Sunday, 17 May 2009

I got another award :)


I got this award from JustJo-Aussie Nut
Thank you so much for thinking of me :)
The rules say I must pass this on to ten other blogs so here goes (with apologies for any repetitions!)

Chica of Chica's Designz
Noeleen of Designs by Irish Lass
Sapphire of Sapphire's Splendour
Dee of Little Mama Dee's PSP Tuts
Monique of Monique's Corner of Creations
Dawn of Dawn's Artistic Creationz & Ramblings
Denny of Denz Designz
Marcia of Babes Designz
Julie of Julie's Creationz
Tammy of Tammy's Scraps


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Monday, 11 May 2009

My first 1000 hits!

WOOHOO!!!

I made it just past my first 1000 hits - I know that's just a drop in the ocean compared to some blogs but the feeling you get when you see that little counter go up is soooooo good! Remember if you do drop by please leave me a shout out - I'd love to hear from you all :)

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Sunday, 10 May 2009

Under the Sea


Another tutorial for you this weekend - not sure where my mojo has suddenly appeared from but hoping it sticks around for a while longer!

This tutorial was written by me on 10th May 2009. Any similarity to other tutorials is completely coincidental and unintentional. I try to keep my tutorials as simple as possible but they are written assuming you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop

SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Template 7 from Melissa's Creationz
Helen Moore scrapkit from Bel Vidotti - part of the friendship collection
Mask 258 from Weescotslass
Font of choice - I am using noir et blanc from Dafont.com
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Jamie Kidd. You will need a licence to use her work which you can purchase from CILM

Ready? Then let's get started.

Open your supplies in PSP and minimise for now

1. Duplicate the template and close the original. Delete the copyright layer. Add a new raster layer and floodfill white. Send to the bottom of your other layers. Highlight this white layer and copy and paste one of the papers from the kit as a new layer. Apply the mask and ungroup the layers

2. Highlight the rectangle frame layer. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat and floodfill black. Deselect and add a small dropshadow

3. Highlight the rectangle layer and go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste paper 4 as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Add a small dropshadow and delete the original rectangle layer

4. Highlight the seaweed layer and go to selections, select all, float and defloat and floodfill a dark green colour. Add the same dropshadow

5. Highlight the wordart layer and go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste paper 5 as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Add the same dropshadow and delete the original wordart layer

6. Add a selection of elements from the kit. I deleted the sea urchin and starfish layers and replaced them with the starfish and crab from the kit. I also added a few fish

7. Add your name and copyright and that's it - all done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial
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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Gentle Touch


Well what can I say?! Don't mean to blow my own trumpet but I am so pleased with the way this came out - it's a very long winded tut but so worth the result in my humble opinion lol. Click on the tag to get the full effect of the animation :)

This tutorial was written by me on 9th May 2009. Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental and unintentional. I try to keep my tuts as simple as possible but they are written assuming you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop

SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Silver Shadow Scrapkit by Simply Sensational Scraps
Mask 249 by Weescotslass
Alien Skin constellation (optional)
VM Natural sparkle (optional)
Font of choice. I am using Inspiration ROB
Tube of choice. I am using the awsome artwork of Keith Garvey
You will need to purchase a licence from MPT to be able to use
his work

Ready? Then let's get started

Open your supplies in PSP and minimise for now

1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white. Copy and paste paper 9 as a new layer. Apply the mask and ungroup layers

2. Copy and paste frame 8 as a new layer. Add a small dropshadow and resize by 80%. Using your magic wand select inside the frame and go to selections, modify and expand by 8. Copy and paste paper 20 as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard

3. Copy and paste frame 3 as a new layer and resize by 70%. Add a small dropshadow and rotate 45 to the right. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and dropshadow

4. Copy and paste one of the flowers. Resize by 40% and add a small dropshadow. Copy and paste a few more of the flowers and arrange at the bottom of your tag. Merge the flowers together

5. Copy and paste one of the doodles as a new layer and drag to the bottom of your other layers but above the white background layer. Duplicate and mirror

6. Add a few other elements of choice. I just added some butterflies but the choice is yours :). At this stage add your name and copyright as well

7. Duplicate the merged flowers layer so you have three in total. Rename them flower 1, flower 2 and flower 3. Duplicate the bracket frame layer so you have three in total and rename them bracket 1, bracket 2 and bracket 3

8. On flower 1 layer add VM natural sparkle filter with the following settings:-
12, 255, 255, 255, 255 and random seed 44.
Add the same settings to flower 2 but with random seed 45. Add the same settings to flower 3 but with random seed 46

9. On the bracket 1 layer add Alien Skin constellation filter with the following settings:-
2.42, 100, 100, 0, 100, 49. Twinkle rotation 45, keep original image and random seed 1
Add the same settings to bracket 2 but hit the random seed button once
Add the same settings to bracket 3 but hit the random seed button once more

TO ANIMATE:-

1. Hide bracket layers 2 and 3, and flower layers 2 and 3. Then go to edit and copy merged. Paste into animation shop as a new animation

2. Back in PSP, hide bracket layer 1 and unhide bracket layer 2. Hide flower 1 and unhide flower 2. Edit, copy merged and in AS go to edit and paste after current frame

3. Back in PSP, hide bracket layer 2 and unhide 3. Hide flower 2 and unhide flower 3. Go to edit and copy merged and in AS go to edit and paste after current frame

View animation and save as a GIF file

Thanks for trying my tutorial

Summer Nights


Browsing through loads of blogs yesterday and came across Melissa's Creationz
Well she has some amazing templates on there and as soon as I saw this one I had to make a tut using it - Grease is one of my favourite films and I would love to see the musical version of it. Maybe one day!

