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*