseScrappers and it feels I'm riding a wobbly bike, am a bit rusty but finding my feet slowly again. Have dabbled in a speedscrap and a few weekly challenges, sure is gratifying to upload the final results.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

My Digiscrapping Backlog

It's been a while and it has been absolute ages since I uploaded my layouts

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

I'm Disneyland dreaming

Credits: Sahlinstudio - rejuvenate paper, enjoy the moment papers, Melancolie - a world of sweetness elements

Credits: Pink gem from The Valentines Collection, all remaining from The Mouse Collection both available from scrapbooksgonedigital

We've enjoyed such mild weather until late May, but winter has now really arrived with a very wet & cold vengeance! So started looking around and found this awesome forum totally dedicated to Disney scrapping with a fantastic gallery and amazing challenges. Couldn't help myself and entered my 1st Challenge and look forward to receiving my participation gift shortly. I'm in the process of getting hold of my own Disneyland photos from before Colin was born back in the early 90s, so have been scrapping Lynn's ones from 2006. All going well our 2 families will go together hopefully in 3 years time, so will end up with a whole heap more to scrap.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Violets Mini-kit freebie at Christine's blog

I haven't scapped much in this colour range, but am very pleased the way this turned out. So if you like it, you better head over to her blog to grab it.
Sorry, but you won't find the stripey bookplate element in her freebie. It took me ages, but I created it using her stripey paper instead.

Credits: One of a Kind DS Violets mini kit.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh Joy

Looks like Christine is having a sale of 30% of her products till 31 May, so a great opportunity to go shopping! ;-)

Have been scrapping this lovely sunrise photo of Barry's, and we are so looking forward to repeating this holiday spot again next summer. Is there a way to fast forward the up coming winter months?

I hope you like this Dadjne & Chloe and that I have the year right.

Credits: Glittering Joy kit by One of a Kind Design Studio available at Ahhhscrap

Thursday, April 29, 2010


My sister & brother in-law, while visiting Mum's earlier this month.

Credits: Any Year Date Design tool, The Valentines Collection, The Wedding Collection, Circles Template, Template T0047 all by SgD Designs available at

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Update to GIMP Tut: Text along Path

Thanks to Jo Ann (Nanascraps), who advised she was always getting a black filled layer, there was a missing piece to my tut. It dawned on me today that step 6 was missing the select Path to Selection piece of info. Sorry everyone, I'm doing my steps in auto pilot mode. So will update the tut in the next post too so that all is in order (hopefully). Remember all comments welcome.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

GIMP Tut: Text along Path

It is finally here, a tutorial on how to create text along a path.

Lets start and hopefully I won't loose you.
Note: Click the image to enlarge and see more detail.

Now these steps should also work for any other shape you come across, let me know how you get on.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's hard to believe

But this baby girl will soon be a new Mummy herself, all going well sometime late September that is. This is Laura, she's the youngest and I am the eldest of 3 girls. Was visiting my Mum last night for her birthday when we were looking through some photos of Laura trying to find her in baby outfits as Mum has still got a few of her baby clothes saved. She nolonger has this cute wee little green outfit, but the 3 that Mum has saved are now 35 years old! And still look fantastic even my Colin wore them over 13 years ago too. How fantastic that Laura's own will soon be wearing them next.

Credits: "You are my center" scraplift by Christine Holtien Schultz, One of a Kind Design Studio Sweet Pea Kit available at AhhhScrap, The Wedding Collection by ScrapbooksGoneDigital, Seriously Pink by Poppy Andrews, Sweet Baby Chic by Michelle Coleman, Touch of Func by Kim Christensen, Unconditional by Jen Wilsom.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lets toast with Bubbles

I hope everyone had a nice Easter, we spend ours at home and had an early birthday lunch for Mum. My sister & brother in-law came over for the long weekend from Melbourne too. It will be the last of her travels back for a while as she's 14 weeks pregnant. Yes, how exciting - I am going to be an Aunty! My Mum too is thrilled, she sure enjoyed her shopping spree with Laura who is looking great.

Credits: One of a Kind Design Studio Saudade Mini Kit available at AhhhScrap

Friday, March 26, 2010

I should be asleep...

But have been right awake since 2.30ish, so got up finally just before 4am and finished this lo. While doing so, I happened to login to Facebook and found Christine (One of a Kind DS) online so we've been chatting across the seas. This is the 1st time we were both online and it felt we were closer in distance, the wonders of technology. Then something went wrong as my last chats don't think got through to her, but hopefully my lo did eventhough the connection seems slow this morning for some reason. Am starting to feel a bit more tired now, so will get some zzz's...

Credits: One of a Kind Design Studio Saudade Mini Kit available at AhhhScrap

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hello Sweet Pea

Credits: Sweet Pea Kit by One Of A Kind Design Studio available at Ahhhscrap

I can't seem to grow these yet, it's the only one surviving plant from the bunch of seeds I planted in spring. Never mind, I will give them another go again this year. Did pass some onto Lynn, hope she has a better outcome than mine. At least it looks like my dwarf beans 'Dwarf Golden Butter Beans' are taking of, I have lost count on the number of beans ripening. All growing very happily in a big pot. Just a few more days now, until we can sample our fresh garden beans. Yum!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Time just flies by

Have been very slack in posting of late I see and barely scrapping. The weather has been quite good since our holiday back from sunny Oakura Bay with the Jamiegees, now a distant memory (but such a lovely one). I find myself more watering my vegies than scrapping, but that will all change when the cooler autumn weather returns.

Credits: Songs of the Sea Mega Kit by Vivayne

Credits: Dancing with Whales Collection kit by SgD

Credits: Dancing with Whales Collection kit, The Valentines Collection by SgD

Credits: Alter Art Papers, The Valentines Collection , The Wedding Collection by SgD

Friday, January 1, 2010

Merry Christmas and a happy 2010 to all

Credits: Santa Baby kit by Just So Scrappy available here at ScrapbooksGoneDigital

Credits: Unique Worn Paper Set, Old NewsPapers, Brackets, The Wedding Collection all by ScrapbooksGoneDigital available here

Credits: The Wedding Collection by ScrapbooksGoneDigital available here

I am writing this post from Tauranga, as we are currently still holidaying here for both Christmas & New Year. This is our 1st Christmas away from home, the reason being that it also coinsided with a local squash tournament at Mt Manganui that hubby and I both entered. Unfortunately holidays must come to an end, and we head back home tomorrow. Our last day here was spend all day at Waihi Beach spent on the sand in 29C temparature, yes very hot and sunny!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

GIMP Tut: Changing element's colour using Colorize Tool

How often have got a kit but you found a certain element is not the colour you are after? Well, it's just so easy changing any element's colour in GIMP and I will show you here in just a few steps.

Some simple instructions as follows:
1. With element's layer selected, select the Colize Tool from the Colors menu
2. Click and drag the Hue slider until you have changed the element's colour to your liking.
In my example the Hue was changed to 280 to achieve a nice purple element.
3. Click OK to make the colour change permanent.
That's all, nice & easy wasn't it!

Hopefully the following screenshots are easy to follow in using this colorize feature. Let me know how you find it if you like.

TIP - Click on each screenshot for closeup.

It really is that easy. Now you have no excuse for not using any element because it's the wrong colour!