This tutorial was written by me on 8th May 2009.
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely
coincidental and unintentional. I try to make
my tutorials as simple as possible but they are
written assuming you have a good working knowledge
of PSP and Animation Shop


SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Template 52 from Melissa's Creationz HERE
Sunny Days scrapkit from Bel Vidotti HERE
Mask 84 from Weescotslass HERE
2 sunset images - mine are from www.sxc.hu
Font of choice - I am using Scriptina
Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey.
You must have a licence to use his work which you can
purchase from MPT HERE

Ready? Then let's go!

Open your supplies in PSP and minimise for now
Oh, and apologies for this one, I was all over the place making it! It seems a little long winded but it's a nice easy tut

1. Make a duplicate of the template and close the original. Delete the copyright layer. Highlight the square frames layer and using your magic wand select inside the top square. Then go to selections, modify and expand by 2. Copy and paste one of the sunset images as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Repeat this step with the bottom square and when finished drag the square frame layer above the sunset images

2. Highlight the square frame layer again. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste paper 5 as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete. Add a small dropshadow and then delete the original square frame layer

3. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and add a small dropshadow. When happy with the placement X it out for now while you work on the rest of your tag

4. Highlight the wordart layer. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste paper 2 as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete. Add a small dropshadow and delete the original wordart layer

5. Repeat the above step on the rectangle layer using paper 6

6. Repeat again on the rectangle frame layer using paper 2

7. Repeat for the dotted line layer using paper 5. I colourized my paper using hue 34 and saturation 255

8. On the narrow rectangles layer go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Floodfill with a dark orange colour from your sunset image

9. On the background square layer do the same again but using a lighter orange colour from the sunset image

10. Do the same for the palm trees layer, using a dark orange again

11. Add a new raster layer and send this to the bottom of all your other layers. Copy and paste paper 9 as a new layer and apply the mask. Ungroup layers and resize the mask by 110%

12. Add your name and copyright and that's it, all done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Beautiful Dreams



This tutorial was written by me on 29th April 2009.
All similarities to other tutorials are completely
coincidental and unintentional. I try to keep my tuts
as simple as possible bu they are written assuming
you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation
Shop


SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Lilac Dreams Scrapkit from Simply Sensational Scraps HERE
SG cornered octagon mask from Essex Girl HERE
Font of choice - I am using Inspiration ROB
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Anthony Guerra
You must have a licence to use his work which you can
purchase from CILM HERE


Ready? Then let's get started :)

Open your supplies in PSP and minimise for now

1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white. Copy and paste paper 1 as a new layer. Apply the mask and ungroup layers

2. Copy and paste one of the lace frames as a new layer. Resize by 90% and add a small dropshadow

3. Use your magic wand to select inside the frame then go to selections, modify and expand by 10. Copy and paste paper 11 as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Drag the paper layer below your frame layer

4. With the frame layer still selected copy and paste your tube and place inside the frame. When happy with placement go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Change the blend mode to luminance legacy and lower the opacity to around 55%. Deselect

5. Copy and paste your tube again but position to the left of your tag, or wherever happy. Add a small dropshadow. X out your main tube layer for the moment so you can see where you're working

6. Copy and paste the leaves as a new layer, resizing by 50%. Add a small dropshadow. Duplicate the leaves a few times and arrange them at the bottom of your tag. Copy and paste a selection of the flowers, resizing as necessary, and arrange them on top of the leaves. Unhide your main tube layer and drag to the top of all the other layers

7. Add any other elements of your choice. Add your name and copyright and save as a PNG file

That's it all done! Thanks for trying my tutorial :)

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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Wedding Belles


OK, so the other day I was looking for a nice wedding tag and realised I haven't got any - hence this tutorial today! I'm really pleased with the way it came out and I adore this scrapkit! Click on the tag so you can see the animation too :)

This tutorial was written by me on 26th April 2009.
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as possible
but they are written assuming you have a good working knowledge of
PSP and Animation Shop


SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

For the Love of Romance scrapkit by Lynne at BabyCakes Scraps.
You can purchase this HERE
Tube of choice. I am using a gorgeous tube by Popeye Wong -
it's a freebie too! You can find it HERE
Mask of choice or the one I am using - mask 84 by Weescotslass HERE
Font of choice - I am using Miss Lankfort

Ready? Let's go!

