More challenges

When I printed off the card front for this card I printed four copies on one sheet of cardstock, and planned to do something different with each panel, so here is the second card using that same image, made in My Digital Studio (MDS).
I have used this week’s great sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

and I used heaps of layers on my card so that I can enter the card into the current Just Add Ink challenge, which is to add layers to your project.

So you will have seen in the previous post that I have made the card front using MDS and some stamps that I don’t own, which is the great thing about making them digitally.  I have then printed off the digital image that I created, and used it to make some cards.  This card includes some of the gorgeous Silver Bakers Twine (#132976), some of the patterned paper from the Subtles Paper Stack, lots of layers and a little bit of faux stitching.  The colour combination is Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant.

Lets see what else I can come up with for the other two card fronts, but in the meantime…..
Happy Stamping!
Chris

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MDS Pages

As promised, here are some of the pages I have been putting together using My Digital Studio (MDS).  I have certainly been learning a lot as I go!

These first two use a photo as a background.

 

For the third page, I have created my own background paper, then coloured in the flower and butterfly images.

 

If you would like more information about MDS, please feel free to contact me.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Hybrid Cards

Today I am going to share two cards I have made combining tradition hands on cardmaking, with digital designing.  It’s lots of fun!
These are the first cards I have made in this way, so the first one I have kept very simple.

The feature image and “Thank you” panel have been designed using elements from My Digital Studio (MDS), which I have then printed, cut out and then layered onto my card. Of course, if you have a Silhouette, you wouldn’t need to fussy cut that layer.  It’s on my wish list!

The second card has a little more detail, with more layers added to the card front in MDS.

What I really love about making cards this way, is that I can have a play with stamp sets that I don’t have, by using the digital image.  In this case, the card features the Artistic Etchings brush set, which is now retired, however I didn’t own the stamp set, so I have enjoyed having a play with something new.

Stay tuned and I will also share with you some more scrap pages I have been doing in MDS.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

MDS Time

MDS (My Digital Studio) has been a little neglected of recent times, so I put some time aside on this chilly rainy day, to create a digital scrapbook page about the cheeky Cockatoos in our garden.  They are enjoying the seed pods on our tree and I managed to get some photos of one of them.

 

I have enjoyed learning some new techniques, and getting to know the ins and outs of MDS, although I think it will take a while until I feel like I know what I am doing.  Stay tuned though, I intend to become an expert!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Sent With Love

Just wanted to share a gorgeous little box which I made using the Sent With Love papers.

I just love this bundle…. the papers are bright and cheery, the stamp set is very versatile and of course if you bundle it with the Baker’s Twine you get 20% off, but it’s only available until the 15th June.
I love it so much that I think I will be making some note cards to go in this box, so stay tuned.
And did you know that you can also get them in Digital format through My Digital Studio?  That’s right, in fact this box is actually an MDS template which is also available.
They can all be ordered through my Stampin’ Up! site, or send me an email and let me know what it is you want to order or any questions you might have.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

MDS Pages

Yes I have been playing with My Digital Studio, and here is my first scrapbook project.

 

I have kept it fairly simple, and just been experimenting with different elements of MDS.  In reality, I think these pages have only taken about 30 minutes to complete, even with playing around and figuring out how things work.  This program is just fantastic and I can’t wait to learn more about it.
I still love being able to create with real cardstock and ink, however I think MDS will become a great way of journalling more of the day to day things that we do in our lives.

Heaps of other fantastic opportunities happening at the moment with Stampin’ Up!, including this one:
For the next 4 days you can grab the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator starter kit for just $169 and get $294 worth of products! Contact me for more information. Hobby Demonstrators are welcome! 🙂  Make the most of it, and contact me asap.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

MDS is here!!

An exciting day here in Australia, with the official release of MDS – My Digital Studio, in Australia.  And not just that, we also now have online Ordering, which just means you can place your order any time, any day!

My Digital Studio is a fantastic way to create scrapbook pages, cards and so much more, and the best thing about it is the price! Actually, there are a lot of amazing things about this software, it really is brilliant, but you would need to see that for yourself.  And just so that you can do that, you can try it out for 30 days, completely free of charge – just click here and you will be taken straight to the order page.
I have been waiting soooooo long for MDS to arrive here in Australia, and I am really excited about the opportunities it brings.  And yep, I plan to have some samples to show you real soon!

So Online Ordering too…. wow!  So you can now place an order with me, simply by going here, and selecting the products you wish to order.  You can, of course, still order by phoning or emailing me with the details if you prefer to do things the old fashioned way 🙂

So, for now, happy stamping!  But stay tuned for more, coming real soon……
Chris