13 December, 2014

Semi- Retiring

Some people already know this, 
however I thought it was time to
post the news for all to know:

As of Jan. 1st, 2015, I will be 
semi-retiring from kit making.

After a lot of thought the past few 
months, I have decided that this is the 
best decision for me.

After the end of this month, 
my kits will no longer be at PFD or 
Thrifty Scraps. I have already pulled 
all but five of my kits from PFD,
and they are now only avail. at
Mystical Scraps.

There's many reasons for my decision
to quit making kits. 
None that I wish to bore you with. LOL
But one of the main reasons for me 
quitting is because I miss the 'old' me-
the one who had time to support & promote
a band I love & the person who was able 
to fully dedicate herself to her site for that band.

At times I will make a FTU kit for the blog
for those of you who follow 
and at times make an exclusive kit
for Mystical Scraps.
... And maybe make some kits for various collabs
or charities. So, I'm not going away completely-
I'm just not going to be making many kits
anymore. 

Because of this, I have removed all but three 
members from my Creative Team & won't be
having any more CT Calls, etc. 
Though on occasion I might
look for someone to Guest CT a kit. ;)

With a heavy heart I must say a huge thank you
to Shani for having me at the Thrifty Scraps store. 
I really appreciate the opportunity to be there & 
will miss being part of the group. =)
However, I know you'll all do great & I wish 
you all nothing but the best now & into the future. =)

I also would like to thank members of my CT
for putting up with me, even until the end:
Kelly, Corinna, Angyy, Alisha, Christie & Celine.
I know you girls will do awesome in the future & 
I wish you all nothing but the best. =)

And of course, I want to thank Belinda, Jeannine &
Tragedy for staying with me the longest &
continuing to remain on my CT even if I may
not make many kits for them. LOL 

Thank you to all of you who have
left sweet comments on my blog or on my posts
in the FB groups where I've advertised.
I appreciate your kindness so very much.

And to any of you who have bought 
at least one of my kits-
Thank you so very much for your support.

Take care & I wish you all a merry & bright
Holiday Season! =)

*hugz*
 

New Kit Only At Mystical Scraps- Beary Merry Christmas

I am back online after moving.
And I have a new kit in the
Mystical Scraps store for you.
This is my last Christmas kit for this year.
...And probably my last kit for this year.
Beary Merry Christmas is an adorable 
Holiday kit for some truly stunning 
& cute Christmas tags. =)
This kit is packed with 100 elements, 
15 papers & 6 frames in greens, 
reds and yellows. 
You can find this kit only at Mystical Scraps, here.
I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

28 November, 2014

New Kit Only At Mystical Scraps- Skullin Christmas

I have a new kit in the Mystical Scraps store.
Skullin Christmas is a little bit 'dark'/
a little Christmas all mixed into one kit. 

This kit is packed with 20 papers, 
85 elements & 6 frames for some awesome 
Holiday tags. 

A special thanks goes out to my 
CT Girl, Belinda for giving me a name 
for this kit. Thank you, Hun! =)

You can find this kit only at 
Mystical Scraps.

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

18 November, 2014

Former PTU- Santa Baby kit Now Updated & FTU

I'm feeling very generous. 
I have another free Christmas kit
for you all. =)

I've noticed I have a lot of Christmas kits that
I've made in the past 2 years,
so I decided to retire another kit. 
But I didn't just retire this kit- I revamped it
& made it a little bit bigger. =)

The original kit I had in stores had 18 papers, 
86 elements & 6 frames.
This is the preview of the original:

I have since remade most of the papers 
& added 2 more.
I also had to remove some items 
from the kit that can't be in freebies...
BUT! I made some new elements 
& added 9 more for you to give you 
95 ellies to play with, so now the kit you'll be 
getting from me is this:
I really hope you enjoy this kit
& have fun creating with it. =)

Like all my other FTU kits,
this kit is for Personal Use only,
so please no ripping it to make new kits. 
Also, please don't share this kit. 
It's so much nicer to point people to my blog 
for the kit & it keeps you out of trouble. ;)

You can download the kit here:
Santa Baby Updated

Comments & thank you's are always appreciated.
It inspires me to offer more freebies for you. =)

As always, I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

15 November, 2014

Former Store Collab Kit Now FTU

I have a FTU kit for you tonight.
This kit was part of store collab a couple years ago.
The theme was Vintage Christmas.
It's one of my first Christmas kits,
so I hope you like it. =)
Like all my other FTU kits,
this kit is for Personal Use only,
so please no ripping it to make new kits. 
Also, please don't share this kit. 
It's so much nicer to point people to my blog 
for the kit & it keeps you out of trouble. ;)

I really hope you enjoy this kit
& have fun with it. =)

You can download the kit here:

Comments & thank you are always appreciated.
It inspires me to offer more freebies for you. =)

As always, I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

14 November, 2014

New Kits In Stores

I have two new kits in stores tonight.