1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white
2. Copy and paste paper 14 as a new layer. Apply the mask and add a small dropshadow to this layer
3. Copy and paste paper 7 as a new layer. Resize as necessary and add the same dropshadow
4. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and place where happy.
5. Copy and paste the glasses as a new layer. Resize as necessary and add a small dropshadow. Place at the bottom right of your tag. Duplicate the glasses layer twice so you should have three glass layers in total
6. On the first glass layer add Alien Skin Constellation with the following settings:-

2.00, 43, 50, 0, 88, 100 - make sure keep original image is selected

7. On the second glass layer add the same constellation settings but hit the random seed button once
8. On the third layer add constellation with the same settings but again hit the random seed button once
9. Add any other elements of choice, your copyright and text

TO ANIMATE:-

1. Hide glass layers 2 and 3. Go to edit, copy merged and paste as a new animation into animation shop
2. Back in psp, hide glass layers 1 and 3 and unhide glass layer 2. Edit, copy merged and in animation shop go to edit and paste after current frame
3. Back in psp, hide glass layers 1 and 2 and unhide glass layer 3. Edit, copy merged and in animation shop go to edit and paste after current frame
4. View your animation and save as a gif file

Thanks for trying my tutorial :)

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Friday, 24 April 2009

I've been tagged!!

I've been tagged by Nae of Afternoon Delight - thank you hun x

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:-

1. My holiday in September
2. Summer!
3. The weekend
4. Seeing my mum tomorrow
5. Pay day!
6. Shopping for smaller size clothes (when I eventually get there lol)
7. Any new Garvey tubes
8. My niece's graduation from High School

8 Things I Did Yesterday:-

1. Went to work
2. Played on my Wii Fit
3. Caught up in my groups
4. Spent a little time in PSP
5. Looked to see if any new tubes had been released yet
6. Paid some bills
7. Spoke to my mum
8. Fell asleep on the sofa!

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:-

1. Find my hubby a job he actually enjoys doing
2. Not have to watch my weight all the time
3. Make the world's debt disappear
4. Visit New York
5. Visit New Zealand
6. Hire someone to do my gardening
7. Hire someone to do my painting
8. Buy a house

8 Things or Shows I Watch:-

1. Criminal Minds
2. CSI
3. CSI: New York
4. Lost
5. Fringe
6. The Big Bang Theory
7. Bones
8. Two and a Half Men

8 People I Tag:-

1. Beaches of Blame Beaches
2. Dee of Little Mama Dee's PSP Tuts
3. Sue at Wacky Winnie's
4. Stayyseee at Stayyseee Productionzz
5. Seachell of Seachell's Scrapz
6. Rockin of Rockin's Ruckus
7. Julie of Julie's Creationz
8. Simone at Scrappy Bit Of Fun

Hope I didn't manage to duplicate anyone!!

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Sunday, 19 April 2009

Gimme Some Sugar


This tutorial was written by me on 19th April 2009.
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely
coincidental and unintentional. I try to keep my tuts
as simple as possible but they are written assuming you
have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop


SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Cupcake Mini Kit by Delicious Scraps HERE
Template 69 by Divine Intentionz HERE
Font of choice. I am using Miss Lankfort
Tube of choice. I am using the awesome artwork
of Keith Garvey. You must have a licence to use his
work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started!

1. Open your template in PSP. Make a duplicate and close the original. Delete the copyright layer. Now go to image and canvas size - resize to 500 x 500

2. On the layers pallette highlight the circle layer. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Selections, invert and delete. Add a small dropshadow and delete the original circle layer.

3. Repeat the above step with the thin rectangles 1, thin rectangles 2 and frame layers using different papers from the kit. On the frame background layer select inside that layer using your magic wand and floodfill white

4. Copy and paste one of the mats as a new layer, resizing as necessary, and give it a small dropshadow. Drag to the bottom of the other layers but above your white background. Duplicate so you have two mat layers. On the original layer go to adjust, blur and add guassian blur of 20

5. Copy and paste a tube of choice - see mine for placement. Using your selection tool set to rectangle, delete the bottom half of your tube

6. Add any other elements of choice - I used some of the flowers and bows and dotted them around my tag

7. Add your name and copyright and that's it, all done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial :)


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Natural Beauty


This tutorial was written by me on 19th April 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-


Caring Carrie Scrapkit from Designs by Ali HERE
Font of choice. I am using Miss Lankfort
Mask 248 by Weescotslass HERE
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Jennifer Janesko.
You will need a licence to use her work
which you can purchase at CILM HERE

Ready? Let's get started!
This is a nice easy tutorial :)


1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white

2. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer and apply the mask

3. Copy and paste one of the frames as a new layer. Add a small dropshadow

4. Using your magic wand select inside all the white parts of the frame. Then go to selections, modify and expand by 6. Keep selected and copy and paste your tube as a new layer, then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Keep selected still and copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard again.

