Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine Angel

Valentine Angel Tutorial

This is a vector tutorial, and great fun to decorate your own way.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I made this adorable Valentine Bear from the tutorial available here

It is a vector tutorial, but relatively easy, decorate your bear and use it to create a tag or a valentine card for someone special.
You can make him any colour you want or even make him or her furry.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fun Painted Easter Egg

Made this following a tutorial here I am pretty happy the way it turned out.
Why not try and make some eggs yourself in Paint Shop Pro.

Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime.
The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs,
but a modern custom is to substitute eggs made from chocolate,
or plastic eggs filled with Confectionery such as jellybeans.
Read and See More Here

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Create a Calendar for February

Create a Calendar for the month of February
using script from Joske (for personal use only)
be sure to read instructions given at the download link

Blank Calendar Grid Freebie

Here is the Blank Calendar Grid Freebie that I made for the image above - very basic to do with as you please - just add your own days, dates and numbers as you desire.
it is created in png format 300pixels per inch and the dimensions are 2100 pixles x 1500 pixels - to download click on the image and save to your pc.

Wedding Countdown and Heart Frame Freebie

My eldest daughter and her husband to be are finally tying the knot on the 27th of February after dating for 11 or more years! I am looking forward to the big day!

You may download this heart frame in png format as a freebie - click on the image and save to your pc - enjoy!

Basic Window Frame Scrap Freebie

I created the frame 554 pixels x 554 pixels at 300 pixels per inch - for this little image of my niece, and thought it would be a nice bonus challenge for DSC so share the frame to see what you all can create. Decorate it any way you like.

Download the frame - click on image below and save to your pc

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Thank you Alice and Lone
this is very thoughtful of you xoxoxo
Passing it on to
Mary aka Beachkid

Thank you Jodi, it is not often that I am called a star :)so I appreciate your vote of confidence!
Here are a few Scrapping Bloggers that I would call stars, there are so many others who could have this accolade for their dedication and creativity.


Friday, January 09, 2009

Malachite Collection Scrap Freebie

Malachite Pink from my Malachite Collection.
Elements. and Papers.
Malachite Green. Enjoy my free gift to you. Papers. Elements

Click on images to see larger previews.

Malachite Blue Elements. and Malachite Blue Papers.
I cannot and do not have the time to check if you observe my TOU. I choose to trust that if you download my gifts for free, you will honour the fact that I am the one who made them for you to enjoy! :)I really love making these items and if you choose to download and use them then that is very satisfying to me - thank you for visiting and for liking my creations enough to want to download them and use them. Please don't forget who made them for you and come back again soon! xoxoxox pat/PCArt


Thank you Janice
This is very kind of you to offer me this award.
I would like to pass it on to
Smoky Mountain Dreams
Alice and Lone

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Valentine Candy Hearts

I made these hearts each on 600 x 600 canvas using Paint Shop Pro
see circle and heart on background of this image
using a preset shape heart
Various candy type colours
Arial Font 22 points
Eye Candy Extrude - experiment with settings
Add Noise

Example Fonts to use - Helvetica, Arial, Futura

Sans-serif fonts

Example messages

Sweethearts are small heart-shaped candies sold around Valentine's Day. Each heart is printed with a message such as "Be Mine", "Kiss Me", "Call Me", and "Miss You". Sweethearts are made by the New England Confectionery Company, or NECCO. A similar type of candy is sold in the UK under the name Love Hearts. NECCO manufactures nearly 8 billion sweethearts a year.
Sweethearts are now available in a variety of assortments to choose from including chocolate, tart, and smoothie flavors.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Contact Me - Download Links

If you encounter any problems at any of the download links or simply want to contact me - please send me a message to

Boys Will Be Boys Scrap Freebie - New Download Links

The theme for this kit is "Boys will be boys" I was stumped for a while about what I would do here, and then I remembered one of my brothers in his senior year at high school, covered his school books with centrefold pin-ups. His teacher scolded him and told him that it would be better to cover the books in something more educational such as the financial pages. Well with tongue in cheek, I have now made this kit using an old Playboy magazine to cover the school book. I wonder what the teacher would have said to that?
This was a fun little kit to make.

Download the Papers Here and the Elements Here

xoxoxox pat

Early Valentines - you are special

An Early Valentine Heart - you may snag it if you wish it is in .png format.

You're not just an age,
Or an hourly wage.
You're more than your e-mail address.

You're not just some size,
Or the shape of your thighs,
Or the make of the car
you possess.

You're not just your PIN,
Or the shade of your skin,
Or the place you were born,
or the date.

You're not your IQ,
Or the width of your shoe,
Your zip code, your height,
or your weight.

You can't be defined
By your zodiac sign,
Or the lines in the palm
of your hand.

It's not who you know
Or the money you owe,
Your blood type or cereal brand.

You're much too complex
For just race, creed or sex,
You're wonderfully

You're one-of-a-kind
With a fabulous mind
And a spirit
that's quite unconventional!

That makes you a treasure
Which cannot be measured
With numbers or checks
on a chart.

You're truly tremendous,
Amazing, stupendous!
Believe it with all of your heart!


Club Members Valentines Kit

Hello Coffee Club Members,

Here is a new scrap for you to download for Valentines - I will mail your new passwords to you. Please go to the Members Page to get your download links.

The Frames are shown are greatly reduced for the preview and are actually big enough to almost cover a 12" x 12" layout.