The first kit is Noel:
This a soft & beautiful Christmas kit,
 perfect for getting you in the Holiday mood. 
This kit is filled with 15 papers, 
75 unique elements & 6 frames in light minty blues, 
peaches, light tan with a touch of holiday green. =)



The other kit is Sugarplum Winter:
Sugarplum Winter is a fun & gorgeous holiday kit 
for some beautiful & stunning Winter 
& Christmas tags. 
This tagger kit is filled with 15 papers. 
85 unique elements & 6 frames 
in gorgeous purples, lavender, 
light pinks, purplish blue & touch 
of holiday green. 

You can find them both at either Mystical Scraps or 
Pics For Design. ;)

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

05 November, 2014

PTU- Winter Cuddles



* Click for bigger

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP X1, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 

Scrapkit: I'm using the beautiful PTU 
kit Winter Woods from Tasha's Playground.
You can visit her blog here for information
 where to find this kit.

Tube: I'm using the adorable artwork of Alex Prihodko.
You can find this & many others at Pics For Design.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: 704mpm from Millie
at Millie's PSP Madness.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;) 

Mask: of choice (optional)

Filters: Tramages- Marble Madness One
Xero-Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font:  Porcelain

Drop shadow: 0 0 60 12, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.

Delete layer 1 above the closed white 
background layer (if using a mask).

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste paper05 above the closed 
white background layer.
Apply your mask & merge group.
Resize if needed.

2- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with foreground/background gradient:
Angel-45/ Repeats- 3
with #a2c4ce as your foreground & 
#1e5a76 as your background colour.
Select none. Add a drop shadow.

3- Repeat the same flood fill as you did for layer 2.
Add a drop shadow.

4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper01, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

5- repeat the same steps, 
using the same paper you did for 4.

6 & 7- leave as it is.

8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper03, resized 75%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

9- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Paste paper08, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

Go back to layer 9.
Select all- float. Defloat.
Selections- Modify. Expand by 3.
Flood fill with #cbc1a8. Select none. 
Add some noise to this layer:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 40%

10- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Selections- Modify. Expand by 2.
Flood fill with #6a7b5b. Select none.
Apply Tramages- Marble Madness One:

11- use your manual color correction to 
change the colour to #4c99b4.
Add a bevel:
Then add a gradient glow:

Finally add your drop shadow.
Move down slightly in your canvas.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Mirror, if needed.
Move slightly off to the lower left of tag.
Move below the word art in layers palette.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow to, 
unless specified otherwise.

e34- 79%.
Move below tube in layers palette.
Position in the top center of the 
tag like my example.

e58- 85%. Rotate 20 right.
Sharpen. Place as shown in my tag.
Move below tube in layers palette.

e46- 30%
Place in the lower right,
like my example.

e22- 50%. Place on the upper right,
like my example.

e20- 60%. Mirror.
Rotate 15 left. Sharpen.
Place in the upper right corner
of the 'frame'. 

e31- 65%. Place on the left.

e01- 40%.
Position on the upper left. 

e53- 40%.
Place on the lower left.

e59- 25%.
Place with the flower.
Duplicate. Mirror.
Rotate the second one 15 right.
Resize 85%. Sharpen.
Place with the other pine cone 
like my example.

e33- 55%. 
Position on the lower left.

e03- 37%.
Place on the lower right.

(optional) e02- 37%
Place on the top off to the right of tube.

e25- 80%.
Position as desired. 
Erase any unwanted excess.
No drop shadow.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name.
For mine, I used this colour: #e6eff3
Duplicate. 
On the top name layer, add a bevel 
using the same settings as the word art.
On the bottom one, add a gradient glow:
Then add some noise:
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 40%
Then add a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background at the bottom, 
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I made this tag for Millie,
as a thank you for her template:

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial
You can send me your results at
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email).

*hugz*

04 November, 2014

PTU- Christmas Warmth


* Click for bigger

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working 
knowledge of PSP and was written using PSP X1, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using my PTU kit Christmas Joy.
You can find this kit at all my stores. 