5. Add any other elements of choice, I used some flowers and one of the dragonflies

6. Add your name and copyright and that's it, all done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial, if you would like your result added to my slideshow please send it to me by email



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St George's Kits anyone?!

I have to say I'm disappointed - so many beautiful scrapkits around and I can't find a St George's Day one anywhere! My mojo came back today and I really wanted to get a St George's Day tut up but having trouble finding any supplies - I have a suitable tube though! If anyone has any idea where I can find one please let me know!

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Monday, 13 April 2009

Woohoo yay me!

Woohoo I did it! I've been learning all about making my own layouts today, can't believe it's as simple as it sounds but we'll see! Haven't attempted to make my own one yet as I've only just added this new layout today, but I will have a go at some point!

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Just a test!

Please ignore me, just testing out my new signature lol

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I'm done!

Ok well that was a lot quicker than I expected it to be lol.

I've decided on this gorgeous new layout from Allie Brown's Layouts - she has so many amazing designs it's so hard trying to pick one but I love this one. Please check out her blog, you can find the link on the right hand side >>>>>>

Thank you so much hun for making these beautiful layouts for us, and to all the scrapkit makers who allow their kits to be used too :)

Hugs, Sue

Please excuse the mess!

Hey everyone, please excuse the mess for the moment! I thought it was time for a layout change so am just trying to choose one - it's so hard though as they are all amazing! You may see several layout changes in quick succession until I've decided lol

Hugs, Sue

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter everyone!!

Hey everyone, just a quick note to wish you all a very Happy Easter. I'm in the middle of cooking my roast dinner and the smell is making me sooooo hungry lol

I am also going to have a go at making some little Easter cakes later on - wish me luck, it's been ages since I made anything like that!

Hugs, Sue

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Happy Sunday!

Well I hope everyone is enjoying the last day of the weekend - I can't believe they go so quickly! I'm looking forward to Easter weekend so I can have a well earned break from work! I've treated myself to a few new tubes this morning so am trying to get some tuts done using them! I've also added a slide show to my blog - if you would like the tags you have made as a result of my tuts posted on the slide show please email them to me at suesdesignz@hotmail.co.uk

I would love to see them!

Hugs, Sue

PS. I've also just noticed the excessive use of exclamation marks - sorry :)

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Feel The Groove

This tutorial was written by me on 1st April 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-


Template 8 from Chica's Designz HERE
Rock Revolution Scrapkit from Misfits Scrapz HERE
Font of choice.
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey.
You will need a licence to use his work
which you can purchase at MPT HERE


1. Open the template. Make a duplicate and close the original. Delete the copyright layer

2. Copy and paste a tube of choice as a new layer and bring to the top of your layers pallette. Add a small dropshadow. Duplicate your tube layer and move the duplicated tube below the wordart layers. Take your selections tool and draw a rectangle around the bottom part of your duplicated tube, then hit delete on your keyboard so that it looks as though one leg is in front of the wordart and the other is behind. See my tag above to get a better idea! Once this is done X out your tube layers so we can work on the rest of the tag

3. On your layers pallette highlight rectangle 1. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Add a small dropshadow to this layer.

4. Repeat step 3 for the second rectangle layer using a different paper

5. Highlight the bottom stitch layer on your layers pallette and go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Floodfill black and add a small dropshadow. Repeat with the top stitch layer

6. Highlight frame 1 on your layers pallette. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Repeat on frame 3 using the same paper.

7. Highlight frame 2 and follow step 6 above using a different paper

8. Highlight frame back 1 on your layers pallette and go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste the same paper as you used for step 7 as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Keep selected and copy and paste a tube of choice as a new layer, then go to selections, invert and hit delete. Repeat with frame back 3 using the same paper

9. Highlight frame back 2 and repeat the above step using the same paper as you used in step 6

10. Leave flowers 1 and 2 as they are, I just added a small dropshadow to them

11. Add any elements of choice, I used some of the buttons and the vinyl. Add your name and copright and you're done!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

I received an award!!


I received an award from Mo of Mo's Creations!

Thank you so much hunni for thinking of me, I had a rough day yesterday so you really cheered me up x

The rules are that I am to pass this on to 15 other blogs but that's impossible lol, so I am going to pass this award to the blogs that I find myself visiting all the time :)

Missy at Divine Intentionz
Bluey at Blue Dream Designs
Beaches of Blame Beaches Tutorials
Bel Vidotti at Le Fleur Stuffs
Sue at Sue_31 Did_It Tutorials and
Diane at Candy's Treats

Please check out their blogs!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Bear Hugs


This tutorial was written by me on 1st April 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Template 189 from Divine Intentionz HERE
Bear Hugs scrapkit from Bel Vidotti HERE
Font of choice - I am using Inspiriation Rob


Ready? Then let's get started. Make sure your supplies are open in PSP but minimize for now


1. Open template 189. Make a duplicate and close the original. Delete the copyright layer

2. On the rectangle layer go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Add a small dropshadow and delete the original layer

3. Repeat the above step with the stars and brackets layers. I also added an inner bevel to these two layers

4. Copy and paste one of the bears as a new layer, resizing as necessasry

5. Copy and paste a couple of the butterflies as new layers, resizing as necessary. Add any other elements you wish and your name and copyright

That's it, you're done! Thanks for trying my tutorial. This would be the perfect size to use as a signature tag :)



One of those days ......