The chain is available in my Valentines Freebie

Valentine Scrap Freebie 0108 New Download Link

Happy Valentines to all! Please note, the chains and arched frames are shown much smaller than they really are. Also there is an extra arched frame in the file. Collect your Valentines Freebie at the new download link Here

Want More Freebies? Just click on my Freebies Label and take your pick!

Valentine Scrap Freebie

This is another little Freebie. Only One Paper - Size 12"x12" 300 pixels/inch. Elements are in PNG format.
The Brushes used on the elements were made by Danetta
- if anyone can let me have her link, I will add it to my page.The brushes were shared through a group some time ago and I do not remember which group it was.


Pink Scrap Freebie - New Download Links

I had fun creating this pink set for all the pink fans and girlie-girls out there. My eldest daughter loves pink. I have made a sample layout using a picture of yours truly and my mother and father way back when in 1958. Unfortunately I only have a few photo's from those days and they are not really good quality at all so did the best with what I have. The best photo I have is the baby portrait. Click on images to see a larger preview.

Pink Things
New Download Links

Digital Scrapping Class

Digital Scrapping Class is on holiday until February 2009, but new members may still join and members may continue posting results of tutorial links available on our website.

Here you will find - Tutorials, Lessons, Members Tutorials, Challenges, Tutorial Tuesday, Bonus Tutorials, Members Blogs and info and other topics that have been shared in our group in the past year.

Various Result Samples and links to tutorials for above graphic;

Realistic Bottle Tops

Needles and Threads

Curling Ribbons with Visros (if you have it)

Polaroid Frame

Scotch Tape

Scrap Paper Flowers

Scrap Paper Flowers

From Tutorial Here

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Greek Influence Scrap Freebie and Members Kit

This is a blend of Greek and Roman ideas

Here is the Preview of what is available in the Freebie
As always - Click on the image fro a larger Preview -

Download here

The Rest of the kit is shown in the next two Previews
and is available in 4 files for Coffee Club Members
- thanks for the coffee! mmmmmmm!

I will post your links to download.

Raffia Bow Scrap Freebie

After searching high and low for ages to find a tutorial for making raffia in paint-shop pro - and not finding anything at all, I finally decided to use the artist in me to create my own original raffia. I hope it passes for raffia and I also hope that you will enjoy and find a use for these bows that I created today.
Please don't ask me to try and explain how I made them in detail because it was a game of trial and error all the way. I can tell you that I used kind of dry grassy colours over each other in layers, then erased parts of the layers then blurred the layers and merged them, then I applied a long grain texture to the layer and cut my ribbon, then played with the AV Brothers page curl plug-in. Then built my raffia bow and then colorized them. Have fun if you try to create your own!
You can download this set of seven bows HERE

Oriental Scrap Freebie

Here is my Oriental Kit
I made a tag with a few bits and pieces here to preview the kit.

I was thinking of Summer when I made this kit and because of a challenge we had in CafePSP and the lack of sun here where I live, but then I went to Great Yarmouth where the sun was actually shining for a change. I also got slightly sunburned for the first time in years too! Almost everyone I saw out and about was as brown as a berry which is an unusual sight in this part of the world.
Anyway back to thinking of what I could create for the challenge "It's Summer" - I saw thousands of people while I was out for around eight hours, lot's of moms with babies in prams and lots of umbrellas on the prams and on the beach and outside the cafes, so I came home with the idea to create an umbrella - I ended up making an oriental one, then a fan and well, next thing I knew I had a new mini kit!

Wowee I had a lot of fun designing these bits and pieces, I really hope that you will find a fun use for them! The fan and umbrella were vector drawn by me as well as the bamboo doodle and the prayer flag. The prayer flags are usually hung where the wind can pass them, and little prayers are written on the flags.
Download Oriental Papers Part One Here Oriental Papers Part Two Here and Oriental Elements Here

Blue Rose Scrap Freebie

My daughter Chantel loves blue and blue roses so here is a special Blue Rose kit!
I hope that you will enjoy this kit as much as I have enjoyed making it. There are lots of ribbons and bows and other goodies in the Gift Pack and I am very happy with the way the Papers turned out.

Please Note at 4 shared was not opening for me so I have uploaded the files again to

Rose Scrap Freebie

Using parts of my Rose Kit shown below I did this Scraplift layout above, which was inspired by the beautiful layout by Lou Clark
And shown here I borrowed the Fresh Leaves from Dozibaer!

This is my Rose Kit

Here is part 1 of my Rose Kit - you may download it here. Remember to click on the image if you want to see a larger preview.
Polite Request
Please Note the three "Fresh" Rose Tubes included have their original created names on them and were not made by me - please never change the names on tubes or graphics shared with you
Part 2 is available Here I had fun creating this kit and I think the shabby mats and frames are fun! This pack does not contain any papers - see part three for papers 5 to 11 of this kit. There are also a couple of transparent ribbons which I think are nice. Enjoy!
Part 3 includes papers 5 to 11 of this kit and two bonus string mats hidden in the folder.

Violet Scrap Freebie

Remembering With Love

This Violet Scrap Paper and Violet Gift Pack Freebie was made with sentimental thoughts and memories of my Grandmother Violet.

She was kind and quiet, shy and gentle, and very talented in dressmaking, embroidery, knitting, gardening and cooking. I enjoyed making the kit, it is soft and uncomplicated just like she was. Her parents family were of Danish origin I was told, but I never knew any of them. Her favourite thing to say to us was "be good and God bless" and she told me once when I asked, that her favourite tune was Blue Danube.

You may click on the links for the Papers and Gift Pack to download them, and I hope that you will enjoy them.