Tube: I'm using the gorgeous artwork of Alex Prihodko.
You can find this & many others at Pics For Design.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: PixiePookerCollabTemp1 from Pooker
at Elegant Inspirations.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some lovin' for the template. ;) 

Mask: DD_WinterMask_2 from Dee.
 You can find this mask set here.
* Remember to say thank you for the masks. ;)

Filters: Penta- Color Dot
Penta- Jeans
Xero-Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font:  Intima Script (this is a PTU font)

Drop shadow: 1 1 50 8, black.
Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. 
Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.

Delete these other layers:
Green Dotted Circle2
& Brown Dotted Circle.

Now, resize the template to 665 px X 665 px.

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste paper 4 above the closed 
white background layer.
Apply your mask & merge group.
Duplicate. On the top one, apply some noise:
Unifrom/ Monochrome/ 50%
Then drop the opacity down to 65%.

Lt.Pink Circles- Select all- float. Defloat. 
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with foreground/background gradient:
Angel-45/ Repeats- 3
with #f3dcba as your foreground & 
#ba9477 as your background colour.
Select none. 
Add a drop shadow.

Green Circles- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 10, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. 

Pink Dotted Circles- use your manual color correction
to change the colour. I used #9a7559 for mine.

Brown Rectangle- select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #af8985. 
Select none. Apply Penta- Color Dot at these settings:
Drop shadow. 

Khaki Rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 13, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. 

Brown Circle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #ba9477. Select none. 

Khaki Circle- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 11, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. 

Green Dotted Circle1- Use manual color correction to 
change the colour to #f3dcba.

Khaki Dotted Circle- Manual color correction.
Change to this colour- #9e706c.

Pink Rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #aeb57f. Select none.
Apply Penta Jeans:
Drop shadow.

Lt.Pink Rectangle- Select all- float. Defloat.
Delete this layer & add a new layer.
Flood fill with #f3dcba. Keep selected.
Selections- Modify- expand by 2.
Add a new layer below the layer you just filled.
Flood fill with #af8985. Select none.
Add noise at the same setting as used before.

Green Squares- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 9, resized 107%.
Position so that one of the squares with the holly is 
inside the selection on the right side.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Use your selection tool to draw a square around 
the left square. Hit delete.
Now, duplicate your holly square on the right.
 Mirror.

Brown Dotted Squares- Manual color correction.
Change to #9e706c.

Green Circle1- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 1.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow.

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the lower center of tag.
Apply Xero- Porcelain at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Next we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow to, 
unless specified otherwise.

Christmas tree- 
Position in the center of tag.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

bells- 45%. 
Place in the upper right of tag.

gifts- 50%.
Place on the right.
Move below tube in layers palette.

poinsettia- 35%.
Place in the upper left of tag.

berry branch- 45%. Mirror.
Place on left side.
Move below tube in layers palette.

candy cane- 40%. Mirror.
Place over the berry branch on the left.

list- 40%.
Move to right & position
with the gifts.
Move below tube in layers palette.

stocking- 35%.
Position on the right.

candles- 37%.
Place off to the right.

bottle- 45%.
Place off to the lower left.

cupcake- 27%.
Place off to the left, with the bottle.

Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name.
Then add a gradient glow:
And add a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background, 
merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I made this tag for Pooker,
as a thank you for her template:

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial. =)
You can send me your results at
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email).

*hugz*

Hot Cocoa- Thrifty Scraps Exclusive

I have a new exclusive kit over at Thrifty Scraps.

Hot Cocoa is a beautiful & festive kit filled with 
sweet Christmas goodies. 

It contains 10 papers, 50 elements & 5 frames 
in berry reds, chocolaty browns & tans,
 soft greens & a little bit of cream. 


This is a great kit for some fun Christmas tags. =)

You can find this kit ONLY at Thrifty Scraps. =)

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

35% Off sale!


All through November, my kits are 35% off

Now is a great time to stock up & save. ;)

Have a great month! =)

*hugz*

27 October, 2014

New Kit- Christmas Joy

I have another new kit in stores- Christmas Joy.

Christmas Joy is a gorgeous, soft 
& cozy Christmas kit for some truly 
breath-taking tags. 



This kit is packed with 15 papers, 
60 elements & 6 frames in mauve, tan, 
pale olive green, peach & vanilla colours. 

This kit is a must-have for your 2014 holiday tags. =)

You can find this kit in all my stores,
located over there on the right. ;)

Of course, as always,
I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

22 October, 2014

New Kit In Stores- Let It Snow

I have a new kit in stores this evening. 