Ever had one of those days where you feel you can't do anything right? Am feeling very down today and must admit to having a little cry when I came home this evening much to the bemusement of my poor hubby who hadn't a clue what was wrong lol. Oh well, maybe an evening of psp will sort me out!

Hugs, Sue

Perfect Pose


This tutorial was written by me on 31st March 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop


SUPPLIES NEEDED:-


Template 7 from Chica's Designz HERE
Love Bug scrapkit from BlueDream Designs HERE
Font of choice. I am using Inspiration Rob
Eight tubes of choice from the same artist. I am using the
artwork of Keith Garvey. You will need a licence to use his work
which you can purchase at MPT HERE

Ready? Then let's get started. Make sure your supplies are open in PSP before you start

1. Make a duplicate of the template and close the original. Delete the copyright layer. On the circle frame layer go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer. Then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Delete the original circle frame layer

2. Repeat the above step on the circle layer using a different paper

3. Repeat again on the film back layer using another paper

4. Highlight the film strip layer. Using your magic wand select inside the top square. Go to selections, modify and expand by 2. Copy and paste one of the tubes as a new layer, then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Repeat this step with the other four squares using different tubes. Move the film strip layer above the tube layers. Merge the five tubes together and change the blend mode to luminance

5. On square 1 layer go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Delete the original square 1 layer.

6. Repeat step 5 with square 2 and square 3.

7. Highlight frame 1 layer. Using your magic wand click inside the frame and go to selections, modify and expand by 5. Copy and paste a tube of choice into the frame then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and drag the tube below the frame layer. Highlight frame 1 again and this time go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Floodfill with a colour of your choice, I used black for mine

8. Repeat step 8 with frame 2 and frame 3

9. Highlight heart 1 layer. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat and floodfill with a colour of your choice. I used bright pink for mine. Repeat for the other hearts and the doodle if required.

10. Add any elements you wish to your tag. I deleted the doodle layer and used some lilies instead, and dotted a few bows around the tag. Add your name and copyright and that's it!

Thanks for trying my tutorial

Sunday, 29 March 2009

S.W.A.L.K



This tutorial was written by me on 29th March 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop


SUPPLIES NEEDED:-


SWALK freebie add on kit from Candy's Treats HERE
You will probably need to go back a few posts to find it
Masks 12 and 190 from Weescotslass HERE
Font of choice. I am using Al Sandra
Two tubes of choice from the same artist. I am using the
artwork of Keith Garvey. You will need a licence to use his work
which you can purchase at MPT HERE

Ready? Then let's get started. Make sure your supplies are open in PSP before you start


1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Apply WSL mask 12

2. Copy and paste another paper of choice as a new layer and apply WSL mask 190. Rotate the mask layer to the right by 90. Go to effects and apply Cybia screenworks effect fine rule using the default settings.

3. Copy and paste frame 3 as a new layer and add a small dropshadow. Using your magic wand click inside the square. Go to selections, modify and expand by 10. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Drag this layer beneath the frame layer. Keep selected, and copy and paste one of your tubes as a new layer into the square. Selections, invert and delete. You can now deselect. Change the blend mode on your tube to luminance legacy

4. Copy and paste your other tube as a new layer and place to the right of your tag. Add a small dropshadow

5. Copy and paste the silver bow as a new layer and resize by 30%. Add a dropshadow and sharpen once.

6. Add your name and copyright and your'd done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Daylight savings time!

Ugh I hate daylight savings time! Clocks go forward by one hour tonight (well, early hours of this morning) so we lose an hour's sleep in the mornings - and I am so not a morning person :(

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

Hugs, Sue

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Hoppy Easter


This tutorial was written by me on 9th March 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Hooper Easter scrapkit by Sox of Soxsational Scraps. You can purchase the kit HERE
Mask of choice
Font of choice
Tubes of choice. I am using the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis.
You must have a licence to use his work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)

Have all your supplies open in PSP but minimise for now

1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white. Copy and paste a paper of choice
from the kit as a new layer. New mask layer from image and select the mask of your
choice. Apply the mask and on the layers pallette delete the mask layer. Answer yes
to the box that pops up then ungroup layers

2. Copy and paste one of the frames as a new layer. Resize by 70%. Add a dropshadow. Using your magic wand select inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 8. Copy and paste another paper of choice from the kit then go to selections, invert and delete. Drag the paper layer below the frame layer

3. Copy and paste one of the doodles and place at the top left of your tag. Duplicate that layer then go to image and mirror. Duplicate the mirrored layer then go to images and flip. Duplicate the flipped layer then go to images and mirror again. You should end up with a doodle in each corner

4. Copy and paste one of the Happy Easter banners from the kit. Resize as necessary and place at the top of your tag. Now add your tube and place slightly to the right of your tag

5. Add some elements of your choice from the kit. I used a flower, one of the bunnies and an easter basket. When happy with your tag add your name and copyright and save as a png file.

