Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A gift to me :)

It is so nice to receive unexpected gifts!

Unexpected gifts can take any form - it could be a smile, a compliment, a helping hand, a sweet message, or even a lovely tag!

I got these beautiful tags today and just had to post them.

It also shows how creative we all can be, using our graphic skills, scraps, imagination and thoughtfulness.

Thank you to Studio Reflections/.AUSR. Musings u n d e r g r o u n d

and Designs by Denise

and to all of you who "make my day" xoxoxo pat

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Club Kit Part 5

Click on image for larger preview.

Here is Part 5 of the January Coffee Club Kit - The sparkles at the frames are a separate image you can use as an overlay if you choose to, or use the frames without it.

My thoughts with this part were from part of the song Close to You - by The Carpenters, the song was in my mind....

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
The angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

This is why I used the sparkles and made the one set of papers with stars on them.
Enjoy - and until next time, keep smiling.
xoxoxo pat

Club Kit Part 4

Staying with the Carnation Theme for the January Flower, Here is part 4 of my Club Kit for January - Remember to click on image for a larger preview!

Club Kit Part 3

Hello Members! Part Three of your January Kit is now available. The kit up to now includes elements and papers with the theme of Garnet, Carnation, Lapis Lazuli and Gold :) xoxoxo pat

Club kit Part 2

Hi again,
Here I have created five new papers with the theme of Lapis Lazuli and Gold to add to your January Kit

Club Kit part 1

As always click on the image for a larger preview. Please read the terms of use included in the file.

Members Please Note - included in your file is a Commercial Licence - The original items are always copyright to me -
but you may use what I have made "fixed in" your creations
and then use your creations from them commercially.

I had a pleasant time playing with this first part of my January Kit, the theme being Shades of Garnet and Carnations, I am looking forward to giving the next part to you - perhaps next week. Included in this part are 5 papers and what you see on the preview.

January Birthstone - Garnet
January Flower - Carnation
January Star sign - Capricorn
January Colour - Red

Information about Garnets

Monday, January 21, 2008

Africa (Gift 1) Nyami Freebie

This one is slightly different to the last five posts of African themed kits from me.

This post also comes with a little "twist" - IF you want the original Nyami that I created - you need to send me an e-mail at the addy on the side of my blog and then I will send it to you as a special gift for writing to me:)
The Nyaminyami is an African water god to protect you at the water.

I drew the Nyami using vectors then painted it using Art Media tools and then Glassed it using Eye Candy. In this set it is attached to the frame.

The Bead patterns were made from beads I created and then played with patterns and kaliedoscope effects.

Everything was done using Paint Shop Pro.

Created for 12" x 12" layouts in 300dpi - the elements are in PNG format and the papers in jpg format.

The elements and papers are in two separate zips.
You can get the elements HERE and the papers HERE

At the top of the preview you can see an enlarged area showing the full size detail. Click on this image to see a larger view at 600 x 600 pixels.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

This is Me

This is Me - This is Who I am - I Create and Write whenever I can
Always learning something new and creating graphics is my favourite thing to do. I am having an enjoyable adventure in the world of digital art and scrapping.
Perhaps facing the computer screen for infinite hours, and with the precision of a surgeon, moving the mouse about to get that perfect detail, straining my eyes to the point of distraction, would be considered a waste of time to some - but to me this is my creative world, and to me it is a wonderful waste of time.
Creating these scraps for you is my way to relax after a hard week at work, I forget about everything while I am creating and try all the time to be as original as possible. Colour is something I really enjoy so I am experimenting with different themes.
I have had a look at my download history and am so thrilled to see that since I started posting my freebies at the end of March 2007, there have been over 30000 (gosh!) downloads - I also received my Scraps2Design graduation certificate! I attended a course to learn to make digital scrapping elements and papers, it was a great course which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I am loving making the kits and am loving the fact that so many of you have actually visited my blog and downloaded what I am offering. Wow thank you so much for being such fantastic motivation!
I'm glad you stopped by - I truly appreciate your comments and hope that you will come back again. xoxoxo pat/PCArt

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I love my daughters

Many of you have asked me about my daughters :) So here is a scrap I made from a tutorial showing you my three precious girls. These photos were taken a year or so ago - they sure do grow up fast! Have fun trying the tutorial some time it really is a nice one to do. http://www.thewayyoulive.net/freebies/Key/key.htm

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A couple of South African Blinkies

I made a few Blinkies for my South African visitors! Julle is baie welkom!

Click on images to see the real preview and to save to your computer. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Already the 2nd of January 2008

Can you believe it is officially 2008 and already the 2nd of January? I hope that your celebrations were wonderful, happy and safe, and that you are gently easing yourself into the New Year.

I watched some of the countdowns on television, and I was absolutely fascinated, wide-eyed and jaw-hanging enthralled by the magnificence of the fireworks displays! Each one so spectacular, and I cannot begin to imagine how fantastic it must be to actually be right there to see and hear it live. It left me wondering can they ever repeat that or do better? It was a series of astounding crescendos and explosions of lights, one after another, and each one more magnificent than the last. Without a doubt, no one could have gone away disappointed after such an extravaganza!

I know that the past year was at times difficult for us all, but there were many good times too! Let us not dwell on the negatives, but rather focus on the goodness and love we experienced during the past year, and look forward positively to a year in which, I hope and pray, we all will experience more health, happiness and success than the last, and that we will all have the courage to bravely pursue our dreams and overcome any challenges.

It is my hope that I can bring you many interesting and pleasing kits, freebies and messages during the coming year and as always I am happy to receive any messages you send to me in return. Thank you for the support and encouragement you have given me in the past year and welcome to my newest readers and members.

May it also be a year in which our guardian angels are ever watchful at our sides.

Keep Smiling, Be Happy and Be Blessed!
xoxoxoxo pat

The Grand essentials of happiness are:
something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Allan K. Chalmers