The skies here are starting to turn a bluish-grey
to signal that Winter is approaching.
That has inspired me to make a kit to 
start the holiday season which will be here 
before we know it. ;)

Let It Snow is a beautiful Winter kit, 
celebrating the magical first snowfalls 
before Christmas- where the world looks 
like a Winter wonderland from out of a storybook. =)

 I packed this kit with 15 gorgeous papers, 
80 beautiful elements, 6  lovely frames 
& 1 gorgeous background in 'light', dreamy colours 
of blue, pale pink, silver & light green. 


This is the perfect kit to make those magical 
'first snowfall' tags. =) 

You can find this kit either at Mystical Scraps
or Pics for Design.

I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

17 October, 2014

Two New Steampunk Kits In Stores Now

I have not one- but two new Steampunk kits
in the stores now.

I wanted to blow off some steam 
(pardon my pun) & get these kits
made for you before I start my holiday kits.
I really hope you'll love them. =)

The first kit I have to show you
is Steampunk Blues. 
This kit is filled with awesome Steampunk goodness- 
14 papers, 65 elements & 7 frames in teal blues 
& green, rust & brown colours. 
This kit is perfect for that Steampunk tag with a little 
something special. 

My second kit- Steampunk Heart- is filled with 
beautiful goodies- 14 papers, 65 elements & 
7 frames in rich violet & purple, rust, 
berry red & browns. 
This kit is perfect for that Steampunk tag 
with a touch of elegance. ;)
You can find both these kits
all my stores located over there on the right.

As always, I enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

06 October, 2014

New Kit- Follow The Reaper

'The portal has been past 
and it's time to make a turn, 
to follow the reaper until the point of no return.' 
-Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)

Follow The Reaper is a Goth/ Halloween
kit for some wicked tags.
This kit is a dark kit based off a song 
from Children Of Bodom-
another Finnish band I love. =P

Inside you'll find 18 papers, 80 elements 
& 6 frames in icy blues, violet, purple & blacks. 
You can find this kit in all three of my stores,
located over there on the right. 

I always enjoy seeing your creations with my kits.
You can send them to me at:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)
*hugz*

29 September, 2014

Sept. CT Tags

It's almost the end of the month,
which means the time has come
to post more fab tags made by Awesome
Creative Team. =)
Let's get started!

The first tags I'll post will be Autumn/
Halloween tags.

These first tags were made using
Pumpkin Spice kit.
Jeannine made this tag:
Check out her awesome tutorial here.

These two tags are from Angyy:



These are from Christie:


Alisha made these with the kit:



Jennifer made these two tags 
with my Autumn Festival kit:


These next stunning tags were made
using my Babe Magnet kit.

Belinda made this tag:
Check out her awesome tut here.

Jeannine made this wicked tag:
You can find her tutorial here.

Angyy made these awesome tags:



This batch of tags were made with
my Halloween Night kit.

Alisha made these tags:



Christie made these two tags:


Belinda made this tag:
Take a peek at her fab tutorial here.

The following were made with
my Casting Spells kit.

Corinna made this tag:
She has an awesome tutorial for you here.

Belinda made this gorgeous tag:
She has her tutorial here for you.

Jennifer had a play with my
Skull Candy kit & made these fab tags:


Jeannine made this fab tag with my
Bitches Be Trippin' kit:
Check out her tutorial here on her blog.

Corinna made this tag with my
Into The Night kit:
Find her tutorial here.

I also have these tags from Corinna
using my The Funeral Of Hearts kit:

Tutorial here.
Corinna also has extras for you to grab
of the above two tags. Find them here.
* Leave some love for the extras. ;)

And Corinna also made this tag
with my Funeral Of Hearts 2- Revisited kit:
Find the tutorial for the tag here.

I also have a few other tags
that were made for me,
using my kits.

Jeannine made me this stunning tag with my 
FTU Pumpkins & Candy Corn kit:
I took a peek on her blog & she does
have a tutorial here for it.

Pammers made me this fab tag
with the FTU Pumpkins & Candy Corn kit:
She also has an awesome tutorial for you here.

I also got this awesome tag from Betty using the FTU
Pumpkins & Candy Corn kit:

My now FTU Swag Alley Blues kit
was used for a tag challenge over on 
The Creative Chicks forum. Kiss made me this fab tag:

And last but never least,
Sylvia made me this gorgeous tag
for the Mystical Scraps store CT,
using my Schoolgirl Blues kit:


I want to thank each of you
talented ladies again, for all these
absolutely stunning tags. 
I truly adore each one. =)

Thank you for looking.
Feel free to stop by the blogs
& see what other goodies these ladies have for you,
or maybe find a bit of inspiration for your next tag. ;)

*hugz*