That's it all done! Thanks for trying my tutorial

Soft Kisses


This tutorial was written by me on 24th January 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Bee Mine scrapkit by Tracey at Soxsational Scraps. You can purchase the kit HERE
Mask 55 by Enchanted by Darkness which you can download HERE
Template 30 by AquaRebel315 which you can download HERE
Font of choice - I used Satisfaction
Xero porcelain effect (optional)
Two tubes of choice from the same artist. I am using the artwork of Sonia Roji.
You must have a licence to use her work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)


Make sure your mask is minimised in PSP

1. Open up the template in PSP. Make a duplicate (shift D) and close the original. Delete the copyright layer, highlight the white background layer and go to image, canvas size and increase canvas size to 600 x 600. You will probably need to floodfill the rest of the canvas white

2. Highlight the white background layer and copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Go to layers, new mask layer from image. Select EBDMask55 from the dropdown and make sure source luminance is checked, then press ok. Highlight the mask layer and delete. Answer yes to the box that pops up. Highlight the layer that says "group", right click on this layer and ungroup layers

3. Highlight raster 3. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer. Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and give a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5. Delete the original raster 3 layer

4. Highlight raster 2. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat.
Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer. Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and give a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5. Delete the original raster 2 layer

5. Highlight raster 1. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer. Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and give a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5. DO NOT DELETE THE ORIGINAL LAYER

6.
Highlight copy of raster 1. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer. Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and give a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5. DO NOT DELETE THE ORIGINAL LAYER

7. Highlight raster 4. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer. Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and give a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5. Delete the original raster 4 layer

8. Highlight copy of raster 4. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer. Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and give a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5. Delete the original copy of raster 4 layer

9. Highlight raster 1. Using your magic wand select inside the square. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, making sure it's above the square paper layer. Position your tube to where you want it then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and give a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5. Apply xero porcelain effect with the default settings. You can now delete the original raster 1 layer.

10. Repeat the above step for the other square which will be copy of raster 1

11. Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Dropshadow and resize if required. Drag your tube layer to the top of all the other layers

12. Highlight the white background layer and copy and paste flower art 1 as a new layer. Add a dropshadow. Go to layers, and duplicate the flower art layer. Then go to image and mirror. Duplicate this layer then go to image and flip. Duplicate this layer then go to image and mirror. You should end up with one flower art in each corner.

13. Copy and paste one of the hanging hearts as a new layer. Resize by 40% and add a dropshadow. Place in one of the corners of the frame. Go to layers, duplicate then image, mirror.

14. Add the apropriate copyright and your name and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial

Purple Princess


This tutorial was written by me on 12th March 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Template 23 from AquaRebel Designz HERE
About Girls scrapkit from Scrap Dimensions HERE
Font of choice
Mask of choice. I am using one by Sophisticated Simone which you can
get from HERE
Tube of choice. I am using the awesome artwork of Popeye Wong.
You can visit his site HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)

Open your supplies is psp but minimise for now


1. Open the template. Make a duplicate and close the original. Delete the copyright layer on the copy you just made. Add a new raster layer and send to the bottom but above the white background layer. Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit and apply a mask of choice

2. Highlight raster 7 on your layers pallette then go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Give this layer a small dropshadow and delete the original raster 7 layer

3. Repeat the above step with raster layer 5 and copy of raster layer 5 using a different paper

4. Repeat once more with raster layer 4 using a different paper again

5. Highlight raster 2. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and floodfill the outlines of the three squares white or another colour of your choice

6. Repeat the above step with raster layer 1 and copy of layer 1 using a dark purple or another colour of your choice

7. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and position to the right of your tag. Add any other elements that you wish - I dotted a few flowers around the tag and one of the bows but you can use any you like

8. When happy with your tag add your name and copyright, and save as a png file

Thanks for trying my tutorial.

Elias Babes Rock


This tutorial was written by me on 10th March 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop

SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Template 176 from Divine Intentionz HERE
Elias Fan Buttons also from Divine Intentionz
Girls Rock Too scrapkit by Missy at Misfits Scrapz HERE
Font of choice
Mask of choice
Five tubes from Elias Chatzoudis.
You must have a licence to use his work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)

Have all your supplies open in PSP but minimise for now

1. Open the template. Make a duplicate and close the original. Delete the copyright layer

2. Copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit as a new layer and send to the bottom
of the layers but above the white background. Apply a mask of choice and ungroup layers

3. Highlight rectangle 5 on your layers pallette and using your magic wand select inside the
rectangle. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Keep selected and copy and paste a
paper of choice as a new layer. Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. Highlight rectangle 5 again (the grey rectangle not the paper one). Copy and paste one of the tubes as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Move the tube layer above the paper rectangle layer

4. Repeat the above step with the remaining rectangles using different tubes

5. Highlight the Elias Babes wordart layer. Go to selections, select all, float and defloat. Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Add a dropshadow and an inner bevel of your choice

6. Add a couple of the Elias fan buttons as new layers and any other elements if you wish

7. When happy with your tag add your name and copyright and then save as a png file

Thanks for trying my tutorial.


Love or Lust?


This tutorial was written by me on 9th March 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Love or Lust scrapkit by Bluey of BlueDream Designs. You can obtain the kit HERE
Font of choice
Tubes of choice. I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey
You must have a licence to use his work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)

Have all your supplies open in PSP but minimise for now


1. Open the love or lust book frame from the kit. Add a new raster layer and floodfill white

2. Using your magic wand select inside the frame and go to selections, modify and expand by 8.
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the frame and go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Drag the paper layer below the frame layer

3. Add your tube as a new layer, placing it inside the frame so it's half in and half out. A laying down tube would work best with this tutorial

4. Copy and paste the ornament as a new layer and place at the top left of your tag. Duplicate that layer and then go to image and mirror

5. Add any elements of your choice. I used some of the flowers, a couple of bows and one of the lust beads

6. When you're happy with your tag add your name and copyright and save as a png file

That's it all done - thanks for trying my tutorial and remember you can post your results
on the appropriate thread

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi everyone :)

Well it's Mother's Day here in the UK so I'd like to wish you all a very happy Mother's Day, and I hope you all get thoroughly spoiled as you deserve!

Hugs, Sue

Sunday, 15 March 2009

That's all folks!

Phew that's it for today folks, I'm absolutely knackered and now I have to go and do some ironing, otherwise me and hubby won't have any work clothes for tomorrow!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic weekend, and I will be back later on during the week with some more tuts :)

Hugs for now, Sue

Garvs Beauties


This tutorial was written by me on 24th January 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop

SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Dreamer scrapkit from Bluedream Designs HERE
Mask 55 from Enchanted by Darkness HERE (contained in zip 6)
Xenofex constallation (optional)
4 tubes of choice from the same artist. I used the gorgeous artwork
of Keith Garvey. You must have a licence to use his work which you can
purchase HERE. Please do not use the same tubes if you do not hold a licence!


This one is quite long winded but it's not as difficult as it sounds!

Ready? Then let's get started :)

Make sure your mask is minimized in PSP


1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white. Copy and paste a paper of choice
from the kit as a new layer. Go to layers, new mask layer from image. Select EBDMask55
from the dropdown and apply, making sure source luminance is checked. On the layers pallette
delete the mask layer and answer yes to the box that pops up. Then highlight the layer that says
"group", right click and ungroup layers. Resize the mask layer by 105%. Then go to effects, texture effects, mosaic glass with the following settings:-

Columns and rows - 50
Glass curvature & edge curvature - 0
Grout width - 5
Grout diffusion - 45
Symmetric checked

2. Copy and paste BD Dreamer frame 4 as a new layer. Resize by 90% and add
a small dropshadow of 0, 0, 50, 5

3. Hold down the shift key, then using your magic wand select inside all the
areas of the frame. Go to selections, modify and expand by 10. Keep selected.
Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit
delete on your keyboard. Deselect and drag below the frame layer

4. Highlight the frame layer and using your magic wand select inside the first
square of the frame. Selections, modify and expand by 5. Keep selected and
copy and paste one of your tubes. Position inside the frame then go to selections,
invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Repeat this step for the other three
squares using different tubes from the same artist. Drag the frame layer above
the tube layers. Merge the four tubes together and add a dropshadow

5. Copy and paste BD Dreamer flower 6 as a new layer. Resize by 70% and add
a dropshadow. Place in one of the corners of your frame. Duplicate the flower layer and
place go to image, mirror, image flip

6. Copy and paste BD Dreamer pendant as a new layer. Resize by 40% and add
a dropshadow. Place at the top of your tag and use your eraser tool to carefully
erase part of the metal ring so it looks as though the pendant is looped over the frame

7. Copy and paste one of the buttons as a new layer. Resize by 30% and add a
dropshadow. Place in the corner of the frame. Duplicate the button and place the
second one in the other corner

8. Add your name and copyright. If you are going to animate your tag follow the
instructions below, if you are not then you are now finished and can save your tag as
a PNG file


TO ANIMATE:-

1. Duplicate your frame layer twice so you have a total of three frames. Rename them frame 1,
frame 2 and frame 3.

2. On frame 1 apply xenofex constellation with the following settings:-

Star size 2.00
Size variation 43
Edge star density 50
Overall star density 0
Overdrive 88
Twinkle amount 100
Twinkle rotation 45
Keep original image
Random seed 1

3. On frame 2 apply the same settings but hit the random seed button once

4. On frame 3 apply the same settings again but hit the random seed button once

5. Hide frames 2 and 3. With frame 1 highlighted go to edit, copy merged and paste into
animation shop as a new animation

6. Back in PSP hide frame 1 and unhide frame 2. Making sure frame 2 is highlighted go to
edit, copy merged. In animation shop go to edit, paste after current frame

7. Back to PSP again and hide frame 2 and unhide frame 3. With frame 3 highlighed go to
edit, copy merged. In animation shop go to edit, paste after current frame

8. View your animation in animation shop and save as a GIF file

That's it all done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial

Hearts & Flowers


This tutorial was written by me on 14th January 2009
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

All About Love scrapkit by Lynne at Baby Cakes Scraps which you can purchase HERE.
Mask 133 by Wee Scots Lass HERE
Font of choice - I used Al Sandra
Xero porcelain effect (optional)
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Sonia Roji.
You must have a licence to use her work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)


1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white

2. Copy and paste BCS double frame as a new layer and resize by 80%.
Colorize to match one of the papers that you will be using. Add a small
dropshadow

3. Using your magic wand, select inside all areas of the frame (hold down the shift
key while using your magic wand and that way you will be able to select inside more
than one area at a time). Go to selections, modify and expand by 10. Copy and paste
BCS pink paper as a new layer then go to selections, invert and hit delete on your
keyboard. Deselect and drag the paper layer below the frame layer

4. Highlight the white background layer. Copy and paste BCS glitter overlay as a new
layer. Apply your mask and then merge group. Lower the opacity of the mask layer to
around 40 or 50%

5. Highlight the frame layer. Using your magic wand select inside one of the squares. Go to
selections, modify and expand by 10. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, then go to
selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Drag the tube below the frame layer and
give it a small dropshadow

6. Repeat the above step with the other square using a different tube of the same artist. Make sure both your tube layers are below your frame layer. Merge the two tube layers together then apply xero porcelain effect with the default settings

7. Copy and paste BCS floral cluster two as a new layer. Resize as necessary and apply a small dropshadow. Place at the top left of your tag just on the frame. Go to image, mirror and flip so the second floral cluster should be at the bottom right of your tag.

8. Copy and paste BCS blossom with leaves as a new layer. Resize as necessary and give a small dropshadow. Place this in the middle of your tag - see mine for placement

9. Add any other elements you wish from the scrapkit - I added some butterflies and one of the doodles

10. Add your name and copyright and that's it!

Thanks for trying my tutorial :)

Peach Blush


This tutorial was written by me on 20th December 2008.
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Sheer Delight scrapkit from Baby Cakes Scraps HERE. This is a PTU kit
Mask of choice.
Font of choice
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Barbara Jensen. You must have a
licence to use her work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)


1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white

2. Copy and paste the plain frame as a new layer. Resize by 40% and rotate right by 90.
Add dropshadow 1,1, 40, 4 and then again but changing it to -1, -1, 40 4. Colourize to match
your tube/scrapkit

3. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and add dropshadow of choice

4. Copy and paste one of the flowers as a new layer. Resize by about 80% and place
at the bottom right of the frame. Add a small dropshadow. Duplicate the flower and
go to image, mirror

5. Select inside the frame layer using your magic wand. Copy and paste a paper of choice as
a new layer, then go to selections, invert and delete. Move the paper beneath the frame layer

6. Highlight your white background layer and copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
Apply a mask of your choice, resizing that layer if necessary

7. Copy and paste one of the heart buttons as a new layer. Resize as necessary and place at the
top left of your frame. Add a small dropshadow. Duplicate the heart button layer and go to
image and mirror

8. Copy and paste one of the butterflies as a new layer, resizing as necessary. Give the
butterfly a small dropshadow. Duplicate the butterfly and place where required on your
tag

9. Add your name and copyright and that's it, all done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial

Kiss From A Rose


This tutorial was written by me on 13th December 2008.
Any similarities to other tutorials are completely coincidental
and unintentional. I try and keep my tutorials as simple as
possible, but they are written assuming you have a good
working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop



SUPPLIES NEEDED:-

Butterflies scrapkit from Baby Cakes Scraps HERE. This is a PTU kit
Mask of choice. I am using one from www.zuzzana.dk
Font of choice
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of Barbara Jensen. You must have a
licence to use her work which you can purchase from HERE

Ready? Then let's get started :)


1. Open a new image 600 x 600 and floodfill white

2. Copy and paste a frame of choice from the scrapkit as a new layer. Resize as necessary and give it a small dropshadow. Colourize to match a colour from your tube

3. Using your magic wand select inside the frame layer. Go to selections, modify and expand by 8. Keep selected and copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer. Selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect and move below your frame layer. Dropshadow and colourize as before

4. Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Duplicate your tube and place one above and one below your frame layer. Now you need to erase the parts of your tube that you don't need - see my tag for reference.

5. Copy and paste the journal tag as a new layer and place to the right of your tag on the frame layer. Resize as necessary and colourize and dropshadow as before. Type some text onto the journal tag layer - I used song lyrics from Seal - the song is called Kiss From A Rose. Add a small dropshadow to your text

6. Highlight the white background layer and copy and paste another paper of choice
as a new layer. Colourize as before. Apply a mask of choice to that layer

7. Add your name and copyright and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial